and that is if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance, here is the fix. he is going to allow the administration is going to allow insurers to offer those old plans, remember, there is some 3.5, to 4 million people according to best estimates who have gotten a letter a says we are canceling your insurance, simply because your insurance is substandard, at least by the standards of the affordable care act. now, in the midst of all that, his approval rating is sinking. the president his credibility, now under threat. his legislative agenda for the rest of the second term, likewise. here is what he had to say. regardless of what congress does, i'm the president of the united states, and they expect me to do something about it, so in terms of how i intend to approach it, i
am just going to keep working around the priorities that the american people care about. and i think it is legitimate for them to expect me do win back some credibility on this healthcare law in particular, and on a whole range of these issues in any. >> here is the problem, there is no forcing the insurance agencies to offer those old plansen p as a matter of fact, the new plans are much more profitable for them, and it is all factored into
the pricing structure, and already the lobby here is called ahip is out with a scathing statement. what a mess. all right. you mentioned it earlier. that hasn't changed about the discussion about forming this took place, now democrats are threatens to jump ship, tell us about that? >> yeah, that's right. the red states of louisiana, she is a democrat, she is up for re-election, she is sponsoring legislation, that would force the president to keep his promise, if you like your policy, you can keep it. there's also a bill tomorrow, sponsored by a republican, afacting a lot of democratic support. white house officials are very kinked that this whole thing, the rub could be pulled out from under this whole thing. after the president spoke today, she said it was a good first step, but she is going to press ahead. >> the president's announcement this morning was a great first step, and we will probably need legislation. to make it stick. >> to underscore all of this, tony, public poms you hate to lean back on them, but there is one out, it was quinnipiac, that said 46% of those polled said the public defender knowingly deceived the public.
if you have your insurance and like it, you can keep it. >> this is crazy, thank you. as the scale of the relief merit the philippines grows so does the u.s. response. here are the later numbers from the philippines government. nearly 2400 people have been killed. about 80 are misses and almost 819,000 people have been misplaced. two american respond is being led by the u.s.s. george washington. the aircraft carrier has planes and helicopters to carry emergency supplies and equipment, to produce fresh water. so in need right now, that judger washington is one of 13 ships in the region, or on the way. there are dozens of u.s. military aircraft participating in the relief effort, and roughly 300 u.s. service members are on the ground, that number is expected to grow. despite the hardships a city in the heart of the disaster zone is actually making progress. al jazeera has details. >> hospitals, schools.
homes. places of worship, and work. all devastated. the city government says mind 7% of people have been displaced. the rooms have been blown off all the homes with uh the rains keep coming. >> graffiti on the river bank is a cry for help against tremendous challenges. >> people here including the military, and government officials are saying it just isn't try that there's a serious law and order problem. take a look at this, the people here have been waiting for hours, but they are in an orderly and peaceful fashion. >> there's a real shortage of fuel, but there haven't been any raids on grocery stores since the first day after the storm.
the city is being runge from another broken building, but in spite of the conditions the people here say they are getting order to the operations, getting by with what is avable. >> today is much better than yesterday. yesterday was much better than the day before. so on and so forth, but we have tried as much as we can since day one to at least be systematic and organized because we don't have too many sources. >> the chief of the philippines armed forces told local officials here, that stories of bandits and communist rebels were not true. even though everyone realizes it would be months, possibly years before public institutions are brack to normal. people are already starting to rebuild.
