>> this is al jazeera america live from new york. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. >> the health secretary apologize and defends the roll out of the federal healthcare website. >> we built the affordable care act on this template of proven bipartisan success. >> and the president goes to boston to tell americans the affordable care act is working. >> new questions of spying that involve google and yahoo.
>> we're going to see this through. president obama vows to fix the problems with the website atet center of his healthcare reform act. he spoke at the nathaniel hall, the same place that governor mitt romney signed that law which was the model for the affordable care act. mike viqueira joins us now from the white house. mike, over to you. >> reporter: the president went on offense with all its problems andrew a parallel with a through had its glitches. president obama said the comparison still holds. >> because you guys had a proven
model that we built the affordable care act on this template. >> reporter: the president spoke in the same spot that mitt romney, his former rival, signed the massachusetts law several years ago. now with the health plan canceled he promised that they could keep them, there is a new plan. >> if you're getting one of these letters just shop around in the new marketplace. >> well, go to the exchanges. >> if you can, will you? >> on capitol hill a rockier questioning for kathleen sebelius. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> republicans charged the website was not secure and applicant's financial data could be compromised.
>> would you agree to shut down the system and do an end to end security test. >> no, sir. if you red the memo. >> oh, i have read it. >> that interface testing, daily, weekly. >> taken together the problems with the launch have given the republicans an opening to gain political traction. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility. >> you clearly--whatever. yes, he is the president. he is responsible for government programs. >> so kathleen sebelius dismissive of that questioning. one thing that was interesting, there were several interesting things about this hearing a democrat, bruce braley of iowa closely questioned secretary tear sebelius, with all these problems could you delay that march 31st deadline with all these problems. she said no, the four months
between december and march will be enough time for people to sign up. >> accusations are flyinger, and the president has been under fire for misleading the american people about his affordable care act. jonathan betz is here with a quick reality check with what was said today. >> reporter: there was a lot back and forth and the testy exchange went on for about an hour. >> the website never crashed. it is functional but as a very slow speed, and low reliability and has continued to function. >> okay, so the site has never crashed, well, just throughout the hearing alone error messages kept reading that visitors trying to log on to healthcar healthcare.gov . john boehner immediately posted a statement regarding that crash claim. whether or not it crashed depends on your definition, but
clearly the site is not working well. and focusing on whether the secretary knew beforehand that the launch would be so disastrous. >> our cms team felt we were ready to go. i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. we were wrong. we knew that in any big new complicated system there would be problems. no one ever imagined the volume of issues and problems that we've had, and we must fix it. >> so no one new? the site's contractors warned repeatedly before the launch. a memo clearly said in early december but to the compressed schedule there is not enough time built in for adequate performance testing. even though the secretary thought it would largely work, and sebelius said no one suggested delaying the launch. and it was asked if she herself
shoe enroll in obamacare. >> why aren't new the exchange. why why will you not go on the-- >> you can decide to drop the coverage of your employer. you have your choice to decide not to true. >> that is not true, sir. if i had affordable coverage in my workplace i'm not eligible to go in the marketplace. it is illegal. >> that raised some eyebrows but she is right. many assume that all americans can enroll if they like. the catch is if she has access to affordable insurance. but she said they would glady enroll if they could. >> that was a testy moment. thank you. joining us now to discuss the problems plaguing healthcar healthcare.gov professor at new york university, a consultant on the social effects of the internet, good to see
you, glad to have you on the program. i can't tell you how many times during the hearing, i couldn't couldn't the times i heard no one could predict the number of problems and the degree. dubai that? >> i buy that if you could test everything that could happen. but people who launch programs know things can go wrong and things go wrong that you don't expect. >> everyone suggested that they knew that there would be some issues. >> yes. >> but the scale. >> this was more than just some issues. the little testing that they did do, they didn't do much. they didn't do it terribly aggressive, and even then it came back not ready to launch. there was clearly information in advance of the launch that this was not going to go. >> so, in your guardian op-ed,
you cite a line from someone else's reporting, it disasters are not late-breaking events. explain that. >> the idea that it disaster is not a late-breaking event. you know how-- >> as you're coming together, as you're building it. >> in fact, good it projects adopt a plan where they test as this go. >> this was a project that we learned from the hearing last week that was siloed. certain groups were building this portion and another contractor may have had this responsibility, and then it was cms's responsibility to bring it all together, and there wasn't a lot of intel. >> and the comprised time frame means we can't do integrated testing. even if everything works right, we can't test it as a whole.
