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>> the city of love - we are not talking about philadelphia, but seattle. what it is doing differently for those with dementia. good to have you with us. a big announcement. at&t formally agreed to buy direct tv for 48.5 billion. the two companies approved the deal today. this acquisition will have to be approved by regulators who are expected to closely scroout nice the deal. in a statement the c.e.o. of at&t says this is a unique opportunity that will redefine the video entertainment industry:. >> i talked to arts and culture contributor bill wyman about
what this means for consumers and how direct tv customers may be affected. >> we'd like to see a company like direct tv provide more broadband on a different level. most americans don't have choice when it comes to cable and broadband internet. if they provide the choice, it's good for consumers because bills will come down. >> direct tv - it's the second-largest provide are of progr programming. what does it moon for direct tv prescribers. >> being one myself, they have better customer service, quality and it's a technologically innovative company. if at&t takes it over, we may lose some of that innovation and customer service. comcast, and other companies have some of the worst reputations of any business in
america. direct tv is something of an exception. let's keep our fingers cross. part of the deal is a guarantee that direct tv customers will keep pricing pat reasons for at least three -- patterns for at least three years. >> what will this foster? >> there's new technologies in dsl, promising to address the speeds once g.fast, there's the horizon fire service and at&t has a service. both will bring fibre quality speeds into american homes, providing an alternative to the cable companies. >> more details to come in 24 hours. drct tv is the largest -- direct tv is the largest satellite provider in the u.s.
south korean's president is disbanding the coast guard in the wake. ferry sinking. she formally apologised for the disaster. more than half of the 4 76 on board died as a result. >> reporter: at one point it was a tearful park geun-hye that addressed the nation, becoming tearful and emotional talking about those that had given their lives in this tragedy and said ultimately the responsibility lay with her as president of the south korea for the safety of her people. she set out dramatic measures, saying there would be an investigation, a parliamentary investigation into what happened, but she has drawn conclusions of her own, and wants to set the reforms in train. most importantly she is breaking
up the coast guard, saying what happened was insufficient, lives were lost as a result, and the safe guard responsibilities would go to a new safety agency. it investigated responsibilities to the police, and said she'd try to sever links between former ministers and regulatory and lobby groups for industry. she said that that bureaucratic mafia would have to come to an end, that people could not retire from government and take well-paid jobs with lobby groups, and said that the company behind it said they had shown an abnormal pursuit of profit, it had been greedy and the government as well as compensating the victims of the tragedy would seek recompense from the family as well as that. >> harry fawcett in south korea. let's go to california where tens of thousand of residents are preparing to return home.
all evacuation orders have been lifted. wildfires have mostly been contained. crews are preparing for the next assignment. >> reporter: cal fire captain eric and his crew do not stop working because the flames are out. >> the heat stays there for days. we have to turp the soil over, get to the heat source and make sure it extinguished. >> reporter: 1300 firefighters were called to fight a dozen wild fears in california. once contained, rather than relax and exhale, crews are immediately preparing for the inevitable next one. >> we are on readiness standby. we could be pulled out. >> reporter: california's drought mixed with high temperatures and winds triggered an early start to the season. at the demand center trucks are examined by mechanics to make sure they can be put back into
service immediately. cal fire is scrambling to hire fi firefighters knowing it could be more demanding. >> getting them on board earlier. >> reporter: home owners need to be prepared for a longer than usual fire season. this home was saved because the owner planned ahead, cutting back the brush on the property, stopping the flames and allowed the firefighters to get in. >> it will be a long season, we treat this like the first innings of a because ball game and we'll have to chip away at it and stay physically fit and healthy. and not go too hard too early. >> reporter: vacations have been postponed with training starting in february, instead of may. crews prepared their families, because the dry forecast and earth likely means more fires and days on the road than in the
past. we want to highlight how much progress has been made in fighting the fires. take a look at the photo tweeted by the marine corp tonight. on the bottom camp pendleton surrounded by flames. this was a ta ago. on the -- a day ago. on the top today. the caption reading "what a difference 24 hours makes." taking look at serbia, bosnia and croatia under water. they are reeling from the worst flooding in decades. more that 300 have been confirmed dead. thousands have left their homes, it's feared in bosnia that thousands of landmines could be dislodged, left over from the war. >> in serbia they are trying to protect the largest power plant. >> reporter: in the air and on the ground the priority is to get to the old and the sick. this is an 88-year-old woman.
