>> this is aljazeera america, good morning, live from new york city, i'm randall pinkston. the world markets seem to be sablessing this morning despite big sell off in asia. futures here point to a big surge at the open, despite another sell off in shanghai and tokyo's nikkei. in china it turned dramatically negative. the country is cutting the interest rates to try to stop the bleeding. >> trading opened on tuesday across the asian pacific and they opened with baited breath wondering how the market would react considering china's fall was so tract particular on a monday. the markets were shaky, most of
them making losses in the early part of trading. they regained some of that ground as the day progressed, and made up in some cases on those losses. markets that were in profess certainly saw themselves reach the black again, with taiwan, australia, singapore, but the shanghai composite perhaps the market that many global eyes were focused on ended at 7.63% down on the day, tokyo said market was down by 3.96. korea seems to be one of the very few markets making a above gain of just under 1%, but certainly the fears that many traders, investors, manufactures and exporters feel about the chinese economy will certainly be there in the short and long term, because the effects of what we've seen over the past 48 hours will not be felt immediately, we'll be seeing
those effects possibly in the next days and weeks and also the reaction to these falls from the chinese government will be very important to see how they actually decide to deal with the failing stock market or even how to deal with the currency on how it's felt, whether it is a strong currency or a weak currency globally. all these issues have to be debated and examined and i think the analysts will perhaps have their say, which could influence the way to government policy proceeds over the next few weeks. >> reporting from beijing. to hong kong with a report on the chinese stock market. thank you for joining us. china just cust interest rates, the stock market there continues to slide. just how bad is the chinese economy? >> >> the p.m.i. which measures manufacturing was down to the
lowest level since the financial crisis. by that measure, it looks pretty bad. a look at the stock market, it's actually today testing the psychological importance level to 3,000 and it's still up a lot from 2000 levels, where it's down significantly from 5,000, so the government is panicking, feeling that over the stock market is down so much, there will be negative wealth and the companies don't want to invest again, there will be a money crunch, so they're rushing to cut rates and also they have taken a lot of measures in the past two months in terms of asking firms not to sell their stocks, or asking everyone to buy their stocks, and investigating people who are short selling stocks, so there ever a lot of measures to it. as for the chinese economy, yes, it's weak, but i wouldn't say that it's too bad.
>> do you think china's economic slump with him impact whether the fed will raise interest rates? >> yeah, it's the big unknown, and the people are closely watching that now, so the joke in china is beijing has been very effective in ending the six year bull run of the u.s. stock market and we have seen what happened yesterday, and orders all through the summer, the chinese market has just been in jitters, so it's very common to rise up that in the fall by 4% or five percent on a daily base. we started to see that volatility go to the u.s. market now. the u.s. said not to raise the short term interest rate, it's unlikely to hit a very high level, but now, lots of commentators are asking the fed not to do it. >> friday and monday, china's
drop forced a global selloff. do you think that this is -- we're beginning to see stabilization or will global markets, investors still be affected, influenced strongly by what happens in china? >> in the past, the chinese market has been very insulated from the global market. even in july when the market behavingly crashed, the global looked at it as china has controls and investors control 2% of stocks, so people were shrugging it off in the past. as the chinese markets continue to weaken, and the weak manufacturing number and all economic indicators and i think what's most important that happened in the last two weeks is the u.n. devaluation.
in the past, the chinese government are keeping the u.n. and a stable level has been kind of the anchor of the markets, so euro and theian has devalued a lot in the past year, but the yes or no has kept is value. the exports have suffered a lot. maybe it's time to get the yuan in line with the global markets. they let the yuan lose a bit. that has taken the anchor away from the global markets and that's leading to all this nervousness in the global stocks now. >> reporter for the wall street journal, thank you. >> the biggest wildfire in washington state's history is growing this morning. the unrelenting complex of fires measured just over 400 square miles overnight.
evacuation orders are now in place for another half million homes and firefighters and relieve operations are being spread thin. sabrina register has more from washington. >> we're in north central washington at a fire example. the roughly 400 firefighters are working fires throughout the state, there are still massive fires throughout washington, including the okinawa complex fire, the largest in history. thousands of residents are still evacuated. >> this lakeside park campsite with two camps and a camper is home for the parker family and others. they've been here since they fled their north washington house a week ago. >> we left and evacuated. >> when flames from the fire showed no signs of slowing.
