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breaking overnight. quarantine over. family and friends of the first ebola patient in the united states declared disease free. now the critical time period for other hospital workers as the search continues. a gruesome discovery in the case of the missing uva student. what police are saying about the human remains discovered. annual pumpkin festival turns violent. tear gas and bottles thrown.
dozens of injuries and arrests. >> good morning. it's "early start." i'm christine romans. >> it is cold and in the east. 48 people quarantined in dallas have been declared infection free. this is an important milestone. among the people, duncan's fiancee. all cleared to end their differing levels of seclusion after 21 days of quarantine. first, on saturday, duncan's loved ones remembered him in north carolina. at the same time, the cruise ship with the overblown ebola scare disembarked in texas. the lab worker voluntemntarily isolated herself on board and her tests came back negative. the news is better for those
with direct contact with duncan. >> reporter: christine and john, 48 people are breathing a sigh of relief without showing symptoms for 21 days. these are people who had contact with thomas eric duncan before he died on october 8th. they include duncan's fiancee. listen to what a pastor at her church told us. >> they feel this is a tremendous miracle that has happened. that they have not come done to be symptomatic. given the close exposure early on. this is a long awaited day. >> reporter: there are still 75 people whose monitoring period started the day duncan died. they still have a few days left. there is another group of people who will be monitored longer after contact with one of the two nurses who became sick. christine and john. alina, thank you.
the european foreign ministers meet today to ramp up the response to ebola and isis. david cameron calling for the eu to put $1.3 billion and 2,000 aid workers into the fight. in spain, teresa romero romero ramos is free of the virus. cnn was able to follow her samples through spain's testing lab. nic robertson is live with more on that. nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. we were at the spain's equivalent to the cdc. the only system that does the ebola checks. the nursing assistant's sample went through the testing procedure. it took a while to await the results. within a few hours, officials got what they expected. teresa romero ramos shows no signs of ebola.
she will have to wait in hospital for another 72 hours to get a second test. also, she had a chest infection. had some difficulty breathing. she will likely remain a bit longer for monitoring of that condition. for spanish authorities, this is a milestone. that means no one in the country as far as they know has ebola. teresa romero ramos's husband is in isolation with a dozen or so other people who had contact with ramos. they will wait a week before being cleared. there were two other people in the hospital here who were having tests for ebola symptoms or ebola-like symptoms. they also tested negative for the second time. one of those, we understand, from sources within the hospital who has knowledge of their treatment. one of those people have been able to leave the hospital.
christine. >> nic, you make a good point. the fear in spain has really subsided as this final case of teresa romero ramos as she no longer has the virus. this is not front and center in the spanish media, is it? >> reporter: that is surprising. you know, there are a few tv crews outside here reporting. you pick up the newspapers this morning and there is no mention of it on the front page. never mind what you expect of a picture of her saying "all clear" or "spain out of the situation." there has been so much debate if teresa romero ramos was given adequate training with protective equipment and other nurses and doctors provided with everything they needed. spain perhaps wasn't up to standard in dealing with it. people here are moving on. it's off the front pages. >> off the front pages. nic, thank you. congressional republicans blasting the president's
response to the ebola crisis. roy blunt and tim murphy requesting visa denials. on the state of the union, ted cruz assailed the election of ron klain. noting his lack of experience in public health. >> we don't need another white house political operative which is what mr. klain has been. what we need is presidential leadership. two weeks ago, the president should have stood up and suspended flights. >> we are learning that the pentagon is screening the federal government's ebola response in a big way. officials tell barbara starr, a 30-person quick strike team to provide treatment within 72 hours inside the united states. in arkansas, bill clinton def d defended the response at the get out to vote.
he slammed critics who don't know a lick about it for playing the blame game. >> we need to do what we do best. we need to settle down, figure out what the challenges are and solve them together. i don't think this is time to blame. we need to save every life we can and keep this from coming to america. time for an early start on your money. asian stocks higher. led by japan's nikkei. look at the nikkei. up 4%. european stocks not following that lead. down a bit right now. u.s. stock futures pointing higher after a crazy week last week. the dow rose 262 points on friday. the second best day of the year. the dow is down 1% for the week in a big swings issue. friday's rally was driven by corporate data.
that could keep stocks climbing today. a new report last week found consumer sentiment at the highest level since 2007. that could mean strong earnings. we will get a bunch of housing data. we had a strong housing number. we will get more housing. i will be interested to see the housing data this week. positive identification could come as early as today on human remains found over the weekend that police suspect is 18-year-old hannah graham. the university of virginia student vanished five weeks ago. after the remains were located, the search became a death investigation. >> the charlottesville police department made a difficult phone call and reached out to john and susan graham to share with them this preliminary discovery. >> the remains were found on an abandoned property.
