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♪ making their final arguments before the iowa caucuses, the republican presidential candidates took to the stage in des moines last night but attention was on the one person who was not there, welcome to your world this morning, i'm stephanie sy. >> and i'm delve and we are three days away from the first contest in the election itself and trying hard to focus on issues but as al jazeera tells us their attention kept turning back to the frontrunner. >> reporter: i'm an maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly and ben you are a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> the big elephant wasn't in the room but it didn't stop them from taking shots at the missing
frontrunner. >> i miss donald trump and he was a frontrunner and had a loving relationship and in between the tweets i kind of miss him and wish he were here. >> with that out of the way it pivoted to who would make the best president and newer sierran ben carson tried to make the case before that his lack of political experience is actually an asset. >> you will not hear a lot of polished political speech from me but will hear the truth, i had more 2:00 a.m. phone calls than everybody here put together. >> reporter: chris christie said the only sitting governor in the race he should sit at the head of the table. >> what we need is someone who has been tested and through it and who has made decision and sit in the chair of consequences and who can prosecute the case against hillary clinton on the stage is exactly what i'm ready to do. >> reporter: at one point ted cruz threatened to pull a trump
saying fox was egging on the candidates to attack hum and each other. >> rand attack ted and jeb please attack ted. [booing] let me say this. >> it is a debate sir. >> no, a debate actually is a policy issue but i will say this gosh if you guys ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage. >> reporter: when the candidates were pressed on immigration florida senator rubio and florida governor jeb bush traded blows. >> used to support a path to citizenship. >> so did you marco. >> you want to trump trump on immigration. >> christie jumped in and called the senators all talk. >> stop the washington bull and let's get things done. >> when they turned to foreign policy ben carson stumbled. >> putin is a one-horse country, oil, and energy.
>> reporter: rubio promised to tear up the iran nuclear deal. >> we are cancelling the deal with iran. >> reporter: during the question about muslims in america jeb bush bashed the candidate again. >> in reaction to people's fears that we should ban all muslims, well that creates an environment that is toxic in our own country. . >> the question is will trump's no show turn the tide of the republican race and the first test is monday's iowa caucus will provide the answer, paul with al jazeera, new york. as you just heard donald trump boycotted debate in a despite with fox news and instead headlined his own event three miles away to fun raise for veterans. >> this is an honor, this is an honor and didn't want to be here, i have to be honest and wanted to be about five minutes away and i've enjoyed that, i've enjoyed that and the polls have done well with the debates and i've had a kick with it but you
have to stick up for your rights. when you're treated badly you have to stick up for your rig s rights. >> reporter: trump pledged a million dollars to veterans causes last night and said he raised $6 million in total. he was also heckled a few times by antiwar protesters you see here and were quickly escorted out. al jazeera political correspondent michael shore is live in des moines and michael good morning will donald trump regret his decision to skip the debate in front of iowa voters or will it actually help him? >> good morning stephanie. i don't know if there is a third answer which there probably is or won't make a difference, donald trump did have the veteran's event last night and 350 of us in the media and four or 500 members of the public, veterans, supporters of trump and didn't have the splash people expecting and allowed those debating on the other side of des moines a chance to get to issues they were not able to so it was not a distraction.
trump a lot of people said had nothing to lose by not going to this debate and already up in the polls and already doing quite well and could have harmed himself but have not with any of the debates before so the answer is we will have to see but i think it was probably a net zero game and gave the candidates on the other side a chance to actually say what they have been trying to talk about for a while. >> let's talk about that because did trump's absence change it to more substantive issues and did it change the tone of the debate? >> reporter: well, you know, stephanie i was at the trump event and not able to see the event but from paul reporting and what others had been reporting including some reporters at al jazeera english the tone did change and it was more substantive and less of an entertaining debate but in some cases you had candidates who were able to get words out they have not been able to get out,
rubio talked about religion a lot and trying for third place in iowa and thinks if he gets third place he can take that for momentum into new hampshire and little things that happened last night what i was told and i was not at the debate but i was with donald trump and had to boycott it myself. >> spending a lot of time in iowa and is iowa trump's to lose at this point? >> it does seem that way. now the question of course and it's an easy thing every reporter will say it will he be able to get out the vote and people going to the rallies will they go to the caucuses and seems so and it's his to lose but it's ted cruz's to lose, if he has gone to 99 counties and he will have gone to 99 counties and got a lot of the evangelical vote and needs to hang on to the vote, if he can win in iowa it will make a big difference for his campaign and also going to new hampshire but more specifically going to south carolina and the southern states
what they call the scc conference primary. we will speak to an endorser in iowa next hour with michael king and we are live in des moines and thanks. under card debate last night featuring the four candidates polling near the bottom all complain there is too much attention on donald trump and not enough on the other gop candidates. >> this is what the media has been doing over the past year and trying to segregate and take iowa people out of the process. >> reporter: despite that rick santorum who you see there did stop by trump's veteran event and so did mike hubbing buy and fiorini contributed to two million if they had a one on one debate with her. f.b.i. says they believe there are four people left at the oregon wildlife refuge and
11 members of the armed protest group in police custody and getting a look at what happened earlier when the group spokesman was shot and killed and al jazeera catherine barrett has our story. >> reporter: f.b.i. has just released new aerial video of tuesday's car pursuit and fatal shooting, there were no dash cams and was flushed out by statements of officers on the ground, no one disputes the afternoon ended with the shooting death of robert lavoy-finicum but how has been hotly debated. >> various versions of what happened out in the public domain and most inaccurate and some inflammatory. to that end we want to do what we can to and transparent of manner as we can to give the public as much information as what happened that day. >> reporter: followed the feds down a canyon road pursuing two cars carrying leaders of occupation to a meeting in a neighboring town.
