>> condition critical, new documents revealed just how many people signed up for health insurance in the initial days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry admits some surveillance has gone too far, just as giant tech companies push back against the government. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> the federal cuts making it harder for struggling families to put food on the table. >> a threatened species makes a comeback. the salmon population is pushed toward record numbers.
>> good morning, good to have you with us on this friday with that welcome to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled? you have no idea. >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> white house war room notes seem to show exact enrollment numbers for the first two days were off to a slow start. the notes say by the end of the
second day, only 248 people had actually enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic, considering that the site had nearly 5 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee requested and released the war room notes. he is one of the republicans already calling for health and how many services secretary kathleen sebelius to be fired. >> she shouldn't be there. >> he is demanding numbers on enrollment numbers throughing a subpoena. in a statement, he said: >> secretary sebelius maintains the facts and physician aren't reliable because the site hasn't been functioning properly and that is no why she has not
provided the information. she insists the numbers will be released by mid november. the administration set a goal to enroll 7 million people by march 1. >> keep in mind, 250 people in the first two days doesn't add up. >> the math definitely doesn't add up. when we did the math, they need to be doing 40,000 h 40,000 enrs to hit the mark, still, sebelius is saying the site is up and running, and they are accepting applications, although slowly. >> that's a big gap. >> indeed. brightest minds from top technology companies are being brought in to help fix the site. the obama administration is recruiting to help fix the exchange. they are arriving just in time here. the announcement came thursday after the site had been down for a day and a half. >> tech companies are joining the angry chorus denouncing
n.s.a. spying. senators got a letter saying the business med dolls were threatened. the firm's leader favor a key part of the bill that would distance the industry from n.s.a. tactics, saying: >> for the first time an administration official is saying the n.s.a. overreached, john kerry speaking today admitted that the surveillance was out of bounds, saying: >> kerry said reports of n.s.a. spying on millions of americans are not true and praised the agency, claiming that it had prevented terrorist attacks. >> indonesian foreign minister said his country is deeply
concerned about spying at embassies there. new reports say the consulates were used to collect electronic data. the foreign minister is asking the u.s. and australia to explain. >> the fact that we have certain countries may have certain capacities to gather information in the way that they have, that's one thing, but whether you would want to put that into effect and therefore potentially damaging the kind of trust and confidence that have been nurtured and developed over many decades and years is something that we may want to ponder. >> a sydney newspaper reports that several agency across asia were part of the spying. >> edward snowden wants to help germany figure out if the u.s. tapped angela merkel's cell phone. he offered to help with the investigation and even offered to be a witness. the official says "he knows a lot."
he is prepared to come to germ my and give testimony. the official says snowden insists that before coming to germany, "conditions must be discussed." he sent the a personal letter to merkel, which will be red publicly today. >> powerful storms pound the parts of ohio. >> the severe weather is expected to last through tonight, as well. ten people were injured. strong winds damages businesses and downed power lines. the storm caused flash floods on wednesday in sections of texas that left two dead. tornado warnings have been issued, high went gusts are also expected in new york and new england. >> let's bring in our meteorologist. >> very busy system here. what can we expect. >> very busy, we have close to 200 reports, five being tornadoes, close to 150 being wind reports, and also multiple reports of hail across much of the country yesterday. this is a report issued by the s.p.c., the storm prediction
center. you can see the areas of blue. that is wind. we have a lot of wind to contend with last night across portions of indiana. as a matter of fact, a roof collapsed across one town in indiana and 96 people had to be evacuated from their apartment building. across the east coast, we have high pressure in control right off the coastline, drawing up warm air out of the south. it's 69 degrees in new york city right now. that's certainly going to change in the next couple of days. you can see these areas of yellow lighting up on the screen. those are storm watches, severe thunderstorm watches in effect. as i said with, that warm air pushing in out of the south really helping to fuel these storms, these severe storms and we're going to see heavy rain continue with this band of storms that are pushing across central pennsylvania right now into new jersey, so it's a stormy morning to say the very least, a lot of wind that we'll to have contend with. where you see the areas of yellow and orange, that's where we're concerned with more heavy rain in addition to gusty winds,
high winds expected across upstate new york into new england later in the day. that's going to continue to be a problem. winds gusting to 20 miles an hour in albany coming out of the south. it's warm air pushing out of the south, 20 miles per hour in washington, d.c. flying out of laguardia or philadelphia, you'll be backed up at the airport until these storms push off the east coast. behind it, a much cooler air mass, chicago right now at 43 degrees. back to you all. >> not a good commute for many people. thank you. >> the prime minister of iraq will meet with president obama today at the white house. this is his first visit to washington since u.s. troops were pulled from the country. he spoke thursday at the u.s. institute for peace. at least 5,000 iraqis have died this year in sectarian fighting and he says the u.s. needs to help to stop the violence.
>> who is to blame for the carnage seen almost daily now on the streets are iraq? >> the message to the u.s., this is the work of america's own arch enemy, al-qaeda, telling the u.s. media public forums and u.s. leaders he needs their help to top this. the goop's resurgence he says is left by the arab spring. some say he shares the blame, for shutting out the sunni community, creating the situations for a civil war. >> as long as i use my prerogatives in a constitutional way, there is no problem. if i act in an unconstitutional way, please tell me. >> at the white house, there are
indications they won't block the sales of fighter jets, helicopters or vehicles. >> we believe that continued assistance is necessary and that denying that assistance would be contrary to our interests. >> senior officials may help by sharing intelligence, but analysts don't expect a huge shift. >> the status forces agreement doesn't provide for more u.s. personnel or trainers or advisors. the equipment we sold is already in the pipeline. i don't think he'll get more equipment. he probably wants more intelligence cooperation. there may be some news to try to provide contractors to help him. >> the u.s. has budgeted just $200 million next year to help improve the security situation in iraq. in the past, in exchange for aid and weapons, the u.s. has demand iraq stop letting iran use its air space to transport weapon to say syria. now the u.s. focuses on the
violence in iraq and what it could mean for u.s. security. the prime minister will ask president obama what he will do to stop it and hopes he has an answer. >> he claims al-qaeda fighters are joining forces with sunnis on attacks on the shiite majority. >> most provisions of the texas state allow were reinstated by a federal appeals court, reversing a law blocked three days ago. the measure provides any doctor who provides abortions to get admission privileges at a hospital. that would leave about 27 facilities to serve the entire state. >> the stop and frisk tactic used by new york city police gets the backing of a federal appeals court. thursday, the judges blocked an earlier decision that would have stopped the practice. the lower court had ruled that
it's unconstitutional. critics say the policy lets the officers unfairly target blacks and latinos. the police commissioner credits stop and frisk for the city's lower crime rate. >> the lowest number of murders at this point in time, october 31 of 2013, probably the lowest it's been since in october 31 perhaps in the 1940's, so that's how safe the city is. our tactics and strategies, i think have worked, continued to work. >> the legal battle may be short-lived. a new mayor will be chosen on tuesday and the heavily favored democratic candidate opposes stop and frisk. >> today is the first day on the job for senator cory booker, sworn in thursday by vice president biden. >> my state now has a latino and black representing them. that's kind of incredible.
new jersey is a special kind of place, as i was traveling down the street, not one person seemed to care that much about the color of my skin. what they wanted to know was what was i going to do with the urgent issues of our state. >> he joined south carolina republican tim scott as the only african americans in the senate. he brought his mother along. booker won a special election to fill the seat of the late frank laughtenberg. >> aljazeera investigates sex crimes on campus. >> sometimes the victims are the falsely accused. >> i started to talk and i broke down and i was crying, and, you know, i was just devastated. >> the struggle colleges face balancing the rights of accusers and the accused. >> between rental, light bills, water bills, i just couldn't really afford to have food in the house. >> it's a lot to juggle. things are about to get tougher
for financially strapped families. the help that's being taken away today. >> the f.a.a. will start letting you use four phone and other devices during take offs and landings, but there will still be restrictions. >> santa's making an early appearance at the mall. why the first big holiday sale is already here.
