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>> the debt ceiling deadline less than 24 hours away, the government on the brink of default and house and senate scrambling to divert the crisis, a serious new threat to the gold and credit rating. >> riots break out in rome. why a funeral for a nazi war criminal turned ugly. >> she killed herself but i don't give a -- you can add the last word yourself. >> a 12-year-old and 14-year-old are accused of bullying. the back lash police are promising.
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>> wild horses are a symbol of the american west. how the government shutdown is impacting these beautiful animals and what is being done to make sure they can always run free. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us. in less than 24 hours, the u.s. government will lose the ability to borrow money for the first time in the nation's history. congress has until midnight tonight to raise the debt ceiling or risk severe economic consequence here's and around the globe. >> leaders are close to a deal that would raise the debt ceiling and government shutdown that is now in its 16th day. the fate of that senate proposal lies with the republican-controlled house, which failed twice on tuesday to produce its own plan. president obama said the tea
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party republicans are to blame. >> the problem we have right now is that on the other side, there's just a faction of the republican party, it doesn't represent all republicans that have decided to take a very extreme position and to take -- use very extreme tactics in order to get stuff done, and the more moderate, reasonable members of the republican party up in congress oftentimes have had difficulty dealing with that faction. >> republican senator john mccain says democrats share the blame for not even considering house proposals. >> instead, the democrats are rejecting it out of hand. i think that's wrong. i think that's very, very wrong. this was a fool's errand to start with. we were never going to defund obamacare, but there is now appears to be a good faith proposal from the republican side, not insisting on defunding
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obamacare. they are making reasonable provisions and that should be negotiated and voted on rather than rejected out of hand. i believe that the democrats are now overplaying their hand. >> the stock market is feeling the effects of the debt ceiling deadline, the dow dropped 133 points on tuesday. one of the three biggest credit rating agencies is threatening to cut the country's triple ax rating. >> in just under three hours, the senate and house will reconvene. paul, good morning to you. what forces are pushing that bill forward? >> after that house deal really fell apart, the senate has been picking up the pieces overnight. we're hearing that the staff
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from leadership have worked through the night to hammer out a deal this really is similar to what we've been hearing coming out of the senate. it would reopen the government, funding it through february 7th and make in a major changes to president obama's signature new health care law. >> we mentioned that senate democrats have come under fire for rejecting republican house proposals out of hand, but john boehner can't even get his caucus to support his proposals. just hours before his plan of r. was rejected, there was an email blast sent out opposing the bill, saying: is that even still on the table? >> as president obama said
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yesterday, he said speaker boehner has lost control of his caucus, not able to deliver on anything resembling a compromise because of this right wing faction of tea party hard liners. in that email you mentioned, really mentioned that they're going to do a vote count, watch very carefully the way every republican member votes on any deal coming out of the senate or house. it's really a veiled threat about future elections. all these republicans, wherever they are in the country, possibly facing challenges from the right during primary elections. really this is saying you better tow the line on this or we're going to have conservatives that are harder line than you coming after you. really, what the president is looking for is some way house republicans can save face and get things done as the clock is winding down. >> a lot of forces at work. paul, thank you. >> in case there was a need for
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further proof that americans are fed up with the inaction, new polling suggests that three quarters of voters want to see most members of congress booted out of office in 2014. for many americans, that doesn't apply to their own representatives. with 48% saying they want them reelected. 38% want their representatives replaced. >> some furloughed federal workers are taking to the streets to express frustration against republican senator ted cruz. >> end the shut down! >> on tuesday, dozens of labor union members gathered outside cruz's office in dallas. they blame him for orchestrating the shutdown. >> i don't think the tea party should be allowed to hold the country hostage. tedious is a peaks man for them. >> a few of the senator's supporters countered with their own show of public support.
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>> i feel like he's a very good senator. i've supported his views and feel he is going down the right road. >> cruz gave a 21 hour speech in the senate railing against obamacare. >> as we mentioned, one of the three biggest credit rating agencies is threatening to cult the country the triple a rating if the deadline deal is not reached by mid knight. we offer clarity here. everyone believes that we will reach a deal. why the warning. >> in many ways, a chain reaction has begun. we are looking at the first dominos. fitch used the phrase rating watch negative. that's a very bad label to have. they came to its decision because the u.s. hasn't resolved these debt issues in a timely
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manner. so much money is made or lost infractions of a second, already investors are lose i can money. >> how are the markets rabbiting to the warninging? >> futures up at the this moment, but a lot of people are very, very cautious. we spoke with with one economist who says that the markets and everyone needs to take this warning very seriously. >> the possibility of a downgrade in treasury debt would be a significant negative event for the u.s. economy. we know that in 2011, s&p did downgrade the treasury debt, the first ever. as a consequence, stock price volatility rose, private markets widened and the economy froze
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abruptly. >> >> you are going to be inning us for, coming up in just a moment. >> china has more than $1.2 trillion in debt and is increasingly vocal in its frustration with washington. >> work here cribs, despite fears the business is about to suffer a huge loss. like thousands of other factories in china's golden triangle, the products here are exported all over the world. the u.s. dollar would face a lack of confidence should the government default on its debt, throwing global trade into a i i don't say. >> it will destable ice the
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exchange rate and be very bad for exports. we will suffer a lot. the world's two largest economies deeply interconnected. china is the largest foreign holder have u.s. debt and the u.s. is china's second largest export market. over the last few years, china has been exporting more than importing and accumulated the world's largest horde of foreign reserves, reinvested into u.s. treasury bonds. >> the chinese have expressed concern. state media has called the u.s. a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government, saying this is the time to deamericanize the world. >> as it stands, china holds 3.5 trillion in u.s. dollar assets, $1.8 trillion in u.s. treasury bonds.
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it has begun to diversify those holdings. >> it is more like a technical reading. it's something new and we have no experience, so i don't know what will happen. >> one thing is certain. whatever does happen will affect not just china, but the entire global economy. if the u.s. government doesn't break its deadlock and fee fought on its debt, it will help prove china's points that u.s. dominance and world affairs is declining. >> it is not just the chinese who are worried. leaders from around the world are expressing concern about a possible u.s. default. >> stephanie, certainly it's damaging the reputation of the
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united states overseasons more and more, people are doubting the leadership, the reliability of the united states, and that has already done some do this trading partners looking toward the u.s., and if there is actually a default that occurs, the damage not only to the global economies, which will be significant, but the damage to the reputation of the united states many experts say will be absolutely catastrophic. >> what are important officials like the head of the i.m.f. and economic chief saying about the threat of a default? >> well, the u.s. economic commissioner, outspoken critically, saying the united states politicians in particular need to act with responsibility
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and not this kind of drinksmanship. the i.m.f. head warned if the united states defaults, it will throw the entire globe back into a serious recession, perhaps worse than what was brought about by the 2008 crisis. >> the concerns grow as the clock ticks. >> there is no doubt a debt default can bring hardship for many americans. >> this is how harold carol passes the time, playing cards, having spirited conversation witness with friends in this park not far from capitol hill. for him web says these days, that seems like a world away. this is his world. >> i got a daughter. my daughter just feeds me. i go by there.
