a. paying the penalty. the nation's largest bank, and almost a year later, health clinics still closed after being damaged by superstorm sandy. we'll tell you about one organization that may just turn it all around. >> there you go. yeah! >> and coming up, the place where it's okay to let it all out.
this is al jazeera america and i'm morgan radford in new york. america's closest allies are and inning answers over the lathest spying allegations. so they're bringing the debate right to america's doorstep. a delegation from the european union will arrive in washington monday to question u.s. officials over this week's revelation of spying, including access to tens of thousands of french phone records and even monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone. now merkel is demanding the u.s. sign a no spying agreement with germany and france. same as what they have with great britain. but u.s. officials say this is really nothing new. >> all are aware that collection
on their high level political leaders is always a possibility. >> and now, mike viqueria brings us the latest from the white house. >> while u.s. officials are still not commenting publicly on the substance of these allegations, spying on america's closest allies, including the cell phone of angela merkel, president obama has been on the phone with officials including merkel herself, officials are not apologizing for what has transpired even though they don't deny that this could have taken place in the past. u.s. officials are saying the united states gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations. here's jen saki, the state department spokes woman on friday. >> we of course will factor in the friends and partners, aas we factor those comments in, we fully expect i know this is
another question that's come up of course that more allegations will surface given quantity of classified information leaked by mr. snowden. >> u.s. officials do say they are reviewing intelligence-gathering procedures as that european delegation prepares to come to washington to meet with its intelligence community counterparts next week. the national security spokes woman would only say the united states is poised to have b bilateral discussions. in just a few short hours washington will be the cite for an antispiraly against the nsa. in a statement, snowden says nsa has a record of all calls by americans. the rally was organized by stop
watching u.s. a coalition of groups that includes the american civil liberties union as well as libertarian party. the rally will begin at u.n. station before moving to the capitol reflecting pool. meanwhile, president obama and his administration are still fending off allegations of, affordable care website, opposing obama. >> some people have poked fun at me for sounding like an insurance salesman. it's also interesting in seeing republicans in congress impressing so much concern about people having trouble with beginning their health insurance
coverage. >> kathleen sebelius is expected to testify in front of congress. there has been mounting calls for her resignation. the white house has expressed that the website will befix by november 30th. almost one year ago, superstorm sandy hit the coastline, shut down crucial centers like health care and most of them haven't reopened. ben dick moran tells us about an international aid organization that is stepping in to help. >> dr. amber featherstone is stocking up on supplies. a routine procedure for doctors of the world, an organization that operates in disaster and war zones around the world. but this is new york city in an area called the rockaways. >> even before the hurricane this was designated as a medically underserved area. after the hurricane it got
worse. the doctors haven't been able to return for one reason or another. their files were washed away. >> though much of the city has come back, this area is still struggling. the rockaways are on a narrow peninsula in south queens, home to 130,000 people. during the storm much of the area was flooded, electricity and public transportation was cult off forcing many businesses like health care providers to shut down and some of the repairs are still ongoing. 57-year-old howard cohen walked 26 blocks to visit the clinic. he lives with miss 79-year-old mother. neither of them have insurance. health care providers are reluctant to set up shop here. >> for those who are seniors or just about to be one, there is has been a rise of depression in this area, fear, tremendous fear, where do i go? >> before sandy financial
problems in this district had already forced the shutdown of health care facilities. now there's only one full service hospital for the area's 15 neighborhoods. are this organization hopes to provide other needed services. >> but at the end of the day, everyone is human. you know i think we're all seeing people with the same basic sets of needs. and whether you're not receiving health care because you know you're caught in a war zone or whether it's just because you're in an underserved community in the quote unquote industrialized world, i don't think those needs necessarily change. >> people who live here and watch their health options wash away to having this clinic open is a tremendous relief. ben dick moran the rockaways new york. hurricane sandy caused the area 19 billion in damage. a country already yore come by war is bracing for another
challenge. a polio outbreak in syria. where the country's crumbling sanitation and the high risk of disease. >> reporter: this is a residential area of damascus. a typical suburb. but on friday a car bomb explode outside a mosque. it's difficult to find out exactly how many people died. there are reports it's more than 40. this video can't be independently verified. still the united nations humanitarian chief has told the security council there are 2.5 million people in syria who need help but can't get it. and the agency's appeal for help has failed. >> i need political support of the security council members but also other members of the united nations, to really make a difference. >> reporter: months have fighting have destroyed syria's basic infrastructure.
roads, power and sanitation. and that creates another huge problem, the threat of disease. the world health organization is warning there could be an outbreak of polio and that more than 20 people may have it already. said the united nations is increasing its vaccination program. >> disrupted or broken down. children are now at far mier risk of diseases such as polio and me measles. >> there is the a possibility that children could be struck down by illness and disease. and the chance of getting treatment during this war is slim. nicole johnson, al jazeera. >> over the next few weeks the world health organization plans to administer the polio vaccine to people in the middle east, turkey, and afghanistan, but
their biggest challenge is lebanon, home to 600,000 refugees from syria. iranian fighters have been killed, a town in southeast iran. billions for bombers. the air force wants to spend up to $55 billion on long range bomber planes. boeing and lockheed martin said they will work together to try to win the contract. the air force plans to bias many as 100 planes, still managed to avoid congressional budget cuts. the air force says the new bombers are critical for national security. the fbi says it will conduct an independent investigation into the shooting of a
california teenager. new details released by the santa rosa police department shows a sheriff's deputy fired on 13-year-old andy lopez only ten seconds after calling in a dispatch. looked like an ak .47 assault rifle, other similar issues like trayvon martin. lopez was profiled while wearing a hooded swea sweatshirt. it's finally coming down. the sandy hook elementary school. expected to take at least four weeks to complete, the town is committed to erecting a brand-new school in the same spot. a fire at macy's flagship store in new york city friday night. the fire broke out in the basement forcing hundreds of
shoppers out into the street. plumes of smoke, fifthers were able to bring the fire under control in just about an hour. thankfully no one was injured and investigators are still trying to determine the cause. and speaking of fires, the areas around chicago's wrigley field has reopened after a raging fire shut it down just last night. a sports bar burst into flames, taking firefighters an hour to get it under control. riders on the el got quite a view, no word on the cause. >> good saturday morning to you, i'm meteorologist stephanie dion. we have temperatures down into the 30s and 40s as far south as georgia and we could even see frosty cns into the mobil bay area.
