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>> many of these involved targeted informant led stings. >> to them, everyone in the muslim community is a potential informant or a potential terrorist. >> three american teenaged girls picked up by the f.b.i. at an airport in germany, two sisters and their friend on the way to syria to fight for isil. >> the medical examiner's autopsy leaked in the death of michael brown, supporting the officer. >> beginning this morning at american airports, anyone flying from ebola infected countries in
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west africa face more scrutiny in the u.s. >> what's behind the very sudden and unexpected release of jeffery saal. >> we are learning about three young girls trying to. >> isil. they ran away from denver and made it to germany in an apparent attempt to get to syria. >> libby casey is in washington, d.c. this morning. what do we know about these girls? >> >> good morning. del and stephanie. two sisters are 15 and 17, the friend 16. they are somali, the friend sudanese. the father reported them missing, generating this police report. the parents say the missing girls stole $2,000, also their
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passports, so police went investigating. the girls flew from denver to germany where they told authorities they stayed in the airport, were detained by the german police and sent back to denver opinion the f.b.i. has reunited them with their family, but the f.b.i. still investigating. >> new clues what the f.b.i. is going to be looking for? >> the agents will look at their computers and try to figure out how they bought these plane tickets and if they were in contact with any recruiters from isil. the police when they talked to the girls at home once returned to their families said the two sisters claimed they were there for family. they wouldn't elaborate any further. the question is what inspired them to go and did they have help. >> we're learning this morning that isil is claiming the u.s. military made a huge mistake this week. what happened? >> militant fighters from isil released a video claiming that one of the resupply bundles
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intended for those fighting against isil has gotten into the wrong hands. it's raising questions about just what happens to those u.s. supplies. >> the defense department initially called the air drop of military hardware and supplies a success. some of those weapons intended for kurdish forces fighting isil may have fallen into the wrong hands. they are the spoils for the mujahedeen. a man is seen standing next to a container with the parachute still attached. >> i don't know whether that was one of the ones dropped and whether the contents of it are in fact in the hands of isil. we are still looking at it. >> the contents include grenades and rocket propelled grenade parts. >> they are certainly of the kinds of material that was dropped, small arms ammunition
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and weaponry, so it's not out of the realm of the possible in that reward. >> the state department says it's not sure if the video is authentic. >> we know that part of isil's strategy here is to wage a propaganda campaign. that's why one of our lines of efforts have been delegitimizing isil's propaganda. >> it is expected to make little difference on the battlefield. isil already has heavy arms and equipment, including millions of dollars of u.s. weapons and vehicles taken from iraq forces. u.s. jets launched another seven airstrikes in iraq and kobane since monday. the pentagon revealed the air campaign, which has cost $424 million so far, appears to be turning the tide for syrian kurds, fighting isil near turkey's border. >> the situation in kobane still rye mains tenuous. we do assess that kurdish forces in the city are in control of
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the majority of t city. that said, isil forces continue to threaten it. >> the defense department said monday that one of these reply bundles, one of 28 did go awry but was destroyed. most of the items, the vast majority got to their target, so we're still waiting for confirmation about where these bundles landed. >> libby casey live in washington, d.c., thank you very much. >> the fight against isil also heating up in iraq. the iraqi's are making strong gains protecting isil. for more, let's go to imran khan. what can you tell us? >> i can tell you the defensive began monday, it backed up the roads between baghdad and the
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city, going from baghdad all the way up to concrete. these are very crucial areas, tikrit, and they are deny isil ground. once they've done that, they will take the city of tikrit, hopefully, they say, and they'll be able to cut off isil from resupplying troops and from communicating. if they do that, it does give them the upper hand, this is a very tougher battle. the troops in tikrit are hard core, some of them are former sudan loyalists. others know the area very well, they are the kind of rebels that are very much iraq and foreign fighters. this is going to be a tough fight, will please americans saying that the ires need to get out of their bases and take the fight to isil.
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>> on the political front, iraq's prime minister is in iran today. what do they hope to achieve? >> he's taken meetings with several key members of the leadership, including president rouhani, with ayatollah, that conversation seemed to be considerable, giving firstly prime minister al abaddi legitimacy, meeting with one of the key figures on the planet. he had a message from the grand ayatollah, one of the shia clerics here. everybody in the shia community and shia world is very worried about the key shia shrines that are in iraq. those shrines are a red line. if isil attacks those, they want to destroy them. if they attack those shrines, the rannens face no choice but to send troops in, escalating the conflict.
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>> thank you. >> please in the u.k. have arrested a young woman on terrorism charges. the 25-year-old is accused of preparing to take part in some terrorist act related to syria. two homes are now searched as part of that investigation. >> del, canada has raised its terror alert from low to medium after seeing a rise in chatter from radical groups. the change also comes after a man killed a soldier with his car. the 25-year-old was later killed by police after a chase. police say the attack was linked to idealist ideology. >> onboard a plane in ohio is a man who was detained in korea since may. >> overnight, it's all happened. we did know about it, but nobody said nothing until he got to guam. >> now he's on the ground. >> lots of excitement, he's back
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home with his family in ohio. good morning, jeffery, just down on the runway. north korea making a decision only late yesterday that u.s. dip lemats should come to pyongyang for diplomatic hand off and he was flown out. the plane landed, he was greeted by his family as he stepped on to the tarmac. the 53-year-old father of three was visiting north korea on a tour it visa in may when he left a bible at a nightclub. north korean authorities arrested him and accused him of pros they will tieing.
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>> kenneth bay is a missionary from washington state, sentenced to 15 years hard labor, accused of plot to go overthrow the north korean government and matthew miller, who is believed to have ripped up his visa when he arrived in the country with the intention of going to prison there to expose human rights violations. the secretary has tweeted out, secretary kerry, he said there was no quid pro quo in this deal and wishes the six party nuclear talks involving north korea well for the future. that is the question everybody had. >> starting this morning, all u.s. bound air travelers from west african countries dealing with ebola are rerouted through one of five airports with enhanced screening. a photo journalist is now ebola
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free and will be released from the hospital later today. it is the first official day on the job for the new ebola czar. >> adjustment bound travelers from west africa go through tests to enter the country. we have more on the effort to contain the ebola spread. >> these airports had advanced screening, now it will be a requirement to travel through those airports. they are new york's j.f.k., newark airport, atlanta, chicago
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o'hare as well as washington dull less. the concern is there are many criticizing this and saying more needs to be done, that there should be a travel ban, that this still allows for the opportunity for passengers who have come through another airport en route to the united states will have the opportunity to switch up their passports, perhaps lie about their original destination or originating city from where they are traveling to their destination, so a lot of criticism about new measures put in place by the department of homeland security, the white house saying that they are considering other travel restrictions and open to discussions about other travel restrictions, but at this point, still rule out any travel ban from the three african -- west african countries. >> rwanda will screen passengers from the u.s. and spain for
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ebola. officials there say that's because the virus has surfaced in both of those countries. travelers will have to fill out a questionnaire and report their health conditions for the first 21 days of their visit. >> the world health organization has two vaccines going to be tested in january. one is a tablet, two other vaccines will be tested on healthy volunteers in 2015. one is a collaboration between johnson and johnson and a danish bio tech company. >> we will take you inside an ebola seminar for u.s. health workers and look at training received to detect arrivals from west africa. >> a ceasefire deal announced by the nigerian government appears to be falling apart with boko haram. there are new clashes.
