A second worker at the Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola has tested positive for the disease, the Centers for Disease control and prevention said early this morning. The agency said the positive result was returned from preliminary test, and that "confirmation testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's laboratory is being done." The second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital provided care for the Thomas Eric Duncan. Nurse Nina Pham, the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil also was caregiver for Duncan. A total of 76 people at the hospital might have had exposure to Duncan.
Ebola by the numbers
In the Liberian capital, CBS News Correspondent Debora Patta says it's clear that while awareness about Ebola is increasing, it's still not enough to stop the disease from spreading. As of this morning, there were 8,914 confirmed cases of Ebola -- almost all cases are in West Africa, -- and that was sure to go over 9,000 by the end of the week. More than half of the cases resulted in death, with 4,447 fatalities as of today. The current rate of infection, according to the World Health Organization, was about 1,000 new cases each week.
Nothing in the bustle of Abu Ghraib's market hints there's a war zone just down the road. Commander Ali Majidi wants to show CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer how safe it is. The line of defense is an earth berm and sniper shield guarded by a battalion of Iraqi soldiers camped on the dusty plain. ISIS fighters are just a couple of miles away. But the front line is static -- neither side is moving forward or back. Just trading occasional fire.
The hackers are nicknamed the "Sandworm Team" because references to a science fiction series "Dune" have been found embedded in the code of the malware used against wide range of targets including the Ukrainian government and NATO. CBS News Correspondent Bob Orr reports, since all of the victims appear to be adversaries of Russia, it's believed the hackers are working with the backing of Vladimir Putin's government.
Being held under Taliban captivity isn't a tale many are able to survive to tell, but, CBS News Correspondent Chip Reid reports, Dr. Dilip Joseph is opening up, two years after his rescue, in a new book about the four days he spent with his Taliban captors.
After keeping his distance from his fellow Democrats for nearly a year, President Obama on Wednesday night is finally making a public appearance on the campaign trail. His national job approval rating stands at just 42 percent, after being underwater for more than a year. His negative marks for his handling of the economy, foreign policy and other issues haven't made the president that valuable of an asset for Democrats on the 2014 ballot. In Connecticut, however, things are different for Mr. Obama.
California's punishing drought is now entering its fourth year. The state's reservoirs are only at 36 percent capacity, and some areas are simply running out of water. One of them is Montecito, home to such notable names as Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise and Ellen DeGeneres. As CBS News Correspondent Ben Tracy shows how people in the upscale community are coping with a problem money can't solve.
Apple is expected to unveil its latest products, most likely an array of new iPads and Mac computers, at a launch event scheduled for tomorrow in Cupertino, California. Apple announced the event last week by sending out a cryptic invitation that said simply, "It's been way too long." But those who follow Apple closely can read the clues.
Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King knew the struggle he's been leading in the American South was far from over. But it was only when he came north to Chicago two years later that he saw the full challenge ahead. A march for open housing faced the closed minds of all-white neighborhood known as Gage Park. CBS News Correspondent Dean Reynolds reports, the march that opened the way is largely forgotten, even in Chicago. So high school History teacher Victor Harbison has been inviting marchers of the past to talk to students of the present.