The Enterovirus has spread to 43 states and the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed nearly 600 cases. CBS News correspondent Vicente Arenas reports this virus targets young children and has already claimed at least one life. The symptoms start like the common cold, then troubled breathing enters the picture.
President Obama's planned military mission to provide support in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is taking time to ramp up. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports construction of 17 planned treatment centers has started, but completion is not expected until the end of October, and fewer than 300 of 3,000 troops have been sent to the area. As for the U.S., the president reiterated that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here are extremely low and that lessons have been learned from the Dallas Ebola patient. Overseas, a nurse who treated an Ebola patient in Spain has contracted the virus, and her husband is being quarantined.
This election year, the three Southern Democratic senators swept into office in 2008 are on the ballot again, and they're trying to keep up the support of the Democratic base that Mr. Obama helped them build. At the same time, politicians like Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Kay Hagan of North Carolina know full well that a Southern Democrat can't rely solely on the support of liberal voters, particularly when the president has become so unpopular.
Hide and seek
Investigators searching Pennsylvania for accused cop killer Eric Frein say they found a note they believe he wrote. Police say it describes how he ambushed two state troopers, killing one and wounding the other, and how he escaped. Once again, last night, police believed they were hot Eric Frein's trail. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler reports police have been reluctant to run after him for fear of booby-traps.
It was July, day one of Sunburst Youth Academy, an academic boot camp that could very well change the lives of its young cadets, all high school dropouts. Sunburst is one of 35 such "Youth ChalleNGe Academies" in 29 states run by the National Guard. The military-style programs are aimed at getting high school dropouts back on track. Of the more than 120,000 dropouts who have gone through the program, nearly 90 percent have gone on to college or a job.
Hands-free commands were meant to help keep a driver's eyes on the road. But CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports that when the voice commands are misunderstood, the driver's attention becomes less on the road, and, according to a AAA study, can even more distracting than texting.
Actor James Earl Jones is back on Broadway nearly six decades since his debut. He's played a variety of roles -- a boxer, an admiral, a lion king, and a sith lord among them. As he embodies these roles, one thing he can't change is his voice. But Jones says in all his years on stage and screen, no one aspect has defined him.