>> the charges have been dropped but i still can't return to campus. at aljazeera reports, he is fighting to clear his name in a crime he says he never committed. >> taylor spends most weekends hanging out with friends in fargo. in the last four years, his life has veered off in a dramatically different direction from theirs. a sexual encounter with a fellow
college student sent his world out of control. >> she came over to watch a movie. the two guys i lived with at the time kind of knew that i liked this girl and wanted to be alone with her. they went to their rooms. we went upstairs and had sex there, and afterwards, kind of cuddled. >> did she object. >> no. >> you weren't drinking? >> no. >> neither of you were drinking? >> no. >> caleb told her he did not wish to be her boyfriend. soon after, she ended their relationship and filed a sexual assault charge with the university. >> caleb's warning here on campus, the standard for guilt was lower than a criminal courtroom, called a preponderance of the evidence, meaning a student mother likely than not is guilty. >> someone going through this thing accused of a serious crime, what did you think about
the standard? >> it's a judgment call. to be fair to the university, if you were sitting over there on their side, you don't want a rapist on your campus. even if the guy didn't do it, you're going to do the safe play and expel them, because that way, it's not going to come back to get you. >> do you think the deck i can stacked against the accused? >> every time. >> in february, 2010, the student relations committee found warner guilty, banning him from campus for at least three years. >> they said well, we think you're guilty, and then they go what's your final comment. i started to talk and i broke down and i was crying, and you know, i was just devastated, and my lawyer just kind of grabbed me and said stop talking, it doesn't matter and it is this point, no matter what you say, it's not going to help. >> our colleagues are investigating sex crimes on campus. >> in their final report, they talked to students, experts and
parents. you can see it tonight at 9:00 eastern on aljazeera. >> the supreme court of virginia ruled virginia tech university was not at fault in failing to warn students about the 2007 campus shooting, reversing a low court's ruling. 32 people were killed when a student gunman opened fire. the decision means virginia tech will not have to pay the families of the victims. >> more than 47 million americans will have less food on their tables because the federal budget cuts kick in today. >> $5 billion were cut from the supplemental nutrition assistance program. the stimulus bill gave the program a boost, but congress is letting it expire. here's how the cuts affect the average family receiving food stamps. >> anyone getting food stamps will have to cut back on groceries. a family of four will see benefits cut by $36 a month.
the cuts will affect those not on food stamps. every food stamp dollar creates $1.73 in economic growth. >> this is affecting food banks. charities are reaching out to families who receive little or no help from the government, as stephanie boswell reports from new orleans, food banks there are bracing for the worst. >> this woman and her 4-year-old son have to watch their spending when grocery shopping. even though she has a job, she still needs help from snap, the federal foot stamp program. >> between rental, light bills, water bills, everything, nursery bills, i just couldn't really afford to have food in the house. >> she receives $364 a month in food stamps. like other americans, she is about to face life with less
help putting bread on the table. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> natalie of second half vest food bank of new orleans serves males to 263,000 people a year at risk of going hungry in south louisiana. >> we're very, very concerned about these reductions going into effect. the effect here in the state of louisiana would be like if second half vest just stopped distributing food today. we distribute 20 million meals a year, for the entire state of louisiana, we're going to lose 41 million males as a result of this cut. >> in this economy, that could mean the difference between eating and going hungry. >> second half vest food bank are seeing more and more what they call the new face of hunger, workers who have jobs but aren't earning enough. they have jobs, but they still are living paycheck to paycheck. >> gail was once in need of nap and now runs the action food
pantry in partnership with second half vest. >> i remember being divorced and raising my boys by myself. i went to apply for food stamps and i was turned down. i was working. i've always had a decent job, i work for the federal government, but i was among the working poor. >> murray says now that the word is getting out about the cuts in snap, her regular customers are already looking for more help. she will have to cut back somewhere, but not on nutrition for her son. >> he loves like his bananas and apples, especially straw about herries and grapes. even if i have to just catch the sales, because i have to keep him healthy. >> second half vest is used to helping people through that end of the month gap in the grocery budget. with these new cuts, that gap is only going to get wider. new orleans, louisiana. >> so difficult to balance everything and the cuts may be
just the beginning. >> the house and senate are debating bills that would cut $43.5 billion more from snap in the next 10 years. >> a new month of trading begins on wall street after a pretty good one. >> we have all the business headlines. happy november. >> happy november, good morning, it's a new month and investors want the market to keep climbing. october didn't scare wall street this time. the stock market seemed unstoppable, the dow up 3% for this month. the s. and p. up. the in decks closed at record highs seven times last month. nasdaq is up 4%, all three were higher even after october began with the 16 day government shutdown and threat of the u.s. default. stock futures are higher at this hour, so november may start in good form. this morning, the dow opens at 15,545, the s&p 500 by 1500.
european stock markets are lower, reacting to chinese news and factory activity. nikkei down 1%, but hong kong and shanghai are both slightly higher. >> in case you didn't get the memo, the holiday shopping season just started. doesn't it seem to come earlier every year? wal-mart is pushing holiday sails forward by nearly a month, offering deals on t.v.'s and tablets that were originally held from the day after thanksgiving and cyber monday. retailers are taking steps to get out in time. thanksgiving comes late in the month. >> just how hot are google's. >> smart phone? the next cuss five debuted yesterday and sold out. it was announced on a block post.
minutes later, it had run out of inventory. >> today's a big day for the auto industry and car lovers. major automakers are releasing monthly sales physician in hours. october sales are expected to be strong. one analyst predicts big numbers from g.m. >> there was speculation they would be the do as well as they did, so you saw a little bump in their stock. when you look at the brand itself, the product purchased, the clock and g.m.c. chevrolet product, could not assumers are buying. their profit margins will probably come out strong at the end of the year. >> lower sales in september, look for rebound in october's numbers. >> i don't want to think about the shopping days. we're smacked in the face everywhere we go. i do want to talk about the government shutdown. did that affect sales? >> a lot say it affected the
psychology of buyers. other folks say well, at the same time, everyone knew that a deal would eventually be brokered in washington. interest rates were low, so if you were looking to finance a car, now would be the time to do it. >> if you need a new car one need a new car. when car sales were slumping, there were great deals. are there still great deals? >> there are. fords incentive spending was up 24% in october from a year ago and toyota's up 4.5%. there are deals out there. if you're looking at very inexpensive cars, the deals may not be there. if you're looking at $500,000 cars, you might not want cash back. >> there are $500,000 cars? wow. >> that use it or lose it rule for flexible health spending accounts is being eased.
a change by the i.r.s. will let account holders carry up to $500 into the next year without penalty. the exemption will be more popular. it's less likely users will use that cash. the new rules take affect right away. >> federal regulators say it's now ok for airline passengers to use electronic devices even during takeoff and landing. travelers play listen to music, read tablets, play games, but still won't be able to make phone calls. airlines met the safety reviews before the new rules take effect. >> i'm a little guilty of that. i like to listen to music when we take off. >> i like the relief from technology when i'm in the skies. above 10,000 feet, they're actually going to let you use emails. you can't make calls, but you can use the internet. >> now we can listen to everyone's conversations. >> syria has met a crucial
deadline. >> the next deadline is just a few weeks away. a former u.n. weapons investigator tells us about the challenges facing the syrian team. >> the vatican sends out a worldwide survey, catholic bishops polled on issues such as bird control and gay marriage. >> salmon are booming in numbers that haven't been seen in a century. how people have stepped in to help this once-threatened species. >> shock in the nfl's thursday night football game. the locally dolphins managed to upend the division leader, all up next in sports.
americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. >> a senator under investigation and only al jazeera america is there. uncovering the corruption opening the files... >> are you going to resign if your're indicted? >> breaking the story real reporting, this is what we do... al jazeera america >> taking a live look at a beautiful shot of lower manhattan. can you believe it's going to be 70 degrees today?
