>> outrage over the murder of an american aid worker at the hands of isil. we're live in washington and in bag dodd with reaction to his death. >> a surgeon is fighting for his life after contracting ebola in sierra leone. >> pushing through immigration reform with executive action, president obama will go it alone and he is ready to do just that. we'll get reaction from roberto gonzalez, former u.s. attorney
general. >> snow and traffic across oklahoma and texas. it could get worse this week with some areas expecting up to three feet. good morning, welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. president obama calling it an act of pure evil, the beheading of yet another american hostage by isil. >> aid worker formerly known at peter was kidnapped more than a year ago in northern syria. evidence of his death can be keen in a new video released by isil on sunday. aljazeera america is choosing not to show it. >> he is a former army ranger. he was remembered in his hometown of indianapolis. it comes as more u.s. airstrikes pound kobane near the syrian border. there are reports of fierce battles with peshmerga forces. >> reactions of sorrow and outrage from around the world for a young american man who
wanted to help as herrens. he converted to islam while in captivity, changing his name. >> this morning, peter's parents are grieving over the murder of their son, a former u.s. army ranger turned aid worker. his family says they are heartbroken and released an audio recording of him. >> i was able to share a little bit of hope and comfort with some people. >> in a video released by isil sunday, the 26-year-old kasig like james foley and steven sotloff and two british aid workers was beheaded in a syrian desert by a hooded man speaking with a british accent. the white house confirmed and president obama condemned the killing, calling it an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity. his parents had pleaded for their son to be released. he was captured in syria in
october of last year, while delivering relief supplies. >> our heartaches for you to be granted your freedom so we can hug you again and then set you free to continue the life you have chosen. >> his father read this final message from his son. >> don't worry, dad, figure down, i won't go down thinking anything but what i know to be true, that you and mom love me more than the moon and the stars. >> but freedom never came for kasig. his dealt according to the executioner because of u.s. forces in iraq. secretary of defense addressing troops in california said u.s. advisors are getting an early start on training iraqi forces in anbar province, part of the strategy for fighting isil in
iraq. >> we're in the process now of opening four training centers in iraq, where we will train and equip along with coalition partners. >> now, of course, stephanie, despite these videos that have been coming out, the white house says it's not changing for affecting its trajectory or game plan in iraq or syria. >> speaking of the video, can you sort of describe for us how this video is different from other isil videos we've seen featuring western hostages? >> unlike past ones, it doesn't show the actual murder, just the aftermath, and at the end of it, stephanie, it doesn't threaten to kill another hostage specifically, something that has happened in past videos and in fact has indeed happened in subsequent weeks. it also gives a location of a town in northern syria, it's the name of a magazine, a glossy
magazine that isil is putting out as propaganda. it's symbolic. it's the scene of a final battle, of end times, essentially. this has a lot of references that are significant to the creators of the video. >> what can you tell us about the other american hostage who is still being held by this group. >> there's a young woman in captivity. her family has asked that her name not be shared by the media to protect her. we do know that she's 26 years old, just like kasig, an aid worker trying to help people in syria. she was not directly threatened in the last video, and it would be a first for isil to kill a western woman through this sort of media use. >> libby casey for us in washington, thank you. >> let's go live in baghdad this morning. what do we know about the other
12 people killed by isil? >> there are 80 captured across syria we don't know about. isil don't really release the names of the syrians or ires that they capture. for them, the western hostages that they have are a big value deal for them. it's something they can get publicity out of. they feel they can't get publicity out of the syrians, so they kill them en masse. >> kasig was a muslim convert.
are sunni's worried they could be targets besides the fact that they're from the same sect as isil? >> they are targets. if you don't agree with isil's ideology, you are simply killed or asked to lee the town or you're put into slavery. this is isil's tactic. that's what they do. the gravest sin is the sin of denying your faith. you have to believe in isil's faith, isil's version of that faith. if you have anything else, free thinking, even if you disagree on very simple things, you're therefore declared an enemy, so sunnis are being targeted and not just in iraq, in syria and any territory they've been in. whether it's been the group in
egypt that have pledged allegiance to them or other parts of the world, it's the same i'd yelling that permeates, agree with them, you're right, if not, you will die. >> coming up at 7:20, we'll talk to retired army major mike lyons about what the killing says about the status of isil. >> the so-called 20t 20th highjacker is offering to testify on behalf of september 11 victims. he has written to federal courts in new york and oklahoma claiming to have inside information that will support terror funding suits against saudi arabia. so far, no defense lawyer has taken him up on his offer. is currently serving a life sentence. >> investigators in ukraine clearing the wreckage of malaysian air flight 17 where all 289 passengers were killed after the flight was brought down. remind us why this crash was the
subject of such a huge controversy. >> controversy because of the sheer number of civilian deaths and the accusations and counter accusations as to which side was responsible for bringing this plane down. the wreckage now lies in what is separatist-controlled part of eastern ukraine. that's what's made it so difficult for the investigators and international monitors to cooperate and get the kind of agreements and safeguards they needed to start removing the wreckage. they have done so as of the last 24 hours or so, pieces of the wreckage being brought out, taken to kharkiv. they'll be taken to the netherlands where investigators will try to determine exactly the cause of its explosion and its coming down in ukraine. >> petro poroshenko saying he is ready for the resumption of total war. in what can text is he making those statements?
>> in the context of an increasingly difficult and strained situation on the ground. was, nato and ukraine accuse russia of sending further troops across the border. poroshenko himself issued a decree over the weekend talking about ending state services, ending back was es, as well. now he says he doesn't want war but that his forces are in a better position than a few months ago and that the ukrainian side is ready for a resumption of what he calls total war. >> vladimir putin talking tough from russia. we are live on the ground in donetsk, thank you very much. >> a palestinian bus driver was found hanged overnight. this was the scene outside a university just a short while ago. palestinian protestors burning tires, throwing stones, claiming israel was behind the death. nick schiffron is in jerusalem. good morning. there are two very different accounts of what happened to
this man. what are you hearing? the family of the 32-year-old said that he was murdered by israeli jews. on the other side, israeli police telling me that they suspect no foul play, translation to that, they believe that he committed suicide. his body was found hanged inside his bus in a bus depot not very far from here. it was discovered by a fellow bus driver when he was supposed to start his route last night. right now, there is an autopsy being done by israel police with the palestinian coroner present and everyone is waiting the results of that autopsy not only to figure out how he died, but also because there is a lot of tension on the streets over his death. >> what has been the reaction on the ground to this? >> as you showed already, there have been protests, almost immediately after he was killed, palestinian media reported that
he had been murdered and that sparked protests in east jerusalem between palestinian protestors and the israeli police. these are neighborhoods that have long had tension, but especially in the last few weeks, a lot of tension, a lot of protest, but really, this kind of incident can take simmering tension and make it boil over. it's important to note that no matter what happens, no matter what comes out of that autopsy, in fact, there might still be a protest because there's a lot of mistrust between palestinian protestors and the israeli police. they might not believe the police if they confirm that he was murdered -- >> suicide yet -- >> rather if they confirm -- >> there have been a number of isolated killings. are either side taking steps to end this cycle of revenge? >> i think leaders on both sides to a certain extent have backed their own constituencies.
president abbas has called on palestinians to defend themselves if israel restricts prayer access to the mosque. on his side, prime minister benjamin netanyahu has vowed strong police responses to any protestors. i think it's important to note of what happened thursday night a very critical decision made by u.s. secretary of state john kerry, netanyahu, and jordanian king abdullah. that is when israel lifted restrictions, age restrictions on prayer in the mosque. since then, these tensions we've been talking about over the last few weeks have reduced, but an incident like today, even if police say that he committed suicide, you see the tension, you see the fighting on the streets. there will be clashes today and that is a sign that the tensions still exist, no matter what the police say today. >> nick, thank you. >> doctors are saying that surgeon stricken with ebola in sierra leone is now in critical condition. he is receiving treatment in nebraska.
