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>> the u.s. government remains closed for business. an unproductive white house meeting between the president and congressional leaders fails to end the shutdown. >> less than a week after surprising diplomatic talks with iran, secretary of state john kerry opens the time to north korea. deadline day for the 9/11 60 compensation fund. it's the last chance for thousands of people lieu lived or worked near ground zero to ask for help for medical expenses relied to the terror attacks. >> the f.b.i. tracked down the he will loosei founder of silk road, an internet site that offered drug dealers a high tech
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home to sell to customers around the globe. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. said day three of the government shutdown and the first face-to-face talks between congressional leaders and president obama have failed to end the stale made. lawmakers met wednesday. the goal was simple, reopen the federal government. neither side was willing to budge and they left those talks with no deal. >> i would hope that the president and my democratic colleagues in the senate would listen to the american people and sit down and have a serious discussion about resolving these differences. >> i believe based on what we have seen, the performance of the tea party driven, cruz led house now, no longer the senate,
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it's now in the house, i think that it looks like these people are headed where they want to go. >> the president is standing firm on the issue, saying he will no longer negotiate as long as they keep the government shut down over obamacare. >> john boehner has not been willing to say no to a faction of the republican party that are willing to burn the house down over an obsession over my health care initiative. >> as washington struggles to break this deadlock, a new challenge awaits and could have greater consequences for the country. >> with the government entering its third day of the shutdown, still no progress on a deal for a budget. >> the president reiterated one more time tonight that he will not negotiate. we sent four different proposals over to our democratic colleagues in the senate. they rejected all of them. >> democrats say they amount to
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piecemeal legislation which would only fund selection programs, such also the national parks and national institutes of health and could extend the shutdown for weeks, setting it on the collision course with another looming deadline, october 17. that's the day the united states reaches its debt ceiling. if congress doesn't raise it, america would face an unprecedented default, affecting its credit worldwide and threatening an economic recovery here and abroad. president obama wednesday said this current battle was sas exasperating. >> until we make sure congress allows treasury to pay for things that congress itself already authorized, we are not going to engage in a series of negotiations. >> after meeting with the president and republican leaders for the first time since the
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shutdown, senator majority leader harry reid was frustrated by husband counterpart john boehner. >> we have the debt ceiling staring us in the face and he wants to talk about a short term c.r. i thought that they were concerned about the long term fiscal affairs of this country. >> the clash could impact the markets if the two sides can't agree before october 17. that has many on wall street worried, including top c.e.o.'s who met with the president and warned of a yearous consequences of the u.s. government unable to pay its bills. >> there's no precedent for default. we're the most important economy in the world with the reserve currency in the world. payments have to go out to people. if money doesn't flow in, money doesn't flow out. >> with president obama facing two battles here at home with
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globe reaching consequences, one thing is clear. the treasury democratic estimates if the debt ceiling is not raised by october 17, the u.s. government will have $30 billion left in cash, which would only be expected to last a few days. >> randall pinkston is live in washington this morning. good morning, randall. so, washington right now is preoccupied by the government shutdown. you mentioned this in your piece, that the real issue looming is the potential debt ceiling debate. put into context for us what a default would mean. >> as we just heard, there is no precedent for the u.s. government defaulting on its debt, so there is a lot of sun certainty. one thing wall street hates more than anything else is uncertainty. a default would create that hoar at home and around the world. on the plus side, people who guy government bonds don't have too many other places to go, even if america's deteriorating is dropped, it's still the
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strongest economy in the world, so there would be some ramifications, but mostly uncertainty and that's not a good thing. >> there are a lot of strategies floating around about what the president by himself could do if this debt ceiling debate does become a problem for him. one strategy is that the president in vokes the authority over the 14th amend. that would allow him to order the federal government to keep borrowing. what has the white house said about that. >> the last time this issue came up in 2011, president obama was heard to say that he did not think that was appropriate, keep in mind that in his past life, one of his past jobs was as a constitutional law professor, so it is his belief, at least it was as of what, three years ago, two years ago that that was not the appropriate strategy for raising the debt ceiling, that that was something that congress needed to do. obviously, if the nation is facing economic catastrophe,
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that could reverberate throughout the world, the president may reconsider his considered opinion. >> all right, thanks, randall. if has been 55 hours and counting since the shutdown began. economists say it has cost tax powers $587 million. it could cost taxpayers $1.6 billion if it stays closed for a week. >> a skeleton crew is all that remains at nasa's mission control in houston. most other space agency employees have been told to stay home. as heidi zhou-castro reports,
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some employees are trying to figure out how to get their back pay once the shutdown ends. >> it's quiet here at the johnson space center where workers are if you are load. 3,000 people were told to go home. not all of them are there waiting. some are taking action. >> how many of you all have families? everyone. how many of you are single parents? >> how do you raise children and pay bills when your paycheck is on indefinite hold? these nasa employees, also members of the federal union afge face that question. >> i have a mortgage that has to be paid. >> i'm living from paycheck to paycheck. >> six workers are with nasa. they are if you are load. the other four are with the department of veteran affairs and could be let go next week. >> call your representatives, the number is... >> local 2284 president called
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this meeting in her living room to prepare for a protest planned for saturday. >> we hope to get congress' attention and the american people attention to put us back to work so we can continue to service the american people. >> most say they could survive a week or two without income. no one says they can survive for longer than a month. >> i think they're playing chicken with our lives, and we've been through a pay freeze, and now this. i've had enough. >> everyone here says they're registered democrats. they support the affordable care act, which house republicans have insisted on defunding before passing a federal budget. >> so you're all willing to give up your paychecks for obamacare. >> yes. >> shannon and charles couldn't agree more. both have grown daughters who would otherwise not qualify for health coverage. >> i commend the president and he needs to take a stand, and
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tell congress, you know, this is law. >> how many of you feel like pawns in this whole political debate? how many of you, your survival, though, depends on it? that's everyone in this room. >> although most of these people are furloughed, they're keeping busy, fighting for their right to go back to work. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera, houston. >> in addition, all non-essential nasa programs will not operate during the shutdown. >> the obama administration is scrambling to add computer service to handle the high demand on the new federal health insurance marketplace. the department of health and human services says the key website, healthcare.gov is getting 4.7 million visitors a day. the high volume is slowing the
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website that serves 36 states. the government is working to resolve problems, but they note open enrollment will continue until march 31 of next year. >> after surprising talks with iran, secretary of state john kerry said it would be "diplomatic malpractice of the worst order not to reach out to the iranian president." specific actions are listed, another u.s. foe can take to meet talks. in japan, kerry appeared to approach talks with north korea. craig, good morning to you. we have heard this talk about reopening negotiations with north korea before. what specific actions does mr. kerry say the north needs to take for a resumption of talks? >> well, as you say, we had this before jay cutler visited japan in april and this was on the
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tail in that period. north korea tested a ballistic missile in february. in march, it threatened military action against japan, south korea and the united states. john kerry says if they are going to negotiate, they need to turn down the rhetoric and also they need to denuclearize the peninsula. >> the six parties involved in the six party talks have made it crystal clear we are prepared to reengage in those talks, to have a peaceful relationship with north korea. we are prepared to sign a non-aggression agreement, providing north korea decides to denuclearize and engage in
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negotiations to achieve that end. >> for the north koreans, they wouldn't be involved in a regime change. of course, it's watched the u.s. kill sadaam hussein and move into syria and sabre rattle against assad. they're very concerned about what the u.s. intends to do in north korea. they say they will come to the table if the u.s. also starts to talk sense in terms of north korean policy. >> still little chance they will denuclearize. thanks, craig. >> today is the cut i don't have for people who want to register a claim with the september 11 victim's compensation fund. the fund was set up to help may
