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>> new airstrikes overnight against isil tarts in syria as president obama admitting the u.s. underestimated the rise of the group and its threat. >> thousands of travelers stranded in chicago, massive flight cancellations after a fire set on purpose shuts down america's busiest airport. the progress being made to get things back on track. >> a desperate search for survivors, after a volcano unexpectedly erupts and buries
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hikers in japan. we have the latest on the efforts to find the missing hikers and get them off that mountain. >> protestors filled the streets of hong kong, defying the government call to end their blockades. riot police have withdrawn after tiring tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm erica pitzi. stephanie sy is in chicago where she will bring us the latest on air travel problems. >> president obama now admitting u.s. intelligence underestimated the threat posed by isil and overestimated the iraqi army's ability to stop it. >> meanwhile, house speaker john boehner said the airstrikes aren't going to be enough to beat isil, warning america may need to send in ground troops. there are reports that the latest round of u.s. airstrikes may have led to civilian deaths.
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what are you hearing? >> dell, that's right, those reports are coming out of the syrian observatory for human rights, it's a london based group. they say the strikes which were apparently on silo's, grain silos and mills appeared to have killed only civilians. we don't have a response from the pentagon yet, but in the past few days during airstrikes with reports of civilian casualties, the pentagon has insisted it cannot confirm that and is being as careful as possible. meanwhile, president obama admitted that his administration failed in its assessment of what was unfold be in syria over the past few years. >> our head of the intelligence community, jim clapper has acknowledged that i think they underestimated what had been taking place in syria. >> that miscalculation, said president obama on sunday in an interview with 60 minute, just one of the ingredients that has allowed isil to thrive in syria during the civil war there,
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becoming in his words, ground zero for jihadists worldwide. >> they were able to reconstitute themselves and attack advantage of that chaos and attract foreign fighters who believe in their gee laddist nonsense. >> the president admitted another miscalculation. >> he said we overestimated the ability and the will of our allies, the iraqi army to fight. >> that's true. that's absolutely true. >> these are the people that we are now expecting to carry on the fight. >> the president said the retraining of iraq's army will take time. that task falls to the 1600 american soldiers now in-country he insists will not be in combat, some embedded with units fighting isil. as for syria, the president said his policy of airstrikes on isil
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and khorasan targets benefits syrian president bashar al assad. >> they are more important than assad at this point is what you are saying. >> they are all connected, but there is a more medial concern that has to be dealt with. >> as for iraq, the president said no ground troops in syria. with the training of rebels taking up to a year, there is concern there will be little choice but to put american troops on the ground. >> at some point, somebody's boots have to go on the ground. >> congress is adjourned until after the november election, but some want a say in the war against isil being waged. the white house says it has the authority it needs. >> we have the existing authorization from 2001 but welcome congress showing support. >> speaker john boehner has said that he also believes the president has the authority he
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needs to carry out these airstrikes. he is willing to call congress back from recess to debate this topic if the white house wants to. don't hold your breath on that, not likely to happen. >> there is a new threat against the al-nusra front. what are they saying? >> it is a rebel group fighting assad, not considered moderate by any means by the u.s. they are saying these airstrikes against isil are in their words a war against islam. they are saying that jihadists around the world are calling on them to take action against the colation countries. there are fort of them. this whole notion of perhaps a lone waffle attacks are a concern. >> the president had very harsh
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words for al-maliki. he said when the u.s. left iraq, there was a functioning democracy, a well-organized military and he said maliki squander road the opportunity to unify that country. >> live for us in washington this morning, thank you very much. >> isil fighters this morning are stepping up attacks on a syrian town near the border with turkey. the group has set buildings on fire and increased shelling. stephanie decker is along the border. >> we were driving near one of the front lines and did see two shells fall. we've arrived and told two shells fell, one this way, another closer to the refugee camp. it landed just outside the camp. no casualties reported, but does highlight the danger of the
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spillover here. isil do have long-range railroad tilery but does show you the town is under heavy bottoming barredment and attack. the kurdish fighters will tell you they're been very strong. this is the second or third push they're doing isil is doing. >> coming up at 7:35, we'll speak with a homeland security expert about the isil threat including new promises of attacks against the united states. >> an historic morning in afghanistan, seeing the first democratic transition of power after months of political deadlock. the president was sworn in, his rival appointed c.e.o., essentially now the countries prime minister. >> an american doctor exposed to
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ebola while working in sierra leone is now back in the u.s. for treatment. officials are not revealing his name. he arrived sunday. the doctor is being treated at the agencies clinical center in bethesda maryland. close to 3100 people have now died from the outbreak in west africa. >> a painful mosquito born illness is on the rise. health officials say more than a million people have been diagnosed with the illness, spreading to two dozen countries, including the u.s. the virus causes extreme pain. >> chicago's airport slowly getting back to normal this morning after a weekend of rather frustrating delays and cancellations. aviation officials say it could be two weeks before operation are fully resteered at midway and o'hare. it's the fallout from a fire set at one of the nation's busiest
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air control centers. stephanie sy one of the millions stranded. good to see you by satellite. >> good morning, del, things are looking a lot better this morning. this time yesterday, there were 200 united flights, united flights alone that were canceled. my flight to new york was among those. there were 700 total flights canceled at o'hare. this morning i just took a look at the board for departures here in the united terminals at o'hare, zero cancellations this morning. there is a sense that operations are returning to normal. just as an example when you look behind me, that is the security entrance there. you're not seeing a line, so there is a sense that operations are recovering here, but that is after three days and a weekend of travel woes. >> some slept on floors and seats, others waited by kiosks
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and stood in line. a fire caused massive flight disruptions at o'hare and midway international airports. >> affect, it's affecting the whole world, traffic coming from europe and asia coming to chicago are impacted. they have so absorb some of the delay. >> control centers nearby have opinion picking up the slack while teams work to rare the control center in aurora. the damage is so severe, it will take two weeks before all systems are back on line, leaving travelers to wonder how one person could do so much harm. >> all because of one person. it's just so infuriating. you know, it's sad that it took this, but it's just so frustrating when it impacts so many people. >> brian howard worked at the control 70 or eight years. news of a transfer may have made
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him snap. he set fire to the facility before trying to kill himself. howard has been charged with a felony. if convicted web faces 20 years in prison. >> one of the reason we are seeing operations return to normal now is air traffic controllers working at the center in aurora have now been dispatched to other centers in places like cleveland and milwaukee. they are controlling air space over chicago there. the association said this is one of the most challenging situations air traffic controllers and the f.a.a. has faced since 9/11. >> there are calls for an investigation into how this happened. >> that's right. brian howard, who works for the harris corporation was the contract employee. he was able to bring in a suitcase friday morning at 5:00 a.m. and that suitcase had a gas canister, had two knives,
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it also had a lighter. he set a fire in the basement. over the weekend, a lot of calls including from illinois senator dick durbin for an investigation. even if that suitcase, the explanation for getting through security with it was he was soon to be transferred to hawaii and had to pack personal belongings, that still leaves a lot of questions this morning about the security of our air traffic system. >> stephanie, by the way, we look forward to you coming back, but management wants to know why your flight is being rerouted to hawaii for about a week and then you make it back into new york. >> i need to do a thorough investigation of the suspect, i guess. i'll be getting on a flight right after this, my suitcase is right here next to me. i'm heading back. >> stephanie sy in chicago, thanks. >> an a arraignment for an oklahoma man expected of beheading a former coworker and stabbing another. police say alton nolan has a
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recent history of converting to islam. his mother apologized in a facebook video. >> i want to apologize to both families, because this is not alton. i just, i'm praying that justice will prevail. >> the other woman you see in the video there is his sister. in facebook posts, nolan expressed support for isil fighters. he served time for cocaine possession and assaulting a highway patrol trooper. he was fired from the food processing plant where police say he attacked the women. >> police in ferguson, missouri looking for a gunman who shot an officer in the arm saturday. he has since been released from the hospital. his body camera was turned off during the incident. officials don't believe it is related to the on going michael brown protests. they are investigating a second attack where an off duty officer was shot at. >> pennsylvania authorities are
