tv Weekend News Al Jazeera May 3, 2015 7:00pm-8:01pm EDT
>> the new al jazeera america primetime. get the real news you've been looking for. at 7:00, a thorough wrap-up of the day's events. then at 8:00, john seigenthaler digs deeper into the stories of the day. and at 9:00, get a global perspective on the news. weeknights on al jazeera america. >> this is al jazeera america, i'm jonathan betz in new york. here are the top stories - the curfew has been lifted. the people of baltimore turn attention to recovery after a week of violence and protests. thousands trying to reach europe have been rescued from the mediterranean as the tide of desperation grose. american marines in nepal. saudi arabia denies special forces are on the ground in yemen to battle tribesman. videos tell a different story.
journalists around the world face threats and violence. it marks international press freedom day. baltimore is taking steps to return to normal after a tumultuous week. major stephanie rawlings-blake lifted a curfew in place. all citizens were to be off the streets between 10:00 pm and 5:00a.m. the curfew is no longer necessary. john terrett is live in baltimore it is a beautiful sunday
evening here. you can see how the people of baltimore are acting to the end of the curfew. there are bands performing outside city hall in baltimore. i can hardly hear myself thing. this is a large crowd of the day. earlier there was an interfath rally, where they spoke about faith and prayer. the largest number of people in this scare so far turned out yesterday. it was a political rally. there was a lot of anger but it was peaceful. one of the main cries yesterday was the curfew imposed last tuesday should be ended.
today, as you know the mayor stephanie rawlings-blake ended the curfew. there'll be no curfew from now on, the national guard is pulling out. earlier at the interfaith rally, the procedure the loud, musical rally, we spoke to katherine pugh a state senator, and barbara, in the crowd, to garner their opinion on the end of the curfew. >> it is needed. i'm glad we did it. importantly, i hope the conversation conditions as we move forward to creating economic development in that part of city. >> i don't condone the violence of the riots and everything but i understand where it's coming from. i don't think you should punish the citizens of baltimore with a curfew when they are trying to stop and point out to the world that things are not fair and it's not right.
>> so the news came through in the form of tweets. 8 hours later we have a huge celebration, a public outpouring of delight, i think. the curfew is over here just outside city hall. >> now that the curfew has been lifted is there signs that perhaps the city is turning a corner? >> well i think it's words making the point -- worth making the point that the city is not turning the corner long term. the issues apart from the death of freddie gray are not going to be cured in the course of the next week or year or years. turning the corner since last monday, yes it has, and the ending of the 10:00p.m. curfew will make a big difference. the output signs are you see a
lot of police and state troopers waiting to be told where to go next and what to do next. . that's a change. they are there ready just in case. it's getting loud here. back to you. >> celebrations in baltimore, thank you reporting live for you us. faith played a key role in the hearing in baltimore. paul beban attended a special church service. it's billed as a so-called rising from the ashes ceremony what happened there? >> i'm about a block from our friend john terrett, and you can hear the drums. you can't overstate the change in mood and tone in baltimore, when the curfew was lifted. it was before church services began. people were smiling. they were excited. of course the talk now is of the future of what comms next but again, there's a sense of optimism and understanding that
there is so much work left to do. >> reporter: on a sparkling sunday morning at churches across baltimore, prayers, and progress. >> god is using baltimore to lead the way. >> we have to come together. it's a day of unity, reconciliation, a day of prayers for the city of baltimore from a congressman that grew up on the same streets, a plea for understanding after a week of unrest. >> i see me. i see me. i see the little boy. inside baltimore. folks say you never amount to anything. i see me. >> and at the new church, where freddie gray grew up up a sermon
about what happened next. >> we need long-term solutions. when the cameras are gone, newspapers stop recording. n incident takes place. we'll be here. >> now songs pastor knows that soon the national spotlight will not be shining. >> we have work to do here. there'll be people with addiction. people still with poverty young african-american men, many that feel hopeless. people that have too many kids or don't have support for their kids. the problem will be here anton bennett grow up after a stint in prison for being a drug dealer he turned his life around. he's a role model high school drop outs e-offender and a dad.
