October 28th, 2014
10:56 AM ET

Lava Flow Inches Closer to Homes in Hawaiian Community

With a mixture of resignation and dread, residents here are watching this gray and orange advance, this 2,000-degree river of molten rock.

Each passing hour, lava from Kilauea Volcano is inching closer to their homes in Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island.

The dark ooze has swallowed up fences, flowed over a cemetery and neared major roads. In some places, in this community of about 950 residents, it's chest high.

"Everybody, including myself, is quite nervous," Rod Macland told CNN affiliate KITV-TV. "We don't know. We can't see the future. The flow does what the flow does."

By early Tuesday, the lava was about 70 yards from the closest home and moving in a northeast direction. It was flowing 8 to 11 yards per hour, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.

Hawaii officials haven't issued a mandatory evacuation yet. But many residents have already chosen to leave on their own.

"Most people have vacated," Hawaii County civil defense worker Franchesca Martin-Howe told CNN affiliate KHON-TV. "They have moved out of their homes. There's only a few people left."


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October 28th, 2014
06:37 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – October 28, 2014

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October 27th, 2014
09:52 AM ET

Mike Rowe and Chris Cuomo Auction Rowe's Watch

In today’s edition of the Good Stuff we offer “time” for a good cause.

Last time Mike Rowe was here, Chris Cuomo told him he liked his watch. Rowe thought it was a thinly veiled ask for the watch, so he rolled his eyes and handed it over.

Cuomo responded and said that he’d rather give it away than wear it.

Rowe’s answer? “Good idea.”

The watch went up for sale with proceeds going to The Mike Rowe Works Foundation which provides scholarships for trade training.

The value of the watch is $35 dollars. The winning bid was from Tracy Everett for $4,050. She bought it for her 9-year-old son Logan.

Since Tracy overpaid for the watch, Rowe decided to give them a second watch to go along with the first.

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October 27th, 2014
06:34 AM ET

N.Y. Official: New Ebola Policy 'A Real Stunner'

A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the virus.

The policy of isolating medical personnel and others arriving from Ebola-affected countries zones was abruptly implemented Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. The announcement came one day after a New York doctor who treated patients in Guinea became the first Ebola case diagnosed in the city and the fourth in the United States.

The mandate came as a surprise to the federal Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention in Atlanta, according to a federal official familiar with the situation.

"They're not happy," the official said of the CDC. "These two governors said, 'Take this, federal government.' They're very worried we won't be able to get physicians or nurses to go (to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak)."


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