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confident thief cornered a man who killed a state trooper, saying he is surrounded in an area no bigger than five square miles. he has been on the run for two weeks. he is armed with a pie powered rifle and may have boopy trapped the woods. >> 30 hikers are feared dead after a volcano in japan. >> rescue operations have stopped for the day 100 miles west of tokyo. these hikers caught by surprise. >> i think they were. we're going to show you some remarkable television pictures now tempered only by the fact that some people were unfortunately injured and killed. the reason for that is that the eruption happened at one of the busiest times on the mountain, hikers enjoying a beautiful fall day with their families. they had no idea what was about to happen. >> the volcano woke up with oh roar. one witness said it sounded like
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thunder. this cell phone video shows the moments of terror just after the eruption. many families had been hiking up so his the fall foliage when the volcano erupted without warning with that hikers realized they were in trouble. witnesses say the mountain was quickly blanketed in a white cloud. >> for a while, i heard the pounding of thunder a number of times and then soon after, some climbers started descending. they were all covered with ash, covered in white and i thought to myself, this must be really serious. >> some hikers were trapped on the mountain overnight. >> i'm so relieved, i couldn't sleep all night. >> many of the people who scaled the mountain to take in the view have been rescued, some by helicopter with that stretchers were used to help bring other injured people down the mountain. some were able to walk down on their own. thirty victims appeared to have
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suffocated near the summit but not declared officially dead by a doctor. many others are unaccounted for. officials fear they could be buried under tons of volcanic ash. toxic fumes continue to if i am the air. the local government office has victims' families arriving for information about their loved ones. >> amazing pictures from people's cell phones there. it is one of 100 attentive volcanos in japan. previously, the area was covered with 200,000 tons of ash. believe that and you'll believe anything. >> parts of the country could be looking at some severe weather this week. >> meteorologist nicole mitchell is tracking the storms. >> good morning, we've got that system that's been hovering through the west coast. i want to mention you can see a
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front starting to come down into the northern tear of the country, eventually temperature changes for places that have been quite warm. a closer look at the system. this is an upper level low spinning off. places like arizona, the phoenix aired, winds over 60 miles per hour. maricopa, hurricane forced winds at some point. you can see the storms lining up to do what we call training where the whole track keeps going over one particular area, lead to go flooding. that's going to still be our concern with this system as it moves along, possible flash flooding as you get under that banding. we have another system coming into the northwest. the combination of the two things will eventually help lift this out. ahead of it, that same area we were looking at with a possible flash flooding, anywhere from nebraska down through new mexico area today and then into the day tomorrow, this shifts into the midwest just a little bit more.
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slight chances for slight storms, hail, wind the primary threat. behind all of this system, temperatures have definitely cooled. a lot of the 60's. i'll have more on the temperature changes coming up. >> incredible images out of hong kong, mass pro tests, thousands demanding deposition exhibit, despite riot police using ba tons and tear gas. >> why police there decided to pull back. >> the community coming together, grieving, remembering a group of young college teammates who had their lives cut short in a deadly weekend crash. >> even boston's biggest yankees haters show their appreciation at derek jeter takes his final bow at fenway. >> $3,400,000,000 is our big number of the day. >> why a major movie studio may soon have a new owner.
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>> today's big number, $3,400,000,000, that's the price tag japan's bank is reportedly
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offering to buy dream works. >> the movie study yo has hits like shrek and madagascar, but lately financing is plummeting, losing $15.4 billion last quarter after turning a $22.000000 profit earlier. >> it doesn't include the dream works studio. >> thousands of people are on the streets of hong kong, riot police with a drawing after breaking up tens of thousands of protestors with tear gas and ba tons, but protestors standing their ground. today they continue to block roads and continue with peaceful demonstrations. they say they want democracy, demanding beijing allow open gnome nations for 2017. we are live in hong kong this morning. the crowd behind you growing. bring us up to date on what's happening. >> incredible scenes here in central hong kong. they have been growing the past few hours or so.
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the numbers dropped to several thousand in this particular section of hong kong. there are various sections where occupations have gained a life of their own and gained momentum. as the riot police were using tear gas to try to disperse demonstrators that were here, they dispersed for a few minutes with that kept on congregating back. they have not been able to dislodge the demonstration and now we have tens of thousands of people on the streets of hong kong, completely taking over this area of hong kong, which is more the administration side and commercial side, then extending behind me, a kilometer half a mile into the central business district of hong kong. occasionally, like at the moment, they will start cheering various chants, various demands. one chant that you hear all the time is resign, resign, they are
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talk about the chief executive of hong kong, who was very much a pro beijing figure and he has been saying this is an illegal demonstration. these people are not going anywhere soon. there's no sign of the police or riot police we saw last night. on the bridge behind me, they started dropping banners, a banner says we are carrying the umbrella of democracy in a storm. they are clutching that umbrella very fight lie indeed. umbrellas have become a motif, if you like, used to stop the pepper spray used in the past few days by the authorities here, now used to shade from the sun as they sit out day after date, as this sit-in and incredible occupation continues. >> live in hong kong this morning, rob, thank you very much, many of those umbrellas turned inside out. >> the author of the coming collapse of china joyce us.
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mr. chang, we are hearing some users in the hong kong area using instagram, and that it is being blocked by the government. >> peopling hong kong do not want to be treated like infants. beijing is saying yes, you can have universal coverage, but we're going to pick the candidates allowed to run. people in hong kong have said look, i want more say in our lives and now is basically, you've got these pro tests, because people are not going to be denied anymore. >> i was struck by your comments when we talked to you that you believe what we saw happening in the soviet union when it collapsed could be happening inside china. >> clearly, because you have essentially people, everyone said was apolitical in hong kong. people say the same thing about people in china. it's not true. people everywhere want the same
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things. you have an authoritarian government which looks mighty from the outside but is in trouble. the ruler of china has got his stamp on this policy, so clearly if it doesn't work out in hong kong, his enemies and opponents who are many right now are going to use it against him. you can see even more severe in-fighting at the top of the communist party. everybody in china is worried about the democracy contagion, these protests serving at inspiration for people in china. we've seen a protest in shanghai yesterday. >> do you think this is similar to the tiananmen square protest? >> clearly it is different. the military is mobilizing. there are reports that beijing is willing to send the people's armed police which is like the, jr. varsity military into hong kong to restore order if hong kong's police can't. wednesday is the national day holiday in hong kong.
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this is a time when people are going to be drawn to the streets and people in beijing are not going to want to see their celebration mard. it's going to be a very eventful day. >> we will be watching. gordon, thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> let's turn to anymore mitch now for weather. we're hearing there is a temperature shift. >> things could be changing. >> there definitely will be. a lot of the eastern half of the country well above average, but this cooler air into the northwest will be on its way. wave combination of that low pressure system in the west and another coming in that will help take it out. that allowed cooler air to intrude into the region, as well as a frontal boundary. a couple of things will impact it. very warm for the southern tier as we get out forecasts for today. new york at 81, 10 degrees above average, but already those temperatures start to drop into tomorrow. chicago goes into the 60's, new york in the 70's, to 10 and
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20-degree drops. back to you. >> new threats this morning from isil, a fighter saying the group is mobilizing and will hit u.s. soil. >> we'll ask emergency expert if the u.s. is prepared for this kind of threat. >> opening statements set to begin in the trial involving one of the largest school cheating scandals in recent memory. more on the teachers and principals charged with altering the test scores just to boost bonuses. >> the 1-2. chopped toward third. it's a base hit and r.b.i. for jeter. >> yankees captain derek jeter calls it a career. how his fiercest rivals, the boston red sox showed respect at his last game. >> bill and hillary clinton are proud new grandparents. a newspaper under fire because of its headlines about chelsea's new baby girl. one of the stories caught up in our global net.