>> and to help us understand the magnitude of this effort, a journalist and author who has covered zones including extensive work in haiti during the 2010 earthquake. joining us from north carolina. as i am watching particularly the coverage of this story, from other broadcasters, and the sense i get, is that the real relief effort is now. fully underway with the arrival in force of the americans is that your sense. >> well, it is hard to say, i'm not there. and that is one of the really important things to touch on, gauze every disaster is different. but very often, the response is the expectations we have coming into the disas fresh the outside is the same. and the worst part about that is the expectations we have from the outside are often very very wrong. >> so let's talk about that, the expectation is
that the call vary is going to roll in, and you can take a horrible situation, like in haiti, in the philippines and that you can get aid on the ground almost at the blink of an eye, snap of a finger, and it just doesn't work out that way, does it. >> no. and the other thing is often the wrong perceptions is the people that have been through a disas her be completely helpless. they aren't going to be able to do inning to help themes so it is only when u.s. aircraft care area, or a convey of police, or fema or something like that, comes in that the people will be able to get back on their feet. as i heard in your report, people immediately instinctively take charge of their own lives. >> yes. >> and start looking for ways to survival. so it is very important that help is coming and i don't doubt that these symptoms are coming from the u.s. military and others will be extremely important, and probably
save lives but what is very important that the people coming from the outside take a little bit of a step back, follow the lead of the people who live in the community themselves, find out not only what they need and want, but what they are capable of doing. >> well said. what did haiti, tell you about the challenges. >> they told me it is a lot harder to coordinate an effort when you don't talk to the people. one of the situations that is being repeated in the philippines at least in terms of the structure, is that the u.n. organizes what are called clusters are the response is bided into different organizations. surrounded by armed guards and wire, the meetings were held in english, and not haitian cry cole, or even french.
they were come inning with their own ideas of what needed to be done, and they weren't talking to the people that had lived there and were going to have to live through the recovery long after they went home. and hopefully, that's different in the philippines now. it's been a problem in many many disaster responses. i hope lit be different. >> terrific, appreciate it, jonathan cast is our guest, a journalist, thank you for your time. >> a senate committee held a hearing today to be the next compare of the federal reserve, the decision is important because the fed plays such a significant role in our economy. it act as a 12wr58 bank, supervisors works to reduce unemployment, managing inflation. and al moderates interest rates. so on paper it seems that
the district of columbia tor has plenty of experience. she served as chair of former president bill clinton's council of economic advise discoers, president and cee of the federal reserve bank, and most recently as the feds vice chair. too understand the future direction of policy making for the country, how does it go to that? >> well, janet's qualifications the ones that you mentioned really went unquestioned. the focus was on the federal reserve, and what a chairman would look like. democrats brought up concerns about main street, they don't want to be wall street getting the attention of the federal reserve, and republicans talked about this long term stimulus.
they have concerned that it will run away from run away bubbles. >> wouldn't somewhere the courage to actually prick those bubbles and make sure that we didn't create another crisis. know one that lived through that financial crisis would never want to subject another one to what the economy -- to what we're painly going through in the we covering from. and we have a variety of different tools that we could use if we saw something like that occur. that include tools of supervision. [and you would have the courage to do that? >> i believe that we would, and i believe this is most important lesson learned from the financial crisis.
>> despite tough questions, janet really sailed through everything. there were no major gaps, no big issues that cropped up, that could get in her way, as she towardswards confirmation. >> capitol hill, great to see you, thank you. >> thank you. >> we are talking about the big change in weather now across the east. first off these temperatures this is what it feels like. it is really improve add bit. the winds died down, the temperatures are moving up a bit. the actual air temperature only a few degrees warmer and it is above 50, so getting a little warmer here, the bitter cold air is moving out.
