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>> the basics of the white house, locking the doors, having compartmental security appears to have failed, and it failed because of the human element. >> there are new details this morning about how far an armed intruder got inside the white house. it's not the first security breach at the presidential home. this morning, the head of the secret service faces tough questions on capitol hill. >> isil targets pounded with airstrikes overnight.
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counter terror raised, arresting a man they say gave money to an american fighting with isil. >> new allegations about the suspect with the experience of a university of virginia student. a connection to virginia tech, involving a murdered co-ed five years ago. >> on the streets demanding democracy, tens of thousands of protestors right now blocking roads in hong kong. this is a live look. they are bracing themselves against another night of pepper spray and tear gas in what they call the umbrella revolution. revolution. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. >> testifying before the house oversight committee about dangerous lapses involving the president's security detail. >> we are learning about what happened earlier this month when a man jumped the white house fence. he didn't just make it to the front door. he got far inside the mansion. lisa stark is in washington this
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morning. good morning. this is just the latest in a long string of problems for the secret service. >> with. >> in 2009, a couple crashed a state dinner. they were not invited to that dinner. there have been embarrassing incidents involving agents and prostitutes and alcohol on overseas trips for the president. this is raising alarm bells like no other. >> the breach was unprecedented approximate, omar gonzalez jumps a white house fence, runs across the north lawn, and makes it through the front door of the presidential home, where he was arrested. new details now coming to light paint an even more troubling picture. >> i got serious questions about the leadership and protocol of the secret service. >> according to the washington
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post, gonzalez, an iraqi war vet carrying a knife managed to overpower a female secret service agent inside the front door who never knew he was coming, because an alarm was muted. he then ran past the staircase, leading to the first family's residence, and threw the east room, where he was tackled near the doorway of the green room and arrested. >> he got deep enough that had the president, the vice president or any other number of individuals been walking the hallways, they could have been attacked by mr. gonzalez. >> the first family had left the white house moments before the incident, today it's director, jewel a pearson will be grilled on capitol hill. questions will include how gonzalez got past white house guards. why dogs were released to take him down and why the alarm
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inside the white house was muted. the new accounts follow revelation of another white house breach in 2011. the washington post reporting it took the secret service four days to realize a man shot at the white house seven times while sasha obama and her grandmother were home. >> most organizations have acceptable losses. in the case of the secret service, they to have succeed 100% of the time. >> president obama was personally briefed about this latest security breach by the head of the secret service. on friday morning, he has said that he appreciates the sacrificing the secret service makes to protect his family and that he has confidence in them. >> you have been inside the white house. give us a perspective how big a breach this was earlier this month. >> what strikes me partially is
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when you come in, you can just turn to the left and go right upstairs to the private residence, that's the first thing. that front door, no one goes in that front door, except for official visits, the public comes in from the side. if you're going to see the president, you go in the west wing. the press are fully vetted by the secret service. we are not allowed anywhere near that front door. this is a major security breach. >> you think they would have locked it. >> the white house on damage control on another front. the president admitting mistakes that intelligence officials made in assessing the isil -- >> overnight, meanwhile, the u.s. coalition hit with more airstrikes. isil continues to advance. we have the latest, john, is it fair to say that the administration is now back pedaling over what the president said over the weekend. >> i think it is more than fair to say that. that might be an understatement, because when president obama said that his team underestimated isil, it caused a
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double take in washington, d.c. now administration officials are trying desperately to change the narrative. >> the white house is feeling the heat this morning for not paying close enough attention to the threat of isil in syria. representative mike rogers, the chairman of the intelligence community said this is not an intelligence community failure but a failure to address the threat. president obama says his administration didn't give isil fighters enough credit. >> our head of the intelligence community, jim clapper, has acknowledged that i think they underestimated what had been taking place in syria. >> but the white house press secretary immediately went on the defensive, saying isil caught everybody by surprise. >> nobody predicted the speed and pace with which isil would advance across the syrian border with iraq and make dramatic gains across the country side in
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a way that allowed them to hold large chunks of territory. >> isil made advances in syria and iraq monday, despite on going u.s. led airstrikes, there are reports that isil is now within six miles of baghdad. military officials warn this could be a long campaign, even though they say there's already been some progress. >> isil has been unable to mass the concentrated group of what you could almost look at as a conventional army that we had previously seen. >> this morning, a security threat in melbourne, australia, this unidentified man was arrested for allegedly providing money to a u.s. citizen, who's currently fighting in syria. >> i can confirm that a 23-year-old man will be charged with intentionally making funds available to a terrorist organization, knowing that organization was a terrorist organization. >> officials say the arrest came after a tip from the f.b.i.
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>> police believe the man was operating alone but about to provide more money. it's just the latest incident involving isil supporters in australia. last week, an 18-year-old was shot after trying to attack police with a knife. today's raid is not connected to that incident. >> also coming up, a live report frommer bill, iraq on the ground in hou our next half hour. >> in his adjustment general assembly address, benjamin netanyahu said isis and hamas are keeking world domination. >> isis and hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. hamas is isis and isis is hamas. what they share in common, all
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islamic militants share in common. >> we'll look closer at his statements and their implications for the middle east. >> one day into his new job, afghan's president taking a major step. an official from the government is sciencing that security deal with the u.s., something his predecessor hamid karzai refused to do. that guarantees sovereignty for his country. jennifer glasse is live in kabul. remind us again the details of the security agreement. >> >> this agreement paves the way for a force, a bilateral security agreement with the united states signed with nato, signed here that gives the legal basis for forces to stay beyond 2014 when their mission ends
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here. 9,800 american forces expected to stay past the end of the year along with 3.5 nato forces in a new mission called resolute support. >> are the troops staying behind for training purposes? >> there main mission will be to train, advise and assist the afghan security forces in the area where a lot more training is needed and budgeting and logistics, intelligence gathering, running the officer school here, but there will also be a counter terrorism element to these forces. the new president and his chief executive officer both speaking today, assuring the afghan people that the forces will have to stay on base, that they will need visas, trying to reassure concerns that international forces will not be allowed to go into mosques or homes. they will be in support of the
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afghan forces. that was a big point of contention, civilian deaths caused by international airstrikes and raised, international forces going into civilian homes here had been a big source of tension between the former president hamid karzai and the nato forces. >> hamid karzai saying he believes the u.s. is responsible for the way things are now in afghanistan. can he influence current events there? >> he said in his outgoing speech yesterday at the inauguration that he would be available to the government if they wanted any guidance, but recognizes that he is an afghan civilian now. if any of the new government feel they need his guidance, he led afghanistan for 13 years, he said he will stand by, but right now, he has no legal role, no active role, he is simply the
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former president of afghanistan. >> jennifer glasse for us live in kabul, afghanistan, thank you very much. >> it is day two of meetings between president obama and india's prime minister. the leaders were sit done in the oval office today with vice president biden. last night, the two had a dinner together even though india's prime minister is fasting. >> demanding democracy, the sea of people protesting say china must give them the right to elect their own leader. they gave beijing until tomorrow to respond. we'll have a live report in 10 minutes. >> another patient in the u.s. is being treated for ebola, this time in dallas. he is in isolation at texas health presbyterian hospital. a doctor is being treated in