that was tested late. that was cms, not the contractors, that led to this issue. >> the political strategy, created a larger version of a very problem it was designed to avoid. what was the political strategy, and what-- >> essentially don't give the republicans any ammunition to talk about the particulars until you would delay specification during an election season. we'll make up the rules later. the effect of that was to delay the ability of the contractors to implement key parts of this system. so ironically, and tragically for the obama administration by avoiding small criticisms all along the way they actually stored up the criticism. >> what is the cost going to be like with the plans. we're not going to let you browse, then you'll see. >> exactly. >> this "s" this a problem? are they going about the fix the right way? >> you know, the fix, very often
what happens with government projects is reality and truths only after everyone else can see it. that's the point at which the techies can finally say to the politicians, look, you can't just fantasize that this will be a perfect system. the people in charge of the fix seem to know what they're doing. they've given themselves a longer time frame. they used to be talking about a few days and then a couple of weeks. now they're saying a it's six weeks of work. >> what does your experience tell you? >> my experience says they'll fix part of it in a month. part of it we'll get the bits that are working better. >> but they can't afford another bad consumer experience come december 1. >> no, but i don't think there will be any more big launches. i think they'll play out the fixes over time and the site will get progressively better. i don't think we'll have another reunveiling. >> that was good. i enjoyed it. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> there are more revelations
about the nsa surveillance programs, the "washington post" reports that the nsa has connected into stations of yahoo google, and they could tap hundreds of millions of users accounts, the head of the nsa said he was unaware of the program. u.n. peace envoy met with syrian president bashar al-assad. he's trying to drum up support for peace talks in geneva. their meeting came as a damascus suburb is under siege by government forces. we have more. >> reporter: this is a rare moment of relief and cooperation between regime forcin forces, rl
groups and aid organizations. priorities has been given to the sick, elderly and children. officials say the civilians were taken to temporary shelters. one of the women involved in the cease-fire negotiations said all the parties created well. >> and from the people, from the inhabitants, that they would prefer to go out, because it's not only a matter of eating, but also it's a merit of security. so we began on this basis, and everybody was a part of it. >> the government is eagle for show that they participated and facilitated the withdraw. >> the people now leaving are the last people leaving after the agreement of national security, social affairs and the
damascus county governor. >> others are more cynical, the neighborhood now free of civilians could allow for tactical military advantage as assad forces seek to gain control of the neighborhoods. still whatever the reasons for the move, the residents are thankful. >> the government coming here is like medicine to us. thanks for that. god help you, and thanks to the syrian army, and god protect them. >> reporter: but this is an isolated case. syrian regime forces have one tactic throughout the country when it comes to neighborhood-helrebel-heldneigh. they block them and keep supplies out. al jazeera.
>> hello every, we have a very nasty storm in the making across the united states. it will make the central and eastern part in the next 72 hours. first of all let's take a look at it developing right here across the central plains. you can see area of low pressure turning right here. a lot rain is ahead of it. a little bit closer in and you can see all the states that are affected now. anywhere from parts of kansas, arkansas, missouri, over here towards illinois, three to five inches of rain over the next two days. so we do have a lot of watches and warnings in effect dealing with flood watches and severe thunderstorm watches with the funnel boundary pushing through. all of these boxes are going to continue to move towards the east as we go towards the next 6, 12, 18 hours. we'll keep you involved, as well
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. seven pounds flap is the amount of trash generated per person per day in the united states. roughly 69% of that garbage ends up in our nation's land fills. the largest is located smack in the middle of l.a. sprawl. it has been collecting people's trash for 60 years now, but it is set to close. jennifer london joins us from whittier california to talk trash. jennifer? >> reporter: well, tony, talk about your nightmare neighbor. i would imagine the landfill is among the worst.