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medical expenses for people who lived or worked near ground zero after the attacks and became ill. the number of applicants has gone up as the dead lined neared. only 20,000 people applied as of late june, the applications have now jumped to 40,000. the list of claims that qualify is long, asthma, sleep apnea, lower back line, traumatic injuries and certain types of cancer. $2.8 billion has been allotted to settle the claims awarded in tax-free amounts, anywhere from $10,000 to a half million dollars. >> many are missing and many died after a boat sank off the coast of italy. the boat was traveling off an island when it caught fire and capsized. it was carrying 500 people, mostly from somalia. we are live in rome where the
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death toll is expected to rise. i imagine there is a rescue operation continuing? >> >> absolutely, stephanie, just an indication of warning of what the rescue workers were saying, in fact, that number has gone up already slightly in the past few minutes alone. 94 now, at least 94 people have died in that incident. the number of rescued survivors remain at 150, but as rescue workers are saying, there are 250 and up to 300 people that are unaccounted for. they're getting their estimates from the size of the boat itself. the boat is still visible, still lying on its side in the waters and they're saying that it was about 15 feet long. it's in quite a bad state. from that we can calculate in the boat there are still 300
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people still unaccounted for. this happened in the early hours of the morning, when there was a malfunction. two fishing boats spotted the incident, but there was panic onboard, judging from what the rescue workers have been able to tell from the survivors. many jumped into the sea. the mayor of the island has said it's an absolutely chaotic horrific situation on the island there. they are finding difficulty as whether to put the survivors which need treatment and also where to lay the dead that they're finding at an alarming rate. the whole rescue operation is being conducted by the italian coast guard. a local health agency has helped out trying to get to survivors. >> major operation underway. reporting live from rome, thank you. >> b.p. has reached a milestone
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in its legal battle over the 2010 gulf oil pull. a federal appeals court approved a ruling to stop payments to businesses that cannot prove they suffered losses as a direct result of the spill. the ruling slows the pace at least temporarily of hundreds of millions in payments that b.p. is making under a class action settlement. more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the gulf of mexico during the deep water horizon disaster. meanwhile, b.p. evacuated workers from four oil and gas platforms in the gulf of mexico because of an approaching storm. the mexican government expects three to six inches of rain along yucatan peninsula. >> right now, it's a
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disturbance. we've had enough disturbed weather across the region that we've had pretty persistent showers on and off. i had a friend in miami say yesterday, it was just kind of a miserable, gray day. we're already getting that moisture, that is part of the system. i'll show you that in a second. we're in the gulf coast because of the disturbed area we already had, expect more rain. getting into the weekend, this is going to be it. here's where it is right now. as we put this into motion, cutting that gab between the western caribbean and pushing into the gulf of mexico right now. over the next couple of days, pretty much all the computer models, let's look at the system and project out where it goes, puts this in louisiana and the peninsula of florida. whether or not this develops into a system, and that does look likely, it is definitely going to move up the coast, bring heavy areas of rain and
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equally weather as it moves along. this is probably late saturday night into sunday is when we're looking at this hitting the coastline. i'll have the weather in the rest of the country coming up. >> a.e.g. is cleared of negligence in the death of michael jackson. >> had the word ethical been in the question, it could have been a different outcome. >> jurors explain. >> the long arm of the law grabs the mastermind of the billion dollar business selling illegal drugs in an on line shopping mall known as milk road. >> if you were expecting money from the i.r.s., you may have to wade longer. that story, coming up.
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>> a church bus crashed killing eight and injuring 14 others. the bus blew a tire on interstate 40 east of knoxville. it crossed a median into
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oncoming traffic slam i go into an s.u.v. and big rig, which exploded into flames. >> in my 17 years, probably the most serious incident that i've ever been a part of. >> the group members of a baptist church was returning home from a retreat. six kid were on the bus. >> after months of testimony, and days of deliberations, a jury has found music promoter a.e.g. not liable in the death of michael jackson. jurors rejected the claim a.e.g. was next in hiring dr. conrad murray. >> if a.e.g. had known what was going on behind closed doors, it would have probably made a world of difference, but they didn't. michael jack so that was pretty used to getting his own way. he was a big star. >> jackson died in 2009 from a drug overdose. the civil case was brought hi
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his mother, katherine. >> a.e.g. didn't do something wrong here. they weren't going to allow themselves to be shaken down. you can't do what they do for a living and have people constantly knock on their door and say i'm going to bring a cause of action unless you give me cash. they can't do that. >> dr. murray was convicted for giving michael jackson drugs. >> president obama may be sass per rated about the government shut down, but wall street is
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calm. >> both barely bugged yesterday. not much action in europe. many analysts warn now is the calm before the storm, and even getting close to the debt ceiling could spell big trouble for the markets. >> you're looking at a financial catastrophe that exceeds what we saw in 2008. it wasn't be fun. the stock market would crash, interest rates spike, and we'd be quickly thrust into a suggest economic contraction if it wasn't something that was quickly rectified. >> again, treasury secretary says the government will run out of money october 17. there's also concern the shutdown and looming debt ceiling is impacting mortgage rates. later today, freddie mac will tell us how rates have fared the last week. rates have been at their lowest in almost two months. last week, approximately on an
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average year 30 year reason were at 4.3%. rates dropped last week, because the fed pumped the same amount of the money into the economy by buying bonds. many fear it could hamper the fragile housing company. >> later, figures for the jobless claims filed for the last week of september will be released today. this will get a lot more attention than usual, because the monthly numbers will likely be delayed because of the shutdown. so far, there's been little evidence hiring the u.s. has accelerated payroll process or a.d.t. reports. jobs in the private sector rose by 166,000 enseptember. that was less than expected. >> one in 10 of the 800,000
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federal employees furloughed because of the government shutdown work for the i.r.s. the government is still collecting taxes, but if you are waiting for a check from the i.r.s. or any document, you are going to have to wait longer. >> the big question, i guess is ok, so we're going to have to wait for checks, but what about the tax collectors, are they still working? >> they are still yelling show me the money. >> of course. >> but interestingly, the i.r.s. workers who help you defend themselves are mostly furloughed righty now. >> more time is starting to pass three days into the shutdown. with are we starting to see mortgage applications affected? >> every day that passes, the risk of delay increases. typically a mortgage application takes between 30 and 60 days to close. right now, things are moving steadily. however, the big choke point will likely be the i.r.s. with that every time you apply for a loan, documents have to be received from that agency. if they cannot process those
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applications, then it's going to take you longer to get things moving as smoothly. >> we are really starting to see how the shutdown is affecting the little details in american's lives. thank you so much. >> still ahead, day three of the government shutdown, why the blame gaming washington is keeping important business on whole. >> the master behind behind a global web drug trafficking website. >> heavy monsoon rains forces thousands to higher ground in cambodia. >> home sweet home means nothing to the tampa bay rays. they continue to back their bags and win. the government shuts down and al jazeera america covers all of it. from washinton politics, to the real impact on you... >> there's harworking people
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>> welcome back. i'm stephanie sigh and these are our top stories at this hour. we're now in day three of the partial government shutdown. talks between president obama and congressional leaders at the white house ended in a stalemate as the shutdown continues. the nation is edging closer to the october 17 debt ceiling debt line. >> secretary of state john kerry has opened the door for diplomacy with north korea, saying the u is open to negotiations, but only if talks begin with a discussion on the nuclear program. >> the agency at a watches over half of colorado public lands is feeling it is shutdown punch. the bureau of land management closed four field offices nationwide and 90% of its staff furloughed. we have the story. >> here in the western united states, the landscapes go on forever, mountains, plains,
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rivers, forests and desserts. sure, it's pretty, but the mission of the bureau of land management is to make sure all this scenery makes money for taxpayers. the b.l.m. mansion 40% of all federal land that some 245 million-acres, 13% of the entire country. the b.l.m. supports logging, ranching and outdoor recreation, but energy development on b.l.m. land, coal mining, oil or gas drilling, that is where the big money is, as much as $6 billion a year in revenue for the federal government. we wanted to find out whats happens to b.l.m. operations when the government shuts down. i called the main number in colorado to try to get answers. >> hi, you've reached the colorado state office public room. we are currently closed because of the government shutdown. >> hi, you've reached the bureau of land management. i am currently unavailable because of the government
