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good evening, everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. angry american allies - germany's chancellor tells president obama to stop tapping her phone. the reaction from the white house. plus... >> the notion that world leaders are surprised and stunned that they might be having calls monitored strikes me as being naive. >> former defense secretary cone on america's spy tactics, and his concerns about america's allies doing the same >> website woes - the contractors who built the website point fingers at the obama administration. >> kidnapped americans - african
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pirates take two americans host ig -- hostage, we talk to an american woman that went through the same ordeal and lived to write the story. leaders in europe are expressing their anger with the united states, upset about revelations that the u.s. spied on them. according to newly published nsa documents the spy agency tapped the phones of 35 world leaders. the incidents embarrassing the u.s. and straining relations with allies. >> mike viqueira is following the story from washington. >> there's more embarrassment in the angela merkel affair. a trove of documents leaked by edward snowden produced another bombshell. the controversy is growing and so is the rift with the close ally. german chancellor angela merkel expressing outrage over reports american intelligence listened in on her cell phone calls.
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>> translation: with regards to the national security agency, i have made it clear to the american president that spying between friends is unanticipatable. i said that in june when he was in berlin, and in july, and yesterday in a phone call. it's not about me, it's about the privacy of all german people. between allies there must be trust, and this trust must be rebuilt. >> at the white house, jay carney didn't deny it had taken place. >> i can't and won't answer every allegation that appears in print about the intelligence activities. >> this as the white house tries to limit the fallout. >> revelations of late caused tensions in our relationship with some countries. we are dealing with that set of issues through diplomatic issues. we are also, as the president said - clearly and publicly - engaged in a review of
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intelligence operations. >> as jay carney spoke another shoe dropped. the "the guardian" is out with more from nsa leaker edward snowden. a confidential 2006 memo reveals the nsa encourages officials in the white house, state department and pentagon to share phone numbers of foreign leaders so they can be bugged. >> then the memo cites an example: that produced: in angela merkel's case there are unique sensitivityies. >> she grew up in eastern germany and was used to being
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bugged. she didn't expect an ally to act this way. >> angela merkel had more today after meeting with counterparts. >> translation: we need, obviously, the activity of the intelligence communities to ensure the safety and security of our citizens, but that at the same time once there is the seeds of mistrust being sown, that doesn't facilitate our work and cooperation. it makes it difficult. >> general keith alexander, the head of the nsa, gave an interview to a defense department blog expressing frustration, accusing reportsers of selling the documents leaked by edward snowden. he said he wants to come up with a way to stop the leaks. >> mike viqueira in washington. >> tonight i spoke with former secretary of defense william cohen and asked him if the u.s. is doing more spying now than ever before. >> i think there's little the
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left to the zone of privacy. for private citizens, i hope we can curbing the amount of intrusion. for public officials in countries, we have to assume that those conversations - the emails, are being monitored. that's the world in which we live. we try to catch up with technology, provide critical oversight to make sure we preserve as much privacy as possible in a world that is awash in technology, that is so far in advance of legislation or regulation that it will be hard to catch up with it. >> what do you make of the news that germany and france are asking for individual talks to discuss the matter? >> we have to have the discussion. we have to ask allies in europe as well, what kind of activities have they carried on against the united states, against our private sector to gain economic
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intelligence, it gain intelligence collecting information on the president of the united states, the secretary of defense et cetera. there's a lot of mutuality involved here. they may not have the capability that the united states has at this point. they have to understand that we are also providing critical information to germany and france and to all of our allies throughout the world as we try to combat terrorist activity. >> let's bring in david auerbach, a software engineer who worked for google and microsoft and is a contributor to "slate" magazine. welcome to the program. how does the u.s. tap the private cell phone of the chancellor of germany? >> easily. it seems that angela merkel had some technology to encrypt her phone calls, but only working if the person on the other end had the same technology - as you can guess most of the people she
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talked to did not have the same technology. failing that and most signals were not encrypted, the information is going through the ether and is easy to pick up on it. >> does the u.s. have superiority when it comes to this technology or not? >> they have superiority to a nation like afghanistan. i wouldn't say they have superiority to china and russia >> and germany? >> i wouldn't say for this work, no. what they did in terms of tapping angela merkel's phone was not difficult. in terms of cracking encipion, they could well have superior... >> it's not just talking about tapping cellphones, we are talking about a vacuum cleaner that gobbles up huge amounts of information. when it comes to that process, does the u.s. have superiority. >> they have more of the will to do so. storing information is so cheap these days that were germany to
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decide they were to vacuum up app tremendous amount of information, they could do so. it sounds like the u.k. was doing that, the gchq was participating in similar mechanisms - projects to what the nsa was doing. >> so are we going to get into a situation, even with allies, where we are spying on each other so much we are collecting everyone's information. >> to hear some people say it, one french beaurocrat said that that's the standard and people have been doing that already. it sounds like this is egreejous. when earlier revelations came out about tapping the united nations - that was received very badly as well. but i think that europe is not in a position where they want to get into that sort of arms race and would prefer the united states back off.
