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>> we are going to systematically did he trade their capabilities and shrink the territory they control. >> fighting back against the islamic state group, taking his plans to congress antamerican people, the details becoming public this morning. >> a mysterious virus sense hundreds of children to the hospital. the c.d.c. is warning parents. protecting your kids from the risk. >> cars and roads submerged as heavy rains drench southern
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california. the tropical weather and chance for more today. >> a royal announcement this morning, william and kate expected their second child. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. president obama is getting ready to reveal his strategy to take on the islamic state group, laying out his plan in a speech wednesday, but details are trickling out. >> it comes as the u.s. launches new airstrikes on islamic state targets in iraq and president obama admitting he made a mistake when he went golfing off the the murder of journalist james foley. >> in washington this morning, mike, president obama just met with nato allies in europe. what are we learning about his big speech on wednesday? >> president obama still insists there will be no american combat troops on the ground, but the united states will lead an international coalition to take the fight to the islamic state group.
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he plans to layout his case to the american public wednesday. >> president obama taking a more aggressive position, after being roundly criticized for publicly stating he didn't have a strategy to deal with the threat of the islamic state group. >> the next phase is now to start going on some offense. >> the president plans to address the nation on wednesday, outlining what he calls his game plan against i.s. >> we are going to degrade their capabilities, shrink the territory that they control, and ultimately, we're going to defeat them. >> sunday, in an interview with meet the press, the president made clear what he will not do. >> this is not going to be an announcement about u.s. ground troops, this is not the equivalent of the iraq war. what i'm going to be asking the american people to understand is number one, this is a serious threat, number two, we have the capacity to deal with it. >> mr. obama will meet with
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congress before he outlines his plan, a plan that he says will include an international coalition. those partners could include the arab league, who announced sunday in cairo it would take all necessary measures to confront the united states. like president obama, the arab league, made up of countries like egypt object jordan and iraq made no mention of military intervention in syria. airstrikes continued. the pentagon took out targets near the mosul dam and militants threatening another dam. >> if that dam fell into isil hands for be destroyed, the damages that would cause would be very significant. >> significant, since the dam supplies water to millions of iraqis, the strikes for the first time the u.s. hit the group in western iraq and the closest it has come to syria, suggesting the fight is widening
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and could last beyond an obama presidency. >> this is similar to the kinds of counter terrorism campaigns that we have engaged in consistently over the last five, six, seven years. >> president obama is already facing pressure from members of the congress to expand the fight against islamic state into syria. who is pushing for that? >> the president maintained all along and said it again since has he the authority to take the fight inside syria if that is necessary and that is indeed what the president is going to try to do, get a coalition behind the fight. if the united states is not sending ground troops into syria, who is going to take that space? as far as congress is concerned, you can expect a lot of people talking about the need for the american public to be informed, for congress to be insulted --
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consulted, i should say, but there will likely not be a vote inside congress. leaders do not want that tricky vote 10 weeks before an election. >> the president yesterday addressed a topic that's been dogging him, the timing of that golf outing in martha's vineyard. what did he say about that? >> it was in the wake of that gruesome murder of james foley, the first of two free labs journalists killed and video by the islamic state group. the president had spoken to the families before making that statement, a visceral, poignant statement the president made and less than five minutes later, it was timed, he was on the golf course on the first tee. he was asked about that in that interview. >> there's no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through, after the statement that i made,
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that i should have anticipated the optics. you know, that's part of the job. >> the president said the theatrics of the presidency are something that he doesn't do very well, but something that evilses is very important. he said he's not very good at it. >> mike viqueira in washington, thank you. >> there is the town that is largely held by the islamic state group and then the dam nearby. the iraqi army says with the help of those u.s. airstrikes, it has now captured that dam, this is important, because if
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the islamic state were to blow up that dam, it could flood an area with thousands of iraqis living in it, as far away as baghdad. it is important for two reasons, water, also oil. it is at a crossroads between kirkuk and the area the air is made and refined. it's a very important area. if the islamic state were to get ahold of that, that would be a lucrative source of funds from which they can continue to run their operation. >> we hear iraq is asking for airstrikes in and around baghdad. why baghdad? >> it seems like the iraqis believe they have the islamic state on the run to some extent. after the u.s. airstrikes in the north, they have captured a little more territory and lately, there were iraqi airstrikes near kirkuk in the down and there has been activity
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near tikrit in a town where there was a suicide bomber. there was intensified fighting in a number of areas and they believe what they can do is hold the islamic state in the locations where it is, by surrounding them with these airstrikes, but then, iraqi troops and others are going to have to go in there and go after them. we've got fights going on right now in tikrit, and then the strong hold of the islamic state, that's in the northern city of mosul and the peshmerga tell us their closing in on that right now. >> live in erbil this morning, thanks very much. >> a new video released by the islamic state group show high tech measures used to capture a northern air base, using surveillance drones to help plan the attack. in previous operations, the islamic state group has used google earth to pinpoint other rebel groups. >> president obama in addition to dealing with the is state
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lawmakers has only a week to reach a deal to keep the government funded. mike viqueira will have more on that coming up in the next half injure there is a rare virus sweeping through the midwest, hundreds of children in the hospital, 1500 cases of what is called the enterovirus have been reported in 10 states. the c.d.c. warns there could be more. diane h is live in chicago. very similar to the common cold. how can a parent tell if it is something more serious. >> that's the problem with this virus. it mimics a cold. the symptoms can morph into acute respiratory distress. this is very trouble for kids that have asthma. if parents have a child that has trouble breathing, it's important that they get them to a hospital immediately, especially if this child has
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asthma and is under the age of five. >> enterovirus 68, the official name given to it, what type of treatment available if one of our children is infected? >> there's no real treatment for it. there's no vaccine and because this is a virus and not a bacterial infection, you can't give the child antibiotics. the best that you can do is have the child exercise good hygiene, keep washing his hands, stay away from other kids. keep the child hydrated, make sure he or she is getting plenty of rest. >> 900 cases in colorado. why is this disease spreading so quickly? >> that's the mystery. doctors say typically this virus happens in the fall and it's early this year, but think about it, the last couple of weeks, we've seen kids heading back to school. if kids were traveling around the midwest and got it and now traveling back to school, maybe not washing their hands, passing it on to their classmates.
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>> live in chicago this morning, diane, thank you very much, we know you are concerned. coming up, we'll talk to a doctor about the risk from the virus. >> president obama says the u.s. military will help tackle the ebola outbreak calling it a national security priority. in an interview, the president said the military will provide equipment for health care workers in africa. ebola has killed 2,000 people there. the latest american infected is continuing treatment in nebraska. >> there is new hope for a vaccine for the virus. vaccinated monkeys have developed long term immunity to ebola, experiments showing the immunity can last up to 10 months. human trials started last month. >> fighting in eastern ukraine throwing into question a tenuous ceasefire. >> it happened days after a
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truce. we have more from donetsk. >> these pictures show the ukraine ceasefire going up in flames. just a kilometer from the perimeter of the donetsk airport, it has literally been in the line of fire for months. caught between the fighting groups, some residents believed the worse was over. they were sadly mistaken. >> we were going to pick up our son. i have a baby and we temporarily live in a dormitory. we wanted to get the push chair, warm closed for the child. i got a call from my mother who said that her house was burning. >> each side blamed the other. it seems the separatists fired first. >> they were standing here with the cannon, the ukrainian army aimed at them and started to shoot. they were standing right here. they thought there and got the
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response. >> the responses went back and forth all day sunday. >> to the east of here, to the east of the airport, we've heard small arms fire and co occasional burst from a machine gun. this is a ceasefire in paper form only. in key every, the government insists the ceasefire is still enforce. >> the firing and shelling is a violation of ceasefire conditions. the situation is under control now. over the last 24 hours, we didn't ever information about civilian casualties and at the moment, we are not talking about a cancellation of the ceasefire agreement. >> for residents of mariupol, faith in the truce is understandably low. >> it's terrifying not just for the people here, but for the whole city. >> a few minutes later, in the distance soldiers push people back from the check point.