we're not talking about any landfill. this is the nation's largest landfill. i'll step out of the way so you can see what is going on behind me. this entire area is the landfill. you can't see the mountain of trash because it's been buried. every day these trucks come and dump tons and tons of trash. these massive scraper machines bury it and cover it. this landfill is 17 miles east of downtown los angeles. but after three ten-year extensions and a drawn-out battle with homeowners, the landfill has seen it's final days. all this trash tells a story. playing house, got milk, and nothing but net. >> so what are we walking on right now? >> we're walking over at least 50 stories of trash. >> reporter: all dumped here at puente hills, the nation's largest landfill. it rastles new york central park
in size and is so large that it generates it's own wind pattern. it's an eyesore squarely in the middle of three communities. >> it is loud, it is messy, and it is smelly. this is the exact reason why the residents living nearby want the landfill shut down. >> reporter: and they're about to get their wish. the landfill operating permit has expired, and the dump is done. mike hughes is a happy man. >> it's closing, and it's all good now. the smells are going away. the dust is going away. the noises are going away. and it's something that we've wanted for a long, long time. >> at the time it was state of the art, and it has stayed state of the art technology, but in an environment like los angeles these things are a thing of the past. there is no way politically or even room-wise that we could ever build another landfill like
this in a setting like this. >> reporter: which is why this place becomes even more important. puente hills also runs a massive recycling center that will continue to operate. from sorting to stacking, plastics, paper, cans, all set to be recycled. the hope is more centers like this one will be the future, and land fills like this one will be the past. >> when you look at what we're doing and where this industry is going to go, these are dinosaurs. >> reporter: still, the trash that has been come to go puente hills every day for the past 60-plus years has to go somewhere. eventually it will be trucked some 200-miles away to blythe, california. >> reporter: doesn't the trash then become another neighborhood's problem? isn't the whole idea not in my backyard move this community to another community?
>> absolutely. and unfortunately the way those types of decisions are made, it follows the path of at least resistence. >> when land fills shut down like this and they have to go further away there is a cost to that, hauling it, which is very expensive, and the environmental impact. >> reporter: still resident mike hughes is concerned with the lasting impact right here at his home. >> all of that trash has filled in the canyons and where we used to have three beautiful canyons if you were to look up there all you're going to see is manufactured hillside. i'from a very selfish perspectie we're glad to see our trash go away and go somewhere else. >> reporter: the trash may be going but it's definitely not gone. the discarded pieces of people's lives will simply become mother massive mountain of trash in another community. >> tomorrow halloween is the landfill's last official day.
and certainly closing the landfill this size is no easy task. it will take anywhere from 18 to 24 months to finalize the closure. that includes capping and covering the landfill. the sanitation district, tony, said they'll spend the next 30 years or so monitoring the site to make sure methane gas is leaking. ultimately this big brown massive mountain will be turned into a green space with parks and hiking trails. >> jennifer, that's pretty scary. appropriate to close it on halloween. jennifer london, thank you. >> stocks retreating from their record highs? after the fed says it is sticking with its massive economic stimulus. the dow falling more than 60 points. policymakers saying the economy is not healthy enough to reduce the central bank's $85 million a month stimulus. we have a couple of minutes,
ali, what is worrying the fed. >> reporter: first you said the stocks went down. i don't think there was a human in america who thought they were going to hear the fed say they were going to stop putting their $85 million a month in the economy. the economy was going okay for a while, but they felt that the budget nonsense in washington, the government shutdown, the ongoing fiscal disputes, they feel they have taken a bite out of the economy, and then they cite a slightly weaker jobs picture. we have the private sector report, a predictor of the government report, 130,000 private sector jobs were added in october. 130,000 is well below the average for the past 12 months. you take a slightly tepid job picture and then the government
mucking things around. we'll stay in the business of putting all of this money in the economy and keep interest rates low so people will borrow and spend. >> is it working? >> with all that the fed is doing we don't have a hot cooking economy. if they take the $85 million out every month what will the economy look like? this is a fake economy. if the fed is not in there with $85 million, and interest rates go up and people stop borrowing what will happen to the economy? the u.s. economy may be moving substantially more slowly on its own speed than it would be if the fed weren't involved. >> and more coming up at the top of the hour. >> reporter: we're going to talk about that, inflation, and that big business story of the day, facebook coming up with a profit. those stocks, the stock went way up-- >> ali. >> wait, wait, i was about to do a facebook story now. >> reporter: that's the set up for you. now you tell us all the other
details. >> that's the set up. although they just killed it. >> reporter: oh, man, tony, i'm sorry, man. >> i'm leaving it to you. ali velshi at the top of the mountaihour, real money a.m. "r" michael eaves is here with sports. >> reporter: do you have $1,500? that's what you would need to get in. boston will be looking to claim their third world title in the last ten years. tonight is pitching match up a rematch of gai game two, john lackey, he is going to be facing st. louis phenom michael wacha. the last time red sox clinch a world series at home was 1918.