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>> you're looking live at the new york city skyline. just north of the city, the leaves are starting to turn. the u.n. general assembly continues today, benjamin netanyahu is going to be speaking in new york and the streets are blocked, as well. straight ahead in this half hour, we're going to take you to the mod sorry garden, the white house, plus a pricey drug that could help women with breast cancer live longer. in detroit, a judge decides if that bankrupt city is going to be forced to keep water on for customers who can't pay their bills. first a look at headlines, five more bodies found on the mountain in japan after a volcano erupted. 36 people are now believe to have died. scientists warn more eruptions could be in store. >> more flight delays in chicago as the fallout from a major fire
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continues. passengers have been stranded since friday. it could be two weeks for things to get back to normal. >> president obama saying the u.s. underestimated the threat by isil and overestimated the iraqi army's ability to take them on. the chaos caused by the war in syria allowed that area to become ground zero for ve haddies around the world. >> police in cities including new york and boston played down a threat from isil. in a new interview, a man who said he is an isil fighter from canada said their ultimate goal is to flow the black isil flag over the white house. >> a lot of brothers there mobilizing right now. i met so many people, thousands that are living in the west that are ready right now to make our
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operation in your land. >> the canadian fighter gained attention earlier this year in an isil video in which he destroyed his passport and made threats against the u.s. and canada. the director of cries and emergency management, a homeland security consulting firm joins us. good morning. you just heard that video. is this a credible threat? >> the individual, i'm not sure that he's credible, but the threat itself is real. there are a number of organizations that want to attack the united states. isil is the one that is most in the news now. we can't forget all the other groups that have grievances with us that have sent people or would like to send people to talk us. >> in terms of new york, what parts of most vulnerable? >> any place where people gather. the subway systems, times
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square, as we approach the holidays, you've got the shopping malls, not just in new york city, but in the suburbs around new york. >> do you see the nypd taking this pretty seriously? are we expecting to see here in new york city, more bomb sniffing dogs, more officers on the streets because of this? >> all the law enforcement agencies, the new york city police department, port authority police, new york and new jersey state police. the suburban police departments all have large numbers of officers out both in uniform and not. new york city always puts a large show of force out, and this works really well, because it could disrupt something. there was the attack or planned attack on the brooklyn bridge some years ago that was thwarted not because they caught the people or stopped them, but because they stopped themselves, because they saw all that extra security on the bridge and they decided that they didn't have a good chance of being successful.
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>> ok, going back to that video, do you think it's possible that there are thousands of isil fighters ready to attack u.s.? >> i don't know if there are thousands, but certainly are large numbers. peter king, the new york senator has talked about hundreds of people in the united states who are planning attacks. it's not just isil again. there are other organizations, and it's not just the islamic terrorists, which is the radical do jour. we have the homegrown people on the right, large numbers of other organizations that aren't happy with the government. >> do you think an attack on u.s. soil is inevitable. >> i think that we're going to have to work very hard to prevent an attack. there is no way to be 100% sure that one is not going to occur. >> ok. thank you so much. director of cries and emergency management at red land
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strategies, thank you. >> in our next hour, the latest on the fight against isil and the president's revelations that the threat was underestimated. >> egypt's ousted president due in court today for espionage charges. mohamed morsi and others accused of plotting with hamas and hezbollah. they face charges of leaking israel's national security secrets. mubarak is awaiting a verdict on a separate corruption and mass murder case. >> closing arguments today in the war crimes trial. prosecutors at the hague are asking for life if he is found guilty. he faces 11 charges including genocide for the ethnic cleansing in several towns in bosnia in 1992. >> a suicide car bomb in yemen left 15 dead, targeting houthi rebels in the capitol town.
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al-qaeda affiliate is claiming responsibility. a local pipe saying 50 people were wounded. a separate attack left five dead. >> spain's cabinet is meeting today to try and block a referendum that could bring independence to catalonia. the government this weekend outlined its plan for a non-binding vote in enough, prime minister in madrid is calling that plan unconstitutional. >> in atlanta, opening statements begin this morning in one of the nation's largest cheating scandals. officials are accused of changing the test scores at more than 40 public schools. they face decades behind bars. we are live outside the courthouse. what are we peck spect to go hear? >> indeed, one of the largest education scandals in the country's history. this is opening arguments this morning. the lawyers on both sides will come out and present the case. it took three weeks to have this
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jury selected. there are 12 people on the jury, six men and six women. this trial will start this morning and should last up to three to six months, we're told. if some of these educators are actually convicted, they could spend 20-30 years in prison. >> atlanta school superintendent not expected to stand trial. why is that? >> dr. beverly hall, the supposed ringleader of the entire cheating scandal here has very advanced breast cancer. the judge has given her an extended time on whether or not she will actually even go to trial. her future is uncertain. she is the person that is said to have started this entire scandal nearly three years ago. should note also, over 1,000 witnesses are expected to take the stand here over the next few
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months, an unprecedented number that will include educators and students involved. >> teachers are being told to teach to the test. could we be looking at a land mark trial? >> definitely. it's already had ripples throughout the country. there are some education areas and counties and districts that have already put new things in place. some of them including here in atlanta, where there is no longer bonuses or incentives for teachers. if your test scores go up or down quickly, there are monitoring systems in atlanta. a lot of people are looking at that across the country as the competitive nature of education in america continues to accel. there's pressure on teachers and pressure on students. >> live in atlanta this morning, thank you very much. >>ical calendar is adopting a new sexual assault law.
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the governor signs the yes means yes bill late sunday which sets up sexual assault policies for college campuses. it defines sexual consent add an affirmative conscious and voluntary agreement. it will require training for complaints and taxes counseling. >> 45,000s in peru collapse after an either quake. another 70 were cracked or damaged and are no longer safe to live in. peru's government declaring a state of emergency. >> students in north central college are in mourning. four soft ball players were killed in a crash. hundreds turned out in galveston to remember the young women, all four students at the school. their bus was hit by a tract tore trailer friday coming back from a game. investigators say the driver identified at russell straily
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may have been distracted. >> the penalty face for the trial get underway today for jodie arias. the jury will determine whether she gets death or life in prison. >> a grand jury begins hearing evidence in the death of eric garner. police officers placed him in a chokehold. video went viral, sparking outrage. the proceedings will stretch for several weeks, maybe months. >> 13 students who escaped from a youth detention center in nashville have been captured. they got out after overpowering the guard, taking his keys. they face charges now. this is the third time this month those students have tried to escape from the woodland hill youth center. two students are still out there from a september 1 breakout. >> it's the end of an era for the new yorkateion captain. derek jeter played his final
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game. >> he was showered with love from an unlikely group of fans. i got a boston fan right here, john. >> she can tell you unlikely fans statement is very apropos. there has not been a lot of love from red sox fans for the yankees, but that changed for one day sunday as derek jeter played his final game as an american leaguer. >> i don't know if any of them were good. >> derek jeter heard good things for the fans, players and sports icons of boston sunday in the last game of his career. >> we've been an enemy for a long, long time, and for them to flip the script this last time coming here, it made me feel
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extremely proud. >> jeter came into his final game needing two hits to tie for the most career seasons with 150 hits, but manager joe he jeer said jeter told him before the game he'd only take two at-bats. >> line drive caught. >> so when jeter lined out to the shortstop in the first, it meant that he'd need more than two at-bats to get the record. that's when jeter reminded us all who he is, as he stepped to bat in the third. >> i knew that was my last at-bat. i never played this game for numbers. why start now? then one last time, jeter put the ball in play and hustled to first for a run scoring base hit. >> i said if i get a hit, then i can come out. >> girardi wanted to know if jeter was sure. he was. with a smile on his face, derek jeter said goodbye to baseball. >> that's the only thing i ever wanted to be was a shortstop for
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the new york yankees and i had the opportunity to do that for parts of 20 years. being remembered as a yankees is good enough for me. >> the five time world champion and one of only 28 members of baseball's 3,000 hit club, he accomplished much on the field. he also leaves as the yankees longest serving captain, just another reason the word respect and jeter have been synonymous in his final season. >> who won the game? >> the yankees, of course, come on. they were of course going to make that happen. >> did i say my nats are in the playoffs this year? >> the who? >> don't start with me. italy has a new strategy to fight the mafia, the judges taking their sons to court. it's kind of a rehab for the mob, part of a pioneering anti mafia program for juveniles. this kid is the first of 20 sons to be exiled from his home and family. he has gone into this rehab and
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now wants to live a clean life. >> so that's how they're rehabilitating. >> yes, so far, stay tuned. >> i like this next one. we've got the new york post coming under fire for attacking chelsea clinton's new baby in the sunday paper. new york magazine said the post welcomes bill and hillary clinton's new child with partisan rancor and irrational outrage. come on. >> i saw that when i was walking from the subway. sometimes, you know, you just take it a little bit too far. this was a moment of celebration. apropos is what we'd say. >> this new survey said banks of collecting a.t.m. fees and overdraft fees. overdraft records at a record high for the 16th time. in philadelphia, some customers charged $36 in overdrafts, phoenix $14 just to use the a.t.m., particularly bad for
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parents of college students who always overdraft for a cup of coffee and the parents get soaked for $36. >> i feel like you're speaking from experience. >> i remember when the banks used to pay you for keeping in our money. >> that was a long time ago. >> india's prime minister treated as a rock star in his first visit to the u.s. >> we're going to talk to former assistant secretary of state in the next hour about the importance of the u.s. building a better relationship with india. >> an out of this world discovery, thousands of light years from earth. why scientists say it could hold the key to how the university started. details that he had in this morning's discoveries. stay with us.
