>> good evening, everyone, welcome to al jazeera. >> this is very early stage. we're obviously going to discuss this with the russians. we're obviously going to study it. >> a plan for peace. russia gives the u.s. it's first look of a plan to take control of syria's chemical weapons as talks are about to begin a. >> i'm very skeptical, but i'm willing to give it a chance to succeed. >> senator mccain's searches about a proposed diplomatic solution for syria. remembering '9 a 9/11 as the tof
lights shine brightly over manhattan. >> tonight we begin with syria and a diplomatic solution. the international security council are coming up with plans to strip syria of its chemical weapons. but what if syria does not comply? al jazeera's diplomatic edit hear more. >> the negotiations here at the y. and at missions at the u.n. agree that everyone wants syria to hand over their chemical weapons, but there are different ways to achieve that. the russians have shared that with their american
counterparts. the french are also come up with their plan. they shared that with the u.s. also the u.k. we understand. they've been working on that draft ever since al jazeera obtained a copy of it. we understand there is now a second draft that is being shown to members of what is called the permanent five. those are the five members of the u.s. security couple that can veto. they are the u.k. the u.s. and france on one side of the argument, and then russia and china. >> before the u.n. can pass a resolution, the u.s. and its allies must find common grounds with russia. talks begin with russia and china. >> in europe and the united states, prescriptions for military action against syria are on hold but not off the table. senior members gather to discuss
the latest developments, and france's president françois hollande had this too-to-say., . russia objects to wording that includes a threat of military action if syria does not comply. here in geneva there will be a diplomatic showdown between russia and the united states over this question, the issue of threat forced if a plan to put syria's chemical weapons out of play doesn't work. but the united states may not be able to afford to back down or risk as some fear a plan which is essentially unenforceable. that said, president obama is keen to avoid the use of force all together in achieving the key goal of taking syria's
chemical weapons out of the battlefield. >> the assad regime must keep its commitments. russia is one of assad's strongest allies. >> another important member china has welcomed the russian initiative. >> russia has already made a proposal to resolve the syrian chemical weapon issue, and this has created an important opportunity to defuse the present situation and reduce concerns about the chemical weapons issue. we hope that all sides can seize this opportunity and resolve this issue by political and diplomatic means.
>> the latest developments if they can be taken seriously, show they have stepped back from the inconsiderate and mistaken action they've taken the last few weeks. we hope this isn't serious. >> what happens in geneva may determine whether a diplomatic course does succeed. but the obstacles are a means to do it. >> and as we mentioned france has come up with a draft resolution to put chemical weapons under u.n. control. france demands that those responsible are judged by the international criminal court, and it threatens the use of military force if syria does not come apply. this has all been rejected by russia. let's go to the u.s. ambassador
to nato and professor ambassad ambassador, good to see you. thank you for joining us. >> thanks very much. >> so what does john kerry have to do to make this happen? >> well, john, i think secretary kerry has a very difficult job in geneva. the u.s. i think is right to seek a diplomatic solution, but the solution is going to be viewed differently in moscow than washington. the u.s. needs to see that president al-assad is going to hand over his weapons stocks in a very short time frame. two organizations associated with the hague-based organization. and president obama has been saying that the u.s. will retain the right to use force should syria not comply with this plan. presidenpresident putin said one
other hand he had not allow force and chapter 7. the united states have a right to use that force. i think these are going to be very key areas of negotiation. >> so are these items non-negotiable on both sides? >> well, it remains seen. president putin said he would not support any use of force by the united states or france under an u.n. resolution. president obama said and he's colleagues have said the reverse. this is what diplomacy is about. if they can be taken out of syria and taken away from control, and find a way for france to identif have the use t
