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on the hot seat hillary clinton testifying once against about her role in the benghazi attacks that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. >> it is absolutely critical to end all incitement and violence. the push for peace, the secretary of state meets with israel's leader in an effort to stop escalating violence in israel and the occupied palestinian territories. and why wales watching is taking on a different meaning - this time from the skies.
hillary clinton heading to capitol hill once again, about the 2012 attack that left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. good morning and welcome to your world. i'm del walters i'm stephanie sy. republicans want to know what hillary clinton did or did not do before the attacks. democrats called it a political witch hunt. we look at what led to the high-profile hearing. >> reporter: on a crisp fall day in the shadow of the capital, a small sample of opinion. we found a predictable split between folks who credit the committee for seeking the facts. i assume the truth. four americans were killed that night. and so i appreciate the fact that they are trying to get to
the truth of what happened. >> those like d.c. resident who suspects maybe there's politics at play. >> knowing the political structure. getting hillary clinton in there. >> trying to get hillary clinton or the truth. at the first debate hillary clinton questioned the motives. >> the committee spent 4.5 million of money, and said they were trying to figure out what to do better. there were already seven committee reports about what to do? >> i think it's clear what their obvious goal is. >> thank you. >> reporter: seven congressional probes looked into the 2012 attacks, including two senate committees, homeland security and five in the house. oversight and government reform for an affairs,nd intelligence.
all found short comings, none found criminal acts or cover ups in the events on the attack. and the deaths of four americans, ambassador chris stevens, john smith, tyrone woods and glen doherty. the issue has been kept alive not just by republicans, but conservative talk radio. >> what questions to you think are unanswered on benghazi? >> the number one thing is i haven't heard anyone say what the problem was. >> chris argues that it is embarrassing that after all the investigations there are, in his view, big gaps in the benghazi narrative. >> from start to finish there are holes in the government story. we don't know where hillary clinton was that night, why the request for additional security were denied from the ambassador.
>> benghazi committee chairman, one of three prosecutors say gone of the investigators had access to hillary clinton's emails. a full day has been set for the ceremony, so all have a chance to answer any questions. jamie mcintyre al jazeera's political correspondent michael shure is live on capitol hill. this time hillary clinton, not just the secretary of state. she's a democrat. she is a committee run by republicans, a lot thing the probe is taken by the 308, conducted by the university. >> half the polls said the goal was to embarrassing hillary clinton. a third knew what was going to happen. >> will be find a fact-finding
committee. i would say let's wait and see. democrats will tell you there'll be a circus, and they are after the fact. when hillary clinton testified. they gave testimony to the benghazi investigation, she was not a presidential candidate. that was the case. even now super pacts are getting involved. it is political. take a look at the ad that talks about benghazi and hillary clinton just before this hearing. >> republicans can play political games, but hillary clinton will always stand strong for us. >> and so that's the kind of thing that you are seeing, this subdivision. whether or not it's a circus depends on the people involved. hillary clinton's advisors tell us that they are not wanting to make it.
they don't want the big lines to come out. likely they'll come from doughty, the committee chairman or elijah cummings. >> what are we expecting from hillary clinton as a witness. does she have ammunition this time around. two years ago now. >> the ammunition that she has today that she didn't have then, she's a candidate, popular, and is coming off a debate where the eyes of 24 million were watching her. now she's on the other side of a witness table with a little more power. she has to make sure she doesn't well the headline coming out. it will be eight hours of hearings, each of the members of the committee has 10 minutes, four rounds of questions, that's high. they'll try to tire her out. there'll be a lot of questions from the republican side. that is what is different. >> al jazeera's political
contributor michael shure joining us from washington d.c. stay with us, coming up in 15 minutes we'll talk to long-time correspondent chris dickey about the hearings and bring you hillary clinton's testimony live, the coverage at 10am eastern time. >> paul ryan is a step closer to becoming the next speaker of the house. a majority in the far right support him to replace john boehner. that was a condition ryan set. but the group stopped short of endorsing him. republicans will vote for the speaker a developing story from sweden - police shooting a man that launched an attack on a school. happening earlier this morning at a school 50 miles away from the second largest city. the suspect charged at the victims in the school cafe. a teacher was killed, two students heard. 400 students between the acknowledgements of 6 and 15 go
to the school. secretary of state john kerry is meeting with israel's prime minister trying to end the violence leaving 50 palestinians dead. binyamin netanyahu told john kerry that the international communities has to send a message to palestinian leaders, violence, something they denied a few hours ago two palestinians were shot in an ultra orthodox person. a witness said they were trying to stap people at a -- stab people at a bus stop. john terrett is live for us. what happened is the message they tried to deliver. >> john kerry came to europe moving to the middle east, engaging in shuttle diplomacy, trying to calm the situation between israel. >> after the meeting he'll sit on saturday.
with the palestinian president. a short time ago john kerry made the remarks as he sat down with binyamin netanyahu. >> it is critical. obviously the conversation that you and i have. sitting on the tense to be taken, that take us beyond the condemnation. it is absolutely critical to end all incitement and violence... >> well, then, binyamin netanyahu also spoke and he reiterated his position, which was that israel's response to the wave of attacks on israelis in the occupied territories and israel itself have been proportionate. and that the israeli government has no plans to change the
status of the complex known by jews, known by palestinians as the al-aqsa mosque compound. >> there is no question this wave of attack is driven directly by in citement. incitement from hamas, and the movement in israel and incitement against the palestinian authority well, we may not be able to judge the status of the success of today's meeting for some days, only after john kerry has cat down with mahmoud abbas will we see if he was successful in calming the situation. one does get the feel that international diplomacy is increasing as concern rises about the ongoing violence between israel and palestinians. >> barnaby phillips live for us
in berlin. wikileaks saying it will release emails from john brennan's account, including strategies on afghanistan and pakistan. those released including a social security number of brennan's life. the high school student says he's the one that hacked into the database, the c.i.a. accusing wiki leaks of militia intent and said there's no indication that the documents are classified. >> president obama meets the prime minister of pakistan. a meeting with secretary of state john kerry on wednesday - the two discuss the security situation in pakistan and afghanistan. president obama decided to slow down the withdrawal of u.s. troops from pakistan's neighbour afghanistan to deal with the resurgence of the taliban there. >> a couple of weeks ago we talked about wildfires.
and the possibility of flooding. let's bring in monks jay nixon on that. -- in meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> you can see the flooding, it will get worse. starts out popcorny, when we get to this morning it's a loop. there's bowing along that, which could be indicative of high winds and tornadic activity. the history is hail. we saw a lot of reports coming from new mexico. some as big as two inches. as mentioned, with the threat today it will be a slight chance of severe weather and the rain. a couple of days of this, on and off in texas, more moves to the north as well as it taps into the gulf moisture. this will be a moist system, and bring - i would say the biggest flooding concern is through the south into texas. we have some of those warnings
up. a wide corridor of rain just for today. portions of texas could look at 5 inches, add the next three, 10 inches, couple of isolated spot and a foot. that's significant rain. we have a lot of flash flood watches and warnings and a tornado watch. doesn't mean we are seeing anything now. the potential is there through 9am. with a significant system. >> while you are talking about the system, we have video of that shot in texas, the people saying the hale was about the size of an egg. you see that the lawn painted white already. >> all right. a new mexico police officer is in critical condition after being shot during a traffic stop. the shooter is in outsi a wall albuquerq
albuquerque. the officer under went several surgeries. police in albuquerque arrested the man believed to have shot and killed a 4-year-old girl. >> the case believed to be the result of road rage. john henry smith has the story. >> she grabs your heart the first time you met her. she entrance your heart. she's going to be missed by a lot of people. >> reporter: as her family remembers the smiling face of lily garcia police in ambush curbingy say this is the face of the man that killed her. 32-year-old tony torres in custody after a road rage incident led to gunfire. >> everyone involved is breathing a little better with a sigh of relief because this is appearing to wrap up the way we were hoping it would. authorities say alan garcia was driving his daughter and 7-year-old son home from school when he said torres cut him off.
