stick around, i'm back after the break with another news bulletin. bye-bye. >> good morning, in the al jazeera america. these are some of the stories we are following. tailing to gain international support for strikes on sir why and facing an uphill battle to get a green light from congress, president obama is taking his case directly to the american people with the prime time address. >> zero ignition, and lift-off. >> blast off for a rare east coast rocket launch to study the moon atmosphere. three different cities going to the gold. one will be named this weekend as host of the 2020 olympic games. we will show you what each place has to offer. and with two outs in the 9th, ag knee, a giant accomplishment, a
perfect game, comes up just a little short. president obama hits the ground running after failing to get the world leaders on board at the g20 summit. the president will also make his case to the american public at a prime time speech on tuesday. the white house is still trying to get its allies to support a strike against the assad regime. john kerry is in lithuania. afterwards, the sec ter of state goes to paris to speak to representatives from the arab league. lawmakers from washington may be just as hard to convince. more members of congress are raising doubts but on friday, it officially became their issue.
>> i now ask unanimous consent thatt related to section 2 be printed in the record. >> the authorization measure is expected to be voted on next week. the president, himself, says it may not have enough support and could be voted down. while the politicians continue discussing what to do, the war rages on syria. the u.n. estimates more than 100,000 people have died in the conflict with two million moore forced today flee their homes. the syria question overshadowed the g20 summit in russia. it was the main topic of discussion but in the end, the world leaders cannot agree on a solution and president obama came home with little to show. al jazeera's barnaby phillips has more. >> they manage to smile for the family photo. there was even a wave, but this was the summit of low
expectations, at least as far as syria is concerned. and so it turned out, with russia and the united states possibly further apart when it all ended than they had been when it began. the russian president says most leaders here were opposed to action against syria without the backing of the u.n. security council. although he seemed to have less support for his insistentions that the syrian government did not use chemical weapons on august the 21st. >> the so-called use of chemical weapons is a provocation on the part of the rebels who were hoping to get further assistance from currents trees who were opposing them from the beginning. i want to remind you that the use of force against a sovereign state is only done for self defense. it is an illegal act. >> president obama spoke soon afterwards. he looked tired but his words were passionate >> over 1400 people were gassed. over 400 of them were children.
this is not something we have fabricated. this is not something that we are looking or using as an excuse for military action. as i said last night, i was elected to end wars, not start them. >> after saint petersburg, president obama will try to win international support for the idea of an attack on syria. he now knows how difficult that will be. and increasingly, he appears distracted by the domestic challenge of winning that crucial vote in congress that could go a long way towards defining his presidency. >> the american leader did have friends here, although even the french president who supports military action against syria seems in no rush. >> france should not accept that
this chemical massacre should remain unpunished. therefore, we will now await the decision of congress, the u.s. senate, the house of representatives and the report from the u.n. inspectors, and taking these into consideration, i will then once again have to make decisions. >> intention discussions late into the night, furious lobbying. there was lots of this at the g20, and there were agreements on many pressing comic matters -- economic matters but syria hung over everything. the abiding memory will be of how leaders failed to reach agreement on perhaps the most pressing issue of our time, barnaby phillips, al jazeera, saint peters berg. >> secretary of state john kerry has been meeting with european foreign ministers. they want to wait for the u.n. chemical inspector's report before making any decision to support the white house. we go to phil in dolondon.
has president obama been able to garner any more support or the idea to consider strategic strikes? where do things stand >> richelle, before this summit in vilnia started, there were sources inside the eu who said they would take their cue from the g20 meeting. if that is the fact, we are seeing that happen. the eu remains seriously divided odd this issue, on a number of different fronts, not only whether or not assad was behind this but what is the appropriate response and many eu leaders are saying this has to be done through the u.n. now, the public opinion in europe within the european union is strongly against any kind of military strike, but there are eu leaders that say that might be possible if, indeed, this is done through the proper channels, and most are calling for a u.n. resolution.