>> today is the first sunday after a difficult week for your neighbourhood and the city. how are you feeling today. what comes next? >> man. it's a big question. for me what comes next is reconciliation. >> we are here, we are not running. we have more than enough reason to come and look elsewhere. we are acknowledging there are limited opportunities, we are not giving up on that we want to bring those opportunities here. >> the curfew has been lifted but the city is under a state of emergency. the curfew will remain until the last national guard leaves the city. the presence lighter as you move around. there's troops guarding some of the downtown areas the more upscale areas of downtown. helicopters circling the city.
a much different tone in baltimore, in the sense that things are turning to a brighter future. >> encouraging to here thank you paul beban south carolina are refusing to release a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black man. it could ruin the officer's chance for a fair trial. public advocates argue police cannot withhold the video. the officer followed the man to his home pulling him over for drunk drying and reportedly fired shots through the car driver's door. a man accused of shooting a police officer appeared in court. he's been charged with attempted murder of a police officer. the unmarked car was stopped. when the officer spoke to blackwell, he turned and shot the officer in the head. the officer is in critical condition shaids of baltimore on the
streets of tel aviv. ethiopian marched and it turned violence. rocks and bottles were thrown at officers. traffic was stopped. an alert warned americans to avoid the area. riot police dispersed the crowd. tear gas, water scannon and stun grenades were used. ethiopians in israel are unfairly target by police say the protesters. the clock is ticking for western leaders to strike a deal with iran. u.s. officials dismissed criticism of the agreement, especially from israel. binyamin netanyahu has been a loud critic saying iran is trying to develop an atomic bomb. the secretary of state insisted the deal would protect israel. they have inspectors in there every day. that is not a 10-year deal it's forever. there have to be inspections. so people need - there's a lot
of hysteria about the deal. people need to look at the facts. >> after a marathon of talks in switzerland, negotiators agreed to a framework with iran. they have until june 30th to reach a final deal. >> this weekend thousands have been rescued at sea trying to reach europe from africa. italy saved more than 4,000 people in just the past 24 hours. numbers are feeding a humanitarian crisis. 10 died. rescues are still happening at this moment. stephanie debor reports, more migrants could be on the way. >> they updated us on figures. sunday alone, 2,100 migrants pulled out of the see. there were 17 separate operations. four of those are ongoing. we were told more can be expected tonight. shows the incredible situation faced by the navy and coast
guard. we have been following it. we were seeing ships going from boat to boat a report of a dingy, that it lost air, spotted by a helicopter and boats going from one place to the other. two drowned as they tried to jump off the boats and coming to the rescue. we see it in pictures coming off. you see them screaming at people to sit down if they get up they'll flip over and many do not swim. they are not given life jackets, and you can see how dangerous and separate the people are. some of the pictures from the rescue. >> it is pitch-black. imagine what it feels like crammed into a wooden boat with no engine floating on the mediterranean sea. the arrival of the italian financial flis that patrol the waters is a relief. this has women and children on
board. rescuers try to maintain calm. if the boat is unbalanced, they could fall into the water. they have been thrown life jackets. most that brave the journey cross with nothing but hope. this is one of 17 rescues carried out on saturday alone. this is another, 397 people, including young children crammed on to an engineless boat at the mercy of the speed. one of the aid agencies say the arrivals have been from sub-saharan africa, mainly arriving from libya. medical conditions are not great. italian are doing most of the rescues. over 5,000 are rescued. that means that thousands and thousands set off across the coast to make it here. it's concerning to manage that. i think there is pressure for the e.u. to do more. when they had the emergency
meeting under two weeks ago in response to 800 migrants dying in one day alone, one incident they pledged a 10-point plan. it's a lot of talk. when it comes to translating an effect on the ground, it hasn't done much. amnesty international responded with a spokesman saying it seems like a face-saving operation, not a life-saving operation. extremely concerning at a time when we passed words. the european border operation and over a million could be waiting. it's something that needs to be taken seriously. it's a humanitarian crisis. italy does need help in dealing with it. >> staggering numbers. still ahead. badly needed supplies delivered to the victims of nepal's earthquake. reports that saudi arabia troops are on the ground in yemen -
overnight with a full morning brief. get a first hand look with in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. saudi arabia tonight - it's sending special forces into yemen. sources told al jazeera that coalition troops are in the southern port city of aden, supporting forces loyal to the exiled president. these will be the first troops on the ground since saudi arabia began an air campaign in march against the rebels. mohammed val has more. >> sources say the men is not what they appear to be their clothing is similar to attire worn. they are troops to help pro-government forces in the fighting against militias. local fighters don't usually
have access to the weapons seen. >> it's probably an antitank weapon. used by infantry troop and special operations forces. at the end of the day you have to define the objective and find the best way to achieve it. going with an operation, i think it won't be the right way to do it. it will be costly local sources agree that these are special forces in a reconnaissance mission. the saudi-led coalition denies having sent troops. >> i assure you if troops are brought into aden from the sea, we would a firmed it. all options are open. the coalition will not spare any effort backing the interference and achieving positive outcomes.