they got into a shouting match and police say torres confessed to pulling out a gun, firing into a car, one bullet striking lily in the head. >> looked like an adult with an unresponsive child. >> this should never have happened. it's a disrespect of human life. it was an anonymous tip. as he drove the green lexus. they were looking for the red car. all this as the garcia family mourns. >> i wouldn't want anyone in my shoes. >> there has been an outpouring of support from the community, from the garcia family, a go fund me page raising $50,000 and the owner of a flower shop says she'll donate the flowers to
that not all of us is evil. >> i imagine there's a tonne of outrage directed at the shooter. >> you see it on social media. and quickly the judge in the case is different. >> bail is set at $650,000. torres will be allowed to pay that in cash. also this morning, a detroit man accused of slashing two emts has been charged in connection with a long unsolved murder case. >> michael was arraigned for the 2006 murder, stabbing two emts responding to help his girlfriend, injured on tuesday. the emts are recovering. and montgomerie is a suspect in another killing a new york teenager is speaking about his family and the church beating they are accused of leaving his brother dead. 17-year-old christopher leonard
testified at a hearing for his half sister, charged with assault. his parents and other church members beat him and his 19-year-old brother to make them talk about what he had done. he didn't explain what they were punished for. >> reducing america's prison population. >> the push to cut incarceration rates and the leaders calling in the call to do so. >> strike three called. >> they are the kings of queens. the mets unlikely season takes them to the world series after sweeping the cubs.
capital building in washington d.c. where there's drama in the air. a few hours, hillary clinton testifies about a 2012 attack. the attack in benghazi not the first time a u.s. diplomatic facility was hit. there'll be dozens, many far deadlier than the one in libya. let's take a look, the viet cong gorilla seizing the embassy, holding it for six hours. 25 died including five americans. in 1983 during the lebanon civil car. war. there was a suicide box. 63 died, 17 of which were u.s. citizens. in 1998 there were the twin bomb, in kenya and tanzania. 224 died, 12 americans. al qaeda was blamed. in yemen. men disguised as police charged the embassy killing 18 al qaeda
blame. >> here to talk about hillary clinton's evidence, christopher dickey, the world newsed -- news editor for "the daily beast". it's been determined there were systematic fail use, leadership and management deficiencies that led to benghazi. what does hillary clinton still need to answer for? >> i don't think she has to answer for much in terms of what went on in benghazi, but the other republicans think now they have a hold of some of the emails from the private server, and some of the corresponde oth what will they find? they may find things politically useful. trying to avoid something like this happening again, it doesn't look like they'll find much at all. >> you feel that all of the gaps
have been closed, all the questions related to security and chain of command have been answered by secretary clinton. >> well, i think they've been answered adequately by clinton. the question is is the system, the state department bureaucracy, the government going to act on the concrete issues raised by what happened in benghazi. are we going to do things that will keep the diplomats from being killed in the future, but enable them to function as well. that's the question in the field. a lot of this. almost all of this now is inside the belt way partisan political gain. hillary clinton does not look good coming out of the benghazi affair. she doesn't look as bad as republicans want her to look. they have intent a lot of money systematically trying to tear her apart on the issue. i don't particularly sympathise with the position, i don't think
there's a lot more concrete information that can be learnt. former ambassador to the united nations wrote in a wall street journal editorial saying that the hearing should focus on clinton's leadership. asking why mrs. clinton was so detached from the deteriorating situation in libya, what is your take on that. has she seemed detached? >> well you know, that is a purely political statement. bolton is a political player himself. he is trying to touch on something that the american people feel about clinton, that she is aloof and detached. >> isn't it a management question... >> it's management question... >> is it a valid question. >> no, it is a valid question to ask, i'm not defending clinton, but the problem is the testimony
heard so far, for instance from cheryl mills, the chief of staff, shows that, in fact, clinton was very much engaged through the crisis. that is a typical washington thing. you want to hit clinton on something people feel uneasy about, which is her aloofness and arrow gens. you do that saying that's what the committee should be doing. why should a committee involved in investigating a horrible incident focus on that. was that an issue during the time of the crisis, apparently not, from all the evidence we have. >> r.a. dickey joining us from paris with his incites on the benghazi hearing. thank you for your time. well, clinton has a clearer path to the democratic presidential nomination, a main potential competitor joe biden is not running for the job.
>> unfortunately, i believe we are out of time. while i will not be a candidate i will not be silent. i'm speak out clearly and forcefully to influence where we stand as a party and where we need to go as a nation. >> reporter: joe biden could have an impact on the 2016 race, david shuster explains what his decision means for clinton's campaign. >> joe biden's decision yesterday eliminates a big potential challenge to hillary clinton. she and her campaign repeatedly fear that biden takes establishment democrats away from her and possibly lift the fortunes of vermont senator bernie sanders. in her announcement she jabs at clinton for distancing on trade, arctic oil and u.s. involvement
in syria. >> democrats should not only defend the record, and protect the record, they should run on the record. >> in a statement wednesday on twitter, clinton made no mention of joe biden's criticism: vermont senator bernie sanders told reporters: no matter how clinton does at the bench hearings, there's no place for establishment democrats to go. democratic candidate and former candidate martin o'malley raised concerns about the email system but bernie sanders is the progressive posing the challenge and bernie sanders took the email and benghazi off the table. it means the short-term pressure
is gone as far as democratic nomination, and today she faces congressional republicans, with the knowledge no matter what comes out. joe biden is no longer standing in the wings making noise and ready to swoop in joe biden, one of the most accessible members of congress that anyone in the media met. which was a reason saying goodbye was personal for many that followed. >> i am sure it was personal for him. >> families divided again. >> people from north korea parting ways again. >> the use of marijuana on the rise in the u.s. why has research been stifled, ahead a push to understand long-term effects.
>> when i met daisy, it was the best day of my life. when my past caught up with me and made us all pay the price. >> the social worker said, "i'm gonna have to take the baby". they took my family. i don't know how i'm gonna do it but... i need another lawyer. you're gonna have to kill me to take my child. >> it is 7:30 eastern, taking a look at today's top stories. secretary of state john kerry is in berlin where he met with israeli prime benjamin netanyahu calling for an immediate end to the violence between israelis and palestinians. netanyahu again blamed president mahmoud abbas for inciting the
violence, something he denied. >> there is a developing story out of sweden, police closing a school after a deadly sword attack. they think the suspect wore a mask when he stand people. one teacher was killed, two students hurt. the suspect was shot by police and hack arrested. >> hillary clinton will appear before the house select committee on benghazi. for the clintons, the hot seat is all too familiar. >> a clinton is caught up in a congressional probe, the line has a familiar ring. before benghazi, there was travel gate, the firing of seven white house travel office staffers and johnny chung, writer of illicit campaign checks who had special white house access. there was the suicide of mark foster. the common thread, all involved bill clinton, hillary clinton, or both.
