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>> unacceptable. that's the word president obama is expected to use when he addresses major problems with the federal health care website. >> emergency, emergency. >> federal investigators are trying to determine if the bart strike played a role in a weekend train accident that left two wokers dead, this as the strike enters its fourth straight day. >> same-sex couples tying the knot. new jersey becomes the 14t 14th state to recognize gay marriage. >> a major chinese city shutdown, 11 million people told to stay home because of choking levels of pollution.
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>>, to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. a frustrated president obama is expected to address the nation today about his signature health care legislation, the affordable care act. he'll tell the american people that the problem-plagued federal website is unacceptable and layout a plan to get it back on track. >> major technical glitches that have plagued obamacare's health care enrollment website have proven an embarrassment to democrats and giving republican's more ammunition to criticize the plan they vow to get rid of. >> i will do anything and continue to do anything i can to stop the train wreck that is obamacare. >> nearly 500,000 applications have been filed through the exchange program, but no figures on actual enrollments have been released by the government, whose own congressional budget office says 7 million should be
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enrolled within six months. health and human services officials say changes are being made to file on line bugs, tweeting: >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is decline to go speak before a house committee this thursday. on the sunday talk shows, democrats tried to manage the fallout. >> what has happened in unacceptable in terms of the glitches. this has to be fixed. >> i think the computer glitches are being used by a good number of people who never wanted obamacare in the first place as an excuse to just sort of bash it. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell who helped craft the last minute deal to avert a government shutdown said he doesn't think paralyzing the government is the best way to get rid of obamacare but is committed to repeeling it. >> the fact that we have some tactical differences doesn't mean we don't share all the same
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goal. obamacare is the worst piece of legislation passed in the last century. >> we have to keep up the fight, but rifle shot it rather than go at it with a meat ax, which cannot succeed. >> obama administration officials steered clear of the airwaves this weekend. white house communications director said. >> those are words that will be echoed late today by president obama. in a rose garden speech, he will outline alternative ways for consumers to sign up for health care insurance. here's a look at how the rollout compares by state. 17 states seen in color red run their own health insurance exchanges. 27 states engold have a federally-run marketplace. the six states in blue have a
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hybrid of both. authorities are investigating a recent of tweets threatening ted cruz. they appear to have come from new jersey. they blame cruz for the recent partial government shutdown. on the same day the tweets were posted, senator cruz appeared on abc news, threatening another government shutdown. the senator's staff released a statement saying they are aware of the threats and have been in contact with authorities. aljazeera will bring you president obama's health care remarks litsch from the white house rose garden this morning at 11:25 eastern time. it is day four of the bay area transit strike. unions have been at odds over wages and health and pension benefits. this as federal investigators comb through the scene of a train accident, which killed two train workers over the weekend. the deaths are raisings questions if the work stoppage
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played a role. lisa bernard has this report. >> the train involved in the accident rolls out of here, and yes, the investigators are trying to figure out what caused it to plow into two workers, checking the tracks saturday, killing both of them. the train was running in automatic mode with the drivers and five others onboard. there was an experienced operator at the controls. the ntsb will look at employees involved and investigators say they will scrutinize the equipment. >> we will do a thorough mechanical inspection of the equipment and every operation on the train itself inside and out, wheels, brakes, the third rail, all those things. >> investigators spent about four hours sunday on the tracks between two suburban train stops and they will likely spend the next four to 10 days collecting evidence. earlier, flowers and a card marked the spot where bart says an employee and a contractor were looking at a reported dip
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in the tracks when the train hit them. investigators say they will look at the video taken from a camera facing into the cab of the train. they will ask bart for documents, photos, and sketches. they already have the radio transmissions between the train and the transit system, which captured audio at the moment of impact. >> let me know when you're ready to proceed ahead after your break. >> bart emergency. >> go ahead. >> we just struck some individuals at approximately 15.2 on the c1 track. central, be advised, it may be bart employees. >> the ntsb will consider whether the current strike had a bearing on the accident. the unions held a candlelight vigil to honor the two employees
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killed here, but the large evident union continues to picket, signs in one hand, memorial candles in the other. >> even if the strike ends immediately, it could still take days before trains can run on those tracks again. >> same-sex marriage is now the law in new jersey. >> i declare joseph and orville to be lawful spouses in the state of new jersey! [ cheers and applause ] >> newark mayor cory booker did the ors just after midnight. orville bell and joseph pinici were the first calm to tie the knot at city hall. that is where reporter jay gray is this morning. good morning to you. same sex law is the law of the land in new jersey, but there is an appeals process to go through in january. did they feel a sense of urgency that they had a short time to get hitched?
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>> stephanie, good morning to you. some felt it was important to get this done at quickly as possible because of pending legal issues here in the state of new jersey. it was an emotional and many will tell you very important morning here as new jersey became the 14th state to allow same sex partners to wed. >> as the couples gathered at newark city hall, just after midnight, new jersey became the 14th state to allow same sex unions. >> the great state of new jersey becomes far, far greater by recognizing the quality of all god's children. >> mayor and senator elect cory booker had vowed to never marry anyone until he could marry everyone in this state so this was his first time to officiate a service. >> i'm so ready to jump to i do. >> as the first of nine as her moneys began, there was a few
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protestors outside and one briefly tried to disrupt the union. >> this is unlawful in the sight of god. >> well, sir, well, sir -- would you please remove that person. >> many of the couples here will tell you they're used to the protests and the fight for quality and they understand that even on this historic day, it's not over. >> the trouble continues. we are married, happy to be so, but it's not legal in all states of the united states, and there are a lot of people who still even in the state's it's legal recognize it. >> that battle will have to come later. in the early morning hours here, the ceremonies gave way to celebration. >> butterflies. [ laughter ] >> a lot of butterflies, but
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happy to see our friends and family. >> a happiness many stay they fought for for decades. >> it's a fight that will continue here. new jersey governor chris christie is appealing the marriage quality law and the it will be heard early next year. >> here is where the nation stands when it comes to same-sex marriage. a recent gallup poll finds 52% of americans back gay marriage, 43% oppose it. new jersey is the 14th state to legalize gay marriage. gay marriage and civil unions are currently banned in 25 states. there are seven court cases involving gay marriage and civil unions nationwide, including cases in arkansas, hawaii, virginia and new jersey. >> a tip led police to two killers who he is skipped from a florida prison.
