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>> this is thanksgiving. good morning, live from new york city i'm random pinkston. in northern california, firefighters are racing to contain the rocky fire. it has trade 67,000-acres, but thanks to a slight dip in temperatures and a little rain, the-week-old wildfire is now 20% contained. 3500 firefighters are on the scene, but officials say it is still burning strong, spewing smoke and hot ash that flashes the fire in all directions. jacob ward is there. >> firefighters are-year-old on northern california. they're from democrats all over the state and when they get here, they find out it's a different world.
>> yesterday the fire jumped highway 20 burning north. >> there's a large big pocket of green in here. if that is established it's a chance to make a big push. >> i.c.s. is basically an agreed upon structure a way of bringing hundreds of departments together at a moment's notice. >> this is the equipment warehouse. if you need a nozzle, clamp or piece of equipment you come here. it doesn't matter where you're from. you don't have to worry about your budget. you can say i need a hose, requisition a helicopter if you need to. the whole point is to keep these democrats from feeling they have to horde resources protect their turf or territory.
the concept is known at mutual aid. you bring it back, emergency lending library for fighting wildfires. >> the system does away with rental and does a hierarchy on qualifications best suited for each fire. >> here, i'm a division chief here i work for a battalion chief, actually one rank blow me. >> this fire is unpredictable occasionally explosive. >> we know california's experience and lack of rain. it seems every fire season as far as the with northern california and they tend to get the dry lightning strikes that cause all the issues. >> in a changing climate where the violence and duration of fires is growing the i.c.s. structure is more important than ever. the core i can't go recovery that allows thousands to work
together and save property and lives. >> firefighters with 30 and 40 years' experience said they saw an unprecedented fury in these fires. the question for the five is can this incredible system cope with that kind of danger going forward. >> even though the weather seems to be helping a built out there on going drought continues to dry up the land. those dry conditions are providing fuel for the fire. let's bring in nicole mitchell for today's environmental impact. nicole, the drought now in its fifth year. how long will it take to recover? >> when it takes you four or five years to get into a drought, even normal rainfall, you're looking at another three or four years to get out and we haven't even anything close to normal since 2011. you know those gallon milk jugs that we have? if they were to figure it with water and dump it over the states, it would take 11
tripleun of those. we are thinking about that in olympic sized swimming pools which hold 7,000 gallons, we would need 7,000 dumped across california to get us the water we need. of course that's not how we're going to get out of the drought. this is what the rain we would need. you're looking at the answer is it would take a couple years of steady rain and getting back in the flow once again. the other side effect of this and all the dry terrain is the fires we've seen. we do get temporary relief, the humidity goes up a little, maybe
there's a little rain shower, but widespread, the weather has not been cooperative. remember those dry reservoirs? those are places sometimes that the water is collected from, so the firefighters themselves are having to conserve water the best they can while still using what they need to put out the fires and even let's say there was a farmer's duck pond that they used to be able to buy water from, grab water from, a lot of people think water is such a limited resource right now, they won't allow the government to use that water if it even exists. a lot of those ponds are dry in some of these fire areas. >> problems on top of problems. thank you, nicole. >> the f.b.i. is now looking into hillary clinton's use of aattorn clinton and her team are actively cooperating with the investigation. last week, the fib contacted the denver based company that managed the system. a federal intelligence inspector general referred it to the justice department to see if any
classified material was mishandled. >> the state is set for the first republican presidential debate. thursday night it will feature donald trump jeb bush, scott walker ted cruz, marco rubio chris christie and john kasich. those who missed the cut rick perry. as michael shure reports that does not mean we should count them out of the race. >> with all the fanfare of the ncaa tournament bracket draw, fox news announced the top 10 in their debate for thursday night in cleveland. it combined five different polls. the polls they used were cbs, of course a fox poll, they used three others. all had a varying margin of error between three and five for the cbs poll. it seemed as if the one candidate who didn't make it, who had a shot of making it and was in the debate was rick
perry. he took it on the chin. that's because john kasich joined the fray recently and pushed periout of it. perry was somebody who made a big mistake at the debate last year in 2012. this was supposed to have been a sort of redemption for rick perry. it's not to be. he's going to be on the second stage. the second stage is one people should be watching as well, because from jim gilmore to george pataki, licensed graham and carly fiorina and rick perry, those candidates are going to be trying to get a little attention on a night where it's going to be difficult. you may see a little mud on the stage there. that's what they want to do. they want to make a name for themselves. one of the other problems for the republican party is carly fiorina not being on the main stage. with hillary clinton the first female candidate who looks like they're going to win the nomination, it happened to her before on the department side,
it seems really important for the republicans to them to have a woman on the stage to be able to talk about those issues. already, jeb bush and hillary clinton got into it a little bit on the issue of planned parenthood, a little on the issue of women's health. jeb bush said something and hillary clinton came back and said wait, you really said that we should cut by a half billion dollars or shouldn't spend a half billion dollars on women's health? that's what happened. hillary clinton said you should be ashamed of yourself jeb bush and turned it to planned parent hood. it would be nice if they had a woman in that stage. not to be. but it will still be a debate that a lot of political watchers will be watching thursday night. >> rick santorum isn't happy about being left out of the. he ran for president in 2012 here's what he had to say:
>> the man who assisted an american dentist killing cecil the lion was in court this morning. he faces poaching charges in zimbabwe. his hearing was postponed to september to give his defense more time to prepare. minnesota dentist walter palmer allegedly paid him $50,000 to shoot a lion. the guide insists he did nothing wrong. >> on the money beat this morning, you could soon know the difference between how much you make and how much your boss gets paid.