>> i know members on both sides here don't want to spend the rest of their lives investigating bill clinton and i'm one of them. >> republican congressman dan burton, who sometimes with bizarre techniques led investigation to say these topics and more. mark corrala had a front row seat. >> politics is on the line, real politics, watch out. welcome to ringling brothers. >> it can be like performance art. start at the beginning. [ swearing in ] >> the swearing in. it makes a good picture, bub it's not necessary. lying to congress is a crime, raised right hand or not. conditioning makes witnesses show up in person to plead the fifth. >> i respectfully decline to answer the question. >> invoking their right to self
discrimination, but courts ruled it's not necessary. >> are the probes just political circus or serve some public good. the answer much of the time is a little of bolt. >> experts like penn state law professor lance coal say the sells is unlike anything else in the american legal system. >> it's exhausting. preparation is essential, and it's fraught with peril bolt for the witness and for the questioners because the television cameras will be running and recording everything that occurs. >> a department lawyer into white water, the complicated story of the clinton's arkansas real estate purchase gone bad, the investigation took place in advance of the 1996 presidential campaign, when bill clinton ran for reelection. the benghazi hearing, says cole are at a fork in the road. >> will they be more like watergate, where there were findings of significance and obviously important consequences, or will they be more like the white water
hearings that over the long course of time will be seen as largely politically motivated and a political exercise. >> hillary clinton played a role in both of those probes. she was a 27-year-old democratic staffer on the house judiciary committee during the investigation that led to president nixon's resignation in 1974. in any probe, there are political points to be scored and the three atstriction can obscure the issues. >> it is a flammable, combustible event and you're just hoping that something of the facts that come out in the hearing make it into the record. >> when hillary clinton takes her operation before the benghazi committee, the hot seat will have a familiar feel. mike viqueira, washington. >> we will bring you secretary clinton's testimony live beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> this morning, president obama
is set to be meeting with police chiefs and prosecutors pushing new initiatives trying to decrease the going prison system across the united states. we have more. >> what we have to do in this country and this may be a little radical is to start really thinking about what constitutes a crime. >> law enforcement leaders from the country's largest cities coming together with one unlikely goal, keeping more people out of prison. >> it's really clear that we can reduce violence, we can reduce crime and at the same time reduce incarceration rates. >> the initiative was announced wednesday to address the growing problem of prison overcrowding in america's jails, stemming from a tough on crime approach dating back decades. >> when i was a young prosecutor, it was got to lock 'em up. >> bath karras is a former new york city prosecutor. >> decades ago in the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's there were
legislators around the country as well as federal government enacting laws to make sentencing more severe. that was just to deal with a crime explosion. >> the crime rate began to drop at the start of the 1990's, but the incarceration rate continued to climb. now, well over 2 million people are behind bars in state, federal and county facilities. the price tag is hefty. some $40 billion a year, according to one study. add to that the social costs, broken families, the inability to find work and stigma from having spent time behind bars. >> we've got to rethink the equation when we're making young people, especially young men of color in their mid 20's unemployable. >> the law enforcement group includes more than 130 officials, including some of the nation's highest profile leaders in law enforcement. >> l.a.p.d. chief charlie breck be a n.y.p.d. police chief and
charlie mccarthy from chicago, wall for row working mental health and addiction treatment. they are telling the approach to the legislators and the public. >> we lead the world in terms of incarceration and it has to stop, because many people who are incarcerated don't belong there. >> roxanna, al jazeera. >> new york city is banning synthetic marijuana. a new law imposes jail time and heavy fines on makers and sellers of the drugs. new york state launched a public service campaign to warn residents. >> listen up, new york. >> there's a new drug out there. >> it's trying to destroy our generation. >> it's called synthetics. >> some guy thought it would be a good idea to spray poison on herbs and sell it to you. >> 5,000 emergency room visits have occurred because of
synthetic marijuana. the federal government said nearly 10% of american adults use actual marijuana, twice the number of people who used the drug a decade ago, indicating a growing acceptance of marijuana. the science is not there yet. >> aaron was 18 years old when he went to fight in iraq. >> a couple people in my company got killed. >> the trauma of war followed him home. >> i would be at a park and all of a sudden, my brain would be wandering around going what would this scene look like if a big bomb dropped on it. >> initially he used alcohol and prescription drugs to cope with anxiety attacks and nightmares, then he started smoking pot. >> it allows me to focus on daily tasks. it allows me to enjoy my life. >> he is one of 20 million americans who use marijuana on a regular basis. >> lots of people seem to feel that marijuana may have some
sort of potential medical benefit, but right now, even as the country consumes as much cannabis as it is, it's still almost impossible to know anything for sure about the long-term effects of consuming. >> that's because federal law has stifled research. we don't know how pot affects driving or life expectancy or pregnancy or anything. we certainly don't know if it can treat a soldier's ptsd. >> marijuana is particularly important to understand. right now, i could tell a cush doctor that i'm suffering from angst and could get it and use it legally. if i said i want marijuana to study it and find out its effects on the brain and the body, that would take me years and that's crazy. >> heroin, cocaine, l.s.d., mdma or ecstasy, all of these drugs are much easier to study than marijuana. >> brad burge works for a non-profit seeking to legitimize
pot nationwide as a prescription medicine to aspirin or prozac or l.s.d., all we have to do is get the study drug and start the study. for marijuana, we go into a whole other series of reviews. >> cannabis researchers need approval from momentum pell government agencies. until recently, they faced an open ended public health review unique to pot that could stall researchers for years. >> the pressure on the federal government right now i think is greater than it has ever been to allow this researching to forward, and that's setting up a political opportunity now for the obama administration to step in. >> if i didn't have pot as a coping mechanism, if you took it away, i would have turned to alcohol. i might have turned to something harder. i might have started inflicting self harm. >> the bottom line is there just is not a lot of gold standard
longitudennal research on marijuana. >> there are many people addicted to prescription medicines. treating addiction is now taking a back seat. >> they don't wait if you have diabetes until you have stage four diabetes and need your legs amputated, but if you have addiction or mental illness, that's the way you're treated. you're not treated until you're really, really sick and then you come in with the ambulance and try to patch people up. >> kennedy saying the affordable care program not properly set up to handle the treatment of addictions. >> we expect to find out if the united auto workers will approve a deal with fiat chrysler. early indications are it will e approved. an earlier contract offer was voted down. if approved, the union will use the union deem as a base for
talks with ford and general motors. >> the storm season in mexico can't seem a catch a break. there is a new hurricane churning toward the pacific coast. >> let's bring in nicole mitchell with more on that. >> we have a category one, patricia, winds to 85 miles an hour. the next advisory is 20 minutes from now. wouldn't be surprised if this gets upgraded. this is expected to make it to a category three, major hurricane headed toward mexico. the blues are where we have the tropical storm watches, the reds the hurricane watches. this is pretty imminent, looking at probably a saturday morning landfall. with the different models, sometimes they go all different directions, computer models take in the data and they will help us know where these storms can go. look how cohesive these all are. this is in the area not only huge for tourism, but also a page port from mexico, so definitely impact, rain could be up to a foot in some cases, as