richele. >> talk more about france. the latest surprise is that france at least appears to be dialling it back a little bit >> reporter: yeah. well, france has been one of the strongestet supporters of some sort of military strike, along with the turks. and, yes, indeed, originally, they had said that they would just go ahead and go with the u.s. if the u.s. decided to strike, they would go along. then they said they would wait for the u.s. congress. now, they are saying they will wa wait for a u.n. report. >> that's interesting to note because, of course, the u.n. report will not indicate whether or not it was assad behind it. the u.n. investigators have said they are solely going into look into whether or not sarin gas was used. it's also interesting to note that germany who has been very reluctant on any kind of military strike and very close to moscow on this issue, they are saying they are urging the u.n. to step up that report, to get it in earlier than the weeks that they previously said it
would take to make their findings. so there are an awful lot of things happen okay this side of the atlantic, a lot of reluctance, but certainly, it is on the front pages of every paper here, richele. >> phil whitner, live from london. while he may have the votes in the senate, it is looking increasingly like president obama will have a much, much harder time getting the house to support strikes in syria. paul, the president returned to the white house last night and has probably one of the most significant weeks in his lives, in his presidency ahead. tell us allegations more about that >> reporter: well, that's right, richele. good morning. the talk here is that this is going to be potentially the defining moment of president obama's second term. certainly, the steepest hill he has had to climb thus far, even if you are looking at things like obamacare. this is just going to be a
tremendously difficult rock to roll up the hill here on capitol hill. now, of course, the president returning last night from this g g20 summit where he did not have the kind of success he was hoping for, rallying international support. again, the lobbying effort is going to be going full out here on capitol hill, and it's not going to be an easy sell for the president and the administration. let's hear from a couple of members of the house from both sides what they are saying. >> the problem is, he is trying to figure out, if we go in, is more harm possibly done by some type of retaliation, by president assad and others. does iran do something? does russia do something? we are not sure. >> the president has painted himself in a corner on this. his credibility is at stake. i don't want to make a decision based upon the president's credibility. i want to make a decision on what's best for our country.
and that's what has to be debated >> reporter: desperate democrat e like a there, senator dan coates, indicative of the opposition of the resistance the president is hearing on both sides of the aisle on this issue. richele. >> the time. speech has not been announced? >> that's right. it will be tuesday night is what we are hearing. the location has not yet been announc announced. it's going to be from the white house. not likely to be from the oval office since that is often reserved for that formal declaration of war, which the president and the administration have insisted this will not be. let me give you a little bit here, richele: the results of an ap survey. in the house, 6 to 1 leaning no. the senate seems to be evenly divided. one other detail about the house, 30 coming out so far, 30
saying they support intervention. 192 leaning no. the numbers in the house certainly not looking good for the president. >> 6 to 1. >> that's huge. wow another quick note about the speech. i also think and tell me it's significant they picked tuesday and not monday. i believe they did not pick monday because monday night football gets huge numbers. i absolutely believe the administration did not want to compete with monday night football because they want to reach as many people as possible. >> that's right. certainly that calculation goes into any, any event that's planned for not night this time of year is going to have to deal with monday night ball. it is going to be coming after -- the senate vote on wednesday and after the house takes up action. a lot of analysts wondering about the timing. on sunday, vice president biden will have republicans over for dinner. i am sure the biden event is not going to be the only one we will hear about in the days ahead.
richele? >> the malicious sitings are anything about unified. as al jazeera ziena hoda reports, others are suspicious of president obama's intentions. >> this is where the fight for the syrian capitol has been happening for months, the rebel-held suburbs. the objective of this military campaign: government forces wants to prevent rebels from entering damascus. armed opposition fighters were hoping u.s.-led strikes would weaken the regemergency's defenses and allow them to enter the capitol. >> the international community knows the regime is week and military action will give the rebels the chance to enter d damascus and take over strategic locations. >> that's why they delayed the strikes to prepare the army.
