>> calling battery charges against him unfair. he surrendered. to police in florida in an incidents with a reporter appearing on a televised townhall meeting, trump said he would not fire him. >> i stick up for people when people are unjustly accused. she is grabbing me. he walks in to stop it. she walked through secret service. it could have been a defendant knife. a pen is very dangerous. she should not have been doing that. and she didn't fall to the ground. she wasn't dragged to the ground and all of the things that she said. >> al jazeera's david shuster reports on the charges and the retext on campaign trail. >> good job, corey
>> two weeks after the initial complaint when trump thanked his campaign manager. the police department charged her with miss demeanor battery released this video recorded after a news conference on march the 8th. it appears to show reporter michellefields there in the light top with the tape recorder trying to ask trump another question. the man with the crew cut seems to reach from behind trump to stop and grab her other individual yes caught part of the transaction. she fields said she had been man handled. >> this has to be, aside from my father's death, the worst experience i have gone through. >> on his airplane tuesday, trump said the criminal charge is absurd. >> the news conference was over. it was done. it was finished. she was running up and grabbing and asking questions and she wasn't supposed be doing that. i think he should -- i told them
you should never settle this case. should go all the way. >> the lawyer and campaign issued a written statement, quote, "he will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. he is completely confident he will be exonerated. the case is another reminder, though of the tensions associated with the trump campaign. earlier this month in chicago, there was pushing and shoving between protesters and trump supporters. after campaign cancelled a candidate's appearance. ted cruz tried to generate more positive news tuz in his nomination bid: >> and i am proud to endorse ted cruz. >> wisconsin governor scott walker gave the sxwornsment by phone on a milwaukee radio show. >> after a lot of time looking at speeches, looking at the records, looking at what the candidates not only say but what they have done in the past, it was an easy call for me to support ted cruz. >> reporter: the wisconsin primary's in one week. cruz's campaign at his first
state event played walker's interview on loud speakers. when cruz took the stage: >> how's that for some breaking news this morning? he called the conservative governor walker who survived a raleighlex after his fight against unions ight against unions strong. >> all others in the presidential primaries, no way he would ever endorse me. still, this may go down as a bad day for donald trump. instead of promoting policies that seem to resonate with conservatives, his campaign was put on the defensive over an alleged physical attack david
shuster, al jazeera. >> michael schure, trump's opponents have gleefully stacked him over this. could standing by cory lindowski hurt trump in the long run. >> reporter: a lot of the conventional wisdom would say, yes, that should hurt. this is the kind of thing that is a fireable offense, the kind of thing that would force someone in his position to perhaps resign. but nothing goes as it ordinarily goes when it goes to the donald trump campaign. the other thing today here until janeville, there was this trump rally. one of the people that i spoke to at the rally, somebody came out, a supporter of donald trump said that he hopes donald trump stands by lewindowski because that's why they like him and david shuster alleged it to not be a good day for trump, if those sorts of things are
happening, the people in janeville think et cetera doing okay by them or the people that came from other parts of wisconsin as well. >> janeville is the hometown of house speaker paul ryan. so was trump trying to send a message to ryan by holding a rally there? what did people think of his visit? >> reporter: yeah. i think it was pretty blatant symbolism. come if you are against washington, if you are anti-washington, come to the place where the speaker of the house lives in a state that is holding a primary next tuesday, the 5th of april, and make your statement here. and what was interesting tonight, antonio, is that a lot of the people in jajzville, peek we spoke to during the day, people we spoke to this afternoon say while they are republicans and why they like paul ryan very much, donald trump may just not be their. republican. >> mr. donald j. trump. >> today, donald trump brought his campaign into america's hartland, janeville, wisconsin, home of house speaker paul ryan and the two republicans could
not be more different. >> our political discourse, both the kind that we see on t.v. and the kind that we experience among each other it did not used to be this bad and it does not have to be this way. >> as the presidential race presses further into springtime, it is more than a coincidence trump is bringing his combative brand of politics to the backyard of the most powerful republican in america, and that is not lost on the people of janeville. >> i like to say for all of the years we have had 25 years we have ebb here, the only time i have seen a fight big enough where somebody walks out the door was over brett farve. >> at the care sell consignment shop, every visitor is offered a free cup of coffee and an antique for not much more. but here the talk varies from puzzelment to curiosity to
outrage over donald trump. joni boss art knows speaker ryan, paul to everyone in town. >> paul is well respected throughout the community. i think even amongst democrats and republicans because he is a hard worker and that reflects our community. there isn't much nonsense that goes on. >> reporter: but nonsense has come to town in the form of donald trump, if you ask others here. >> how is he going to make it gray when he's fighting minimum -- i mean, a new $15 an hour standard for the young people? i mean who is he kidding? >> like many in janeville, bill link is a democrat. >> when i first started voting, there was george wallace, you know, and that was a tough one. i mean that election was. but anyway, this whole town is a worker town. workers are going to have more democrats. >> jainzville lost its general
motors plant after 89 years and bill doesn't see trump as truly being for the workers. >> i'm headed there to protest right now. and just to show -- i think he wants people to protest and it brings him out, that side of him. but i am still going. >> fred harmon has been a defendant republican since 1976 when jimmy carter pardoned the conscientious objectors to the vietnam war. he said trump would need to do a few things to get his vote. >> he is going to have to backtrack on some of the things he said. immigration and he really needs to apologize to megyn kelly and some people he has been nasty to. >> paul ryan, i don't know him wel well, but i am sure i am going to get along great with him and if i don't, he is going to have to pay a big price. okay? >> donald trump may be today's speaker but in this town of 64,000, there is one speaker that has the support of many of them. >> well, paul is a good view.