a white vehicle leads, a dark jeep follows, officers pull over the second vehicle as the white car carries on and it's hard to see through the trees but from the jeep ammon bundy and three others get out and are arrested peacefully. when the white vehicle is stopped one of the passengers gets out and is taken into custody then for nearly four minutes the white car and remaining occupants just sits. >> throughout this time agents and troopers are providing verbal commands to occupants to surrender. >> with finicum at the wheel the car races off at high speed and hits a roadblock and he veers off the road and nearly hits an f.b.i. officer. >> finicum goes through the snow and reaches hi right hand to a pocket on the left inside portion of his jacket. he did have a loaded nine millimeter semiautomatic handgun
in that pocket. at this time osp treepers shot finicum. >> reporter: releasing this video f.b.i. seeks to convince the public that use of lethal force was justified. >> law enforcement showed great restraint and we did everything we could to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution. >> reporter: learned from the f.b.i. thursday they narrowed containment area around the wildlife refuge and moving back the heavily armored roadblock to a closer range so locals can get around on local highways connecting it but the wildlife refuge remains closed with people in it and negotiators are working around the clock to get them out, catherine barrett, al jazeera, burns, oregon. three inmates violent andangerous are on the run in california and 44-year-old is accused of helping the men get out and she had been working as an english as a second language
teacher at the jail in santa-amna for the past six months. >> at this point there is no confirmation she brought the tools and is denying she brought tools but provided google maps and those things to prepare for escape. a dozen people have been arrested in connection with the jail break which happened late last week and includes at least five gang members they believe who helped the three escape. the so called afluenza teen is due in court after fleeing to mexico and couch was returned to the state on thursday and authorities say the 18-year-old left the country to avoid a probation violation and he was sentenced probation in 2013 by killing four people in a drunk driving crash and lawyers argued he was spoiled by his parents and didn't know right from wrong. pentagon with a proposal to help service members and families and increase leave and
child care and healthcare coverage and also includes doubling maternity leave in efforts to recruit and retain high quality service members and president obama will take over military command in afghanistan and admits the security situation there is getting worse which came from john mickelson on thursday and arguing against the obama administration plan to remove half of the u.s. troops by next year and nicholson promising to make recommendations based on conditions that is set on the ground. >> senator i hear your concerns and indulgence to come back to you once i've had a chance to get on the ground and do a detailed assessment of this to really give you the answers you're looking for. >> reporter: right now u.s. troops are there in advisory roles in afghanistan, despite that american soldier was killed in a fire fight last month and six airmen killed in a suicide bombing in december. a storm moving to the west
and could bring rain to california and let's bring in metrologist nicole mitchell and could see good news. >> more targeted the northwest than southern parts of california so as i put this in motion you can really see, look at the stream of moisture back so the pacific. we are going to have a number of wet days and so far this has targeted more in the northwest, northern california northward. we have states like washington state almost entirely out of the drought situation now, that really eroded in oregon and california where resent rains are out of extreme drought but we still have that is central and southern california and need more moisture in that direction and looks like we will. see the rain we have, heavy rain so there is still the flooding, land slides that potential over the next couple days but with "the stream" of moisture you can see how this just continues different bands through the weekend and looks like we will be dealing with this and that means we have a lot of different advisories up and a little bit
of a color box and any of the pink and purple are for snow and the highest elevations could get one or two feet, the different greens are flood concerns because this is more of a rainstorm until you get into the higher elevations and the browns are for high winds across the region and does start to spread more interior and this is by the time we get to tomorrow's forecast we can see montana and montana a couple days ago or yesterday we were in the 50s and still mild today and the system will start to change that but it's even more as we get into sunday that a little bit of that moisture, not a lot but a little bit of it will move into areas we need and need to watch the systems closely and by the middle of next week it could mean severe weather for other parts of country so it's going to impact a lot of people. >> or more severe weather as we like to say and nicole thank you very much. candidates making claims during last night's debate and we will separate fact from fiction. lead in the water in another
a republican presidential candidate heads back to the campaign trail this morning after their final debate before the iowa caucuses and debate focused on immigration and national security and the person who was not there donald trump and skipped the event with a host and fox news and held a fundraiser forward veterans about five miles away. candidates tried to focus on the issues in last night's debate but what they said wasn't always truthful. >> so david shoe sterseparated fact from fire work.
>> reporter: jeb bush of course was kidding, the serious false claims though came quickly, florida senator rubio stated military and intelligence have been weakened. >> only a strong america will we defeat this group called i.s.i.s. that is why when i'm president we will be build our intelligence capabilities. >> reporter: the intelligence budget of $50 billion a year is as large as it's ever been and the u.s. spends more money on intelligence than any nation in the world. rubio latched out at the u.s. military's size. >> today we are on pace to have the smallest army since the end of world war ii and the smallest navy and airforce in our history, you cannot destroy i.s.i.l. with a military that is being diminished. >> reporter: while it's true the overall size is smaller, the aircraft are more lethal, navy ships more powerful and the bombs and missiles are more precise. texas senator ted cruz defended
his call for attacking i.s.i.l. held territory with carpet bombing. >> do you know what carpet bombing is what we did in the first persian gulf war 1100 air attacks a day, saturation bombing that utterly destroyed the enemy. >> reporter: they were targeted and carpet bombing is when you destroy the area with no regard to civilians, a policy that military analysts say would cause more harm than good. new jersey chris christie delivered a whopper about the obama policy towards police. >> barack obama has made law enforcement the enemy, hillary clinton has made law enforcement the enemy and not supporting law enforcement officers. >> reporter: the enemy some police believe the administration has placed too much emphasis on civil liberties but no police department accused the administration of not supporting law enforcement. christie also tried to hit president obama over wages. >> 45-year-old construction worker out there who is having a
hard time making ends meet and lost 4,000 in the last seven years and his income because of this administration. >> reporter: actually the recession began in the last bush administration and according to research which is nonpartisan wages over the past five years over the obama administration have been rising. while donald trump was not at the debate he did promote over social media talked about megyn kellie with saudi prints and sister but the image is fake and was photo shopped from this. it was all part of another wild night. >> stop the washington bull and let's get things done. >> reporter: david with al jazeera. republican strategist and former white house out reach during the george w. bush administration and is live from washington and thanks for being with us and the candidates are doubling down on tough talks
saying destroy i.s.i.l. and u.s. is weak and ted krz when asked to carpet bomb i.s.i.l. take a listen. >> carpet bomb is what we did in the first persian war 1100 air aday saturation bombing that utterly destroyed the enemy. >> reporter: you are in washington, congress has not declared war on i.s.i.l. and yet here is a senator that cannot get any of his fellow senators to back him, how is he going to get tough and how is he going to get anything done in washington? >> well, i think that is one of the main critiques about senator cruz del is there are things he claims to do that he doesn't actually do. a lot of times you have a lot of political grandstanding and political opportunity things that senator cruz does so at the end of the day you will have a
lot of tough talk in the gop primary because that is what the voters want to hear and as a result of what they perceive as a factless foreign policy from the current administration they want somebody who is going to be talk and aggressive and strong so that is probably why you hear more candidates like senator ted cruz use such language. >> the voters in iowa, the people that are going to be going to the caucuses have been listening for more than a year and see the newspapers and see the poll and the fact checking segments so is that going to help or hurt candidates when they say things that just aren't true? >> well, i think at the end of the day this election as of right now is less about your fact checkers and what like myself and what media types like yourself tell them, it's about how they feel, it's about what they want their next leader of the free world, what direction
they want that people to take the country in so they like what they hear and they will vote about how they feel that person is going to be able to lead this country and so that is why we have seen a lot of policy on both sides and people are not releasing thousands of pages of documents about their policy proposals because right now the american people especially those that are these primary states, the early primary states are focused on what the candidates say and the emotion that they feel as a result as it relates to what they are saying that is why polling is so important, polling is not about how the candidates, the policy proposals polling is how people feel in the moment about the candidate. >> let's listen to this, contested debate last night on issue of immigration, take a listen to this. >> i used to support a path to sit zen ship. >> so did you. >> you changed the book. >> so did you. >> now you want to trump trump on immigration.
