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chinese hackers blamed for serious u.s. government data breach. the fighting in the middle east escalated today. air raid sighrens wailed in jerusalem signalling a rocket being fired at the city. it came as israel launched more airstrikes against targets in gaza. at least 89 palestinians have been killed in the past few days. israel says hamas has fired more than 440 roblthsckets into isra israeli plains have attacked more than 60ocytes in gaza. palestinian president mahmu mahmud abbas.
>> theisitioni government said it will conduct a ground operation in gaza which may start within hours. this morning, we were informed that the residents of the border area in gaza, bet hanun and h i halila and other villages and cities were asked to go inland. >> nick schifrin joins us from israel. nick, is this ground offensive imminent from your vantage point? >> well, certainly the language and the sounds coming from israel suggest that it is. as you say, the israeli army put out a notice to all of the residents in gaza close to the border that they have to leave their homes. >> that's something that hamas has urged them not to do. >> that's number 1. no. 2, we have seen more troops, more tanks, more apcs, armored personnel carriers arriving on these roads around me just about a mile or so from the gaza border. three, the israeli army called
up about 20,000 reservists, brought them to the border. >> number could go as high as 40,000. >> that's a new number today. up until this morning, the number was only about 1500. we don't know what israel is planning. of course, nobody will actually tell me or any other reporter, but right now, it does seem that israel is at least preparing for some kind of escalation. >> nick, you mentioned hamas is telling citizens not to evacuate despite the threat from israel. there has been a lot of criticism of israel of targeting civilian sites. they say they give warnings and they are using them as human shields. if hamas is telling people not to evacuate, does that not support israel's claim that they are using human shields? >> i think this is a very difficult statement to kind of figure out inside of gaza. there are a lot of targets that israel is going after and they say their military targets. they also say, as you say, that
hamas embeds its fighters or rocket launchers inside of communities and we have seen evidence of that and we also, of course, have seen evidence that there have been civilians killed early this morning, a single israel strike took out about 7 or eight people from a single family, five of them children. so, yes, we do have these counterclaims of civilians being targeted by israel and on the other side, israel saying that it's hamas's responsibility. either way, the violence continues. either way, the rockets keep flying into israel creating panic here and either way, people are still dying in gaza. as you say 80 dead so far. i was going to ask you about this imminent feeling after ground invasion has affected those air raids we have seen over the last several evenings. >> well, there was a big boom there. i don't know if you just heard
it. the air raids are certainly increasing. the number is nearly 200 at this point in the last 24 hours or so according to the issis army and they continued to say that there are more targets. they continue to say there are rocket launchers they are going after. they continue couto say they ar ham allegation leaders that they are targeting for assassination by drones. meanwhile, rockets fly into israel. we have seen panic as well in this community and missiles that are flying as far as about 100 or 120 miles north of here toward tel aviv and cities north of that. >> that's never happened before from gaza. and so clearly, just a sense that there is another boom if you could hear that. clearly a sense that the escalation is increasing. again, at least lang from israel that it's intends to go have some ground invasion. >> we have received we have just
received word that president obama said that they are willing to negotiate a ceasefire. from your vantage point and reporting you have done lately, do you think there is any chance that israel would agree to that considering some of the recent comments about negotiating with hamas? >> well, what israel says is that it does not intend to stop this operation until the capacity of hamas and other palestinian fighting groups inside of gaza ends in terms of their abilitity to fire rockets. right now, it's very clear that no matter what israel has done so far, that capacity is still there. if you take israeli officials on their word, no. they say that more has to happen. they have to escalate somehow to the point where none of those rockets come in. and one thing about the u.s. in terms of negotiating between hamas and israel, the united states has no official ability to neg other than ate with hamas at all.
