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>> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do... >> america tonight only on al jazeera america >> the u.s. launches airstrikes against al shabab in somalia this morning. aljazeera exclusively embedded with forces fighting the group on the ground. >> president obama heads to eastern europe for a key nato meeting on defending the region. ukrainian forces are in retreat and say moscow was behind its loss to separatists in the east. >> targeted killing, forced conversions, object duckies, slavery, sexual and physical
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abuse and torture. >> the islamic state group accused of ethnic cleansing in iraq. the families of victims storming the iraqi parliament building. we're live on the ground in baghdad. >> as fears rage in the west, firefighters make a startling discovery, saving a pair of mountain lion cubs moments before the flames got dangerously close. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. >> u.s. now taking aim at another group linked to al-qaeda, the pentagon carrying out an air strike in somalia against al shabab. >> this after an attack left at least 12 dead. aljazeera has an exclusive look at the fight against al shabab. first, we have more on the strike. why is the u.s. targeting al shabab? >> they seem to have a different policy with each of these different terrorist organizations. back in marsh of 2008, the u.s.
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officials designated it a foreign terrorist organization. the group has been waging war in somalia and other east african count force years. it staged an attack on a snapping mall in kenya last year. pentagon officials say airstrikes were carried out by drones, the planes firing missiles at al shabab strong hold. the target was a command leader, but military officials aren't confirming details of the operation. a statement was reds saying u.s. military forces conducted an operation today. >> the u.s. has been supporting african union and somali government forces. the group ruled most of the southern region of somalia from
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swings until 2011. >> thank you. >> as you heard john say, african and somali forces have retaken towns but those fighters still control part of the country. >> on the marsh againstal is that bonn fighters, southern somalia are awash with troops as peace keeper and government forces go against al shabab militia the. this is a fight like no other before in somalia. even american drones have been employed in what officials are calling the final onslaught against al shabab. >> we will not repeat past mistakes. we will not stop fighting until we establish full control everywhere. >> they go on foot. on the outskirts of one of the towns they want to recapture, they stop and wait.
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moments later, they move on. we are informed the militia's who control the town have fled. it's the same story in this town on the border. >> the peacekeepers and somali government troops say it's been a good day, this is the second town they've tone without a fight. it is, however, desserted. town residents were ordered to leave just before the forces came in. >> the defense is aimed at denying al shabab access to the sea. of particular interest to the somali government is a sea side down, al shabab unofficial headquarters. >> we know they cannot survive without it. they have been using the port for input and taxing traders. all that will be over very soon. >> somalia's president say this
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is urgent. >> people are isolated. they cannot receive aid. they cannot receive normal trade. that can lead to the people to get hungry and short of food. in many places, things have been destroyed by al shabab. >> the soldiers mound defenses in strategic locations. they know their operatives are not far away and don't want to be caught unprepared. on the morning after, the forces ready themselves again. they understand too well the job at hand is far from over. aljazeera in southern somalia. >> al shabab's goal is to impose its own strict version of islam in somalia. the malattack left 67 people
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dead. >> service members are safe this morning. the helicopter they were on crashed. everyone onboard was recovered. the crash was not the result of hostile activity, the chopper was transferring marines and so i lowers back to the ussmesa verde. >> russian tanks were used in a fight for the airport and nato is making plans to deploy a new rapid response force. >> it will ensure we have the right forces and right equipment in the right place at the right time. >> nato wants to stash military equipment throughout eastern europe so 4,000 troops con mobilize within 48 hours. lisa stark joins us from washington. good morning, the president is heading to the nato summit in wails this week.
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what kind of a message is the u.s. sending to it's strategic allies ahead of the this meeting in ukraine. >> what the president really wants to do is reiterate the u.s. support for nato, or the alliance to ensure that they have the u.s. commitment and also reiterate that the u.s. stands for article five, which is essentially an attack on one is an attack on all. remember, before the president heads to that nato summit, he is going to estonia, a region formerly part of the soviet union. he wants to reassure the folks there, much as he did in poland earlier in the summer, he wants to reassure them they can count on u.s. support. also at that summit. ukraine, which is not part of nato, the ukrainian president will come to nato, talk to the u.s. and other alliance members there about the support needed. >> how is russia respond to go
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nato's new rapid response plan for eastern europe? >> we are hearing from an interview with russian radio this morning that the state is saying it's going to alter its military doctrine as a result of that's going on. no exact details on how that doctrine may be altered. nato and russians have quit a lot of agreements on what kind of forces can be where. nato's not supposed to put any sort of a permanent full force in eastern europe. nato is saying this rapid response force will be rotating so not to vital the agreement. the russian call this aggressive moves by the u.s. and nato. meanwhile, the nato secretary general is saying it's russia's aggressive behavior forcing this and that there will be nato forces in eastern europe for some time to come because of russia's behavior. a loud war of words and perhaps even more over what's going on in ukraine and in eastern
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europe. >> lisa stark in washington, thank you, lisa. >> we are following breaking news out of iraq this morning, protestors breaking into the parliament building there. the demonstrations are relatives. these people demonstrating are relatives of the missing iraqi soldiers possibly killed by the rack state group. >> the u.n. is sending a team to iraq to investigate war abuses and war crimes. fighters are accused of ethnic cleansing, strong words coming from the united nations commissioner for human rights. >> this includes targeted killings, forced conversions, abductions, slavery, sexual and physical abuse and torture and the besieging of entire communities. >> the threat of the islamic
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state will be front and center this week as president obama heads to wails for the nato summit. >> it is an attempt to forge a con sense about what can be done in military terms in order to at least limit the ability of various organizations to create havoc through the middle east. >> more havoc this morning in baghdad. at least 18 people were killed and 50 others injured after two car bombs went off in iraq's capital city. the black took place in the shiite district. meanwhile, u.s. planes continue to pound islamic state targets in iraq, carrying out hour strikes near the mosul dam. those strikes helped gain ground against the islamic state fighters. they were been pushed back in the north. it comes one day after iraqi forces with the help of u.s.
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airstrikes broke a siege in amerli. iraq's outgoing prime minister congratulated troops for their success. al-maliki called for local force to say stop the i.s. from returning. humanitarian aid began flooding to the town, including air drops from the u.s. and its allies. >> let's go live to phil ittner in will not don. prime minister david cameron rolling out plans, making big changes in terror laws there, but are those changes going to make any difference? >> the big question is whether or not those proposals will be adopted, and that's a big if. there is some question as to the legality of these measures. note notably, the proposal that david cameron has to take passports away from u.k. nationals returning from the conflict zone. there are other measures, forcing airlines to reveal all
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passenger lists coming from or going to the region, and a restriction on travel within the u.k. for those who have come from syria or iraq. this is all because of not least of wimp the video of the killing of the american journalist, james foley, but also widespread concern about british nationals that go to the region and return to their country with the intention of causing harm. >> it is shock to go read when someone born and raised in britain, schooled in our country says the only reason i want to come back to britain is a bomb and to maim and to kill. >> now, there is widespread understanding that something needs to be done about these wish nationals, in particular who join the islamic state group and then come back here, but the question is what can be done under the rule of law.
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del. >> phil, prime minister david cameron being praised for his tough talk, but is the u.k. considering military action against the islamic state group in iraq? >> the idea has been floated. yesterday, they announced they would be sending a large stockpile of ammunition to kurdish peshmerga fighters and there is today the idea that there could be an active combat role for british a irforces and talk that they may send soldiers. that's boots on the ground, del, but the prime minister very quick to reiterate that those soldiers would only go to the region to coordinate humanitarian efforts, not to conduct combat operations. >> they are war weary in london, as well. phil, thank you very much. >> heavy fighting between syrian rebels and government troops taking a toll on neighboring israel. two syrian more tan shells exploded monday, both believed to be from stray fire from neighboring syria.