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>> the new prime of india is on his first trip to the u.s. he's set to meet president obama
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later today at the white house. >> he wants to improve india's image with america's business, but his own image is polarized. his red carpet welcome to new york was interrupted by protest. >> just a few years ago, he was denied a u.s. visa, the only person ever to fall foul of the religious freedom act. that was then. now he was being fated by some 18,500 members of the u.s.'s indian community as well as political and corporate leaders. from a resolving stage, he basks in their adulation. >> we should all join hands for our mother india. do all you can for the land of your birth. long live mother india. >> the speech was beamed live into times square where those
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who failed to get tickets gathered. >> i think he's going to drive great changes. he's positive in the young indian population. >> local politicians were keen to leave behind allegations, but as chief minister did little to stop the murder of at least 1,000 people in 2002. >> i'm happy today. we have real substantive issues to discuss and deepened economic ties when it comes to advancing human rights, women's rights. this is a good day for us to celebrate our ties. >> it's not all adulation. at least 1,000 professors have gathered outside madison square gardens. they say he shouldn't be treated like a rock star, but like a criminal. >> hindu, seeks and indians
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gathered. >> some suggested is that the adoring crowds were representative of the india's wealthy and not the poor majority, whom they say are being harmed by his policies of privatization. >> from new york, he travels to washington, d.c. to meet with political leaders and president obama. it's clear that a u.s. establishment is opening its arms. the senior fellow for india, pakistan and south asia at the council for foreign relations, also department assistant secretary of state of state for asia from 2010-2013 joins us. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me.
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>> rock star treatment is the understatement, why? >> the prime minister brings with him the hopes of indian citizens for a resurge in india with higher economic growth, anything that can give jobs to its hundreds of millions of citizens looking for better work. the indian community is proud of that hope and optimism. he hasn't visited the united states in a decade. this was his triumphant return to the united states and yesterday's gathering was the indian-american communities welcome reception for him. >> how big and how long is the honeymoon going to be for him before all of a sudden he can't deliver on the campaign promises that he made. >> he made two civic promises. he's already put into procedures in place to deal with some of the good governance questions. if you follow the indian press, there's been a sea change in the way the indian bureaucracy is now functions.
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he makes sure they are getting the working promptly, processing files quickly so issues don't languish forever. economic growth has begun to tick up wards, but india needs to get back up over 8% growth in order to generate the number of jobs it has to deliver for such a large population. >> you said that his visit to new york and wall street maybe more significant than his trip to washington. why? >> i ever said that. that's because if you take a look at the way the prime minister has been making his pitches internationally, he's had three very significant meetings with foreign leaders recently, with the japanese head of government, the chinese head of government, australia, and now with the united states. his number one pitch to all these countries has been foreign investment. >> india to help the infrastructure. >> he needs a trillion dollars in fact. >> in 10 years. that's a huge amount. he's going to pitch our c.e.o.'s to see what they can do for
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india. >> a lot of newly elected presidents in emerging countries, as these presidents walk that tightrope between china, russia and the united states, how do you appease washington but not irritate moscow or beijing? >> this is something that india sees as a kind of important plank of its foreign policy. for many years, india was a creator and leader in the non-oh lined movement. the concept is own of strategic autonomy. india works hard to make sure it develops relationships equally with the united states, russia abchina, japan, australia, japan, france, germany. i think you'll see over the course of the coming months the new india government looking to further its relations with all these countries. >> as he goes down to washington and he meets with president obama, how will his past controversies affect his relationship moving forward with washington? >> i would expect it wouldn't.
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the prime minister has been controversial in the past. he's been con rated in the india legal system. the visa issue is a thing of the past. he is here in the country. i don't expect that would be a significant issue bilaterally. >> we spend an awful lot of times focusing on isil and the terrorist threat, but in foggy bottom in the state department, india is a big concern. it is large and developing and has a large nuclear arsenal. >> india is a country that i think we would look to hopefully to join the coalition against isil. india is a democracy, has one of the world's largest muslim populations. it has been a partner on terrorism issues around the world. they haven't joined the coalition and it would be helpful if they would, they stand for democracy and a stable
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country in the region. >> somehow, i get the feeling they'll be talking about that at the white house. >> they will. >> thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> del, it's time now for were you ever today's discoveries, astronomers spotted an unusual molecule at the center of our galaxy that could reveal clues to the original inof life. it's structure is close to mean know acids, building block of proteins. this could mean key ingredients for life on earth may have originated in space. >> a new drug is showing promising results for women with advanced breast cancer. in a clinical trial, the drug helped extend survival time by more than a year. curveball the drugs on the market have only extended survival for a few months. >> a close call for one woman in the middle of a heavy thunderstorm in arizona. live power lines fell on her car as rain and heavy winds surrounded her.
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being cautious, she did not move and dialed 911. the woman sat in her car for more than an hour as firefighters cut off power to the lines and waited around for her are to keep her company. >> let's check your forecast. as i watch new storms, we have to treat weather differently. they are more severe, they are more complex. >> we were just seeing the woman stuck in her car. that was out of the one we've had the low pressure system sitting into the west. that's been a problem over the weekend because of high winds, heavy areas of rain. i'll have more on that coming up. a couple other players, we've got a frontal boundary through the northern tier of the country cooling temperatures down that were almost summer like and technically weaver only been into fall a few days now. definitely some temperatures will be changing. then he into the southeast, this is another big area of concern for us. this has been just steady and in this case, bands of heavy rains for the southeast, especially georgia and florida.
