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we'll see you next time. >> welcome to al jazeera, i'm jonathan betz. secretary of state john kerry picks up where president obama drops off, in kenya, political violence forced them out of their homes but five years later they're going back. >> and the olympics will turn to japan. we'll have more on the announcement for the 2020 games and the reaction in tokyo.
and we begin tonight with the crisis in syria about. the associated press has obtained a video to members of congress in a classified briefing last week. the ap says it came from an u unindividual. the, lobbies hard for congressional support for a strike on syria. meanwhile on monday congress returns from its summer break and syria will top the agenda. both houses will top the president's agenda to take on syrian strikes. the house are likely to vote the following week. in the meantime, president obama is trying to purr swayed the
american people to back his plan. paul beban has the story. >> he didn't have a lot of success getting out any more international support so he took the case to the congress and to the american people in his weekly radio address. >> this is a serious threat to our national security. there's a reason governments representing 98% of the world's people have agreed to ban the use of chemical weapons. not only because they cause death and destruction in the most indiscriminate and inhumane way possible, but they can fall into the hands of terrorist groups who wish to do us harm. >> the beginning of a full court press on the administration. five republican senators over to his house for dinner, on monday of course conscious accommodation back -- comes back into session. six major interviews with all
major networks in the united states. those will air on the evening broadcast. national security advisor susan rice. and the president will have a announcement from his home tuesday night. europe's reaction is likely to trouble russia's presence. >> secretary of state kerry appears to have achieved something at the eu leaders meeting in lithuania, kennels. all 28 members of the eu, katherine ashton saying clearly where the europeans stand. the syrian government used the banned weapons and there will be consequences. >> in the face of this the international community cannot remain idle. a clear and strong response is
crucial to make clear that such crimes are unacceptable and that there can be no impunity. >> no just what that response -- though just what that response will be is not clear. public opinion in europe is against a military strike. ministers also say the u.n. inspectors should finish their report before any action. none of this will make moscow happy. crème lynn watchers say vladimir putin said he did serious damage to the obama plan in st. petersburg. secretary kerry says support for punishment of the assad ray jean is growing not waning. >> in addition to what was just said, seven of the 8 of the g-8 have specifically supported action being taken such as we
are contemplating and 12 out of the 20, that's a majority in a democracy that's pretty strong when you consider some of the others and what their interests are i think that's a very powerful statement. this is growing not receding in the sense of the global outrage of what has happened. >> that outrage does not necessarily mean the europeans will stomach another u.s. military mission in the middle east. great britain has already ruled out participating in a strike but british leaders say they will find other ways to help, if the u.s. decides to use its military might against bashar al-assad. >> stay with us for live coverage, we'll have live coverage of president obama's prime time speech on tuesday. >> oma is a member of the free
syrian army. she is with an all female rebel force. interesting they are part of the al tahid brigade, the group include both fighters and first aiders. they all used to teach at the same school but are now in the thick of a civil war. >> it's a level of despair that the levels reached which pushed us to join them on the front line. for moral support more than combat support. >> the women say it took some time before they were accepted by other opposition fighters but carry out a range of important duties including monitoring the syrian government forces. peace is what these people in damascus are praying for. syrian state tv aired a christian service led by the pope and the vatican on a global day for peace.
pope francis said the war is a failure of peace a defeat of humanity. echoed by others in the syrian capital. >> the relief of syria is not possible without prayers, a call to dialogue and calling for peace. >> this is the reality a country at war with people very much divided on how to end it and whether that should include u.s. military intervention or not. some syrians think they have nothing left the lose while others in the capital are living in relative calm. >> these cities which have not seen so much destruction, and bombardment by the regime, they believe that if the u.s. actually is to strike, they might actually have more destruction. >> others have decided leaving syria altogether is their best option. the italian coaskt rescued more
than -- coast guard rescued more than 700 over the weekend. carolyn malone al jazeera. >> late us gallup poll shows most americans are against military action in syria. a difference in opinion compared to previous interventions, only 33% support, 51% were opposed. earlier i spoke with michael cohen a foreign policy fellow at the century foundation. i asked him what president obama should say in his speech to americans on tuesday. >> i think he needs to focus on the moral case to argue why upholding this norm about use of chemical weapons is important, why it strengthens u.s. security and i think he also needs to make clear that this is a limited engagement, does not mean boots on the ground, or
punish or deter assad from using chemical weapons again. >> he said boots would not be on the ground, do you feel the message is not getting through? >> i think they're confusing the message a little bit. there are obviously political reasons too, they want to talk to the threat to israel, the potential that this might involve iran, you have seen that threat mongering going on, in some ways it may be more politically effective but it tends to ratchet up the rhetoric in a way that turns americans off. we have been burned enough times on sort of threat mongering from iraq and afghanistan and so forth it might be pushing it a little too far on this one as well. >> do you get the impression that there is resistance from americans because they worry about the intelligence coming from syria or don't want to have anything to do with the middle east anymore? >> i think the latter. i think they're afraid this is going to lead to an escalation of the u.s. into the conflict.
