>> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city, i'm tony harris. searching for the surviving suspect, and what we're learning about the other bombers in the brussels attacks. fighting isil, president obama says it's his number one priority. holding police accountable for officer-involved shootings. 100 days in chicago, and lost at sea for 95 years. a missing tugboat is finally
found. we're starting to get a picture of who was behind the terror attacks in brussels. the investigators have identified two of the suspects. brothers hallied and rahim, both nationals who died in the bombings. rahim is in the middle. and the man on the right is still at large. he is believed to have fled after his bomb failed to det bait across belgium. shock is giving away to grief. these are pictures of brussels tonight. and jackie is there with the latest. >> belgium police are tracking ththe man that got away. a series of raids uncovered explosives, departmentnators and nails. the last known image of the
three airport bombers, the man in the middle was ibrahim, a man convicted by using his dna and the man on the left, also dead, has been identified, and the man on the right survive thum. >> the third suspect, on the run, he put down a large bag and left before the explosion. his bag contained the largest explosive charge. shortly after the rival of the bomb disposal unit, this bomb blew up because of the highly explosive nature. and thankfully nobody was injured. >> he is believed to be an expert bomb maker, police were already hunting him for his alleged role in sheltering salah abdelslam.
who was arrested last week after four months on the run. his dna was found on the explosives linked to the paris and the brussels attacks. it's possible that salah abdelslam was intending to be one of the brussel's bombers himself. in which case, he would have known about the plans and the preparations for the attacks. details clearly that he did not reveal during many hours ago of police progression. there's a noticeable increase in security in the center of brussels. some of the metro station, checking bags before they enter. jackie roland, aljazeera, brussels. >> we're learning more about the people killed and injured
in the brussels attacks. hearing from relatives who remain unaccounted for. >> reporter: the dead and wounded from the brussels bombings come from all over the world. they range in age from infant children to pensioners. the first i.d. victim, she was at the airport with her husband and twin daughters. they survived. she had twins, they were in brussels airport too. they were connecting through new york to meet my sister. in the end, the attacks stopped their destiny. once they got the information early this morning, we didn't know much of what was happening with her, her body. where did the brussels state take it? >> reporter: one block away from the boston bombing in 2013, and he was in paris during the paris attacks, and
this time he didn't escape unscathed. >> when the bomb exploded, it's a miracle that he made it through as easily as he did, with lower leg injuries and minor burns. >> 16 of the casualties have been treated at the university hospital. two of the victims there are children, aged five and three. ten people are still in the icu there. even if they pull through, their lives have been irreversibly change. >> we hope that we can have all of victims survive their injuries, but they will suffer from disabilities. >> reporter: several victims remain unaccounted for, among them, new york siblings, british it consultant, david dixon hasn't been seen or heard since the attacks, and his friends and relatives are using social media to plead for any information. while their fate remains uncertain, the relatives have
the faintest glimmer of hope that they might yet be found, but they're bracing to accept the worst. >> reporter: specially trained medics and social workers have been brought in to help. >> we have a team from the hospital. and a team from the morgue and forensics, and the federal police, and they're collecting information, both from the police and if possible, also from family members here, and to see if they can then match certain data from either the families or the authorities. >> reporter: the victims now face a painful process, both physically and mentally. paul brennan, aljazeera, brussels. >> president obama spoke about the attacks while in buenos aires today duress the second leg hisatin american trip. he said that the fight against isil is his top priority. >> president obama rent to
argentina to help out a centrist, trying to end decades of debt and isolation in latin american's third largest economy, but days after the attacks, it quickly cropped up. >> my top priority is to delve isil, and to eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism that has been taking place around the world. and we see high-profile attacks in europe, but they're also killing muslims throughout the middle east. people who are innocent, people who are guilty only of worshiping islam in a different way than this organization. >> reporter: obama said fighting isil was his number one priority and with that, the military and diplomatic services around the world. >> they are poisoning the minds
of young people everywhere, not just in europe, and the united states, but undoubtedly in argentina. >> the president was asked about remarks made about muslims in america, on the republican ticket, donald trump and ted cruz. trump has called for a ban on muslims entering the uggs, and cruz, surveilling neighborhoods where muslims are present. >> part of the reason we have not seen more attacks in the united states, we have an extraordinarily successful, patriotic, integrated muslim american community. any approach that would single them out or target them for discrimination is not only wrong, and un-american, but it also would be counter-productive, because it would reduce the strength, the antibiotics that we have to respect terrorism. >> reporter: even as we're
