the election of two governors widely seen as barometers of the national political mood. republican chris christie winning new jersey in a landslide, which democrat terry mcauliffe takes swing state virginia by a nose. secretary of state john kerry calling for real compromises and strong decisions as he pushing for renewed talks between israelis and palestinians. amid the party atmosphere in new orleans, there's a big problem in the big easy, an explosion of homeless women and nowhere for them to go. and the vehicle of the future is taking flight. the sky car could make sitting in traffic a thing of the past.
good morning, and welcome to "al jazeera america." i'm stephanie cy. the 2013 election brought major surprises, but for avid political watchers and the off-year voting was a tasty appetizer for the main courses to come, next year's midterms and the race for the white house two years later. voters picked new leaders in cities and states across the country. most of the national focus was on new jersey and virginia, where governors were chosen. new jersey incumbent chris christie was re-elected in a landslide. he's viewed as a top republican challenger to hillary clinton in a potential 2016 presidential match-up. in virginia a powerful clinton ally, terry mcauliffe narrowly beat republican ken cuccinelli. virginia has been a battleground
state in the last two elections. new york city elected its first democratic mayor in more than two decades, bill de blasio. in detroit mike dugan is the city's first white mayor in 40 years. al jazeera has all the election details. >> in a race widely seen as a referendum on obamacare and the tea party, former democratic party chairman and close confidant of bill and hillary clinton terry mcauliffe is headed to the virginia statehouse. >> the truth is this election was never a choice between democrats and republicans. it was a choice about whether virginia would continue the mainstream, bipartisan tradition that served us so well over the laes decade. >> mcauliffe became the commonwealth's 77th governor, he's the first elected governor in that state to share the same party as a sitting president in more than a generation. in deat a time tea party
republican kenneth cuccinelli the state's attorney general said his razor-thin loss was a victory against president obama's affordable care act. >> tonight you sent a message to the president of the united states that you believe that virginia understands that obamacare is a failure. >> no thin margin of victory in new jersey's race for governor. incumbent republican chris christie easily cruised to victory again state senator bash ro buono. his crushing victory is widely seen as the first step of a probable presidential run in 2016. in his left-leaning state he did well with women, hispanics, african-americans and young voters, groups republicans struggle to attract. >> make no mistake. the people of this city have chosen a progressive path. >> in neighboring new york city, another landslide. this time in the form of bill
de blasio who will be the first democrat to hold the influential office since 1989. >> to maintain that greatness and to ensure that our brightest days are ahead of us, we must commit ourselves to progressive ideas that will lift us all up. >> de blasio went from relative obscurity at one time to easily defeating his opponent joe lhota. with promises to close the gap between rich and poor and the sharp opposition on the stop and frisk policy. >> thank you detroit. >> in another prominent mayoral race in detroit democrat mike dugan was the first white mayor in 40 years. dugan nafaces a difficult road ahead, running a city on the brink of bankruptcy. >> i will never forget the way you carried me in the depths of those days when i was thrown off the ballot. >> but dugan will face bigger
challenging than his difficult campaign. he'll be watched by voters but a state emergency manager during the bankruptcy proceedings. joining us from ash bury park, new jersey is al jazeera's john ter rhett. it hasn't been 24 hours and pundits say it's the first day of chris christie's presidential campaign. let's listen to some of what he had to say. >> tonight a despirited america, angry with their dysfunctional government in washington, looks to new jersey to say, is what i think happening really happening? are people really coming together? are we really working,
african-americans, hispanics, suburbanites and city dwellers, farmers and teachers? are we really all working together? let me give the answer to everyone who is watching tonight. under this government our first job is to get the job done, and as long as i'm governor, that job will always, always be finished. >> john, that certainly sounded like a national campaign speech. is it a foregone conclusion that mr. christie will run in 2016? >> reporter: it's not a foregone conclusion, but you have to conclude that here is a man seriously flirting with the idea of going to washington, d.c. why wouldn't he? he came here seeking a second term of governor of new jersey, and he won by an absolute landslide. just pushing aside his democratic opponent barbara buono, who is a career politician here in new jersey.
so many people are talking about what you saw in that speech last night as being the opening moments of christie 2016. we have to wait and see. here he is a very popular republican governor in what is largely a democratic state of new jersey. of course, his numbers are looking extraordinary. he managed to win the women's vote here against his democratic female opponent. that's worth noting. he managed to pretty much tie with her for the hispanic vote. he did very well with african-americans and youth. for goodness sake, stephanie, he woen more than 30% of the democrats in this state. now, those are all constituencies that the gop is very eager to get its hands on, and right now you have a candidate who apparently can bring those constituencies to them. will he translate that to the national stage? that's another question. >> john, staying with christie, we have a graphic that shows how
he would fare against hillary clinton in 2016 according to recent polls. he is only trailing by 4 percentage points in a national poll, but he's winning by a sizable margin in that key independent vote, 50% to 39% for hillary. >> reporter: you know, stephanie, that's the other constituency that christie brings to the grand old party if they court him to run in 2016 if he chooses to run. the biggest constituency in jersey is the independent voter, something like 47% of men and women that change their votes every time an election coming up depending on who the candidate is and how they feel at the time. chris christie delivered that constituency as well yesterday. we don't necessarily want to puncture his bubble right now, but i think we should a little bit and say he had his day in the sun yesterday. he has a long way to go before 2016, and, of course, if he does meet hillary clinton, as your poll there suggests, as the poll you were talking about suggests,
then she at the moment calling to jersey voters in the last 24 hours would win. >> of course, this is all speculation at this point. he has an uphill battle in his own state. the last time a republican carried new jersey was in 1988 when george h.w. bush defeated michael do yukakidukakis. do tuesday's results mean anything, especially if he wants to beat hillary? >> this is a very, very democratic state. the last time they sent anybody to the senate was 40 years ago from the republican party. yesterday more than 50 senior officials of the democratic party came out and backed chris christie rather than their own candidate, barbara buono. whether things have changed -- i think things have changed in jersey, because what jersey has now is a very strong governor who in that speech we played a clip from just now, he said watch me. that's how he phrased it.
just watch me do it, in other words, to fulfill all promises he made when elected four years ago. can this be translated to the national stage? we'll know the answer to that over the next three years. stephanie. >> john reporting to us live from new jersey. john, thank you. election 2013 also decided so the controversial ballot questions. washington state voters rejected a plan that would have required labeling on genetically modified foods. it would have been the first of its kind in the nation. a plan to boost the minimum hourly wage of workers at seatac airport to $15 is ahead, but all the votes haven't been counted. the final tally may not be known until late this week. in comlorado a plan to tax the sale of marijuana passed. recreational marijuana is legal in colorado. the money whim be used to build schools and help enforce the state's new marijuana law.
a proposal to secede from the state appears to be going nowhere. voters voted it down. supporters wanted to form a state called new colorado. voters in sunnyvale passed a controversial measure c. it requires gun owners to log up weapons and report stolen guns to police in 48 hours and bans ammo magazine that holds more than 40 rounds. in texas a plan to spend $2 billion on water projects won easily. it guarantees texas will have enough water for the next 50 years. in new york voters passed an expansion of casino gambling. it okays the construction of up to seven in upstate. secretary of state john kerry is in tel aviv this morning. he plans to meet with them and
breathe new life into the stalled middle east negotiations. good morning to you. what does mr. kerry hope to achieve in these talks, these separate talks, i should mention, with the leaders? >> reporter: well, firstly, stephanie, kerry just arrived here. he inaugurated a new street in jerusalem and he will visit the church of nativity in bethlehem behind me and hold a meeting with abbas in bethlehem. we believe he's here to push forward the negotiations that began at the end of the july based on an agreement between the palestinians, israelis and americans. this is a period of negotiations that would last between six to nine months. however, after 16 rounds of talks between the israelis and palestinians, there so far hasn't been a breakthrough. one palestinian official put it best when he described israel's stance in these negotiations as
the worst in 20 years. since the beginning of these talks, israel has either approved or announced tenders for building over an additional 5,000 housing units, noo ones in illegal settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem which is opened line with the palestinian palestinians. leeries why are not willing to make any concessions. they alsoed jerusalem as a unified capital of israel and they're not willing to stop settlements. i think john kerry has a very tall task, because it sounds like, from the 16 meetings that have been held already with no breakthrough, that the israelis want to maintain the status quo and call it a two-state solution. >> hard to see wiggle room there. can you explain this april deadline?
>> reporter: well, when the americans wanted to push the israelis and palestinians to enter direct talks and negotiations again, they set this deadline between six to nine months to achieve a solution for this conflict. now, a few months have passed. there's not breakthrough yet. we have read in reports that the americans propose an idea for a solution in january, so that's still a couple of months from now. for now there is no breakthrough. the talks are continuing and palestinian president abbas says he's committed to these nine months of talks. if they fail, he doesn't want to be blamed for them. >> all right. it looks like you're there live in bethlehem. thank you. a huge typhoon is heading straight for the philippines. tie feign hiyan is turning westward across the pacific with winds as high as 160 miles per hour. that's strong enough to damage buildings and uproot trees. it could reach the philippines
by friday. authorities fear that the sea surge could be several feet higher than low lying islands. nicole mitchell is here to explain ha that means. we've seen one of these already this season? >> the western pacific is the most active region for tropical weather in the entire world, so not uncommon that we would see some of these storms out there. first, we have to remember that in the united states anything in the atlantic is called a hurricane. in other parts of the world, the western pacific included, it's called a typhoon or cyclone if it hits india. there's different names. don't get confused by that. this one is a super typhoon. in the united states we know stronger hurricanes, cat gear 3, 4, 5, those are called major hurricanes. here a super typhoon would be our equivalent of the strong category 4 or category 5 storm. really, the strongest of these storms. this one is very well-defined with that eye at the end. that means you have the even
convection around the center of the storm. that's a sign of organization. so winds to 155 miles per hour right now. this is expected over the next couple of days to get possibly over 160 miles per hour. right now it's what we would consider a category 4. it will become a category 5. some of those wind gusts could go over 200 miles per hour with this. this is headed over the next couple of days straight towards the philippines. it looks like friday and continuing across and late in the weekend making a second landfall into vietnam. the big concern with this is it's a big storm welling up a lot of water, so we want to watch for landslides, mudslides as this moves along. we'll take a closer look at weather in a few minutes. thank you. while tourists party in the french quarter, a growing number of women in new orleans have nowhere to live. a closer look at what's behind the city's swelling homeless population. for more than a century, puerto rico has been a u.s.
more than 600,000 americans have no homes. public and private outreach efforts have lowered that number, but there is a troubling trend in one major city. al jazeera's robert ray reports from new orleans about the drastic rise in the number of homeless women there. >> reporter: it seems as vibrant and festive as an american city can be. new orleans, where tourists from around the world revel in the nightlife and the history. the party on the streets the big easy is hardly that for everyone. >> very tough.