thsnyder is scheduled to met with roger goodell this week about washington redskins teammatteamname. >> let's do this. coming up, on al jazeera america, a glimmer of hope inside of a middle school in seattle. their test scores are rising. see how teachers meeting the challenge. >> reporter: and forbes most powerful people list is out. we want to hear your comments about the list. tweet us at ajam.
mr. obama gave his peach in boston. the massachusetts health plan was the template for the health law. kathleen sebelius was grilled for three hours on capitol hill, she said that the problems would be fixed. i spoke with david merrit about the policy of the affordable care act. >> it was a full throated defense of the affordable care act, and she did a necessary job to go out and try and confront some of the critics and explain what is happening. i found two things somewhat curious, one, she actually said that the website had never crashed which in fact, it had. it even crashed this morning. the second one was that she was apologizing, which she certainly needed to do, and the president did an adequate job of that as well, then she shifted the blame to the contractors. when you're apologizing, you're
usually apologizing for something you're responsible for. but she put the responsibility on the contractors. it flies in the face of harry truman's line that the puck stops here. the nation's farm bill has centered on funding the $80 billion a year food stamp program but not passing a bill could have unintended consequences for farmers and consumers alike. joining me from washington, d.c. is secretary of agriculture, dan glickman. it's a pleasure to have you on the program. has the farm bill been such a partisan issue historically. >> historically it's one of the least partisan bills that government has dealt with. urban, rural, issues have been resolved and people have worked these things out. it's one of the few pieces of
legislation of the last 50 years and almost always done in a bipartisan way. you have farmers with the need to help production agriculture and help new fridays folks, hunger assistance, able to pull those two things together over the years. >> what does it say about this congress that it can't seem to come together to pass this bill? >> well, i'm an optimist. i think they're going to pass this bill. it's been like watching grass grow. it's been really a troublesome process. and these issues far go beyond just agriculture policy. congress has had great difficulty in working almost anything through. i think they will pass this bill. why? because farmers and rankers need the risk manage the provision in this bill and hungry people need the nutrition assistance, so i think ultimately they'll get it done. >> will it be passed with a
substantial cut to the snap program, the food stamp program? >> i think there will be some cuts but i think they'll work it out so it will not be substantial. so it will not hurdledderly seniors, working americans, families with children and those who don't have work. my guess they'll work it out and with less cuts than a lot of folks fear. i hope that happens. but it can't. nahappen until thereis a continp between rural and urban issues over the past years. >> would it be a better idea to divorce the food stamps program from the rest of the bill, that way farmers can get the subsidies and insurance that they need? would that an better way to move forward? >> i think it would an terrible way. i think if you split the bills up, i think there are so few members of congress that represent farm and rural areas that i don't think that you could get a real farm bill
passed that provides assistance to producers. and they need this marriage to the nutrition program and vice versa, particularly in the senate you have great power in agriculture country, and it pulls the nutrition program along. we grow surplus amounts of this food. we have a lot of food to share with poor and hungry people in this country, and we've also had the moral climate to do that kind of thing. i think the programs should remain together. >> so if we get a little stuck here. i love your optimism. i don't get a lot of it on this program. >> thorough. >> if we don't get a deal what is the likely outcome that an existing deal even though harry reed is is not in favor. >> if we don't get a deal and nothing happens we'll go back to a 1949 act that will do crazy
things like doubling and tripling milk prices overnight. consumers would go nuts with that kind of thing. i don't think that's what is going to happen. i think what would happen is if they don't get a deal they'll extend the farm bill once again. but people are tired of doing this. we need to get this done. farmers and ranchers need the prpre-disabilitiesthepredictabi. will there is good leadership on the house. they just need to get it done. >> secretary glickman, i'm going to stay with you on the sunny side of the street. >> thank you, bye. >> millions of americans who get social security checks will get a raise of 1.5%. now the cost of living increase is one of the smallest in the