>> unseasonably warm, if you want to get up and do a light jog, just a beautiful shot. >> freedom tower there. >> let's get you caught up on the top stories. >> a very slow tart for the affordable care act. white house war room notes show only 248 people enrolled in health care plans in the first two days. the obama administration has been criticized for technical problems with the website. >> secretary of state john kerry admits some u.s. surveillance went too far but adds no innocent people were hurt in the process, the secretary will shift focus to the middle east. he visits for the first time since president muhammed morsi was overthrown. >> strong winds are moving east. >> strehl targeting syria again. unnamed officials confirm that
israeli war planes struck a port city thursday. it has vowed to react if it believes syrian weapons are being transferred to groups in the region. this is believed to be the fifth attack on syria. israeli is not acknowledging that strike. >> the u.n. arab league envoy has been talking to syria's president hoping he will agree to a geneva two conference. we are joined from beirut, lebanon. he has held extensive talks with syria's president assad this week. is the syrian president any closer to agreeing on round two of peace talks? >> i think that the idea of the geneva two conference is still on the table, but still not set in stone. now, he says clearly that it's sort of a consensus whether
inside syria or outside of syria that it's only a political solution that to bring an end to the conflict. he also clearly says that without the opposition, there was no need for the geneva two conference. that's a big problem at this point. it's a fragmented opposition. on one hand, you have the syrian national coalition, a sort of umbrella group that is recognized by many in the international community as the legitimate representative of the syrian people, and it is fractured itself in the sense that some who are part of that coalition are completely against the geneva two conference. then you have the opposition inside, one that is cool rated by the government, but has remained peaceful for the past two and a half years. that's where you have a problem, because the international in
community. you have many different points of view. >> how does the ambassador propose to move ahead. it seems unlikely talks can occur without the major parties willing to attend. >> there is a meeting that's going to happen early next week in geneva to which the u.s. and russia will attend and he will put forward his sort of summary of all the talks he held not only in syria, but in the entire region. we still have one country that is a very key player on the ground in syria, that is saudi arabia. so far, it hand ibrahimi. it is important that it is onboard simply for the fact that it can put weight on the most influential factions on the ground. some of them are considered by the syrian government as terrorists, others say well know, they're just fighting on the ground for the rights of the
syrian people. if these guys are not onboard, well they can agree to everything. in geneva, that would not stop the conflict. >> reporting from beirut, lebanon, thank you. >> there are reports of some progress in syria. the organization tasked with removing chemical weapons says the country's declared chemical weapons equipment is now destroyed. we explain what's next in the global efforts to end syria's war. >> three months after the assad regime is alleged to have killed 1400 civilians with sarin, there's been progress, forcing syria to give up its chemical weapons. last week, the syrian government submitted a plan outlining how it will destroy it's chemical weapons reserves. on thursday, it was announced syria destroyed everything it needs to create new chemical weapons. the next deadline is in the middle of november, where syria's formal plan will need approval by the international
atomic agency's executive committee. the news is confirmed. >> the joint mission is now satisfied, but it is verified and seen destroyed all of syria's declared critical production mixing and filling equipment. >> the announcement has come as cold comfort to u.s. legislators. a the a senate hearing, they accuse the obama administration of letting the civil war deepen and allowing millions of syrians to suffer. the u.s. ambassador to damascus denied both charges. >> there isn't a person on my team at the state department who doesn't feel frustrated, frustrated by the syrian problem in general. >> i think our help to the opposition has been an embarrassment. i find it appalling that you would sit here and act as if we're doing the things we said we would do. >> meanwhile, the u.n. arab league special envoy has been
meeting with syrian opposition members in damascus. they stand against assad, but apart from opposition groups outside the country who have been campaigning for military intervention. international weapons monsters need to show how it will destroy toxic agents and ammunition by the middle of next year. it will need to reassure the international community it won't use any weapons for any reason in the meantime. >> not an easy task. joins us now to discuss the weapons project in syria is charles deffler, former u.n. weapons inspector, the top c.i.a. investigator in charge of inspecting the weapons of sadaam hussein's regime. good morning. >> good morning. >> a very aggressive time line has been set for ridding syria
of chemical weapons. where do we stand now? we have 13 tons of declared chemical weapons that need to be destroyed. >> well, i would say so far, so good. in fact, better than we expected. it was just seven weeks ago the president was on evening news declaring that he wanted to bomb syria, to degrade or deter the use of chemical weapons. how to all of a sudden we're at a point where the weapons inspectors are declaring that the product capacity, the production, the capability to fill munitionses has been eliminated. what resign is get ingrid of the chemicals themselves, which can be tricky. i expect the path ahead is to remove them to a third party country for destruction. in that narrow area of get ingrid of chemical weapons, there is a bright spot in an otherwise very bleak horizon. >> the production is certainly a major aspect here. this is a monumental task in the midst of a bloody civil war.
the inspectors couldn't inspect two facilities due to safety concerns. does that compromise the mission in anyway? >> not really. i think what the inspectors are saying is that those two places are locations where all the key materials have been removed by the syrian government. the bulk of their activity has been achieved, obviously going forward they're going to have to check the veracity and all the details of the syrian declarations to make sure that they are in fact not retaining or concealing some elements of their inventory, but it certainly appears so far that the bashar al assad regime that taken steps to comply with this. i would note if you're an average syrian, this probably doesn't make much different to you, because there are so many other ways that they kill themselves over there. this is more in the interest of the international community and it does remove the risks that these munitionses could fall
into the hands of insurgents. >> there's still major doubt. it appears he's cooperating, but how do we know? what does the verification process look like? >> they'll be going ahead with non-declared sites, in other words, they've been to sites which syria has said that they had their chemical weapons at. in the future they'll go to sites where the government has said it hasn't had them or surprise inspections, so it will be a long period of verification processes. bear in mind that this will go on forever. >> do they have full audit risation to visit these sites? >> so far the syrian government agreed. when they signed up for the treaty at the chemical weapons convention, they signed up for the inspections in which the apcw wilman date, which means they can go to non-declared facilities. if they really do take a decision they want to hide this stuff, they can probably do that, but they've gotten rid of
the bulk of it and certainly done better than a military strike would have done. >> as we mentioned, not an easy task. thanks for joining us this morning. >> retaliation for the deadly mall attack in nairobi, kenya said its war planes attacked al-qaeda forces in somalia, saying they destroyed training camps. they believe those were staging areas for the mall attack in september. al shabab denied their camps were targeted. 37 people were killed in the siege. >> four suspects are held in italy, accused of running an international child kidnapping ring. special forces veterans are among those arrested. the group allegedly collected tens of thousands of dollars to conduct abductions. police say they conspired to kidnap children involved in custody battles using commando tactics. >> one couple used a loophole to
tie the knot. darren is a member of a tribe. the state declared marriage between a man and woman, but tribal law okays it so long as it is performed on native land. the special day is marked. the couple hopes they can set an example for the rest of the state. >> a lot of people have changed in the past nine to 10 years. america as a whole has changed in that time frame. oklahoma has really grown themselves. i think the next time this comes up for a vote that it will definitely be overturned and they will allow same-sex marriages here in oklahoma. >> earlier this year, oklahoma's governor blocked federal benefits for same-sex couples in the military, defying a pentagon order. oklahoma isn't the only state doing so. state leaders were cyd sides thursday, chuck hagel saying many couples are now forced
across state lines to get benefits. he said: >> the pentagon said as many as nine states are side stepping federal orders, including florida, texas, west virginia and indiana. >> the vatican wants to know how parishes worldwide are handling sensitive issues. in an unusual step, vatican leadership asked churches how they deal with birth control, divorce and same-sex marriage. this comes as the vatican gets ready for a major meeting. pope francis has scheduled it for next year. the survey is part of the pope's pledge to include all church leaders in decision-making. >> fracking can be safe if the right procedures are followed. that's the finding in a new report prom the british government's health agency. the report says health risks are minimal if companies practice proper well construction and maintenance. it suggests risks to health in
the u.s. are typically caused by operational failures. opponents claim extracting gas from rocks con tam nights drinking water and point out low risk and no risk aren't the same thing. >> heavy rain, high winds, severe weather moving across the country. >> what can we expect today? >> good morning. we're going to see more severe storms. right now, we have steer thunderstorm was a in effect across pennsylvania into new jersey. this line of storms actually last night, take a look here. we have over 170 reports of damages wind last night alone across much of the ohio valley into texas. in addition to the wind, we had to deal with torrential downpours. as a matter of fact, out of texas, we had two people lose their lives due to pleasure flooding. hundreds of rescues took place yesterday. across indiana, a roof actually collapsed due to the wind.