you can survive in new orleans, you can probably survive anywhere. >> reporter: hidden from the visitors is a chronic homeless population. some individuals have been without a permanent place to live for decades. in the past year support groups have seen that population shifting. >> the women are more homeless than men, and so right now we're trying to provide shelter for the women. >> reporter: according to the u.s. department of housing and urban development, the number of homeless women in the city has increased over 65% in just one year. in new orleans this is known as the bridge, a place where hope gets lost, an area where homeless people flock to to set up their new home. you can see the at the particular times behind me. many of them with addictions and mental illness. it's the last stop for so many people on the streets. it's also a place where bates found herself. >> i was raped and molested as a little girl. >> reporter: suffering through a painful childhood in a housing
project, kendra has been homeless since hurricane cat katri katrina. the 39-year-old hit rock bottom under this bridge, a dangerous place, and then she found the new orleans mission. >> this is the women's facility right here. this is where we house up to about 20 women. >> reporter: sober now for over threes, she lives here, one of the small number of women the mission is able to house. though they're trying to expand -- >> up these stairs to the right and left. >> reporter: -- the new orleans mission has 14 beds for women. in all the shelters in the city there are fewer than 70 beds for single homeless women. >> this place saved my life. >> reporter: across the hall lives stacy grant, a former bore bone street dancers. she thinks she knows why there's a surge. >> there's a limited number of shelter spaces for domestic violence incidents, so women are turned out into the street with
nowhere to go. >> reporter: officials are not pointing to any specific reason for the increase in homeless women, but the police department says it receives about 11,000 domestic violence calls each year, and recently a city official called the state one of the most dangerous places to be a wife, mother or girlfriend. >> i don't stay down. >> reporter: inside the new orleans mission are women who have been able to escape violence and have a safe home. at least for a little while, kendra and stacie get a chance to start over. >> it ain't like it used to be no more. >> reporter: they hope the city can add whatever it takes to help more women not fall victim to the streets. robert ray, new orleans. >> the new orleans mission hopes to double its capacity. a drive is underway to raise money for more beds. here's what's making business news this morning. one of the most anticipated initial public offerings in years is set for thursday. of course, we're talking about twitter. the social media company could raise billions and make many new
billionaires in the process. it's going to finalize the share price later today. the current range is $23 to $25 a share. that would value twitter at $17 billion. not bad for a company that has not yet posted a profit. one analyst said investors should ignore the frenzy and be cautious. >> with reality sinking in several days or months later, when it does look like the company still is at very early stages of monetizization and the model. >> twitter will be listed on the noshgsz stock exchange. the excitement may rub off on other stocks. futures are higher at this hour. stocks are coming off lackluster trading on tuesday. the market is not far from record highs. here's where we stand this morning. the dow opens at 15,618 and the
nasdaq at 3939. overseas european stock markets are mostly higher. investors there are waiting to hear what happens to interest rates on thursday. asian stocks splitting between gains and losses. nikkei is rising but hong kong losing ground. shares of electric carmaker tesla hit the skids after hours. its stock fell 11%. it sold more than 5500 cars last quarter, but wall street thought they should have sold more. analysts are not sure sales in the next quarter will be good. with crime rampant and its economy in tatters, many puerto ricans are leaving their island to find a better life abroad. it's been a u.s. territory for more than a century, but it's quest for state hootd is in doubt. in the find installment in the three-part series, andy gallagher reports on an island
divided over independence. >> reporter: this is in san juan, a remnant of puerto rico's colonial past, but it's this island's future that's the subject of renewed debate. for over 100 years it's been a united states territory, but people here don't vote in u.s. elections. there are three options. independence, becoming the 51st state or leaving things the way they are. the problem is this is an island divided over its own future. most of the island's resident commission esh, a u.s. congressman with no voting rights, puerto rico's path is clear. he's campaigned hard for statehood and says his fight is backed by the majority of puerto rico cans. >> it won't happen overnight, but putting puerto rico on a path to statehood is the best thing to be down for puerto rico for all reasons. political, economic and social. >> reporter: the issue of the island's status is anything but
straightforward. last year's referendum was criticized as confusing instead of defining the issue. all change is growing it popularity, opinions are divided. >> being a part of the united states we have a better opportunity to develop. >> i think it needs to be addressed and it needs to be resolved. >> reporter: for you it's statehood, then? >> not necessarily. i just think we need a resolution. >> reporter: the chronic state of the island's economy has added urgency to the statehood issue, but it's unlikely to be dealt with by washington any time soon. for fernando martin, that should be a wake-up call for the island's residents. >> the notion of puerto rico being a kol knee in the 21est century is coin receivable. the crisis is the indication of a need to change course in a dramatic matter. >> reporter: for now the status remains in limbo.
without action or interest from the u.s. congress, it will stay that way. millions are already enjoying statehood. more live in the continental u.s. than on the island. >> puerto rico's fight to join the union has been waged since it became a territory in 1898. since then five other territories have been granted statehood. oklahoma became a star on the american flag in 1907. the western settlements of arizona and new mexico were split and ratified in 1912. hawaii and alaska were admitted in 1959. let's get a look at the temperatures we'll see across the nation today. meteorologist nicole mitchell is here again. good morning. >> we have a couple places this morn where you're snuggled under the blankets and you don't want to get out because it's that brisk out there. here's a look at temperatures in the midwest where the front has gone through and especially sometimes the second day after the front is colder. as the front goes through there's cloud cover. the second night when the clouds
clear out and the temperatures go down overnight, we have temperatures in the teens this mortgage, like fargo at 17 versus minneapolis at 33. so you can see a little bit of that temperature shift ahead of the front still temperatures in the 50s this morning. this is going to be the warm sector through the day just ahead of the front is what we deal with. a lot of these in the 60s and 70s. the front is on the, though. that means more rain. i'll have more in a moment. back to you. >> nicole, thank you. secretary of state john kerry in israel trying to get peace talks back on track. why he may be facing a very bumpy road ahead. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> a stunning admission from the mayor of toronto. why he still refuses to step down. for the first time in decades, missing masterpieces looted by the nazis are back in the public eye. coming up in sports, the drama unfolding in miami as the dolphins' incognito speaks out
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welcome back. i'm stephanie sy, and these are the stop stories at this hour. in virginia demmink all live edged cuccinelli in the race. it was closer than they predicted given mcauliffe's strong political connections to bill and hillary clinton. it's a second term for chris christie. he won by a landslide over state senator barbara buono. the shift goes to a run at the white house. colorado voters said yes to taxing recreational marijuana. two-thirds of the voters approved a 15% tax on marijuana this year and approved a 10% sales tax on pot sales starting
next year. illinois is set to become the 15th state to allow same-sex marriage. the state senate and house passed a gay marriage bill on tuesday. the governor, democrat pat quinn, says he'll sign it. the law goes into effect on june 1st of next year. here's how same-sex marriage stands across america right now. 13 states and the district of columbia allow gay couples to marry. on the east coast that includes new york, new jersey, connecticut, massachusetts, vermont, new hampshire, maryland, maine and rhode island. in the midwest, minnesota and iowa. and on the west coast washington and california. a new jersey mall that was the scene of a shooting is open again today. a man fired shots into the ceiling monday night at the westfield garden state plaza. no one was hurt. the gunman later committed suicide. authorities identified him as 20-year-old richard schoop. police say he had a history of
drug use. his brother says he doesn't think he intended to harm anyone except himself. a teacher wounded last week during the shootings at the los angeles international airport is speaking out. he was struck in the leg. two others were wounded. he says he was standing between two tsa agents when he was hit. the 29-year-old describes how he dragged himself to safety amid the chaos. >> i thought i was going to get shot again. so i just crawled and tried to crawl away. i tried to stand the on the it at first, and it wouldn't support my weight. the bones were totally shattered, so it just kind of gave. i ended up crawling. >> students at the high school where he teaches rallied tuesday to support him and condemned gun violence. they're also raising funds to raise medical bills. he hasn't worked there long enough to be eligible for insurance or sick days. secretary of state john kerry admits that proposed
middle east peace talks are going nowhere right now, but he sees a chance for progress. kerry is in tel aviv. elmeet separately today with benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president abbas. just after he arrived he talks about the talks. >> we will continue to work, and i can promise israelis that america will stand by the side of israel every step of the way. >> few details have emerged from the negotiations, but both sides are airing frustrations about several familiar sticking points. borders and security, israeli settlements and palestinian prisoners. joining us now to give us some insight on what's needed to revive talks between the israelis and palestinians is professor sandler. he's a senior researcher at the center for strategic studies and a scholar on palestinian/israeli
diplomacy. good morning to you, professor. let me start by asking what you think secretary kerry can achieve to move things forward at this point. >> at this point i just -- that the negotiations continue. as far as we understand, they are at that point with difficulties in the negotiations, which were expected. this is what he has to do at this point. >> can he bring any leverage, make a stronger stance on any of these key issues to move things along? >> i would say the only thing he can do at this point is just put the pressure on the united states, which is important, to say that the united states stands behind israel, which is what they're saying, and goes to the palestinians and tells them
it's important to them. i don't see anything else he can do at this the point. we're only three months into the negotiations and have another six months to go. the main thing is not to let the negotiations break down. >> a big reason the palestinians say things aren't moving along and israel keeps announcing new settlements. how can negotiations continue with that continuing? >> well, it was -- the palestinians and the americans knew that israel is not going to put on the freeze again like we did a few years ago. we put a freeze for ten months, and it didn't help in any way for negotiations. we can't not freeze for another nine months, and it was clarified to them. it was made clear to them. >> why can't there be a freeze on settlements? >> because people are living there. people have children.
they have to go to schools. they have to build the public institutio institutions. people are in the middle of building. you can't freeze life. we did it for ten months, and it was very difficult. you can't build on -- by the way, i don't see this -- the palestinian claim to be so correct. we saw what happened during the time of when there was a freeze in settlements, and they didn't come forward for negotiations. i think at this point this is just an excuse. >> i want to turn to iran for a minute. a colleague of yours has said the u.s. shouldn't be negotiating with iran. there's new overtures from both sides, and they should be bombing iran instead. what would you say?
>> i'm not of this way of thinking. i would say that we should let the americans negotiate with the iranians. negotiations are always better than bombings, but sanctions definitely should not be taken off. iranians must know that there is -- they're going to have to pay a price if they continue with the nuclear program, and also that the threat, the threat should not be taken off the table. the military threat. these two threats were -- the main reason why they came at this point even to start negotiations and the diplomacy of smiling. at this point i would say just keep the two options open. >> all right, professor. >> there's a military option, and the sanctions will continue.