well as the wind damage, back to the united states, we talked about this system in the southwest, a big weather maker. we also have a front coming into the northeast, already bringing showers. at temperatures drop, because it's this evening that the cold side of this comes through. this could be more snow mixed in. look at what this does for temperatures on the east coast. new york 75 today into the 50's tomorrow, so people are going to be feeling it. >> i'm also looking at that hurricane and those lines seemingly traveling to texas. is there a threat texas could see more rain? >> there's some terrain in the meantime, so sometimes storms don't get quite that far, it's something we'll have to monitor. >> aid agencies are voicing concerns about the backlog of migrants in the balkans. thousands spent the night in overcrowded camps sheltered by only tents from the cold and rainy weather. there are 4200 people sheltered
in the camp, far more than the facility is meant to hold. that is where al jazeera's correspondent joins us this morning. tell us the situation there for migrants at these camps. >> the situation is under control now, but there are refugees leaving this place, around two and a half thousand people are inside right now. conditions are not quite good, because if you consider that they are in tents outside and temperature is really low, it's freezing, it's not good condition to be outside at the time, especially if you consider that they are not very well equipped with the clothes. they all would like to leave for slovenia as quickly as possible and they are holding here from six to 12 hours before they leave. i was inside a couple of hours
ago, and i saw many people who lost their family members at the border, so what volunteers are doing now is that they are trying to help all those people to get -- to find their family and their relatives and right until now, they managed to reunite more than 500 people, so it was a nice message for this morning, but people are in very bad condition. >> two questions, one, how are croatians generally receiving this influx of filing grants and how are officials where you are at that camp responding to these weather issues as winter approaches? >> diplomats were here and praised croatia for the way they are dealing with the crisis. croatia today has asked for more
european help, the country needs more than 1.6 million euros in order to build a new refugee camp for winter, because winter is coming and winter is here pretty cold and there is no signs that the flow of refugees is going to stop in the next month, so croatia is expecting some help. also, i just spoke with a catholic nun. she's one of the volunteers and she's here all the time helping refugees and she said that it's awful when she hears that some europeans are asking that these refugees are some kind of threat for europe. she thinks that europe needs some kind of better solution for all these people. they are humans and that's what croatian government is asking
for, to better coordinate and better deal with refugee crise. in that sense, there is going to be a meeting in brussels sunday when the foreign ministers are going to talk about the crisis and when some solutions can be found. >> thank you. >> those emotional reunions ending today for north and south korean families. they spent the past few days meeting. those families were given just two hours to say hello and goodbye. al jazeera has more. >> all of the participants in this event knew that they were entering into what was really a bittersweet ballparken, that they would be able to see each other after so many decades apart but that reunion would go so short and this day, thursday was the day that that really hit home, after the joyful tears we saw tuesday at the arrivals and
initial meetings of these people, now came the farewells and most realizing that these are final farewells. there was a good deal of talk, people saying don't worry, we will see each other again, others saying we will see each r an i think they know inare their hearts that they will never see each other again. that's why when the buses starting to leave, we saw people grasping each other. rubs each other's hands across their faces, just trying to get that last bit of human contact. there will be another round when south koreans get to travel north. then by monday, that will be over, as well. that's it for this round. this 20th round of family reunions, both north and south have been talking about being committed to a new chapter. that's what north korea said,
there is talk about trying to get more regular family meetings from here going forward. that dependency on the political climate and that's extremely hard to predict. >> 6,000 people on the waiting list. >> those were the lucky few that got reunions. >> there is a new threat to endangered whales. >> their environment is the biggest threat. a look at what's being done to help. >> julia joining the cast of sesame street. why her joining will help end the stigmatism of autism.
they went wild. daniel murphy the m.v.p., six homers in six straight games. they are awaiting the winners of the alcs, the blue jays leading now 3-2. >> a new species of tortoise has been found in the galapagos islands. researchers say they have a slightly different shell shape and live in a different part of the island. >> encouraging news about endangered wails on the west coast. new picture show the puget sound orcas are in good condition, some are pregnant. the best closeups came from the air.
known os the southern residence, 81 are still alive. the team took picture of all of them, allowing for individuals identified by fin shape and white markings. >> when the tail's down for measuring, we'll figure out who it is. >> similar surveys had been done before, but not with the nearly silent, low flying drone. >> we'll be able to compare him to the measurement we got two years ago and five years before that. that's great. >> the high resolution images from 23 hours of drone flights show these orcas in fairly good health over the summer. five new calves were born this year, a rare population boom for animals whose numbers had been dropping in recent years. several more appear pregnant, good signs, but orca watchers say this is no time for a
victory dance. >> we've had a good fish year in salmon. when you have a good fish year, there's a good black fish year. they are in no way out of the woods. >> images will provide base line data for future health assessments and they show details of orca behavior not seen this close, this clear r. before. >> what we were able to hear flying the helicopter is that two of them, this family group actually came over towards the mother and brought a salmon to her. they dropped it. i think it's a great example of how the whole family is involved in rearing these calves. >> a better way of studying a species on the brink. al jazeera, seattle. >> a florida neighborhood is buzzing about a giant beehive in a back yard tree. there may be 50,000 to 80,000 bees in the hive. it weighs 100 pounds.
experts had to vacuum them out to rescue them. 90% will likely survive and be relocated. >> sesame street out with a new character aimed at ending a stigma, autism. see the amazing in all children, the prom provides digital toolst legos, there could be a shortage this holiday season. the dep mark based toy company may not be able to keep up with demand. sales are up nearly 20%. legos is investing millions to expand factories in mexico, hungary and denmark. right now, thankfully be the shortage is contained to european countries, they will have to do without. >> ahead in our next hour, the benghazi commission preparing to question hillary clinton about that attack that left four
americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. we'll talk about the political fallout ahead of the shootings. >> a road rage shooting killed a young girl, a man in new mexico confessed to firing shots at the truck with the 4-year-old inside. >> we'll be back in two minutes with more of your world this morning. you can always check us out by going to outbound we are site aljazeera.com. we will see you then. >> a lot more news ahead. >> where we are standing right now will be the panama canal. >> this will be flooded. >> we have upgraded for bigger ships. >> now we go for weeks without water. >> techknow's team of experts show you how the miracles of science... >> this is what innovation looks like. >> can affect and surprise us. >> i feel like we're making an impact. >> awesome! >> techknow - where technology meets humanity.
