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cars were being flipped, and you have this mob of people throwing rocks at each other, bottles at each other, pulling out light posts and sign posts. really the kind of situation where police thought they needed to come in and try and disburse this crowd. >> all right. just quickly, arrests yes or no? >> yes. dozens friday night, and we're definitely going to hear about more overnight last night. numbers are still being pulled together. >> thank you. well, we are now having much more ahead in the newsroom. all of it starts right now. >> we're breaking down the rapid response team that the military is now putting together. the white house trying to change public perception of its response to the ebola crisis by appointing a so-called ebola czar. there's just one problem. he was a no-show at a key meeting last night. >> the search for hannah graham.
what police found and why they're now calling this a death investigation. >> hello. i'm debra in for fred rooik rica whitfield. we are following a lot of major developments in the fight against ebola in america. cnn learned that the pentagon is prepping what it's calling quick strike teams. that team will go anywhere in the united states to help deal with any cases of ebola that might arise. also today, the number of the people who may have had contact with ebola patients amber vincent has now gone up to 153. amber vincent is the second nurse to be diagnosed with ebola in the united states. let's go to erin mcpike at the white house now. erin, these quick strike teams, is this simply to send a
powerful message, or do they believe these teams can really be trained and properly a help to hospitals? >> they are going into training. the pentagon has approved this. it's a 30-person team. it will be five doctors, and 20 nurses in the specialized training equipment, and once they are called to deploy, if there's a case of ebola, somewhere within the united states, they will go and help that local hospital train and figure out how they can really deal with this case. they first have to go to texas to train xshgs then they will be on call for 30 days. they will be able to deploy anywhere within the united states within 72 hours.
>> white house official tells us he has not yet started. he hasn't had day one on this job yet, and he will be at all of those meetings. the vice president was there. the secretary of health and human services, the secretary of homeland security. many others, national security advisors as well, and they talked about what happened in dallas, the contact tracing that's going on after the fact, and how they can prevent other cases in the future. >> quickly, we want him to serb as a coordinator of all these agencies. he is not even really going to be speaking to the president. he will be speaking to the people around the president, so what kind of information is he trying to funnel and how? >> well, really what he is doing is, again, coordinating the response, so he probably will be talking to the public many some sense, but he is also pulling together all the agencies. with this quick strike team, this is a request by want department of health and human services, and they have asked the department of defense to provide this team, so this is a coordination sort of role. he has to pull together all of
these agencies, deb. >> erin mcpike at the white house for us. thanks, as always. >> a cruise ship carrying a passenger who may have had contact with ebola. it is now back in texas after belize and mexico would not allow it to dock. cnn's alina joins us now from dallas. alina, what is the condition of the passenger, a lab supervisor at the hospital where you are standing? >> well, deb, this lab supervisor is doing very well. her 21-day monitoring period is expected to come to an end at midnight tonight and she has not shown any symptoms which is obviously very good news. she is now back in texas, as you mentioned, because this carnival magic cruise ship made it back here a few hours ago, and, according to gol veston county health officials, the woman and her travel partner were not given any restrictions in terms of when they got off the ship because, again, they are -- she is not showing any symptoms, and also, because of some bloods
tests that were conducted by the state. >> alina, in terms of the company of this hospital that there's a parent company of texas health resources, they issued an apology in an open letter to the community, but the ceo also said that the two nurses infected with err bowl have complied with the cdc guidelines. is this sort of a hot potato kind of thing? >> it is. deb, this is exactly what the ceo said in this open letter that was published here in dallas today. i want to read to you part of the statement. it says based on what we already know, i can tell you that many of the theories and allegations being presented in the media do not align with facts stated in the medical record and the accounts of care gives who were present on the scene. we have remained committed to complying with cdc guidelines from the start. we believe our procedures complied with the cdc ebola guidelines and our staff implemented them diligently. now, this apology comes as 48
people are coming to an end of the monitoring period tonight at midnight. listen to what dallas county judge clay jenkins has to say about that. >> well, they go back out into the community, and the community needs to reach out and envelope them in compassion and acceptance because we cannot have the community sigmatizing people, and this is a community that's a great community, and i don't think that will happen, but they really need our love and our support right now. thief been through a terrible ordeal. >> 48 people will be coming out tonight at midneed, but there are still dozens more that will
have to be monitored because they had contact with one of the two nurses who got ebola after treating duncan. deb. >> all right. alina, thanks so much. a huge relief, obviously, for some of those folks, as everyone has monitored one by one by one. >> thank you. >>. >> police have called off the search for the 18-year-old, and notified her parents after finding human remains saturday eight miles from where she vanished five weeks ago. graham was last seen in downtown charlottesville after leaving a gathering with friends. jean casarez is following the story for us. jean, how were the remains found? >> it was a routine search yesterday, and officials from a neighboring county were searching, and then they went to what is being called an abandoned property, and that is where they found human remains. they are not talking about these human remains. we know that they are going to or are at the office of the chief medical examiner for an