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>> his social security check barely enough to pay rent, medical and food and now it's possible he won't get that money in the coming days. all federal funding could be put on hold while lenders fight over borrowing anymore money in order to pay the country's bills. they run out of options october 17. >> i'm on a fixed in? come and i pay half of my in come toward rent. >> i don't have no income, too old to work, no income, you know, what's more to say? >> what exactly happens october 17 i'll administration officials say they'll have about $30 billion cash on hand and that's when some money will come in, but other money will start going out. >> unfortunately, they can't make choices about who is going to pay.
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this is a very complicated system, making millions of payments out every day to u.s. citizens, government contractors, employees, and to the debt holders. >> the country has big bills coming due. on october 23, $12 billion is needed for social security payments like carols, $5 billion later, $3 billion to pay federal workers. two days later, doctors and hospitals need another $2 billion. at the end of the month, $6 billion will be needed to pay interest on the debt. at some point, someone's check will bounce unless congress quickly comes to an agreement. for carrol, it is too much to think about what will happen if they don't and he is the one left with nothing. >> it's terrible. >> aljazeera, washington. >> it's tough for so many people. let's talk about the weather forecast. the accident has been in undated with rain for the last three days. >> let's bring in nicole
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mitchell. >> at least we have good news there, it is starting to wind down. i need to tart in the pacific. this has been the spigot funneling in, a tropical system who have gone in over the baja drawing in moisture from texas. now that the moisture has moved interior, we are cutting off that source. that helps. the front helping to draw moisture in is starting too move through texas. that line of delynnation is on the move through today. that's going to improve things. less rain later today and tomorrow significantly less. here's the line now, through central texas. more of this is on the move. arkansas is getting a lot of the rain. we'll see it increasing in tennessee and arkansas as we get through the rest of the day or toward alabama and in sip, as
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well. we have, because it's been just so heavy, part of flash flood watches out if that if you get under a heavy rain band, you could definitely be in an area where you want to take it slow or maybe drive in. as i said, the sever core of the moisture starts to move off. i'll talk about heels is going to see the rain coming up. >> thank you. >> coming up, more on threats to the u.s. credit rating. >> why america could lose its triple-a status and the effect that could have on the economy. >> if you don't discipline your children, and if it rises to the level of a violation of law, don't worry, we'll discipline them for you. >> tougher talk from a florida sheriff, going after young students accused of bullying another girl to death. >> too many horses and not enough land. why the budget deadlock in congress is playing a role in the fate of the wild mustangs
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linked to america's past.
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>> welcome back. as we've been telling you, the federal government is in danger of defaulting on its debt for the first time in u.s. history, and fitch has threatened to downgrade america's triple-a credit rating. joining us is financial analyst jordan goodman. good to have you with us this morning. >> glad to be with with you. >> you are not feeling good about it? >> i think we are going to default. the republicans had two chances yesterday, and what's going to change between yesterday and today? i don't think that the pressure is obviously on oh, if in fact we do default, the interest rates will sore. it's happening to treasury bills. the stock market will plummet. credit markets will tighten up. it's going to be a financial disaster. >> now comes this warning that the u.s. could be downgraded.
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if we are, what does that mean? >> fitch is saying we could potentially be downgraded. our interest rates will be higher. the s&p downgraded us back in august, 2011. other things happened instead, turned out the interest rates fell yesterday. in general, you're more of a risk. we've never done this before. the treasuries are the so-called risk lifless investments, like e life blood of the world's financial system. everything is based off of treasury. if we default and don't pay those interests, it is totally. >> what does this mean for the average american.
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>> if we default, interest rates would go up on treasuries and everything's tied to treasuries, credit cards, mortgages, student loans, car loans, business loans, everything is tied to treasury, it's going to go up. as for the government itself, if. rates went up by one percentage point it would cost the government $120 billion a year, so make the deficit affected as well. >> your 401k would go down. this is what happened in 2008, is people lost a huge amount of money in their 401k's, they took enormous losses. a lot of people who wanted to retire couldn't because they took such enormous hits. this would be worst than 2008. >> for the first time, i hope
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you're wrong. >> thank you, thomas. >> thank you. >> public transportation workers say the trains will keep running while negotiations continue. workers were threatening to strike. employees are seeking pay raises and better benefits. >> j.p. morgan may be closer to putting one scandal behind it. we have the latest business headlines. >> everyone wants j.p. morgan to put that scandal behind it. it admits wrongdoing in the london wales scandal. in addition to accepting responsibility for the scandal, the bank may pay $100 million penalty. reports say a deal could come this week. the bank reached the deal with the s.e.c. over the trade that cost the bank $6 billion.
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>> apple's low cost iphone is not selling too well. apple is cutting records, telling manufactures it will reduce orders for the phones by 20%. at the same time, demand remains high for apple's high end 5s. >> a day closer to default and markets are calm at this moment, stock futures high. that could signal a positive start when the markets open despite fitch's downgrade warning. the dow losing 133 points. the s and p.500 down 12 points. traders almost afraid to act. ation stocks are mixed. aljazeera will be covering the
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budget battle in d.c. very, very closely. "real money" will be live tonight to bring you the very latest. >> he goes very in depth with this. thursday comes and goes, no debt deal is done, what snaps. >> essentially when there's no debt deal, the u.s. government essentially loses its overdraft protection, so it can only spend the money that it makes on that day. now, what will happen shortly thereafter, the sun will rise and the government suddenly have to pay more money than it actually takes in. on that day, it may default on bonds due on that particular day. if that should happen, there will be a chain reaction and everything will go up. on that day, the stage will be set for social security payments possibly be delayed as well. >> 58 million checks in as he is
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sense may bounce. >> the bullies and their parents, two girls ages 12 and 14 have been arrested after writing an on line post bragging about their alleged role in a cyber bullying suicide. we have of the details. >> the sheriff's office in florida has charged a 12 and 14-year-old with felony aggravated stalking. the girls allegedly terrorized a girl who took her own life last month. >> there are statements such as you should drink bleach and die. nobody likes you. >> the identities of the two young suspects are concealed here because of their age. the sheriff said the girls charged at juveniles used words as weapons, torturing her until she threw herself offer the top of an abandoned cement factory tower. >> was this a contributing fact or to her jumping on that fateful day? we believe that it certainly
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contributed. >> the last straw came when police discovered one of the suspects was still writing hurtful posts about the girl after her death. >> yes, i bullied rebecca, and she killed herself, but i don't give a -- and you can add the last word herself. >> her mother said her daughter was for mentalled by 15 girls who picked on her for months in person and on line. >> it was really rough. today, it's really bitter sweet for me. there's some relief, there's some regret. there's some sadness, you know, because of her birthday being this weekend. >> the sheriff sending this message to would-be bullies and their parents. >> you don't discipline your children, and if it rises to the level of a violation of law, don't worry, we'll discipline them for you. >> both suspects have been released to their parents and are on home defense. erika ferrari, aljazeera
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america. >> it is unlikely that neither will go to jail since neither has prior arrests. >> thousands turned out to ask for better pay for teachers and then hundreds of mass activists showed up. the group behind the gasoline bombs clashes with police. >> you are a remarkable role model for all of us. >> the brave actions that earned a former army captain the nation's highest military honor and what he is now asking the military to do. >> after their stunning rally in game two of the alcs, what would be red sox do for an encore? closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
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for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. real money with ali velshi tonight - 7 eastern on al jazeera america
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>> good morning. welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm thomas drayden. >> i'm receive sigh. >> there was hope a senate proposal would gain traction in the house tuesday. that did not happen. reaching a deal in the house may be even more difficult. >> for more on congress dealing with the debt crisis, we are joined by a former aid to george h.w. bush. mr. watkins, thanks for being with us this morning. they couldn't come to a vote yesterday. what does this crisis say about speaker boehner's leadership? >> the speaker has a tough job, of course. right now leading republicans in the house is like herding cats.