authorities hope it gives han h hannah's family some relief. >> we were here for a mission. that was to bring closure. we are hoping that is what we have done. >> 32-year-old jesse matthew jr. is charged with a virginia student in 2009 and linked to hannah graham's case. darren wilson said he feared for his life as reports show michael brown's blood was found in the car and on the gun in the officer's car. the president of new hampshire's kien college says anyone wanting to turn this into chaos will be disciplined. they set fires and overturned
cars. police in riot gear responded with tear gas and pepper spray. >> i got hit with a jack dani daniel's bottle. >> these guys came in with shields. crazy stuff. >> ridiculous. it is not pumpkin fest. i'm from rhode island. this is stupid. >> it is supposed to be a fun weekend. that's stupid. >> 30 people were injured. police reportedly made dozens of arrests. some of the keene college students blame the arrests on out-of-towners. nfl history made in denver sunday night. broncos quarterback mannipeyton manning broke a record with that pass. surpassing brett favre to become the all-time leader in touchdown passes. 509th pass. it came in the second quarter.
peyton manning, turns out, is good at this football thing. threw four touchdown passes. denver won 42-17. >> congratulations to him. >> way to go, peyton manning. we expect he will be on next hour live. i'm kidding. congratulations. 11 minutes after the hour. tom sader has an early look at your forecast. >> good morning, john and christine. the seasons are changing. look at the colors. in dark blue, frost advisories from the shenandoah and appalachian chain. the freeze warnings. the growing season as come to an end. we are seeing these issued for the first hard freeze. if you have a tender plant you would like to save, you have about an hour to get it covered. it is always coldest before sunrise. a series of fronts passing
through. not so much west to east, but dropping from canada to reinforce the colder air. fall is here. a nice bubble of warmth in the midwest and southern plains. high pressure on one coast. a disturbance in western texas with scattering showers. highs in the great lakes, low 60s. upper 50s in new england. 70s to the south. 80s in the southern plains. we have high surf in the pacific northwest with the next cold front moving in. that is the story. more than just front on the pumpkins. it is everywhere. we will keep you posted on the day's events. thank you. >> you have to be careful with frost on the pumpkins. >> your house is one of the blue spots. 12 minutes after the hour. the u.s. drops a new round of aid and unleashes air strikes on isis for the fight for kobani. we are live in the region next. a possible break through with the search for 200 nigerian
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relentless u.s. air strikes are keeping isis from overcoming kobani. the american air support is helping kurdish fighters on the ground push the enemy back. while that is happening, u.s. cargo planes are delivering desperately needed weapons and medical supplies to resupplies to kurdish soldiers. this in an attempt to keep the town from falling. the air drops of aid and weapons, a key development overnight. i want to bring in nick paton walsh live at the syrian border. >> reporter: john, a change in the level of support the americans are providing the kurds here on the ground. the bundles dropped by three c-130 aircraft overnight contained ammunition and medical supplies and food.
things kurds have been crying out for in the past weeks. it has not been coming across the border at the level they would like. the kurds blame turkish military. president obama spoke to the leader here to make the air drop. senior officials said they would not characterize the turkish response. the decision by the united states is public in throwing support behind groups with the syrian kurds whose turkey view as allies inside turkey. a complex relationship made more complex by the clear move by the united states to back the kurds in the hour of need. >> nick paton walsh, headed to the border. the air drops are necessary because we cannot drive the supplies over the border because turks will not allow it.