the low temperatures are coming off bit, so the temperatures are getting a little warmer, that cold air is being warmed off few degrees each day, thanks to the sunshine. high pressure in control, clear skies very cold in the morning. that is changing. each day as the temperature gets warmer. a few sures through the midwest. this could dump six to 12-inches of snow. a winter storm watch in effect. not a warning yet. most likely will be as the storm warms up and gets going tomorrow. i will show you is that in the national forecast. >> a resolution of sorts in the mysterious death of a british spy. >> i'm dianne in boston. where one of the most
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let's see. on wall street, another record day. there we go. to close at 15876, that is the fourth new high of the last five days. wow. driving markets, comments from federal reserve chair nominee janet told you about moments ago, that she maintained the feds massive economic stimulus program. first this' wal-mart, reporting sells fell, more troubling listen to this, it is outlook. the world's biggest retailer is warning holiday sales will be flat. then there's khol's its third quarter sales crossed 1.5%, and for the current quarter the company is forecasting sales decline of up to
2%, that's khol's. and the latest battle in the video game war starts tonight. at midnight, sobny's new play station 4 officially goes on sale, the company says it has already had more than 1 million preorders. x box 1 debut. okay, the one time boston mob boss, and one of america's most wanted fugitives has been sentenced james whitey bulger was convicted of 11 murders when he was a boston gang boss. al jazeera joins us live now from boston. and die an, good to see you, how did he react? >> he was pretty much poker face. and a laundry list of other crimes. as a mob boss, he terrorizes the city for decades. he was on convicted of
11. bolger killed patricia donahue's husband 30 years ago, and she said she had mixed emotions about today. >> there's no such thing as closure to me. so i say it is a chapter in life, that chapter is closed. and donahue's son was eight years old when bolger murdered his father. he was hoping for a harsher sentence. toronto's crack smoking mayor has been forced to apologize. he used rude and lewd language to dismiss allegations that he made an inappropriate sexual advance. on a female staffer.
this is just a day after ford admitted to toronto city council that he bought drugs, allen fisher has more. >> then asked about allegations of an advance, he denied it using inappropriate language, and now he knew that was wrong. >> and i used unforgivable language, in a game i apologize. these allegations are 100% lies. >> i am receiving support, from a team of healthcare professionals i am taking accountability, and receiving advice from people with expertise. i so not wish to comment on the particulars of the support. [bleep]. >> this video of the mayor obtained by a canadian newspaper shows
him swearing andn't rahing about killing someone. the police have confirmed that they were investigating a drug case when they bound footage of him smoking crack cocaine. he added another reason for them to want him out. >> have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years. >> yes, i have. >> he has repeatedly apologized but has repeatedly refused to step down, or take time off to deal with his issues. newly released documents against one of the mayor's friends link him to more drug use, threats to his staff, and other issues of personal behavior. a hugely popular figure when he became mayor. demonstrations calling for him to go, are getting bigger and
bigger. but a man who has admitted drink problems, and problems with his behavior, has no problem saying he is going to continue, even as a city waits to see if there's more to come. high al eves is here. >> nfl super star, has a new team, already. the days after the texanss released him, ed reid has a new home, the jets take into a contract that will reunite reed with rex ryon. thenba is expected to issuer fines or even suspensioned between the thunder and the los angeles clippers. blake griffin got tangled up on a rebound, and then
barns intervened. they were eject which had led to a profanity laced tweet from barns during the game. which he later deleted. and finally, one of the biggest sport stars in the world, even though he is virtually unknown here in the states is competing for the final tame. he will billy retire from the sort following his test match, which will begin today. he rangerred fifty-first on the world's list of the world's richest athletes. and i was pounced upon. >> now you know. >> oh, do i, with the scars to prove it. >> all right, thank you. >> the investigation of a death of a british spy three years ago is now over. scotland yard says garrett williams probably locked himself -- listen into this -- into asports
bag accidentally, but questions still surround the bizarre death. >> it is like something out of a best selling spy novel. the body of a super secret spy found naked in the bathtub of his london apartment, folded inside a red padlocked sports bag, with the key inside his hand. three years ago, 31-year-old british codebreaker was found dead under those bizarre circumstances. he was on assignment with a secretive british spy agency, the equivalent of the cia. it would have been difficult for william to get inside the bag all by himself. which is why the coroner said someone else was probably involved in his death. and that he likely died of suffocation or poisons. but after a three year investigation, police came to a different conclusion. they say his death was accidental, and he probably died alone. still, critics say the facts simply don't add up. for example, there was no dna on the padlock, no