>> in the town 30 miles away, evacuated residents found some comfort sharing stories with other displaced families in the parking lot of a home improvement store. these tables are stocked with food and supplies from this store, as well as community donations. >> they have made us feel so welcome and secure. they have cared fours, they are feeding us. >> it may be a while before they are allowed to see if they have a home to return to. firefighters are working what is now washington state's largest wildfire on record. more than 400 square miles have burned here around it's growing rapidly, while the sneaky stagnant air acts as a lid to cap the fire, it prevents ground assault. >> it keeps a lid on the fire behavior, but limits or prevents us from being able to use aviation assets to their fullest extent, because of aviator
safety. >> with no real relief in site, families desperately try to reach neighbors, neighbors who ignored evacuation orders and refused to leave their homes and businesses. jesse finally reaches his younger sister, searching for any word on their home. >> not good? where's it at? where's your fire at? it was at rick's house last night? >> for now, the family waits it out, wondering what's next. >> at last check, the parkers still camping, waiting to hear if their home was ok. meantime, conditions remain tough out here. >> the massive wildfires can be seen from outer space, the satellite images captured the scale of the flames. in addition to the dozens of wildfires in washington state, there are 40 active blazes in california, 19 in oregon. >> in the republican race for presidential nomination, jeb bush is going after front runner
donald trump. the former florida governor visited the mexican border monday blasting trump over his immigration proposals. trump wants to build a massive border fence and deport an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants, something bush says will not work. >> simple fact is that his proposal is unrealistic, it will cost hundreds of billions dollars, it will vital people's civil liberties. it will create friction with our third largest trade be partner that is not necessary and i think he's wron wrong about thi. >> trump has tempered his immigration rhetoric. he now says he would allow good and talented immigrants back into the country after they have been deported. at the same time, jeb bush tried to backtrack on comments he made last week rewarding so-called anchor babies, children born to immigrant parents on u.s. soil for the purpose of obtaining u.s. citizenship but in the process of explaining his
comments, bush said this: >> the fact that i'm immersed in the immigrant experience, this is ludicrous for the clinton campaign and others to suggest that somehow, somehow i'm using a derogatory term. i was talking about the specific case of fraud being committed where there's organized efforts and frankly more related to asian people coming into our country, having children in that organized efforts, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birth right citizenship. >> a campaign spokeswoman said later that bush was referring to a federal investigation into birth tourism, where wealthy foreign women deliberately come to the u.s. to girl birth. >> the department of veteran affairs is starting to get a handle on back logged disability claims. there are now just under 100,000 claims older than four months. that's an improvement from 2013
when unfinished claims reached 611,000. the accuracy of how claims are handled is up to 91%. the v.a. said the gains are thanks to employees working mandatory overtime, as well as improved computer systems. >> a major overhaul is now underway in ferguson, missouri courts. a new municipal judge ordered all arrest warrants be withdrawn. washington post reporter was arrested along with a huffington post reporter covering the ferguson riots last year. he was ordered to appear in court on monday, but he did not go, because he says he did nothing wrong. >> essentially, myself and another reporter, ryan riley from the huntington post were working inside a mcdonalds.
you're often looking for places with wi-fi and outlets to type your stories up and file with your editors. we had set up shop there as most journalists there at the time. on that evening, police began evacuating buildings so they came to the restaurant, ordered everyone out. eventually, they became frustrated that we were not evacuating quickly enough for them. it became quite a media storm in part, because we were the first of what ended up being dozens of journalists arrested or detained in ferguson. >> the compare incident was recorded. the two reporters were charged with interfering with a police officer and trespassing. >> in other news, more testimony is set for today in the sentencing for colorado movie theater gunman james holmes. the hearing began monday and is expected to last until tomorrow. at least 100 survivors and
witnesses are testifying about the 2012 movie theater attack that left 12 people dead and injured dozens more. >> these last few years since my dad was murdered, i wondered time and again what could have happened had i had the opportunity to intercede before holmes had committed the crime. i would tell him about the man i loved my whole life, the best man i had ever known, a wonderful father, friend, hero, teacher and inspiration to each of his four kids. >> despite the testimony, the sentence will not change. the jury determined homes will get 12 consecutive life sentences without the chance of parole. >> an indy car crash turns deadly. fellow racers and fans are remembering jason wilson. >> new rules on college campuses aimed at stopping sexual assaults, the creative things
>> welcome to al jazeera america. 7:48 eastern time, taking a look at today's top stories, the united nations nuclear wash dog agency is asking nations to attend annually it's oversight of iran's nuclear program. the iaea said the money it's received so far would run out by the end of the month. >> a temporary reprieve for convicted former virginia govern
bob mcdonald and a ruling that he can remain free until the supreme court decides whether to hear his case. he had been ordered to report to prison to serve a two year term for corruption. >> an undocumented migrant accused of murder in san francisco is due in court today. prosecutors say juan sanchez shot catherine steinly last month. he had been deported five times, but returned to san francisco because it has a sanctuary law. >> indy car racing is in mourning today. driver justin wilson died from injuries he suffered in a race in pennsylvania sunday. >> as we know, the racing industry is one big family and our focus is on now rallies around justin said family to make sure they get the support they need during this difficult time. anyone who follows our sport
knows justin is one of the most well respected, highly rewarded and well respected people. he will be missed. >> the 37-year-old was hurt when debris hit his car on the track. it came off the vehicle ahead of him after a crash. that driver walked away. >> sexually suggestive banners have prompted a fraternity to susspent activities at a university chapter in virginia. three large banners were draped from the frat house near old dominion university in norfolk. one sign read freshman daughter drop off with an arrow pointing toward the house. action will be taken against anyone found responsible. >> more and more schools are rolling out programs designed to prevent sexual assaults. we have the details. some schools are forced to act
on this from new state and federal laws. >> schools are responding with the new training programs and innovative ways of teaching students about consent. >> just imagine set of initiating sex, you're making them a cup of tea. >> this is one of the videos damon college plans to use to prevent students from committing sexual assault. if they say no thank you, don't make them drink tea. >> the new rules require training for by standers so they learn what they can do to prevent assaults and in some states changes the definition of what constitutes consent. california and new york require a yes for activity to be