>> reporter: tough talk in iowa but what about states in the south where targets of the rather and hispanics are actually voters? >> that is a very good point, del. the candidates who are focusing on iowa or new hampshire are those candidates who have an iowa or new hampshire strategy meaning if they don't do well there they don't go any where. they are talking south carolina and sec primary and other one and feel as a general election strategy is a better strategy for them because they have the ground support to do so. immigration reform is a major issue across the country especially in the gop primary but for people like senator rubio it's a tremendous albatros around his neck because facts are facts and flipped on his position on it and other candidates are calling him out about it because they know when you get out of iowa and new hampshire and get to new hampshire in the sec primary in south carolina these are going to be major issues to these
people especially heading into nevada and arizona that is why you saw joe arpiao because of the position on immigration. >> the race in iowa tight and trump or cruz could get the nod and several heavy weights and say if either gets the nomination they could doom the party for years to come, first of all do you share the belief they could damage the senate and house races and doom the party? >> i think when you look across the stage last night you saw that donald trump is not the only candidate that can lead. you saw the diversity of our party. >> he might be the candidate. >> and if he is a candidate that wins we as a party are going to have to unite around him but there is great concern and share the concern on whether or not donald trump or ted cruz but mainly donald trump can win the general election and there is concern for the down ballot candidates and not and house and
gubernatorial candies candidates effected by having someone like that on the top of the ticket but donald trump said he will be different in a general election and govern different if he is president and i hope so because we have to expand the party and bring more people in and appealed to independents and moderates the way casey does in my opinion. >> joining us from washington d.c. and thanks for being with us. a plus with out seiters in frontrunner positions is uch is such vigorous debate around the candies. still ahead talk about the setback in syria. talks to end the conflict get off to a rocky start. classroom to the courtroom and teacher union hitting the school district with a lawsuit over what it calls deplorable conditions.
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court. there are now only four protesters inside the heavy uj. another is due to-- refuge. the so-called affuneza teen is due back in court parts of saudi arabia on high alert this morning after an attack on a mosque there. two people reportedly killed at the mosque for shia muslims. the man who carried out the attack was reportedly wearing a suicide vest. the syrian peace talks will be starting to the. disagreements on who is going to taking part in geneva have complicated any fame work for discussions. james bays has the latest. >> reporter: the syrian government delegation we understand, we haven't seen any pictures of them, but we
understand they have landed at the airport. a big delegation here. in the coming hours the president will be meeting staffan de mistura. some other figures are here, the main delegation, the list drawn up in saudi arabia, they have written letters to the u.n. secretary ban ki-moei-moon copi the u.n. secretary saying they cannot come and talk around a table with the colleagues are being bombed on the ground in syria. they want sieges lifted. these are among the conditions they put before they will come here. having said all that, they are coming to geneva, a small group of the so-called commission have taken off from riyadh and on the
way here. i'm told that they are going to be meeting at some point later in the day, staffan de mistura, but not at this stage taking part in negotiations. i think they will be discussing with him their conditions in taking part in negotiations. it's not clear whether the small delegation actually represents all of the high negotiating commission that is back in saudi arabia because we know there were divisions there when they've had various votes on whether to come or not. so a confused picture starting the process but not an actual negotiation that is our correspondent. the department opposing any delays more than 30 people, including ten children, have been found dead off the coast of greece and italy in the last 24 hours. the bodies were found when the boat capsized. ten people were rescued unharmed. they were attempting to cross from libya and turkey.
it is not clear if they were escaping the war in syria. more accusations in the car. children were interviewed as young as 7 who say they were sexually abused. it is alleged to have happened in 2014 and only came to light this month. our correspondent is live for us. please give us the details of this report. >> reporter: very troubling accusations coming out of car, very serious accusations, so i want to set the stage of what we're talking about here. first of all, these involved e.u. and french troops not necessarily u.n. peacekeepers as they're comingly known as. it is a separate p entity. these troops were in the car to protect the people in a country that has been mired by sectarian violence. it was there only about a year. they've left. there are still french troops there, about eight to 900 or so.
these new allegations come after a u.n. team investigating previous allegations of sexual abu abuse. they're interviewing more children. they date back to 2014. there are six allegations, two against french troops sexually a aabusing a girl and an about boy, aged 7 and 9, u also e.u., all young girls, teenagers that went to the u.n. saying they were sexually abused by e.u. troops. what countries ares it is still unclear. three of the girls identified their perpetrators of these crimes as being from the georgian contingent. clearly this is very, very troubling. we're told that these all stemmed from events that happened in a camp outside of the capital of banghi.
let's listen to more of what the spokesperson for the commissioner said just a short time ago about this. >> u.n. human rights staff in the car have also separately interviewed a girl and a boy who were aged 7 and 9 when they were allegedly abused in 2014 by french troops. the girl said she had performed oral sex on french soldiers in exchange for a bottle of water and a sachet of cookies this is not the first time that troops in the car or in other places have been accused of abuse. how does this keep happening and who is responsible for stopping it? is it the u.n.? >> reporter: how does this keep happening? that is a question that a lot of people here are going to be asking themselves when they arrive to work here in the next few minutes or so. i can tell you that ban ki-moon last year called an independent
investigation to look in into this and the result was said there was gross failure by the u.n. to deal with the allegations. the u.n. has their hands tied here in some regard because all they can do is try to educate the troops that are under their commands or foreign troops as best as they can, but the fact remains there are two things going on here. with french troops or e.u. troops there, they're there under the auspices of the u.n. auspices. any wrongdoing that is done there, all they can do is refer it back to the country. in this country it would be france, georgia and the e.u. beyond that the u.n. can't do much. with u.n. peace keeping troops all the u.n. can do is send them back to whatever country they're from and get justice or face
courts or criminal proceedings there. sometimes that happens and sometimes it doesn't. the u.n. basically can try to educate the troops in countries where they're operating, try to hold them to the highest account and highest standards as possible, but beyond that the u.n. has no mechanism really to punish peacekeepers beyond that it will depend on their home countries. thank you gabe the health minister is growing more and more concerned about the zika virgs as the-- virus as the country is to hold the olympics in august. more on the international concerns. >> reporter: the world health organisation says that 23 countries in the americas have mosquitos that are spreading the zika virus. there are cases here in the uu, but all of those people travelled to one of the affected areas and picked up the virus there. health officials in the u.s. are
on the alert and they are mobilizing to fight this latest threat. >> reporter: the fear is understandable. the zika virus isn't particularly harmful in adults, most don't know they've been bitten by a mosquito carrying zika, but the concern is for pregnant women who get infected. it may be linked to a severe birth defect called microcephaly, babies born with smaller skulls and brains. the head of the w.h.o. will convene an emergency meeting next monday to decide whether to declare a public health emergency. >> the level of this is high. it is a level of uncertainty. questions about we need to get some answers quickly. >> reporter: here in the united states the center for disease control has confirmed 31 cases in 11 states and the district of colombia. all of those are people who had travmd to the affected--
travelled to the affected areas. >> we are optimistic that if we do see local spread in the united states, the continental u.s., it won't be large outbreaks. >> reporter: the kind of mosquito that spreads this virus is found in florida and texas. experts say those areas have good mosquito control and air conditioning and the population is not as dense as south of the border. the cdc has advised pregnant women to postpone trips to various parts. the presidential obama met with his team to discuss the zika outbreak calling for accelerated research to develop a diagnostic test, drugs and vaccines. >> our real concern is about this correlation between the zika virus and a particular birth defect. that's what we're mindful of and we're mobilizing the response
that we believe is consistent with the threat that is out there. >> reporter: infectious disease specialist said the best medicine is getting rid of the disease carriers. >> we can beat these in a regard straightforward fashion by controlling mosquito populations. >> reporter: he is calling for stepped up research into safer insecticides to fight mosquitos and he says it is critical to destroy their breeding grounds, even small amounts of standing water. experts say there is one report of possible spread through a blood transfusion and another through sexual activity. as of now they do not believe person to person contact is a major concern. >> we have to keep it in perspective. it's again something to watch and keep our eyes on, but not something to get panicked about just yet. >> reporter: if you are concerned and may be travelling to one of the areas where the virus is present, the advice is the same for anyone who is trying to avoid a mosquito bite.