a day to bundle up. across the southeast we have dropped to 35 in birmingham. charlotte one degree shy of setting a record. we could tie or break it as temperatures continue to fall. freeze warning in many locations, over mississippi and virginia, freeze warnings to the gulf coast. definitely going to be a cool start for the day. southeast and mid atlantic region, freeze warnings extended for much of south carolina, d.c. and baltimore area. some chilly temperatures this morning but we are going osee temperatures warm up nicely as we go through the day, still on the cool side, chicago topping out at 54, some warmth will mainly be confined to the southwest, 89 in phoenix and
lower to mid 80s of central and eastern parts of florida. radar, mainly light rain across some interior sections of new york and even some light snow for upstate portions of the state, as well. >> thank so be eboni. why is jb morgan trying to -- j.p. morgan trying to leave uncle sam with a billion dollar bill? a steady decline of a number of people wanting to work in the field. but the food security army is trying to lure people back to the land. >> india unleashing a small army in the fight to secure the nation's food sources.
settlement still being negotiated by the u.s. government and that deal could reach up to $13 billion. and with us now to break down the latest settlement is chitra navlet. >> they have actually put lawsuits against 17 other financial institutes in addition to j.p. morgan chase and even ubs in the summer. close to $885 million. these lawsuits take a lot of time a lot of months a lot of back and forth with the banks so that is what this is about. >> the quicker they can get rid of this, the quicker they can tee it up for next guy? >> they're just trying to recoup some of those losses. >> okay but two things i found interesting about the report and nature of this deal.
one, j.p. doesn't even have to admit wrongdoing. and secondly they can go after $1 billion from the fdic. why would j.p. morgan try to get the government to pay $1 billion for its acquisition of washington mutual? >> they tried to, the fdic was supposed to be on the hook for the liabilities and losses. that's at least according to j.p. morgan chase. the government said no that's not what we signed up for. to pass on that $1 billion loss pass it on to them. of course eric holder, the attorney general and most of the reergtregulators are saying no. >> he says this is a significant step as the government and
jpmorgan chase, what exactly are these outstanding issues? >> the remaining $8 billion, the state of california had a lawsuit against jpmorgan chase, and $4 billion relates to consumer debt relief, that's a fancy way of helping mortgage holders, and the rest is state and other government regulators. related to mortgage loans as well as mortgage backed securities, numerous regulators throughout the country, the sec, so it is tying up the rest of the piece. >> now $13 billion that's a lot of money. so who's actually going to see this money? >> regulators, and eventually, homeowners, eventually securities holders, folks throughout the country who purchased those securities who are stuck with these loans,
stuck with these mortgages. getting that money through the regulators, basically disbursing these funds. >> chitra, thanks so much for joining us this month. speaking of funds, fannie mae and freddie mac, will transition staff into accounts such as 401(k)s, the new accounts will be offered as series of payments over the next five years. digital currency bitcoin, ross olbright. it was found on his computer when they arrested him in san francisco, the site was then shut down just three weeks ago. once the coveted treasures of drug lords now up for auction. the colombian government is
auctioning off the items owned by drug traffickers but still billions that are nowhere to be found. >> selling what's left as colombia's biggest auction yet. on sale, some $80,000 in assets seized from drug traffickers, jewelry and art valued at more than $40 million. >> we have all sorts of objects and art pieces starting at 10 u.s. dollars. there are valuable pieces but also some that are false. the drug trafficker wanted to gain status buying art but easily fooled. >> the agency is turning the main floor of their blood into
art gallery, the image of the virgin mary to whom all bosses were devout. in 1996 the government passed a law that allowed the them to confiscate any assets whose owner could not prove they were acquired legally, like this huge mansion in the richest area of bogota. but administering suc administrh avaluable holding, 14 congressmen are under investigations for naming friends or relatives as administrators of seized properties. maria perez disperi has been named administrator. presidential sanchez has decide
to scrap it altogether. >> they have taken actions against people responsible for the crimes that were working here. >> still not all has been lost. thousands of pieces are slowly being sold and the government says this time the proceeds will help pay for compensation to the victims of colombia's drug wars. al jazeera, bogota. the notorious drug lord pabloest copabloescobar died in. a program in india brings military style training to rice paddy fields. al jazeera explores the food security army. >> these cadets are getting ready to plow the fallow fields of the south indian field of
karala. armed with skills and technical know-how, this is the new front line in karala's push to become more self-sufficient. >> we knew expansion, very good expansion, through training, the training should be just like army training, highly disciplined highly committed with highly product ef output. >> new recruits spend 20 days learning about everything from fertilizer and seeds to planning seasons and machinery, since 2003 more than 3500 cadets known their communities as service providers have been through this training. over the past years the state of karala has shown a huge decline in the number of people willing to work in the fields. but the army has tried lure
people back to the land, to make sure that all indians have enough food. this is one of the food security army's first officers. a widow with few options she devoted herself to the land, lavindria now supervises more than 40 service providers and runs a business worth more than $140,000. >> translator: my income has quadrupled since i started doing this. my life has changed a lot. now i own 1 acre of land and also have savings. >> in the 1970s the state of karala produced 1.5 million tons of rice. today it produces one-third of that. for farmers like narinan a shortage of labor has been a persistent problem. >> translator: compared to before, production has increased
many fold, farmers have started using the service and gone back to the land. >> reporter: this grass roots initiative has captured the attention of the nation and as the indian government looks to provide food for all of its citizens it could help to turn policies into ground realities. libby duff, al jazeera, karala. dealing with hunger, 800 million people live in poverty. a security bill passed last month that will give indians a legal right to food. why a report suggests the u.s. government might be ramping up its spying efforts right here at home. and a child goes missing and a desperate search to bring them home. >> david ortiz has been a one-man wrecking crew and now
>> welcome back i'm morgan radford and these are our top stories at this hour. j.p. morgan has agreed to pay over $5 billion to fannie mae and freddie mac, due to the fact it misled them for mortgage home loans, a report setting $13 billion deal. germany and france say they want answer he regarding revelations of spying by u.s. intelligence officials. they also want to open new talks with the u.s. about spying rules. this comes as european parliament are prepares for three days of operations next week to discuss ongoing spying plans. a new report suggests that