program's history, and now some seniors are worried about making ends meet. we have more. >> ramona cruz has lived in new york all of her 77 years. she's a volunteer, a cook, and a proud grandmother. >> these are the two grandchildren that live in florida. >> reporter: she depends on the $1,100 in her monthly social security checks to survive. >> from my social security check i pay my rent. i pay my life insurance. whatever i have lift, which isn't much, that's what i use for groceries. things are getting tougher each day. like i said, you do have to make a choice between going to a doctor if you need or buying a container of milk. >> she lives in a rent controlled argument. but in a city as expensive as new york she barely makes ends meet. >> i think we live more than on the edge. >> reporter: she came to this community center to learn how
the benefits she depends on to be changing next year. it means $17 to $19 per month for the average social security recipient. >> it's nothing, really. no, it's nothing. once you think about it, i went to the supermarket, and i spent $30. >> reporter: 63 million americans depend on social security checks each month. >> this year's cost of living increase was the lowest since 1975, and ethnic minority seniors are particularly vulnerable. >> that's their survival. social security is what they depend on and they don't have any pension. >> reporter: maria studies the actual cost of living for elderly in new york. the average of $15,000 per year in social security benefits doesn't come close. >> if we take i into account the average amount it cost as senior
to live in new york city, that number is about $29,000. so it's a little bit under double of what they would receive in social security. >> for ramona and other seniors worrying about money has become an unforeseen part of their golden years. >> you know, listen, i would like to go to a movie tonight. no, i can't. this money i need for food or this money i need for my medicine, so it's not supposed to be living but it's not. it's only existing. >> reporter: living seniors like ramona worry that it could be threatened by budget cuts. >> oh most children in america south and west are living in poverty. when kids are hungry it makes it harder for them to learn. public schools are trying to pick up the slack with initiatives like the free launch program. how one school is feeding
students and raising test scores. >> just outside of seattle, a story unfolds each day in the launch room eight out of ten kids here get a free lunch. 23% jump from the start of the recession five years ago. these free meals are the visible sign of low income students. eighth grade teacher sees the affects of poverty play out in her classroom. >> they're hungry and it's hard to learn when you're hungry. it's hard to learn when you don't have everything you need at home or things at home are out of their control. >> reporter: more than 50% of public school students in the south and the west are now living in poverty. 18 other states are at 40% or greater. non-profit foundation which is studied and helps disadvantaged kids since 1937 said poverty in public schools has not been this bad since the great depression.
statistically low income kids are more likely to drop out of school, and less likely to go to college. but at chinook middle school where more than 40 languages are spoken they're developing a model to reverse that trend. >> reporter: during the recession the chinook middle school applied for and receive grants. and since then test scores have gone up using the same teachers and staff. the principal said there is more to it. >> one is providing the expectation for the kids that they can do it. putting a great teacher in front of the students day in and day out. and looking at the time of the day to make sure that your maximizing the time that the kids are learning, and involving the parents to the greatest degree, and having a partnership. >> reporter: and funding is an
important part of the equation. >> raising standards is also good but that comes with an injection of resources. >> reporter: many schools still receive the same amount of funding or less than a decade ago. the principal said the poverty report does not signal all doom and gloom but the schools have to work smarter. >> it's not rocket science, it's already happening to create successful kids and making that available for everyone. >> reporter: jennifer believes in that philosophy. >> i think one of my favorite quotes is going to be hard but it's going to be worth it. i think if they can leave here knowing that life isn't always going to be eas easy, and everyy has their own challenges, but if you try and work hard you can achieve that success. >> reporter: a lesson that is working despite the obstacle. tanya mosley, al jazeera, sea tack, washington. >> this is the adorable story of