of force. the u.s. and france will have to retain that pressure no matter what the security council resolution said. >> ambassador, how long do negotiates like this take? >> it could take a while because things are simple when the united states and russia agree and things are not simple when they don't. and there isn't a simple agreement. i think president obama did something in his speech. he didn't lay down any specific items for the resolution. he's trying to leave flexibility for himself and secretary kerry for greater diplomacy. a larger configuration of countries that would including turkey, saudi iran, would be brought in not on the issue of a chemical weapon but on another issues. can th they give more support to
the syrian people who are suffering with 6 million refugees outside of the country. if you can create that common base action it might make this much eastier from all parts. >> we hear from that they're bringing in inspectors from th geneva, why. >> how difficult will it to be put hundreds of weapons inspectors in the middle of a civil war. so part of the question for both russia and the united states is how would you organize inspections, who would carry it out, which organizations would have responsibility, and under what authority? u.n. security couple at a
minimum would want to condemn the use of chemical weapons by president assad's government, and want to authorize an inspection team to go into syria to identify those weapons and take them away from the syrian government. i think the u.s. government can agree on that. what they cannot agree on is whether a resolution should be binding and compel all those to adhere to it. >> the use of force, do the united states need to keep that on the table in order to force this to happen or not? >> i think it does on a practical basis. the syrian government is a cynical government. it's an untrustworthy government. it has not told the trust for decdecades until yesterday when they said they had the weapons. you have got to assume that they
will not do the right thing voluntarily. unless they feel pressure from france and other countries. the u.s. and france will assert it independently the threat of for the state. u.s. doesn't wanstate--the thref force. the u.s. does not want to use this force. >> ambassador nicholas burns. thank you for sharing your expertise, we appreciate it. even as the obama administration considers it's next move, americans remember the horrible events that happened 12 years ago on 9/11. >> since the president's primetime speech it has been the calm after the storm. it has been a day in washington and elsewhere, even a quiet hush has fallen all over the capital. [♪ singing ] you. >> were pennsylvania to the pentagon today the nation paused
as it has every september 11th for the last 12 years to remember. in new york the names of the fallen were read. one young woman had a plea for the president. >> my uncle, i was only three when you were taken from us, and we love you and miss you very much. president obama, please do not bring us to another war. >> syria seemed to be on the president's mind as well as he remembered the 125 who perished that day at the pentagon. >> let us have the wisdom to know that force may at times be necessary, force is not what we seek. >> president obama asked again for authorization to strike syria, but he also wants to pursue the diplomatic opportunities provided by russia.
>> the russians who were "v" been supplyinsupplies the weapow take them. that's impossible. we're willing to give it a chance but not a long chance. >> if syria agrees to give up its arms, how will they show that they're all accounted for. >> how would you go in, how would you destroy? >> the white house is weary of stalling. but they will go in and see if the proposal will work. >> we've seen more cooperation and more activity on this matter from the russians than we've seen in the last few days than we've soon in the last few years. >> john? >> mike viqueira at the white house, thank you. now ray kelly was named new york
city's police commissioner shortly after 9/11, and he told us today the city remains a target for terrorists around the world. we're seeping a close eye on the situation in syria. >> we're sensitive to thattation. to help better protect the people of the city at times, and there is an ongoing threat to new york. it comes from a variety of sources, but new york is at risk. why is it at risk? because it's a communications capitol. it's a financial capitol. we've had two major attacks in new york city that exceeded. and that's hour operating sumps that people thought w they would
come here and kill new yorkers. >> we have to look over the horizon and over the whole world and see if aims are aimed at us. that is a responsibility of the federal government. we rely on the government t. they keep their ear to the grouped, but we're concerned about those organizations mentioned. now al-qaeda in iraq. and we have al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula in yemen. so these are areas where al-qaeda movement is strong. it's per meanting. and we have to be concerned about it. >> of course security in new york and across the united states has spent drastically to prevent another attack.