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clashes intensified since last week when fighters captured a border crossing. >> we'll speak live with hour reporter in baghdad about protestors who broke into the parliament building. >> a labor day traffic jam was avoided in st. louis because of the father of michael brown. he calmed the protestors. they planned to stop their cars on the streets and highways for four and a half minutes, symbolic of four and a half hours his son's body laid in the streets of ferguson. he was shot and killed by officer darren wilson. >> the crime rate is improving. the windy city that the fewest number of murders in more than 50 years. overall crime was down 14%, but they say the number of shootings and victims is up. the department says there is still much more work to be done. >> even with the best policing and the best policing strategy in the world, without better laws to help keep illegal guns off the streets and out of the
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hands of criminals, we will continue to face an uphill battle. >> chicago beefed up patrols in high crime areas, the city joining with federal and state officials. coming up, america tonight joins us to talk about his experience. he has been on the ground in chicago. >> flash flooding was a problem across the country labor day. those problems continue this morning. >> let's go to dave warren with all of the details on what was a soggy day for some yesterday. >> and it's still happening now. we're seeing this battleground shaping up between the warm and humid air to the south and cooler air to the north. it's over the center of the country between cans and oklahoma. these are storms that develop and they really started to pitter out, now redeveloping here, one or two strong storms in a line forming along the border. these storms are severe. kansas, nickel to quarter sized hail comes down with these very intense thunderstorms, certainly can cause a lot of problems,
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wind damage, as well. that's coming over the same area, this is a front stalling out here and not moving much. you're getting inches of rain over the same area, flash flood watches and warnings are in effect along with general flood warnings as all that works its way into the larger rivers. it's that storm over canada, here is the front slowing down, stalling out, the same rain on the border with kansas and oklahoma. to the south, we'll see more storms develop. this is slowly pushing south, so you're getting that hot, muggy air, the moisture coming from the gulf and atlantic. we are in for thor today. >> it has been one stormy season. >> it sure has. >> the latest details on the storming of the parliament building in iraq. >> republicans and democrats criticize the president, saying he has no strategy to fight the islamic state group. the former national security council director for iraq is going to join us live.
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>> a 7-year-old shot during target practice with his family. what police say went wrong. >> demonstrators scuffle with police in hong kong, using civil disobedience for china's decision over who can and can't run in the next election. >> $80 billion is today's big number. >> fewer americans now need government help getting food to eat.
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>> today's big number is $80 billion. >> that's exactly how much money the government spends on food stamps each year. they say the number of americans need be food stamp rance is starting to go down. more people out there are finding work. >> the usda said more than 46 million people are on food stamps, down from its record high just two years ago. 14.8% of the u.s. population gets supplemental food assistance. >> we follow breaking news out
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of iraq. protestors storming the parliament building in baghdad. we are there live now. we hear that demonstrators are family members of the iraqi soldiers. why did they barge into the government building? >> they barged in basically out of desperation. for three months they've been trying to find the whereabouts of their brothers and sons and husbands and they're fairly sure they're dead. these are among the hundreds of army recruits in a base near the city of tikrit. the islamic state group posted videos showing executions. in those horrible videos, you see young men shot at point-blank range. these people have been trying to find out whether they're young men were among that group, where the bodies are and how they can retrieve them and haven't had answers. they've blocked roads before,
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but this time made it into parliament. >> you have upset members of the family, but also the parliament building is inside the green zone. it is supposed to be heavily protected. do we know how they got past security to get in? >> security forces actually let a few of them in, saying they were allowing in a delegation. normally, protestor bound, some are allowed, some like these are let to let off steam. these are shia families, from the south. they decided to let some of them into the green zone and a few of them, a few dozen into parliament to present demands. that grew to hundreds of people and we've spoken to members of the parliamentary staff who say that he gathered in the cafeteria and that's when the fighting broke out.
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we were talking to family members in the streets. they are extremely sad stories. they were holding up the only photographers they have, saying they are not asking for much, they just want to know where the bodies are of their young men, so they can bury them. >> live in baghdad, thank you very much. >> the united states is sending a team of investigators to iraq to look into possible war crimes by the islamic state group and the government. i s. has been committing atrocities against minority, apartment be, it says to ethnic cleansing. >> the director for iraq at the national security council during the bush and obama administrations is now a senior fellow at the new america foundation and joins us from washington. thank you for talking with us. were you surprised by the storming of this surface silt? >> i think it's actually in some ways a good sign. the security forces surrounding
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the green zone did let these protestors in, as join said, no one gets in there unless the government decides they should be allowed through a series of check points, so they let them in and they were able to present their demands. as. >> alluded too, these are the constituents from the south so they had a vested interest in letting them in and make their case. >> let's look at islamic state and what the president is doing to combat it. both sides of the aisle criticized his comments saying we don't have a strategy yet to defeati s. what do you think the president's actions are doing right now? is he taking enough of an active role? >> i'm sure the president wishes he could have those words back. that's probably not something he wanted to say from the stage. i think there does appear to be the makings of a strategy. i think what the president was trying to get at was this problem is going to unfold.
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there are things that need to happen in the near term and they are happening, the use of u.s. air power in conjunction with the iraqi arab and kurdish forces on the ground has ept kept the islamic state from advancing further. we have had the opening stages. i think what he's saying is that it's very difficult for us to see how this is going unfold until some things happening. we are still waiting for a government to be formed in baghdad. until there's a reliable partner for us on the ground, it's hard fours as an outsider to do something inside iraq. i'm sure the president is still trying to figure out exactly how he parses and cuts the very complicated situation in syria, which has not gotten any easier in the last few months and we didn't know what to do about syria before then. >> what about the international coalition, germans sending weapons to the kurdish fighters.
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it's a new step for the german government. is the international coalition building? >> i think so. i think we'll see different people doing different things. for reasons of u.s. law and legislation, it's very difficult for the united states to send weapons to the kurds, a sub state group that aren't their own sovereign state. we may see other nations doing that at least with our wink and nod because it's difficult for the u.s. to transfer those weapons under u.s. law. >> thank you so much. >> tensions are growing in islamabad between demonstrators in the embattled pakistani government, this mob trying to seize control of state t.v., protestors demanding that the prime minister resign, saying he rigged last year's elections. >> this chaos and anger in hong kong, pro democracy activists
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protesting china's decision to not give hong kong the right to choose its leaders. demonstrators promising they'll hit back in the upcoming days, targets hong kong's financial district. >> a 7-year-old california boy is in the hospital this morning after being hit while target shooting with his family. the boy was alongside an adult saturday on his family's bay area property and both aiming at targets 40 yards away when something went wrong. >> the parents were watching, the boy was using a single shot .22 bolt action rifle, dodd was right there and all of a sudden, the boy complained of pain in the chefs. dad looked down real quick and saw a hole in his tee shirt. firearms are tools, people get hurt by tools and accidents happen. >> they say the targets were set up properly and there was plenty of adult supervision. deputies suspect the boy was hit by a ricochet. >> fire crews were able to
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quickly contain a blaze burning along the russian river in oma county. it damaged five homes and destroyed a cabin. 700 homes of threatened in the national forest. that fire has burned about 100 square miles. >> a daring fire rescue in montana for a small pair of lion cubs. firefighters found them under a burning log as the flames grew, crews didn't spot any other mountain lions in the area, we're happy to say. the cubs have been taken to a wildlife rehab center. >> let's get another check of the forecast. >> lions and tigers and bears, oh my. >> all out west. there are a lot of rescues when you see the fires shape up. another problem is the flooding issue. this is rain from yesterday and another storm today. this is a front that is really stalling out, you're getting rain over the same area, lead to go flash flooding. you see it's right over the center of the country here.