>> a high stakes day for hillary clinton back an capitol hill in the benghazi hearings. >> secretary of state john kerry trying to bring calm to the middle east. he said rhetoric from both sides is fueling the surging violence there. >> keeping an atomic option, pakistan's prime minister expected to bring a message to president obama today that pakistan will keep its nuclear
deterrent. >> the champagne flowing, for the first time in 15 years, the new york mets are headed to the world series after sweeping the chicago cubs. >> welcome to your world this morning. >> in two hours, hillary clintoe u.s. diplomatic compound in benghazi. >> four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens were killed on september 11, 2012. since then, congress has held dozens of hearings and meetings on benghazi. hillary clinton was secretary of state at the time of the attack and she has acknowledged the security failures highlighted in previous investigations.
democrats accuse republicans of trying to exploit a tragedy for political gain in these hearings. al jazeera's political correspondent michael shure is live on capitol hill. even though this did start as an investigation into the tragedy, this has a lot to do with 2016 politics. i don't think anyone disputes that. >> no, well, there are some that dispute it, some on the republican side who have started these hearings and speaker boehner himself who understands this is about getting answers on benghazi, but even today, as i stand here, there are a lot of people that have seen how these hearings, because of what's happened on capitol hill over the past few weeks have turned into something very different. >> from the moment the benghazi committee was announced in may of last year, many democrats saw it as a political maneuver on the part of republicans, and then three weeks ago, this happened. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? we put together a benghazi
special committee, a select committee. what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> those remarks implying that politics are behind these hearings set off a firestorm leading to the withdrawal of kevin mccarthy from his bid to become house speaker. they mark the point where hillary clinton's poll numbers improved. the day mccarthy made that statement, clinton's numbers were near an all time low. every day after, her numbers have gone up with an added boost from her debate performance. >> senator clinton, do you want to respond? >> no. >> the allegations that the hearings are political had put republicans on the defensive and set them fighting among themselves. another republican congressman of new york and a former investigator for the benghazi committee also came out and said that the committee was too focused on hillary clinton, remarks which the committee chairman spoke about. >> i have told my own republican colleagues and friends shut up
talking about things that you don't know anything about, and unless you're on the committee, you have no idea what we've done, why we've done it and what new facts we have found. >> gaudy's frustration stems from the changed dynamic that has seen hillary clinton benefit from the politics of benghazi hearings, even though having to sit before a house committee as a witness is not where any presidential candidate wants to be. >> the longer they pursue this, the more sympathetic a figure hillary clinton becomes. my sense is that after thursday, she's going to go up in the polls again, precisely the opposite effect that the republicans would like to see. >> even republican presidential candidate donald trump agrees that the committee is now on the offensive. >> i don't know, i don't want to make any prediction, but i think she has a chance to have a pretty good day. be how often politicizing
a story can backfire. >> what may have started out as an effort to get to the bottom of a terrible situation to protect our embassies, to really do something for the families of those killed has turned into a political football. >> that's precisely what some wanted to avoid. >> when we met with the families, they basically begged us. they said do not make this a political football. we beg you. >> from the beginning, congressional republicans have said the benghazi committee is about providing answers for the families, but washington is a place for politics and most democrats say that's what really has driven this investigation from the start. >> democrats i've spoken to over the past few days have said that the questioning from the democratic side is going to be my on thattic and that's a quote about improving security at the embassies, what went wrong and how to make it better. >> tell us about the structure
of this hearing. >> well, it's interesting, stephanie, each committee decides what kind of questions, how the rounds are questioning are going to go. there will be four rounds, each member gets 10 minutes to ask questions, which is an unprecedented amount of time considering there are four rounds. some democrats say they are trying to tire out hillary clinton. republicans are saying they have too many questions to ask. >> michael shure, thank you. we will bring you the testimony live beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> republican congressman paul ryan overcoming a major hurdle in his request to become the next speaker of the how else. a majority in the far right now saying they will support him to replace john boehner. that was one of the conditions that ryan said before he said he would even think about taking the job. the group stopped short of officially endorsing him, republicans voting next week for the next speaker. >> there are more details this morning about an attack this morning at a school in sweden.
the attack took place in the western city earlier this morning, 50 miles from the country's second largest city. police say the suspect charged at the victims at the school cafe with a sword. one teacher was killed, two teachers and another student injured were injured before the suspect was killed by the police. >> in just a few hours, the president will meet with the prime minister of pakistan at the white house. he began his washington trip meeting the secretary of state john kerry on wednesday. both men discussed the security situation in pakistan and afghanistan. president obama recently decided to slow the withdrawal of u.s. troops from pakistan's neighbor, afghanistan, trying to deal with a resurgence of the taliban. >> ahead that meeting, the u.s. has decided to sell eight new f16 fighters jets to pakistan, seen as a way to strengthen the tense relations between those two countries. the u.s. is concerned about the
growing nuclear arsenal pakistan has. cherif will reportly say he will not accept limits on using small factical nuclear weapons. >> wikileaks promises to release more emails from c.i.a. director john brennan's account. we have the story. >> a security clearance application, a 2017 list of recommendations for the next president on handling iran. a letter from a republican senator advocating the c.i.a.'s interrogation techniques. according to wikileaks, those are some contents of emails from a hack which c.i.a. director john brennan's personal a.o.l. account. for now, no classified information appears to have surfaced, making the hack of the head of an agency shrouded in secrecy more embarrassing than damaging. >> director brennan understands as well as anybody in the federal government you need to handle sensitive data with the
appropriate level of caution. >> the breach according to the new york post was conducted by a high schooler, who says he also hacked into the comcast account of home land security secretary jay johnson. >> they don't seem particularly monumental, it is primarily a black eye for the agency. what it really does show is that intelligence agency charged with collecting intelligence on targets all around the world is still run by basically a human being. >> brennan filled out the security clearance application in 2009 when applying for a job as a white house counter terrorism advisor, including his wife's social security insure and names of people he knew from working at the c.i.a. the email takes a swipe at then president bush criticizing his calling iran at r. as part of the axis of
evil. the c.i.a. said the preaches are under investigation. wednesday, it directly addressed the matter saying: >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with israel's prime minister today, benjamin netanyahu net to try to end the violence that has left more than 50 palestinians now eight israelis dead, both men sitting down in berlin where netanyahu told kerry the international community should send a message to palestinian leaders, accusing them of inciting the violence, something that they deny. >> no question that this wave of attacks is driven directly by incitement, incitement from
hamas, incitement from movement in israel and incitement i'm sorry to say from president abbas of the palestinian authority. >> it's critical to end all incitement and all violence and find a way forward to build the possibility, which is not there today, for a larger process. >> kerry is going to meet with the leader of the palestinian authority, mahmoud abbas later this week. >> hours after thundershowers two men meet, two palestinians were shot in an ultra orthodox area west of jerusalem. one is now dead. the two men were trying to stab commuters at a bus stop there, according to authorities. >> if you look around jerusalem