wear long sleeves, long pants, use bug spray and you should know that the kind of mosquito that carries the zika virus does not come out just at sun set. it is actually active and biting all during the day the u.s. saying is it hopes to start vaccine trials by the end of the year in michigan 128 million dollars has been agreed for further help. state officials were telling the water was safe, they were also allowing for bottled water. the decision was not connected to flint and the water coolers were provided to give workers a choice. flint is not the only city dealing with water problems. people in north-eastern ohio have also found led in their
water. >> reporter: angry citizens desperate to find out how much the city knew about problems with the water >> i was never notified of this problem. trust me. i know what these letters look like. >> reporter: city council members insisted they knew nothing, but the denial left many worried about the safety of their water. it was just last week that their 8,000 residents found out their water was contaminated with led. >> it doesn't mean it came from the water. >> no. no. >> reporter: the state e.p.a. said they notified the city back in october >> it seems they stuck their hand in the sand and chose to ignore it until the problem went away, until someone handed them a piece of paper on how to deal with it. >> reporter: the state stepped in and launched a criminal investigation. officials say james baits falsified results to show an
acceptable level of led. now businesses are using bottled water and buying ice from neighboring towns to keep customers happy >> we have kids, pregnant women, so we don't want to take the chance until they say it's okay to use the water >> reporter: water fountains at two schools tested positive for led prompting closures and blood tests. the schools are back in session but parents say they don't trust the water elevated levels of led have been found in children in the area. health officials say it's too earlier to know if they're tied to the tap water also three more people getting sick after beating bagged lettuce. it brings the total number of people with lysteria tied to the outbreak at 15. there have been illnesses in
other states. the source is probably a plant in ohio. classes have been cancelled today in texas. authorities there are investigating a carbon monoxide leak that left students and teachers sick. the school didn't have a carbon monoxide detector. teachers in detroit taking a drastic action there they're suing that broken down buildings be fixed and the manager removed. >> reporter: the teachers union's lawsuit follow teacher sick outs. >> educators have been snubbed, ignored, disrespected and punished when they informed the school district of health problems and pleaded for them to be repaired >> reporter: the teachers have
released images showing schools with leaky, mouldy ceilings, toilets were no seats, damaged floors and one image showing mushrooms growing out of the wall. the lawsuit calls for a new plan to make repairs. >> translation: i don't go to work to deal with those conditions and so my children shouldn't >> reporter: it is illegal for the teachers to strike, so they went on sick-outs instead. some parents are siding with the teachers >> last year my kids were out of school for 11 days because of building problems >> reporter: the teachers blame state leaders and the district emergency manager. part of the suit calls for the manager to be removed. he is the same person who once ran the city of the flint and facilitated the switch that led to that city's contaminated crisis >> the blood is on the hands of
the emergency manager and governor snyder. >> reporter: the district has a deficit and says it may run out of money by ach thursday's lawsuit comes a week after a judge denied an injunction request by the district to force the teachers to come to work. the teachers union said it doesn't support the sick-outs. hou, as the-- however, as the law states, they do back the reasons behind the sick-outs how did things in detroit get so bad? >> reporter: in 1994 there was a change in how the schools were funded, changing it from property taxes to a certain dollar figure per student. as enrollment declined from around 167,000 in the year 2000 to around 47,000 today. there's less money coming in there's also a question of how that money is being managed and used. john henry smith. thank you surveillance over disneyland. a report spoking police in
california using aerial surveillance using cellular phones. one used was a piece of equipment called dirt box >> reporter: the sell phone privacy of these people could have been compromised by surveillance programs according to the american civil liberties union. >> it is alarm when these tools are being purchased in secret that take advantages of our private items. >> reporter: documents were obtained showing a police built an inventory tree of tools, including sting rays and an airborne device called a dirt box which intercepts mobile >> it will connect to a tower
here, this will talk to the mobile phone and be in the middle. it will intercept all communications, texting, email, all voice and data. >> reporter: this document shows the police requested a grant from the department of homeland security to fund the dirt box purchase saying every city has benefited from the device. >> since 9/11 there has been an explanation in federal grant dollars that are available to law enforcement to purchase surveillance equipment. this has made it easy for police to buy these tools without looping in the public. >> reporter: police department tends to be tight-lipped about surveillance devices. the justice department limited the use of devices like dirt boxes by federal agencies unless they obtain a search warrant, but up until january of this year, local agencies in california didn't need a warrant
turning to weather now, it is warmer than normal in the central plains. nicole for more. >> reporter: we're ending january almost on a hot note. you can see this bubble of warmth. yesterday this went up far into the planes like here in the 50s and today close to 50s. that's widespread, but some of these 10/20 degrees above average. you can see here near 70. kansas, 70. this time of year that's acceptingsal. how do-- exceptional. we will keep it until tuesday. that has a storm system that comes in for a chance of thunder storms. a few places to the north will start to nudge off after a couple of days. if you would rather have the winter weather, there is a clipper in a few places thank you very much guitarist and song writer
from jefr son aeroplane has died. he wrote some of the groups biggest hits. he went on to found the grout jefferson star ship. he died in san francisco of organ failure and septic shop. he was 74. protests on both sides of the border mexican workers against the companies that give them jobs. a look inside the strike and whether it signals a new labor right movement tall, petite, a look at the new barby for a new look for women.