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this line will slowly push to the south. just south, we're seeing things heat up again, hot temperatures moving into place, but that area is shrinking. storms are developing and it's not moving much, leading to flash flooding today. >> thank you so much. >> we've been talking an awful lot about ebola, but the first human trials of the ebola vaccine are about to begin. >> this could fast track a solution to the deadly outbreak. there is as real question about it. we are live from the c.d.c. with the story. >> a plane making an emergencies landing, the cockpit windshield cracks in midair. >> raising the minimum wage. it's the talk across the country, from the president to the mayor of one of america's largest cities, how workers could turn up the heat this week. >> a long lost dark and we mean really dark chapter of charlie and the chocolate factory is one of the stories making headlines around the world.
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>> we're looking live at patterson, new jersey, patterson falls, it's the first day of school for teachers there, students head back thursday. welcome to al jazeera america. coming up this half hour, we're live in detroit where the motor city's high stakes bankruptcy battle is officially getting underway today. >> it's a big cat and mouse game involve be an oil tanker carrying a $100 million cargo. why the large ship off the coast of texas is at the heart of a heated international dispute. >> in our next hour, celebrity hacking, we'll tell you how the hackers may have taken pictures from the cloud and how you can keep it from happening to you. >> first, a look at the top stories we're following this morning, the u.s. launching airstrikes against al shabab in somalia, the pentagon assessing the results of the operation, coming a day after an attack on a prison and intelligence center that left 12 dead.
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>> ukrainian government troops losing their battle with pro-russian separatists for control of the airport in luhansk. >> in baghdad, protestors storming the parliament building there as the u.n. sends a team to iraq to investigate possible war crimes. >> the first human trials begin this week for an experimental ebola vaccine, fast tracked as hundreds more come down with the virus. glaxo smith cline worked to develop the vaccine. we are live outside the cdc this morning.
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>> basically, as we know, the virus is out of control in west africa. scientists and people from the c.d.c. behind me and the w.h.o. are not clear as to how they can stop the spread at this point. this is a last-ditch effort. glaxosmithkline along with the f.d.a. have fast tracked this experimental vaccine. they basically only put these into chimpanzees at this point. they will be put into volunteers in bethesda today. they are expected to see whether this is a safe treatment, a safe cure for humans, because we're not sure whether this actually works in human beings and whether or not the immune system will take this and fight the actual virus and perhaps even
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make a cure or a vaccine for the terrible outback. >> a fast tracking of the testing phase, this f. these trials are successful, can they fast track the drug to africa? >> they could. the pharmaceutical company glaxosmithkline is making 10,000 doses in the meantime, just in case this trial goes well. if it does, they will certainly send it over there, but still unclear as to whether human beings will take this appropriately. >> the head of the c.d.c. just returned from liberia. we'll hear him as he talks to the media. we will be covering that. robert, do we know what he has to say? >> well, he's just back from west africa, so he's going to brief media today at 12 eastern. he's going to talk about when he saw on the ground there, what organizations are doing to
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combat this. last week, he said this is far worse than ever expected. he said the c.d.c. can get this under control, they feel they can do this, ever the ability to do. it it's a lot worse situation than anticipated. he's going to let us know exactly what's happening later today. >> live in atlanta, thank you. >> let's talk about it more with dr. gounder. this includes 20 healthy duties. are their lives in danger? we are talking about ebola. >> it's important to note that the vaccine being studied, there are two, one that is against two strains of ebola and another just for one strain. there's 20 and 20 in each arm of the study. neither of live virus. they're using another virus to deliver ebola proteins to recipients and they develop an
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immune response. >> what are the researchers going to be looking for specifically. >> right, these are phase one trials, essentially safety trials. what we want to see is whether these vaccines safe in humans and as a secondary outcome, whether there's an immune response that is being triggered. >> you heard robert ray talking the head of the c.d.c. coming back from liberia. we're looking for the miracle cure. is it going to be in time for the people of south africa. >> we definitely should not be waiting for a vaccine. it's going to take time to determine whether these are safe and effective. the director has said it will be next summer before we have a vaccine that might get out there. the disease is continue to go spread, we've seen 40% of the cases in the last few weeks. we need to be doing more in terms of preventing transmission. >> senegal reported its first
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case, making it the fifth country now where the outbreak has spread. the world health organization said we could see 20,000 before it he wants. will this virus without a vaccine run its course or continue to extrapolate itself across south africa? >> we are not doing a good job of isolating case to say prevent further transmission. that's where we need to put more effort. these are basic things, but they work. this is what's worked in the past and if done effectively, could work again. >> thanks for being with us again today. >> a few moments of panic in the skies on monday. an american airline flight from l.a. to dallas made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff. its windshield cracked. it landed safely and passengers boarded another plane. >> a passenger jet headed to orlando was forced to make an emergency landing. the plane lost pressure while
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flying from grand rapids, michigan to orlando. passengers didn't realize what was going on until safety measures kicked in. >> got caught in the plane and all of a sudden all the oxygen masks fell down. >> the airline is giving refunds and travel gift cards to the affected passengers. >> detroit's bankruptcy batting is just now beginning, the city presenting its plan to a bankruptcy court today. the city is $18 billion in debt. bisi onile-ere is in detroit. what do we expect from the trial today? >> well, i can tell that you this is a process that is likely to take shtime as both sides will be arguing its case. this past summer, a major hurdle was made in this case. thousands of retirees and detroit city workers, they voted in favor of pension cuts and because of this, this basically opened the door to what is known as the grand bargain. if this deal is approved, nearly
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$800 million in funding will be made available to the city through the state, federal, our private foundation, as well as the detroit institute of art. what this would do, it would actually save a collection of city-owned art and would prevent further pension cuts, but overall, this $18 billion restructuring plan is expected to improve city services. >> what are the odds makers saying, is this plan likely to make the cut? >> yeah, the federal bankruptcy judge has the overall authority to approve this plan and if he decides against it, well, it would be back to square one for the city of detroit and the emergency manager. i'm told that the judge is likely to approve this plan, but with some changes. del. >> bashar al assad, live in
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detroit. you see the rains in detroit. there should be dark skies over the board walk in atlantic city. after just two years in business, atlantic city's rebel hotel and casino is now closed, shutting down for good an hour ago. the hotel closed its doors monday. by mid september, four of the 12 atlantic city casinos are out of business. >> president obama made it clear on labor day that he wants the middle class to make more money. >> he delivered that message in wisconsin. democratic friendly in recent years, but these are tough times for organized labor. we have more. >> wisconsin has ban friendly place for the president. he's won the state in the last two elections. he is trying to rally the base to help democrats in november's fast approaching mid term
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elections. the outcome of those races could be the difference in cementing his legacy or a lame duck finish to his presidency. >> before a mostly union or union friendly crowd, president obama reminded them and the country about what he's accomplished. >> the american economy and american workers are better off than when i took office. we're better off by almost every measure. >> despite the fact that he can't run for a reelection, his speech truck a campaign trail tone. the president talked throughout about one of his primary goals. >> there is no denying a simple truth, america deserves a raise. >> the president wants to raise americas minimum wage. >> i'm not asking for the moon. i just want a good deal for american workers. >> he says he knows how he'll convince congress to do it. >> we'll just stay on. we'll keep at it. that's how i got michelle to marry me.
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i just wore her down. >> democratic wins in november's mid term elections would help, too. democratic losses could make them the minority in the senate and the house. that's why experts say obama's pep rally town was an attempt to mobilize the base. >> people willing to spend saturdays making phone calls and knocking on doors is a big element that labor movement traditionally that supplied. >> it's interesting to note the wisconsin governor mary burke did not make a public appearance with obama, only one behind closed doors. she's taking on republican governor scott walker, who's been a champion of limiting union bargaining rights. >> i know it's frustrating when people have the gall to blame you for the problems facing working americans. i know you've got some experience with that around here. >> president obama's call for a national pay hike comes at fast food workers in nearly 150
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cities plan protesting this thursday, demand ago $15 per hour minimum wage. >> there is a minimum wage battle in san jose, creating a problem for store managers at can't aassanta clara workers mo. >> now we actually let them now before we start the $8 side. >> the minimum wage is raced from $8 to $9, santa clara raising to $15.10. workers are considering starting a petition to raise their minimum wage again.