acceptable. >> for me, i was raped in my own dorm bed. >> last year, emma vowed to carry around a mattress as long as her alleged rapist attended the same school. >> if she doesn't consent or if she can't consent, it's rape. it's assault. >> it's a crime. it's wrong. >> the white house estimates that one in five women has been sexually assaulted during her college years. of those assaults, only 12% of reported. last year, the white house announced the it's on us campaign to stop sexual attacks on campus. >> city by city, state by state, this entire country is going to make sure that we understand what this is about and we're going to put a stop to it. >> training is required for personnel. >> some advocates wanting to beyond colleges and are pushing for prevention programs at the high school and middle school level. they argue if you start early, sexual assault prevention could
>> there's a line of police advancing toward the crowd here. >> ferguson: city under siege. >> it isn't easy to talk openly on this base. >> and america's war workers. >> it's human trafficking. >> watch these and other episodes online now at aljazeera.com/faultlines. >> on the science beat, researchers are trying to figure out why so many young sharks are gathering i in santa monica bay. it could indicate a change in shark behavior. >> it's a hot summer day, the
conditions perfect for swimmers and surfers and they're perfect for the ocean's predator, the great white shark. i joined researchers from the shark lab. we're on a small boat off the southern california coast. this area is a breeding ground for these sharks. in fact, some described this area as an all you can eat buffet for young sharks who are hungry, but untrained hunters. the sightings are exciting for scientists who are spending the morning tagging juvenile white sharks. >> this is hopefully a tool that will help us determine where the sharks are and why are they there. people are afraid of things they don't understand. we hope that the more we learn and share with the public about what we learn, the less afraid people will be. >> tonight, we'll take you on the water to swim with the sharks, how many did we spot, and find out why some say the increase in shark sitings is
actually a good thing. >> i'm surfing over a really shallow reef and his in my opinion comes out of the water and it's headed straight at me. >> you'll meet a surfer who has had three shark encounters. why he's probably the safest person to be in the water with. al jazeera, off the southern california coast. >> you can see the full report tonight at 8:00. >> a 350-year-old painting in taiwan is going to need a makeover after a museum visitor stumbled. a 12-year-old boy tripped over a barricade. he breaks his fall by leaning into the painting and smashing a hole. the painting is worth $1.5 million. >> stephanie sy is back with more aljazeera america news.
>> futures climb on wall street, pointing to a positive open, despite another big alleyoff on the asian markets. >> a huge wildfire grows bigger in washington state, another half million homes are being evacuated. >> the nation's largest gun rights group, the n.r.a. suing over a new tack meant to stop gun violence.
>> this is aljazeera america live from new york city, i'm stephanie sy. u.s. stock markets seem poised for a big open this morning despite another selloff in asia after monday's 8 1/2%ing mr. wall street hopes to begin its recovery and avoid another big dip, like we saw yesterday, when the dow plunged to its lowest point since october. mary snow joining us now with more. good morning. >> good morning. >> the european markets also seem to be bouncing back. seems like wall street doesn't care today as much about the asian markets as it did yesterday. why? >> you know, one thing that we were told is to expect volatility, right, after the steep losses, and you're right, after we saw markets in asia lose ground, markets in europe started to rebound. china came in after that, cutting interest rates and then
we saw futures indicating an even higher open and europe markets doing better. right now, indications that the dow could open up 600 points, in stark contrast. there were occasions that perhaps the european markets were ready to shrug off the woes. you know, to make complete sense of these markets at this point is really difficult to do that. >> there is still a lot of uncertainty. they seem to be reacting that the fact that the chinese government is doing something and have lowered the interest rates. oil prices have been trading low. how did that fit into everything that we are seeing in the volatility and who are the winners and losers in that. >> the overall theme is the fear of what this means for the global economy, because if the economy was better, wouldn't oil prices be higher. we are seeing oil prices rebound this morning, but they're still at six and a half year lows. in terms of the losers,
exporters of the country that are really expected to see turbulence, and nigeria, venezuela are countries especially that are in threat of social unrest, right? if you take a look at the u.s. economy, we talked to one economist yesterday who said overall in the long term, this could actually be a plus. >> if you actually think about it, lower oil prices, lower commodity prices, all of these things are a longer term positive, not only for the u.s. economy, but for global growth. i do think to some extent, we need to look beyond this initial knee jerk reaction. >> of course, it's been a big concern. when i talked to traders yesterday about the biggest worries, oil was certainly one of them. >> part of that is the supply and glut of oil. oil companies continuing to produce, including here in the u.s. let's talk about the other big
topic, the fed, expected to make a decision about possibly raising interest rights as soon as next month. how likely is the fact that they continue to raise interest rates or not based on the markets today, which is rebounding? >> this was the big topic, when you ask traders about yesterday's selloff that was on their minds and it seemed certain that the fed would increase interest rates next month and now that is thrown into doubt. they've been at historic lows, but what's happening now is people are saying look, if they do not raise rates, that may trigger worry about the u.s. economy, is it worse off than we thought. if they have do raise rates, will the markets again. it's a really difficult position. >> a classic catch 22 in some ways. mary snow, thank you. >> sure. >> much of the volatility we've seen in the markets came from concerns about china's growth. meredith joins us now from d.c., focusing on business and pole in
asia. she's worked as a diplomatic in china advising two u.s. ambassadors. good morning and thank you for being with us. >> good morning. >> put the selloff that we're seeing in the shanghai index in perspective for us. when you look at the chart, you see how hot the market got in 2015. this is actually not the right chart, this shows the nikkei down 4%. the shanghai composite when you look at -- ok, never mind the chart, the shining high index in 2015 got really hot compared to how it was for the previous five years. how much should the gyrations of this index concern anyone? >> great question. the answer to that is that while the market was clearly overvalued, the volatility in china's market is not going to have as direct impact on its economy as say the volatility of a market in a very advanced