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>> you know the united states citizens are watching this - does this happen with their information as well? >> the general rule of thumb is if you are not sure whether or not something you are doing can be spied on, it most certainly can. unless you take steps to prevent the monitoring of your data and know what you are doing with regard to end to end encipion, there's little proveevention. >> is there a benefit for the u.s. to do this? >> it's been asked many times. in testimony the nsa gave different answers. they claimed to congress it prevented 53 terror plots. and a few months ago they downgraded that to one or possibly two. it's a kevin that needs to be answered. the government doesn't seem to have credibility in terms of the answers they've been given.
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>> thank you, david. >> now to us health care and a broken government website. at a congressional hearing lawmakers wanted answers - at times it seemed like a debate between democrats and republicans. richelle carey has more. >> what started as an investigation into the healthcare.gov website turned into questions about government policies, questions that the technology experts were not willing to answer. >> i have my republican colleagues... >> when house committee members grilled the site technicians about the problem they were told the problem started at the front door. >> consumers must pass through the front door to ever the application. the eidm created a bottle neck stopping those accessing the ffm. >> the bottle neck was not anticipated. >> cgi federal, cms and others
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worked together to troubleshoot the front door problem. >> republican lawmakers wanted to note what role the obama administration had in managing the project and whether the site was rolled out too early. >> we are there to support our clients. it is not our position to tellure client whether they should go live or not. >> many critical components are developed... >> it's a line of questioning pressed. >> we want an explanation on how the system will be fixed, what it will cost and what it will take. >> it was said that the glitches were about the technology, not policy. >> i will not yield to the mopi monkey court. >> the house hearing is not over. they demanded to area from kathleen sebelius, saelth and she will test my next wednesday. >> a former national guard opened fire outside millington. two reserve members were wounded before others wrestled him to
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the ground. the suspect was a recruiter relieved from duty. >> app explosion at a candy factly leaves one dead, dozens injured. a boiler exploded at the plant not far from the west texas boarder near alpaso. we have the story from there. >> the blast occurred thursday, many n injured had second and third degree burns. a boiling vat of sweets exploded to the ceiling, bringing it to the floor, trapping workers in the process. more than 200,000 mexicans work in factories along the u.s. border. there's wide-ranging safety records at the border factories. the fact is international companies invest and open the factories because they can pay lower wages here and in mexico and have less oversight from the government. there were less safety records,
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worse than you have in europe and the u.s. that is not to say that all factories are prone to blasts like this. investigators are looking as to what caused the blast here in northern mexico on thursday. >> a new study says latino americans and immigrant construction workers in new york city are dying on the job in disproportionately high numbers the the report comes from center for popular democracy. and said most of the accident happened on worksites where there's safety violations. roxana saberi has the report. >> the building boom in new york city came at a high human cost - construction workers injured and killed. a review of federal killers found the main cause of death on construction sites in the city is from falls. 75% of the victims are latino americans and immigrants. they make up only around 35% of all the city's constructions workers. five years ago pedro corchado