systematic and ruthless in going after them, he said it's important for us not to respond with fear. secretary of state john kerry will travel to belgium on friday and meet with the union officials. aljazeera, washington. >> back in the united states, the presidential candidates are celebrating wins, all except for john kasich. donald trump extended his lead with arizona and ted cruz won utah, increasing his delegate total. and john kasich came away empty-handed but holds on to 143. hillary clinton racked up a double-digit win in arizona, raising her pledge to 1,214. bernie sanders took utah and idaho, bringing his total to 911. more than 300 behind clinton. aljazeera's david schuster has more. >> reporter: hours after
another splint decision, texas senator, ted cruz, went on television wednesday morning and declared victory. >> we're seeing republicans communicating behind our campaign. >> reporter: cruz appeared on six different shows in two hours. he downplayed a double-digit loss to donald trump in arizona and highlighted his landslide caucus win in utah. >> donald is unhappy that he got clobbered last night in utah. not each close, utah is now the tenth state where we have beaten donald trump. >> reporter: florida governor, jeb bush, under scored cruz's competitiveness on wednesday with an endorsement, demonstrating his ability to appeal to voters and win primary contests. said that we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity that donald trump has brought into the political arena. >> what we're seeing, republicans uniting by this, the only campaign that has
beaten donald trump over and over and will beat donald trump. >> trump has repeatedly called jeb bush and mitt romney, who also endorsed ted cruz this week, losers, and the effort to help might be too late. despite the split, trump still has a decent chance to reach the nomination delegates before the summer convention. trump can get there by maintaining his usual numbers in these states, and by grabbing victories in some of these contests that are winner take all. in the democratic race, the delegate math remains daunting for vermont senator, bernie sanders, in his nomination fight against hillary clinton. but you wouldn't know it, listening to sander's news conference on sunday. >> we have more delegates than her, and we had a pretty good
week, won three out of four contests. >> it is true, despite a double-digit loss to clinton in tuesday's arizona primary, sanders had a net delegate gain, thanks to hisominating victories in utah and idaho. and two days ago, sanders won overseas, 69% to 31. but to close hillary clinton's pledge delegate lead, cammedders needs to win the remaining contests and pledge delegates by a ratio of 54% to 42. focused on her foreign policy was donald trump. >> if mr. trump gets his way, it will be like christmas in the kremlin. it will make the world less safe and more dangerous. >> reporter: a direct clash between clinton and trump remains on hold. democrat, bernie sanders and
republican, ted cruz, are still winning nomination contests and the delegates they need to keep their campaigns going. david schuster, aljazeera. >> the state is often ignored, and there are two reasons for that. the june primary is late in the season and it's widely assumed that the state will vote democratic, but presidential candidate, bernie sanders, said nothing should be taken for granted. >> i don't understand how you can be a national party unless you're involved in all 50 states. democracy is what it's about. and you don't write off california, and vermont because these are normally progressive states. >> while no one is ignoring california this year. jennifer london reports. >> you have to go through trump. >> this is the new norm. >> i will not take the low road >> reporter: on the
nomination, the date to circle. june 7th. the last time that the voting will matter. and the state with the most to offer may surprise you. here's a hint. you guessed it. california. the country's most populous state may be rich in delegates, offering 172 this year, but it has long been ignored by candidates who concentrate on early primary states. but that was then, and this is now. >> we are the big enchilada when it comes to delegates. >> sherry jesse is a political analyst and a professor at the university of southern california. >> this year, it looks as though we could be critical at least for the republican nomination, and perhaps in terms of delegate totals, to the democratic nomination. >> which means that candidates will have to start paying attention to california. >> there's going to have to be a ground game now, a
significant, real ground game on both sides, and my sense is, we'll see more of the candidates than we have seen in a long time. >> and if you believe john kasich's ohio victory speech, he has already set his sights on the golden state. >> i'm getting ready to rent a covered wagon and have the wind blow us over the rocky mountains to california. >> ted cruz is said to be the most organized canceled date in california. donald trump's relationship in the state is a little trickier. >> we know hollywood has been a big fan for donald trump. and he has been good for business, and his star shines bright on the walk of fame. but will star power translate into blue for the pacific ocean? >> reporter: even in original county, one of the political strongholds, in 2013, the gop