they will not spare effort backing the resistance. i reiterate today no troop landings were made into yemen. >> ground troops in yemen would be a major escalation a move not committed to. once a ground separation starts petty casualties are inevitable as is a protracted conflict. ambiguous comments were made. it was suggested there may be a ground invasion but it appeared optimistic that there wouldn't be any. the coalition says air strikes would be enough to take down ape abilities. -- capabilities. forces loyal to abd-rabbu mansour hadi seem to make gains, but are not in complete control. there doesn't seem to be a unified command to coordinate the effort of the militia.
a team of u.s. marines arrived in nepal to help with the relief efforts. a helicopter and four osprey aircraft landed in kathmandu. more of the military will arrive with supplies and to save people trapped in remote areas. more than 7,000 people have decide since the earthquake hit. 14,000 others are injured. a key problem is getting international aid to the people who need it. much of the supplies that arrived at the airport are stacked up, waiting to be cleared by customs. >> translation: we know a lot of aid came from outside. it's not reached where it's supposed to or meant for. there's no point bringing it from outside and storing it here. it should be distributed for more, let's bring in amanda coordinating humanitarian aid as cofounder of the nepal project.
thank you for being with us, we know about the problems getting aid in. i understand that there's difficulties getting supplies into the country itself. >> good evening. certainly thank you for having me. there are issues getting aid in to nepal. certainly as you have seen from the footage. things are ask, getting it out of the airport is complex explain what is happening there, are flied sitting on tarmacs in warehouse, not able to get to the victims. >> nepal is complex to arrive to. the airport it is is hard to get into. as supplies are getting in one of the other challenges that they are facing is organizations organised to do this work is some of the complexities around the government, holding aid, and a lot has to do with the emergency policy. and the ability to clear the goods through customs in an
emergency capacity so we can get it out of the airport. >> talk about the delays that the government is imposing. is this an issue of red tape, bureaucracy, and how big a problem is it for aid groups? >> sure. nepal is a complex place, and some things require decisions at the highest levels on leadership. i think, you know some of the things that the groups are experiencing has to do with the fact that you know the ability to move and respond quickly. there is again, it is one of the poorest nations in the world, and some of the villages can be reached, it takes days to reach them on foot. there's no easy way to get in. helicopters - let's not say there's 100 in the country. the ability to mobilize supplies and get them out of the airport.