thanks for that. the president of nigeria claims the cease-fire with boko haram to release the 200 girl schools. after happened after a meeting with chadd this week. the group launched attacks on two villages after the cease-fire was signed. the trial of the man in a terror plot resumes today. erol incedal linked to isis. we are told the 26-year-old had the address of a property belonging to former prime minister tony blair and material support from the islamic state. this man denies the allegations. martians may be breathing
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a new weekend of clashes with pro-democracy protesters and police in hong kong. seizing back the district of mong kok district. 240 people were injured including 18 police officers. 33 others arrested. a two-hour meeting is set for tuesday with the two sides. it is expected the meeting will be broadcast live. the search for survivors of a himalayan avalanche goes on in nepal. more than 400 hikers were rescued from deep snow. at least 39 people died in the avalanche and officials expect the death toll will rise. to a surge of violence in baghdad as car bombs killed dozens over the past few days. the most recent at a shi'a
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longer at risk of contracting the disease. hannah graham's family waits for answers this morning as police hopes the discovery this weekend could be the closure they have been searching for. anger and mistrust building in ferguson as shocking forensic details released in the shooting death of michael brown. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. >> dozens of people forced into quarantine after contact with thomas eric duncan are getting the all clear. 48 declared infection free. they can end their seclusion today. duncan's loved ones remembering him in a service in north carolina on saturday. on sunday, cruise ship passengers disembarked in galveston. a fellow passenger, a lab supervisor where duncan was treated and later died,
voluntarily isolated herself on board. european foreign ministers meet today to discuss ramping up the eu response to ebola. david cameron is calling for the eu to put $1.3 billion in 2,000 aid workers into the fight against the disease. good news this morning, from spain, the nurse's aid teresa romero ramos, who had ebola, was cleared on sunday. cleared of having the disease. she tested negative for ebola. cnn was able to follow the samples through spain's testing lab. nic robertson is live with more on this. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, john. we were at the lab yesterday. the equivalent to the u.s.'s cdc. officials were expecting the results to come back negative. clear from ebola. that's what they found. several hours after we watched the samples come in to the
laboratory, she got the all clear. she will get a second round of tests in 72 hours, but those also expected to come back negative. she won't be able to leave the hospital yet because she has had a chest infection and difficulty breathing. that condition is improving. what we understand at the moment is the likely some monitoring of that and make sure she recovers from that byproduct, if you will, of contracting the ebola virus. there are still 86 people here in spain under monitoring. 16 of them in the hospital behind me here. three more in hospital elsewhere. the rest under observation at home. most of those will likely get the all clear in about a week's time if they don't show any ebola-like symptoms. at the moment, good news for spanish officials, but still some people being monitored. at the moment, spain does appear
to be ebola free, john. >> that is a very positive development. although trepidation as we wait for the other people remaining in isolation. thanks for that report. the obama administration's response to the ebola crisis is under fire. attacking the president's choice of the ebola czar and resistant to reject the travel ban. erin mcpike has more from the white house. >> reporter: john and christine, despite the fact the administration is stepping up the efforts on ebola, they are getting growing criticism. the first is the choice of ron klain as the so-called ebola czar. republicans say he is a political pick because he has no experience in public health. the second is that there are growing calls for a travel ban. something the white house has largely dismissed. listen to republican senator ted cruz on the "state of the union" on sunday. >> the first part doesn't make
since because it doesn't work in the 21-day incubation period. they say a travel ban would prevent health care relief workers from arriving in west africa. no one is talking about banning flights into west africa. physicians and nurses and health care workers are allowed to go in there on charter flights or c-130 aircraft with appropriate safety precautions. that's very different from saying commercial airliners should fly day after day after day with hundreds of passengers connecting with thousands of passengers coming from around the country. the arguments they are giving don't make sense. >> reporter: the administration has mostly shut the door on the travel ban because they say people who are affected inn west africa could still get to the united states by evading screenings by sneaking into other countries. what the administration has done after a series of high-level meeting is convening a military
quick strike team of five doctors and 20 nurses and five trainers available to deploy anywhere within the united states within 72 hours of the suspected ebola case to help hospitals deal with the case. john and christies. thank you, erin. scammers growing in on ebola fears. no surprise. this is part of an unfortunate trend. when a disaster happens, con artists prey on people. there is no cure for ebola. a product that claims otherwise is a scam. the better business bureau is warning of fund-raisers. several web sites falsely raising claims for victims and tv campaigns pretending to be from legitimate organizations. u.s. stock futures pointing higher signaling good start to the week after last week's wild
performance. the dow had the second best day of the year on friday, but finished down about 1%. all right. positive identification could come as early as today on human remains found over the weekend. police suspect could be 18-year-old hannah graham. the university of virginia student vanished five weeks ago. the search for hannah could become a death investigation. >> the charlottesville police department made a very difficult phone call. and reached out to john and susan graham to share with them this preliminary discovery. >> the remains found on abandoned property. authorities hope it gives han h hannah's family so relief. >> we were here for the mission and that mission was to bring closure. we hope that is what we have done. >> closure is a better word to
use. 32-year-old jesse matthew jr. is charged in connection with hannah graham's disappearancdis. the president of new hampshire's keene college says any students involved in turning the pumpkin festival into chaos will be held responsible. officials say rowdy crowds threw rocks and bottles and set fires and overturned cars. police in riot gear responded with tear gas and pepper spray. >> i got hit with a jack daniel's bottle across the face. i was in the health center. >> the guys came in with shields and started with tear gassing me. crazy stuff. >> ridiculous. it is not pumpkin fest. i'm from rhode island. we are supposed to have a fun weekend. this is stupid. >> at least 30 people were injured. some of the keene college students blame the unrest on
out-of-towners. nfl history overnight. denver broncos quarterback mannipeyton manning broke a rec surpassing brett favre to become the all-time leader in touchdown passes. that was his 509th. that went to demarius thomas in the second quarter. he threw for four touchdown passes on the night. denver just beat the heck out of the 49ers. 42-17. >> turns out that guy is good at playing football. >> you saw john elway watching from above. he also knows a little something of football. tom sater has an early start on your forecast. >> good morning, john and christine. the seasons are an changing. take a look at the colors. in dpaark blue, these are the frost advisories in the
shenandoah and appalachian. this growing season has come to an end. we see these issued for the first hard freeze. if you have a tender plant you want to save, you have an hour to get it covered. it is coldest before sunrise. we have a series of fronts passing through. not so much seasonal west to east, but dropping out of canada to reinforce the cooler air. a nice bubble of warmth in the midwest and southern plains. high pressure on one coast. a disturbance in western texas with a smattering of showers. here are the temperatures. highs in the great lakes in the 60s. 50s in new england. 70s in the south and 80s in the southern plains. we have high surf in the pacific northwest with the next cold front moving in. that is what we are watching. more than just frost on the pumpkins. it is everywhere. we will keep you posted. thanks, tom.