>> the armed obviouszition is not at unified force. many are suspicious of washington's intentions. the u.s. has said it doesn't want groups linked to al-qaeda to prevail. >> the u.s. administration does not want to bring down the assad regime now. the opposition is in such a situation of disarray and the islamist radicals are so dominant that they will end up in pour in damascus. >> the delay in deciding on military action has bought the syrian government time. some syrians join what they are calling a human shield campaign to protect important facilities in the capitol. the opposition, however, says the government is using civilians as shields. they say military assets and loyalist forces have been moved to residential areas. this has led some to question the effectiveness of taking out military targets, especially since the army has been changing its tactics.
>> for a long time, they have been adapting to the resistance doctorine, so united states if they want to bomb fixed facility, they can bomb it because it will not be a major impact on them >> reporter: the syrian army is not fighting a conventional war. commanders are increasingly relying on paramilitary groups known as the national defense forces and they could play an even greater role if army positions are targeted. the syrian opposition is not just demanding limited strikes against the regime. what they want is military action to toppel it. the obama administration has been seeking congressional approval for what it says will be limited action. limited or not, for now, what is clear is that washington won't be using combat troops on the ground the. >> the u.s. said it doesn't want to get involved flu syria's civil war. taking out targets may
reposition things in the opposition's favor which could cleaned to a political solution. president obama wants granite state to authorize a military strike in syria. he will appeal to the american people tuesday night in a prime time address. the white house not given a time for the speech but we will have live coverage. here keep it on continuing coverage, al jazeera, stay up to date on our website, aljazeera.com. this morning, an arizona woman who spent 23 years on death rojas been released. a court ruled deborah milky did not receive a fair trial when she was convicted of murdering her 4-year-old son. that conviction were overturned. the lead detective was the sole witness top milky's con convention. no other evidence linked her to her son's murder. days after ariel castro hung
himself to death in prison, new details are coming alive. newly released tapes led to close calls that could have led to his arrest much sooner. >> fbi intear gated ariel cast row hours after his arrest in may. in these interrogation videos obtained by nbc news, for four hours, castro told investigators how he kidnapped and abused michelle night, amanda berry and de jesus. he said security cameras could have shown him 15 minutes before he abducted her. >> you could have broke the case right then and there. they had surveillance cameras. >> a week after he kidnapped amanda berry, castro said he used berry's cell phone to call
her mother. >> okay. >> my wife, you know. something like that. you know. probably not the exact words. >> what was her mom's response? >> i hung up. >> berry's mother died in 2006. cleveland police did not comment on whether that call was investigated. this is what the f.b.i.'s vicky anderson said in may. >> we canvassed the neighborhood. we did all of those things. nothing led us to ariel casttro. >> he said he kept michelle knight upstairs in his home. he described a time when his girlfriend heard the t.v. in the room where knight was held. >> and the t.v. was on in the
room. >> okay. >> and t.v. on? and i said, okay. >> a close call? >> yeah. >> ariel castro pleaded guilty to more than 930 charges, including aggravated murder, rape, and kidnapping. on august 1st, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. >> i spent 11 years in a cell. that was just beginning. >> castro committed suicide in his cell on tuesday just over one month into his life sentence. kilmeny dukehardt, al jazeera. >> castro's family claimed his body on thursday. >> a spacecraft called lottie blasted off a little before midnight from the nasa's facility in virginia. >> 3, 2, 1, oh, ignition and
liftoff. avatar 5 moon dust. >> the $280 million mission will study the thin dusty atmosphere on the moon. the car-sized spacecraft will orbit for six months before plunging to the moon's surface. it was a very clear night for the launch. so nasa asked people to snap pictures and send them to their photo sharing website. since the launch site was in virginia, the rocket could be seen over the entire northeast. as you can see, the results are nothing less than amazing. the bright orange streak in the sky could be seen from washington, d.c. to new york. that is gorgeous. it certainly was gorgeous, richele. high pressure stays in control as we track into today and really through the weekend across the northeast. very hard to find a cloud in the