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swat teams burst into a motel room in panama city, where they found joseph jenkins and charles walker, the two men both serving life sentences. they walked out of prison using sophisticated forged documents. police said a tip led them right to their door. >> while the manhunt is over, there's still a lot that we do not know. i can tell you that there will be more arrests. obviously we will be backtracking through those that helped carry out this fraud. >> both men are behind bars this morning. they are being held without bond until their next court appearance friday. florida law enforcement officials are investigating whether other prisoners were released using fake documents. >> if you know release are being held in baghdad today for the to victims of a suicide bomb attack. at least 55 people were killed when an explosive ripped through a busy cafe in the iraqi capital sunday. 45 others were hurt. the explosion was one of six suicide bombings in one day, all
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in the anbar province. >> a deadly attack on a wedding in egypt has left many stunned. the interim prime minister vows justice after the shooting at the church left three people dead. the attack happened in a suburb which cairo. we have more. >> the attackers arrived on motor bikes and opened fire without warning. their targets were a christian congregation at the church of the virgin mary. the people had been attended a wedding and were just leaving when the gunmen arrived. >> we came runningsterriccally. it was a very difficult site. many people had fallen, a child was shot in his neck and shoulder. >> the local parish priest said
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although the target was a christian church, this was an attack on the entire country. >> this is an insult to egypt. we're destroying our own country. imagine what people outside of egypt will think when they hear what has happened. we're an internationally known church. >> christians make up 10% of egypt's population. in recent months, dozens of churches have been attacked across the country, fueling tensions between christians and the majority muslim population. it's understood the church of the virgin mary had been left unguarded for several months. the head of police security in giza said patrols will be increased outside churches following this attack. aljazeera, cairo. >> no one has yet claimed
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responsibility for the attack. >> one of china's biggest cities totally shut down by choking smog. students are kept home from school and businesses shuttered. the city is home to 11 million people, like the population of new york city and chicago combined. this is just days after the world health organization declared air pollution a major cause of cancer. craig leeson joins us live from hong kong. the visibility is as low as 10 yards in some places? >> well, i've just taken off my gas mask to talk to you this morning, stephanie. all jokes aside, our live spot here and it's just reached nightfall here, we couldn't see 300 meters across the harbor today. the pollution across the country has been at its worst.
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to give you some depth of the extent, 300 is considered hazardous and it measured 1,000. everything above 20 is considered dangerous. at 1,000, you can imagine that the air was considered not only toxic, but deadly today. >> so hard to imagine the families that live there and the city now being brought to a stand still, but this isn't new for this region. what specifically causes these high levels of pollution at this time of year there? >> it is blamed on the start of winter. they said that residents turned they're headedding on today. it's about six degrees there now. most of china is fueled in terms of energy by coal therm malpower stations.
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likewise, people use coal ovens to cook and it causes respiratory problems. many people die each year due to pollution. it's an increasing problem china will have to tackle. it creates a great deal of social unrest. >> people literally will move out of this region, i imagine, if they can. >> well, that's right, those who can, do. in fact, many executives who had the money are moving out of china. a lot of expats in hong kong, which has a big expat community are leaving hong kong because of the pollution problems here. they are sending their families and kids to school in tie land, because they don't want their 13 growing up with the problems of pollution and respiratory illness, which is increasing significantly across china, so that's a major problem.
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once you get a big population on the move, they look at the chinese government officials who have air purifiers which they don't. it is identified as a major problem they need to talk about and solve. >> i've lived in that region and an air purifier won't do anything on a day like that. thanks craig. >> in the u.s., we're not used to seeing such my smog days in this cooler weather, if at all. >> usually we see the smog in the summer, because heat exacerbates the problem. china still gets the smog in the summer like we do in the states, but coal heating in the winter and all that smoke that comes from that, a very dirty smoke from the comb causes problems that make it really a year round problem in china.
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as we're already in this region, we have two different weather systems here, the tropical storm and a typhoon. our typhoon, which would be our category of basically a two hurricane right now interns of the wind speed, is by the end of the week expected to graze by japan. it will probably not make landfall, weakening as it does so. that is very similar. look at this pattern here and look at what we had last week, kind of a similar track. it caused a lot of damage, just because of the rain it brought the region, so something we'll have to monitor in the week ahead. no smog today. cool air and wind helps move the smog out. we do have different freeze advisories getting to states like tennessee today, as we get a little further north, we have the freeze watches out here, so definitely cold air has moved across the regions. a lot of 20's and 30's in the midwest and a chance for snow.
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we'll talk about that in the next half hour. >> thanks nicole mitchell. >> the secret burial for a nazi war criminal, who's funeral was canceled because of angry rioters. >> colorful and cool. >> meet the creator behind these giant halloween displays and learn the secret to his spooky sculpting. >> it's time to pay up. j.p. morgan is preparing to write a check for the largest corporate fine ever, $13 billion, but an even bigger legal problem could lay ahead.
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>> breast milk bought on line can be dangerous to your baby. that's the finding of a new report suggesting 75% of breast milk sold on so-called milk sharing websites is tainted with bacteria like salmonella and e-coli. the longer it takes to ship, the
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more bacteria found. there is no effective way to kill bacteria at home and women with extra supply should donate to a local milk bank. >> j.p. morgan chase has a historic deal. >> part of that deal could help people who were hurt during the financial crisis. j.p. morgan shares down in trading after reaching a deal to pay $13 billion to charges it sold bad mortgagion in the runup to the financial crisis. $4 billion of that could go to homeowners. it would be the largest fine the government has ever imposed ohen a corporation. what's more, reports indicate that tentative deal does not relieve the bank of criminal liability. that was a major sticking point in negotiations. reports say the justice
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department expect j.p. morgan to continue cooperating with a criminal probe. it stock piled $23 billion to cover legal expenses. there's much more tonight on "real money." >> a long delayed september jobs report was put on ice because of the government shutdown and finally comes out tomorrow. stock futures up slightly at this hour. it looks like it will be a tame start to the new trading week when the market opens in a couple hours. better than expected corporate earnings pushed the dow higher. the price are google shares rose so much, it pulled the nasdaq up to a 13 year high at 3914. >> in europe, many investors are waiting to get the latest u.s.