economy. this is primarily because the size of china's equity markets is relatively small in comparison to the country's overall economic activity. second is that the chinese government has to a certain extent walled off china's equity markets from its economy, so chaos that you might see in china's markets is not necessarily going to have that direct impact on its economy. >> there is real concern about the chinese economy having to do with manufacturing data that came out recently. we saw the chinese government a few hours ago announcing it was cutting interest rates. should investors have faith that the chinese government interventions will be enough to sustain growth there? >> right, investors shouldn't panic, but they should be mindful here. what we've seen in the last several days, these short selloffs of 5%, 10%, even more, if you take a longer term view,
these are not unique, and especially when you're dealing with a market that has been overvalued and is also dominated by small individual investors as the case with china. >> a lot of american companies have stakes in china. what should they be concerned about right now? >> i think what they should be watching right now is the government's response to this latest market tumble. already, the government's under a lot of pressure, given that the market route that happened earlier this summer and there comes a response to that, we've seen them have to devalue their currency and now they have this latest embarrassment. here is how the chinese government is thinking and what they're worried about and this is what i would recommend multi-national companies watching to pay close attention to, first is that the chinese are very concerned that the
stock markets are not necessarily always reacting to their traditional economic policy playbook, and you have to keep in mind these are chinese government officials who are having to manage something that is fundamentally not controllable. what they put into the market in control perspectives is not always going to produce the desired response. >> let me ask you this. there is suspicion about whether to trust the chinese data it puts out on its own growth. how much of that is driving the uncertainty in the markets right now? >> i would say that that's always a factor in the back of investor's minds, but central to moving forward is that they need to restore confidence, both at
home and abroad, that they are well able to cope with the market chaos, and that they are in control of the overall slowdown in china's economy. this is critical to restoring confidence both in the market and in china's economy. they need to do this in advance of several very important high level meetings and events that are happening later this year. the penalty's visit to the united states and to the u.n. general assembly, as well as the communist party's annual meeting this autumn where the topic of economic reform and the country's development over the next five years will be tabled. >> and the world is watching. thank you so much. >> presidential hope.s wasted no time weighing in on the stock market swings. some took advantage of the chance to tout their economic policy ideas. >> monday's turmoil at the new york stock exchange proved to be
irresistible for donald trump. he tweeted this could get very messy, vote trump. he posted this video on instagram. >> i've been telling everybody for a long time china's taking our jobs, taking our money. be careful, they'll bring us down. you have to know what you're doing. we have nobody that has a clue. >> his message to he alone can manage an economic crisis pays to his top political strength. polls suggest when it comes to handling the economy, more americans trust trump than any other 2016 candidate. sunday, the self proclaimed financial wizard ad populism to his policy details. he said he would cut taxes on middle class workers and raise rates on hedge fund managers. they get most income from capital gains and as a result pay lower taxes than middle class families. >> the hedge fund guys are getting arm with murder.
they are making tremendous amounts of money. the middle class is the one, they're getting absolutely destroyed. >> on the democratic side, bernie sanders weighed in. the vermont senator ignored china's impact on the united states and focused instead off u.s. banks. we need banks that invest in a job creating economy. we don't need more speculation with the american economy hanging in the balance. in new hampshire, he said the size of the banks is again putting the united states at risk. >> my view is that if they're too big to fail, they're to big to exist, let's break them up. >> new concerns about the u.s. economy could add to the political leverage of democratic senator elizabeth warren. she has ruled out a presidential run, but she has long focused on reigning in wall street's power and influence. >> we are tired of the game
rigged for the rich and powerful. for the progressives, it's all about a fighting chance not just for some of yours, but all of us. >> joe biden invited warren to a meeting. aids refused to describe their conversation, but biden supporters say the vice president is leaning towards joining the 2016 presidential race, a race that may increasingly be defined by populist concerns over the u.s. economy. david shuster, al jazeera. >> coming up, we'll take a closer look at bernie sanders' campaign and why his message is resonating with a certain kind of voter. >> the biggest wildfire in washington is only growing this morning. it measures over 400 square miles. evacuation orders are now in place for over half a million homes and firefighters and those in charge of relief operations are spread thin. several active duty soldiers have started helping in
washington state. the soldiers are mostly involved in areas to make sure there are no new flare ups. we have more from washington. >> we're in north central washington at a fire camp. the roughly 400 firefighters are working fires throughout the state. there are still massive fires throughout the state of washington, including the complex fire which is the largest in state history. that means that thousands are residents are still evacuated. >> there's no welcome mat, but this lakeside park campsite with two tents and a camper is home for the packer family and others. they've been here since they fled their north washington house a week ago. >> we left and evacuated. >> when flames from the fire showed no signs of slowing. >> in the town 30 miles away,
evacuated residents like sandy found some comfort sharing stories with other displaced families in the parking lot of a home improvement store. these tables are stocked with food and supplies from this store, as well as community donations. >> they have made us feel so welcome and secure. they have cared for us, they are feeding us. >> it may be a while before they are allowed to see if they have a home to return to. more than 1200 firefighters are working what is now washington state's largest wildfire on record. more than 400 square miles have burned here around it's growing rapidly, while the smoky stagnant air acts as a lid to cap the fire, it prevents ground
working with aerial assault. >> it keeps a lid on the fire behavior, but limits or prevents us from being able to use aviation assets to their fullest extent, because of aviator safety. >> with no real relief in site, families desperately try to reach neighbors, neighbors who ignored evacuation orders and refused to leave their homes and businesses. jesse finally reaches his younger sister, searching for any word on their home. >> not good? where's it at? where's your fire at? it was at rick's house last night? >> for now, the family waits it out, wondering what's next. >> at last check, the parkers still camping, still waiting to hear if their home was ok. meantime, conditions remain tough out here. >> the massive wildfires can be seen from outer space, the satellite images captured the scale of the flames. in addition to the dozens of wildfires in washington state, there are 40 active blazes in california, 19 in oregon. >> one of the largest communities of navajo farmers rejected using water after a mine spill.