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276 girls were captured in april, but dozens of them have escaped. >> the official autopsy report on michael brown's death has been leaked to a local newspaper. the documents released by the st. louis post dispatch appear to shed new light on the day brown was gunned down. the autopsy seems to support officer wilson's account of the shooting. >> the county medical examiner has not made the autopsy public, but 16 pages long, it contains stunning revelations that seem to support the officer's side of the story. >> >> it's the shooting death at a ignited a national controversy. now the official autopsy of the unarmed teen shot by a police officer may do more to support the officer says account of events. the report begins to
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police-provided details of the altercation on august 9 when ferguson officer approached michael brown and his friend walking down the street. toxicology show brown had marijuana in his system at the time. the report said brown became belligerent, reaching through the window, trying to grab the officer's gun. during the struggle, the officer said he fired the gun twice, hitting brown in his hand. he said he feared for his life when he he fired several more shots. the autopsy noted three wounds to his head, two to his chest, three to his right arm and one to his hand. brown had significant abrasions to the right side of his face and hand. ed autopsy evidence was said to support that there was a significant altercation at the car. the former medical examiner said the gun powder burns around browns hand wound indicate a shot fired at short range.
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the paper was told if he has his hand near the gun when it goes offer, he's going for the officer's gun. this report is a farakhan draft from the findings released bay coroner hired by the brown family to conduct a private autopsy. he he said none of the gunshot wounds seem to have been fired at close range. >> the justice department will be doing a third autopsy on michael brown, ordered by attorney general eric holder. next month a grand jury is expected to decide if the jeer will be charged in brown's death. the missouri governor announced he's creating an independent commission to examine social and economic conditions that led to unrest in ferguson. >> the men and women selected to serve on this commission must come together in good faith, endure public opinion and lead the hard work of change. they must be willing to talk candidly and openly, and more
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importantly, to listen to what those on every side have to say. >> the government said these are difficult conversations that have been ignored for far too long. >> the violence in yemen is escalating. houthi rebels and tribesman have been fighting, leaving fighters dead. political parties in the country can't agree how to divide government positions. al-qaeda fighters now in control of four main areas in central yemen. >> an editor led the paper for decades. he exposed watergate, which led to president nixon's resignation, keeping reporters on the story. a decision that he defended
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until the very end. >> deep throat was right from beginning to end, and woodward and bernstein were not making mistakes, so the accuracy of their stories were never called into question. >> president obama reflected on his tenure, calling him a true newspaper man pushing for stories that helped us understand the world and one another a little bit better. >> the storm lashing the northeast now leading to flooding out there this morning. >> our merge joins us. welcome to the mortgagee it's a mess out there this morning. we're seeing airport delays start to go pile up in parts of new york, we're looking at laguardia. j.f.k. had delays earlier. i do expect to see delays coming very, very soon. you see the band of the showers
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coming through. 1:45 this early in the morning. the nor'easter has developed off the the coast of delaware. that's going to bring very very heavy rain across the region. the flood threat today, we have more down towards maryland, but the threat today is going to be towards massachusetts, new hampshire and main. we expect four to six inches over the next 48 hours. if you're traveling in boston, we'll see major delays there. new york is going to see rain in the forecast, but things are going to get better. if we can hold on until the weekend, it's going to be beautiful. >> thank you. >> an american arrested and held in north korea for months is now back on u.s. soil. >> the back door politics that could be responsible for his release and what it could mean for two other americans still serving time there. >> pro democracy demonstrators blocking hong kong streets. these are live pictures after failed talks between student
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leaders and representatives. we'll find what's next for the negotiations there. >> the u.s. veteran caught on camera upping the white house fence and making it into the east room may not be competent to stand trial. what prosecutors have to do now to go ahead with the case. >> $2,000,000,390,000,000,000. >> how warren buffet lost that money in just two days.
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>> the oracle of omaha taking a big hit in the market. today's big number is 2,000,000,003 he hundred $90 million. >> that was loft in two days of trading, damage done by two of buffet's favorite companies. >> i.b.m. lost $1.3 billion, while coca-cola took a $1 billion hit on tuesday. the stocks took a hit on weak earnings report. >> coca-cola is about to undergo
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major changes. they will cut costs by $3 billion in five years. it took a hit by health conscious consumers worried about drinks and sweeteners. >> mcdonald's saw 30% drop in profits year to year. they say healthier habits are responsible for the steep decline and the new menu will reflect the shift in consumer habits. >> in hong kong, government officials and student protestors say talks will continue. they met for the first time tuesday, but there was little sign of compromise. pro democracy protests erupted in the streets last month. we apologize for that shot. we're trying to get you a live picture there. students have demanded a free democratic election with candidates not preved by beijing. >> as we have reported, jeffery
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fowle back in the united states, arriving in ohio. he was arrested in may in north korea for leaving a bible in a club. two americans are still held by the north korean government. the question being asked is the one secretary of state john kerry addressed quickly. was there a quid pro quo concerning the release of mr. fowle and your opinion on whether or not the secretary is hiding something. >> the state department yesterday thanked sweden for its efforts. if the north careens got anything, it's not apparent. they almost always demand something. >> they always say there was no quid pro quo and decades later
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find there was. >> we don't have a human rights coordinator, clearly the north careens are in this sort of charm offensive, after their rupture of relationships with china, i think what we're seeing is north korea trying to built bridges, because they've lost all that support from china. >> how big a concession is this on north korea's part considering there are two other americans, including kenneth bay, a missionary held longer than any of them still being sent to labor camps. >> we only know of the two others and there are probably others, as well. there's a lot of suspicions about a number of other people who have not appeared. clearly the north careens have more bargaining chips and can release them at a later time. jeffery fowle was the one they had the least interest in keeping. he just left the bible. while they might find that offensive, it's not as bad as
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kenneth bay and matthew miller in their view. >> does this bode well for the release of the other two? >> i think it does. north korea is in a new phase of diplomacy. i think essentially they need the help from the west and especially the united states. i think there's a lot goingen on under the surface. >> do you think the new phase of diplomacy is directed by the supreme leader himself? >> it could be, but we've seen a lot of turbulence over the last four years. we could have new elements setting policy in north korea, including that general who went to south korea at the beginning of this month. i think that disappearance suggests there's trouble in the regime. >> >> the united states nations is looking into a tax on u.n. facilities during israel's
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offensive in gaza this summer. secretary general ban ki-moon said it will focus on where civilians were killed. 2100 palestinians and 67 israelis died in the conflict. >> they are breaking out umbrellas in the east today. >> let's look at the forecast. >> in west palm beach florida, they had heavy rain yesterday. people had accidents on highway 95. do not drive in a low water crossing, people. that is very, very dangerous. we expect more rain coming into play over the next few hours. the forecast today looks like this. we are seeing rain up to central florida on top of what we saw already. tomorrow, we do expect to see
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heavier rains. that's going to be a bigger problem. we're going to be watching this carefully. a tropical system is coming into play. we'll give you information on that in 25 minutes. >> you store your bumbes should in the hood of your car. >> the u.s. is issuing travel restrictions for people coming into west africa. we'll speak with the former head of security from kennedy airport. >> if he's from indiana, he could get it today and i could use it. >> gun violence continues to playing chicago, an aljazeera undercover investigation shows how easy it is to guy guns not far from the windy city. >> a school in new jersey weighed in on the future of their coach scandal plagued
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football team. i'll tell you about their decision, coming up.
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>> a former military judge explains complicated international rules. >> apple's iphone predicting your next word when you text, but does the smart phone sensor you? >> first a look at our latest headlines. the autopsy report published on michael brown.