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maryland after exposed to the virus in africa. >> the realtor missing from arkansas has been found dead. she disappeared after going to show a home last week. police arrested a man identified at aaron lewis on kidnapping and other charges. >> the main suspect in the case of a missing college student in virginia is now linked to the murder of a different young woman. >> this separate case involves another co-ed. >> yes, morgan harrington was a virginia tech student who went missing after a concert in virginia back in 2009. it's the very same college town where hanna graham went missing three weeks ago. her remains were found in 2010, but her killer never caught. police have forensic evidence linking the main suspect in graham's disappearance to harrington's murder five years ago. the parents of virginia tech student morgan harrington
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welcomed this break in their daughter's case. >> we've been gob smacked and we are really pleased to come to this day. we always had it on the horizon that someday there would be an arrest and introduce a whole set of its own challenges. i've always said i'd be really happy to deal with that when it happened and it's here now. >> the search for hanna graham continues with hundreds of volunteers scouring the area every day for clues. coming up, why real estate agents in the area are getting involved in the search for the missing college student. >> thank you very much. >> a major pilot strike forcing dozens of flights to be canceled today, pilots upset over a plan to keep younger workers out of the company's early retirement program. it is the fifth time their pilots walked out there this year. >> the search is set to resume
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for malaysia flight 370, now in the southern india ocean off the coast of australia. the jet went missing marsh eight, all onboard died. >> the f.a.a. is ordering a review of its air traffic facilities in the wake of a fire that snarled chicago airports. it will serve a security and emergency plans. this morning, there could be more disruptions before everything gets back to normal. diane is live at the o'hare airport this morning. what more do we know? >> the review is going to last 30 days, looking first at all security protocols who ever access to these buildings and what they bring in. they will bring contingency plans to make sure plans are adequate. f.a.a. administrator said yesterday that this is going to be a very robust review. >> the highest priority is that we want to ensure a safe system, but at the same time, the
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american public expects us to deliver an efficient system, as well. we have to figure out we are doing everything we can. >> 600 flights were canceled yesterday going in and out of chicago. american are canceling 80 flights today. united expects to operate a full schedule. >> the f.a.a. said technicians are working around the clock. why is it taking so long to get that center back to normal? >> they're still waiting to get a lot of equipment that was damaged in the fire to get to chicago. they've been getting it here and there, it started coming in over the weekend. they are still waiting to get more equipment that should get here later this week. a lot of equipment was damaged. this is going to be a lengthy process. >> what about the case against the suspect, brian howard? how that is progressing? >> howard made his first court
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appearance yesterday. he is in federal custody and as far as we know, no further court dates are set. >> diane, thank you very much. >> we like you here better than we like you there. >> it was good to get in the field. >> storm system, things are bad in colorado now, hail and snow heading into the midwest. >> let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell for a look at what is coming next. it looks like winter. >> this is higher elevations moving through the rockies. it's around the corner in the midwest, but this is coming down in vale. the ski slopes are open in just 52 days right before thanksgiving. other places usually open earlier. it was always that system that was moving through colorado that also produced all these severe weather reports. wind and hail and some of the hail combined with those areas of heavy rain made things look like this. this was aurora. the white thousand is the hail
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floating on top of the flooding that came with the rain, as all of this moved through. some of the other areas use that a lot of wind, that's the orange, some of the wind, hurricane force caused problems, as well. the hail up to golf ball sized. all of this pulling more into the northern plains through the course of the rain today. all that have has been coming through the west coast. still the warm flow ahead of that could trigger strong storms again. watch for again. watch for that heavy rain moving into the plains. >> don't you have nice autumn leaves or anything you want to show us. >> there's beautiful ones out there, but got to get people what they need to get out the door. >> tens of thousands of people right now flooding the streets of hong kong. >> are you that happy to see me? >> i did miss you. >> they want answers from the chinese government over election reforms within 24 hours. we are on the ground live. >> rescue and recovery operations halted at a japanese
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volcano. the treasurer conditions and threat of another eruption. >> wal-mart putting the blame for that deadly crash on tracy morgan, why they said he was to blame after that wal-mart truck hit them. >> the big number of the day. >> we'll tell you how the richest americans are building even more wealth.
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>> we may run out of wall for today's big number, forbes saying that is the combined net worth of the 400 richest americans. it climbed 12% over the last year. >> bill gates of course topping the list is worth $81 billion. warren buffet is $67 billion and oracle founder $50 billion. the number of billionaires that grown so much, 113 of them didn't make the list. >> tens of thousands of
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demonstrators blocking the streets demanding democracy, telling china they are not going to leave until they get the right to elect their own leaders. we are in the middle of those protests. these protestors are giving beijing until tomorrow to respond. have we heard anything from beijing so far? we are having technical difficulties right now with scott. it has been a sea of humanity there, sometimes just hearing is right now is very difficult. >> let's go to our guest to talk about the protests in hong kong. andrew nathan is a political science professor and the author of china's search for security and the tienanmen papers that got him sent out of hong kong.
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how long has the system been under threat? >> at that time they promised gradual reform toward democracy. now the practical government in beijing has said that the democracy you can have is one where we will control the choice of the nominees for the post of chief executive and then you can vote among the people that we've chosen. that's what's created the cries. that is rather recent. >> hong kong's chief executive said the protests are getting out of control. the protestors, as as you can see from the live pictures we've been showing here are not backing down. does that sound to you like the chief executive is setting up a pretext for a harsher crackdown? >> it does sound like that to me. i'm very worried about the possibility of a harsh crackdown, of course he'll be doing what beijing orders him to do, and beijing has taken a very tough attitude in the past toward demonstrations and
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challenges and so that's why i'm worried about it. >> these protestors are calling for basic representative government, calling for basic democracy. why aren't we hearing more from the u.s. and is it a sign of beijing's economic sway? >> yes. the u.s. and britain, of course, which was the former colonial power there and with whom beijing signed an agreement at the time of the handback of honk canning has also been very, very quiet. i think that both britain and the u.s. and everybody else has little leverage, because as you said, china's really powerful economically. >> last year in a paper that you published by the journal of democracy, you wrote this, sir. "the consensus is stronger than at any time since the 1989 teen enmen crisis that the ability of china is approaching its limit. did you ever consider are that hong kong could be the tipping
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point for this regime? >> yes, i have considered that and so have other scholars. hong kong was under its own system rule of law, very strong western influence. they have handled it very carefully since 1997 and now this crisis is popping up and it's hard to see how china can control it. >> thank you for your insights this morning. thank you. >> residents of catalonia will to have wait before voting on their independence. spain's constitutional court delaying the referendum to hear the government arguments against the measure. leaders in catalonia say they will push ahead anyway. >> in the u.s., people waking up to a foggy morning. >> let's get to nicole mitchell now for temperatures behind the
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fog. >> you still have the warm ground, but overnight temperatures drop. you have the warm moist at the surface and then the cooler air, which can't hold as much, so it condenses and then we see the fog. this is raleigh downtown. the airport is reporting almost nil visibility and low clouds, that kind of ceiling, so not the best flying day, either. you can see this from south carolina all the way into parts of pennsylvania dealing with this, so norfolk folks, not a good travel day, slow in many of our places. this isn't the only place seeing temperature changes. some are like minneapolis, a 20-degree drop, chicago a 10-degree drop with all that cool air coming in behind the system. not only do we have the system in the midwest, but another frontal boundary coming down from the north bringing us cooler air and in some cases contributing like that cool stuff that comes down the east
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coast just in the morning to that fog. otherwise, not do bad up and down the coastline, a lot of 80's as you head southward. >> all right, indian summer. >> still ahead, you might want to call them doing diplomats, trading accusations. >> benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president, two fiery speeches at the u.n. with two very different perspectives. >> one of the most storied college football programs under fire for letting a player play with a concussion. >> a dramatic water rescue, a family with young children clinging to a capsized boat, waiting for help. >> what country is cracking down on cell phones? issuing strict guidelines for people who use them in public. >> just one story caught in our global net.