autopsy and forensic examination, but there has been a search every single day for five weeks now, and this weekend is the fifth week that hannah graham has been missing, and we are waiting on an identification, but i can tell you, this is an active crime scene even today. we understand there are 25 crime scene investigators or other law enforcement from virginia state police, the county police, even charlottesville police department is there combing the area for any potential evidence, and i can also tell you along a main highway, as we've been driving, there are law enforcement and searchers just on the outer borders of this highway. a highway that the perpetrator who left those remains may have driven before those remains were deposited. now, i want to tell you we just went to a residential wrar that's about four miles away from where the crime scene is, where those remains were found. we spoke to neighbors. they told us that jesse matthew, who was the chief suspect in the disappearance of hannah graham,
that he and his mother lived on that street in a particular house up until about 2008, and we had heard that he may be familiar with this area. well, those neighbors confirmed that he and his mother did live here. they also tell us that his mother wanted to move them out to the county to get her son away from the alleged gangs in charlottesville, to lead a good life in the county area. the search continues. we're being told that the search -- the active crime scene will be at least for the next few days, and our photojournalist actually saw a rake being used to try to comb for potential evidence. meanwhile, identification of those remains will continue in richmond, virginia. deb. >> all right. jean casarez, thank you. so troubling to listen to. thank you. at least some resolution for the parents. stick around. our coverage of the new developments in the hannah graham continues. a former fbi profiler weighs in on the new evidence coming up next. when folks think about what they get from alaska,
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we're following a major update in the case of missing university of virginia student hannah graham. police have called off the search and notified her mother and father after finding human remains just eight miles from downtown charlottesville where hannah was last seen five weeks ago. former senior fub profiler and special agent mary ellen o'tool joins me. look, jesse matthew remains the key suspect in all of this. he was seen following hannah the night she disappeared. now we are learning that he lived about four miles from the area where those human remains were found. as a profiler, what do you make of this? >> that would suggest to me that he was familiar with the area. he knew that that area would be a good location where he could dispose of the body and delay the body being found. we look for that in tease kinds of cases because it's important to understand why an offender leaves a body in that kind of a location so one of the first
things that we would look at is this something a location where very few people would be familiar with? yet, the offender left this person there. that does tell us that he is either traveled there, worked there, and/or has lived in the area. >> it's not clear exactly what -- how she was found, whether whoever -- if it is her, whether they made an attempt to hide those remains, but what do you know? it appears that jesse matthews seemed to be friendly. we have to keep in mind. he has not entered any sort of a guilty plea. he has not been tried. right now they're doing due diligence, putting evidence together. in terms of him being popular and -- or being well known in the entire area where he lived and the bar that he attended, what also sort of do you make of that, the fact that he was so open about just talking to people that night? >> one of the traits of people that are serial killers, serial
sexual killers, which is likely the case here, is that they tend to be very glib and charming individuals, which is really a very contrary to what the general public would think. these are people that are outgoing. they tend to be very engaging. they tend to be very extroveteraned. people like them. they come across as a regular person, and that sounds to me like that's exactly how it he comes across. >> listening to you talk, he was reminded of ted bundy, who did the same thing with a young college co-ed, befriending them, being very popular. if matthews is responsible for multiple crimes, mumt reply murders, why is it that he was able to stay free for so long? >> well, one of the things that is so striking about serial offenders is that in order to not be apprehended, they understand that they have to blend back into society. they attempt to live a normal
life. they're not out -- if they'ren successful, they're not out committing other crimes so that they come to the attention of law enforcement. they're able to blend in very well, which is certainly appears to be the case here. >> you know, it's interesting because one of the crimes that he was involved in involves another young woman, morgan harrington, and he at the time was driving a cab, and this was back in 2009. that cab has since been confiscated for evidence. is there any possibility that detectives, investigators, could find something in that vehicle this many years later linking him or her? >> i think it's possible, and i think that they will look at that taxi and they'll use every forensic technique that they can, and one thing that i have learned over the years working many serial murder cases, these are not forensically sophisticated individuals. they know enough to get by, but
they're not perfect forensically, and so if there's a technique out there, those analysts will use it and hopefully they'll find something. it's not impossible. >> and although right now police are not confirming that the remains are officially hand wra graham's, they have notified her parents, but when you look at something like jesse matthews, does he fit the profile? if you were working this case right now, what would you say? >> well, first thing i would say is contrary to what people think, there is no profile of a specific serial killer. they're very different in so many different ways. what is interesting and what is similar about him to other sear wral offenders that they evolve over time. they don't just wake up one morning and become a serial killer. the evolution includes the sexual assault and then they can
move on to murder. investigators will will go back to when he was a teenager or own younger. >> he has not entered a plea in temz of this. he does have counsel. we don't know whether he is speaking or not at this point, however. thank you so much for joining us. >> you're welcome. >> and back to our other top story today. the ebola epidemic as the disease spreads from country to country. cnn teams around the world and how the international community is taking heat for its response. >> i'm nick in madrid, spain, where the first person to get ebola outside of africa is still being treated. the question is the international community, is the world health organization, the w.h.o., doing enough to combat this crisis? more after this break. (receptionist) gunderman group.