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economic data. markets are responding to the s&p's recent high. >> the month unemployment report usually comes out the first friday of the month. a few investors could feel odd reading those numbers on tuesday. >> the economy's been adding jobs, but at a very slow pace. the unemployment rate has dropped over the past several months more because people dropping out of the workforce than it is people getting back to work in droves. when you look at something like the government shutdown, it really had a huge impact in terms of how americans feel about job security. >> remember, stick with aljazeera america for coverage and september jobs report starting tomorrow morning. >> it's not just j.p. morgan in trouble with regulators. the financial times reports bank of america may have to cough up more than $6 billion from its
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leading mortgage agencies during the housing boom. the federal housing finance agency is pursuing claims with bad loans to fannie may and freddie mac. many came from country wide financial. >> is j.p. morgan really the bad guy in this case or are they a fall guy? >> in short, they are not the only ones. in fact, about 80%, it's been reported, of securities related to this case are linked to bear stearns and washington mutual. those are the companies that j.p. morgan bought, so regulators will say if you think it's unfair, you should have done your due diligence ahead of time. >> they bought those companies on the encouragement of the u.s. government. did they end up getting a raw deal? >> certainly some investors will think so. the government says you should of known what you were getting
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into and an acquisition is like a marriage. when you marry someone, you take the debt, too. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> a missouri man is due to appear in court today on charges of having reckless sex. david mangum is accused of infecting one person to h.i.v. he admitted to having sex with up to 300 people. he met partners over craigslist. >> nazi war criminal eric pridka will be buried in a secret location. his lawyer will say only that he is to be buried in italy or germany. last week, his body was seized after his funeral was disrupted by angry protests. in 1984, h 1944 he was involvedr
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crimes. >> the big boost from the fallout of the government shutdown. >> how the victims of the west gate mall attack are being remembered one month after 67 people were killed in a siege. >> a woman slips and falls on the train tracks. a good samaritan spraining into action to save her. >> the colts prove indy isn't payton's place anymore. the nfl matchup, ahead in sports. on inside story, we bring 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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them with another plan. a fight for federal dollars is getting underway. we are joined from washington, d.c., thank you for joining us. next year's cuts will be up to the discretion of lawmakers. what kind of battle are you up against? >> it's a puff fight. education programs at the federal level lost money even prior to the sequester cuts. we lost a billion and a half dollars prior to the cuts, we lost another three blunt in the sequester cuts, and additional cuts to college student aid. education is given far more of its fair share doubts reduce the deficit. right now, the sequester cuts are the law. unless congress changes them,
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the cuts will be locked in for another year and potential eight years after that. >> those quester cuts were across the board. the cuts that we're looking at in january are more piecemeal. lawmakers have more discretion where to cut. there's a lot of lubeying activity in washington. how do you compete with lobbies like the defense lobby, which demands a much bigger slice of a shrinking pie. >> education is actually really a tiny part of the whole federal budget, about 2% of the federal budget, very different in every state. education is an important issue. we have support from our friends on the democratic side, but also a lot of republicans are supporters of special education for children with disabilities. we're hoping that the concern about education, which is really an investment in the future, investing in education helps people get better jobs and helps our economy and global
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competitiveness, that the package of non-defense discretionary spending hopefully will be spared from another round of cuts. >> what strategy is used to get to those on the committee? >> a variety of different things. we're a coalition of 100 different national education groups, but our organizations represents tens of millions of people. we have teacher unions, college presidents, school board members, et cetera, college students. our reach to our members is throughout the country. it's a combination of encouraging our members to talk to members of congress back home to email and call them. we do direct visits here and then we do things like try to get attention. recently, we had a "bake sale," saying unless congress gets rid of these cuts, we need to sell a giant cookie to race
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$700 million for education. >> that's clever, but aren't there activities that are done that are owe peek, not transparent to voters? >> there's different kinds of lobbying. our organizations rely a lot on facts and stories about how these cuts are affecting children. head start, 57,000 children lost head start slots through the sequester cuts. what we do is all obviously above board, all of our activities are complying with all the laws in terms of registering and filing lobby reports, those kind of things. we're thought, you know, deep pocket kinds of lobbyists, we really on grass roots activities, facts, stories, and just the arguments about why education is an important investment in our future. >> do you feel your lobbyist pierce give the name lobbyist a
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bad rap in the capitol? >> there's been issues with folks like jack abramov in the past. it is a right in the constitution. we are representing people that many individually don't have a very strong voice, individual parents, teachers, school south carolina workers, et cetera. collectively through organizations and our combined coalition, we help give them a stronger voice to speak out against the other competing interest. we've done some activities together with the defense industry, because the defense industry is very reliant on people with graduate degrees and professional degrees. there's a lot of interaction between research universities and the defense side, so there's interesting intersections there, as well. >> thanks very much, mr. joel
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parker, joining us from washington this morning. >> it has been one month since the mall attack in nairobi that killed dozens of shoppers. a memorial service is held as the victims' families continue to search for answers. we have the story. >> the west gate shopping mall isn't so much a memorial to him as it is a grave. he was supposed to join his aunt and two children here to celebrate the eldest one's fourth birthday. all three of them are still missing. the photo is a painful reminder of what happened here. >> she is my aunt. >> he brought his son and daughter to west gate for a treat. since then, james has heard nothing, and now, he is full of unanswered questions. >> they didn't protect us, now they are hiding from us, which
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it's very wrong, because we need to know, we need to know the bodies are there. we need to do a burial, but they are not doing that. >> one month later, we still know little of what happened after the shooting began. police and military did their best to rescue people in now what seems like a well attempted attempt to contain the crisis. >> new silent video from security cameras seems to show just four relatively relaxed gunman hunting down and shooting anybody they could find. this doesn't look like a well scored nateed military operation, more a random attempt to create at much blood shed and fear as possible. the new video seems to raise far more questions than it answers. if four men were involved in the attack, why would the government initially tell us there could be as many as 15 involved, and how
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was it that such a small group of armed men were able to fight off the kenyan security services here for almost four days? >> a former intelligence officer believes the government should have seen west gate coming. >> we didn't seem to be prepared. we didn't seem to have been preparing for it. >> the government has launched an inquiry but declines to release information about what happened inside a building that's become a word for terror and confusion. >> for the time being, a lot of people set aside difficult and angry questions about what happened at west gate. each of the families of those who died in the insult have
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memorialized them by planting a tree. there is an incredible array of names. an asian. elsewhere, there are flush names, french names, americans, and even the nigerian, speaking not just to the amazing range of people killed in the attack itself, but to the very cosmopolitan nature of the country and multi-religious nature. we have muslims, hundred dos and christies, as well. this temporary plaque is set up as authorities get closer to a full list. they are still unearthing remains and have several bodies of people to be identified. only when we get the full list of those killed will the authorities finally be able to put up a permanent metal memorial to everyone who died
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there. >> a suicide bombing in syria killed more than 40 people, mostly civilians. the attack happened in the central city of hama. the bomber packed 1.5 tons of explosionives into a truck. it left a massive crater and scorched nearly everything around it. a pro opposition group said the attack targeted an army checkpoint. mideast officials can't seem to agree on a firm date for talks on the syrian crisis. arab league chief announced the meeting will be held november 23, but in the same press conference, it was said no firm date has been set. members of syrias opposition dismissed attempts at holding a second round of talks as unwarranted hype. >> the refugee crisis continues to worsen. the number of syrian ref fees in lebanon has crossed the 600,000
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mark. >> a special summit next month to discuss areas of cooperation in europe will have another attempt on a peace meeting. >> the french are furious about these revelations in the respected newspaper. they say that as many as 70.3 million phone calls in france were intercepted during a 30 day period between december and january this year. that included text messages, as well, and according to the newspaper, it was not just people suspected of terrorism. it was also people from the world of business and politics. the u.s. ambassador was at the airport monday morning to greet