the farmers along the san juan river voted to keep irrigation canals closed for a year, despite the e.p.a. insisting the water is safe. 3 million gallons of toxic sludge spilled earlier this month when e.p.a. team was working at a colorado mine. >> the international atomic board of agencies meets. they said they will need $10 million annually to monitor the deal between iran and word powers. >> the first international rail crossing between the u.s. and mexico since 1910 opens today. it connects brownsville texas to matmatamoros. >> the first african woman named
>> one of the world's most famous beaches is closed today. heavy rains overwhelmed honolulu's sewage system triggering a spill into the waikiki beach area. >> the three men who took down a gunman on a train will get a welcome in their hometown. they grew up in the as he can are a men toe area. they received french's highest honor monday. >> operations will be expanded against isil. turkey and the u.s. agreed on a
plan to tackle isil from the border. >> south korea has stopped blasting propaganda across the border as part of a new deal to diffuse tensions between the two countries. we have details of the agreement from seoul. >> after a session of talks lasting more than 33 hours, the head of south korea's delegation claimed vindication at a tough negotiating line a dispute began with a land mine blast in the southern side of the demilitarized zone which maimed two south korean soldiers and escalated with the speakers and threats of a strike against them is at ant. >> north korea expresses regret over the land mine incident in which two south korean soldiers were injured.
south korea will end all loud speaker broadcasting from noon on the 25 of august. >> the talks had begun saturday, shortly after the passing of the 48 hour deadline imposed. its border forces had been put on a quasi war state. the south side the north deployed submarines from its bases and doubled the amount of senior tilery stationed on the border. the south korean president maintained a hard line, demanding a clear apology. that's certainly how the north's expression of regret is termed. >> both sides want to portray this deal in the best possible light to their prospective domestic audiences. given the sheer length of the talks, they were doing everything they could to avoid a dangerous military escalation. now comes the next test, whether they can live up to the other promises made in this agreement. >> they've agreed to prepare for
a new round of reunions of families separated since the end of fighting and to arrange further talks as soon as possible, this time either in seoul or approximate i don't py. north korea may well want to talk soon about lifting sanctions. harry fossett, al jazeera, seoul. >> sexually suggestive banners prompted a fraternity to susspent its activities. three large banners were draped drop the frat house. one sign read freshman daughter drop off with an arrow pointing toward the house. the national chapter said it will take action again anyone
responsible. >> we are here with the details. in some cases, schools are forced to act because of new federal and state laws. >> that's right. schools are responding with new training programs and innovative ways of teaching students about consent. >> if you're still struggling with consent, imagine steady of initiating sex, you're making them a cup which tea. >> this is one video damon college in am hurts new york plans to use to teach students how to prevent sexual assault. >> if they say no thank you, then don't make them tea at all. don't make them drink tea, don't get annoyed at them for not wanting tea. they just don't want tea. >> it's part of new state and federal requirements across college campuses to combat sexual assaults and change how schools respond. the new rules require training for by standers so they learn to prevent assaults and in some states, it changes the definition of what constitutes consent. laws in california and new york require a yes in order for sexual activity to be
consensual. >> for me, i was raped in my own dorm bed. >> the changes were spurred by high profile assault claims, such as those made by a colombia university student. last year, emma vowed to carry around a mattress as long as her alleged rapist attended the same school. >> if she doesn't consent or she can't consent, it's rape, it's assault. >> it's a crime, it's wrong. >> the white house estimates that one in five women has been sexually assaulted during her college years. of those assaults, only 12% are reported. last year, the white house announced the it's on us campaign to stop sexual attacks on campus. >> city by city, state by state, this entire country is going to make sure that we understand what this is about, and that we're going to put a stop to it. >> new regulations require training for personnel and notifying purported victims of their rights. >> some advocates are pushing
for more prevention programs at the high school and middle school level. they argue if you start early, sexual assault prevention could be less of an issue by the time students go to college. >> inez, thank you. >> two friends of a former new hampshire prep school student on trial for rape testified the defendant told them he had sex with his accuser. the 19-year-old said he didn't have intercourse with her previously perfect prosecutors allege he raped the freshman girl before graduation as part of a ritual known as senior absolute. the defense may put him on in his own defense later this week. >> endy car racers are mourning justin wilson after suffering a head injury on sunday. we have more. >> indy car is fast and dangerous. this crash in pennsylvania looked almost straightforward. debris that had broken off the
damaged car struck british driver justin wilson in the head. the 37-year-old was immediately airlifted from the track, but succumbed to head injuries a day later. >> he passed away in the company of his family, his brothers, steven, his loving wife, wonderful wife, julia and his parents, keith and lin. justin's elite ability to drive a race car was matched by his unwaiving kindness, character, and human milt, which made him one of the most respected members of the paddock. >> originally from she have he field and the u.k., he competed during the 2003 formula one season, contesting 16 races. he began competing in the united states in the following year. sunday's race was his 174t 174th start in indy car, heralding seven victories. >> obviously justin was a great
professional driver and an extremely good at his craft. beyond that, you know, he was a great guy, one of the future if only guy that really was a friend among everyone in the had dock. >> open air racing is a treasured part of the sport. opponents against a protective cockpit argue it would affect the aerodynamics of the vehicle, as well as making it harder for the driver to exit in case of danger. the indy car season concludes sunday with six men in contention for the championship title. that's a fight that will no longer seem important. >> as challenging as today is and yesterday was, he's doing what he loved to do and what we all love to do, and why we'll all be back competing in his honor in the near future. >> justin wilson is survived by his wife and two young daughters. he will lease home man, al jazeera. >> u.s. stocks point to a strong