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was a construction worker supporting his mum. a fall left him with neck and back injuries so severe he hasn't been able to work since. >> there were safety issues, inadequate lighting. >> in spite of the issues, he stayed because he needed the money. >> you got to get the job down in the construction field. if you work for a company without a union, the boss says, "you got to do it", he want the job done. >> in january construction worker ricardo gonzales fell to his death whilst working at this site. labour rights advocates says 88% of workers who died from false in queens were latinos, immigrants or both. >> activists say day labourers and undocumented worker were reluctant to report safety hazards and were more likely to work for non-unionion work
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sites. >> if they refuse to do the job they risk being sent home. >> smaller companies are opposing a law that would hold them liable. it would cause insurance costs to sky rocket. >> n good evening. if you are anywhere in the north-east you know that it is getting much colder than it was earlier today. we are seeing a lot of cold rain pushing through the areas. it's fairly light. we are getting a mix off the great lakes. that is causing lake effects. we have lake effects, warnings, and advisories there. nothing like we had in serra cues last night - about 8 inches. this will be 2-4 inches. take a look at the temperatures we are seeing now. boston at 45, new york at 46. we are getting winds - stronger in boston. when you add that wind with the
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temperature, it drops it down and feels like 37 degrees - new york feels like 42, and philadelphia 38 degrees. it will be below freezing temperatures. more on that when i return. >> kevin, thank you. moments ago a chinese court rejected the appeal of politician bo xilai. he was found guilty in september of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. he faces life in prison. marga ortigas is live in bj. what do -- beijing. what do we know about the court decision? >> well, as you mentioned there, indeed, they basically rejected his plea, upheld the earlier life sentence and this is the end of bo xilai - particularly his political career. he'll spend the rest of his life in gaol. most of the public understand that despite the fact that bo xilai was allowed to appeal the earlier court's decision, there
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really was no hope of the verdict being overturned or lessened. ultimately everything here in politically sensitive cases is controlled by the central government. they were hoping to make him an example of how serious they are about cleaning up the ranks and how transparent they can be in the process of meting out justice. >> marga ortigas with an update from beijing. >> kidnapped by pirates. two americans have been snatched from their ship off the coast of africa. we speak to a woman who survived a similar attack. her story and what the victims are facing coming up. >> the bosses at twitter thinks their problem is worth more than $10 million. it's up to investors as to whether they agree.
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twitter is getting ready to go public. the social media company's public offering is expected to
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generate $1.6 billion. as kath turner explains twitter will start to sell shares at about $17. >> there has been anticipation and speculation around twitter's plans to put their shares on the stock market. we have numbers that investors and advertisers can work with. twitter will release 70 million shares at $17-$20. lower than the anticipated cost. that puts the company valuation at $11 billion. what happens next is the companies' executives and financial advisors will go around the country making presentations to mutual funds, hedge funds and financial institution, encouraging them to invest. a public video will be put on the internet. the most recent one we have experienced is facebook - which debuted stock in may 2012. that was at $38 and basically went into free fall. it was a time utility use experience, humiliating for the
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company. only recently did it get the stock price to turning a profit. facebook is valued at $127 billion. twitter - most people believe it hasn't reached its peak and hope a good debut on the new york stock exchange in early november will restore confidence in c conconsumer internet companies. >> despite ethical and legal concerns, it is suggests people in need of donate kidney should pay. patients who can pay should and will live longer. according to researchers at calgary, canada. 54% of canadians said they'd sell their organs for as little as $10,000. it's illegal in the u.s. 4500 people in the united states die waiting for a kidney each year.