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already the rain weaver had are putting up some watches and warnings. more today, especially along the border, could be another inch or two, isolated spots higher than that. we have a number of flood watches up this morning for this region of the country. as i said, the other player out west could cause severe weather. i'll talk more about that later. >> cat lovers in argentina searching for a perfect mate. more than a doesn't breeds were on display at the cat expo. the event shows health and care practices. judges crowned one of the best in show. >> ever dreamed of being a jedi knight? some children are being taught how to us the force. >> at the school, instructors teach meditation, martial arts and how to fight with a light sabre. students have to complete four
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semesters of classes. >> it has trained 20 people. >> ahead, ukrainian protestors sending a message to russia. >> taking down this statue of len anyone, the reasons they did it and the reaction from moscow. we are back in two minutes with more. the news has become this thing where you talk to experts about people, and al jazeera has really tried to talk to people, about their stories. we are not meant to be your first choice for entertainment. we are ment to be your first choice for the news.
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>> techknow every saturday go where science meets humanity. this is some of the best driving i've ever done, even though i can't see. techknow. we're here in the vortex. only on al jazeera america. >> i feel like rosa parks, you know? we need to get writ of discrimination. >> fighting for calendarty. aljazeera sits down with an
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indiana couple that could change the course of same-sex marriage in america as the supreme court considers their case. >> they are still wild and when people start feeding the horses, i'm afraid. >> they're off. just a few years out of diapers, already in harm's way, the culture clash forcing children to the starting gate. >> our heads of the intelligence community jim clapper acknowledged that i think they underestimated what had been taking place in syria. >> president obama pulling no punches last night in this 60 minutes interview. the president also saying the u.s. overestimated the iraqi military's ability to take on isil. good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm erica pitzi. steph see is in chicago bringing us the latest on the problems facing air travelers this morning. >> u.s. led airstrikes pounding isil targets in syria overnight. there are reports of possible civilian casualties this time.
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we have more from washington. >> as war planes continue to fly over iraq and syria, u.s. president barack obama is once again going on t.v. to describe the mission. >> part of our solution here is going to be military. we just have to push them back and shrink their space and go after their command and control and their capacity and their weapons and fueling and cut off their financing and work to eliminate the flow of foreign fighters. >> on sunday, the speaker of the house warned it might not be that simple. >> maybe we can get enough of these forces trained and get them on the battlefield. somebody's boots have to be there. >> you would recommend putting american boots on the ground? >> we have no choice. these are bar barians. they intend to kill us. if we don't destroy them first, we're going to pay the price. >> we have been very clear there will not be a ground invasion.
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this has to be local forces stepping up and fighting for their own country. >> the u.s. president said he can launch strikes without the approval of congress because they approved the wars in afghanistan and iraq. even some from the president's own party now say he can't do that. >> it really concerns me that the president would assert he has the ability to do that unilaterally when as a candidate for president, he made very plain that the president cannot unilaterally start a war without congress. he was very clear about that. >> congress adjourned without a vote cutting home to campaign for reelection. the house speaker said he would call congress back if the president asked. the president welcomes the vote but isn't going to ask for one, making it likely members of the congress won't have to make their passions clear before the election where voters can decide if they agree. >> lisa stark joins us now in washington. what were the targets of the airstrikes overnight in syria?
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>> we're basing this on information from the syrian observatory for human rights, a group based in london. it monitors what's going on in syria. it said the targets were grain silos and mills and indicates that those killed were civilians. now the pentagon's been asked over the last few days about possible civilian casualties in airstrikes and cannot confirm that civilians had been killed. obviously the pentagons trying to be very careful, but as we all know when you carry out airstrikes like this, there can be civilian targets. we'll to have wait to see how the day unfolds to see what the pen gone says about these airstrikes. >> some say the u.s. is helping bashar al assad. how does the president justify that? >> the president admitted that in his interview, saying i recognize the contribution in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance.
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the president also insists that the u.s. is not going to stabilize syria under assad but said there's a more immediate concern and that's why airstrikes are necessary even if they are helping assad. he said the more immediate concern is that isil and the khorasan could kill americans. in fact, isil has killed americans, so he said that is the reason the u.s. has to proceed with these airstrikes, even if they are helping assad, who the president does not want to help or does not want to stay in power. >> thank you. >> as you can see, thousands of demonstrators crowding it is streets of hong kong, pro democracy protestors swelling, putting a strain on sit. banks and schools have been forced to close. the protestors want to allow open nominations for 2017. >> rod mcbride is live now for us on the ground in hong kong.
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those protests behind you seem to be growing. >> i think i lost you, but i'm going to talk about the crowds behind me. incredible scenes here. i think i just lost the talk back. the number of people we are seeing here, i think anticipate possibly tens of thousands of people in this central commercial area of hong kong, and also the government administrative area, and a a crowd now that extends way back a half mile or so on the central business district. on the same highway, the riot police were firing tear gas at demonstrators. they disperse add few minutes but came back then. they are back in force tonight. there are fears that the authorities will be taking a strong line and finally cracking down. they have been giving warnings that this is illegal and the people should disperse.
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they have obviously not dispersed, have come back in vast numbers and now the banners have started. one of the most important banners here is do you hear the people here. this is a place where they don't have a democracy. that's what the issue is about. they do have freedom of speech and people have come out but made their voices heard tonight. this is a massive crowd, and a real cries for the government, for the probating leader of hong kong, by association of course for the leaders of beijing, the leaders of china and beijing, who will be watching all of it very anxiously tonight. >> live in hong kong today, rob, thank you very much. as you saw those images, you heard rob explain they are using umbrellas as a symbol of prosecutor test. >> search and rescue stopped in japan after a volcanic erings killed 30 people. the ash makes it difficult to find them.
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>> this continues to be a dangerous place, a toxic mixture flows from several vents high into the air. the eruption left an entire side of the mountain coats in ash. it's a popular climbing destination during summer and autumn and busy ski resort in the winter but now resembles a moon scape. the defense force has been surveying the area from the air, but have struggled to do their work on the ground. the gas levels and ash accumulation has meant that at times, they've abandoned the search for the bodies and the remote possibility of survivors. >> experts have told the government they should expect this level of activity to continue for sometime. it's also possible there could be another large eruption same larr to the one seen saturday. >> at that time, there were hundreds of climbers on the mountain, who were probably unaware there had, an increase in volcanic earthquakes earlier
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this month. officials didn't raise the alert level. >> rewarding the volcanic surveillance and alert system, we recognize that the meteorological agency have been what they can do to the limit of their capacity. it is true that we need to review the system to see if improvement is needed. >> victims' families have arrived to find out more about the fate of the climbers. for some, it may be a long wait, while the volcanic activity continues. aljazeera, japan. >> the last time the volcano had a major eruption of the over 35 years ago. coming up, we'll see about the volcano and threat for more eruptions. >> an investigation underway into a sky diving accident where an instructor and student died
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smashing do a building, jumping in tandem, they missed the landing spot. still unclear if their equipment malfunctioned. >> more skies in the plane in chicago after a weekend of travel delays. a fire was set at an air traffic control center. they are saying it could be weeks before things get back to normal at midway and o'hare. stephanie sy among the thousands whose flights were canceled. operations back up and running smoothly this morning? >> good morning, del. i can report that operations are rung a lot more smoothly this morning. that aurora control center that you talk about, that may not be on line for more than two weeks, but what the f.a.a. has done is it has fanned out the employees from that facility to other regional control centers in indianapolis, kansas city, cleveland and milwaukee, create ago flow of praises this morning at o'hare.