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>> the world health organization is back to fully review its response to the ebola crisis. the group's decision comes after media reports of an internal w.h.o. document that acknowledges the agency's response to the ebola outbreak in west african countries was botched. back in april the agency said that the outbreak was "in a limited geographical area with only a few chains of transmission. as we know now, it's turned out to be far, far worse.
here in span where scores of other people are under investigation, there is extreme interest in how this deadly disease is going to be contained. sfwroo health care workers are on the frontline. we will never say that enough. they need to be protected. they need to be well trained. >> for health care workers, that can't come fast enough. frontline medics like msf, doctors without borders, at breaking point are frustrated with the w.h.o.'s slow response. the first death late december last year in guniea. it was march 22nd before an ebola outbreak was confirmed. march 30th, neighbors liberia and sierra leone confirmed their first cases.
april 1st msf announced the situation was unprecedented. the same day a w.h.o. spokesman played down the problem saying -- >> what an outbreak is and what we are dealing with is limited geographic area, and only a few, let's say, chains of transmission. >> it was august 8th before the w.h.o. declared an international health emergency. >> a public health emergency of international concern. >> since then the death toll has climbed five-fold. skilled health care workers scared off by the risk of infection. >> what a slow response or recognition of how serious this is. >> the fear factor. the fear factor. as simple as that. you know, when we said we need foreign medical teams to be deployed. >> at the frontline of health care in africa, msf continues to ring the alarm. what they want from w.h.o. now
is action. >> the pentagon just confirmed to cnn that they are creating a team to respond to ebola in america, but should the military really be getting involved? we ask a former secretary of human health and services coming up next. >> first, team for our weekly series "tomorrow transformed" which looks at how technology is changing society. this week richard quest shows us a new device that breaks the language barrier.
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>> bottom of the hour. welcome back. i'm debra. here are the top stories we're following this hour. people in hawaii are bracing for flash floods and tropical storm conditions as hurricane anna gets closer. the worst of the storm is expected to miss hawaii, but the island could still see strong waves and coastal flooding. hurricane gonzalo that left more than 80% of ber nuda without power is now moving farther north.