and ali velshi reports business is booming forecontracters. >> 12 years after that faithful day in america america's security secretarier is booming. the government spends six times what it spent in 2001 fueling the nation's security apparatus. funding accounted for more than one-half billion dollars. >> since september will will there has been growth with a change in what you can do with a technical degree. >> adding thousands of private qatars to its parole rules, their double has been place in the market specializing in security and new hardware. that has turned some portions of
thofthe capitol into security h. kevin started his own analysis company. his firm uses complex allegory rhythcomplex softwareusing algo. >> you see the presence of this particular weapon. it is 3% throughout the month of june. then all of a sudden in july, we see a jump to 7%. well, you could watch those videos all day, and you'll never see that jump. >> the video surveillance market has doubled in the past two decades, and it's not just overseas. they can identify faces and rule
out threat. >> american companies have basically been compelled to work with the defense establishment to provide critical intelligent to nsa, many times at the risk of their own best interest. >> ali velshi, al jazeera. >> one year after an attack that killed four men's in bengahzi, a car bombing went on this morning. officials say no one was killed but several were injured. no group has claimed responsibility. >> the hurricane season goes from june 91 to november 30th. so we're about halfway through the season, and we do have our first hurricane that started today. i wanted to show you that here on the wall. it's actually out here towards
the eastern part of the atlantic. there it is right there. this is umberto. we'll watch it closely to see where it goes. this is expecting to north and then over here towards the east. then the other one we're talking about is gab reyell. the big problem is this area right here, national hurricane center is watching it very carefully. we do think that it is going to be moving into the gulf of mexico, and then towards mexico. we do think that a lot of heavy rain is going to be falling. this means flooding for many people there. >> kevin, thanks. say nothing to gun control. still ahead onager on al jazeere missouri legislature's effort
>> we're keeping an eye on a developing story out of missouri today. the state house of representatives has voted to override the governor's veto on the controversial new law, a bill that would ban all federal gun laws in that state. how did the vote go, jonathan? >> well, john, it was extremely close. about as close as you can get in the house. lawmakers needed 109 streets override the governor's veto, and that was the exact amount they got. so clearly some of these lawmakers came and changed their
minds. but what we're waiting on now is to see what the senate will do. they also have to pass this with a two-thirds majority. if that happens this will now become law. the governor's veto will be overwritten. this has been a highly controversial piece of legislation effectively what it does is nullify federal gun laws in the state of missouri, and there is a section in this bill that would set up criminal penalties for fbi agents and atf agent who come in and try to impose federal gun laws. we discuss the implications. >> i'm not trying to make federal agents criminal, i want to make sure that when they come to this state one, they know the law. two, they stay in the frame of the law, and three, they don't
violate the constitutional right of missourians. that's all i'm trying to do. >> right now the senate is voting and discussing this particular legislation. this it passes it will be law and likely lawsuits will follow. several groups have said they will file lawsuits. this all despite missouri's attorney general who said if this becomes law it will be unconstitutional. >> jonathan, thank you. >> we have news on the yankees. >> yes, the yankees place derek jeter on the disabled list again. will the captain return next year? he has a player option for $9.5 million, and the yankees
are confident that he'll be ba back: and speaking of the yankees, they'll be coughing up $29 million. to put that in perspective. that $29 million is more than the entire payroll for the houston astros. and if the season ended today, they would not be in th in the . angry giant fans, you are irrelevant to me tom coughlin would not commit to starting him against the braincase broncos, u might want to talk to them about
>> the day began with bells and a moment of silence to mark the is i12th anniversary of the att. tonight in new york, the annual tribute in light shines in the sky to remember and honor more than 3,000 people who died. five permanent members of the u.n. security council met this afternoon trying to reach an agreement on syria's chemical weapons supply. a french draft resolution would give syria 15 days to clear their weapons and make them available for inspection before they're destroyed. secretary of state john kerry and russian foreign minister will meet tomorrow in geneva to talk about disarms syria. u.s. officials say they want an outline to destroy syria's chemical weapons. what happens in syria could have implications around right world.
from washington, d.c. served as ambassador to iraq and national security adviser in president george w. bush's administration. am basambassador, it's good to you. >> it's good to be here. >> give me a sense of what you expect to have happen in geneva. >> first of all there will an major debate over any of the agreement. particularly the american desire to have the recurs to force any resolution or policy moving forward. this is absolutely necessary. we wouldn't be where we are if president obama had not threatened force. the moment we take that off the table, the desire for russia or syria to talk to even potentia potentially yield their chemical weapons again will be off the table. >> that sounds like a non-starter for russia, is it a dead-end right at the beginning or what?