it was horrible yesterday. we'll deal with that this morning across the northeast. >> yesterday it was 65 in chicago, today on the in the 50's. right now, it's 70 in new york city, all because of high pressure sitting off the coast. not bringing sunshine, but drawing in the moisture and warm air off the gulf of mexico. it's also really helping to make those storms quite volatile this morning. you can see across central pennsylvania into new jersey, we have a severe thunderstorm watch in effect going from 11:00 in the morning. all that rain pushing toward the i-95 corridor. traveling into boston, philadelphia, our nation's capitol, going to be a very wet morning to say the least. winds gusting up to 26 miles an hour behind the front back into cleveland, 26 into philly, if
you're traveling, flights are delayed in excess of three and a half hours. severe thunderstorm watches go until 11:00. >> busy day for you. thank you. >> anyone else going through world series withdrawal? >> i'm not. >> supposed to be game seven, but they had to wrap it up. >> i'm on to the nfl now and the nba. >> moving on, i guess. jessica taft joins us with a look at sports. >> i was onboard with you. i'm like we should be talking about game seven of the world series. boston ruined that, of course, it is the nfl, this one had a bizarre ending. quarterback andy dalton was at the center of the wild finish in miami. bengals and dole finance on game four streaks, going completely different directions, as did this ball for the bengals. grymes picking off dalton, off to the races, rumbling 94 yards the other way. the pick six and dives into the
end zone. the bengals answer back, trailing by two. bernard gets that score within striking distance. he wasn't done. check this out, nothing going on, he goes left, all the way the width of the field, shakes the defenders and next thing you know, he is going the length of the field, took him 102 yards to go about 35. here we go, now tying the game up on this field goal in the fourth, so we are headed to overtime. the game knotted at 20 and here we go, down goes dalton. can you believe it? quarterback sack and the dolphins win on a safety. the wild win snaps a four-game miami losing streak. they are just the third team in the nfl to ever win in overtime on a safety. >> i told the players i thought that was a real team win, our guys hung in there and competed.
that's a very good football team, well coached team approximate in thought, you know, we knew it was going to be a tough game and our guys competed from start to finish, and it was a good win. >> we've won some games at the end and today we lost. it was a hard-fought game, we really i thought fought our butts back into the game in the second half and then just weren't able to finish it out and reap the reward of it. >> one more nfl note. five weeks after his second arrest on suspicion of drunk driving since entering the nfl in 2011, linebacker aldon smith back on the san francisco 49ers roster. smith who was released from a substance abuse treatment center earlier this week is expected to play in the next game. a november 10 meeting with the carolina panthers. >> in the nba, chicago point guard derrick rose has certainly tested the patience of bulls fans, he missed all of last season with a knee injury, and then rose was questionable for his home debut against the nix with a sore neck last night.
the drama, would he be in the game? yep, still in the game but still looked m.i.a. early on with that sore neck. rose struggling early was just 7-23 on the night, but he's proved it's not how you start, it's how you finish. trailing by one, rose drops the tear drop floater for the lead. take another look. fans very for giving when you nail the game winner. the nix with one last chance in the end, carmelo anthony, here's the shot, and just can't get it to fall. they beat the next 82-81 in chicago's first win of the season. >> it foles felt good. i missed enough the whole night. for me, that's why i work so hard and it's normally a shot that i normally take during the
game, but they gave me enough room, enough space to get the shot off where i'm used to shooting floaters and him probably jumping made me hit the shot. >> from endangered to flourishing. >> salmon making a resurgence in the american water ways. >> that's chinook salmon. we'll look into why so many fish of coming home this fall.
>> mexico is taxing junk food as part of the campaign to fight obesity. >> an 8% tax will be placed on high calorie foods, snacks with more than 275-calories per 100 grams. the congress passed a law that puts a one peso tax on soft drinks, that's 8 cents. mexico has one of the world's highest obesity rates, slightly
higher than the u.s., 70% have the population. >> they took a lot of clues from michael bloomberg in new york city, trying to pass these laws. speaking of food, there's a salmon boom in washington state. >> more than a mill chinook salmon have been counted this fall. we have more. >> on one of the northwest great natural stages, an underwater drama is playing out. chinook salmon are setting records. >> over 73,000 passed through the dam in one day. you couldn't blink or talk. with these visual counts, there's no going back. >> people paid to count fish have never counted more in the fall run. 900,000 so far. more than a million for the species this year. >> we were expecting a good run, we exceeded the daily max mum.
it was mayhem, really, it was mayhem. >> salmon populations have struggled since the river and its tributearies were harnessed for power. hundreds of river miles away, then the snake, then the clearwater, these fall chinook reach the end of their line. fish returning to this stretch of river numbered in the hundreds in the 1990s. this is a different year. >> it's fun, pretty magnificent. >> it means something -- that we're doing something as a people, doing something that's right. >> at this tribal hatchery funded by court order by the federal bonneville power administration, workers scan fish for implanted computer chips, test for disease and strip chinook of their eggs and
sperm. fortyizeation in hatcheries completes the cycle. all of this is one example of the human help the fish get from state and federal sources, conservation groups and tribes. hydroelectric turbines have been improved, killing fewer young fish and dam managers have tweaked operations to increase the survival rate. legal challenges have forced federal officials to spill more water over the dams at key times of the year, making downstream migration safer. habitat retoration work is underway throughout the columbia river basin. the record run has been a huge boost for fishing, for anyone relying on the chinook. >> travel fisherman, for their dining table and livelihood. everyone has enjoyed the run this year. >> the chairman and others caution this is just one year and just one of many threatened salmon species. there is more work to do if this
rare show is to become more common. >> this run was about 50% over the average fall chinook return, so son servationists and fisheries managers with the federal government, states and tribes can all pat themselves on the back for this result, but not too hard. we have to remember the fall chinook are one of 13 different salmon and steelhead species listed as endangered. >> done chinook salmon can reach up to 50 inches long. >> and way up to 29 pounds. >> white house war room notes reveal low enrollment in the first days of the federal health care program. >> the secretary of state says n.s.a. spying went too far. >> federal food assistance that helps one in seven americans is being sharply cut. >> derrick rose made his much
anticipated home debut for the bulls. it took just one shot to remind chicago what they'd been missing. >> welcome to november. it's going to be 72 degrees in new york city today, but it comes at a cost. i'll tell you what in the next hour. >> political turmoil in mali dividing the country in two. how the citizen are getting in the middle of the violence. >> a hotly contested high speed rail project in california breaking ground after much debate over the project. the shot in the arm could help local economies bounce back that still struggling from the recession. >> we'll return in two and a half minutes. >> del walters is up next. have a good morning.