you have seen wawrs in iraq and afghanistan that have not turned out the way the president said they would. they have escalated and gone on and led to uncertain outcomes. >> what happens if, how damaging is it to the president? >> i think it's damaging either way if he loses the vote but at the same time in a way if he goes forward with this with it barely passing in congress and having a majority of public opinion polls it is a loser for him either way. >> you don't think this is early enough that he can turn these around and with these speeches and media appearances it can turn the other way? >> i he -- he can turn public opinion towards him but may cause republicans to be more opposed to it. you can't ignore the fact that there's a huge polarization in congress. the more position he takes on
this issue, it may inflame members of congress to vote against it. >> michael cohen from the century foundation. stay with us and coming up later in the show we will talk about the protest across the united states. tokyo has beening chosen to host the 2020 olympique and paralympic games. >> the international olympique committee has the pleasure the of announcing that the 2020 olympique games are awarded to the city of -- tokyo! [cheering and applause] >> the host of the 2020 olympiques is chosen and the citywidely considered the favorite emerges as the winner. the crowd here couldn't be more delighted.
tokyo will be the fifth city to host the olympics more than once. >> i'm on top of the world, congratulations tokyo. our campaign team is the best! >> so excited it's the best moment i ever had in my life! >> here's what helps tokyo win the bid. superior infrastructure. japan's public transport system is world class and substantial. one of them is this: the national stadium, where the 1964 opening ceremony was held. it's set to undergo a $1 about the refurbishment. this bustling metropolis is known for its low crime rate, safety has been put in doubt by japan's nuclear crisis. the fukushima daiichi plant
crippled in 2011 is now under renovation, tokyo tried to insure the international community that the situation was under control. strategy appears to have helped. >> so tokyo will have the honor of hosting the summer olympics twice. the first time was in 1964 and it marked japan's reacceptance into the international community after the defeat of world war two. now it's about the nation's endurance and the people's able to rise above an earthquake, a tsunami and a nuclear disaster. florence louie, al jazeera, tokyo. >> i'm meteorologist rebecca stevenson. today we had a lot of monsoonal
moisture in the northwest. when you hear the word monsoon you may think of india and monsoonal moisture coming through india and the heavy rain they get. monsoon definition is change in wind direction. they'll get through the first part of the year dry and temperatures drying towards triple digits. now they've got the triple digits in the southwest and the winds are changing direction pulling up a lot of moisture from near the equator. and the thunderstorms have been bringing in some extremely strong wind gusts. a lot of hail and we've mrs. had a tornado spotted. now the person that responded -- spotted this was near lake paris in southern california. they spotted an actual funnel cloud. it's yet to be determined if
it's a tornado or just a funnel cloud. hail and wind reports moving through the central portion of the state along with temperature drops ten to 20°. the dakotas got most of the wind and hail today but coming up i'll tell you about more places that could have that wet tomorrow. >> thank you, rebecca. forum hosted by detroit area representative john coniers, angry crowd booed, conyer says it was a forum for people to voice their opinion on the bankruptcy. kevin orr who filed the bankruptcy case was not there. the loosening of marijuana laws across the country, having unintended consequences. in california pot growing is turning into an environmental headache. rob reynolds has the story.