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officials for the organization of cooperation in europe are charged with monitoring the ceasefire, a reminder of the magnitude of that task and a reminder for everyone in this bitterly contested country that this conflict isn't over yet. aljazeera, donetsk. >> european leaders will threaten to hit russia with more sanctions today if that ceasefire doesn't hold. among the targets, two of russia's largest gas companies. >> the search for a small plane that crashed near jamaica was carrying a real estate developer and his wife and is called off. they searched for three days. officials will keep an eye out for debris washing up onshore. >> joan rivers remembered this weekend, her funeral service was every bit a red carpet event. >> as expected. we have more. a memorial service befit ago
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star. >> it really was. it seems weird, even to me, that you should have a funeral that is a major hollywood style event. that's exactly what they pulled off. joan rivers made us laugh until the very end. the private ceremony took place over the weekend. fans lined the sidewalk, dressed to the nines in her honor. the guest list was a who's who of hollywood, broadway and t.v. ♪ >> as rivers requested, there were paparazzi and publicists, stars, hugh jackman was there, and howard stern gave the eulogy.
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there was no wind machine to make her hair blow like beyonces, still, those in attendance said this was a funeral the late comedienne would have been proud of. >> it was irreverent. joan said i don't want a rambling,. >> i on a serious note, the medical examiner is looking into what caused her death. she stopped breathing during fairly routine throat surgery. the clinic is now under investigation by the new york state health democratic. she kept us guessing and interested, but most of all guessing. >> a lot of pressure on that rabbi, the poor guy. >> somebody said he had to turn away a few times, some of the things that were said. >> john, thank you very much. >> some good news here, the british royal family announcing just hours ago that the duchess
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of cambridge, kate is pregnant with her second child and being treated for severe morning sickness. they have not announced a due date. the duchess and prince william gave birth to their first child last july. >> an airborne rescue in yosemite national park, they had to be rescued from the top of a rock formation because of a wildfire. campsites of closed. >> thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flash flooding to southern california. >> good morning, nicole mitchell,, by the way. >> the gaining's all here after what, like three weeks? as we continue this morning, it's unfortunate we couldn't move some of this rain to the fire regions and the extreme drought areas. the whole area is dry all the way to texas. the rain has been official, it's just been too must have. all the areas in the green are the watches, the potential for flooding and the areas in red
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are under the warnings, that means there has been flooding in those areas. the reason behind all of this, we already have the monsoon flow in place, which means more moisture especially to the four corners region. we also had hour tropical system. this is what is left of it, the overall flow around it, it wasn't the storm itself bringing in the wind, but the flow around that is counter clockwise, so on the eastern side, that brings the wind from south to north, and that helped enhance the monsoon moisture. yesterday, and still some today, we're seeing that flow and that's going to keep things moist. that means the potential for more of this rain, rain this morning in places like prescott, arizona, so you're not out of the woods yet. if you get under a thunderstorm, a flooding potential, the rest of the region, beneficial rain. >> does this relieve the drought? >> it's spots of relief. not as much as we need in
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california, though. >> thanks. >> a second nba owner is selling his team over racially charged remarks. >> this time, it is the owner of the atlanta hawks, bruce levinson in an email. >> a violent mall attack in a supermarket parking lot. police are trying to figure out who was behind it. >> toxic algae again makes a community call for help. >> our big number of the day, we'll talk about why huge company is selling one of its most recognizable businesses.
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>> today's big number is $3,300,000,000. >> that's the price he electrolux is going to pay. >> it is hoping to get deeper into the appliance market.
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the measure will double sales. combining operations is expected to save the $2,300,000,000 a year. >> it has happened for the sect time this year, an nba owner having to sell his team for making racially insensitive remarks. he confirmed he route wrote an email many find offensive. there is a big difference, though with this case and the case of donald sterling. >> indeed, del, it's deja vu all over again for the nba, this time bruce levin son, the owner of the atlanta hawks taking the stand here, trying to play damage control for a racially insensitive email he sent out literally two years ago, but unlike donald sterling, bruce levinson is trying to make better with this, though the nba is watching carefully as he has stepped down.
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>> the principle owner of the atlanta hawks, bruce levin son is coming clean. he sent an email he now calls inappropriate and offensive. he said he was concerned about the makeup of the team's fan base and low attendance. he wanted to attract more white fans, saying the mainly black crowd scared off white ticket buyers. he went on to say he wanted more white cheerleaders and to move away from hiphop music played in the music in favor of music favor automobile to a 40-year-old white man. he is now apologizing and saying by focusing on race i also sent the unintentional and hurtful message that our white fans are more valuable than our black fans. nba commissioner was told of his plan to sell the team.
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he said i commend mr. levinson for self reporting to the league office, being fully cooperative with the league and its independent investigator. >> in response to the scandal surrounding levinson, atlanta hawks c.e.o. made this statement about moving forward: >> earlier this summer, the nba forced l.a. clippers owner donald sterling to sell his team. sterling was banned for life, after his racist comments became public. >> ironically, levinson, owner of the hawks came out hard against donald sterling when all of that situation went down, so an interesting scenario that he is playing damage control, even though he went against donald sterling just a year ago. of course, this team is now on the chopping block to be sold.
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>> in fact, he said zero tolerance, but did self report in this case. the clippers sold for $2 billion. what are the analysts saying the atlanta hawks will go for? >> >> the clippers sold for four and a half times the amount that economists probabled. the atlanta hawks clearly not worth that value. it's a much smaller market here in atlanta. they are expected, according to forbes, to go for about $425 million. could go a little bit more, but in this world of sports that we're in right now, no one really knows. you could get a high bidder come in and take this to the nail. >> thank you very much. >> robert bolland is a professor of sports business at new york university, a former sports agent and joins us this morning. it's always great to have you. why do you think levinson really came forward with this email? >> this is a very complex story. i think the basis of the email coming forward is the nba from
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the donald sterling case is actually asking owners to go through and find sensitive material that might be out there in statements. it may be also that someone had the statement and was going to go forward with it. i think there are private reasons driving this, including maybe his own desire to get out of his own franchise. it seemed like a very strong statement to amputate one self. >> i asked this question when the donald sterling case came to light. are we looking at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these racially sensitive issues and is this a much larger crisis? >> sterling would think so. if he's going to sue the nba, i don't think he'll get a lot of damages, it's a fishing expedition through dirty laundry. probably everyone at some point in their life has said or done something about someone else that is offensive or they wish they hadn't said. it's difficult for the league to do that without having a
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chilling effect. >> in one part of the email, we should refer back to levinson wrote my theory is that the black crowd scared away the whites and there are not enough affluent black fans to build the fan base employee that is not true, but how damaging are these remarks going to be to the franchise? >> this is directly aimed at his fan base, so i think he did feel the need to extricate himself for the sake of his partners. he is the owner of a minority share with eight other partners. sterling was the 100% owner with his family trust. >> i want to show you a video that has been released. this is graphic, so it's going to be disturbing. this is ray rice, hitting his
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then fiancee in the elevator. we are told the nfl has seen this video. is this only going to add moor fuel to the fire by those who say that what the nfl did with ray rice too lax. >> it certainly is. the only thing that helps the nfl in the short run is that they have tiedenned the policy and made a misstep and gone back to fix it. if this tape had been out there, the prosecutor might have proceeded with more serious charges, but it's not going to change anything now. >> thank you. >> tough switch may seem like september, but there are more summer like temperatures out there today. >> nicole mitchell is back with more of that. how hot is it going to get? >> depends where you are. we are having a couple of areas of cool down. we are just talks about all that flooding in california. these are i am manuals, look at that, that car covered. all that cloud cover and rain has been dropping temperatures in the country. it's normally very warm.
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with that flow, we're keeping the moisture in the area and that's going to be one of our concerns as we continue through the rest of the day, temperatures, places like phoenix, 74 right now and 90 for the rest of the day, well, that is temperatures running about 10 degrees cooler than average. the northeast cooldown, it is still the south that is hot. phoenix on the other side of that front that went through, still at 94 for today. back to you guys. >> in the northeast, that was great sleeping weather. nicole, thank you very much. >> president obama pushes back his plan to go it alone on immigration. >> he was actually told by members of his own party now is not the time. mike viqueira live in washington with reaction on both sides. >> an explosion rips through a kansas hotel, gutting huge sections of the building, how just one car getting into an accident caused this much destruction. >> a 6-year-old boy attacked by a mountain lion, officials trying to hunt down the animal. >> after more than a century, modern science may have revealed the identity of the notorious
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19th century killer "jack the ripper." that's one of the stories we caught on our global net.