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>> condition critical, new documents revealing how many people signed up for health insurance in the first days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry saying some u.s. surveillance has gone too far, just as some giant tech companies are pushing back against the government. >> the dispute between china and japan growing bigger as both sides ramp up their sabre rattling and the danger of a military conflict. >> i was expecting it not to be so severe. >> a young woman injured in a boat accident has a chance to walk again, thanks to new surgery for spinal victims.
>> welcome to aljazeera america, i'm del walters. for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying that millions of people have visited the affordable care act website. so many they caused the site to crash. officials have been quiet on how many actually enrolled, saying the numbers were not yet available. now there are new documents that show the white house had pretty good reason to keep mum. we explain exactly why they did. >> good morning, dell. these are white house war room notes from october 2, just two days after healthcare.gov launched. they seem to show exact enrollment numbers for the first two days off to a slow start. the notes say by the end of the second day, only 248 people had actually enrolled nationwide. a staggering statistic, considering the site had nearly
5 million unique visitors in the first 24 hours. the chairman of the oversight committee darrell issa requested the notes. he has called for health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius to be fired over the website glitches. after seeing these new numbers, he's demanding answers on enrollment information by way of subpoena to secretary sebelius herself. in a statement, issa said: >> the secretary said the website has problems and that is why she did not provide the information. >> the consumers are using the site every day and continue to
do so. problems are being solved. >> the obama administration has set a goal to enroll 7 million people by march 1. that's a lot of people. >> two days, 250 people, how is the mark going to be met? >> we he did the math. they need to do 40,000 enrollments a day up until that moment to reach that deadline which seems like a lot. the tweets from health and how many services hopeful. just yesterday they tweeted out that the website is now running fast enough to process nearly 7,000 accounts per hour, so if they get enough people, maybe they can. >> thank you very much. >> that use it or lose it rule for flexible health care accounts is being eased. account holders can carry $500 into the next year without penalty. the tax exemptions will be more popular, because it's less
likely users will use their cash. those changes take effect right away. powerful storms are pounding ohio late thursday night, severe weather expected to continue through tonight. at least 10 people were injured, strong winds damaging businesses and downing power lines. storms caused flash flooding in sections of texas, leaving two dead. tornado warnings have been issued and high wind gusts are expected in new york and new england. for more on that severe storm system, we turn to our meteorologist. >> thank you very much. right now, we have severe thunderstorm watches in pennsylvania into new jersey. these storms are on the move and they're going to continue to produce damaging winds, hail and a chance for tornadoes. quiet across the midwest into the plains, but in tax yesterday, flash flooding was a major problem due to this cold front pushing east. there's warm air due to the high
area of pressure in troll off the coastline. it is drawing in that warm, moist air. that is the reason why we see the volatile storms. a recover was ripped off a building in kentucky. that roof continues -- the people there are working really hard to salvage that area and really try and fix the situation on the ground. damaging winds greater than 60 miles per hour have the ability to bring down trees, power loins and tear off roofs as we evidenced here in kentucky. back to the maps so i can show you what's going on in the northeast. the front on the move. the severe thunderstorm watch is really trailing the line of storms. when you start to see a defined line of storms, that's when you know you have damages winds to worry about. we expect it to be off the coastally 11:00 a.m. if you're traveling i-95 from boston to baltimore, it's going
to be difficult. >> as the song says, the storms of november aim early. >> senate leaders got a letter from google, yahoo, facebook, microsoft and aol. the industry threatens the business model. the leaders of those firms favor a key part of the bill distancing the industry from n.s.a. tactics, saying: >> for the first time, an administration official is now saying that the n.s.a. went too far. secretary of state john kerry speaking today to a london conference admits the agency's surveillance was out of bounds, saying some of these actions have reached too far and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen in the future. kerry said reports of spying on millions of americans aren't
true, and praised the agency, claiming that it had prevented terrorist attacks. >> indonesia's foreign minister said its country is deeply concerned about possible spying at embassies there, saying consulates were used to collect electronic data. the foreign minister is asking the u.s. and australia to explain. >> the fact that we have certain countries may have certain capacities to gather information in the way that they have, that's one thing, but whether you would want to put that into effect and therefore potentially dabblinging the trust and confidence that had been nurtured and developed over many decades and years is something we may want to ponder. >> a city newspaper says australian embassies were part of that massive spying operation. >> the prime minister of iraq met with president obama today at the white house, his first visit to washington since u.s. troops were pulled from that
country two years ago. he spoke thursday at the u.s. institute for peace, saying 5,000 iraqis have died this year in as h sectarian fighting and s more u.s. help i guess needed to stop the violence. we have more. >> who is to blame for the carnage seen daily on the streets of iraq? prime minister's message to the u.s., this is the work of america's own arch enemy, al-qaeda, telling the u.s. media, public forums and u.s. leaders he needs their help to stop this. the group's resurgence he says is left by the vacuum of the arab spring, the civil war in syria. some believe he shares blame for consolidating power, shutting out the sunni community. they argue he is creating the conditions for another civil war. the prime minister told this conference, he's done nothing wrong.
>> as long as i use my prerogatives in a constitutional way, there shouldn't be a problem. if i act in an unconstitutional way, tell me when and how and tell me to go back to the constitution. >> the president will race concerns about how he governs, but there are indications they won't block or show the promised sale of f16 fighter jets, helicopters or vehicles. >> we believe the continued assistance is necessary and that denying that would be contrary to our interests. >> senior officials may share more intelligence, but analysts don't expect a huge shift. >> the status forces agreement doesn't provide for more personnel with, trainers or advices. the equipment we sold him is in the pipeline. i don't think he'll get more equipment. he probably wants more intelligence cooperation. there may be some news to try to provide contractors to help him. >> the u.s. has budgeted just
$200 million next year to help improve the security situation in iraq. in the past, in exchange for aid and weapons, the u.s. has demanded iraq stop letting iran use air bases to transport weapon to say syria. the prime minister will ask president obama what he's going to do to stop it and hope he has an answer. aljazeera, washington. >> the prime minister claims al-qaeda fighters are joining forces with soon any rebels in attacks on the shiite majority. >> new abortion restrictions in texas, reinstated just three days after a lower court said they should not go in effect. the measure requires any doctors providing ors bos to get admitting privilege privileges a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic, forcing a third of
clinics to close. that would leave two dozen facilities to serve the state. >> virginia tech was ruled to be not at fault for failing to warn of the shooting spree. thirty students were killed when a student opened fire in a residence haul and classrooms. that reverses a lower court ruling. the decision means tech will not have to pay the families of those victims. >> striking back, kenya retaliating against a group responsible for the mall assault. assault. >> officials are now breaking ground on the nation's first high rail system. how this could provide an economic boost to hard-hit areas. >> the 2013 holiday shopping season is already here. i'll tell you why retailers have a good reason to try to get you spending earlier this year.