in humboldt county, clax imabcannabis is the king. >> i think the responsible grower they really take pride in what they're doing so they want to see, they're living on their homestead, they're loving the environment. >> the u.s. federal government outlaws cannabis but the federal government allows for medicinal purposes. satellite images say forest land bulldozed for marijuana growing industrial scale operation use up vast amounts of water and energy. as the demanding for cannabis keeps growing, there's increasing concern about the compact that unregulated marijuana cultivation has on the land, the water, and the rare creatures who live in this delicate ecosystem. these are the final moments of a fisher, a shy, weasel like
animal dying an agonizing death from rat poison spread by marijuana growers. poisoned animals are just one impact on this land known for its towering redwoods and unspoiled coastline. since the crop isn't fully legal growers don't bother to seek permits or follow land use rules. scientists are charting the proliferation of marijuana grows. >> probably six greenhouses. >> this is hundreds of -- >> there are 500 in this water shed. >> the most severe is on streams, some which have been sucked nearly dry on watered cannabis plans. marijuana money gives humboldt county towns like why eureka a great sheen. >> one out of every $4 comes into our economy through this
industry. >> county supervisor mark lovelace says, federal prosecution creates a free for all environment. >> looking at the marijuana and ignoring all the other impacts around it. and all the other impacts around it where any other industry would be completely regulated. >> american's insatiable demand for marijuana and their government's endless war on drugs are combining to threaten a place of supreme beauty. rob reynolds, lrnlings al jazee, eureka. california. >> rolling out the red carpet for some big winners, look at the artists who walked away with awards at the venice film festival.
>> pakistan's released at least 18 senior afghan taliban priz nors despite the objection of the united states. jane ferguson has more on what the release means for pakistan's neighbor afghanistan and for those hoping to jump start peace talks. >> it's the latest stop in a fragile afghan police process, among the prisoners released is an important commander, the prisoner release is still shrouded in secrecy, and it's not clear if the prisoners were on a list, by the high priest council, the seven men were allowed to walk free in pakistan rather than handed over to the
afghan council as requested. need to be more transparent. >> in the past few years, the so-called peace process hasn't been fully consulted with the afghan authorities. the afghan parliament doesn't know much about the peace process. the legitimate political opposition doesn't know much about the peace process, the civil society of afghanistan doesn't know much about the peace process. >> accusations that it is not involved in such releases but was willing to highlight the cooperation between two governments that have had poor relations for years. the release comes after afghan president hamit karzai's visit for talks with pakistani prime minister sharif. >> nowal sharif is a person who is an industrialist, who is an
entrepreneur, and he has to put a lot of pressure and his attention on the economic betterment of pakistan. that means economic betterment of pakistan is related to the peace and stability of pakistan. >> the release of taliban fighters from pakistani jails is nothing new. but what saturday's announcement may indicate is a crucial thawing of relations between the pakistanis and afghanis. jane ferguson, kabul, afghanistan. >> one prisoner talked with al jazeera television after he had been released. among the points he made, he said there would be no peace
talks with the karzai government until u.s. troops leave afghanistan. he says once foreign forces are, reunity the people of afghanistan. fighters on somalia made a double attack on people in mogadishu. a car bomb went off first and then as people went to the scene a suicide bomber blew up. the restaurant is popular with government workers. it's the second time it's been attacked in less than a year. protests are violent in india's contested carb mir kashn this year. controversial concert by a german orchestra. would hope the concert would
show off improving conditions in kashmir. after a long standing conflict in that region . all right, time now for sports. it was another big college football weekend so michael eafs eaves is here. >> a renewal of the michigan-notre dame rivalry, the wolverines have won three straight in an arbor. the game was in an arbor. right now michigan leads it 34-30 with just over seven minutes to go in the game. we'll have highlights later in sports. earlier miami, florida match july, hurricane won it 34-9. two touched passes, four straight wins since the first time in 2008 and there is a very good chance miami will crack the
next week's top 25 poll, first time they have been in that poll since 2010. on the diamond, the red sox weekend beat down of the yankees continue with a 13-9 victory over the yankees yankees. outscoring new york 34-25. red sox with a commanding lead in the american league east division. that's a look at your sports and more sports coming up in about 20 minutes. >> thanks michael. for the first time in 15 years an italian movie has taken the top prize, phil lavell has more. >> when it came there were huge cheers but little in the way of surprise. italian critics have been adamant all along the one of their nation's movies would take the golden lion, the top award at venice film festival.
a microcommunity living and working around a major road around rome had been a strong contender from the start. but this is a documentary not a work of fiction, the kind the decision to award the golden lions real account created a drama of its own. >> i'm not so happy because i think the movie is funny but a little bit week, a little bit superficial. >> for filomina, this british movie about the heartbreak of forced adoption had been a strong contender. and walked away with best screenplay. a greek film about abuse within a family. and relationships to alien kidnapping scots and turn them under the skin.