or parts of jerusalem, at least, very tense for a number of people because of the very low tech and random nature of these attacks. a lot of israelis feel that they could be the next target, even if they're standing at the bus, if they're at the bus station or going about their daily business, they feel anybody could be a target right now. of course if you then across into parts of occupied east jerusalem, or into the occupied west bank, then there tension continues, because palestinians feel they are singled out or collectively targeted by the israeli security forces for the actions of just a few. then, of course, beyond this tension, there's a lot of frustration, because people are looking at these so-called diplomatic efforts and whether they hear it from u.s. secretary of state john kerry, whether it's the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu or the
palestinian authority mahmoud abbas, all they're hearing is people restating old positions, old positions that have not led to a fundamental solution to any of the problems. yes, of course, this immediate round of violence triggered by access and operating rights at the al aqsa mosque compound but that's only the trigger for age-old problems. if you talk to the palestinian side, they say what really needs to happen is to get back to fundamental talks about a two-state solution and that really is not happening. ed ad to that, of course, the new generation of palestinians on the street not trusting now the palestinian leadership to get any business done at all with the israelis. >> live from jerusalem this morning, thank you very much. >> back in this country, storms are moving out of west texas this morning after slamming the area. hail, some as big as eggs fell in el paso, turning yards and roads white. heavy rain flooded highways. the city gave out sandbags to help residents cope with the
flooding. >> that same storm system is bringing the danger of flooding to other parts of the state. let's bring in nicole mitchell for that. >> this is going to be a multi-day event. here's where the line is now. this upper low getting organized, we saw hail in places mike new mexico, now it has coalesced more in that line and the banding we can see allege it, sometimes when you see that, you get more of the wind damage. we've seen that in roof damage and trees down. be careful with power lines, things of that nature. because of that, that could spawn off tornadoes once in a while, so there is a watch for that. nothing yet, but the potential going through 9:00 a.m. central time this morning. you can see how much heavy rain that is. eventually this system will tap into the duffel moisture, lift that to the north. a heavy amount stays through the south of the next couple of days. texas in particular today, widespread areas could get five or six inches of rain, if you
add up the next three days, we could have a core especially in the central portion of the state that sees up to 10 inches for more. floodings is a potential for a couple of days ahead of us. the eastern half of the state is in some of those areas that are dry, but we don't need all of this at once. because of that, we have the different watches and warnings up, most of these for flooding, but some of the reds you see, that's where i mentioned there could be an isolated tornado spawned and already some wind damage occurring as this storm system moves. this i also our big player in the weather. we've got a front in the northern tier have the country. i'll have more on that coming up. >> a police officer in new mexico is in critical condition this morning after shot during a traffic stop. police say the shooter is now in custody. he opened fire on the officer outside a walgreens in albuquerque. the shooter was on the run for several hours there. the officer has not been named, but he did undergo several surgeries overnight. >> police in albuquerque
arrested the man they believe shot and killed a 4-year-old girl. >> the shooting is believed to be the result ofld grab your he. she's going to be missed by a lot of people. >> as her family remembers the smiling face of lily garcia, police in albuquerque are saying this is the face of the man who killed her, 32-year-old tony torres, who's now in custody after a road rage incident led to gunfire. >> everyone that was involved is breathing just a little bit better with a sigh of relieve, because this is appearing to wrap up the way we were hoping it would. >> authorities say alan garcia was driving his 4-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son home from school tuesday afternoon when he says torres cut him off. they got into a shouting match and police say torres has now
confessed to pulling out a gun and firing into the car at least one bullet struck lily in the head. >> there's an adult holding what looks like a child. >> this should have never happened. this is a complete disrespect of human life. >> it was an anonymous tip that led police to find and stop torres as he drove this green lexus. they are still looking for the red car he was believed to be driving at the time. all this as the garcia family continues to mourn. >> i wouldn't want anybody in these shoes. i wouldn't want anybody in my shoes. >> now there's been an outpouring of support from the calendar bekirk key community for the garcia family. a go fund me page raised more than $58,000 so far to help the family through this very difficult time. >> john, this little girl has to be laid to rest. are arrangements made? >> they have not released a date and time.
one funeral home promised the garcias won't have to pay a dime for the services and a local flower shop will donate the flowers to show that not all of us are that evil. >> john, thank you very much. >> in pursuit of answers over the attacks in benghazi. >> we'll talk about hillary clinton preparing to testify. we'll take a look at the political debate that has now come out of that investigation. >> vice president joe biden says he will not run for president. who could capitalize on that decision?
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jewel the state the goal of sort of doing a broad investigation of the together or have they used, you know, $4.5 million from the taxpayers to bring down hillary clinton, which most see as inappropriate. this committee has been sort of slow moving or perceived to be slow moving in its work. it hasn't done as many interviews as other select committees have done. that's where the question of cost comes into it, whether the
committee is making effective use of its money. >> 52% say the goal is to attack hillary clinton, 32% believe that the committee is looking for what really happened on that day. have the issues of embassy security been overshadowed by the politics of who becomes the next president of the united states? >> a lot of people would say it has been overshadowed. there are security concerns that led to the death of four americans, but seven other congressional committees have looked into that issue. this committee was supposed to look at all the federal agencies, but, you know, it's gotten politicized with hillary clinton running for president and also having been secretary of state at the time. it hasn't helped that some lawmakers have made these comments saying yes, the committee's work is political, kevin mccarthy, richard hanna of
new york, a former staffer from the committee sort of allude to the same thing, making allegations that the committee had become overly focused on political work. it's hard to keep the focus on security when all this controversy is swirling. >> hillary clinton calling it is committee an arm of the republican national committee. has she a history of blaming the republicans when her own credibility is on the line. you hear republicans quoting ronald reagan saying there you go again. what does she have to lose? today is do or die for the panel and hillary clinton. if she loses her temper with the panel's question, seems impatient or apathetic, it has the potential to damage her presidential prospects. there is questions about her
character and how seriously she was taking the threats in libya. how she performs is a high stakes match. >> mash rein, thank you very much. >> despite the benghazi hearings, analysts say hillary clinton has a clear path to winning the democratic presidential nomination. joe biden is not running for the job. >> unfortunately, i believe we're out of time, the type necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination, but while i will not be a candidate, i will not bntend to. he to influence the party and where we go as a nation. >> david shuster explains the
decision's meaning to hillary clinton. >> joe biden's decision reduces one of the biggest potential hillary clinton and her campaign repeatedly feared biden would take establishment democrats away from her and possibly lift the fortunes of vermont senator bernie sanders. biden seemed to jab at clinton for distancing herself from the administration on trade, arctic oil drilling and u.s. involvement in syria. >> democrats should not only defend this record and protect this record, they should run on the record. >> in a statement wednesday on twitter, benson made no mention of biden's criticism, saying: bernie sentencedders told reporters: >> no matter how hillary clinton
does at today's benghazi hearings, there is no place for presidential candidates to go. concerns have been raised about the former secretary of state's email system, but sander is the progressive who poses the greatest clinton challenge and he has taken the email and benghazi controversies off the table. it all means the short term political pressure on children to know is gone as far as the democratic nomination and today will face off against congressional republicans with the knowledge that no matter what comes out, joe biden is standing in the wings making noise and ready to swoop in. >> john kerry sits down with benjamin netanyahu, but can negotiations deescalate the