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you've got a very strong, very determined wing of the party that could be described at tea party members for the most part. they're very hard lined, not willing to compromise. for many of them, it's a badge of honor to say they've shut down the government. the reality is that we'll all have to pay the price if we default on our debt. >> it's a badge of honor to some republican that is they shut down the government, but can this be really viewed by any republican as a total failure of the party? i mean, eventually, they will have to fold. >> well, nationally, it's a challenge for the party, because the party will be at its best when it can welcome folks with all different kind of beliefs, mod receipts, conservatives, liberals and others. when parties have a big tent, they tend to be more successful.
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democrats have done well and republicans not for the last two years in that reward. all politics are local. what may be bad for national republicans may be good for a particular member of congress in his or her district. >> speaking of senator cruz, his constituency continues to support him. as a republican yourself, how much influence does he yield in the party. is he the de facto leader? >> no, he's gotten a lot of publicity in the last few months. he's a freshman senator, still pretty new, and as i recall, he was born in canada, so i don't know whether or not he'd be positioned to run for the presidency. obviously, he's somebody politically ambitious, as most members of the congress are, but he's not the leader of the republican party right now. there are a lot of established leaders in the party.
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he is colonel one of the more visual leaders right now. >> police and protestors clamped in brazil. >> this is the scene in rio de janeiro. hundred was mass activists showed up and started hurling gas bombs and bottles at police. police, cars and buildings were set on fire. police used tear gas and flash grenades to stop the riots. more than 40 people were arrested. >> day two of talks underway in geneva, dip mow mats trying reach a deal on iran's nuclear program. these are the first major
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negotiations since the new president took office in august. we are monitoring the talks closely. what has taken place this morning? >> they are now back in full session, so you have representing the international community what's known os the p5 plus one, the five permanent members of the u.n. security council, the u.s., u.k., france, russia and china and the one, which is germany and iran. before they sat down together, there were bilateral meetings between the ey iranians and othr nations. they are confidential right now, but each country has to respond to proposals.
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overnight, they went back to their captain also, some of the international representatives to oh get fresh instructions on how to proceed. with that technical information coming back to them, they will be in meetings today. >> when can we expect to see a resolution to these negotiations? >> thomas, i think we're going to see something in the coming hours. i think they're going to be reporting on progress, but i don't think you're going to see a deal here. i think that's highly unlikely. what you might see is the beginnings of a deal. it's certain that everyone is very positive about what has been achieved so far.
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they're trying to keep the pace going very fast. those new talks are to take place in a couple weeks time. >> james bays, joining us live, thank you. >> sandy hook elementary school is set to be demolished, torn down completely before the anniversary of the shootings. residents of the town accepted a a grant of $49 million to raze that building. the new school is expected to open in three years. >> in rome, protests against the burial of a nazi war criminal. we report on the debate over where to put his body. >> tensions run high at the funeral nobody wants.
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tuesday, locals in this usually quiet town try to stop the hearse carrying the body, one of the perpetrators of the worst carried out by nazi germany. several cities refused to give the go ahead for either the service or oh his burial. >> he was a war criminal. he killed without distinction men, women, children. i don't think he deserves a dignified burial or a funeral mass. >> they shouldn't have brought him here, just as they didn't want him anywhere else, he is unwelcome here, too. >> to make matters worse, the fascist youth turned out. clashes were inevitable. in death, he was just as controversial as he was in life, a former nazi captain involved
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in the killing which 335 italians in revenge for the murder of 33 german soldiers. he never repented. arrested and identified in argentina in 1995, he was expedited to italy. while under house arrest, he always denied the holocaust and said he was just following orders. after he died last friday age 100, questions were raised over the nature of his funeral service and nobody in argentina or oh germany offered him a burial plot. roam where he lived his last years was also off limits. in a statement i should shortly after his death, it was ordered no funeral public service should be granted for him. the decision fell under a removal law for those who the church considers manifest 16ers.
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on tuesday, the society of pious x accused in the past of anti-semitism offered to perform the service. authorities were forced to suspend the funeral for the night. >> it's still unclear where he will be buried. some propose the body be cremated so his tomb doesn't become a pill game acknowledge site for nazi sympathizers. >> much quieter in the tropics today. let's take that broad look. not only the system headed for japan, we also had what moved into the philippines and vietnam. on the broad view, i want to
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point out the next one starting to move in. i'll take a closer look at that in a second. the disturbance that moved across the japan area, turning toward the north, it would be days before that heads to japan. we had another typhoon that moved past the side. it's just a cloud shield. in the meantime, it brought wind and rain moving across. here's the current weather system we've been dealing with. behind that, we've had not only problems with that enhancing the texas rain, but colder air moving into the midwest. the midwest is starting to clear out after heavy rain yesterday, so still just a couple flash flood areas or risk areas, as that dries out. the cold air sunk well to the south, so parts of kansas, this morning, good land running
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around 32 degrees. early in the fall, when you get the cold temperatures, people might have the plants outside or things that need to be harvested. you need to prepare vegetation that's outside. here's a look at temperatures, 20's and 30's as we get to that corridor in the central and northern plains and that cooler air is going to sink through the region, through the rest of the day, so a lot of these temperatures, high temperatures around going to get out of the 50's, where as you get south of the line, you have more 60's and 70's. of course the rain is on the move, more pushing into the great lakes getting through the rest of the day today. coming up in the next half hour, i'll talk about the impact to the south. >> aftershocks still being felt the day after a massive 7.2 magnitude quake hit the southern region. rescuers are digging through rubble, searching for victims. so far, three people have been pulled out alive.