>> the department of veteran affairs is starting to handle bag logged claims. there are less than 100,000 claims older than four months, a major turnaround from 2013 when the list reached 611,000. the v.a. said the gains are thanks to employees working mandatory overtime, as well as improved computer systems. >> it had been another day of big losses on china's main stock market, but investors in the u.s. seem to be in a buying mood. stock futures are up right now, despite the shanghai composite closing 8%. china is cutting interest rates. >> we spoke to rick newman of yahoo finance about the market trouble in china. he said the dives are not going to affect most americans. >> this will harm consumer confidence a little bit, but most ordinary americans, they're finances don't depend on the day to day movement of the stock market. as long as people feel secure in their jobs, i'm not sure it will
do much to force people to cut back on spending or anything like that, because people feel pretty secure in their jobs, companies really aren't laying people off and we're getting to a point where people expect they're going to be earning more. >> mary snow is back with us. a real change of tone this morning since reporting on this 24 hours ago. what is behind this rebound we're seeing in global markets outside china and nikkei. >> we did see asian markets with a selloff, but did see the futures accelerate after china came in cutting interest rates for the fifth time since november. occasions are the dow futures are indicating a gain of more than 500 points, or 3.4%. to put that in perspective, the loss yesterday was a drop of nearly 4%. now we're looking at a gain of
over 3% perhaps at the opening bell. obviously, the big question people are asking, is the worst over, nobody knows that or how long these gains will last. >> you did spend the day at new york stock exchange yesterday. were investors expecting the potential rebound we saw today? >> they weren't expecting the volatility of yesterday. they pointed out so much of the trading now is done by computer, and that added to wild swings. the one thing they agreed on is they expect turbulence going forward. were they complete shocked that there was going to be a correction? no, after strong gains in the market, they were bracing for a correction, they just didn't envision it quite the way it happened. >> of course it's still too early to say, this is one day in the stock market, yesterday was one day. people were talking about the end of the six year bull run yesterday. if you're sitting there as an an investor, should you worry over long term impacts from these
precipitous one day drops. >> probably the best way to think been, there were some comparisons to the financial crisis, right, when the panic initially set in, but at that point, you saw housing collapse, the overall economy suffering. now is a very different situation. the unemployment rate has stabilized at 5.3%, you've seen housing and the overall economy, there's growth. it's a very different situation, so the one thing that i kept hearing over and over is this is not 2008 and this is not a homegrown problem, this is a problem in china. >> there might have been flashbacks but dex not the same situation as 2008. >> the economy has been a key part of bernie sanders campaign for president, and he is drawing huge crowds, even in places where democrats typically do not do well. libby casey went to meet the
senators supporters. >> doesn't look like we can squeeze too many more people in this room. >> rock star crowds for this 73-year-old democratic socialist. >> he looked like he had just been elected. his hair is drizzled and very old white man, but he spoke with such conviction this college student stood outside in sweltering heat for two hours to hear sanders. >> when we began this campaign, people were saying well, you know, bernie sanders, an interesting guy, but fringy type candidate. no one takes seriously the idea that maybe, just maybe, we need a political revolution in america. >> that revolution, says sanders means politics for the people by the people and it's a message supporters love. >> you feeling the burn? >> this 49-year-old is spending
his free time volunteering to get sanders elected. from his home office, he is helping run a very grassroots south carolina support base. >> we reached 95,205 people in the state, which is not bad for using a free medium, such as facebook. >> and all volunteer run. >> all volunteer-run, every bit of it. >> he has stood for things that crow believes in, affordable tuition and raising the minimum wage. >> coming from a modest background, i've had my share of struggles, and i've managed to get through technical college off of government grants back in the reagan era and a lot of that got cut out. >> crow wants to see a systems program grow so more people can earn a living like he has. he said sanders is willing to fight a status quo system, not just other candidates. >> this election's not going to
be about bernie sanders, this is about the people, this is about reforming things. >> university of south carolina journalism democratic dean said it's the message, not the man that's attracting supporters. >> it's an older angry, cranky sometimes but i think believable candidate who raises issues. bernie sanders is about issues. he is not about looks, not about demographics, he's about getting something across to whom ever willis to him and obviously people are. that doesn't necessarily mean they're going to vote for him. >> the message has drawn this 21-year-old to team bernie. >> i really love that his voting record shows historically he has supported the same things that i was raised to believe in, whether it be racial, economic, gender. >> this college senior lives an
hour away. she found out about bernie sanders on facebook. >> i always thought that when the time came, especially this time around, hillary clinton would be the candidate that i would go for and at first she was, she really was. then i started to dig in and do my research. i'll be the first person to say that hillary clinton gets the democratic nomination, i will vote for her, because i think she would make a good president, but my belief, bernie sanders would be the better president for me. >> both of wilcox's parents died when she was growing up, and she lives with type one diabetes, so she says health care and safety net programs are key to her support. >> how did you react to dern sand' speech last night? >> i cried, because for the first time since i was eight years old, i finally felt like there was a politician who heard me and my voice and the things that i wanted, and i need as a person. >> libby casey, al jazeera.
