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the first person diagnosed with ebola in the united states dies and the government tries to prevent similar cases by stepping up screening procedures on most flights from west africa into the u.s. just a normal kid. liked sports and whatnot growing up, watching movies and these things. so just like any other american. >> clarissa ward talks to an american citizen fighting alongside an al qaeda affiliate in syria. think about the women in your life, the women you love and cared for, the women that have nurtured you. >> tackling violence in the wake of a series of domestic abuse scandals, nfl owners discuss new policies for player conduct and discipline. captioning funded by cbs is the "cbs morning news"
for thursday, october 9th14. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 9th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. starting saturday federal health officials will ramp up screening efforts for the ebola virus at five major u.s. airports. the stepped up measures were announced soon after the death of the first ebola patient in the u.s. died. thomas eric duncan will be cremated. a sheriff's deputy who had been inside the same dallas apartment where duncan was staying has been hospitalized after falling ill, but he had no contact with duncan and he had no fever. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. the white house ordered the heightened airport screening after duncan died and mounting pressure on the white house to do something to allay americans' fears. the president has been criticized by some of capitol hill for a weak response.
some have been restricted. the u.s. says no to that, so for now certain travelers will have their temperatures taken. dozens lit candles last night at wilshire baptist church in dallas to remember thomas eric duncan. yesterday he became the first person in the u.s. to die of ebola. duncan's fiancee who remains in quarantine told friends she's heartbroken. >> the first thing she said, my baby is gone. i'm finished. >> health officials are monitoring about 50 people who had varying degrees of contact with duncan. for signs of the virus. they say out of an abundance of caution, a sheriff's dep it who has exhibited ebola-like symptoms has been hospitalized. he had been in the dallas apartment where duncan stayed after he arrived from liberia. >> we're kind of scared. just wanting to make sure everything is okay. >> reporter: in response, anyone who travels from west liberia
will be questioned and have their temperatures taken. dulles, jfk, newark, atlanta- hartsfield, and chicago o'hare. >> we recognize whatever we do until the outbreak is over in west africa, we can't get the risk to zero in this country. >> officials say those airports receive the majority of travelers from west africa where the outbreak has killed thousands of people. now, experts say a temperature check at the airport would likely not have been effective in the case of thomas duncan. it takes eight to ten days after infection for the symptoms to start showing up. anne-marie? >> all right. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. an nbc cameraman being treated for ebola is reasonable stable according to doctors. ashoka mukpo was treated with a drug. dr. kent brantley donated blood to mukpo. brantley did the same for another ebola patient who survived. and there is growing public concern about ebola.
a cbs news poll finds 69% of those asked are somewhat or very concerned about an ebola outbreak in this country, and 54% say the u.s. government isn't prepared to deal with a possible outbreak. this week the cdc in alabama started training doctors and nurses to treat ebola patients. mark strassmann has that part of the story. >> reporter: this is a mock ebola treatment unit similar to 17 clinics the u.s. is building in west africa. john welch, a 33-year-old nurse from boston, was covered head to toe in a protective suit. >> there are a lot of people who need our help. >> are you concerned about your own safety? your own health? >> i think you have to have a small amount of healthy concern because that allows you to follow protocol and follow procedure to the "t" every time. >> reporter: 36 licensed clinicians spent three days
practicing triage. they're all headed to west africa. >> these people are going to realize very fast they're in for a rough experience. >> i hope so. >> reporter: dr. michael young with the cdc told us these suits called personal protective equipment or ppes. wearing one prevents direct contact with the bodily fluids of six patients. >> we're noticing mistakes here and there. we're pointing them there. >> reporter: you say you're seeing mistakes. what are the mistakes? >> we see little breaks in the suits like the face where the skin pokes through. we don't want that to happen. he is headed to west africa. the boots, the hat, the gloves, do you -- >> you do it every day. same way with the ppes so that you don't skip a step. by keeping ourselves safe, we can take good care of the patients. >> the cdc ebola train willing go on every week from now through january.