we meet her after she was rescued by the serbian army. she tells us her house was submerged under a metre and a half of water. she was alone for days without food and drinking water. this is a massive logistical operation, threatening to completely overwhelm serbia's emergency services. the serbian prime minister says the damage will cost billions of dollars. volunteers have joined the operation here. this man is a personal trainer from belgrave, here to rescue those left behind. >> we'll see where the people are, we'll rescue them >> reporter: how many are left there? >> we don't know. we are going to see. >> reporter: it's not clear how many people died here. every official we asked tells us they have to wait for the waters to recede to see the real damage
that was done. some of the water is pulling back. there are many houses completely submerged by the flooding. and there are many people who are waiting to be rescued. this man wouldn't give us his name. he says he has seen dead bodies, is angry at the authorities for not arriving earlier. >> translation: they came do late. we had no warning. the town is destroyed. we have no food and nowhere to love. >> reporter: in bosnia another menace heeds under the rubble -- hides under the rubble. land mines from the war. the fore is the floods are washing -- fear is the floods are washing away river banks, unarthing booby traps. and a big power satisfaction is under threat. capacity at the power plant has been cut waters reached the
basement of the plant. a shutdown will blackout most of the country. for now it's stopped raining. but the worry is there could be another flood surge from the river in bosnia. the ground is already saturated. people here are wondering where will all that water go. tonight libyan government officials are condemning an attack on libya's parliament. two were killed and 10 staffers kidnapped when gunmen stormed the building. former general khalifa haftar claimed responsibility as part of a self-imposed mandate to purge the country of militias. the country says he can't express political opinion with armed force. >> reporter: a brazen attack on the country's parliament. tripoli turned into a war zone. heavy machine-gun, rocket
propelled grenades and antitank weapons. according to witness, gunmen driving vehicles stormed the g.m. c building, saying they were members of a brigade with bases near the airport. this attack seems to be linked to the unrest in the eastern city of benghazi. a spokesman for the libyan army told al jazeera that they declared an open war on the government, for supporting what they called extremist and terrorists. on friday forces loyal to khalifa haftar attacked the bases of two militias in benghazi. the fighting left dozens dad. the general said he was forced to act. >> translation: today the national army launched a national battle to defend our nation. the people and lives of our
officers who were being assassinated. this is not a coup and we are not seeking power or authority. the blood of libyans is safe. we don't want them to restart arms. terrorists want there to be a battle. let it be an honourable one. >> the central government accused khalifa haftar of staging a coup. >> the act in benghazi constitutes violations of sovereignty. they represent a coup, and against whom an arrest warrant was issued. an order has been handed down stopping jets flying over benghazi. >> reporter: the government struggles to rein in the militia. the armed forces unable to goes law and order. rival militias act with
impunity. hours after the attack, the sound of heavy fighting and explosions could be heard in tripoli. it could indicate that libya is heading towards more chaos, violence and fighting to a developing story out of nigeria. police say five are dead after a suicide bombing in a northern city. the blast hit a bar district in kono. the area is mostly christian. there's no claim of responsibility. boko haram has carried out previous attacks there. a group kyd napped more than 200 -- kidnapped more than 200 school girls. est -- israel announced it is confiscating land, last month. they are taking their cases to israeli courts claiming settlers are using fake documents to claim land. >> reporter: the illegal outpost
was home to 50 israeli families before it was evacuated in 2012. many petitioned the court insisting they brought the land from palestinians like this man's father, a claim denied. trfferent they said the land was sold to a palestinian middle man, that my father sold him the land. it's not true. they say they have my father's signature. >> reporter: he says his father couldn't sign it, he was illiterate. on that day he was in no position to sun anything, because he was on his death bed. records show that the middleman does not exist. this case is not the only one. this lease from 2003 as declared a forgery by it israeli court because the palestine man who sold the land to the settlers died 50 years prior.