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the experts say it reveals the 18-year-old had hand injuries suggesting he wrestled for the gun when he was shot. wilson testified that he was fearful for his life when he shot brown. >> the f.b.i. investigating the case of three teens caught on their way to join isil. those colorado teens are back home. it's unclear if they will be charged. >> this new video appears to show an isil fighters with u.s. weapons meant for kurdish fighters. the f.b.i. are reviewing the tape. >> starting this morning, all u.s. bound air travelers from west african countries are being rerouted through five airports with enhanced screening. in nebraska, freelance journalist is now ebola free. it's the first official day on the job for newly appointed ebola czar. >> more fall out from the football hazing scandal that has
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high school football players in trouble with the law. >> the fate of the coaches was voted on. we have more. >> when the superintendent canceled the football season, the board met to see if he did the right thing. with the suspension of the team coaches, the same scenario played out tuesday night. >> the board of education voted to uphold the superintendent's paid suspension of the high school's football coach, george najar and his assistant. >> there was generally accepted tolerated acts of harassment and bullying going on in that program. >> the move came after debate and people gathered over what should happen in the wake of the scandal that has canceled the programmed season and led to the arrest of seven players. >> i feel very sad for the
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situation that all these kids are going through right now. >> if the allegations are true, i feel for the victims and their families. >> brandon hoyt presented a petition with 800 signatures imploring the board not to fire his former coach, george najar. hoyt said "i am telling you, the only reason i have experienced any success is because of coach najar." >> another player said allegations that seven players held four freshman against their will and sexually assaulted him was not the behavior he saw. >> there was consistent respect in the locker room. there may have been jokes cracked, nobody was laughing at you, it was all about laughing with you. >> the school board said they would take the comments into account before deciding whether or not to fire najar and or his assistants. >> that last player defends the coach saying that the coach's
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offices are located a good distance away from the locker room where the alleged hazing would have taken place. najar did not speak at tuesday's meeting. >> a delay in the case against a man charged with rushing into the white house last month, a judge said omar gonzalez, a u.s. veteran, may not be fit to stand trial. he'll undergo a mental health evaluation. >> a new report of another security laps by the secret service. a team of agents were pulled from patrols at white house and sent to maryland to deal with a personal dispute. officials say president obama's safety was never compromised. >> the growing gun violence in chicago has police blaming the gun trade, making it easy for weapons to wind up in the wrong hands. >> aljazeera went undercover to show how easily criminals can get guns. >> in the makeshift memorial on chicago's south side, dyan keeps
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stones with the names of every child and young adult killed in the city's violence. >> of the hundreds of stones that you have here, how many are gun-related? >> that would be 98% or more. >> 98%? >> yeah. hundreds. >> killed by guns? >> yeah. >> police took more than 7,000 illegal guns off the streets, more than new york and l.a. combined. >> there's a variety of pathways that guns flow into the city of chicago. >> the head of the a.t.f. gun trafficking traffic force in chicago says the gun trade is fueled by a thriving black market. one know tore cuss gun runner was david, a college student out to score extra cash. >> he was going to indiana gun shows and purchasing guns and bringing them back to chicago. those guns were then trafficked to gun members.
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we call that straw purchasing. >> indiana has no restrictions on state residents buying weapons from private dealers. >> of those guns used in shootings by gang members, a high percentage of coming from indiana than anywhere else. >> america tonight decided to visit an indiana gun show with hidden cameras to see how easy it might be to set up a straw purchase. at the fairgrounds in lafayette, thousands of guns from a.k.47 semiautomatic rifles to .357 magnum revolvers were on display. we spoke with a federal licensed firearms dealer. he said i would need a firearm identification card if i was not a resident of indiana. >> he's from indiana, but he could buy it, right? >> he's cool. he can't buy it for you. that would be a straw person. >> when i spoke with a private collector, the reception was much warmer. >> what's the paperwork
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involved? >> in the parking lot, we met a private collector who told us how to make an illegal straw purchase. >> he's from indiana. have him buy it, write out a bill of sale and sell it to him. that's all you got to do. >> if he's from indiana, he can get it today and i can buy it from him. >> lickety-split. >> congress has refused to regulate gun shows and thousands of guns will continue to wind up in the streets of chicago where
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the kids who's names are on these bricks are killed. aljazeera, chicago. >> despite the frequent reports of gun violence in chicago, the mayor's office said last year, chicago had its fewest number of murders since 1965. >> after 29 years, the world series was back in kansas city, but the san francisco giants jumped early, scoring three runs in the first en route to victory. the royals are trying to get even now in game two tonight. >> michael sam is looking for a new team, released by the dallas cowboys tuesday. he signed with the practice squad in september after released by the st. louis rams. he thanked the team for his opportunity and vowed to continue fighting making an nfl team. sam is the first openly gay plier to be drafted by the nfl. >> a u.s. marine accused of
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murder in the philippines has been transferred to a military base in manila. he is under investigation for the death of a transgender filipino. police believe he killed jennifer loud after the two met in a bar two weeks ago. although he is at a filipino military facility, he is still in the custody of the u.s. military. to sort through all of this, patrick mcclean joins us, a former military judge and military law defense attorney. thanks for being with us. mr. has been outrage that pemberton was not arrested earlier. who's custody is he in? >> he is in u.s. custody but the u.s. is making him available for trial in the philippines. under the visiting forces agreement of 1996, amended in 2006 with a hand security agreement. >> what is the likelihood we
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will see private member to know in a filipino court? >> pretty high. it appears from what we're seeing in the reports that the u.s. has agreed to allow him to be tried in filipino courts, wimp is not unknown and other places where u.s. military forces serve, japan, korea and other countries. >> what kind of legal counsel would you expect to have for somebody like that in the philippines? would he have u.s. military counsel or local filipino counsel? >> the answer is yes to both. he has a defense counsel filipino and she has spoke to the press about why he was absent at the hearing yesterday. he will be monitored by an attorney from the u.s., typically provided by the department of state from our embass in manila or from the united states marine corps or united states navy as an observer, merely to report on
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the proceeding as opposed to necessarily serve weight filipino defense counsel. >> so, what you're saying is that he is now at the system in the philippines. if convicted on this murder charge, does the u.s. do anything else or do they simply turn him over to filipino authorities? >> there maybe some behind the scenes negotiations, for instance, if the philippines legal proceeding proceeds to the end and were he to be convicted and of course we have no idea what the evidence in the case is, but if he were to be convicted, he may serve a sentence in the philippines or through the agreement, he may serve a sentence in the united states. this is the sort of thing that will be negotiated at a high level between the philippines and united states. >> there was a case in the mid 1990's where marines were accused of a rape in the philippines and in that situation, the armed forces did not turn them over to filipino authorities. what do you think made the
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difference in this case? >> oft times, it depends on the negotiations and political considerations well above the pay grade of anybody there in the pill teens for the united states. this is not an uncommon thing. we've been in the philippines well over 100 years. we've had varying agreements with the fill teens. when you have that amount of military personnel, you have your 1% that get in trouble and occasionally they are tried out in courts in the local judicial system, as they are in many other countries in which u.s. military personnel serve or visit. >> patrick mcclain, former marine corps military judge, thank you for your expertise this morning. >> we are looking closer as an medical break through this morning. a paralyzed man is walking again after cell therapy. >> one scientists calls the radical treatment more
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impressive than man walking on the moon. jacob ward has the story. >> one of the many knife wounds derrek suffered in a 2010 stabbing attack sliced his spine, leaving it attached by a tiny strip of scar tissue. like 3 million other people with that clean break in the spine, he was paralyzed. at the time, he had no chance of recovery, but a team of doctors from poland and britain implanted cells into his spinal cord and seemed to have regrown the lost connection there. >> nerve fibers can grow back and restore function, provide we give a bridge. >> he spent five hours a day in exhaustive therapy. he noticed his muscles were regaining strength. he can now walk outside with leg braces and a frame and recovered limited bladder and sexual function. in another era, we would have called this a miracle. >> i believe this is the moment
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paralysis cob reversed. >> it is the implantation of one part of the body to the other. the knows release on special nerves constantly replaced through our adult lives to smell. the cells were released that control regeneration, grew more in a lab and injected them above and blow his spinal gap. this was a leap of faith. no one knew fit would work. they had to put strips of nerve tissues across the gap, inject the cells, wait and hope. this is magic. >> you are making history now. to me, this is more impressive than a man walking on the moon. >> scientists say they believe the cells form a pathway that stimulates the spinal cord cells to regenerate, but don't understand how. future trials of this technique
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will involve 10 patients in poland and britain, ideally people with cleanly severed spines. this puts a man back on his feet who over a decade ago would have had no chance to walk again, reminding us how powerful stem cell therapy can be. >> some say a lot more research needs to be done. >> let's look at other stories caught in our global net. the winner of a contest, a nun singing an ode to madonna. a cover of madonna's "like a virgin." ♪ when your beats next to mine ♪ >> madonna inspired a nun.