>> professor sandler from jerusalem, thanks so much for joining us, sir. the path to a dialogue on the syrian war has hit a roadblock. the u.n. arab league envoy says plans for a peace conference are off, at least for now. he said that he's still trying to start a summit before the end of the year. meanwhile, the u.s. says it's still skeptical about syria's statement on its chemical weapons. the u.s. envoy to the u.n. says syria's 700-page declaration is extremely technical and needs a thorough review. a love triangle gone terribly wrong is before the supreme court. at issue is the case of a pennsylvania woman that tried to poison her husband's lover. she was convicted for violating the chemical weapons convention, the same treaty at stake in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons. the high court must decide whether federal prosecute oors had the right to use the treaty to charge the woman. her tone says it should be a
simple assault case. the role of prayer in government is on the agenda for the supreme court. in greece they open meetings with christian-themed prayers sparking a debate over the separation of church and state. it's the court's first prayer case in three decades. public supreme court sessions open with a prayer asking for god's protection. a hearing in germany could decide the fate of the arctic 30. those are the greenpeace protesters arrested climbing onto a russian oil rig. the netherlands is asking an international maritime court to okay the release of the activists. it claims russia didn't have the authority to board the greenpeace ship. a russian court has denied bail to the 30 activists, which include the captain of the arctic sunrise, american peter wilcox. let's go live now to hamburg, germany where al jazeera is from the courthouse. thanks for being with us. how much authority does this body in hamburg have to enforce
any decision it might make about these activists? >> reporter: well, this is the court -- the court here in hamburg is a united nations court. it says that it has compulsory jurisdiction over cases like this under something called the united nations convention on the law of the sea. now, that was signed by russia and many other states back in the 1980s. the convention came into application in the 1990s, but russia was notably absent today. they say they don't recognize what they call the arbitration procedure, which is just started on wednesday in hamburg. so they're not going to turn up. they say that they don't recognize anything in coming out of this court. but the dutch government's delegation here has been stressing to the judges that that doesn't change anything. that they have full power to actually rule on whether the 30
activists and journalists you're referring to should actually be released. that's something the dutch government wants to see straightaway. >> what is their argument for releasing these activists? the russians have actually charged them and are planning to put them on trial. >> reporter: right. well, the dutch government says that it all along tried to resolve this peacefully, but that hasn't worked. they say that the arrest and the seizure of the ship, the arctic sunrise, took place in russia's exclusive economic zone. they're saying that the normal freedom of navigation that applies in high seas also applies in that economic zone. so russia, they say, broke international law by arresting the activists and by seizing the ship. that's why they're saying that this court should tell russia under what they call provisional measures to immediately release all of those activists to stop
any judicial procedures which involved charges of piracy and now involves charges of hooliganism. they carry a possible seven-year prison sentence, and they want the vessel to leave freely. >> we'll see what happens in hamburg, germany. it's one of the biggest scandals in canada's largest city. toronto mayor ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine. ford said he was probably in a drunken stupor but is not a crack addict. he apologized but will not resign. >> i know i embarrassed everyone in the city, and i will be forever sorry. there is only one person to blame for this, and that is myself. >> ford's admission came after months of denials. last week canadian police said
they had cell phone video that showed ford smoking what appears to be a crack pipe. ford says he hopes to regain the trust of his voters. it is time for sports now. ra rashi is here. new developments in this case with the dolphins. >> very disturbing, stephanie. it went from the sports page to the front page and is not going away. richie incognito was told by the miami coaches to toughen up his teammate jonathan martin after he skipped a voluntary workout this past spring. remember, these two guys were teammates and played next to one another on the offensive line. the dolphins admitted that incognito took things too far after transcripts surfaced of him using racial slurs and physical threats towards martin in the voice mail. he left the team last week follows a prank in the lunchroom and he's back home in california receiving treatment forp emotional stress. incognito has been suspended by the team and yesterday he made
his first public comments in miami. >> i'm just trying to weather the storm right now, and this will pass. >> reporter: you know, there's an allegation that you left these voice mails on jonathan martin's voice mail. what do you have to say about those? >> no comment right now. we're just going to weather the storm and that's it. >> reporter: your status with the dolphins? your status with the dolphins? >> the nfl continues to investigate this situation. time to follow the bouncing ball, because lebron james has gone where very few have gone before. lebron became just the fifth player to score ten or more points in 500 consecutive games. let that marinate for a bit, because it is impressive. the four-time mvp joined michael jordan, kareem abdul-jabbar and carl malone and moses malone. king james was the king of the court last night racking up 35
points as miami spanks the raptors 104-95. the last time that james did not score in double figures? january 5th of 2007 when he chipped in with 8 points. i know it's early in the season, the new york in this case er a a hot mess right now. he expects them to win a championship. while the team continues to struggle on the court after being worked by the bobcats last night. to make matters worse tyson chandler injured his right knee and had to leave the game. he'll be evaluated later today. in baseball the seattle mariners hired lloyd mcclendon to be the next manager. mcclendon was the skipper of the pirates from 2001 through 2005. he also spent the past seven seasons as detroit's hitting coach. the finalists for the mvp are out. you have ka brab ra and they
have andrew mitch hutchen is up for the honors. we have manager of the year, cy young awards, all kinds of award winners. >> if you know. thank you. an update to a story we brought you tuesday. we're getting a first glimpse at a record find of paintings stolen by nazis in world what two. they were hoarded for decades. it has pieces by artists lick picass picasso. we have the update. >> reporter: a landscape and a portrait and a self-portrait by otto dicks. the true value of this treasure trove is just coming to light. among the 1,400 works found, some the world never knew existed like this piece by the early modernist called the quintessential jewish artist the 20th century. at a press conference in germany, authorities evaded
questions as to why it took more than a year to make the find public. instead, they focused on the quality of the works. >> translator: when you are standing in front of these works, which for a long time were believed to have disappeared or to have been destroyed, it is an incredible feeling of joy. they're in a relatively good condition. some are dirty but not damaged. >> reporter: discovered by customs officials in in munich apartment bloc last march, the owner inherited the collections from his father, who was recruited by the nazi to sell so-called degenerate art but bought privately. hitler deemed some work immoral, and jewish collectors had to sell at reduced prices or have them confiscated. that was the case with edward monk's "the scream," a paint so valuable it sold for nearly $120 million last year. the discovery poses a moral and legal minefield for german authorities as claims for the
paintings will come flooding in. >> people that deal in this kind of art will fight like ferrets in a sack partly to get their hands on them if they can to sell them. others will protect their own interests in case there's a glut of one particular artist and knocks the value of the prices down of others they have. >> reporter: some art experts say that this hoard is just the tip of the iceberg. judging by the number of owners and their descendants still trying to recover the property taken during war. >> it's estimated under hitler's reign more than 20% of the art in europe was looted and more than 100,000 works are still thought to be missing. one man's dream is one step closer to reality, and it could one day change how you get around town. >> is this the future of air travel? i'm stephanie stanton in northern california. i'll show you the world's first flying car as it gets ready to make its first official flight.
taking a look at a magnificent live picture of our nation's capitol there in washington, d.c. on this fall day. welcome back to "al jazeera america." just ahead, a flying car is one step closer to reality, but first, let's look at what potential precipitation we're looking at across the u.s. today. nicole mitchell is here. >> if you were looking at that beautiful sunrise in d.c., you might not see that tomorrow morning. a few more chances for clouds and lane to move in. as we go across the country, here's what we have right now. the broad system in the mid-section of the country, and the next system -- i want to get a quick preview of this -- all right starting to push on. it's wind and rain for the northwest, snow for the higher elevations and moving interior from there. here's the potent system that brought snow to places like
minneapolis, first measurable snow yesterday, almost 2 inches. not as much snow today. eau claire is getting that. it's a broad area of rain we're dealing with all the way southward. of course, this moves east tomorrow, so watch this on the east coast. we'll have more on the forecast coming up. stephan stephanie. >> thank you. men who take testosterone supplements to look young and feel younger may put themselves at risk. a new study suggests the treatments may increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and may cause death. the results raise concern about widely used testosterone gels. they're often marketed to men suffering from low sex drive and fatigue. it sounds like science-fiction, but for more than 40 years a california man has dreamed of building a flying car. his dream will soon be a reality when his sky car takes flight this june. stephanie stanton has more on the man and his mission. >> reporter: getting stuck in
traffic may soon be a thing of the past if one california inventor has his way. >> i designed the first helicopter when i was 15. >> reporter: paul is an engineer, business owners, visionary and creator of the sky car, a futuristic-looking vehicle that goes from the street to the sky like the transporter in this famous space age cartoon. >> i don't know if the jetsons inspired me or him. >> he was inspired by a hummingbird in flight as a young boy. since then he's been on a mission. this is the vehicle that started it all. the m-200 x is a flying saucer that made the first official flight back in 1989. now after two more decades and plenty of development, he's about to realize his dream. the federal aviation administration has approved the first test flight for his sky car in june of 2014. >> we've done the computers. we have four computers talking to each other. >> reporter: with a top speed of
more than 500 kilometers an hour, it's made of eight rotary engines that work in tandem to make it lift-off much like a helicopter. >> when you can make an engine 9 inches in diameter a foot long putting out 200 horsepower, you have all you need to power something like this. >> reporter: he still needs about $1 million to pay for the test flight, so he's turning to an online crowd funding service to raise capital. >> for a small investment, they can get a number of very attractive incentives that we're going to provide all the way up to actually flying the sky car, if that's what they want to do. >> reporter: with two models, a coupe and four-seater, sky cars could be able to fly using auto pilot on a highway in the sky with gps-like technology. >> you put in your destination. you go to san francisco, you've had a code number. you'd code in san francisco, and it takes care of itself. >> personal air travel won't come cheap. initially sky cars cost $250,000
or more. over time, he expects costs to come down to the price of a typical automobile. when that happens, this determined inventor envisioned a world where your next trip is just a short car flight away. stephanie stanton, al jazeera, davis, california. >> he estimates about 100,000 sky cars need to be made before the price drops. at the end of the first hour, here's what we're following this morning. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east meeting separately with israeli and palestinian leaders. he's trying to revive negotiations between the two sides. illinois is about to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. the governor there has said he will sign the bill that was passed by the legislature on tuesday. kathleen sebelius will be answering more questions about problems with the federal health exchange website later this morning. she'll testify before a senate committee. in sports the 49ers alden
smith returned to the team and spoke about his alcohol rehab for the first time. find out what the star linebacker has to say in a bit. the storm system marching across the country is bringing rain eastward. i'll have the forecast and plus the latest on a super typhoon. in the next hour, the press secretary for the republican national committee will join us live. we'll ask here if the election results reflect how americans feel about the republican party and how the tea party factored into the votes yesterday. "al jazeera america" continues in two and a half minutes. thomas drayton and i will have all of the day's top news.
>> they say they did it because they were trying to protect my children. they didn't protect my children, they traumatized them. >> fault lines examines why so many native american kids are caught in the child welfare system. >> any time they see a social worker its like seeing a police officer. the immediate response is, "they're here to take my kids". >> from the indian perspective who sees this in terms of history, this is as about as adversarial as it gets.
>> a landslide victory for republican chris christie in new jersey while democratic terry mcauliffe takes virginia by a nose. the election of two governors seen as a barometer of the national mood. >> secretary of state john kerry calling for real compromises and hard decisions pushing for renewed talks between israelis and palestinian. >> an nfl player speaking out. >> changes to the controversial stand your ground laws in the wake of the death of trayvon martin.