sky. clear skies and very comfortable as we track into the next 24 to 48 hours. now, we can't say the same about the southwest. it's going to be a very wet day. a lot of tropical moisture pushing in from loraine. as a matter of fact, last night, a phoenix arizona received an abundance of rain in addition to that in southern portions of california, they had hail in excess of about a quarter size. so, it was a very volatile night with the storms, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere as we take a look back at the map, you are going to see pleny of moistn the atmosphere spilling across portions of arizona into colorado as well where we could see some stronger thunderstorms later on in the day. right now, just a few overcast skies against central portions of arizona and certainly in southern california. down in baja california we will see more. to the fornorth an area tracks of i'd show and montan a. damaging winds greater than 60
miles per hour and large hail. we are looking at that same threat today. those storms are going to ease their way further into the east and present some difficulties for those traveling across portions of the dakotas as we track into day. damming, winds and hail, a chance for isolated showers. it's hot across the north central planes from fargo down top omaha and check out messa minneapol minneapolis. they are typically around 79. 91 for their daytime high. that will creep towards chicago as we track into monday and tuesday. look at temperatures, 86 on monday, tuesday at 93 typically at this time of the year. chicago should definitely be in the 80s in the northeast folks are waking up. it's going to be a beautiful day filled with sunshine. in new york city, we are at 60 degrees by the end of the day. we are expected to climb to a high of 75. i will send it back to you,
richele. >> stop there at 75. >> yes. >> you like that, i know >> thank you. >>. a cheating scandal that's rocking the boast at the most prestigious america's cup and our trip around the globe makes us stop at istanbul, turkey one of the finalists for the 2020 games. two peas in an unusual pod. dennis rodman and kim jon moon hanging out again. that's all i have an real money.
it's the odd couple, part 2 dennis rodman hanging out with kim jon moon. >> before leaving the u.s. he tweeted he is an awesome guy. they had a cordial talk and watched a basketball game together. >> as a guest, as a good compadre as far as the country, and it's amazing that, you know, since he is a very young individual and he wants to really change things. he wants to change things around the world. and i give a good impression
when i go back to america so i can say good positive things about this country >> reporter: >> when questioned by reporters, rodman said he would not ask the north korean leader to free bales missionary. >> the raining champs are starting out from behind. three members were thrown out of the competition this week for cheating. >> in a race to defend the trophy at a time claimed three years ago, oracle team u.s.a. faces a severe haenld cap. the heaviest penaltity in the 162 year history of the america's cup. >> there are no two ways about it this has not been ideal but we are here to race >> reporter: this week an international jury of yachting authorities fowled team u.s.a. guilty of cheating. that they added illegal weights in a preliminary event.
they were boats similar to these. some believe strategically placed weights can make it faster. oracle said it didn't help the team win. and the managers didn't know about them. >> they punished the team as a whole >> we have a fantastic team. i think it's harsh to judge the team on actions of a few individuals >> reporter: oracle will now have to win 11 races but the challengers, emirates team new zealand needs to win only 9 >> i think we will see a close battle between two teams that seem very well pre pend. >> the prestigious regatta had a fatal training accident and the cost of the ac 7 between boats required for the finals has scared off some potential participants. roxannena seaberry, al jazeera. >> current trees vying to host the olympics, reporters in all
three cities beginning in istanbul, turkey. >> if turkey wins, it will be the first country with a muslim majority. this staydium was built 11 year ago. it could be the center of the 2020 olympic they are proposing to invest more than $19 million. it's morning what they needed to propose. there are many challenges, issues to overcome for istanbul. it's a city of 14 million. the traffic is a consideration. another concern could be doping scandal which erupted this year. of course, the war in neighboring syria. turkish government is trying to convince that it's not a security threat since the border is more than one,000 kilometers away from istanbul. in the city, there were violent clark between the anti-government protesters and
police this year. counting in all of these factors,ism stanbul has a lot to offer but many challenges to overcome. >> our next half hour, we will take a closer look at another competitor, tokyo. fallout over syria, why the u.s. has issued a travel warning urging steering crease. >> video games, playing games may keep our brains in shape as we age. >> john henry smith. yobi berra said if the world was perfect t wouldn't be. highlights coming up in sports.