the securities and exchange commission is set to approve a new controversial rule today requiring public u.s. companies to disclose the gap between the c.e.o.'s pay and median employee pay. groups like the chamber of commerce lobbied against the requirement, saying getting the information will be costly and time consuming. pay packages for c.e.o.'s grew for the fifth straight year last year. >> benjamin netanyahu calls for jews to reject a a nuclear deal with iran as president obama warns the threat to israel will be even greater without one. >> after years of helping american forces, waiting for the visa's to escape the violence.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 7:43 eastern time. taking a look now at today's top stories. secretary of state john kerry is raising concern today about china's move in the disputed south china sea. he met with his chinese counterpart in malaysia. recent slight images show china has almost finished building a 10,000-foot air strip on several islands in the south china sea. several countries lay claim to the same waters. >> investigators in france today begin to examine a piece of metal debris found on a french
island in the indian ocean. they hope to learn if it came from flight 370. >> a jewish citizen jailed without trial. he is expected of participating in an arson attack on a palestinian home that killed a baby. it's the first time the controversial measure known as used to detain palestinians. >> president obama speaks out about the iran nuclear deal one day after telling american jewish leaders bombs may fall on israel if the accord is not approved, but israel's prime minister had his own message for members of the same audience. >> u.s. president barack obama and israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu of battling for the backing of american jews. netanyahu appealed to them
directly in a webcast arguing that the iran deal was dangerous. >> the deal does make it harder for iran to produce one or two nuclear weapons in the short term but it does so at a terrible price because the deal makes it far easier for iran to build dozens, even hundreds of nuclear weapons in a little over a decade. >> there's a lot at stake in the iran nuclear negotiations. >> some are among the most vocal opponents in the united states, targeting members of congress who have until mid september to approve the deal with ads and rallies like this one in new york's times square. here they called out influential democratic and israel supporter new york senator charles schumer, who has yet to say how he will vote. >> members of congress have been under intense pressure from opponents to the deal and that's left many democratic lawmakers torn between their vocal
constituents and loyalty to the president. not are against the deal. some polls suggest the majority favor it. >> outside the non-political jewish community center of new york the place where families come to swim and take classes opinions were mixed. >> i don't think it's a good idea to give them all that money. i just don't not considering where some of the terrorists came from, but i am not familiar we any means with the entire situation. >> there were plenty of supporters. >> it's definitely better than nothing, yeah. this deal is better than nothing. >> give me something better. show us something better. i don't like it. it's 10 years though, 10 years better than nothing. >> israeli security experts say this agreement is the best exiting option. >> the left leaning jay street lobbying group is scaling up advertising campaign in favor of the deal. president obama has been meeting jewish american groups at the white house. >> this deal with iran is a strong deal. it's a historic opportunity. i think diplomacy is almost
always better than war and i think this deal brings iran under an international framework of monitoring it's nuclear capabilities. >> many democrats are watching the lobbying and the polls before saying how they will vote. al jazeera, new york. >> during the afghan war, 15,000 afghanis worked for the u.s. most were interpreters. the obama administration promised visas in exchange for putting their liches on the line. thousands are still waiting while facing death threats at home. >> former naval officer eric gardner and his interpreter john haven't seen each other since units left having a. >> he put his life on the line for our unit and he was a part of our unit and everyone came back here, except him.
>> john's identity has been concealed for his safety. he receives regular death threats from the taliban because of his work with u.s. special forces. as a linguist, he was assigned to some of the most dangerous missions. now he lives under self imposed house arrest with his elderly parents, fearing for his life. >> if they find me -- we knew there was a lot of risk -- when i started i never thought they'd leave us behind. >> the u.s. congress created the special immigrant visa program to help iraqis in life threatening situations come to the united states. in 2009, the program was expanded to include those who also assisted the u.s. in
afghanistan. >> the special immigrant visa program has been mired in bureaucratic delay. the u.s. congress required the state department to process applications within nine months, but in many cases it has not inter reportedly captured by the taliban, tortured and killed. like john, he'd been waiting four years for the u.s. state department to process his visa. >> we recognize frankly that the process is changing for some of the applicant. >> applications are often left idling for years without explanation. >> individuals wait five years for their special immigrant visas to get. >> the indicated. >> he applied for his in 2011. he's still waiting for an answer. >> we have a moral duty to bring him back to the united states, because of the work that he did for us. >> the state department currently has 4,000 visas to issue to afghans like john before the end of the year.
it's requested an additional 5,000 more but that will take another act of the u.s. congress, currently set to go on its summer recess. al jazeera washington. >> pope francis wants to keep the doors of the church over to divorced catholics who remarry. the pope said those parishioners and their children deserve better treatment from the catholic church. he said children suffer the most because the policies make it harder for their parents to raise them as catholics. >> the world's greatest free diver in history goes missing. the questions this morning over what happened to him off the coast of spain. >> a reality check on president obama's climate change initiative. what is really possible when it comes to shifting america away from fossil fuels?