♪ theme >> welcome to aljazeera america, and good morning. i'm stephanie sy. >> very good morning to you on this wednesday, here we are, the day after the races are over, the winners decided as expected, chris christie keeps his job at governor of new jersey. knew we're looking ahead to 2016 and the white house for him. also, the governor of virginia. we'll talk about how these contests and others on election day, what it means moving forward for the country. >> a lot of people calling these races bellweathers. meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry is meeting separately with the israeli president and palestinian president.
those talks have stalled with all the key historical. >>, sticking points still there, nobody budge, we'll take a look at that. very important talks. we will break it down for you. stephanie, plenty of people across the country still feeling the ripple effects of the economic meltdown, how do you pay the bills, manage the budget. some people are getting crafty and turning to a popular website to try to make ends meet. as we mentioned, the 2013 election are all wrapped up, attention already turning to 2016. voters picked new leaders in cities and states across the country, but one closely watched race was in new jersey. >> is what i think happening really happening? are people really coming together? are we really working, african americans and hispanics, suburbanites and city dwellers, farmers and teachers, are we really all working together? let me give the answer to everyone watching tonight.
under this government, our first job is to get the job done, and as long as i'm governor, that job will always, always be finished. >> what do you think, does he sound presidential? chris christie was reelected in a landslide as governor of the garden state. he is viewed as a top republican presidential challenger in 2016. another top race was in virginia and a much closer contest there. >> this election was never a choice between democrats and republicans. it was a choice about whether virginia would continue the mainstream bipartisan tradition that has served us so well over the last decade. >> terry mcauliffe narrowly won. virginia has been a key battleground state in the last two presidential elections. some history was made tuesday. >> to maintain that greatness and ensure our brightest days are ahead of us, we must commit
ourselves to progressive ideas that will lift us all up. >> in new york city, the first democratic mayor was elected in two decades, bill deblasio. >> john terrett joins us to talk about the gubernatorial election. it's almost in the rear view at this point. everyone wants to talk 2016 today, given that chris christie's speech sound presidential. is it a foregone conclusion that he's running for president in four years? >> you know what, steph, it's not a foregone conclusion, but you've got to think now that here's a man, governor chris christie of new jersey who is seriously flirting with the idea of running for the white house, atop the republican ticket in
2016. why wouldn't he? he had a landslide victory yesterday over his democratic opponent, barbara bono. it was products president polls, of course. landslide victory comes even though almost every voter in new jersey fully expects his governor to fight the national election in two years time. he'd have to resign his seat as governor or there would be pressure on him to resign his seat. at the moment, we have a situation where you have an incredibly popular governor reelected with a landslide, more than 60% in some categories, and yet a lot of people here don't actually support many of his policies. they like him because of what he did after hurricane sandy. they like him because he stands up for new jersey. they like him because he reaches out over the aisle in a bipartisan way. whether that can translate to the national stage is a big question that has yet to be
answered. >> he does have detractors in his own party, as well. we have an interesting graphic showing how he would fare against hillary clinton. trailing by 12 percentage points, but winning in the key independent vote, 50% to 39% for hillary. he has an uphill battle. the last time a republican carried new jersey was in 2008 when george bush defeated michael dukakis there. >> i think they proved that new jersey has a strong governor with a big personality who at least on the face of it is devoted to this job for the next four years. his numbers are remarkable, and that's why we're talking about him and why everybody's going to be talking about him and taking him seriously as a politician for at least the next three years whether he runs or not.
here is a man who won the women's vote in new jersey against a female contender. he won 20% of the african-american vote, even steins on hispanics. he did well with youths. he won a third of all democratic. he's a republican governor, winning a third of all democrats in the state of new jersey. now those are numbers that the gop right now would absolutely die for, and so that's why, i think things have changed a little bit here, because if chris christie is courted by the republican hierarchy and does run in 2016, he's going to be a pragmatic represent, the kind we haven't seen for many, many years, the kind of man who goes to washington, goes around the country saying i am a republican, but i'm able to reach out and do things with other parties, the thing you, the people of america, say you want. if you want a model for what the country under me would be like, look to new jersey. >> thanks, john. >> it's a yes to same sex
marriage in illinois. both the senate and the house passed a gay marriage measure there on tuesday. governor pat quinn pledged to sign it into law. it will go into effect june 1 of next year. illinois will be the 15t 15th state to allow same-sex marriage. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will appear today at a hearing for the troubled health care website. the head of medicaid and medicare testified tuesday. the users are now able to create accounts. healthcare.gov can pros nearly 14,000 registrations an hour. >> it is important to remember that the website is in fact working and more people are applying and enrolling each week. in addition to the website, there are other ways for consumers to approach healthcare.gov. >> the government will reach out to those who had problems with
the system. her testimony came amid a flurry of reports about trouble with the site. >> secretary of state john kerry plans to meet separately with prime minister netanyahu and pal tin yell president trying to breathe into life into the stalled mideast negotiations. >> i come here to work with the leaders, the prime minister and leader of the palestinian authority to move forward so that israel can live the dream. >> we have more now from bethlehem. >> secretary of state john kerry is here to try to bring the pal stipian and israeli negotiators closer after direct talks started and were relaunched between the two sides since the end of july. it's going to be a very difficult task, because so far, the palestinians and israelis
have held 16 meetings without achieving any break through. one palestinian officialstriction the israeli stance as the worst in 20 years. since these talks began at the end of july, israeli has either approved or announced tenders for building an additional 5,000 new housing units, illegal settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem, land that belong to say palestinians under international law. according to palestinian officials, the israelis are being very difficult, not willing to macon sessions. they want jerusalem as the unified capitol of israeli, don't want to grant the rights of return to nepal 17ian refugees. they want to continue to build settlements and want israeli recognized as a jewish state. the palestinians believe all of these conditions are a non-starter for them, but palestinian president is committed to the nine month
period of talk. he agreed to it initially. if the talks fail, he won't be blamed for their failure. >> plans for another round of talks on syria are stalled for now. the syrian government and opposition forces have argued for months, refusing to attend if the other side is present. the envoy is still trying to get the peace summit going. >> in may, a conference to seek solutions for the war has been announced. it has been delayed ever since. >> a huge typhoon is heading straight for the philippines. it is turning westward across the pacific with winds as high as 160 miles an hour. that's strong enough to damage buildings and uproot trees. the storm could reach the philippines by friday. authorities fear the sea surge could be several feet higher.
>> it's been a long typhoon season. for more, let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchum. >> it has the most active season of any of the base since around the world. the philippines is in the heart of that. here's what we have. you can see winds to 155 miles per hour. anything over 150 miles per hour is considered a super typhoon, so typhoon is what we in the united states, something hitting our interests would call a hurricane, just different parts of the world, they're called different things. this one said very well organized. we actually have where you can pick up that eye at the end, the circle, which means the convection with an opening in the middle, as this continues along. for us, it would be a category four storm, intensified that what we would consider a category five storm. hopefully will lose a little intensity before hitting the
philippines. it's headed just slightly north of do west. moving over the philippines likely on friday, and then into vietnam after that, is what we're going to watch for, but definitely this is an area prone to landslides, mud slides. that's what we're going to have to watch as we look over landfall the next couple of days. pretty quiet in the atlantic basin by comparison, but not so much in the united states right now. i'll have more on that coming up. >> the west field garden state plaza is open again today two days after a gunman opened fire inside the new jersey mall. richard shoop was there just before closing on monday. he was later found dead of a self-inflicted note. his brother said he doesn't think shoop in tended to harm others. no one else was hurt. >> another term in office for chris christie.
>> the discussion heats up about a potential run for the white house. >> we'll talk about what it means for kristie and the gop in 2016. >> getting create-to-put food on the tail. how some americans are using a popular website trying to provide for themselves and their families. >> twitter said to make its trading debut. why some are urging caution about shares of the social networking company.
>> good morning. welcome back to aljazeera america. >> coming up in just a moment, we're going to talk about how some americans who have fallen on hard times are getting creative to bring in money and stay afloat. >> let's get a look at temperatures we can he can speck today. >> denied on where you are, but ahead of the cold front moving through the midsection of the country is also where we're getting the rain, we have a flow out of the south between the high pressure. on the backside, you get the flow out of the south and
heading to the front. on the mild side and if you're on the back of the front today, it's going to be pressed. where i was talking about that warm flow, atlanta about 70 degrees, same thing for memphis today. on the backside of all of this, we've got temperatures like minneapolis. in the dakotas, we're off to the teens. it's hard to get out from under those covers when it's so cold and you have to think about that heading out in the morning. we'll talk about the rain coming up. >> it is, indeed. >> there was little doubt governor chris christie would be reelected, cruising to victory over his opponent. many believe it's just a warm up for the 2016 race for president and christie does little no expel that notion in his acceptance speech. >> i know if we can do this in trenton, new jersey, maybe the
folks in washington, d.c. should tune in their t.v.'s right now and see how it's done. >> he trails hillary clinton by four percentage points, but ahead by 11 percentage points with independent voters. >> terry mcauliffe narrowly edged in the governor's race there, closer than predicted. >> at a time when washington was often broken, just think about what virginia has been able to accomplish when we work together. >> mcauliffe brought in more than $34 million in campaign contributions. that's $14 million more than his opponent. >> election night proved big winds can come in an off year. today is the kickoff for the mid term election season and perhaps the 2016 presidential race, as well. >> joining us now to suggest the future of the republican party, press secretary for the represent national committee
joins us from washington this morning. thanks so much for being with us this morning on aljazeera. what will represents focus on this morning? the fact that chris christie a conservative willing to reach across the aisle attracted women and minorities, or the fact that a tea party candidate lost in virginia. >> first of all, thank you for having me on. obviously, you know, congratulations to governor christie for his reelection and while we're a little disheartened that we didn't pull it out in virginia, it ended up a much closer race than anyone was predicting, than the polls were before i going. i do think that there are a couple things that we should be looking at. one would be obamacare. i think that it's very, very clear that the last couple of weeks of this election, as people were focused on obamacare and the train wreck that it is, and the solution that the democrats don't seem to have for how we move forward is going to be a key issue as we move into
the 2014 election. >> i would think that if obamacare were a big issue, that would have really helped the candidate in verge, and he didn't win. >> actually, if you were to look back at the polls and when we started seeing things tighten a little bit, i think that that is when the issues of the day started really focusing on obamacare. i think we're going to learn it's early, a couple hours of a the polls close, the announcements were made of what happened last night. as we delve deeper, we're going to say obamacare tightened this race and something we'll focus on in 2014. >> we saw republicans focus on obamacare self weeks ago and saw what that did to the republican party. the republican party is at an all time low among the approval rating. >> i would say that what we were doing before, a lot of people, speaker bain irand r.n.c. chairman who i work for have
said that we may have gone about the obamacare issues several weeks ago the wrong way tactically. we're learning back and learning from those mistakes. after that discussion about the put some down and debt ceiling was over and we learned from our mistakion and moved on to talking about obamacare and what we're going to do moving forward, because it isn't just about glitches in the website anymore. the white house will seen say that. this is about government run health care and how it's going to start serving the people as they sign up on these exchanges. that's what we're going to be seeing turn voters. >> the tea party played a major factor. let's talk about their role moving forward and whether or not it could splinter the party. that what we are seeing right now is a divided republican party. >> i don't know that i would agree with your assessment that it's dividing our party. the tea party is a part of our party. i think you saw a lot of quality potential presidential candidates for 2016 on the
republican side, very reformed a-minded governors, people like rand paul, scat walker heading into virginia to help. we saw the race narrow. >> yeah, but there were establishment, well respected republicans, john mccain, that during the debt ceiling debate, during the shutdown criticized their fellow republicans. i'm not sure how you can say it isn't somewhat of a fractured party. my question to you goes back to the beginning, the chris christie win, a huge victory for the republican party, will that drive the party more now that it's clear he has crossed the aisle successfully and won in a very blue state? >> well, i think i'm going to take you back to what we were talking about a minute ago. yes, there were people on our side during the shutdown debate and debt ceiling debate. we definitely had an internal discussion about how we were going to move forward
technically. i think everyone's taking a step back, agreeing we should have done things a little differently. i think moving forward is very, very clear that w we have a sold bench of candidates, we're having a very, very porn conversation. i think to overlook what is happening on the democratic side on obamacare and things that they're now dealing with, wait a second, what are we going to do about this, this is going to affect us moving into 2014 races, i think you're going to start seeing, you know, those problems continue to bubble up. as for what chris christie's race means for the future of our party, what we went in and did, and what i think what governor christie's campaign was we have to get to the level of approaching minorities and how we're talking to voters. he spent time and resources doing just that on the ground in new jersey. we partnered to do that spending millions of dollars.