israeli settlers insist they buy the land legally, some palestinians take the money and deny the sale later, to save faus or maybe their lives. >> a big part of the issue is palestine landowners feel threatened in their own community, in a life-threatening situation. if they are found out to sell land to jewish people, they could be killed. >> an israely nongovernmental organization says it is not true, accusing settlers of using false documentation as a tactic if it means the truth is revealed later. >> you can see it works. the claims, even though they are not real, help them to have another six months, another year for that person to be evacuated. >> that is what is happening now. with at least five illegal structures sitting on his land. he says it's about more than
property, it's about family. >> it's an instalment to the dead and the living because the dead can't defend themselves. >> he says that land and honour are the same. and that he won't give up on either. the land dispute comes as pope francis gets ready to embark on a trip to the holy land where he will focus on interfaith relations. he'll travel with two others, visiting jordan, the west bank and israel on a 3-day trip. nick schifrin has more. pope francis's anticipated trip to the holy land focuses on two things - refugees and reconciliation. he'll reach out to the jews by coming to the western wall, under the dome of the rock. he'll come to the church of the holy seppual kerr and have a meeting request the spiritual leader of the orthodox christians and confront a spate
of violence, vandalism and graffiti and death threats. >> they started with the small things, and now we come to the personnel threats, the presence of the christians could be threatened if there's no peace. >> reporter: the poeep will com to the reeve -- pope will come to the refugee camp the the palestinians want the pope to hear the message of wanting to return to home, killing the idea of a jewish state. the pope will focus on refugees here and in jordan. this is the zaatari refugee camp home to 100,000 refugees. it's been here for two years. many people are living in tents here. all of the people here are muslim. some 17,000 syrian christians fled syria because of
persecution, kidnapping and execution. pope francis will meet with about 500 of them next weekend and will go to bethany, the point where jesus is believed to have been baptized. he wants to highlight the crisis. 100,000 syrians flee the country. by the end of the year this will be the largest refugee crisis since world war ii. nick schifrin reporting. we'll bridge you more on the pope's visit in "the week ahead" - if about 11 minutes. the threat to gadgets and food bought from the far east. coming up, the problems in the south china sea triggering tension between vietnam and china yemen in the middle of a major campaign against al qaeda, but the foreign minister saying they can't do it alone.
it's monday morning over the south china sea, and the dispute between china and vietnam over oil and gas rages on. the dispute lanes send everything from food to electronics to the u.s. an evacuation of chinese nationals is under way after two were killed and 140 injured in anti-china protests. adrian brown joins us live. i understand you see a strong u.s. connection. >> reporter: china's actions in the south china sea is a direct response to president obama's decision to reengage with south-east asia, some say. a p l.a. general warned that it was america's actions which were inflaming tensions in the region, and warned washington to mind its own business. for now, the focus for beijing is getting the nationals out of vietnam. after days of often violent anti-chinese protests, the vietnamese authorities appear to
be containing the disturbances. police broke up the protest in ho chi minh city. demonstrators are angry over china's refusal to halt the deep sea oil operators in waters claimed by vietnam. >> translation: the intention today was to show support for the government adds efforts to chase the chinese rig from our waters. >> reporter: the skirmishes in the waters have been going on for almost two weeks. >> the worry is it could get out of the control. like china, vietnam's government is communist and tends to keep a lid on des-september. it was unable to -- dissent. it was unable to stop days of violence. stom attacked chinese -- some attacked chinese-run factories, many were taiwanees owned - a distinction lost on the rioters. the trouble began after china moved an oil rig close to
islands. close to japan, beijing is involved in a tussle over the spratly islands. for now, the focus for china is to get its nationals out of vietnam, the government sending five warships to speed up efforts. >> translation: we are sending experienced people to vietnam. >> reporter: more that 3,000 chinese citizens fled the country, worried about the economic fall out. vietnam's government is promising to protect investors. china and taiwan are among the biggest. whether they remain so is in doubt. it's not just about oil and gas. whoever controls the south sudan controls some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, roots used to bring electrical goods and food stuff to the united states. joining me now is jonathan london, a professor at the city