for now it's not being offered to clinicians giving care in the united states. mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. eric frein, suspected in the murderer on a state trooper, has now been charged with a weapon of mass destruction. frein has been on the run for 27 days now. the additional charges were filed after two pipe bombs were found in the woods where he was hiding. he also left handwritten notes describing in chilling detail how he ambushed the police barracks. one was killed, another was injured. firefighters are battling a string of stubborn grassfires that threaten 80 buildings. five fires are burning northeast of sacramento. at least one home has been destroyed. evacuations have been ordered in the applegate neighborhood. part of the interstate is closed and nearly 400 acres have been burned. meanwhile california's fleet of air tankers was temporarily grounded as officials
investigate a deadly crash at a fire in a national park. bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: veteran pilots salute the body of a pilot who died in a crash at yosemite national park. the 62-year-old craig hunt was trying to drop fire retardant on a fire when he hit a canyon wall on tuesday. >> this is particularly huge. it hits all of us very hard. whenever we lose a firefighter particularly in the line of duty, it hits all of us hard. >> reporter: the air tanker crashed within a mile of yosemite's west entrance which remains closed. they're investigating the accident, looking at everything from the weather conditions to the plane's maintenance record. the pilot was flying a plane similar to this one. state officials are temporarily grounding the remaining 22 air tankers across california as a precaution but say the planes undergo regular safety checks. >> the aircraft go through a very aggressive maintenance program every year. >> reporter: for now helicopters and other aircraft are helping firefighters battle the flames.
bigad shaban, cbs news, el portal, california. coming up on the "morning news," he says he just a normal kid. clarissa ward talks with an american fighting for a terrorist group in syria. hey! did you know bees communicate through dance? me too... we're practically twins! look for big g cereals with money saving offers on these breakfast favorites and give your budget a boost.
u.s.-led air strikes has been raging for weeks. clarissa ward is inside syria where she got a rare interview with an american militant who's fighting with terrorists. >> when i was living in america, i was just a normal kid. i liked sports and whatnot growing up, watching movies and things. just like any other american. >> reporter: but ibn zubair as he calls himself is not just any american. for the past two years he's been fighting for a rebel group that has sworn allegiance to al qaeda. we agreed to disguise his voice to protect his identity. >> i don't hate america. but the government, that's another story. >> reporter: the somali-american had dropped out of college to study islam in the middle east. he told us he was moved by the plight of the syrian people under attack by their own government, so he decided to join the fight. now he feels that he is under
attack from his government. zubair told us he narrowly escaped death when his house was hit during recent u.s. air strikes in syria. the u.s. has claim thad the strikes targeted terrorists plotting an attack on the west. >> the people they killed, they're close friends of mine that i slept in the same room with, ate food with. >> could you honestly say nobody who was in that house had the intention of attacking the west? >> the better question is can you tell me honestly that these hits, these hits won't create people who want to come and hit america? >> reporter: that's the big fear in washington. there are more than a dozen u.s. citizens fighting inside syria. another became a notoriety when he became a suicide fighter. what happens when they come home? >> there is no threat for us and they don't get hit. >> that sounds a lot like something osama bin laden once said. >> that's the case. we look up to him.
>> you look up to bin laden. >> of course. >> you can understand that's really hard for american toss want to hear. >> why? >> because of 9/11. >> we have 9/11s ever single day in the muslim lands. >> reporter: that is growing across the world. would you support an attack on the u.s.? >> i wouldn't consider it. i would consider it a reaction to this reaction. >> even if women and children were killed? >> what i consider a terrorist attacks, the tomahawk bombs being shot from wherever they're being shot from and killing innocent people. so i wouldn't -- there's -- there's no tears being shed from me if something happened in america. >> would you ever participate in such an attack? >> no. >> you hesitated. >> hmm. >> why? be honest. >> because i can't. even if i wanted to, u wouldn't be able to. >> ibn zubair explained to us that the american government
already knows that he is fighting in syria, and so he said that he is not able to travel anywhere with his american passport. clarissa ward, cbs news, london. well, straight ahead, a promise from commissioner roger goodell as nfl owners learn about domestic violence. and a sunday morning moment of zen? the job nbc was reportedly ready to offer jon stewart. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by vagisil, the experts in intimate health. "cbs morning news" sponsored by vagisil, the experts in intimate health.