free divers has gone missing and is presumed dead. he was diving off the coast of spain where she disappeared. the russian diver was not wearing fins and may have gotten pulled in in an undercurrent. she could hold her breath under water for nine minutes. she won many world championships in free diving. >> lawmakers are work. >> president obama said he has a plan to stop global warming if other countries join in. he pledges carbon emissions will be cut by nearly a third in 15 years. lobbying groups like the national mining association are
sending dire warnings to congress and the american people about the consequences. >> the big impact the country will feel will be the result of higher electricity prices feeding through the economy. >> there are only 8,000 coal miners in the u.s. they could be impacted. the bigger impact will be rising energy prices. they say that will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs every year. if you look at the numbers the percentage of comb used to create power in the u.s. has fallen by nearly 20% since 2005. in that year, it was 8 cents per will cat hour. the president says renewable energy can make up the difference, saying this during the announcement. >> we are generating three times as much wind power, 20 times as much solar power as we did in 2008. >> again look at the numbers. in 2009, the year the president took office, solar power
contributed less than two hundredths of a% to the nation's energy grid. energy from wind supplied less than 2%, now just over 4%. environmental activists are pinning hopes on new technology being created because of the new regulations. >> if we actually eliminate the barriers in states to moving clean energy and get away from old energy sources that are holding us back, we'll see a breakthrough in these technologies and people have better choices we'll have cleaner air that will protect public health and will deal with climate change. >> the president says the country cannot afford to do nothing. hit critics say he's overstepped his power and the countries economy can't afford to do this. this is likely to end up in the court, meaning the nine justice of the supreme court will decide who is right. >> one year from today the summer olympic games i can kick off in rio de janeiro. the city will spend today
celebrating, but security is still a major concern. 85,000 police will be deployed over the month long games. authorities have been cracking down on crime in the borders shanty towns. a reporter in brazil said some residents welcome the increased police presence. >> unfortunately violence is a problem especially in big cities. now focusing on the olympic games, there's more scrutiny on the police action here. some believe that the more violent police, the better their security is going to be, which is not the case. when the olympics approach, there is more scrutiny. when we take the experience of the world cup in account, there is a security level around the
event and the security -- police being so violent. >> some say police have carried out illegal killings often with no prosecution. >> more than 10,000 hackers are in las vegas now for this year's black hat conference. the focus will be on exposing security flaws in everyday items like our cars. as a group of researchers recently showed, automakers have a need to better secure vehicles. >> i bought this car last year around it's one of those modern smart vehicles, which means it does more than just get me from here to there. it talks to me, gives me entertainment options it helps me navigate, of course. tells me when i'm too close to the curb. it will keep me between the lines on the highway, i don't even have to keep my hands on the wheel. my wife and i named it hall. >> open the pod bay doors.
>> i'm sorry dave, i'm afraid i can't do that. >> named for that hall, the flat voiced back talking ship's computer in 2001, a space odyssey, so my hall, this hall, is a 2014 jeep cherokee. imagine my delight when i found that that's the model of car the computer security experts were able to hack into and control remotely from their basement. they were able to change the channel on the radio able to turn the car off release the brakes, fun stuff like that. here i am, driving around seattle in the same model of car that they were able to hack into on the same day that i'm going to go interview some of the people at the company that employs those hackers. we're going to find out that they do a lot more than just expose vulnerabilities in cars. they exposed vulnerabilities in every day household products. we're going to have more on that
>> reinforcements arrive on the fire lines in california as the fire spreads. a look at what it takes to keep firefighters on the same page. >> who's in, who's out the stage is set for the first republican presidential debate. donald trump widens his lead. >> the idea is that they wanted to start all black towns for individuals that could move into the states and start a new life of freedom from the prejudices
in the south a free place where they could come and worship on their own. >> they have a rich history but there are few left. we look at an all black town settled by three slaves in the 1800s. >> good morning this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. >> firefighters are starting to gain some control over a massive wildfire in northern california. the rocky fire has destroyed more than 67,000-acres. that's an area twice the size of the city of san francisco. thanks to a slight dip in temperatures and rain, the wildfire is now 20% contained. as jacob ward explains, 3500 firefighters have banded together to fight this fire. >> imagine the 3,000 people who do the same thing you do were asked to come together in a
crise, manage it, solve it, bring all your own equipment come together and just somehow coordinate a big response. that is what firefighters are asked to do all the time when they fight big wildfires like this. this is the staging area of the rocky fire, a 65,000-acre blaze one of the biggest in recent history in california. firefighters have come from all over the western united states, over 3,000 of them and have been thrown together. now, this kind of situation used to be chaos something like the oakland hills fire in 1991 was a total disaster, because they didn't have any common framework for understanding one another. everyone would roll up from their various jurisdictions and have different jargon, codes radio frequencies utter chaos. now they use i.c.s., integrated command establishing a common framework and structure so all these guys can arrive with their
own trucks which are nowar language, called clear text. it allows everybody to come together and respond in a way that is incredibly effective and fast. everybody's ranks go out the window and suddenly you're reporting to a guy who's usually beneath you when you're at home simply because he knows this kind of wildfire or air support better than you do. it's a very democratic and very effective system. it should be the envy of the management world and it's become the absolute necessity in the era of climate change. now that these fires are burning hotter and longer than ever before suddenly i.c.s., incident graded command the way these guys coordinate have become the lifeline, life blood of their efforts to protect property and to protect your life. >> president obama will echo history today when he gives a speech on the iran nuclear deal,
addressing the public from american university in d.c. where john f. kennedy spoke in 1963 about nuclear disarmament. the president is trying to win support for the deal to contain iran's nuclear program. the president is up against the messaging from the deal's most vocal opponent. >> the toughest critic of the iran nuclear deal is israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu, addressing major u.s. jewish organizations leaders via video link from strehl, his line, i'd accept a good deal, but this is a bad one. >> don't let the world's foremost terrorist regime get its hands on the world's most dangerous weapons. oppose this bad deal. >> the white house continued the fight tuesday in support of its historic nuclear deal with iran. president obama are attempting to ease concerns of the same major jewish organizations addressed earlier by netanyahu. white house spokesman josh ernest. >> this is an opportunity for
the president to once again layout his case to all of them about why he believes this is the best way to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> on the airwaves, the battle over the deem is heating up, too. jewish lobby groups are putting out competing ads this from the american israel public anniversary committee spending $20 million in key markets against the deal. >> congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal. >> this from jay street, which describes itself as pro israel and pro peace the group forking over $5 million to run this 30 second spot featuring military and security leaders who support the deal. >> this deal prevents iran from producing a nuclear weapon. that's good for israel, good for america and makes both countries safer and more secure. >> meanwhile, one poll suggests jewish americans are in favor of the deal by a wide margin.