i think we saw that work and are going to continue that in 2014 and 2016. at the r.n.c., we've laid out a lot of plans to start focusing on. >> >> governor christie faces a fork in the road. does he travel as a centrist for conservative? >> i think there's a little bit of revisionist history in making him something that he isn't. he's a very conservative candidate who figured out how to talk to his constituents in new jersey and put a premium on going into minority communities and focusing on how to message those people. that is something that we're going to learn from this election. we're going to take that and put it into place in 2014. we're already doing so in key 2014 races and 2016 elections. >> one election down, always looking ahead to the next one. thank you. >> forbes magazine once called
rockford, illinois one of the most miserable cities in america. the jobless rate had peaked at 17% and crime was a major problem. today, the town is still battling back. in our week long look at the champions of economy, aljazeera's diane esterbrook tells us how the tech sector lends a hand. >> bill is crafting a new career to supplement his social security, using salvaged wood to make picture frames and mirrors. >> if i can get to places where they don't have things like this, i think that i've got a really fair chance of selling it. >> benson is peddling his wares on a website for craftsman. he opened a virtual store on the sided. after completing an entrepreneurship program sponsored by the state of illinois and new york base the
epsey. artisans are taught how to market their products and run a business on who in. the idea was partnered as a novel way to create jobs and it's been touting the efforts to business groups. >> while this idea of handmaid goods is something that should be pretty familiar with rockford. it's in our d.n.a. and history. >> rockford supplied parts to the auto and aero space injuries, but in the last decades, large employers have down sized. that's left rockford with an unemployment rate topping 10%, representing 15,000 people and a poverty rate of nearly 25 percent, representing about 40,000 people. he says attracting businesses is a challenge. >> even if we land that big
opportunity, that misses so many members of our local community, someone who's grown up in public housing, doesn't have a g.e.d., may not even be literate, we can't forget those for example. >> his vision of 20 first century rockford is reminiscent of preindustrial america, a time when craftsman created products by hand, not by machine, an economy that produced entrepreneurs, not employees. >> jewelry designer thinks she has what it takes to run her business. she completed the class and recently opened a store on the site. the 36-year-old has jumped from one low paying job to another, but thinks her talent can lift her family out of poverty. >> i also sew, ladies clothing. i have a whole plan in mind, and the jewelry is just the beginning. >> so far, neither hughes nor benson have sold anything on the
site but are confident they will. the classes are expanded to a high school next year. he hopes one of the many vacant stores will be filled with new businesses run by artisans like hughes and benson. aljazeera, rockford, illinois. >> the pilot program's success was the inspiration for a spin off program in new york city. >> a reminder that aljazeera is bringing a special series, champions of the economy, all this week. each day next, we'll show you how communities across the country are using innovative ideas and programs to boost the economy. >> time you to look at what's happening in the world of business this morning. one of the most anticipated public offerings in years is set for thursday. we are of course talking about twitter. the social media company could raise billions and many new billionaires in the process. the country is looking at about $23 to $25 a share.
that would value twitter at $17 billion, not bad for a company that has not posted a profit yet. one analyst says twitter has one big advantage. >> we talk so much about google and facebook trying to get on the bandwagon. twitter doesn't have that problem. they are 25% mobile usage as we sit today. it will be the first mobile i.p.o. that we've ever seen, which is a unique place to be. >> twitter will trade under the ticker symbol twtr. >> do you futures up 68 points. that could signal a strong start to the trading day. they are coming off lackluster trading yesterday, the market still not far from record highs. the dow opens at 151618, the nasdaq at 3939. overseas, european stock markets mostly higher. investors there still waiting to
hear what central bankers will do about interest rates on thursday. the nikkei rising higher, but tokyo and shanghai losing ground. >> starbucks plans to hire at least 10,000 former members of the military in five years. many u.s. companies have committed to hiring veterans who served in iraq and afghanistan. the starbucks program will also include spouses of active duty military members. >> the big names weren't alone on the ballots tuesday. >> there were many key issues ranging from a marijuana tax to gambling. >> a look at the controversial propose also now law in some states. >> after the death of trayvon martin, new rules go into effect. the florida town rethinks whether neighborhood watch volunteers should be armed. >> a new attack in china, this time targeting the headquarters of the local communist party. >> in sports, the drama unfolding in maim as the
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>> along with the candidates, voters across the country decided key ballot propositions. >> washington state rejected a plan that would have required labeling on genetically modified foods. a plan to boost the minimum wage of airport workers to $15 is ahead, but all the voters haven't been counted. the final tally may not be known until late this week. >> in colorado, a plan to tax the sale of marijuana passed. recreational marijuana is legal. the money from the tax will be used to build schools and help enforce the state's new marijuana law the. a proposal in 11 rural colorado counties to secede from the state appears to be going nowhere. voters voted it down. supporters wanted to form a state called new colorado. voters in the town of sunny veil
voled in c. the allow would require locking up of weapons and banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. >> supporters of proposition six say guarantees that texas will have enough water for the next 50 years passed. >> in new york, voters passed an expansion of casino gambling, okaying the construction of up to seven in eight states. >> apple is the latest tech firm to reveal government requests for information. the company said law enforcement agencies filed more than 5500 requests in the first half of this year. apple said most involved lost or stolen i phones and i pads. >> germany wants answers from the u.k. berlin summoned the british ambassador to respond to reports that the u.k. embassy in berlin
has secret listening posts, it comes after a british newspaper sited leaked n.s.a. documents. >> the fate of the arctic 30, the green peace protestors arrested will be decided. a national maritime court is asked to ok the release of those activists, claiming russia didn't have the authority to board the green peace ship. a russia court denied bail, including the captain of the arctic sunrise, american peter wilcox. let's go live to hamburg, germany outside the courthouse. how much authority does this body in hamburg have to enforce any decision it might make about these activists? >> proceedings have wrapped up now here at the court in hamburg. it's a united nations court and says it has what it calls compulsory jurisdiction under united nations convention on the
sea. that was signed in 1980. a leader of green peace has told me the court doesn't have any specific power to enforce its decisions, but hopes that russia would abide by any ruling made. that's expected around november 22, so in the next couple weeks. >> do we expect to hear a response from russia, expect to feel russia authorities will feel pressure based on the proceedings from this court? >> it's really hard to say, stephanie. they've said that they don't recognize the ash duration proceedings here in hamburg. they didn't turn up on wednesday, but in previous similar cases brought against russia, they have complied. in the meantime, they have pressed charges. originally, they were prize charges against the 30 signature visits, then i should charges of
hooliganism but green peace don't think the pirating charges have been lifted and they want what the netherlands government is calling for, which is the immediate release of all of those detainees and the release of the arctic sunrise. the green peace director told me it was a positive move that in the next few days they expect the activists to be transferred to a prison in st. petersburg, which will be better conditions. ideally and in fact under international law they say russia has no right to hold them. >> reporting for us in germany, thanks. >> in china, one person is killed in a series of small explosions outside a communist party office. aljazeera's andrew thomas has more from beijing. >> at this stage, who is behind, what the target was is largely speculation. it took place outside an office block belonging to the communist
party, there have been similar attacks in the past. people who have got complaints against the local government, taken them through the official procedure don't feel they have got anywhere and therefore will go to extreme lengths to make their case heard. there have been similar attacks, including one in a beijing airport, a man in a wheelchair claimed he was beaten up by police. tensions are high because of a jeep attack, deliberately crashed in tiananmen square last week. that attack was blamed on a minority group trying to attract attention for their cause. it was an islamic terrorist attack says the government. this latest attack looks to be more localized. >> the town of sanford, florida made head lions when george zimmerman shot an unarmed teen,
trayvon martin. we have the story from sanford. >> just shy of 55,000 people, sanford is celebrated for its small town charm and tour guides. some here feel their sense of safety was shattered, since former neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman shot and killed trayvon martin last year. >> it left a sore and it hasn't healed, and it won't heal. >> the police department plans on revamping its neighborhood watch program. the newly hired police chief cecil smith said when he arrived, the program was in campbell. >> it was a mess. our goal right now is to clean that mess up by having people understand that we are moving forward. we're not looking back. >> tuesday evening, he began recruiting volunteers and announced the new rules for neighborhood watch. beginning next year, volunteers will undergo 10-16 hours of training and background checks. they'll be required to sign
waivers releasing the city from responsibility if they go beyond the scope of their duty to "observe and report." the chief is also recommending but not requiring that volunteers leave their guns at home. that's upset some local gun owners. >> i don't agree with it. i think every american citizen has a right to bear arms. >> fred says owning a gun is one thing. knowing how to use it is another. >> even though we have a right to bear arms, in these organizations, you can have people totally untrained, have no idea what they're doing carrying a gun and it's not safe. >> lifetime resident says neighborhood watch volunteers are supposed to patrol, leave the protecting to the professionals. >> now if a neighborhood or community wanted armed security, then you hire armed security. >> the chief hopes by revamping the neighborhood watch program and all the police department policy, this will be a new
beginning for the city of sanford. >> we learned that we need to take care of our own neighborhoods, but with guns is not the way to do it. >> during the pack meeting, the police department urged people to join the neighborhood watch program. right now, there are only four neighborhood's participating. aljazeera, sanford, florida. >> george zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of trayvon martin. >> there are new reports surrounding the harassment of a miami dolphins player rocking the nfl. >> a lot of layers to the story. >> very disturbing. i go cog nieto was told by miami coach to toughen up by his teammates after martin skipped a volunteer workout this past spring. they play next to each other on the offensive line, in the trenches doing battle. martin said incognito used
racial slurs and physical threats toward martin in a voice mail. martin following a prank in the team's lunch room is back in california receiving treatment for emotional distress. incognito has been suspended by the team and yesterday made his first public comments. >> you know what, i'm just trying to weather the storm right now. this will pass. , you know, there's an allegation that, you know, i left these voice mails on jonathan martin's voice mail. what do you have to say about those? >> no comment, we're just going to kind of weather the storm and that's it. >> your status with the dolphins? your status with the dolphins? >> the nfl is investigating this matter, keeping a close watch. >> less talk about his character. what can you tell us about his background as a plier? >> he has had a history ever since his college days.
he's been suspended by every single team at the college level and by nebraska. in 2009, he was voted the nfl's dirtiest player. it's one of those things where he has a reputation for being dirty, after the whistle, through the whistle, hits players. he's suspended indefinitely. he's a free agent next year. big question, will he play ever again in the nfl. he's a good, talented player, a obviously a nasty offensive lineman. you think some team might take a chance on him next year, looking past some of those history events playing football. >> have we heard anything more from jonathan martin. >> he spoke to his teammate zack irk who plays approximate the eagles. he said jonathan martin was upbeat and had a weight lifted from his shoulders that his story is being said.
we haven't heard directly from jonathan in your tin. we heard he plans to play in the nfl again, whether this season or next season remains to be scene. >> let's talk about another troubled nfl player. >> aldon smith back with the team after spending five weeks in rehab for alcohol treatment. he could strap it up on sunday against the carolina panthers. smith vowed to clean up his act and stay sober. it appears he's on the right path. he was arrested in september for suspicion of d.u.i., his second arrest since 2012. he's dealing with felony gun charges from a party at his house. he is getting treatment, as you can imagine, he is taking it one day at a time. >> we can all look into our lives and find something we need to work on. i've taken my time and i've done that. if anything, it's just one day at a time and just working towards that goal.