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frustration and anger building in ferguson, missouri. according to the new york times, darren wilson told investigators he feared for his life when he shot and killed michael brown. new forensic evidence in the case seem to support his story. we get more this morning from ted rowlands. >> reporter: john and christine, good morning. tensions remain high in ferguson as people wait for the grand jury decision on whether or not to indict wilson. the new york times reports that mike brown's blood was found on the gun of officer darren wilson. blood also on wilson's uniform and on the inside panel of officer wilson's police vehicle. the report from the new york times that wilson testified in front of the grand jury giving
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45 minutes after the hour. the government of nigeria claims it has a cease-fire deal with boko haram with the release of 200 kidnapped school girls. officials expect the girls to be freed after the meeting in chadd this week. no agreement has come from boko haram. the group launched attacks on two nigerian villages after the cease-fire signed. the trial of a london man in a terror plot resumes today. erol incendal planning attack on a person after the mumbai attack that left 174 people dead. we are told the 26-year-old had the address of a property belonging to former prime minister tony blair and phone containing support for the islamic state. on mars this morning, they are breathing a sigh of relief.
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inside killing at least 21 people and wounding 25 others. this really fits the pattern we have seen here for weeks now. much of the focus of the world has been on the perimeters of baghdad with small numbers of isis operating around that defensive perimeter. the residents of the city of 9 million people, a sprawling city, is the problem of the car bombs that go off every single day. these suicide bombers as well. if you drive around the city, you do see a lot of security, but clearly, people are getting through. it is not all together clear if all of the bombings are from isis, but it has claimed responsibility for many. it could be that these are other groups that are also opposed to the government in baghdad and loyalists to the former dictator of iraq, saddam hussein. john. >> ben wedeman in baghdad.
thanks. relentless u.s. air strikes keeping isis forces from overrunning the city of kobani. dozens of isis troops killed over the weekend. meanwhile, the u.s. cargo planes are delivering desperately needed weapons and medical supplies to resupply those kurdish soldiers in the last-ditch attempt to keep kobani from falling. and clashes with protesters and police in hong kong in the mong kok district. at least 240 people were injured in the violence. including 18 police officers. 33 others were arrested. the two-hour meeting with the two sides is set for tuesday and it is expected the meeting will be broadcast live. we may learn as early as tomorrow what oscar pistorius' fate will be. prosecutors are pushing for the
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all right. time for an early start on your money. asian stocks higher on their day. benchmark nikkei rallied 4%. european stocks down right now. u.s. stock futures are higher after a very crazy week. the dow rose 250 points on friday. for the week, it was down about 1% in a week of really big swings. corporate data out this week. we need strong numbers to send stocks higher. two mortgage giants could soon loosen lending standards. freddie mac and fannie mae are lowering restrictions on borrowers with weak credit and down payments as little as 3%.
after the financial crisis in 2008, lending standards became tighter and made it harder to qualify for mortgages. the deal later this week could raise concerns of repeating mistakes that led to the housing collapse. apple pay is here. the new mobile payment system let's shoppers buy items at 220,000 stores using iphone 6 or 6 plus. the three banks and credit card networks like mcdonald's and whole foods. does this mean the end to the traditional wallet? many like walmart are not on board yet. apple pay is here. >> interesting. i don't know if i want to use it. i have my phone and i have my wallet. i don't think it is that big a deal. >> do you carry money? >> not right now. do you need some? i can go back to my office. >> do you carry money?
>> very rarely. >> i don't have any money. >> i don't know what you need. early start continues right now. breaking overnight. quarantine over. family and friends of the first ebola patient in the united states declared disease free. now, though, a critical time for some hospital workers as the search continues for people who may have been exposed. a gruesome discovery in the case of the missing uva student. what police are saying over the human remains over the weekend. and riot police clashed with college students. tear gas and bottles thrown. dozens of injuries and arrests. we will tell you the story. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it