>> kenya says its military war planes attacked al-qaeda strongholds in somalia, saying it's their answer to mall attacks in nairobi. they destroyed al shabab training camps, reportedly where the men responsible for the attack had trained. al shabab denying that their camps were targeted. the malattack left 67 people dead. >> china's top security official have identified one of the groups responsible for the deadly car explosion. five people were killed, 38 others injured when an s.u.v. ran through crowds and caught fire. police arrested five suspects for what it calls a planned terrorist attack. >> a group of islands in the east china sea is at the center of a dispute between china and japan. both countries threaten military action in what has become a
tense standoff. >> china and japan have been here before, but both sides are talking tougher than ever. the dispute over territory is deepening, both sides sending war planes into disputed air space and patrol boats push contested boundaries at sea. the question is however they will back up their rhetoric. >> both sides are very calculated. they would like to catch attention. they would like to be known for the public. >> the islands have inflamed passions on both sides, playing well to domestic agendas. >> for an increasingly assertive china and japan, the significance is obvious. military conflict remains unlikely, so both sides are willing to escalate the war of words knowing they can do so with immunity. >> observers belief economic
realities are likely to be a sobering influence. >> the business community from both sides would like to pressure the government to be more rationale. it's quite likely the government willis to them. >> equal pressure is faced from members of the chinese government. >> at the same time, people within the chinese leadership, hard liners or more adventurous leaders in the military who already take more risks than in the past. >> coming up against an unyielding abbey, everyone knows the danger of a military confrontation, taking this dispute into areas nobody wants to go and an outcome nobody wants to see. >> japan passed its largest increase in defense spending in more than two decades, money spent mainly improving the ability to staining amphibious assaults. >> a new government report claims some homeland security
workers have been abusing an overtime program at a cost of $9 million every year. six offices are investigated, one finding employees got two hours of overtime every day, but spent most time watching t.v., surfing the web or relaxing at their desk. >> federal budget cuts starting today will take food off the table for millions of americans. $5 billion was cut from the program known as snap. the reason, congress didn't renew a boost of the program that it got four years ago. the move affects more than 47 million people who receive food stamps. anyone getting food stamps will now have to cut back on groceries, meaning a family of four receiving the maximum allotment will see benefits cut by $36 a month. those cuts will affect people who aren't on food stamps, and
every food dollar spent creates $1.73 in economic growth. >> there are no clashes in egypt, security forces fired tear gas at anti coup protestors in the city of alexandria, these images coming from cairo live. the demonstrations come as secretary of state john kerry is planning to travel in that reek this, scheduled to be in the region sunday. it will be his first strip there since the democratically elected president was toppled in july. >> to business news now. it may be the first days of november, but for some, the holidays have begun. we join you with all the holiday cheer. >> companies want you to believe the holiday season is right now. doesn't it seem to come earlier every year? wal-mart is the first big company pushing the holiday sales forward by nearly a month. it's offering seven big deals on t.v.'s and tablets that were originally held for the day
after thanksgiving and cyber monday. retailers already are taking steps to get shoppers out during the key holiday time. one reason, the season is actually six days shorter this year, because thanksgiving comes so late in the month. >> on wall street, it's the first day of traiting in the new month. investors wouldn't mind seeing a repeat of october. october has seen an increase in stock market history. it didn't scare investors. it was a great month for the bulls. the dow ricing 4.5 percent. the index closed at a record high seven times last month. the tech sector is higher, gains coming even after the government shutdown and threat of a u.s. default. stock futures higher at this hour, so november may start in good form. this morning, the dow opens at 15,545. the s&p 500 at 1760.
the nasdaq is around 3900. overseas, european stock markets are lower, reacting to chinese data about factory activity. in asia, stocks are mixed, nikkei down 1%. hong kong and shine high are both slightly higher. >> technology clashes with the law, a california woman has been cited for wearing google glasses while driving. according to her ticket, she was driving with monitor visible to driver. the law was meant to stop drivers from using television monitors or video screens to distract them. the woman said her glasses were not on at the time. today's big day is a huge day for the auto industry. sales jumped 11% last month. one analyst said it's the result of a major rebound for the company.
>> chrysler has fiat and a lot of no product with their new trucks, which are probably top of the line, best they've ever produced. the ram truck is excellent. they're going to have huge sales in their ram department. >> many will be watching the numbers from electric carmaker tessla. >> a 3.9% holiday sale growth is expected this year. some predict it to be bad. >> how bad is bad going to be? >> it is predicted the average shopper will spend 2% less this year, having to do with the fact that job growth has been mostly focused in low wage jobs. as you said earlier, 47 million american families will receive fewer money in food stamps. if they get extra cash, they are likely to spend it on food.
>> i am thinking sale. >> there will be steep sales. as we know, a lot of companies like coals and macies and j.c. pennies will open thanksgiving day. if you have it, now is the time to shop. >> i've already got your gift. thank you very much. >> after years of indecision and political battles, the united states finally catching up with europe and asia. workers started on california's high speed rail system. it will be the first in the nation and largest infrastructure project in the country. the plan is to connect los angeles and san francisco under three hours at speeds up to 120 miles an hour. when completed, it will stretch 800 miles. planners want to begin work in california central valley, the state's most depressed region. central valley has some of the highest unemployment rates in the country, well above 10%. with 7 million residents, it is larger than 38 states.
the project would create 20,000 jobs over the next five years. aljazeera's melissa chan has more. >> not much happens in the city of fresno, sitting ned of the state, some say in the middle of nowhere. its residents have long felt neglected in downtown and on its outskirts. there are signs of daily struggle. >> in this unglamorous part of california, things might be picking up speed. this is the future. a vision of an electric, high speed rail whipping through town, an ambitious project for a state in love with automobiles. >> by connecting the central valley to the north and south, we'd be connecting all of california together. >> this doesn't look like the kind of place you'd expect the first high speed train station in the country to be built, but california and the federal government wants to start in one
of the poorest regions of the state. the purpose of the train is not only to move people, but jump start the economy. >> laborers! all right, let's make it happen. >> the city hopes to turn its unemployed into a dedicated force to work along the railroad over the next decade and beyond. the first trainees have many who spent their lives working odd jobs and now will have a permanent career. >> beforehand, nothing. i was out of work, just raising my three little daughters. i'm a single father, so this opportunity is really, really exciting for me, for the possibility. >> even those you wouldn't expect to welcome the project have put the greater good above personal interests. jack and marion's printing business will make way for the tracks. >> my family are all here. we all grew up here. i have a lot of fondness for the area, i'd like to see it progress, though and this is an
opportunity for us to do just that. >> most residents remain skeptical. this is a conservative enclave in a blue state. people here distrust the government. >> we have other issues here such as water, you know what i mean? we go from water to a high speed rail, it just doesn't -- >> none of these projects, government projects they have are within budget. you've got to believe me, this thing has got a lot of crony capitalism. >> for a century, the valley has known agriculture. it has made men rich, yet kept most here poor. some see this moment as its season of change. aljazeera, fresno, california. >> construction on that high speed rail has been delayed time and time again. officials now facing a deadline
to finish the first leg by 2017 or risk losing federal aid. the trains will run between greater l.a. and san francisco by 2029. >> fans of the popular hot spot siracha is letting production proceed over the protests of the residents. they say the spice. >> i garlicky fumes cause headaches and sore throats. the owner said he installed filters and other measures to ease their pain. the judge says he will revisit the case next month. >> today is the first day on the job for corey booker, sworn in thursday by vice president biden. >> my state now has a latino ad a black represents them. that's kind of incredible. new jersey is a special kind of place. as i was traveling the state, not one person seemed to care that much about the color of my skin. what they really wanted to know
was what was i going to do with the emergent issues of our state. >> booker brought his mother along to meet senator majority leader harry reid and later with president obama. he won that special election to fill the seat of the lake senator fran. >> tech companies looking to stop the nsa. >> stop and frisk tactics now on hold. >> a story you'll see only on aljazeera, civilians in an african country caught up in violence between army and rebel forces, putting them in harm's way. >> derrick rose has kept bulls fans on the edge of their seats waiting for over a year. the waiting didn't stop even after his return to the united center. we'll have that story later in
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(vo) tonight ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done.