university of hong kong, where he focuses reach on vietnam. good to have you with us. what impact is this having on vietnam, can they withstand and afford military action? well, i think certainly military conflict needs to be avoided at all costs. vietnam's leader-is under pressure. certainly they need to respond to the sovereignty challenge in an effective manner because what china or beijing is doing is making unreasonable claims not just with respect to waters, but the entire south-east asian sea region, and so what vietnam is struggling to do and has not done effectively enough to the moment is to craft a clear unified response, and general the kind of chaos that we observe absolutely cannot be tolerated and i think that we are thou seeing hanoi try to
craft a more coherent, effective response to this emergency situation. >> does china's action test america's resolve in coming to the aid of allies in any way? >> well, absolutely. i think washington has signalled its intent to ren gauge with asia -- re-engage with asia. vietnam is not an ally of the united states, but i think that everybody recognises the united states is interested in a stable east asian region, one conducive to normal economic relations and to the significant extent that this poses a threat, the united states is absolutely concerned with the situation. the question is whether or not, or how they'll engage the situation now that it is reaching a critical level.
>> experts say what is happening in the south china sea is more dangerous than what has come before, the forces driving it going before the pursuit of energy reference. do you agree at all? >> well, i think the situation is dangerous. i think what americans need to know is that the conflict will not go away. we have beijing making very large claims over vast areas of maritime territory, as it were, and it has so far signalled no intent of the negotiating, and so you have countries such as vietnam and philippines and indonesia who are confronting the issue. what needs to occur, what has not occurred is a reasonable negotiation about the kind of futures that can be crafted that will avert military conflict. such a conflict will be
disastrous. china, beijing, has yet to recognise that it is in its own level interests to form a trust and partnership within its region, otherwise it will continue to be viewed as a threat, and that will be bad news for the region. >> a developing story. jonathan london, at the city university of hong kong. appreciate your time. next on al jazeera america, pope francis preparing for a trip to the holy land. he's not going alone. what they plan to accomplish on the 3-day trip in the sunday segment "the week ahead".
yash welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories we are following this hour. at&t formally agreed to by direct tv for 48.5 billion. the two companies approved the deal. direct tv is the largest satellite tv provider in the u.s. its acquisition will have to be aprod by regulators -- approved
by regulators who are allow the deal president park geun-hye says she's disbanding the south korean coast guard for failing in the rescue effort after a ferry capsized. many victims were teenagers in libya the government is condemning an attack on parliament. two were killed. former general khalifa haftar claimed responsibility, he said to pump the country of militias. time for a look at "the week ahead", and we turn our attention to pope francis in his upcoming visit to the holy land. he'll visit israel, the west bank, jerusalem and jordan. >> reporter: pope francis's visit will kem rate --
commemorate pope john paul vi's visit. >> it was the first beginning of an era in which the papacy reached the world. >> on that visit, the embrace between the pope and the spiritual leader of the greek orthodox christianseneded a split between -- citians ended a split between the churches. >> he understood that there was a lot of interpretation between the palestine cause, and the news at that point relatively new israeli nation. it's before the 1967 war, but after the 1948 war. he was between the two defining conflicts of the palestine history. >> reporter: on his upcoming tour he'll travel with a rabbi and a muslim leader - described as a novelty by the vatican. >> this is a pope that walks hum
bli. it's in fitting with his character that he arriving in the holy land, a place of emotion, politician, arm in arm with two friends. >> it's not his first visit. 40 years ago he visited the army land, arriving as the war erupted. according to the vatican he spent most of his time convined to a hotel in jerusalem, studying st. paul's letters to the corinthians before he can leave. pope john paul ii made the trip in 2000. the vatican and israel established diplomatic relieses in 1993. the pope focussed on repairing the divisions between the jewish people and the catholic church. including placing a note to god and the western wall.