no fwhun bermuda was hurt. >> north korea and south korea exchanged gunfire overnight. a south korean defense ministry official says the confrontation started after a group of north korean soldiers approached the demarcation line along the demilitarized zone. the official says that's when south korean forces fired warning shots. no one was keld. no damage was reported. well, it was like no one wants to host the 2022 winter olympic games. four cities have pulled out of the bidding and another decided not even to enter the race. a norwegian spokesman says oslo withdrew because of the huge cost of hosting the game. poland decided against a bid. there are now just two cities in the running, a small city in kazakhstan, and beijing which hosted the summer games. apple roll uz out apple pay for iphone 6 users. more than 220,000 retail locations are ready to accept the mobile payment system so you can leave your credit cards and
cash at home. apple is promising that security will be top of the line. >> tears shed for ebola victim thomas eric duncan. a memorial service was held this weekend for duncan in salsburiy, north carolina, where his mother lives. duncan was the first ebola case to be diagnosed in the yaitsz. the 42-year-old liberian man came to dallas to visit his fiance. he had helped ace young woman in the country who was ill. well, that fiance, she and her three relatives, have been in quarantine, but the quarantine ends tonight at midnight. none of them has shown any ebola signs. now to the urgent effort to make sure the first cases of ebola in america are the last. a short time ago we learned that the pentagon is forming an ebola quick strike team. that team is going to include five doctors, 20 nurses, and five trainers who will make sure that there is compliance. an official says that there will be orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month. this rapid response team will
provide direct treatment to ebola patients inside the united states and support the hopts hospital's efforts. joining us now former health and human services secretary tommy thompson. thank you for being here with us. sir, do you think this 30-person military quick strike team will help contain ebola cases in the u.s., or is this redundant to what hospitals are expected to do? >> well, i think it's a little bit of both. i think it certainly won't hurt. the problem is they should have been doing this 30 days ago and not 60 days ago. we got the public health corps and the department of health and human services that are experts at this. we got cdc which have probably the best epidemiologists in the world and are just trained from this, and so training up 30 more individuals is not going hurt, but it's not going to help that much. what should have been done is strike forces from cdc and the public health corps should have been sent over to western africa immediately when the ebola break-outs started. that would have been the smart thing to do, and we're about $1
short and about five weeks too late. >> sir, you were hhs secretary after 9/11, and back then the big fear was smallpox coming to the united states. hospitals were given millions to invest to protect against a possible outbreak. are you surprised the response has see e seemingly been so wrong? >> i think, yeah, i'm very surprised because we've been through this. we had, you know -- we had 9/11. we put in over $15 billion -- not million. $15 billion to improve the public health infrastructure. we also found we had 84 million doses of smallpox that were put
away at a pharmaceutical company that we were able to use. we had enough smallpox vaccine that could have vaccinated every man, woman, and child in america because each shot would have been able to go down for four individuals. we have plenty of that. we were able to do this, and we also prevented, you know, the anthrax and the sars. we were able to contain that. we have some tremendous expertise in the federal government. i think it just is surprising that we're looking right now in 2014 trying to figure out what we're going to do. where is there an absence of coordination, and can one man, a so-called czar, actually get everyone on board to do what needs to be done to stop an illness like this where it starts and then keep it from spreading? >> putting a czar, that's a political partisan that doesn't
have medical training. it's just the wrong recipe at this particular point in time. tom frieden is an expert in public infections and public health, and he is a wonderful epidemiologist. the smartest and best person in the world, of course, is dr. tony falchi. put him in charge of this, and this would not have happened. you would have had a strike force over in western africa immediately, and you wouldn't have had the confusion that took place. put them in charge, and you will get this thing solved very quickly. do you think, in fact, there will be a vaccine. are you surprised that with ebola it wasn't fast tracked until it came to the united states? >> i am sad. i'm sad and surprised. you know, i know n.i.h. under tony falchi was working on it,
but it's going to be wrapped up now, and it should be. we should be putting more infwra structure into finding cures and finding vaccines to these infect wrus diseases, viruses that could cause, you know, widespread havoc, and ebola is just one of them. >> now let's not wait for the next outbreak. let's get it done right now. >> all right, mr. secretary. thank you so much. former health and human services secretary, tommy thompson. we appreciate your time. >> thank you very much and a big sunday for the nfl, but the fight may not just ob the gridiron. they can also be in the stands. we take a look at football fans who are out of control. what is going on? people with type 2 diabetes
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off families who came to enjoy the annual pumpkin festival in keen, new hampshire, last night. in fact, it got so violent that police in riot gear used tear gas to disbers the pumpkin -- alex, it's a serious story. you want to talk about a pumpkin festival that gets out of control, but what happened to these demonstrators? why were they doing this? >> yeah. this is a major event that draws more than 20,000 people, and our understanding is this happens in keen, new hampshire, which is a college town. you have keen state college there. we know there was a lot of partying in the build-up to this. it's been going on all week. you saw something sort of start to get out of hand on friday night. 42 arrests. it really ramped up just last night. that's the video that you are looking at. you can see a fire that was set out there. we know police had used pepper sprayed and they were using tear gas to disburse this crowd. i spoke to a city official and asked why these measures were necessary? they said it had really become a very violent and dangerous situation for people in the
crowd. they were hurling rocks and bottles at each other. flipping cars. uprooting sign posts and light poles. really a scary situation. the college is reacting this morning. we've got a statement here from the president of the college saying we are actively working to identify the individuals who participated in unlawful behavior, and those who are identified will be held accountable. we don't want to give -- this is an event that is about family fun, but, again, you saw there's some 20,000 people who come to town. a lot of college students. a lot of just outsiders who came.