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>> doctors keeping a close "on joan rivers, being brought out of a medically induced coma. she suffered a heart attack following surgery. her family say they are keeping their fingers crossed. >> the f.b.i. is investigating the hacking of celebrities, looking into how images were stolen and whether they came from the cloud. initial findings suggest the nude pictures were obtained from apple's eye cloud system, which backs up content from devices on to the internet. we'll take a closer look at the hacking risk in our next hour. >> let's look at headlines making news around the world. in india, classes start for the first time at a university in 800 years. the times of india saying the university has attracted over 1,000 applicants from 40 countries. 15 students were selected. the turkish army destroyed the buildings there back in the 12th century.
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i was there when it opened 800 years ago. >> i believe that, del. it's amazing for students to be there. >> october fest goers, the bakers are threatening to go on strike, making the salty treat hard to come by at the festival. this starts september 20. it's 181st october fest. doing it without pretzels is unimaginable to many, but bakers want a wage increase and won't make the pretzels unless they get one. >> the author of charlie and the chocolate factory left a treat for his fans. time is saying that a lost chapter of the classic was discovered, but considered to be too sub versive for print. the chapter threatened to cut up and chop the children into bits like fudge. it was originally intended to be the fifth chapter of the book, but they thought it was a little
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too dark. >> had a dark sense of humor, but publishers thought that was too dark. >> two empty red chairs. >> a symbol at the venice film festival. who they are meant to honor, when we come back. >> the case of the missing oil tanker, first lost now found again. why this very large ship is sitting off the coast of texas. >> low carbs or low fat, which is better four in our discovery of the day.
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>> it is time now for our discovery of the day and the last thing i want to see this morning when i'm hungry. popular diets put to the test. doctors found that cutting carbs is actually better than cutting fats. >> they say reducing carbs is
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not only good for your waist line, but healthier for your heart. people who ate less carbs had a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. >> they lost an average of eight pounds more over the year than the low fat group. not bad if you can get it. >> thousands gather in italy for the venice film festival. two directors aren't there. why they're absent and the unique way they're being honored. >> you have to cue rain or shine to see a show and good luck getting a seat. maybe they have heard about two empty ones, not that they're for sale. these are kept for two special guests, directors, but they won't be coming, at least not this year. one is in jail back home in iran. the prominent director, actress and women's rights campaigner got five years, now increased to seven. the charge? making anti-government
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propaganda and plotting against the state. supporters say it's because she made a documentary about the disputed 2009 election, and worked for broadcasters the government does not like. another is in jail, arrested in crimea in may by russia's ssb. he opposed the annexation, now faces a 20 year sentence for what moscow calls a terrorist bomb plat, charges he describes as insulting. >> the empty chairs show the absence of filmmakers in jail for political reasons. these things still happen to this day and unfortunately, they happen often. >> these empty seats are everywhere this year, but at the same time, they are nowhere. you see, this is very much a metaphorical process, yet one that is on the minds of so many people at the venice festival, a
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show of solidarity for those locked up for doing their jobs and objection to governments who they say interfere with cinemas too much. >> they say if you're going to be controversial, you need to be smart about it. >> there is a red line and you should not pass. those who want to pass this red line, those who are intelligent, they can, in their way. >> directors are a fiercely competitive bunch, especially when it comes to awards, but they are fiercely loyal to their profession and defend what they do. their colleagues cannot be here, but them not target about them or give up, at least not until these seats are taken. >> the golden lion is the highest prize handed out at the venice film festival, first
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introduced in 1949. >> a missing tanker ship carrying disputed oil from iraq has been found again. it disappeared from satellites over the weekend, but the ship was spotted off the coast of galveston, texas monday. it had not moved and tracking data showed the ship is still 95% full. occurred issue officials are fight be with baghdad over who has the right to sell the disputed oil. a marine supervisor and consultant joins us from houston this morning. the ship, was claimed to be missing over the weekend but didn't actually disappear. right? >> of course it did not go missing. it's a very large ship and is not something that easily disappears. what we saw was a technical glitch in the automatic identification system, which
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allows us to see these ships offshore and see where they are. it's a device onboard the ship that transmits the ship's name, position, speed and course. it's a collision avoidance device, a safety device. consequently, it allows us to track these ships versus various websites, but the -- it's 60 miles offshore in international waters, so it's at the very limit of the reception capabilities of the a.i.s. system, so not unusual to expect it to fade in and out. >> you mentioned it's three football fields, so definitely a huge hanker. it's carrying $100 million in disputed oil. this boils down to a fight between the iraqi government and the kurdss. break down the dispute. >> well, at the heart of this dispute is a political question abinternal political question in iraq, how much autonomy do the kurds have, are they able to market their oil on their own or
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do they have to go through the central government in baghdad. this is the question that was brought here in houston to the southern district federal court here in houston, this dispute has come to our shores via this tanker and that's what the question is now. >> so captain, tell us what can the courts do? what's the u.s. role in this? >> well, what the court said on friday, they came down with a new ruling on this on friday, and they said well, really, this is a matter of iraqi allow and a question to be settled in iraq. fundamentally, it's not a maritime question, it's not to be settled in federal court under the admiralty procedures. they are saying what the judge in houston said here in the southern district is that if there was a conversion of the oil, it occurred when the kurdish authorities pumped the oil from kurdistan into turkey into the turkish pipeline when it was loaded on the tanker, so
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the incident, if you will, occurred on lands not at sea or on oh ship. >> where does the tanker go from here and the u.s. government isn't interested to ever it come here, where does it go? >> the problem is they need to find a willing buyer. currently nobody wants to touch the oil because it has legal questions attached to it, so it's in a state of limbo now. any refinery here that were to buy the oil cargo would have to face down the line perhaps more legal questions about the origin and who is the rightful owner. >> the latest volcanic eruption in iceland could last for weeks. experts warn it could signal a big are eruption in the coming days. the super heated lava moving
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slowly down the mountainside has already traveled a mile. >> we only have to worry about rain. our forecast now with dave warren, no lava in the forecast. >> no, but a lot of rain. you said it perfectly there. we are looking at rain and hail and reports of hail here with these storms, but it's all with this front slowly moving saw the. the fact that it's moving slowly is leading to the flooding problems here, getting a lot of the rain falling over the same area. this line along the border between cans and oklahoma will continue to sag south, but this front is actually slowing down. it does lead to a change in temperatures to the south, things are heating up, you get moisture coming in from the gulf and atlantic dualer and drier. doesn't feel like summer across the northern plains, but the south could see the warm evident temperatures of the year here with high humidity.
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temperatures into the 70's in oklahoma, dropping to 58 in nebraska. that front is pushing south. you can see it with 50s to the north, 70's and 80's to the south, heading to the find's, the high heat index could be close to 100 degrees, so certainly feeling like it should this time of year. >> dave, thanks. >> an estimated 1 million people packed the streets of new york city to show off their caribbean pride at yesterday's annual west indian day parade. the parade in brooklyn is known for colorful floats and elaborate costumes, music and dancing. among those doing the dancing, bill deblasio and his spire family. >> coming up, focusing on the violence in chicago. >> we will tell you what we've learned from young gang members. maybe feel powerless to leave the dangerous road they're on.
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>> a massive hacking operation involving some of hollywood's brightest stars. how to prevent a similar situation from happening to you. >> we are back in two minutes with more of aljazeera america. >> we'll see you then.
