after ambassador stephen arrived for beefed up attacks. >> no one came to me and said we should shut down the compound. >> i'm not saying shut it down, but protect it. >> reporter: another, an email written to a family member it began: as they have for the three years since, republicans accused clinton of putting out a false narrative on the eve of the 2010 elections. >> you can live with the protest on a video, that won't help you, but a terror attack will. you can't be square saying it's a terror attack to your family, not your american people. >> i wrote a chapter about this
in my book "hard choices", glad to send it to you. the in sin uses you make do us a disservice. >> another area of attack, sidney blumenthal. >> blooumenthal had no expertise and couldn't be hired by the government. and he had unfettered access to you. >> i don't know what this line of questioning does to help us get to the bottom of the deaths of four americans. >> i'll be happy to help you understand that, madam secretary. >> developments led by cummings, battled back defending clinton, casting the image as an exercise. >> do we want to badger you until be get the gotcha moment we talked about. we are better than that. we are so much better.
we are a better country. we are better than using tax payer dollars to try to destroy a campaign. that's not what america is all about. >> it is deeply unfortunate that something as serious as what happened in benghazi could ever be used for partisan political purposes. >> throughout the day and into the evening clinton tried to bring the focus back to the americans that died in benghazi, and hit back at republicans. >> i would imagine i thought more about what happened than all of you put together. i lost more sleep than all of you put together. i have been wracking my brain about what more could have been done, or should have been done. >> a key committee member, democrat adam shift of
california said democrats could walk away from the committee after the former secretary of state testifies. democrats are concerned the committee is focused on politics and moved away from the question of what happened in benghazi. at the same time democrats say they have their own role in the committee hearing and in the process by providing a counterpoint to republicans. so everyone is thinking about politics libby casey on capitol hill. >> a u.s. service member has become the first american to die fighting i.s.i.l., and the first killed in iraq since the end of the u.s. combat mission in 2011. special forces commando was wounded while playing a support role in a rescue operation in a prison controlled by i.s.i.l. al jazeera national security correspondent has details on the covert mission. >> antonio, the pentagon paints a picture of the clock running out on dozens of i.s.i.l.
captives when peshmerga commandos buried in under the cover of darkness, landed just in time to rescue them from what might have been certain death. >> the u.s. was responding to only urgent request for transport helicopters and combat support, from kurdish peshmerga forces, one of america's reliable partners in the war against i.s.i.l. the kurds believed fighters were held by i.s.i.l. in a compound west of kirkuk, and were about to be executed. they appealed to the u.s. for help to launch a desperate and daring mission. defense secretary ash carter sign off on the plan under the assist authority under the u.s. train and assist mission after being convinced i.s.i.l. was on the verge of mass murder. we discovered the presence of mass graves, frerly dug mass graves.
we have learnt that the hostages had been told by captors that they would be executed and placed into the graves after morning prayers. >> the army commander, a u.s. military spokesman in baghdad in an interview with al jazeera provided a tick-tock on how the raid went down. >> four u.s. helicopters, two chinook transports landed near the compound, carrying kurdish peshmerga commandos and u.s. forces. u.s. troops stayed back...
in the heat of battle. commandos on the ground made a decision to come to the aid of those they were advising and assisting. they were positioned properly where they could manoeuvre andel im nate the gun gir that had the pesh pinned down, because of that the pesh got through the breach and finished clearing the objective. >> no kurds were among the 70 prisoners who were freed. there were at least 22 members of the iraqi security forces. they were among the captives. five i.s.i.l. fighters were captured, more than 20 reportedly killed. the pentagon says the rescue mission presented a unique opportunity to help one of the
most reliable fighters in the fight against i.s.i.l. and does not representatives a change of policy to put u.s. boots on the ground in a combat situation. ground in a combat situation. c besides saving lives and striking a blow. the u.s. says it had the chance to seize what could be potentially valuable intelligence. . >> the slovenian government released video of what it says is refugees guided into its territory, night vision proves that croatian police are directing refugees and migrants to walk across unmanned selections of the border. more than 12,000 refugees crossed the border in the last 24 hours. police in germany are warning of a growing risk of attacks on politicians by right wing radicals. a mayoral candidate is recovering after being stabbed in the neck on saturday, and she went on to win the election.