this morning. it is 8:29. we are following a developing story in sweden, police arresting a man they say attacked a school with a sword. they say the suspect wore a mask as he stabbed people inside the school's cafeteria. one teacher is dead, another teacher and two students hurt. police shot the suspect. >> president obama will meet the prime minister of pakistan at the white house today. they are expected to talk about the security situation in pakistan and afghanistan, including the resurgence of the taliban. the u.s. has decided to sell eight new f16 fighters jets to pakistan in hopes of strengthening the relationship with islamabad. >> in less than two hours, hillary clinton going to capitol hill to testify about benghazi attacks. four americans, including the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens died. the benghazi committee wants answers about who was behind the attack and why it happened. a majority of americans polled
believe the investigation is politically motivated. a new poll out shows most americans believe the goal was to embarrass clinton. jami macintyre has more. >> an a crisp fall day in the shadow of the capitol, a small unscientific sampling of opinion found a general awareness of the committee's work had a predictable split, including those who credit the committee for seeking got facts. >> i would mean four americans e killed that night, right? i appreciate the fact that they're just trying to get to the truth of what happened. >> those like d.c. resident mike williams, who suspects maybe there's some politics at play. >> knowing the political structure as a native washington, d.c. native, it is. >> mrs. clinton pointedly questioned the committee's
motives. >> this committee has spent $4.5 million of taxpayer money, and they said that they were trying to figure out what we could do better to protect our diplomats so something like benghazi wouldn't happen again. there were already seven committee reports about what to do. i think it's pretty clear what their obvious goal is. >> seven congressional probes looked into the 2012 attack, including two senate committees, intelligence and homeland security and five in the house, oversight and government reform, foreign affairs, armed services, judiciary and intelligence. all seven found shortcomings and made recommendations, but none found criminal acts or cover ups in the event surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and the deaths of four americans, chris stevens, sean smith, tyrone woods and glenn dougherty. >> what about the benghazi thing? >> the issue has been kept alive
not just by republicans in congress, but also conservative talk radio. >> what questions do you think remain unanswered? >> the number one thing, i haven't heard anybody really say this is where the breakdown was. >> he argues it's embarrassing that after all the investigations, there are still, in his view, big gaps in the benghazi narrative. >> from start to finish, there are holes in the government's story. we don't know where hillary clinton was that night, where president obama was that night. we don't know why the requests for additional security were repeatedly denied from the ambassador coming out of libya. >> one of three former prosecutors on the panel said none of the previous investigators had access to clinton's emails or those from ambassador stevens. a full day has been set for hillary clinton's testimony so that all the members have a chance to ask whatever questions they feel are still unanswered.
al jazeera, washington. >> journalist christopher dicky has covered the benghazi attack and political fallout extensively. he said the probe has become a partisan political game. >> you know, hillary clinton doesn't look good coming out of the whole benghazi affair, but doesn't look as bad as the republicans want her to look. they have spent an awful lot of money systematically trying to tear her apart on this issue. i don't particular sympathize with her position, but i don't think there's a lot more concrete information that can be learned from this investigation. >> former ambassador to the united nations john bolton wrote in a wall street journal editorial saying this hearing today should focus on clinton's leadership. he asks why mrs. clinton was so detached from the deteriorating situation in libya. what's your take on that. has she seemed detached? >> well, you know, that is a purely political statement. bolton is a political player
himself, and i think he's trying to touch on something that the american people feel about clinton, which is that she is aloof and detached. >> sorry, chris, but isn't a valid question -- sorry chris, isn't it a valid question to ask -- no, i'm saying it is a valid question -- stephanie -- stephanie, it's a valid question to ask and i'm not defending clinton. the problem is that the testimony they've heard so far from cheryl mills, her chief of staff who already testified shows that in fact clinton was very much engaged throughout the crisis. you know, that is a typical kind of washington thing. you want to hit clinton on something that people general wili feel uneasy about with her, her aloofness and her organs. you do that by saying that is what a committee should be doing. why should a committee investigating a horrible
incident in benghazi try to focus attention on that. was that an issue during the time of the crise? apparently not from all the evidence we have. >> dicky believes today's probe will help the committee find elements that are politically useful but not get to the bottom of what really happened in benghazi. we will bring you clinton's testimony live beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> secretary of state john kerry met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in berlin today, saying violence in israel and the occupied palestinian territories must end if peace is to have a chance. netanyahu again blamed palestinian president mahmoud abbas for inciting the violence, something abbas has denied. we have more from berlin. >> the two men made brief statements before their meeting. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reiterated his position that israel was responding in a proportionate way to attacks on its citizens, and that israel had no desire to change the statements of the al
aqsa mosque. john kerry said that there was an urgent need to calm the situation, and that was the purpose of his mission. what he's hoping is he can take a message of reassurance from this meeting with prime minister netanyahu to his subsequent encounter with the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas, which is scheduled for saturday in jordan. >> barnaby phillips reporting from berlin. >> the obama administration is working on a plan to help puerto rico ease debt crise. it is $72 billion in debt. "the new york times" saying the plan would create a bankruptcy program to restructure debt. because puerto rico is a territory, it can't do that under the current laws. it would require the approval of a republican led congress. >> president obama engaged in another battle with republicans over a defense bill. the president saying he will veto that bill. he said he objects to just how
often it increases defense spending without increasing domestic spending first. this his pas vetoed a defense bill. >> we are expected today to find if the united auto workers will ok a deal with fiat chrysler. fiat chrysler voted down an army offer, but if this is approved, the union will use this as a base for talks with ford and general motors. >> mexican officials arrested a group of men they say helped a notorious drug lord el chapo escape prison. the suspects include a tunnel builder, pilot and el chapo's probably. he escaped through a tunnel in his cell and he is still on the loose. >> the presidential race butting the issues of mexicans crossing the border front and center. mexico is seeing migrants from south and central america.
we look at a special report called mexico's migrant crackdown. >> how do i get on? just like this? ok. right now we're on the river between mexico and guatemala. that's guatemala over there and mexico is over there. the bridge is the official border crossing, where you would give your passport if you're passing from one country or the other. migrants use the river to pass. you see all these boats, everything that's happening on the river is illegal. >> the majority of the people, when they see say can you give me some money, because i haven't ate nothing. what i do, i start talking to them. the first thing that they say is they are hiding, you know or they're running from the people, they got killed. >> peluco transports goods and
people. he said many migrants are taking new routes now to avoid capture. >> people are more afraid to cross the river. i don't know, i think there's another point to cross, but not here anymore, because right here, it's dangerous already. >> mexico has stepped up patrols in the area, increasing checkpoints since launching its southern border plan in 2014. on this day, there were fewer migrants on the river, so he took us south, across the border into guatemala, where many are waiting to cross into mexico. we just crossed the border from mexico now in guatemala and we're head to go a migrants the.
i have to knock? [ knocking ] >> tens of thousands of migrants passed through guatemala on their way to the u.s. each year. this shelter is sometimes the last place they stay before crossing the river. they won't allow us in to speak to people, but this is such a common route, it's not long before we meet someone making the journey north. this 35-year-old guatemalan man was kicked out of the u.s. after 10 years. he's tried to enter the united three times, unsuccessfully.