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their efforts are hampered by damage said roads and drinks. centuries old churches have been destroyed. hospitals have been forced to evacuate patients. for the latest on the quake, we go to the scene. aljazeera's correspondent rob mcbride joins us. i see destruction. >> here many of the older buildings, historic buildings, basilicas dating back several hundred years to the colonial spanish era have been hard hit. the building behind me is probably one of the buildings that most symbolic of the kind of power of the destructive
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nature of this quake. people are afraid to go back in the buildings. many people have been sleeping out for a second night here and in other parts of central philippines. >> is the death toll expected to go much higher at this point? >> it might do. there are still places, more remote parts of this arc pell go where bodies may not have been found yet. seismologists tell us there have been hundred was aftershocks. most only feel the big ones. they have been up to magnitude five. earlier today, they felt
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aftershocks, even people in their automobiles could feel it through the tires of their automobiles. more worrying time ahead as people spend a second night sleeping in the open. >> an important commercial hub in that region, as well. >> an airport employee is under arrest for dry ice explosion at los angeles international airport. the suspect is decarlo bennett, working for service air. the arrest follows several small explosions inside an airport bathroom and on the tarmac outside oh the international terminal. he is charged with detonating an explosive device near an aircraft. los angeles airport police chief issued a statement following bennett's arrest saying:
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>> that's a strange incident. it's time for a check of sports. >> baseball's postseason taking center stage. >> we've had a little bit of everything, thrilling moments, dramatic comebacks, tight games, nail biters. it continues and does take center stage. the cardinals did swing a big stick when it mattered the most. we pick it up top of the third, runner on second for st. louis. mat carpenter rips one to the gap. the gap in left center off kno. prior to that blast, he was hitless in his last 22 at-bats. bottom of the fourth, two on for
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puig, gonzalez crosses the plate as puig collects his fourth postseason r.b.i. dodgers, one. st. louis closes the door as we move to the top of the eighth. pinch-hit home run, st. louis wins it 4-2, taking a 3-1 series lead. this is the same lead they blew against the giants in last year's nlcs. >> we certainly don't talk about wonderful positions. what we talk about is we've got a game to play tomorrow, and we've got a huge responsibility to go out and play it the right way, to take a lot of that positive that we had in our clubhouse and our percentage and out on the field that we saw today, continue that, and hopefully we can throw off some
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offense today. >> i think will look at it that we've got to come out and win a game to really. we can't get ahead of yourselves. this team is way too good to think that for some reason it's not going to be a very tough task to get one more win. as a group excited about the victory, we've got to turn the page against an extremely tough pitcher and try to win that one. >> over the alcs, the red sox were looking to ride the momentum of their game two comeback. this was delayed by a power outage. the starting pitchers kept wheeling and dealing. he whipped 10 batters over eight innings. meanwhile, bostons john lackey
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was keeping pace, striking out eight over 6 2/3. he seemed to have more command after the delay. we move to the top of the seventh. mike napoli and his beard gets so verlander on his 100th pitch of the game. a solo shot to left, the first hilt of the series by napoli and first home run loud by verlander since september 18th. >> runners on the corners, cabrera swinging. fielder strikes out on three pitches. that was huge. boston goes on to take game three of the alcs1-0. red sox manager is a happy camper. >> as we've seen in the first three games, their starters have been outstanding. that game was unfolding as the first two have, we don't get anything going through the first five, possibly six innings, but
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a 3-2 fastball that nap got to drive out of the ballpark, in a 1-0 game, obviously that's the key moment from the offensive side. he was very good, outstanding. >> the u.s. men's soccer team clinched a berth last month. last night, playing panama, the u.s. resting many starters. the home team took an early lead, torres scoring right there, so panama grouping a 1-0 lead. we move on to stoppage time. it's late, ties the game with a sweet header, and we certainly want to take another look at that. here it is. a minute later, johansson scores and stuns panama with two late goals in stoppage time.
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this keeps mexico's hopes alive. that wraps it up for your morning sports. >> thank you. >> a retired army captain wants to return to active duty after serving the nation's highest military honor. president obama awarded the honor to the most decorated u.s. army officer since the vietnam war. in 2009, the 34-year-old seattle resident risked his life during a firefight in afghanistan, as seen in this department of defense video. he helped evacuate wounded afghans and american troops after they were ambushed by taliban fighters. 15 u.s. and afghan soldiers died that day. >> this medal represents them. it represents us. thank you. >> president obama said captain swenson is an example of america at its best. >> america's grateful four, to
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the families of those we've lost, we will never forget, and will, you are a remarkable role model for all of us, and we're very grateful for your service. >> captain send son has been unemployed since leaving the army in 2011. he has asked to return to active duty, a request now under review by the u.s. military. >> that's true bravery right there and he should not be unemployed at all. >> it's very rare for a decorated veteran to go back into combat. >> we'll see what happens with that. >> they're a throwback to america's past. >> the latest victims of the government shutdown, wild horses roaming free. why these animals are at risk from the budget battle and what's being down keep their heritage alive.
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millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next. >> we find the fault lines that
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>> there were approximately 33,000 wild horses on public
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lands in the american west. we look at the efforts to reign that population in and how the government shutdown is making that process more difficult. >> strong, free and independent, wild mustangs are a symbol of the american west. they represent a proud heritage. >> my daughters love come hearing. we want that for our future. >> the bureau of land management works to preserve it. efforts to manage the horses have been reigned in with the budget shutdown. it's chris's job to look after the approximately 154 wild mustangs on the western slope in colorado. >> a dozen wild mustang are grazing, and look good, coats shiny, manes and tails.
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some in the west of in crisis, too many horses, not enough land. b.m.f. wages a cattle to keep up with growing herds. there are 307,000 wild horses and donkeys roaming from washington to colorado. that's 10,000 more animals than the federal government says is appropriate for the land available to them. >> if we did not manage the horse numbers, we would have enormous numbers of horses. >> a vaccine would prevent a mare from conceiving for up to three years. >> it's not efficient to use fertility control to bring large numbers of animals down to a
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lower level. >> leaving only tough, controversial alternative. >> the only option is to round them up, catch them and take them to sale or slaughter. >> another measure is to hit hundreds of thousands of horses starve. >> i grew up on a big cattle ranch in montana, riding horses every day for 20 years. it's a shame having grown up and seen horses in that environment to watch what's happening to the wild mustangs. >> wild horse managers hope the vaccine proofs affective before the wild mustang runs out of room and the bureau of land management is forced to make decisions on the wild horses future. just like the budget impasse, there are no easy answers. >> tamara banks, aljazeera, mesa county, colorado. (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people.