registration fell below 40% for the first time. phil mezza, a registered republican is excited. every vote matters h. no matter how big or small the voting block, and this year, republicans are happy that their vote will finally count. >> i think it's a big deal. i think that the majority of the people need to look at the primary and the gop. and i think that trump is a frontrunner, and everybody needs to lean toward trump, and i'm looking forward to it. my vote is finally going to count this time. >> california can no longer be written off in the electorate. they're not siding with the establishment like they typically have. and voter behaviors are changing, and that's creating a much more competitive presidential cycle. and i think this election will set the stage for future presidential elections, that if you want to be a contender, you better have a strategy in california. >> reporter: the state that's
>> prosecutors say that they last name not -- he shot a man in a dark stairway in 2014 and he was convicted of manslaughter and the d.a. said a prison sentence is not necessary since he has already been fired from the force. 400 plus cases in the agency, has twice found that officers violated the policy. taking steps in restoring the public's trust. >> 100 days after taking after chicago's embattled police review authority, they
announced the plan to take a second look at the closed cases of officer-involved shootings. >> that's why in the first 100 days i put in place an action plan that i believe has the potential to restore confidence in this agency's ability to hold officers responsible for their conduct. >> had we want freedom! >> reporter: chicagoans are in outrage after the release of a dash cam video showing a white police officer shiring 16 shots, killing laquan mcdonald. it was held for over a year. >> we know that the trust for our public safety has been eroded and trust is at an all-time low. >> reporter: activists say that police are protected instead of being accountable. >> do i have faith in it? no, but just being pash of it,
and knowing how it works, and how this department works, i don't have faith in it. >> four years ago this week, martinez's brother, boyd, was fatally shot by a com. the jira equipped dante, even though they found his actions to be beyond reckless. >> it's a slap in the face to people everywhere. it's as though justice doesn't exist. what is justice >> reporter: the newly announced reforms will not reopen old cases, but will see if policies were respected in cases like boiled's and mcdonald's, to regain public confidence. and as for the audit, initially, the agency said that it will look at 20-40 cases, and they expect the review in six months. aljazeera, chicago. >> a final report by investigators today finds the
state of michigan is fundamentally responsible for the flint water crisis. rick snyder, failures and delays, from the governor to the federal e 3. a. flint switched its drinking water, allowing lead to leach from old pipes into the water lines of the city. they are taking steps to deal with heroin epidemic coming to kentucky. city commissioners supported measures for a needle exchange program. and the new hampshire house passed to take back dirty needles. they are going even further in ithaca, new york, the mayor there has a radical plan for state sponsored heroin centers. >> you want to sponsor a facility to supervise addicts injecting an illegal substance into their bodies? >> yes, it sounds backwards.
and it sounds like you're encouraging drug use. >> sevante, new york's two-term mayor is accustom told the spotlight. when he was first elected, he was one of the youngest mayors in america. now in his second term, he overcame political opposition for a pedestrian mall to revitalize the downtown area in his small city. >> crime is very low. >> but this proposal may be his biggest challenge y. a supervised injection center for heroin addicts. >> is it possible that these types of injection facilities might bring more people to addix who wouldn't try it otherwise, because i can do this legally? >> no, here's why.
if the fear of breaking the law were strong enough to stop people from using drugs, we wouldn't have a drug problem. it's the most draconian in 40 years. >> the idea of the supervise the injection center came from vancouver, canada. since 2023, they believe that the deaths from overdenses declined by 35%. >> i've had problems lately. >> reporter: kevin thompson is a heroin addict who receives drugs three times a day at the clinic. >> getting free heroin. it's either that, or i smash in your car, or hurting you or somethingaand that's when you bottom out. >> but can this system working in ithaca? at a news conference unveiling the plan, his goal is to save lives. >> why would you save the life of somebody who is overdosing? i'll tell you why.
because that person has family. has friends, and potential. >> reporter: and that point for miric is personal. >> i spent the first six months of life at a homeless shelter >> reporter: as a child, he watched his own father face drug addiction as his mother raised four children with parents. >> i saw addiction when i was five years old. >> but his own police department does not share his enthusiasm because of a fundamental conflict. >> we took an oath when we took this position to uphold the laws, and until the law is changed, we're going to arrest people in possession oferoin >> reporter: some specialists are sceptical, angela is the ahead of the drug center in the county. >> it's okay to use drugs? > >> i think that the perception
of harm related to heroin would go down if there were safe injection sites. >> this woman, who requested anonymity. >> that act is such a secretive act, i'm wondering if people that use are going to be willing to out themselves. >> reporter: but she supports the idea of injection centers. >> my concern is about a safe injection site is if a, it's currently legal under our regulations, and b, it has the potential to provide a mixed message to young people in the community. >> reporter: and in addition to saving likes, miric also hopes to put taxpayer dollars away from prison. >> we know that it works. works only because we send people back to prison, but we have not reduced the rate of drug use at all.