on capitol hill, the senate's gearing up for summer recess. in the fall, it will vote on a resolution which could block the deal. sent majority leader mitch mcconnell warning not to try to stop that vote. >> bolt parties voted to have this debate when they passed the iran nuclear agreement. surely senators wouldn't block a proper debate from even proceeding. >> the senior senator from new york, a leading democratic and jewish voice on the hill is weighing his options. >> i'm going to study it carefully. i'm not going decision, and then when i think my questions have been answered, i'll let people know how i feel and why. john terrett, al jazeera washington. >> the stage is now set for the first republican presidential debate. the event will feature trump bush walker, carson, huckabee,
cruz rubio paul, christie and kasich. rick perry and santorum did not make the cut. they are among the candidates being trumped in the polls. >> two days before the represent debate and by nearly every measure, all of the gop candidates are in rough shape except for donald trump. >> i will be the greatest jobs president that god ever created. >> the latest poll suggestion trump is widening his lead among republican voters from 18% last month to 26% now. he's 11 points ahead of his nearest competitor, jeb bush and 17 points ahead of wisconsin governor scott walker. while the polls say more republicans disapprove of trump than approve all of his top chem pelt tories on that count of also underwater. on monday night most of the field spoke as a policy forum in
new hampshire. >> 71% of federal spending is between entitlements and debt service. >> trump skimmed the event calling it boring and insignificant. hours later, he generated headlines with an attack on democratic hillary clinton. he hammered her top aid for being married to disgraced former congressman anthony wiener according to trump the worst deviate in the united states. trump that made that hyperbolic charge before. now, though, his politically incorrect blasts are grabbing media attention. a few have deployed their own stunts to try and breakthrough. this week, texas senator ted cruz highlighted his ability to cook bacon on the muzzle of a machine gun. >> machine gun bacon. [ laughter ] >> last week, former arkansas governor mike huckabee criticized the iran nuclear deal
by invoking the holocaust. >> when someone is saying they're going to kill an entire group of people, we better take it seriously. >> last month, south carolina senator lindsey graham hit hard at donald trump. >> i don't care if he drops out stop being a jack ass. >> trump gave out graham's cell phone number. 202-- >> graham released a humorous video, spoofing ways to destroy your phone. the video got over a million hits on you tube, but didn't help graham's poll numbers which are too low to qualify for the debate. texas governor rick perry also failed to make the cut despite the attention he received this summer for this. >> donald trump's candidacy is a cancer on conservatism. it must be discarded. >> the efforts to discashed
donald trump could be tricky on the big stage and some have said shots. in the democratic nomination ranks, the party is soon to announce the schedule for six debates beginning this fall. hillary clinton supporters say the democratic debates cannot come soon enough. her poll numbers keep dropping and that has prompted her campaign sooner than it planned to stop running television ads in iowa and new hampshire. >> when i think about why i'm doing this, i think about my mother dorothy. >> polls indicate she has reached her lowest favorability ratings in eight years. david shuster, al jazeera. >> republican strategist and congressional campaign manager o'brien murray said did he say spite the hype, debates likely won't provide much insight into the issues. >> to get on stage and get a message across, whatever that is that each candidate has and try to get the sound bite. look at ronald reagan what he's done in the past, things of that
sort. the primary debates it's not the win it's the spin. it's what you walk off the stage and what your people spin and what the reporters want to cover and election night it's not as if you came in first. if they thought you came in first and you came in second, that's a win. >> some gave public reactions rick santorum calling it preposterous: carly fiorina tweeted: >> the f.b.i. is now looking into hillary clinton's use which a private email server.