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>> congress getting back to work today, tackling the issue of what to do with the islamic state group and also a looming budget crisis in the nation's capitol, as well. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. the president backing away from his promise to deal with immigration on his own without congressional help. we look at the political reasons for that move. >> a mob on the attack at a supermarket parking lot. what police are doing to help find the person or persons responsible for the beat down. >> in our next hour, unsafe in the air, an aljazeera exclusive investigation, taking a look at the bowing 747 dream liner and allegations that it's unfit to fly. >> first a look at our top
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stories. president obama is preparing a new strategy to fake on the islamic state group. administration officials say it's a fight that could take years. details are set to be revealed in an address to the nation by president obama on wednesday. >> fighting in eastern ukraine threat, inc. to derail a ceasefire agreement, heavy shelling hilt the port city of mariupol. there was also shelling in donetsk. >> the c.d.c. warns of a potentially severe respiratory illness. hundreds of kids in the midwest have been hospitalized. those with asthma are especially at arriving. symptoms start like the common cold before getting much worse. >> president obama putting on hold his plan to go it alone on immigration, delaying executive action until after the mid term elections are over. he vowed in june to do as much as he could without congress, but this is what he said over the weekend: >> even as we're getting all our
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ducks in the row for the executive action, i want to make sure that the public understands why we're doing this, why it's the righted thing for the american people, the right thing for the american economy. >> while the president says he needs time to make the right choice, critics say it's politician. we heard what the president had to say, what are others saying about his lack of executive action on immigration? >> it is politician in a sense and even the president says that, the cries, the surge of unaccompanied minors from central america over the summer changed the political dynamic. what the president isn't saying is that some of the elections coming up and vulnerable democrats who face tough reelection fights was the genesis of this reversal. it was a complete reversal. the statement in june, john boehner told me he wasn't going to take up immigration reform. the penalty said by the end of the summer i want a plan or i'm going to move ahead without
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congress. activists are furious, among them, christina jiminez. >> this very clearly tells us that both democrats and the president are playing politics and putting their enters first over immigrant families. >> the move the president is take to go delay this until after the election appears from a political sense to ever really backfired. >> congressional republicans didn't want to act on immigration, what are they saying about the president's decision? >> i think we have to be careful here. this is an issue that has cleaved the republican party, george bush had a comprehensive immigration reform plan on the table. some republicans wanted it. they look at electoral map, they think they need to court hispanics. many republicans obviously the most conservative in the tea party are dead set against.
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it you had marco rubio, a man of cuban descent join the gang of six to push forward a plan. he now has completely reversed course. others are saying this is clearly politics. members of congress of the hispanic caucus say the president took the easy way out. >> mike viqueira, live in washington this morning, thank you very much. >> weekend clashes in jerusalem between palestinian protestors and israeli police. protestors threw rocks and pet troll bombs. officers fired back with rubber bullets. a 16-year-old palestinian has died, the teen critically injured during a clash with israeli police last sunday. >> the algae that turned lake erie green is prompting several states to ask for new help from the federal government, ohio,
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oregon, minnesota and florida want a level set for how much algae is allowable in water. >> there is as warning, a rare virus spreading in children, hundreds already in the hospital. >> health officials say this may just be the tip of the iceberg. we are in denver where dozens have come down to the view russ. >> this can be extremely dangerous and life threatening for kids suffering from asthma. in a children's hospital, at one hospital alone, doctors have already seen more than 900 children coming into the emergency room over the past couple of weeks. this 5-year-old woke up early sunday morning complains he felt sick. >> this morning, he couldn't breathe, so he woke me up at 6:00 this morning and said mom, i can't breathe. >> his mom knew her son needed to get to the hospital for immediate attention. >> nervous?
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>> well, now i am, because there's a virus, and i didn't know there was a virus. >> doctors believe ivan and thousands of other children around the country may be infected with the virus, a relatively repair rhino virus usually associated with the common cold. the recent outbreak is much more greer take a nice deep breath for me. good job. >> the doctor is shocked by the number of kids coming into the emergency room here at children's hospital, just outside the denver. >> i think it's really unusual to have something this early going on. we're prepared, doing the right things and trying to keep everyone safe and taking care of patients when it's very, very busy. it's really put ago strain on the hospital systems and urgent care systems throughout the midwest and the west. >> the symptoms are similar to acute bronchitis and especially dangerous for children with asthma. >> children with asthma, they
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really need to be on their asthma medications. that could help them from coming to the emergency department or being hospitalized. >> to be safe, staff members are now wearing surgical masks and visitation hours have been cut. >> i started hurting after my lungs started to sort of closing up. >> it's still unclear to doctors and the medical community why the virus is spreading to rapidly. since it's a virus, antibiotics don't work. september is a particularly tough months r. month for kids with asthma who head back to school at the start of the cold and flu season. >> doctors say the key to preventing the spread is frequent hand washing, especially for kids now back in school. the doctors at the c.d.c. say we may now be seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the spread of this illness all around the country. >> doctor, there are parents
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right now that are freaking out. it is said to be caused by a virus. tell us what this virus is. >> this is a little known virus, one that small strain of a larger group of viruses called enteroviruses that cause respiratory illnesses to skin rashes and neurological symptoms. this particular strain is rare. this is the biggest outbreak we've seen. it's been specific, causing respiratory illness in children in the past and doing the same now. >> people are going to hear the numbers and say if my child sneezes, should i be concerned. why is this virus spreading so quickly. >> this is a virus common in the late summer and fall, which is this time. what happens is the rye rues spread virally from one person to the other. this is common in children. as they go to school, you now have a collective of people among whom the virus is spreading, all of them taking it home. this is unfortunately the perfect storm for a virus like this. >> just children at risks or
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adults, as well. >> for most of us who are healthy, this is only going to cause a pretty bad common cold. for some children under the age of five and those with asthma, it can cause a more serious illness. >> if i'm a parent, what should i watch out for? >> look for difficulty breathing in a child, breathing with pursed lips, bluish lips, wheezing, or watching for the spaces between the ribs. if those are retracting, that can be a sign that the child is having difficulty breathing. >> 10 states have contacted the c.d.c. asking for assistance. what can the c.d.c. do to help? >> the. >> the c.d.c. investigates epidemics. when you have an outbreak of the virus, it's important for the c.d.c. to get involved, understanding the spread, who is contacting who and how this is getting out there and understanding the virus, taking it back to the lab, studying it
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and treating it better or developing a vaccine. >> is there a chance that the public doesn't know exactly how many cases there may be out there, since this is relatively new and there may be people sitting in hospitals right now thinking they have a cold or pneumonia. >> that's the case. we won't know how many have the virus. for most, it's going to cause a bad cold, never having to go to the hospital. some patients may be in a hospital with a bronchitis that they don't know is caused by this virus. in cases that are serious, we are testing particularly in these groups of children who might have to go to the i.c.u. in that case, we are getting a better idea about how bad this is. >> thanks for being with us this morning. we will talk about the danger for children in the next hour and what you can do to protect your kids. >> a 5-year-old boy taken from a hospital in britain by his parents will soon receive a new