they are not allowed to by law because they say that hamas is a terrorist organization and so there have been intermediataries in the past between hamas and israel, namely egypt in the past, but it's clear right now according to hamas statements that they don't really trust the e job descriptions to be an intermediatiary. right now, qatar and turkey might be other possibilities for some kind of intermediatiary. israel is saying that there is no cease-fire planned on the table and if we take them for their word, it does seem the diplomatic arena, if you will, or any attempts to try and actually facilitate this ceasefire is not really going to work. >> a very good point to make. nick schifrin reporting live from israel near the gaza border where a ground invasion could be imminent. the fighting in the middle east took center stage today at the united nations. u.n. secretary ban ki-moon told an emergency security council meeting that it is urgent for both size to agree to a ceasefire. james bays has more from the
u.n. >> ban ki-moon asked for the meeting of the security counsel and he used it to call for an immediate ceasefire. >> it is now more urgent than ever to try to find common ground for a return to a couple of. >> he talked about entrenched narratives, different versions of different events which were evidence when the palestinian and israeli ambassadors addressed the council. >> launching hundreds of airstrikes and art illery blom bardment against civilian areas. >> while we showed restraint, hamas restrained with unrestrained aggression. >> to make his point, he did something that's never been done in this chamber before: playing an audio recording on his mobile phone. >> fifteen seconds. >> that's how much time you have to run for your life.
>> after the meeting, the palestinian ambassador had this response. ? >> 15 seconds it takes to react to an incoming rocket, how many seconds does it take to react to a raiding aircraft over the heads of our people in the gaza strip? i can assure you, it doesn't take more than one or two seconds. it is death for sure. >> this is the first time the security council has met to discuss the current crisis in gaza, but don't expect any action. they are talking about some sort of statement, though they haven't even agreed on the wording of that at this stage. james bays, al jazeera, at the united nations. >> now, let's go to gaza where john hendron is standing by live. john, can you tell us what the current situation is there today and how people have been coping with this most rebate airstrikes? >> well, when the lights went down tonight, the bombing came up. and that has been a pattern we
have seen over the past three days. the israelis tend to strike during the iftar dinner, about 8:00 o'clock p.m. local and they tend to ramp up the airstrikes. again, about 2:00 to 3:00 in the morning, when people wake up to have their breakfast because they are fasting all day long during ramadan. i don't know if you heard that. there was an explosion behind me just now, and that may be the very beginning of the ramping up of the early morning bombing that we tend to see here we heard early on, rocket attacks coming out of gaza. so this is definitely a conflict with two sides to it. but the battle seems to ramp up during the evening and then again during the very early morning. there was one positive piece of news for people in gaza today. >> that's that the border crossing to egypt at rafa was opened again today. i am told that just handfuls of people were able to get across there because you had to have residency elsewhere, a visa or
dual citizenship in order to get across, and they only let across people who needed urgent medical attention. nevertheless, that is an add vance people have been looking for, for quite some time. >> as we were discussing just moments ago otisisi side of the border, it appears as if a ground invasion by israeli troops into gaza is very imminent. from where you stand, the people you have spoken to there, what is the expected retaliation by hamas if that ground invasion does happen? >> well, we had a television address just this evening by a masked leader of the al kasam brig aides, the military wing of hamas. and he said, we are not going to stop until we have achieved our objectives. we have plenty of weapons left and he said he wants the world to know that what is happening here in gaza is a revolution. >> is a ref reference to the israeli occupation.
people here feel confined. israel often can dictate what it wants to do in the eyes of the gazan people. the other day when it wanted to reduce the fishing area from six miles offshore to three miles, it just did so. didn't have to go through parliament or have any consultations here in gaza. so the moon mood here is definitely somber. nevertheless, you have got people all over the border who had israeli leaflets dropped on them from the air warning them to leave their homes. they have all been through this before in 2008 and in 2012 and while nobody here wants a ground war, they are bracing for it and at this point, i think most people here are expecting it. >> i believe president obama is expecting it as well. >> that's why he just had a conversation earlier today with prime minister benjamin netanyahu where he said the u.s. is willing to broker some kind of ceasefire between the two sides in this conflict. also, john, i wonder from the people you have spoken to, do the palestinians and more specifically maybe ham
allegation, do they sound as if they would be even willing to accept the united states' involvement in any type of negotiation for a ceasefire? >>? >> well, this is something new. so far, what we have heard about is maybe that egypt or qatar would be involved as an intermediatiary. the fact that the president of the u.s. has now made this offer changes the game a little bit. and it may be a possibility. there is real skepticism here, however, about the role of the united states. the united states is perceived as just automatically accepting the israeli side and that's going to be the concern here. they are going to be concerned that the u.s. will not be a fair broker. nevertheless, the u.s. has played that role in the past i think peel will hold out hope of anything that would stop a continued invasion particularly an invasion on the ground. >> the last ceasefire negotiated
