Ebola comes to the United States. Hong Kong protesters rally on China's National Day. And the White House fence jumper wasn't the only security breach involving the president last month.
It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day
First U.S. case: In this age of modern air travel, it was always a matter of when, not if. A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials told us yesterday. The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20. He is in isolation and under intensive care. The crew that transported him to the hospital has also been isolated. The patient is believed to have had a handful of contacts with people after showing symptoms. A CDC team is on its way to Texas to investigate.
2. HONG KONG PROTESTS
The standoff: In China, this is National Day - a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China. Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the holiday in Hong Kong. But the national pride mixed with profound dissent as pro-democracy protesters occupied parts of the Asian business hub - not to celebrate the central government in Beijing, but to denounce and challenge it. Protesters fear that independence is slipping away. They're upset about a recent decision allowing national government leaders in Beijing to vet - in other words, decide who is in and who is out - any candidates up for a vote to lead Hong Kong's government. Hong Kong was supposed to be able to elect their own candidates starting with the 2017 election.
UK strikes: Fighter jets from the United Kingdom are getting in on the action, conducting their first airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq. The air assaults came four days after Parliament voted to approve the country's involvement. British planes helped Kurdish troops who were fighting ISIS in northwestern Iraq, dropping a bomb on an ISIS heavy weapon position and shooting a missile at an armed pickup truck, the UK's defense ministry said.
4. OBAMA WHITE HOUSE SECURITY
Security lapses: It looks like there may have been more than one security breach last month involving the President. We all know about the fence jumper who made it all the way across the White House lawn and into the East Room of the presidential residence. Now there's word that an armed private security contractor rode in an elevator with Barack Obama at the CDC in Atlanta, in violation of policy. The Secret Service determined the man wasn't a threat after questioning him.
5. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SUSPECT
DNA connection: The arrest of Jesse Matthew – the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham – has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said. Virginia State Police say there is a "new forensic link" between the Graham case and the death of Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, who went missing after attending a Metallica concert in Charlottesville in October 2009. Her remains were found on a farm months later. Graham remains missing. Investigators think Matthew was the last person with Graham. He is charged with abduction with the intent to defile in the case, according to Charlottesville police.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
- The protector: Audrey, a fierce Chihuahua pup, loves to attack bubbles. We feel safer already.
- Powerslide luxury: Really? This is how you're supposed to use your Rolls Royce Wraith.
–Bursting with life: Beautiful slowmo photography by Derek Salvatore.
- Drawbridge #fail: The owner of this car is going to need some new shocks, a new bumper, new radiator ...
–Yikes: A guy in a wingsuit narrowly escapes a collision with a gondola in China.
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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