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sir than, sirhan sirhan sirhan . welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. ahead on "cnn newsroom" -- >> we've all got to step up and do our part. the delta variant is pushing back hard but we have to push back harder. >> president biden is set to unveil the next phase in his pandemic response. a plan to tackle the delta variant surge running rampant in the u.s. five days and counting, california's embattled governor makes his last minute pitch to
fight the recall effort. and just days into their newly announced government, the taliban are cracking down on demonstrators beating women and journalists with whips and st sticks. with his approval numbers down and covid numbers up, it is something of a change in strategy for u.s. president joe biden. he is sxis expected to unveil a plan he believes will lead the country out of the pandemic. a source familiar with the strategy says the president intends to tackle six main points or pillars like increasing vaccinations and rollout of booster shots as well as keeping schools open and driving resources towards economic recovery. phil mattingly has more from the white house.
>> reporter: for president biden, as the delta variant has surged for the better part of several months, more than 1500 deaths per day, more than 150,000 cases per day, the moment where he delivers remarks on thursday marks a potential reset. it is something white house officials have been pointing to in the wake of that summer where so many hopes and beliefs that the pandemic was behind them and real life was learning had completely disappeared can be grappled with to someome degree. president planning a 6 point plan with the primary focus on vaccine mandates and ramping up on private entities as well.l. they feel like it is effective, they want to build on those proposals. this is how jen psaki framed things. >> so he is going to outline the next phase in the fight against the virus, including measures to work with the public and private sector, building on the steps that we've already announced the last few months, requiring more vaccinations, boosting important
testing measures, and more, making it safer for kids to go to school. all at a time when the american people are listening. again, this will be six steps that we'll work to implement over the months ahead. >> reporter: but it is not just the policy. there is recognition whether through polling or the president's numbers during the pandemic once his strong suit in the first eight months. they thought that they were close to freedom from the pandemic. but recognition that biden needs to layout how and why the administration has a handle on the pandemic, that there is a pathway out of the pandemic. keep in mind the solution isn't much different than it has been for months. it is vaccinations, ramping up vaccine rates. the vaccine has proven to be extraordinarily effective. but even for the vaccinated, the frustration that masks are back, that social distancing requirements are back, that lot of the restrictions are back that they once thought they were done with, that has been palpable and that is precisely
what the president is going to try toed a, e address, on the and perception side of things. phil mattingly, cnn, the white house. the biden administration has a big job to do trying to loosen covid's grip in the u.s. over the past week the country has been averaging more than 150,000 new covid infections a day and hospitals are being pushed to the brink in some states. the situation in idaho has become so dire that the governor has approved the rationing of health care in some areas. he said we have reached an unprecedented and unwanted point in the history of our state. we've taken so many steps to avoid to getting here but yet again we need to ask more to choose to southwest vaccine. in arkansas there are now only 23 icu beds available statewide and its governor says unvaccinated people make up 90% of the state's covid cases. the surgeon general is calling on all americans to do their part to help end the pandemic.
>> we know what steps work to reduce risks within schools. we know that universal masking helps. we know regular testing works. we know distancing whenever possible is useful. we know keeping kids home from school when they are sick helps as well. what we have to do is make sure that we're implementing these in schools across the country and when we're not, we're seeing more children getting sick and more kids quarantined and unable to go to school. we should be doing everything we can to take care and execute on that moral responsibility we have it keep our children safe. the president's message is going to be that we have to all do our part.keep our children safe. the president's message is going to be that we have to all do our part. whether we're a community member or election official and whether we know family and friends who are not vaccinated and a conversation with us might change that. >> and the pace of new vaccinations has been slowing down in the u.s. although the
labor day holiday could be one reason why. nearly 360,000 people got vaccinated on average every day last week. but we are still far from reaching herd immunity status with just over 53% of the u.s. population now fully vaccinated. and the u.s. surgeon general says the only way to beat the virus is to get those shots in arms. >> we are also seeing that the vaccines are protecting people against delta. if we had more people who were fully vaccinated when delta started, we would have saved more lives. we knew it saved many lives but we could have saved any more. we know the pathway to end the pandemic is getting vaccinated and we just have to keep it down that pathway and make it easier for people to get vaccinated and help them on the path to protection from covid-19. a cdc-led study confirms that the pfizer and moderna
