>> finding her voice >> i was not a ham, i was ham & cheese... >> and turning it around... >> you don't have to let your circumstance dictate who you are as a person >> talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm michael yves with a look at today's top stories. president obama said the combat mission in afghanistan will end this year but u.s. troops will remain for several years. russian fighters killed in ukraine afte after a standoff at ukrainian troops. an organization knows the location of hundreds of nigerian kidnapped girls but will not go in to get them back.
>> president obama made a big announcement today on the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan. he laid out just how many service men and women will remain there at the end of this year. >> at the beginning of 2015 we will have approximately 9800- 9800--9,800 u.s. service members together with n.a.t.o. allies and other partners. >> reporter: mike viqueira live at the white house. take us through the specifics of the troop withdraw. >> reporter: you know, it's been a long time coming. this is a promise that he had made on the campaign trail. and he has been saying all along that the u.s. u.s. combat role s going to end. however, the agreements he hoped to reach with the afghanistan
government, how many troops will be left there, and exactly what their mission will be. at the height of mr. obama's afghan surge, the sift had 100,000 troops on the ground. by the time of sunday's surprise visit in afghanistan that number was 32,000. you heard the president say that there would be 9800 troops with that number cut by half by the end of the year and then there will be normal security presence at the embassy office, and 2,184 americans have died in the war in afghanistan. the president making the announcement saying he wants to turn the page. >> the bottom line is it's time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on
the wars in afghanistan and iraq. >> there is an symmetry. the president went to west point u.s. military academy and announced that surge that we talked about that resulted in 100,000 troops on the ground. tomorrow the president goes back to west point to turn the page, to talk about where we go from here in storms of foreign policy. >> and we're expecting, mike, part of that will focus on afghanistan, and what the future of those relationships are between those two countries. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. he heads to west point, this was a long time coming. this agreement, they've been negotiating, ha hamid karzai refused to sign. both candidates have said that they are going to sign the agreement. but it does come at a pivotal time in the president's foreign policy. and his approval rating,
frankly. 39.5% of americans polled approve of the president's foreign policy. 50% disappear. they consider it weakness. they point to syria, ukraine and the president will rebut that in a major speech tomorrow morning at west point. >> mike viqueira live in washington. thank you. in libya the u.s. is sending an amphibious assault ship to the eastern mediterranean sea. rosalind jordan is live from washington, roslyn, what do we know about the mission? is it to evacuate americans from libya? >> reporter: in a word, no. this is part of a regularly scheduled deployment for the u.s. batan and it left north of virginia in early of february along with other members of its arg amphibious recovery group, and it is simply in the eastern
mediterranean for routine exercises. this is separate from a separate deployment of marines from the european continent to an island just off of italy to be there just in case there were any need to evacuate any u.s. government personnel from libya. however, that decision has not been made. there have been no warnings of this issue to any u.s. persons who may be in libya that they should consider leaving that country. >> how concerned is the obama administration about the ongoing violence? >> reporter: obviously the obama administration is very concern concerned. there are a number of questions on wednesday to talk about this situation. she took more questions about the situation today here in washington. there is concern because the u.s. essentially took a lot of steps to stand behind the people who now make up the government.
there is concern about whether it is able to contain a lot of violence particularly from those who are loyal to a dissident general who has been wreaking a considerable amount of half cock in bengahzi in recent days. >> roslind jordan, thank you. the white house said that president obama will meet with ukraine's president petro poroshenko. a warning, this report contains graphic images. >> reporter: the road ahead with signs of a fierce bottle. perhaps something that pro-russian gunmen expected when they tried to seize the next expert. judging by the number of bodies in the city's morgue they could not with stand the power the ukrainian forces used.