crimes aimed at refugee shelters have risen dramatically intense diplomatic efforts are under way to end violence, but the unrest continues. israeli police officers shot two palestinians who stabbed an israeli at a bus stop in jerusalem. this came hours after israeli soldiers stopped and killed a student whom they mistook for an attacker. secretary of state john kerry said he was cautiously optimistic after a 4-hour meeting with binyamin netanyahu in berlin well, good evening, meeting with prime minister binyamin netanyahu in israel in berlin on the outset of a mission doomed from the start. secretary of state john kerry urged all sides to tone down the rhetoric in the middle east. >> it is critical to end all violence, incitement and find a
road forward to build a possibility for a larger process. after the meeting the state department says john kerry had to reaffirm his commitment governing the areas. it allows israel to maintain security there, but includes a prohibition on non-muslim prayer. for his part he told kerry the palestinian leader is to blame for t violence gripping the region. >> it's time for the international community to stop spreading lives about israel. lies that israel wants to tear down the al-aqsa mosque, and lies that israel is executing it. all of that is falls.
on saturday. kerry will head to the region, meeting with king abdullah and palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. pakistan's prime minister met with president obama at the white house today in talks focused on a u.s. demand that pakistan accept limits on the nuclear arsenal. they fell short of making agreements on that for other issues, and stressed the need for stronger ties between the two nations. >> the united states and pakistan have a long-standing relationship, work and cooperate on a host of issues, not just on security matters, but economic and scientific and educational affairs, and we are looking forward to using this meeting as an opportunity to deepen the relationship between the united states and pakistan. >> the two leaders announced new efforts to support clean energy and education in pakistan
>> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? >> "faultlines". al jazeera america's award-winning investigative series. monday, 10:00 eastern. on al jazeera america.
. >> republicans are vowing to override president obama's veto today of a 612 billion defense bill. the president says he rejected the bill because it would keep across the board budget cuts in place and block needed military reforms and opposed language making it impossible to transfer prisoners out of guantanamo. congressman paul ryan will likely be the next speaker of the house, and announced his bid for the top leadership post. he has no changes. as pinkston reports, ryan could be in for a bumpy ride. >> reporter: as republicans scramble to find a replacement for house speaker john boehner, one name kept cropping up. paul ryan had been the subject of investigation. >> i know that paul is a
committee guys, he likes when the committees are allowed to work. he's mentally committed to many of the same things we want. if he convinces us of that... >> after california's kevin mccarthy dropped a bombshell, vowing out of the race. >> i think i shocked some of you. >> reporter: mccarthy lost support, publicly implying that the house benghazi investigation was designed to damage hillary clinton's presidential chances. it cost him support from the freedom party. >> i can't unite everyone. >> reporter: many republicans pushed ryan to enter, he resisted saying the job requires too much travel and less time with the family. this week he amended that saying he would run if the how's republican conference united
behind him. on thursday he said: that unity however may be elusive for the wisconsin republican. while he won the backing of the conservative republican committee, he failed to get an endorsement from the freedom caucus. many of its members say ryan is too willing to compromise. >> he'll be a great messenger. i think the group would be fivable towards him. >> ryan is the front-runner for the most powerful position in congress, when republicans vote on wednesday. >> a university poll puts trump behind. it's the first time in weeks
that he has not led the field there. retired neurosurgeon is leading with 28% to trump's 20, among likely caucus participants. senator marco rubio is third, and senator ted cruz is at 10%. arson investigators are looking at a church fire in the st. louis area. the latest happening at a 72-year-old church. the method used to set the fire was similar to six previous arson attacks. there are differences, the latest fire happened at a church, and the others had largely black congregations. this gir was in a different -- fire was in a different neighbourhood. >> following a meeting with the general assembly, the family of cory jones, shot and killed by a police officer, say they need more answers about what happened.