2012, it was secretary of state hillary clinton with a lot of help from then president of egypt, morsi. reporting in gaza. >> may >>. the rockets, many have not hit their targets. isi applied the armed dome, one of the most advanced mimings defense systems in the world. jacob ward has more. ssiles defense systems in the world. jacob ward has more. . >> i am in san francisco that has a population density equivalent to tel aviv and gaza city. the thing is, israel has a tremendous advantage, which is the iron dome. it's a system that's been in development for decades. it fires from batteries of 20 rockets called interceptors, about 10 feet long apiece, which can fly up and actually explode an incoming rocket before it can hit the population center. let me explain the math of this to you because it's pretty
unbelievable. the rocket that hamas uses flies at a speed of over 2,200 miles per hour, over mach 2 and has a maximum range of 46 miles. >> gives the iron dome 71 seconds to track the missile, activate its own battery of interceptors and fire one to blow it up. you don't have 71 seconds. you only have a fraction of that time because you need to blow up the missile before it are reach a population center. it's a very complicated technical challenge. michael, the thing to consider here is it's a bit like trying to hit a rock with another rock thrown in the air. the system here has, in theory, that 71 second window but it, in fact, usually fires in a second or two. and that has to happen without human intervention. when you talk to people about the future of war, they always talk about the ethical need to keep human beings in the loop. but in this case, the software has to make the decision. all in all, what's so sort of
notable about this is that even though israel and palestine are exchanging fire here, israelis are pretty much immune to the biggest weapons that hamas has. >> jacob ward reporting from san francisco. congress toddy bated president obama's $3.7 billion request for emergency funds to deal with the surge in children coming to the u.s. from central america. the obama administration says at least 57,000 unaccompanied minors have been picked up at the border since last october. home land security secretary jeh johnson told lawmakers the government will do everything it can to deal with this crisis. >> this is obviously a major challenge with a humanitarian component to it. i know that personally along with secretary burwell. we have spent considerable time ourselves with the children and we are bound and determined to do the right thing. . >> libby casey joins us live from washington. libby, the president's team as we mentioned fighting for this
funding all afternoon. what was their primary message as they were trying to sway congress to give them these funds? >> michael, they are saying that unless they get the supplemental funds the president is pushing for, the situation on the border will get even worse. we heard from secretary johnson that next month, immigration and customs enforcement will run out of money. customs and border protection will run out of money in september. now, about half of the funds the president is looking for will go to the department of health and human services. their primary mission is taking care of these children. secretary sylvia burwell said she was down on the border just last week visiting with children, seeing what their sessions are. she said they need to get these -- what their situations are. they need to get these children prosprocessed more quickly and have more shelters overall. >> federal law says that hhs's role is to feed, shelter and provide medical care for unaccompanied children until we are able to place them in a safe and suitable setting with family members or a sponsor while they
await immigration proceedings. as the number of children has grown, our resources have been stretched thing. . >> burwell emphasized that if they get the funding, if it's secured, they can save money over the long-term because she says beds, for example, can cost anywhere from 200 to $1,000 if they can get them reserved and dealt with farther in advance, the cost goes down. and it ultimately won't be quiet as expensive, michael. >> libby, no surprise the republicans have a different take on the what the obama administration is trying to do. what type of opposition is the president facing on this issue? >> we finally got some contours of an alternative offered offered by the arizona senator. john mccain and geoff southlake. the biggest thing it would do is and the 2008 child trafficking law. >> ended the rapid deportation of children from countries other than mexico and canada. it would also expedite the returns of people back to their home countries much faster so
the process takes only hours rather than days. and it would mandate the tension of immigrants who crossed illegally until they go before the courts. and if they can't be detained and they get something like an ankle monitor to make sure they actually do show up in court. it also calls for more immigration judges, who the obama administration wants as well and has aphon affairs component because it says we should tie the funding on how well they can secure their borders. now, the obama administration says we don't need to roll back that 2008 trafficking law, and we heard senator lindsay gram push back on that today. >> if we don't change the 2008 law, then we are never going to get a handle on this problem because the 2008 law had nothing to do with this problem. so, i think we should adjust our laws to meet the needs in front of us. so, i am very disappointed to hear that the administration believes after everything we have been dealing with for the last two years there is no reason to change the