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>> it's a different video. madonna wears a crucifix in the original. she sings a more sober version of the song about the capacity of love to make people new grown in a galaxy far far away is a brew battle. looklucas films filing a lawsuit against the name of a brew called strikes bock. >> i think it's a clever name. >> a boxer repeatedly punched a ref after losing a fight. right there. then he keeps punching him. he's on the mat, chaos ensues.
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i don't think that boxer is getting back in the ring. >> toys are us is pulling controversial breaking bad action physician, the dolls based on the characters included a toy bag of the drug and a sack of money. is to are use released a statement saying the breaking bad dolls don't reflect the store's family-friendly values. >> health officials being trained for the front lines of the ebola outbreak. >> they are trained of what symptoms to watch out for as travel restrictions for people coming into this country from west africa. we'll talk to the former head of security about the new lines of defense. >> remnants of a world war ii battle found at the bottom of the atlantic ocean, just off the adjustment coastline. where the wreckage is located is one of today's discoveries.
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>> to him now for were you ever today's discoveries. this world war ii u-boat now found offer the coast of carolina. >> historians believe it was crippled during the battle of the atlantic in 1942. all crew members were lost. the sub hit an american merchant ship with a torpedo before going down. >> both are sitting at the ocean's floor hundreds of yards apart, the site considered a war grave and protected by international law. >> thousands of health care workers in new york city attending a special ebola seminar to learn how to handle patients. >> you were there at the special training. good morning. what did you see? >> a lot of information shared and people taking notes. new york health officials say they are trying to apply the lessons learned from the experience that texas presbyterian where a patient who contracted ebola died and two nurses contracted the disease.
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when those nurses became ill, health care workers began raising questions about protocol that was supposed to protect them. tuesday, federal health officials explained new rules for the next time a patient with ebola comes to a hospital. >> health care workers signed into an auditorium to learn. >> we are on the front line and need to be educated in taking care of all kinds of patients. >> the featured speakers were public health care experts, but new york governor andrew cuomo was there cautioning the audience that dealing with ebola isn't the only challenge. >> the second problem is dealing with people's anxiety and people's panic. >> so far, new yorkers had no cases of ebola but public health officials want health care workers to be ready in case. showcasing the new training protocols to nurses, aids, technicians, dieticians,
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custodians, anyone who might come in contact with a patient with ebola. >> the range of motion exercises before you go in, make sure a the p.p.e. is ready, comfortable and you're not going to have to adjust it once you go in the room. >> he explained each step, drop the scrubs to gloves, foot covering, outer gown, facemask, head covering, a second pair of gloves, and last, a face shield with frequent use of hand sanitizer throughout. the doctor stressed the new requirement of having an observer to assist the health care worker before and after seeing the patient. >> she does not begin any of the removal of the equipment until the trained observer is there and ready to help. >> the attendees we spoke with said the session was very useful. a dialysis technician knows that bodily fluid it is from an ebola patient could be a source of disease. >> what do you think needs to be
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done next to get health care workers ready? >> more practice. we need to spread the protocols laid out by the city and make sure everyone understands that these are protocols that need to be followed. to me, that's the most important thing. you can have protocols, if you're not following it, it's useless. >> like the man said, practice, practice, practice. health care workers are expected to share what they learned with colleagues that could not attend. >> joining us now is an officer from new york city, thanks for being with us this morning. you've talked to the workers. >> people are very concerned
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about the. >> when they come to understand that this is not that highly contagious, there are a lot of precautions you can take to prevent it from happening and some of them are common sense things. >> let's talk about whether or not they can get it done. last week i was clearing customs. there is a crush of humanity at these airports. how do you single out passengers and test them and not create gridlock in the system? >> they need come up with a way to mass screen people, look for high body temperature. a person is not contagious until symptomatic. although they may have been exposed, if they don't have a fever or other symptoms, they can't pass the disease on to anybody else. you mass screen, using heat sensing cameras and other things to pick out those people with symptoms and question them. it's not enough just to fill out the form. you need to talk to people and
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that happens to people who get pulled out. >> just last week, the white house rebuffed calls for a travel ban. are these restrictions different and if so, what changed? >> this is not a travel ban. all it is is saying when they originally came out with the plan, they were covering about 94% of the people who came into the united states from the affected countries. they've tightened it up a little now and said that you now have to come through and plan is to screen 100%. you're never going to get 100, because some people will slip through, but they're going to try to get 100% of the people coming in to come through those screening areas. >> what realistically condition the airport workers do and are they trained to detect the virus? >> the people from the c.d.c. doing the questioning are highly trained professionals. the questions asked, they're
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looking at passports and the stamps and the passports and the visas to see where these people have come from. they talk to them. it's not just what they say, it's how they answer the question and then they can direct them to more in depth screening done by medical professionals. >> thanks for being with us this morning. >> my pleasure. >> a a photographer known for working with a young elvis presley has died. he followed the up and coming singer in 1956. he took more than 3800 pictures that year, capturing elvis' early recording sessions, tender moments with his family and behind the scenes appearances. he was 84 years old. >> ahead in our next hour, one governor finding himself in a fight for his political life. >> why the kansas governor is facing a battle to keep his job. >> the mysteries surrounding billions of bees that have disappeared, the new turn that it's taken and the impact oh on
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>> i phones and ipads anticipating what you will say in a text message. >> an american held in north korea is back in the u.s. >> we are outside dayton ohio, about an hour ago, his wife and kids awaiting his return. >> john joins us live. all of this coming together quickly and quietly. >> the media knew it was going to happen, but nobody said anything until the plane got to guam. >> he was flown out of north korea aboard a u.s. plane. north korea deciding it would be best if u.s. diplomats came to
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pyongyang to rale for his release. just before 7:00 a.m. eastern time, he landed in ohio, where his wife and children were waiting to say hello again. >> he has been evaluated bay doctor and appears to be in good health. >> back on american soil, jeffery fowle, a father of three released from north korea six months after detained for leaving a bible at a nightclub. tuesday, a u.s. plane touched down briefly in pyongyang for the carefully executed handoff. in august, fowle publicly apologized for the incident. >> i apologize to the people and the government of the united states and government and people here, too. >> he was on a tourist visa when arrested and accused of pros they will tieing, a serious cri.