>> on the republican side, a poll shows hispanic voters are disappointed with donald trump. the survey found latinos have a deeply negative view of trump. only 14% view him favorablably, 65un favorably. only trump and jeb bush are familiar to a majority of spanish. bush is blasting trump over his immigration prose also, visiting the mexican border monday. he said trump's plan to build a massive border fence and deport 11 million undocumented i am grants will not work. >> simple fact is that his proposal is unrealistic with that it will cost hundreds of billions of dollars. it will vital people's civil liberties, create friction with our third largest trading partner which is not necessary and i think he's wrong. >> he tried to backtrack on comments he made rewarding so-called anchor beaks, children
born to undocumented parents on u.s. soil for the purpose of obtaining u.s. citizenship. bush said this: >> the fact that i'm immersed in the immigrant experience, this is ludicrous for the clinton campaign and others to suggest that somehow i'm using a derogatory term. i was talking about fraud being committed where there's organized efforts and frankly, it's related to more asian people coming into our country, having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of a noble concept with his birth right citizenship. >> a campaign spokeswoman now says that bush was referring to a federal investigation into birth tourism where wealthy foreign women sometimes from asia come to the u.s. to give birth. >> trap had his own tough response to bush. he took comments from former first lady barbara bush and turned them against her son. >> would you like to see him
run? >> no, i really don't. i think it's a great country. there are a lot of great families, there are other people out there that are very qualified, and we've had enough bushes. >> trumped instagram video didn't show another part of that interview where she says jeb is the best qualified man for the presidency. >> the n.r.a. is gearing up for a big battle over gun control, going after a city law to attack guns and ammunition in seattle. good morning, john. >> good morning, the n.r.a. says the law as well as a companion measure are unfair and more so, they don't do what they're designed to do. supporters say that the attaches are needed to research and raise funds on how to cut down on the gun violence. >> the national rifle association and other gun rights groups sued seattle monday in state court over the decision earlier this month to tax fire arms and ammunition sales.
the tax amounts to $25 for each firearm sold in the city, plus 5 cents for every round of only anything else. it's designed to fund programs to cut gun violence and research causes, the lawsuit argues that bypassing this measure, seattle violated state allow barring municipalities from unilaterally invoking fair arms regulations and argue elsewhere it hasn't resulted in fewer gun deaths. >> in chicago, they raised a lot of money, but the problem is right now, you're looking at it as a homicide firearm rate in chicago going through the roof. >> for advocates, the money raised is more than an an as i i will larry issue.
if somebody steals your gun collection and you're able to account for 99% but he has one firearm and he realize that a week later and you go to the police and say ok, i forget about this one, i didn't realize it, you're a criminal now. >> gun rights groups say they have precedent on their side as they pursue in lawsuit. in 2009, the group successfully challenged set a's ban on guns in city parks using the same argument that only the state that the right to pass gun laws. >> thank you. >> hurricane katrina slammed into the gulf coast 10 years ago this week. the city is marking the catastrophic flooding that filled the lower ninth ward. a commemorative plaque was placed there monday. a wall of water was unleashed, then came the slow government response. >> i think that the early
recovery was not good. i think there was too much fighting going on, the way the federal government was organized, fema really wasn't designed to be a recovery agency, and i think that this country is in a much, much better place because of what we went through. >> in fact, when the levees failed, many new orleans residents felt the local government did not respond. a lt. general was put in charge of the military response to the disaster. he was a louisiana native who was born during a hurricane. i went to new orleans to see what he's doing today and how he reflects on the 10 year anniversary. >> we need help! >> in the darkest days, the general landed. >> when you initially came to the convention center here, what did you see? >> for whatever reason, the demographics was a large group of senior citizens and women with babies.
they were all along here and stretched from the north end of the convention center to the south end. >> some 16,000 people had amassed at the convention center, desperate for food, bathrooms and most of all, a ride out. >> we've been sitting in the streets for five days and nights. somebody has to come here and do something. >> what did you see in their faces? >> one of desperation, you know, people are hanging on. >> on exhausted mother of twins hands over her babies. he doesn't think twice about taking them. >> here, tiger, let's go. >> he was driven by the first rule of army doctrine, governing civil disaster. save lives, and that's also what drove him to this moment. >> hey, weapons down! weapons down, damn it! put your he weapons down. >> outnumbered and hearing reports of violence at the convention center, heavily armed police and troops had been on
the defensive. he wasn't having it. >> put those weapons down! >> 10 years after katrina, we went back to that spot. >> i'm worried about these people. all those weapons were loaded. what happens if they go off? you don't save people by pointing guns at them. >> he was compared to john wayne, tough talking and no nonsense. >> don't scoop it, reporters. >> he became the voice of reason, the answer to new other loans collective call for help. >> there's no power in the city. 80% of the city's underwater. some of the major roads are blocked. >> i can't even imagine the pressure you were under, the urgency, having seen what people were going through and knowing the logistical challenge of getting them out. >> well, we had to break some of the rules, the way the government would move that many people, you have everybody are come by and you have to know who you were, listen to this, we walked people down that street, you got on the bus. >> if there were another
disaster, would you volunteer your services again? >> absolutely. i'd be right there as close as i could get to it. >> 10 years haven't slowed him down. >> seems like you live a pretty charmed life. >> i work seven days a week. >> on his down time, he goes to a ranch near his home in louisiana. >> this is red. hey, red, how are you doing, buddy? >> he moved back there after he retired from the army. >> he's my friend and my project away from pollution, and talking about katrina or talking about disasters. he's that space i can come hang out with. >> sure. looking back on the hurricane, he speaks of the vulnerabilities laid bare by the floodwaters. he called it the disaster before the disaster. >> new orleans had a human disaster occurring before the storm hit. it had the largest concentration of poor people in the south. >> do you think that there is