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>> you're looking live in washington where white house security is a hot topic this
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morning as the head of secret service testifies before congress. >> welcome to al jazeera america. ahead, the dangers facing search and rescue across certaining for hikers in japan after a volcano eruption. >> yes means yes, aimed at cracking down on college sexual assaults in california. >> we'll talk about the spread of enterovirus and why some children may be suffering a very new side effect, paralysis. >> secret service director julia pearson set to testify this morning on capitol hill. she's going to face tougher questions over white house security. new reports claim an iraq war veteran made it to the white house east room after jumping a fence earlier this month, carrying a knife when he was arrested. >> the u.s. and afghanistan signed a key security pact. the deal allows 10,000 american troops to stay in the country beyond 2014. the afghanistan president says
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it will protect their sovereignty. >> isil fighters near the turkey syrian border inches closer to baghdad. 600 soldiers are under attack from isil fighters in anbar province. we are joined now from erbil. what you are hearing there? >> we don't have any confirmed reports about the situation. this is on going, and we've been concentrating on a major operation i can tell you about going on here in the kurdistan region. the peshmerga forces, which are the kurdish forces have launched a major operation against isil here. they are trying to basically regain three different fronts that they lost to isil fighters a few months ago when isil started the advance on northern
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iraq. we understand that this is a major shift in strategy from a defensive position to an offensive position. we know that at least two of these attacks were preceded by airstrikes from the coalition and now the peshmerga at the doors. this is significant, because they were going to use those towns as launch pads for operations to retake one of the major cities here, kirkuk which sits on the largest oil receivesser voluntary of northern iraq. >> major developments on several front lines. thank you. >> israel's prime minister calling iran the most dangerous country in the world at his u.n. general assembly address. he equates iran to isil, also comparing israel's recent bombing of gaza to recent isil airstrikes saying it is clear who is on the right side of
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humety. >> israel was using its missiles to protect its children, hamas was using its children to protect its missiles. >> netanyahu criticizing the u.n. rights council said it is only very littling israel for war crimes and not hamas. >> i think the prime minister has good reason to criticize the u.n. human rights council for investigations of israel. the idea that the u.n. is completely biased against israel and anti-semitism at work is incorrect. >> before leaving for new york, he promised to expose abass,
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saying he would expose his slander and lies in his u.n. speech. did he help israel's cause or further divide the region? >> i think he offered a very strong rebuttal of the specific charge of genocide. that was a very extreme allegation that president abass made in his speech. that was a much more domestic israeli audience. there's not going to be anybody in the arab world, let alone the palestinians who are going to sympathize with netanyahu's comments. this played well to his own domestic audience, who he was really directing the message at. >> you believe he was speaking more to the domestic audience than the international audience? >>. i think the statement about equating hamas and isis was made with more of an international audience in mind. often, these u.n. speeches, not
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only by netanyahu are primely directed at their own constituents with the intention of making them look like they're standing up strong on behalf of their own communities before the international community. >> he said that isil and hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. is that an accurate statement? >> well, it's true insofar as both are branches of soon any islamism. both can be rewarded having extremist ideologies, i think the difference is more important than any broad similarities between them. any attempt to equate the kind of brutality that isil represents, and it's kind of campaign of chaos in syrian iraq. what hamas is doing is hugely exaggerated, not to mention the fact that hamas doesn't pose the kind of threat to the united states that isis does, and to
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equate the israeli palestinian conflict with isil is misplaced. i thing that's slightly to engage the people in the community or the united states. >> 15 years ago, there was tension, but somewhat of a balance of power with egypt and israel front and center. is israel better off now or worse off now that many of those powers are at war? >> >> in terms of it's regional standing, israel is slightly better off today than it has been in the past. the key difference is that now the dividing line, if you like in the middle east, no longer runs between israel and the arab world. it is within the arab world as we see. on the one hand, israel is finding itself with new allies in the form of egypt, saudi arabia, united arab emirates, and on the other side, there's a focus on other issues in the israeli-palestinian comment. the threat of isil and also the threat of iran. in some sense, israel's position
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is actually despite all of the region, in some sense, it is better today than 15 years ago where israel confronted a much more hostile region. >> professor, thanks for being with us this morning. >> city officials in ferguson, missouri are charging high fees for public records connected with the shooting of michael brown. in one case, it build the associated press $135 per hour to retrieve emails. state law requires the material be made public. missouri's attorney general is looking into the fees. >> 200 potential jurors have been dismissed in jodi arias sentencing retrial, saying they've seen too much media coverage or made up their minds about her punishment. she is connected of killing her boyfriend. the jury decides whether they will be executed or spend life in prison. >> the football coach of the university of michigan is called for to be fired after leaving a
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player on the field after a hit. shane morris had to be carted off the field after that game saturday. you ho is he doing now? >> good morning. his mother says that he's doing much better. test results confirmed that he did suffer a mild concussion in that game against minnesota. doctors weren't 100% sure as the game was unfolding. one thing everyone agrees on is that morris should not have been allowed to stay in that game. >> this is atrocious to me. >> a bone crushing illegal hit left shane morris dazed and confused. >> he can barely stand up now. >> boy, they have just got to get him out of the ballgame. >> morris, already limping from an ankle injury refusing to come out of the game despite has appeared to be a concussion. now the school's $2 million a year coach, brady hope is on the hot seat for putting morris back on the field.
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>> i got to tell you right now that number seven still in this game is appalling. >> there he comes. >> sports writers from coast-to-coast, even the michigan campus newspaper now calling for the coach to be fired. >> morris cannot be going back into this game. easy being put back on the field. he can barely stand up. i am -- this is -- this is not good player management. >> the coach defenders his actions and has no plans of stepping aside. >> i would never put a kid in that situation, never have, and never will, because you get into this to coach kids. >> he claims it's not his call if a player insists on staying in the game and that ultimately team doctors have to make the decision. most analysts seem to disagree. >> i think it does have to come from the sideline, because players want to be on the field no matter the risk. >> michigan's athletic director said that there was some sort of miscommunication between coach
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hoke and the medical staff. this was another mistake that cannot happen again. >> they were talking about firing the coach anyway, because the record is so bad, but does the ncaa have a policy on concussions? >> i can tell you that the nfl has an adopted policy. however, the ncaa, the ncaa has guidelines. know enforceable rules and i'm told that's likely, because liability would be a big issue. >> bisi onile-ere for us live in detroit this morning, thank you very much. >> in that same vein, a new report finds kansas city chief's linebacker belcher had severe brain trauma before killing himself and his girlfriend last year, likely suffering from c.t.e. the condition can lead to aggression, dementia and depression and diagnosed in dozens of other nfl players.
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>> wal-mart blames tracy morgan for the accident with were you ever its trucks. morgan filed suit saying wal-mart pushes drivers to fatigue. wal-mart responds by taking they weren't wearing seatbelts. >> a lawyer has received more than 850 compensation requests from g.m. g.m. made cash settlement offers to three people. >> rescue crews in japan still trying to recover the victims from a volcanic eruption. the death toll stands at 36. >> it could be sometime before they can manage to get all the victims down. we have more. >> the hope of finding survivors is fading rapidly this morning for the same reason that reaching survivors has proved very problematic, conditions on the mountain remain treacherous and eruptions may not be over.
