Skip to main content

tv   News  Al Jazeera  November 4, 2015 7:00pm-8:01pm EST

7:00 pm
and the news continues now. >> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city, i'm richelle carey. and tony harris is on assignment. explicit concerns, what u.s. officials now believe about that russian airliner that exploded midair. >> staged suicide. to try to cover up a crime. the shocking details about an illinois police officer's death. police violence, something more than half of -- say that they know something about. and saving a species from
7:01 pm
possible extinction, how climate change is killing oysters. we begin with major developments in the crash of that russian passenger jet in egypt. the investigators are now focusing on whether a bomb took it down. according to the associated press, u.s. officials say early intelligence suggests it could be a bomb. the british prime minister's office iser reporting similar intelligence. the british government has suspended flights between the united kingdom and the egyptian resort city. aljazeera's lisa stark is live in washington with the very latest. lisa, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, richelle, the question tonight, was a bomb smuggled onboard this plane at the airport? according to the associated press, one piece of evidence
7:02 pm
that seems to point in this direction are intercommunications that would indicate that a rebel group in the sinai associated with isil may have planted a bomb on the plane. but i should stress that there has been no definitely conclusion made by the investigators or the tense community. egyptian investigators have not officially determined whether an explosion or mechanical problem brought down the plane. but the british government says information now points to a bomb. >> we have concluded that there's a significant possibility that be that crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft. >> reporter: the british are now advising against all but essential trouble through sharm el shake. 20,000 britons are vacationing there. >> there will be no uk passenger flights out from sharm el shake now. passengers on the ground in sharm el shake will be returned to the uk. >> the state department said
7:03 pm
that it's not jumping to any conclusions. but they have now restricted u.s. embassy employees from traveling to the area. >> it's also the important thing for the united states government to tell it's workers, don't go to the sinai right now. >> reporter: in the sinai, egypt is fighting rebels associated with isil. so even before the metro jet accident, they had issued an alert to flying below 6 on thousand feet. exercise caution in operations, due to ongoing violence and unrest. >> there are no u.s. carriers that regularly operate out of the sinai peninsula. and in fact, the airport in question at sharm el shake is the last point of departure for any airline. >> united airlines does fly
7:04 pm
over the sinai, the only u.s. carrier to do so. with flights to dubai and kuwait. they are diverting until further notice. crash investigators have both of the plane's black boxes. there's good data on the flight recorder but the voice recorder was damaged and it will take more work to decipher. another clue, a military satellite detected a heat flash on it as it broke up. >> if it was a bomb, it would have done a lot of damage to the aircraft. >> one thing that seems fairly certain at this point, the jet was not brought down by a missile. the rebel groups in that area
7:05 pm
simply don't have the weapons to bring them down at cruise altitude. and that military satellite, richelle, had no evidence of a military launch. >> lisa stark, live in washington, thank you. a day-long arms stand off in san diego that forced the halt of air traffic into that city is now over. the police responded to a domestic violence call this morning and heard shots coming from an apartment complex. there was sporadic gunfire throughout the day, but it was close to the airport and inbound flights were diverted because of that. after an hour of negotiations, the man turned himself in, and no one was injured. an l.a. police officer who sparked a massive manhunt actually committed suicide after allegedly covering up his own crimes. >> reporter: richelle, at first, he was hailed a hero, a veteran police officer killed in the line of duty. but now investigators say in
7:06 pm
truth, he took his own life. >> this is the first time as a law enforcement officer, in my career, that i felt ashamed by the acts of another police officer. >> reporter: harsh words about the death of an officer that gripped the nation. the officer had been shot dead in the pursuit of unknown suspects. just before september 8th, he said that he had stumbled on three suspicious men. >> leno wits informed the communication that's he was in a pursuit, and communications lost contact with him. when our first responding backup units arrived at the scene, they located him injured with a gunshot wound. >> they shut down the area for days and cost the city, $400 million. shortly after her husband's
7:07 pm
engage, glenowitz's wife said that there was no way that he killed myself. >> there were two shots. somebody who is going to kill themself is not going to to do it twice. >> one of the shots hit glenowitz's bulletproof vest. and now the task force said that it was an elaborately planned suicide to hide years of criminal activity. >> forged signatures and official documents. thousands of it dollars were used by glenowitz for personal expenses and mortgage payments, personal gym memberships, and adult websites. >> investigators say that they found incriminating statements in texas deleted from his work and personal phone, prior to his suicide. one text message said, if she gets ahold of the old checking account, i'm pretty well [ bleep ].