her attorney said cooperating. the f.b.i. reportedly contacted the denver based company that managed the system. a federal intelligence inspector general referred it to the justice department to see if any classified material was mishandled. >> investigators in france today will begin to examine a piece of metal debris found on a french island in the indian ocean. they hoped to prove it came from malaysia airlines flight 370 which disappeared last year with 239 people onboard. the investigation will look for serial numbers and other identifying marks on the wreckage. bowing has said it appears to have come from a triple seven jet. >> authorities in india are trying to find survivors today after two trains derailed and plunged into a river. it happened in the central part of the country. so far, 21 people are confirmed dead and hundreds have been rescued. we have more from new delhi. >> railway officials are
convinced that it was flash flooding that caused the derailment to happen. now that area sees dozens of trains go by all the time, but this is the monsoon season in india, so heavy rains have continuously pounded that area and the train just 10 minutes before the derailment had passed by, as well. when they came, it weakened the ground for both trains to derail. the government said they will be looking into this incident and be giving compensation to the victims' families. critics say that is all that ever happens in these cases. there are half a dozen to a dozen of railway incidents that happen every year. people get killed, yet critics say that nothing ever hams except investigations, promises of them and compensation to the victims' families. they say there are thousands of kilometers of new track that need to be laid, unmanned crossings that need to be upgraded and until these infrastructure deficiencies are addressed, there will continue
to be problems and continuously be more and more deaths every year. >> secretary of state john kerry is raising concerns today with china about attempts to claim land in the chinese sea. he met with his counterpart in malaysia. satellite images show china has almost finished an air strip on several islands. several countries lay claim to the same waters. >> an al-qaeda linked group captured rebels trained by the u.s. military. the pentagon said tuesday it believes the al-nusra front kidnapped at least five rebel fighters. last week, they attacked the u.s. backed new syrian forces as they're called, syrian rebels trained by the pentagon have entered the battle. training and equipping investigated fighters are part of a strategy, including more cooperation with turkey. u.s. drones and aircraft have
begun flying missions from a turkish air base close to the syrian border, but many questions remain about what the two countries hope to achieve and row searses devoted to the fight. a former national security council member joins us. good to see you. do you have a sense at this point of whether the u.s. air war against isil is having any impact? >> >> the newspaper use of the turkish air force we haven't even the effects yet. has air power been a factor? i think not. changing the commute getting those air bases in turkey, it changes the commute from the targets from about 1200 miles to about 200 miles which means now the air power can loiter
overhead wait for targets to be found. we may see this real increase in effectiveness in the coming weeks, but to date, we've certainly been disappointed. >> to what degree to other areas of cooperation including the safe zone on the northern border of syria to what extent is that also a game-changer? >> this appears to me to be the price that the united states paid to turkey in order to get access to the air bases. turkey's very, very concerned about the kurds the y.p.g. affiliated syrian kurds that are connected to the turkish p.k.k. kurds. this all gets very complicated but they are very concerned about them having a contiguous land mass on their southern border. what this does is puts anar bob and turkman safe zone in the middle of that turkish area.
it cuts off the main route that we think the islamic state had been using both to bring fighters in and to smuggle oil and antiquity's out in order to get money. this could have some effect. i think this is more about turkey and its kurdish concerns than the united states and the fight against isil. >> to what extent did the u.s. and turkey have the same agenda at this point when it comes to syria. the turkish government statements seem more focused on the kurdish rebels than isil, the kurdish rebels in turkey. >> that's absolutely correct. anyone who objectively looks at what's going on in the region would say turkey has three priorities, and in order, they are number one dealing with their kurdish problem number two, overthrowing the assad regime and a distant number three is fighting isil. of course, our priorities are almost the totally inverse of that. >> the u.s. says it will now
provide air support on the battlefield. >> the united states is sending very strong signals to the assad regime to not put the united states in a situation where it has to shoot down their aircraft. i think at this point we've made it very clear that this in very small very small force is a priority of ours to protect. >> the strategy shifts are happening as the first republican presidential debate gets underway tomorrow night and criticism of obama said foreign policy is bound to come up.
have you heard viable alternatives to obama's strategy of airstrikes and training local fighters? >> absolutely not. there are no good ideas in syria. it's a mess that no one has at least that i've heard, has a real plan to fix. i like to think i know about the region. i have no good ideas either. everything we're talking about is small improvements on the margins, hoping to make a difference. again, i think the biggest change may be this moving air power closer so it can essentially hang out and wait for targets to appear. >> thank you for your insight. >> always a pleasure, stephanie. >> thank you. >> on the agenda, the senate takes on a debated cyber security bill that calls for private companies to work with the government to prevent cyber attacks. some say it will take away privacy and civil liberties. >> the aurora theater shooting
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:22 eastern, taking a look at other top stories around the nation. >> an investigation is underway in florida after two were killed during a free-fall training exercise. the sergeant and another officer were taking part in training. both men served more than 14 years with the air force. >> health officials in new york are trying to pin down the cause of a deadly legionnaire's disease outbreak.
authorities say the bacteria has been found in cooling towers, a part of many central air conditioning systems. >> you could soon know the difference between how much you make and how much your boss gets paid. the securities and exchange commission is set to approve a controversial new rule requiring public u.s. companies to disclose the gap between c.e.o. pay and median employee pay. >> it was nearly one year ago that an unarmed black 18-year-old named michael brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in ferguson, missouri setting off anger and violent protests on the streets of the city. it made the community of 21 those people a crucible for racial tenses across the u.s. we sat down with his mother. she recounts the moments she received a phone call from her sister right after the shooting. >> she said they shot my son and
i don't know what happened after. i just felt disembodied for a minute like i was one place and my body and my mind were somewhere else. i just started running. i just felt like i had to get to him, you know? then i did finally get there. it was police cars just everywhere. when i got there i saw him in the street with a sheet on. >> what do you think when i mention darren wilson? what comes to mind? the devil. that comes to mind.