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parliament. >> the reasons to stop al shabab. >> i want to go give my family a better life. he just died here. >> walking right in the footsteps of migrants making that dangerous and sometimes deadly trek across to the u.s. aljazeera america on the border experiencing the challenges firsthand. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm libby casey. ukraine said 1600 russian soldiers are inside their country. >> they claim they helped the rusrussian accept a activities. >> as ukraine is pointing its finger at russia, president obama is about to step into the fray with a trip to estonia and
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wails for the nato summit. what kind of message does he hope to deliver on this trip? >> >> this is a chance to reaffirm support for nate know and its members and a chance for nato to present a united front against russia and what nato sees at russia said military meddling in ukraine. >> calling it direct and unguides aggression amounting to an invasion, ukrainian president poroshenko repeated what nato said it proved last week through slight images. >> thousands of foreign troops and hundreds of the foreign tanks now on the territory of ukraine. >> now, nato wants to take action, proposing a 4,000 member rapid response force, capable of mobilizing within 48 hours. the multi-national unit would be positioned near russia in
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eastern european countries. >> >> the readiness action plan response to russia's aggressive behavior, but it eequips the alliance to respond to all security challenges, wherever they may arise. >> president obama head to say estonia today to reassure that country and other former soviet republics that the u.s. will stand with them against attacks by russia or anyone else. the president will head to wails where world leader gather for the nato's summit. >> this is the biggest summit r. of the alliance. the subject for discussion is very serious, indeed. the kind of questions that everyone assumed to be under the cold war we would never have to face. >> questions, including what to do about russia as western leaders weigh their response.
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russia appears to be trying to force ukraine to bonn dan its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun. >> there's hardly a conciliatory tone from russia this morning. in an interview with the russian news agency, a government military official said that russia is going to have to change its military doctrine, because of nato's talk of this rapid response force. no indication what that change might be, but a lot of aggressive words, really on both sides of this as the president heads to estonia and on to the nato summit. >> tough talk indeed. the president is pushing for strong sanctions since the crisis in ukraine began. does the latest action from nato show any signs of an overall tougher response from europe on the part of his european colleagues? >> right, as you know, europe of the initially reluctant to put
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sanctions on russia. they've got a lot of economic ties. it's been clear that russia has taken a larger part in fighting for the rebels there in ukraine and in fact, the europeans have threatened tougher sanction, saying those could go into effect within a week if russia does not start withdrawing its forces from ukraine, so nato and the europeans taking a harsher look at what they may have to do because of the situation there. >> makes you wonder if anyone is using the phrase "cold war." thank you very much. >> in the sea port town of mariupol, they are bracing for a fight. separatists now say they are willing to remain part of ukraine if they are granted to special status. >> the change with the status on one hand seems quite subtle, but
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is actually dramatic. they were seeking full independence two months ago from the kiev administration, now saying that it would be acceptable to them to have a special status, something well short of the autonomy they were originally asking for. that puts the kiev government in a bit of a bind. just 10 days ago, they were making big gains on the battlefield, making progress, and beating the separatist fighters. now what we have as a result, says kiev and nato of russian intervention on the battlefield, effectively heading toward a kind of stalemate where the fight becomes unwinnable militarily from the kiev point of view and they are forced however reluctantly to enter negotiations. is the stance of the pro-russian separatists are a activities the thin edge? perhaps. if they go for special status now, there is nothing to say in five years time they don't go for full independence further down the road.
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>> the u.n. says more than 1 million people have been displaced since the fighting began in ukraine. >> we are following more developments out of iraq this morning. relatives of iraqi soldiers storming the parliament in baghdad. we are there life right now inside the iraqi capitol, the families demanding answers about their loved ones. tell us what happened to the soldiers. >> these are young army recruits who has been to be at spiker base. it was a name given to the base near tikrit, sadaam hussein's hometown. when the islamic state group swept through that area, they went into striker, found recruits trying to escape and executed hundred was them. we know this, because there is video on line of it, and it was -- and they claimed responsibility. a lot of the relatives who have seen their sons, their brothers,
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their husbands executed, want to know where the bodies are. they've got no answers and it's been three months now. that is where this protest started. >> they stormed the parliament building, but is there any indication inside the country that anyone there is being drawn into this conflict, this anger over the islamic state group as opposed to taking out their frustrations on parliament? >> well, that's a great question. now it's extremely complicated here, because it's been over a decade of history, a decade of bad government, if you will, a decade of tensions. really, things haven't gone terribly well. the point we're at now is that one of the big problems here is a lot of which these army recruits were shia. a lot of the relatives i've just spoken to in the street not far from here had come from places further south. they sent their sons to fight
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and then their sons were killed in this horrible way, they say by sunni tribes, so that's part of the dynamic. it makes it really hard for anyone to address this on the ground. >> live in baghdad, jane, thank you very much. >> the u.k. could join the u.s. in striking islamic state fighters in iraq. david cameron is considering military action and moving ahead with his plans to change anti terror laws. phil ittner joins us from london. the prime minister said new laws are meant to target british citizens. how are his proposals being received there? >> well, this has sparked a major debate, libby. the question, the proposals that david cameron put forward are pretty controversial, not least of which the idea that british citizens returning from the conflict zone could have their passports unilaterally taken from them and that has sparked
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this debate, not least of which from the opposition, the labor party, but also from the coalition partner that david com ran shares power with, the liberal democrats. now as is often the case in situations like this, the debate centers around balancing concerns over security over concerns of legality. >> the reason for asking what more is required is sometimes, these cases do not come up to a situation of criminal proof and that is why we do have steps to strip people of passports to prevent them coming into our country. >> while this debate is happening, there is as general consensus within the u.k. not least is which because the shock that occurred here from the video of the beheading of american journalist james foley, there is a we had spread understand that go something has to be done, that these british
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muslim youths going to the region do constitute a real threat if they return and seek revenge here in the streets in britain. there is a sense that something has to be done, but the question is are these proposals that david cameron's government are putting forward the answer or is there perhaps another alternative. >> members of the muslim community in the u.k. have long complained of being targets of situations like this. >> this is a long standing position, that they drive young man into the hands of the radicals. david cameron's proposal had a section where he wanted a deradicallization, a program to address this, but there is as
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group of imam here that say what those proposal also will do is ostracize, marginalize these young men already at risk. >> phil ittner in london, thank you. >> the on going battle between civil liberties and safety in lon did that. >> the u.s. taking aim at a group linked to al-qaeda. the pentagon carried out an air strike against al shabab. >> we have more on that story. the group has been on the u.s. radar for sometime. >> they certainly have. we've known about al shabab for a very long time and there's been a lot of activity to curb what they've been up to in east africa. the pentagon said airstrikes were carried out by drones, firing missiles near an al shabab strong hold. the target was a command leader, but military officials aren't confirming details of the operation. pentagon press secretary jon
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kirby did release a statement saying: now the u.s. has been supporting african union and somali government forces for sometime as i was saying as they try to flush al shabab out of the country. aljazeera cameras exclusively followed troops as they tracked the al shabab fighters in the south of the country. the group has been waging war in somalia and kenya and uganda for many years now. it's ruled most of the sovereign region of somalia and it's the same group that staged that lethal attack on a nairobi shopping mall in kenya, killing 70 people. back in marsh of 2008, u.s. officials designated al shabab a foreign terrorist organization. libby and dell. >> incredible footage, thank
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you. >> the state department says it's working to bring home flee americans held in north korea. speaking face-to-face with the associated press and cnn under the close watch of north korean handlers. bay's health has been in decline since being placed in a labor camp. >> i'm sure they are very worried about my health at this time, even though right now, last month and a half, my heart's been -- it's been failing. >> the white house said securely their freedom is a top priority, encouraging them to be reds right away. the men say they are treated humanely and hope to return home soon. >> joining the u.s. in condemning israel over its attempt to take 1,000-acres in the west bank, the israel government is moving ahead with construction of a new settlement there. the u.n. calls the move illegal, saying it is designated at