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>> the debt ceiling deadline now less than 24 hours away with the government on the brink of default and the house and senate scrambling to avert the cries. a serious new threat, threatening the gold star credit rating. >> developments out of washington to see if the u.s. will continue to pay its bills or put the global economy at risk. >> iran's plan to break a deadlock with world powers over its nuclear program is received with cautious optimism. >> what i want to say, we don't have enough food. i mean, that will kill me. >> americans across the country fighting a daily battle to keep themselves and loved ones just
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from going hungry. >> good morning, and welcome aljazeera america. i'm del walters. well, in less than 24 hours, the u.s. government bill lose its ability to borrow money for the first time in our nation's history. congress has until midnight tonight or risk what could be consequences here and around the globe. senate leaders say they are close to a deal that would raise the debt ceiling end the government shutdown now into its 16th day. the fate of that proposal lice with the republican controlled house which twice on tuesday failed to produce its own plan. president obama said the tea party republicans are to blame. >> the problem we have right now is that on the other side, there's just a faction of the republican party, it doesn't represent all republicans, that
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have decided to take a very extreme position and to take -- use very extreme tactics in order to get tough done, and the more moderate, reasonable members of the republican party up in congress oftentimes have had difficulty dealing with that faction. >> meanwhile, republican senator john mccain said it's the democrats who should share the blame for not even considering the proposals from the house. >> this is a reason to negotiate. instead, the democrats are rejecting it out of hand. i think that's wrong. i think that's very, very wrong. this was a fool said errand to start with. we were never going to defund the affordable care act. now there appears to be a good faith proposal from the republican side not insisting on defunding obamacare. they are making reasonable provisions. that should be negotiated and voted on, rather than rejected out of hand. i believe that the democrats are now overplaying their hand. >> so what's in your wallet?
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less. the stock market folding the effects of the debt ceiling deadline, the dow dropping 132 points on thursday. fitch, one of the three biggest credit agencies is now threatening to cut the credit rating. the staining is set. in two hours, congress reconvenes. all eyes on the senate once again as the last best hope for a deal. what forces are pushing this forward? >> as you mentioned, that effort in the house yesterday came to naught. the senate this morning is picking up the pieces once again, structuring a deal similar to what we've seen over the past few days. we hear that the leadership, the staff of the leadership have senator halfry read and his
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partner worked through the night hammering out a detail that would reopen the government, fund it through mid january, as well as raise the debt ceiling through early february. there are no major changes in this bill to president obama's signature new health care law, which has been a huge sticking point, really the impetus for this problem in the first place. >> senate democrats have come under fire for rejecting the republican proposals out of hand, but house speaker boehner can't seem this get his own caucus to support the proposals. heritage action america sent out an email opposing the bill saying the proposed deal will do nothing to stop obamacare's massive new entitlements from taking root. is obamacare back on the table? >> it really isn't. what president obama said in an interview with abc news yesterday is summer boehner has
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no control over his caucus, really held hostage by that right wing tea party faction that is unwig to compromise on anything. that email you mentioned from heritage action is a veiled threat about future elections, that it and groups like it will be countedding the vote on any compromise, threatening to challenge anyone in the republican party from the right with someone who's more conservative, should they be willing to compromise on this issue. things not looking good for republicans in the house, very difficult for them to come to compromise. it's time to save faith and move on. >> paul, thank you very much. >> think you're fed up? in case there was a need for proof that americans are indeed fed up with the inaction, there i see new polling showing nearly three quarters of voters want to see most members of congress booted out of office in 2014. for a lot of americans, that
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doesn't apply to their own rep. 38% want their representative replaced. tara, most parties believe that we have gone past the days of debate and entered into the phase of brinksmanship, so who wins, who loses. are we doing what is best for the country or party? >> who wins or loses, basically, the american public is losing now. this form of government, government by crisis to use the term commonly thrown around now has led to 1 million jobs lost a the a time when while the economy is recovering, people are still suffering and people are still in need of work. to have 1 million jobs lost you think would be a strong enough message for congress to get its house in order. >> there is an old saying that
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when you point a finger at the other party, there's a thumb pointing back out. what did the departments do wrong? some volunteered against raise in the debt ceiling when the bush administration was in office. why were they right then and republicans wrong now? >> one of the things i think that the democrats need to be very careful of in the situation is while yes, clearly the republicans are taking a huge hit, you can see in all the pollings for their behavior during this crisis, but at the same time, if you see two people fighting on the street, your immediate reaction is look at these two i had i don't get fighting on the street. the public, particularly those who aren't paying close attention are going to blame both parties, particularly independents and folks like that are going to see both parties as i had i don't get fighting on the streets. >> there is a lot of talk about ted cruz these days, the texas senator, saying that obamacare is a failed social experiment, but set that aside.
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if he not point out flaws in the system with obamacare. >> it's not a perfect bill. yes, there are things that need to be addressed. what i find very interesting is the fact that the president that taken break and said let's reevaluate, look at things that we think may not function. you would applaud the president for looking at his own signature legislation and say why don't we step back and see how we can do things better. that you would normally identify as a good thing. one thing ted cruz has said throughout this, we have to be careful, we don't want this to take hold, because people might actually like it. medicare, these were the same arguments made in medicare, arguments made against obamacare or the affordable care act. this is the same arguments made against social security. over the years, they have both been adjusted.
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adjustments have been made to the core program. both programs are very popular. >> have the members of both houses in congress now passed the stage where they no longer just disagree, but don't like each other. >> i definitely think you don't see the nature you used to see in the senate and house. that's being driven in large part bit public. you have people coming from districts, where their own voters, the people who have elected them are saying we don't want to you compromise. that's bad for democracy. also, the house leadership, the senate leadership if i think were to has she this out without their members, you would have seen compromise. you have a dynamic in place where you have individual members of congress being sponsored by outside organizations, so they don't need their leadership to raise
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money for them anymore. they don't have the same leverage they used to. that's why you see the deterrer reaction. i think john boehner would have liked to have seen a continuing resolution. he said over and over again web doesn't want to see the country default, yet we're on the edge of defaulting. >> thank you for being with us this morning. perhaps they were listening. >> if congress doesn't boost that sixteen-dollar and seven cents trillion debt ceiling, the u.s. treasury won't have enough money to meet obligations. let's look at some of the deadlines looming. october 23, the government must caught check for $12 billion in social security payments. the 28th, it owes $3 billion to pay the salaries of federal employees. then just two days later, it has to make $2 billion more in payments to medicaid providers. after that, a $6 billion on
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public debt is due. stock markets have showed a relatively muted response. the country is starting a midnight deadline that some extrovert believe a default could be catastrophic for financial markets. we are joined live from the u.s. stock exchange. john, the futures are up this morning. how and why? >> it's a good question. 65 points at the moment, who would have thought that, given the severity of everything that is going on here, and the threat to the u.s. economy, and the global economy should there be a default, but there it is, dow futures ahead. the european off their who is, a little more pessimistic that a deal may not be done or done in time. the asian markets that were
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trading while most of us were fast asleep ended in very positive territory today. it's really now down to harry reid and mitch mcconnell, all eyes on them. >> stock brokers pick up the phone and the people in congress listen. they are the 1%. do they know something on wall street that main street doesn't know? >> oh, you're a conspiracy theorist. i see. i don't think it's that they know something we don't know. what they are able to do, the economists, and traders and investors who are here, many aren't here, but on their way, what they are able to do is take the politician out of the situation. i think they simply cannot believe, they simply are unable to believe that the united states congress, faced with this threat that we are told by global economists, including the managing director of the world
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bank would cause untold disruption and possibly dean a recession and depression around the world. they can't believe that in light of that, congress won't act. now, we're assuming they are going to act today or to really. the reason the markets are up is they feel there's going to be something on the table the world can say yes, this will be sorted out by sometime thursday. >> john, thank you very much. we continue to watch both washington and wall street. we'll have more on the potential impact later in our hour talking with the chief economist for j.p. morgan. >> parts of the midwest are going to get relief from the rain. >> we are seeing improvement that morning. this is the moisture in the atmosphere.
