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ebola spreads to a second patient in the united states. a texas health worker contracts the virus despite wearing protective gear. >> at some point there was a breach in protocol. the fate of oscar pistorius is in the hands of a judge. sentencing begins for the olympic track star in the shooting death of his girlfriend. and snapchat leak. hackers obtain thousands of private pictures and videos shared by the associatele media service and begin posting them on the web. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 13th, 2014. good morning. i'm susan mcginnis in for anne-marie green. they say a breach in protocol led to the infection of a dallas
nurse with ebola. it's the first known case of the disease being contracted in the united states. she treated the liberia man who died from the virus last week. another person who came into close contact with the health care worker has been placed in isolation. brian webb reports. >> reporter: a hospital worker treating ebola patient thomas duncan was infected with the virus while wearing a mavgs gown, gloves, and other protective clothing. >> if this individual was exposed, which they were, it is possible that other vims were exposed. >> reporter: health officials believe the workers somehow breached protocol and they're trying to determine exactly what happened. >> one of the areas we look at closely are things like how you take off the gear that might be infected or contaminated. >> reporter: the name of the female patient has not been released. crews started cleaning outside her apartment building and plan to clean inside on monday. city workers went door to door
handing out flyers to alert neighbors. >> i'm definitely going to be taking more precautions. something very scary, very creepy. that is just a few houses down. >> reporter: concern over the spread of the virus was evident across the nation. in massachusetts a medical clinic was shut down briefly when a man who recently returned from liberia complained of a headache and muscle aches. he was transported to the hospital for tests. and in los angeles a hazmat team surrounded a plane from new york that landed with a sick passenger. brian webb for cbs news, new york. another american with ebola is getting better. ashoka mukpo is getting treating in nebraska but is slowly improving. he was working as a cameraman in liberia and was sent to the hospital. he's received an experimental drug and blood transfusion from an ebola survivor. oscar pistorius's sentencing
hearing begins today. it's the first time the south african has been in court since he was convicted of killing his girlfriend last month. the hearing is expected to last several days. pistorius, a double amputee could face up to 15 years in jail. in syria near the turkish border, street-by-street fighting is reported in the town of kobani. turkish troops are trying to hold off fighters with the help of u.s.-led air strikes. former secretary of defense leon panetta says ground troops are needed to provide better intelligence. >> it doesn't have to be american boots on the ground but you have to have people on the ground who can identify targets and help us identify the kind of effective air strikes that are going to be needed if we're going to be able to undermine
and destroy this vicious enemy we're dealing with. >> battle for kobani has forced some 200 thousand refugees across the syrian border. in neighboring iraq, the u.s. was forced to use apache attack helicopters to stop advances in iraq. they were on the verge of attacking iraq's airports last week and they unleashed a series of deadly bombings. >> reporter: the bombing victims were buried. but along with the grief there is angry frustration that hundreds of iraqi security check points and thousands of iraqi police and soldiers can't prevent the bombers from slipping by again and again to slaughter innocent civilians. so what about isis fighters on the attack in the countryside around the capital? could they breach baghdad's security? like this woman and her son,
they choose to be optimistic. could isis take baghdad? >> no. i don't think so. >> no, no, because the borders of baghdad are very secured, okay, from this attack. >> reporter: the news from around the country is deeply worrying. violence has already killed over 13,000 people this year. iraqi forces have made some small gains against isis fighters, but overall they are embattled, demoralized, and deeply in need of american help. there may be no clear conclusion but there's no choice. they have to fight this with a mixture of military strategy, international diplomacy, and tough-minded internal politics. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, baghdad. severe weather is possible from east texas where tornado watches are posted this morning to the ohio valley. meteorologist eric fisher of our
boston station wbz has more on the storm track. >> we're seeing the jet stream take a big plunge down the middle of the country and deep down into the south over the next couple of days. meanwhile a larger ridge on the east coast is going to help build the case. you've got a cover draft of the cold air and warm air and in between as is often the case we'll be talking about thunderstorms and severe weather. heading into monday we've already got storms coming out of the plains. large areas we'll have to watch from indianapolis right on down to the gulf coast. we could see damaging tornadoes, heavy windfall and they start from the west. a lot of warmth for october. the 80s all the way toward cincinnati and it will be warmth will be eased toward the east coast. also some news from the topics. we have tropical storm gonzalo. this will be tracking its way across the u.s. a. british virgin islands. on tuesday, making a close pass to puerto rico, close to the island as a hurricane.