law. i just find that almost impossible to understand. >> still a rolling debate over the funding and whether or not that will go through any time soon. >> libby casey life at the whitehouse. thank you so much. the undocumented children who made the long journey to the united states did so to escape violence and poverty in their home country. now, we are begin to hear some of their stories. jonathan martin joins us from near the border with texas and we can put some faces to some of these kids who are crossing the border. >> reporter: that's right, michael. you know, this has really become the epi center of this humanitarian crisis. really, each day, several hundred families are crossing the border, mainly women and children. they are coming across. a lot of them get detained and then they are released and then they end up catching the bus right here behind me to go visit and stay with family elsewhere in the country. we have also noticed over the last couple of days a lot of undo you think immigrants coming back who maybe cross did the
border as children ten or 12 years ago, coming back to share share their stories. we spoke to one young man who shared his journey to america. >> so i left. >> at just 13 years old, hoses ae-luis elias started a desperate journey all alone leaving his family in the violent city of san pedro, honduras for the u.s./mexico border? >> gang violence is tremendous in honduras. i became a victim. i was tired. i was desperate. i made the journey to the united states not thinking i was breaking the law but because i wanted to find my mother and reunite with my younger stir sister. >> during the trip, he was forced today rely on strangers. he also faced gangs and drug smugglers. >> it's very depressing whenever a smuggler wakes you up at 2:00 in the morning with a gun in his hand and a little girl is screaming because she is being raped and you can't do anything about it because it says that whoever does something is going to be next. and it is frustrating as a child
having to go through those circumstances and also knowing that your mother is not there, that your father is not there to protect you. >> after these ordeals, he was detained at the border and spent two months in a detension center where he faced deportation. instead, he was released to his family in the united states. >> but i am, too, a migrant child. >> more than 14 years later, he has traveled to mechanicalen, texas to be a voice for the wave of undocumented children entering the united states. >> i did not want to look at it from a morality perspective. what are we doing whenever a child comes, running away from violence? w where are we deporting them to? are we going to give them a death sentence and send them back to where they are running from. >> jose says the immediate concern is the care for unaccompanied children. detention centers are overwhelmed. children hoping to apply for political asylum are facing delays. >> there is a lot of sickness that these children are sharing in their cells because they are
being treated as prisoners. >> he said politics should be put aside to address the humanitarian crisis. under a deferred action program, jose is allowed to remain in the u.s. while he works toward a ph.d. and sees himself as an example of what undocumented children can accomplish if allowed to remain in the u.s. . >> michael, despite all of the attention that's been really here over the last few days and weeks on mechanicalen, texas, you could still say that the wave of undocumented immigrants get here, they are getting a warm recess, not just from the mayor who said we will treat these people with dignity and respect since they are here but, also, a warm reexception from a lot of the charities, people who are here to help them until they are supposed to appear in court. michael? >> a lot of people in that community showing compassion these young peel. jonathan martin from mechanicalen, texas. a rough couple of days on wall street. next, david shuster from "real money" explains why problems overseas might be hurting your investments here germany's leaders have sentence a strong
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>> u.s. stockmarket investors got taken for a ride today avenues out of europe raised new fears about some old problems. david shuster is in for ali velshi. tell me about this portuguese bank that's causing so much concern. >> it's a bank many of us had never heard of. it gave us a shocking reminder that while america's economy is looking strong, the picture beyond our shores is anything but clear. it's bancoespirito santo. it 70 portuguese stocks falling more than 4%. stocks in spain felt 2% followed by slightly small declines in italy, german and france. analysts say it is limited to one bank. it is bringing back a lot of unpleasant memories of the european debt crisis.
those fears sent the dow plunging more than 1%. it made up a lot of that ground finishing down only about 70 points or less than half of 1%. some say the u.s. market may be heading to a pullback and investors are looking for any reason to sell. >> even beyond the market, itself, there are some concerns about the overall health? right? >> it's one of america's biggest trading partners. there are concerns about consistently low inflation and the strength of the recovery there. international monetary fund chief christine la guard said that the european recovery is not as strong as it should bega that the european recovery is not as strong as it should be. it is a mixed picture. exports climbed about 4% in may showing european demand for u.s. goods and services are rising but we've also got a bunch of data recently showing industrial protection fell in may and german, france, italy and
britain. we also learned today that china's exports grew a healthy 7.2% but that was about 3 points blow what many committees -- below what many had expected. china is a huge trading partner request with the united states. so, it goes. >> we look forwards to that and more coming up at the top of the hour, david shuster in for ali velshi on "real money". still to come, two cities, two different reactions to the waves of migrant children showing up at the border. we wi we will take you there next. >> an immigrant explains how he illegally entered the u.s. and the changes he wants along the border. >> prime time news only on al jazeera america.