,. these are our top stories. president obama faces an uphill battle to get support for military strikes against syria. he failed to gain wide-spread international support at the g20 summit. it remains you know certain if congressional leaders will vote to authorize action. mr. obama will make his case to the american people with a prime time address on tuesday night. secretary of state john kerry is trying to drum you up support. he is meeting in lithunia pressing for punitive action against syria. as the obama administration tries to garner support for strikes, both at home and abroad, the violence in syria rages on with no end in sight. people in the maldives, a small nation in the indian ocean are voting for a new leader today. it's the first presidential e election since the country's former leader stepped down in what he called a coup last year. mohammed nashid became the first
democratically elected president. he is seen as the frontrunner among four can dazed. two men have been arrested in the new york city death of a 16 month old who was shot in his stroller just hours before the toddler's funeral, 23-year-old dequan breland and 19-year-old dequan right were found friday in wilkes subways barre. his pants were crossing a street with him while he was hit by a bullet. police believe his father was the target of after shooting. a child has died after developing encephlighting staying at a home in saint barnard parish. according to the health department, the amoeba that causes it was found in the water supply but the parishes president says he believes the boyt caught it during a visit to
a water park. johnson and johnson is pulling motrin infants' drops, the original berry flavor off of the store shelves because 200,000 bottles might contain plastic particles the drug is used to feet fever, aches and pains for children two years old and younger. with a possibility of airstrikes on syria looming, the u.s. state department has ordered the evacuations of embassies in lebanon, turkey and robert ray joins us live from beirut, lebanon. robert, what is the mood in beirut right now? i know you were at a pro-syria protest yesterday. tell us allegations about that >> reporter: yeah, pro-syria protests right outside the u.s. embassy here in beirut yesterday, another one planned again for this evening. mostly peaceful. these were people from lebanon in support of the asad regime. basically, they came out to say
no to the united states and other countries thinking about a potential strike on syria. they believe that no one should get involved in this but their own people, that it's a regional v conflict and that enough damage, in their words, has been done by the u.s. in iraq and afghanis n afghanistan. they believe that america should stand back and be out of the situation. >> that's the word from the protesters yesterday. we expect that to be the word again today. >> why are americans specifically being asked to leave lebanon? tell us specificallied what the risks are. is it just a precautionary thing? >> >> >> reporter: yeah, the u.s. state department told folks here, diplomats, non-emergency officials here and their families to get out of lebanon. i mean lebanon is a risky place in itself. there are always dangers here because of the sectarian lines in beirut and other spots. they have asked these families and these diplomats to pack and
get out of lebanon because of the potential strikes that may occur here and the dangers to americans. any tourists that are here, any tourists that have plans to come in have been asked to cancel those plans and get out. the streets here are mostly, from an over all general aesthetic appearance, it seems that life is safe, but if you go into a little bit of a microcosm of it and look at the sectarian lines between sunni, shiia and all of the sudden here, there are definite dangers and as we get closer to a potential strike in syria, we are seeing americans at risk here for potential kidnappings. there may be other things that could occur. so i think that is what's on the minds of the state department as they have asked people to basically get out of dodge, richele. >> robert, should things get more dangerous, should some sort of reaming natural conflict break out, what options do people have who choose to stay?
>> reporter: very little options. to the north is syria. to the out is israel. let's say hezbollah gets involved in the conflict. if the united states does strike. who knows what hezbollah will do? but they are to the south of beirut. they are to the north. essentially, the mediterraneans to the east, syria, damascus, 50 miles to the west. so if you are here in beirut and you are here an american and cot spills into the streets, you need to hunk ever down, stay out of harm's way because you are going to be here for a while and you will not have a way out unfortunately. the airports will likely close and we will just have to sit back, wait and see. >> that's a situation that all of us journalists are in right now as we await the united states to make a decision as to what's going to happen in the near future. richele. >> robert ray, great reporting from beirut. thank you so much.