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for kidney transplant patients, the operation is the beginning. they face a life-time of drugs. but as asher qarayshi reports a new time of stem cell treatment may change that. >> when 40-year-old craig ginnan was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in his mid 20, he knew eventually he'd need a transplant. >> shows up on an mri. sifts form on the kidney rendering that portion useless. >> when it was a time to find a donor, older brother shane stepped up. >> we always had a close relationship. it's a difficult decision, but it was never a consideration not to do it. >> in the midst of medical misfortune they found a unique opportunity. >> it was a chance to take place in the second phase of trials at the northwestern memorial
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hospital. transplantation without rejection - the goal. >> dr joseph leventhal was a transplant surgeon and running the program. joseph leventhal and his team studied stem cell research on transplantation. >> the holy grail is to achieve donor transplant tolerance, where you don't need drugs to control the immune system. >> that idea is being tested by infusing the patient with stem cells from the donor, to help achieve chimerism, where a dual immune system is set up to trick the recipients body into seeing the new kidney as its own. >> you'll have chemotherapy and radiation killing your immune system, creating room in the bone marrow for the infusion of stem cells. chemotherapy and radiation are part of the strategy to reset the immune system. it could mean the end of daily
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antirejection pills that increase risk for diabetes, some cancers. >> these drugs are poisons that we use to control the immune system. >> taking the drugs for the rest of her life is something lindsay porter has been able to avoid. >> my kidneys weighed about eight pounds apiece. all my other organs were being crushed together. >> her stem cell ipp fusion allowed her to wean off the antirejection drugs for a year and has been off them for more than two years. it's a financial savings as well. the average transplant patient spends upwards of $2500 on post-operative medications. >> for craig ginnan and 1,000 in the u.s. on the kidney donation waiting list, it means a chance at a better quality of life at a greatly reduced cost.
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>> the food and drug administration wants to make it tougher to get pain-killers like vicodin. that drug and others contain the nar cottic hydrocodone. the most widely prescribed drug and highly addictive. patients would be required to take the prescription to a pharmacy instead of having a doctor filling it in. if approved the regulation could take effect as early as next year. >> an unusual sight in the nation's capital. pink lightion on the white house to honour breast cancer awareness month. 332,000 women will be diagnosed with the deal. the entrance to the observatory is pink to bring awareness to the need for more research. >> michael eaves is here with sports. what a difference a day makes. >> last night a blow-out. tonight we get the game we wanted. game 2 of the world series
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between the red sox and the cardinals was the dual many anticipated. st louis rookie pitcher michael walker and john lackey matched pitch for mix until the kards scored three runs on lackey and breslow was in the 7th, posting a 4-2 victory, evening the series at one apiece. and we move to st louisise for game 3 on saturday. >> the rams reached out to brett fayre to come out of retirement. he said he's not playing. the physical toll on his nfl career and willingness to spend time with his family and his 3-year-old grandson is a reason to remain retired. me played with the minnesota vikings in 2010. nas car is mandating baseline concussion testing. drivers at every level of nas car will undergo a scraning to
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be used against test results against concussion. nas car previously recommended it. that's a look at the headlines. more sport later, including the live report from fenway park. >> it would be food if faryke could come back. >> 43, 44 - impressive. >> somewhere near the west coast of africa pirates are holding two americans. we speak with someone who knows first hand what that means. a woman who survived kidnapping by pirates coming up. >> congress has three months to reach a deal or face another shutdown. compromise - so far - is hard to find.
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conversation welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. here is a look at the headlines - more u.s. spying secrets come to light. "the guardian" reveals more information from former nsa analyst edward snowden. the new report says the nsa tapped the phones of 35 international leaders. germany's chancellor says the
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united states must try to regain europe's trust. >> translation: i think the most important thing at this juncture is to find a basis on which we can operate in the future. trust needs to be rebuilt. >> the u.s. hept tifs held a hearing to investigate the problems with the government's health care website. the gop-led panel asked developers if the government should have delayed the roll out. contractors said the rollout was not their decision, and blaming heavy traffic was a lame excuse. >> amazon and ebay don't crash the week before christmas and pro-flowers doesn't crash on valentine's day. >> the food and drug administration wants to tighten control on some prescription pain-killers, those containing the nar cottic hydrocodone, used in drugs like vicodin and others.