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palestinian land. >> there is a major new step in the fight against ebola. the first human trials begin today with an experimental vaccine. it's been in development for years. let's go to robert ray outside the cdc headquarters in atlanta. tell us more about the vaccine and just how it's going to be tested. >> del, a very good morning to you. indeed he, as you said, an urgent request for this vaccine to be put into human beings to try and stop this terrible outbreak in west africa. essentially, the national institutes for health and glaxosmithkline, pharmaceutical maker are sending volunteers into maryland today where they will be treated or infected with the ebola virus, two different strains, not live, not live strains, so they're not at risk to die or anything like that,
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but they will treat them with that to see whether or not this will actually take, whether their immune system with him fight the virus and whether or not it is safe. if that is the case, then they will have more people go through this trial, about 20 more are expected to go through it anyway. also in europe and africa. and in the coming months, they're going to try and make sure this is actually safe and whether or not this will work and then they'll push it out to the rest of the world. >> if successful, how soon might we see this vaccine on the ground in africa where it is desperately needed? >> >> this trial should be completed by the end of 2014. they are making 10,000 doses and may send that to west africa if the human beings being tested react well to this. unclear, so this is a fast track
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and we'll see if it works. >> the head of the cdc is going to chat with reporters later today. any idea, any heads-up on what he plans on saying? >> from what we hear, it's going to be an update to his trip to west africa. he said this is a far worse situation than was expected. three weeks ago, he said they have this under control, know what to do and how to stop this. when he got on the ground, he was quite surprised at the lack of infrastructure as far as medicine and the amount of health workers that are not on the ground that have left because of how deadly this is. he's going to update us on that. also we'll likely talk about the c.d.c. worker sent back, quarantined for 21 days just in case, because that person was around someone who was infected, del. >> when you talk about
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infrastructure you are talking about in hospitals air conditioning and windows, joining us live from atlanta, thank you very much. >> a fast moving wildfire took out its fury on five homes. it destroyed a cabin and damages homes. another 700 homes are threatened. the wildfire has burned through 100 square miles. bad for wine country. >> if you have been watching the weather, severe weather hitting parts of the u.s. pushing further east. >> let's bring in meteorologist dave warren for more. >> just a little bit east there. we're watching this one area and it's caused problems with not annual severe flooding, hail, had a good video showing damage from the hail and wind damage, as well. this was from a storm in missouri, so looking at your back window, this is what you see, the rain coming down. you'll hear it first, you'll see the hail coming down, a dime to quarter size has been reported
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with these storms. that makes a severe storm and it's also a lot of rain coming over the same area. this is a front not moving too fast. flash flooding still a problem between kansas, oklahoma and another flash flood watches and warnings as the rain continues to come down. this will push south through the midwest. it is the cooler air behind it, the relief from the heat and humidity. then you've got storms developing, moisture from the gulf, the atlantic, a hot and humid day in the southeast. >> it makes it tough to start the barbecue. >> it's tough. >> thank you very much. >> chicago officials say the city's murder rate has fall to know a 50 year low. is that reality or spin? we have more after a year spent on the streets of chick. >> detroit's bankruptcy, what a judge's decision will mean for the massive plan for the city to clear its debt.
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>> it's time now to look at our videos from our citizen journalists around the world. this is in hong kong. officers using pepper spray on people who try to enter a conference center there. >> severe weather in oklahoma spawn ago tornado during the labor day holiday. this is video captured in the town of welch. the storm pelted the area with heavy rain and hail. >> rescue crews in london racing on to the river thames after a teenager jumped into the water. this is onboard a life boat, race to go rescue the teen. they say the young man was dared by his friends to jump into the water. let's just put it this way, not smart. >> not the smartest move. >> up next, detroit's historic bankruptcy is set to enter a new phase as the court decides the
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fate of the city's sweeping overhaul plan. >> the city of chicago police say the crime rate is down, murders at its lowest rate in 50 years. gun crime is up with more and more people shot. the department said there is still more work to be done. >> even with the best policing and the best policing strategy in the world, without better laws to help keep illegal guns off the streets and out of the hands of criminals, we will continue to face an uphill battle. >> now chicago beefed up patrols in high crime areas, the city joining forces with state and federal officials to investigate gun crimes. america tonight has been reporting on the streets of chicago since last summer. >> we have more this morning about the city's growing culture of violence. >> good morning. it's good to be here. >> it doesn't feel like violence is down if you talk to people on the streets. shootings are up.
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labor day, 31 people were wounded by gunfire. the gunshots are up by 6% compared to last year, and when you talk to people on the north and south sides of chicago, when they have this strong police presence coming in to try to curb the violence, they have this feeling it's us against them, a militarizization they feel is happening and not helping at all. >> people forget people live in this area, tog school, church, eat, they try to do everything normal people do but then get type cast as being in that violence prone region. >> that's very, very true. we were there last summer, spend ago lot of time with a bunch of different people from all kinds of walks of life and when we went back just last week to do a little follow-up to see how they've done, two of our people have been shot over this past year. we weren't expecting that when we got there. it just goes to show that you things don't feel like they're getting any better. >> this is what we're going to see on america tonight tonight.
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>> exactly. >> take a look. >> why won't you cross the street? >> this is one of the blocks i was beefing with. >> you don't feel being there. >> i don't like being around too many people. >> i walk my neighborhood, but i don't walk out no more. i get in the car. >> why is that? >> because too much stuff is happening. >> like what? >> a lot of shooting and stuff. ain't nothing that i ain't used to, it's the neighborhood. >> getting shot twice is normal. >> it's not something norm that will that you want to happen, but something normal if you're around the stuff that is going on. >> he was one of my first kids i trained out here with the boxing program. i held him in my arms, trying to keep him alive. >> derrek, i want to go through some of the footage we shot last year. >> i would like that tank all of the good people that continue to support my family. >> enough, listen, you good,
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man, you're a leader. you can read! >> what you are learning on the streets? >> drug selling. >> what's your name? >> bob. >> i'm derek, bob. i promise you, i guarantee you i'm coming to get you. i'm going to look for you, man. i'm a boxing coach. >> it's too late for you all to be out here. >> what that character is named shotgun, spending time trying to help these kids out. that little clip of that kid, he was watching footage, that was a kid he'd been trying to help over the past year had just learned that he'd been shot. >> we reported that the crime stats are going down. did you see that evidenced in the streets? >> i did not see that at all. in fact, it looked like it actually was going up. >> thanks a lot. by the way, you can see his full report this evening on "america tonight" at 9:00 p.m. eastern
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time, 6:00 p.m. pacific time right here on aljazeera america. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> in detroit, the city's historic bankruptcy fight gets underway in federal court today. the city is $18 billion in debt. the case will determine whether detroit's restructuring plan will be approved. city officials hope to protect the city's retirees and preserve its world class art collection. >> also another atlantic city casino closing its doors today. the casino shutting down earlier this morning, the hotel closed on monday. by mid september, there will be four of atlantic city's 12 casinos out of business. >> let's get another look at the weather. dave warren is back with us. dave. >> we are looking at the severe weather cross much of the saw theern plains. this is a line of severe storms. severe storms has damaging wind plus hail. this is some of the video coming in from kansas at about quarter sized hail coming down. a lot of it causes damage with
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the trees and damage there. these storms are severe and coming with a lot of heavy rain, as well. the rain leading to flash flooding as this rain goes over the same area. what does it mean for the temperatures? hot and humid to the south. this is a cold front slowly pushing south moving from the midwest to the north. it's cooler and drier, but moisture leads to flooding and the risk for severe weather, from the front, we'll match it move over the next few hours. >> thank you. >> israel is under fire over a plan for a massive land group in the west bank. could the backlash change the prime minister benjamin netanyahu's mind? we talk with a former palestinian advisor to palestinian negotiators. >> getting a look at the deadly journey migrants take to enter the u.s. we are live in dallas with the experience on this harsh trek. >> victims of that massive privacy breach exposing some
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very, very personal photographs. we'll talk to a tech consultant about how safe we are in the cloud these days. >> now a look at our images of the day. torrential downpours having a devastating impact in southwest china. rescue workers had a safely people after hundreds of homes were destroyed. re destroyed.