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shutdown. >> i got nowhere. in fact, after four calls, all unanswered, i was redirected to the very first number i dialed. the internet was also a dead end. every search for the b.l.m., grazing maps, a list of its 4,000 camp grounds was redirected to the website of the department of interior, the parent agency. even b.l.m.'s twitter feed was dark and department of interior wasn't returning calls. it has 10,800 employees, 10,200 are on furlough because of the shutdown. the 600 essential employees still working will do things such as run the b.l.m.'s wild horse program, patrol b.l.m. land and help keep the oil flowing through the alaska pipeline. since we couldn't get anybody on the phone, we decided to drive out to the regional office, and you guessed it. >> we're trying to go out to the bureau of land management
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building. making calls and no one's answering. >> that's probably because they're closed due to the furlough. >> the bureau of land management is one of 28 federal agencies that have offices here. we wanted to find out how many of them are open and how many people are working during the shutdown. we called the main office. they couldn't answer our questions and told us to email the general services administration in washington. g.s.a. told us to email the office of management and budget. we're still waiting to hear back from them, so thanks to the shutdown, we can't even find out how much of the nation's business isn't getting done. aljazeera, denver. >> the b.l.m. mansion more acres than any of the nations agencies. they also have the smallest budget and fewest employees. >> the treasury secretary said the government will run out of
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money to pay its bills by october 17. joining us is doug handler, chief economist at a.r.s. let's start with the basics. why is wall street so concerned about the debt ceiling. what will happen if a resolution is not found and the u.s. does default. >> when the debt ceiling restrictions bite, somebody who's owed money is not going to be paid. that could be a holder of government funds, it could be somebody expecting a payment on a contract for services they've provided for the government, cash flow the people are expecting isn't going to happen. >> how does that affect the average american? >> well, it adds an element of risk with doing business with the government and businesses in general really don't like risk from any source here.
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that risk premium may manifest itself in higher interest rates, greater costs of doing business with the government, and the like. generally, it will slow down economic activity, then later on, as the debt ceiling restrictions really begin to bite, if we go a long period without raisedding the debt ceiling, huge amount of expenditures could be just chopped from government spending list, and really start to see extremely poor performance and economic growth. >> most economists would say that the recovery we're in right now is pretty fragile. could the recovery be at risk if this is a longer term debate about the debt ceiling? absolutely. with just the shutdown, we're looking at a loss of g.d.p. growth of about .2 for each week the shutdown continues. on top of this, we're going add
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spending restrictions, cash flow problems, with the debt ceiling coming up later in october here, as well. it's very easy to conceive that growth in the fourth quarter could be negative and we could have negative ramifications for 2014, as well. >> the european central bank president has expressed concern that a long term shutdown could threaten economic recoveries around the world, so this is back to talking about the shutdown and not the debt ceiling, but how long do we have before serious problems do creep up in the global economy? >> not very long, i'm afraid. probably when the debt ceiling restrictions begin to bite on that very day, i think there will be enough pressure such that congress and the president can resolve all the issues to lift the debt ceiling, but if they don't, ultimately, we're talking about chopping an amount like 20% of all government
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expenditure. that is a near fatal blow to the economy and that will certainly impact global trade, as well. >> some democrats in congress for seeing that this could be a problem in getting this deal done in congress about the debt ceiling are saying the president could use the fourteenth amendment to raise the debt ceiling, an idea that so far the white house has rejected. if a deal is not reached, what power does the president have to keep the country from defaulting? >> well, there are some extraordinary measures like this, as well, but there are also off setting issues that you'd have to consider that many people really don't like the idea that the u.s. government might have unlimited borrowing ability, and they feel some degree of sol solace in the fact that there are constraints on what the government can borrow. by invoking the fourteenth
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amendment, there is a concern. it could happen, but it's a move that's not without its own costs, as well and probably something that will be used only with extreme caution and in a voir dire emergency. >> it's god to know there are at least alternatives. thank you so much for joining us. >> russian president putin may meet with president obama to discuss how to handle the dismantling of syrias chemical weapons. the two are expected in bali for the asian pacific summit. the pair briefly met on the sidelines of the g-20 summit in st. petersburg in early september. >> united nations weapons inspectors are in syria today, working in dangerous conditions. at least 19 people have been killed since monday. a mortar shell crashed near a hotel in one of the most exclusive areas of damascus, the
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day the inspectors arrived. they are trying to find sites where it is safe to continue their work dismantling serious chemical weapons. the group aims to complete this by november 1. >> there is a major split between rebel forces in syria. we are in beirut, lebanon, with more. >> powerful rebel forces doing their best to avoid further confrontations between syrian rebel forces and al-qaeda fighters in syria are calling on the islamic state to withdraw to their bases, to leave towns, clearly trying to avoid further in-fighting, because this is just weakening the opposition in its fight against the regime. the al-qaeda's strength is growing. they are now in control of towns. they are no longer just on the front lines. they're establishing control in towns very strategic locations close to the turkish and iraqi
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borders and have never she'd from their goal to create an islamic state in syria. this is a very different ideology with other groups on the ground. so a very murky and complicated situation on the ground. so far, no declaration of war has been made against the al-qaeda forces in syria. >> i did has been 20 years since the battle of mogadishu, popularly referred to as blackhawks down when somalis action but should elite units of the u.s. forces. the operation started with the aim of capturing a war lowered, instead turned into a battle that lasted 18 hours, left 18 americans dead and many wounded. >> a mastermind of a drug traffic website awaits a hearing
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tomorrow. >> this site is called silk road. it was on an underground computer network that had only been around for two years. an f.b.i. agent described the site as the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the internet. >> heroin, cocaine and meth are a few of the illegal drugs bought and sold on silk road, according to the f.b.i. 29-year-old physicist rossal bright, also known by dread pirate roberts say he ran that criminal system that has 900,000 registered users who bought and sold drug using the own line currency big coin. >> he was very technically adept and able to height both the website that he put together and the actual sales of illegal drugs that the drug sellers
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would make on his website. >> but not anymore. sips the f.b.i. shut down the site, agents made the arrest in california on tuesday, after posing as regular users who made more than 100 drug purchases from the website. court documents describe his dark side goes beyond drug dealing. the f.b.i. says one correspondence with the silk road user proves he tried to put a hit out on another user threatening to expose some people on the site unless he gave him honey. >> i wouldn't mind if he was executed,al bright said, adding this kind of behavior is unforgivable to me especially here on silk road. anonymity is sank row sang. $1.2 billion in sales occurred from around the world. >> he also offered tutorials on hacking a.t.m. machines and provided contact lists for black market connections like guns and
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mitt that men. >> real cash can be pressured and stores in a personal account or so called wallet on line. the virtual coins allow buyers and sellers to complete on line transactions without leaving a trail as if they were exchanging cash for goods. bit coins are not regulated by the government. that's key. in this case, authorities seized more than $3 million worth of bit coin which was used instead of cash or credit cards to do the deals on silk road. >> very interesting. erika, thank you. >> jerry sandusky does not deserve a trial according to the high court. he was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. the ruling comes after his attorneys argued mistakes by the
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judge and prosecutors led to a wrongful conviction. he is serving a 30-60 year prison sentence. >> time for sports now. the m.l.b. division series is set. good morning. >> good morning, that's right. we have a team giving new meaning to the term rode warriors. the last time the tampa bay rays played at home was on september 23. since then, they have logged over 3600 miles, their frequent flier journey culminating last night. a winner take all matchup against the indians, young cut by the phillies earlier this year gave the rays a 1-0 lead. tampa bay threatening two on for desmond jennings, he rips down the third-base line. that scored loney and longoria. rays on top 3-0. tampa bay starter alex cob made that lead stand up.