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the state department is praising sweden for helping with his release. >> we welcome the decision to release him. while this is a positive decision, we call on the dprk to release the other two americans. >> sentenced to 15 years hard labor, accused of plotting to overthrow the government, and matthew miller, accused of tearing up his visa intending to go to prison to expose human rights violations. >> secretary of state john kerry says there was no quid pro quo for the release of fowle and expressed home that the denuclearization talks now stalled could restart soon.
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doctors investigated and presidency jeffery fowle and he is well. >> the f.b.i. is investigating three colorado teens. they suspect they tried to join isil. two sisters and a friend were caught in germany on their way to syria. we have that story. what details are police giving about these girls and what they may have planned? >> the teenagers were two sisters, age 15 and 17, and their friend a 16-year-old. the denver post reports that the sisters are so malian, the friend sudanese. they were reported missing by the sisters father, and that generated this police report. the girls' family say they stole $2,000 and took from their mother their passports and flew all the way to germany where they stayed in the airport according to a police report until officials detained them
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and sent them back to denver. officials have reds them into their family's custody. >> what are authorities doing to try to figure out who they might have been communicating with? >> they're looking at the girls' computers and trying to figure out where they got the tickets and funding for those tickets and whether or not they were in communication with any recruiters from isil, what exactly their purpose was. now, secretary of state john kerry has been in germany on unrelated business and he weighed in on this. >> we're very, very grateful to germany for their cooperation with us on this particular instance of some young folks who were traveling. it's under investigation now. >> the police in colorado asked the girls why they had traveled to germany. they said family. now f.b.i. officials in denver decline to say whether there's a suspected link between the girls and militants in syria, only
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saying that these teenagers are with their families and the f.b.i. did help bring them home. >> we are hearing a lot of talk this morning about isil claims that it had some of the u.s. weapons that were dropped for kurds in kobane. what happened and what are u.s. officials saying? >> a video has surfaced where isil fighters claim they have gotten ahold of one of those bundles dropped to fight isil. now, in the video, the fighter there is saying that these are the spoils for the mujahedeen and shows the supplies. defense officials said one supply drop did go missing but claimed it was destroyed. now officials are saying that they basically don't know if this is legitimate or not. the reality is isil fighters do have u.s. supplies, because they've taken them from iraq forces over the last months and
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year. >> we'll dissect that more in the coming hour. thank you. >> the fight against isil heating up in iraq. the iraqis are making strong gains protecting the capital, baghdad and oil rich towns that lead to the city. for more, we go to imran khan. >> the army are finally marching on the city of tikrit, one of the key cities where sadaam hussein comes from. these are hard wore fighters within that area. they know the area well so have been able to control and cut off the key supply line between the north and baghdad and now the iraq army are on the marsh. they've taken towns coming up to that. what they are doing now is as the road goes through the
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countryside on either side are towns and villages where the iraq army have spread and putting these five-kilometer radiuses in so isil doesn't come back and going to try to deny ground to isil. this will be a good mood welcomed by the americans who have criticized the iraq army for not getting out of their barracks and not capitalizing on the coalition airstrikes. this isn't an offensive that will end in days or weeks. it will take a very long time to push those isil fighters out of tikrit. it is happening and as the operation began on monday. >> also iraq's foreign minister in iran today, what do they hope to achieve? >> the iranians and the iraqis have had very close relations since the fall
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sadaam hussein. isil want to attack shrines. if they do, iran will send in troops to ires if those shrines get attacked. the prime minister has met with the iraq president. >> a change comes after a man ambushed two soldiers near montreal, killing one with his car. the attack was linked to extremist ideology. >> there newer efforts to stem
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the ebola outbreak, several new vaccines are in the pipeline and should be ready for testing early next year. >> all u.s. bound air travelers from west african countries dealing with ebola are being rerouted through one of five airports with enhanced screening. why did government officials choose at this time to implement this specific tactic? >> about 150 passengers come in from the three west african nations that are strucken with ebola. at this point, officials are doing this because they want to tighten the gap of people coming in to monitor them better. they are going to use instruments like this, this fever detector when they come into the u.s. they'll make sure people heading in don't have this infectious disease. >> starting day, new travel
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restrictions take effect to keep ebola from reaching the u.s. it requires people from liberia, guinea or sierra leone to land at five designated u.s. airports for enhanced screening. >> it's a safer thing to do. >> in new jersey, a passenger who arrived in newark airport was singled out during the screening process and was rushed to the hospital to be evaluated for ebola. the c.d.c. says the individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having potential exposure to ebola. in chicago, at o'hare airport, two people traveling from liberia went to the hospital last night after getting sick on two separate flights. some members of congress are pushing for stricter regulations and want to block travel from these three western african countries. >> the travel ban at this point, the president has concluded on the advice of scientists and public health experts that it would put the american people at
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greater risk, not less. >> meanwhile, pharmaceutical giant johnson and johnson announced a $200 million commitment to fight ebola and will begin testing a vaccine on humans in january. on tuesday, the world health organization said two other vaccines are currently undergoing clinical trials, but the assistant director general urged caution. >> at this point, we don't know if the vaccines are really safe and we don't know if they work. if they work, what's -- how efficacious are they? a journalist is now ebola free and will be released today and dallas nurse nina pham's condition is upgraded from fair to good. pham and her coworker nurse, amber vincent contracted the virus taking care of ebola patient thomas eric duncan, who
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later died. vincent is responding to treatment, according to her mother. >> we are very confident that emery hospital is taking good care of amber. i'm very happy that she's there. >> so far at the world's busiest airport here in atlanta, no issues, no one has come in with the ebola infection or symptommion of it. >> there is also this other development, new ebola czar is beginning. what can we expect from him. >> today he meets with the president. they'll look at situations across the country, the hospitals, the way the c.d.c. training is going and talk about the airports, whether or not they're safe and some new instrumentation they're doing with protocols, testing fevers and just make sure it's under control here and look at the way the military is doing over in
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west africa right now. steph. >> a lot of moving parts. robert ray for us in atlanta, thank you. >> the official autopsy report on michael brown's death has now been linked to a st. louis newspaper. >> the documents shed new light on the day brown was gunned down. >> we are talking about 16 page that is detail the death of the unarmed teenager michael brown. some are revelations that seem to support the officer. the report reveals brown had marijuana in his system when he allegedly became belligerent towards officer darren wilson. the officers told investigators brown reached through the driver's side window and tried to grab his gun. during the struggle, wilson fired the gun twice, hitting brown in the hand. wilson said he feared for his life when he fired shots killing brown. in all, the autopsy notes three he wounds to brown's head, to to his chest, three to his right arm and one to his right hand. the report points out brown had abrasions to the right side of
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his face and back of his left hand. a former st. louis medical examiner told the newspaper that the autopsy evidence supports there was a significant altercation at the car, plus the begun powder burns around brown's hand indicate a shot fired at close range. now a forensic pathologist tells the paper if brown had his hand near the gun when it went off, he was going for the gun. >> in contrast to this report, a coroner hired by the brown family to do a private autopsy found none of the gunshot wounds seem to have been fired at close range opinion the justice department will do its own autopsy on michael brown. next month, a grand jury is expected to decide if the officer should be charged in the teen's death. >> meanwhile, missouri's governor is creating an independent commission to examine social and economic conditions that led to unrest in ferguson. the 15 person team will be chosen by governor nixon and announced next month. anyone who wants to apply can go
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to the website. >> ben bradley died after a long battle with alzheimer's. he was 93. >> under his three decade tenure, the paper rose to fame with the watergate scandal, leading to president nixon's resignation. we look back at the journalism. >> i ant. >> ben bradlee capitalized on close ties to washington's social elite to run the newsroom of one of america's most influential outlets, the washington post. in 1972 under his supervision, the reporters bob woodward and carl bernstein trace add burglary attempt at water gate's offices to some of president richard nixon's top aids. one key source was a top f.b.i. official they called deep throat. >> deep throat was right from beginning to end.