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it would lower the number of refills. if approved the regulations could take effect as early as next year. >> the nigerian navy launched a search and rescue effort for two americans kidnapped by pirates off the coast of africa. they were on a u.s. oil vessel attacked in gulf of guinea. the pirates released 11 crew members. the captain and chief engineer are held. oil vessels have become targets for abducting crew members for ransom. >> two years ago tomorrow jessica buchanan and a colleague were kidnapped at gunpoint and rescued by u.s. navy seals. jessica wrote a book called "impossible odds," detailing her experience in cap tisty and joins us live. >> it's good to see you. >> good to be here. >> what was your reaction when you read the news about the
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latest kidnapping? >> it's unfortunate. i feel sorry for them being held, and for their families. it's such a complex situation, and it's hard to say, you know, how long it could take and what the outcome would be, so i - i really empathise with them. >> your situation was different. you were captured on land, not a ship. at the same time being heldage -- held hostage by a pirate, what was it like for you? >> it was horrific. the hardest part is not knowing when it will end. it's the frustration, and the not knowing, and, you know, we were outside the entire time. we were never in a house, we were never in a building or a shelter. >> let me stop you there. we are showing video, i believe,
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of the video sent back asking for ransom for your release - is that correct? >> yes >> they made you do the videos. >> it was another tactic to speed up negotiation, to put pressure on our people, our families, and to bring more money to the table. >> how do you keep up hope in a situation like that? >> it's minute by minute. you know. you just think about what your family needs - that they need you to come back, and that this is a chapter in your life, it's a small chapter. it's also a very important chapter, but it's not the rest of your life. so you have to determine that you are not going to fall into despair, you are not going to go into the black hole and you'll look for goodings every day to keep you going. >> your captivity lasted three months. what would you tell the families
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of those people who are held hostage tonight. >> you know, just - you don't know how this thing is going to play out. hopefully these men will be released quickly. i don't know how it is in west africa as opposed to how it's been in the horn. maybe things will progress more rapidly, and to just - you know, stick together, to keep thinking positively. to follow any orders that the authorities are giving them to cooperate. you know, it's important that everybody works together. >> why were you over there in africa? >> i'm a humanitarian aid workers, a teacher by profession. i was teaching in africa, as well as my husband, working with a democracy in governance, and we were working in somalia for our respective organizations. because of the danger now, would you suggest that others follow
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in your footsteps. >> i think it's important to continue on humanitarian efforts. what's to me proves that there is still a need for helping these people. and so, you know, be as informed as you can be, listen to your instincts, ask all the right questions about security. if you don't feel good about a situation - don't go in. >> it's great to talk to you. your book is entitled "impossible odds." thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> president obama repeated his call to congress not to stall immigration reform bill. >> everyone wins if we work together to get this done. in fact, if there's a good reason not to pass the commonsense reform - i have not heard it. anyone still standing in the way of this bipartisan reform should have to explain why. >> immigration is one of the big three items on the president's
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agenda as he tries to build political momentum after the shut-down fight. another presidential priority is the budget. if there's no agreement on that, the country could face a shutdown in three months. in the second of a 3-part series, "unfinished business", mike viqueira tells us what is at stake. >> when the shutdown dust settled, both sides pleged a fresh start. >> it's time to talk to reconcile differences. >> they have three months to make a deal, if they can't it may mean another shutdown. what is likely to be on the table - republicans will press for spending cuts, reforms for programs like medicare and social security, and oppose anything raising taxes. many democrats see a divided gop and an opening for a dam. >> the moderate republicans willing to negotiate with the president to get something done have been hailed as a result of the shutdown.