>> now live from washington, leery, you went to honduras part of your reporting, pretty gutsy reporting on your part, the reasons i guess people are fleeing seem to be obvious. >> yeah, you know what, you always hear about the reasons why people are coming and one reason is the violence and danger. we went to son pedro, one of the most dangerous cities in one of the most dangerous countries in the entire world. we met with a girl caught twice in the crackdown. when i got there, from the moment i arrived, we were escort by a couple local journalists there. you said you know what they do to journalists here, we got robbed all the time. we passed one where he said this one's controlled by gangs, nobody goes in there. we were driving to get footage, one of our fixers was looking
behind us because there was a motorcycle following us and oftentimes hitman ride on that motorcycle. i definitely felt the danger and violence and urgency. one of the days we were there, there were four murders before 8:00 p.m. we were definitely aware and understanding of the reason why some of these children are coming north. >> give us an idea of the scope of the problem that we were talking about here, were there a lot of migrants coming north, was it just obvious when you were on the ground? >> what was interesting is at that river scene, where you saw, we went -- that's the place traditionally migrants do cross from mexico to the united states. when we were there, it was very busy. we saw people doing business, coming across to do work and exchange goods. we didn't see a lot of migrants, which wasn't surprising to some of the experts we spoke to and the locals there, who said we have been observing it, people have been changing their routes because of this mexican crackdown, but we know that
these people are still coming based on what we observed. we did see, we went up on a hill top and were able to see down into one of these detention centers in mexico, which was this rare look. we saw dozens and dozens of people in there and followed the buses, watching them being deported and watched people getting off buses. many say they are not going to be deterred by crackdowns or danger. >> by the way, i know i will be watching, stephanie will be watching the full report on america tonight, a special called mexico's migrant crackdown. >> not just covering honduras, but also the situation in el salvador, very similar with the gangs there. >> the obama administration made an announcement on wednesday, the state leads the nation in overdose deaths. the administration hopes to increase access to drug treatment and encourage doctors to dial back on prescribing
opiate pain killers. the president said it is important to eliminate the stigma and encourage addicts to seek treatment. >> this crise is taking lives, destroying families. it's shattering communities all across the country. that's the thing about substance abuse. it doesn't discriminate. it touches everybody, fromity ae rate of heroin overdose deaths quad rapid between 2002 and 2013. >> korean families separated for decades by war briefly reunited. >> many say goodbye for the last time, thousands more hope for stronger relations between the north and the south. >> looking to the heavens for answers, an unexplained image light years away. could we be looking at signs of
>> all of the participants in this event knew that they were entering into what was really a bittersweet bargain, that they would be able to see each other after so many decades apart but that reunion would go so short and this day, thursday was the day that that really hit home, after the joyful tears we saw tuesday at the arrivals and initial meetings of these people, now came the farewells and most realizing that these are final farewells. there was a good deal of talk, people saying don't worry, we will see each other again, others saying we will see each other when our countries are reunified. these are very old people, 80 years and older and i think they know in their hearts that they will never see each other again. that's why when the buses started to leave, we saw people grasping each other, rubbing
each other's hands across their faces, just trying to get that last bit of human contact. there will be another round when south koreans get to travel north. then by monday, that will be over, as well. that's it for this round, this 20th round of family reunions, both north and south have been talking about being committed to a new chapter. that's what north korea said, there is talk about trying to get more regular family reunions from here going forward. that depends on the political >> you cannot watch those images without feeling something. >> the human face of it, yeah. >> we're following the death toll from the typhoon in the philippines, 500,000 people have been displaced. the typhoon is kappu.
some towns under 10 feet of water. the floodwaters in coastal areas may not go down for a week. >> a major storm system is now a hurricane in the pacific. nicole mitchell has more. >> from the last hour, it's gone up five miles per hour, now at 90 miles per hour. the signs of intensification expected to continue to do that. i don't mean yesterday, a very disorganized system ramping up, making landfall in mexico. it's a category one. we have the tropical storm and hurricane watches. this is popular for tourism understand a major port. the models are very cohesive. sometimes they go all over the place, the computers that put out where they could go. also in line this could make it to a category three storm, a major hurricane by the time that happens. flooding is a concern as well as high winds. flooding a concern in texas.
we talked about that. i want to mention this front going into the northeast. this one with some cold air behind it could create snowflakes in place especially like maine, dropping temperatures in new york city into the 50's tomorrow, hopefully you kept those sweaters handy from the last cold snap. >> that hurricane flooding that major flood threat in mexico. >> new york on top of the baseball world. >> they are very, very happy in the big apple this morning, the mets going back to the world series for the first time in more than a decade.
>> that just might be a mets fan you see on the subway, a long night of celebration for happy fans. many new yorkers watching on the big screen in queens, not far from the mets field. they swept the cubs to win the national league pennant. daniel murphy with six homers in six straight games, the mets winner of the alcs. the royals leading the blue jays three games to two. >> a new discovery in space has scientists wondering about alien life. they have spotted a big object larger than planet that's orbiting a huge star.
it's unlike anything space watchers have ever seen before. >> something enormous is very closely orbiting the star. it's blocking as much as 22% of its light one minute and then letting it through the next. the star is one and a half times the size of our own sun and whatever is orbiting it is therefore huge, bigger than any planet. the phenomena is so unique it led to speculation about some sort of alien megastructure, maybe like solar panels we put into space. >> none were more excited than the 100 researchers that were here. when you say alien megastructure to these folks, they do not laugh at you. >> science has never observed this before, and unobserved phenomena draw researchers in.
>> because it isn't perfectly obvious at the outset exactly what conditions are required to generate this orbiting mass, it becomes a mystery and we find mysteries interesting. >> about 300 miles north of here is 42 of these, well not exactly this, like a two story building version of this. it picks up off the dish here and gets focused to a very, very specific point, and that is this antenna. the antenna is in part patented by the siti institute, built for a specific purpose, separating background noise from the kind of very specific narrow beam that means that someone is trying to get in touch with us. >> the institute has swung those 42 telescopes to watch for waves of radiation. >> what we would see is a very pure color of light coming from
that direction. it might look like a laser if it's pointed directly at your face. that's the kind of signal that we would be looking for. >> if they don't see what they're looking for over the course of three weeks, they'll assume there's no on going attempt to communicate and move on. humans have seen alien like stuff in space before. in 1967, it was determined that pulsars give off a regular pulse. perhaps this is another one of those, not aliens, just our imaginations running wild in a universe we barely understand. jacob ward, al jazeera, mountain view, california. >> sesame street out with a new character aimed at ending a stigma. >> i can't is the first character with autism, called
sees the amazing in all children. it provide's digital tools for parents who have autistic children. >> a possible lego shortage this holiday season, they may not keep up with demand. sales are up 20%. lego is investing millions to expand factories in mexico, hungary and denmark. right now, the shortage is contained to european countries. >> they did say everything is awesome. >> that is it for us here in new york. i'm stephanie sy. >> coming up next from doha, more on those meetings today between secretary of state john kerry and israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu. kerry trying to end the deadly viewence in israel and the palestinian territories. >> a reminder, live coverage of hillary clinton's testimony on the benghazi attacks at 10:00 a.m. eastern. your world this morning is back tomorrow beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern, have a great day. >> see you then.
>> welcome to the al jazeera news hour from doha. the top stories now, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry says he hopes israelis and palestinians can pull back from the precipice. >> the u.n. said nearly 1400 children have been killed or injured in the conflict in yemen. >> tearful goodbyes in north korea, families who haven't seen each other for more than 60 years part after brief reu