al jazeera's correspondent was with hundreds of demonstrators that want to know the same thing. [ chanting ] >> reporter: those chants coming from hundreds who gathered at a rally. [ singing ] >> reporter: the 31-year-old drummer fatally shot by a plain-clothed officer after his car broke down on the side of the road. cory's family says new details has raised more questions about the deadly encounter. >> i need to know why. why is my son gone today. why. >> the family met privately on thursday with the state attorney's office, and were told cory's body was found 100 to 80 feet from the car. cory jones never fired his
weapon, that is confirstlied. -- confirmed. >> police are offering little information. palm beach gardens police said the officer was confronted by an armed subject. lawyers say he shot at jones six times, three bullets hit him. and the state attorney told hij he had not properly identified himself. >> why didn't he identify himself and show the badge. >> reporter: jones's death is being investigated. his brother insists the shooting goes beyond race. >> our lives do matter. >> going forward, what do you want to see happen? >> we want justice. we want transparency. i miss him. i miss him so much.
calling for the first time, and to cut the existing cap on long distance calls by as much as 50%. in a written statement the f.c.c. said ri duesing the cost of the calls increases the amount of contact between inmates and loved ones, making an important contribution to the criminal justice reforms sweeping the nation. >> a new report says the environmental protection agency is to blame for a waste water spill. an e.p.a. clean-up crew at the cold king mine did not take precautions before beginning work in august. millions of gallons from the spill contaminated. the agency was taking full responsibility for the spill. the federal government was expanding what was the largest automotive recall history. officials said today that they are looking at whether more air
bags made by takada need to be recalled. eight deaths and 98 injuries were linked to the exploding air board. lisa stark has more on what makes the devices dangerous. we have seen the effects from the air back. when they explode with too much force. chards of metal fly out. people have been badly cut. lost their eyesight and their eyes. now a look at an inflator coming apart. the video has been slowed down, you cannot hear the loud bang, but you can see why this is so deadly. >> our goal is a safe airbag in every american vehicle as quickly as possible. >> that's a huge task. 24 millionaire backs have been recalled in 90 million cars.
the bulk of the vehicles come from five manufacturers, nationwide fewer than a quarter of the recalled air bags have been replaced. in states with hot, humid climb its, fewer than a third of the air bags have been changed out. at a public meeting on the massive rule. n.h.t.s.a. will decides whether to force audio makers to recall airbags and they may have to broaden the call. >> we are considering all the options we can spoke of. >> of greatest concern air bags, five years old, that spent the most time in those hot states. elliott drives a ford mustang. he drove up from georgia for the meeting. >> why did you come all the way from washington d.c.? >> i am annoyed and tired of
being jerked around. >> he received the recall notice in july and headed to his local ford dealer. >> i asked what am i supposed to do. you will not give me a loner car. and the service advisor told me i'm safe, because the air bag light is not on. >> that is not true. the air bag warning light has nothing to do with the defect. the misinformation underscoring the confusion many are facing. >> he has parked his mustang and is lucky enough to afford his other car, his ride back to georgia and the foreseeable future. >> a new mum et has joined the cast of "sesame street" with a goal of helping young kids understand others who may be a little different. julia is the first character
with autism. critics hailed the decision but noted boys are more known to an autism than girls. i'm antonio mora, thank for joining us, luis suarez is up next with "inside story". have a great night [ ♪ ] >> the drama. the conflict. everything was in place. a congressional committee defending itself against accusations of politicized work meant to harm a candidate. the candidate. hillary clinton, needing a strong day on the stand to relieve the burdens of benghazi and associated matters in relation to her emails. >> who is getting what the