pope benedict 16 made a similar trip in 2005. walking in the footsteps of the holly land demanded diplomacy. it was called the francis affect and many await what he may bring to this ancient land. >> pope francis's schedule is packed. he'll attend 29 event, including three masses. security is a major concern. hebrew graffiti revealed death threats against christians and other arabs. pope francis will travel with a rabbi and muslim leader. both are from his native argentina. i spoke to tom reece, an analyst at the national kath rick reporter and to a rabbi, founder
and president, who will be part of the american contingent welcoming the pope to the holy land. i asked about the significance of this visit. john paul and john xxiii were given sainthood because they played a significant role in the outreach of the catholic church, prarl to judiaism and islam. i have the privilege of welco welcoming pope benedict in my synagogue in new york. the first papal visit in a synagogue in the united states. i have stood near the president, welcoming him, in jerusalem. i want to talk about the belief of the people and the population as we give our reviewers a better understanding. less than 3% of the holy land's
population calls it home. it's more than 10% of the population. 2014 christians live in the west bank. 8% of the population. most are members of the greek orthodox church. 12,000 christians reside in the church. jordan is home to 174,000 christians, only 2% of the population, or half are eastern orthodox while roman catholics make up 45%. pope francis will visit an area that has seen a decline in christianity. muslims make up about two-thirds of the population. what challenges will the pope faes. >> well, the pope is going there for a number of reasons. one is what you are talking about. he wants to bring hope and encouragement to the christians in the middle east, who are
being caught in the middle of all the extremism that is going on there. and suffering from violence and other problems. and so he - you know, this is where christianity started. some of these people have families that trace their christian roots back to the apostles, and he wants to be there with them, praying with them, encouraging them in the hard times that they are experiencing. >> and, father, he'll meet with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu. it will be a private meeting. what do you think will be discussed? will it be political? >> in the widest sense of the term. he wants to go what he can do move forward the peace process between israel and palestine. people have been trying to move that forward, diplomats have given up on it once again. the pope is never going to give
up. he knows the route to reconciliation, to peace is by a conversion of heart, where people recognise that they are brothers and sisters, that they share the same god, and that they can live better at peace with one another. we want to see the day when religion is a force for peace, rather than for division in the holy land and the middle east. i think that's what the pope is trying to help towards. >> we should point out relations between the vatican and israel have not always been smooth. in 1897 the catholic church deemed the it state of jerusalem as a holy land as unthinkable. it was rebuffed. after the creation of israel. pope pye as called for the application of holy places and the following year called for
justice. the vatican formally recognised the state in 1993. in term of interfaith relations pope francis carries also bag im because he's non-european. >> i think, first of all, in buenos aires he has a close relationship with the jewish community. after the attack against the jewish community, where so many innocent people perished, his solidarity was clear, his message was clear against anti-semitism. as i said, the relationship evolved. there was a time before - that's the turning point. the turn point, really, and i think father will agree, is john xxiii, reaffirmation and, yes, we have not only between israel and the vatican, if you look at the history between the catholic
church at a given point in history, in respect difficulties and conflicts. but i think we have to prove as religious leaders that we stand for peaceful coexistence and also stress that a crime perpetrated in the name of lel religion is a great crime. >> how would you measure success on the trip? >> there's no instant solutions. i intended with john paul ii of sisi. i attended with benedict, sesi. that's my conviction and his convection. every conflict comes to an end. 100 year wore, world war i, world war ii. you name it.