the u.s. government is going to even greater lengths to collect data from its own citizens. kimberly hocket explains why. >> every day in the suburbs outside washington, information gathered by 17 different u.s. intelligence agencies is collected and analyzed. this is the u.s. counterterrorism center where even americans not suspected of terrorism come under scrutiny. that is something jasmine tige and edwin levy want stopped. for me this is obviously very personal. i -- working for arab american institute our community in particular is constantly the one in the community that's targeted by a lot of these you know post-9/11 counterterrorism initiatives and efforts. >> they are literally vacuuming
up everybody's informations and combing through that and that i think is really alarming and it really contradicts fundamental principles of our constitution. >> that information isn't just being collected. it's also being stored sometimes for decades. according to a new report the fbi is able to keep intelligence the longest. >> 20 to 30 years, basically, on the theory that it might be useful in the future. that information will only be don't rid of if it's going to be of no use to the fbi, or any of the other 16 agencies that are in the american intelligence community. >> those agencies include the nsa and the u.s. counterterrorism center. they can search information about a person's phone use for five years even if they've never been suspected of a crime. every month it's been revealed the nsa's supersecret ex-key score tracks more than 41 billion communications on the internet. in fact so much information is
now being equity cled by the nsa that -- collected by the nsa that a massive new data center is being constructed. privacy advocacy sa -- advocate, foreign intelligence surveillance port approved the government's application to continue its dragnet surveillance of domestic telephone and internet communication he. and it's changed the -- communications, and it's changed the way some americans undergo their daily likes of. >> the most mundane telephone conversation about what your child is doing or something? you just wonder if someone is listening to you. >> it appears that they are. just in case what is said now becomes useful later.
kimberly hocket, al jazeera, washington. u.c. tech companies as well as the government are lobbying against changes, which will cost data from europe more expensive. to explain how the u.s. agency goes about collecting information is justin capos, new york polytechnic are,. >> in full disclosure, we should say that al jazeera supports some of the work done at this institution. they work with a lot of the big tech and cell phone companies and the companies provide call records. some of this is via some sort of pressure that the nsa for instance is known to have given verizon a legal order that they have to comply and turn over
call information on a certain fraction of the calls that they receive. >> is this new or always the way the nsa does their business? >> things have definitely changed over the last 20 or 30 years. it used to be there was a criminal and you would go and you would go to a court and you would get a warrant and then you would go to the company and you would say hey, i need this record on this particular individual, where there's probable cause and they'rement e suspected of some sort of crime. they are sifting through all the data to see if they can find who is calling who and what are the connections. >> you mentioned these phone calls. but there's a difference between collecting phone numbers and listening in on entire phone conversations. what does this tell us about the way the nsa is doing both? >> the most recent disclosure
what has allies upset is there seems to be an effort from the nsa to acquire information who the people are behind the phone calls. this isn't looking specifically into individual phone tapping, but the german chance more and who is calling her. >> german chancellor angela merkel, a two way street, on her land line and cell phone? >> yes. really what's happening, you can view this as saying the nsa going and saying who knows private numbers, we might not know whose number this is. we know know it's some specific phone number but they don't know that phone number belongs to the german prime minister and another one of their aallows.
they are stick that in there and they call the world leaders as targets of asking for specific phone records. >> when our producers were trying to book you on this program, we found you didn't have a land line or a cell phone. >> i don't think it's a good security contact, that's why i don't have a land line. and your cell phone tells about your location, like which cell tower you're near. these organizations can track where you go with some granularities around the area. >> you're trying to stay under the radar as much as you can. >> yes. >> thank you for joining us. dna now tells us that the
birth mother says she gave a child away and didn't sell her but bulgarian prosecutors are testing whether that's true. the girl who is once thought to have benning been abducted triggered a global search for her true identity. now john terrett, says the conveys hits home and knows exactly what it's like to go through the terrifying experience. >> ingrid johnson's child went through the same thing in 2004. >> it seems like somebody died. >> tiamba was just 13 when shing where credit disappeared. >> i don't think there is anything that can describe. i touched the surface of understanding what it felt to be
hopeless for a brief second and yet bounce back and say to yourself i'm not going to give up. >> ingrid a nurse, desperately wanted to care for her own child. she searched the neighborhood every night putting up posters and it turns out tiamba ran away from home, and ended up in one of new york's outer boroughs. ingrid's despair became deeper. >> i had never lost a child but i began to wonder if i had experiencing what parents had experienced the loss of a child had gone through. to go on from day to day you dig deep to just get through. every day. >> ingrid says over time, she gang to wonder had a her daughter looked like and began seeing her face wherever she
went. >> you think that's her or him and then you realize that's not him. >> 11 months after tiamba went missing they were reunited. now 9 years later every time a child goes missing ingrid knows firsthand the anguish the family is going through. john terrett, al jazeera, newark, new jersey. for the first time doctors have documented the case of a child with hive remission. just after birth she was given high doses of peyton retr antir. joining us from washington, d.c. to tell us exactly what this medical break through could mean for the 34 million living with
hiv, one of the government's top aids scientists, dr. edward faucci. thank you for being with us. >> good to be with you. >> this child had an aggressive treatment. are newborns more likely to beat hiv than adults? >> i think there's two aspects to consider. first of all it was unusual she was treated virtually immediately after birth, less than 30 hours. usually, when there's a 20 or 30% chance of being in effected if the mother has not been treated which is the case with the mississippi mother, you don't treat baby until you document the mother was infected. they assumed the baby was going
to be infected, the mother received no therapy during pregnancy and they aggressively treated her. so that's the temperatures thing that weighed in favor of this result. the immediate treatment of the baby. the other thing is that by treating the baby that early, it did not allow the virus to establish itself in what we call reservoirs in the body that are very difficult to remove once they're established. and babies, with their immune system, don't have a very ma clur immune system which is the real target of those have reservoirs. so there were two things going on at the same time, the rapidity at which the tbeab was treated and it's an infant that doesn't have a mature immune system. >> the mother was not treated but can these results map in