>> welcome back to aljazeera, i'm dell walter. you might want to call it a slow start for the affordable care act. only 248 people enroll would in the first two days after the website went on line. >> severe storms tearing across the middle of the country overnight. in kentucky, strong winds ripped the roof off a shopping centers, those strong winds now moving east. >> secretary of state john kerry publicly admitting some u.s. surveillance programs went too far, but says no innocent people were hurt in the process. the secretary of state is now shifting his focus to the middle
east. >> joining us now to talk about the n.s.a. program that is causing so many problems is gene stafford from purdue university in lafayette, indiana, good morning professor spafford. the question being asked is doesn't it mean each and every search is now part of a massive federal database? >> not they will. it means that there is the potential for some of the met at a information for searches to be collected and possibly targeted for collection if there's something of interest in them. >> the n.s.a. says its focus is valid intelligence targets only, so should american citizens be concerned or trust the government? >> well, we should have a certain level of trust. they are professionals, they are governed by law. as everything else with
government, we should also exercise care and oversight and vigilance as to what's going on and being sure that there are appropriate limits in place, and that our elected lawmakers and courts are providing the appropriate oversight. >> last month, companies saying to be encrypting its links. is it foolproof or are they ways around it if you're the n.s.a. >> encryption is very strong when used appropriately. the problem is used appropriately. it has to be done end to end. the equipment has to be certified. you to have make sure people running it are not corrupted or careless, and it's often the implementation that causes problems. >> even if the tech giants encrypt the data pathways that are affected, are they still vulnerable. >> that's unlikely, although almost anything certainly is possible, but strong encryption to the best of our knowledge
from everything published can't easily be broken, even with the best equipment out there. >> then there's the issue of trust. google, yahoo, facebook and others gather information from their users. do we just have to live with the fact that privacy is being eroded because there are so many companies mining day at a in so many different forms? have times changed? >> the times have definitely changed. if we continue to use the large search engines, we continue to do a lot of business out on the internet, if we continue to use social media, we're going to have to get used to the idea that our information is collected from marketing, for providing service, and we have to be aware of that. however, collection by governments poses a different issue, because governments are in a position to execute arrests or other kinds of actions whereby so we want to be sure there's appropriate oversight. >> professor of computer signs
at purdue university, thanks for joining us this morning. >> edward snowden now saying his actions are now backed. a german politician met with him thursday. he wants to help investigate u.s. spying on germany. speaking today in berlin, the official revealed more about snowden's true in techies, saying when he asked snowden if he would come to germany, he said he'd much rather go to the u.s. congress. he sees his mission to address problems in the u.s. and to protect u.s. citizens. >> politicians in thailand convicted of crimes could get amnesty if a proposed bill becomes law. it would let the former prime minister return from a self-i am poled compile after a corruption conviction. we have more from bangkok. >> it has evolved into the most
divisive issue in thailand. an amnesty bill was introduced three months ago. right away, a movement against it was formed. it grants blanket immunity for the past nine years including for some in jail or accused of crimes. it includes the former prime minister who is now in compile after being convicted in absentia on corruption charges. >> letting murderers walk free show they don't care about the polite and suffering of their own supporters. >> the movement against the bill began with an group and has expanded. >> they come from a spectrum of
political differences, but one thing for sure, want justice. they want the bill to be fair to all, especially to the people who have been charged under political wrongdoings. >> the government views the bill as a step towards reconciliation in this deeply divided country. >> with the amnesty bill on its way for further approval, the challenge to the governments is in bang cock and across tie hand. they want to change the boundaries of security zones. >> the movement against the bill seems determined, it's members saying they will stay on the streets until the bill is overturned. aljazeera, bangkok. >> more than 5,000 have joined
the protest. >> on thursday, judges blocking an earlier decision would have stopped the stop and frisk practice, saying it's unconstitutional. critics say it unfairly target the blacks and latinos. it is heralded for lowering the crime rate. >> the lowest number of murders at this point in time, october 31 of 2013 is probably the lowest its been since in october 31 and perhaps in the 1940's. so that's how safe the city is. our tactics and strategies, i think, have worked, continue to work. >> the legal battle may be short lived. a new mayor will be picked tuesday and the heavily favored democratic candidate opposes stop and frisk. >> there's an old gordon light
foot song that says "the gales of november came early." that appears to be the case. >> we continue to deal with strong storms. today we're looking at pennsylvania into new jersey, last night, we had damages winds, hail and even the chance for a few isolated tornadoes, those tornadoes did erupt across texas into louisiana. quiet across the midwest, but across texas into louisiana, all the way into the ohio valley, look at all the wind reports, 170 wind reports. as a matter of fact, you can see the flooding rain reports across texas. you can see the heavy rain, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere pushing in off the gulf of mexico, and that rain really pushed across louisiana. quiet now, we saw a couple of tornadoes are up, but in louisiana, all the way into portions of the ohio valley, flooding rain, damaging winds, knocking down trees and power lines. a 9-year-old boy lost his life
in nashville, tennessee due to a downed power line. we'll wash flooding rescues. as the rain pushes across the east coast, along i-95, going to continue to deal with the heavy rain. wind a concern from cleveland to pittsburgh, also along the i-95 corridor, philadelphia, winds gusting to 25 miles an hour. because of the wind, flights out of new york this morning are delayed. now the strongest storms are pushing across eastern portions of pennsylvania right now from allentown into lancaster. when you see a defined like this, that's indicative of damaging wind. we'll continue to contend with that until 11:00 this morning. wind being the primary concern across upstate new york into new england, and a slow go along i-95 traveling from boston
toward new york city and into washington, d.c. we're going to deal with the warmth, as well because of the winds pushing in out of the south. today, new york city going to climb to a high of 72. back to you, del. >> thank you very much. boston breaking out the duck boats to honor its new world series chance. it will celebrate tomorrow the victory over the cardinals of st. louis. in what has become a team tradition, 24 duck boats will leave for a tour downtown before they take a victory plunge into the charles river. >> derrick rose is trying to get back to form. >> it seems a little rusty out of the gate. we'll see how it goes. it's been over a year since derrick rose clocked in and played for the bulls at the united center. it wasn't that long enough. it seems the debut against the knicks in jeopardy again, not because of his surgically radar knee, but a sore neck. d. rose finally given the green
light and wore the straps on the sore neck during the game. whether it was the neck or the rust from the extended time off, rose rough early on offensively, going 7-23 on the night. it's not how you start, it's how you finish. game on the line, rose drops the tear drop floater for the win there. now the defenders are taking another look, right over two knicks players. new york had one last shot, carmelo anthony with the ball, but he can't get this one to drop. can't get the putback, either. bulls win 82-81, rose there in chicago's first win of the season. >> felt good. i missed enough the whole night. for me, that's why i worked so hard. i'm not going to continue missing the shots that i'm missing. i worked too hard. it's normally a shot that i normally take during the game,
but they gave me enough room, enough spays to get the shot off, where i'm used to shooting floaters. >> meanwhile, l.a. clippersers would cover all the championship banners to say this is our house. it was chris paul's house last night. just game two, but c.p.3 in mid season form. a huge reason why seth curry had 11 turnovers. his defense produced six steals to go with 42 points, 15 assists and three of those came in 30 seconds of work, blake griffin being the recipient in this alley-oop jam. >> there was a wild finish last night in the nfl, the miami dolphins showed no fear against the a.f.c. north's leading bengals. bengals and dol dolphins on a fr
game streak. he goes diving in for that one, but here come the bengals. bernard banging his way into the end zone to make it a one touchdown game, but he wasn't done, check out bernard here. dead end going right, so he goes left, all the way the width of the other field and bernardi taking the long way home for a 35-yard touchdown into boxscore and caleb makes it a tied game in the fourth with a 44-yard field goal. we are headed to overtime. the bengals comeback was all for naught. cincinnati puts this one to bed, sacks dalton in the end zone,
which means dolphins win on a safety, becoming the third team ever to win in overtime on a safety. >> i told the players i thought that was a real team win, i thought our guys hung in there and competed. that's a good football team, very well coached team. i knew it was going to be a tough game and our guys competed from start to finish. that was a good win. >> we've won some games at the end and today lost. it was a hard fought game. with we fought our butts back into the game in the second half and then just weren't able to finish it out and reap the reward of it. >> at least it wasn't an obstruction call in the world series. >> never lose on halloween. i've been getting texts all morning. >> leaders in mali hope to stop a resurgence of terror attacks across the northern border.