the military arm of the people's doneskt republic. among them fighters from across the borders of russia. they have issued an ultimatum after which it would unleash all its power, and it did. from the ground to the air. separatist gunmen remained with further reinforcements arriving. a second ultimatum given by the government to the pro-russian fight tours evacuate the airport, but they are not gone. now the roadblock has moved closer to the city center. there is fear among people here and some are already taking precautions. >> especially those who live close to the battlefield. the mayor of doneskt is urging
people to stay at home. it appears that a city of 1 million leaded his call. so far fighting was very stricted to the outskirts of the city. mainly at check points. now many fear that war will reach their door steps. >> well, as we just heard, residents have been urged to stay indoors since the stand off at the airport. we have more on the mood from inside the city. >> reporter: after the vicious fighting at the airport in doneskt, there is a great fear here in the city that the fighting would be brought into the city center itself. the mood among th the pro-russin fighters is one of anger to oust them from positions they have here, reinforcing the barricades. there is a lot of shock and
grief amongst the families, the scale of the bloodshed. it was not just the fighters, the pro-russian fighters, it was also civilians caught in that cross fire. so the biggest feeling here is when will the fighting stop? will it be coming into the city center? now the thing about the airport was that pair troops were used. jet fighters were used. helicopter gunships were used. that clearly cannot happen in the city center. there will be too many casualties around th the occupi. when will they make their move, that's what's on everybody's minds at moment. >> reporting from doneskt. voters in egypt will have one more day to cast their ballot for the country's president. it appears that many egyptians are not going to the polls. we have more.
>> reporter: despite the build up for egypt's presidential election, a low voter turn outhas caused officials extend voting an extra day. on tuesday voters were trickling into polling stations like these. the government has declared the public holiday to encourage more people to vote while extending the hours to 10:00 p.m. local thyme. some state media local outlets describe monday's voting as a great response. >> this is like the holiday to celebrate the spring and celebrate the freedom from the muslim brotherhood. >> on monday it appears the youth were absent. >> there is fear of what will be the repercussion of this in the future. there will be further
polarization among the people and highlight resentment and negativity among the egyptian people, which are the youth. >> reporter: for now, general al sisi, who led the coup against the first elected president is expected to become the next head of state. al sisi urged egyptians to come out in large numbers. he said this election is meant to legitimatize his grip on power. >> the true leader is ute leading it's ability. that means if millions would come out to vote, it would prove his legitimacy, but that's not happening. >> reporter: the only other commend who urged the youth to vote for the presidency. egypt is divided, but many believe that the election will bring much-needed instability. they have been out in the streets of alexandria and call
legitimate elections, insisting the last legitimate president mohamed morsi is still in charge. security measures have been tight around polling stations in across egypt, and there has been accusations of fraud and irregularities. al jazeera. >> mentally disabled inmates now greater protection from the death penalty. states must use more than the i.q. test score to determine if an inmate is able to b is eligie death row. >> inmate freddie lee hall. he was convicted of killing two
people, a 21-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant. he raped and was convicted of killing her. he was also convicted of killing a sheriff deputy. now hall's attorney sued the state of florida stating that his compliant should not be executed, because that would be against his rights. the laws already say you cannot execute someone who has low quite levei.q.level. the argument became what institutes mental disability. >> this is a controversial issue, no surprise that the supreme court was split on the decision. you spoke to people on both sides in ngo, what do they have to said about this.
>> they said if you have an i.q. above 70 you are not considered mentally disabled. some experts say that is overly simplistic. there is a margi a margin of er. are they able to hold down a job? are they able to communicate? >> the ultimate thing we can do in this country to hold them responsible, accountable for what they did is to give them the death penalty. we should not be putting people to death in an arbitrary fashion. >> reporter: we also spoke to a prosecuting attorney who said his office takes other factors in consideration, but the brighter that red line is the easiestier ieasier it is for pro
apply the law equally. >> he's not a victim. he didn't end up on death row for being a victim. he ended up on death row because he's a vicious murderer-- with a low idea. >> they'll have to reevaluate terms of what institute mental disability. we reached out to the attorney general and she has declined to comment so far. >> natasha, live in miami, thank you. in today's power politics presidential client hillary clinton, david in this teams >> live is planning to run for
president in 2016. the book is called "hard choices." it comes out next week. but they released an author's note as well as a video clip of why she wrote this memoir. she said she decided at the beginning to take leaders back to the days after herbert defeat in 2008. >> starting at the end of my you will campaign and talking about the very unlikely journey that led me to be asked by president election obama to bobama, and da relationship with him over the years.