7:08 pm
the chief of police resigned days before glenowitz's death. but the investigators admit that they were food. >> our intention was never to mislead the public. we completely believed from day one that this was a homicide. through the text message that's we retrieved and the stress that began in his life six months when he indicates with the exchange of the text messages, that he's feeling pressure with the new management in the village. >> they found that he died due to a "single devastating gunshot wound. and the coroner said that it was self-inflicted. two other individuals were aware of glenowitz's action, and they plan to prosecute every individual who con fired with them. and the true rim is the community at large. >> planning a permanent view
7:09 pm
of the keystone pipeline though the company behind it asked for a pause. it puts it in jeopardy. president obama is expected to rejects the proposal in the coming weeks or months. democrats and republicans pouring over the results of the off-year election, and by all acts. >> one year out from the general election, conservatives scored some huge victories, starting in kentucky, a state that will have its first republican governor in 40 years. last night, tea party favorite and political outsider, matt bevin, beat a democrat by nine points. >> this is an opportunity for kentucky to be a beacon for the nation, the values that we hold. and the work ethic, this will change the tenor of what happens in the 2016 race. >> bevin is one of the hardcore
7:10 pm
conservatives who got crushed by 25 points last year by mitch mcconnell. and at the time they considered him too extreme. but not anymore. he said once he takes office, he will try to dismantle the state's healthcare exchange. under obamacare, it covers 500,000 people. in virginia, the ballot went to terry mccallough. though he was not on the ballot, he worked hard to try to get democrats to take control of the state! but republicans took every contest. in ohio, voters represented the legalization marijuana, but some marijuana supporters came out against it, because it would have put the marijuana in the hands of the ten wealthiest. including nick lachey. >> all right, let's talk about
7:11 pm
the implications for 2016. are there any? >> yes, there are huge ones, as far as outsiders are concerned, like donald trump and benjamin netanyahu, it was not only the republicans last night, and anti-obama, but they rewarded people outside of the political system. that's a very big deal for donald trump, should he win the nomination, and one other lesson, the democrats had a very hard time defending president obama's record. we saw this in the governor's race in kentucky, where the democrats defended what president obama had done, and the republicans said, okay, let's take president obama's record and focus on that at the end, and that's what turned the race. >> so the republicans did well, and did the democrats have any victories at all? >> well, they picked up three seats in the new jersey legislature, which they already control. but the bigger lesson, the democratic areas are more democratic, and the republican areas are more republican and conservative. >> all right, david schuster. thank you. >> an interesting chain of
7:12 pm
events in romania. the prime minister and his cabinet resigned today. following days of protests after last week's deadly nightclub fire. >> less than 24 hours after big street protests, romania's prime minister has resigned, saying that his government would also step down. aisle? i'm doing this because in all of the years this i've been in politics, i have resisted conflicts with political adversaries. but never fought against the people. this would be a big mistake, and everyone would suffer as a result. >> on wednesday night, a large crowd, estimated at about 30,000 people, rallied in the capital of bucharest. there were other rallies in other cities in romania. some protesters carried signs that read, corruption kills. >> people have not taken to the streets to simply replace the government with another.
7:13 pm
it should be noted that their interests should come first. >> i want my country back, and i want justice to be done, and i want people to take responsibility for what they have done, and i want the dead to rest in peace. they're angry about a fire at a nightclub last friday that killed 30 people. it started when a band set up fireworks. >> we have lost friends, brothers, comrades. we have to be together and push aside those who are responsible. now, this is the moment. it's enough. >> many romanians are frustrated with what we call corrupt local authorities. they say that public venues don't respect safety standards, which are allowed to stay open to attract tourists, before his resignation, he was accused of corruption, and put on trial for fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, of which he
7:14 pm
denies. >> the problem of corruption is so endemic in this country, and the tipping point of these tragic deaths have boiled over, and finally, after years and years of putting up and having small protests against corruption, romanian society has found a voice to demand to live in a country where rule of law is the most important thing. >> the police have arrested the three owners of the nightclub on manslaughter charges, but that's not enough for those who want to see a fundamental change in how the country is run. >> the crash of a plane, three people did survive, including a baby. and right now, the officials have not identified what caused that crash. up next, the assassination that changed israel.