the attacks, and today, president obama was asked about the possibility of isil striking again. >> this is my number one priority. i've got a lot of things on my play. but my top priority is to defeat isil. and to eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism taking place around the world. >> president obama spoke about isil while in buenos aires. >> reporter: many here are saying that the meeting of barack obama in argentina is the first one since 2025, and that's when president george w. bush visited this country during the summit of the america's. there were massive protests at the time. and hugo chavez was fighting against what he called the imperialism.
things have changed in latin america, and argentina is welcoming the presidents from europe and the united states back. it is also open for business. as many have said in this administration, they discussed cooperation between both countries, in commerce and drug trafficking and terrorism. and both presidents condemned the attacks in brussels. the united states is going to fight the islamic state wherever it is. >> reporter: more now on the fight against isil. my colleague, antonio mora, spoke at the london school of economics and political science. his most recent book is called "isis, the two began," talking about isil's tactics, and the civilizations. >> it's religious
totalitarianism, it does not accept the ooh isis is a hyper sunni organization, any sunni, believer, who does not accept, does not believe in its totalitarian ideology will be killed. they don't discriminate between the minorities, the chrisans, the sunnis, anyone who does not accept its absolutist, narcissistic ideology will be killed. and this tells that you there's no future for isis. they want to impose it on the 21st century, and impose it on the present. 14 centuries of islamic interpretation and reinterpretation out of the windows. they toss it out of the window.
and they go back to 7th century arabia. well, the world has been transformed. the world has changed. muslim societies have evolved. 99% of muslims live in the 21st century, so what they use, they basically use limited narrow, severe, harsh interpretations of the scripture. >> right, because you say in that region, there was a vacuum of ideas. a revolution of ideas to defeat this group in the long-term. the question and, is there any hope for that kind of revolution? >> not in the short-term. i mean, you're absolutely correct. isis is not only a symptom of the breakdown of institutions, but it's good a cavern us void, a institutional void, a government void. the world has failed to offer
people, particularly young people, the kind of hope. you have a crisis of confidence, you have lack of opportunities. >> antonio mora's interview with the professor at the school of london economics. john kerry arrived in geneva for peace talks on syria. they have the u.n. has given documents that they have taken home to review. and jame james bays has more. >> one of the most senior officials in the european union after a meeting with the syrian government delegation. there were no pictures of the meeting between federico and al jaffari, but he was aware of the pr afterwards. headed to the united nations for a meeting with special
envoy. she made it clear she had met both sides in geneva, and there was no change to eu policy. >> why did you decide to choose this moment to reward the regime with such a high-profile meeting. >> our support for the opposition has not only been in place for the last five years, but it's going to be there for the future. and this is something that we discussed. what i said today, with the european union, to actively support the work of the united nations in bringing the negotiations forward. >> reporter: despite high representative markingerini's firm position that that is not a change in the u.n. policy, speaking to diplomats from a number of countries, they were
surprised that she held this meeting. because there's only supposed to be one in this process. jaffrey said that he will be returning to damascus. after almost two weeks, he has not started to discuss the issue. james bays, aljazeera, the united nations in geneva. >> meanwhile, making their way to europe, doctors without borders and other agencies say that they last name be part of mandatory detention centers for refugees in greece. they have been a welcome sight. whether they meet the boats or welcome the people traveling on
foot. >> under the new provisions, these so-called hot spots have new become detention facilities, so accordingly, in line on the policy of opposing mandatory detention, we have suspended some of our activities at all of the closed centers opt island. >> the deal between the eu and turkey, which is meant to stop the flow of refugees through europe is being prematurely implemented and without the safeguards. under the plan, refugees can apply for asylum, but they are confined to the camps until properly assessed. people are being held against their will on greek islands, and no longer will they transport them to those camps. they will continue some services, including camps for refugees traumatized on their journey. >> it has a mandate to
