Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, October 3, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan, who brought Ebola to Dallas, is now in serious condition at a hospital.
October 3rd, 2014
04:07 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Friday, October 3, 2014

One hundred people may have been exposed to the Dallas Ebola patient. Turkey joins the fight against ISIS. And hackers gather information on 80 million JPMorgan accounts.

It's Friday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."


Keeping the lid on: Texas health officials are questioning up to 100 people who may have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas. The Liberian national is in serious condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. So far, no one who had contact with Duncan has shown any indication of having contracted Ebola, authorities said. Duncan's girlfriend, who wants to be identified only as Louise, is quarantined with one of her children who is younger than 13 and two nephews in their 20s. The four of them were in the apartment when Duncan became ill. A hazmat team has been hired to clean the apartment and dispose of contaminated materials.

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Possible coalition partner: Turkey is the latest nation to join the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Turkish lawmakers overwhelming voted to authorize military force against ISIS fighters. ISIS is on the nation's doorstep, and tens of thousands of refugees have fled across its border. For months, ISIS has been advancing, capturing portions of northern and eastern Syria and western and northern Iraq for what it says is its new Islamic state, or caliphate. Turkey's move opens the door for the NATO nation to cooperate with a U.S.-led coalition of about 40 nations going after ISIS.

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Talks to be held: There's been a breakthrough of sorts in Hong Kong, where a top government official will meet with pro-democracy demonstrators. Chief Executive C.Y. Leung has designated his second in command, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, to meet with representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students to talk about "constitutional development matters." Until now, the two sides have talked past each other in the streets, in public pronouncements and through the media, not directly. No time or date has been announced for the session. Crowds that have clogged downtown Hong Kong were noticeably thinner today.

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Lawsuit: The mother of a biracial child is suing a sperm bank for giving her sperm from the wrong donor. The mix-up was discovered when Jennifer Cramblett was five months pregnant with her daughter, Payton. It was then that Cramblett's partner, Amanda Zinkon, contacted the Midwest Sperm Bank in 2012 to secure more of vials for a second pregnancy and learned they had received sperm from an African-American donor when they had wanted it from a blond-haired, blue-eyed donor. The women want the sperm bank held financially responsible. The small town they live in has no biracial children and no mixed marriages.

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Huge hack: Here we go again. JPMorgan said yesterday that cybercriminals gathered information on more than 80 million account holders as part of a massive bank hack this summer. The hackers got contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses, including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Fortunately, the bank said, the hackers didn't get any information like account numbers, user IDs, dates of birth or Social Security numbers. Back in August, the FBI said it was investigating hacks on seven of the top 15 banks.

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<> on August 12, 2014 in New York City.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

- No dog in this cat: Simon absolutely refuses to walk on a leash.

- Pachyderm predicament: Watch the big elephants rush to the aid of one of their little ones. They take care of their own.

- Passes the test: Texas A&M has come up with a security barrier that's strong enough to stop a 15,000-pound truck.

- Red panda playtime: Lincoln may the cutest critter you see all day.

- Frozen poop: And you thought boys were the gross ones.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Kamrich

    Who brought Ebola

    October 7, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  2. Chris brinkman

    Have you ever thought about putting positive news on the list? Surely there's something out there that can make was start the day feeling good.

    October 3, 2014 at 8:53 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      We all need good news and #NewDay has it for you every day at the #GoodStuff!
      Visiting the #GoodStuff here
      Happy New Day Friday!

      October 3, 2014 at 9:26 am | Reply
  3. PTTP2

    Too many here have been encouraged to ERRONEOUSLY think you "get the Ebola disease" when you start displaying symptoms. NOT SO. You began your Ebola infection when you were EXPOSED, and "have it" the entire time it is incubating (virus multiplying) in your body, until the virus has multiplied to a level to overwhelm your immune system and start bringing on symptoms. That means (TO ME) that there is just a LOWER LEVEL OF VIRUS in your body before symptoms show up and you might very well give Ebola to someone that you french kissed days before you started having fever or other symptoms!! It takes VERY few virus to infect another person.

    October 3, 2014 at 6:44 am | Reply
  4. PTTP2

    The medical authorities KNOW ( or should know) that the Dallas Ebola victim's girlfriend IS ALREADY INFECTED WITH EBOLA, SO why did they NOT remove the children from the home. She slept with, kissed, had intimate relations with him EVEN AS HE BECAME SYMPTOMATIC WITH EBOLA, and IS infected no doubt, but the CHILDREN were not as extensively exposed and IF THEY GET THE KIDS AWAY FROM THE GIRLFRIEND they may avert the children contracting Ebola! The medical authorities did not even tell the woman to avoid touching or infecting the kids who were isolated with her. That is criminal negligence on the part of the medical authorities!

    October 3, 2014 at 6:24 am | Reply

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