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this is diminishing as the front moves on. texas has been inundated since sunday. we don't have that water to tap as much anymore, the spigot's been turned down, so to speak. the front is moving, bringing moisture to other parts of the south, including already starting to see rain in arkansas, tennessee and mississippi as the day progresses. because of some of those areas of rain, we have flash flood watches out for the areas where weaver gotten too inundated. as we look at the moisture for the next 24 hours, the core of that shifts. mississippi possibly into alabama are going to be heavier rain areas as we get through the next couple of days. we're already starting to see
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the places that are clear are going to start seeing more moisture move in. as we get across the country, this is the moisture, eventually the northern tier movers into the mid atlantic. we'll talk about that coming up into the next half hour. back to you. >> iran is laying out its plan for nuclear power. we'll tell you what the country is offering and what it wants in return from the world's leaders. >> police have made an arrest for the dry ice explosions. >> decision day in new jersey in a high profile senate race. >> should you be hiding your money under a mattress? one famous investor says get a grip. why warren buffet thinks there is no reason not to buy stocks now. together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
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>> day two of diplomatic talks are underway in geneva, aimed add reigning in iran's nuclear
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program. they are the first major negotiations since iran's president took office. james, can you bring us up to speed as to what happened so far this morning? >> i think we're getting to the closing stagion of this now, certainly of this particular talks. we have the eye raines in a full session with what is known as it is p5 plus one, the permanent members of the security council and germany representing the international community. they are going through line by line the plan that iran has put forward, the new plan. the details that have plan, we're getting slight outlines, but the exact details kept confidential at this stage. we expect in the coming hours to hear from both sides.
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we expect to hear from the eye raines and also from the european union representing the international community to give us an idea of what's happened. what is clear, i think is there has been some progress. everyone's talking things up here. >> the eye raines, we know what they want. they would obviously like to see those crippling situations removed. is that a possibility, and when might it happen? >> i think that is a possibility down the line, yes, the eye raines want the sanctions removed, the west want proof that iran that has its nuclear program it says is in your energy use cannot secretly produce a nuclear bomb. that is what they are looking at now. everyone will be talking about progress made at this meeting, that's what we're hearing, useful talks. i think a deal is still some way off, but i think everyone wants
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to keep the pace of all of this going. when they have new talks, they are not going to take place a month or two away. they are going to have new talks here in geneva in the next couple of weeks, so they are trying to push this through as quickly as possible. >> an airport employee is under arrest in connection with those dry ice explosions at los angeles international airport. 28-year-old decarlo bennett is identified. the arrest follows small explosions inside an airport bathroom and on the tarmac outside l.a.x. he has been charged with possessing explosionives near an aircraft. the police chief put out a statement following his arrest saying: >> former halliburton manager pleading guilty on tuesday to destroying evidence from that
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deadly b.p. oil rig explosion witness working as a technology expert told employees to delete data during a company review. halliburton was employed to build the rig. in 2010 it was destroyed in a fiery explosion, causing that major oil spill in the gulf. he faces one year in prison and $100,000 fine. >> to business news now, the markets are still hopeful that a deal in d.c. can get done. we are joined now with the very latest. >> they can hope. we've already seen a wild few hours on the markets. we are one day closer to a possible default. stock futures dropped after the house plan to raise the debt ceiling failed, but hopes for a deal now could signal positive starts when the market opens. all three major index's were worried about the stalled
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negotiations, the dow losing 133 points late in the session. the s&p down 12 points, down below 2100. traders appear to be holding their breath, afraid to act as the budget deal goes down to the wire. ation she been stocks are mixed, japan up modestly. chain in a losing more than 1%. there may be optimism now, but investors accounted panic if a deal is not reached. >> i do think they expect in the end there will be a last minute deal that will avert a real crisis, but if they change their mind about that as last minute negotiations fail, you could see a rapid deterioration by the end of this week. >> aljazeera is your best source of information on the debt ceiling battle. tonight, we'll bring you a special edition of "real money"
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live from washington to bring you the very latest. one of the world's most famous investors says it's ok to buy stocks, warren buffet saying it's not necessarily a mistake to invest, just because you don't know what's going to happen with congress. he adds his just made a $1 million purchase and didn't worry about a debt ceiling deal. >> mark cuban's insider trading trial is in the hands of a jury. the owner of the nba's dallas mavericks is accused of using inside information to dump millions of dollars worth of stock in an internet company. a decision could come as early as today. >> i want to go back to fitch. everyone including fitch seems to believe that a deal is going to be worked out, so why the dire warn in on the eve of this really tense debate taking place in washington? >> it boils down to risk, reward
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and confidence. in its decision, fitch says that it's doing this because the u.s. government is failing to resolve this in a timely manner, and when time is equal to money, any time you waste is wasted money. it's cost investors quite a bit of money, fluctuations up and down every day. >> kind of like your mother saying wait until your father gets home. >> voters head to the polls in new jersey there to fill the seat of the late senate. the political tug of war in washington has been playing out on a smaller stage. >> it's a race watched closely. >> he is trying to distract people. >> 44-year-old cory booker, democratic mayor of newark new jersey is battling against importantlier pagoda, new jersey
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mayor and chairman of the tea party group. >> you may not be able to swim in that river, but i think it's because of the bodies floating around from the shooting victims in your city. >> oh, my god! >> he wants to shut down the government until the affordable care act until it gets defunded. >> the first election, we could send a message directly to washington, do we want to send more tea party down there? >> this week, president obama said the outcome of this campaign would have implications. >> about what kind of leadership we expect from our representatives in congress. we're better than this shut down politics we've seen. >> sarah palin, who campaigned for lonagon described him as a
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reinforcement. >> new jersey, just know that the eyes of america are on you right now, truly. >> there are other disputes that have cropped up in the race. lonagon has taken flak for racially charged comments and opposing hurricane relief from new jersey. >> new jersey needs a leader, no the a tweeter. >> the conflict over the crisis in washington is crucial. >> what we've seen is that this has taken on kind of larger than life pro pores in this entire campaign and many in new jersey are basing their vote on just this one issue. >> polls show booker with a double digit lead. still, this seat held for decades by democrats until the death last spring hasn't gone public in 41 years.