vaccines are about 90% effective keeping people out of the hospital. the study also shows that the vaccine remains highly effective at least 112 days after the second dose. that was the longest vaccination interval during the study. the storm battered northeast is facing the possibility of more flash flooding. the first storm since hurricane ida are now moving through the region and because the ground is so saturated, the chance of flooding is greater. 2 to 4 inches of rain are respon possible in some places. so we'll continue to monitor this. and meanwhile tropical storm mindy has made landfall in the florida panhandle, heavy rain is the major threat there. pedram javaheri has the latest details. so where exactly is it heading and how bad will it be? >> kim, the storm is pushing
right through southern georgia at this hour. it made landfall late last night and it is really a storm system that will move out very quickly and that is excellent news. tropical storm-force winds right now at around 40 miles per hour, very small system and of course it will quickly move offshore within the next couple hours. but already seeing tremendous rainfall across southern georgia, parts of the florida panhandle. generally 3 to 4 inches and some pockets pushing up close to 5 inches just south of tall tallahassee. but you will notice flood watches are prompted, flooding widespread along portions of the south, so any additional rainfall leads to flooding and that is the concern. but the good news is this storm system unlike the previous one in ida is as quick moving as they come, it will be out of here and other open waters within a couple hours. and then do expect it to weaken quickly over the next several
days. that is what is left of the system. it is also guided in by one of our season's first cold fronts that is bringing in very mild, very dry air back behind it. so a nice pleasant change will let the temperatures across parts of the gulf and into portions of georgia drop into the upper 50s for the first time in months. so almost a hint of autumn in the air on the back side of this ront. and notice across parts of georgia, residual rainfall, but that is about it. atlanta, temperatures will remain in the low 80s before they warm up to the upper 80s over the next several days. satellite imagery has been observed in the past 7 or so days and officials finding out a pretty substantial area of an oil slick that has been observed from satellite imagery. they do think that this is a pretty significant one in size and they do think that it happened from a potentially decommissioned pipe line in place damaged by hurricane ida. they have been able to skim
about 50 gallons of this crude oil, but really important to note a study done earlier this year by the u.s. government of accountability office showed that since 1960, as much as 18,000 miles of pipelines have been laid out across the northern gulf of mexico including the seabed and about 97% of that, so nearly the entirety of that 18,000 miles, has been decommissioned. only about 3% remains in place across this region. and of course they have not been cleared out or buried safely. so when you have these massive storms that move in this direction, it does compromise a lot of them and it seems that may have incumbent case with this most recent storm. >> interesting. thank you so much, pedram javaheri. it has been just over nine months since two pipe bombs were planted near the democratic and republican party headquarters in washington the night before the insurrection. now the fbi is releasing new information in hopes tagracking
down the person responsible. jessica schneider has details from washington. >> reporter: the fbi releasing new video of the pipe bomb suspect who has eluded authorities for more than eight months now. it shows the suspect sitting on a bench near where one of the two bombs was placed january 5 the night before the capitol attack. the fbi is noting that this video gives a better frontal view of the suspect but the fact is the suspect is still wearing a face mask and a fohoodie maki a positive i.d. very difficult. but the fbi hoping something about this video will trigger a key tip. they say they have already received more than 300 tips and they have conducted more than 800 interviews and received 23,000 video clips. the fbi is also releasing a more comprehensive map of what they believe were the suspect's movements that night between 7:30 and 8:30 on january 5. they say operations were in the
vicinity of folger park in capitol hill. but one important conclusion the fbi has finally to, they don't believe the suspect is from washington, d.c. so once again, the fbi putting up new video and reminding people that $100,000 reward all in an effort to finally get some traction on who this pipe bomb suspect is who set up those two viable homemade pipe bombs near the capitol that continue end up detonating before they were found. jessica schneider, cnn, washington. law enforcement officials are preparing for possible violence and are looking to beef up security around the u.s. capitol ahead of a planned right wing rally on september 18th. a source says that added security could involve reinstalling fencing put up after the january 6 insurrection. u.s. house speaker says they will be ready. >> we intend to have the integrity of the capitol be
intact. these people are coming back to praise the people who were out to kill. out to kill members of congress. >> a capitol police memo warns of potential unrest as violent rhetoric surrounding the rally increases online and counterprotests are also being planned. the rally aims to support insurrectionists charged. but a former staffer for donald trump says it will be peaceful. >> there is no threat to anybody on our peaceful protest on behalf of the political prisoners persecuted as a result for their participation in the rallies. this is not about elections or who won, it is not about eivote fraud, it is about the abuse of political prisoners and scapegoating of them. they are trying to call our protest on september 18th insurrection 2.0, but my question is when was insurrection 1.0?