>> good morning. i hope you all are having a beautiful start to the day if you are in the northeast. high pressure is in control. i will tell you, it's an absolute gorgeous day. hard to find many clouds in the sky from new englandaults way down into the mid atlantic and across southeast. if you live across the midwest, it will be hot out there today. that heat is going to continue to push in as we track into the next 24 to 48 hours. no rain on the way there, but if you live across the southwest, a very different story. there is a lot of tropical moisture pushing out of the south. >> that's due to coptral storm lorraina. out there along i-15, well, you are looking at a soggy day. i hope you use precaution. we have some hail embedded in those storms yesterday. we are going to see the moisture spill across arizona into colorado and utah. if you are traveling there, take it easy. further to the north, we have a frontal boundary that continues to track towards the west. it's going to bring some potentially gusty storms across eastern portions of montan as as we track into this afternoon and
eventually, that's going to moved in to the north central plains where there is a ton of heat out there. so there is a lot of instability in the atmosphere. see the front pushing into the east. it's going to make its way out of eastern montan a into the dakotas. if you are traveling along i-nine 4, i-80, use precautionball because we will seal thunderstorms and down pours that could produce damaging winds and hail. take it easierr easy there. look at the heat across the north central plains, maps at this time of the year --map minneapolis should be at 89. it's going to get warmer as we head toward monday and tuesday. it will look beautiful but it's hot and humid. make sure your kids have plenty of water when you send them out the door. check on elderly neighbors as well. tuesday, 93. it's comfortable and beautiful in the northeast. richele, back to you. early exit polls in australianly show tony abbott is
headed for a landslide victory. he ran against kevin ru. d, and andrew morris has six years in sydney. >> tony abbott has won this election. the only question, of course, is the scale of the victory. admittedly, this is a roomful his party supporters but the roam going is land slide. the poles across australia have closed, even in the western states, two hours behind where i am in sydney. the way the vote count system works is that votes are counted where they are cat which means you get results in quickly. it's quick and easy to see when it's happening. it is going toward the right to sensor. on the scale of about 3-2. some 10%. >> that's a big, big swing and could deliver a majority to the right to center as they still are at the moment. maybe 25, maybe even more seats
in a parliament of 150. they could look at 90 of those 150 seats which really would be a landslide. this is a big, big moment for the right to sensor in australia and the real destruction. >> let's take you live to australia where we are getting word kevin rudd is conceding to tony abbott. let's listen in. >> which is why we are all proud to be australian. [applause.] >> a short time ago, i telephoned tony abbott to concede defeat at these national e elections. as prime minister of australia, i wish him well now in the high? >> kevin rudd said he made the phone call to congratulate an concede to tony abbott, the
election in allstralia. >> move over kids, grandma and grandpa may want to study your video games. some may think old folks think better and multi-task. >> rebecca patterson prides herself on her good memory >> it's been one of my strengths and i want to keep it like that. >> she admits it's not as good as it used to be. >> in my ratio of senior moments in a given day or week varies. she tries to keep herself sharp with word puzzles and brain games but she's never tried video games as a tool. >> seems like it would be an alternative to medication because a lot of people get a lot of various side effects with medication. >> one day, she might be able to get her hands on neuro racer. it's a custom-designed, 3-d driving video game developed by researchers at the university of california, san francisco, designed to enhance brain
function in older adults. a study led by neuro scientist adam gonzaly, multi-tasking has become a requirement. he says the aging population is the one who finds it hardest to transport. >> that's where games like neuro racer can make a difference. it's designed to assess the decline in multi-tasking performance between 20 to 79 years of age. he says after a month of training at home, the improvement was obvious. >> we found that their ability to multi-task on the game, which was specifically designed to challenge that ability improved really dramatically. so, it reached beyond the levels of 20-year-olds who played the game for a single encounter. >> researchers charted what changed in the brain by recording eeg activity before and after training as well as the other cognitive abilities that were impacted. neuro racer involved two tasked that compete for attention: driving, keeping the card on the road as it bends and turns