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his secretary of state, john kerry, who's in paris to update colleagues on the progress of the palestinian, israeli talks. things have now turned around in a way that have embarrassed him, because he's no doubt going to be asked about these revelations later on monday. the timing could not be worse. john kerry was describing fraction as the u.s.'s oldest ally because of its willingness to take part in any strike against the regime in syria. that, i suspect has changed somewhat now, with the ambassador being called in. the interior minister says these revelations are shocking and the mat she needs to be taken further, and foreign minister agrees, so during the day, there will be more diplomatic activity
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between the u.s. and france, and i'm sure lemond will be following up with further details to come. >> mexicos government is condemning u.s. spy programs after learning its leaders' emails were hacked by the n.s.a. a german magazine reports the u.s. got into the email of former president calderone. it's the latest information leaked by edward snowden. mexico calls the spying unacceptable, saying it's a violation of international law. last month, the brazilian penalty canceled a visit to washington after learning the n.s.a. had looked into her communications. >> hurricane raymond is now headings toward the pacific coast of mexico. the storm is packing 120-mile an hour winds. the national hurricane center says it could approach the mexican coast tonight or early tuesday morning. it could dump even more rain on
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acapulco, which got clapped by heavy flooding last month. for the latest, let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchum. >> we now have 120-mile per hour winds, which means this is a major hurricane, a category three. it's close enough to the coastline that it's already been causing problems. this area is just to the north of acapulco. places like zewatanehu, if you remember that from "the shawshank redemption." not going to move too much for the next couple of days before eventually moving off to sea. we have a couple of days of these problems ahead. to get to the united states, we have low pressure pretty much over the great lakes region, with a front attached to that, not a lot of moisture, it has
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reinforced the cold air. we got a couple of shots last week through portions of the midwest. northern parts of minnesota, i mean the northern parts, probably not the city is getting some light snow. most of what we're seeing is the feeling of cold air. freeze watches for parts of wisconsin this morning, all the way down to tennessee, for example, some of those freeze warnings in effect, and that's some of the coldest air of the season. watch the vegetation if you still have any left outside. temperatures in the 20's and 30's in the northern midwest. it is a brisk start. most of these temperatures while significant don't go up too much over the day. minneapolis making it to 38. the average temperature this time of year is 56. we're running with temperatures about 20 degrees below average. this is really the cold core of the country. if you want to see the leaves, they've been beautiful, i got
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out to see them in connecticut. still 60's with the sunshine there today, that is one of the better spots. even though they're gorgeous understands minnesota and wisconsin right now, it's a little on the chilly side. along the gulf coast is a disturbance area. >> a dramatic train rescue caught on tape in boston's tea station. in this video, you can see a woman fall on to the tracks. a group of good samaritans quickly jumped to her rescue, pulling the woman to safety with just minutes to spare before a train comes hurdling down the tracks. wow. >> john henry smith is here now with sports and peyton manning's return to indy didn't go quite as scripted. >> there is a strong argument to say that lucas oil stadium is
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the house that payton built. he was back sunday in the house that he arguably helped get built. the crowd at lucas oil stadium gave manning a standing ovation. this followed the expected script, early first quarter, manning connects for the 17-yard score. broncos up 7-0. second quarter,le coats flipped that script with the broncos up 14-10, mathis puts manning down. andrew luck find the end zone. third quarter now, indy was up 12 in the third when luck showed off the one area he's clearly got payton beat. luck can run. he did here for 10 yards and a touchdown to put the colts up big 33-14.
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from there, the broncos were within six in the fourth. manning got hilt as he threw. 39 owe 33 coats is the final. >> kind of in some ways relieved this game is over. i feel like hopefully, you know, we'll have a chance to play these guys again, because that would mean we made the playoffs. we have a long way to go before then, but you certainly see them being in the postseason, for sure. i think, you know, if there is a next time, maybe a little bit easier, just because of -- it was somewhat of an emotional week, and it can be a little bit draining. >> patriots' gronkowski. gronkowski had eight catches. tied at seven in the first
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quarter when smith eyeballed his receiver too long, his pass picked off by ryan. goes way long, 79 yards through six. new england takes a 14-7 lead. fantasy owners have wondered where steven has been this season. he breaks outside for the 17-yard touchdown run. patriots lead at the break. the second half, the jets step it up on defense. looking for gronkowski again. finds allen, who picks off brady. that's braes first pick six since 2011. still in the third, jets within four, smith great move on the scamper, right here, takes it into the end zone to give the jets a 24-21 lead. rally to send it overtime. jets win 30-27. >> that's what i'm talking
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about. ok? obviously, big victory, keeps us alive against them. obviously we have a ton of work to improve a great deal as a football team. we understand that, but at the same time, it's great to get a win especially against new england. >> a great job with the pick six sparked us as a team. we came out with the mind set that we were going to come back in the second half. double-a started off for us, we did a phenomenal job staying the course. every single guy pitched in for this victory. >> the chiefs looking to remain perfect. koenen played ok. a 29-yard score puts houston up 10-7. smith takes the handoff to no one, but it works. the sack, the fumble, chiefs
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hold on to improve to 7-0 on the season. that's sports for this hour. back to you. >> an honor for new york city mayor michael bloomburg, named the recipient of the first ever genesis prize. he will take home a $1 million prize. >> israeli prime minister netanyahu will present the award in may. >> the small baptism planned this week for prince george. >> carol burnett honored for her humor. the coveted prize she was just awarded. >> unbelievable there was a pumpkin that big. >> the carver with his works of art. how he makes these massive creations.
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>> he is arguably the world's most famous baby. after his global debut, prince george is doing it again, but this time, the royal christening is touted as low key. he will be christened in a private 45 minister money at st. james palace. presiding over the ceremony, the archbishop of canterbury. >> she has been making people laugh for more than six decades and is taking home the nation's top comedy prize. she was honored with the mark twain prize. she was given a standing ovation. she is best remembered for her popular 1960's variety show. she captivated audience to the tune of 30 million per week. the kennedy center awards will air on pbs november 24. >> if you've ever hacked your
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way through a pumpkin to make a jack olan turn, you know it's not easy. one illinois man turns giants pumpkins into halloween magic. we watched as he worked his magic on a 1400-pound pumpkin at chicago's brookfield zoo. >> i'm a pumpkin carver. i've been carving pumpkins for about 24 years. i enjoy it. the tools i use are chisels, a potato peeler, and a couple scrapers. >> so far, it looks like a big scary face. >> i don't draw on the pumpkin. i'll wing it. i'll do them anywhere from three to four hours. i start with the eyes first, then i do the nose and the mouth is the last thing that i'll
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carve. >> that's amazing! >> now i'm going to make his top lip into his bottom lip, taking the potato peeler right here. i'm going to scrape until i get it to go around. >> do you supply the pumpkins? >> i bring them in. >> ok. >> i tell them to beautiful touch it. >> it's wh humongous colorful ad cool. >> i like the way the children react. we get them in wisconsin. i have about nine growers. i prefer to carve the pink and cream color, because the walls
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are up to 13 inches thick. >> i think it's unbelievable that there's a pumpkin that big. >> it's going to look like a ball. >> my carvings that i'll do will rot. they only last for two weeks, but to me, i think it's an art. >> steve started carving pull kings as a hobby, since then that done it professionally as far as away as poland. >> at the end of our first hour, president obama will address serious glitches with the federal health care website in a speech at the white house later today. he is expected to call the problems unacceptable and outline ways for consumers to sign up for insurance. >> gay couples was not wed in new jersey, but town clerks don't have instructions on how to give out court licenses. a ruling is still being appealed. >> european union leaders are meeting to discuss turmoil in the middle east. they will talk about the violence in egypt and syria.
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>> the defense has rested in our nation's capitol, leading to lots of offensive hire works. highlights coming up in sports. >> a cold start in the midwest. i'll have your complete forecast. >> in the next hour, a former senior clinton staffer joins us live, weighing in on president obama's legislative agenda and which of his reformion are likely to succeed. >> thousands of calls have come in about the mysterious 4-year-old girl found in greece. the larger problem her identity may reveal. >> thanks for watching aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. we're back with you in two and a half minutes. dell walters is here. you can get the latest on line at aljazeera.com.