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he induces an inning-ending double play right here in the fourth. there is kolb. the bases loaded, only one out, but that is that. kolb held the indians scoreless, for 6 2/3 innings. they beat the rangers, then shut down the indians 4-0. after a celebration on the field, complete with silly string, it's on to boston to face the red sox in the a.l. division series starting on friday. >> the adrenaline is definitely going pretty fast there in the early going of the game. you know, once delmon hit that home run, and i had a little bit of a run to work with, i tried to feel the strike zone. my tough wasn't the best it has been, but they were awesome. everybody in the infield contributed, jose called it a great game, stuck with me the whole game, knew stuff wasn't sharp, but he got really creative back there and made it
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work. >> here's today's postseason schedule. a pair of game ones in division series play. the pirates and cardinals get things going first. a.j. burnett and wainwright are the starters. the dodgers and braves, remember all division series are best of five. >> second baseman dan uggla is the braves highest paid player, just over $13 million a season, but he has been left off the braves postseason roster for that division series with the dodgers. despite hitting 22 home runs this year, the three time all-star is batting just .179. he had laser eye surgery in august, but hit only .122 in september, so he was held off the roster. >> ultimately, you sit and talk to the coaching staff. we've been talking for a while about this, ever since we clinched. you put the best roster you think is going to fit if the
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five-game series and put your best 25 out there. ultimately without getting into details on this and that, we feel like we put our best 25 out there to compete against the dodgers. >> tiger wood will tee up today in the president's cup in dublin, ohio. this event is held every other year. now as the president's cup veteran, wood appreciates the team atmosphere. >> a lot of the guys who used to rip me up pretty good now on the senior tour, now i'm one of the veterans on the team, so i think that, you know, overall, i think that's one of the reasons why guys want to make these teams is once they get a taste of it, how much fun they really have and what goes on, and the camaraderie of the team, it's special, and to represent your country makes it even more special. >> on campus, the government
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shutdown threatened to cancel two games involving military academies this weekend, but according to several reports, the games are a go. the department of defense previously suspended travel for intercollegiate athletics but now says the cost of the games will be taken care of with non-that government funding. air force and navy will kick off saturday i'll warm will face b.c. in boston. that's a look at sports. stephanie. >> >> thank you, mark. flooding across southeast asia is getting worse. 3 million people are affect by the bad weather. in cambodia, 30 have died from flooding. >> it would take a full 40 minutes to get by river, but there is flooding. these villagers have had to take
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a two hour boat ride to get here. they wanted to pay respects to their ancestors. >> we are operating for the water to recede so our people can farm again. >> they say their entire village of 400 people has been flooded, depriving them of their shelters and livelihoods. >> we just want the government to provide us with food. we are poor people. >> september is one of the worst months for flooding and something people here live with, though that doesn't make it any easier. roads, bridges, and other infrastructure are damaged or impassable. hundreds of schools are flooded. >> the situation that we found here in this small village is being replicated across the country in 10 out of the 24 provinces in cambodia, impacting the lives of more than 370,000
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people. >> this woman can't live in her house. she and her children have to move to a neighbor's house. she can't work, because she's worried about the children. she tells me knew it's flooded, she's afraid her children might fall into the water and drown. she explains there's another longer term issue for people who can't work during the floods. with the rising cost of living, these seasonal floods prevent this farming community from earning enough to pay loans and break out of a vicious cycle of poverty. >> the storm system that my brought snow and rain to the northwest is now hitting the midwest with even more. meteorologist nicole mitchell is here with your national forecast. good morning. >> good morning. i hope everyone's off to a good thursday. you might have gotten woken up in the middle of the night from thunderstorms in the midwest. let's take a look at all of
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that. here's the broad picture, still a relatively quiet day up and down the northeast. we'll talk more about this tropical entity in the next half hour, butment, look at this broad area across the northern tier of the country with that with that, one of the stories has been just the temperature drop. we have 40s this morning behind where that has gone through and still some 70's ahead of that. those are our morning temperatures, so very warm if you're in kansas city this morning. more significantly has been the storminess. through the course of the night, you can still see rain in the dakotas and up in minnesota and the cluster of the heaviest part of this moving into kansas, as we zoom in on this, this area has had a history of some hail overnight, some higher winds, dying down just a little bit. still, you can see how heavy that rain is right now and over the next couple of days, with this system kind of staying in place, even a low developing, the midwest is going to stay
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under those chances for storms. temperatures still stay mild the next couple of days in chicago before the temperature drop comes here, but the storminess for the midwest could last friday into saturday. in the mean tile, back behind all this where those temperatures are dropping, we have a number of places starting to fall under winter storm warnings, because eventually as the colder air pubs in, some rain is changing to snow, which is exactly what we've been seeing in northern parents of the rockies, parts of montana. still slow going on these roads, be very careful especially in one of these places where this is the first time you've driven in snow for the season. still wet weather along the northwest coast. we'll talk more about the possible tropical system we have brew i go. >> remembering tom clancy, a look back at the author.
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>> the man who created fictional c.i.a. agent jack ryan has died. tom clancy, the best selling author of high tech spy thrillers died in baltimore at his home. we look back at his remarkable life and career. >> his novels read like movie scripts and many became just that, as well as best selling video games. >> a former insurance salesman who never served in the military, his first thriller, "the hunt for red october" was an instant success. his cold war plot pit the good guys, usually americans, against their foes. >> this thing could park a couple of hundred warheads off washington. nobody would know a thing about it until it was all over. >> his command of high tech wear fair and spy craft was so detailed that a secretary of the jay demanded to know who leaked him classified situation.
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clancy said it was spooky he made up things that turned out to be real. he was a favorite of conservative political physician and the feeling was mutual. >> i write about people who believe in something, with a sense of duty and mission, who want to make the world better in some way. >> his 25th and last book i guess scheduled for publication in december. aljazeera. >> there's no word yet on clancy's cows of death. >> at the end of our first hour, here's what we're following this morning. we're unday three of the federal government shutdown. talks between president obama and congressional leaders ended with no deal. as congress struggles to agree on a spending bill, the debt ceiling deadline edges closer. the u.s. has until october 17 to increase the legal limit on how much the government can borrow. secretary of state john kerry has opened the door for diplomacy with north korea saying the u.s. is open to negotiations if those talks begin with a discussion on the nation's nuclear program.
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>> i'm mark morgan. what happens if your team makes baseball's postseason and you are batting less than your weight. you may not suit up for the division series. >> we have a disturbance in the tropics that could cause problems for the gulf coast over the weekend. >> you're watching aljazeera america and we continue. we'll be back with you in two and a half minutes. you can get news anytime of day on line at our website, aljazeera.com. have a great morning. tomorrow night, fault lines investigates wage practices in the restaurant industry. >> the employers have the upper hand out here. they can steal from you and face very little if any consequences. >> basically this industry is saying, "we don't have to pay these workers at all. they should work for us but we don't have to pay them.