through hills andsponding to signs as rapidly as possible. the participants played the game for 12 hours over a period of a month and ended up doing better than a group of 20-year-olds playing for the first time. off of his research, he has created software based on the results. they are specialized have i yes games might be able to boost metal abilities not only for healthy adults but children with attention deficit disorder, people with post-traumaticstress disorder or older adults with depression or dementia. >> the next time you reach for a cross word puzzle, you may want to try a video game instead one more strike or few more feet on a line drive and history would have been made in san francisco. here to tell us about an almost perfect night in sports. almost. >> still a memorable night at the corner of 3rd and king in
san francisco. the major league record was 12 and 20 with a 5.7 era, the giants sent him to the minors twice. safe safe to say his baseball career has been far from perfect. frit need is perfect is just what petite was until the end. he needed 65 pitches to get through 7 innings without giving up a single base runner. he managed to strike out 7 d backs on this night. when a pitcher flirt with perfection, he needs a little help from his friends. >> that's what he got in the 6th from juan perez. he spoiled patrick corbin's effort to play spoiler by scabbing scooping his low line drive to right before it hit the turf. he replaced usually a first baseman. he said, one more play like that and it was the 24th perfect game in the history of basketball.
a 3-2 pitching to right hunter. the kid gets there so close to perfection but it wasn't to be. petite winds up with a 1-hitter in the giants' 3-nothing win. some pirates fans same a long way. what they probably didn't expect to see was their center feeler's single to first, gets through mccutcheson. the fur would jump out to a 9-1 lead in this one. by the 7th, ryan morris had seen enough. and then brushing up on his pronunciation of naughty words today home plate umpire. he didn't get mad. he got even by blasting a homer to left. the game might have been over by that point but the feud within the game was no the over. baseball's unwithin rules say if you throw at one of our guys, we throw at one of yours. oxford's name was better. he at this time tony sanchez and gets e jacketed.
cards win a testy 12 to 8 affair. at t serena williams is not playing around. coming into her semifinal mash, she had won 23 consecutive games in getting to the semifinals, she had won her 5 previous matches by a combined score of 60 to 15. serena, laying waste to the field as she pursues her 5th u.s. open title. in the end, li ny was no match. serena roared to victory. >> 6-love, 6-3. sunday, serena will play in the final trying to win her second grand slam event of the season. >> serena's opponent in the final will be exactly whom everyone expected it to be, second seed azaranka didn't have the easiest time but she managed to prevail with 6-4, 6-2. sunday s she will try to do what
she couldn't last year, beat serena williams in the final. 12 and 3 lifetime against azaranka but azaranka has beaten williams twice this year. >> costa rica, in a vertable colorado blizard, they played on cost a rican soil. they threw eggs at them at the airport and came out with only noise and applause. on applaud often they did. their team came out with an inspired effort. this put cost a rea rico up 2-n a takedown of a charging american, fabbian sonson gave ck clindempsey. joel campbell clenches the game with his nearly you full-field russ. past marcus beasley. if they beat mexico tuesday and get help, they will make the
2014 world cup field. >> you never want to lose but for those of us who have been through this many times, you could take a quote from four years ago or 12 years ago and it's the same, a lot of ups and downs, nothing is ever easy in this qualifying process the reality is this game is over. we have to move to tuesday now the second saturday number 6 carolina and number 11 georgia and number 14 notre dame at number 17 michigan that's your look at morning sports. richele get your popcorn ready >> i am ready. thank you. at the vin is festival is about to come to the close, we will find out who took the golden lion. al jazeera phillip reports from venice. >> lights, camera, as for the, give it a few hours. venice's red carpet is about to get well-worn. saturday night is awards if