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>> unacceptable. that's the word president obama is expected to use today when he addresses big problems with the federal health care website. >> bart emergency, bart emergency. >> federal investigators are trying to determine if the bart strike applied a role in that weekend train accident that left two workers dead. this as that strike is now into its fourth straight day. same-sex couples tying the knot at midnight, new jersey becoming the 14th state to recognize gay marriage. >> a new use for a controversial weapon.
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how drones could bring you news. >> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. a frustrated president obama is expected to address the nation today about his signature health care legislation, the affordable care act. stephanie sy joins us now with more. >> good morning, del. with the rollout of the affordable care act under fire, the president is expected to use an event in the rose gordon this morning to tell the american people that the problem-plagued federal one site is unacceptable and layout a plan to get it on track. >> major technical glitches that have plagued obamacare's health care enrollment website have proven and embarrassment to democrats and are giving republicans more ammunition to criticize the plan they vow to get rid of. >> i will do anything i can to stop the train wreck that is obamacare. >> nearly 500,000 applications
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have been filed through the exchange program, but no figures on actual enrollments have been released by the government, whose own congressional budget office said 7 million should be enrolled within six months. health and human services officials say changes are being made to fix the on line bugs, tweeting: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is declining an invitation to speak before a house committee this thursday. >> what has happened in unacceptable in terms of the glitches. this has to be fixed. >> i think the computer glitches are being used by a good number of people who never wanted obamacare in the first place as an excuse to just sort of bash it. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell who helped craft the deal to avert a government
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shutdown said he doesn't believe shutting down the government is the best way to get rid of obamacare. >> the fact that we have tactical differences doesn't mean we don't share the same goal. obamacare is the worst piece of legislation that has been passed in the last half century. >> we have to keep up the fight, but we have to rifle shot it, rather than go at it with a meat ax, which cannot succeed. >> obama administration officials stayed clear of the airwaves this weekend, but in a statement, white house communications director jennifer palmieri said: >> in his speech this morning, the president is also expected to outline alternative ways for consumers to sign up for health insurance, while his team works out the obvious technical snafus. >> here is a look at how that health carolout breaks down state by state. 17 states, seen in red, run
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their own health insurance exchanges. 27 states in gold have a federally run marketplace. the six states you see in blue have a hype before i had of both. joining us now to dissect what might be on the list and how it could shake out is miss kamark. president obama said he had priorities for the year. let's take a look at what he had to say and we'll talk afterwards. >> passing a budget, immigration reform, farm bill. those are three specific things that would make a huge difference in our economy right now and we could get them done by the end of the year. i will look for willing partners, wherever i can to get important work done. >> after the budget ceiling and debt ceiling debacle, will the white house be able to make
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progress on any of these items over the next few months? >> well, remains to be seen, but i think that there's probably an opportunity. the problem is going to be whether or not we return to what people in washington refer to as the regular order. you know, in the regular order, you have two competing bills, bring them to a conference, come to a compromise and you've got a bill. that's the situation now with the farm bill and the immigration bill, but there's still some pretty big differences between the house version, which is the republican version and the senate version, the democratic version. that's what remains to be worked out. >> on immigration especially, immigration's not just about the legal status for millions of hispanics, but it's also millions of votes. it would seem both sides would be rushing to pass some form of reform and yet they're not. why? >> the reason why is just a fight within the republican party that has been going on
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since the 2012 election where they lost a lot of hispanic voters, so the question is which faction of the republican party manages to prevail on that and can they then come together with the democrats and have some sort of compromise bill, but the republican party's very divided over this. the tea party faction really is opposed to any kind of immigration reform, unless it's just securing the borders. the other part, the more moderate part of the republican party is looking at 2016 and the presidential race, saying come on, guys, there's a big pile of voters out there that we continually are antagonizing. >> i've got about 30 seconds left. briefly, have we wound up looking at an issue where it's no longer democrats versus republicans, but departments and republicans versus the tea party. >> to some extent. they have shown themselves powerful enough to shut down the government and bring us to the
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verge of a financial crisis by not raising the debt ceiling, so the question is going forward, are they going to be different, or are they going to continue to run the republican party and dictate what john boehner does. i think at this point, that's an open question. >> elaine kamarck, thank you. >> aljazeera will bring you president obama's remarks live from the white house rose garden, taking plagues at 11:25 eastern time. >> same sex marriage is now the law in new jersey. >> i declare joseph and orville to be lawful spouses in the state of new jersey! >> newark mayor cory booker did the ors just after midnight. the first same-sex couple tied the knot at newark city hall.
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>> it was an emotional and very important early morning here as new jersey became the 14t 14th state to allow same sex partners to wed. >> as the couples and crowds gathered at newark city hall, just after midnight, new jersey became the 14th state to allow same sex runs. >> the great state of new jersey becomes far, far greater by recognizing the quality of all god's children. >> mayor and senator elect had vowed to never marry anyone until he could marry everyone in this state. this was his first time to officiate a service. >> i'm so ready to jump to i do. >> as the first of nine ceremonies began, there were just a handful of protestors outside, and one who briefly tried to disrupt the first union. >> speak now or forever hold your peace. >> this is unlawful in the sight of god. >> well, sir -- well, sir --
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would you please remove that person? >> many of the couples here will tell you they're used to the protests and the fight for quality, and they understand that even on this historic day, it's not over. >> the struggle continues. i mean, we are married, happy to be so, but it's not legal in all states in the united states, and there are a lot of people who still even in the states where it's legal don't believe that it's correct or proper. >> but that battle will have to come later. because in the early morning hours here, the ceremonies gave way to celebration. >> happy to see our friends and family. >> a happiness that many fought for for decades. >> that fight will continue
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early next year as the state supreme court here takes up an appeal to the new law. >> thank you very much. where does the country stand when it comes to same-sex marriage? a recent gallup poll found 52% back same-sex marriage, fort 3% oppose it. gay marriage and civil unions are currently banned in 25 states and there are seven court cases involving gay marriage and civil unions across the nation, including cases in arc argue, hawaii, michigan, texas, north carolina, virginia and new jersey. >> it is day four now of the bay area rapid transit worker strike. those roads are expected to be packed this morning as commuter in the san francisco area try to find different ways to get at
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work. issues include wages and health and pension benefits. this as federal investigators are combing through the scene of a train accident that killed two workers over the weekend, those deaths now raising questions whether the work stoppage may have played a role. >> the train involved in the accident rolled out of here and the investigators are trying to figure out what caused it to plow into two workers checking the tracks saturday, killing both of them. the train was running in automatic mode, but the driver plus five others onboard, bart says there was an experienced operator at the controls. the ntsb will look at employees involved and investigators say they will scrutinize the equipment. >> we do a thorough inspection of the equipment for a mechanical inspection of every operation on the train itself, inside and out, wheels, brakes, the third rail, all these things. >> investigators spent about four hours sunday on the tracks between two suburban train stops