we'll have to keep a close eye on that. and out to the open atlantic as we head toward next week. we'll be keeping a close eye on gonzal gonzalez's future. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. there are two major storms caution problems in asia this morning. a cyclone slammed into east india, killing at least eight people. 400,000 were evacuated from coastal areas and a typhoon hit japan. at least 37 people were injured on okinawa and 150,000 were told to evacuate. the storm could reach tokyo by tomorrow. this morning in downtown hong kong hundreds of pro-democracy protesters tried to reinforce barricades to block streets. earlier police removed some barricades in an effort to ease traffic but the police say the demonstrators could remain on the streets. more demonstrations are planned for today in the st. louis area to protest the shootings of two black teenagers by white police officers.
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sayerville high school. several students face sex crime charges stemming from the hazing on the football team. organizers say the event was held to promote healing in the community. private photos through snapchat have been posted online after hackers leaked thousands of pictures. it's similar to what happened to celebrities but don dahler reports it's non-celebrities, many of them teenagers. >> reporter: snapchat is a popular social media chat that allows users to spend and use photos. part of the app's allure is that the images disappear after six seconds and supposedly can't be saved on a hard drive. it's an especially appealing communication tool for teenagers who want to hide their texting from their parents. half of the users from 13 to 17 but thousands of kids are maybe about to get schooled on how little privacy there is on social media.
last week a site acknowledged they got ahold of over 200,000 photos sent on snapchat over the past several years captured by third-party applications that can easily get around snapchat's supposed anonymity. the company denied responsibility. >> i think it's fair to assume internet is not a safe place. >> reporter: emily dreyfus. >> if they're going to send something that they're not comfortable with their grandmother seeing, they should not be sending it on snapchat. >> reporter: apple experience and similar scandal last month when dozens of celebrities had their photos spread across the internet. their private files and cloud storage files were hacked. jennifer called it a sex crime. but an actual sex crime might occur if any of the illegal snapchat photos are of naked children. don dahler, cbs news, new york. on the "cbs moneywatch" gas
prices sink, and a novel winner at the box office. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. the federal offices are open for the holidays but banks will be closed. the bond market will also be closed. investors are hoping for a rebound after a rough, rough week of trading. last week the dow lost 464 points. the s&p fell 61. the nasdaq dropped 198 points. gas prices at the pump are down again because of lower crude oil prices. the lundberg survey reports gas price dropped 12 cents in the last three weeks. the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.26 per gallon. boeing has a new airplane order worth $4.9 billion. an order of 50 jets is from garuda indonesia airlines. the new 737 max aircraft is designed to be more efficient
than current models. the airline is controlled by the indonesian government. a proposed merger of two north american railroads is rejected. csx, the number three in the u.s. was approached by canadian pacific. it was rejected. a hostile takeover could face opposition from u.s. regulators and national security officials. >> and at the weekend box office "gone girl" was at the top again. the ben affleck thriller was number one for a second week in a row. it earned more than $26 million. "dracula untold" was second with $23 million, and the disney movie "alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" was third. >> i can't wait to see "gone girl." when we come back, st. louis gets homer happy. the cardinals pull even with the giants thanks to the long ball.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. forecast in some cities around the country. in in sports, game two of the national league championship series is one to remember. the st. louis cardinals get late-game home runs from oscar taveras and matt adams but with the game tied at 4-4 in the ninth inning, cards' rookie kolten wong delivers the biggest hit of them all. >> long hit into right, into the corner. game over! wong wins it in the ninth! >> the walk-off homer gives st. louis a 5-4 win over the san francisco giants. more importantly for the cardinals, it ties the series at one game apiece. it was also a bad night to
be a football giant. the giants were in philadelphia to take on the eagles. eli manning sends the game under pressure. he's sacked six times and giants receiver victor cruz is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury. at that point in the game, the eagles already held a 20-point lead. philadelphia goes on to win, 27-0. the dallas cowboys deliver sunday's biggest surprise. they rebound from a ten-point deficit to hand the seahawks just their second home loss since 2012. it's a 30-23 win. dallas improves to 5-1 this season. and the green bay packers come up with the wildest finish on sunday with the team trailing the dolphins by four paints. aaron rodgers throws the go-ahead touchdown pass with just six seconds left in the game. packers win, 27-24. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," tony gonzalez previews this week's "thursday night football" matchup.