it requires the highest level of decision of the government to say we'll move these things quickly, participate in partnerships and collaborate, as well as on the ground non-profit n.g.o.s that have been there for years, and understand the fabric of nepal, and the people and day to day challenges. even before the earthquake some of the things on a day-to-day basis is hard. infrastructure animal welfare - a variety of different things. >> incredible challenges. stay with us i want to continue our conversation and play a report about thousands who died from last week's earthquake. 51 more bodies found on a popular hiking route north of the capital. the world health organisation says the next big concern is the spread of december. we have a report from near the epicentre. >> reporter: the village is
tiny. the devastation massive. in this district 50km from the epicentre of the quake, this 74-year-old leads me around his small mountainside enclave, while neighbours pick up pieces of their collapsed homes. he is telling me 90 families in this village, and 90% of the homes here were destroyed in the quake. he built his home 58 years ago and it's gone. >> medical aid is reaching the community, residents are no closer to feeling relieved. >> we don't know, he tells me how we are going to live through the mitchell johnson season in this condition. >> of more concern is what might
happen in the distribute and the rest of nepal, before the rainy season begins. >> because of the extent of the destruction, we believe that most of the water has been destroyed, and that increases by the day, the concerns for an outbreak of diseases. >> reporter: w.h.o. workers took the team along as they distributed boxes of medication, water purification tablets and more. they say over 13,000 people are unaccounted for. these supplies are needed more than ever. one quick glance around the hospital proves how dire the situation is. with lines out the door young and old await treatment. their faces show how much pain they are in. more aid teams arrived, and more medicine is dispensed. it is still not nearly enough. underscoring how perilous the situation remains, an aftershock
struck. it was brief, but powerful causing a lot more fear for a population very rattled and quite traumatized. this woman was injured in the tremor. after that it got worse. scared weak and in feign, she was forced to seek treatment on her own. >> reporter: my husband and son are alcoholics she says my daughters married and living elsewhere. i had to walk for half an hour to get to the hop. >> the treatment gives her some comfort, but not enough. she has no idea how she'll get home. back at the village some are fortunate, they are aware that other areas were harder hit, and they certainly would love aid and assistance but know better than to wait for it. >> we can't sit around expecting the government's help.
we all survived the earthquake. there's no casualty in this village. we'll survive and manage. we'll get through this let's bring back in amanda in los angeles. we heard the report. we see the issues and the problems. what is your biggest concern now moving forward for this country? >> i think there's multiple layers of concern. it's a humanitarian crisis. we are on the edge of major spread of disease. the animal welfare population issues - they are complex, as well as child welfare issues. now, with so many needed it is very complicated. in the immediate term, my hope is that we can get the government to clear through customs and enable the large
organization to get in and other organizations operating to get out of the villages, get the hep and supplies out there. on a good day in nepal, they are hard to get out. immediate help from the government. >> yes that, is the first big challenge they have getting the help out there. okay. amanda co-pounder of nepal raise the school project. >> one more thing that is important to mention, for those in the u.s. trying to get things over to nepal, one of the complexities is getting things over on cargo organizations. i think the other thing is urging some of the airlines in the u.s. to quickly enable those that are travelling to nepal to take important supplies at no cost. that's an issue myself and my large team, the global network i'm working with are running into. i stress that. it's important. >> a good point to bring up there.
we appreciate it today we mark world press freedom day. one man that nose the struggle faced is peter greste who spent a year behind bars on trumped up charges. >> it was difficult, it was tough, make no mistake. if there are memories, then the memories are strong. it was a tough experience. i wouldn't go through it again in a million years, but i don't feel traumatized by it. >> also tonight - voters in the young go to the polls for parliamentarian elections, we look at what is making the ultra conservative ukip party a force to be reckoned with. stay with us.
quickly. [ speaking foreign language ] [ ♪♪ ] well today is world press freedom day. it's a time to reflect on the importance of a free and independent reporting. every day journalists face threat and intimidation and are attacked for doing their jobs. it can be a dangerous profession. they lose their freedom and times their lives. 44 journalists died in the line of work this year. last year the number reached 135. reporters without borders says there are 158 journalists imprisoned around the world. it's something al jazeera nose too well -- knows too well. in december 2, 0133, of our colleagues were gaoled in -- 2013, three of our colleagues were gaoled in egypt. it sparked a call to recognise that journalism is not a crime.
>> reporter: the detaining of three al jazeera staff in cairo on december 29th, 2013 was assumed to be a short-term mix up over accreditations. as time passed it was clear that the egyptian authorities under the new government seemed to have other intentions. peter greste is a veteran correspondent based in kenya at the time of his arrest, and by his own arrest knew little about egypt, and was shocked by the idea that he was linked to what the government in cairo described as terrorists. the same could be said for the rest of the team mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr. by mid january much of the international media demanded the release of the three journalists. the hashtag free aj staff went viral. in the u.s. and u.k. respected journalists came out in support. the trial failed to come up with anything against the three men,
that could vaguely have been said to incriminate them. a video of sheep herding, work in kenya, and footage of a different channel was shown through the trial as evidence. adjournment after adjournment followed. in june and to the fury of the world, the men were convicted and gaoled. for their families it was the lowest point of a desperate year. andrew greste spent four months in and out of cairo visiting his brother. speaking from his farm in australia he spoke about what it meant for peter. >> he's determined it will not break him. he doesn't want to come out a bitter and twisted man. it has taken a lot of effort self-determination and focus for him to remain mentally together and look after himself physically. world leaders, including president obama denounced the
conviction. >> the issue of the al jazeera journalist. we have been cleared publicly and prifly that they should -- privately that they should be released. >> the government defended the ruling saying it was up to the appeals process to determine what should happen next. al jazeera denies allegations that the staff had links to political groups. >> we work in so many different places and we should be taken as a professional media institution, not as a part of any political or ideological or any other establishment. al jazeera maintained support for the journalist. behind the scenes is less clear. abdul fatah al-sisi would have preferred to have the journalists deported the signs that he was aware of the damage to egypt's reputation.