>> well, you often start like that. the way to pass these differences is to try to find in many cases language that such as 1991 for the first gulf war you use all necessary means or make reference to countries national security interest. president obama stressed taking care of this problem is an u.s. national security interest, and certainly the russians are not going to be able to block us from using military force or asserting the right to use military force. >> so in a short period of time should we have some sense whether or not these talks works or whether or not we'll have resolution through the u.n. security council? >> i think it will take some time because these negotiations always do, but we do not want to see this being dragged out. the most important thing is the military issue, which is that syria does not use these chemical weapons again particularly in a catastrophic way or military way that it did
in the past. president obama needs to stress that to the syrians and to the world, that these are unacceptable, and he's ready to use military force. the most important thing is that these weapons are not used again. >> the real question is if the syrians are really going to comply. how do you make a judgment about that? >> the best way to make a judgment is you issue an ultimatum. you comply or when there is evidence that you're not complying it is a new ballgame and the u.s. would strike high value targets that assad has. >> i would say in the middle of a civil war that is not an easy process for inspectors. >> well among other things we don't know what the role of the inspectors would be or if you even need inspectors. the syrian government has control over these chemical we
was. they also have control over the areas why the vast majority of these chemical weapons are located. it would be possible to consolidate them in smaller areas. it would be possible for inspectors to come in and it would be possible to have cease-fire. there are a number of things that they can put together. that is if there is a will. >> i'm asking how can you veri verify. >> you can never verify completely. probably the assad government does not know wh the whereaboutf all of their chemical weapons in the midst of war. but we have to make is clear that we'll respond militarily if they're used again. >> you sound optimistic about the possibility of the resolution. >> i'm optimistic because we were in a real fix a couple of days ago. i disagree with president obama to take this to the congress.
he was going to lose and what a predicament we were going to be under those conditions. this gives us the opportunity to put to the test assad and his russian friends. if they prove themselves to be duplicitous, and then it brings more support from the american people. we've already seen a shift of the views of the american people after the president's speech. we're back in the game. that's very important. we'll have to play very smart, and we'll have to be very flexible, but i believe we can stop the syrians from using chemical weapons, and i think we might be able to get a diplomatic resolution. >> ambassador jeffrey with us tonight. thank you for taking the time to talk with us. 12 years after the 9/11 attacks on the united states there are still service millions serving in afghanistan.
but the mission of those forces has changed over the years. >> after 9/11 the u.s. quickly focused on afghanistan. thousands of foreign forces came to push the taliban from power. because they had harbored osama bin laden and all quite. with the troops came projects on a huge scale, death and development arrived hand in hand. 12 years later a major achieves have been made. education for girls are back with schools for them around the country. women are gain angle education and entering the workforce. >> the evolution that came to afghanistan in the past 12 years was big for education. during the dark times of the taliban our children were doing nothing. there was no attention on education. in this period of 12 years we have had a significant improvement in education and the economy got better. >> the country's gdp has
increased with development. incomes have gone up for many afghans. >> life for afghans has moved on greatly since 2001 with economic and social development common across the country. but when you speak to afghans in the street they often remind us that they have paid a heavy price for that development. >> the price had been thousands of lives. afghans have been constantly caught in the fighting. n.a.t.o. drone strikes continue to kill civilians. the both recent was on saturday. locals say 16 people died including women and children. n.a.t.o. said they killed 10 taliban members and would not comment on reports of civilian deaths. walk anywhere in the capital and people want to discuss this issue. >> it is 12 years since the american military presence came here. the hopes that people had were not fulfilled. now we're witnessing a lack of security in most of afghanistan.