transport refugees, but not to detain them. they're not going to be involved in processing, phil tating mass deportations. it's there to protect them and see that they get proper information, and they will continue to do those things. >> reporter: greece has begun sending thousands of refugees back to turkey. but more still come. when they land, the u.n. won't be there to greet them. >> went affordable care act, catholic bishops are challenging a requirement that they must provide free coverage, and they say that it violates a law protecting religious freedom. >> reporter: tony, the eight justices seem sharpy divided in this case. the issue is whether the government has gone far enough in accommodating religious groups who object to the
contraceptive mandate. it's an unusual sight. nuns demonstrating in front of the high court. but the little sisters of the poor and other religious communities say that they cannot in good faith follow the mandate for contraceptive care in the affordable care act. >> the government is requiring us to make changes in our religious healthcare plans to include service that's really violate our religious beliefs. >> under the federal law, the government does have to accommodate religious beliefs, and it says that it has done just that. faith based groups, if they opt out of the coverage, the government steps n. requiring the insurance company to provide birth control free of charge. attorneys say that it's not good enough. that the government is hijacking the insurance plan and making the nuns complicent. the attorney said my nuns would
love to be a conscientious objector, but the government says that they have to be a conscientious collaborator. the conservative justices agree. chief justice, john roberts says they have used the term hijacking, and that seems to me an active description of what the government wants to do. but the u.n. slitter general said that the opt out provision is a sensible balance. justice ruth bader ginsberg, there has to be an accommodation and that's what the government tried to do. stephen breyer, sometimes when a person is not a hermit or a monk in society, he has to accept all kinds of things that are just terrible for him. some ridges groups support the government. and the accommodations already in place. >> in this case, they are
taking the bridge too far. the government has provided a very careful system of exing exceptions. >> as is often the case, the swing vote is likely to be justice anthony kennedy, and he seemed to side with his fellow conservatives, which will result in a i. >> the bottom line, we will not agree with this mandate. but based on what we heard, it's going to be a split 4-4 decision. >> a 4-4 vote is essentially a loss for the little sisters. it will set no national precedent. and most of the lower courts will rule against their position. in time, it leaves the lower court rulings intact, and it will create a pack of laws, where women in some states will find it easier to get the free contraceptive coverage more than others. >> we don't know how much was done to native american sites or artifacts during the armed take over of federal officers
in oregon this year. but at least two people face criminal charges for damaging sacred grounds. >> it's pretty peaceful out here. without all of the guns and everybody else, the feds. >> jarvis kennedy, a member of the burns paiute tribe, shows us one of the trenches allegedly dug by the occupiers for trash and human waste. >> i came out here and saw this one, and the one up on the hill, i was pissed off, you know? angry, and then after a while, i got to thinking, well, it's already done, so we have to get forward and get things settled and keep moving forward. >> reporter: the armed take over of federal officers at the remote wildlife refuge lasted 41 days. the occupiers led by am not bundy, protesting the prison sentence of two oregon cattle
ranchers, and what they called government overreach in land use policy. >> it has been left up to us to decide whether they allow these things to go on, or whether we make a stand. >> reporter: the calls for federal land to be manded back to local farmers and ranchers were not popular with the original occupants of that land. kennedy emerged as an angry tribal voice. >> go home, we don't need you to stand up for us. you're on our burial grounds, get the hell out of here. >> reporter: the takeover ended with the shooting death of a prominent group spokesman, the arrest of bundy and others, with 26 people behind bars, facing federal charges, including an archeological site considered sacred to the pie unit tribe, using excavation equipment. >> the only way i can explain it to non-natives, if i went
tooling ton cemetery and made my backhoe and made my own roads and started digging, how would people feel if i did that? >> they won't tell us if human remains have been found here, how they're processing the archeological site referred to in the most recent indictment or what that site is. >> from along time ago. >> to support workers. >> when you're out here, you don't feel alone. >> you'll find proof that the paiutes have been here for thousands of years. to jarvis kennedy, it ex sends to the horizon. every square inch of land and every artifact left behind is sacred. >> look at this.
it could be easy to get a circle or rabbit. >> reporter: members of the tribe have helped with the investigation, which kennedy says involves three new trenches that the occupiers built with heavy equipment. but he says any damage is of the past. and what's important, preserving the land for the future. >> we have to preserve this, not just for the indians, but for all humans anyway. look at this, it's pretty. >> allen schauffler, aljazeera outside of burns, oregon. >> still ahead on the program, lost at sea, a ship missing for a century is finally found.