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with public sentiment sharply against the government shut down, democrats are hoping for a booker win with plenty of votes to share. >> booker's high profile accounted be working against him. nearly half the voters in the state believe that he is running for the senate only to be on the national stage. just 37% say he is running to serve the state of new jersey. >> the debt crisis watched by an international audience. how a potential default could impact the global economy. >> the death toll from the philippine either quake continues to climb as rescuers search for survivors. >> the mother of baseball legend cal ripken, jr. having another run-in with a would-be criminal. she stopped an armed assailant. >> baseball's postseason in full swing. highlights answered more, when we come back.
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(vo) friday faultlines chases the flames as they spread throughout the west. >> there's a thick, acrid smoke smell in the air and we're following a strike team now to the top of the mountains where the fire line begins. (vo) it's a war being fought by air and on land costing millions of dollars every year. >> you will make an individual decision to build a home there, but what's the cost to the rest of us? (vo) what's going wrong with the war on wildfires and what are the true costs of putting them out?
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>> we are following breaking news out of laos with a crashed aircraft killing many ohen board. we will continue to follow this story. >> america's largest lender has been increasingly vocal in its frustration with washington. we ever more from china. >> work at this factory continues despite fears the business is about to suffer a huge loss. like thousands of other factories in china's golden triangle, products are experted all over the world. the u.s. dollar long the national reserve currency would face a lack of confidence should the united states government default on its debt and this would throw agreeable trade into chaos. >> if america defaults, it will be very bad for exports.
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we will suffer a loss. >> the world's two largest economies deeply interconnected. china is the largest fortune holder of u.s. debt and the u.s. is china's second largest export market. over the last few years, china has been exporting more than importing. it's accumulated the world's largest horde of foreign reserves. much of those dollars were back into government bonds. >> chinese state media calls the u.s. a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government, saying this is the time to deamericanize the world. >> as it stands, china holds 3.5 trillion in u.s. dollar assets, 1.8 in u.s. treasury bonds. it's gown diversify those
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holdings. >> more like a technical reason than a fundamental reason. it's something new. we have no experience. i don't know what will happen. that's a huge uncertainty. >> if the u.s. government doesn't break its deadlock and defaults on its debt, it will proof china's points that the u.s. is declining. >> it's not just the chinese worried. leaders around the world are expressing concern. we have more on the global reaction to the impasse in washington. how does what is happening in washington seem to be affecting the influence of the united states overseas? >> it's hurting the prestige of the united states significantly.
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the markets here open slightly lower today on fears of what might happen on the hill, but economically so far, things are pretty much at the status quo. what is changing is the perception of the united states as a reliable, dependentable, steady presence on the global stage. >> what is said about the threat of a default on the european market? >> the e.u. economic commissioner saying this is highly irresponsible of the united states and the consequences of a default or a lack of a decision on the debt ceiling would be very bad for
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the global economy. notably here in the european union, which is only just tarting to get back on its feet after years of austerity and crisis following the 2008 event, it's a risky time globally. >> what are the people of london on the streets saying? their heads must be turning. >> i mean they just can't wrap their heads around this. they don't understand why the americans are doing it to themselves. there's a general sense here in the city of london, the trading center here that there's got to be a deal, an 11th hour deal. they just can't imagine that america would do it to itself. they're perplexed, scratching their heads, as you say. right now, they are not terribly concerned this this will actually happen, because it's just too bizarre. >> joining us live from london, phil, thank you very much. >> joining us now to discuss a
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potential default is the chief u.s. economist in j.p. morgan. some of your counter parts are saying what happens next could be worse than when lehman brothers collapsed and the economy went into fee fall. >> i agree. i think we just don't know the extent of the damage that a default of the u.s. treasury could do. default could be really catastrophic. >> everybody is talking about what will happen, but what is happening right now with the u.s. credit ratings under scrutiny and the world watching, what you are telling your advices, your investors. >> we have to extinguish between the two things going on, the government shut down, but
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nothing too terrible, and then we have the debt ceiling. i think the outcomes are very binary. in this latter scenario, the outcomes are very binary. the financial markets are kind of taking it in stride, if you look at the u.s. stock market, it's close to an all time high. i think markets are expecting in this latter binary outcome that the more favorable outcome will take place.
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>> the united states likes to view itself as the biggest financial player in the world but if the united states treasury can't be trusted to pay its bills, who is waiting in the wings to seize on what is our problem. >> that's a really good question. this came up in 2011, which is while there may be concern about the political high jinx in washington, obviously the euro was having its own issues, looking more stable now than 2011. china is obviously a very large country, but don't have free capital flow. right now, there's not a good alternative for the u.s. for large reserve managers like the chinese, for instance. >> they say that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes, but we are getting
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close to this deadline. what does that mean to consumer confidence, because we have gotten this close once again? >> right. you know, there are some daily measures that we follow, and not surprisingly, they turn down quite a bit in the last few days and weeks. whether that's going to have a lasting impact on consumer spending i think depends on what happens with the default. i said in 2011, when we went to the brink and pulled back, consumer spending bounced back pretty quickly. i think if we can actually make progress here, the economy will move on. the question is are we going to make progress. >> thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> aftershocks are still felt in parts of the philippines a day after that massive 7.2 magnitude quake. rescuers searching for survivors. so far, three have been pulled out alive, but efforts are hampered by damaged roads and
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bridges. century old churches have been destroyed by the quake. hospitals have had to evacuate patients. for the latest, we go to rob mcbride. tell us about the president's visit to the quake areas and how is the government there helping the survivors? >> the president has been here today to the city, seeing for hips a lot of the damage. here, most serious damage has been to some of the historic buildings, old churches here, dating back to the time of the colonial spanish period, some of them several hundred years old, buildings which couldn't sustain the kind of shock that we got here yesterday morning. many buildings damaged by the church behind me, the president same to see for himself the damage. there was a mass held here this evening instead of inside the
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church. it was held outside in a yard. the buildings can't be inhabited until inspectors check the damage and whether the building can be saved. >> the images we're seeing are gripping, but what about the damage to the economy? >> this is the business heartland of central philippines. there has been an awful loft impact on the normal business life of the city. many of the shopping malls are closed today. the buildings are still standing, but can't open until inspectors come around. what malls have been opened, people have been largely staying away. they don't want to be inside very big, very large structures after suffering the aftershocks they have experienced for the past few days here. >> rob, thank you very much.
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>> a tropical system is currently hitting parts of japan, including near the damaged fukushima power plant. >> some of has water actually came out before being tested for radiation, this time, they were able to test it and drain it before the system went through. we are not expecting that impact. you can see what's left of the typhoon. it wasn't as grazing past the island starting to lose its tropical entity. as it did graze by japan, use ing enough rain, unfortunately that we had a couple loss of life throughout the area approximate the region has quieted down. we will want to watch this next disturbance returning to the north, as well. we have a frontal boundary moving through the midsection of the country, moving back to the united states. now it's a little more into the great lakes.