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and they will likely spend the next t 4-10 days collecting evidence. the spot will be marked where an employee and contractor were looking at a reported dip in the tracks when the train hit them. investigators say they will look at the video taken from a camera facing into the cab of the train. they will ask bart for documents, photos, and sketches. they already have the radio transmissions between the train and the transit system, which captured audio at the moment of impact. >> train 963, i have routeing at c53-54 canceled. let me know when you're ready to proceed ahead after your break. >> bart emergency, bart emergency. >> go ahead, central. >> central, 3963. we just struck some individuals at approximately 16.2 on the c1 track. central, be advised, it may be
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bart employees. >> the ntsb will consider whether the current strike by the two largest unions had a bearing on the accident. the unions held a candlelight vigil to honor the two employees killed here, signs in one hand, memorial candles in the other. aljazeera, walnut creek. >> even if that strike ended right now, it could still take a few days before the trains would be running on those tracks again. hurricane raymond is heading toward the pacific coast of mexico packing 120-mile an hour winds. national hurricane center says that it could approach the mexican coast tonight or tuesday morning. it could dump more rain on the resort city of acapulco which got slammed by heavy flooding there last month. for more on raymond, we turn to nicole mitchell. 120-mile an hour winds is a pretty good storm. >> yeah, that was a rapid
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intensification. yesterday, head it as a tropical storm, made it to hurricane late last night. winds at 75 miles an hour, kind of when everyone went to bed and already this morning, from a cat one to a category three storm, making it a major hurting. this has been rap hidy intense filing. you can see this area here. zoom on in. when you get a storm of this intensity, you tend to get a nice storm, meaning you can pick out the little dot in there that is the eye. this is an eye wall formation with a ring of storms around the center. this is impacting the coastline with heavy rains. cities are getting rain. with any terrain, that can increase the potential for flooding, mud slides, things like that. there is not a lot steering this now, it will eventually make it off to sea. the wind and rain are already a
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problem. we get back to the united states, this is kind of a contrast. our coast lines, we have ridging, so warmer air bubbling northward mild up the west coast and the same for the east coast. the midsection, it's the cold air. we'll have more on that and the chance for snow coming up. del. >> nicole mitchell, thank you very much. a suicide bombing in syria has killed civilians. the bomber packed a 1.5-ton explosive truck and detonated everything around it. state t.v. is blaming terrorists for the attack, that is a term they use to describe the rebels. a pro opposition group says an army checkpoint was the target. >> funerals held in baghdad today for the victims of a deadly suicide attack there. 55 people were killed when that explosive ripped through a busy cafe in the capitol sunday. 45 others were hurt.
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the explosion was one of six suicide bombings in one day all taking plagues in the same province. >> a celebration of love turns deadly as gunman open fire inside a wedding at a church mexico condemns the u.s. over the n.s.a. spying scandal. a new report is creatings tensions between two neighbors. >> ridiculous smog in china shuts down a city of 11 million people. >> it's the largest corporate fine ever, j.p. morgan reportedly near a deal to pay $13 billion to the government. i'll tell you if you'll see any of that money.
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it's understood the church of the virgin mary had been left unguarded for several months. officers will now increase patrols outside churches following this attack. aljazeera can be cairo. >> so far, no one has claimed responsibility for that attack.
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>> foreign ministers from the european union are in luxembourg and have an agenda, a special summit next month to discuss areas of cooperation. another talking points, attempts at peace at a meeting concerning the syrian crisis. all of this as new allegations about the u.s. spying on an ally, this time, france appearing in the leading daily newspaper. we have more from paris. >> the french are furious about these referlations in the respected newspaper lemond. they say that as many as 70.3 million phone calls in france were intercepted during a 30 day period between december and january this year. it was not just people suspected of terrorism, it was also people from the world of business and
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politics. the u.n. ambassador was at the airport monday morning to greet his secretary of state, john kerry, who's in paris to update colleagues on the progress of the palestinian, israeli talks. things have now turned around in a way that have embarrassed him, because he's no doubt going to be asked about these revelations later on monday. it was only last month that john kerry was describing france at the u.s.'s oldest ally because of its willingness to take part in any strike against the regime in syria. that, i suspect, has changed somewhat now with the ambassador being called in. the interior minister says these revelations are shocking, and the matter needs to be taken further and the foreign minister
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agrees. during the day, there will be more diplomatic activity between the u.s. and france and i'm sure lemond will follow up this story with further details in the days to come. >> one of china's biggest cities totally shut down by smog. students are being kept home from school, businesses shuttered. that city is home to 11 million people. that's like the population of new york understand chicago combined. all of this just days after the world health organization declared that air pollution is a major cause of cancer. craig leeson is in hong kong. visibility in 10 yards in some places. >> that's correct. it's a terrible situation right now, the capitol of the province, the 10th most
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populace city in china right up near the russian border, home of the famous ice festival, and you say mentioned, 10 yards was the extent of visibility today, forcing the closure of schools. the airport had to be shut down, because there was absolutely no visibility. government democrats declared the day too hazardous for people to leave their homes. most stayed at home, not wishing to risk their health moving outside. this is a problem that spread across china over the past couple of days. we saw jazz ordereddist patty austin had to cancel her performance in beijing several days ago, because she suffered from asthma because the pollution was so bad. the japanese government recently blamed the chinese for their toxic air, causing high levels of mercury on the top of mount
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fuji. it's great concern in china, causing problems outside of their country to neighbors. >> craig, thank you very much. once again, those images are absolutely incredible. >> the mexican government strongly condemning u.s. spying. the german magazine reports that the u.s. tamed the emails of two mexican presidents. it is the latest revelation from n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. mexico calling the spying unacceptable and against international law, last month, brazil's president canceled her visit to washington after learning the n.s.a. had leaked on locked on to her communications. >> to business news now. j.p. morgan chase close to a record settlement with the government and some of that money could be going to homeowners. we are joined with the very latest, a huge fine. >> huge fine and welcome relief
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to people hard-hit during the cries. many investors will focus on j.p. more gone's stock today. the large evident bank is reportedly close to a $13 billion deal. shares are down slightly in premarket trading. if it happens, it's important to note that the deal could fall through with the largest fine a government has ever imposed on a corporation and $4 billion of that could go to homeowners. although it's not clear exactly how that payout could work, a tentative agreement does not relieve the bank from criminal liability. that was a major sticking point in the negotiations, but j.p. morgan dropped its objections. reports say the justice democratic expects upmorgan to cooperate with a continuing criminal probe. it stock piled $23 billion to cover legal expenses.
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>> aljazeera will have much more on what the potential settlement could mean, tonight on "real money" at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on aljazeera america. >> another bank could also face penalties over bad leans. the financial times reports bank of america may have to cough up more than $6 billion for misleading mortgage agencies during the housing boom. the paper says the federal housing finance agency is pursuing claims related to bad loans sold to fan may and freddie mac. >> important economic data is due out this week, today, its existing home sales. tomorrow is the long-delayed september jobs report. it was put on ice because of the government shutdown. stock futures up slightly at this hour. it looks like it will be a tame start to the new trading week when the markets open in a couple hours.