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woodward and bernstein were not making mistakes, so that the accuracy of their stories were never called into question. >> nixon's attempts to cover his involvement in the scandal, crimes of obstructing justice ultimately led to his resignation, the only time an american president quit while in office. the scandal was called a watershed chapter in u.s. history, when americans trust in their leaders suffered serious erosion. >> people don't tell the truth enough. 100 different ways, and it's become so easy to lie that no one recognizes lies. >> bradlee, backed by the post owner catherine land fought nixon by winning a landmark ruling for freedom of the press. the post published a seek writ history of the vietnam war, known as the pentagon papers.
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the newspaper argued that the public's right to know trumped the governments claim of damage to the nation's security. >> when the head of the c.i.a. tells you that publishing something will damage the country, you can't just tell them to go jump in the lake. >> other president, barack obama awarded the top civilian designation for speaking truth to power. >> during his leadership of the washington post, the newspaper was awarded 19 pulitzer prizes. >> a nor'easter on the coast, dumping a lot of rain. >> for more, we turn to kevin, up early. >> i like it, actually. >> good. >> the nor'easter, we haven't used that term in quite a while and now as we go into the fall and winter, we're going to use it a lot more frequently. we are talking about this
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pressure off the coast, it is going to move slowly into the open water. we'll see quite a bit of rain. we're seeing a lot of rain coming into play. earlier this morning, we saw flash flood warnings in effect. the biggest threat now is the flooding and if you are driving, the visibility's going to come down. if you're heading to the airports, we're seeing laguardia, philadelphia with delays. we're talking 1:45 or higher as the rain goes up. it is towards massachusetts, and maine. we expect the heaviest rain over the next 48 hours. they expect to get four to six inches of rain over the next few days, so it's not a good mid week for a lot of people. >> fighting for his political life, the changing political sentiment in kansas that may cost the state's governor his job. >> the deadline to release hundred was nigerian school girls that custom and gone,
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passing with no deal from boko haram, the fresh violence that could end that agreement. >> anger over missing students in mexico boiling over during protests. that video and the others captured by citizen journalists.
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>> time now for a look at videos captured by citizen journalists. people in mexico were protesting the disappearance of students. expressing anger by the lack of action by leaders. >> russia launched a rocket into space carrying two communication satellites. the launch marks the second since a major accident involving another rocket that happened in may. >> new video out of the successful launch of the uss detroit, the ship was put into water in wisconsin over the weekend, using a sideways launch. >> a delay in the case against a man charged with rushing into the white house last month. the judge in the case said omar
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gonzalez may not be fit to stand trial. he'll undergo a mental health evaluation. >> a new report of another security lapse by the secret service. a team of agents were pulled from the white house and sent to a government employee's house in maryland to deal with a personal dispute. the secret service agency said president obama's safety was not compromised. >> bill clinton is making campaign stops for allison grymes in kentucky on tuesday. it is his third appearance helping her fight mitch mcconnell, hillary clinton campaigning for grymes, as well. >> the tide could be turning against a governor. >> some republicans endorse his
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democratic opponent. >> we have more on the tight race. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to the kansas state fair in hutchinson in what could very well be a pivotal year in kansas politics. >> in the race for governor of kansas, challenger paul davis is running neck and neck with the incumbent, sam brownback. >> i'm paul davis, a moderate, a common sense leader and independent thinker opinion the governor's experiment just isn't working. we are trailing our surrounding states and the rest of the country in virtually every economic growth indicator there is, and it has plunged our state deep do debt. >> sam brownback ran in 2010, a huge republican year across the country and won a sweeping victory here. the brownback promise was along
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the lines that we would cut taxes and there would be a surge in employment, a surge in economic growth. that certainly hasn't happened. in fact, what's happened is that as you might expect, when you cut taxes substantially, revenues have plunged. >> last year, kansas lost a fifth of its tax revenue. early they are year, two credit agencies lowered kansas' bond rating. >> there is a lot of dissatisfaction for a politician like governor brownback in a bright red state to be fighting for his political life here is simply a remarkable political story. >> i'm pretty conservative myself, but they went nuts. we had the weirdest damned set of bills come before the legislature last year. they virtually eliminated the
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income tax part. that sounds really good, because nobody wants to pay more income taxes, but we still have basic functions that's the responsibility of the state to implement. >> let's go through this cut. the cut was the obama stimulus money going away -- that paul davis agreed putting it in the budget. he left a fiscal train wreck in the state of cans and he's the democratic leader then. he's the nancy pelosi of kansas. that's what he did! >> governor, you can blame everybody you want, but the fact remains that you made the single largest cut to public school funding and all you have to do is talk to these teachers out here. i talked with a teacher the other day. >> teachers across the state are mobilizing in a grassroots effort to defeat governor brownback. >> i'm a special education
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teacher in topeka public schools. that has really lit a fire under our teachers, because they understand that people are attacking the public schools, they're attacking students and attacking teachers and they've got to stand up and do something. >> you can see the second part in our series as we follow the battle for kansas. there's a tight senate race there, too. that's america tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. >> the united nations is looking to attacks object u.n. compounds during israeli's defense in gaza this summer. secretary general ban ki-moon said they will focus on attacks where civilians were killed. >> the deadline to release hundreds of school girls in nigeria kidnapped by boko haram has gone. the ceasefire appears to be falling apart. there are new clashes between soldiers and boko haram fighters.