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the front combined with tropical moisture has been causing rain. the spigot has turned off. we're not seeing as much moisture and the front is on the move. that's good news for texas, that we're going to start drying out. the midwest has predominantly dried out as the front moved on that. this has been replaced with cold air. we still have a couple of little flood warning areas, but we also have freeze warnings this morning. you tend to see them earlier in the the fall. if you have crops outside for crops that need harvested, temperatures this morning rapidity in the 20's, 20's and 30's through denver and into colorado and kansas, so it is a brisk start to the day. overall, these temperatures
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through the plains aren't going to make it through the 50's. that rain is on the move. this is a little bit what we have through the rest of today and early tomorrow as that hits the coastline more even though it's over the great lakes now. it will continue that move eastward. heading southward, texas will get the rain today. we're going to see it through other parts of the south. mississippi could be in for the heavy rain today. >> an unusual asylum request from a man in a tiny pacific island. he is asking to be protected from the island itself. we explain. >> as he works the land on a farm, this migrant worker wonders if he'll be allowed to
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of stop worrying about his family. he's fighting to be recognized as the world's first climate change refugee. >> i don't think it will be there in a few years. like the scientists have said, it is sinking. it's disappearing. >> high tides caused by rising sea levels regularly flood the island, so water is contaminating the land. the situation is becoming so serious, it's feared the country will be completely uninhabitable by 2030, leaving people without a home. the attorney said the world needs to reconsider the definition of a water refugee. >> the man and his family are human beings, and they're
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actually being the victims of circumstances brought about by something beyond the control and beyond the government of the island, that is the sea levels rising. >> a proposal is to build an island to house the 30,000 people. the case has global implications if the man wins his case. >> it's a wonderful precedent, because the same convention is applicable in australia, which is the other logical host in the pacific. it would be quite a precedent. >> win or lose, what happens to those displaced by theizing seasons scientists say climate change is here and not going
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away. >> legal experts say the man's appeal is a long shot but will be watched closely and could implicate 10s of millions of residents living in low level islands. >> carl ripken's mother chased away a carjacker. it is the second time she defended herself in two years. >> a strangle hold on the playoff series.
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st. louis has mat carpenter at the plate. nicely done. rips one into the gap in left center. a double, cards take a 1-0 lead. two batters later, motte holiday sends one into the bullpen in left. prior to that bat, hitless in his last 22 at-bats at dodger stadium. bottom of the fourth, dodgers break through, two on for puig. he singles. gonzalez crosses the plate. l.a. on the board. same inning, a.j. ellis, single into center field. ethier will score. dodgers within one now. shane robinson who had two home runs all season, there is shane, time a play hero.
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a commanding 3-1 series lead, the same lead the cardinals blew last year. >> we certainly don't talk about wonderful positions. what we talk about is we got a game to play tomorrow, and we've got a huge responsibility to go out and play it the right way, to take a lot of that positive we had in our clubhouse and our bench, and out on the field that we saw today, continue that. hopefully, we can throw some offense together like today a little bit, and keep some positive thoughts going, and hopefully, just execute, and not get too far ahead of ourselves. >> i think the team will look at it very narrow minded that we've got to win a game to really. we can't get ahead of ourselves. this team we're playing is way too good to think that it's not going to be a very tough task to get one more win. i think as a group, we've got to turn the page for a day game
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tomorrow against a tough pitcher and try to win that one. >> red sox and tigers in detroit, this one delayed for 17 minutes bay power outage. the two starting pitchers kept wheeling and dealing, verlander striking out 10 batters. he was impressive. >> january locky whipped eight over 6 2/3. lackey seemed to have more control over his pitches after the delay. >> napoli gets to very learned on his 100th pitch of the game, goodbye. that's the first hit of the series for napoli and first loud by verlander since september 18. received sox up 1-0. only one out, a pivotal sequence, cabrera swinging. koji uehara comes in, whips on
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three straight pitches. boston takes control 3-0. manager john farrell is a happy camper. we'll hear from him later. >> the boys of fall having a good time. have we got a fish story for you. this one is called a fisherman's dream come true. one man stumbled on this one off the coast of california. >> a frightening story. hunger in america, the battle just to put food on their tables. so many money stories sound complicated. but don't worry. i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break down confusing financial speak and make it real.
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>> experts say it is an invisible epidemic, hunger in america. last year, 20% of americans didn't ever enough money to buy food for themselves or their families. we spent the day in the life of a palm beach county, florida
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family struggling to put food on the table. >> jerome is nine years old, but quickly growing into a young man pepsi already five feet tall and 110 pounds. >> he's a big boy. we don't have enough food. i mean, that will kill me as a mother. >> he leaves for school munching dry serial. he eats a free breakfast at the elementary school. >> i like it because it's free food. >> thanks to a state program, the state serves a free breakfast to any students under the age of 18 regardless of income. 94% of the students eat free or reduced lunches. >> food insecurity runs our school. kids will come in off the bus and you can tell already what kind of morning it is. >> there is a food pantry for families in crisis. in addition, each week, the charity feeding south florida gives rotating groups of students free food to take home.
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she struggles to put food on the table, even with the assistance of food stamps. the single mom cobbles together $15,000 a year working part time at a school. >> i don't want him to go to bed hungry. he's an asthmatic child. he takes steroids. he has to eat. >> we ask him how he feels when he's trying to learn and his stomach is grumbling. >> fainting is on my mind. >> she has been raising him alone since his father died when he was just five months old. as she was driving home, she was shot three times in a case of mistaken identity. the shooting was a turning point in her life. she vowed to become a real provider. >> i probably would have become a statistic, you know, of how people see us, you know as when i say us, i mean younger black
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women, who rather stay home and get government assistance than go out and work. >> she graduated with an associate's degree and became a paralegal. she hasn't been able to find a job. school is out. he will study in the after care program until his mother picks him up. it is after 7:00 evening. he fidgets in hunger as his mother prepares the meal. aljazeera, palm beach county, florida. >> natasha, what are people doing trying provide food for their families? >> it's a struggle. one expert called hunger in america an invisible epidemic. this is a very visible sign.
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this pantry just pulled up to this church. it's going to distribute free food to people. as you can see, people have been lining up, they've been here since before 7:00. this one caters to seen years. we saw people waiting in line with canes, scooters and walkers. it would be devastating if the kids in the school couldn't rely... that.
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>> ok, we apologize for the technical difficulties. thank you very much. take a look at this. this is the kind of fish tale you have to see to believe. an 18 too the wrong serpent like fish was spotted. it just keeps going on for days. it took 15 people to drag it to shore. it appeared to have died naturally. these fish are rarely seen dead or alive. >> that will do it for this edition of aljazeera news. more headlines ahead in two minutes.
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