earlier this year peter greste was deported and returned to australia. after that journalist mohamed fadel fahmy and susan shaprio producer mohammed badr were released on bail while awaiting a retrial. they are still unable to leave the country. court proceedings were adjourned until may 9th. peter greste has been an outspoken support of his colleagues for weeks. john seigenthaler caught up with him, asking about his experience in prison. >> we have a lot of talking to do you know about the issue of freedom of the press. for some reasons i seem to be closely identified with freedom of speech protection of journalists, freedom of the press and so on. i have a platform. people are paying attention. i feel a moral responsibility to be honest with you, to take the opportunity to talk about the issues which are close to my
heart. the bigger issues attacks on freedom of the press. >> flashbacks to that time? >> not flashbacks. that implies an amount of drama. i don't see that this was traumatic in that sense. it was difficult, tough, name no mistake. if there are memories they are strong. i wouldn't go through it in a million years, but i don't feel traumatised by it. >> describe it for us. >> prison at the best of times is never easy. an egyptian prison likewise is never going to be a cakewalk. at the same time we did our best to build in a routine. a problem we had in prison is that in the egyptian system there's no kind of prison programs to occupy the prisoners time. you have a huge lump of time in front of you through the day.
so the challenge becomes particularly after working as a busy correspondent where your day is filled with activity, and all of a sudden put in a box with nothing to do with no way of filling it, no space in front of you. you need to be disciplined about the way that you organise your time. we knew that to get through this we needed to be physically fit. you needed to be mentally and intellectually and spiritually spit fit. we tried to manage those things. >> how much information did you get from the outside? >> we had some sense of what was going on. the prison grapevine was effective. we had visits from the consular officials, australian embassy. our families were able to visit once a week once every couple of weeks, and other prisoners
would relay information as they had their visits. we had ways of finding out stuff. we knew for example, when some of the senior american officials were talking about us john mccain i think, was one of the first politicians in the country to speak about us. and the state don't got involved. the white house was speaking about us. those pieces of information that came through... >> you don't seem angry. >> i'm not angry. >> if i had been held in prison for 400 days, i would be pretty mad. >> yes. anger, i think, is the wrong kind of emotion. i'm not saying it because i'm trying to pretend otherwise or suppress. i'm not angry, we were caught up in the middle of a difficult transition in egypt. you know there are a few individuals contributing to what we went to. i'm angry and frustrated and disappointed with.
but at the same time i never saw this as something personal. it's not about me as an individual or something that i had done aimed at me. this was about an attempt to send a clear message to journalists, and it came after us because we were politically convenient. and so i saw it as a much bigger struggle and fight. >> we are glad you are back and here. we hope you will enjoy the coming days doing whatever it is you like to do. you deserve it. great to see i. >> fantastic to be here. >> let's bring in the u.s. director of reporters without borders, and she joins us from washington. good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> so how has this year been in terms of press freedom. how would you summarise the year so far.