>> close clinton associates say she is still not decided if she's going run, but she has encouraged allies and supporters to do the same. of course you have the choreography that we had today. the last wing of the democratic party that broke away from president obama is hoping that a clinton challenger will emerge from the left. senator elizabeth warren has said she will not challenge clinton, but vermont center berni sanders, a democratic-socialist, said he's considering getting into the race. he has a small but passionate following. he has been railing against the unfair politics of the wealthy and how it trumps in the middle class. >> i do not believe that the
koch brothers, she wille sheldon being in a position where they can spend as much money as they want in every political race in this country. >> he calls that position as olagarky. now on the republican side, ted cruise, a potential 2016 president candidate is now on a trip to israeli. oisrael. on this trip he's meeting israeli leaders. hahawkish politicians ate home criticizing, says palestinians
are to blame. ralph hall, 91 years old. the oldest member of congress. he is being challenged in the republican primary by john ratcliffe who raised the issue of hall's aim saying a. >> he was pretty popular when he won his seat a couple of years ago. >> very popular, and another interesting race we're going to watch. do you remember your favorite ad from texas, the lieutenant governor who won the ad, that battle will be decided tonight. we'll have up dates tomorrow, the commercial race and the lieutenant governor's race. >> thank you very much. he was with amore mus the as group hacker.
>> an admitted hacker in anonymous will not go back to prison. he went from being in handcuffs to having the fbi vouch for his character. since he was arrested he has helped government arrest eight hacker and prevented a number of attacks. this is very interesting story. >> absolutely. when fbi agents knocked on hector's door back in 2011 he immediately began providing them assistance that they've described as extraordinarily valuable. he began working as a government informant right away. they say he helped explain how previous cyberattacks had taken place, and also prevented future ones from happening. but critics say that he aided and sometimes directed attacks all while under government
supervision. >> reporter: hector has spent the last three years helping the fbi arrest people who used to be his friends. now he's in court to collect his award. a short sentence for time served and a year of supervised release. i was once the leading member of anonymous. a group of sophisticated hackers who would use their knowledge to infiltrate government agencies, contractors and private corporations around the world. credited with shutting down mastercard and refusing to access wikileaks. he is said to have helped the government to help his two young cousins who he is raising. >> he put his family first. his commitment a as a foster
father was ey enormous. >> the judge used the word extraordinary over and over to describe his corporation with the government. he presented very cyberattacks including one on the water system of a major u.s. city. he helped to gather information that led to the arrests of eight hawkers, drawing them out and sharing information with the fbi. but his case raised questions about the government's conduct. one hacker now serving a ten-year sentence said that sabu encouraged him to collect information from foreign governments. he told a judge he is not the same person three years ago. his lawyer said that the information he helped gather could lead to more arrests. now michael this case is unusual in that the government actually publicized his involvement as an informant around the time that a bunch of arrests were made back in 2012, and lawyers say this
was done to serve as a deterrent to other cyber criminals. but as a result he was threatened, his brother was physically attacked, and his family had to be relocated. now he's just trying to find a real job. >> it's been ten months since detroit filed bankruptcy. the city got jus a look at how g the blight is. >> reporter: the task force has spent the past eight months analyzing every single piece of property here in the city, and what they discovered there are over 80,000 blighted structures throughout detroit, and that number is not far from what they had originally expected. the number of businesses in
detroit came up this number and did all the digging. right now they believe looking at it from a far point of view that it is going to cost an estimated $2 billion to cover the cost of eliminating all of this debt. today we heard from the emergency manager kevin orr. he's been in office for a year now. he stressed the importance of blight elimination plan and turning the city around. >> for the first time in this city's history you have a comprehensive proposal to analyze all the properties in 144 square miles of city, including lakes and rivers, with the resources and technology to address the issue. >> there are a lot of city leaders there, business leaders, and there was a filling an optimism when we left. when it comes to funding.
that's a major part of this elimination process. and the emergency manager proposed setting aside nearly $500 million to pay for blight elimination plan. this fund something coming from federal funding, local business who is are donating funds, but for the most part as i mentioned earlier it's going to cost $2 billion to fill that hole, the city still has a ways to go. >> a huge undertaking but a much needed one there in detroit. bisi onile-ere reporting live. thank you. ment. last week's shooting spree turning the focus to prevention, but stopping a potential killer can sometimes be nearly impossible. we'll take a look at the roadblocks. and the well-known syrian write who are is driving a cab in chicago. his journey and his work next.
>> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do... >> america tonight only on al jazeera america >> a day of mourning and reflection at the university of utah at san da barbara. a half hour from now a college community will gather to remember six students killed. we are joined from jennifer-done live from isla vista.
how big of a turn out are they expecting. >> reporter: upwards of 15,000 people are expected to attend. we expect to see students, faculty members, members of the communities as well as parents over the last few minutes we've seen a steady stream of people to attend the normal. on the university's facebook page they're asking students to bring 10,000 ribbons to show the community's collective mourning and steps towards recovery. we're expecting a number of speakers, including the father of one of the slain victims, christopher michael martinez, he was gunned down, one of the three students gunned down. three others were stabbed before it was all over. a number of students are returning to campus for the first time following the long holiday weekend. they're coming to campus. they are in shock.
they're experiencing overwhelming grief and disbelief over what happened here. and other mic makeshift memorias have been erected. >> clearly, just an organic expression from this community about how we're feeling about this right now, and just a representation of our mourning and our grief for those that we've lost this weekend. >> the inter faith memorial is set to get under way in less than 30 seconds. it's a big step forward in the healing process. >> we've heard a lot from the shooter information, but what about the victims. is there any new information about those people? >> reporter: 13 others were wounded. this is in addition to the six who were killed. we spoke with one of the local area hospitals who are treating three of the wounded.
two are in good condition. one is in fair condition. they would in the give personal information t, citing privacy concerns. >> joining me now is david katza former dea agent and security analyst. it seems like in the wake of these tragedies over the last several years we want to go back and find a place to place some blame. a lot of eyes have been on law enforcement in this particular tragedy. what specific training do law enforcement undergo to deal with the memorially ill. >> it's important to realize that police officers are not psychiatrists. law enforcement training involves handling those that are mentally ill. we are not trained with the task of going to somebody's home to determine if they're mentally stable or not. that's something that doctors and medical professionals need
to do. >> well, the police did go to eliott roger's house a couple of weeks prior to this. >> he was able to make a very convincing story that there, there was no problem. he wasn't going to hurt himself or anyone else, and he just didn't meet the criteria for further intervention at that point. obviously looking back on this it's a very tragic situation, and we certainly wish that we could turn the clock back and change some things. >> that's a very valid point. at the time he did not meet the criteria for further intervention. is there anything that the police could have done? >> at that moment when the police decided to leave and not taking him into the custody is not the end game. here in new york there are things that you can do. the family would be able to petition for mental health warrant. they would go to a judiciary with all the evidence that would
include statements from his therapist and other physicians, psychiatrists he may have seen, and their own personal experience with his behavior. the judge then makes a decision based on that plus his posting to take that person into account usually in an emergency room that specializes in mental health issues. >> did he have to pose imminent danger at that point for those protocols to kick in? >> with a police officer you have to basically walk into a person who has a weapon, who is going to be harming themselves or someone else. for a judge to say i think there is enough here to say that this person needs help, we're going to inter convenient judicially, the judge would sign the warrant and that person would be taken away for assessment, and then it's up to the doctors to decide what happens. up until that point lawsuit i
thin. onceagain you have to reae are so many laws that restrict the flow of information with respect to a person's medical history. once you cross over that you can subject yourself as an individual to liability. for example, if you do something, and then later on you're sued, the department can say that's not our protocol and then the office is then sued for that action. we have our own policies, and the medical community and judiciary, that's a better answer in dealing with the problems going forward. >> hundreds of hundreds of time the exact same thing is repeating itself. and one out of a thousand, $50,000 act o50,000 go back andm
and they say, oh my gosh,ers we should have done something. >> 50 people have been killed by boko haram. the attacks come 24 hours after military officials say they know where 300 missing school girls are being held. they were kidnapped from a town of chibok. we have the latest on these attacks. >> residential officials tell al jazeera that gunmen who are suspected members of boko haram are, in fact, the killing of security officials. the fight ensued that lasted three hours. in february they attacked a federal government institution killing 59 students, many of those students were burned alive.