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>> two thirds of low-wage workers experience wage theft every week. >> you're telling me that these people are allowed to treat people like this and you can't do anything?
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>> shutdown stalemate. the showdown over the government closure moves into its third day with no end in sight and another critical deadline looming. less than a week after surprising diplomatic talks, secretary of state john kerry opens the door to another long time u.s. foe, north korea. >> remembering the deadly firefight known as blackhawks down where hundreds last their lives. >> the deadline to the key 9/11 compensation fund draws near.
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>> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york. it is day three of the government shutdown. the first face-to-face talks between congressional leaders and president obama has failed to end the stalemate. lawmakers met wednesday. the goal was reopen the federal government. neither side was willing to budge and they left with no deal. as washington struggles to break this deadlock, a new challenge awaits and could have greater consequences for the country. randall pinkton joins us live from washington. the government shut down is not the only pressing issue facing lawmakers. there's a big one coming. >> really big one, and many believe much more serious. of course, hitting that debt ceiling, which congress has to raise, otherwise the government goes in default. it's interesting, both republicans and democrats saying they want to negotiate. problem is both sides have conditions, so the impasse and
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the shutdown continues. >> with the government entering its third day of the shutdown, still no progress on a deal for the budget. >> the president reiterated one more time tonight that he will not negotiate. we sent four different proposals over to our democratic colleagues in the senate. they rejected all of them. >> democrats say they amount to piecemeal legislation, which would only fund select programs such as the national parks and the national institutes of health, and could extend the shutdown for weeks, setting it on the collision course with a looming deadline october 17. that's the day the united states reaches its debt ceiling. if congress does understand raise it, america would face an unprecedented default, not only affecting its credit worldwide, but threatening economic recovery here and abroad. president obama said wednesday this current battle was sat per rating but he won't back down or
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cave to demands. after meeting for the first time since the shutdown, senate majority leader harry reid emerged from the white house frustrated by his counterpart speaker john boehner. >> we have the debt ceiling staring us in the face and he wants to talk about a short term c.r. i thought that they were concerned about the long term fiscal affairs of this country. >> the clash could alleges have an impact on the markets if the two sides can't find an agreement before october 17. that what many on wall street worried, including top american c.e.o.'s who warned of serious economic ramifications of a u.s.
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government unable to fund itself or even pay its bills. >> there is precedent for a government shutdown. there is no precedent for default. we're the most economy in the world, we have the reserve currency in the world. payments have to go out to people. if money doesn't flow in, money doesn't flow out. >> with president obama facing battles here at home with globe reaching consequences, one thing is clear, if the debt ceiling is not raised by october 17, the u.s. government will have $30 billion left in cash, which would only be expected to last a few days. >> about the shutdown, there are some republicans in the house of representatives who are now saying they want to vote on a clean bill. however, house speaker john boehner's the person who has to bring it up and it's unclear whether he's going against the hardliners who are saying no spending bill unless it's tied to limiting or delaying obamacare. >> for the most part washington is pretty much focused on the
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shutdown. wall street is looking ahead to the debt ceiling, which you also talked about. put into context for us what a default would mean for wall street and the country. >> we just heard an economic expert, the top c.e.-say that go there's no precedent for default. item number one, no one is quite sure what it means, but everyone knows that it's not going to mean anything good. we've seen dollar fluctuations the last time there was a threat for default, and we are also beginning to see some federal contractors, defense contractors for example, united technologies and i connecticut saying that they're going to lay off people because they cannot be assured of funding. uncertainty is the worst thing for the market and a default would create a whole lot of uncertainty. >> uncertainty, i'm certain we will be hearing that word much more in the days to come. thank you so much. it is now 56 hours and counting since the shutdown began.
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economists say it has cost taxpayers. >> the economic consulting firm global in sight crunched the numbers based on average federal salaries, the government accountability office is unable to verify the figures, because that office is closed because of a shutdown. >> federal workers aren't the only employees being hurt by the deadlock. it is hurting businesses who cater to those workers. that's especially true in washington. >> federal jobs make up 30% of all jobs in washington, d.c., and when furloughed federal workers don't show up at the office, they don't cross the street to eat. >> it is frustrating, especially for us. it's not government where we work, but still, if people doesn't come, our jobs is slow.
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>> the lunch line at the cafe usually winds out the door, but since the shutdown, business here has dropped 90%. >> roast beef? what kind of bread? >> half the staff will stay home thursday, more if the shutdown continues. >> it's too early to tell what effect the shutdown will have on the private sector, but here, businesses from delis to dry cleaners are already taking a big hit. >> while the government is shut, the washington region could lose $220 million a day in federal payroll, fewer federal employees leads to less traffic. that means fewer passengers or cab drivers. since monday, this driver lost 40% of his business. >> at the end of the day, when you go home, and there's not enough money in your pocket, of course you get worried. >> this gas station a few miles
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from capitol hill is usually packed at rush hour, but the manager says business has fallen by 50%. >> if business is lost by 50%, that means we can't pay our rent. >> people hope lawmakers will reach a deal soon so customers will come back. if the government shutdown lasts longer than a week, they fear they'll have to shut down their businesses, too. aljazeera, washington. >> the obama administration is scrambling for computer servers to handle the high demand for the affordable care act marketplace. it is getting 4.7 million visitors a day. the high volume is slowing the website down. it opened october 1 and serves 36 states. the government is working to solve problems. they note open enrollment continues until march 31 of next
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year. >> secretary of state john kerry says not talking to ai ran would be a diplomatic problem of the worst order. >> the door appeared open for new diplomacy with with north korea's administration. we are joined live from hong kong. ja >> japan has major concerns about what north korea is up to. they saw the bliss system missile test in february, heard the rhetoric in march saying that it would launch military strikes against japan, south
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korea and the u.s. they are extremely concerned about what north korea's up to, particularly in the last couple of days, as there's been evidence that north korea has restarted one of its reactors and is testing that out. john kerry said that he would look at engaging north korea, but he's got conditions. let's listen to what those were following his meeting in japan today. >> north korea needs to understand that the united states of america is prepared to engage in negotiations, providing north korea makes it clear that those negotiations begin with the issue of denuclearizing the korea peninsula. >> denuclearization, north korea has stated in the past that it is willing to demilitarize the peninsula as well as the rest of the world was willing to do so
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itself. what it says is if you want us to give you are your nukes, we want you to give you are your nukes. >> what is secretary of state kerry and japan discussing in addition to korea? >> it wants to look at rebalancing u.s. troops moving away after a deck called of war in iraq and afghanistan to the asia pacific region. japan wants to look at taking control of its own defenses, and so they looked at placing a new missile defense radar system on the west coast they are talking about deploying drones to look at japan's territory yell dispute with china. >> craig leeson, thank you very
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much. >> a boat sank off the coast of italy, travel off the sicilian island when it capsized. it was carrying people from somalia. the death toll is expected to rise. we have more from rome. >> 94 people have died in that incident. the number of rescued survivors still remains at 150, but as rescue workers saying, there are still 215-300 people unaccounted for. they are getting their estimates from the size of the boat itself. the boat is still visible from the land, it's still lying on its side in the waters, and they're saying that it was about 15 feet long. it's in quite a bad state. if the boat was full, there are still about 300 people still unaccounted for. this happened in the early hours of the morning, the boat coming
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towards the island when there was a malfunction and it caught fire. two fishing boats spotted the incident, but there was panic onboard. judging from what the rescue workers have been able to tell from the survivors there, many jumped into the sea. the mayor of the island has said it's an absolutely chaotic, horrific situation on the island. there is difficulty finding where to put the survivors and where to lay the dead that they seem to be finding at an alarming rate. the rescue effort is being handled by the italian coast guard. a local health agency has been helping to try to get to survivors. >> we'll continue to follow that will story in rome. >> a suicide attack on the compound of anti taliban fighter in pakistan has left 17 dead and
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22 injured. a former taliban commander who is now fighting the group in the northwestern part of the country, a local report said he wasn't in the compound at the time of the attack. >> a tropical disturbance is moving through the gulf. for more, let's bring in nicole mitchell. hi, nicole. >> this is going to be a big deal as we head into the weekend. you're going to hear a lot about this on the news. we had this disturbance out here. it's looking healthy. i'll put this into motion, but cutting that gap, now pushing into the gulf, you can see cloud shields that made it into parts of florida with that. so, as it does this, pretty much all the computer models that help forecast where these are going to go and take in all that weather date that bring this between louisiana and the florida panhandle. it's looking healthy, so very
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likely this will be a tropical depression or tropical storm. even later today, we could see that. continuing northward, the timing would be saturday night-sunday morning. there is a chance it doesn't develop into a tropical system. we're still going get the moisture and sally weather. this is going to impact weekend plans. already now, we have just a disturbance area moving through. we've had showers on and off. even as you get to the satellite shot, yesterday, we were starting to see cloud shield already into florida. more of that today. rain associated with that, so the trend is going to be downhill as we get friday into saturday with that system coming in. otherwise, across the rest of the country, we still have some drier conditions up and down the northeast, and a lot of the south is seeing that, but we have a big weather system brewing in the midsection of the country. you can see storms that developed overnight.