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>> three days after hikers were surprised with an eruption, two dozen of the 36 people confirmed killed have still naughton recovered and many other hikers are still unaccounted for. two factors put rescue and recovery operations other than hold. first, the japan meteorological agency said they are still registering tremors in the area, raising concerns about another eruption. second, poisonous gases and piles of ash two feet deep are making it dangerous for crews to get up the mountain. flying over the mountain isn't easy, either. >> volcanic activity is increasing now. we are in a situation where we can't fly out there. depending on the time this subsides, we may be able to get flights out there and survey the
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situation. >> this video taken by a hiker caught on the mountain during the eruption shows how bad things got as the hikers took cover in a cottage, you can hear rocks ejected from the volcano raining down on the roof. nearly 800 rescuers, many firefighters and soldiers are being forced to wait until conditions are safe enough. also waiting, up to 100 loved ones of people still missing. many are gathering at this middle school that's been turned into a temporary morgue. >> despite the fact that japan is one of the world's most seismically active regions, this is the first fatal eruption since 2000. this mountain has not erupted since 1979. >> a florida family ok after their both capsized during a fishing tournament. four adults and three children stranded in the gulf of mexico saturday. the video shows the family
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clinging to each other, all of them wearing life jackets. >> we grabbed the kids, the boat was going down fast and jumped out of the water, treaded water for a while, and before we were able to get a phone call out, it seemed forever. >> the boaters were rescued. there was a mechanical problem with the boat before it flipped over, the exact reason still under investigation. >> several florida elementary students are recovering after an out of control semi smashed to the back of their school bus. at least one student was seriously injured. two people inside the semi are already in serious condition. witnesses say the truck was driving erratically. >> unreal. unreal, i seen that semi hit the bus, he hit the back end of it, lifted it up, and it just seemed like it just got right there, and it just throwed the bus over there near the swamp. >> police say a female passenger
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in the semi was neighborhood. >> new york's mayor set to increase the minimum wage for some. mayor bill deblasio signing an executive order to extend the living wage law. 18,000 workers could be covered. those with health insurance will get $11.50 an hour. >> speaking of salaries, let's look at some of the other stories caught in other global net. >> monday counselors were told they could face $10,000 in fines and two and a half years in jail if the races kick in before the next election. >> you can always give the next incoming council a pay raise but not yourself. >> during monday night football, kansas city chief safety penalized because he prayed after a touchdown, calling it excessive celebration.
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he takes just a moment to praise on the ground, and some say it's similar to tim tebow's celebration that made him famous. a lot of players will cross their chest and point up. >> i don't see the difference between what he did and tebow did. >> as was the case with most of the people who saw that. >> have you ever been stuck listening to a stranger's cell phone conversation? >> yes. >> the north korean government taking the issue seriously. mobile phone use there is on the rise, the state issuing guidelines. one says that speaking loudly, arguing on the phone in public places where many people gather is thoughtless and impolite. they've had mobile phone actions since 2008. since then, subscribers have ricin to over 2 million. >> and you should greet the caller being poll light. we can learn a lot from north korea. >> i doubt that.
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>> rape is scary. we need to treat it more matter of factory. we need to treat it less about sex and more about crimes and a disciplinary problems for university. >> a closer look at california's new yes means yes law and why some say it may be very differ to enforce. >> a lot of the world's creatures disappearing at an alarming rate. what's behind a serious drop in wildlife ahead in this morning's discoveries. >> a dream come true for a little boy losing his sight. what he was able to see before his vision goes completely dark.
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>> it's time for today's discovery. conservation says wild life populations are declining faster than once thought. >> the number of animals, birds,
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fish and reptiles fell 50% in the last four years. fresh water species had an average decline of 76%. >> changes are said to be driven by hume action, people as well as climate change. >> a lot of college officials in california are working to understand a new law. yes means yes is designed to change the way allegations of sexual assault are handled. >> the law requires an affirmative and ambiguous decision by both parties to have sex. some say it is unenforceable. >> it's called active consent, better known as yes means yes. instead of focusing on when a person does not want sex, rape.
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>> all public universities and private universities that receive funding from the state of california will now need to comply to this new law. >> frankly, everyone finds it fearful to talk about rape. rape is scary. we need to treat it more matter of factory, as less about sex and more about crime, and a disciplinary problem for university. >> two students at u.c. berkeley survived sexual assault and now become activists against sexual violence. >> i'm just really happy, because it's nice to see that there's state-wide attention and state-wide action about it. a lot of schools already ever the affirmative consent policy. it's nice to see the governor stepping up to follow them and codify this and make sure you do it. >> this is a necessary, but not sufficient part of achieving the kind of cultural change that we've been fighting for. >> though difficult on such a diverse campus to gauge student
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response, the people we talked to call this progress. >> it's very important that this be discussed with students. at berkeley, we're trying to talk about enthusiastic consent in conjunction perfectly with that. >> some supporters admit this law maybe difficult to enforce. >> my first thought is the enforcement is going to be really lax. i don't think the enforcement is going to be there, wimp is unfortunate. i can't see how they would do it. >> the law will also require that colleges and universities provide counselors for sexual assault victims, as well as training for on-campus investigators. incoming freshmen will be required to attend orientation that teaches them about sexual assault and exactly what consent is. >> melissa chan, aljazeera, san francisco. >> let's talk more about this with jami flied, aljazeera's legal contributor. great to see you.
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>> one of the most progressive governs, as we know in the country and california's always at the forefront of these kinds of changes. this is because the federal government's been poking around on this issue of recalendars trans on college campuses investigating assault, not nothing what they need to do in terms of sexual assault. reporting may be much higher. california is trying whether a
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campus does what they need to do in terms of training and prevention and following up if a woman or a man reports a sexual assault. >> like you said, this is really focused on the epidemic of sexual assault on college campus us. the law requires something called affirmative consent. how is that enforced and how is that defined? >> well, it ha has has to be affirmative, and continuous during an intimate sexual encounter. that's different from no means no. this is yes means yes. this means that you actually hear your partner say yes to the sexual act. now, the enforcement piece of it is the problematic piece for the critics, because everyone agrees the educational component that we just heard about in the piece is good, let's have students, administrators and educators understand what consent should be starting with freshman as
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they come in. that port no one would dispute. the problem is once a complaint is filed, how do we determine, because we're not in a court of law where w we have a presumptin of innocence, that big heavy brick in place and you have a burp that is beyond a reasonable doubt. now there's a presumption of guilt. >> a lot of murk key legal issu. >> the supreme court met behind closed doors. >> yesterday, they had a long conference is what they call it, probably a pretty geeky moment in time for those of us who aren't big court watchers.
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>> how do they figure out if they're going to take a case? >> its behind closed doors and grant certory. this are five states where there is as dispute about whether or not gays should be ail to marry, almost every analyst in the country agrees that they're going to take one case this year. i think by june 29, the last day of this term, we'll have an answer on gay marriage. >> thank you. >> it may be easier to see nfl home games on t.v. even if not sold out. it appears the blackout rule that allows cable and satellite providers to show nfl games in home markets regardless now of the number of tickets sold. under the rule, the league could keep games off t.v. as a way to boost ticket sales. >> let's get another check of
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your forecast with nicole mitchell. >> our big powerhouse is the system moving into the midwest and northern plains today, heavy rains, strong storms, even some areas of snow. we've had an area scooting up the east coast, including rain in florida. between that, dense areas of to go and all that rain will hit florida once again today. >> a texas boy getting one last wish before he loses his eyesight. the 9-year-old, ben pierce traveled to alaska to look at the northern lights. he was born premature and quickly losing his vision. on the list have what he wanted to see before going blind, was the northern lights, disney world, london and paris. >> exclusive interviews with former isis fighters and what
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the connection to a respiratory virus spreading across the country. >> protecting africa's most endangered animals, to stop the monkey from going extinct. >> a demand for democracy on the streets of long congress. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. dime del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. a live look on the streets of hong kong. you can see them packed, tens of thousands of demonstrators bringing the city to a complete stand still, calling on china to give them the right to elect their own leaders. >> that is a demand beijing is directing, a key deadline hours away. scott reports from the protest. >> starting to become a pattern at the main area in central hong kong is that we see early by noon more people showing up, people who slept on the tarmac
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and then it slowly builds. that's what we are seeing now, the afternoon hours bring in more people. this is the main that ar thorou. they ever called people to tell everyone they know to call them and tell them to come out here. they worry if it dips to a low, that gives the police a chance to break it up. >> there is still momentum, more and more students are knowing what's happening and coming to help us out. >> one thing that is different on tuesday, the protest organizizers have started to build more infrastructure here. we've seen more tents go up.