some of them were shot while trying to escape. the situation in the north of apology near i can't. about the last up week they have been attack and some killed. the rise in attacks by boko haram and how deadly they have become is becoming more and more worrisome to the nigerian public, and people are beginning to ask whether the nigerian military can adequately come or bring this situation under control. >> meanwhile as we reported earlier the m nigerian military said they know the location of the abducted girls by bow co-a had a ram but will not risk getting them. they will not risk using force to get the girls. nearly 300 girls from abducted from a school in april. in indian after a first day
on the job narendra modi sat down with a pakistani leader to discuss peace talks. he would crackdown on high lapped fighters. for his part, this is key it reaching it. in thailand a cabinet minister was arrested after holding a press conference criticizing the coup. the first member of the ousted government to appear in public. the remember education will will >> in malaysia families havebeea show all its information so
independent experts can review it. but they're criticizing the government for withholding complex calculations. no. south sudan the u.s. said 60,000 people have fled their homes since rebels and their government signed a fail sees fire. more than a million people have been internally displaced since the conflict began in september. thousands have been killed and the international community is demanding justice. we have reports. >> reporter: they now have to live in this flooded muddy camp. they say they're safer here than in their hometown in south sudan. in february, they were in the town hotel when rebel fighters attacked. >> there was a fire, stall one who was pulling up women and telling others to rape them. afterwards they killed them. they killed many. >> the town has exchanged hands six times since fighting ban in
cement. government troops and opposition forces kill people in their homes, often targeting them because of their ethnicity. hundreds of people were sheltering here in the hospital. they thought they would be safe. they thought they wouldn't be targeted. but rebels attacked. many people were beaten. many were killed. many who were bedridden were killed. >> secretary general ban ki-moon said there needs to be justice, possibly a tribunal. the u.s. has called for justice, too. it's been a key political and financial supporter of south sudan. nobody has ever faced justice for the many atrocities committed going back for decades. >> one of the reasons possibly there have been so many crimes
committed because no one has been held accountable. for going forward in south sudan with the level of atrocities that have been committed now is the time for justice to prevail. >> meanwhile, nearly a million people who fled the violence are stuck in camps. the u.s. said south sudan's justice system may not be adequate for crimes such a scale. and the international tribute nan will depend on the will of the security council. she said she does not believe they will find the machine who were raping and killing. >> the search of three missing men in colorado has been called off. we have that and other news from around america. in es. that's pretty disappointing news. >> reporter: yes, the conditions are just too unsafe.
a roadwork and his son have been missing send sunday. a huge chunk of the ridge sheared off, more than likely overwhelming them. planned parenthood said the law in wisconsin will shut down clinics because providers there lack hospital privileges. alabama, louisiana, mississippi ha.a twister tore through a trar park. 15 trailers were torn apart. a video was posted on youtube. >> i know! i'm not kidding.
>> you can see the magnitude of the twister. the people who were shooting the video said they were laughing at one point not because it was funny, but because they were panicking. and in iowa a dad made a spectacular play from the stands of his son's first minor league game. conrad gregor came up to bat this past weekend. he launched the ball over centerfield wall, and his dad came down with an incredible catch. the homer ended up being the winning run for the river bandit. >> the odds of catching a ball at a game are very high. to be in the spot and catch your son's home run ball, those have to be off the start. thank you so much. >> a man exiled from syria is now working as a taxi driver, and now americans are starting to discover his talent that made him a star in the middle east.
>> you just never know who will pick you up in a cab. 46-year-old osama alamar shuttles travelers from o'hare airport seven days an eke. >> busy days and i have to work 15 hours. >> reporter: his passengers will never know that he was a literary star in syria with four books published. and his passengers will never know about the buzz he's currently getting. for six years osama has lived the life of a humble cab driver. >> when i first came to the states i could not work for more than one year. >> reporter: he was bitten by the writing bug as a teenager when he ran away from school, and his father tracked him down in a library. >> you runaway from education. i thought you were chasing girls. >> reporter: seeing his books published was the high point. >> to find somebody who
appreciates your work it's a very good feeling. a very nice feeling. >> reporter: fear of the assad regime drove him to chicago with virtually nothing. he writes now in his suburban chicago apartment spurred on by the rave reviews he's receiving. his books of sh very short stor. like aesop's fables they're sly and wry and poke fun of political power. >> i decided to make it more--to hide the idea of my stories. >> reporter: with life in damascus now permanently in his rear view mirror he drives a cab to survive. he hates it. >> it takes me away from my writing. i'm isolated.
>> reporter: but in between fares he keeps on writing. even in his cab, and now it's paying off. as a guest at a new york literary conference this month he showed signed copies of his first published book in english. >> i was very happy. >> reporter: but like cinderella after the ball he is back in chicago eking out a living and thinking about a smoother road ahead. >> make it takes two or three years from now, but i'm working on it. this is my goal. this is my life. >> reporter: al jazeera, chicago. >> coming up on al jazeera america. is college worth the price tag? new numbers say yes. plus, trying to get birds and planes to share the sky without hitting each other.