he is a citizen of sierra leone but he lives and works in the u.s. health care workers hope to save him with experimental drugs they've been using. we are tracking developments from atlanta. what more do we know about the doctor this morning? >> well, good morning, we know he is in extremely critical condition, much different than the other two patients successfully treated in nebraska in omaha, so the weighs is very nimble right now. they're not sure exactly where this is going to go as the 44-year-old surgeon lice in nebraska. >> dr. martin saleyah is fighting for his life at the nebraska medical center. he was working in sierra leone when he contracted ebola. >> he is extremely ill, possibly even more ill than any of the patients that have been transported from western africa to the united states to be treated for ebola up to this
point. >> he arrived in omaha over the weekend. medical workers carefully moving him on an enclosed stretcher, unlike other patients, he was too sick to walk on his own. >> we're geared up a understand ready for whatever's coming down the pike. >> nebraska medical center has already successfully treated two ebola patients, a missionary who contracted the disease in loy about her i can't and a freelance t.v. cameraman who caught it in the same country. that is encourages news for the doctor's son. >> he's a very strong guy emotionally and physically, he's strong. i have no doubt that he will come out victorious from every disease or sickness. >> it is unclear how he contracted ebola. he is a citizen of sierra leone but lives with his family in maryland. the doctor is also chief medical officer at a methodist hospital in free town, but it is not an
ebola treatment unit. earlier this year, he talked about why he was called to work over there. >> i firmly believe god wanted me to do it. i knew deep within myself that the people of this part of freetown needed help. >> now the doctor is the patient. >> the surgeon's family is expected to pay for the evacuation from west africa. that's about $200,000. the reason why? he he's not a u.s. citizen or u.s. government aid worker. >> what can you tell us about this new health scare this morning that emerges from mali, screenings ramping up on people traveling from the united states. what can you tell us about that? >> first, the centers for disease control and prevention has about a half dozen workers in mali right now. they are ramping up their folks over there. they're going to send some more in in the coming days and as of today, any travelers coming in
from mali will be screened for fevers, the same way any travelers who have been coming in from sierra leone, again knee and liberia have been. it's not an epidemic in mali but they are monitoring enough people in that country so the big airports here where some of those people come in every single day, 150 passengers daily from those west african countries will be monitored. >> thank youvich. >> in ferguson, missouri dozens braved freezing temperatures to protest michael brown's death. it has been more than 100 days since the teen was shot by an officer. protestors marched and chanted, others lied down in the middle of the street. the protestors want the grand jury to indict officer darren wilson. the decision is expected in days. we are live this morning. there are fears that once the
decision is announced by the grand jury, there will be violent demonstrations. what is the town doing to get ready? >> that's right. people are just hoping for the best. it is the dominant tappic of conversation, on everybody's minds. they're very worried about it. they don't know what the decision will be, what the effects will be. yesterday, the churches, many of them changed sermons to reflect what has happened in ferguson in the past and what may happen in the future. the main message, not surprisingly coming from churches with one of love and reconciliation but also pointing out that what happened here in the summer could happen in any town across the whole of the country. one thing rewarding the timing, the schools will be given three hours notice if the decision comes down on a weekday. >> interesting. we are also now hearing from the
mayor of ferguson. what's he saying about the grand jury process and what comes after this decision? >> i think one of the things this you have to remember is that ferguson really is any town, u.s.a. we're in the area where the rioting took place and it's been badly beaten up. there are very, very nice parts of the town, a beautiful, historic downtown, but also rewarding racism, it is any town u.s.a. when it comes to that. the malaysia said the town he grew up in, loves and now leads has become embroiled in this battle over racism. >> the hardest part has been seeing the community that i grew up in, the community that i loved, that i've committed to serving and i've been on the city council for almost 10 years now, to see it embroiled in this kind of racial tension.
>> the mayor also says that the police force here was simply ill equipped to deal with these issues, issues he says the united states as a country has been dealing with for 400 years. >> the mayor seemed completely off guard. we'll have more on that interview later. the st. louis dispatch released a video showing officer wilson just hours after the shooting. can you tell us how michael brown's family has reacted to this latest leak? >> great journalism from the local newspaper, the dispatch. they not only had that video, but also information about the radio traffic from the police and the e.m.s. on the day of the shooting, the ninth of august. they worked out it was only 90 seconds from beginning to end, the whole incident. the brown family were quick to respond, speaking through their layers, saying that in their view, the injuries seen on officer wilson in this video
clearly point out that they were exaggerated by the ferguson police force. they say the radio traffic shows that there was clearly no link between what happened when michael brown was shot and the earlier convenience store robbery, and they say that the whole system is rigged in favor of law enforcement and not citizens and say it must be changed. they say they are looking to the decision from the grand jury with great interest. >> john, thank you. >> this morning, the state department updating a security protocol that follows another suspected hack attack on the department's computers. the email system and some public websites had to be shut down. officials saying no classified documents were compromised but admit there have been several attacks on u.s. government systems. chinese hackers are suspected. >> snow is moving across the country and could hit the northeast with up to three feet. >> we are tracking all the latest cold weather, this latest cold snap.
it is ugly out there. >> it is not a great start to the weekend. behind me, you can see a live shot from columbus going on here. they are dealing with the morning commute in snow. it's not just columbus, we're talking about cleveland, cincinnati, into parts of pennsylvania, as well. this is going to be a major problem if you're commuting. the airports are beginning to go down, whether it be rain or snow across the area. you can see right here as that snow is pushing through, now this is a front. when the front pushes through, we are going to be seeing better conditions in terms of the precip but we are going to be seeing unfortunately colder air moving in. here in the northeast, we are looking at heavy rain showers boston to new york, philly, one and a half hour delays, laguardia, one and a half hours delay. we are going to see more airports with delays. if you have travel plans, it is going to be an issue. the three feet of snow is across lake huron and lake erie and is
going to be the worst we have seen all -- >> you did say three feet. >> or more. or more. >> we'll keep that on our radar. >> world leaders are condemning the murder of an american aid worker. >> did his background as a former service member make him a target? >> president obama gets closer to taking action on immigration reform. we'll have the republican response. >> hill sides collapsing in italy and switzerland after flooding. several people there are still missing. >> $62,500,000,000, the big number of the day. >> two pharmaceutical giants set to join forces in a megamerger.