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experimental treatment for brain cancer. osha king left the hospital for prague, his parents seeking proton treatments doctors wouldn't provide in britain. >> a federal appeals court is set to hear arguments today on gay marriage bans in idaho, nevada and hawaii. at least 32 states have called on the u.s. supreme court to settle the issue of gay marriage once and for all. >> police in memphis now are searching for who was behind a violent mob attack at a supermarket. >> a group of teens brutally beat three people saturday night. john henry smith is here with more. what happened? >> witnesses estimate that around 100 kids were part of the mob, one witness caught it all on her cell phone camera. a kroger employee is on the
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ground in the fetal position. the mob kicked and stomped him and threw pumpkins at the employee. the mob targeted a 25-year-old man when he was walking to his car. two employees, 17 and 18 ran in to help, but the mob turned their wrath on to the two good samaritans, knocking them unconscious. witnesses couldn't believe what happened. >> why? my first reaction was why? why does anybody deserve it and why act like that? >> i was shocked. i didn't think he would ever do something like that. this should never be done. >> all three victims were treated for injuries. the group of teens was chanting fam mob, a reference to a memphis based gang. authorities are now trying to pin down the people responsible for this attack. parents are urged to take more responsibility. >> a major explosion at a kansas
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hotel. a gas line was hit, a man accidentally drove into the side of the hotel in lexington sunday, his car hit the gas line. guests were evacuated. moments later, an explosion ripped through the building. >> you can see it kind of crack at first and then about 20 seconds later, it exploded. everybody was screaming, people trying to figure out what to do. >> 16 rooms were destroyed. no one was injured. >> a 6-year-old was attacked by a mountain lion hiking with his family on a trail in california. the lion snuck up on him from behind. >> the man came down out of the trail carrying his son. it looked like he had a laceration in the back of his neck. he was bleeding pretty heavily all over. he seemed pretty calm. the parents seemed really calm, so they were just sitting there, tending to him and making sure that he was ok. >> park rangers are now looking for the mountain lion who
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attacked the child. >> let's look at other stories caught in our global net this morning. the identity of the serial killer jack the ripper unmasked, using 126-year-old d.n.a. evidence, the guardian saying that he is polish immigrant, the d.n.a. found on a blood stained shall of one of the victims. the ripper murdered at least five women in london. >> some saying it is not definitive because the scarf is so old and so many people have handled it. he's coming out with a book this month, by the way. >> a new york lawmakers demands an apology for bugging the car of a fellow assembly man, a democratic. according to the daily news, the tracking was to determine if edward hennessee lives in his own long island district. it is actually there'll put this g.p.s. device on a car. that's what the private investigator did, because it's just like following a car, the way a p.i. might do. as long as it wasn't on private
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property, it's fine. morel claims it was stalking. >> legal but not right. >> the odds of catching an albino lobster one in a million, the boston globe saying two were caught within one week by two maine lobsterman. the color determined by pigment in the shell. one named it ronald after ronald reagan. this is the sat part, the lobsters when boiled turn red. >> they do? >> how did they know that. >> and how do they he taste, i word? >> like chicken. >> there was that blue lobster. >> big year for mute antobject officers. >> the president taking a new tack in dealing with the islamic state. >> we look closer at this new strategy that he plans to share with the nation later in the week. >> a big asteroid passes quite close, we will actively close to earth, but did a piece break off and actually land on our planet.
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>> blue whales are bouncing back in population. the details ahead in today's discovery.
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>> president obama is working on his plan to deal with the islamic state group. he is expected to reveal it to the nation during an address wednesday. in the new york times report, the white house plans to carry out a campaign that could last years, even after president obama leaves office. the sis continues strikes near dams considered strongholds. our guest has spent time on the ground in iraq as a former analyst and advisor for the military, professor long, thanks for being with us. the president announced that the
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u.s. will take a move offensive stance with the united states. >> i'm preparing the country to make sure that we deal with a threat from isil. this is something that we know how to do. we've been dealing with terrorist threats for quite some time. this administration has systematically dismantled al-qaeda and the fatah. >> professor long, the question is in tangible terms, what does it mean for the u.s. to go on the offense? >> the united states has been on the offense against the i.s. state. the president is talking about a more concerted and orchestrated campaign and coordination with allies instead of a fairly limited number of airstrikes. >> who are going to be the important people that in potential coalition, gulf states, nato states? >> it's going to be a mix. i think the gulf states with their ties to the region, their intelligence capabilities are going to be very important, but also traditional allies innate toe that brick military
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capability. >> who can commit to airstrikes? >> that's a big question. i think you've seen a shift in europe about the attitude towards airstrikes against the islamic state already, and certainly the u.a.e. is looking for assertive, as well. >> the president also wednesday expected to talk about the nature of the i.s. threat. you've soon in iraq, studied this country, what is the nature of the threat? >> i think there are several pieces of the threat. one is regional, the group threatens the regional balance, but there's also a threat to the united states itself through those leaving the west to go fight there and coming back to the united states and europe. >> let's talk about that. we are learning more about these two americans that have died fighting for i.s. in syria. officially, the d.o.d., chuck hagel is saying that there are dozen times fighting with the i.s. is there a profile of those
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drawn to the group? >> there is, typically young men, some recent converts to islam, people who don't feel at home in the west and see going to fight as a way to give meaning in their lives. >> often they have criminal backgrounds. >> frequently. we see converses in prison settings, which is understandable, but they have committed crimes before. >> thank you. >> in our effect hour, we'll have much more on the islamic state including reports from washington and baghdad. >> yemen is growing more unstable, rebel groups attacking the main export pipeline overnight. the fighters block be the road to the main airport overnight, demanding the government resign, saying it is up. >> there are several additions to the 9/11 museum in new york city including a shirt worn by a
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navy seal during the capture of bin laden. >> a small chunk of meteor right striking anything rag with a saturday, create ago crater. scientists believe it may have been part of that asteroid that passed close to the earth over the weekend. >> it is time now for one of today's discoveries, the blue whale population off the pacific coast is rebounding to near historic levels. new data from the university of washington shows there are as many blue whales today as before they were hunted to near extinction. >> there were fewer than 500 in the 1930's. >> it was illegal to hunt them, leading to their comeback. >> nicole mitchell, have you
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gone whaling before? >> i have seen them on a cruise, but i have never gone cuba diving for them. a lot of wet weather today, the southeast coast into the carolinas, we've been dealing with that. not as likely to see some flooding. we might have a few spots, but they're able to handle it better in this part of the country when you get the heavy rain. this continues to move off, the remnants of the boundary that cooled temperatures in a lot of places. this is a spin up into today, tomorrow, so we are while today mostly a quiet day for the midwest, enjoying the temperatures in the 70's, tomorrow is going to get much more wet. slight risks for severe weather and you can see heavy rain for minnesota and iowa, the potential for that will reinforce that cooler weather, not quite into fall yet, but we're getting there, so as i said, 70's, still for minneapolis and then another cooldown coming with that next
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one. >> the audience should know, you and stephanie have your tanks for scuba diving in the dressing room. >> derek jeter thanks fans wrapping up his final season in the bronx. number two tipped his hat to the sold out crowd before the series finally against the kansas city royals. he is stepping away from the game, from the job he said is the greatest in the world. >> you guys have all watched me grow up over the last 20 years, i watched you, too, some of you have guys are getting old, too. [ laughter ] >> i want to thank you for helping me feel like a kid for the last 20 years. >> a handful of yankee and sports legend were on hand for the farewell, but the celebration couldn't give the yankees a boost, they lost 2-0.