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coming up, we will definitely take a closer look at where the storms are now and how that's going to impact us heading into the weekend. >> japan's crippled nuclear plant has a new leak. officials at the fukushima plant say a storage plant overflowed pouring radioactive water into the pacific. it is the second breach in the last two months. the tank spilled water that was used to cool fuel rods after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami crippled the system. >> >> we look back at an incident called blackhawks down. >> it started as a mission to save lives in somalia. it ended in the worst firefight for the u.s. military since the vietnam war. 18 troops killed, some bodies
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dragged through the streets of mogadishu. >> the lesson most took away from the battle of mogadishu was that the american public was casualty averse and you couldn't do a military operation that resulted in dead american service members. >> the troops were ambushed october 3, 199 flee trying to capture a war lowered. his fighters shot down two blackhawks helicopters and captured one of the pilots. americans were shot. osama bin laden mocked u.s. soldiers, calling them paper tigers. >> my fellow americans. >> president bill clinton called for a slow withdrawal from somalia as a show of u.s. power, otherwise. >> and all around the world, aggressive thugs and terrorists will conclude that the best way to get us to change our policies is to kill our people. >> even so, mogadishu has haunted u.s. policy for years.
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it took officials six years to agree to lead the nato air worry in kosovo in 1999. the u.s. reluctance persists with the obama administration criticized for not responding to the syrian regime's chemical weapons attacks on its citizen. the president's response. >> the united states is chastised for meddling in the region, accused of having a hand in all matter of conspiracy. at the same time, the united states is blamed for failing to do enough to solve the regions problems. >> i think it's just more war weariness, not so much related to the casualties as it is a perception that we're not very good at this. we're not getting much bang for our back. >> it's a conundrum of the first order, when the u.s. sees trying
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to save lives at one of its best reasons to send in the troops. aljazeera, washington. >> a temporary exhibit documenting the blackhawks down battle is being developed in fayetteville, north carolina. >> a are you sure to register. it's deadline day for thousands of people sickened at ground zero looking to be part of that 9/11 compensation fund. >> it was a loud boom. it sounded like an explosion. >> several people killed in a horrific crash after a church bus flips on its way back home from a jubilee. >> deadly watches attack more than a dozen people lose their lives after killer hornets go on the attack. >> the jobless picture improves in america. we'll have that story in our business report. the government shuts down and al jazeera america covers all of it. from washinton politics, to the real impact on you... >> there's harworking people that want to do their part.. but the government isn't doing theirs...
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>> coverage continues on al jazeera america. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko hi, my name is jonathan betz,
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>> claims that qualify for compensation from 9/11 is pretty long. congress allotted $2.8 billion to settle claims awarded in tax free amounts from $10,000 to $1.5 million. >> a federal judge ordered the monitoring of a well known sheriff in arizona. monitors will be placed inside the office of maricopa county sheriff. the monitor will make sure the county complies with requirements to retrain the sheriff deputies. the judge's ruling calls for the videotaping of traffic and other stops. >> in tennessee, a church bus carrying a group of senior citizens crashed on a major highway, killing eight people,
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injuring 14 others. the bus crossed a median into on coming traffic, slammed into an s.u.v., and a big rig and then exploded into flames. >> in my 17 years, this is probably the most serious incident that i've ever been a part of. >> the group mostly members of a north carolina baptist church were going home from a retreat. six people killed were on that bus. >> southwest airlines has fired the pilot who made a heartlanding at new york's laguardia airport in july. the spokesperson said the captain was let go after an internal review of the incident. the first officer on the flight will be required to undergo additional training. the plane landed on its nose gear which collapsed. the plane skidded to a stop in the grass near the runway. >> after months of testimony and days of deliberations, a jury has found music promoter a.e.g.
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not liable in the death of michael jackson. they claim he was next in hiring dr. conrad murray. the jury found he was indeed fit for the job. >> conrad murray had a license, he graduated from an accredited college, and we felt he was competent to do the job of being a general practitioner. >> if a.e.g. had known what was going on behind closed doors, it probably would have made a world of difference, but they didn't. michael jackson was pretty used to getting his own way. he was a big star. >> the civil case was brought by jackson's mother catherine. she was seeking more than $40 million in damages. >> time for business news and a look at the u.s. job situation, so important to everybody. good morning. >> good morning. in just a few minutes, we'll get a better understanding of how
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many americans are working. figures for the number of jobless claims filed during the last week of september are due out this hour. everyone will focus on this report, more than usual, because the government shut down may delay the monthly jobs report due out tomorrow. so far, there's little evidence hiring the u.s. has accelerated payroll process. jobs in the private sector rose by just 166,000 in september. that was less than expected. >> while we wait for the numbers, wall street is relatively calm. so far, the government shutdown is having little impact, futures pretty flat. they're not giving us much direction for today's opening. the dow stands at 15133, yesterday slipped 38 points. the nasdaq is at 3815. both barely budged yet.
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the shutdown is just the calm before the storm, analysts warn. the real problem is the debt ceiling. even getting close to the debt limit could spell big trouble for the markets. >> you're looking at a financial catastrophe that exceeds what we saw in 2008. it won't be fun. the stock market would crash, interest rates would spike, and we'd be quickly thrust into a significant economic contraction if it wasn't something quickly rectified. >> the government will run out of money on october 17. there's also concern the shut down and looming debt ceiling is impacting mortgage rates. freddie mac will tell us how rates have fared. last week, interest on an average 30 year fixed home loan stood at 4.32%.