itself. mergers have been fought for months. there's a fear valiant could cut its research pipeline. >> a combined $15 billion in sales, the combined value could top $123 billion. >> president obama is condemning isil for killing another american hostage, confirming his death. after evidence of his murder was seen in a new isil video, and we are choosing not to show that here at aljazeera, the president called kasig's death an act of pure evil. >> mike lyons joins us. these are not just a few isolated acts. there are thousands of isil soldiers and we are seeing mass murder on an unimaginable scale. what prompts men to follow an idealogy that rapes women and
beheads men in this day and age? >> it's tough to answer that question. in a lot of ways, these are young men looking for guidance, i guess. in this days, this kind of video serves as a recruiting tools, talking about the history of isis and where it began, where it's going, goes through the disgusting beheading ceremony. >> they're attacking sunnis, as well, fellow tribesman. >> all i can say is that these are just desperate people that really now at this point just look like they relish killing and has some macabre attraction to it from a young man's perspective. >> general martin dempsey has said the battle is starting to turn against isil, beiji is back in iraq government hands. the brutality of this video, as you described it, is it an act
of desperation, are these guys on the run? >> i think so. i think if you look at the video, as i unfortunately had to do, it's not as professionally done witness especially towards the end. it's cobbled together pieces from other video. they're not out in the open. there are differences. they show some of of the faces of the islamic terrorists inside the video that we haven't seen before. it is definitely different. they don't have the same space and time to move and create what they were creating before. >> kasig, a former army soldier working with aid, trying to save people there. did his former position as army ranger make him a more valuable hostage? >> it did. the united states is not going to pay hostage ransoms for these situations. they're losing these journalists as they take people out and they're losing some of their leverage. they've got a recalculate what
the value of these people are at some point. >> mike lyons, thanks for your insight, as always, good to see you. >> three feet of snow, now the south is dealing with snow and the threat of severe weather. >> kevin. >> we are looking at snow. this was actually snow taken yesterday in parts of texas. it was the first snow of the season. it was actually on sunday. if this happened this morning, we would have been dealing with major commute be problems, but just the dusting was very slippery. you can see the accidents here across north texas. as that snow pushes away, we are now dealing with severe weather that is moving across the southeast, and in that severe weather, we are looking at tornadoes that are coming up here across parts of louisiana, mississippi as well as now into georgia. >> serious situation there, kevin, thank you. >> the conflict in ukraine taking center stage at the g20
summit. >> vladimir putin leaves early after taking serious heat about the role of russia's fighting. we'll talk about the leader who called out putin. >> the pope making plans to travel to the united states in 2015. >> asking tougher questions of nfl doctors, what was being looked for in surprise inspections. >> a rude fan grabs a football at the bengals game. what cincinnati is now doing to make it right. that's one of the stories caught in our global net.
>> you're looking live at kobane, syria where u.s. led coalition airstrikes were carried out sunday. the battle there continues between isil and opposition fighters. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. ahead, we're speaking with former attorney general roberto gonzalez. what does he think of the president's plan to push through immigration reform with executive orders.
federal investigators show up at nfl stadiums asking team doctors about drugs they give to players. >> we'll hear from the mayor of ferguson, missouri. he said it doesn't matter what the grand jury's decision is. >> a former army ranger was delivering human aid in syria when he was kidnapped. the president called his beheading an act of pure evil. >> a doctor in critical condition. he was working in sierra leone when contracting ebola. he's the 10th patient to be treated in the u.s. >> cleaning up the debris in ukraine four months later. investigators recovering what they can from makes airlines flight seven that crashed four months ago killing all onboard. russian separatists are blamed for shooting down the plane
headed to australia. >> an emergency meeting being held tailed after bird flu was discovered in the netherlands. dutch health officials said it can be transmitted to humans. it was detected at a poultry farm. all the hens had to be killed. >> there is a new interim leader in burkina faso this morning. a committee named him to take the position. he's the country's foreign minister. he will name a prime minister soon, but will be banned from running in next year's elections. burkina faso has been in limbo since protests forced the long time president there to step down last month. >> peace talks with fark rebels, the president calling the abduction unacceptable and demanding the general's release. the rebels said they would stop kidnappings when peace talks started two years ago. the rebels say that only applies to civilians, not the military.
>> president obama is gearing up to make public his immigration reform plan. it could come this week. >> republicans seem to be pulling back on one specific strategy to stop it. the sunday snow circuit was anything but rhetoric about this. it was filled with it. >> absolutely, big names from both sides of the i'll were out in full force to defend their side of the immigration debate. while republicans are threatening different options about how best to respond to president unilateral action, one thing they will not consider is shutting down the government. >> with the president threatening to go it alone on immigration, the debate is turning into a showdown between republicans and democrats. >> this president right now is choosing friction. >> the real story here is a speaker who won't pass bipartisan immigration reform. >> while the senate already pass add bipartisan bill, it's been held up in the house with speaker john boehner vowing to fight the president tooth and
nail. >> i've given up on mr. boehner on this issue. if he wants to step forward and make some explicit promise that the house of representatives is going to move on comprehensive immigration reform now in this lame duck session, then it's another story. without that, the president should move. >> and move he will. the president already has a policy in the works to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the u.s. the president making it quite clear he will take executive action if congress does not. >> that's bog to happen. that's going to happen before the end of the year. >> republicans see he that statement as fighting words, which is why a group of conservatives have been pushing to make their own moves that could lead to a government shutdown. leaders moved away from the strategy. >> shutting down the government doesn't solve the problem, my concern is what happens if we shut down what could be a record legislative accomplishment that's there for the taking if the president would choose cooperation instead of conflict.
>> absolutely republicans should do what they can to force the president to follow the law. >> democrats including the president insist this political problem has an easy fix. >> if he doesn't want the president to act, take the senate bill, amend it, change it, put up your own bill. let's get back to doing our work instead of just blaming the president for everything. >> the federal gridlock prompted some states and cities to tackle immigration issues on their own. recently, colorado became the 10th state to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. it's now also the 17th state to offer them discounted college tuition instead of the much higher out of state fees. >> thank you very much. >> coming up, we'll be talking about president obama's immigration plan with former attorney general alberto gonzalez. does president obama have the legal grounds to take action and what should republicans do in response. >> a bill to start construction on the ketone xl pipeline
inching closer to a vote. the house passed a measure with a two thirds vote, the white house saying president obama is likely to veto those bills. >> fighting in ukraine casting a shadow over the g-20 summit in australia. russian vladimir putin left early sunday before the event wrapped up, saying he wanted some rest during a long trip home, but several leaders threatened more sanctions over russia arming russians in ukraine. amy knight is an author specializing in russia and the satisfactory jet union. thank you for joining us. i understand that putin was scheduled to leave early from the summit. why was he even invited to the g-20? he was uninvited to the g7 earlier this summer. >> i think that probably european leaders and the united states saw this as a possible opportunity to address some of the really pressing issues that
russia, you know, russia has a very important role. >> as it was, he was completely stone walled it seemed by the leaders and harper was the only one to call him out saying i'll shake your hand, but get out of ukraine. does it surprise you it was prime minister harper? >> it's interesting, because of course canada doesn't really have a military capability, and so it's interesting that the only leader, only western leader was harper. i frankly was a little bit disappointed that obama and tony abbot and others didn't really call a spade a spade. >> what does that say that they didn't step up to the plate? after all, there was all of this talk when the flight went down, the tanks moved in but when it came time to con front him face-to-face, what does putin walk away thinking if harper is the only one to confront him?