there's a labor dispute putting workers in mexico at odds with the american companies that give them jobs the u.s. printer manufacturer has fired several dozen workers and those workers are fighting back. more from our correspondent in mexico >> reporter: for 12 weeks now fired workers of the plant here have maintained a vigil here outside the gates of their former employer. this is their makeshift headquarters where 76 workers who were fired are taking shifts eating here, sleeping and staying here around the clak. >> they have the power-- clock. they have the power and the
relationship. >> reporter: 35 cents a day. that's the raise they had asked for on top of their daily pay of $6 u.s. they denies the request and about 700 workers went on straight. among them 76 who were organising a union. those workers were fired the next day. this woman had assembled printer cartridges for eight years. after they used us, she says, they toss you had us away like we were rusted iron. she hopes the government will recognise the workers union. now unemployed and with a hands that she says was crippled on the assembly line, they are surviving on donations. meanwhile protests have expanded to elpaso and to lexmark's
headquarters. >> reporter: necessity would not allow our cameras inside the plant. the employees were terminated because of workplace description-- they would not lau. meanwhile, with school tuition due in february, it remains to be seen how many workers and their families can remain in this protest president obama is going to announce new actions to help women in the workforce. it's on the 7th anniversary of the pay act that was the first law the president signed into office or law when he took office back in 2009. it makes it easier for women to bring suits for pay discrimination. he will announce a new rule that requires workers to provide data. not much better than 2009 rates
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the truth is you've been willing to say and do anything in order to get votes center stage ted cruz now in the hot seat for the debate before the caucuses it was donald trump stealing the show. he skipped the debate but still got a lot of attention on the stage the f.b.i.' veal what happened in that oregon flint demands answers about
who may have known about dangerous contamination welcome to your world this morning the republican presidential candidates have three days to convince voters ahead of monday's caucuses last night they faced off to are the last time, but donald trump not there despite sitting it out, he was still very much on the minds of his fellow candidates. >> i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly and ben you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've got the donald trump portion out of the way >> reporter: the big elephant wasn't actually in the room thursday night, but that didn't stop donald trump rivals for taking shots at the missing front runner >> i missed him.
he was a teddy bear to me. we had such a loving relationship in these debates and in between and the tweets. i miss him. >> reporter: with that out of the way, the debate pivoted to who would make the best president. retired neurosurgeon said his political experience, lack of is an asset. >> i've had more 2 a m phone calls than everybody here put together >> reporter: chris christie argued that as the only sitting governor he should said at the head of the table >> we need someone on that stage who has been tested, who has been through it, who has made decisions, who sit in the chair of consequence and who can prosecute the case against hillary clinton on that stage. that is exactly what i am ready to do >> reporter: at one point ted cruz threatened to pull a trump, complaining that the fox news moderators were egging on the
candidates to attack him >> >> please attack ted, everyone please attack ted. >> reporter: it is a debate sir >> no. a debate sapol issue, but i will say this, gosh, if you ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage >> reporter: when the candidates were pressed on immigration, marco rubio and jeb bush traded blows >> you used to support a path of citizen ship >> so did you >> reporter: when rubio and cruz on immigration >> now you want to trump trump on immigration. >> stop the washington bull and let's get things done. >> reporter: when the moderators turned to foreign policy, ben carson stumbled >> putin is a one horse country oil and energy. >> reporter: marco rubio promised to tear up the iran
nuclear deal. >> we are cancelling the deal with iran. >> reporter: during a question about muslims in america, jeb bush bashed the absent can date again >> mr trump believed in reaction to people's fears that we should barn all muslims. creates a toxic environment in our country. >> reporter: will donald trump's no show turn the tide of the race? the first primary test, monday's iowa caucus will provide the answer as you can see, donald trump skipping that debate headlining his own event three miles away to raise funds for veterans >> this is an honor. i didn't want to be here, i have to be honest. i wanted to be about five minutes away. i've enjoyed that. all the online polls i have done well with the debates. i've had a kick with it, but you have to stick up for your
rights. when you're treated right, you have to stick up for your rights donald trump pledging a million dollars saying he raised 6 million dollars all told. he was heckled by anti war protesters who were quickly taken out. what was the mood like at the trump event? >> reporter: yes. good morning. it was a strange event. a lot of people had anticipated that donald trump would make some bold bottom was particular-- bombastic statement. it was a veteran's events. a couple of other candidates came over, but the event was really not seen by a lot of the folks who were there as an event to poke fun at fox news. it was really to talk about veterans. donald trump talk a lot about money, how much he has and how much he has raised. it was that kind of a night. there wasn't really any news
made at his event we are now just three days before the iowa caucuses. what are you hearing from the voters there? >> reporter: you won that bet. people here are starting to make their decisions finally and what people are talking about now are the evangelical christians because donald trump has attracted many of them, even though that's not his background. ted cruz has made a big push for them and has done well, but needs to keep those voters. marco rubio talking a lot about christian values last night, bringing god up a lot, making a very big push for the voters, trying to finish third here marco rubio surging in iowa, but as you mentioned he was pushing out to the evangelical vote last night. is it too little too late, though? >> reporter: it's hard to say. i talked just down that third place. third place is exactly where
marco rubio wants to be. if he can do well in third place, come very close to the second place finisher, that is good for him. he has been surging, but it is not a national trend. his numbers in new hampshire have gone down as john kasich and jeb bush has gone up. the national plan for him, he has remained flat. he is hoping that he does well in iowa that creates momentum something to warm you up. only three more days before they actually caucus. thank you for that. michael thank you very much. there was also that undercard debate, the former republican candidates who have been polling near the bottom complaining there has been too much time on donald trump and not enough on other g.o.p. candidates. >> this is what the media has been doing over the past year in trying to segregate and obtaining iowans out of the
process. they deserve to hear from every candidate on an equal footing saying that, carly fiorina said she would give $2 million to veterans groups if donald trump would have a one-on-one debate with her this morning f.b.i. is working to get the people out of the wildlife refuge. just four people remain there after 11 were arrested. we're getting a new look at what happened when the group's spokesman was shot dead. >> reporter: the f.b.i. has just released new aerial video of tuesday's car pursuit and fatal shooting. there were no dash cams. no-one disputes the afternoon ended with the shooting dead of lavoy finicum, but how it happened has been hotly debated >> we know there are various versions of what happened out in the public domain.