>> al jazeera america presents >> yeah, i'm different. i wanna do what god asks of me... 15 stories, 1 incredible journey >> edge of eighteen coming september only on al jazeera america . >> no surprise that americans are divided over what to do about the surge in undocumented immigrant children. >> division has become quite clear in california. while residents of the town of murietta stopped the government from housing detainees in their
community, the city of port yname welcomed them with open arms. the tale of two cities. >> all right. in the suburban city of murieta, california, 150 miles away in the seaside town of port huenene. one immigration crisis, two clashing reactions. in the last week, people in murrieta have repeatedlyly stopped bus loads of migrants. >> it's awin for murrieta if they can keep them from coming over here because i don't think murrieta is that big of a timow that they can support the immigrants. >> the mayor pro item said he is proud. >> this is inhumane treatment but do not release illegal
immigrants into the community who haven't had a proper health screening and who have not had a proper background check. it's pretty ununfortunate we are not seeing these types of reactions in other cities that are receiving these individuals on the buses. >> port huenene is one of the other cities ramos is talking about. when hundreds of children were brought to this naval base for processing, no signs of protest, only signs of support. >> we are a welcoming community. >> lucas zucker helped organize a pro-immigration rally? >> we have seen so much negative sentiment in other cities like murrieta. we thought it was important for our community to stand up and show our support for these children who have come a long way through a really dangerous situation. >> this converted classroom represents the support in community has shown the migrants: a soccer ball, a pair of shoes, all items that have been donated. in this bag, we have clothes for children. there are a pair of jeans for a little girl.
if you look around this room, you clearly see items that the kids need, but you also see items that have been donated that let the kids just be kids. >> there are no simple answers for why these two cities have reacted so different, but consider their make-up. murrieta is a largely conservative city with a latino population around 26%. by comparison, latinos make up more than half of port huenene's population. >> this whole area has a long history of immigrants rights activism getting back to united farm workers. >> in murrieta speaking out in support but harry ramos says this isn't about people. it's about policy. >> transporting them around the country ain holding areas and releasing them to the public does not address the problem. in fact, it encourages and exacerbates the situation. >> two cities, two opposing viewpoints, both waiting for washington to find a solution as the immigration crisis hits
home. jennifer london, al jazeera, murrieta, california. >> some contractics say washington is the root cause of the current wave of undo you think minors. in 2008 a bill was pass meant to protect children from sexual trafficking. george w. bush signed it into law shortly before he left. it doesn't allow the government to deport children from outside mexico or canada without further investigation supporters say it's not to blame for the current crisis. earlier, i spoke with zoe lochran on boarder security. i asked her who is to blame for the crisis developing along the border. >> well, i think if you just examine the data, you can see that there is a refugee event going on. refugees from the three central american countries are also fleeing to other nations, not just the united states. there has been a 700% increase
in asylum claims in mexico, panama, nicarawga. >> president obama has received criticism as of late. do you believe the obama administration policies have contributed in any way to this crisis? >> well, i do think that the lack of sufficient immigration judges has led to an unreasonable delay. but it's not a problem entirely of the president's making. the congress has refused to appropriate the funds to pay for these judges. instead, we have beefed up extensively immigration enforcement, border patrol, but we didn't increase the capacity to process the cases. i understand that the ad minstration now accelerating the priority for these unaccompanied children so that their cases are going to be heard first.