>> that's a good question. i think again, it reinforce the putin's apparent view that he's immune to western criticism and that it really doesn't matter. the only issue, of course, is the sanctions and there is talk that they are going to make the sanctions stronger. that should worry putin, but thus far, i don't think it does. >> poroshenko said this morning he is ready for total war again. my question, just being devils advocate, is kiev and poroshenko doing enough to address concerns about folks in ukraine who worry they are being disenfranchised? >> i don't think kiev is a position to do that much more right now. i think russia would like ideally for the eastern part of ukraine to become autonomous, but naturally, kiev's leaders are not willing to do that. that's pretty much what the separatists are demanding. as long as the russians are
arming the separatists, it really makes it very difficult for kiev to do much more than to try to hold its own militarily. >> it is as they say a sticky wicket. >> yes, amy knight, thank you for your expertise. >> "real money"'s ali velshi traveling to document a grab for land and resources in the arctic and troops lining up for battle from both sides. >> it's a routine nato exercise in military readiness but demonstrations are force like this have taken on a new urgency for the west. here, beside the mountains in romania, these soldiers are training for battle, just a seven hour drive from ukraine. >> despite good relations with russia, nato uses its command center to be nato's eyes and ears in the sky when it comes to russia. >> norway runs that operation
from its military headquarters, which it recently moved 600 miles north to buddha, becoming the only country with a military headquarters inside the arctic circle. one big reason for the move? to keep better tabs on russia. >> you can watch more of the series, the new cold war tonight. it airs at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific time right here on aljazeera. >> pope francis will be making his first trip to the u.s., the announcement coming overnight. the vatican says he'll travel to philadelphia next september for the 2015 world meeting of families. the trip is expected to include stops in washington and the united nations in new york. >> investigators in san jose are investigating what sparked a massive fire at century's old catholic church. it caused significant damage to the building. 100 firefighters rushed to put out the flames, one suffered a mine injury. >> officials at dupont
investigating the cause of a chemical leak, four workers were killed, a fifth injured. a chemical used in pesticides leaked from a involve. officials say the incident raises questions about protocol. >> one accident like this is one accident too many. that's why there are strict regulations on the books, regulating the chemical and other chemicals used at this plant. now are those regulations strict enough? were they enforced properly? how did the company respond to those regulations? >> dupont saying they're not sure why it took two hours to contain the leak. >> the d.e.a. putting the nfl under the microscope, wanting to know if the league doctors are giving players prescription pills. >> at least three teams received surprise visits from federal agents. john henry smith is in the crow's nest. tell us what it's all about. >> in what has already been a year full of black eyes for
america's most popular sport, the national football league may have another embarrassing scandal. federal agents showed up to question and inspect the medical staffs of at least three nfl teams, among them, the san francisco 49ers, tampa bay buccaneers and seattle seahawks. the d.e.a. said these checks were part of an ongoing investigation into claims by former players that teams illegally gave them over a number of years unlimited access to prescription pain killers. the d.e.a. said agents questioned several teams doctors, asking them if they had any controlled substances in their possession. >> they are random checks to key physicians as they travel -- controlled substances across state lines. >> you guys can carry controlled substances -- >> a d.e.a. spokesman says no arrests were made sunday, but any team personnel found in violation of the controlled
substances act could face discipline later. the nfl said our teams cooperated with the d.e.a. today and we have no information that irregularities were found. >> let's look at some of the other stories caught in our global net. a football interception actually making headlines from the new this time, look at that. the defensive play was made by a rude fan in this days. a bengals player threw a football to a cincinnati fan following a touchdown, only to have it seized by the same fan that used -- he couldn't give it back to her by the way. the team said they are going to sign a separate football for that fan. he is holding on to the ball. >> that's when the fight started. >> so korean science terrorists, you'll like this, trying to bring back a wooly mammoth from the dead.
concerns have been raised. scientists believe -- by the way, these are artists renditions. they believe he they can be used. it raises shades of jurassic park. if they bring it back, it would automatically be considered endangered. >> it is a slippery slope, what's next, dinosaurs? >> unveiling a 1970's retro 737. seventy years flying under the qantas logo. john travolta said it holds significance to him. >> he uses those planes and has his own 727, wimp he flies for human missions around the world, so he's very familiar with the plane. he used it, it was the one that bought him back in the days of one of the movies, i don't
remember what it was -- "grease." >> president obama vowing to go it alone on immigration reform but does he have the right to use his executive power to get it done? we'll as former attorney general alberto gonzalez when he joins us. us. >> >> bono and cold play's chris martin headlining a new band to raise ebola awareness. we'll have a special sneak peek.
discoveries. an ancient sight uncovered near the turkey, syria border. the site has dozens of hieroglyph panels and ancient sculptures. it's now guarded by hundreds of forkish soldiers and tanks and within ear shot of recent airstrikes against isil. despite the danger, archeologists would like to open the site to tourists by next spring. >> the president could announce an i am allegation plan this week. alberto gonzalez is currently the dean of the belmont university school of law and joins us this morning from nashville. thanks for being with us.
let's cut to the choice. if president obama uses executive action to push through immigration reforms, is he breaking the law. >> i'm not prepared to say that he has the authority to do what it's reported that he's going to do. back in marsh, 2011, he did tell an audience that he did not have the kind of authority to do the things that is being reported. i begin with the constitution, article two, section three requires that the president take care that the laws be fatefully executed. he has a duty to enforce the law -- >> you're a legal scholar. if this were president george w. bush and he wanted to do exactly the same, would you tell him that he had firm legal footing? >> again, i don't know exactly what the president's going to do. he's made promises before and failed to care through about immigration. let's see what he proposes. the difficulty to challenge what the president is going to do in the courts is he does ever
discretion in enforcement of the laws. he can decide how to enforce the law. it's that discretion that would present a challenge to anyone who wants to challenge his actions in the court. >> your former boss george w bush wanted to pass immigration reform and found a hostile congress. was there talk back then of using executive action? >> no, we really thought it would be more appropriate to work with congress for a long term solution, which is part of the problem with executive action, it's only a short term solution. everything can be removed, undone by the next president, can be undone by a statute passed by congress. i think we need a long-term, permanent, comprehensive solution to an immigration problem that meets our economic needs and national security needs. for that reason, i think it's ill advised for the president to take action at this time, when we've had recent elections, new congressional leadership.
i think the president ought to give congress an opportunity to address this problem in a permanent way. >> let's talk about the real world, the real political world. when faced with a do-nothing congress, either republican or democratic, do the ends justify thence? >> again, you're talking about a do-nothing congress from the past. we've just had elections. we are going to have new leadership in the house, in the senate, we're going to have the republicans controlling both houses. i think the president ought to go to the american people and say this is a need for our country to have a permanent solution and then it falls squarely on the shoulders of congress. if congress doesn't pass it, doesn't do anything within the next few months, the president is in a stronger position to take executive action. to do something now when we've just had these elections to me is short-sighted. >> i want to get your opinion on something else in the news, that is guantanamo bay. there have opinion successful trials of gitmo detainees on u.s. soil and that was the objection when there were the
military trials, saying if they were tried in the u.s., there would be repercussions. is it time foul in your opinion to bring those gitmo defeignees back and try them here? >> i have never been one who said that with respect to terrorists, the only appropriate disposition is military commissions. in the appropriate days, our criminal courts could be the right place. military commissions could be the right place, perhaps detaining someone indefinitely could be the right solution for the united states. it depends on circumstances. clearly our courts have been the appropriate place to bring certain individuals to justice. i continue to believe that they may not be the right venue for certain high-value detainees that may pose a very serious security risk. at this juncture, that would not be the reason i would want to close down guantanamo and bring everybody into the united states. these are not american citizens.
once you bring them into the united states, there are rights that attach that may make it very difficult to bring these individual to say justice. >> it sounds like you are saying guantanamo should be closed. >> president bush wanted it closed. he pushed it to try to find a solution to close began to know mow. he did not want to be the world's jailor indefinitely. we couldn't provide for him an adequate solution, an adequate alternative and that's the exact problem that president obama has faced, even though he announced when he took offers that he was going to close guantanamo bay. the reason he hasn't is because there is not an adequate solution. an adequate alternative. >> former attorney general alberto gonzalez, thanks for being with us. >> mudslides ever killed four in switzerland and italy. two women were killed when their house was destroyed by a well of mud. in northern italy, a man and his granddaughter died.
two days of torrential downpours caused flooding and mudslides. more rain is in the forecast this week. >> we turn to kevin this morning. >> we're going to get away from the snow for one moment. i want to take you to california. we are dealing with wind imagine. we have red flag warnings in the area, gusts here have been up to 50-60 miles an hour. that was yesterday. today we expect to see maybe not as strong, but we do expect to see winds being a big problem here as well as just to the north, we are looking at freeze warnings from nevada. >> some of music's biggest names gathering to raise awareness and cash to fight ebola in west africa. >> u2 and bono releasing another version of "do they know it's christmas." ♪ ♪
>> man, i remember that song. it was recorded in 1984 to help relieve famine, but the updoubtedly ribs are stirring controversy. >> some claims listeners are misguided about the facts and say it unfacial targets other countries in africa. >> there was plenty of reaction on twitter. tonight, we're reaching out and touching your lyrics are inappropriate, given you can't touch people with ebola. >> the african continent should sue the rest of the world for slander and defamation of character. >> charity combined with ignorance is dangerous. >> a washington faceoff over the key stone pipeline.