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better than expected earnings pushed stocks higher. >> in europe, many investors are waiting get the latest u.s. economic data. asian stocks ended mostly higher, markets there basically responding to the s&p's recent high. shanghai and hong kong are closing with healthy gains. >> the monthly unemployment report usually comes out the first friday of the month. some analysts say the dysfunction of washington is having lingering effects. >> consumers really had their feelings of job security undermind. that may reverse itself knew washington is up and running again. when people around secure about their jobs, they're not going to
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go hog wild at the mall. that's another headwind to the economy. >> we will have full coverage of the september jobs report tomorrow morning. >> j.p. morgan chase is america's biggest bank. if you check your 401k, chances are you're holding j.p. morgan stocks. >> it affects retirement. what investors are looking at, some will say now is the time to buy, because they have a little more certainty, because i know how bad it will get. others point to the fact that we still don't know about the criminal probe or the costs associated with it. >> while main street seemed to suffer, wall street seemed to walk. are we now starting to see that big crackdown on big banks, is this just the first? >> many would say yes. the administration has said it's not going to let the people and
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companies responsible for that meltdown get away easy, and with a possible settlement between j.p. morgan and bank of america, some would say that this is just a taste of what's to come. >> thank you very much, this morning. still ahead, that crippling bart strike in san francisco bay area, no end in sight. we're going to be talking to a labor expert who will tell us whether or not a dea deal can be reached. >> marking the one month anniversary of the deadly mall attack. >> officials in australia declared a state of emergency as crews battle even more wildfires. >> a battle for first place turned into a defensive struggle. highlights answered more coming your way. >> the remains of the fire are still everywhere here.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. these are our top stories at this hour. president obama it is he's going to address the nation this morning to discuss problems with the website for his signature health care legislation, the affordable care act. sunday, the department of health and human services issuing an apology saying the website didn't live up to expectations. same sex marriage now legal in new jersey at least for now. couples lined up to tie the knot. the state supreme court is rejecting a request by governor chris christie to stop those marriages. >> two transit workers hit by a train in san francisco. those deaths come amid a strike. >> the ntsb is looking at all issues and we want to take a closer look at the bart strike affects hundreds of thousands of
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commuters in the san francisco bay area. we are joined by a labor relations professor. mr. adler, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's address the news that two workers were killed by a run away train. how do you expect that to impact the talks? >> i think it's hard to say. i think it depends on where the talks really are just now. i know that there were news reports that suggested that there were sort of sidebar conversations, meaning separate from the official bargaining table between some of the unions involved in the top levels of bart management. depending on where those talks really are, that will be, if you will, probably having a greater impact than the tragic deaths of those two workers. >> now union officials have said that there is agreement on economic issues, but say there's
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still an impasse over work rules. what might those workers hope to gain? >> through the work rules or through the economic side? >> through the work rules. >> well, all they want to do is keep the rules that are presently in place. the rules that are presently in place have been developed over the last several decades of labor and management relations at the bart operations. those work rules essentially, some of them are in writing, and some of them are just unofficial understandings between the parties. we call those in labor relations past practices, and they're morals the same as being in the contract and governing the relationship between the parties at work. the big sticking point here is that management wants to have the power to alter those rules
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unilaterally, when in fact, they were created bilaterally. >> nothing these days happens in a vacuum. does this strike in san francisco send a message to labor across the country? >> when you say it doesn't happen in a vacuum, i sure agree with you. california has seen some refrenchment in the last two years in terms of labor rights in san jose, san diego, et cetera, with regard to police officers, bankruptcy cases in stockton, san bernadino county. those events stiffen the resolve of management to take a stronger position with regard to reaching agreements and reaching understandings with trade unions. that's part of the context. in terms of the message to others, it's hard to say yet,
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but the message that i would say that has been given so far by unions to the rest of working people in america is that there are at least some joins that are prepared even in very difficult times to stand up to what they consider to be unfair efforts by management to curb or curtail rights and moneys that they have gained over the years. >> let me ask you this. with the economic crisis being the way it is and so many people being out of work, is money less important now than it used to be concerning all of these labor issues? >> gosh, that's a good question. money has played a big role in this particular situation and here's why. there is an organization, and excuse me, i wrote its name down, the insight center, which is based in oakland. it's been a researc research cer
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more than 40 years. in 2011, two years before all these difficulties, they published a story that said that to live in the bay area between 2008 and 2011, there was approximately a 16% or 18% real honest to goodness cost of living increase for families in the bay area, meaning that it went from 62,000 to 74,000 for a family of four to live as a middle class family. now, you fast forward two more years, and that increase continues. then you go backwards and for five years, these workers joined the workers in all the teachers, all the police, all the firefighters in new york city that have not received a raise for five years, and after five years of no raises and the most expensive cities in america,
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public sector worker families are very much hurting. in this placing the economics in this context means that money still does matter. >> thanks for being with us, lee adler joined us this morning from ithaca. >> it has been one month sings the mall attack in kenya. a memorial service is being helped as the victims' families continue their search for answers. we have the story. >> for james, the west gate shopping mall isn't to much a memorial as it is a grave. he was supposed to join his aunt and her two children here to celebrate the eldest one's fourth birthday on the day of the attack. all three of still missing. >> she was my aunt.
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>> she brought her son and daughter to west gate for a treat. since then, james has heard nothing and now is full of unanswered questions. >> they didn't protect us, now they are hiding from us, which it's very wrong, because we need to know, we need to know the bodies are there. we need to do a ceremony, a burial for people, but they are not doing that. >> one month an from west gate, we still know very little of what happened after the shooting began. police did their best to rescue people in now what seems a well intentioned attempt to contain the crisis. new silent video seems to show just four relatively relaxed gunman hunting down and shooting anybody they could find. this doesn't look like a well coordinated military operation,
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more a random attempt to create at much blood shed and fear at possible. >> the new video seems to raise far more questions than it answers. if there were only four men involved in the attack as the video suggests, why was the government telling us 15 were involved. how was a small group of armed men able to fight off the kenyan security services here for almost four days? >> a former intelligence officer believes the government should have seen west gate coming. >> they were aware of a possible attack, and we didn't seem to be prepared or didn't seem to have been preparing for it. >> the government has launched an inquiry but declined to release the results forgive anymore information about what happened inside a building that's become a by word for terror an confusion.
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>> there is also newly released video that shows what appear to be kenyan soldiers looting a store during last month's attack. men in too teagues are seen taking items from behind counters. others are seen holding plastic bags with unknown items. kenyan security forces have denied any wrongdoing. a spokesperson said officials will address any allegations that soldiers looted the west gate mall later this week. >> firefighters in western australia in the state of new south wales declared a state of emergency, as that area is facing some of its worst brush fires in did he go cased. thousand us have been forced to flee and more than 200 homes damaged. we have more. >> this high spot in the blue mountains is normally a beauty spot lookout. right now, all you can see is smoke and fire. the concern is this fire joins with another one further toward sydney and the two combine to
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form what is being called by some as a megafire, one a potentially 300-kilometer long fire front. as the winds pick up and change direction, it might bring the fire in the direction of sydney's suburbs. that will be a worst case scenario, but certainly possible. emergency powers are enforce, giving firefighters the right to access peoples homes approximately lately monday night, we'll go out with the firefighters to see the work close up. some 2,000 firefighters are desperately trying to bring these fires under control. >> that is andrew thomas reporting from new south wales, australia. >> in japan, it is yet another typhoon. here is nicole mitchell. >> from one area that would love the rain to another sick of it. japan had a typhoon last week and now another one.