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good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. at&t wireless has agreed to pay a $105 million fine. it's for billing customers for services they never asked for, called cramming. $80 billion will go to consumers. this is the largest settlement of its kind. here on wall street, investors will keep a close eye on last week's jobs numbers and august's wholesale inventories. the dow had its best day of the year so far, rising 274 points. the s&p was up 33, and the nasdaq gained 83 points. >> we'll see if elon musk's $2 billion tweet pays off. last week the ceo of tesla tweet it was time to unveil the "d" and something else. that sent the company's stocks soaring. there are rumors the "d" could be a new model of tesla's electric car and maybe an suv. and chuck todd may be the new host of "meet the press" but
he apparently wasn't the first choice. apparently john stuart was according to "new york" magazine. nbc wants "the daily show" host so badly they were ready to, as the art cal says, back up the brinks truck. the report goes on to say stewart declined. it would have been fun. >> "the daily show" and a sundae daily show. when we return, trying to stop the domestic violence in football. what the owners learned when they met in new york yesterday. ♪
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the minnesota vikings put him on paid leave. peterson could get up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine. and in the wake of peterson's case and others, national football league team owners met in new york city to learn about domestic violence. they talked about proposed changes in nfl policy and punishments as well as ways to help abuse victims. marlie hall reports. >> reporter: nl nfl team owners and others met wednesday to discuss the league policy and disciplinary action. the nfl has come under fire following the ray rice domestic assault case and a series of other domestic violence incidents. commissioner roger goodell said they're taking continuous steps. >> we're doing this to do it as quickly as possible, but most importantly we want to make sure it's thorough, it's right.
>> i think this is an opportunity for every man to look inside himself. >> reporter: owners watched a domestic violence video featuring former defensive tackle joe ehrmann. >> think about the women in your life. >> i think all of us learned a lot and hopefully we're able to implement some of this going forward. >> reporter: commissioner roger goodell said the education will expand to include all nfl personnel. marlie hall, cbs news, new york. well, most football fans think roger goodell should keep his job. according to a new "associated press" poll, 66% say he should stay. however, 42% disapprove of his handling of the ray rice scandal. and the fnl continues tonight. the houston texans take on the indianapolis colts right here on cbs. our coverage begins at 7:30 p.m., 6:30 eastern. the nhl dropping the puck on a brand new season. the defending champions showed off the cup.
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in southern arizona, one landscape worker was killed, another critically hurt by swarming bees. the men were cutting the lawn at a home when hundreds of thousands of bees attacked them. the victim who died went into cardiac arrest after he was stung hundreds of times. firefighters sprayed the bees with foam and closed off the area. and here's another look at this morning's top stories. a memorial service was held for thomas duncan, the first patient diagnosed with ebola in the united states. duncan from liberia died yesterday in a dallas hospital which originally sechblt him home. his family is questioning his care. duncan's body will be cremated. and starting saturday there will be increased screening for ebola at five major airports in this country. passengers arriving from the three hardest hit west african
nations will have their temperature taken and be asked to fill out a questionnaire. the centers for disease control has another weapon in the fight against ebola. don dahler shows us how the agency is using social media to educate people. >> reporter: at the centers for disease control and prevention headquarters in atlanta, ebola experts are using twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance. >> can ebola be transmitted -- >> by mosquitos? >> yes. >> people sound afraid. there were a number of questions about whether or not they may have been exposed to the virus without them knowing. >> reporter: this animation from twitter shows between september 16th and october 6th, 10.5 million tweets around the world mentioned ebola. fear of the deadly virus soared when dr. ken brantley and nancy writebol were brought back to the u.s. to receive treatment in atlanta.
the cdc's social media team was bombarded with questions about whether that risk spread the epidemic to this country. one of the responses was retweeted 4,000 times. carol crawford is chief of electronic media at the cdc. >> the top three misconceptions thal i've observed over social media are the fact that ebola could potentially be airborne, that it's spread through general casual contact, and that they can get ebola from people that have not yet shown symptoms. >> reporter: the cdc became aware of the power of social aware media in 2009 when the h1n1 flu hit. now the cdc has over 3.5 million. don dahler, cbs news, new york. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the death of thomas duncan and fears another person in dallas could have ebola. plus, scandal within a scandal. did the white house withhold evidence about the secret
service prostitution controversy in columbia. and "iron man" robert downey jr. in his new courtroom drama "the judge." that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
the ladies in red. >> yes. >> burnt orange a little bit. >> giants orange. >> yeah. >> and pink! >> and pick, yeah. [ laughter ] >> nice. thank you very much, guys. good morning to you. hey, looks like it's going to be a good day ahead although the temperatures will be cooling down around the bay area at least in some spots. we have some more fog today. the weekend though could be very nice, we'll talk more about that coming up. to the roads, 92 san mateo bridge so far, so good just a heads up westbound. taking the south 101 connector, that road is closed until 6 a.m. >> thank you. national football league owners were the first to see a video that will be shown to all nfl personnel. >> think about the women in your life, the women that you love and care for, the women that have nurtured you. our mothers -- >> the video was shown at yesterday's owners meeting. kpix 5's joe vazquez reports, it's part of an education session on domestic violence and sexual assault. >> how do we r