he's a messenger of peace and social justice. >> i want to ask you the same question - how would you measure his success to the holy land? >> for any other world leader visiting the middle east, if they get out of there without causing the disaster, they consider it a success. we have more hope. i agree with the rabbi. all he can do is nudge things forward, point in the right direction and inspire reconciliation. >> there's a bit of division in the church. pope francis has a greater tolerance. when you look at the christians in the holy land they follow strict beliefs. i mean, this is not the issue on which the pope is concerned about, you know, he - he hold us not to obsess about the issues,
and to think they'll be issues when he goes to the holy land is obsessing about them. >> appreciate father tom reece. thank you for being with us. >> you are welcome. >> let's take a look at other event this week - on tuesday six states hold prim ris - kentucky, george your and peninsula among those. wednesday - the house foreign affairs committee debates the crisis in syria thursday - the outlook for the it 2014 atlantic hurricane season. changing a perception. what is done differently in seattle to help those battling dementia and keep them happy. >> we are looking at severe weather. it's coming from a storm brunging the potential of lightening-started wild fires by midweek. i show you how that shapes up - coming up next.
yemen is launching a crackdown on al-qaeda in years. it wants outside help to pay for the operation. we spoke with yemen's foreign minister. >> reporter: yemen's southern provinces are now batter grounds. a large military operation to al qaeda is underway. the army is making gains. it had recaptured areas. these fighters established a state of their own. a leader, a judiciary and an army. yemen's foreign minister says his government did not let al qaeda destabilize the nation's political transition.
>> al qaeda created a threat for the transition itself. the second is it would have been a threat. from the point of view of economic development, it means the government could not stand and watch. >> these soldiers are celebrating recent victories. so yemen's army has been divided and weakened by years of instability and conflicts. it's now under pressure to win the latest battle, but that requires huge resources which impoverished yemen cannot afford. >> look at the course of sensitive operations on yemen's budget and military. it's beyond really the abilities, yet we are continuing with these actions in order to preserve the safety of our
citizens and security of the country, and we hope that knowing the magnitude of the change we face, that we'll get more support. >> the fight is mostly led by the fighters, but neighbouring saudi arabia and the u.s. say they are stepping in one way or another, to help defeat one of al qaeda's efficient affiliates outside of afghanistan and pakistan. yemen's president says his country is in an open war with al qaeda, a war that is costly for a long period. officials are frustrated. they expected the international community to deliver substantial financial and military support at this critical moment for the country. voters in switzerland overwhelmingly rejected a vote for a minimum wage rise.
it would have given 22 swiss francs, $25 an hour. a proposal would have led to unemployment and the closing of small businesses. age-related dementia affects 5 million americans and the number will rise. some communities strive to better serve those that suffer from alzhiemer's and other kinds of dementia. some hope is on its way to becoming the most dementia friendly city in the country. >> reporter: for this woman, the deppen she dying -- dementia diagnose was devastating. >> i took it bad. >> seattle is introducing creative ways to combat negative consequences of the disease. >> he is at the foretront of doing the -- forefront of the
disease. having activities in museums, galleries, cafes, instead of inest lated places -- inisolated places. >> reporter: they team up with non profits so that those with the disease can go to museums, go coffee shops where they can welcome the groups. >> it's momentia. it's a forward motion, movement, and the idea of celebrating life at the moment. >> minnesota, wisconsin and tennessee are a few creating dementia friendly communities, realising that 5 million have dementia, and it could tripple. >> it's not a deliberate approach. but rather an effort taking shape in some neighbourhoods.