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>> serena williams celebrating her 18th grand slam title, a victory at the u.s. open. she won her third open in a row. she tied tennis legends chris everett and martina. she won her first open when she was just 17 years old. >> first starting at a joke today is a full blown tourist attraction with hundreds watching and taking part. there are races for exotic animals, including as stritchs, zebras and emus. >> president obama pushing pause on immigration reform. >> we talk with the head of the advocacy group who calls the
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president said decision a slap in the face. >> a major vote that could reshape the u.k. and global economy. the promise leaders are make to go avoid scottish independence. >> we are back in two minutes. we'll see you then. edge of eighteen >> just because your pregnant don't mean your life's ended. >> intense pressure... >> i don't know if this whole dance thing will work out. >> tough realities... >> we chicago ch-iraq, because we have more killings... >> life changing moments... >> shut the camera.... >> from oscar winning director, alex gibney, a hard hitting look at the real issues facing american teens. the incredible journey continues... on the edge of eighteen only on all jazeera america
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>> a crisis on the border >> they're vulnerable these are refugees. >> migrant kids flooding into the us. >> we're gonna go and see who's has just been deported. >> why are so many children fleeing? >> your children will be part of my group... >> fault lines, al jazeera america's
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hard hitting... >> there blocking the door... >> ground breaking... >> truth seeking... >> we have to get out of here... award winning investigative documentary series... no refuge: children at the border only on al jazeera america >> hundreds of children crashes the country rushed to the hospital, diagnosed with a rare respiratory illness. this outbreak maybe just the tip of the iceberg. >> president obama laying out a strategy on how the nation will fight the islamic state group as the u.s. launches another round of air strikes on i.s. fighters in iraq. >> new heat for the president over his decision to hold off on immigration reform. the broken promise that now has
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advocates and critics up in arms. >> emails from the owner of the atlanta hawks featuring racially insensitive language. that team is now up for sale. >> welcome to aljazeera america. >> a virus has sent hundreds of kids to the hospital. >> there are 1500 cases in 10 states. so far, 900 of them have been reported in colorado alone. doctors are linking it to the rare enterovirus 68. we are live in chicago. diane, good morning. what do we know about this virus? >> we know enterovirus 68 is a distant cousin to the polio virus and can be quite dangerous. >> it starts off like the common cold, causing body aches and coughing and sneezing but can
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snowfall into something far more serious especially in children with asthma. >> it's rapid, usually within hours. >> it's similar to acute bronchitis. this 13-year-old has asthma. he said he felt like he was going to die. >> my head started hurting after my lungs started closing up. >> the virus is rare but not new. it was first identified in the 1960's. in february of this year, it caught doctors by surprise when it left several california kids paralyzed for hours. now hospitalling, including those in st. louis, kansas city, and columbus, ohio are all reporting an unprecedented spike in cases. >> it's really unusual to have something this early going on, and we're prepared, we're doing the right things and trying to keep everyone safe and taking care of patients when it's very, very busy. it's really put ago strain on the hospital systems and urgent care systems throughout the
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midwest and the west. >> our pediatric floor is full of patients with pretty severe respiratory distress. >> will's mother wants other parents to be aware of how serious the infection can get. >> if you have an asthmatic child and they are feeling sick and you are feeling that feeling like should we go to the hospital, you might want to go. >> 10 states are asking for help from the c.d.c. to investigate clusters of the virus. the agency says 1500 reported cases across the midwest so far may just be the tip of the iceberg. >> >> there is no vaccine to treat the virus and because it isn't caused by bacteria, you cannot treat it with antibiotics. >> what are doctors recommending parents do? >> doctors recommend that parents make sure their kids are exercising good hygiene, washing
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their hands a lot and if sick stay away from other children so they don't spread the virus even more. >> thanks, diane. >> coming up at 835, we'll speak with a doctor about the risks. >> measles is back at record levels of the u.s., as well. the c.d.c. says nearly 600 cases of measles are reported so far this year, the most since it was declared eliminated in 2000. health officials blame the return on unvaccinated people, saying it's highly contagious. the vaccine is the only way to protect yourself and your children. >> president obama this morning is getting ready to layout his strategy to combat the islamic state group. people address the nation on wednesday, explaining just what the u.s. and its nine nato allies are ready to do in iraq and syria. mike viqueira is in washington this morning. what are we hearing about the president's plan so far? >> part of the key is not justify the nato allies and the
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traditional allies in western and eastern europe, but also member countries of the arab league and from around the middle east and the gulf states, the president is trying to get onboard. after weeks of mixed messages, the president set to brief congress and then take his case to the american public. mixed messages not only on the threat of the islamic state group and what it poses to the american homeland, but also what the strategy was going to be in the wake of those gruesome murders and before that, the rapid and dramatic advance of the islamic state group, busting down that border between syria and iraq, largely obliterating it and threatening iraq's major cities, with week long airstrikes, numbering 120 at this point, including over the weekend around vital facilities at mosul dam and the new dam in anbar province. the president plans to take his message to the american people. the major question here is if these airstrikes are going to be
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carried into syria, who is going to fill that space if the islamic state group is forced to retreat. the president said vaguely that it's going to be syrians. that's one of the main questions that a lot of people, including congress members are going to have having over the course of the next few days. >> this is a man who campaigned on getting the u.s. out of war, the president saying that this will be a different mission than the u.s.-led war in iraq, so what's going to be the difference? >> the president has pointed to the fact that there is now a new government in iraq forming, no secret that the administration president obama on down wanted to see al-maliki go, the very divisive sheety leader. they hope the new government can bring iraqi factions and sectarian divisions, try to start to heal some of that, and bring in sunni tribes in western iraq that was instrumental in the bush administration in fighting back insurgencies, the
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president gave a preview of what he'll talk about wednesday in an interview on meet the press. >> this is not going to be an announcement about u.s. ground troops. this is not the equivalent of the iraq war. what i'm going to be asking the american people to understand is number one, this is a serious threat. number two, we have the capacity to deal with it. >> the president speaking in very brad terms about the initiative that he wants to take, now going on offense as he put it. the question is what are the details, who are going to be the members of the coalition, what are they going to be contributing, del. >> mic vic for us in washington this morning, mike, thank you very much. >> the u.s. right now is helping iraqi forces fight the islamic state group in the north. we have the latest. >> a major focus of the iraq fight is where u.s. forces have launched their first airstrikes in this battle, in this war in western iraq and anbar province.
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that dam is protected by iraqi forces. they say they now have full control of that and are moving in to the town itself. that is just one of several fronts in northern and western iraq, where fighting is on going. the latest news includes the fact that a suicide bomber near tikrit exploded in a town partly controlled by the islamic state. they are trying to breach the lines of the islamic state to surge forward into the other side. it's unclear the result that have, but a number of people at least 17 were killed, 63 injured. near kirkuk, iraqi air force jets conducted strikes and a number of people were killed in that attack. there is continued fighting around tikrit, the former
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hometown of sadaam hussein, which is being attacked on three sides. near mosul, the strong hold of the islamic state, peshmerga forces say they are closing in. they have captured the mountain that gives them an overview of the valley between there and mosul from the east, they are hope to go close in from the east and from the north, as well, but that battle is likely to be a prolonged one and the city of mosul for now remains firmly in islamic state hands. >> today, iraqi lawmakers are set to vote in a parliament session to elect a new government. there is still a question as to whether they will approve cabinet selections. >> congress coming back from its summer break today with i.s. state and other issues closer to home on their minds, avoiding a government shutdown. immigration reform likely to be off the table now that president
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obama has delayed executive action. we will have more on that coming up in our next half hour. >> shelling in ukraine leaving a ceasefire in jeopardy. two people were killed days after a truce was agreed upon. we have more from donetsk in eastern ukraine. >> it has been a difficult weekend here in eastern ukraine with the peace process, that plan signed friday appearing almost useless, dead in the water before the inch was dry on that doubt. saturday night there was sustained shelling around the city of mariupol in the south, a pro government city. it appeared for a time that pro-russian forces might storm the city. here in donetsk, where i'm standing, there has been continuous conflict at the airport, which has been held by ukrainian forces for several months but surrounded by separatist fighters. there is a glimmer of hope. the conflict has actually started to subside and a date set, not a firm date, but an
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approximate date, seven or eight days before the next round of talks between the political leaders an owl sides of this. there will be tough talking head, the negotiations promise to be very difficult indeed. it does look like the peace process in eastern ukraine will be given a chance to succeed. >> there could be more sanctions leveed against russia today. european leaders threaten to go after two of russia's largest gas companies. they will do so if the ceasefire completely falls apart. >> palestinian president abass threaten to say break off a deal with hamas, including the group of a shadow government in gaza. hamas calls the accusation unjustified. >> the president's comments were made in cairo holding talks with egyptian counter parts. the remarks follow statements by hamas that a number of its members have been arrested in the west bank in a clamp down by the palestinian authority.