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now they are supply tents, water, snacks. this one has backup public address systems. they are putting more infrastructure in this, going against what the head of the government here in hong kong is asking and that is that the people here disperse for public safety. they are ignoring that. what's going to be interesting in the days ahead is if these numbers dwindle, will the government use that as a possibility to come in with police and push it out. right now, these protestors are going nowhere. >> taking another live look at the protest, this is central hong kong. it is evening there. you can see that the crowds are only growing, showing no signs of heeding the warnings from the hong kong chief executive and dispersing. >> secret service director facing questions on capitol hill. new reports claim that the white house fence jumper went deep inside the executive mansion,
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far past the front door to the east room. officials say he was also armed with a knife. we are live in washington. over the last few years, we've been hearing reports about agents drinking and hiring prostitutes while on the road, shots fired on the white house, now fence eves, a lot of questions for julia pearson. >> she'll be before the house committee today. the chairman of the committee has said in most organizations if you get it right 97% of the time is a good track record, but with the secret service you have to get it right 100% of the time. that did not happen despite the layers of security, the fence around the white house, the officers inside and outside, attack dogs, alarm systems, all failed. julia pearson, the first woman to head the secret service will get quite a grilling today on capitol hill. >> you point out nobody goes in through that door and there's also now talk about changing the
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culture at the secret service. what does that have to do with protecting the president and his family? >> there's been concern over the last few years that there's been a sort of unprofessional culture that developed. you can't have a lax culture or accept things like agents crowing with prostitutes and getting drunk before the president arrives for a trip overseas. julia pearson was brought onboard about 18 months ago to right the ship, try to change the culture. she will get questions no doubt today about whether that has truly happened. >> she was the cleanup person. recently we shaw eric shin she canny step down about the v.a. hearings. she took over the secret service last year. can she survive? >> we'll have to see how she performs on capitol hill today. the president has indicated that he has full confidence in the secret service. white house spokesman josh
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ernest did give a hint yesterday that the president will be looking at how she's doing once the service completes its investigation into this massive security breach. >> lisa stark for us live in washington, as always, lisa, thank you very much. >> president obama and india's prime minister are set to sit down at the white house again in just a few hours. last night, the two had a private dinner, both looking to approve trade ties. >> in iraq and syria, more u.s. airstrikes overnight. >> isis captured several villages near the turkey border and 600 iraqi solers are under siege in anbar province. we are in erbil in northern iraq. there seems to be a change in strategy in northern iraq. what are you hearing?
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>> absolutely, it is a change in strategy. the peshmerga fighters, the kurdish forces were pretty much on the defensive up until now and now they're definitely on the offensive. we're hearing there is a major operation underway as we speak on three fronts. this operation at least in two fronts was preceded by airstrikes by the coalition. >> also, it appears isil has changed its strategy since the start of these airstrikes. tell us about that. >> isil has changed its strategy definitely, and it's important to mention that since the air strike's begun, they have sort of hid among the population. we are hearing talk about sleeper cells, for example being established in large cities that are important, like kirkuk which is a major oil producing city here in kurdistan.
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also, we are hearing, wimp is very worrying for peshmerga fighters is that they have planted land mines in several towns so when they retreated. the towns are filled with land mines and ied's. at the syria border in one town, kurdish forces surrounded the city but stuck at the gate, because they're afraid to send troops in as they know that there are so many land mines inside, they're too scared to go in. >> several battle fronts, how are the u.s. coalition airstrikes over all changing the dynamics on the battlefield? >> i can tell you from experience that the peshmerga forces don't feel 100% confidence with the weapons they have or the training so far. every time they get close to isil, they say well, we rather have airstrikes first to help us soften targets in certain
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positions and then to go in. it's definitely helping change the balance of power here until the person amarikwa local forces are trained and have similar weapons to the ones they're going to be fighting against, that are the weapons that isil has, basically. >> monica in erbil, thank you. >> the white house pushing back and some say back pedaling on the president's comments about intelligence failures. >> the president seemed pretty clear in that 60 minutes interview. what is the white house now saying? >> he really did seem very clear. when he made those remarks, the whole of washington did a double take, what did he just say, i think was the effect of his words. the president has said that his intelligence team underestimated what was taking place in syria. the white house press secretary immediately went on the defensive, saying that isil caught everybody by surprise. >> nobody predicted the speed and pace with which isil would
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advance across the syrian border with iraq and make dramatic gains across the countryside in a way that allowed them to hold large chucks of territory. >> some top republicans are calling this a failure by policy makers to confront the threat. meanwhile, new this morning in melbourne, australia, an unidentified man arrested for allegedly providing $10,000 to a u.s. citizen currently fighting in syria. his arrest comes after a tip off from the f.b.i. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is drawing comparisons between the fight with isil and his country conflicts with hamas. >> netanyahu's speech at the u.n. general assembly addressed what he sees at the major threat to the world. >> the israeli leader's arguments were not new, but they were forcefully delivered. he focused on the brutality of
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isil and made a link with his opponents. >> isis and hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. hamas is isis and isis is hamas and what they share in common, all militant islamists share in common. >> after the war in gas, he attacked allegations that israel used excessive force. >> these fueled, libelous charges that israeli was deliberately targets civilians, we were not. >> netanyahu made it to the very top of israeli politics in part because of his performance skills. he brought props, he said this is a photograph of children next to a rocket launcher in gaza. the applause in the chamber was not coming from the other delegations, but from his own
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team and invited guests. >> earlier this year, the u.s. was brokering peace talks between the israelis and palestinians. now after the war in gaza, there's only a shaky truce, not even a proper ceasefire agreement. >> as the prime minister left the u.n., the peace process currently looks as if it's stalled for the foreseeable future. >> james bays, aljazeera, of the united nations. >> netanyahu also threw out warnings against iran, calling the country the most dangerous in the world. >> that arkansas realtor who went missing for days after showing a home has now been found dead. beverly carter, who you see here, her body was found overnight. >> the man accused in her kidnapping now in the hands of police. >> certainly not the ending nobody wanted to see, her body found near little rock, buried behind a concrete business some 20 miles from where she disappeared.
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officials say carter planned on showing a house last thursday but never returned. her car was found outside the home, her purse and phone missing. her family received a puzzling text from her. that's when they filed a missing persons report. the family released a statement, thanking volunteers for their tireless search efforts and asks people to wear red today as a show of support. that statement reads: >> yesterday, police arrested 33-year-old aaron lewis on suspicion of kidnapping. his charge is jump graded to murder. he is held on $1 million bond. >> the main suspect in the case of a missing college student in virginia is now linked to another murder. >> this separate case involves another college student. >> yes, morgan harrington was a
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virginia tech student who disappeared in 2009, her body found three months later buried in a shallow grave. police are not revealing how the cases are connected except to say it's a significant break in the harrington case with a new forensic link for investigators to pursue. >> the prime suspect in the disappearance of u.v.a. student hanna graham is now connected to the 2009 murder of virginia tech student morgan harrington. virginia state police say forensic evidence connects him to the death. her remains were found buried in 2010, but her killer never caught. >> i am so pleased that that has happened, but it doesn't change a lot for us. in some ways, our bedroom is still empty upstairs. >> five years later, the parents of the virginia tech student welcomed this break.