>> unfortunately, in our last index we highlight a decline of press freedom all over the world, and the decline affects all containment. there's -- contain events. there's many reasons to explain the decline. 2014 was a violent year with the apparition of barbaric murders of journalists. journalists are more and more targeted. and if you want me to maybe highlight a few trends that can explain the decline, of course by example conflicts are proliferated in 2014 and we are seeing that now when there is a conflict underground, there is systematically app information war, and i.s.i.s. by example is a terrifying example of that. really on its open in media, and
they are targetting it. when there's conflict on the ground we see a war at the same time. >> you mentioned that you saw press freedom drop in every continent, including we were countries - what has been happening there? >> yes, we are seeing in european countries or the u.s. we have seen a decline of press freedom. maybe two trends that cap explain some of the decline. first, more and more we see it when there's a demonstration, journalists are targeted by the police and the protesters. maybe an example, unfortunately, in the u.s. - we have seen at least 15 arrests of journalists last summer during the ferguson
protest. last week journalists in the baltimore process were targeted and attacked by protesters themselves. that is one concerning trend, yes. >> that is one concerning trend. as we look at other countries and figures that we gathered, china has 29 journalists in prison. iran and eritrea has 16 reporters behind bars. syria, one of the deadliest places to be a journalist makes the list. 12 reporters at least are held there, and egypt witnessing the major crackdown as we on al jazeera see it has 11 journalists in prison. are the numbers telling of the true issue here? >> you know, unfortunately, to understand the complexity of press freedom and its violation, there's too many numbers. you can look at the numbers of journalists killed. 66 journalists last year killed.
as you mentioned there's almost 200 journalists in prison all over the world, and journalists fleeing their countries, and these numbers are increasing. all the numbers go back to the same conclusion. press freedom is in danger. when we talk about press freedom, we are not talking poor journalists, we are specking about all citizens to be informed. >> sobering information, and journalists serve a critical purpose. thank you for your time tonight, from reporters without borders. last week our president al jazeera america's president, kate o'brien reiterated support for journalists over the world. >> world press freedom day is a unique opportunity to stand in solid arty not only with our colleagues in the al jazeera network, but other passionate and brave journalists in the u.s. and across the globe.
today is the day we call attention to the mon u oomental importance of a vibrant and free press. i speak for the entire al jazeera america team to sigh we are honoured to be part of a mission that embodies what it stands for. we remain committed to shining a light where there is darkness giving a voice to its voiceless. we honour journalists putting themself in harm's way every day and remember colleagues would lost their lives in a nobel pursuit of the truth. on behalfful everyone in al jazeera, we are proud to celebrate world press freedom day. let journalism thrive. thank you.
he will join the g.o.p. race tomorrow. also expected is former hewlett packard c.e.o. carley theorina and is expected to begin her campaign tomorrow. they will be the only two in the race that have not held public officer. >> on tuesday mike huckabee is expected to announce. he ran in the primaries, joining the senator ted cruz marco rubio and rand paul. in the next hour - the status of the small business in the united states del walters with a preview. >> tomorrow is the beginning of small business week. 64% of small business owners say they haven't recovered from the economic downturn. we look at how much of a role obama care and the affordable care act, and minimum wage increases - how that has held back growth. all of that ahead in a couple
of minutes thursday voters head to the polls for one of the u.k. elections. the right wing party ukip has emerged as a force. it argues against the european union, immigration, and the political elite out of touch with people. laurence lee has the story. >> reporter: grimentssby, enough to fill with gloom. all this used to be buzzing with trade. >> you see all the buildings that are empty. it's a waste. it's like a ghost town. >> reporter: what did it for grimsby was limits on fish britain could catch. the anti-e.u. uk independence party, or ukip regards the place as a prime target. >> they are talking about regeneration. there might be an odd crumb, but
nothing that you could talk about to improve employment prospects in grimsby. >> that is a powerful message. this used to be grimsby's shopping street. row upon row of shops speak of a major town on its knees. successive governments offered no replace. for the fish industry. grimsby doesn't have an electrified railway connected with the rest of the country. >> it is not difficult for a party like ukip to blame the european union for what happened to grimsby. the real anger that ukip represents particularly in england, is deeper than that. it is that there are literally dozens of towns that are like this. they are not just in a different country to the one inhabited by the metropolitan elite in london. it's like a different planet. >> down the coast are other towns where ukip's future will
be decided. the leader is contesting this place. if he losses the party will fall apart. at the golf club of meeting of those that want to stay in the european union. it's been suggested that ukip has it all wrong. >> the government missed the tart. unemployment has gone down. >> that's right. it's different. >> it's wrong, is it. >> ukip is wrong, the mindset is british cake is that side. it can be bigger as we discussed there. we absorbed a lot of people in. >> what of you kip's art that it could resser elent places like this.