>> but don't forget this is what that january 6 insurrection looked like, violent scenes as windows and doors smashed and the capitol breached. ashli babbitt was fatally shot. andrew mccabe spexplains how so are using that to full anger. >> organizers of this rally and those reflecting back to the ashli babbitt situation and trying to pose her as some kind of martyr, they are doing that because they know that that narrative really resonates with this community of extremists, that those claims and talk about this really is a motivating point for extremists who are focused on anti-government grievance and what they perceive as government overreach. so they are doing to light that crowd on fire and the concern for the police, capitol police and metropolitan police, is to be prepared if that fire
ignites. u.s. treasury secretary is warning the country could default on its debt by mid october if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. janet yellen sent a letter to nancy pelosi warning of the domestic and global implications if congress fails to act in time. she wrote, a delay that calls into question the federal government's ability to meet all its obligations would likely cause irreparable damage to the u.s. economy and global financial markets. pelosi insists congress will raise the debt ceiling and it won't be done through reconciliation, meaning without republican support. >> when president trump was president, we democrats supported lifting the debt ceiling because it is the responsible thing to do. i would hope that the republicans would act in a similarly responsible way. we won't be putting in reconciliation, no. afghan's economy is collapsing but taliban seems
more concerned on cracking down dissent. we'll show you that. also the california democratic governor calling in the big guns as the recall election looms just days away. >> we're not only going to be doing the work of putting gavin newsom in exactly where we want him to be, which is as governor of california to lead as he's been leading, but we are also in this election making a statement about who we are as a nation. and adaptive 360 fit. so they can move the way they were born to. pampers cruisers 360 fit
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days from now and democratic heaviest hitters are in the state to energize their base. much of their message was aimed squarely at the liberal women who helped elect newsom three years ago. details from kyung lah. >> your hometown hero, the vice president of the united states of america, kamala harris! >> reporter: the return of oakland's beloved democratic you today is the big draw for this bay area crowd. >> it's good to be home! >> reporter: vice president kamala harris energizing the progressive female base at home. >> we fight for dreamers, we fight for women, we fight for voting rights. and we stand as democrats saying we are proud to do all of that and more. >> oh, my god, i am here for mama kamala. >> i think that it will really
energize people to get out the vote. >> we fight, we win. >> reporter: with less than a week before election day, vice president is the woman leading the calvary for democratic governor gavin newsom. from minnesota senator amy klobuchar to massachusetts senator elizabeth warren, senators saying it may be a california ballot, but this is about national women's issues. >> these fights, they are not just in texas, florida, south dakota. these fights have come to california. are we ready to fight? >> reporter: this is part of the governor's strategy to nationalize the recall in this final week, drawing a sharp contrast with republican challenger larry elder, an outspoken radio host with conservative views on race and gender. >> racial justice is on the ballot, social justice is on the ballot, economic justice is on
the ballot. environmental justice is on the ballot. california, this race matters! >> reporter: there is a reason newsom is focusing on shuts impacting women. in 2018, some of newsom's most enthusiastic voters were women helping him win the governor's mansion. 64% of women voted for newsom then. >> defeating this republican recall -- >> reporter: and in 2021, a recent poll shows 66% of women say that they will vote to keep newsom in office. but larry elder says the democrats' focus on national issues is newsom avoiding state problems. >> as you know, they are scared to death. which is why all these politicians from outside california are now weighing in. >> reporter: the vice president echoed a lot of the national issues that the governor's campaign has been focusing on. and we should note one other thing, the governor usually
speaks last at his rallies. in this case, he introduced the vice president saying that he would keep his comments short because he knew who everyone came to see. kyung lah, cnn, oakland. hundreds of people appear ready to defy a new ban on demonstrations in afghanistan. cnn is getting reports protesters plan to gather later today in kabul. video from herat shows taliban fighters driving a convoy of military vehicles through the streets in an apparent effort to scare would-be protestors. women leading the demonstrations are demanding a role in government, job, education and freedom to go out in public without a male escort. and in kabul on wednesday, the taliban resorted to brute force hitting peaceful protestors with whips and sticks. journalists covering the
demonstrations report that they were detained and severely beaten. several residents tell cnn the kabul has cut internet access in parts of the capital. the new taliban government is getting harsh reviews from the international community. the european union says the group failed to honor its commitment to diversity and secretary of state antony blinken said legitimacy for the taliban would have to be earned. >> despite professing that new government would be inclusive, the announced list of names consist exclusively of individuals who consider members of the taliban or close soergtss a associates and no women. we're also conditicerned about r affiliations. they present it as a caretaker cab threat and we'll judge it and them by its actions. the international community has made clear its expectation that the afghan people deserve an inclusive government.