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live from dallas with a very long and dangerous trail hundreds of migrant cross every day. >> using a bucket to raise awareness. one woman in india is taking the idea of the ice bucket challenge and using it to fight a problem that hits closer to home. >> first a look at our top stories this morning. the president getting ready to travel to europe is going to meet in wails to talk about the on going cries in ukraine. nato planning to establish a rapid response force to deal with russia. >> the families of iraqi army recruits storming the parliament building inside baghdad's protected green zone say their angry about the deaths of their loved ones at the hands of the islamic state group. >> the u.s. still not sure about the results of a drone strike against al shabab in somalia, the move coming one day after the al-qaeda affiliated attacked a prison and intelligence
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center. that attack left at least 12 dead. >> the u.n. and the u.k. are joining the obama administration condemning israel's decision to seize nearly 1,000-acres in the west bank for new settlements. israel said there is no palestinian claim to that area and not all of the israel government is behind the plan. israel's chief peace negotiator said the move will be detrimental to the countries security. mike hanna is in jerusalem. what is the government saying about this move? >> well, there's been very little publicly from the government. the action was taken by the israel army on the ground. that was the body that served the confiscation orders, saying there is a period of judicial review, there are 45 days in which residents can express objections to a court. the government is going to keep
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quiet it would appear until that particular period of time is over. 45 days for resident to say appeal to a court, little optimism that a court would reverse this decision. >> facing criticism from the u.s. and great britain, it is called an ill advised move. will those voices have any impact? >> well, voice internationally have had little impact in the past in israel. the netanyahu government is particularly sensitive to appear to be bowing down to the weight of international opinion for giving into criticism from the u.s. or the united kingdom, so certainly those voices not likely to cause much scare within the netanyahu government. and you say mentioned, though, in the introduction, there's been criticism from within the
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cabinet of justice minister saying this cups at an in opportune time. that is a voice that may be listened to more closely, but she is not criticizing from a legal or ethical point of view, but on a completely public relations level. >> thank you, mike. >> let's go live to an advisor to palestinian negotiators, now with the project on middle east democracy in washington. thanks for being with us. the timing this week just a week after the fighting between israel and gaza finally ended after all of that violence, why major announcement now and does this threaten peace in the region once again? >> it does affect the peace agreement or peace process. it's coming now because the israeli government feels it hasn't achieved much. it did not manage to make a dent with hamas or get its way.
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the perception was if hamas was victorious, it didn't get anything from the palestinians in the negotiations, so they -- >> from the -- >> consumption. >> from the israel side, the palestinians side sort of what, snubbed its nose with israel after the celebration for the truce was signed celebrating and on the israeli side, it seemed like they lost. did this not spur the retaliation. >> that's precisely why the government went ahead with this, because it field it failed. president abass put forward a piece initiative and the p.l.o. executive exitee started talking about going back to applying for membership in u.n. agency, including the i.c.c., international criminal court. i believe this is part of the back and forth between israel and palestinians on what is the
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next move. >> it was reported that israel radio said that this step was in response to the killing of those three jewish teens by hamas militants in the area. might we now expect retaliation on the palestinian side for the killing of the palestinian teenager and if so, have we started right back down the same road we just witnessed for the last month? >> it could very well be so, but i don't think it will be as intense as the war that just passed. i think that -- >> why not, because the war that just passed started with the death of the three teenagers and one palestinian. >> precisely because of casualties, the cost has already been very high. gaza already cashed in the chips on that, so the need for further -- the appetite for more casualties or suffering, i believe it's going to be small steps and not something
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dramatic. >> thanks very much. demonstrators clashing with the pakistan knee government this morning as the army tries to ease tensions in islamabad. trying to seize control of state t.v., the police fired tear gas to broke up crowds. protestors demand the prime minister resign. >> the turkish government summoned after reports of surveillance. the turkish government asked the u.s. for a satisfactory explanation. >> the crash of a marine helicopter off of the coast of jabudi. all 25 service members onboard were pulled from the gulf and expected to recover.
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the crash was not a result of hostile activity. >> the justice department taking on texas in federal court say it's an attempt to break up the state's voter i.d. laws. a judge will hear opening arguments in the case. the law requires registered voters to show a photo i.d. before casting ballots. similar laws have been challenged in federal court. >> a record number of migrants including tens of thousands of children have drossed the u.s. border over the last year, we look at crisis, including one texas county where an skimmed 600 undocumented migrants pass through the region every day. >> we are live in dallas. you had a chance to visit works county texas, 70 miles north of the mexican border. what's it like there? >> this is kind of the climax where this crisis happened. this is surrounded by the desert and the area migrants walk as far as 34 miles in order to by
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pass a border control checkpoint. i've heard descriptions about this journey and seen the statistics, two to three bodies picked up each week, but until you feel it, you have no idea what it's like. i reached out to a person very invested in the migrants experience, more than 20 phone calls made to guatemalan families in forming them that loved ones body's have been recovered. he graciously accepted my invitation to walk in his countrymen's footsteps. >> it's 8:00 a.m., 75 degrees and hazy. we're ready to strike off. guatemalan counsel and i followed a rancher's trail two miles through the desert. hundreds have walked these stems before us. >> i can feel my feet sinking, even though these have thick soles. >> by noon, more than 100 degrees.
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in these conditions, a person perspires more than two quarts of water an hour. cars wait to take migrants further north. they typically walk overnight to reach this last stretch. the sun is unfor giving. many are literally dying for water. >> there's that flag from a rancher that's placed one of those volunteer water stations out here. this means life. >> the station is a barrel labeled water in spanish, the only source for miles. it's nearly empty. people have used it before us. >> that tastes really good and this isn't even hot yet. imagine when it's 110 degrees and you've already done this for eight hours. >> 400 bodies have been recovered in these deserts since 2009. on this trail, 19 have perished, victims to the sun, the animals and the ruthlessness of smugglers who leave the weak behind.
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>> what happens when you're in the first of the line and they start saying somebody fell, somebody fell, do you ever the heart to do this, turn back and wait? no, you have to keep going. >> because it's your life or theirs. >> yes. >> we soon come across a makeshift cross. >> you see that sleeping bag? >> yes. >> it's where a young man was found dead in february. >> really? >> he was 28, from guatemala. >> what was he thinking when he was walking? was he thinking i'm going to go get my family a better life? i mean, and he just died here. >> it's now mid morning, 10:00. two hours into our walk, the temperature has already jumped 20 degrees. >> it's really getting rough out here. how do you feel, alan? >> i feel like i've been walking forever. >> at this point, we are alone. our camera crew has gone ahead
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to meet us at the end of the trail. >> we're sweating, we're thirsty. it seems like no matter how much water you drink, it just isn't enough. >> finally, we catch up to our crew. >> i just want to stop and you know, shadow over there and wait for someone to pick me up or for the worst to happen. >> a truly inhumane way of trying to reach your dream. no one should ever try this. >> it's now 101 degrees. we agree we've had enough. we get a ride to the trail's end near the highway. this is where migrant's shed what little they carry. they rest and summon up a last burst of energy. >> this is where we would wait for the smuggler to pick us up on the highway just a few yards over that way. >> the thing is, we just walked like forever. how are they going to have strength to run over there?