the labour candidate... >> some of the people that caused problems over the recent years, and they themselves have been the mep. and they don't have any notable achievements for the area. >> so for facts in london the economy is booming and ukip can't make inroads. they appear to prosper in towns abandoned by governments, where there's often hardly a foreign face to be seen. if the government looked after these areas more perhaps they won't have ukip to worry about now it's a beautiful week for most of the country. the threat of bad weather is on the way. forecast next. plus the power struggle between the solar industry and electric utilities. utilities.
middle of the sky. a gorgeous day, but bad weather may be on the way across much of the country. let's get to kevin corriveau, with more on that. >> beautiful. that will continue for the east coast. there's bad weather to talk about. that is happening across the central plain and the west. you can see what has happened here as the heating of the day progressed. we have seen a lot of thunder storms and rain popping up in the west. that's where we'll go. we have thunder storms pushing through. we have a line here. and for a little bit of time we saw thunder storms pushing through miles per hour and st. paul. those are moving through. with these storms we don't expect to see too much in terms of tornados, it will be hail and winds which we had seep. that will -- seen. that will continue through the night. there's a threat to parts of
illinois maybe through parts of arkansas missouri as well leading back to the rockies. that is more of a flooding situation in the west. we'll watch that as well. now, back to the temperatures and the beautiful conditions. today, 76 in new york. washington 82. tomorrow warmer for many parts of the north-east and this will be above average for many cities. boston at 78. you will be 16 degrees above average. philadelphia 75 degrees above average. that will take you 12 degrees above average. unfortunately, it will not last long. we'll see the temperatures cooling. the boundary causing problems will push down and we'll see cooler weather. >> 80 degrees across the country. spring is leer. >> summer. >> summer is next. >> advances in solar technology is making an impact on
companies. energy consumption has gone down due to the use of solar power. ali velshi explains the ultimate power struggle. >> americans are going solar now more than ever before. 2014 saw the most residential solar installation ever, and that number is expected to increase by 60% next year alone. that growth is clashing with established utilities, which in some states are charming cost prohibitive monthly fees or refusing to connect solar customers to the grid. it happened in hawaii last year. >> the rate of installations became so large, and so fast. >> utilities said they couldn't keep up with demand and stopped hooking up new solar customers like william walker to the grid. >> we paid $35,000 for the 18 panels we had. >> a fancy system and no grid.
>> here is an example of heading to sustainability where we needed it most. if it doesn't work in hawaii it will not work anywhere. >> not so fast solar without the attention of tesla founder and famed entrepreneur elon mufb. his company, solar city teamed up with hawaii electric to figure out how to get more customers connected. they are showing promise. there's still a problem and that's the bottom line. >> we are a little isolated grid. you can't sacrifice liability, not having to pay a bill. hawaii electric is proposing to charge a 71 monthly feel for solar customers, cutting in to the incentive to go solar. it's happening in arizona too.
elon musk's company filed a suit against the salt river trust, at issue a minimum monthly fee that salt river tacks on to solar customer's bills. solar city claims it would penalize customers by adding 600 to the bill. it's been claimed that the fee is for infrastructure and support. then of course there's the sunshine state. >> have you guys florida voters. >> res dant argue they are fighting against a monopoly. state laws mandate only facilities can sell power. >> if we have an open market dictating the price, they can say they want to sell it for this much or this much. >> a band of allies can cheap the laws. >> we have tea party, the porta
reeb rico federation, a host of people. that does it for this hour. stay with us news continues with del walters, starting now. >> good evening, this is al jazeera america, i'm dell walters in new york with a look at the top stories. after a week of violence and protests baltimore's curfew is lifted and they are praying for peace. >> efforts to change the lives of migrants in europe results in a dramatic increase in the number of refugees rescued. harrowing storeys of survival from the women rescued from boko haram. >> whatever appeals to the perception of wealthy business owners, i'm not that guy. >> in "the week ahead", challenges facing small businesses in the united states - still struggling to recover from the economic downterm and facing an uncertain