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obliterated by isil. >> the nfl intentionally overdrugged their players to get them out on the field when they were hurt and shouldn't have been playing. >> a federal investigation into the nfl, why three teams got a surprise inspection by the d.e.a. after sunday's games and it has nothing to do with steroids. >> a simple solution to a very complex problem, the ancient technique used to protect premature babies around the world. the united nations makes a new push for action. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. this morning anticipation is building in ferguson, missouri, protestors taking tole streets sunday were lying down in memory of michael brown as a grand jury movers closer to a decision. >> we are live in ferguson, missouri this morning. you've been in the city for a few days. what's it like on the streets?
>> good morning. it is the topic that is on everybody's lips, they are nervous about it. they're concerned. they don't know when the grand jury decision will come. they don't know what it will be and they don't know what the effects are going to be. members of the community here are hoping for an indictment, because they say they want officer wilson to be subjected to due legal process. while there may be people in the area itching for a fight with the police, pretty much everybody who lives in ferguson is hoping that that doesn't happen. >> fight back! >> protestors took to the streets near ferguson, marking 100 days since 18-year-old michael brown was shot and killed by police officer darren wilson. demonstrators laid in the street pretending to be shot. this comes as the community and the country waits for a grand jury to decide whether it will indict officer wilson. >> at any moment now, we can
expect to get an announcement if they're done with their work, which i suspect they're getting very close to being done with. >> police records were obtained, audiotapes and this surveillance video showing officer wilson in a white tee shirt leaving the police station heading to the hospital two hours after the shooting. before the shooting, police were tracking a robbery suspect. >> it's going to be a black male in a white tee shirt. he took a whole box of cigars. >> wilson asks if the officer needs help. >> 21-25 or 22. >> later, officer wilson reports his location. >> 21, put me on -- >> after some of the press conferences we've seen from government officials, i worry that we're getting back into this mindset of them versus us.
>> at the catholic church in forego isn't. >> i believe ferguson is the new bethlehem. >> the homily focused on the impending grand jury decision. >> you can't go back. that is not just forego son, extends across the country. we have a hard time owning that. if we have it's just your problem, we can put the lid on and go back to normality. >> it can heal, but it needs to be done from the inside, i don't think it needs to be done from the outside. you need people together. >> schools will be given three hours notice should the decision come on a weekday. >> we are learning more about how the grand jury is processing -- or progressing, rather. can you explain? >> yeah, i can.
we -- the st. louis county grand jury, there are 12 grand jurors, selecting from the same pool that goes forward for jury trials here in this area. they don't meet every day. they meet when it's convenient for all of them to get together. they're paid 18 bucks a day including expenses. when they've heard enough evidence, they will deliberate and vote in secret. they need nine votes out of 12 for an indictment. although they could meet as late as january, officials who are close to the case tell us that they expect a decision sometime in mid november to late november, which is why we are here now. >> john, thank you very much. >> coming up in 30 minutes, we'll talk to the mayor of ferguson, missouri about what he wants to hear from the grand jury. we'll speak to a local activist about the situation on the ground. >> the state department is checking computer systems after
a hack attack. public websites had to be shut down. officials say no classified documents were compromised. there have been several attacks in recent weeks on u.s. government systems. chinese hackers are suspected in those attacks. >> president obama is condemning isil's killing of an american host taj, michae peter kasig. we are choosing not to show the video. the former army ranger was delivering human aid in syria when taken hostage more than a year ago. libby casey is in washington this morning. what are the u.s. and its allies saying about the death of another western hostage at the hands of isil? >> reactions of condemnation, outrage and sorrow coming from around the globe. the confirmation came from the white house that it was indeed kasig. president obama put out a statement on air force one last night. he called this an act of pure
evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity. secretary of state john kerry for his part praised kasig for trying to help the innocent. it wasn't just american officials speaking out. here's what australian prime minister tony abbot said: >> look, we all know that the isil death count is utterly barbaric, utterly barbaric, and beheadings are part of their stock in trade. this is a death cult. it can't be dignified with any other title. >> kasig served as an army ranger in iraq, but at the time that he disappeared, a little more than a year ago, he was working on humanitarian aid, trying to help syrians when he disappeared in the northeastern part of the country. his parents had been pleading for his freedom since then.
>> did isil give any reason behind the killing of kasig? >> well, his murderer talked as they have in past videos in four other videos that show the murders of westerners that this is in retaliation for american efforts in iraq. the u.s. and its allies for their parts are undeterred and not changing their game plan based on these videos. in fact, just this weekend, defense secretary chuck hagel said that the training of iraqi forces in anbar province by u.s. forces has been sped up, happening faster than anticipated. this comes at the request of the head of cent com, central command which oversees operations in the middle east and in advance of 1500 extra american forces going over to keep working on the training and helping aid the forces in iraq. >> libby casey in washington, thank you. ♪
>> kasig was remembered sunday at a vigil in his hometown of indianapolis. in a statement, his parents said their son lost his life because of his love for the syrian people, and his desire to ease their suffering. >> this morning, iraq forces saying that they have killed isil commanders near the turkey-syria border, local kurds defending kobane with the support of u.s. led airstrikes, those forces pushing isil out of another town. the fighting has left a trail of destruction. we have an exclusive report. >> with nowhere to go and nowhere to stay, had isil fighters took the town in june, they shelled in discriminately, destroying her house. the men in her family tried to fight back, but without backup, they were overrun. >> isil affected us in the early hours of the morning. they swept the houses of the village and looked for those
resisting them. when my husband and two sons ran out of ammunition, they stormed the house and executed them. i managed to escape in an underground hole. after two days, i got out with my grandchildren only to see that our house was burned down and isil had taken our car and electricity generator. >> she becomes too upset to talk, but her cousin tells us what happened next. >> we have lost 22 men from our family. we have been displaced for more than three months. our family has been scattered, some to the north of iraq, others to the south. outside of kirkuk, after the village was liberated, some of us came back, but only to see devastation of what used to be a peaceful suburb. >> she and her three remaining grandchildren now lived in the bathroom of this bombed out shell. in september, iraq's army came in to fight isil and retake the
area. more shelling scarred the town further. >> with so much focus placed on winning the war against isil, very little thought has been given to what happens next. the iraq army attack is to go into a town, clear it of isil fighters and hold the town. what that means for the remaining residents is they live in squalor. the ones that come back and take a look at what's left wonder what happens next. >> graffiti still covers the wall. although the suburb was hardly well off before the war, it was at least functional. children explore the wreckage while the duties returning here to assess the damage feel despair. they have no idea when they can rebuild, return home or what help the government will give them. >> aljazeera, baghdad. >> the stability still a distant prospect in the fighting over the weekend, isil fighters nearly shut down syria's largest oil field.
>> pope francis will visit the united states. the leader of the world's catholics announced he'll visit philadelphia next september. that's for the 2015 world meeting of families. the trip is expected to include stops in washington and new york where he'll visit the united nations. >> you might want to add mali to the list have nations that have to undergo screenings because of ebola. seven new cases have been confirmed there, raising fears it could spread. a doctor in extremely ill condition in nebraska. we have been tracking the latest developments from atlanta. what do we know he about the doctor's condition this morning? >> we're told that he is fighting for his life. as far as the condition of the surgeon that was flown from mali, we're also told that he is much more critical than other patients who have come in from
west africa. this is a scenario for him that could go either way. let's listen to his son. >> he's a very strong guy emotionally and physically, he's strong. i have no doubt that he will come out victorious from every disease or sickness. >> a strong guy, but, you know, ebola is very serious once it gets into the body and starts to break down the immune system, so this morning, he is in extremely critical condition, according to the university of nebraska medical center and we're hoping for the best for him. >> this report of a new outbreak in mali, do we know if they are connected to the others in western africa? >> it appears that they are. the first one in mali started with a nurse, the second one with a 70-year-old man and now the family members that were taking care of him are being monitored. it's the outbreak, the case
studies that they're looking at, just like the c.d.c. does, trying to do the contact tracing to make sure that this virus does not expand like in sierra leone, guinea and liberia. american officials also looking at mali seriously, the c.d.c. amping up the amount of people that they have in the country to take care of that situation and then also the u.s. officials here monitoring anyone who comes into the u.s. from mali via an airplane, so looking at their fever, whether or not they've been around anyone with the virus and not taking this at all lightly. >> the doctor saying he does not know how he contracted the virus, as well. robert, thank you very much. >> back in this country, dangerous snow hitting the southern plains this weekend, drivers in oklahoma skidding along slick roads and highways sunday. much of the state was covered, up to four inches came down.