of course i didn't want to be away from the sport i love, but it was good for me to get away and get my mind, you know, together and work like i said, just to get into the positive spot for me to be in. >> time to follow the bouncing ball. lebron james has been where few have gone before, the fifth player to score 10 or more points in 500 consecutive games. it is impressive. the four time m.v.p. joined michael jordan, kareem abdul-jabbar, carl malone and moses malone to reach the milestone. miami would spank the raptors 104-95. the last time james did not score double figures, january 5, 2007, when he chipped in with just eight points. >> thank goodness, we ended on an up note. not a good week for the nfl. thank you. >> domestic violence is taking a toll on tennessee. the group tennessee council on
women just completed a study that puts a price tag on that violence. jonathan martin has the story. >> kathy walsh is a survivor of domestic abuse and the director of the tennessee coalition to end domestic and sexual violence. she says crimes against women are not a private matter. >> domestic violence is an issue that impacts every level of our community, from law enforcement to courts to social service agencies. >> the tennessee economic council on women examined the cost connected to violence against women with, including human trafficking and school assault. they found the cost to the state just last year alone was staggering. >> when you deal with the areas that we researched, whether it's in health care, the judicial system, law enforcement, we came up with nearly a billion dollars, $886 million. that's what we could count. >> the latest f.b.i. crime data shows tennessee has the highest
per captain at a violent crime rate of anywhere in the sufficient. researchers worked closely with state officials trying to understand all the backers involved. >> reported domestic violence incidents make up over half of the crimes against persons reported in our state. it's really kind of the driving force behind our violent crime problem. >> tennessee spent more than $438 million for medical and mental health services, more than $200 million in lost wages and workplace productivity, another $200 million from social service providers and $27 million on law enforcement. the cost for children's services was too high to accurately calculate, according to the council's executive director because of the special needs of young survivors. >> children who view their mother being beaten and the kinds of services that they need once they become wards of the state and the cost raises every
week because the child is so traumatized and we to have pay for that. >> the council offered key recommendations, included better documenting domestic violence-related injuries and more money to help survivors become independent. they want more programs that focus on prevention. >> if we want to end violence against women, we must have more resources available at the local level. we must work on prevention of violence, including working with men, involving men in the movement to change the culture of violence against women. we must also continue to hold perpetrators accountable. >> state leaders hope understanding real world costs for tennessee will help achieve the most important goal, breaking the cycle of violence. jonathan martin, aljazeera nashville. >> domestic view lengths is the leading cause of injury to women, more than car accidents,
muggings and rape combined. in the u.s., a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds. >> the treasure trove of missing paintings. >> the price on the works of art. >> barely old enough to drive, but in one state, some 16-year-olds are playing a role in the democratic process and casting their votes.
>> good morning.ca introdu a look at our nation's capitol this morning, as you are waking up. >> beautiful day. good morning and welcome to aljazeera america. >> coming up next, they are not old enough to buy cigarettes or serve their country, but some teens in maryland are getting a chance to have their voices heard in the democratic process. >> first, let's look at potential precipitation across the nation today. good morning, nicole. >> it's more than just a potential in some cases. we've got a lot of wet weather, especially around the great lakes and southward.
you can see how broad that area is with the cold front we've been dealing with. i want to mention our next weather system pushing into the northwest, washington and oregon seeing rain in the higher elevations. that's going to have some wind along with it, too. if you're in illinois this morning, i looked at the whole list, and the snow side of this has really diminished, so a couple spots in wisconsin, just going to be more of a soaker as it moves along and the rain heads southward. more on the east coast as we get into the day tomorrow. >> the trove of art found in a german apartment is even more valuable than originally thought. it includes previously unknown works by master painters including batiste and picasso. they are believed to have been taken by the nazis during the
1930's and 1940's. their pro specked value is so high, it couldn't be estimated, but said it's more than a billion dollars. >> in some parts of the country, 16-year-old's can't legally drive. they're not old enough to buy liquor, either. in one maryland town, they are allowed to vote. >> it's election day in maryland, right outside washington, d.c., where the mayor and six city council members are on the ballot unopposed. still this election is creating enormous buzz not because of who's running, but because of who's voting. >> this is the first place in the nation to allow 16 and 17-year-old's to cast ballots in local elections, and right after school, many did just that. >> today, i voted for the first time. >> what did you think about that? >> it was awesome. >> i felt like i had an impact on the community.
>> i'm trying my best to not take it all for granted, considering we're the only kids in america who have ever done this. >> the movement stands in stark contrast to a number of states where there are fierce basses over laws that could make it tougher for folks to vote, limiting early voting and requiring photo i.d.'s. the view here in the coma park is the opposite. >> at the local level, we can use all the packs we can get to help shape what our very local service democracy does. >> council members speed this idea. >> i'm excited about letting the 16 and 17-year-old's vote. they might become better voters. >> not eastern agreed. the lone dissenter believes teens around that engaged politically. >> i believe some bill come because they're encouraged by their mom and dad. you hope people would vote on
their own volition. >> it's often the older voters who turn out in numbers, but today, the teens took center stage. >> i feel most of my friends are just as qualified if not more qualified to vote than a lot of people. >> by the time they're 18 and the neck presidential election rolls around, they will be pros, voting day veterans. lisa stark, aljazeera, at a coma park, maryland. >> letting 16-year-old's vote isn't the only change they're making. they're letting paroled felons vote and giving candidates easier access to apartment buildings to campaign. >> at the end of our second hour, here's what we're following this morning. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east, meeting separately with israeli and palestinian leaders. >> illinois is about to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage president the governor will sign the bill passed by the legislature. >> kathleen sebelius will face more questions about the health
website. she will testify later today before a senate committee. >> new allegations against the miami dolphins and incognito speaks out. hear what he has to say in just a bit. >> we're off to a soggy start around the great lakes. i'll have that forecast, plus the latest on a super typhoon. >> aljazeera continues. we're back with you in two and a half minutes, with del walters. >> have a great morning.
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>> the election of two governors widely seen as bottom terse of the national political mood. chris christie winning in a landslide while terry mcauliffe taking the swing state of virginia by a whisker. secretary of state john kerry calling for real compromise with hard decisions pushing for renewed talks between israelis and palestinians. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> a shocker north of the border, admitting to using heavy drugs, but says he has no plan to say 10 down. >> from bikes to cars and just about everything in between, what's driving a growing culture of sharing in chicago.
>> good morning, welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. this off year election may not be as sexy and alluring as the presidential races, but may be a political crystal ball showing what direction republicans and democrats are going to take their respective parties in an effort to gape control of congress and the white house. one of the most closely watched races is the race for governor of new jersey. >> is what i think happening really happening? are people really coming together? are we really working, african americans and hispanics, suburbanites and city dwellers, farmers and teachers. are we really all working together? let me give the answer to
everyone watching tonight. under no government, our first job is to get the job done and as long as i'm governor, that job will always, always be finished. >> chris christie being elected in a landslide as governor of the garden state is now viewed as a top republican presidential challenger in 2016. another big win for governor was in virginia, and in a much closer contest. >> the truth is that this election was never a choice between dems and republicans. it was a choice about whether virginia would continue the mainstream, bipartisan tradition that has served us so well over the last decade. >> former democratic party chief terry mcauliffe narrowly winning, virginia has been a key battleground in the last two presidential elections. history was also made in two major u.s. cities. >> to maintain that agreeness
and assure our brightest days are ahead of us, we must commit ourselves to progressive ideas that will lift us all up. >> in new york city, voters electing their first democratic mayor in two decades, bill deblasio. and in detroit. >> i will never forget the way you carried me in the depths of those days when i was thrown off the ballot and then through what looked like an uphill and long shot struggle as a write-in candidate and then to victory tonight. >> mike duggan has been elected by a wide margin, the first-wise mayor in detroit in the last 40 years. we are joined live from asbury park new jersey. the last ballot hadn't been counted and everybody was talking about about a possible
chris christie, hillary clinton race for the white house. does anyone where you are believe that chris christie's going to be filling that full four year term? >> not a single voter, i reckon. new jersey is a very savvy political state. i think they know full well what's going on here and that nobody expects chris christie to do the entire four years. when they cast their votes yesterday, whether they agreed with his policies or thought, that's one of the bizarre things, he seems to garner support amongst every corner of the population here in jersey, they fully expect him to end up running for the gop nomination in 2016. that's the way it is in jersey. he's a very popular governor, and the issue really going forward now is can the way that he runs this state translate to the national stage. of course, that's something that no one's going to know and we're just going to have to find out over the course of the next three years or so.
>> even though chris christie has not declared that he will run for president in 2016, that has not stopped the pollsters. what is said about a possible chris christie-hillary clinton matchup? >> there, governor christie's potential campaign should he decide to run for the presidency in 2016 runs into a bit of a problem, because cbs news polled and among those polled, they said that if they had the chance to vote today, they would vote in favor of hillary clinton by a margin of 48% for hillary clinton, 44% for chris christie. that's a potential issue for the governor down the road, because any fight with hillary clinton, should she run on behalf of the democratic party, will be a very tough one. these are two very big political candidates and i -- the whole point about the election here in jersey is that chris christie is very popular here.
he's seen as a jersey guy, and it's all really based around how he ratinged after hurricane sandy and his reaction by embracing the president, crossing the lines, his bipartisan attitude in trenton. an example of how his success may not translate to the national stage is the people of new jersey also voted by the same margin they voted for their governor in favor of increasing the minimum wage, and that's something governor christie opposed. >> john, thank you very much. coming up in just a few minutes, we'll break down the vote for governor in virginia. that is where history was also made. >> election 2013 also decided some very controversial ballot issues. washington state voters rejecting a plan that would have required labeling on genetically modified foods would have been the first of its kind in the nation. they are still counting the
votes concerning the plan of raising the minimum wage to $13. that final tally may not be known until lately this week. >> encolorado, a plan to tax the sale of marijuana passed. recreational marijuana use is legal there. the money from the tax will be used to build schools and help enforce the state's new marijuana laws. >> 11 rural counts in colorado said they wanted to secede from the state. six counties didn't want to, so supporters wanted to form a new state called new colorado. >> voters in sunny veil, california passed measure c., requiring gun owners to lock weapons, report lost or stolen guns to police within 48 hours. it bans gun clips that hold more than 10 rounds. >> in texas, a plan there to spend $2 billion on water projects won easily. supporters of proposition six say it guaranteed the texans
will have enough water for the next 50 years. >> in new york, voters passed an expansion of casino gambling. that know okays the construction of up to seven new casinos upstate. >> secretary of state john kerry is in tel aviv this morning. he met with israeli prime minister netanyahu and will meet later with palestinian authority. kerry is trying to breathe new life into the stalled mideast process. we have more now from bethlehem. >> secretary of state john kerry is here to try to bring the palestinian and israeli negotiators closer after direct talks were relaunched since the end of july. it's going to be a very difficult task. so far, the palestinians and israelis have held 16 meetings without achieving any break through. one palestinian official described the stance in these
negotiations as the worst in 20 years. since these talks began at the end of the july, israeli has announced or approved tenders for building an additional 5,000 new housing units in illegal settlements in the occupied west bank and east jerusalem, lands that belong to palestinians under international law. according to palestinians, israelis are not willing to make any concessions. they say they want jerusalem as the unified capitol of israel. they want to continue to build settlements and want palestinians to recognize israeli as a jewish state. the palestinians believe all of these conditions are a non-starter for them, but palestinian president is committed to the nine month period of talks. he agreed to it initially. if the talks fail, he won't be blamed for their failure.