hand prints in the bathtub. raising questions that williams family says still haunt them. in a statement, they sided with the coroner, saying we are naturally disappointed that it is still not possible to state with certainly how he died. and the fact that the circumstances of his death are still unknown, adds to our grief. and while the investigation ends, the mystery does not. morgan ratford, al jazeera, new york. >> let's so this, it is such a business czar story. thanks for the time. my understanding is you were present at the inquest, have youle co to any conclusions here on your own? what happened here? is first of all, no dna
on the lock, which is locked from the outside, even though the key was on the inside. you know, you expect hue dinni to be involved in something like this. and then we find, of course, that he had been not just working with the british mi 6, the equivalent of the cia, but he had been with gch wildcats, which is the british equivalent of the national security agency, and indeed not long before his death, he had been in the states working with the national security agency, who have asked that no details of his involvement come to lite. it is truly one of the most amazing things. >> do we have a cover up here? is that what is going on? well, there are quite a few people who say that
this is almost impossible. outside the locked bag, he had lined up a number of data sticked. he has taken his i-phone and put it back to factory settings. there is also one aspect that has a lot of coverage in the united kingdom, he has something like $30,000 of ladies dresses, wigs, makeup, shoes and such like, and there is suggestions that he was an interested in bondage, and. >> oh my. >> and possibly from tran vestism. what else can we add to the mix, it is one of the most amazing. >> glen moore, you didn't answer my question, but i like the description of the details, in this case. he is a british intelligence expert. joining us from amsterdam. pleasure talking to you sir, when we come back,
block back to am al jazeera america. she is the president's choice to take over the federal reserve chairperson. yellen told the committee she will keep the feds current policies as long as the economic remains fragile. 150 israeli troops have arrived in the philippines to help typhoon survivors. they plan to build a field hospital is joining the efforts to help. president obama is changing the -- in the runpeople could keep their plans. they wanted to, but millions of people received cancellation noticed.
parts of the philippines have gruen increasingly law less, and the lack of of security is increasing the problem. >> all he wants to do is sleep, but he hasn't been able to do that in six days. his home was destroyed friday morning when typhoon highian slammed into his town. he lost 40 members of his family that day. he may have survived the storm, but he still lives in fear. >> how many of us are left? now this. something else might take our lives. people coming into our houses, what about our lives. so few of us left as it is. >> his neighbors share his concern. they say it is bad enough he turned their lives upside down without the additional confusion over security. >> one of the structures that was damaged is the
local prison behind me. many of the inmates are believed to have escaped and survive the storm. now the people here fear that some of them are behind a recent waive of crimes. a state of national security has been declared. to try to stabilize peace and order. but many of the people here say that nothing has been explained to them, and rumors are rampant that this is the return of marshal rule. why are they? are they military, rebel, thieves? what is really going on. there is no radio, so what's the real situation? >> he has gone back to work as a driver, everything though he says what money he may earn now is worthless. >> what happens to us is up to god. but i will not leave here. this is our home. no matter what tragedy
befalls us next, if it takes the lives of those of us left, then that's okay. >> it's still rains here on most days. he and his family cram into the only dry space in their makeshift shelter, sometimes he says they stand like this all through the night. enter the gentle sound of rain now is cause for fear. al jazeera. >> boeing says in 20 years the world's airline will need almost half a million pilots just to keep up with growing demand, and atlas say that shortage will effect everyone who flies. al jazeera looks at what is behind the shortage, and the first of her two part series from miami. >> flying through the clouds the controls of an airport has been andre's dream, since he took his first flight as a child. >> it is all the conversations that make an airplane fly. from the wings, to the
controls, to the way the pilot handles the situations, i think they call that art. >> the 22-year-old from columbia already has his private pilots license, he is studying to get his commercial license here in south florida. it is considered the flight training capitol of the u.s., if not the word. the pilot certified is highly covelled globally. >> of course i do have curb of finding a job. >> but aviation analysts are concerned about finding enough pilots. they say there is a looming shortage 56 regional airline. when you consider that half of american flights involve a regional iron, this will hit everyone that flies. the president of the regional airline association flight reductions are inevitable. in a recent magazine article, roger coen wrote there is no short term fix, you couldn't nurture, train, and hire enough to fly them for decades if ever. >> as soon as they can
move on to a high r paying major airline they do, also new federal requirements have increased the flight hours to become a commercial pilot, and finally, with the global demand, foreign airline are luring american pilots overseas with higher salarying. >> boeing knows they are building airliners also trained pilots it is one of the companies eager to recruit. >> mrs. a sense of urgency, yes, that's why bowing is very very involved with this whole process and looking for some opportunities to be able to help with the increased demand. almost double the cost of training to become a fie lot to more than $100,000. as much as he would love to fly, he is turning to return to columbia, which requires less training time. >> although it is not all possible, discipline and