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rates climbed in may. the federal reserve were expected to put the brakes on the stimulus program. rates dropped last week because the feds kept pumping the same opt of money into the economy buying bonds. many fear a spike in mortgage rates could hamper the fragile housing recovery. i'll be back in a few minutes with the weekly jobless notes. >> the shutdown could leave them shut out. why some of the countries most vulnerable people don't know where their next meal is coming from. >> after the mall attack in kenya, the terror is not over for the nearly dozen children missing following a cooking competition. >> home sweet home means nothing to the tampa bay rays. they continue to pack their bags and win. on august 20th, al jazeera america introduced a new voice in journalism. >> good evening everyone, welcome to al jazeera. >> usa today says: >> ...writes the columbia
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journalism review. and the daily beast says: >> quality journalists once again on the air is a beautiful thing to behold. >> al jazeera america, there's more to it. >> obama administration officials said they need to enrol 2.7 u.s. redents between the ages of 18 and 35 in exchange plans to balance risks and hold down costs. will they enrol come 1 october - should they pay the face. >> joining me now is jen mishory, deputy director of young invincibles, she's in washington d.c. and yevgeniy feyman, a research assistant at the manhattan institute. thank you for being with us. i want to start with you yevgeniy feyman. the young people are crucial to the success of obamacare. >> absolutely. they'll balance out the risk
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pool, they'll keep premiums that need the insurance, and the administration is reaching out to them. >> jen, the young invincibles are in the 18-34 group. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm richelle carey. a search for survivors is underway after a boat full of people goes down leaving 92 dead. the boat carried african migrants and may have involved human trafficking. a plane in nigeria burst into flames. six have been hospitalized. >> it is day three of the government shutdown, and a resolution seems pretty far off. president obama and congressional leaders met wednesday, ending in a tail mate. the nation is nearing the october 17 debt ceiling deadline. if the stalemate continues, services for the needy will be shutting down. we take a closer look at who's at risk. >> they are some of the countries poorest people. veterans who don't have jobs, seen years entirely dependent on
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their social security checks and men and women fresh out of rehab. many are homeless. a prolonged federal shutdown would impact these groups. some trams would stop effective immediately, and others a few weeks before they run out of money. at one of the busiest soup kitchens, people wonder what they stand to lose. >> everyone in my particular area of living and lifestyle, we're all very nervous. >> organizations may not be able to provide assistance for their clients. everybody is trying to figure out how to you take obamacare. you know what that means? it does not make sense, it's very, very shocking. >> the program is not funded by the federal government, but there be a domino effect from those who really on federal
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assistance will now come here. >> meals on wheels and other services could suspend services if the shut down lasts not days but weeks. the department of agriculture now closed had programs with food banks across the country. those will stop, along with other meal services relying on federal funds. >> we see ourselves as the hands below the safety net. when that safety net is stretched as it will be if the shutdown continues, people will fall through that safety net and we will be there as much as we can to catch them. >> the kitchen has never turned away anyone for lack of food, but if hundreds more show up, the volume could be a problem. it's still early days. there's a lot of fear about what could happen and that uncertainty can take its toll, an extra burden for this already tested population. aljazeera, san francisco. >> the texas state senator who
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staged a filibuster against abortion restrictions will announce plans to run for governor today, ending months of speculation. wendy davis gained national attention when she talked for 11 hours on the texas senate floor in june to temporarily block restrictions on abortion. davis is expected to announce her plans a the a rally in fort worth this afternoon. >> in italy, the countries banks are struggling, including the biggest telecom company, as well. many italians were convinced the government was going to collapse, but a surprise decision by former prime minister about her less coney 11 the government intact.
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>> nearly 20 indians children at the mall in kenya when release attacked are missing and feared dead. aljazeera spoke with families still searching for their loved ones. >> they were beloved members of this extended family. he often spoke to them on phones, but it was another call that he received on september 21 he's still trying to cope with. >> my older brother said they were finished. i asked how it happened. he wouldn't say. >> the two women were shopping at west gate mall when it was attacked by al shabab gunmen. the women's families got out live. they didn't. >> he came back to nairobi in
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2000, because he said it was too violent. he never expected anything like this. >> in the in a years i was there, i never heard of such a brutal attack. it shouldn't be like that. >> a business leader believes trade between this part of india and kenya will suffer. >> business is going to be slowed down, as the people are not willing to do and people traveling regular to kenya are now afraid. >> east africa, especially kenya has strong historic links with this part of india. >> this political scientist says despite the attacks, good relationships with kenya will endure especially because of its recent history in the region. >> indians settle there and
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contributed in the progress of this country. >> via isn't so certain, many having second thoughts about going kenya. some there are considering returning home, something his own fame in nairobi now sees as an option. >> reports say 500 children and parents were participating in a cooking competition at the mall before the attacks. >> clashes have left five dead. buddhist mobs have swarmed village and burned down the homes of muslims. muslims say it's part of an ethnic cleansing campaign. >> f.b.i. agents say they've caught the mastermind behind a worldwide drug trafficking website. he awaits a bail hearing tom.
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heroin, cocaine and meth were sold on the secret website. the f.b.i. shut down the site tuesday after his arrest. 29-year-old ross albright ran the system. >> he was very technically adept and able to hide both the website and the actual sales of illegal drugs that the drug sellers would make on his website. >> investigators say he did not just traffic narcotics, he offered tutorials on hacking a.t.m.'s and provided cost lifts for black market guns and hitmen. the weekly job numbers came out just a minute ago. we will break them down.
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>> the numbers .1 could consider it positive information. the numbers show little change in the job market. the labor department said unemployment claims rose 1,000 to 308,000. last week, that number was 307,000. economists say weekly claims need to fall below 300,000 before we see significant improvement in the job market. the numbers being looked at more closely since the big september employment report scheduled for tomorrow maybe delayed by the government shutdown. once again, the numbers are out, unemployment claims rose, but they didn't rise as much as had been expected, so some economists say this is a positive sign. >> thank you very much. >> i'm meteorologist nicole mitchell. i hope you're off to a great thursday. i would tell you the weather was
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on the quiet side for much of the country. we're getting for active. the big storm system we've watched is in the midwest. this is the same one that pushed out of the rockies, still impacting that region and now bringing more impacts like this heavy area of rain that is moving right now from nebraska into kansas and missouri, and that line has a history of some hail, some high winds, so especially later into the day when things fire up a little more, we could see more of that threat, i would say nebraska into iowa and anywhere across this region would be the biggest increase in that possible threat. now, that system is actually going to stay in the area and possibly the low pressure even develop a little more, so look at chicago's forecast, a couple days that we have these chances for showers and storms, and then as everything passes through, about a 20-degree temperature drop. that's pretty consistent for a lot of the region we've gotten the cooler air in. you are going to feel
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temperatures drop. parts of the dakotas route now, here for example is rain and temperatures that have been in the 40's and 50's. by tomorrow, some of these temperatures will drop, not getting out of the 30's. that's why we have such a widespread area, you can see all these different watches and warnings and advisories. you might have a winter storm warning up or watch up for parts of western south dakota and you're getting rain. as those temperatures drop, that rain will be switching to snow in the next couple of days. that will be a big problem for us and still wet into the northwest. you get south of all of this region, the winds are kicking up. we have a red flag fire dangers because of the combination of wind and low humidities anywhere from california to new mexico. so a few different things we're having to watch. in the big picture, the other thing, you can start to see clouds moving into florida. this is the tropical entity that we've been watching. while temperatures have been nice and warm across the south
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and we've had a couple of showers in the gulf coast over the last couple of days, this is really going to bring in a change for us. not only more clouds as we get maybe even a little of that today, but by tomorrow and saturday, watch for more rain and that tropical system pushing in. >> the government in china has sent out an army of pest control officers to destroy hundreds of horn net's nests. some of these images are a little difficult to watch. he was working on a farm when he knocked a watch nest out of a tree. he said he's lucky to be alive. >> i didn't see the hive. i was shaking the free and then the watches surrounded me. i couldn't stand it, so i and you said basket to cover my head. that's how i saved myself.
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>> three cities in the province have been plagued by wasps. the main offender here is the asian giant hornet. it's a particularly large and aggressive type of wasp, wielding a stinger a half centimeter long. they don't lose that stinger when they attack. the venom from multiple stings can lead to more serious problems, such as acute renal failure and in some cases death. the wasp season runs through november. the government sent pest control officers, police and firefighters to destroy hundreds of horn net nests.