7:15 pm
how the death of the prime minister is shaping the peace process over the past two decades. and the reported relationship between officers and a generation of minorities.
7:16 pm
7:17 pm
7:18 pm
>> does people are trapped inside of a factory in pakistan after the building collapsed. at least 20 were killed. and 75 injured. the pakistan military is sending in teams to help with the rescue effort. and the cause of the collapse is still under investigation. a palestinian man was shot and killed today after ramming his car into two israeli police officers. this happened in the occupied bank city of reb ron. the police opened fire, killing the driver, and one of the police officers is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, and they have returned the body to his family for burial. it was 20 years ago today, assassination. and two decades later, the violence plagues israel
7:19 pm
continues, and the hope for peace has faded. courtney keeley has more. >> a crowd of more than 100,000 people cheered as israeli prime minister finished a rousing speech at this peace rally. a moment of triumph for the 73-year-old serving his second term as israel's leader. just weeks earlier, he signed the second part of the peace accords, with leader, yasir arafat. that moment of hope shattered when rabim walked off the stage and into the path of annasas in's bullets. >> the minutes before it, they were the happiest you could think. and all of a sudden, everything fell down. >> rabin's killer confessed,
7:20 pm
telling the police that he killed rabin to stop the peace process. like many of the ultra nationalists, they considered rabin atrator, despite his storied career in the military. under rabin's leadership, israel's forces wanted a day with neighbors. eventually leading to the arab/israeli peace process, where they would change peace for recognition. he was a skilled diplomat. in 1968, he became israel's ambassador to the united states. as ambassador, he worked at maintaining israel's security, which gaining support and sophisticated weapons. >> he refused to give up his dream of peace in the face of violence. >> reporter: president bill clinton was there last week ahead of the anniversary of
7:21 pm
rabim's death. as they experienced one of the worst waves of violence in years. >> i am not a bearer of good news today. there are no peace talks, and there's terrering, and blood is spilling again, and impasse is growing. i have no country, and i don't recognize my country. >> since the beginning of october, palestinians have killed nine israelis in it stabbings or shootings. israeli soldiers or settlers have killed more than 70 palestinians, including unarmed protesters, bystanders, and suspected attackers. grim evidence that rabim's dream of peace was buried with him. courtney keelie, aljazeera. >> and david miller served as senior adviser for arab relations and negotiator at the state department. and he's currently a distinguished circular. we appreciate you joining us,
7:22 pm
mr. miller. many praise the leadership and the approach to the peace process, but you say he was the anti-politician, a counter intuitive politician. and how so? >> well, i mean rabim was gruff, unsentimental, and he couldn't handle small talk, glad handing, and he was the ultimate politician in that sense. smooth, but never slick, but he was an authentic genuine figure with tremendous authority and legitimacy. and during his second time as prime minister, during the short three years that he served, 92 until his assassination in november of '95, he got an extraordinary amount done in a region, in a country where getting anything done was extremely difficult. >> why did the peace process effectively die with his death? >> there was no clear end game, and the notion that you could find a way to create a
7:23 pm
relationship between an occupying nation and two peoples that felt very threatened, two peoples who shared a common sense of trauma, in the absence of security, it was always a stretch. if i think that it certainly didn't help that there were active proponents of destroying the process on both sides. that clear before rabim died, it was a terribly violent year. >> how did rememberim feel about the settlement the west bank. >> every prime minister has participated in some fashion in the settlement process. and rabim understood the reality that settlement in it densely populated arab areas was not only provocative, but it would prejudge any solution to israeli-palestinian cause
7:24 pm