most of them inaccurate, some of them inflammatory. to that end, we want to do what we can to - and be as transparent to give the public as much as possible as to what happened that day >> reporter: the planes followed pursuing two cars carries leaders of the occupation en route to a meeting in a neighboring town. a white vehicle leads and a dark jeep follows. the second vehicle is pulled over. from the dark jeep three people get out and are arrested peacefully. when the white vehicle is stopped just one of its passengers gets out and is taken into custody. then for nearly four minutes the white car and remaining occupants just sits. >> throughout this time troopers
are giving commands to the occupants. >> reporter: but lavoy finicum at the wheel it races off. he veered off the road >> lavoy finicum leaves the truck and steps on the snow. on at least two occasions he reaches his right hand toward the pocket on the left inside portion of his jacket. he did have a loaded semiautomatic handgun in that pocket. at this time, troopers shot lavoy finicum. >> reporter: in releasing this video the f.b.i. seeks to convince the public that the use of lethal force was justified >> the lawence forcement showed great restraint, that we did-- law enforcement. >> reporter: they're still working for a peaceful conclusion. the negotiators are working around the clock to persuade remaining occupiers to leave
also this morning investigators in california saying they're closer to finding those three escaped inmates. they say they believe the men are in a white stolen van and have not yet left the country. meanwhile there has been another arrest in connection. she say 44-year-old teacher who had been working at the jail. >> reporter: at this point there's no confirmation that she brought tools into the jail. she is denying having brought the tools. we do know is that she provided google maps, those types of things, to prepare for the escape many arrested including five gang members that they believed helped the four escape. >> reporter: president obama is picked to take over a military command in afghanistan and admits the system there is deteriorating. that came from john nicholson. many senators argued against the plan to remove about half of u.s. troops in afghanistan by
next year. nicholson has promised to make recommendations based on conditions he sees on the ground >> i share your concerns and i would ask your indulgence to come back to you once i've had a chance to get on the ground and do a detailed assessment of this to really give you the answer sz you're looking for u.s. troops are officially only in an advisory role in afghanistan. despite that an american soldier was killed in a fire fight last month and six air men were killed in a suicide bombing in december the pentagon is out with proposals to help service members and their families. a plan for increased parental leave, including doubling maternal leave, in an effort to recruit and retain quality members turning to weather, the west coast is expecting some wet weather this weekend in parts of california are in for some long awaited rain. >> reporter: wet, windy, wintery
all for the west. a lot of ws in there. part of it is the fact that you can see this plume extend to the pacific. now the moisture moving into the coastline, but a long tap of moisture for us to be dealing with. this is going to take us through the next few days and keep the weekend pretty active. we have some of that heavy rain right now. you can see portions of that along the woshing tonne/oregon-- washington/oregon-- washington/oregon border. close to the close is where we have some of that exceptional draught, the draught with all the systems have chewed a lot of this area, some improvements, but we need it to head further south. also areas of snow. we have the highest elevation, above 7,000 feet in sierra,
maybe two feet, but also there's the wind component of that. so some of those upper ridges higher in the smoch, you get the stronger winds, but funneling through the mountains. some of those could top a hundred miles per hour. there's a lot of things going on. lower elevations there is more of a rainstorm. you get through the mountain passes and see the snow. we have some pink for nevada is freezing rain. this is tomorrow's forecast. it is starting to go further to the south. sunday, a chance to go south. by the time we get to next week these could be severe thunder storms for portions of the central and southern united states also fascinated yesterday that the w.h.o. linking zika to el nino, saying that the wealth weather has led to more
mosquitos. >> reporter: we talk a lot about what is happening in the united states. but it causes ripple effects around the world. if you have more places with more moisture, it's more of an ebreeding ground-- breeding ground ahead, still on the debates going to court, teachers in detroit file suit in hopes to fix the city's deteriorating schools.
photographed with the trump sign. i'm supporting another candidate for president that's rick santorum. they went there after they took part in that debate in blasting the media for giving donald trump so much coverage > donald trump. >> if we win iowa we're going to win new hampshire and run the table. >> reporter: just days before the iowa caucuses, the republican race has turned fer ocious >> he is dropping like a rock in the ratings >> reporter: in the battle between anti establishment candidates led by donald trump and party insiders, including
marco rubio, jeb bush and chris christie, they're getting crushed >> donald trump represents the middle finger sectors >> reporter: the angry message is becoming louder >> just about every candidate in the field was attacking donald trump. now they're attacking me. i guess something has changed >> reporter: even donald trump with his anti positions seemed amazed his political incorrectness has generated so much loyalty >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose voters. it's incredible >> reporter: behind donald trump is ted cruz. christian conservatives proposal prize caucus goers have been rallied by his appeals >> i want to ask each and every one of you is that you pray, is that we go to our knees and we
pray for our country, for this awakening, the spirit of revival sweeping the country >> reporter: two years ago ted cruz defied leaders and shut down the government >> there are politicians in this body who are not listening to the people >> reporter: john baner calls ted cruz a jack arse and former figures have said they would support ted crdonald trump over. >> everything is up for grabs >> reporter: strategists believe there is still an opportunity for a party insider to be the trump/cruz alternative. >> if you take casic or others. >> reporter: the establishment is on life support and that donald trump or cruz would be a
g.o.p. disaster. >> if you nominate trump and cruz, i think you get the same outcome. death by shot or poisoning, does it really matter? republican congress man steve king who has endorsed ted cruz for the nomination joins us know. i know it is an exciting and busy time in iowa so i appreciate your time. i want to show you the kind of headlines that people are waking up to. rough night for cruz. do you agree it was tough for him last night? >> well, i just saw that headline here a few minutes ago. what i said was, well, that's news to me. i had the best seat in the house sitting next to cruz's daughters. no, i didn't think it was that rough compared to what i expected. when donald trump pulled out, i predicted that all of the
candidates playing this aggressive game of political king of the hill would turn their guns on ted cruz and they didn't. when you're in a situation where everybody is take ignore shots at you, the moderators were taking shots, serving up the opportunities for the debaters to take shots, it's hard to turn that to a positive message. you have to deflect the blows and turn it around. it gives you 60 seconds to do that. i thought he had a goodnight. i thought he could have had a better night, but if you're objective whoever you're for you're going to think that have you spoke to cruz since last night. what is the feeling in the cruz camp this morning on what they have to do in the next three days to pull iowa voters? >> the strategy was put together by ted cruz months ago and he has always been on schedule for the plan and the strategy for a
nation-wide campaign. he has raised the money that he said he was going to raise. in fact, he has raised more. so the strategy here in iowa is to complete this out, to hit the rest of the stops, to finish out on monday and in doing so have touched people in each of the counties, the organization is there, the turn out effort is there. the cruz campaign has a significantly better ground came than anyone else here in the state of iowa. the question is, people never coming to caucus before, will they come out for donald trump, and i think it will set a record for turn out, but not as big a leap as the trump people are predicting. by the way, what happens here, they saw what happened last night. i believe the number was 39% undecided going into the debate last night. they were moulding their decisions, keeping their powder dry, so to speak, waiting for the debate because they wanted
to see the trump-cruz match up. when donald trump pulled out and had a side show, it's an insult to the party to see that happen and so it became the game of political hearing there have been some major endorsements for donald trump in recent days, sarah pailen and this one that could be the decisive factor, james folwel junior. how do you explain that? >> that is an unexplainable thing. i watched trump's speech at the university. there is the joke two corinthians go into a bar. he used proceed feignity-- profanity. he end up with an endorsement. i say it's unexplainable except
that donald trump has unlimited resources that he can bring to bear. that's a whole set of different tools. it's hard to say no to donald trump. i say that's how to explain it you have said that before and recently you mentioned in a political article that trump may be using some of his money to gain these endorsements. what did you mean, exactly, by that? >> i believe the word i used was "resources". that he has not quite unlimited, but a lot of resources. those resources include the reality show and the fortune and fame and opportunities down the line. there is also the fear factor of trump turning against you. he has done that. he has turned around and attacked everybody who has challenged him. he is a serial insulting tweeter. he sits down and tweets insults at people. that whole package together, i'm
aware of pretty powerful endorsements that are not coming forward because they fear the retribution that can come down the line from the power of the 10 billion dollars of donald trump. i think that he is bullying people along the way too let's go back to cruz. until recently people might have known him because he spent on the floor reading green eggs and ham which led to a government shut down that year. can someone who is considered an obstructionist, even by some in his own party, be effectively in the white house? >> i have zero concern about that being a problem. there was a lot more to the 21 hours in the green eggs and ham. a lot went into the depth of obamacare, about how the federal government taking over our bodies and managing the health, but i've watched--
it led to calls that he was an obstructionist. can you govern in the white house by being perceived in that way even by members of his own party >> whoever said that they believe he is an obstructionist is that person's opinion. i have seen when the president takes the oath of office, the party lines up and they work together and you can also work across the aisle because you've got so much leverage. ted cruz knows how to get things done. he makes good decisions based on fact. i've been able to work with him on issues of immigration and ethanol here, a policy which provides for open competition and market access. i've seen no sign of that. this is just political competition and if they can't take on an issue, then they start to attack the personality.