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>> i guess we'll find out. >> yes. >> you want to try it? >> yes. [ honking ] >> it's sprint or be left behind. those who make it this far are lucky. those who don't perish in the sand. a grim reminder this journey to a new life may end before it against. >> i have to emphasize, this is just a fraction of what migrants truly experience. you think two miles are nothing, but under 100-degree condition, the human body is not made to function. >> we're watching this and it's an incredibly powerful story telling, we wonder is there any warning as people prepare to make this crossing, do they know what they're going to face in the desert? >> that's probably the saddest part of all. these migrants have no idea that this is the danger that awaits
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them. smugglers tell them this is a quick walk to houston. once they pay up front, the smugglers have no reward for whether people make it out alive. >> in our special report on the immigration crisis continues tonight with a look at the financial and staffing difficulties faced by the sheriffs office in brooks county. that's 8:00 p.m. eastern here on aljazeera. >> she said after two miles in 100-degree heat, she said you just can't take it anymore. >> some of today's brightest hollywood stars doing damage control after personal photos were stolen on line. >> protecting your own personal information. >> a beautiful by dangerous scene in iceland as lava makes its way out of one volcano. the new warning coming from scientists.
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>> looks pretty, but is dangerous, lava flowing out of a volcano in ice lands, beginning sunday. it could last weeks. experts warn it could be a signal that a larger eruption is coming. the lava is moving slowly down the mountain. it's traveled more than a mile. >> just ahead, the new viral fundraiser meant to help the hungry that takes a page from the ice bucket challenge. >> first a major hacking scandal making headlines because of big named stars involved. >> the hacker stole embarrassing photos from celebrities and posted them on line. now, the authorities are getting involved. we have the latest. >> this has rocked hollywood. the f.b.i. is investigating. hacking hollywood accounts is nothing knew, but raises privacy concerns. >> hollywood starlets getting
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unwanted attention after nude picks of a-listers as far assed on line. jennifer lawrence, kate upton and victoria justice, the shots first appeared on this photo sharing website. it's believed the hacker accessed images through apple's eye cloud service, an internet storage program. it's supposed to keep information safer and private. >> even if you have deleted photos from your phone, oftentimes, thief already been uploaded into the cloud and when he delete them from the phone, they continue to exist. >> jennifer lawrence notified authorities, legal action proposed after some pictures were posted on line. some say the photographs are fake. still, their star power makes
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celebrities especially vulnerable. >> people are less sympathetic because it's happened too often. >> another case involved compromising photos of scarlett johansson and mila kunis. >> apple is investigating whether a security breach was responsible. while hollywood was the target this time, experts say this could happen to anyone. >> this is the year that the movie came out and said it's in the cloud, once it's in the cloud, nobody knows what happens. >> hollywood ahead of the curve in that respect. >> a tech media and marketing consultant joins us now. thanks for being here. experts are looking at the cloud, apple's i cloud as perhaps the reason these were vulnerable. >> when you buy a new cell phone, it's defaulted to back up your stuff.
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you lose your phone, all your information is there. when you take a picture, it probably acts more like a server. it backs up to the cloud, to google drive, depending on the phone you have, and even if you delete the photo, chances are they're on the server. you might want to turn the option off in your settings so the photos don't back up. >> how does a celebrity or regular person become targeted? >> there are two specific things. number one is bad passwords. a lot of us choose the same password where it's very easy to figure out. brute force password hacking tries every single combination of words and letters until it finds one. >> normally servers, if you try to three or more times, you're locked out. there was a patch or vulnerable
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in the i-cloud service that didn't allow that to happen. it's been fixed. >> letters, numbers, a sentence perhaps, something that makes perfect sense to you, but would be very, very difficult for anyone else. >> in addition to passwords, what should people be doing to protect information on the cloud? >> phones automatic ply back up. you might want to shut that off. every couple of days, back your phone up to your computer. if your house burns down, you do have the option to potentially lose these. the flip side is that they are grabbable. as the average person, probably not so much. people target celebrities because they're celebrities. you and i, more likely, we're not going to be -- i'm not interesting enough for them to find anything anyway. you want to be aware of what you're posting. if you take photos like that, no one is saying don't do it, be
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aware of the surroundings and who has access to your camera and phone. have you ever shared your phone before? it's very easy to let someone make a call and they have access and can see that and come back to it. you're never going to beat technology but you can make a statement saying i'm smarter about this, i'm not going to let the most basic mistakes happen. >> tech media marketing consultant, thank you so much. >> i just figured out that flashing 12 on the v.c.r. the ice bucket challenge looks different in india, replacing the ice with rice. it's part of one journalist's plan to give one community what it needs the most. >> it began as a way to raise money for a.l.s., a disease that affects the brain's nerve cells and caught on around the globe, including here in india. a journalist saw the videos and
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noticed many people were joining in without fully appreciating the cause. that's when she thought about taking the idea and adopting it to help her community. >> came through and i just thought put it up on line, took a photograph. >> the idea was simple, challenging people to take a picture of themselves while donating a bucket of rice to the needy. she had donated food items before, but never to publicly. she decided to take on the challenge, becoming the first to do so. what followed took her completely by surprise. >> just went wide in all the international journals and my facebook friends that started sharing this, started liking it. it just went viral in a day. >> the challenge was finding support in the country. the rice bucket challenge has already reached over half a million people on social media sites. inquiries are being made from as
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far away as turkey, the u.s. and philippines on starting similar challenges there. the campaign is already helping people here. >> rice is a staple in this community. at this orphanage, there are more than 50 children. for them, every donation counts. >> i think the rice bucket challenge is a good thing if people are willing to give to the orphan kids. some have donated two to four pounds of rice. it would help if they can also give money for their education. >> an innovative attempt as making some international relevant to the local community. the rice bucket challenge is offering indians a chance to help their own. aljazeera, india. >> the woman who started the rice bucket challenge is being honored by u.n. for her efforts. >> uber is now bobbed in germany. the company does not have the proper paperwork to operate as a taxi service. if it continues to issue rides in germany, the company could be
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fined up to $328,000. uber has been operating in berlin, frankfurt, munich and hamburg. >> there is bitter news for october fest. the festival could be without the pretzel because the bakers are threatening to go on strike. they want more money or are not going to work. the festival starts in munich september 20. >> not easy to drink beer without your pretzels. >> can't do it. >> a look at the weather across the country, dave warren is back for us. >> we're talking about the flooding. that is the big issue right now. we have showers and storms moving out of kansas into oklahoma. there's flooding with this, rain's going over the same area. this is a front approaching, clearly seeing the drop in temperature from oklahoma city to nebraska, cooler air approaching from the north. south of the front, it's heating
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up today and storms moving through the area across the southeast and mid atlantic. the potential is there for them to become severe. we're into the 70's, but by this afternoon, 90's with high humid is pulling um moisture from the gulf and atlantic, so the heat index will be very high and around memphis all the way to washington, d.c., new york cannot rule out a strong to severe thunderstorm here later today. >> dave warren, thank you. >> coming up tomorrow on aljazeera america, angela merkel has been called the most powerful woman in the world. later this week, she'll be side by side by president obama in wails, talking about the situation in ukraine and other issues around the world. we'll be taking a closer look at times german chancellor and what makes her tick. >> that's tomorrow. that's it for us today. >> coming up in two minutes, the latest on u.s. airstrikes against the al shabab fighters in somalia. >> we'll see you right back here tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. >> we leave you with a look at
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atlantic city, new jersey, closing casinos even as we speak.
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>> i'm jane dutton, reports that at least sixth al-shabab leaders were killed in drone strikes. families of iraqi soldiers killed by islamic state group break into the parliament building in bagdad. syrian o


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