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three, two, one. in minnesota they held the annual pumpkin drop this weekend. a giant pumpkin was dropped from a 100-foot-tall crane smashed onto the ground. that crowd of kids rushed in to grab big pieces of the pumpkin. and just in time for halloween, the pumpkin sun. nasa scientists had some fun combining images of the active regions of the sun from october 8th. the result is an amazing image that looks like a jack-o'-lantern. they used two sets of light wavelengths to create the halloween image of the face of the sun. well, there is something new under the sun with bicycles. they're getting a high-tech makeover. some believe it's the future urban transport. michelle miller takes a look.
at his cambridge, massachusetts, workshop, he's reinventing the wheel. >> you start pedaling, the wheel understands you and it helps you. it pushes you, multiplying your power up to ten times. >> so it makes it easier. >> much easier. >> you've got it. >> reporter: it works like this. replace a regular bike wheel with a copenhagen wheel. the bike now functions like an electric hybrid car. a tiny computer tells the motor when to kick in. plug the wheel into the wall to recharge it or just ride. >> if you're going downhill, it actually brakes you automatically and stores the energy in the battery. if you're going uphill, it gives you an extra push. >> reporter: the wheel can go 30 miles with speeds of up to 20 miles an hour. biederman wouldn't show us the inner workings because of copycats. a smartphone app is all it takes to program the ride. >> flatten my city. that's one of my favorites. it makes hills feel like they're flat.
>> okay. >> now, as you ride -- >> i feel it. >> -- it responds to your pedals. >> it's sort of the environment adapting to you, learning about you. >> reporter: this is the director ofof digital learning m.i.t. he said everyday items like thermostats and locks are becoming smarter thanks to powerful sensors in wi-fi connectivity. >> everything mechanical we deal with has a potential of becoming automated and becoming much more convenient for us. >> he's hoping his copenhagen wheel can reinvent the commute. >> so am i getting a workout? michelle miller, cbs news, cambridge, massachusetts. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning." we're going to go to dallas for the latest on the nurse diagnosed with ebola and we'll hear from chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook. plus, an interview with the
day. >> is it a holiday? for who? >> michelle. >> for michelle, yeah. >> changes are coming our way. all that sunshine er the weekend, today looks pretty good but look off the coastline. we have showers in the works. we'll talk about that coming up. >> even though it's a holiday i guess a lot of kids are still in school so we may see some traffic. we've got slight backups in some of the far lanes and a lot of overnight road work as well. cal transnot taking a break. >> i am predicting a slow day. >> in a good way? >> yes. very good way. moving along -- 4:30. ebola scare that prompted a huge emergency response at l.a.x. turned out to be a false alarm. a passenger on a united flight from new york was vomiting and exhibiting other flu-like symptoms. when the plane landed it was escorted to a remote part of the airport in the hazmat team going on board. they were told the woman had recently been to west africa,