adults? >> probably not the same extrapolation. adults don't know they're infected for a considerable period of time. i've been tearing care of patients for years now, and by if time they come in the recess voish is administrator established and sphriftsdz much, much more difficult to get rid of that reservoir. however, when you identify people very, very early, if someone says i'm infected, i had a sexual encounter and its feel likely i have the transmission, dealing with a single baby not a really large study, this needs to be replicated and repeated, even in babies before we even consider how this might impact
adults. >> thank you very much, dr. anthony faucci, joining us now from washington, d.c. thank you so much for being with us. >> urs welcome. >> more than 250 students are suffering from food poisoning. vectors are now questioning cafeteria workers. and our mark morgan is here with sports after a travel day the world series continues tonight, right mark in? >> boston's david tiz has added to his postseason classic. the only red sox player left, talk to jessica taff. >> work hard and try to do my
best and now, not try to go too crazy, put pressure on myself. i try to have fun. i know getting to play in october is not an easy thing odo especially for a team coming from the al-east. and we just try to do our best. >> this cardinals team knows you well from 2004. you beat them in 2004. do they have a little special plagues in your heart for them there? >> let me fell you, they had a good team. even in 2004 we swept them by -- their team was good? it is a reason you can never doubt anybody, especially when they get othis level, not that we got to play better than we did the last game. >> now while ortiz is the only boston holdover against old '04
world series, mike metheny has a special hold against yadier molina. >> there was mike metheny now the team's manager was the catcher for the cardinals from 2000 to 2004. it was during that time that metheny was mentoring a young molina. >> that's why the relationships work so well, people act metheny, how do youing in guys you played with? we're not sure we want them to be our bosses but he was a mentor to yadier at that point, and he's a mentor now. >> he didn't make his nfl debut until metheny was injured.
now manager out of the starting job. >> when you look at the molina family classically you have three that are brilliant but yadier is able to call pitch sequencing. i think they saw that in the beginning. >> that gets us to today, meth erveghtsnmetheny and molina are. >> we're looking to -- are back. >> we are looking to right that ship. >> looking to do what at the could not, beat boston in the world series. >> he looks to him as a coach. asking him questions about the pitcher what he sees on the
field. molina is a guy who's almost part of the coaching staff as well. >> ross shimabuku, al jazeera. >> thanks ross. veteran jake peavy, pitching in his first worlz game on the mound. rs first taste and a an incredible season. 16 yards on 18 carries. he's averaging six yards a carry, 9th in the country total rushing yards. he'll up ton, byu up 24 at recess. third quarter, hill airing it out, here is mitch! wide open!
comug arses still running 3:bl throir. dating back to 2001, boise state had won 50 straight games in the month of october. cougars put an end to that, 35-20. quickly the yaz finished, 8:johnson a deflection, gives the avs, a nifty wrap around that makes it 2-0 colorado. second period, du shane, beautiful pass to tanguay, the avs in control at this point just a minute into the final period, 4-2 is your final. the avalanche improved to 9-1.
miami mark morgan, that wraps up your morning sports. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist eboni deon. we have been tracking several typhoons, as it paralleled the coastline it still brought a lot of rainfall into the area. five inches, too much rain to really allow these sandbags hold the water back. improving conditions, why imr pulling ovehakimawill move well. here in the u.s. it is mild,
light rain showers across michigan, eera and ontair yeed can, some areas credit keeping pushing into vermont as well, so mainly just some spotty light rain showers here. it's really the cold air that's gripping the eastern portion flt united states this morning. we have a number of freeze warnings out stretching from connecticut to the carolinas. frost advisories as far south as mobile, alabama. 37 across washington, d.c, 37 in atlanta, cool like area with highs in the 60s across the deep many south. >> as eboni just mentioned, it's getting chilly, but how much worse could it be? that'soo hanasa says, it is a n°
>> a tradition at mit turned into a smashing good time. so, there it goes. students dropped a grand piano off of a dorm rooftop to symbolize the last day of the semester that students can drop classes without penalty. the stunt was first done in 1972 and as you can see it's been a hit quite literally ever since. and if watching a piano
getting smashed to the ground doesn't take out your frustration, perhaps you can go to dallas, you can destroy all of your stress which destroying a whole room, al jazeera takes us to the anger room. >> the guy busting up this room with a baseball bat fixes computers for a living. but on this day for a few minutes at least his life is taking a 180 from the stress of his job. >> and you kind of have to not let your stress show, you are going to have to fix problems and things have to be getting complicated so you have to be reserved and do your job. >> donna alexander created the opportunity to create this rest. she says she grew up around violence on chicago's south side. she decided as a teen to redirect people's anger. she came up with the anger room. >> a lot of people have gone to jail for things that are
ridiculous like punching holes in walls and things like that. i think i could create a place where they could get all that out and get on with their day. >> alexander gets old furniture, computer monitors and tvs donated and stages an office for people. >> there you go. yeah! >> oliver spends about five minutes inside getting his full $25 worth of stress relief. after it's over he's tired but relaxed. >> i feel great. i had a lot more stress than i thought. >> hwe wanted to know if this kind of stress relief is actually healthy. i talked oa licensed counselor who told us for this kind of thing it's great. >> for a person who holds everything in it can be a really good release for them.
>> but melody brooks says some people should avoid it. >> people who are already explosive with their anger, for those people it's just going to make it worse for them. >> we're not set up as a therapeutic or therapy center, we're set up for entertainment but if they want it as therapy, why not? >> she thinks she'll go national with the therapy room, she knows there's enough interest, she thinks it's going to have enough anger. >> price range from the $25 up to a $75, 25-minute smash-fest. and at the end of our first hour here is what we're following this morning. nine members of the european union are expected to be in the u.n. on monday to ask questions
about spying. and j.p. morgan pays $5 billion for bad loans, part of a record-making $13 billion when it's all said and done. administration officials say the healt healthcare.gov website should be glitch free. >> our college football analysts will explain. >> and i'll have an update who is waking up to record temperatures. thanks so much for watching i'm morgan radford. al jazeera continues and we're back with you in just two and a half minutes. uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. >> share your story on tv and online.