evil. >> you can see tony's full interview with leslie mcfadden tonight. >> a democratic committee woman said his death has brought some change although slowly. >> i think change is moving at a nail's pace. there have been some changes which change is very hard to get. i think people are underestimating that. it's almost as if it's a microcosm of how fast change is coming in this entire country. we have an interim police chief city manager forego son is negotiating with the department of justice so there are some steps, many like myself were hoping that in a year from now we'd be a lot further with things. it's very motion. there's lots of red tape and politics going on unfortunately and some people like it exactly
the way they are. >> the current interim police chief is working to build consensus in ferguson, but his assignment is for six months. >> oklahoma was once home to 50 all black towns founded by freed slaves in the mid 1800s. some remain, but populations are dwindling. some residents are trying to keep alive the history of those who forged their the name of freedom. heidi zhou castro reports. christmas in july, the one weekend a year when the historically all black town of clear view, oklahoma, population 50 booms with a thousand visitors. >> you see all the people come back home, smiling faces. >> this rodeo honoring the black cowboy tradition was founded by
this man's father and uncle. >> they wanted a place where clear view son and daughters have a reason to come back. >> back to a town with a teeming main street was a daily sight and abandoned stores had been busy with customers. >> my grant parents from both sides came to clearview seeking a new life. >> alfred's grants parents were from mississippi. they joined a wave of african-americans who left the deep south for a utopia deep within the native american territory of oklahoma. >> they came here wanting to govern themselves, and find
where they could build something. >> shirley's family goes back four generations. now the unofficial town historian, she offers tours of the town that once numbered a thousand residents in the early 1900s. >> clearview had a baseball team train station, college and a brick factory. its families felt safe from the jim crow laws just outside the town's boundaries. >> you go in and trade in certain places, it just makes you, you don't get caught in there after dark. >> because it was dangerous. >> it was very dangerous. >> what could happen to you if you stayed after dark? >> you might get killed. >> almost as quickly as the community boomed, it would shrink. the railroad left, jobs became scarce and the great depression forced most people to serve for work in cities. >> was it sad for you to see this town shrinking? >> it is, it was and it is to see it shrinking that i always hoped that more people, that would want to come back here.
>> today clearview is known for its rodeo. most riders are from this area. >> we're tough we're real tough. >> the history books kind of left the black cowboy out but as research we've done that one out of every three cowboys in the west was black. >> you won't find much about clearview in those history pages, either, but residents hope to preserve the legacy by remembering and sharing. heidi zhou castro, al jazeera clearview, oklahoma. >> the growing rank of rentallers, why achieves the american dream is coming out of reach for more and more people. >> the health risk to babies when diapers become unaffordable.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. taking a look at today's top stories, the 10 republican candidates who will take the stage in the first presidential debate have been selected, including donald trump along with ted cruz, scott walker, jeb bush and marco rubio. 2012 candidates rick perry and rick santorum along with five others didn't make the cut. >> president obama today will try to convince americans to support the iran nuclear deal. he's set to give a speech at american university in washington. part of the white house's push to get congress to back the agreement. >> firefighters in northern california are scrambling to contain the rapidly growing
rocky fire. the week owed fire destroyed an area double the size of san francisco. it is now 20% contained. 3500 firefighters are on the scene. >> with california now in its fifth year of a drought firefighters are forced to be creative as they battle this fire. what they want more than anything is more help from motor nature. let's bring in nicole mitchell for today's environmental impact. how much rain is needed to get out of the drought? >> it's interesting. nasa used slides to figure out the lack of wore flow and resources. gallon jugs, 11 trillion of those, 11 trillion gallons is what is needed. it will be in the form of rain with that usually through most of the state about one to one and a half feet, a little less in the southern part of the state, more is needed in the northern portions of the state based on the natural
climatology. it wouldn't be able to saturate the ground, we'd have a lot of flooding. it took a few years to get into this, will take a few years to get it out. bring it back to the fire story not only is the drought drying out the vegetation, making fires easier, but now with the reservoirs depleting, there were things like local farmers that would have a pond for example that firefighters would have agreements with to use some of that water now no one wants to sell to the fire departments because the water is so scarce a resource. some of those resources have dried up anyway, so they're having to go back through places that they used to use for the water and see which ones are still viable sources as they try and fight the fires that have already been made worse by the drought. >> a vicious psych cycle. >> in a speech, the pope said
parishioners and their children of divers deserve better treatment from the church. the policies make it harder for parents to raise their children at clicks. >> applications for new mortgages have risen over the past week, but u.s. homeownership rates are just above 60%. that has many wondering whether owning a home has become an american pipe dream. mary snow reports. >> show them how it works. >> michael and his wife tatiana are living the american dream they have three children and own a small film company in brooklyn, new york. despite their success they face hurdles completing their american dream. they don't own a home. >> the good places we are coming across, someone would come in and scoop it up the next day and put down a million dollars cash, so we do well, but that's something very difficult to
compete with. >> herning the growing ranks of americans renting homes. in many households across the country, being able to afford a home is the key struggle and the rise in renters is only making the demand for all properties more intense. homeownership in the u.s. is now at its lowest levels since 1967, according to the senses bureau. some economists don't expect that trend to change soon. >> there's a fundamental shift for america. america has been a nation of homeowners, but young people who are starting um their households are disproportionately today becoming rentallers, not homeowners. this i also a shift. >> since the recession it has been tougher to get a mortgage. banks have tightened lending and the lack of pristine credit has held back would-be homebuyers. in the last nine years there's been a gain of 8 million households renting and a drop of 1.4 million who own. all has had a ripple effect on
the rental market. >> cities like new york are prime examples of skyrocketing rent. the increase in rent has outpaced wage growth, putting a squeeze on would-be homebuyers. >> many young people do not have savings, rather they are deep in debt and as rent increase and wages do not keep up, it becomes more and more difficult to save and therefore saving for homeownership is a pretty big savings required. >> those who track real estate say it's more affordable to buy a home than rent one. some buyers afraid of another recession are reluctant to buy. >> they've been burned by homeownership or have seen others burned by homeownership in the past and are more cautious and willing to pay a higher price for rent if it helps them and gives them more 3/4ability.