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the tea party reduced the party to having its lowest approval rating ever. >> the president and democrats will insist on spending on infrastructure and education, pushing to raise taxes on the wealthy. >> we should pursue a balance the approach to a responsible budget. >> president obama could put changes to social securitiy on the table, altering how the benefits are adjusted for inflation. >> he may press for changes in medicare, and are drawing fire from supporters, like organised labour. >> it's a way to fratricide, and to gridlock. that approach to public policy making is not just economically wrong, but it's politically counterproductive. it will go nowhere, because the fast majority of americans don't want to see it happen. >> they have been close before. president obama and john boehner walked up to the edge of a grand
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bargain of spending cuts and overhaul of the tax code. the talks collapsed in a round of recrim nation. results, a sequester of across the board cuts. something that democrats want to reverse. that was two years ago. since then the mistrust grew. if it was a bridge too far in 2011, what are the chances for a deal this time around. >> i personally think it will continue into the spring. it will be difficult for those senate and the house budget committee members to come to an agreement. i hope they do. they have a long way to go. >> the fate of the budget talks could answer another key question - has anything in washington changed in the wake of the shutdown. more people are hit and killed by cars in florida than in any other state. there has been 70,000 hit and run accidents there this past year. relatives of victims want
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tougher laws to stop those accidents. natasha g'name reports from mim a. patty cohen things about what would happen if she runs into the man who killed her husband aaron. the driver, michele traverso lives three miles away and is already served his time. >> so angry i can barely talk about it. i feel like such an injustice was done. it's almost embarrassing the obvious lack of sense that it makes. aaron was riding his bike with a friend along this stretch of road in miami dade county when michele traverso slammed into him. he left the scene, called his attorney and turned himself in hours later. investigators found evidence he may have been drinking. driving away made it impossible for the police to test his blood alcohol level. michele traverso was sentenced to a year in gaol for leaving the scene. >> >> patty is working through her
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grief and doing her best to raise a 3-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. her son barely remembers daddy. >> i really tried to look at it as a challenge, and not be a victim, but be a survivor. >> somehow the dizzy widow is finding time to push for pass ig of the aaron cohen act. law professor markus wagner helped to draft the bill. >> the situation is dire. the state leads the countries in the statistics on a per cap ita basis for bicycle fatalities. >> current laws gives drunk drivers incentives to leave the seen of the accident. they'll do less time if they drive off. the proposed act would propose a mandatory minimum sentence. right now there is none. it would increase sentences so they are more aline to drunk drivers who kill. >> this is not a short-term
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project getting more people into prison. >> other states, such as oregon, new york and delaware passed laws protecting pedestrians, psych lifts and other vulnerable users of the road. >> patty hopes in aaron cohen act becomes law fewers families will have to live with a void in their lives. >> you can't get by on the anger. you can try to change it and improve life for other people. >> legislature will consider the bill when it reconvenience next spring. cowan is asking people to contact lawmakers and sign a petition on change.org and believes the aaron cohen act would be a fitting legacy to her late husband. >> changing laws in myanmar, raising the tough question - what to do with the country's trained elephants. that is next. . >> i'm john henry smith live in
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boston. a reversal of fortune as the world series tied off as it moves to the midwest for the weekend. michael eaves and i will break it down - coming up later in sports.