i think also when you take a look at what's happening in central america, it's an issue really that needs to be addressed not just by the u.s., of course, but by the international community. i think that this surge of refugees to the u.s., to mexico, to panama and nicaragua and the like shows that none of us as nations live in isolation and when countries dissolve into violence, it's going to impact the neighbors as it is impacting us now. >> congress woman, there has been some criticism of the 2008 child trafficking law that you supported saying it's contributing to the backlog at the border. one of your colleagues, congressman henry fueler is move to go and it. should the obama administration have more freedom to deport unaccompanied minors coming into the country? >> no. we recently received a confidential report that was comingsed by the department of
homeland security. they reviewed the processes of the border patrol under the lilbur force 2008 act. and what they studies was that under these processes, we are sending back children to sex traffickers. >> that's not something as a nation that we accept or what to do. >> do you support president obama's request for nearly $4,000,000,000 in funds to deal with this and what do you say to some taxpayers who would be critical of that request simply because there is already $90,000,000,000 spent to security at the border currently? >> i think most people agree that we have the right and responsibility as a nation to secure our borders and to decide who enters and who doesn't. so to the extent that that needs to be addressed further, i think the country will look on that with some favor. the other truth is that, you know, i was at the border last
week. i found small children all by themselves a 3-year-old in diapers in a jail cell. >> that's not the way you treat little children. so there has to be at least some compassionate caring for little children until their cases can be heard. at the same time, it would be a huge mistake to ignore the source of this problem. we need to work to process refugee claims in those countries so that the dangerous journey north is not taken. individuals would be able to find out whether they are eligible as refugees or not and then, also, if there is resettlement of refugees, that could be a shared burden with other countries in the region. i think that we need to look at the origin of the young children coming here, not one border patrol agent told me we are not
going to solve a regu e crisis at the border. >> that was a member of the house subcommittee on immigration and border security. in a phone call, vice president joe biden, ukraine's police department said russia has refused offers to negotiate a ceasefire. petro poroshenko said there were multiple venues but were refused. they have been fighting government troops in eastern ukraine for more than three months now leaving at least 400 people dead. the head of the u.s. intelligence in germany has been asked to leave the country. a spokesman for angela merkel said it grew out of an investigation into americans spying in the country. nick speicer is in berlin with that story. >> reporter: parliament's closed door meeting on the shadowing world of intelligence matters on thursday weighed the latest evidence of american spying. after private talks, though, a very clear public announcement.
>> the federal government has asked the u.s. intelligence services representative here in germany to leave the country in reaction to a continuos lack of cooperation regarding the investigations into various accusations starting with the nsa after the latest issues. >> the german public was enraged to discover last october that the chancellor's own cell phone had been tapped by the nsa or national security agency. germany then pushed hard for better information sharing and a promise that americans would end their spying here months of efforts failed. with one of her ministers saying she was not amused, merkel on thursday questioned what the american efforts were worth. >> if what we hear right now is true, i have to say that from my point of view, spying on allies is a waste of energy in the end. we have so many problems and i think we should focus on the important things. just look at the challenges posed in syria regarding the islamic state. if you look at the fight against terrorism was there are huge
problems. >> is at the highest priority from my point of view and not spying among allies. >> the american embassy reacted to the news with a statement saying it doesn't comment on security matters but that the security relationship between germany and the united states was very important to keeping americans and germans safe. the problem is, many german citizens and increasingly their government are questioning whether that is really true and if so, at what cost not privacy and freedom? nick speicer, al jazeera, berlin. >> iran and six worlds powers have 10 days to agree on a deal to cut tehran's nuclear capacity in exchange for a roots sanctions. john kerry and other diplomats will be in austria to try to bridge the gap. iran's supreme leader said iran should have the ability to enrich uranian to meet future energy needs. world power for iran is building a nuclear weapon. in south sudan, two military rebel leaders are being sanctioned by the european union
for violating a ceasefire agreement. the government says it abided by the deal but accuses the rebels of violations. the eu is imposing a travel ban and freezing the assets of two unnamed rebel leaders. the u.n. says at least 10,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since fighting began in december. >> a texas man charged with capital murder today. >> story and other news from around america and disturbing on so many levels? >> very horrifying. the suspect sur rended to police following a three-hour standoff in houston. investigators say rod haskel went on a shooting rampage killing six people. four were children. two were adults. >> he was then charged with capital murder because of the multiple counts of homicide in this location. i had not personally in 40 years seen a tragedy in one family that's this hor inc. it certainly is impactfum situation. >> a 15-year-old wounded girl
warned police the suspect was headed to her grandparents' house to kill them. the teen's information helped chase him down. police believe the shooting stemmed from a domestic issue. haskel will be arraigned tomorrow. he faces multiple counts of murder. a north dakota pipeline spill on an indian reservation could take weeks to clean up. a million gal options of salt water leaked over the fourth of july weekend. >> spill extends nearly two miles down very steep terrain. some of the salt water spilled into a bay that leads to drinking water. the leak was only discovered this week, but officials say it has been contained. denver social security county clerk startedering same-sex marriage licenses today. it came hours after a colorado court ruling. a judge sided with another county clerk who issued more than 100 same-sex marriage permits. in kansas, you can't be afraid of heights or water to try this: at the first drop, it was like really scary.
