The White House is pushing back against the quarantines imposed by New York, New Jersey and Illinois. The argument, as delivered by Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, was this: The best way to protect Americans is to stop the epidemic in Africa, and we need those health care workers to do that. He appeared on the CBS News broadcast "Face the Nation."
On September 28, Thomas Eric Duncan was rushed by ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He was isolated in a separate section of the ER and nurse Sidia Rose, starting the night shift, was briefed on the special precautions required for what they suspected was an Ebola case. For "60 Minutes," "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley interviewed the nursing staff that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed on U.S. soil. The staff had been blindsided by a biomedical emergency that burst into their ER like a wildfire. Contrary to reports that the hospital bungled the response, the story the nurses tell sounds more like a heroic effort to stop an outbreak.
This morning, every last American Marine has left Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province, headquarters of the U.S. Marine presence in Afghanistan for the past six years. CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports they leave knowing they made a difference -- but wonder if they accomplished their mission.
On CBS News' "Face the Nation" yesterday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said the U.S. is taking "really small pecks at a very big problem" and needs to put British and U.S. Special Forces on the ground with the local Iraqi, Kurdish and moderate Syrian forces for a more effective fight against Islamic militants. Rogers says there consequences of not doing so would be far-reaching.
Thirty-six states will choose governors on November 4, and an unusual number of the races are very close. In 9 states, the lead in polls is within the margin of error. CBS News elections director Anthony Salvanto breaks down the races.
You may have noticed while shopping online your computer seems to know exactly what you're looking for. That's because companies track your search and purchase histories to make guesses about what you like. But a Northeastern University study shows companies are also using information about how you're shopping online to customize prices.
For many hospitals, the answer to securing computerized records is to stop relying on traditional passwords. Instead, they are increasingly identifying patients using biometric security measures like palm scans.
He does not have an MBA, but he can still flip burgers and fries. He has an engineering degree, and growing up he could not afford to eat at McDonald's. But as CBS News correspondent Lee Cowen reports, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson actually whistles while he works to turn around the declining fortunes of the world's largest restaurant chain.
David Byrne is best known for his work with the band Talking Heads. But for nearly 40 years, Byrne's influence on the art world has extended to film, photography and theater. He spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose about the state of the music industry today.