people are suffering every day from a lack of security. civilians are sacrificing every day. women, children, and normal civilian afghans are getting killed every day under a different name. >> for those who have survived security is their most basic and urgent need, and it has never been worst. most hearsay until they can live in safety development will mean little. >> go to the countryside. this is kabul. go and see in the countryside what is going on. you call that security? in kabul, kandahar, every day people get killed. we have army. we have the police and attorneyers themselves patrolling every day, but still every day they're taking people out of their cars under the name of got jobs and killing them. i'm just a student. my family lives in kabul province but i'm not able to go. >> foreign combat troops will be
gone next year. but the government is in turmo turmoil. corruption is rife and the taliban remains strong. people worry the ghosts of the 1990s will come back to life. >> now people are worried abou about 2014, that the foreigners are leaving and anarchy will start again. the foreigners failed to establish a government in the past 12 years. >> while the past 12 years has shaped the lives of a bega of a. it will be seen for years afghanistan. >> part of a special exhibit at the bush presidential library museum in dallas. >> we're in a classroom at the george w. bush presidential library and museum where they put on display for the first
time some artifacts from 9/11. what we're seeing is the lapel pin that president bush wore when he tored the meant gone. the flag that they flew over the office building on 9/11. there were notes from kids in elementary school in florida when the president go got word t the second plane hit the trade center. children wrote their thoughts about this. and the notes that the bushes sent to the families of the victim, and a piece of grant from the world trade center. the bushes said that it was their job to come here, study about it and pass on what they learned. al jazeera dallas. >> it's time to go to washington, d.c.
america tonight with joie chen is at the top of the hour. >> good evening, john, we'll continue to reflect on the anniversary of 9/11. we'll pause and reflect on the events that killed nearly 3,000 people is it years ago today. tonight we're going to look at a symbol with humble beginnings. it's the "star spangled banner" turns 200 years this year. a team is proudly fashioning it, stitch by stitch. we'll visit the roots of the flag in baltimore, flag. >> it was really the true national symbol that we had. we didn't have national architecture. we couldn't say we invented the english language because we didn't. so what do you have? you have this flag. >> that's america tonight, we'll have the story. the unknown facts and talk about the anthem that came about at
>> they call it the tribute in light and you can see it the in sky over manhattan tonight on the 9/11 anniversary. the lights come from the spot where the world trade center towers once stood. he was chosen to help distribute millions of dollars to the 9/11 victims families. kenneth feinberg talks to joe je
chen. he said a similar fund would not work now. >> the idea that you're going to take public taxpayer money, and compensate just these victims, bad things happen to good people every day in this country, and there's not a 9/11 victim compensation fund. there was not a katrina victim compensation fund. there wasn't a tornado or hurricane compensation fund. no, the think the funds should be viewed for what it was. a success, sound, don't ever do it again. not with public money. >> as we remember the victims of 9/11, we're joined by david, his father was on board the american airlines flight 11, the first plane to strike the world trade center. david heard the news while reporting from moscow working as
a journalist for "the boston globe." we're pleased to have him here with us tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> give your father was on that plane, you came down on the train tonight to new york. what is this day like for you? >> well, you know, it's changed over the years. you can't help feeling that your private tragedies is one of the biggest chapters of american history in our lifetime. every time you want to put that away and say i'm going to grief for my dad you're reminded by the images, the speeches and the pictures of that plane time and time again slamming into the building and blowing up. you have to remember that you don't get to have this as a private tragedy. it has to be part of the public picture. as a journalist i basically had to accustommize myself to that. >> you wrote about it in 2008. you rode down to the world trade center site. that was important for you.
tell us why? >> well, i had kind of--although i had been to the wars that came out of 9/11, i had never gone to the memorial. i had never gone to ground zero. i just didn't want to go. i didn't want to think about it. at some point we decided we needed to go and see what it was like. it's amazed how much a part of new york city, as mad as it sounds people were selling souvenir books. people were coming from ireland to come see it. i thought i had to catch up. i had to go see my father. we found a small bone that fit in a small box, that looking and searching for something that you know isn't going to be there. >> why did you go to afghanistan? why did you go to iraq? how did that relate at all in any way with the death of your father.