professionalism can make they are come true. >> they'd love to make the dreams of a spiring pirates come true, the challenge is attracting enough. >> and john is here now with more on the pilot shortage, john? >> yes, and here is why if you live in a remote state, as natasha was rotting, to worry about service in and out of your local airport. because for next summer, the federal aviation is going to require new pilots to have at least 1500 hours of experience at the controls and in the air. now that is exactly six times more the current requirement of 250 hours experience in the air. alibi next year, pilots will be mandated to tax ten hours of daily rest, between their shifts and as you heard natasha rotherring, the chinese -- so the airplanes have employ
more of them. the industry 260,000 more pilots in the next 12 years. in the past not quite 36,000 pilots somewhere passed the big test that requires them and allowed them to fly around the country. where pilots can learn as little as the high teens. so those people will be very eager to fly to improve their terms and conditions. if you happen to live in an out of the way area that is not in a top 30 market, then you future could be should we say up in the air. >> i thought you would do that. okay, appreciate it. thank you. >> here is a story for those of you who think
your morning commute is horrible. take a look at this. a truck, with a raised container, wait for it, wait r the it, plowed into the ceiling of a tunnel, there it is. in sidney australia, during the morning rush hour traffic. as you can imagine, for hours as emergency workers clean up all the debris. the trucks company, of course, will have to pay for the caused by the driver, the driver leaning over the controls to get his glasses. okay can. and returning to our top story now, and president's news on the affordable care act, is kizer health news reporter.
>> those plans could be corned for another year, if they want to offer them again. and they can allow them to be offered. they won't be in violation, so it is a bit of a patch to deal with some of these people. so you know he wants to keep a promise, but someone asked he today for the president has the authority to do that, the president have the authority to do this. >> i think that's a great question, probably one of those questions that will be solved by lawyers. you do have democrats looking for relief. and there's pending legislation on capitol hill. democrats may want to volt for it, so they had to do something quickly. >> will we will be talking about this as all? >> i wonder about that,
if that's the case, because we know the website has had a lot of problems. i think that dominance prompt, if you like your doctor you can keep it, that wild still be a very strong thing, and a promise people felt they needed to be kept, even if the website were working better. >> do the people in this individual market we are talking about here, this is a three and 4 million people receive these cancellation notices. are a lot of those folks young people that the affordable care act needs to sign on for the entire system to work? well, there's probably a mix of both. there are people that have survived the underwriting process. these are definitely people you would want in the new healthcare
marketplaces. >> they base how much they are going to change, in the exchanges and so forth, based on this proposal, this thought, rather, that the -- the people would come in from the individual market, and to these new exchanges. their feeling is you have changed the rudeles in the middle of the game. shift away from hymn, to the insurance company. he says if the insurance wants to continue offering it, they certainly can, but he is kind of kicking it to their court. >> imagine a world
without elephants? that could soon be the reality. poached for their tusks every year. that's about 96 elephants every day. in 1980, there were 1.2 million elephants in africa, now, there's an estimated 400,000 left in the entire world. now the problem has gotten worse, in the past decade, experts say elephants could be extinct by 2025. the black market for ivory is a $10 billion industry. and today, in denver, u.s. wild life officers are destroying tusks, taken from dozenings of slaughters mammals. al jazeera is there for us, and jim, tell us if you would what the fish and wild life officials are doing now? >> looks like we are in the middle of a
construction site. that's the same kind of machine they use when making highways. that has been spending the past half hour or so, crushing ivory. tusks, just like this. confiscated and raised all around the country, all around the world by the wild life service. this is almost about a foot and a half long. it weighs about 50 or 60 pounds so that means it's worst tens of thousands of dollars. some of the wild life advocates are here, they are listening to speakers talk about the situation, the potential, and the devastating effect that all of us has had on the elephant population all around the world. some of 24 has been collected from port cities here in the u.s., and the east coast, stored here for the past 20 years. she is an actress, and an animal activist. >> was it pant is dying every 15 minutes. we are losing species of rhino that are going
extinct, another one went extinct yesterday. that's 30,000 elephant as year, just by simple math. in less than ten years elephants are gone. the time is yesterday. we just have run out of time. woe lost them. >> oh, my goodness. let's get to some other stories making headlines today. >> tony, in western poland today, there was an explosion and fire so terrifying that residents thought the end of the world was coming, a gas pipeline malt functioned and then blew up, look at that video. unbelievable stuff. the blast shook homes miles away, at least ten people were killed fireman are nauseaming the media blast area, where they suspect the death toll will rise.