>> while the american dream maybe losing its luster for some michael and tatiana still see owning a home as an important goal. >> i think for our children, we'd like to have something that's ours. >> the key question for many is when will wages grow enough to turn the thought of owning a home into a reality marry snow, al jazeera. >> for-profit companies are running more nursing homes than ever before. they manage nearly 70% of nursing homes nationwide. that's raising concerns over the quality of care they provide. >> robert pineda was a free spirit an accountant by training he favored pickup trucks enjoyed painting. >> that's you in the middle. >> that's me in the middle. >> his daughter says her father was one of a kind. >> he will always be my hero. >> after falling and break agony cap in 2012, the 68-year-old man
wound up at the nursing home in santa fe. for three or four weeks of rehabilitation. two weeks after her father arrived, she received a phone call. >> they were transporting my father to the local emergency room. on the telephone they sounded like this was not urgent. >> but it was. pineda had a stage four bed soar a severe pressure ulcer penetrating from skin to muscle that had become infected. what she didn't know, other families were also finding the care at casa real astonishingly substandard. in april a complaint was filed against casa real and six other nursing homes in the state all now owned by preferred care partners.
the attorney generals complaint alleges staffing levels were kept dangerously low to maximize profits, while residents suffer. >> there was an incredible amount of suffering due to inadequate care. >> no one from preferred care would sit down with us for an interview. the company said preferred care partners stand by the care it provided for new new mexicos frail elderly and the dedication and commitment of passionate staff who consider their career an honorable profession. >> a professor emeritus in san francisco has researched nursing homes and found for-profits have lower staffing and many more serious deficiencies than on the for-profit side is by understaffing. >> robert pineda died of renal
failure caused by infection. >> my father passed away as a direct result of the bed soar that was received from the neglect as casa real for the 14 details that he was there. that is why my father is dead. >> suzette said her mission now is to keep his memory alive by trying to help other families avoid what hers had to endure. al jazeera, santa fe, new mexico. >> you can watch michael's full story on america to 90 at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >> >> there's a possible simple fix to stop super bugs. they affect thousands every year. the c.d.c. say many cases could be avoided if medical authorities are alerted when an infected patient is transferred to them.
it could save 7,000 lives every year. >> a new study own oncology say oral contra septemberives can help prevent some cancers in women. the pill prevented 200,000 cases of uterine cancer. researchers say using the pill for even a few years provide protection that can last decades. >> netflix is giving employees who are new parents up to a year of paid leave. they can work part time and full time and go back on leave as needed. it applies to parents who adopt as well. it tops even google's policy which offer 30 weeks of leave. >> in many poor communities the cost of diapers is higher than anywhere else. inner city convenience stores charge three times as much as large retail outlets.
some children spend a day or longer in one diaper. that can lead to potential health risks. >> you got the wipes? >> no matter how often this grandmother needs to change her granddaughter's diaper, she's forced to wait. >> when it got down to low, you have no money nowhere else to get any pampers you have to let your baby stay in more pee. >> she has to make the tough choice between food and fresh diapers for her grandchildren. >> the pampers are expensive so you have to make a choice between the food and getting the bare necessities or the pampers. >> she has eight grandchildren. she said diapers are always in short supply. >> i've seen that so many times. pampers to full, but you got to wait to change it. >> andrea is not alone.
according to a yale university study, one in three low income mothers struggle to pay for diapers. just to give you an idea of how much diapers can cost, nearly $1,000 a year. if you're a single parent with a minimum wage job that means that diapers can eat up nearly 6% of your salary. >> a diaper seems like something so incredibly small can impact a family's life in a very real way. >> joanne started the diaper network, a non-profit that helps 200 diaper banks collect store and distribute free diapers. last year, they distributed 35 million diapers. >> being able to take care of your body and your child's body, it's not something that we as americans really like to talk about, but most of us spend a lot of money on hygiene products diapers included, and
because it's expected. it's expected that your child is clean and dry. >> the cost of diapers is not covered in most government programs including food stamps. she insists this bad policy. >> there are little things that are almost too little for legislators and regulators to think about. >> when parents cannot provide diapers, the health consequences can be serious. >> diaper rash can turn a lot of really complicated and severe diseases, like hepatitis the health effects are real, and unfortunately, seen by a lot of the families that we serve. >> andrea worries about that adding to her guilt every time she feels forced to make
2-year-old leila sit in a dirty diaper. >> i didn't feel like a grandmother or parent. it just takes from your self-esteem. >> the best pick me up is getting fresh diapers free. >> it really, truly is a good feeling to be able to go to the diaper bank and know that the pamper's going to last you a week, maybe a little over a week. so for that time, this helps. >> this month marks 10 years since hurricane katrina made landfall in new orleans. it caused catastrophic damage and knocked out the city's main hospital for the poor. it's called charity hospital. after years of debate and delays, a new state-of-the-art health care facility is opening its doors. jonathan martin takes us inside. >> it is one of the most important construction projects in new orleans since hurricane
katrina. full scale health care is coming back to a city that needs it. the mission of providing care for the poor and uninsured tonight we go inside the brand new facility and go back to 2005. the generators flooded the power went out and there was a frantic race to save the city's most vulnerable. >> i had a sense of helplessness. >> we were loading six patients on back boards on air boats and shipping them, you know, four or five blocks away through chest deep water. >> what lessons have been learned when it comes to building and evacuating hospitals in new orleans and will this new facility be prepared to weather another massive storm. >> the man who assisted an american dentist to kill cecil the lion is back in court facing
poaching charges in zimbabwe. his hearing was postponed until september to give his defense more time to prepare. minnesota dentist robert palmer paid him $50,000 to shoot a loy i don't know. the guide insists he did nothing wrong. >> a whale that wandered into a marina is buenos aires is back in open water this morning. he appeared inside that marina. the navy and private ships lured it back out to the ocean. the young what i will was likely disoriented after wandering away from its mother. >> remembering nation is a's darkest days. wreck acknowledge from two shuttle disasters goes on display. >> sizing you up for the perfect fit. how 3-d body technology can make on line shopping a cinch.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:49 eastern, taking a look at other global headlines. 16 people are dead after a police helicopter crashed in colombia. it went down on tuesday in the jungle. the officers were working on a crackdown on one of the country's most powerful drug gangs. it may have had a technical failure. two officers survived the crash. >> for the first time, israel has jailed a jewish citizen without trial. the 18-year-old is suspected of participating in an arson attack on a palestinian home that killed a baby. it's the first time the controversial measure known as administrative detention has been applied to anpalestinthe world's greatest free divers has gone missing and presumed dead.