>> from bethlehem, thank you very much. >> after months of trying to win support for new syrian peace talks, there is an impasse. senior diplomats fail to agree on a date to bring both sides in that war to the table. the syrians and opposition forces each refusing to attend if the other side is there. a summit is still trying to be arranged before the end of the year, seeking an end for the fighting. more than 120,000 people have been killed in that war. >> a love triangle gone terribly wrong is now before the supreme court. a pennsylvania woman tried to poison her husband's lover. she was accused of violating the chemical weapons substitute.
it is being decided whether an international treaty can be used. >> another case pits the town of greece against the first amendment. council meetings have been opened with christian prayers, sparking a debate over the separation of church and state. public supreme court sessions begin with a prayer, asking for gods protection. >> there is a huge typhoon heading for the philippines, turning westward across the pacific. it has winds of up to 160 miles an hour, strong enough to damage buildings and uproot trees. it could reach the philippines by friday. authorities fear the sea surge could be higher than many low-lying areas. forecasters are calling this a super storm. >> first you have to understand that in the atlantic basin, the eastern pacific, we call it a
hurricane. what hid india last month was a cyclone and this is a typhoon. it's all the same name for one type of entity, depending on where in the world it is. we have a super typhoon, we think of hurricanes, once again, a super typhoon would be 150 miles an hour or greater, our version of a strong category three or four or a five hurricane. this is also a big storm. you can see it's well organized. we have that eye in the center of it. that means you've got the convection circling around an organized structure, but the bigger it is, the more water can well up. that's part of this concern making landfall into the day friday. intense filing briefly before then, becoming a category four storm. it's the landslide potential we are especially concerned about. moving across and eventually into vietnam, probably sometime
as a typhoon, but not as strong a system. that's what we're going to watch over the next couple days as this moves across. of course, we've had much quieter season here in the atlantic, where we're not looking at anything right now, but we have a couple different storm systems across the united states, coming up, i'll have more on those and what they're doing to our temperatures. >> in china, a string of small explosions left one person dead. it is not the first time an attack like this has happened. >> at this stage, who is behind it is largely speculation. it's likely it was a so-called petitioner behind it. there have been similar attacks in the past, people with complaints against the local government, taken them through the official procedure don't feel they have gotten anywhere and go to extreme lengths to make their case heard. there have been similar attacks
in recent months, including one at beijing airport, a man in a wheelchair climbing he blew up police, setting off a bomb that blew up himself. a jeep was crashed in tiananmen square last week killing five. that attack was blamed on a minority group trying to attract attention for their cause. it was an islamic terrorist attack says the government. this latest attack looks to be more localized. >> that is from beijing. >> democrats are celebrating wins in virginia, boston, and new york city. what the results mean and what a loss in new jersey could signal for the 2016 presidential election. >> a country with a history of murder, torture and abuse is trying to reinvent itself. how it's looking to change its image into a tourist destination.
>> good morning and, to aljazeera america, i'm del walters. we're going to talk to the former senior advisor to harry reid about tuesdays election results and what they mean for the democratic party. first, we want to take a look at temperatures we're going to be looking at across the nation with nicole mitchell. >> so far, it's what i like to call snuggle weather, where you don't want to get out on to the cold floor in your room. in fargo, we're warming into the 20's, but cold temperatures spread so far south that kansas, texas, we have hard frost and freeze watches and warnings and different advisories. the vegetation that is still out there, if you have the plants outsidear some of the different crops, it's kind of the end of
that growing season with temperatures like this. ahead of the front, with warm air from the south, this is going to be the warm region today. it's kind of the southeast. that will be going away as the front passes in. i'll have more on the rain coming up. >> democratic candidates won high profile elections this year and white house is taking notice. last night, the president hit the phones to congratulate terry mcauliffe on his victory. mcauliffe, the former head of the d.n.c. won the governor's race. the president called the new mayor of new york. >> what does this off year election say about the state of the democratic party? a former seen year advisor to harry reid joins us. virginia has always been a bellweather state it was prickable whoever was in the white house would see their candidate lose until last night.
does that mean a red state is solidly blue. >> i don't know if we could jump that far, but it was a historic night, the first time in 40 years that somebody of the opposite party of the white house or the same party of the white house actually won, so it was a good night, a good victory for terry mcauliffe, a good win for democrats. he won the governor ship and lost governor ship. right now, the democratic candidate for attorney general is also in the lead. to sweep all three statewide elections is really a testament to the strength of their message and mobilization and the voters they were able to turn out. >> new jersey used to be a solid blue state. i want to read something that his democratic challenger said. she said his supporters with attitude the onslaught of betrayal from our own political party. what does she mean by that? >> i used to run the governor's association. it's a tough call when you put
in your money and don't. we used to say we don't fund margins. if you're within 10, we fund you, if not, it's caution being spending money like that. she felt the national party had written new jersey off the, didn't give her the infrastructure nor money to fight. that's what she's complaining about there. >> does she have a point? >> she does, but again, these are tough decisions. chris christie was running yesterday. what you can say, he wasn't running as a represent. 58% of the people in new jersey, new jersey voters actually don't like, have an unfavorable approval rating of the gop. he is a popular man. he has a very charismatic character. she has a point that the national democrats didn't put the money into the race like they could have, but they were making a calculated decision instead and put it into
virginia. >> hillary clinton not on the ballot last night, but her name mentioned everywhere as the potential front runner on the democratic side and everybody wants to see a christie-clinton matchup. what do you think? >> i think it would be great. i think the former first lady, former senator, former secretary of state would be a formidable candidate. it would be great to have the first woman in the white house and break in a glass ceiling. it is so early. he just got elected last night. there is a lot of time and there's also the 2014 mid term elections. every member of the house is up, one third of the senate is up and you have 36 governor's races, so there is a lot of time. i think everybody needs to take a deep breath, but i know we're not going to, because we love talking about the next horse race and next presidential. there's a lot of time out there, but i do think hillary clinton would be a strong and formidable candidate. >> the state of virginia, one of
the things that seems to hurt and these are poll numbers showing a christie-clinton matchup, 48% favor clinton, 44% christie. virginia, it seems that the affordable care act made what some thought was going to be a six-point advantage for terry mcauliffe a squeaker. iis clinton going to be running from this particular white house in 2016? >> it's still a little too early to tell. we still have a long way to go and full implementation. dems are very disappointed in the way the affordable care act has been rolled out and the blunders in the websites and mistakes that have been incurred, but there are also positive things. we to have let that law take shape first before we can judge on it. i think hillary is going to be running her own candidacy. it's very, very difficult to be running for a third term. i know republicans are going to
say that she is running for the third term of barack obama, but she has her own ideas, methods and ways of speaking in connection to the america public. i think she'll run her own independent campaign. there will be agreements and disagreements with the obama administration. i think you'll see her talk about ways in which she can be effective. >> thank you for joining us from washington, d.c. >> it is one of chile's darkest secrets, a nazi colony set up there 40 years ago. vies are telling their stories, tales of murder, torture and abuse, one launching a lawsuit against chile. we explain the colony's unspeakable past. >> in the foothills of the andes in chile, an enclave tries to erase it's unspeakable past.
martin speaks with a heavy german accent, even though he was born here. >> before we live separated from our parents and siblings, people couldn't married. we weren't paid. now i have a salary and regular hours. >> so does this man, who works at the restaurant-hotel complex. >> i am happy being a waiter here. we are part of chile and the world now. i am happy and i am free. >> its original name was the dignity colony. today, 140 square kilometer enclave is trying to reinvent itself as an echo tourism resort, a strange twist for what was once a house of horrors. the colony was set up in 1962 by a former nazi paramedic and self proclaimed preacher named paul sheffer. believers followed him to chile
to establish a charity. once here, he and his inner circle turned the isolated colony into a fortified prison for the residents, as well as a torture center during chile says military dictatorship. at ground level, it was innocent looking, used to store poe puts a. but down these stairs, this was a torture chamber, used to interrogate real or suspected opponents of the pinochet regime. for more than 40 years before during and afterwards, it was operated as a state within a state. >> the colony was a criminal and pedophile organization and intelligence center, a concentration camp of forced labor and permanent sexual abuses. >> this lawyer was the first to press charges for raping dozens of boys. finally in 2005, sheffer was
tried and sent to prison. earlier this year, most of his cop accomplices were also jailed. residents confirmed they were beaten, and force fed drugs to keep them from rebelling. even though the gates are now open, some have chosen to stay. >> all our families lives of work and sacrifice are here. i have nothing else, so i'm flying to throw out the bad and take advantage of the good. i feel this place is mine, too. >> some are outraged at the attempt to turn this into a cheerful resort. there are still many unanswered questions about who covered up the horrors and why. there are those that feel they have a right to salvage something, the place they sacrificed their youth, help and their sanity. >> the remote townhouses about
200 residents. >> here's what's making news in the business world at this hour, the most anticipated i.p.o. since facebook is set for thursday, twitter could raise billions of dollars and make a lot of workers there instant millionaires in the process. that company is scheduled to finalize its share price today. the current target is $23-$25 a share, making twitter worth $17 billion, not bad for a company yet to post a profit. twitter like all others, needs to look out for competitors. >> this is a new generation of consumers that are growing up in front of a smart phone, media on the go. some of these companies have to look out for the up and coming companies like a snapshot or pinterest that appeal to a different demographic through the use of media and mobile. >> twitter will be listed on the new york stock exchange under twtr. >> the excitement about twitter
could be rubbing off. the dow futures higher by 68 points could signal a strong start to the trading day today. stocks are off a lackluster performance yesterday, but the market's not far from the record highs, the dow opening at 151618, the s&p and 1762 and the nasdaq at 3939. over seas, european stock markets are mostly higher, investors waiting to hear what the central banks will do about interest rates on thursday. ation stocks swinging between gains and losses, make key higher, but hong kong and shanghai both losing ground. >> out of work, why a record number of young people can't find a job and what's being done to reverse a very troubling trend. >> yes, i've made mistakes. all i can do now is apologize and move on. >> this stunning admission from the mayor of toronto says he smoked crack, but also says he
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at l.a.x. is speaking out. brian ludmore was struck in the leg, two others wounded. he was standing between 2t.s.a. agents when he was hit. the 29-year-old describes how he dragged himself to safety amid the chaos. >> i thought he was going to shot again, so i tried to crawl away. i tried to stand on it first, and it wouldn't support my weight, the bones were shattered. i just ended up crawling. >> students at the high school where he teaches rallied to support him and condemn gun violence. they are raising funds to pay his medical bills. he hasn't worked there long enough to be eligible for medical insurance or even sick days. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is going to appear today at a insanity hearing investigating the troubled medical insurance website. the head of medicare and medicaid testifying on tuesday that users now able to create accounts.
marlin tavenner said healthcare.gov can now process 17,000 registrations an hour. she hopes to each 800,000 enrollments by the end of this month. >> it is important to remember that the website is in fact working and more people are applying and enrolling each week. in addition to the website, there are other ways for consumers to approach healthcare.gov. >> tavenner also promised the government will reach out to those who had problems with the system. her testimony comes as congressional investigators released notes from the white house war room that document the administration's response to problems with the launch of the website. >> october 8, 1 week after the launch, widespread problems were reported. the administration was focused on fixing individual bugs, and technicians warned that they didn't have a time line for repairs. on october 9, 30% of users could not enter required information, including in come, address, or proof of citizenship.
administration deciding to let users shop anonymously, but that led to inaccurate numbers. october 15, reports that applicants should have been enrolled in medicate pushed into other plans. >> illinois now allowing same-sex marriage, passing a gay marriage bill tuesday. the governor pat quinn will sign it. the law will go into effect next year on june 1. >> here's how same-sex marriage stands across america right now. 13 states and the district of columbia allow gay couples to marry, including new york, new jersey, connecticut, massachusetts, vermont, new hampshire, maryland, maine and riled. in the midwest, minnesota and iowa. on the west coast, washington and california. the number of americans who don't have jobs is now at a record high, the center for
american progress saying more than 10 million young people are out of work. they are in a position now to lose more than $20 billion in wages over the next decade. unemployment rate for workers under the age of 25 still in the double digits, 14.8%. that is more than twice the national average. joining us now to discuss a new report on how to get america's younger generation working again is sarah, an economic policy analyst for the centers for american progress, she is in washington, d.c. 10 million young people under the age of 25 out of work, can't find a job, can't pay their student loans. what's being done to fix that? >> well, not nearly enough. the president has introduced many times legislation proposals that would put americans back to work, create jobs for young people. unfortunately, we have a congress that is focused on damaging austerity, that is holding back economic growth and really hurting this young
generation. >> we are talking about $20 billion in lost wages. the average age of a congress member is 57. in the house, it is 62 in the senate. it is just that they just don't get it? >> i think that's a good point. i think if we had younger lawmakers they would be more attuned to the problems facing this generation. the political reality is millian yells will make up a majority in 2020. they might ignore us now, but can't forever. >> we need to do a lot more. the first thing we need to do is stop these damages short-sighted spending cuts that congress has been insisting on for the past three years. we're focusing on the wrong problem. we have a growth problem. we need to create jobs.