he is a compromiser and can work with a lot of different people. >> antonio, you know, this is an interesting place. janeville has been democrats and republicans a, as you learned there, have united behind paul ryan. tonight, we heard three candidates still running for the republican nomination saying that they would not support the -- necessarily keep the pledge to support the republican nominee if it is not them, and that is sort of an idea that there is disunity in this party at the same time as we stand here talking to you from a place where they have been able to unify behind one man, the speaker of the house. antonio. >> in janesville, wisconsin. thank you. >> the supreme court's second tie vote handed a big victory to labor unions today. lease a stark reports: opponents could bring the case back to court again after the vacancy has been filled. >> reporter: antonio, a big vick
o for public employee unions. it well could have gone the other way if justice anton inscalia was on the bench. it involved the california teacher's association and what's called fair share dues. this case involves the california teachers association and what's called fair share dues. these are dues teachers must pay even if they don't want to join the the union. tuesday you have to pay to the union because the idea is that they get the benefit of any contract anythingotiated by this group. a number of teachers had sued, a arguing this violated their first amendment rights of free speech. the supreme court said, quote, the judgment is affirmed by an equally divided court. in other words, it was a 4-4 split. no national precedent is set the court affirmed the lower court judgment which found these fair-share dues are illegal. the head of the national
education association issued a statement saying the u.s. supreme court rejected a political ploy to silence public employees like teachers, the center for individual rights represented the teachers suing over these dues. they said this is too significant a case to leave as is. quote: a full court, they said, needs to decide this question, and we hope expect this case will be reheard when a new justice is confirmed. this case really underscores the absence of judge scalia. and it could be one of many significant cases that end in a tie this session including very controversial cases on abortion, affirmative action, immigration, and the contraceptive mandate in the affordable care act. antonio? >> lisa stark reporting from washington. president obama's nominee to replace anton a inscalia was on cap holiday hill. he met with a republican senator
for the first time since his nomination. he sat down with his home state lawmaker, illinois lawmaker kirk. he told him he would consider voting for the president's choice. he is one of 16 g.o.p. senators saying they are willing to break ranks with mitch mcconnell. mcconnell insists there will be no hearing until after the presidential election. north carolina governor pat mcdirectory is defending the law that bars municipalities from protecting lgbt rights. he said the media is responsible for the uproar since the new law was passed? >> there is a very well coordinated campaign, national campaign, distorting the truth which is frankly smearing our state in an inaccurate way which i am working to correct. >> on monday, the acluified a federal lawsuit trying to get the law overturned. the state's attorney general, democrat ray cooper, says he will not defend the new law in
court. >> our office has defended the state, its officials and agencies when they have been e sued. our office will continue to do that except it will not defend the constitutionalty of the discrimination in-house bill 2. >> saying as detroit schools were crumbling, a dozen principals were taking nearly a million dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
>> people loved him. teachers loved him. >> we were walking the river looking for him. i knew something was really really wrong. >> all hell broke lose. >> people were saying that we were terrorists. >> how are you providing a cover for your brother to do this? >> we saw the evil side of the social media take off. detroit's troubled school system has taken anotherhit. charges against 13 current and former principals, accused of a
kick back scheme. the educators allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for contracts. investigators said the principals were given nearly a million dollar. they said the schools rarely received all of the supplies they had paid for. president obama attended a s seminar in the growing use of heroin in the country. robert ray reports from atlanta. >> barack obama. >> 2000 medical professionals and advocates listened to president obama and others talk about the open eighty and heroin abuse crisis in america. >> it's not enough just to provide the arctic tour and structure for more treatment. there has to be funding for the treatment. >> crystal is in recover from heroin adix. her hopes is that the struggle she endured can be a lessong for others. >> it slowly happened from weekend to then needing it
throughout the week, needing something to go to work. eventually i needed something stronger than the vicodin. i was doc occasion contin, delaudid until it eventually led in to me doing heroin. >> open yadz, codeine and others killed more than 28,000 people in 2014. more than any other year on record. the president is calling for $11,000,000,000 in funding to expand addiction treatment centers, increase mental health coverage and heighten awareness at medical schools throughout the country. >> we are under resourced. i don't think the public doesn't fully appreciate the scope of the properblem. my hope is by being here today, hearing from people who have gone through heroic struggles with this issue, hearing from the medical community about what they are saying that we've got the opportunity to really make a dent on this. >> gary mendel lost his son to heroin and said the president