night. who take the 2k3w0e8d en lion, the top award? how about filimina a journalist helping an irish woman trying to find the child she was forced to give up. it's a british movie as is "under the skin," a tail of an alien on a road trip through scotland kidnapping. will it be to the judge's taste? it may very well be the british battling the french. la jealousyy establishes french style family relationships. it is within a serious chance of winning the golden lion. the competition, the toughest in many years though not necessarily the best. that for a man who covered this festival every year for half his life. >> is not the "hour it was" in the '80s and the 'septembers,
there is less international appeal for the most important protections. >> johnny amilio wants his tail of an unemployed man who takes on other people's jobs to take the top prize. "when in rome" do as the romans do. when in venice, hope for the best. that's what italians are doing. this host nation has 22 movies being considered among the 4 categories. >> the movies have been screened, the juries have retired to consider their verdict. in all probability, they have been reached already, as for the directors, crews and stars, they are at the start of their final scene but they are going to have to wait that little bit longer before they find out how this one ends. phil lavel, at the film festival. a run down work balms a work
,in miami, the walls are the canvass as andy gallagher reports, they are using graph e eti to turn a rundown neighborhood into an outdoor gallery. >> in urban landscapes, graffiti is often seen as a blight. in many ways, it's a symbol of decline but along came the winward art district. this neighborhood is a blank canvas for the world's best graffiti artists. this was an industrial weight land now it's the biggest open-air gallery in the world. street after street is bold and distinctive murrals cover walls, buildings and businesses. this is one of the largest collections of graffiti in the world. this arrestedist says one important factor makes it unique >> i like having it in the streets and not in homes of
collectors and galleries. it's like an opportunity for the every day person to see creative expression and, also, like to have your work available to the community 24 hours a day. >> but there is something else that makes winward different. >> that's the driving force behind the project. from its inception, it was the business community an not a artists that made this happen. for local art visits, chan khan. they get price out of the neighborhood where they can no longer afford to live where they have lived for generations. >> there is uncertainty about the future. he is worried the area may become a victim of its own success. >> a lot of the galleries and artists are being forced out because the developers are seeing money signs and raising rents at ridiculous prices. it's a shame because they want to act like they built this neighborhood and made it happen and that's just a such a farce. >> as a neighborhood, the area continues to prosper and grow.
the windward walls are gaining a global reputation as one of the best displays of free art on the planet. al jazeera, miami, florida. >> it is beautiful. this morning, we are traveling the globe showing you the three cities vying for the 2020 olympics. we will find out later today who the reporter is. florence libby reports from tokyo >> reporter: if tokyo wins, this is where the 2020 summer olympics will be centered. the main supporting arena for the 1964 games. then the olympics marked japan's recovery from its defeat in world war ii. now, it's an advanced nation with world class infrastructure and superior technology. that, plus tokyo's reputation for safety makes it the favor. but the bid is being other shadowed by the nuclear crisis at the fukishimi plant.
the plant is still unstable and leaking radiation. the prime minister has given his assurance that the situation will be under control by 2020. the japanese government says holding the olympics in tokyo will help inspire the world showing how a nation can recover from disaster. >> our next half hour, we will take a closer look at the final olympic competitor, madrid spain. at the end of the first hour: president obama will address the nation on tuesday before the american people for military strikes in syria. a new lunar launch. nasa is heading back to the moon to explore it's water. we told you tokyo is in the running to host the 2020 games. so is istanbul. so is mad rid. today, one of those cities will win the bid. >> the southwest is expected to
>>. good morning. this is al jazeera america. these are the stories we are following this morning, failing to gain international support for strikes on syria and facing an uphill battle to get a green light from congress president obama is taking his case to the american people with a prime time address. aft ariel castro comes back from the grave. new police videos that show the mind after madman. >> zero ignition. liftoff. >> heading for a mission to the moon to study the lunar atmosphere. sticking to his