still that on going mistakes, sha socioeconomic, racial disparity in new other liens? >> in a way, yes, because a lot of people didn't return. 55% of the city being renters and for the first three years, the government didn't provide any assistance for renters. >> the center for student achievement is trying to close those opportunity gaps. >> i will be ready. >> i will be ready. >> willing. >> willing. >> and able. >> and able. >> giving students higher education opportunities they aren't otherwise academically eligible for. he has written two books and leadership and disaster preparedness and he's formed a new army, a green army. after katrina islammed the gulf coast, he noticed oil slicks, the storm disturbed old wells. the result was millions of gallons of oil spilled. >> many times i've asked to speak about climate change. i said i'm too busy standing in
oil to talk about climate change. it's real here. >> all of this has led to a very obvious question. >> do you have political aspirations? >> no, i made an announcement that i wouldn't run for governor after some speculation, but i think my idea to contribute is to help people solve problems in their community through civil engagement. >> hurricane katrina gave the louisiana boy who drew up in his words poor the biggest challenge of his life. >> on any given day, mother nature can destroy everything built by man. >> he's home again, facing the storms at they come. >> it took him a few days to get the logistics sorted, but he and his troops evacuated tens of thousands of stranded katrina survivors. >> businesses look to be more environmentally friendly and
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:52 eastern, taking a look at today's top stories. a judge in ferguson, missouri issued sweeping changes to municipal court practices, ordering all arrest warrants issued before december 31 last year be withdrawn. defendants will receive no court dates and options to dispose of court dates by making payments or doing community service. >> legal woes for the cheating website ashley madison. a los angeles man filed charges that it caused him emotional damage by not protecting his personal information. it seems class status. it is the third lawsuit filed
after hackers attacked the site and released information. >> supreme court chief justice john roberts ruled mcdonald can remain free until the court decides whether to hear his case. he had been ordered to report to prison to serve a two year sentence for corruption. >> president obama is calling on americans to take a chance on alternative energy. at the national clean energy summit, he outlined new programs designed to help americans go green. >> we're going to make it easier for individual homeowners to put solar panels on their roof with no up front cost. we're taking steps that allow more americans to join this revolution with no money down. >> the summit is focused on getting more companies to sign up for alternative power. that can be very good for their bottom line. >> it used to be that only crack pot engineers and d.i.y. off the grid types were the kind of people that would try to build a whole life or even business
around green energy, clean energy, alternative energy, solar, wind, things like that. now a new kind of entrepreneur and new kind of business is being made possible. >> american companies used to go green because it was good publicity. now they're going green because it's profitable. >> when i started working in clean energy in the 1980's, the joke was that there were few crack pot billionaires who aimed to make their next billion in clean energy. now you can legitimately make your first billion in clean tech. >> in the 1970's, dupont ridiculed the notion of ozone depletion. in 1999, the same company declared it would cult its greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2010. by 2012, it was not only making a fortune selling alternatives to car bans and related products, it reported an annual
savings of $2 billion through energy efficiency, the same amount was declaring in annual pro fits. >> the environmental profit that is we faced in this generation are causing us to look at cultural patterns we abandoned the last generation. if you look at the san francisco bay bridge, the traffic was entirely carried on the top deck. in the 1930ed, the top deck was for all cars going two directions, that's all they needed. the bottom deck was for delivery wrecks and for an electric train system running in two directions. now that kind of concept may be worth another look. >> ryan runs a company that builds electric buses. >> you've got 70,000 diesel buses on the road today and you're typical diesel bus only gets four miles a gallon and they're running 40,000 miles a year. your calculator runs out of zeros quickly trying to figure
out how much crude oil that bus goes through. if california moved to electric transportation, not only would it reap all the environmental benefits, but the fuel in the vehicles would go a locally produced asset, because we have one of the greenest, most local grids in the nation in terms of solar hydroelectric. you have a job creation benefit on the power side, as well as on the vehicle side. >> it's that sort of economic incentive powering this new wave of companies. >> meetings like the clean energy summit are all about bringing together hardware, innovators, hardware, thanking the mindset. you can be the brightest person in the room and choose clean energy is where i'm going to make my smart move to a company. >> you can see why there is so much sort of heat around this
sector. take batteries, for instance. it's one of the great sort of engineering failures of our time. our phones can do anything, but always die at the end of the day. it's that kind of technological limitation that people are trying to move forward. if someone could revolutionize the batteries, they could change the whole game. it's this long list of opportunities that people are seeing. used to see it as the way of the world, but now everyone is seeing it as waste and officials that can be addressed. that is the nature of this summit and all the activity that goes into it. >> a 350-year-old painting now needs a makeover after a big stumble. this video captured on close circuit, this happened in taiwan, a 12-year-old boy tripping over a barricade. he breaks his fall by leaning into it, smashing a mole in the painting which is worth $1.5 million. thanks for watching, have a
>> this was the worst civil engineering disaster in the history of the united states. >> 10 years after hurricane katrina. >> it was like a nuclear bomb had gone off - everything smelt like dead bodies. >> one constant. >> music has been the essence of this city. >> inspires a community to rebuild its city. >> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> and overcome hard times in the big easy. >> we are bigger, we're better, we're stronger.
>> welcome to another news hour from al jazeera. coming up in the program, eight south african police officers are found guilty of murdering a man who was handcuffed to a van and dragged behind it. >> the united nations calls on europe to come together in the face of a refugee crisis. >> the red cross indefinitely suspends operations in the yemeni city of aden after its office is attacked. >> h