>> anna coren has covered afghanistan stextensively. and the taliban not wasting time in trying to intimidate anyone they say as opponents withtacti. what's the late snes. >> reporter: streets of kabul are relatively quiet. there is a heavy presence of taliban fighters out on the streets obvious thly to discour people from heading out. this is a very important day on the afghan national calendar, it marks the 20th anniversary of the death of mehsud who was assassinated 20 years ago. but certainly the organizers we are talking to, they are planning to gather in certain areas around kabul, the capital, and then take to the streets later. they say that they will not be
put off by the heavy taliban presence and of course you showed those pictures from herat that we got a short time ago, this convoy of humvees driven by the taliban. obviously these are u.s.-funded humvees that were the equipment of the afghan military before they surrendered and walked away. this convoy of humvees going down the streets of herat, obviously a scare tactic to once again put off people from coming out. because we have seen protests, not just in kabul, herat, and as well as in the north in mazar-i-sharif. we can report that from yesterday's protests, at least 14 journalists were detained. this coming from the committee to protect journalists. they say that at least six of those journalists were violently treated in custody, were beaten with metal cables, and have the
evidence to prove that. we've seen those pictures of journalists bruised and beaten. but certainly they are calling on the taliban to honor what they said when they first came to bpower which would be an independent media. taliban saying protests are legal as they film these protests. >> all right. thanks so much, anna coren, appreciate it. security was tight as the trial of suspects in the 2015 t terror attacks in paris got under way. the main suspect set a defiant tone from the start. he has been silent for years. when the judge asked what his profession was, his answer was unrep unrepentant. cyril vanier reports. >> reporter: france's mega trial saw hundreds of victims file into the courtroom behind me on day one. survivors and relatives of the deceased. more will come in the next few days with 1800 victims total
involved in the trial. we expect to hear their testimonies over the course of several weeks, what they saw, what they heard during those three hours of carnage that left 130 people dead. victims being executed at point blank range in the streets of paris. facing them today in court were 14 alleged terrorists accused of planning, assisting or executing the attacks. the most high profile name in this case, french national salah abdeslam, he appeared unrepentant, dressed in black head to toe and defiant from the very beginning. asked what his job was before the attacks, he answered, i gave you have my profession to become a fighter for the islamic state. also complaining of mistreatment. we're all dogs here, he said. i've been treated like a dog for six years. abdeslam apparently signaling that he will attempt to engage with the court on his own terms. he and multiple other defendants
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more now on our top story. president joe biden's developing a strategy to slow the spread of the delta variant and pull the united states out of the pandemic. in the coming hours he will present his new six point plan that includes increased vaccinations and keeping schools open. the plan comes as the centers for disease control report as new average of more than 150,000 cases a day in the u.s. over the past week. although the president's plan includes keeping schools open safely, cases among children are rising since schools started reopening last month. in mississippi, nearly 19,000 students have tested positive for the virus since august, but things are getting better. health officials say quarantine numbers that had been skyrocketing are finally seeing a slight downward trend and many other states are feeling relentless pressure on their health care systems. in some states military personnel have been called into help. idaho has approved rationing of health care in some parts of
state, a decision kentucky may also have to makes a the governor says more people are testing positive than ever before. it is already pushing hospitals to the brink. miguel marquez reports. >> reporter: vera middleton was so sick doctors considered putting her on a ventilator. she refused. opting instead to pray. >> god has helped me where i am right now and i'll praise him. >> reporter: she is getting everything but the ventilator and improving. the 66-year-old great grandmother from a small town in kentucky says she and her husband talked about getting vaccinated but decided against it. >> do you have any idea where you got covid? >> yes. my granddaughter had gotten sick. so i just want to warn everybody. >> reporter: kentucky seeing its
biggest covid-19 surge yet, cases and hospitalizations spiking sharply to levels never seen before. deaths too on the rise. hospitals everywhere just trying to keep up. >> it is defeating to put another person on the ventilator, defeating to watch a health care provider that i care about or myself stand at the bedside when someone dies alone, it is also defeating to watch somebody else get put in a body bag. >> reporter: and st. clair regional medical center is the biggest facility providing health care to 11 counties in rural northeastern kentucky. >> it can't expand capacity fast enough. >> it is like we're at a war with this virus and i think what we have to understand, we're not at a war with each other. whether your beliefs and those things. it is truly a war with this virus. >> reporter: the national guard is helping here, a federal disaster medical assistance team is also on hand and still they need more. >> we right now based upon our number of staff beds, we're
running about 130% above capacity. and that is icu beds, regular covid units, regular patients, emergency department everything across the board. >> reporter: the hospital has created yet another covid icu but doesn't have the staff to open it. so if this opened today, how quickly would these beds be filled? >> within the hour. we could fill it within the hour. >> reporter: st. clair is trying to keep those with covid out of the hospital by providing monoclonal antibody treatments at home. madison owens was fully vaccinated and still picked up the virus. >> it spreads like wildfire. it is easy to get. and it doesn't matter who, vaccinated or not, everybody is getting it. >> reporter: a nursing student, the 21-year-old believes she picked it up at a funeral. >> my great grandmother passed