the rebels accuse of army of ethnic cleansing in an area they hope to turn into a state. fighters vow to fight on. >> it's a source of deep anger among the rebels, civilians crossing the border every week with stories of torture and killing, being beaten in chains and verbally abused. they say soldiers accused them of being rebels and held them. one colleague is in a critical condition and being treated in a local medical center. across the border, members of the national movement liberation and allies in the high council are in a permanent state of
readiness. >> we are forced to pay ransom for them just like al-qaeda does for europeans. they can arrest only innocent, unarmed civilians, but showcase them as we believes or terrorists. >> a peace groom with the government that was signed in june stipulated that the rebels gather in specific areas and store their weapons in return for guarantees that the army would not attack them, but the rebels say the army violated that deal last month when attacking a rebel camp near the border. >> we respected the peace agreement fully, ceasefire and all, but the military has attacked us and described us as bandits and robbers. we are not criminals. >> the alleged violations seemed to have motivated them in their fight for an independent state. >> they seem to concede that the idea of an independent state in the north is now a remote possibility in the future, but if you ask people on the ground
and particularly these rebels behind me, they tell you they can't accept anything less than total independence. autonomy or independence. >> deep in the bush, rebels are entrenched bracing for the next fight. for them, the peace agreement is too shaky to depend upon. the people lead difficult lives, fetching water from 100 meters below the ground and fending for themselves in the absence of services or protection from the central government. >> the united nations warn these attacks are a wake up call for the country. the u.n. has 300 peace keepers in that area. >> still ahead, the f.a.a. easing rules about what electronic devices you can use on airliners. >> a piece of rock and roll
jew there's good news for you tech savvy travelers, the f.a.a. saying it's ok to use most electronic devices when you take off, even during takeoffs and landings. travelers can listen to music, play games and read the tablets, but won't be able to make phone calls or use the internet below 10,000 feet. joining us now to discuss all of this is douglas kidd, the executive director of the national association of airline passengers. he's also a member of that committee that advised the f.a.a. about the changes. he's in washington, d.c. this morning. they have studied this issue for years, so why now and what are
the challenges that the industry still faces? >> as you said, they have been studying this for years and because of mounting public pressure, the f.a.a. decided to look into matters and convened this committee. the committee was all in favor of allowing expanded use of p.e.d.'s, but the question was how to do it, and that's what the committee came up with, was methods, procedures and techniques for the airlines to use, so they could expand the use of these devices onboard airplanes. >> airline passengers will be able to use electronic devices such as e readers and games throughout the flight. will the cell phone be next and what's the hold up on that? >> remember that cell phones are under the jurisdiction of the s.e.c., not the f.a.a. since they don't have any jurisdiction, they can't say anything about that.
there was an s.e.c. representative on the panel, and of course, yes, as time goes on, we expect that the f.a.a. will be able to make those devices usable, although they don't have anything in the works just yet. the use of these electronic devices, of course, is up to the airlines, the individual airlines to make their own policies and say when and how people can use these devices in accordance with the f.a.a. rules. >> what is the definitive word on cell phones? i actually remember talking to an expert more than a decade ago. he said the devices back then, the big phones could cause a course discrepancy of about a degree, but technology changed so fast that is oh no longer the case. what is the real reason you can't use your cell phone on a
plane? >> you'd have to ask the f.c.c. about that. i make a point when i travel to ask pilots what their experiences were with electronic interference. some pilots flying the bigger airplanes never had a problem with any interference and didn't know of anybody they had. pilots flying smaller airplanes had experienced interference with flight instruments. one pilot told me how the glide scope was behaving like a sign curve. fortunately he had the runway in sight, could split the difference on what the scope was doing and land safely. a couple of pilots i talked to said they always felt that the culprit in interference with flight instruments was both the cell phones and the cell phone towers, but that the situation had improved considerably recently over the last few years, as cell phone towers have pro live rayed around the country, the individual towers don't have to use quite as
strong a signal and that the cell phones themselves have improved, so they don't have as strong a national and correspondingly have received less and less interference. this is something the f.a.a. has got to work out before people can use cell phones on the planes. in europe, people are allowed to use cell phones on the planes but we're a way from that yet. >> unfortunately we're out of time. i want to thank you for being with us this morning opinion doctors in florida completed the first successful nerve graft opinion. >> it was supposed to be an enjoyable day of boating, but the propellors sliced this woman's leg. doctors focused about saving her
life. >> i wasn't expecting the injury to be so devastating and severe. i remember she was coming here in shock. she was in the brink of pretty much collapse. >> it didn't prepare her father for what he saw. >> seeing your daughter in that type of a state, i spent my entire career helping families through this type of thing, never had to look at my own, so it was devastating. >> once she stablized, doctors saw an opportunity to help restore movement to her leg. the propello propellor severed e sciatic nerve. they want her to be the first person in the world to undergo a
nerve graft. >> to have the chance to be part of something bigger than myself was a great feeling. >> the plan was to first take the standard approach of using her nerves to help rare her sciatic nerve, but was going to be difficult to find enough donor nerves to repair that area. that's where this groundbreaking surgery came in. >> we took cells that were isolated from her nerve, grown in culture and then put back into her nerve to give her more nerve material. >> it's been two weeks since press underwent the nerve regeneration surgery. doctors say recovery will be measured in years with a lot of physical therapy ahead but are optimistic. >> it's a long way from where the nerve is injured to get all the way down to the foot. in fact, it's probably about two feet and the nerves grow at about an inch a month. so, this repair strategy will give her sensation back no the leg and will hopefully give her
some motor recovery. >> although it's too soon to determine how much her leg will recover, she remains grateful and determined. >> until then, i just take every day as a gift, i guess, and just try to get through it the best i can. >> she is now a pioneer in nerve graft surgery. doctors hope her case will be a breakthrough for people with spinal cord injuries. they hope to one day use the same surgery to cure paralysis. aljazeera, miami. >> that surgery so new that doctors needed prior approval from the f.d.a. >> that will do it for this edition of aljazeera news. more headlines in just two and a half minutes. we'll see you then.
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