the day. while talking to thousands of people at st. peter's square pope francis made a new friend. a little boy wanted to get a closer look. so he sat in the pope's chair and would not move. when an aide tried to get the boy off stage he wrapped his arms around the pontiff's leg. pope francis continued his speech with the boy by his side. right? adorable, right? customs officials are being forced to sign confidentiality agreements after taking a look of what is on this floating barge in san francisco's bay. the reason when we come back. your savings, your job or your retirement. whether its bail-outs or bond rates this stuff get complicated. but don't worry. i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break
is oh. >> the list is outer, this year's most powerful people in the world selected by proverbs. this year presiden--selected by. president obama slipped to number two. >> this year vladimir putin took the top spot and forbes selected him for that because of his role in world affairs, the situation in syria and the recent weapons deal that was brokered. he took the top spot away from president obama. this time he slipped to number two because of the nsa leaks and the recent government shutdown. at number three, the general secretary of the communist party of china. he rules over close to 20% of the world's population. at number four you have pope francis. the first jesuit and latin
american to become leader of the catholic church, and first pope to make it in the top ten of this list. and angela merkel, the german chancellor, is seen as a powerful figure in the european union and the fate of the euro. you also have ceos and including cooler slim, warre wan buffet, and the ceo of amazon.com. ben bernanke and david cameron, prime minister of the u.k. and at number two, d president f the brazil. the second of only nine women on the forbes list. only 12% of the entire list are women. you have them all here coming ceo of ibm and you have janet yellen, she is currently the federal reserve vice-chairman,
number 32, she's president barack obama's top pick to take ben bernanke's spot when he steps down at the end of the year, tony. >> michael eaves is here with a day of sports and the baseball season could come to an end tonight. >> reporter: started in february with spring training and could come to an end tonight. the world series in october. boston red sox with the lead, they lost that series in seven games. the cardinals in 1946 and the mets in 1986. but in neither of those series did the red sox have home field advantage as they do this time. the red sox hosting tonight's game six and if necessary thursdathursday night's game se.
and the cardinals were forced to sit on the runway for seven hours prior to taking off for boston. >> it was amazing how the guys handled that long of time, especially since we had lots of family, lots of kids, impressive. i didn't hear any complaining at all. not even in jest. we didn't hear anything. the guys did what they do. >> the game will go on. joining us from fenway park is john henry smith. you take a look at the fence for these games and each respective team as far as the cardinals are concerned their bats have been quieted with regards to who has been in the lineup compared to what we have seen from them during the regular season. >> reporter: absolutely. they're batting 213 in the postseason. they've scored three runs over their last two games. both losses. the cardinals manager spoke
about how to wake up those dormant bats. >> there are others day when we have the offense, and we have the belief in our offense that we can go in and score runs off of anybody. we haven't seen it as much in this particular series but we know it's there. it's just part of that philosophy that we have in our minds. we're going to keep pushing because we know we can get it. >> reporter: of course, the red sox bats haven't been much better other than big pappi. and they could stand a wake-up call as well. >> speaking of david ortiz and what he has been able to do in this series. did methany give any insight into what the approach might be in game six? >> he touched on it, and it was a question on everyone's minds. big pappi. he has been 11 for 15 in this series, and the cardinals really helped out in that with regard. adam wainwright was open to say
that he was going to challenge pappi. that has not worked out for him. manager mike methany said hey, we're just going to be careful. even sometimes when you're careful it does not work out. it sounds like they're hoping for the best when it comes to david ortiz. i don't know if they have any hard and fast plan based on methany's comments a couple of hours ago. >> in sports we often use the term "must-win game." font is the definition of a must-win game. the cardinals, they lose and their hopes are dashed. with that being said does methany have any questions whatsoever with his roster despite the possibility of a game tomorrow. >> reporter: as they say in the navy, all hands on deck, and it will be up a hands on deck except for one cardinal, adam wainwright is done for the rest of the series.