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the response from hamas was muted. a spokesman for the organization saying that it would be better for abass to bring up these accusation of hamas forming a shadow government in direct negotiations rather than in the media. >> these tension-filled statements are no reward for the defiant people of palestinian who stood up to israeli belidge rennes. we agreed to form high level delegations to continue dialogue on all contentious points for all the terms of reconciliation. >> the issue of palestinian unity was brought up in the meeting of arab league foreign ministers in cairo, speakers insisting that a unity government was essential if any progress was to be made in securing a viable palestinian state. >> it would appear that it's in the interest of all to maintain unity moves. the political reality in this post gaza world period need to prop each other up rather than
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move further apart. aljazeera, ramallah. >> analysts say there is little trust between fatah and hamas. they say both have only agreed to the unity deal as a tactic to gain more control. >> this was the scene in jerusalem this weekend, palestinian protestors and israeli police clashing on the streets that followed the death of a 16-year-old palestinian. that teen critically wounded during a clash with israeli police on sunday. >> parts of pakistan and india in kashmir are experiences floodwaters, water levels topping 15 feet in some houses and some neighborhoods are unreachable. >> a fire at an apartment building in chicago claims the lives of four children. firefighters say it may have started on the second floor. two duties were critically injured when they jumped from the burning building. fifty others escaped the fire.
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>> firefighters are battling a blaze inside california's yosemite park. hikers had to be rescued. >> it comes three weeks after another wildfire in that park sent scrambling tourists, as well. >> for three days in august, it burned until firefighters fought it. >> high temperatures and strong winds teamed up to ignite a wildfire in yosemite's back country wilderness that quickly grew to 700 acres, bigger than the 612-acre junction fire that burned around yosemite until august 22. around 100 firefighters on the ground and seven helicopters, along with a plane in the air quickly deployed to try to bring the blaze under control. it caught tourists by surprise.
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>> raging and right on the opposite site of the mountain. the wind caught it and the flames were 200-foot high. it was pretty scary. >> park rangers closed several trails in response to the fire, including those leading to the iconic half dome peak. trails weren't closed fast enough to keep more than 100 hikers from climbing and getting stuck behind the fire. >> it was amazing. you could see the half dome, the smoke from the fire. i will definitely remember it. >> sunday, help copters lifted hikers out of harm's way. one of those rescued enjoyed the experience. >> it was brilliant. hopefully, nobody's been hurt by the fires, but honestly, you can't get that kind of experience, getting helicoptered off the top of the mountain. >> the fire is moving quickly and we're not sure what the fire behavior is going to do. in an effort to keep everybody safer, we're just getting them
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out as quickly as possible, right now that is by helicopters. >> they will be flying this morning as authorities search for more trapped hikers. >> the 151 square mile wildfire that has been burning for a month in northern california is only 30% contained. forest service estimates 2700 people have fought that blaze at a cost of nearly $55 million. >> some residents dealing with those fires, others with flash flooding caused by heavy rains. >> it's kind of in the same region of the country. you wish you could just move it a little bit. this is in the southern portion of california near the arizona border. flash flooding, with that monsoon flow enhanced by that latest tropical storm, creating scenes like this, cars submerged in the water in some cases. as with he get to the broad picture, here's what we have going on. this is as i said, judge the very edge of california, not far
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enough north to help the yosemite region. arizona and through the four corners region, some of that flow. we've already had the monsoon flow for a couple of months, so that occasionally will give spots with the heavy rain. it's died out now, but yet morning was still just hanging on as a hurricane. this was what was norbert. it brings winds on the eastern side from south to north. that's enhanced, the moisture flow into the region, so still today, lingering with some of that flow and moisture has abated just a little bit but is still a wet one for the region. you'll have to watch those areas. the whole area is try texas to california, so it helps. if you fall under one of those thunderstorms, still it's wet. >> the areas are operating for hurricanes. >> texas would love to get a nice, calm tropical storm to bring moisture in. >> a new scandal rocking the nba
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involving another owner, and his racist remarks. robert ray is live in atlanta on hawks owner bruce levinson's decision to sell his team. >> a glitzy funeral for one of comedy's biggest stars, the final farewell for joan rivers with memories just the way should would have wanted it. >> make way for -- a little bird creating traffic problems for drivers in a major city. that video on the others captured by our citizen journalists around the world.
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>> time for a look at videos captured by citizen journalists around the world. >> water cannons fired in turkey following construction site accidents. ten workers died when a lift fell 32 stories to the ground. >> the early morning skies over florida with a launch of a new satellite. the vessel making its way into the heavens. >> commuters in los angeles coming to the rescue of a
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duckling. several getting out of their cars to help out. ed video is a couple of years old, but now going viral. the duck is ok. at least, so we think. >> the final farewell for a comedy trailblazer, john rivers. >> it's happened again, another controversy with the nba over comments from an owner. levinson decide to go sell the that he didn't hawks. we are in downtown atlanta. what exactly did he say in the email? >> he sent an email about two years ago, august 25, 2012, to several different executives and others within the organization, saying that he thought that perhaps there were too many black people in attendance at the games, and that the fact that all those black people are in the games behind me, that was
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actually creating some of the white people to not get season tickets and stopping white folks from coming in and attending the games. he also made comments about the cheerleaders, saying most of our cheerleaders are black and also made comments about the music, saying most of its hiphop. i prefer something that appealed to a 40-year-old white man. i'm 40 years old, so not quite sure what that is, del. he has apologized for these comments and that he feels reforceful and sympathetic and is stepping down from his position. >> how is the league responding so far? >> the commissioner has said that he commends the owner of the hawks for actually admitting the fact that he wrote this email, but they are looking seriously into it, investigating the situation, talking to folks within the organization and in the meantime, the owner of the
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hawks has put the hawks up for sale, because he knows there's really no way out at this point, considering the fact that donald sterling went through this a year ago. >> how is the sale going to take place? >> we expect multiple bidders acknowledge sale, clearly not as high as the l.a. clippers went for, which is three and a half times the amount in the original expect is a. the atlanta hawks expect to be sold for $425 million. if you talk to other people on the street, they expect a lot more. an interesting situation, it seems to be the summer of race relations, another topic of race in america, as we look at ferguson, we look at donald sterling and now here in atlanta with the owner of the atlanta hawks. >> thank you very much. >> another federal appeals court is getting its as i over gay marriage. the court in california is set to hear arguments today over the
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marriage bans in idaho, nevada and hawaii. 32 states have called on the u.s. supreme court to settle the issue of gay marriage. >> joan rivers entertaining her fans in my the very end, remembered at a funeral in new york city this weekend. >> the event every bit the star-studded affair. we have more on that. >> this was a major event in new york city, thousands of people there alongside the central park zoo. it was extraordinary to see. it really was! every bit a hollywood show stopper. honestly! fans lining the sidewalk on fifth avenue, a very grand that thoroughfather as you know. people were dressed to the nines.
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howard stern gave the eulogy, getting the biggest laugh of the day with a very saucy joke. >> meryl streep was not there crying in five different accents and there was no wind machine to make her hairably just like beyonces, but surely it was the kind of funeral she would have wanted. >> it's weird to be smiling after a memorial service, but that's sort of what this entire afternoon was. it was full of laughter, and joy, and it was also full of tears. >> health officials are looking into what caused her death. she fell into a coma after routine surgery. medical examiners say the cause is inconclusive. the clinic is under investigation by the new york health democratic. i've been trying to think of a joke. >> not on morning television, though. >> or they need too much setting
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up. she did tell one joke making eyes with tom cruise. he says to her what are you doing later. she said oh, nothing. he said great, here's the keys, can you bring the car around after the show? >> she probably would have. >> thank you very much. >> the founder of the chick-fil-a fast food franchise has died. he started in a small diner in an atlanta suburb and now has restaurants across the u.s. he was a christian who did not allow his stores open on sundays. >> a big announcement from the british royal family, the duchess of cambridge is pregnant with her second child. the palace said she is being treated for severe morning sickness. a date has not been announced. they have one son. prince george was born in july of last year. >> she had morning sickness with
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the first one. >> she did, yes, very bad. >> a recent wave of heat and humidity giving way to more comfortable conditions. nicole, good news? >> yes, and also, you guys might not have caught this, but john is taking odds on a boy or girl off stage. you want to get in on the action. >> heading out this morning, the front moves through the midwest, the northeast and even into the south a little bit, so atlanta, the heat and humidity will notch down slightly, so 70's this morning and through the rest of the day, a few more 80's out here and cooler in the southwest. seventy's don't seem cool, nor do 80s and 90's during the day. when phoenix was closer to 100, that was because of the cloud cover we talked about earlier. atlanta at 83, that's more comfortable, and still around the great lakes is temperatures in the 70's at least for now. >> we'll take it, thank you.