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over the weekend, hundreds of flights were canceled, fluiding my own. travelers are asking how one person could send one of the nation's busiest airports off the rails. >> all because of one person. it's just so infuriating, it's just, you know, it's sad that it took this, but it's just so frustrating when it impacts so many people. >> so this morning, del, i'm here in the united terminal. united's hub in america is here in chicago. i looked at the departures, not a single flight is canceled at this time. >> we heard the outrage from the people stuck there, including yourself, but there are now calls for an investigation into what happened. what are the key questions they'll ask? >> over the weekend, there were calls from illinois senator, including senior senator dick
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durbin for an investigation. one of the key questions is what that woman, rosemary alluded to, which is where is the redundancy in the system? that's a question that might not just be asked to the f.a.a., but may reach oh washington. congress funds the f.a.a. that's one question. another key question is the saboteur himself. the suspect was a contract employee. the f.a.a. does background checks on contract employees. he was able to get a suitcase with a gas can and in flammables and able to set a fire in the basement. there will be questions about the vetting pros of those employees. >> what do we know about this guy that set this fire. >> brian howard is 36 years old, a contract employee at the aurora center for several years. all we have heard about him so far is that he was recently going to be transferred to
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hawaii. he is charged with a felony count. he also tried to kill himself, to cut his own throat on friday, so he's still receiving medical attention so we do not know of a court date yet. >> live in chicago, steph, we look forward to seeing you return. good luck coming back. >> several underage victims recovering after a shooting at a miami nightclub. 15 people were injured, including five girls ranging from 11 to 17 years old. witnesses reported hearing more than 100 gunshots around 1:00 a.m. sunday. it's still unclear how many shooters opened fire or what led to the violence. >> also police in ferguson, missouri trying to find a gunman this morning, saying he shot an officer in the arm saturday. that officer has since been released from the hospital. police say his body camera was turned off during the shooting. they say though, they don't believe it is related to the ongoing michael brown protest. >> in pennsylvania, police say they have an armed man surrounded. he is suspected in the ambush
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shootings of two state troopers, he's been missing for two weeks. he is armed with a high powered rifle and may have booby trapped the woods. >> an american doctor is in maryland now after being exposed to the ebola virus while working in sierra leone. the physician is kept in isolation at the national institutes of health. he has not been identified. the world health organization said 3100 people have died from ebola. >> a wild storm ripping through the west over the weekend, phoenix taking a beating. >> saturday, the wind at the airport getting as high as 67 miles per hour just outside maricopa was up to 70. did we miss it already? there was video of the port-a-patty flying by as all this moved during construction at the airport. i guess that was the first
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couple of frames. hopefully no one was in that. continuing out to the west coast, definitely spiraling in the atmosphere. we are going to get that next system moving in and pushing all of this out, so it will move more into the midwest, but still areas of heavy rain associated with this, and also as it does this, chances for wind and hail. that's our severe weather threat. i would say the pleasure flooding, even more significant from that. i mentioned the next system coming in from the northwest and will help kind of nudge this out. as it continues to do that, that's why this will be on the move, also brings more moisture to the northwest, where we have certainly needed any moisture that we can get. as this continues the next couple days, already by the time we get into the rest of today, you can see heavy moisture, part of the dakotas possibly getting that and also the southeast is going to be a corridor for rain for us. temperatures in the meantime
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have definitely been on the fall as we've gotten through the next couple days. we will continue to see that around a lot of the country. the other places we're worried, i mentioned the south, this has been another band of stubborn rain, this is going to be a focal point for heavy flash flooding. we had that, the watches and warnings up during the course of the day today. the other, along the florida and georgia barredder, we could get another one to two inches. >> you say the port-a-potty took off it. >> literally moved. look at that. i hope no one was in there. >> if you were in it, would you confess so saying i was in it? >> i don't know, but i know you're operating please don't tip over. [ laughter ] >> i'm not going to touch that with a 10-foot pole. >> thank you. >> they didn't pay their bills. the city shut off their water. >> a judge decides today whether detroit has to turn those
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faucets back on. we are live in the motor city with the latest on the largest municipal bankruptcy trial. >> thousands of chinese lanterns let go in ukraine. >> a monster truck rally goes wrong. one of the videos captured by our citizen journalists around the world. >> riot police getting ready for a pro democracy protestors. stay with us.
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>> a driver lost control, plowed into a crowd sunday, killing three people, including a small child. 15 other spectators were injured. >> stranded at sea off the coast of florida, three children and four adults lucky to be alive after their boat capsized. they were out for a fishing tournament when the motor died in choppy waters.
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the coast guard was not far away. >> protestors in ukraine toppled a statue of len anyone. similar statues fell across the region. local police were more concerned about public safety than preventing the statue from falling. >> violence in ukraine continues despite a ceasefire. three civilians were killed and five injured in donetsk. in that same city, there was a prisoner exchange over the weekend. ukrainian forces and pro-russian rebels met on a road to swap 30 prisoners each. >> a brief reprieve from tensions in that country. ukrainian city celebrated its anniversary over the weekend putting on a spectacular light show.
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19,000 multi-colored chinese lain terse were released into the night sky meant to show ukraine is united and want peace. >> detroit's bankruptcy case back in court this morning. we could see a key decision today. the judge is expected to rule whether or not the city can turn off the water for people who can't pay their bills. bisi onile-ere is live in detroit this morning. who is going to be most affected by this ruling today? >> those without water will be most affect. it's supposed to be a busy day in court today, the judge deciding whether the city can continue with shutoffs at least temporarily. lawyers argued if the judge interveins and stops water shutoffs even temporarily, it would have a negative impact on the city's bottom line.
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those against these shut offs have spoken out and say that these water shut offs are inhumane because these are people who cannot afford their water bill. i spoke with the attorney representing a group of residents who are actually suing the city, saying that these shutoffs need to stop. she told me she feels very, very confident that the judge today will rule in their favor. >> families that are being pressed to live without water and pots of water and bottles of water, that's just not right. it's inhumane. it's a violation of basic human dignity and we shouldn't allow it to happen in our city. detroit is better than that. >> one big question we're expected to have answered today is whether the judge, the bankruptcy judge even has the authority to issue a ruling in this matter, so a lot of people really interested to see how this is all going to unfold. the judge is expected to make a ruling in a couple of minutes.
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>> detroit is broke, so what options does it have if it has to keep the water running for all the residents? >> from the sounds of it, it has very few options, because the city is broke and for the most part, the bankruptcy judge does have a lot of authority in how things proceed from here. again, a very big question on whether he can actually intervene in this matter p.m. i'm told if the judge does not rule in the city's favor they will likely fight his decision. >> bisi onile-ere live in detroit, thank you very much. >> the supreme court returns from summer break this morning and gay marriage will be one of the main issues on its agenda. in a closed door meeting, they will consider whether to hear three appeals over allowing same sex unions. one of them is from indiana. >> i love you. >> i love you. >> they never expected their relationship to be part of a battle that would go all the way to the u.s. supreme court. >> i feel like rosa parks, you
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know. we need to get rid of discrimination. there's no many bigger things that are out there to fight. >> the two have been together for 13 years, but indiana's ban on same sex marriage mean they can't get married. >> i've lived in indiana my entire fight and don't plan to move. i don't want to leave the state of indiana. i love the state of indiana. >> lasted year a serious illness sent bonnies to the hospital. her partner was prevented from entering her room. >> it was the most awful feeling that i was totally helpless and i actually broke all my knuckles open pounding on the door so hard and they finally let me in. >> the two are part of the landmark lawsuit. 31 states currently ban same-sex
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marriage. in june, the courts ruled indiana's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, violating the equal protection clause. >> camilla is with land of legal, representing lin and bonnie and four other couples in indiana. >> this case would be the vehicle for striking down marriage bans around the country if the supreme court decides to take it. >> since last summer, there have been 21 consecutive federal court decisions that ruled bans on marriage equality unconstitutional. a recent poll suggested 55% of americans support a law recognizing same-sex marriage, an increase of five percentage points from five years ago. >> the very thing that makes the supreme court more likely to take this, the pace of change is so quickly, also makes certain members of the supreme court wary of doing so, because they are aware that they are pushing social change on some people who are still very resistant to it.