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>> no spying, some of america's closest allies head to washington to face off over spying allegations. the number of dead continues to rise in a car bombing in syria. plus getting behind the wheel, saud women and driving. saudi women and driving. >> hello and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york. bringing the debate to
america's front door. a delegation from the european union will arrive in new york on monday. they want a response to this week's allegation against repeated spying against eu citizens? access to tens of thousands of french phone records and monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone. now merkel is demanding a no spying agreement. and experts in the u.s. say the constantly is nothing new in technology driven society. >> all countries in today's modern age of information, and high technical intelligence information are aware that collection on their high level political leaders is always a possibility. >> and it's not just europe that has to worry about spying. a new report suggests the u.s. government has intensified collecting data from its own
citizen. kimberly hocket has that story. >> reporter: everyday here in the suburbs outside washington is collected retained and analyzed. this is national court terrorism center where even americans not suspected of terrorism come under scrutiny. that's something jas min tith and isaac levy want stopped. talking to any politician who will listen to their plea to put into place laws to stop domestic spying. >> for me this is obviously very personal. our community in particular is constantly the one, the community that is targeted by these post9/11 counterterrorism
initiatives and efforts. if. >> they are literally vacuuming up everyone answer information and combing through that and it contradicts fundamentals of our nation. >> it's being stored sometimes for decades. according to a new report the fbi is able to keep intelligence the longest. >> 20 to 30 years, basically on the theory that it might be useful in the future. that information will only be gotten rid of if it's going to be of no use to the fbi, or any of the other 16 agencies that are in the american intelligence community. >> those agencies include the nsa and the u.s. counterterrorism center. they can search information about a person's phone use for five years, even if they've never been suspected of a crime. every month it's been revealed the nsa's super-secret ex-key
score tracks more than 40 billion transactions on the internet. in fact so much information is being collected by the nsa that a massive data center is being constructed. it will hold more than 300,000 square meters of americans' private information. that kind of are information is a approved the government's application to continue its dragnet surveillance of domestic telephone and internet communications. and it's changed the way some maishes irns no -- americans go about their daily lives. >> you're not free to say what you think and even the most mundane phone conversation about what you're going to have for dinner with your spouses or what your child is doing, you're just wondering if someone is listening to you. >> and it appears that they are, just in case what someone says
now is useful. >> strengthen its data protection rules, lobbying against the rule changes, they say the changes will make getting data from europe more expensive. in just a few hours washington will be the cite for an antispying rally, the rally was organized by stop watching us, it's a coalition that include the american civil liberties union. the rally will begin at the union station before moving to the reflecting pool on the capitol. iranian security forces have been fighting traffickers and rebel groups along the border
with pakistan and afghanistan. men were killed friday night. the death toll is now at more than 100, a car bomb exploded right outside of rawrch, the syrian government is blaming each other for the attacks. severely affecting the flow of aid to the region. repeated calls seem to make no difference. >> syria's civil war is creating a nation of refugees. this is the aftermath of what activists say, trying to escape this destruction, around 5 million are refugees in their own country.
sheltering in empty buildings and school, nearly all reliant on outside help but the u.n. says increasing violence and bureaucracy have reduced the deliveries to a trickle, urging increased humanitarian access hasn't made much difference. >> i have expressed my deep disappointment to the council that the situation on the ground has not changed fundamentally as a result of the statement. we are doing everything that we can to look at ways in which operationalization of the statement would help us, but i need the political support of the security council members, but also, other members of the united nations to really make a difference. >> the security council resolution on syria's chemical weapons threatens consequences
for noncompliance. but valerie amos said the groups have largely ignored humanitarian appeal because it is nonbinding. both sides are accused of daily indiscriminate attacks at schools hospitals power plants and medical personnel. amos says no one is taking seriously their obligation against international humanitarian law. bernard smith, al jazeera. >> in the two years of syria's civil war more than 100,000 people have been killed. another two million have fled the country. a. and now ebon eboni dee ebo .
welcome eboni. >> waking up to freezing conditions and frosty conditions. i'll tell you where we're dealing with frosty conditions. first a cloaup of our numbers. 28 in charlotte one degree shy of hitting a record this morning, the record 27. now most of the nation quiet and dry. that's all thanks ohigh pressure, keeping us mostly clear but it's the clear skies throughout the late night hours that have allowed temperatures to really take that dive, that's why we're staying at 20s and 30s, clipper system making its way against the northeast, cool light showers but some areas dealing with a little bit of light snow as well mostly just a mix. but in the southeast we're dry but those temperatures have really taken that dip. that's why we're dealing with
frost advisories, southern georgia and the darker blue shading that you see that is where we have freeze warnings posted. so again up until about 9:00 local time that is when we'll see these warnings lifted. frost and freeze advisories. new york city 57, hovering around the mid 50s as of late today, slightly warmer. it's going to feel a little bit better but still breezy so watch those winds. 57 in washington, d.c, 62 in atlanta. if you are looking for the warmth we'll see that in the southwest, memphis we will make it into the mid discussions, just about average for this time of year and topping out right around 62° in the atlanta area. here is what we're finding across the northeast, mainly
showers off of lake erie and lake ontario as well. changing over to all rain later today. raciarichelle back to you. >> 75thers able to get that fire in macy's under control in about an hour. firefighters are still trying to figure out what in the world caused the fire. the area around chicago's wrigley field has reopened after a image raying fire shut it down. a sports bar caught on fire, no one injured but riders on the el got quite a view. no word on what caused the fire. the affordable care act, what it means for native americans. why tribal leaders are having a hard time to convince tribe members to sign up.