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if your heart stops, if you suffer sudden cardiac arrest in public, what are your chances of surviving. according to studies, it's about 20% in dallas and pittsburg. in chicago, new york and detroit 5% or less. in seattle and surrounding king county it's above 50% - the highest in the country. there's an effort in seattle that could improve the survival rate there. allen schauffler reports on a
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game with a serious side. >> jamie alls is a lucky man and knows it. >> it's remarkable. i'm super grateful and lucky to be here. >> two years ago when the radio station engineer suffered cardiac arrest one of his friends knew where to find one of these, an automatic external defibrillator, zapping jamie alls heart back to life. >> the technology exists, it was there for me, and i was able to sit and talk to you because this happened. >> there are 1.2 million aeds across the country, 180,000 more are installed every year. miracles in a box, about $1500. >> when a bystander has a defibrillator and uses it before the paramedics arrive and doubles the chance of survival. >> it is great if the helpful bystander knows where to find one. what if you were standing on the street corner, or any, and
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someone keeled over in front of you - how would you know where to look? to answer that question dr graham nichol launched a month-long city wide scavenger hunt, "my heartmap seattl." it's patented after phil delifia. >> condest ants like robb doody register and go out searching and report every defibrillator they find. >> it was worth a shot. >> there's a facebook page, a twitter identity for contestants to follow. 20 preselected golden aeds worth $50 for the first person to find them. there's a nice pay-off for the winner. the team that reports the largest number of defib rilators is worth $1300. but the data will be used to
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create a comprehensive map. >> you can't have one person doing it, it would take forever. >> dr graham nichol plans to replicate the game in four more cities. something that jamie alls supports with all his heart. >> put it on a map. if people know where it is. somebody's life can be saved. that's the way it can work. >> after decades of military rule, myanmar is embracing environmental reforms. it will begin a ban on timber exports, but as nirmal ghosh reports that spells an uncertainty future for the elephants used to haul timber. >> 36-year-old swe kyaw htay was caught from the wild and trained. now his handlers, or oozies, say he's strong, placid and
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obedient - ideal for a timber elephant. >> some are nice. >> myanmar has more captive elephants, more than half belonging to the timber enterprirks the government's logging agency. others are in private hands. but times are changing fast. from april 2014, log exports will be banned. while that may be good for the forests, the elephants and their handlers face an uncertain future. >> the handlers might be worried. the government servants and office are worried. when logging is reduced or is not economical, they'll be eliminated. >> private owners like saw moo, who has 20 elephants, are in a dilemma. >> we are in a situation where we have to sell the elephant.
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if we don't get help we'll have to release them into the jungle. >> the elephants could be trafficked, sold, exploited or abused. if they are released into the wild they could clash with farmers. myanmar's coverage has found 30%, elephants are left with shrinking habitat. environmentalist u ohn is concerned about their fate. >> the government - those associated with the elfantastic, those close to the elephant in the jungle are all responsible. >> the big question is whether elephants are relevant or be relegated to tourist spectacles like they say white elephants. white elephants are suspicious. because the buddha's mother dreamt of a white elephant before the elephant was born. like here in myanmar, they have
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been reduced to curiosities. myanmar's elephants face a turning point. they have survived wars and dictatorships, and now democracy and a free market. >> michael is back with sport. we have a real world series going. >> after last night's blow out - entering the world series, nine of the last 10 champions won game one, a the rd sox did over the cardinals. but st louis fans had history of their own on their side in game 2. the cardinals won 11 post-season series after losing game one and won nine play-offs trailing 1-0, second to the yankees of 9 to 11. all the history goes out the window. it was about the pitching and a personal moment for cardinals
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rookie michael walker as he got the start, 22 years owl. early on he looked like the pitcher that has been the best guy post season. now, this game was scoreless until the top of the fourth. cardinals matt holliday went deep off the wall in center. he would end off as third with the triple. do the cardinals get an end. two batters later. the heart and soul of the squad does that - bouncing over the mound. he scores on the forcep. cardinals take the 1-0 lead, but the red sox behind ortees putting boston on top 2-1. the cardinals answer on top of the seven - loading the basis for matt carpenter, hitting the ball top left field. short left field, enough to get the run in. the throw is wide of home plate. the reliever craig breslow picks it up. he proceeds to throw it into the