keen, new hampshire, may be re-evaluating whether they will continue to do this festival. thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> for more on the story, check out cnn.com. you expect to see some hard-hitting when you watch a pro football game. usually, though, it's on the field, not in the stands. unfortunately, fists are flying there all too often. here's cnn's dan simon. >> the latest brawl in a bathroom. inside levi stadium just before kickoff at a san francisco 49ers game. one victim knocked out cold on the floor. another hit repeatedly in the face.
the fight examples of increased fan violence captured on video in recent years. they've broken out at many professional sporting events where crowds and passion collide, fuelled in some cases by alcohol. >> alcohol is a huge issue. unfortunately, it's not something that's going to go away. >> cathy simone, a life-long oakland raiders fan and mother of two, has become increasingly concerned for patients bringing children to games. she launched a nonprofit called fans against violence. >> i've gone up to people who i see acting up and say, come, on it's a game. >> reach out, shake hands with somebody else that's a fan of the other team. >> among measure initiative, the fan shake. a way to get people to welcome fans from the opposing team. with the nfl already riddled with off the field issues, curbing violence like this can only help the embattled league.
>> do these incidents have the potential to keep fans from coming to the games? >> you think they should. i am a father of two young boys, and it would make me think twice before going to a place like levi stayed wrum. i trust the nfl fan from a game experience, but leaving the stadium, getting to the stadium, those things need to be safe as well. >> following that bathroom fight, the 49ers released a statement saying, in part, "maintaining the safety of all stadium guests is our highest priority. we are dedicated to providing a friendly and welcoming environment for any event held at levi stadium. as for the victims, a county prosecutor says one of them is partially paralyzed. the accused have been charged with felony assault. sfwlimplgts dan simon, cnn, san francisco. most nfl teams post a phone lines for fans to text stadium personnel with concerns. the league strongly advises each
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onslaught with more. ben gets a firsthand look near baghdad. >> hello, coach. the road is bot marked from shelling many of the homes by bombs and bullets. volunteer fighters patrol through an agricultural community southwest of baghdad. they control everything up to the banks of the ewe fray tees. the banks of the river has been destroyed. isis controls the far bank. three and a half weeks ago, these militia men and iraqi army drove isis out, only now are some civilians beginning to return. we left before isis arrived after we received threats. says his neighbor, we only left with the clothing we were
wearing. moments later we hear fun fire, perhaps a case of twitchy trigger fingers, perhaps isis. even if people wanted to return, many of the houses are unsafe. >> they don't want him to go inside. a lot of these houses were boobie trapped. >> some of the civilians in the predominantly sunni area fled with isis as it retreated. this colonel fought in this area and says many are not from the area. the majority, he says, let's say 60%, are arabs, mostly saudis, some libyans and some egyptians.
isis has pulled ou eed out of h they're not gone. the army controls this area. but for isi tries to infiltrate. while iraqi forces have lost ground elsewhere, here the troops and militia men are upbeat with time for a bit of humor. >> all right. so if you look here, they have written on this donkey, this little one, on the other side. it is written the name of the so called kay li eed kalif of the state. speaking of which, the colonel has a message. bring it on. from here all the way, whatever
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>> canada says it will ship 800 miles of its experimental ebola vaccine and first shipment is scheduled for tomorrow. the race is on to find a vaccine that works. >> we have known about the ebola virus for 38 years but up until now no vaccine have been available for public use. they are frantically testing a vaccine for the first time on humans. an urgent race to find a vax teen for ebola. viles like these find ingredients. >> it depends on how fast we can get this particular product through the regulatory path way.
>> gave us inside action. the bsbebola vaccine is being tested on 39 people. they cannot get ebola from the vaccine. experts say when ebola gets into the body it often works too fast for the immune system to combat it. this is designed to speed up the immune system's ability to fight off ebola. >> could it be used to prevent people from getting the virus and treat people who already have it. >> the majority of people we have tested on it are post exposure. we also did some studies that looked at preexposure. they were given the vaccine and then exposed. both of those were good results and so we are cautiously optimistic. >> but will it work in humans?
>> most medicines in vaccine don't pan out. >> even as they rush the vaccines through trials there are serious questions over why it has taken so long. >> it's not op the order or it hasn't been like malaria, hpv or td as far as people pry ortize investment. >> so when will this vaccine be ready? they are pushing the protocol as fast as possible but even under the best of circumstances, the vaccine being tested here and at the national institutes of health may not be ready for public use for several months.