>> cold temperatures lead to go a freezen water fountain. it is day five of below freezing temperatures in kansas city. that is the longest stretch since they started keeping records 127 years ago. >> we have a live look. here's columbus, ohio, you can see the snowy commute starting up there this morning. that massive system is now making its way toward the eastern seaboard. >> kevin has been tracking the storms, messy, early this year. >> it is early and it's going to cause a crunch on the budgets of these towns with the snowplows. i want to take you over here and show you in ferguson, missouri, we are looking at 17 degrees. the frontal boundary has pushed through. behind it, we are dealing with the very, very cold air. not a lot of snow, of course, but all this behind it is well below average cold air. i want to show you the northeast, here along the seaboard, we are dealing with rain, laguardia, new york and philadelphia with delays here, but it's going to be the lake
effect snow with the really big problem. we're going to be dealing with snow in this area accumulating by tuesday, really over here to the south, maybe about two feet of snow. up towards the north, it is going to be 30-36 inches, locally 40 inches of snow. >> those are dangerous temperatures. >> those are very dangerous temperatures. you don't want to be outside and not prepared. >> thank you very much. >> we are following breaking news right now. this is a live look in kobane, syria. a massive explosion, possibly two of them just moments ago. we're working to confirm exactly what they were. there were u.s. airstrikes in kobane yesterday. we'll bring you the latest as soon as we get it. >> he gave up his life trying to help others in the middle of a war zone. >> it wasn't the first time in the line of fire.
we'll look at what peter kasig was doing before beheaded by isil. >> some parents are fuming in florida. the school drill that sparked a change in protocol for the local police department. >> the lava has stalled and there are no homes in danger right now. that didn't stop the river of liquid fire from putting on a show in hawaii. >> a pit stop at a bore from the g20 summit. just a video captured by our citizen journalist.
>> a rather happy encounter with german chancellor angela merkel. she took a beer break in australia ahead of the g-20 summit, visiting the bar and posing for selfies with those outside. angela merkel just dropped into brew ski. >> plucking two people from the waters north of l.a. after their boat capsized. they were hospitalized with hypothermia and expected to make a full recovery. >> friends and family of the president remembering slain hostage peter kasig. he traveled to lebanon back in 2012. those who worked alongside him begged isil to spare his life. >> he helped save the lives of syrians wounded in the war, that is what peter kasig was doing in lebanon for about a year before he decided to help those living inside syria. he left in october, 2013, only to be captured by the islamic
state of iraq and the levant. a week ago, his friends added their voice to an international campaign to persuade isil to release him. they were hoping that the fact that peter, who changed his name, converted to islam in captivity would have helped spare his life. even his close friend, a arian had hope but now is lost for words. >> what i should say to his family, that we are sorry because your son die in my country, and when he came to help my people and who tell him that those who killed them say they are our protectors now, i don't know. >> while in lebanon, peter volunteered with humanitarian workers. they used the media to try to tell peter's captors about how
he helped the syrian people. it didn't do anything. the beheading video showed a masked man who didn't refer to peter as an aid worker. he he identified him as a u.s. soldier. >> some of these people knew kasig well. those who didn't, know of what he did for their revolution. they believe it makes no difference for isil if a person is a charity worker or not. >> they are doing this company muslims, they kill anyone they feel is against them. most likely, they would kill me, as well. they are giving a bad image of islam. >> kasig was a former soldier, but that is not how he will be remembered by his family and friends. >> at an early age, our son was inspired by his grandfather to do humanitarian work. when he saw the suffering of the syrian people, he went to turkey and founded an organization to provide aid and assistance. >> kasig was not the first western cap active to be murdered. there were four others before
him, but unlike in their videos, kasig didn't speak, and isil showed what appeared to be a mass beheading of at least a dozen syrian soldiers, as well. this is a group the united nations has accused of committing war crimes in areas under its control. kasig and the soldiers are unlikely to be the last victims. aljazeera, northern lebanon. >> let's go to michael kay, a retired lt. colonel in the royal air force and former advisor to the british ministry of defense. this time, isil went further, behead ago dozen syrian fighters, as well. are we seeing mines of desperation now on the part of isil to do something graphic to get the world's attention? >> i think everything isil has done, del, since we've heard about them is desperate. i think this is a specific piece of desperation. kasig was a good man and had a huge heart. we've got to look at what's gone
on beforehand, and isil are in discriminate, killing should not knee, shia, christians, jews, ensleighing women and children from the yazidis. they are raping, sub. >> gating women. everything they do is brutal and inflicting terror. what we are seeing now is something more akin to isil bang cult rather than a terrorist organization. it is in a place where the prophet humid said judgment would come. i think that is significant. i also think it's significant the fact -- these brutal tactics that isis are using are interesting, because clearly they're terrible, brutalizing, but what they also do is cement the perpetrators, so when they are committing these acts, they
are almost committed to the cult. we know from previous reporting how difficult it is for those people that have been tempted to come in to join isis from europe and all over the world, those people have realized how wrong it is and want to escape have found it hard to do -- >> we've got breaking news to get to. i want to ask you one more question, how this affects the larger battle. we showed our audience live pictures of two major explosions in kobane which we can surmise are more possible u.s. airstrikes. after feel low was killed, there was an uptick of airstrikes. would you expect that? >> air strikes are about dynamic targeting, so they use two primary key factors. the first is time sensitive intelligence, wimp will be sucked up from the airborne drones and the other guided munitions. that strategy will not change regardless of who gets beheaded.
it's all about where are isis on the battle field, what aircraft do we have in the vicinity, what munitions can we place on them without having too much collateral. >> what does this say about the isil strategy that doesn't cause the world to fear them, but to want to eliminate them. do they understand their own tactics work against them. >> sadly, we've become numbed. we remember when the first video with james foley came out, the whole world was disgusted by it. peter kasig's is clearly disgusting, but we're slowly becoming to accept that this is the norm. there's another, there's a final u.s. hostage that isis have that we know about. we don't know and name the woman. isis is trying to get $6 million for her. what this says is that the process of financing through
ransoms is now coming to an end, so they're going to ever to source new areas of revenue. we know that coalition airstrikes are targeting oil refineries, that is a source, a significant source of revenue. >> they've got beiji. lt. colonel michael kay, like i said, we are trying to get to breaking news. >> that breaking news sad this morning. we are getting news that the surgeon being treated for ebola in nebraska has died. we are joined live from atlanta. what else do we know, robert? >> just literally a little over 10 minutes ago, we talked about how fluid the situation was for the patient, and unfortunately, the doctor has passed away. the university of nebraska medical center in omaha confirming that. let's give a little bit of the details. he arrived here in the u.s. just this past weekend in extremely critical condition, things were not looking great, but the doctors thought that maybe he had a fighting chance, but they say that they put him on a
kidney dialysis, they monitored his signs, his vital signs, he had respiratory failure. they gave him zmapp, so clearly some of that experimental medicine has come into play. we're told, led me read fro from his wife, we're very grateful for the efforts of the team led by dr. smith. in the short time we spent here it was apparent how caring and compassionate everyone was. we are so appreciative have the opportunity for my husband to be treated here and believe he was in the best place possible. clearly the staff of the university of nebraska medical center in omaha distraught over this, many of them putting out statements in the press release, saying every member of the team has been personally affected by
the doctor's passing. not a good sign for the situation in nebraska. clearly we feel for his family and they did all they could up at the university of nebraska to save the surgeon from west africa. >> when he was admitted, he was said to be in extremely critical condition. robert ray live in that he didn't, thank you very much. >> pledging calm in an eye to the future. >> no matter what happens, the city's going to work to move forward. >> the mayor of ferguson, missouri sitting down with aljazeera america. what he expects when the grand injury decision comes down. we'll talk to a leader of the community about the situation on the ground. >> several nfl teams get a surprise inspection by the d.e.a. what federal agents were looking for, and it wasn't steroids.