this apparently snatched from inside his home, less than 20 miles from the border. they belief the men responsible is part of a sect known as boco which two months ago killed 44 students. made a surprise visit to the country, he praised the transition away from military rule. pope francis, that is the pope, traveling to an official state italy's presidential palace in a ford focus. the focus is the best selling automobile in the world. officials say the vehicle choice was in keeping with the phone's modest sty, in detroit, though,
the word of the day is "amen." finally this is international world record day. >> business like hours the best day of the year. the scoops simultaneously spun 264, a new world record. london was also the scene for a gathering of people dressed as penguins. come on, those aren't penguin beaks. japan -- >> the human centipede contest, the new record holdner the 100-meter dash. how about hand springs that's tim wade for sending the most by dallas by a man that's the category. and finally -- he shoots and -- he scores!
tony not to steal any thunder, you want to guess how long it took him to make that shot. >> he was doing it with two other teammates and together it took him an hour, an hour before any one of them made -- >> an hour. >> you and i, i think we could do it in 45 minutes. >> and you can call me lightening rules and -- >> we could make that shot. >> wow, thank you. >> all right, david, i like your faith. >> a big game for the undefeated chiefs. michael leaves is here with a preview next, in sports.
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florida state is standing by its quarterback, saying that he i don't know what to make of this, but there has to be smoke here to have this reopened. >> florida state said he will start saturday's game against syracuse. two fell gram about the most zeroing story line of this huge division. >> the other big thing is the chiefs and they are 9-0, and we know that the nine opponents they played none of them currently have a winning record.
this is the big litmus test to see how good they are. at the same time, it is a good test for the broncos to see how good they are, they have the chiefs, the patriots, and the chiefs again. uh. >> . >> what they are called a ministroke, is he rushing back in hopes of saving his job? >> he has been a football coach, so this is what he enjoyed doing, he told me he doesn't remember too much of the incident, he called it a blur, he got a headache with about 20 seconds left in the half. the wake up call, and this losing streak they
have had seven game losing streak, they scored two touch downs. >> in the back for 2009. >> how concerned should 49 fanners be. passing offense, and passing for 91 yards. he only has one that has been over 200 yards passing. and unless they get him back rolling. they will have a tough time to return to the super bowl is win the super bowl. >> let's go to the carolina panthers and they have make another statement on monday night against tom brady and the patriots.
>> now the lows the low pressure developing off the coast of canada there. the pacific northwest. talking about some snow. >> the satellite and radar, but if you go to the forecast, the area of rain and snow. >> the rockies and cascades. about six. >> as it is pushing east. >> the rain starting first in chicago. look at the headlines.
>> arrive in the felt means to help survivors. more than 2,000 people are known to be dead. president obama is promising changes to the affordable care act, he is going to allow people to keep their old plans for another year. the president explained the change today. in a news cop presence. >> today we will extend that principal both to people whose plans have changed since the law took effect, and to people who bought plans since the law took effect. so state insurance commissioners have the power to decide which an