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276 girls were captured in april, but dozens have since escaped. >> parts of the east coast are dealing with wet weather today. kevin is back with more. >> it is miserable here across the northeast and also down towards the southwest. this is florida, west palm beach florida where they saw four to six inches of rain in a four hour period. flooding was major across much of the area. on highway 95, there were car accidents. when the tractor trailers pass you buy, your visibility goes down, a very, very dangerous situation. we'll see better weather, but we do expect to see a tropical storm brewing towards the south in the gulf of mexico aband that we don't know quite the track yet, but it is developing moisture. by the time with he get to thursday, we are looking at heavy rain for south florida. it gets better by the time you get up towards orlando, but miami pretty much a washout for the next couple days. >> trying to stop ebola from
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getting into the u.s. at the countries airports, robert ray is live in atlanta at the jackson international airport with enhanced screening there today. >> isil fighters showing off an intercept of u.s. weapons now in the hands of the militants. we're breaking down the possible misfire by the u.s. military. >> apple finding a lot to talk about, one feature an limits on free speech raising eyebrows. game and to be paid top-dollar for it. that's it. >> many of these involved targeted informant led stings. >> to them, everyone in the muslim community is a potential informant or a potential terrorist.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. the mystery of billions of bees that ever vanished without a tries, now taking a significant new turn. >> images of a three car pileup in pennsylvania, one car capturing the incident on video. >> let's look at headlines we're following this morning. an american held in north korea since may is back in the united states. outside dayton ohio 90 minutes ago, he was greeted by his family. he was accused of leaving a bible at a nightclub. >> the f.b.i. investigating the case of three teens caught in germany on their way to join
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isil. the colorado teens are back home. it is unclear if they will be charged. >> isil fighters showed weapons captured that were dropped in syria. >> a journalist is now ebola free. the ebola czar ron klain begins his first official day on the job. this morning, all u.s. bound air travelers from west african countries dealing with ebola are facing advanced screening. >> for more, lets bring in robert ray at jackson international airport. take us through these new government guidelines. >> good morning, stephanie. you know, the thing about this is there's been a lot of calls for a travel ban by some lawmakers. a travel ban for people coming from west africa into the u.s. at this point, what officials are doing is isolating the airports that people come in
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through, about 150 passengers from west africa come into the u.s. each day here at atlanta's busiest airport in the world, chicago o'hare, newark, j.f.k. and dulles. they are isolating airports to make sure they are looking at people coming into those airports instead of others. they are doing their best at this point, despite calls for a travel ban. >> what did government officials decide at this point to implement the specific tactic, robert? >> again, at this point, it's essentially just to make sure that anyone coming into the u.s. does not have symptoms of the ebola virus and to make sure that they're monitoring folks in a very small capacity, meaning just these i've airports to people come in through west africa. >> an infectious disease
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specialist has been with us since day one of this situation. doctor, we have before and after pictures of the ebola protective wear issued by the c.d.c. when they released these updates, what did they emphasize? >> the key point emphasized is it's not just about the personal protective equipment. the key is to know how ho use it. there's going to be extensive training and retraining of health care workers and essentially a certification process to demonstrate that you're proficient in the use of the personal protective equipment. >> are these new guidelines just that, guidelines? can the federal government actually tell hospitals what to do? >> the c.d.c. cannot instruct hospitals and enforce it, but i think what we're going to see is essentially other states following the lead of new york state where eight hospitals have been designated as ebola referral centers, including bellevue, mount sinai and others. those hospitals willing targeted for training and the retraining
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certification. they'll really be very invested, because they know if there's an ebola patient, this is where they're going to show up. >> since day one, doctors have been saying that doctors without borders have been leading the charge against ebola and they get it right. how close to the c.d.c. come to what doctors without borders are doing? >> the key difference is the decontamination step. what workers do in the field is have you as you come out of the ebola treatment unit in full gear, you stand over gravel and they spray you down with bleach. that wouldn't work well in a hospital, you'd have bleach all over the floor and the patient's room. the last thing you want is a health care worker falling on a puddle of bleach. here we use decontaminating wipes instead of being sprayed down. >> what about the specific procedures that have to be done, wearing these particular outfits, inserting an i.v. tube?
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>> it's something we don't have a great answer to right now. in the field, doctors without borders, some have stopped putting in i.v.'s, using them in only limited circumstances. in this country, you just walk into a hospital, you get an i.v. that increases the risk to health care workers of getting infected. there are other things we do, putting patients on dialysis, intubating them to help them breathe. all that dramatically increases the risk to health care workers. >> three colorado teens are under investigation after they were caught on their way to join isil. the teens are now back home. it's unclear if they will be charged with a crime. >> in syria, this new video appears to show an isil fighter with a pal let of u.s. weapons. the create was air dropped for kurdish fighters in syria. u.s. officials are trying to verify the authenticity of that tape. joining us now, colonel cedric
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layton, a retired air force officers and former member of the jointly chiefs of staff, your expertise is appreciated this morning. is it disingenuous for the upon the gone to be saying they are not sure if these are u.s. weapons? wouldn't they know exactly what they look like? >> we definitely know what the weapons look like and they should know what the creates look like that they put them in in order to drop them there. they are probably trying to assess whether or not these weapons were air dropped in or if possibly they were stolen from iraq military or some other source, and either one could be u.s. weapons. they want to make sure that the top line of where it came from is ironclad to figure out exactly whether it was an air drop gone wrong or isil is just making propaganda out of it. >> this video is fascinating, to see a chest full of grenades. when you look at this, i think those are mortars, what do you
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see when you look at this video? >> well, like you said, you see the grenades, you see munitions. you see the mortars that are associated with the kinds of weapons that the kurdish fighters have, so it looks to me like these are weapons that were dropped in an air drop and destined for the syrian-kurdish fighters. to me, based on what i've seen so far, it looks like an air drop gone wrong, but there is an outside chance that these weapons could have been stolen from somewhere else and just put there as if they were an air drop gone wrong. it's very easy for air drops to go wrong and very easy for everything from the wind to be unfavorable to a piece of territory all of a sudden being taken over by isil fighters that wasn't isil territory before, so it is definitely possible that there are some extenuating circumstances in this case. >> what i hear you saying is
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that there's all this uncertainty when you drop this stuff down. is this a good military tactic against isil? >> it's a very risky military tactic. of course we've been doing this since basically world war ii, when we've dropped supplies into resistance fighters in places like france, for example, but it is a time-tested technique that often has some significant problems associated with it. the best way to hand over weapons to somebody is face-to-face, you know, to do it right there in their territory on ground level, but when you're not there on the ground, the next alternative is to air drop them and in spite of the risk, we've been doing it for years and we continue to do it. there are definitely better ways to do it if you can get in there, but that's the difference between having a presence on the ground and not having one on the ground. >> i want to get your comment on the report of these girls in colorado, these teenage girls
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that got from colorado to germany, to frankfurt, germany, allegedly to join isil. what do you make of this and what does it say about isil's growing tentacles in the u.s.? >> i think we have to be very careful. we have to pay attention to stories like this, because it shows that isil's reach is a very big one, and they are really targeting a lot of young people. anybody who has sympathies with isil, anybody who, you know, has any sympathy even with muslim-related, islamic related causes may be at risk for being brought into something like this, and so appearance have to be very careful with children, people have to understand what the true nature of the isil ideology is, and usually, that's not immediately evident when they start recruiting people. i think these girls, you know, based on what we see so far, probably fell victim to very good recruiting tactics and they
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wanted to have some excitement. unfortunately, sometimes people look for excitement in very wrong places. >> colonel, thank you so much. >> a rough day on wall street for coca-cola, stock falling 6% tuesday, after it reported that earnings didn't live up to expectations. they say third quarter profits fell. it's 2015 outlook isn't much better. it plans to slash costs by $3 billion. it says it will reach the goal by 2019. >> coke was a major drag on warren buffet said portfolio. tuesday, berkshire halfway stock lost more than $2 billion. i b.m. cost buffet. all told, he has lost $2 billion in just two days of trading. >> the shipping company responsible for a massive
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molasses spill last year in hawaii will plead guilty to federal criminal charges. more than 200,000 gallons of molasses leaked through a hole in a pipe in honolulu park bother, killing 25,000 fish. the company is expected to pay a million dollars in fine. >> it seems bees are making a comeback. >> it's a mystery that's plagued scientists for eight years, billions have bees vanishing without a tries. it appears the bee killing disease known as colony collapse disorder may have run its course. the bad news is the countries bee population is still in danger. first detected in 2006, c.c.d. soon spread across the u.s., affecting about 10% of america's honey bee population or roughly
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200,000 colonies a year. >> what happened is a bee keeper would go to these colonies and maybe over a matter of two weeks, the workers or the bulk of the colonies disappear. >> they continue to lose 30% of their colonies each winter, double what motor consider an acceptable rate of loss. according to scientists, these losses are driven by three primary factors. >> the first is nutrition. we've seen huge changes in the landscape in the united states, especially in the midwest, where once there were lots of acres of meadow that is have flowers and plants, those have been plowed under and put into corn and soybean. >> faced with the severe lack of diversity in their diets, bees don't ever the strength to face long winter months and are more susceptible to dies.