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this is losing intensity. sometimes when you have two storms next to each other, one will suck the energy out. it's going to be a similar track skirting the coast of japan. you can see how much the last storm and this match up. you can see still very dry weather in australia where they would love the rain. speaking of areas of rain, we have just a couple in the united states. showers and storms along the coast, a little bit into texas, the gulf coast here probably the more likelihood of seeing a few more showers, but not a washout in most cases. we have this disturbance heading through the great lakes region. a lot of moisture is well to the north with that and well northern places, you might get
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snow. this is a closer look at that gulf moisture i was mentioning. as we get here, maybe an inch or two northern minnesota and wisconsin. what we really are feeling with this system is more cold air. we thought we had enough last week, but it's at it again. a lot of 20's and 30's across the region. we have freeze warnings in kentucky. even our highs don't get that warm. minneapolis 38 degrees, 20 blow the average of 56 for this time of year. del. >> players on the football team are out on strike over conditions of the school's athletic conditions. the southwestern athletic conference said it will not fine them for forfeiting the game
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saturday. they are scheduled to practice today, but it's not clear if players will actually be there. >> one of the most exciting games of the day on sunday featured the redskins and the bears. john henry smith, these are my fingernails, they're all gone on a nail biter. >> if defense wins championships, i think it's wait until next you're for your favorite football team and the for the chicago bears. no defense meant plenty of offense in this one. the bears matt forte in particular ran wiped against the redskins, he is special lib in the red zone. forté with the had trick, tree touchdowns on the day. the bears jay cutler had it rough, tried to force it to jeffery. that turns into an interception and pick six. washington leads 17-10. second quarter, devin hester doing what he does best. if you tried to argue that he's the greatest punt returner of all time, it wouldn't be much of
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an argument. he tied the game at 17, but the skins rally back behind robert griffin the third. skins go up 17. >> it's all good, great team win. we had to win a shootout and we did. whatever the situation calls for, that's what weaver got to do. very confident, you know, told the guys we've just got to have confident plays, get positive yards on each play and if we don't, make up for it on the next play. when you have those crucial third down situations, we got to step up and make plays. >> dallas and aoegs gels on the line, third quarter, dallas a 10-0 lead. nick foles making his second start for the eagles in place of michael vick did not look good
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at all. foles had to leave with a head injury. the cowboys win it 17-3. >> i think, you know, if you play long enough, you understand how difficult it is to win on the road especially in the division, and it's going to be a tough game. they always are, and it's going to come down to a series or two. we responded and it got in the critical point of the game. i was proud of guys. we got into stuff we liked and executed well and getting up two scores is really big. >> in detroit, the bengals come calling. this may have featured the best two receivers in the game today. green snares the pass and into the end zone for the score. green had 155 yards receiving and so did calvin johnson.
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the bengals had the last love, nuke gent hits the 54-yard field goal to give the bengals the win. they move to 5-2. >> packers hosting the browns, scary moment, getting hit right on the head after he scores this touchdown here. here's the play. gibson hit him. he's down for several minutes. the play's coming up right here actually. there he goes, gets hit in the head, down for several minutes. he had feeling in all his he can streamties. gibson was flagged for unnecessary roughness. the packers beat the browns 31-15. >> one final nfl note, peyton manning and the broncos fell short against the coats, losing 39-33. >> still ahead, police in greece
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launching a word wide search to figure out who is this little girl. she was found living amongst the gypsies. >> a college professor says he has a new use for drones. how his idea could change the way that journalists get the news.
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>> she's called the blonde angel, a stunning young girl found in a camp in greece. authorities fear the mystery surrounding her may be port of a more sinister problem. we have more. >> greek authorities are investigating whether this 4-year-old is the victim of a child trafficking network. >> it shows that the combined effort of people to buy and sell children and when they have a good commodity like this one, they try to find better price.
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>> according to police. the little girl known asthma rhea speaks just a few words in the roma dialects and greek. they think she may be from scandinavia for bulgaria. >> she was living in bad conditions and was neglected. no evidence of any abuse, but with eyes dirty. >> she was discovered during a police drug raid. a d.n.a. check of the couple claiming to be her parents showed she is not their child. people in the community deny allegations of kidnapping and fear discrimination against them. >> she was given to us and we raised her. she had problems with her eyes. we took her to the doctor. we took her everywhere. we didn't take her to sell her. >> a community spokesman says the girl had a good life with
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the people who were raising her. >> she spent her days well. i can tell you better than her other siblings, the biological ones. >> the 4-year-old girl is being looked after by the smile of the child charity. by sunday, they had received more than 8,000 calls about her, including some from the united states. greek police have asked interpol for help finding the child's real family. >> officials say the family was caring for more than a dozen other children, all of them registered with fake birth certificates. >> a top u.n. expert calls on the u.s. to be more transparent about its drone program, saying the american government should reveal the number of civilian deaths caused by the unmanned crafts. ben emerson estimates that more than 450 civilians have been killed in u.s. drone strikes in pack 17, yemen and afghanistan. >> for years now, we have seen those drones used in war because they're able to get to places
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that nothing and no one else can get to. now journalists are using drones for the exact same reason. >> for the newest media frontier, the sky is the limit. a demonstration of an unhand aircraft photographed the landscape. >> it just blew my mind. i watched this and i thought there is every tornado that i've ever covered as a journalist, every hurricane, flood, wildfire, biblical disaster, use your imagination. >> drones had long served as the eyes and arms of the u.s. military and intelligence agencies, he believes that drones could be just as useful to news oranges. >> he said i want to create a drone journalism lab. my first thought was what is that? >> with a $50,000 granted, the
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university of nebraska launched the world's first u.a.v. lab for young journalists. >> we are quite literally creating this new tool for journalists to use, because therthere are no guide lines, no suggestions on how you should use this, we are just making everything up. i want to keep doing that. >> the model might look wobbly, but can luge like this with refinements. eventually, drone journalism could mean almost no place is out of reach. they're still a work in progress, but a drone is already in use in australia to cover cricket. could airborne paparazzi and unmanned car chase coverage be next? the technology is so far ahead of the law, it has left many questions unanswered. >> somebody says well, if that thing flies over my house, i'm
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going to shoot it down. actually, as silly as it sounds, it's not clear whether or not they could do that. when we think about it, we are kind of writing the rule book. >> for now, commercial drones are still illegal in the u.s., but new laws are being crafted that could have drones like this filling the skies by 2015. lincoln, nebraska. >> the attention of the government has told him to stop flying the zones. they must go through the same authorization at police and border patrol agents. more news in two and a half minutes and a reminder the president's news to know presence at 11:25. we will carry that for you, live.
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>> hello and welcome to the news hour. we have the top stories on al jazeera. u.s. secretary of state john kerry flies into a diploma diplc row as france accuses the united states of spying on its people. controlling a bush fire in australia seems to be working. and

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