>> the greenwood neighbourhood is at the forefront to become dementia friendly on all fronts, including businesses, non-profits and city services. >> since the diagnosis paul is aware of what is missing. >> some of the public transportation could be dementia friendly. >> the place where the public could recognise dementia. >> for now the movement focuses on activities to keep those connected and engaged. >> it's fun when the person with dementia, and the person without dementia - sometimes it's not clear who is who. everyone participates. it's about beak out in the world doing enjoyable things together. >> they have music you socialise, and you are in the
moment. >> a moment played out that is working to make itself more dementia friendly. we have been telling you about the wild fires in san diego. now we are keeping our eye on the winds. rebecca stevenson joins us. >> they are strong and gusty. it looks like they are weaker around the wildfires themselves. once you cross over the higher heels, you have powerful wind gusts, up to 35 miles per hour. we have strong winds continuing through the early evening, wind guts 30 to 40 to 50 miles per hour. this is because we have changing storm systems. it's changing the areas of pressure and air rushes from high pressure to low pressure and that is what is happening here. here is where we have the rain showers for the pacific north-west, changing into severe weather for montana. we expect the risk to continue
in parts of iowa. reports of strong winds from portland all the way over to montana where we had funnel cloud reports and a tornado. we have also had parts of nebraska report seeing a tornado as well, in the country of scots bluff. getting access in parts of the west, and that will be moving down into the south-west by midwoke. the problem is that when the storm system starts to move to the south-west, it's so hot and dry here that that very cold air on the upper level of the atmosphere will come down as a strong wind gust, and the lightening can spark a wildfire. there you have a recipe for problems. the start of a wildfire and gusty winds and in an area of drought. we have not had rain in this area for some time. wednesday looks like it's the level chance. otherwise we are talking about the east coast having chilly
temperatures, front of advisory. we'll start in the low to mid 30s, a chilly beginning. 37 in pittsburgh. downright cold. >> al jazeera america is debuting an 8-part series examining the legal system called "the system." part one focuses on false convection. >> i have done a lot of cases involving false confessions. this has a twist. >> in this case there was not even a false confession. there was not a confession at all. kirsten did not confess to this crime. instead she claims she was raped in a parking lot and depended herself by stabbing her attacker. she told a counsellor about the incident. when a homeless man was found dead and mutilated in a
dumpsters on the other part of town the counsellor told the police. >> when the police came to speak to her they thought they were talking about her violent rape, her crime. she was led to believe they were talking about the same case. that is a travesty. >> you can catch the first episode of "the system", midnight eastern, nine pacific still ahead - california chrome is the favourite to win the tripple crown. will a rule at its next race end the winning streak. plus, what a group of amateur scientists hope to do with a satellite that is lost in space.
spacex has a contract with n.a.s.a. for 12 cargo flights. >> it went well. i appreciate that. it's nice to have a vehicle that can take your science equipment, and maybe humans back to earth. thank you all. >> this was the fourth drag capsule to bring back goods, spacex is competing to shuttle astronauts back and forth. since the soviets put sput nick into space, dozens of nations put satellites into space, many have run out the power or burnt up. amateur enthuse ysts is trying to revive one of them, our science editor jacob ward explains. >> there's a forgotten satellite and a few every day people want to get it back. n.a.s.a. launched the ic 3 satellite studying points where the earth and sun cancels out
the sun's pull. n.a.s.a. repurposed the satellite to be the first craft to intercept a comet. after 1985, once it had done that, it was forgotten, drifting further from earth and was given up from it. later this summer, it will orbit back to earth, and a volunteer team of space enthusiasts will yim conflict, and control. think of it as a salvage team. if they get ic 3 up and running, they'll be in possession of a functional satellite for educational purposes. getting that done is no joke. the volunteer team has to build a simulation of unique computer language accused to control the craft. the tele'em ety data looks like a dame receipt -- telemetry
data looks like a taxi receipt. as of 2008 most of the instruments were functioning. there's power left to achieve a change of 40 metres a second. that's what they need to get it into a stable orbit. at that point they'll have a public science lab ready for a student to have a glems at our planet. as horse racing in america builds to fever pitch, regulations could stop california chrome becoming a winner. after winning the kentucky derby and the preakness, it is set to run in the belmont stakes. officials have to decide if he'll be allowed to use a nasal strip that he's been wearing. it helps the breathing. >> the odds of it making a difference if the horse ran with the strip tore without is pretty below. >> medical opinions aside california chrome's fate is in
the hands of the new york racing association. whether the horse will be allowed to race, run in the race will be left up to the association. we'll keep you updoted. >> that will -- updated. that will do it for this hour. i'm thomas drayton in new york. "the system" is up next. >> can you tell me about the day that the police came to your door, and started talking to you... is that something you can talk about?