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>> law enforcement has the time to sort it out and make sure that this is indeed the person who killed morgan harrington and who's responsible for the disappearance of hanna graham. >> the search for hanna graham continues with hundreds scouring the rural area for clues. surveillance videos show graham was with her in the late hours of the night she disappeared. authorities are searching with realtors now checking properties they're trying to sell especially those with absentee owners. >> we want to eliminate them from the possibility of where she is, number one. it galvanizion the community to get involved. >> with the search in its third week, no one knows the grief of her loved ones better than the harrington family. >> we know where morgan is. she's in a box over there. hanna graham is still missing and her family needs to know where she is. we need to bring hanna home.
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>> police say d.n.a. evidence from harrington's case in 2009 is linked to a sexual assault of a young woman in the d.c. suburbs back in 2005. she survived. as for matthew, easy charged with abducting graham with in tent to defile. he is being held without bond until a court hearing thursday. >> city officials in ferguson, missouri may be trying to stall media coverage in the michael brown shooting according to the associated press by charging high fees for access to important information. this is material that has to be released under the state's public record laws. the city build the associated press $135 an hour to retrieve email since the michael brown shooting. the missouri general counsel contacting the city about those fees. >> protestors gathered outside the ferguson police department last night. another town hall meeting is
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expected to take place today. >> in japan, more bodies found near the summit of the volcano, the death toll now at 36. efforts to recover more than 2,000 -- excuse me, two dozen more climbers is slow because the volcano is still shooting out smoke and ash. >> strong storms that hit the western u.s. will push across the country today. >> the bearer of the great news is our own nicole mitchell. >> if i don't tell you people are like what are you saying. >> we're that way. >> double-edged sword. around the colorado area yesterday, including the suburbs were getting harming reports of hail, some close to two inches, easily golf ball size. that can come at 60 miles an hour, so cause a mess along with heavy rain. it almost made a flood of hail. not just hail yesterday, all the little pings of orange are high wind reports. some of this over hurricane
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force. that means 74, 75 miles an hour, so this system is on the move, dumping heavy rain. this came from the west coast and now getting a little more moisture from the south, some heat will be a firing point for strong storms again today and heavy rain. watch into the northern plains. we could see flash flooding and this is that same corridor where we could see stronger storms, as well. there's also the temperature side of all this. i'll have that coming um. >> we'll look inside isil from a man once part of the group. why it happened and what drove the fighter to quit. >> michael kay is going to weigh in about the iraq army's plan to reenlist deserters. >> the f.a.a. warning of more travel headaches, following an intentionally set fire at a chicago air traffic facility. we'll tell you how long it could take for service to get back to normal. >> going high tech to capture the thousands taking part in the
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hong kong protest, that and other videos from our citizen journalists around the world.
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>> time now for the videos
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captured by our citizen journalists around the world. parts of front dealing with flooding following heavy rains, waters overflowing into this parking garage, racing down the stairs. >> fire officials in panama city investigating the blaze that broke out in a tower still being built. >> this is footage in honk con of demonstrators. >> eight months ago, this man was still fighting with isil. >> he's a defector who escaped his fate as a suicide bomber. we have his story. >> 30 miles from the syrian border, each time he walks into this mosque, he steps into a sanctuary and closes the door on his troubled past. he is the mosque's night guard, his boss the man he calls his
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savior. if not for him, he would have been a suicide bomber in the islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> i thought they had the higher understanding of religion based on the koran. >> he became one of 30,000 men in a training camp like this one. the video may be propaganda, but he said it's accurate. he learned to fire an assault rifle, how to fight as part of a group, how to fight hand to hand. >> when you joined, what did you think they offered you? >> i didn't join them because i thought they were going to offer me anything or because i wanted something from them. i joined them because they provided the best religious path. >> he said isil made him feel like a holy soldier. organized like a judicial military, he was not company of
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an emmir or prince just like the man in this video giving fighterers pep talk. the day he realized he needed to leave was the day he killed a man. >> i couldn't once kill a chick, let alone a human being. i was forced to kill. i reject it. i was brainwashed. >> across town, this man joined isil for relingous reasons and military might. isil offered more weapons, higher salaries, bonuses for successful missions. >> as a fighter, i would come to base. there would be no food or money. isil provide said these things, as well as protection. >> he slowly realized his commanders were former lieutenants in sadaam hussein's iraq key army and lied. he found commanders corrupt and brutal. today, he's still scared of
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them. he won't show his face. >> we saw that the isil command were criminals, criminals who only take advantage of the minds of muslim men for implementing their own goals. >> less angry, more scared, the sheik offered him a job in a different kind of religious inspiration president he used to fight with guns as a moderate syrian commander, but today fights with ideals. he travels to syrian refugee camps to debate isil missionaries to argue their brand of islam is brutal and distorted. he offered the same to this man. >> what is better to be to wait on the battlefield to kill a woman or help create an intellectual, a man who can bring a nation to life with his thinking. >> today, he totally rejects isil but still knows the group is incredibly strong. he's applying for asylum in europe, the only way he'll feel
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safe is a as far from syria as possible. nick schiffron, aljazeera. >> retired air force lt. colonel michael kay is a former advisor to the u.k. ministry of defense. the iraqi military reenlifting soldiers and officers who ever already deserted, abandoned their force. how much does a fellow soldier trust somebody who's fled the field of battle. >> effectively, try and break down what was going wrong with the afghan national army. we did that through. he mid oil, looking at training, equipment, doctrine, infrastructure, i.t., logistics, equipment, and try to apply western logic as to where it was going wrong and where we could do better. actually, the study concluded that one of the big things that the afghan national army was
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missing was a glue between com address in arms. this is the brothers in arms approach that we hear about with the american and western militaries that was lacking there. i think that's because the iraq military and middle east haven't been through this whole process of religious ideality versus sovereign identity. egypt has been through it where they decided they'd rather be an egyptian than muslim caliphate. >> you don't have that in iraq, because you have an army that for the most part was dominated by shias, so the sunnis of disenfranchised in that way. is it viable to believe that you can get these guys that are coming back with monetary incentives to really fight for iraq as a nation? >> i think we're heading in the right direction. you've hit the nail on the head.