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pesticides, including those bee keepers used to control are proving lethal oh bees. they are deadly when chemicals from different fields combine into a single toxic cocktail. the massive die off is as much of a concern to farmers as bee keepers. scientists estimate one in every three bites of food we eat of pollinated by honey bees, fruits and vegetable to say tree nuts. overall, honey bees contribute an estimated $15 billion to the u.s. economy each year. >> if we consider them livestock, their the third motor important agricultural livestock we ever in the states, so right after cows and pigs come the bees. preprovide more economic value to the economy than the poultry industry does. >> faced with a threat to the countries food fly, the obama administration invested $50 million in research to save the money bee and urging the agriculture and chemical
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industry to develop more bee-friendly farming practices. both insist industry could do more. without the fresh produce honey bees make possible, it's not just their health at stake. it could be other own. aljazeera. >> cornell university is looking at ways to increase native bee populations and congress now looking at banning pesticides some scientists say are harming the bees. >> a dramatic video of a crash in pennsylvania was caught on camera by two delivery man after they noticed the driver in front of them was weaving in and out of the lane. they followed the s.u.v. and you can see the driver suddenly series to the left, hits the on coming car, sending it spinning out of control. no one was seriously hurt. >> one of the new features on apple's operating system predicting what users will say before they finish typing it. >> some key words are being left out of the conversation. is apple practicing a form of
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censorship? >> one of the breakout stars of the little league world series, making it now to the big leagues of advertising. >> it's time for our big jolt it's been 40 years since the resignation of richard nixon over watergate. one man who played a pivotal roam said the truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. you truly believe the truth sets men free. >> the man behind those words and tributes made to him today. >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... award winning investigative documentary series... opioid wars only on al jazeera america
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>> who would the truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run, i truly believe the truth sets men free. >> ben bradlee was quite the figure in washington.
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he died tuesday. >> you forget how much happened under his three decade long reign. >> apple users exposed to hackers ahead of the apple iphone six launch. users passwords released giving hackers access. security experts say it may have been backed by the chinese government. apple is monitoring the situation. >> there's a new feature on the iphone six. >> it's a texting feature that predicts what words you are going to use in messages, but not every word is allowed. >> texting just got a lot more interesting, thanks to a new feature on apple iphones and ipads. it looks like predictive text technology that exists in android phones. >> start typing a word on your iphone and it can guess what you're going to say and then actually guess what the next word is going to be and you can
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actually fill out full sentences with the quick type. >> a conversation with a friend could look like this, hey, how are you? i'm good, how have you been? it's been away crazy week. quick type goes one step further. it's intuitive and learns from searching, texts and previous emails, so knows who you're talking to and the format of the message, and that brings up privacy concerns. i.t. experts say apple is only pulling information from the devices, not storing it in a cloud, but another issue is the technology putting limits on free speech? if you type certain hot button words, quick type won't auto correct them. try abortion. the suggested word, abortive, murder, turns up nurse instead and mistype r.a.p.w. and you'll get false instead of rape. >> apple seems to not really rock the boat when it debuts new
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feetures and it's the company wanting to have strict control over who does what on an iphone. >> you can always enter the words manually and get the message across. >> we're joined now by sarah what the to know from water town massachusetts and from london, michael keller, a reporter from aljazeera. thank you both for being about us this morning. examples of words without suggestions for predictive text, is predictive text trying to be virtuous? >> virtuous, that's a good question. the feature comes out of potentially embarrassing situations where you might type a word and obviously wouldn't want it to replace what you're trying to say with a swear word
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or something like that. i think the questions are really raised of once you get into words like virtuous, then you ever value judgments and when you have technology making value judgments, not everyone is going to agree with the choices you've made. >> i think there's value judgments going on here. technical systems are designed as never neutral, and so there are decisions being made that influenced way we use these tools. even in this case, it's comparable to the way decisions can be made in the app store. that's something called the contingently jen are a active aspects of what apple allows you to do. i think it's very similar in this case, as well. >> is there a way to train predictive text to guess what
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you want it to say? say for example you do go to weapon sites about marijuana. will it eventually get it that when you type in mari, you want to type in marijuana? >> well, that's certainly what apple said its system does, searches through your history and tries to define the context you're typing, whether a text message or email and it will help you use the words that you generally do in those contexts more easily. i came to this story a little while ago because i was actually working on a project mapping abortion clinics and i was type ago word and i noticed that it wouldn't auto complete it or spell it incorrectly wouldn't suggest the right word. where i was using that word frequently, it didn't learn and didn't catch on that to have that, which is interesting. >> is there a viable argument
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for these programs limiting speech? >> so limiting speech is a good question, right? there's still always the possibility so type in whatever word that it is you're trying to get at. i think what's more kind of insidious about this is that the idea of behind quick type is to take on your voice, and so, the predictive technology is actually personalizing to you individually, and i think that relationship between where you fall in the spectrum of this is the word that i would say, perhaps, gets closer to feeling like an imposed pressure on individuals, and with that moral value judgment attached to it. >> some would say an invasion of privacy, as well. sarah watson and fellow at berkman center for internet and society and michael keller, reporter with aljazeera's interactive team, thank you so
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much. >> the world series is back in kansas city after 29 years. the san francisco giants spoiled the fun, jumping on pitcher james shields early scoring three runs in the first inning. they had a 7-1 victory. the royals will try to get even in game two tonight. >> she was a star on the mound during the little league world series, now 13 years old, monet davis starring in a commercial. >> want to go play sports with the boys and be a role model for people young and old. i throw 70 miles per hour. that's throwing like a girl. >> the commercial airing tuesday night during game one. it was directed by spike lee and will air twice during every game of the world series. davis said all of her money is going into a trust fund. >> i wish i could throw like a girl. >> i do, too. >> let's get a check of the forecast.
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>> we are looking at another storm developing in the duffel of mexico. this storm, we have a little leeway and have time with this storm. we're talking here in the gulf of mexico near the south. it is called tropical depression nine. the reason is it has not made it to tropical storm strength. it has brought a lot of rain to mexico, well over a foot in some locations. this is the forecast track over the yucatan peninsula. take a look of the cone of air, how wide it is. we don't know exactly where it's going to go. the problem is when it gets out towards the caribbean, it could go to the north or south. if it goes to the north, we are looking at a major problem over towards parts of florida, and we are going to see it. of course we already saw flooding, so more is potentially there going to the weekend. >> thanks. >> tomorrow morning on aljazeera america, inside the mind of a serial killer, darren vann makes
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his appearance in court for killing women in indiana. we're going to look deeper at the issue tomorrow morning an aljazeera. >> that is it for us here. >> coming up in two minutes from doha, more on that intercepted cache of u.s. weapons by isil in syria and looking back at the extraordinary life of ben bradlee, the editor of the washington post. >> a sailboat traveling 39,000 nautical miles in an ocean race. >> 17 teams visiting 11 different countries in the race, lasting nine months, the longest sporting event in the world. >> have a great morning. ning.
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