>> the spring show storm, it's bringing winter back from colorado to michigan. blizzard conditions shut down the city of denver, closing schools and government offs. look at the whiteout conditions here. officials force to close the airport because of the storm. and kevin is here to explain it to us. >> that's right, they had 1,000 flights canceled before they closed the airport. and now the people at the airport are stuck because of no plights and they can't get back on the roads to go home. that's how bad it is in the region. and we're looking at the airport being closed indefinitely as of right now. this is the big picture with the storm, out of the rockies,
and the pacific, we're still dealing with a lot of problems here. you can see the area of circulation coming across kansas right now. there are three major problems with this particular storm. one of them being the winter area that we're talking about here with the snow two or three great lakes, as well as a fire danger to the south and the severe weather threat out here across the mississippi river area. first of all, i want to take you out here toward denver, because i want to show you the blizzard warnings in effect. 130,000 people have lost power across the region. all interstate, in and out of city have been closed because of the snow. as well as highway 80, which goes from wyoming through nebraska. 300 miles of that highway have been closed. and we're still going to be seeing more snow. you see here, we're looking at blizzard conditions and warnings in effect for eastern
colorado. and then over here toward green bay, with all of this area in between, we're talking about 3,000 miles of winter storm warnings across that area, and we have tornado watches just to the east and the south of there right now. i did mentioned fire threat across the region. we're talking about the extreme fire threat because of the very gusty winds, to 49 miles per hour, as well as the low humidities across the area. we're now looking at fires, tony, across parts of oklahoma, as well as into texas. those will continue tonight but they will get a break tomorrow. >> kevin, thank you. it has been a 95-year search for 56 navy crew members who vanished on a tugboat in 1991. closer for relatives has happened off of san francisco. >> the year was 1921.
warren g. harding was president. >> two years after world war i, the republicans have come back to power and back to normalcy. >> the roaring 20s were just starting. the teapot dome scandal led the news, and challenging the sea power. >> the unsinkable prize of war goes down. >> in march of that year, the sea going tug, conistoga left and never arrived at pearl harbish. >> the conestoga, hits the news, and lost at sea. one of the largest sea and air searches in the 20th century, up to the search of amelia earhart. close to 5,000 square miles, all the way up to midway. >> for 500 years all that was
known of the uss conestoga, it sailed through the golden gate into a storm where the winds kicked up to 40 miles per hour and the ship vanished. then in 2019, the national oceanic and atmospheric association was mapping and termed up this thermal image, which appeared to show a shipwreck. five years later, noaa investigators went back for a closer look. >> so it was, when we looked at the target, it immediately seemed to be a wreck of some age, marine life, indeed speaking to the fact that it is a sanctuary. the haven for marine life. you see an emknees, and octopus down there, showing that this wreck now is a place of life, as much as it is a place of
memorial. >> turns out that the ship went down 27 miles off of the california coast in 189 feet of water. lieutenant jones, the conestoga's commanding officer, left a single daughter behind, and for her daughter, it fills a big hole in family history. >> it is so overwhelming and such a closer. the degree of definition, to see these pictures, and to see a porthole, it's so overwhelming for all of us, but it brings to closure this big miss industry we had in our family. it connects the past, 95 years ago and all of the stories we were told. >> she will slumber there now for the rest of her time as a fitting place to remember, to hold dear. the mystery has been answered. you have been found, your story
>> the gender pay gap debate is front and center once again. a prominent ceo as one of the world's most famous players made comments just as a major tournament got underway in miami. >> reporter: when it comes to the next generation of female tennis players, the university of miami prides itself on turning out some of the best new hopefuls. the hurricanes, as the team is known, put in relentless hours of practice, but a tennis official, reverb rained throughout the courts and throughout the sport. >> thank god, there's roger federer, because they carry the sport. sport. >> i was very surprised that a high ranking tennis executive would make these types of
comments. >> reporter: as a former player and associate professor of sports, she doesn't think that there's a problem with sexism in tennis, but the timing is deeply troubling. >> it has been a bad year for tennis. we have had difficult discussions about match fixing and performance enhancing drugs, and now discrimination. so i think it's another good example of why leadership is so important. >> reporter: over the years, sexism has reared it's ugly head many times in the sport of tennis, but thanks to female pioneers, it's equal. having said that, comments made in the last few days could be seen to set the sport back decades. the world's number one female player, serena williams, called the remarks offensive. it stands for the principals of equality and empowerment.
jackoovich said that he apologized, and said that his comments were taken out of comments. but making disparaging comments about female athletes, questions in sports frede. >> thank you tony. we're going to begin with the lates on the deadlattacked tacks in brussels, tonight we are learning more about the suspects and the victims. authorities believe at least four were involved, three of them at least two brothers, died. al jazeera's jacky rowland is in brussels with what we know tonight. >> reporter: elgian police are desperately tracking the one who got away. the last known image o