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>> how do you get an army who truly believes they are fighting for good or allah? >> you have to have it top down. the leader that we have in iraq now needs to effectively apply a common and fair approach to sunni and shia and he needs to invest and generate this notion of being an iraq sovereign citizen that needs to protect iraq sharon territory. that leadership will take the
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iraq army forward. air power, the west cannot go in and annihilate a country and rebuild an army and a police force from the grassroots and expect that training that we've had over two world wars or korea, vietnam and decades in the middle east, that training and that experience does not come in a couple of years. we've also got the air power aspect. when we pulled out of iraq, we took our air power assets with us. >> when you're talking afghanistan, we had troops on the ground and still do. >> and the biggest air force in the world. >> we have to leave it there. >> have to leave it there. thanks for being with us today. >> an independence vote on hold in catalonia. the constitutional court delayed it. the referendum was scheduled for november 9. leaders in catalonia view to push ahead despite the court decision. >> checked the menu this
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morning, pea soup, fog across large parts of the east coast this morning. >> it's the mid atlantic and mid interior. the ground i will still warm but you get cooler air overnight. colder air sat rates into the form of fog. watch out as you're driving this morning. it's hit and miss, the raleigh airport were so could in for a while there. a lot of cooler temperatures into the 60s. still very warm to the south of that. that will feed the possible strong storms later today. on the north side through the great lakes and more into the northeast over the next couple of days, that cooler air sinks in. new york from 80's to 70's and looks like at least for now, those 80's are probably a distant memory. back to you. >> the head of the secret service faces tough questions from lawmakers over the recent
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white house security breach. >> cries and emergency management specialist joins us with how this laps happened. >> we are live in kabul with details of an agreement. >> children left in one state with paralysis. we talk about the signs parents need to be on the lockout for.
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ground breaking... >> we have to get out of here... truth seeking... >> award winning, investigative, documentary series. chasing bail only on al jazeera america >> you are taking a live look at hong kong. protestors remain on the street. it's 8:30 in the evening. they are not budging. they continue to call for political change for democracy from beijing. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. ahead, the high price the economy may be paying over student loan debt, why the housing sector could lose $80 billion. >> giving a breed of endangered monkeys a chance at avoiding
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extinction. >> a look at our top stories this morning. demonstrators in hong kong spending another night on the streets. tens of thousands of protestors saying they are not going to leave until they have the it true elect their own leaders. they give beijing until tomorrow to respond. >> u.s. led airstrikes taking aim at isil fighters near the turkey-syrian border. about 600 soldiers are under attack from isil in anbar province. >> the secret service director is on capitol hill this morning. new reports claim a security breach earlier this month much worse than once thought, a fence jumper making his way to the east rom before stopped. >> the f.a.a. is reviewing policies and procedures at air traffic facilities across the country. this is after a fire knocked out air travel for thousands.
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it could take weeks before things get back to normal. we are in chicago at o'hare airport. diane, how are things looking there for travelers right now? >> they're looking better today. yesterday, about 600 flights were canceled in and out of chicago. we are waiting for numbers today on projections on cancellations from the is it i. we don't have them yet. we do know from american that they are expecting 80 cancellations today. united expects to operate close to a full schedule. it looks like a couple dozen cancellations here, but all in all, a frustrating four days for both the airlines and their passengers. >> the ripples of getting smaller, but the effects of friday's incident are felt far and wide. >> it's affecting the whole world, traffic from europe and out of chicago are affected.
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>> brian howard is accused of cutting radar cables and setting a fire as part of a suicide attempt appeared in court with a bandage on his neck. his lawyers said he poses a danger to himself, but not to others. >> friday morning, brian tried to take his life. in fact, he did so in a way that convenienced many, many people is unacceptable. he deeply regrets that. >> at issue is how one person could do so much damage. aurora center outside chicago where chicago works is a part of the airport puzzle. since friday, the work load has shifted to other control centers. the head of the f.a.a. has ordered a sweeping review of security and operation protocols. >> the highest priority is that we want to ensure a safe system, but at the same time, the american public expects us to
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deliver an efficient system, as well. >> the f.a.a.'s project is supposed to be shifting the ground system to a satellite system. it's supposed to improve security, save fuel and money and cut delays, but it's years behind schedule and hundreds of million dollars over budget. some analysts say next gen will be far from completely secure. chicago's o'hare airport is in the midst of a multi-billion dollars project to improve on time performance. the first phase wrapped up a year ago and still o'hare ranks near the bottom. >> obviously, if you are flying into or out of chicago today, check with your carrier to make sure your flight hasn't been canceled or delayed. >> i stood where you stood yesterday morning. i was able to get back. i know a lot of passengers still waiting. the f.a.a. says technicians are working around the clock. why is it taking so long to get things back to normal there? >> well, there was fairly
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extensive damage done to this facility in aurora and not all the equipment they need to rare the system is here yet. they've gotten some of it in over the weekend and earlier this week. it could take in my the end of the week for that equipment to get here. >> diane, thank you. >> the former commanding officer at j.f.k. and laguardia airports now director of cries and emergency manage lent at red land security concern is with us. this fire started by a contractor who tried to kill himself. we hear how secure we are post 9/11. what about the background checks? how did guy slip through security? >> they do very effective background check in the beginning and renew it every year, but they're looking at the past. this individual, it looks like right now was reacting to something that had happened, a transfer that was going to be
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done in the last couple minutes. that's what set him off. >> how do i feel knowing how much this government has spent over the past decade to fortify these place and all of a sudden a guy comes in with a can of gasoline and shuts down the busiest airport in the country? >> he was not at an airport. >> he got to the infrastructure. >> he got in, had i.d. the bag should have been checked. he should not have been able to get in with that. they probably need to tighten up their security procedures even for people with i.d. >> i want to talk about the white house. all of a sudden, we are now learning that an intruder made his way much further in the white house than we once suspected. you have worked with a lot of these guys. how did this happen? >> well, you've got a number of issues here. there are no fence sensors or
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perimeter intrusion equipment on the fence. that would have given them -- >> we keep hearing people saying why didn't they shoot him or let the dogs loose. >> the president and his family were not in the white house. he didn't have any obvious, and he -- the way he was dressed, they could tell he was probably not wearing anything. the secret service came under a lot of bad press and a lot of questions about four years ago when the woman crashed through the gate and they chased her down and ended up shooting her, so there's a balance. there's got to be a balance between looking at people who are just trying to get in and may have mental problems and someone who's a real threat to the president. >> two major stories, two major days, a lot more questions straight ahead. thanks for being with us this morning. >> a pleasure. >> u.s. troops will be staying in afghanistan beyond the end of this year. just a few hours ago, an official from the president's government signed a crucial security deal, a step his predecessor refused to take.
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we are live in kabul. the new president afghani long promised he would sign that security pact. why is he in favor of it? >> he recognizes that the afghan security forces still need nato and u.s. help beyond the end of this year when the nato mission ends. 12,500 nato forces will stay, 9,800 of them american mainly in a train and support role. it's a new mission called resolute support that takes effect january june what does the rode ahead then look like for u.n. and afghan troops? >> it is more of a supportive role. the new president saying after that deal was signed that the international forces will mainly stay on their bases, that they would abide by laws so they
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wouldn'ting going into afghan homes or mosques. that was a big sticking point with the previous president, very angry when afghans were hurt or offended by forces not understanding the customs here or when international forces dropped bombs or drones and killed civilians. that moving forward will be a different change. it is mainly a support role that the nato forces will be taking part in, training officers, training people in logistics, the kind of long term skills that the afghans will need to make sure they can maintain their army beyond the end of 2016 when the new nato mission will end and beyond. >> that agreement was long in coming, it is now signed. jennifer glass in kabul, thanks. >> what's in your wallet? a little more in new york city, the minimum wage going up some in the city, the mayor signing a bill to extend the living wage
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law. those with health insurance get $11.50 an hour, those without it just above $13. >> a new study find women having less babies. women who were in their 20's in 2008 say they'll skip out on starting a family. that could mean 420,000 fewer kids over the next decade. >> the average american who has a student debt owes more than $30,000 and that could have a huge impact. >> it becomes especially important if you're buying a home. can mean the difference between a yes and a no from the denying. >> 414,000 homes will go unsold this year, because would-be buyers so saddled with student debt, they cannot afford to buy. that's the conclude of an analysis by john burns real estate consulting, amounting to $83 billion in lost home sales.