>> computer glitches, long delays, the rollout of obamacare didn't exactly get off on the right foot. hope is on the way, jeffrey zein the president's go-to for problems, says the website should be good to go by november. investigating exoses associated by the botched site. the president says his team is working to fix the problems and called out republicans for flip flopping on their agenda. >> also interesting seeing republicans in congress
expressing so much concern that people are having troubles on the website. especially since they've spent the last few years fighting the implementation. >> michigan representative fred upton said, no matter what excuse the president gives, the fact remains the healthcare.gov website isn't fully functional. >> they expect the same reliable service from healthcare.gov and it's still not ready for prime time. >> native americans are guaranteed free health care by the federal government. problem is: many native american clinics are
underfunded. >> a place where rivers are clear and native american tourism is king. the eastern band of the cherokee nation, nearly 15,000 strong a proud people. but not without issues of poverty and health, like so many reservations across the country. >> what are the main health problems here on the reservation? >> well, dieb diabetes is preva. >> and so is an array of mental health conditions and addiction, jerry wants a healthier population and he believes the affordable care act can make that happen. >> my understanding is with obamacare some of the areas we're getting into are going to be enhanced. mental health care and substance abuse. >> but finding someone who knew
about obamacare is a challenge. >> nobody has told you about it? >> huh-uh. >> the difficult challenge that informing and trying to convince their people that even though they already have free health care, signing up will strengthing the health and well-being of the reservation. >> there's such a legacy of failed programs in this country. native americans do have a lot of distrust. >> offering primary care and emergency services, farm pharmat and dentist. >> in indian country, a lot of services do get denied.
>> at least two-thirds of those referral claims are rejected. putting native americans doing without needed treatments. but most of the eastern band of the cherokee nation don't have that problem because they have this. interthe revenues the casino provides are used to pick up some of the services that indian health care does not give. the federal government gives about 50%. the slots and the tables the other half. >> not all native american reservations have this. >> it allows us more service to the uncovered population that remains and improves the overall sustainability of the health care services. >> tribal leaders would not provide estimates to us of how much they could bank away if most of their members signed up for the affordable care act. but they did stress that they
are just now beginning the process of trying to educate their population. robert ray, al jazeera, cherokee north carolina. >> the affordable care act is expected to be discussed on november 13th when president obama hosts the tribal nations conference. representatives from each native nation has been invited to attend. more than 200 are undergoing treatment after a suspected case of food poisoning. in china. armed with the mission that no one goes hungry, military style training to rice paddy fields. al jazeera discovers food security army. >> these cadets are getting ready to plow the fal below fields of the south indian
problems of of car karala. this is the front line in perilous push to become more self sufficient. >> we need expansion, very good expansion, through training. the training should be just like army training with highly disciplined highly committed with highly productive output. >> new recruits spend 20 days learning about everything from fertilizerrer and seeds to planting seasons and machinery. since the first session in 2003 more than 3500 cadets known to their communities as service providers have been through this training. over the past 40 years the state of karala has seen a steady decline in the number of people willing to work in the field. but the food security army is trying to lure people back to the land.
its mission is to make sure that all indians have enough food. leftra is one of the first officers. a widow with few options she devoted herself to the land. she supervises more than 40 food service workers and has a business worth more than 100,000. >> my income has quadrupled since i started doing this. my wife has changed a lot. now i own one acre of land and have savings. for farmers plie farmers lia shortage of labor has been a persistent problem. >> compared to before, production has been very good. gone back to their land.
>> in grass roots initiative has captured the attention of the nation. and as the indian government looks to provide food for all of its citizens it could help to turn policies into ground realities. libby duff, al jazeera, karala. 800 million people live in poverty. a food security bill passed last month will give indians the legal right to food. jpmorgan chase has agreed to pay more than $5 billion in penalties for the bad home loans it sold to fannie mae and freddie mac. as part of the agreement with the justice department the company will pay up to $13en billion on the allegation that it sold bad mortgages.
traditional retirement programs, the companies say they will transition staff into accounts like 401(k)s starting december 1st, the program will be a payment over the next five years. a controversy over bitcoin. from slick road mastermind ross ulbrict. authorities say bitcoin was used to fund the online marketplace for crime and drug activity. the site was shut down. if. detroit has been dealing with another problem: stray dogs. some reports place the number of trays in the tens of thousands but how bad is this problem? >> it's a familiar call for help in a city fraught with its fair
number of problems. dogs running wild on the streets of detroit. marion stafford called the michigan humane society after taking in this stray. she says the owners of the four month old puppy packed up and moved. >> i don't have a lot but i'll help you because it's like a human to be me. >> during a ride along we watched this mhs investigator pick up three trays i stray in s than an hour. many of them pit bulls or pit bull mixes that are often used in illegal dogfighting and then tossed on the streets. >> a national report suggests stray dog operation is an epidemic with 50,000 tries on
the loose. this amounts to about 362 dogs per square mile. >> we've been doing this for 25 years i've been here we've had stray dogs in the city and you know it's been an issue so if you go out today and drive around the city you're not going to see an overwhelming number of stray dogs and that's what a number like that would suggest. >> some believe the number of 50,000 ask largely inflated. so now the count is on just to predict how big this problem really is. >> there's one right now, right over there. and this is all just fresh reply burnt. this was not burnt about a week or so ago. but there's running water, in the basement, and so the dogs come down here for fresh water. >> tom mcfee is from a nonprofit organization that has taken on the task of counting every stray dog in the city.
abandoned homes sometimes dogs are found in packed. >> when we started to count the dogs we thought the basket of issues is this big. but when you begin to count, you begin to see all the problems. >> some believe the solution will come through community outreach and jeaghts which is a situation for a city short on optimism. bc omilieri, al jazeera, detroit. for the first time food and drug administration is taking steps to make pelt treats safer. hundreds die from pet treats in the u.s. since 2007600 dogs have died and thousands of animals have gotten sick. the proposal could cost the pet food industry about $130 million a year. doctors say a child who was born
with hiv has no sign of the disease despite treatment for a year and a half. i'm mark morgan. david ortiz has been a one man wrecking crew at the plate and now, big poppy's role will change, it's time for glove-love. al jazeera america presents... gripping films from the worlds top documentary directors aa
>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. germany and france say they want revelation of spying with four balls, this comes as members of the european parliament will visit washington to discuss spying claims. the car bomb exploded right outside a mosque in damascus after friday prayers, the
explosion caused the inside of the mosque to collapse. saudi arabian authorities, will,. make a living but in one region they say they're not even allowed to try. al jazeera am sadeen baba reports, in one area declared a military zone before declaring it a nature reserve. >> wadi kana is a picturesque valley, but for farmers here life's becoming increasingly difficult. this summer israeli officials marked with red paint more than 200 olive and citrus trees for
destruction. >> i was riding my bike when the authorities arrived. they told me they were marking trees more than two years old. >> this area has declared as a nature reserve due to professional ecological reasons that's why it's not possible to increase agricultural and grazing activities. frequent harassment by israeli settlers have caused receiver limits, where they can take their cattle. he used to own 25 cows but now it's down to 7. >> translator: since they declared the area a nature reserve we can't get tractors in, we can't get fodder for our animals. our cattle can't even graze on our land. >> palestinian farmers said
israelis only designated this as a mayor reserve to stop them the from using their land. creating environmental problems of their own. >> above the valley two industrial settlements including this one, pump their discharge downhill to areas where animals often graze. >> i think the waste water coming from the factories contains toxic material. many animals have suffered intest tifnaintestinal poisonin. elsewhere we found dirty water flowing in the valley. scientists confirmed to al jazeera that it contains untreated sewage. wherever it comes from, the farmers of wadi fana says this pollution is the real threat to this area's natural beauty. nadim baba, al jazeera, in the west bank.