that's pretty weak in that's the best you've got thank you steve king for your time this morning. >> thank you he failed to mention the fact that the governor said don't vote for ted cruz. >> reporter: then you have established people who said both trump and cruz will have a problem none of the colleagues have lined up to support him. when we come back, the syrian government is in geneva for the peace talks but no-one else has showed up. why the opposition is boyco boycotting. >> we need to get answers quickly plans to tackle the zika virus.
>> a critical first step on the road to the white house. >> you have to find common ground. >> i'm doing what's right for you. >> that's the kind of debate that we need to have. >> stay with al jazeera america for... >> it's going to be about getting people out to the caucus, which is not an easy thing to do. >> comprehensive coverage that's... >> the focus will be on south carolina tonight. welcome back to your world this morning. the u.n. saying syrian peace talks are getting underway in switzerland despite the fact that the opposition is not going to be there disagreements on who will take part have complicated any framework for discussions. al jazeera's james bays has the latest. >> reporter: the syrian government delegation we
understand, we've not yet seen any pictures of them, but we understand they have landed at geneva airport, headed by the syria's ambassador. we understand in the coming hours he will be meeting staffan de mistura. some opposition figures are here, but the main delegation, the list drawn up in saudi arabia, they in recent days have written letters to the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon saying we're not coming to geneva because we have certain conditions to be met. we can't possibly come and talk around a table when our colleagues are being bombed on the ground in syria. they want sieges lifted. these are among the conditions they put before they will come to geneva. having said all that, they are actually coming to geneva, a small of the so-called high
negotiating commission have taken off from riyadh. they're on the way here. i'm told by their advisers that they are going to be meeting at some point later in the day staffan de mistura, but not at this stage taking part in negotiations. i think they're going to be discussing with him their conditions for taking part in negotiations and it's not clear whether the small delegation actually represents all of the high negotiating commission that is back in saudi arabia because we know there were divisions there when they've had various votes on whether to come or not. so a confused picture started the process but certainly not any actual negotiation al jazeera's jails bays reported from geneva. -- james. more than 30 people including 10 children have been found dead off the coast of greece and italy in the last 24 hours. 25 bodies were found when a boat capsized off an island.
migrants were attempting to cross from libya and turkey. it is not clear if they were escaping the war in syria jason rosian making his first appearance after being released from prison. as you can see, they were emotional as they talked about his ordeal. the journalist saying his jailors saying the u.s. government would never fight for his release. >> in the military, as you all know, and in other dangerous callings, the most sacred pledge to make is you will never leave a buddy behind. like most pledges, it is a lot easier to say than to do. >> today i'm here in the room with the people who helped prove the iranians wrong in so many
ways. each day since my release i learned more about the efforts to gain our freedom he was held for 544 days. others were released as part of the deal that john kerry brokered. people said he wasn't working ahard enough. teachers of detroit taking a step to solve crisis over their school they are suing the district to get buildings fix and the manager removed. >> reporter: the teachers union's lawsuit follows weeks of teacher sick-outs that all but shut down the district >> educators have been snubbed, ignored, disrespected and punished when they informed the school district of problems and pleaded for them to be repaired
>> reporter: the teachers have released images showing schools with leaky, mouldy ceilings, toilets were no seats and one imaenl showing mushrooms growing out of the wall. it calls for a new plan to make needed repairs. >> i don't go to work and deal with those conditions. my kids shouldn't have to deal with them either. >> reporter: it is illegal for the teachers to strike, so they turned to sick-outs to make their point, which kept some 47,000 students in detroit out of school. despite that, some parents are siding with the teachers >> last year my kids were out of school for 11 days because of building problems. >> reporter: the teachers blame state leaders and the manager. part of the school for him to be removed. he is the same person who once ran the city of flint and facilitated the switch that led to that city's contaminated
water crisis. >> the blood is on the hands of the emergency manager and governor snyder. >> reporter: the district has a 107 million dollar deficit and says it may run out of money by april in 1999 the detroit public schools had a 100 million dollar surplus, but in that year the governor planted the first of four powerful managers to run the district. the teachers say returning to an elected school board would help solve the problems as well as the state taking on much of the system's debt what is governor's snyder's ideas for solving this? >> he wants to divide the school system into two yunlts, one which would exist to erase the school's deficit and one to give new state funds to the 250 million or so to educate the students. teachers oppose that plan so the controversy continues. thank you very much
in flint, michigan, law makers have approved another 28 million dollars in emergency relief as newly released emails raise questions about the state's response. the liberal group of pro progress michigan put out the emails. they were telling the residents were safe but they brought in water dispensers for the workers. they say it wasn't related to flint and given to provide a choice. flint is not the only american city dealing with water problems right now. people in north-eastern ohio have also found led in their water supply. >> reporter: angry residents packed a city council meeting this week desperate to find out how much the city knew about problems with the water >> i was never notified of this problem. trust me. i'm a water plan operator, so i know what these letters look like. >> reporter: city council members insisted they knew nothing, but the denial left many here worried about the safety of their water.