with any permanent solution, but rabim still built in jerusalem, and he, like most of his it successors, would continue to build. >> let's talk about what's happening right now. the united nations has warned that the surge in violence now, between the israelis and the palestinians. that has killed 73 palestinians and nine israelis, it's leading toward a catastrophe. what will it take to get things going back in the positive direction that was initiated so long ago. >> the situation today is worse than ever. three things are missing. if you want a real chance, give me three things, if you give me these three things, i'll at least reach a negotiation. number one, leaders. men and women who are not perfect. and who are certainly authentic leaders within their respective communities, but men and women who are prepared to be masters of their politics, and not prisoners of their
7:25 pm
constituencies, and men and women who are exercising real vision, and number two, ownership. look, the israelis and the palestinians have to buy into the process themselves. it can't be artificially produced. and right now, neither the palestinian authority or the government owns the process of peacemaking, and finally, effective mediation. you need a third party who ising will not just to apply honey and incentives, but also to apply vinegar and disincentives. and flankly, we have not had an american administration who, in my judgment, who have the will and the skill to serve as an effective mediator, even assuming that you have israelis and palestinians who are prepared to buy into it. >> aaron david miller, thank you so much for the conversation tonight. appreciate it very much. >> always a pleasure. thank you. >> it has been 36 years since iranian students stormed the
7:26 pm
embassy in tehran. thousands held rallies, marking the anniversary with demonstrations and setting fire to the u.s. flag. distrust still runs deep, despite the signing of the nuclear deal in july. 52 americans were taken hostage in 1979, after washington refused to hand back the shah for the trial in tehran. fighting in syria, and why they're sceptical that it can work. plus a new era in canadian politics. the change that will come with the second trudeau government.
7:27 pm
7:28 pm
7:29 pm
>> a new university of chicago report says that the majority of black millennials, either harassed or harmed by the police or know someone who has. 55% of black millennials answered yes to the question, compared to only one-third of white mill enians and latinas. it comes after a decade of surveys and statistics. so dante, what is that study suggest to you about where we are with racial discrimination in this country? >> um, it says that democracy has failed. it says that if we look even in the context of the study
7:30 pm
itself, even deeper, we have seen that this country has been founded on the bedrock -- so we see specifically, how over 54% of black youth know someone that has experienced police violence, and it says a lot. members in our organization and in chapters across the country can connect to this reality. i can connect to this reality. >> so it's not surprising to you. >> i've also experienced police violence as well. and this is not just an out-of-ordinary coincidence. so what the study says, we need to seek and demand political leadership, and racial justice, and black people, particularly black unique, have always been politically engaged but the institutions and the organizations have never been
7:31 pm
suited for black political engage many. and black thought in that way. so actually coming up next monday, we're having the largest ever mass civil disobedience movement to demand political leadership around racial justice, and climate justice, and also immigrant justice. >> so you want the leadership to come from the millennials? from older people that are already in positions? where do you want the leadership to come from? >> we're wanting this leadership to come from all parts of the political system, right? we're saying that the political system has failed us. and what we have seen through previous improvement, from occupy wall street to black lives, and dreamers, that leadership continues to fail. so we're offering a referendum essentially, and if they're not going to take our movement, our agend in consideration, we're
7:32 pm
going to demand and show leadership on our own. we want a divestment from fossil fuels, and from police in prisons, and we want reinvestment in safety. and jobs and healthcare and housing. >> that's a broad agenda. >> but this is about thriving and surviving in strong communities. >> i agree that they can't all be connected. but coming back to the police issue for a moment. there's another study that i found interesting. 71%, that's a clear majority of black millennials. and the survey said that they do believe that the police in the neighborhood were there to protect them. 71%, and do you believe that's something to build upon? >> in comparison to what? what is the alternative? that's the question. there has been and we need to really think about who has the right to feel and be safe in this country?