away and we all went to the funeral and we all started coming down. >> reporter: the in-home treatment takes about two hours. in a perfect world, how many could you do in a day? >> probably keep going continuously to be honest. we have that many orders. >> reporter: to try to keep up with demand, they plan to turn a tent into its parking lot into a monoclonal treatment unit. >> i worry we won't have the staffing. >> reporter: hospitals so full with covid-19 patients almost the entire system stretched to the limit. >> so i get really fearful when we need beds for folks who their diabetes is out of control and they need an insulin drip or they have regular community acquired pneumonia, we might not have a bed for them. if you come in with a heart attack and you need an icu bed, we probably won't have a bed for you. >> reporter: so they believe they have about three more weeks of rising cases and
hospitalizations before they start to see the numbers decline. and the woman we met at the beginning of the story, vera middleton, she is getting better and expected to go home soon and she said as soon as possible, she will get vaccinated and encourage her family do the same and maybe a few friends. back to you. ahead on "cnn newsroom," some nursing home evacuations during hurricane ida turned deadly and now some of the residents' families are taking the case to court. stay with us.
the death toll from hurricane ida in louisiana has risen to 26 people. the state health department says nine of those deaths were caused by excessive heat during extended power outages. there are still widespread outages in louisiana 11 days after the hurricane made landfall there and there are new details in the case of louisiana nursing home residents sent to a
warehouse facility during hurricane ida. seven of those residents died. now several family members have filed a class action lawsuit. they are suing the nursing homes involved and the executive in charge. there are also chilling new descriptions of the conditions inside that warehouse. brian todd has firsthand accounts from patients and nurses. >> reporter: the horrific accounts keep pouring in of overcrowded conditions inside this warehouse where some 850 elderly patients were taken from nursing homes around louisiana to ride out hurricane ida. >> it was just horrible. i don't want to think about it truthfully. >> reporter: so you watched people die there? >> yeah, at least four that i know of. >> reporter: bridges edmonds, an elderly woman evacuated to this warehouse in independence louisiana from a nursing home spoke to a cnn affiliate. and her sister gives her own
jarring description. >> they didn't have had yacht staff. she said the bathrooms were overflowing.yacht staff. she said the bathrooms were overflowing. people were using the corners of thore warehouse to go to the bathroom. >> here we are and still yet he's to be changed. >> reporter: video filmed by an anonymous person inside shows crowded conditions. a man told that station they were, quote, packed in like sardines. >> we were placed on beds that tlrnt weren't really beds, just mattresses on the floor and there were insects crawling all over the place. roaches, spiders, ants. the heat was just not good. >> reporter: and we interviewed independence police chief who told us that his officers tried to help people at the warehouse
before, during and after the storm. >> during the storm the wind was blowing hard, it was blowing rain. water got into the facility. not from rising water, but water going under the doors. so the floors were wet. >> reporter: at least seven nursing home residents died after being evacuated to this warehouse. state officials say five of them are considered storm-related deaths. the louisiana department of health has revoked the licenses of all seven nursing homes they came from all owned by bob dean who cnn has confirmed also owns the warehouse. two nurses who tended to patients at the warehouse spoke to cnn. nurse natalie henderson saying the conditions were, quote, nasty, very unsanitary. and she also spoke to cbs. >> the whole place is reeking of urine and feces on top of them trying to eat, they are begging for water. >> reporter: another anonymous nurse tells cnn, quote, they told us that we were going to sister facilities out of town. they at no time told us that
they were going to a warehouse. >> i'm furious right now. somebody needs to be held accountable and the state needs to do something to control this during a hurricane. hurricanes are not new to us. >> reporter: we reached out several times to bob dean owner of the nursing homes and this warehouse facility for comment and any explanation for what happened here. he didn't respond to us. but he did tell cnn affiliate wdue we did really good of taking care of people. brian todd, cnn, independence, louisiana. the biden administration has new plans to lower carbon emissions. u.s. department of energy says that by 2035, solar power could provide 40% of u.s. electricity and employ more than 1 million people. the agency says it could all be done without raising energy costs for consumers. but reaching those goals may depend on congress passing mr. biden's $3.5 trillion spending
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north koreans are marking the anniversary of their country's founding 73 years ago. so a night time military parade to celebrate the occasion wasn't unusual, but this parade was noticeably different. besides the battalions of marching troops, the procession also featured farm equipment, fire engines and large groups of people in hazmat suits. kim jung-un oig aappeared on th viewing stand but apparently didn't speak. and the country is banned from the beijing winter games this february. the international olympic committee says that it suspended north korea from olympic competition until the end of next year. the ioc adds it warned pyongyang it would happen if they pulled out of the tokyo games.