is justice really for all? >> president obama nay announced a program to help low income students with science technology education. he spoke with a group of young students. he said that scientists should be as famous as athletes. >> what's being done by these amazing young people, who i had a chance to meet, is even more important, and i'm a big sports fan. everybody knows that. but what is happening here is
more important. aer as a society we have to celebrate outstanding work by young people in science as much as we do super bowl. >> the pay gap between college and high school graduates are at a high. >> new statistics show that a four year degree is more valuable than ever. americans with four-year college degrees are making an average of 82% more an hour than people with only a high school degree. it's a growing trend that goes back more than three decades. five years ago college grads made 77% more. to go back to the 80's it was 40% more. there is more demand for college
grads. the unemployment rate for young people with college degrees is 3%. trietwice that, 6%, for those without college degrees. it's expensive, but in the long run not going to college could cost a person hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost earnings. and michael there, are a lot of people who start college and don't finish despite the benefits the u.s. is the stop country in terms of the dropout rate of all industrialized countries, 46%. >> a lot of people had to drop out because they can't afford to pay for the remainder of their education, but as you mentioned, it hurts in the long run for their careers. >> there are reports that average debt for college is $25,000. >> hopefully they wil they willt up. the first lady said we can't play politics with our
children's health. she said that the effort to roll them back is unacceptable. >> last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health. now is not the time to roll back everything that we have worked for. >> house republicans say healthy food guidelines are too restrictive and expensive. they're backing a bill that would grant schools waverers if they're losing money under main mandates to serve more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. when planes hit birds the results can be dangerous. alan schauffler reports. >> reporter: birds and airplanes just don't mix. midair bird strikes can be dangerous and expensive. >> we've had other birds that size that have gotten into engines and we know there is $60,000 of danger.
>> reporter: the first in the country to employ it's own full time wildlife biologist. >> for steve, much of the work involves tracking, trapping and shooing. >> this does not fire live rounds. it scares the birds from the airfield. sirens. some birds they'll get used to this, too, but especially during the migration period when birds are showing up for the first time those types of sounds can be effective in keeping them away long term. >> reporter: bird strikes cost airlines hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and have killed an estimated 250 people around the world in the last quarter century. in an effort to eliminate those collisions seatac became the first airport in the world to use avian radar. >> not a lot of birds out here.
that's the way its supposed to be. >> reporter: the work is helping airport managers realize they can increase avian and aviation safety in the same way by catching and relocating many of the birds on their air space and airfield. >> there is the bird, lands on the perch, and it captured the bird. we put them on the bel air shuttle, and they go up to girlinberyling ton, washington,e could be shipping birds every day. and 1% and 2% of the birds that we release come back to the airport. >> while many of the nation's airports hire contractors to help with the bird problems, four other airports have employed their own full-time wildlife biologist. >> someone in san francisco is
hiding cash all over the city, and you find it villa clues on twitter. that's next. and then it's real money with ali velshi. >> coming up on "real money," consumers have not felt this good about the economy in six years. i look at why and what it could mean for the recovery. and a huge public works project stopped dead in its tracks. how delays are threatening to turn seattle's big dig into a money bit. all that and more on "real money" " "
the count describes it as a social experiment for good. this is not a gimmick or a market, he made money on real estate and he's paying it forward. this is a recent clue posted today. he said this is the view behind the blue railing, also looking for something white and folded. he tweeted this out, new drop, come for the cash and stay for the views. and right on the structure, a white envelope right there. he's taped envelope on parking meters. he has people who have found the envelopes with the cash to tweet a picture of this. >> did you just find the cash? >> you just beat me.
>> and the couple who found $100 in the sand decided to give it away to people at the beach. so far at hidden cash has given away thousands of dollars. and he said he plans to keep doing this, expanding to los angeles, maybe even here in new york city. michael, he hopes the movement will eventually go global. >> was really cool that people got that money and then gave it to other people on the beach. you hope there are a lot of copycat people to expand it and paint it forward. >> that's right, pay it forward. >> it's a tradition dating back to the 1900 century. thousands gather for cheese rolling competition. yes, you've seen this video for years. competitors chase the wheel of cheese down a steep slope, and when we say steep. very steep, all for the grand prize of more easy cheese.
last year's competitor has to use fake fromage. "real money" is ali velshi is next. for more information throughout the day and evening go to our website at www.aljazeera.com. >> confidence is key, and the american consumers haven't felt that way about the economy in six years, i'm looking at why and what could be for the economy. and how to turn seattle's big dig in a main thing money pit. and a low cost solution for education. a computer lab small enough to fit in a backpack. i'm ali velshi.