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beth acres is an economist. >> they're certainly is a relationship between student loan debt and housing, the ability of young people to buy houses. >> banks ever their hands tied because of federal laws. in exchange for strong legal protections, lenders cannot approve loans for mortgage applicants if the monthly debt is more than 43% of gross income. take the case of a household earning $80,000 a year with payments totals $700. a student debt free household applying for an f.s.a. loan qualifies for $250,000, 30 year mortgage at 4.5% interest. throw in the monthly student debt of $250 or more and the bank will deny the application because its total monthly debt would be greater than 43% of income. critics of this say the overall effect of student debt on
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housing is most of complicated. >> any assets that are only capturing the effect of having to make those payments are missing another piece of the equation. while they have the extra bill to repay, they have higher earnings. they go hand-in-hand with that. >> according to the study, every $250 in monthly student debt lowers an applicant's mortgage limit by $44,000. that creates a catch 22. as more people take on student debt to gain the skills they need to compete in the job market, they might also be reducing their likelihood of buying a home. aljazeera. >> the consumer financial protection bureau saying rising student debt may be the most painful after shock of the great recession. >> netflix is aiming at hollywood. the on line streaming service will release its first feature film next year, a seek rely to crouching tiger hidden dragon. it is the first of several
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features in the pipeline. it hopes film studios will reconsider the traditional way of releasing movies in theaters first. >> the c.d.c. race to go find the cause of an illness leaving children with paralysis symptoms. >> dr. debbie is here with a possible connection to the widespread release pir atory illness. >> saving an endangered animal, making sure these monkeys don't become extinct. >> the protests in hong kong presenting a new challenge for leaders in china, one observer saying on the mainland as long as you can control the streets with enough soldiers and guns, you can kill a protest. >> we'll have who said that next.
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>> our big quote is from veteran
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chinese journalist speaking to "the new york times" about the protests in hong kong, which are not part of the mainland. he says beijing has limited options available to stop the demonstration. >> we'll talk about the project aimed at keeping one species of monkeys from being wiped out. >> texas health officials say five babies ever tested positive for t.b. none of them have active t.b. a nurse exposed hundreds to the disease between september, 2013 and last month. >> health officials in colorado trying to figure out the cause of a if i say industrious symptom in children, a 10t 10th child with paralysis. >> some tested positive for thent pro virus in an outbreak that sent hundreds to the hospital nationwide. officials are trying to see if there's a connection.
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>> a fear asthma attack landed him in the hospital. >> he was unresponsive, laying on the couch and couldn't speak to me, was turning white and had blue lips. >> will just 100s of kids across the country getting sick from enterovirus is on the mend. the illness may be taking an alarming new turn. some having trouble moving their arms and legs. >> the neurological issues come on quickly. recovery is often slow. >> at this children's hospital, 10 kids, ages 1-18 showing polio like symptoms. four tested positive forrent trough virus d68, the c.d.c. and others now trying to find out if there's a link. >> at this point, we have no specific direct linkage. that is the area of investigation. >> for now, the cases are confined to colorado but a
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similar cluster hit california in 2012. that's when erin nice her son's left leg stopped working. he was never tested for the virus. she knows what parents in colorado are going through. >> my whole purpose is to let these families know there's hope. >> hope for an answer to this medical mystery. >> his mother said he was diagnosed with the syndrome even though he has been immuneyed for polio. >> a physician and assistant professor joins us. four colorado children tested positive for enterovirus 68. ten had these symptoms. what are the possibilities? >> it could be related to the enterovirus. then you ever the question what happened to the other kids? it can't be the enterovirus that caused it.
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sometimes viruses affect the whole body causing a variety of symptoms. >> i thought enterovirus was a version of the common cold. i would never have thought that that would be the pathway. >> exactly. just to clarify, i don't think enterovirus automatically causes this. maybe something in colorado, something in that region or something about those kids, the virus and interaction with their body led to this. i don't think parents who think their kids have enterovirus need to be concerned. hundreds of kids don't have these symptoms. >> this might be another clue according to children's hospital colorado, these children had leagues on their spinal cords or brain stems. >> people can have weakness or paralysis type symptoms from a variety of causes. it could be something in the muscle, nerves that are in your
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body, kind of like carpal tunnel syndrome in the limbs. it might be something in the brain and spinal cords, but we don't know those changes are permanent. they could be inflammatory -- >> do we have any idea when the prognosis is? >> some seem to be improving. they tested their spinal fluid surrounding the blaine and spinal cord to see if they're positive for enterovirus there. this tested negative for it in the spinal fluid. that's reassuring. they might have enterovirus but it doesn't seem to be in that area. this might be two separate things. >> thanks for your expertise. >> a grim assessment this morning on our planet's wildlife
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population. the number of fish, birds, ma'am malls and reptiles falling by half in 40 years, much faster than once thought. organizations say we are to blame for the decline along with global warming, pollution and disease. >> a conservation project in the nigerian rain forest help to go protect africa's most endangered animals. >> deep in nigeria, scenic rain for evident, the only place in the world to see captive groups of monkeys in their natural habitat. it's the world's most successful breeding program for this endangered prime maillot. >> they have been overlooked by the scientific community and conservation community, unlike the big animals that everybody talks about and are well studied, whales, tigers, elephants, gorillas. >> these monkeys are only found
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in cross river state in nigeria, cameroon and he can qatar yell's island. the rain forest habitat continues to be destroyed and they've been illegally hunted for bush meat. >> they are among the most endangered animals, the highest priority of the 60 something species of african prime mates. >> there are more than 500 in the project, the captive breeding in its fourth generation. all paid for by grants, sponsorships and donations. >> we sny right from the start what we wanted to do. we didn't know how long it would take us. >> each animal here, this lived
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alone until he was six. it affected his confidence until today. the dominant male was born here, a son of the dominant female. away from the mountain ranch open for visitors, the project keeps them in a group more accessible for school trips. keepers ever interacted with the animals for years. >> in the group of a drill, the female, this is no way a male can lead the group. >> this male has been wearing a tracking collar meant to tries him when he's released to the wild among the project's first such batch. funds are still needed. >> we also need a competent field team leader. the animals are more than ready to go. they always do the right thing. >> aljazeera, cross river state, southeastern nigeria.
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>> they are also working with other wildlife that share the drill monkey -- >> what an assignment. >> another check of the forecast with nicole mitchell. what ever we got? >> a couple areas we have to catch today. the big system in the midwest, but also the boundary off the coastline is producing rain in florida, watch for that. we'll see more fire up along that boundary today. already pretty saturated, so we have flood concerns adding rain to this later on. the big player, we also want to mention just a little band, the cold front coming through the great lakes. some of that could move into the northeast, already around the great lakes and then cooler air. this one has a history of producing strong storms and also enough rain to produce some flooding. as we get into really the northern plains is the biggest risk for that over the course of the day and then the stronger storms anywhere south dakota into nebraska is the same system
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that had that history of the hail and high wind in places like colorado yesterday. that's some of of the things, but can't even rule out, you get into the fall, you get a second severe weather season. october, november 1 can't rule that out, either. >> that bears watching, thank you. >> the director of the secret service set to go before congress in an hour. julia pearson will face tougher questions about security breaches at the white house. we will bring you live coverage of that hearing that begins at 10:00 a.m. >> that's it for us. i'm stephanie sy. >> ires army now says it is gaining ground in the fight against isil. >> a look at our images of the day, top mountain bikers taking part in an intense competition in utah. >> it is called the big air competition, challenging bikers with jump jumps and drops. we will see you back here tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.
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