7:33 pm
there's a monopoly about who has the right to be safe. where black youth in particular, along with other communities of color, are targets of surveillance, and policing. where bill bratton argues, and even just the way that hate crimes are dealt with. when a hate crime, and other communities of color, held accountable, it's not there. so the fundamental question is, who has the right to feel safe in this country? it's often [ audio difficulties ] >> do you think that your white counterparts, white millennials, the survey like this. because the numbers are obviously a lot lower for the white millennials than the black millennials. and do you find that they're
7:34 pm
empathetic to what you're describing? >> part of the reason that i can articulate as a black milneial. i have to walk down the streets every day, and not feel safe, no matter where i'm coming from or going, and that's a privilege that my white counterparts have. they can walk down any street generally and peel proked. but black people don't feel safe anywhere we go. with who? we have to -- the first reaction we need to think about, how to rebuild power within our own communities, in order to deal with our own struggles and the things that are causing us harm. and how do we respond to harm? that's what fundamentally this is what it's about. [ audio difficulties ]
7:35 pm
what the police are receiving and mutt more resources into what actually work, and the resources and the institution that's keep us safe. like having a good job, and like having a house. whenever i'm in conversations, i always and people, close your eyes and what makes you feel safe? and when i ask them to raise their hands, their homes, their families or job, or vacation on the beach. so we created this idea that police make us feel safe in this country. >> dante, the millennium organization. >> forbes magazine has declared vladimir putin the world's most powerful person for the third year in a row. and while russia remains in severe recession, putin's
7:36 pm
approval rating remains at an all-time high this year, 80%. angela merkel was second, and barack obama came in third. peace talks regarding the syrian civil war, but after the u.n.'s envoy today, russia's prime minister, sergei lavrov said that they need to agree which groups belong in the talks. >> reporter: on state television in syria, president assad's soldiers were celebrating. they apparently regained control into a valuable route into aleppo, push being back isil soldiers, and meanwhile, in moscow, more clarity where russia would like the diplomacy do go from here. >> we need to agree on two lists.
7:37 pm
the first list, the terrorists organizations, which last name be covered by a ceasefire, which we hope to free on at some point. and the second, the opposition groups, to negotiate with the government on the u.n.. >> the russians want to hold a meeting next week between the syrian government and the operation. i met the leader of the syrian national coalition, which is backed by the west, several arab countries and turkey. he said that he knew nothing about a meeting in moscow and sounded doubtful of what it could achieve. >> in order to relaunch the political process with russia, and with other sides, they have to end their occupation of syria, and stop killing the innocent people in syria, and commit to the geneva convention. >> there's no dialogue or be contact between you and the rugs? >> the only communication with the russians is fighting
7:38 pm
against them and in order to degrade our country. >> vienna said that the most important outsider powers involved in the syrian conflict, so is the syrian national coalition confident that the backers still support its demand that president assad should step down? >> all of our lives are having the same position. they do not change their position. >> you're sure about that? >> i'm sure about that, we're talking with our allies, and here with turkey and french, and the uk and the united states, they are very clear, their position is very clear that assad has to step down, and he has no role in the future here. >> back in syria, more bloodshed. this was du dumas, attacked by president assad's forces. 12 killed and dozens injured. the suffering grows ever worse, and yet big diplomatic
7:39 pm
obstacles remain. >> canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, was sworn in today, along with his historic new cabinet. he reported an ethically diverse team of ministers, and an equal number of men and women. there's a sense of optimism about the new administration. reporting from ottawa. >> it looks and sounds like a solemn state occasion, but the swearing in of justin trudeau as canada's prime minister was also a celebration. he arrived on foot with his wife and fellow ministers to cheering crowds, watching history being made on a warm autumn day. he's the only canadian prime minister, whose father, pierre trudeau, had the same job, bringing the country's first real constitution, as the first son paid tribute. >> obviously, i think of my
7:40 pm
father and how pleased he must be that canada so firmly came together around an ambitious vision for the country that we presented. >> asked why he appointed a cabinet that's 50% women. >> because it's 2015. [ cheers ] >> each the local candidate's parliament is different now. it's much more diverse. there were 20 canadian m performs, the most ever, and ten seats, again a first, and two-thirds of members were elected for the first time. it's all with expectations that thinks will change quickly. that may prove difficult. >> i spoke with president obama. >>s for foreign policy, trudeau said that canada's fighter jets were withdraw from fighting isil in iraq and syria.
7:41 pm
and in contrast to the more aggressive international tone under stephen harper. >> canada tends to go through cycles of outward engagement and honest broker versus teenagic. and i'm not sure which is the best way for canada. but at the end of the day, it's a small country with limited resources. >> even today's swearing in was a majorrer departer from style in previous occasions. the public was watching, breaking into cheers occasionally. and the canadians voted for a real change in policy too, and they will be watching for it in the coming days and weeks ahead. aljazeera, ottawa. >> a historic meeting will take place in singapore this weekend between the presidents of china and taiwan. it's the first meeting between the leaders of those two countries since 1949.