up to $55 billion on long range bombing planes. lockheed martin and boeing will work together, the government will buy up to 100 planes add $550 million each. the air force says that the new bombers are crirl for national national -- critical for national security. new details released by the santa rosa police department show a sheriff's deputy fired on a 13-year-old, andy lopez? only ten seconds after calling into dispatch. police say lopez was carrying a pellet gun that looked like an ak .47 assault rifle. lopez was profiled while wearing ohooded sweatshirt. for the first time researchers have documented a case of hiv remission in a
child. just hours after delivery she was given high doses of antireceipts trow viral drugs, which seemed to destroy the virus. after two and a half years the toddler has shown no evidence of the disease and was taken off medication. one of the government's top aids, not scientists, says he was not sure if this will have a big impact. >> almost invariably when a person gets in effected don't know they are in effected for a considerable period of time. most of the time someone will have come in and have already been in effected months to sometimes years. by that time the reservoir is already established and it is many, many more difficult to get rid of that reservoir. >> the cdc estimates there are more than a million people living with hiv in the u.s. it's getting chilly in several
parts of the u.s. it could be worse trust me.nasa has released images of the coldest place in the u.s. a frigid negative 4500°, cooling itself off. it is luckily located 500,000 light years from earth. meteorologist eboni deon, you have never had to put that number on your map. >> never. we could be thankful it could be much worse. a little bit of light rain across some northern areas of upstate new york and the great lakes, as a clipper system moves by. but thanks oa dome of high pressure that's dominating against most of the southeast, but clear skies during the
overnight hours have allowed temperatures to fall. sitting at 36° in atlanta it's 35 now in birmingham, still down to 28 in charlotte and as we head into the northeast, temperatures very similar. more widespread 30s though on the map. we are down below the freezing point in portland at 31 and sitting at the freezing point at pittsburgh, 32°, 38 in cleveland where we're dry but just a little further north, dry area moving across the great lakes, we do have a mixture across northern areas of vermont but not much in accumulation. getting a developing storm system across montana and that is where conditions are going to go downhill for the second half of the weekend. that is where we have a winter storm watch in effect for much of montana including helena and
great falls. once you get into the mountainous areas we could see anywhere from nearly a foot upwards to a foot and a half snow. watching out for treacherous road conditions as we get into the day on sunday mairnl late in the day and -- mainly late in the day and evening hours. an area of disturbed weather cierpd of moving across -- kind of moving across text. a -- across texas. a few stronger storms could be a possibility. as far as high temperatures go 66 in memphis, 62 in atlanta. this time of year we typically peak around 70°. it could be slightly cooler than average, get ready for that. in new york, lots of 50s but only 44 in minneapolis. the tropics, we are watching frances and lakema.
heavy rain, five inches have fallen had eastern sections of japan. richelle back to you. >> thank you eboni. president christina kirshner's results will determine whether she can run for reelection. what you see here is not dooms of sand but soy. billions of dollars are exported from the port city of rosario. yet the city's large middle class is not happy. soaring double digit inflation, and harsh restrictions. >> the middle class wants freedom to buy dollars not for holidays as the government
claims but to protect our savings from our depreciate 88thing economy. we also want to live not in fear of being robbed and assaulted. >> this is bad news for the ruling party ahead of the mid federal elections. >> no one has ever won an election in argentina without the support of the middle class which continues to be the majority. their income is dropping but not their aspirations. >> and it's not just the middle class that's complaining. on the other side of the tracks, rosa navarro is expecting her sefneseventh child and struggli. >> my older children want to work but can't find a job and neither can i. >> her husband is in prison for murder, crime is rampant in the slums. slums that in the last decade have grown by 70% partly because of the abrupt end to the
construction boom that attracted argentines. after it was forced to declare the world's largest sovereign debt default in 2001. but if people are again becoming disenchanted it's because today they are no longer convince they'd their leadership can guarantee obrighter tomorrow. al jazeera, rosario. >> president kirshner is expected to be back to work in a few weeks. all 47 million food stamp recipients will see a decrease in their are food stamp allocations, where full families will get $38 less, single persons $11 less.
the single largest reduction ever. the world series tied at a game appease. boston's david ortiz has added to his stature. changing for 2013. >> trying to do my best, and i not try to go too crazy and put pressure on myself, try to have fun. i know get to play in october is not an easy thing to do especially from a team coming from the al east. and we just try to do our best. >> these cardinals team knows you well from 2004. you beat them in 2004. they have a little place in your heart for them there?
>> hey let me tell you, they had a good team and even in 2004, you know we swept them. their team was good. there's a reason they're in the series, you can't doubt nobody especially at this level. they had a great team, very good competitor and hopefully we can play a lot better than we did the last game. >> big poppy ready to go. pitching, 25-year-old joe kelly to the mound. kelly will be make his world series debut. veteran jake peavy on the mound for his first world series game. he rambles 20 yards for score, 69 yards on 18 carries, this guy's averaging six yards a
carry this season and ninth leading rusher in total rushing yards in the country on quarterback. four minutes left, to ross apple, just under nine minutes left, third quarter hill airing it out again, mitch matthews is open, 40 yards later, cougars rolling, byu forced four turnovers, kyle povay picks off this pass late in the third quarter. going back, boise state won 32 games up to then but put an end to that. about a week ago, in a mild surprise florida state's impressive win at clem clemson,t yahoo sports graham watson explained to our ross shimabuku, there is likely more move ahead in the standings.