paula hancocks is monitoring this for us. take us through the decision. >> reporter: this was something that the ioc in its press conference made very clear that they had told north korea that there would be consequences and these would be the consequences if they did not participate in the tokyo olympic games. now, earlier in the year north korea had said that they wouldn't participate because they wanted to protect their athletes from covid-19. north korea effectively shut its borders back in january of 2020 trying to keep the pandemic out. clearly aware that such a pandemic would not be able to be dealt with very well within the country given the very weak health infrastructure that it has there. but what the ioc is saying is that they tried to work with north korea, they say that they gave alternatives, they even say that they offered some vaccines for athletes, but that they
were, quote, systemically rejected. they also said that they gave them a fair opportunity to be heard. so the way it stands at this point is north korea will not be allowed to participate in olympic events until the end of 2022. but they do say that if individual north korean athletes qualify for the beijing winter olympics then they would look at that and take each decision on a case by case basis. we also know that this is not the first time north korea has boycotted the games. they boycotted the '88 games back when they were being held here in seoul in south korea. now, we don't know whether this will be permanent, we also heard them saying they reserve the right to change their decision or make that duration slightly different for the ban. and certainly there is likely to be some lobbying on behalf of north korea most likely from south korea as they have made no secret of the fact that they
would like to start negotiations once again with north korea, sports diplomacy has worked for them in the past. pyongyang winter olympics is where north and south korea were talking, where in fact they had a joint olympic team. and there were officials within the moon jae-in administration that were hoping that that could be replicated. but until this point, it is certainly likely that there will be lobbying going on behind the scenes. >> interesting story to follow. thanks so much, paula hancocks in seoul. records are falling at the u.s. open ten necnis tournament. and the baseball hall of fame has a newew member. here is patrick snell. >> jdjokovic on track to win another grand slam. the top ranked djokovic beating
the italian player in four sets after dropping the first. he will face germany next. the man who beat him recently at the tokyo applications. and the british teen is continuing her run. now the only third woman in fact ranked outside the top 100 to reach the semis at the u.s. open. european football champion italy doing what no national team has ever done before, now first in the world to go 37 matches in a row without defeat after beating lithuania 5-nil. and here in the united states, yankees legend derek jeter enshrined into the baseball hall of fame this a year after the original induction ceremony was postponed due to the global pandemic. right back to you with that.
and a 4-year-old dog in south korea is getting the ultimate reward for being man's best friend. have a look. this pup has been named the country's first honorary rescue dog. the 90-year-old woman with dime men to di went missing for three days and he stayed by her time the entire time keeping her barwarm and it moved everyone during these difficult times of covid. you can understand why. i'm kim brunhuber at cnn center in atlanta. thank you so much for joining us. "early start" with laura jarrett is next. frank is a fan of fast. he's a fast talker.
good morning, it is thursday, september 9, it is 5:00 a.m. here in new york. thanks so much for getting an early start with me. christina is off. i'm laura jarrett. we begin this morning with vaccine mandates and testing, both at the core of president biden's vrevamped approach to ending this pandemic. sources tell cnn the plan biden will roll out today is still being finalized but built on six pillars, new vaccine mandates including pushing private businesses to require shots for their employees, booster shots