>> just ahead, we'll talk to the mayor of ferguson, missouri about the michael brown case. >> molt 10 lava in hawaii, homeowners aren't too concerned at the moment. >> bono canceling his gig on the tonight show because of something that happened to him in new york central park. >> president obama is calling it an act of pure evil, isil's killing of american peter kasig, the former army ranger spent more than a year as a hostage delivering aid in syria when he was kidnapped. >> a surgeon with ebola has died, he was being treated in omaha. he was working in sierra leone when he caught the virus. he lives and works in the u.s. but is from sierra leone. he was the 10th ebola patient to be treated in this country. >> dutch investigators are picking up debris from malaysia
airlines flight 17 at a cramped in donetsk in july. the fighting in donetsk meant the crash site was too dangerous for recovery efforts. we are live in donetsk now. why did it take so long to get to this point? >> because it has crashed where it has, in this separate controlled area where a lot of fighting has taken place. even during the ceasefire of the last couple months, it hasn't been entirely safe, there is still fighting around the airport in donetsk and the international observers, the dutch investigators have had to get cooperation from the local authorities here and get safeguards that they can work with enough speed and security to get this stuff out. the plan is to get some significant elements of the plane first to kharkiv, a ukrainian controlled town and on to the netherlands, where they aim to start fitting pieces of the plane together once again and they hope that will aid in determining exactly what brought
it down in july. >> when it comes to the conflict, both ukraine's president poroshenko and vladimir putin have been giving interviews that seem to be raising the stakes. is that region getting close to all out war again? >> well certainly that is the concern of many here. they've both been speaking, both men to german media. president poroshenko of ukraine saying that his forces are in a much better state than five months ago, and that they are ready for a return to what he called all out war. saying he doesn't want that to happen, but russia can't be trusted to abide by any agreements. president putin saying that he doesn't want to see the ukrainians ethnically cleanse eastern parts of ukraine and says that he is willing to stop, russia will stop ukraine from annihilating as he put it its opponents in this area. that combined with what nato and
ukrainians have said has been an in flux of russian troops across the border, wimp obviously russia denies leads many to realize this fragile ceasefire wimp has been breached every day in certain flash points could be close to collapsing in a much more widespread way. >> ukraine has stopped funding state institution in the breakaway areas at this point. harry in donetsk, thank you. >> all this week, real money taking a closer look at russia's relationship with the west. we traveled to eastern europe to document the new cold war. you can watch the reporting tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. >> the national football league may have another scandal. >> sunday after their games were done, three teams received surprise visits from federal drug enforcement agents. john henry smith is in the crow's nest with more details. good morning. >> good morning opinion the feds are focusing on weather locker rooms have become pill mills,
providing prescription drugs to players. the three teams investigators spoke with are not the sole focus of their investigation. minutes after the san francisco 49ers walked off the field, federal agents the team physician. he was asked one question. was he in possession of controlled substances like prescription pain killers. >> he's our team physician. he said no and that was it. >> these are random checks to team my significances as they travel to see if anybody is transferring controlled substances across state line. that's all the information we have. >> later the d.e.a. confirmed they had visits with the 49ers and tampa bay buccaneers, the seattle seahawks also confirmed they met with federal agents after their loss in kansas city. according to the washington post, a d.e.a. spokesperson said sunday's activity is part of an investigation spurred by a lawsuit brought by 1200 former players. the suit alleges nfl teams
illegally provided players with a seemingly limitless supply of pain killers to keep them ready to play. >> they were literally given pills game day or shots on game day. they were given pills to recuperate on the flight home. >> the nfl intentionally over drugged their players to get them out on the field when they were hurt and shouldn't be playing. >> the d.e.a. said its agents searched bags and requested documentation from the teams' medical staffers to ensure they were in compliance at the controlled substances act saying only doctors and nurse practitioners can dispense drugs only in states where they are licensed. >> everything's registered here in the state of new jersey? >> i couldn't tell you that. >> a d.e.a. spokesman said no
arrests were made sunday, but any team personnel found to be in violation of the controlled substances act of 1970 could face discipline. an nfl spokesman said our teams cooperated and we have no indication that irregularities were found. >> another big story we are following this morning, ferguson, missouri getting ready for the grand jury decision in the michael brown case. several protestors marking 100 days since brown was shot and killed by police officer darren wilson. america tonight sat down with ferguson's mayor, james knoll, iii. >> what do you hope the grand jury does? >> i don't care one way or the other what the outcome is, as long as it's the legal and fair outcome under the law. no matter what happens, the
city's going to work to mover forward. >> what has been the hardest part of this for you? >> well, the hardest part has been, you know, seeing the community that i grew up in, the community that i love, the community i'm committed to serving, i've been on the city council for 10 years now, to see it embroiled in this kind of racial tension, to see this kind of uproar. i've never seen any kind of racial frustrations or strife. i've never seen this kind of outcry, i've never seen any outcry, really. we're a community that seemed to buck the trend when it came to white flight. >> how can you be the mayor of ferguson and be surprised that this exists or that people are this upset or feeling this way when you've lived here your whole life? >> well, i think let's be clear, too, ferguson's a community of 20,000 people, it's a metro region of 2 million people. we're only a mile and a half from the city of st. louis which has a very long and storied
history of racial division, racial politics, racial strife. you haven't seen that permeate the suburbs over the past decades. >> what would you say has been your worst moment or the most difficult part of this whole process? >> you know, there's been a few times where i felt like ferguson was alone and therefore i felt alone, not personally, but, you know, as the leader of the community. the issues here transcends ferguson. they're not just county issues, not state issues, there are national issues at play. a small police department and city staff is not equipped to deem with the issues that the united states hasn't dealt with for 400 years. >> you can watch the full interview this evening on "america tonight" at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> lets go to a democratic
committeewoman joining us. give us an idea of what's happening there as the grand jury is considering its decision. >> as cold as it is here, it is hot in the minds of the people here. there is a lot of anxiety. the participation is a lot to deal with. people want to know what will be the outcome of this grand jury indict. it's stressful, tense, many people are on edge, but we just wait. >> what are you doing in preparation for this decision? are you partly of any of the potential protests and the organization of those? >> well, yesterday, we saw a very good direct action take place. it was very peaceful, marking
100 days since mike brown had been killed. those are the kinds of actions that i'll be supporting, telling people about, direct actions that are peaceful, well organized and thought out. the best thing i can do, i get a lot of people asking questions. one, i can just stay calm. i don't see the rumor mill until the indictment will come down. we tell people stay calm, stay smart. sometimes the best thing we can do is stay indoors. we're at the point in time right now where there will be people who are going to try to hit the streets to be violent, and we have to take that into consideration. >> after michael brown was killed, we heard people from outside ferguson came to your city and they were the ones stirring up trouble, tainting the process. do you expect the same? >> i expect people to do that again. this is a huge international story.