>> i wasn't surprised, oregon plays ucla this weekend and that's going to catapult them over florida state in the computer rankings. they're already well loved in the computer polls and they need the humans to fall on board. oregon has a better schedule from here on out and florida state has pliem miami and nothing else to hang their hat on. >> the tigers skyrocketed to number 5, the tigers have another tough test against number 21 south carolina. >> this is the end of the gauntlet, this three game gauntlet that's they've gone through with georgia, florida and south carolina. i'm stunned they're 2 and 1, in terms of those games, i think they can beat south carolina, sec has to use their backup.
jadavion clow clown evergreen is going tclowney and it'shomecomi. >> full disclosure, graham went to missouri. heisman trophy, florida quarterback, wintad, putting up ridiculous numbers. if the season ended today who would be your heisman trophy winner? >> i think it's marcus mariota, he's scored a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown. he has no interceptions, a fumble he had last week, but otherwise it's a clean sheet. playing as much as he has played and using the ball as much as he has, i don't think there's another quarterback who can say it about their season.
>> eugene, penn state number 4 against ohio state, which monster matchup will you be watching besides your missouri game? >> definitely, ucla over oregon but texas tech sun defeated season, they haven't played much this year, i think that you know this is going to be the start of their season. if they could be at oklahoma the big 12 is really interesting, there are a lot of teams clamoring to be number 1. if they can beat oklahoma, texas tech has a good shot at winning the conference. >> that's a look at your morning sports. i'm mark morgan. >> baylor still undefeated. international drug trafficking scam where retirees are being used as mules. it came to light when a couple
in perth u unbelieving were fou. >> seven and a half key lows of heroin, brought into australia through no ordinary ameans. >> the investigation has revealed, a highly organized scam in which targeted by a tour company identifying themselves as oscan tours. >> only the trip of a lifetime, winning an all expenses paid trip to canada with her husband they returned with another part of the prize, new luggage. arriving at customs the couple grug suspicious and turned their luggage if in. the drugs turned up in the lining. >> i could have ended up in are prison for 25 years, ruined my life. >> arrested and charged.
>> then your luggage would have been let's say discretely or you know deceptive manner replaced by new suitcases. >> authorities in australia have their hands full with drug smugglers. earlier this month melbourne police intercepted 220 kilograms of methamphetamines, police in perth are warning citizens against international competitions, that could have been a scam. >> 12 years after the patriot act baim law, americans take to the street in outrage over government spying. does the computer take control? this self-driving cash, coming up. super storm sandy and the effects it still has on americans. >> we do not wanna let sandy dictate our lives.,
george b. bush signed the patriot act into law. opponents of domestic spying programs, will call and end to the surveillance. a former libertarian presidential candidate, gary johnson. thank you for your time. >> richelle thanks for letting me be on here to talk about this. >> absolutely. what do you find fundamentally wrong with nsa's program and how they are executing it? >> it's an unbelievable overreach. here it is because of snowden's disclosures we find out that 125 billion cell phone conversation he are being monitored every month. there's no due process here. look, there's a process for spying. and that is, is law enforcement goes to the judiciary, judges, and say we want to spy on john
doe because of xyz. well, the u.s. government right now, the nsa, they go to a three-judge panel and they say we want to monitor 113 million verizon -- 113 million verizon users, and the judges say okay. they put a rubber stamp on that. >> all right. and to that, the nsa director told the washington post, this is what he said. you need the haystack, and clearly that's the haystack, you need the haystack to find the needle. what is your response to that? >> well, it's an overreach. the basis for this country, the cornerstone of this country is the u.s. constitution and privacy is part of that cornerstone. this is egregious. >> so when you say it's an overreach talk to me about what you think would be a more appropriate legal and even more
effective way to get to where the nsa is trying to go. >> well just that there should be due process. that the judiciary should be looking, somebody needs to be looking over the shoulder of law enforcement, and no one is looking over the shoulder of law enforcement, if you want to call authorizing 125 billion cell phone conversations to be monitored and here it is angela merkel talking about the fact that 35 leaders have had their cell phones monitored, as a result of that you find out that 70 million cell phone conversations, cell phones are monitored in france every month. this is vast overreach. there is no due process. there should be due process. the american constitution, u.s. constitution. >> do you -- how realistic is it, do you -- how realistic is it that you think change with it
actually happen? do you think that there are enough people that are upset about it that something will actually change? >> well, that's one of my great fears is, is that there's a real complacency, there is a real apathy for what's happening. as a result of snowden's disclosures i personally find out that your cell phone turned off could be used as an open microphone for my conversations, if the government wants to learn about my conversations, turned off it can be used as a location-fiending device. turned off. like i say this is gross overreach. we have a process in this country and it involves due process and due process is out the window. >> okay, we'll have to see what happens to your rally and continue the conversation. gary johnson, presidential candidate joining us from washington, d.c. thank you for your time.
thank you for yours. >> a small piece of memorabilia, wedding ring that belonged the lee harvey oswald sold for more than $100,000. he took off the ring before leaving his house to shoot president kennedy in 1963. the assassin averages wife said she wanted to get rid of this. the november 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination. bulgarians who came forward are actually her parents. the birth mother said she gave the child away and didn't sell her. bulgarian prosecutors will discover if that is true. the girl was found in greece with another couple. the girl who was thought to have been abducted.
a tradition in mit turned into a smashing good time. look at this. this looks pretty fun. what's happening here? students dropped agrand piano off the roo rooftop to symbolize end of the semester. the stunt was still done in 1972 and as you can see it has been a hit literally every year. that is a smashing good time. so -- our top story today, there will be a rally in capitol hill today as more word comes out about the nsa spying. of course the tichg point seems to be that we're finding out that the nsa has also been spying on the personal cell phone of german chance more angela merkel. we spoke to someone who is going
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