it was just last week that the city's 8,000 residents found out their water was contaminated with led >> it doesn't mean it come from the water >> reporter: the state e.p.a. said it notified the city back as far back as october >> it seems like they stuck their head in the sand to ignore it, until somebody handed a piece of paper for the method of dealing with it >> reporter: the state has stepped in, removing the water plant director and launching a criminal investigation. officials say james baits falsified test results over the summer to show an acceptable level of led and failed to notify residents about the problems. now businesses are using bottled water and buying ice from neighboring towns to keep customers happy. >> we have kids, pregnant women, women that are breastfeeding that come in here. we don't want to take the chance until they say it's okay to use the water >> reporter: water fountains at two schools tested positive for led last week. prompting closures and blood
tests. the school s are now back in session but parents say they still don't trust of the water elevated led levels have been found in five children who live in the area where tainted drinking water has been found in chicago a police officer accused of shooting la question and answer mcdonald-- laquan - in court today. video showed an officer shooting the youth 16 times the world health organisation has issued a dire warning about the spread of the zika virus. it says it is spreading ex-employ sievely and four million people could be infected by the end of the year. the agency is holding an emergency meeting on friday to discuss the virus and the response. a journalist who has been
travelling the world and has a new documentary called in ebola's wake. i want to start with the zika virus. do you see any comparisons worthy of making between the spread of zika and the spread of ebola and the response by the w mo? >> the major difference that i see is that the w.h.o. is eager to raise the alarm early around not be behind the outbreak like they were with ebola, but zika is a different beast. it is transmitted by mosquitos and, of course, mosquitos have to be targeted in order to tackle that outbreak. with ebola the major route of transmissions were people, bodily fluids, direct contact. ebola was a totally different matter we're going to be airing your documentary which takes the
i have in laws that live in lyberia, i have been to the country. you're looking at a country that just emerged from 20 years of civil war. now dealing with a major crisis. how tough was it on the people of lyberia. the story behind the story >> it was very tough because the people there told me that ebola was worse than the war because during the war you saw your enemy, you knew your enemy and you could go the other way. with ebola the enemy was an enemy to everyone, you couldn't see it, and this enemy came to you in the form of those that were closest to you, your loved ones, because if you were sick, you went back to your family and your brothers, your mother, your forth was looking after you and those that were closest to one another were actually the most at risk. that put a lot of strain on the villages, on the societies, on
this tightly-knit communities. it was very tough for them the documentary is called in ebola's wake. what do you want viewers to come away with? what is different about the story you're telling? >> i think i take a strictly lyberian perspective and what has been forgotten, the international forces did work, but the crucial work was done by the people themselves. in the center where i filmed my story, over 90% of the staff working there were lyberians. i felt a lot of focus was on the international relief effort and the people were reduced to victims. i wanted to get away from that because it really wasn't the case. they did a tremendous and crucial job there thanks for being with us this morning. by the way, we want to say that you can watch it, it airs this
sunday at 10 p.m. eastern time 7 p.m. pacific time. i will be watching thanks. more bad news for the global economy the new numbers out moments ago showing the u.s. barely growing in the last quarter spying in the oc, police and southern california accused of watching millions of people at disneyland every year.
are out this morning showing the u.s. economy barely grew our economics reporter with us. break it down. what do they mean? >> the economy grew point 7%, less than 1% in the final three months of last year. this was slightly worse than the general consensus but not really unexpected. this is backward looking data and everything was signalling to the fact that things were slowing down in the fourth quarter. consumer spending actually decelerated. it was still on the plus side. it was up 2.2%. it was a deceleration from the third quarter. the impact of the strong dollar has been harming the u.s. economy. look to further than exports. they took a beating in the fourth quarter, down 2.5%. a big drop in exports. that's because the u.s. dollar is strong against other
currencies which makes u.s. goods more expensive to buy overseas. business investment, we talk about high oil prices and how they've been harming u.s. shale oil producers. business investment was down 1.8%. that's not a great signal. that means the business are not investmenting in capital goods to expand their businesses. that was the harm too. another thing too, businesses are still working through their inventory. you want them to build them up because then business will be good. the fact that they're still working them down not good. when you look globally, the bank of japan is slashing interest rates to less than 0. what does that mean in light of this most recent report and in light of fed policy? >> yeah, exactly. the gdp report and the boj decision will have an influence on policies. so the bank of japan today
moving its interest rates to less than zero. in effect, charging banks for actually parking their excess reserves at the bank of japan. why do you do that? because you want to say one day another way to look at it is paying banks to lend out in some ways? >> no. what you're doing is putting - your charging the banks to keep the money in the bank of japan. it is profitable for them to lend it out rather than parking it. it is trying to boost inflation. they're concerned about low inflation. they're concerned that inflation is not moving towards their 2% target in the shorter term. they want to see prices go up. when you look combination of the economy slowing in the fourth quarter, and we talked about this with low oil prices and commodity prices, driving down prices here in the u.s. and also through key when we look at our dwindling imports, because what are we doing?
we're importing cheaper goods next quarter a major snow storm. thanks force being with us. snoosh-- for the f.b.i. is now investigating a hack on its servers. files were posted on line of the police. they include names and addresses of officers. it's unclear who is behind the hack. the order of police represents 30,000 law enforcement officers across the u.s. surveillance of visitors to disney land. one of the devices they might have used was a military grade piece of equipment called a dirt box. al jazeera's correspondent reports. >> reporter: the cell phone privacy of millions of disney land visitors could have been
compromised by a program. >> it's alarming when law enforcement is purchasing tools in secret that take advantage of these devices that we rely on for our private communications. >> reporter: through a freedom of information request the aclu obtained documents showing how over a span of almost ten years police built an inventory of surveillance tools. they include sting rays which mimic towers. >> your phone would connect to a cell tour over here. with a dirt box, this man in the middle attack, this will talk to the mobile phone and be in the mimgdz. it will intercept all communications. >> reporter: this document shows police requested a grant from the department of homeland security to fund the dirt box purchase saying every sydney in orange county has benefited from
the device >> since 9/11 there has been an explanation in federal grant dollars that are available to local law enforcement to purchase surveillance equipment. what this has done is it has made it easy for police to buy these tools without looping in the public >> reporter: police departments tend to be silent about use of devices. the police wouldn't comment because of an ongoing lawsuit. a search warrant is to be obtained, but up until january of this year local agencies in california didn't need a warrant it could be a windy weaned for parts of the-- weekend for parts of the country the north east bracing for more snow >> reporter: back on solid ground, a break through in the race for the cosmos.
the blizzard in the north-east ranking as one of the worst ever seen here. it was the fourth strongest to hit the u.s. since 1950. 20 inches of snow falling everywhere, four feet in some places. at least 52 people died the north-east is bracing for another round of snow which won't be as bad as last week we're still in shock it will be a lot less.
>> this is one of those clippers that we're used to dealing with. that's one of the things we will have. we will have the temperatures in the 30 near the great lakes. i want to show this. look at the bubble of warmth, especially in the central planes, temperatures running 10 or 20 degrees above average, all the way up to denver at 55, here at 58. a few other places drop about 10 degrees in the next couple of days. a little further south warmth hangs on probably yl next tuesday, monday or tuesday. that's when that next big storm system comes through. you will hear more about that because that has a severe weather potential. this is the forecast into tomorrow with more of the same. speaking of that snow, here is the clipper. we have another little one that is going to start to dip in from canada. the big system is out in the west. we talked about that earlier with wind, rain and the higher elevation snow.
this system comparatively to what we had last weekend minor. some of the heavier snow is probably falling right now from far says as west virginia. predominantly as this goes through, a little dusting here depending where you are and then another area as i mentioned behind that. here are some totals. into tomorrow more of that stuff comes into the mid-west. this is much more cooperative. it is the stuff that you want to see in the winter, pretty as it goes by, but doesn't cause major grid locks and delays i still have a neighbor that has not yet dug out from the last storm >> they would so busy gigging you out-- digging you out spacex has tested another par chute system to bring its
dragon back to earth. spacex has been using this to make cargo runs to the international space station since 2012. it can't send humans until it passes a lot of safety test including one for that par chute system lego unveiling the first ever disabled toy. it is a boy in a wheelchair designed after a campaign called hashtag toy like me. that got more than 20,000 signatures on the petition you finally have dolls that reflect society and making a difference that's all we're back monday. we will live in iowa you can always go to our website aljazeera.com. until then we will see you on monday and have a great day and
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