7:42 pm
patty, why is this meeting happening? >> nobody knows for sure, richelle, and it was a huge, huge surprise, but this is a major victory for out going taiwanese president. he has been working to improve relations with beijing, and part of that includes deepening economic ties between taiwan and the mainland. this has sparked a lot of concerns in taiwan, and they are worried that the deepening economic ties may give connist beijing too much leverage over taiwan, so there's speculation that they may be trying to influence the outgoing elections in january, because right now, the pro independence party in taiwan is pushing to sweeping elections. >> what does washington make of this. >> for washington, it's tough right now, and it has had a tough balancing act with regards to taiwan since 1979.
7:43 pm
when the u.s. established diplomatic relations with taiwan. as part of that, they agreed to china's assertion that taiwan is an integral part of china, but it's a balancing act. and what china doesn't need right now, with mounting tensions in the south china sea, it's certainly not for china to vault to the top of the agenda and overshadow everything on the plait right now. just last week, a u.s. naval vessel as you well know, did a sail-by basically to challenge china's maritime claims in the south china see where they're building those artificial islands. so the best outcome, basically, there's no unilateral shift in the status quo between taiwan and china, that could escalate tensions between the two, and possibly really complicate things for washington. >> we'll have to see how all of their turns out. 1949, it has been a long time.
7:44 pm
patricia, thank you. up next, a growing health scare. more e. coli cases linked to chipotle restaurants in the west. and plus, the surveillance debate, finding the balance between security and privacy in the digital age.
7:45 pm
7:46 pm
7:47 pm
>> federal reserve chair, janet yellen, said that the u.s. could see the first interest rate increase in more than nine years. before the house financial services committee, yellen called such a move a live possibility. and the possible rate hike is based on economic reports coming out in a few weeks, including employment numbers. health officials there the pacific northwest said that more cases of e. coli are being linked to chipotle restaurants. and to deal with this, ali velshi, what is chipotle doing to investigate what caused this. >> not only am i following this because i'm a business guy, but i'm a customer too. a big chipotle customer. and quite alarming to find that it was in eight stores. they have closed 43 stores, all
7:48 pm
of their stores in washington state and oregon and only eight were linked to the outbreak, but out of an abundance of caution, they closed them out and sanitized them and working with the fda and the centers for disease control, and they're trying to find out what's going on. chipotle had contracted with a company out of durham, north carolina, which allows them to trace every box of fresh ingredients from farm to table in record time. so very shortly, they're going to be able to figure out what the culprit is. it's made by food logic in north carolina, and others use the company too. this is an improvement that's made in past outbreak. in 2008, tomatoes were found to have salmonella and people had to stop buying them. they traced it to fresh ingredients, tomatoes or
7:49 pm
various greens that chipotle uses, and it's hoped that the investigation is going to be able to target either the farm or the distribution from where e. coli made it into the food. >> yesterday, the stock was down 2 and a half percent, and that makes sense. the stock was back up and stabilizing today. but each one of these restaurants brings in 2 and a half million dollars in revenue a year on average, and they clean them all out and as soon as they do, they will be able to open them up. but chipotle is struggling, sales were up in the third quarter, compared to a year ago, the stock is down is a percent in the last month. this is the chain's third outbreak of a food-borne illness in the last months. the founder is very into the authenticity of his food. several months ago, they could
7:50 pm
not guarantee the supply chain for their pork products so they stopped serving pork for a few months until they were able to find a new supplier. they take it very seriously, but these things have an impact on your reputation as a instrument. >> what's in store tonight? >> we're talking about syria's very complicated, rebels fighting isil. and i'm looking at what message this sends to russia, because as you know, they're backing syria's government. very messy situation. >> it's messier by the day. and thanks, ali. you can watch ali velshi on "on target" here on aljazeera america. >> japan's biggest ipo as of this year, after raising nearly $12 billion in its trading debut. it's a major victory for the prime minister, who has been trying to convince the public
7:51 pm
that it causes a global economic slow down. some of the money from the ipo will be used to pay for the 2011 su2011 tsunami. >> hi, richelle, coming up at 8:00, new questions about the jet crash in egypt. and safety around the world. how do countries figure out if their region is safe? we'll talk to an aviation expert. and opinions and a new dispute over a police stop in texas, involving white officers and a black woman, all caught on video. both sides are speaking out. ruth bader ginsberg, she served on the nation's high court for 25 years, and now we're getting a glimpse outside of the supreme court as well as the bench. we'll hear from an author from a new book, the notorious rbg. and also, dieied, we'll hear