i was like ooh. >> i closed my eyes. >> it's too scary. >> the world's tallest water slide opened to the public today in kansas city. the monster slide is 168 feet tall. >> that's taller than niagara falls and the statue of liberty. you have to climb up 264 steps to get to the top of the slide and you can hit speeds of up to 65 miles per hour. there were some concerns about safety so riders are strapped to a very large raft and the whole thing is surrounded by a net, michael. >> i would be in line for that. >> i would totally be in line. a lot of our staffers wanted to go down there? >> you get a work out climbing the steps to get up there? 264? >> of course you are going to be wanting to lie down on a raft after that. >> annette, thank you so much coming up on al jazeera america officials say chinese hackers made their way into a u.s. government computer system and stole sensitive information from thousands of americans. details next.
>> a serious government data breach involving tens of thousands of people. u.s. officials are blaming chinese hackers. they say they targeted workers applying for high-level security clearances. john terrett is here with more. this is alarming? >> it's the scourge of our modern era if you think of some, target, two data breaches. there was j.c.nie, jet blue and the naz dabbling and many others as well. now,dac and many others as well. no now,. the finger of suspension is being pointed at the chinese. could well have hacked into a very important federal computer network to getting the kind of data they were looking for.
>> alarms range in march at the office of personnel management. haggers breached a database containing the private files of tennessee of thousands of u.s. government workers. it looks like the work of chinese hackers media reports quoting an off the record government source saying there is no evidence so far anything was stolen. cyber security experts say hackers usually target government or corporate workers over many weeks until finally, an xwooep accidently clicks on a link they ought not to. >> that's it. the bad guys are in. >> chances are, they got far and when you go after those that are requesting high-security clearance, you are going after those who have access to at a time keys. kingdom. >> is the best possible data breach that could occur to somebody who is looking for top secret information. >> china has been waging a lengthy cyber campaign to steal data from u.s. government departments and major corporations. both sides regularly accuse each other of spying. in may, the department of
justice indicted five hackers from chinese military unit 61938 on charges they stole data from u.s. corporations. it's doubtful they will ever appear in a u.s. court, but the point is well made. the latest revelation about stolen data came as secretary of state john kerry was actually in china discussing economic and security issues. the loss of intellectual property through cyber has a chilling effect on innovation and investment. incidents of cyber theft have harmed our businesses and threatened our nation's competitiveness and we had a frank exchange on cyber issues at our strategic security dialogue and we both agree it is important to continue discussions in this area. >> a spokesman for the foreign ministry in beijing accused media and cyber security firms here of trying to cast china as a cyber threat, adding they've never been able to present sufficient evidence. >> the question is: are we
doing to them what they allegedly are doing to us? you have to believe we are but the advantage of this lies in the chinese court. >> for more, joining me is vinnie troa and owner of night line security. we appreciate your time this evening. i wonder from your standpoint -- obviously, you are in this type of industry. were you surprised by this cyber attack? >> no. not at all. these are the kind of things that really happen pretty often, i think, to government agencies and i think it's one of the reasons that the agencies are actually off loading a lot of their execute practices to private industries at this point. >> how did the u.s. government pick up on this cyber attack and then link it to china? what kind of detection systems do they have in place? >> i can't speculate about what exactly they have in place but i can say that they are supposed to have intrusion detection systems in place. if they are finding out about this after the fact. it goes to show that the government execute standards
really aren't what they need to be and the government really isn't being held to that high of a level that it should be. i mean there is no reason for them to detect something like this after the data has already been lost. >> u.s. officials claim until recently, hackers trying to breach the government rarely succeeded. we have been hearing more and more reports of attacks. we just heard from john terrett, we mentioned some other places but i bet also the department of energy and en the defense secretary's office, why are these hackers getting through to these particular places now? >> well, i am for tnot sure thay are getting through now. even the obama administration made a comment to say that they really aren't going to be disclosing every breach. only a breach where potentially private information or personal information is lost. i think what's been happening is, now that the government agencies are ramping up their own security, they are probably detecting these breaches more. so, i mean they have been occurring but now we are just noticing it more. >> well, as we mentioned, you own a security firm there in st. louis. if you were advising the