natalia was diving off the coast of spain when she disappeared. the russia diver was not wearing fins and may have gotten pulled by currents. she won 23 world championships in free diving. >> on the culture beat for the first time, nasa is putting wreckage on that display, part of an exhibit called forever remembered looking back at the lives of the fallen astronauts. it is the subject of this morning's first person report. >> lift off of the 25th space shutting mission. >> i believe it's important to share this story with everyone, and not just push it aside and try and hide it. these crews and these vehicles are part of who we are as an agency and as a nation. >> forever remembered is nasas desire to memorialize our lost
crews, pay tribute to them and to learn from the lessons of our past to make our future more successful. you're going to to is a space that is very intimate, be personally introduced to the crews and understand the true sacrifice of what these folks were with willing to give for the future. we have the largest collection of personal artifacts from the crews who worked extensively and closely with the family members to collect artifacts to tell the essence of who these folks were. >> i knew it would be emotional to see but honestly, i didn't expect to be so impacted by it. i can't stop thinking about it. >> rick husband who was a commander of colombia, you'll see his personal cowboy boots his personal bible underlining his favorite passage. >> we are showing artifacts to
show the beauty and strength of the vehicles. with challenger, you'll see the side wall. although the accident was very destructive. >> obviously a major malfunction. >> you have a peels with the american flag left nearly intact on the wing, so it's a very beautiful piece to show. the colombia, the windows are said to be the eyes of the soul. we chose to show the windows see the crew that was riding behind those and get an essence have the crew. these 14 folks are fallen friends and heroes. they gave the ultimate sacrifice to help pull all of us into the future. we wanted to make sure for today and future generations that they are memory and sacrifice would be preserved forever. >> the families saw a private display in june.
it is now open to the public. >> breaking the stereo types of what engineers are supposed to look like. a female engineer started the hash tag i look like an engineer after hearing about her appearance in a company recruiting ad. other women have shared their images and accomplishments in the field. >> apple stock today is struggling after dropping for a fifth straight day. shares closed down 14%. that cut more than $1 billion off the company's value. the loss is tied to worryion over the chinese economy. its decline tuesday accounted for more than half of the 47% drop in the dow. >> a popular children's magazine is going digital. it will let kids play the famous puzzles, and look at pictures on their tablets. the apps will be available later this year. >> on the tech beat, we've all seen the ads for a new way to u
your tablet or smart phone. it's meant to assure a perfect fit and help retailers cut down on returns. >> on line shopping has a problem. shoppers find it hard to buy the right size and half of purchases are returned. this cost sellers millions of dollars in extra shipping costs and warehouse fees. now threw 3-d scanning technology could change that. >> it is a reliable tool in order to give fast and reliable service for the customers, it is very accurate and targeting and solving a problem that the industry is facing. >> companies may use simple and inexpensive motion capture devices like those found in video gaming hardware, 35 precise body measurements, as well as visual avatar is stored on line to be made available to
on line sellers to help them suggest the right size when you buy. it's still early days for the technology and some researchers say it will only gain wider acceptance if it's integrated into existing personal data. >> it is part of your health app that you need to have a body scan to get the best data. you may be more likely to have that data at hand, which you can then appropriate to other environments, such as retile where you need the perfect fit on an on line or in store environment. there's a lot of ways that these extremely exciting technologies can work together. >> high street taylors. >> this is just part.
>> i think it is the way forward. >> a detailed body scan can clearly help on line sellers sell you the right sized clothing but when it comes to tailors and the the clothes they make, not everyone is convinced. >> you need to get close to people understanding them, talk to them, really understanding what they actually want. i can't see how you can do that with a machine to be honest. >> tablets and smart phones are becoming increasingly sophisticated and present in our lives. scanning companies believe they will soon be the main way we will scan our bodies from the comfort of home. a bit of fit they say will be better for business and once perfected, the technology will iron out one of the major problems of on line shopping. al jazeera london. >> that's it for us here in new york. thanks for watching. have a great morning.
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