7:52 pm
her personal it zor and how she continues to break barriers, all of those in nine minutes. >> britain now has more power to monitor potential suspects using the internet and social media. >> it's one of the government's most controversial proposals. a plan that says it will keep the public safe. but it's raised concerns about where protecting the public ends and spying begins. >> the task of law enforcement and security intelligence agencies has become vastly more demanding in this digital age, and it's right that those charged with protecting us should have the powers to do so. but it's the role of government and parliament to make sure that there are limits to those powers. >> that includes measures
7:53 pm
requiring internet phones to keep social media use ang for 12 months to be used as potential evidence in court. the ability to intercept the evidence in text and picture messages. police and security services should be able to see what websites people have visited, but not individual web pages. currently seeking government ministers have power to authorize spying on regs, under the new bill, a special judge would be able to overse overseeo make sure that the government is operating within the law. two years ago, whistle blower, edward snowden, used techniques used by the world government to monitor internet. demands of greater scrutiny for intelligence agencies. the home secretary said that the bill will stop so-called terrorists and serious
7:54 pm
criminals from communicating beyond the reach of british intelligence and the please, but critics say that it sets a dangerous precedence. >> it's recording what every says on the internet. and if i said that the police are requiring everyone to write down every book they read. and what newspapers, but not which page they read or who they talked to, you would think that was a police state. >> the government has gone through a serious of failed attempts to push through powers, but even with the latest concessions, public safety won't come at the expense of professional courtesy. >> coming up, the impact of climate change. >> i'm jake ward in california, where scientists are trying to determine whether shelled animals can survive in the oceans of the future.
7:55 pm
7:56 pm
>> climate change is threatening the shellfish
7:57 pm
industry. especially oysters, the ocean's most sensitive creatures. scientists are trying to save them from exing tink, and now we go correspondent, jacob ward. >> a lot of things contribute to what is a good oyster. >> the ocean is changing, and the oysters, especially the babies, are changing with it. >> reporter: what we have been able to determine, the seed has been stressed -- the sea has been stressed by the conditions in the near shore, and they're having a much more difficult time growing their shell >> reporter: sawyer's company used to put out 5 million oysters a year, but now he's calling in help. >> it's complex. and that won't take you by surprise >> reporter: as the ocean soaks up carbon from our tailpipes and smokestacks, they are studying oysters, a crucial part of the food chain that can survive an ocean more acidic
7:58 pm
can less oxygen. >> it's unprecedented, more than any other change in our history, so it's an open question of whether organizenisms can adapt fast enough. >> but this is not a commercial question, it's not about it you or i get to eat oysters at a bar in the future. whether abalones or clams or oysters have a future in the oceans at all. >> so this part of the range, we figure this is a proxy for the future environment. >> reporter: andrew whitehead's lab is collecting abalone that have adapted to a naturally low acidic environment. the question is whether the big sea snails have evolved to survive, and whether other animals can do the seam. >> these are three, four-year-old abalone, the largest in the world. and they grow to tremendous size, and they're both very eek
7:59 pm
logic al species, and they are a proxy for other species. >> reporter: in order to survive, they have to evolve enough for a genetic trait to emerge. are abalone prolific enough? how many babies do they have? >> a single female can generate hundreds of eggs, so to run that gauntlet of development in the future development, those are the most likely to be the seeds of future generations. >> reporter: terry sawyer hopes that this science can future proof it. >> if we can maintain it, that's the goal, so if we're having problems even getting the seed in the first place, that's where it all starts. > >> reporter: this year has been pretty good, sawyer says, but he worries about next year and the year after that, and whether his oysters can change
8:00 pm
as fast as the ocean will. jacob ward, aljazeera, california. >> i'm richelle carey and thank you for watching. the news continues now with john seigenthaler. a bomb might have brought down the airliner. the brich governmen british govd ireland suspend all flights to sharm el sheikh. lisa stark has more. >> according to the associated press there have been communications that were sprept