government, how would you tell them to better protect themselves? >> i mean i actually think they are going down the right path at this point by having their security providetized. the fed ramp program is a program for cloud providers to certify their security so that the government agencies can move all of their data to the cloud. there are government man dates in place that say that the majority of agencies do need to be moved over actually by this year. so, i think that's really the best move for them. i mean they have shown time and time again that they really don't have the resources to keep up with this changing security needs. it's best they hand it off to private companies that can do this better than they can. >> you said you weren't surprised by this earlier. would that mean you also believe that the u.s. is involved in similar type of cyber attacks on not only china but maybe other governments around the world? >> i mean i think so. i think snowden revealed a significant amount of information as well. i think we are at a point where everybody is spying on everybody. i think that's just the reality of things. you know, the information that came out last year about what the nsa was doing, you know,
even to its own people here i mean in terms of reading all of the e-mails and phone communications and everything else, i mean there is no reason to think that they are not intercepting international data communications going on and trying to decipher them. >> let me ask you about joe blow from st. louis. obviously we are talking about government breaches here, but there was personal information from every day citizens so if hackers can get in to government systems that you said are protected by these intrusion type software programs, how is it stopping the regular guy from maybe facing some very similar attacks and they are losing their very private personal information? >> well, i think a lot of it comes down to we don't have a significant enough breach laws and so when a company is breached, there is really no penalties. when you look at something like target or schnuk's from st. louis, at the end of the day, the people that were held accountable, i mean the ceo resigned. but, you know, what other penaltiesties involved?
i think companies need to get find. until that happens, i am not sure the companies will be taking security as seriously as they need to be vennie troia, we appreciate your insight. >> thank you. >> heart breaking news from the world of medicine. it involves a 4-year-old mississippi girl born with avirus that causes aids. she was treated with a combination of drugs as an infant. she responded so well her doctors declared her hiv-free. but now, they say they have detected the virus in her system again. the girl has resumed the antiviral therapy and is said to be doing well. researchers will try to figure out what changed in the system that allowed the hiv to return. >> he collided with another player and collapsed on the field. but javier maserano. he kept playing. some say fifa's head injury rules are to blame. david shuster in for ali velshi on "real money". >> coming up, your portfolio and the global economy today it was
>> he collided and stumbled and collapsed. javier macherano will find out if he can place against german. he knocked heads with a member from the netherland squad when they went for the ball yesterday. he put his hand to his head and right there, he fell to the ground. no one knew if he had a concussion because he came right back into the game about two minutes later and fans are calling him a hero but former soccer athletes say fifa's head injury policy is a joke. back with that story. >> michael, he has been trending
today. many see him as a super hero. pictures like these started trending comparing him to the darth vader saying, i am your father there or chuck norris. this one says, male competitor of the year. chuck norris is in second place or to god in bruce almighty or even chegavara but they couldn't believe their eyes when he went into the field including phillip 0 claire writes, "take him off now. do these people realize what concussion is and can lead to? also, former australian player wrote, andrew orsadi: see what happened to mascherano? this is why an independently mandated sideline protocol is the only way. retired american soccer said speechless how fifa continued to turn away from the problem of
traumatic brain injuries: the main concern has been you need more than a couple of minutes to determine if a player has a concussion. michael? >> inasmuch as soccer players use their head during the course of the game, that's why they need those protocols in place. ines, thank you so much. speaking of fifa, soccer's governing body has rejected the appeal by luis suarez. if you remember, he got a 4-month, 9 match ban for biting a player on the italian squad during a world cup match earlier. fifa says he can appeal to a court of arbitration but this affects more than just the national team. it also acts the english premier league as well because suarez plays for liverpool. there is rumors he could leave liverpool and go to barcelona even though he won't be able to play until october. finally, tourists in new york city got a taste of what it feels like to get carded on the field at the world cup. >> do you understand what you did? you can't waste people's time not knowing what you did.