>> well, it was my job with "the boston globe" to cover conflicts east of moscow and west of china. it was my job. it's kind of ironic that today we're talking about vladimir putin because at the time the russian government was one of many who was sowing a lot of support for the united states. they were going to help us to get in there. they were opening the borders, and it was clear what we were going to do. we were going to go in afghanistan and oust the taliban. it was the story that everyone wanted to pitch in on and be part of. >> but a very personal story for you as you covered that war. can you distance yourself? there is no way to do that. >> the opposite happened. i got there and i realized that everybody i met lost a loved one in the war. there was a 25-year civil war that pre-dated 9/11. earn i meeveryone i met had.
some rebels showed me a wall in which they've written in graffiti their depiction of the 9/11 attacks. what they told us was that they said this means that the rest of the world knows how we feel. >> you said it embarrassed me ouch attention the 9/11 victims get. >> it was part of a bunch of other tweets. i also received notes from people who lost loved ones in violent ways not on september 11th. they were saying, you know, we understand that there is a difference here. but i'm talking about soldiers' families. i'm talking about civilians. i'm talking about accidental deaths everywhere. the difference is that this is a big day because of what it means to american history. right now in syria we're seeing the after effects of that change in world history that began with the 9/11.
>> 12 years later. what has changed? >> what has changed is right now the idea that we would interconvenient in a hot conflict in the middle east. >> syria. >> syria, for example. before 9/11 you didn't fly a plane over soviet air space, former soviet air space into afghanistan. that didn't happen. suddenly there was an ability and a will. at first a world-wide will to end this. it was a broad coalition to end the threat of the taliban as a terrorist base of al-qaeda, and in the united states they started doing that. >> some wish they would have asked more questions. >> what if that effort had been kept up from the time that taliban was in full retreat until now, what would afghanistan look like if it
hadn't been that interruption of when we went into another war. >> what do you think. >> i went back to afghanistan to catch up with the people i had met in 2001. a lot of places had been overrun by the taliban who had been forced out in 2001. >> you're say going to we had not gone into iraq and just focused on afghanistan things would be different. >> i think if we would have focused on afghanistan and taken advantage of the fact that there was peace in a lot of the country, and could you have done a lot of work that required nato to be sort of security, and the work was being done by gnos. if there hadn't been a refocusing of that effor effort, afghanistan might an safer place. >> you could see the lights in our picture tonight. this is a powerful, emotional moment when people see that picture every year. since they put up those lights.
on this anniversary so many americans feel so many emotions. can you explore a little bit more about your emotions on this day? >> i like what they did with the tower. i haven't looked at the lights. i keep having to tell myself i guess i got to go over there and look at that, too. again, when you consider that i have a' seen the picture of that thing blowing up, and i know exactly what it means for me, my family, my mother who was about to have her 44th anniversary three days later, and i've seen it hundreds of times, i'm glad i can look there and see something else. i don't have to see the whole--i really like there is a tower there, and something that focuses your attention on the future, and not the big gaping hole. you could see that's a metaphor for the way i'm starting to look at it. there's something there now. you know, i would like to think this is the beginning of the post 9/11 part of history.
it's just a question of how it's going to go. for me personally i'm now able to look at a building that is there instead of the ruin that was there before, the empty hole. >> because it was such a public tragedy, and as well as private one for you, it seems that this day is even all the more difficult, i guess. >> it's difficult because i'm also a journalist, and i'm supposed to write intelligent, thoughtful, detached things about afghanistan ten years later. i don't want to drag my emotions into it. i'm doing it here, but when i sit down at my table i'm supposed to take all that out. that's the thing that is really challenging because you know-- >> how do you do it? >> you can't, really. but on the other hand it's okay in this country because the whole country feels it. i have friends who didn't lose loved one but who were sitting in new york watching it happen. it's their trauma, too. i don't know where you were.