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>> president obama as we have been reporting facing backlash after he decided against executive action on immigration reform. we go to mike viqueira in washington. he will tell us what's next for congress. >> the country on high alert over a rare virus that has infected hundred was kids. the signs parents need to look for. >> there are serious concerns about the safety of a bowing commercial jet, coming from the people who build the plane, an aljazeera america exclusive investigation, looking into allegations of drugs on the job. >> our images of the day, an action-packed week one of the nfl, featuring exciting upsets and overtime games. >> my washington redskins lost their battles, the broncos did win in their opening weekend.
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>> tough realities... >> we chicago ch-iraq, because we have more killings... >> life changing moments... >> shut the camera.... >> from oscar winning director, alex gibney, a hard hitting look at the real issues facing american teens. the incredible journey continues... on the edge of eighteen only on all jazeera america
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>> congress getting back to work today, the president preparing to layout his noon fight the islamic state group. he will do so on wednesday. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. ahead in this next half hour, making a final appeal to voters in scotland ahead of that referendum that could shake up the u.k. the promises britain is making to keep scotland from becoming independent. >> a wedding 70 years in the making, a look at a magical day for one happy couple. >> first a look at the morning's top stories. a severe respiratory illness is sending kids to the hospital in the midwest. the rare virus is to blame. there is no vaccine or antibiotic treatment. kids with asthma are especially at risk. >> president obama is preparing to announce his strategy to take on the islamic state group. the president addresses the nation wednesday detailing a plan calling for international action lasting years.
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the president is taking heat from immigration activists and critics after putting off executive action on immigration until after november's mid term election. the president vowed in june to do as much as he could without congress. mike viqueira is in washington. mike, good morning. back in june, the president was ready to go it alone on immigration. why has he changed his tune? >> it's a great question, and it's clear now that that vow the president made in june, after hearing from speaker john boehner that the congress was not going to act on immigration reform, president obama said he was going to take executive action and do what he could. clear now that that was a political miscalculation and something that has unfewer rated the president's supporters and advocates of reform. >> it's the humanitarian crisis that president obama said means delaying action on immigration until after the november election. >> the truth of the matter is that the politics did shift mid
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summer because of that problem. >> that problem, the president says, the thousands of unaccompanied minors entering the country from central america, overwhelming borders and detention centers. >> today, i'm beginning to new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as i can on my own, without congress. >> a surprise reversal over the weekend by the president. >> i want to spend time even as we're getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, to make sure that the public understands why we're doing this, why it's the right thing for the american people, why it's the right thing for the american economy. >> some say he said playing politics. >> he's saying he doesn't want to be held accountable bit electorate. >> some call it a political maneuver for the elections in november. >> you've got democratic candidates very worried about keeping their seats. they've been getting through to the white house and saying don't
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do anything, hold on, wait a few months, because if you act on immigration reform, we could be doomed. >> fellow democrats say there's not much the president could do on his own. >> well, i have no knowledge of what he can do legally under an executive order. i also believe it would be legally challenged. >> president obama's he'll take up the issue before the year ends, but the fight promises to go on much further. >> i'm deeply disappointed that the president hasn't act the where house republicans have failed to act. this was sent to them a year ago with a strong bipartisan vote in the senate. republicans are on the wrong side of the inevitable tide of history here. >> there's a certain irony here. you heard the president site that flood of refugees from central america in texas. that has now slowed, just 3,000
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apprehended in august. still, that cries and the media attention it got, that humanitarian cries and those pictures of the immigrants in those detention centers really did change the political dynamic, the pot backing away from that vow he made in june. >> the president says the situation along the border requires more thought, but critics say he's just helping senate democrats, is that the prevailing logic in washington this morning? >> it certainly is. the prevailing logic is that he was trying to fire the democratic base. remember, the mid term elections come up the first tuesday in november. well, you look at some of the states where the senate in particular is in place, arkansas, north carolina, represented by democratic senators in these red states, where the immigration issue is going to cult the other way. the white house looked at that at turninging of senate democratic leaders and congressional democratic leaders and reversed course.
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>> mike, thank you. >> coming up at 8:50. we'll speak with christina jim in other words, an activist, about the president's decision. >> assistance in south africa for the ebola virus. it has killed more than 2,000 people, three americans have been infected. >> new hopes this morning that an ebola vaccine might help slow the outbreak. government researchers say vaccinated monkeys have developed long term immunities, lasting up to 10 months. human trials started last month. >> a rare respiratory virus landing hundreds of kids in the hospital in the midwest. 1500 cases have been reported in 10 states. the c.d.c. warns there could be many more. we talked about this in our last hour. we brought him back because
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there is such a concern. doctor, of special concern if your child has asthma. why should those parents be more concerned? >> it's a disease characterized by the clamping down of the airwaves. the enterovirus works in the same way as a cold or flu, concerns for patients with asthma to really activate the immune system and cause difficulty breathing for these patients. >> adults can be also infected by this particular virus, but children under five are most at risk. why? >> we are worried about an overactive immune system, children under five have a very underdeveloped immune system, so this virus can wreak havoc. for us, we have a robust immune response which will tackle the virus down. >> how is it being treated? >> there's no specific treatment. patients who are --
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>> when people hear that, they freak out. should they? >> no. there is no specific treatment for the common cold or no specific treatment for the flu. most of the patients who are hospitalized will be treated in the same way that any patient with a bronchitis or respiratory difficulty would be treated, with oxygen theory and drugs that will open the airways for them. >> how should i be concerned that my child won't get it? how do you stop it spreading? >> washing your hands, staying away from people with symptoms. stay away from doorknobs or high traffic areas. if you're sick, keep your kid home. we don't want it spreading in schools or after school activities. >> it's uncommon common sense. >> that's right. >> are we worried we may be seeing more cases out there that just aren't being reported?