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stands. two runs would score on the play. another runner ends up at third. and just like that, john farrell's team is down 3-2. carlos beltram, a lot didn't know if he'd play, put the cards up 4-2 and then the door would be slammed by rosenthal - straight gas in the ninth, striking up the side. the series tied at a game apiece 4-2. the final. >> you'll have to kill me for me to be out of the line-up. yesterday was a scary moment for me. i felt - i did something major to my ribs. there was a bruise on my chest. other than that it will get better. >> so with the series tied one game apiece, we bring you john henry smith from fenway park. we talked about beltram's status. you talked about how important
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he is to a team in the post season. sore ribs and all he showed up - 2 from 4 - he drove in a run. >> after making his first world series, waiting 16 seasons to do it, you knew that he would do what it took to play in the world series. he took steps before the game. i heard afterwards that he took some pain-killers to make his rib cage comfortable enough where he could come out and scrilent, scribility he did professionally -- contribute, and contribute he d he played like a man - he got bat on ball to slap base hits to the opposite field, and by scoring or driving in runs, carlos beltram is responsible for many of the runs this season. >> played more than 2,000 regular season games before getting a trip to the world series. >> michael walker, rookie,
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showeded up. he's been outstanding in the post season. he goes six innings. three hits, 6km. how about that moment for a 22-year-old rookie out of st louis. >> and the interesting thing about it, they used it on the broadcast that he unfailed a change-up that he seldom uses. he truck out five red sox on the change up. he tries to throw a change up to david ortees on a 3-2 pitch, deposting over the green uponster. that was his only mistake of the night. an outstanding performance for michael logger and john lackey, striking out. did his work. mistakes did he and the red socks in. >> a change of fortune, cardinals were sloppy in the senth innings, the red sox being sloppy. >> as you mentioned in your highlights. you saw the play where the red
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sox committed two errors on the play allowing two runs to score. gerald wasn't able to throw out two guys on a double steam. it was the red sox turn to implode. >> we do head to st louis over the weekend. john henry smith live at fenway park, in boston, the world series tied at one game apiece. >> there was a special moment in the seventh inning at the world series when james taylor came out to sing "america the beautiful" and he had survivors of the boston marathon bombing standing with him ♪ beautiful ♪ gracious skies ♪ forever... >. the red sox honoured the victims and survivors several times. three people were killed when
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260 were wounded in the boston bombing. kevin has the weather after this.
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hello again. tonight's game at fenway park was the third coldest in world series history. we saw temperatures that go down to the 40s. the coldest game played was between the marlined and indians in 1997. take a look at the cold air stretching across a lot of the united states this evening the you can see it from minnesota across the great lakes into new england. it's beginning to sink down further to the south. we'll get to it later in a moment. we are seeing a lot of mixed precipitation coming across the great lakes. you can see michigan, pennsylvania and new york. that's when the colder air goes over the warmer water, picking up the moisture, dumping it on the other side. it will be a problem all the way through the morning. temperatures as we go towards tomorrow. boston at 39, phil delifia 27.
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tomorrow - i told you the airways sinking towards the south. look at the high temperature in atlanta. 57 degrees. normally this time of year atlanta would see 70-71 degrees. they'll be below average. the overnight lows are lower than that. birmingham feeling the effects, savannah. along the gulf coast not looking bad. it will be better for atlanta. temperatur temperatures rising. a beautiful weekend. for dal as - you saw cooler temperatures, you've been dry for about a week. more clouds and rain are coming in by the end of the weekend. thunder storms are going to be a problem as well. the temperatures are rising on monday. 80 degrees and cloudy. that's a look at your weather. headlines with john are up next.
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welcome tos al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler, here are the top stories. . more u.s. spying secrets, the "the guardian" in london revealing more information from former nsa analyst edward snowden. according to the newspaper the national security agency has been monitoring the phone calls of 35 world leaders. the document explains how the agency encouraged other government departments to share contact information of foreign politicians. >> nick earia's naval forces is mounting a rescue operation to find kidnappeded americans, two taken after pirates seized a u.s. oil vessel in the gulf of guinea. 11 crew

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