the fact of the matter is, creating jobs is not rocket science. we know how to do it. there are proposals out there that would create jobs for young people. we just need our lawmakers to implement them. >> people have said that for years. are we looking at a situation where one problem with the millennial generation is they spend so much time on twitter, not enough time on the streets protest i can, saying i need a job, i'm out of work. >> i think there's a perception millennials are lays. >> no, just communication skills that they spend so much time sending emails as opposed to knocking on a door in washington saying hey, i can't find a job. >> i don't think that's necessarily true. i think that young people could do for to advocate job creation. the fact of the matter is we have this very stubborn congress that is ignoring the problems of this generation. you know, this focus on
austerity has just been incredibly detrimental to all of us, especially young people. >> 57 in the house, 62 in the senate and you said members of congress don't get it. is this a generational thing? >> yeah, i mean yeah. like i said, i think younger lawmakers would help this, and i think the young lawmakers that are out there could be doing more to advocate for this generation that's really struggling. the fact of the matter is in a youth unemployment affects all of us regardless of our age, because it's holding back economic growth in the long term. >> sarah from the center for american progress joining us from washington, d.c. thank you very much. >> thank you, del. >> workers in greece are staininging a 24 hour strike, essential services shutting down. that strike is slowly travel and closing airports, affecting
state-run schools and hospitals. the workers protesting government budget cuts. overseas, lenders forced greece into austerity measures to balance its budget. the recession in greece is now in its sixth year. >> in spain, the garbage is piling up in the streets of the nation's capitol because maintenance workers are on strike after hearing their salaries could be cut in half. the cash-strapped city plans to lay off more than 1100 workers. >> in bangladesh, human rights observers condemn the deaths of people there after an uprising there. we have reaction. >> it was a mutiny that shocked the nation. in february, 2009, members of the bangladesh border guard force rose in revolt.
when the 30 hour siege ended, 74 people were dead, including 57 army officers. it was a deeply disturbing event for a country that has seen five military coups. >> it is beyond expectation and beyond description. >> muhammed is a retired bangladesh army general. >> i am convinced that the game was a decivilize. if it followed, the government would have been destabilized. >> four years later, more than 800 former border guards have
been tried, a third found not guilty, hundreds of others sentenced to death by hanging or long prison terms. they have the right to appeal. the judge presiding said there could have been political and diplomatic moatives behind the uprising. many in bangladesh reject official explan nations and disapprove of the handling of the event and its aftermath. the government carried out an inquiry but has not made the conclusions public. >> families of the soldiers killed say there are still many unanswered questions about what was really behind the events of those violent days. >> that man is one of them, his father, a colonel was among the dead. he wants the government to make all the facts known. >> i don't think the mutiny was only based on we want more
money. i've lost my family member, so i have a right to know what happened. as a government, they are bound to let us know what happened. >> the end of the border guards trial brings to a conclusion a grim chapter in bangladesh's history, but the mutiny stands as a reminder that in this country, the risk of political violence is never far from the surface. >> home rights group are criticizing the legal process, saying they are shocked by the number of death sentences in a single court proceeding and now calling for a new trial. >> a hearing today in germany could decide the fate of the arctic 30, the green peace protestors arrested trying to climb onboard a russian oil rig. >> the netherlands is asking an international maritime court to ok their release, saying the russians didn't have authority to board the green peace ship. bail is denied that those activists, including the captain of the arctic sunrise.
we go live to hamburg, germany from the courthouse. how much authority does this body have to enforce any decision it might make about the 30 green peace activists? >> the court itself here says that it has compulsory jurisdiction, as it puts it, its decisions binding under the united nations convention under law of the sea. that was something signed by russia and many states back in the 1980's and came into effect in the 1990's. now, a legal advisor to green peace in hamburg told me that he does hope that russia will respect any decisions coming out of this court. the presiding judge set a date of the 22nd of this mount for what they're calling provisional measures asked for by the dutch government, namely the immediate release of those activists and the release of the arctic
sunrise, the ship itself, and a amount to any josh proceedings. >> we know that green peace international is based there, but why is the netherlands getting involved and what is the argument for releasing them? >> not only is green peace based there, but the arctic sunrise was flying the dish flag, giving it special status under international maritime law. the dutch legal team told the judges the arrests were made in russia's exclusive economic zone. they are saying that in that zone, the normal right of free navigation exists and therefore, they say russia broke international law by arresting the activists and seizing the ship. that's why they say that these provisional measures have to be asked for by the courts. >> joining us from hamburg,
germany, thank you very much. >> amanda knox won't be in an italian courtroom today, but her former boyfriend will be, set to defend himself in connection with a 2007 murder of meredith kurcher. it will be the first time either will be in court for the appeal. in 2009, they were both found guilty of murder but were acquitted two years later. a retrial was ordered. >> it is one of the biggest scandals in canada's largest city. toronto mayor rob ford now admits that he smoked crack cocaine. he said he was probably in a drunken stupor, but said he's not a crack addict. the mayor apologized but said he will not step down. >> i know i embarrassed everyone in the city, and i will be forever sorry. there's only one person to blame for this, and that is myself. >> his admission comes after
months of denials. last week, canadian police say they have drill phone video showing ford smoking what appeared to be a crack pipe. ford says he hopes to regain the trust of the voters. >> we have heard of drug mouths, but now heard of a drug sub. it was empty, but please probably used by rebels to transport cocaine. police said the drug traffickers may have a fleet of submersibles just like this one. ross shimabuku here with sports dellments in that harassment case involving the miami dolphins. >> from the sports page to the front page, it is not going away. ricky in cognito was told to toughen up jonathan martin after he skipped a workout this past spring. these two guys were teammates, played in the trenches together. the dolphins admitted that
incognito took things too often, using racial slurs and physical threats toward martin in a voice mail. martin left the team following a prank in the team's lunch room and is back in california receiving treatment for emotional distress. in cognito has been suspended by the team and yesterday made public comments in miami. >> i'm just trying to weather the snowstorm right now. this will pass. >> what do you have to say about the voice mails? >> no comment right now. we're just going to kind of weather the storm, and that's it. >> your status with the dolphins? >> your status with the dolphins? >> now the 49ers aldon smith is back with his team after five weeks in rehab for alcohol treatment. he was activated last week.
he could strap it up sunday against the panthers. he vow that had stay sober. it appears that he's on the right path. smith was arrested in september for suspicion of d.u.i., which was his second arrest since 2012. he's also dealing with felony gun charges from a party in 2012. smith has spent the past five weeks getting treatment. he is taking it one day at a time. >> we can all find something we need to work on. i'm taking my time and i've done that. if anything, it's just one day at a time and working toward that goal. of course i didn't want to be away from the sport i love, but it was good for me to get away and get my mind together and work just to get into the positive spot i need to be in. >> lebron james has gone where very few have gone before, becoming the fifth player to score 10 or more points in 500
consecutive games. this is impressive. the four time m.v.p. joined michael jordan, kareem abdul-jabbar, carl mo loan and moses malone as the only players to reach that milestone. king james racked up 35 points last night that. spanking the raptors. the last time james did not score in double figures, january 5, 2017, with just eight points. >> pacers' paul george paying dividends last night against the pistons, showing off his hops on the alley oop jam. he had his coming out party last year in the playoffs and continues to shine. george, 31 points, 10 rebounds. the pacers win 99-91 to improve to 4-0 on the season. they arele only undefeated team in the nba.
as we all know, it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. >> it is. you like moses malone. >> double digits. rebounds. >> ross shimabuku, thank you very much. >> still ahead, the economy forces people to get creative about ways to save their money. we'll show you a unique sharing program that is helping people afford everything from lawnmowers to their dogs. >> we are off to a soggy stretch. i'll tell you where you need to have that umbrella handy.
>> the sun is shining on new york city where the temps should reach at least in the mid 60's. we'll see, though. , to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. just ahead, how a sluggish economy is teaching people to share so they can save cash. let's find out if you have rain heading your way. here's nicole mitchell. >> enjoy sunny skies while you ever them, because the front will drop the temperatures and bring rain. if you're getting the nice
stuff, enjoy it. we have a system moving into the northwest. by tomorrow, for oregon and washington watch for the wind chances to pick up and rain chances to pick up, snow in the higher elevations. from the great lakes to texas, the core of the rain is around the great lakes. most of the snow on the backside has diminished, so not seeing as much snow, but definitely a soggy start. this will head eastward tomorrow, so prepare as you head out the door. >> a warning to men who use testosterone treatments. a study suggests it may increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death. the results raise concern about widely used gels, patches and injections. they are marketed to men suffering from low sex drive and fatigue. >> a new test could defect a
dangerous complication for pregnant women. london researchers found a way to determine which women would develop preclampsia. when left untreated, it can lead to fatal complication for the mother and her unborn baby. >> it is a lesson that many of us learned as children, sharing is a pretty good thing. in chicago, people are taking that to heart, sharing cars to lawnmowers, even dogs. as aljazeera explains in part two of our week long series, the champions of economy, they are doing it to save money and bring the windy city closer together. >> an escape for chicago artist and musician, makes the common space collective on chicago's west side offering established and aspiring artists spaces and
studio mates to pursue their art. >> it's a fun, collaborative environment. anything you don't need, we put into the hall ways with a sign that says take this, make art out of it. >> it's not just he' easels and supplies. >> that idea of sharing what you make and do and help other people make and do what they're doing is cool. i enjoyed working that into my life. >> for lunch time errands, she foregoes a tax see and uses a bike from chicago's new bike share program. these bikes started popping up four months ago. riders have taken trips, logging a million and a half miles. the sharing model works particularly well for big ticket items, that not everyone can afford but sometimes need access to, like cars. there are nearly a million car
share members across the country, but consumers are sharing power washes, nannies and dogs. >> anytime that you can save $50 or $100 or $500 and put it somewhere else, it's generally in your best interest to do that. that sharing sense of community that you really can't put a price tag on. >> new share programs make it easier to find what you need but don't necessarily want to buy. a spare you to share, an app for apartment dwellers allows residents to share blender to say ladders without leaving their building. >> here's some examples of recently added items. >> residents post items their willing to share on a sign up sheet that is exclusive to their address. >> it's not just about saving money, but space. it's about things you are buying that are going to collect dust most of their existence. >> greg is making plans to expand the app to other cities.
>> it's coming down to access, not ownership. >> whether for convenience, save money or simply a lifestyle choice, sharing isn't just about common sense. it's a better use of dollars and cents. aljazeera, chicago. >> a reminder that all week long, aljazeera's looking at how communities are using innovative ways to save people money in our special series, champions of the economy. aljazeera continues, our news headlines are straight ahead in two and a half minutes. remember, you can always get the very latest on aljazeera.com. i'm del walters in new york. thanks for watching.