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>> in the serious cases, they're going to show up to the hospital and get treatment. because of how many serious cases we're seeing, that's the tip of the iceberg of a much larger population who have come down with this. as i said earlier, the likelihood that you and i getting really sick is low. most of these people are just getting flu like or cold like symptoms, staying home for a couple of days -- >> there's a greater chance if you feel like this, you probably have the flu or a cold. >> even now, there's still a chance that you have the flu or a cold and the best likelihood is just to stay home. if you feel you're having difficulty breathing or in particular seeing signs of difficulty breathing in children, take them to the hospital immediately. >> doctor, thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> new trouble for a seattle megachurch, marsh hill shutting branches blaming financial difficulties. the lead pastor said management style and accusations of
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bullying drew attention to the church recently. >> matthew miller will go before a north korean court sunday. he was arrested in away after he reportedly tore up his visa. he was one of three americans now held in north korea. >> violent clashes in chile, thousands gathering in santiago to mark four decades since the coup. police say protestors began lobbing stones at them. >> next week, voters in scotland will ask a crucial question, should the country become independent. polls show more scots leaning toward a break drop the u.k. take us back a little. why do some scottish citizens want to leave the united kingdom? >> well, their core complaints against london by which i mean
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all the fiscal poles is that they said over the course ofological the last 30 or 40 years, politics based in london has become much more near liberal, almost more american in some ways and less based on social fairness and in the hands of large corporations. they say you can trace this back to the time margaret thatcher was prime minister and there was deregulation of the banking. they argue london has for too much power with services traditionally funded by it is states are currently privatized. the rich are getting very rich and poor much poorer. it echos the occupy movement in this some ways and they say it's unfair on them. a press release condemn the fact that parliament members have given themselves a pay raise so their argument would be that
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they would see a model that's much more scandinavian where you get oil wealth spent on the people. >> the polls that i've read have the populace there about half-half, but britain is promising scots incentive if they reject independence. what's offered at this late stage? >> this is absolutely brand new. right through the summer, the polls were 60% oh no to independence, 40% yes. august into september, they've got closer. yesterday, the first poll said that a majority of scots want independence, so at this very late stage. all the three main london parties are coming together to say if you don't go independent, we will offer you almost everything you want. this is called devolution max. the scots wouldn't get their own foreign policy and that's a
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problem, because the scottish national policy wants to get rid of the nuclear weapons currently in scott land and ship them back to england. that would be a huge problem for england. they think scotland might go independent, which would cause a huge issue for the u.k. it is very, very serious now in london. the pound feeling the pinch. thank you very much. >> it's been six months since malaysian airlines 370 went missing. investigators say they still don't know what happened to the plane, despite that exhaustive search. >> a plane crash in the colombian jungle left three dead, including a child. the plane was reported missing on saturday. aviation officials are trying to determine what caused it to come
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town. >> jamaican officials calling for that american plane that crashed off the waters of jamaica, it was carrying real estate developer lawrence glazier and his wife onboard. they searched for three days. officials will keep an eye out for debris that might wash up onshore. >> the internet, right, it was supposed to spell the end of the library, but that is not the case. >> in fact, some libraries are thriving, putting their focus on learning that goes beyond the books. >> before the digital age, libraries were temples of literacy, where books helped changed lives. now they're working hard to stay relevant, but where the shelves stock things other than book, some thrive. at the private, not for profit toronto tool library, people can borrow saws, hammers, plumbing equipment, anything to help them around their homes. >> you don't need a drill, you just need a hole in the wall. you take that drill, make your
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hole, take it back and otherwise can access it. >> just like tools, kitchen appliances are expensive, taking up valuable space in a small apartment, and used rarely. borrowing them makes more sense especially in the newly dense centers of manor, cities. >> counter top space is prime real estate and you need it for cooking and that sort of thing, so if you have a library like this, where you can go and borrow appliances as you need them, you don't have to store them. >> the latest libraries offer seeds and gardner tips. the young donate possessions and give them a new life at community property. >> young people are accustomed to this, they grew up with the internet. they see the ability to share in certain context on line and want to see that transition into the physical world, as well. >> clothes for a special occasion, toys, tools, even a bike, everything here can be
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borrowed at a library, concept that began with books is spreading, as people opt for sharing instead of owning. >> i still have that book i took out back in 1986. a library in charlotte dedicated to musical instruments. for a $25 fee, the library is going to let you borrow a guitar or any instrument for three months. the goal is to let aspiring musicians try before they buy. >> president obama puts off any action on immigration reform until a the mid term election. >> we're going to talk about the slap in the face to the immigrant community. >> it's a celebration fit for the king of new york, yanukovych fans pay respect to the captain, derek jeter.
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>> the yankees captain thanking his fans, derek jeter tips his cap before their series finale. he was shortstop for thation for 18 seasons. >> you guys ever all watched me grow up over the last 20 years. i watched you, too, some you have guys are getting old, too. i want to thank you for helping me feel like a kid for the last 20 years. >> a handful of yanukovych and sports legends on hand to say goodbye derek jeter, but the celebrations couldn't give the yankees a boost, they lost 2-0. >> just ahead, changing the world through art. >> critics call it a broken promise, his decision to delay action on immigration policy until after november's mid term election, the penalty says the situation at the border requires more time and consideration. republicans say he's just
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holding back in order to help senate democrats. >> i'm going to act because it's the right thing for the country, but it's going to be more sustainable and more effective if the public understands what the facts are, on immigration, what we've done on unaccompanied children and why it's necessary. >> christina jiminez is from the advocacy group united we dream. she joins us to talk more about the president's decision to delay executive action at least in my the end of the year. what's your reaction? >> for united we dream, our families and myself are fear the deportation of my mom. >> still undocumented. >> our parents are undocumented. for us, this is another broken promise by the president and certainly a slap in the face not only by the president, but also democrats who pressured him to delay this decision. >> how much do you think the
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migration that we saw from central america earlier this summer affected this decision? can you understand where he's coming from from a political point of view? >> i think that the mistake that we did by having a conversation about what happened with the children fleeing from central america is that the white house, and we've seen republicans, made this a political conversation and a conversation about border security instead of the children. >> they did call it a humanitarian situation. >> they were using this as an excuse to not take action and republicans using it as an excuse to attack young people like myself, and the different action program that has protected a lot of young people across the country, and for us, i think this move is very political, a political calculation by democrats and republicans. the urgency for is is that this has an impact every day.
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many families going to continue to be impacted as we have 11 hyundai portations every day. >> president obama has been referred to as the deporter in chief. do you think that's fair and can he change the legacy? >> it's a fact. he's the penalty that has supported the most people in the history of this country, over 2 million people as of april of this year. >> but 59% of those people deported in 2013 had committed a crime. >> what we're seeing in our communities is that the resources are being used to separate families. just over the weekend, we got calls from families in texas that have been defind again unfairly and children that are very close to losing their parents to deportation, so i think that the president's decision to delay just cements the legacy that he's going to have with our community as deporter in chief.
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>> if he decides to grant amnesty to those that are already here at the end of the year, in you are eyes, does he make up for this political decision? >> >> expectations from our community are going to be higher. we will continue to push him to act and certainly to act very boldly. >> christina jim in other words, best of luck to you and thanks for coming in this morning. del. >> for 30 years, a photographer has been taking pictures of some of the most remote place honest earth. the photos reveal how much the world has changed. >> documenting the lives of those who's worlds are rapidly changing and the unfor giving land capes they inhabit. the photographer has spent three decades going back and forth to the coldest places on earth. >> it's horrible, when i draw something or paint, my paintings
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are my photographs. i wanted to go get something and then i just saw what was happening and thinking like this is fading away, it's disappearing, and i ever to document that. i ever to do it the way, like how would a painter do it. >> in doing so, he has won dozens of awards and at times risked his life. in greenland, waiting to catch this hunter mid kill, rex knew things could quickly go wrong. >> he had lost all his bullets from the pockets, we were there on the ice, far away and with no bullets and three polar bears around. we had to fight back while the ice was cracking. >> this exhibition is particularly special to revel, being in a small space, he had to choose all the images carefully. these he says, are his favorites. >> rex has helped shine a
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spotlight on the nordic country. >> i think it's great, the composition of the pictures are amazing. >> he's one of our best photographers and he's been for like three decades. >> praise that's difficult for rex as he sees his work as a blessing and duty in the face of climate change abroad and at home. >> iceland is kind of something like you have a nose on your face, but you don't see it, unless you look in the mirror. i see it more in other countries that is here, and it's changing in front of me. >> a daunting prospect for a man deeply committed to this region, as he watches and captures, it's slowly melting away. aljazeera. >> ice land getting warmer faster than any place on the planet, glaciers losing an average of 11 billion tons of ice a year.
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>> congratulations to vivian and alice, they tied the knot this weekend after 72 years together. the couple are from iowa. they've lived together davenport since 1940 convenient. one was a teacher, one an office worker. they say the secret to their relationship, love, work and always have gone a good time. >> 72 years. >> let's get another check of our weather. nicole mitchell wants to talk about rain. >> a couple places you're going to see it, making the commute rough. in phoenix this morning, with that flow we've talked about, keeping things soggy and flash flooding in a few areas and into the southeast, the frontal boundary through the area brought cool air to other places. into the afternoon, that flow starting to fire things back up in places like arizona once again, so the commute might be and get bit touch and go. now as we continue, a lot of this moves off, finally breaking down and that flow tomorrow abates a little bit, but the
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next big system starting to brew, so tomorrow, into the midwest, you'll see the moisture start to fire up again, and that's going to do one other thing for us, as well. places like billings, close tonight's today could only be in the 60's tomorrow. that's going to be another reinforcing shot of that cooler, getting to fall air. >> thanks a lot. >> our new graphics this morning are different as we continue to evolve. check it out. >> resolve. the globe behind us is a symbol of the in democratic coverage we are as scribing to bring to you. >> tomorrow, the downing of malaysian flight 17 shot down over ukraine. we'll have the latest findings for you. >> that is it for us now with the world revolving around us. >> we'll see you back here again tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. with the
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