he won't fish if there is game seven, and he certainly won't fish tonight. gamthe red sox, their game one starter jon lester, if there is a game seven, he has the potential of playing according to manager john farrell. >> we talked about some line up changes for both the cardinals and the red sox, and the big news for boston is that shane victorino fresh off his gold glove award will be back in the starting line up and in the field tonight for boston. >> reporter: very important to have him out in right field, and very important to have his bat back in the line even though they moved him down to six in the order. he has been struggling with back issues the last couple of games. that has kept him strictly to bench duty but they do get shane victorino's bat in the line up. we heard from shane in the 4:00 show, and he said he is a ready to go. they'll try to close it out fear
at fenway for its first time since 1918. >> appreciate your time today, and of course the scene will be mad in boston if they are able to win this game. >> you like this wacha kid. >> he's good. really good. >> really young. >> 's really young. a young guy in this pressure situation. >> despitdishere's another quit. brand new twins study confirms the nasty happy of smoking makes you older and age much faster. researchers at the annual twins day festival in twinsberg, ohio, compare faces of identical twins of those who smoke and those who don't and there is accelerated aging in the face of the
smokers. while the president's main focus in boston was his affordable care act, some protesters at the rally wanted to talk to something else. [ protesters ] >> healthcare. [ protesters ] >> okay. okay. we're talking about healthcare today. but-- [ protesters ] [ audience booing ] >> obama: no, no, no. it's okay. that is the wrong rally. [applause] >> they were opponent of the keystone excel pipeline. that project would bring canadian oil into the united states. and in san francisco a tech
mystery from google, a barge is in the bay, and for what performance? the company just won't say. as melissa chan reports, the secret project is the talk of the town. >> silicon valley won't stop talking about it, so it doesn't look like the most exciting thing. just a big box sitting off the shore of an island between oakland and san francisco. it's a barge guarded up, fenced in and guarded, really reveals the role google plays in this town. anything it does sparks excitement. we visited some of the city's startups at the office of rocket space to find out what people in the industry think about the mystery project. >> yeah, it's the talk of the town right now, right? i think initially when it was this kind of discovery that google was working on this barge offshore treasure island my initial thought was maybe some sort of glass retail store like everyone was speculating.
>> i'm decided it makes sense for google, they need a lot of competing power, the floating center could be moved near the place where the competing power is needed. >> my suspicion is probably some sort of beta, i remember back in the day around 2005 google was rumored to have these little containers that were basically like trucks that would position around the country to reduce lay tonight seasolatency. >> they're encouraged to power sue pet projects which means that this latest venture could be anything. the secret is by coastcal. a similar bark owned by google. the guess so far is that it's a floating data center using water
as a cool atlanta. we won't know if that explanation holds water for some time to come. >> beatle mania strikes again. john lennon's childhood home sold at auction. the winning bidder remai chose o remain anonymous. kevin is back with your national forecast. that's coming up on al jazeera america. >> reporter: coming up on "real money." i'll tell what you 80,000 items, from bacon to hotel room have in common, plus could jennifer hudson put the smile on the sad face of kathleen sebelius. and some millennials may be over it. all that and more on real money.
the frontal system associated with this is going to start making its way are a little bit more towards the east. ahead of this front down towards the south that's where we're going to be getting severe weather all the way from alabama, tennessee, kentucky. to the north it's going to be a lot more than that. it's going to be heavy rain. it will be the winds as well. the problem is winds are going to be anywhere between 40 mph and higher across lake ontario, across lake erie. they're going to be 60 mph. in this area we're going to see branches down, power outages and this is thursday through friday. that is halloween trick or treat area. we're going to watch this area very carefully. this system is going to make its way more towards the east. of course we're looking towards the world series. game six in boston. earlier we did have rain showers pushing through. to the north in new hampshire there is a mix of rain as well as snow. the good news this is all pushed down to the atlantic.
we are looking at better conditions here. temperatures here, 52 degrees. in an hour that temperature will go down to 50. light winds are in the area. wind chilly will feel like 48 degrees. by the end of the game it will be 46. not as bad as it was last week. where we saw those very, very low temperatures wind chills last week were down to 37 degrees. for the rest of the area, well, new york at 59 degrees. big change coming on thursday on to friday. the same storm system is going to cause havoc here across the coastal area especially in terms of transportation. if you're at the airports you may want to see what your options are because we do expect to see lots of delays anywhere down here. that's a look at your national weather. we'll bring you your headlines in just a moment. have a great evening, everybody.
>> this is al jazeera america in new york, tony harris. here is a look at today's top stories. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> health and human secretary kathleen sebelius said that the healthcare.gov website will be fixed by next month. president obama compared it to the early difficulties that massachusetts had with their health program. national security agency officials were