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>> pope francis has made headlines with his endearing, controversial style. the pope once again defied con conventional wisdom. i have got to ask, do you think the college of cardinals knew how progressive the pope was when they selected him? perhaps maybe they had a deliberate agenda themselves to maybe chart a new course tort church. >> i'm not sure we ever know what's in the cardinals' minds making that decision. using labels like traditional or progressive gets us into a bunch of trouble. this is someone who doesn't fit a lot of the american left-right political spectrum with that he campaigned against war in syria, and at the same time doesn't seem to be moving on something like the order nation of women in the catholic church. it seems he's charting his own
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path, following in the footsteps of the man he calls his teacher, his rabbi, jesus. because of that, i think it's difficult analyzing the pope through the lens of our own american politics. >> just when you think you have him figured out, he'll say something else. >> that's right. the fact that he called this newspaper, magazine editor out of the blue. can you imagine other popes doing that? this is a whole new story. >> can you imagine being that reporter getting the call? [ laughter ] >> he's being proactive, being aggressive, making these phone calls, trying to get a message out. who in the church hierarchy is he challenging? >> i think one of the things that's really interesting is that people have expectations about what popes are like, what they wear, how they behave, whether they call newspaper editors on the phone, that sort of thing. this pope is defying those expectations, so people looking for a more traditional style will probably be disappointed. people who are looking for the
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roman catholic church to open up to the world, engage in this sort of dialogue will be excited. i think they are very excited about the steps this pope has been taking. >> i've got a couple of quotes. i'm going to do them a little out of order. he said speaking of heads of the church, he's been critical of other popes, saying heads of the church have often been narcissist, flattered and thrilled by their courterys. he is calling the papacy i won't say into question, but challenging. >> i don't think he's talking about popes. he's been solid on respecting his predecessor, benedict xvi. people in charge of these vatican canning degree allegations or council it is, the agencies, department of state in the vatican.
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i think what's interesting is traditionally, these people were like the courterys around a monarach. he seems very opposed to hierarchy. >> he said the vatican centric view neglects the world around us. i do not share this view. i'll do everything i can to change it. he seems to be talking about the bureaucracy heavy on the top. how much can he change that? >> hancy absolute man narc. he can do whatever he wants. the question comes however is he going to go. what we're seeing in rome this week i guess a meeting of eight cardinals, unprecedented group advising him. there may be a document come out of that that shakes things up, or it may have been more a change in style, which is one
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thing i think we see in this pope. he wants to change tuesday first, and i think some months, years down the road, there will be something that follows from there. >> considering how early it is in his papacy, i think we'll be calling on you again. >> thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> qatar is known for its did he say desert landscape and hot temperatures. with temperatures often reaching triple digits, holding a major sport event there is a challenge. soccer's good morning body is considering moving the game to win ther. >> with our 27 items on the agenda for this executive meeting in zurich, there's no doubt about which subject dominates. this protest at the gates is about qatar and fifa and the
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subject that's emerged from workers rights. this is something that will be addressed as item 25 is being taken very seriously that people want to do something to make change and the qatar supreme committee has been reassuring the health and safety of the workers will be the utmost priority. that will take forward in a positive manner in what has been a very damaging story emerging. the other subject involve i go qatar is the switch from summer to win ther. no one thought that switch would be made and that was finally forced through, a winter world cup and then a consultation period. there is resistance saying look, you can't have the decision about the consultation period. there's arguing behind the scenes, lots of politician, and it's clear that the subjects of qatar 2022 are going to be a
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dominant factor. >> if the games were moved to winter, it would require a break from regular schedule to participate. >> mark morgan is here with sports in the m.l.b. division series is set now. >> the tampa bay rays would be happy if they never played at home again. the last time the tampa bay rays played at home has been since august 23. they have played in three cities in four nights. last night, against the indians, the tribe sending salazar to the mound. he got knocked around in the third, young gone. the gave the rays a 1-0 lead. tampa bay threatening, two on, he pops one down the third-base line that scored loney and longoria. rays on top 3-0.
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alex kolb made that lead stand up. he induces an inning ending double play. the indians had the bases with one out, not for long. that is that. kolb held the indians scoreless for 6 2/3 innings, scattering eight hits. they fly to cleveland to shut down the indians 4-0 and after this celebration, on to boston to face the red sox friday. >> i don't know, you know, the adrenaline was definitely going pretty fast there in the early going of the game. once delmon hit that railroad and i had a little bit of a run to work with, i kind of fell the strike zone. my stuff wasn't the best its been, but i made my defense work and they were awesome. everybody in the infield contributed. jose called it a great game. he stuck with me the whole game,
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knew stuff wasn't sharp, but he got creative and made it work. >> meantime, the red sox trying to stay sharp as they await the start of their division series. the game was open to the public. the red sox will have home field advantage throughout the a.l. postseason. >> dan uggla is the atlanta braves highest player at just over $13 million a season but has been left off the braves postseason roster for their n.l. division evaluation with the dodgers. the three time all-star struggled at the plate, batting just .179. he had laser eye surgery in august, but hit only .122 in september. the call was made to hold him out. >> now, here's today's postseason schedule. the pirates and cardinals get things going first.
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then the dodgers and braves. all division series are best of five. >> it's been 19 long months since bulls guard derrick rose last played in a game. his rehab from a torn a.c.l., his practice regiment and long anticipated return to the court have all been highly scrutinized. now he appears ready to go. he and his bulls teammates open training camp this week, facing the pacer in a preseason game this weekend and rose says bring it on. >> i'm a guy where whoever was on the court, i'm going to go at them. if it's my teammates, it could be my mom on the court. she's going to get killed. [ laughter ] >> i could care less. i'm just trying build that mentality where i don't care who's out there, i'm going to play the same way. >> are you going to apologize to your mother now or later. >> she knows. it's no apology.
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she's going to be mad. she watches the news all the time. >> that's your morning sports. i don't know if i'd bring my mom into it, but obviously derrick rose ready to go. >> off the court, he would not take her on, i'll tell you that. innovative designs for future living. what we can expect from the next generation of building designers.
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>> designers for more than 68 countries gathered in singapore for the world architecture festival. it is a chance to get a look at the buildings of tomorrow today. >> from the future to the starkly simple, this festival brings together designs from all over the world, plus the people who created them, vying to be recognized as the world's best architects. along the way, the biggest annual gathering of its kind helps decide the shape and feel of the places in which we live, work and spend our leisure time.
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>> it's like playing in a toy shop. the dialogue and the interaction between architects and architects getting up there and showing their stuff. >> and stuff of incredible variety as illustrated by one of the categories, hotels. from the boutique hotel in hong kong, short listed for its subtle integration with its gritty urban environment to this offering from singapore, praised for its environmental achievement of creating high rise green spaces, equivalent to double the land area the hotel occupies. >> swooping into the interior, you see the geographical formation. >> as the host city singapore has its fair share of short listed nominations, symbolizing the growing importance of asia to the world's architects and
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builders, the convention complex in which the convention is staged is one of the city's architectural icons. >> started in europe in 2008, this festival moved to asia two years ago and there are no plans to go back. the event has grown in size and importance as more of the world's architects have focused their design talents on this region. >> architectural activity follows money, growth and what has happened in arab shis the development of new cities, and economies, generating activity for buildingion of every description. >> a growing number of those design entries is coming from north america and europe but building of them taking place in asia. >> that will do it for this edition of aljazeera news. more in two and a half minutes. thank you very much for watching.
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