>> i was in new york. >> you were in new york city, it's your trauma, too. we share that. it's not like i get a special dispensation. we're sort of trying to move on. it's not easy for everyone. >> david, we appreciate you sharing your story with us tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> good to see you. [♪ music ] >> hey, in sports the yankee captain said that this season has been a nightmare. he has had injury after injury, so the yankees decided to shut him down for the rest of the season playing 17 games and batting 191. they hope his surgically repaired left ankle will be fully recovered because people are starting to whisper the "r"
word--retirement. at 41 your body does not bounce back as it once did, i know. the yankees are confident that he'll be back in pinstripes. the reputation of being a dirty player which is why he was fined $100,000. but now his attorneys are saying it's excessive. the $100,000 fine is the largest penalty ever for an on-field incident not involving a suspension. he has been fined six times in four seasons, and i releases it's time to grow up. >> it's just a fact that it is a touchdown, they had more points on the board. obviously you don't want to hurt the team, in that u instance, in that play, it did. i wanted to emphasize that to me. it's player safety.
i mean, you have to own it, respect it, and that's one of the reasons why i spoke to sullivan as we walked into halftime. he understood where i was coming from, no hard feelings. he cut me, so on, no hard feelings, and we go from there. >> when you fumble the football twice, fans are going to be angry as well as teal mates. the fantashe tweeted this. fantasy fans, you're irrelevant to me. justin tuck put things in perspective on this 12-year anniversary of 9/11. >> all new yorkers that lost loved ones, friends, like you said, they look to us for something to take their mind off of it. hopefully we'll continue to win football games, play inspired football, and give these fans
around here something to be proud of because regardless, we all know somebody that might have lost a life, or somebody who affected in some way from 9/11, and we go out there this sunday and every sunday in their memory. just hopefully to lift up a spirit. if we're able to do that, man, that's a lot bigger than contracts or probables or anything like that. >> corruption in college football. yesterday's "sports illustrated" came out with a report alleging that oklahoma state was paying their players among other things. now agents were using an alabama player as a runner to distribute money to sec players, john just comes through days before the big alabama-texas a&m game. >> ross, thank you very much. "america tonight" starts at the top of the hour, but first your
>> hello again and welcome back. this i think we're looking at quite a bit of rain. this has been going on for days. we're talking about the southwestern part of the united states. the monsoon season has kicked in, of course, this is normal for this time of year, but it's being enhanced by an old tropical system. you can see that turning going on. well, that's really helping to bring in the moisture across the region, and we're looking at quite a bit of flooding from many of these states. new mexico is expecting to see flooding as well as parts of utah. we'll keep an eye on this as we go into the next couple of days heavy rain is expected as we go forwards the weekend not only the next 24 hours but up towards the end of the week and towards colorado. it has been the temperatures that have been extremely war. new york, this time of year would normally see a high of
77 degrees. we get up to 95 degrees. when you factor in the heat index during the afternoon it was feeling more like a 107. right now new york is back down to 89. but it is now the thunderstorms because of the heating of the day that are beginning to heat up across parts of pennsylvania as well as new york. we're seeing severe weather out of this, and we have warnings across the new england states for severe thunderstorms. maine, new hampshire, vermont. tomorrow temperatures are going to be cooler. we're going to see 89 degrees, but we're going to see a big cool off as we g go through the weekend. that's a look at your national weather.
♪ >> welcome to al jazeera, here are tonight's top stories. new york and i is wrapping off day of remembering on the 12th anniversary of september 11th attacks. right now the tribute and lite is shining from near where the twin towers once stood. other ceremonies were held at the pentagon and shanksville pennsylvania. the five permanent members of the u.n. security council met to talk about a draft resolution, on overseeing and destroying syria's chemical weapons. two french proposal would give them 15 days to declare their weapons and make them available for inspection. secretary