could do more without waiting for congress. >> there could be an executive order tomorrow, an emergency executive order. this is spreading. 30,000 people are going to die this year. that's half of the vietnam war. >> still, president obama is pushing congress to act on what the centers for disease control calls a problem of epidemic proportions. >> my hope is that all of the add vo cats and folks and families who are here and those who are listening say to congress: this is a priority. >> robert ray, al jazeera. a hijacking involving egyptian airliner ended peacefully this afternoon. flight 181 was supposed fly from alex and degreeia to cairo. it was diverted to cyprus by a passenger who claimed to have a bomb. harry fawcett says the man eventually sur right-hand siderred without a shot being fired. >> passengers and crew heading for safety after hours in captivity this was the first indication the hostage crisis was reaching its ends and the
man, himself, a 59-year-old egyptian taken in to custody. around his stomach, something white, possibly his supposed suicide bomb belt that authorities now stay was a fake. >> from the search of the aircraft, no explosives were pounds, tnot on the suspect or the aircraft. it does not appear to be related to terrorism. >> egyptian authorities released this video said to show the suspect going through security at alex and degree i can't airport. his belt reportedly made from mobile phone covers went through undetected during what should have been a defendant 30 minute journey, he threatened the crew and demanded that the plain be diverted to cyprus. for hours, a crisis team negotiated with the hijacker, securing the release of dozens of hostages. as for motive, the investigation seems focused on the personal rather than the political. police here in cyprus are saying
this is being treated not as an act of terrorism but as a criminal act and the man involved is likely to face court and be indicted on criminal charges on wednesday. they say part of their investigation will focus on the contents of the letter that he threw from the plane that was recovered on the tarmac at the airport. >> that letter apparently to his est trained wife prompting this response from the ciprate leader: when ask asked if this was all over a woman, "there is always a woman" he said. other reports suggested he had asked for certain female egyptian prisoners to be released. at some point, the hijacker demands did to meet with an eu representative and at other parts, to depart and head to another destination. he raised no specific demands. >> by mid-afternoon, the airport had been re-opened and an egypt plane to take the passengers at cairo. the ordeal is over.
as our renewed questions about egypt's airline security, the fake belt went undetected. the captain and crew had to assume a real one had got up, through. harry fawcett, al jazeera, larnica, cyprus. >> u.s. ordered hundreds of realtives of u.s. diplomats and pilt personnel to leave parts of turkey. officials said there is no specific threat but they feel americans are facing an increase danger. more problems for volks waggoon, this time with the federal trade commission. the ftc filed a complaint against the german auto maker accusing it of deceiving the public in a clean diesel ad campaign. the lawsuit as to the growing list of problems for vw, facing a criminal investigation into rigged emissions tests. >> patty duke's personal struggles were almost as well known as her name. the act tress's remark alan life on camera and off next.
104 parish jails offer routine testing. some interviewed say they were made to wait for extended periods without receiving hiv medications. after inmates were released, the jails failed to refer them to proper medical providers to continue treatment. louisiana ranks 2nd behind washington, d.c. in new hiv infections. the "new york times" is refusing to retract a story about the n.f.l.s handling after concussion study. the leagomit about 100 cun cushion studies that down played effects of head nixons on players. the n.f.l. denies that. the times stands by its reporting saying it sees no reason to retract anything. >> patty duke died today. the 69-year-old died of sepsis. she was a child star who became a mental health advocate. as erica pitz shows us, she was
famous for the roles she played and the personal struggles she endured. for a 16-year-old, it was the role of a lifetime. patty duke played helen keller in "the miracle worker" opinipoe ann ban kroft. she was the youngest actress at the time to win the academy award. years later, the memories of oscar night never faded. joan crawford told me i was wonderful. gregory peck. i met gregory peck. all of it was truly a wonder land. >> with the awe came plenty of adversity. her father was a alcoholic. her mother, a manic depressive. she struggled with by polar, a
bajdz that hollywood turned into a sitcom classic. >> my cousin. >> the patty duke show made her a t.v. star, playing dual parts as cousins. after the producer spent time with duke and said he wanted both sides of her represented. duke, who was married three times including to the adams' family's john aston went public with her illness in 1982. from '85 to '88, she served as the president of the screen actors guild, an actress tres, activist. when she was asked in 2014 how she would like to be remembered, her response. ? >> i am proud that when i get a job, i am going to give you what you paid for and maybe even more. >> her son, actor sean aston took to social media today sharing a picture of himself as a baby in the arms of his pham famous mother, patty duke.