so many people feel connected to it, even in social media, people all over the globe are participating. i've met people from all over the world here. i think there are people in town looking to do that and there's a message. they won't be welcomed, just like they weren't welcome before, but if you're from here or from out of town with that behavior, it won't be welcomed here. >> is there a sense that that type of behavior will be inevitable if the grand jury decides not to indict this officer? >> can you say that again? >> is there a feeling that it's inevitable that there will be violence if officer wilson is not indicted by this grand jury? >> well, see i'm disappointed that we're at the point where we're expecting violence to take place. >> yeah, yeah. >> to me, that's disappointing. i think that there's a stronger message that we should not just expect violence, we should be prepared for it, but it shouldn't be an expectation that
that is going to happen, so hopefully, calmer heads will preveil and people understand that we can get a lot further through non-violent action in trying to get justice. >> patricia, thank you for your insights this morning. >> a florida middle school apologizing to parents and students. they were outraged after police stormed the school without warning on thursday. the police were carrying assault rifles when they burst into classrooms. school officials say it was just a drill. the teachers and student thought the school was under attack. >> i'm panicking, because i'm thinking that it's, you know, a legitimate shooters coming. >> it makes me feel better as a parent knowing that they're taking the precautions that they should be. >> any drills that are conducted at the any schools from this point forward will be without firearms displayed. >> the terrified students started sending text messages to their parents. the school officials defending
the drill, saying the element of surprise is important to their assessing their capabilities. >> a vote on the key stone pipeline is set to hit the senate floor tomorrow. >> friday, a similar message sailed through the house. even if it passes, it's controversial, probably dead on arrival when it arrives on the president's desk. >> there's already talk about the president vetoing either piece of legislation that lands on his desk. there are a couple of reasons for that, but we'll get into that in a minute. let's remember, this is widely seen as political maneuvering by both parties. mary landrieu is fighting for her seat against bill cassidy in louisiana next month. they are the authors of both bills. cassidy in the house, landrieu in the senate. democrats have fought against the pipeline for years. some see this as a chance to boost her chance are winning over voters in that pro energy
state. >> the point is this is a cynical attempt to save a senate seat in louisiana. if the democrats were serious, we would have voted on this years ago. this thing's been hanging around for six years now. >> this is not as simple as getting through both houses of congress. even if the bill passes in the senate, when though vote on it tomorrow, president obama will most likely veto it. the state department is still reviewing a proposal since it crosses international borders. a court case is still pending in nebraska over the root of the pipeline. >> controversy in washington, hard to believe. thank you very much. >> premature births, the number one killer of babies around the world. a technique could save countless lives. >> we are live in senegal with the story. >> a hat once worn by napoleon stems at auction for more than $2 million. the history behind the head
>> these are live images coming from kobane near the turkey-syrian border. smoke is rising in the air from the latest round of she willings there. kurdish fighters are fighting isil for control of the town. that brings us to this morning's quote. who said: >> our big quote is from peter kasig. he wrote that in a letter to his parents while he was in captivity. he said if he died, at least it was while helping those in need. president obama is calling his killing an act of pure evil. >> the biggest cause of infant deaths around the word is premature births and accounts for more than a million deaths each year.
the united nations is observing tailed at world premature birthday. the majority of those deaths take place in the developing world and doctors there are trying out you a message that's offering some hope. >> good morning, yes, there is a new message called the kangaroo method. it's inspired by the animal from australia. that animal carries its baby in a pouch on its body. this is a message that's now used for mothers and to treat premature babies here and is proving to be quite effective. >> two days old, barely a kilo each, these twins were born too early. >> we haven't given them names yet. i love them so much. i hope they make it through.
>> because their bodies are not fully developed, they have problems breathing and feeding. they can quickly develop dangerous infections, preterm births are the worlds leading cause of newborn deaths. those who survive often suffer a lifetime of disabilities. the odds of a health key life are already against them. this is called the kangaroo method. the u.n. believes carrying preterm babies like this can drastically increase chances of survival. >> it's a natural incubator. kangaroos are known to carry their newborns in their front pocket to ensure healthy growth. >> it was in vented by a south american doctor in columbia. he wanted to free up incubators in the hospital and his busy medical staff so encouraged mothers to hold their babies tight and give them breast milk exclusively. skin to skin contact is not new in africa, but placing a baby on
its front is. >> it wasn't easy. we had to convince people to adapt to the method. mothers and the families had questions. we explained how underweight babies need body heat to grow. >> the method was introduced in senegal 16 years ago. premature babies are three times more likely to survive. >> take a look at this latest figure. over 1 million babies die within the first four weeks of life. this is a conservative estimate. the u.n. said most deaths happen at home and are unaccounted for. >> the u.n. and aid judgencies admit progress is slow. in senegal, they are intro do thing the kangaroo methods out of the hospital in villages where people need this the most. here in africa, there's a saying that goes a bit like this, it
takes a village to raise a child, and the united states nations believe that this method is most effective in the countryside where there are no doctors, no hospitals and they're hope to go spread the message throughout not only the countryside here in senegal, but throughout west africa. >> sometimes with babies, it's just the simplest things. thank you for that report in senegal. >> these are the new images of the lava flow in hawaii. it is moving very, very slowly. officials say one breakout is moving toward a cemetery. lava's burned a house close to the ground and now doesn't pose immediate threat to any other homes, but it continues to move. >> there are tornado watches in effect across the south right now and a few funnel clouds may have already touched down. >> kevin has been tracking this latest outbreak of weather. good morning -- >> this is not what you'd expect
this time of year, but the storm system is so strong that we are seeing tornadoes across much of the gulf coast. i want to show you where they have been spotted so far this morning from the overnight hours, louisiana, mississippi, as well as into the panhandle of florida. this is the area that we're talking about. this is the frontal boundary associated with this huge system, all the way up here towards the northeast. this is what we're looking at now. what we're really concerned about is the bright red tornado warning right here. as you can see, alabama, george george, as well as florida, we are looking at tornado watches. what i do expect to see later on today is this is going to start making its way more towards the east. south carolina could be a problem, as well. as you can see, severe weather into the florida region and we are going to see delays in atlanta because of the storm system pushing through there. >> kevin, thank you very much. >> it has not been a good week for bono. the rock legend needs surgery on his arm after falling offer his
bike in central park. the injury is forcing him to cancel a planned appearance on the tonight show. just last week, the door fell off a private jet he was traveling in near germany. some of his luggage was sucked out the door. nobody onboard was hurt. >> collectors shelling out money for a hat, once worn by napoleon. >> it's one of only a few left in the world. >> napoleon conquered much of europe and did so wearing were you ever these, his famous hat. it was sold to a south korean collector for $2.2 million, almost four times more than its estimate. the black felt is a little weathered by age and use, no one has actually worn the hat since it was received by the leader as
a gift. >> there are very few of his hats left, approximately 120 of them. today, we can document 19 of them and 17 of those are in museums, so this is unique. it's completely symbolic. >> it's part of a napoleonic collection belonging to monaco's royal family. they are having a clear out making way in their palace. >> he has the silhouette, you know, with this hat, which was the only hat to be that size, because at that time, the position was to wear the hats, and he was very unique to have this look.
>> the collection contains dozens of treasures originally owned by napoleon. many were ceremonial or gifts, others like the hat was saved from the heat of battle. the sale will make millions for the family and it proofers the lasting fascination around the world for france's controversial emperor. >> sort of like wearing a baseball cap sideways. >> kind of. >> a giant bust of napoleon took in $900,000 and a pair of his stockings sold for just over $40,000. >> i hope they were laundered prior. that's it for us here in new york. >> stay with us for the latest breaking news including news out of nebraska this morning, the doctor dying of ebola. we'll be covering that story throughout the day. from doha, intense negotiations now on hold, because a top general has been kidnapped in