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>> though they never expected to see it in their life times, lynn and bonnie prepare for the possibility that they may soon be able to send out invitations and walking the aisle. >> i'm so blessed, not only to be with bonnie, hopefully being legally married to her, but we've already got our wedding bands and during the last period of time, we became engaged. >> aljazeera, chess chesterton, indiana. >> several justice indicated they are in no rush to schedule a hearing over same-sex marriage. >> switching gathers and talking about weather. the leaves may be changing in color, but it still feels like summer in parts of the northeast. >> nicole mitchell joins us now. it was a beautiful weekend in new york. >> temperatures 10-20 degrees above average. late september, had to go buy shorts it was so warm outside. sixty's into the northwest.
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more of those temperatures will spread across the country. we have a front in the northern tier of the country. temperatures will start to change, already starting to see today a few cooler temperatures in minneapolis and chicago a the 80, new york at 84. today, those temperatures in the 60's and 70's tomorrow. it won't last forever. >> thanks, nicole. ok, nicole, thanks. >> the peaceful transfer of power in afghanistan's history. >> it didn't go off without a mitch. the deadly violence as the new president steps into office. >> buried alive under ash, the rising death toll after an eruption in japan. we'll talk about the possibility of another eruption. >> yes means yes. what the governor of california did that can change sex life on college campuses. >> a look now at our images of the day, the meeting of two
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chicago this morning after an intentionally set fire as a traffic air control center. it could be weeks before operations fully resume. >> in a 60 minutes interview, president obama admits u.s. intelligence misjudged the rise of isil. he said the u.s. overestimated the iraqi's military to fight them. there are reports of civilian casualties this morning following overnight air strikes on isil targets in syria. >> recovery efforts finished for the day at japan's mount antaki, 30 believed dead after that volcano erupted, dozens more hurt. authorities are using helicopters to bring down the bodies. >> that could erupt again. peter is a geophysicist and joins us live now from california. saturday eruption was sudden.
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were there signs that it was about to blow? >> not really. unfortunately, eruptions like this are very difficult to predict. it's really, really hard. >> what methods do scientists use to monitor volcanos if they erupt. >> we use a variety of instruments, including size mom at hers and others. >> this was a fourist spot. how much warning time are we talking about before a volcano erupts? >> it really depends on the type of eruption. in the united states, especially where i come from in alaska,
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we've gotten pretty good at predicting eruptions providing that we have the instrumentation in place to see the precursory signs. >> when you say pretty good, how much time are we talking about? days, hours, weeks, minutes or what? >> a few times, we've had months of warning and then upped the ante as time proceeded and often types really nailed these things. you really need an outstanding instrumentation network to do that. >> as you're talking, we are seeing images of the rescue workers there. they're trying to get to the spot of where the 30 plus hikers are now believed to be. how often might this volcano continue to erupt, causing problems for the rescue teams. >> it's hard to say. what we can go on is the historical record. this volcano does produce eruptions like this fairly commonly, maybe every decade, every decade and a half. i'm certainly not going to make a prediction about whether it's
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going to erupt again in the next couple of days. the japanese meteorological agency has the volcano at level three, which means do not approach. i wouldn't be there unless i was part of the rescue effort. >> is there a fear this eruption could be catastrophic? >> there's always a fear, but we don't take counsel for our fears. we look at data and try to assess what we think is going to happen and that's not right now a scenario we're taking very seriously. >> peter, we thank you for being with us this morning. >> del, there is a new man in charge of afghanistan this morning after months of political rangle be, he was officially sworn in as president. it's the country's first democratic transition of power, but not easy to get there. >> promising to obey afghanistan's constitution and protect the rights and interests of the afghan people, the president is sworn in, a
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historic democratic transfer of power. he swore in his first and second vice president, then signed a decree creating a new job, chief executive to be filled by his former rival, abdullah abdullah. the two have been locked in a dispute over the election for nearly three months. now they must work together in a unity government. abdullah said it will make the changes afghanistan needs. >> based on the agreement of national unity government, we are in a government for the sake of reforms in all political and social sectors of the government. we are together. afghanistan today needs nothing unity, security and prosperity. based on the agreement, os required by the nation of afghanistan, we are committed. >> in the inauguration speech he echoed the themes of his campaign, that the government will serve the people. >> if you want to have the rule
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of law, the high level officials involved in corruption should be removed so that we can have a transparent judicial system and for all those cases which are still pending, they should be reviewed. >> he promised a new relationship with international partners. the new president annualed his government has much to do and the job won't be easy. >> we have big security challenges. we have a huge economic challenge that needs to be cackled immediately, but overall, i think rule of law is something that needs immediate attention. >> before the ceremony, hamid star sky reviewed the presidential guard as last time for afghan leader and promised to help the new government. >> afghan's confidence in politicians has been shaken after months of political
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deadlock. >> it was all smiles in the inauguration as the new leaders promised to leave the past behind. in the days ahead, there will be a new cabinet and chance to show afghans that the unity government can in fact work together. >> security will be a key concern for the new afghan government, and as if to highlight that, as the inauguration ceremony was getting underway in kabul, a suicide bomber blew himself up on a road near the airport, killing four afghan security forces and three afghan civilians. the taliban have claimed responsibility for this attack across the country over the last few weeks and months. the taliban have launched attacks against district centers, some small attacks, some large-scale attacks involving hundreds of fighters really challenging the afghan security forces almost to their limit. while the taliban haven't been successful in taking those centers, it's been a very, very difficult year for the afghan security forces. one of the first things the new
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government will do is sign a security agreement with the united states and government. that allows 12,500 nato force to say stay here in afghanistan beyond the end of 2014, when the current nato mission ends. the new mission is to train, advise and assist afghan security forces, security one of the many challenges the new unit government will face as it moves forward. the economy being another one and gaining the trust of the afghan people. they want to see if the new unity government can work together after months of political rancor here. >> u.s. officials expect to sign that security deal with afghanistan this week. >> neighboring pakistan, a u.s. drone strike killed four men the government say were militants. all four men were targeted near the border with afghanistan. this is the second u.s. drone strike there during the past week. >> soon we may know more about how government drones are used within the united states. according to the washington
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post, president obama may order federal agencies to disclose where they fly drones and what they're used for. the mandate would not apply to military and intelligence operations overseas, though. >> california's governor has vetoes a measure that would have limited the use of police drones. the bill would have required law enforcement agencies to get warrants before flying unhand aircraft. it would have required motor data collected to be used within a year. >> sexual consent is defined as an firm i've volunteer agreement for college campuses. it requires colleges to train faculty and review complaint and provide access to counseling. >> an intense search is underway in arc ago for a missing real estate agent. beverly clark disappeared thursday while showing a home in scott, arkansas. over the weekend, volunteers
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searched miles of brush, farmland and neighborhoods looking for clark. her son is having trouble coming to terms with the situation. >> as parents, we have so much fear that someone will take our kids, but you never think in a million years someone will take your mom. >> the search effort has grown over the past few days to include friends, neighbors and even fellow real estate agents. one drove five hours from nashville to assist in the search. >> bill and hillary clinton are new, proud grandparents. they shared pictures. chelsea clinton announced the news on twitter and facebook, including this picture of her growing family. >> well, it's over. the 20 year baseball career of
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yankee legend derek jeter. >> he was showered with love from the most unlikely group of fans, i would know, because i am one. we have more. >> as you know, as the leader of the hated yankees, derek jeter has been the man red sox fans have loved to hate over the jeers. he received nothing but love sunday from the fans, the players and the sports icons of boston as he played the last game of his career there. joe gerardi said jeter told him before the game he would take only two at-bats. he put the ball in play, hustled to first base to notch a base hit and drove in a run. girardi wanted to know if jeter was sure he wanted to come out. he was. with a smile on his face, derek jeter said goodbye to baseball. afterwards, he talked about his warm reception by the boston fans. >> you play the game hard and if you do that, i people have a respect for you.
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they showed that all year long, and i appreciate it. i gave everything i had physically and gave everything i had mentally during my time. now, it's time to step back and like i said, let someone else play. >> interesting to note if jeter had taken another at-bat, he could ever tied hall of famer ty cobb for motor hits. he said i never played for numbers, no reason to start now. >> boston also saw a big show of support after the new york marathon bombings. >> lit up with boston strong. there's a rivalry, but it is friendly for sure. new york city's iconic empire state building lit up last night in the yankees blue and white. strolling white lights with a big number two.
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here in the u.s., there are labor law to say protect children from dangerous jobs. >> in other parts of the world, that's not always the case. some kids are working as juke keys with very few rules to keep them safe. >> he was three when he started training. at eight, he has become one of the most popular jockeys. he's fast, furious. for decades they have raised horses in indonesia. during that time, the young riders provided the lightweight to compete in a sport fueled by gambling. >> i'm mostly afraid of the small horses, because they are still wild and when people start hitting the horses, i'm afraid
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to fall off. >> his twin brother did just that and that can't race anymore. his fall left him unconscious for six days. when he woke up, he found himself partially paralyzed. even with that, the boy's desperate parents believe they have no choice but to let him continue racing. when he does, he earned around $70 a day. of course i'm afraid, because they are my children, but if we don't go to races, my daughter cannot go to college. her little brothers are paying for her education. >> in reality, these races are all about money and excitement and the safety of the jockeys seem of little importance. >> during aljazeera's visit, three jockeys fell while racing. none use saddles or had protective gear. just minutes after the
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5-year-old fell, he was forced to race again. there are nothing child protection laws in the country, but the races and the gambling take place under the watchful gaze of those meant to protect the children, the police and local officials. they are unapologetic. >> if you want to protect the children, we have to discuss this first with the horse owners. we cannot just change the rule, because this is our tradition and the tradition is above any law. >> some ask why the child jockeys are still allowed to ride without protection. this man has documented their story, saying during that time, two ever died. their photographers he hopes to persuade the national government to change the rules. >> a country needs to protect
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its children and give them safety and opportunity to get education. i don't see this at all with the jockeys. even during the races, there is no ambulance, and i took two children to the hospital myself after they fell. >> after seeing the photos, the child rights commission said it's clear action is needed. what we want is a regional regulation that forbids children under 15 years to become jock keys. there has to be very strict regulations. >> for now, an 8-year-old boy will continue to race at high speeds without the protection he deserves. >> critics say the children are racing and missing months of school. >> turning to something a little happier here, the shiny new
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iphone full of bells and whistles. >> does it go too far protecting you and your personal data. the f.b.i. is complaining about these super secure cell phones. >> so complicated, most people have to go to college to learn the trade. how are kids becoming computer programmers before they're out of grade school? we'll talk to the founder of simplist.com about kids learning to code. >> making development a mass movement. >> stay with us.
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>> who said grand demade the freedom struggle a mass movement, let's make development a mass movement? >> today's big quote comes from
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mudi. >> you know you are living in the post edward snowden era when the national security agency is complaining about your iphone. >> the new iphone six has a powerful encryption school mitch locks out the f.b.i. and n.s.a. >> apple's newest iphone is leaving some bent out of shape. not the hoards of people who slept in q's to get their hands on the first phone, but the security officials which could take five years to break the security coding. it means security agencies including the n.s.a. won't be able to access people's email, photos and contacts stored on the phone. it's not the first time this level of endescription has hit the market. >> android has offered similar
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inscription for several years, not straight out of the box. the iphone is the first to do so and google is following close behind. >> f.b.i. director james coney has become the highest profile official to voice criticism of the cutting edge technology, saying what concerns me is companies marketing something expressly to law people to hold themselves beyond the law. >> security experts say those concerns are overstated. >> there is so many ways to get information that is on a phone and so many other places that that information is stored, that to say that this is the thing that's going to let criminals run free i think is really a misstatement. >> the new technology does raise a number of questions, including whether it's legal for the government to take information off a smart phone. congress pass add law 20 years ago that requires telecommunication companies to make their technology accessible to wiretaps but hasn't been
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updated. congress may need to to enable security to access the data. >> apple decline to go comment on the n.s.a. security concerns. >> the national association of colleges and employers says for college grads, computer jobs are some of the best-paying jobs. these days, even kids are getting in on computer programming. >> several companies now offering robots that can teach children as young as four, four years old how to write code. the founder and c.e.o. of simplest.com. why are kids being taught coding at four years old. wall street pays well, why not teach them banker? >> programming is about design thinking, solving problems, never too early to teach a kid how they can solve their way out of any problem. it's about seeing situations and understanding that you can be the solution and taking forward in your career, unique to design
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thinking and programming. >> nine out of 10 schools do not even offer these kinds of computer science programs. >> that's exactly right. only 20% or so of u.s. high schools have an a.p. course in computer science and programming. 1.4 computer signs jobs will be required or need to be filled. they fill only 25% of those, so we have a serious gap. >> are we sacrificing childhood to create coders? after all, what happened to playing outside until the street lights go out and the kids being creative on their own. >> i'm a product of the playing outside until the lights go out generation and i will say play is a part of how people think. coding helps people think. we don't think of reading and writing leading to being a volunteer very wellies. >> i get the feeling you've heard that question before. >> once or twice. >> the typical 5-year-old spends
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five hours of screen time anyway, on a phone, computer or ipad. >> how do we make it productive so they're understanding cause and effect, how what they do impacts how they can daddy the environment. >> are you concerned put ago kid into another screen is going to add to the epidemic of obesity? can they code and play at the same time? >> i support a couple different organizations, and one is stoke mentoring. stoked gets kids outside, also taking time to teach kids to impact their environments and create products and services that they are the authors of. i don't think it's a replacement, just a different viewpoint on how to educate kids. >> how long will it take before school syllabuses actually have computer programming as a permanent part of the curriculum? >> that's a good question. the numbers will be sort of bandy's about here suggest we don't have time to figure this
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out. this is the single great arest opportunity for the u.s. to catch up, in minorities and women in terms of economic winnings. the average computer science related job has a real gap. it may take five years or 10 years, but we better figure it out. >> i'm going to start coding. >> thank you so much. >> facebook is rolling out a new platform to set ads to users called atlas. it allows facebook to track information and sell it to marketers across the web and your digital devices. google, yahoo and other sites run similar targeted ads. >> i just saw that for my space. >> you did? >> i did. >> in florida, rains turned roads into rivers this weekend. >> we still have that heavy rain coming down in florida.
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this is tampa. that car is not going to fare well. a lot of damage can be seen after flooding like this. continuing across the region, this is one area. also a front through the northern tier, not a lot of moisture. getting back to the southeast, it's been areas occasionally of heavy rain through the weekend. more just the fact that it's been persistent in some cases, georgia widespread flooding with the rain here. the core of this right on the georgia-florida border, another two to three inches in isolated spots definitely possible, so because of all that and because of the rain we've already had, definitely more of those flood concerns through the course of the day today, so that's something we'll watch closely. the midwest, scattered showers with that front, but that is part of what's really going to be dropping the temperatures, so that summer feel will be going away for now. >> still going to ever to work
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hard to replace that port-a-ongoing by in fee anytime. >> g.m. warns you better not use the high tech feature of the corvette. >> the feature called the valet mode allows people to record what's happening when they're not in the car. turns out secret recordings are illegal in many states. >> tomorrow morning, criticism for the secret service landing on capitol hill today. >> the agency is under fire for recent security breaches at the white house. the leader defenders herself before congress. we'll talk about what we can expect tomorrow. >> coming up in doha, the latest on the isil fight. >> you're looking live in hong kong, the latest on pro democracy pro tests in hong kong. >> have a great morning. >> stephanie sy on her way back
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from chicago even as we speak and will be here tomorrow morning bright and early. we'll see you then at 7:00 a.m.
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