so this year's venice film festival draws to a close. next stop canada where the toronto film festival a much larger affair is under way. this was the world's oldest, the 70th anniversary. and while there is some controversial, a very happy event. phil lavere, al jazeera, venice. >> more news, we'll be right back.
judge welcome back to al jazeera, i'm jonathan betz. here is a look at your headlines this hour. tokyo will host the 2020 olympique games. the japanese capital beat out madrid and istanbul for the honor. had it one time before in 1964. secretary of state john kerry continues to push for support from europe. president is expected to address the nation tuesday night. protest across the country highlight divisions within the syrian american community about what to do about syria. al jazeera's stephanie stanton
has more from los angeles. >> well, jonathan we are here outside the federal building in los angeles for a protest. this is an antiwar protest, the focus, there is a couple hundred people here, not sure if you can see behind me a lot of people carrying flags but they say they do not want u.s. intervention in syria. eddie, thank you for being with us. why did you feel compelled to come out here today? >> well i'm here just to send a message to the president obama, it's a big mistake to kill more people, thinking you are doing the right thing in syria. that's supporting al qaeda. we know 100%, bashar al-assad and his regime they would never do anything like this. we know al qaeda is behind killing our kids and destroying our churches and our countries and our modification and our -- mosks and our houses.
>> we have spoken to others, about 100,000 in the country we have spoken from other people from syria and they say they're in fact split they're saying the opposite they're saying they want u.s. intervention. does it surprise you that the syrian community is divided about this? >> that's so sad to hear this but i believe in the media, for this kind of lie to us, the media is not saying the truth about what's going on in syria. this is why you know people they have different opinion but you know what? one day the truth is going to come out and thank god we have a lot of support. even the american people out here, to support syria and say no to war. >> eddie thank you so much for being with us. and there you heard jonathan that is the other side of things. earlier we talked to some folks who were born in syria and lived in this country a very long
time. and they say the exact opposite. that bashar actually did release chemical weapons on his people and they want this to happen. >> syrians also launched in new york city against a strike. reports from time square. >> hands off syria. >> demonstrators gathered in new york's times square voicing their opposition on any u.s. led strike on syria. >> a military strike will make things worse. >> i don't want syria to be bombed. >> many of the protestors here say that any military attack will result in another iraq or afghanistan and america cannot afford another war. >> we'll pay for jobs and health
and education ♪ >> lucy shok immigrated to the u.s. from damascus a decade ago. >> it's going to cause catastrophic damage to the people of juniors and going okill a lot of innocent people and children. >> the protest was led by the international action center, sarah flownders is the organizer. >> today's rally and part of demonstrations from all over the country. to say no to another war and hands off syria. >> syrian president bashar al-assad has been the target of worldwide criticism since last month's chemical attack but he had some supporters yesterday in times square. >> what we said about our president, he's the best president to support us. we love bashar al-assad. >> similar sentiments, weren't willing to do on camera. at times the contrast was
jarring. peace activists side by side with supporters of a people accused of gassing his own people. their motives may differ, but both found common ground in opposing military action by the united states. al jazeera new york. >> coming to egypt where the egyptian army has launched a new attack against the supporters of mohamed morsi. rutiond desert region near israel. the morsi supporters have been staging almost daily assaults on security forces and other targets. the egyptians, prosecutors reportedly looking into charges that 35 democracy activists accepted money from the united states and other countries to aid the 2011 uprising, false and simply an intimidation tool. police used tear gas to break up 18th government
protests against brazil. the huge crowds organizationers had hoped for show up well they didn't. gabrielle lazonda reports. >> marking a country's day of independence. security was tight, spectators were checked upon arrival. largest ever protest, never happened. 1,000 people demonstrated in brazilia, but pailed in comparison. >> no more corruption. no more impunity, no more craziness. the brazilian people cannot take it anymore. >> in rio, thows took to the
street, although numbers were well below expectations. >> just like the protest in june we're seeing that this protest is bringing together a wide cross section of brazilian society but it is very clear that still this is a movement that's primarily driven by young people. like 14-year-old l leticia a silvero. >> police fired tear gas, pepper spray and even a water canon in brazilia to break up the protest. some were slightly injured, dozens were rounded up for questioning. low turnout, that president promised reforms to address national concerns are working.
but a recent poll indicated that more than 80% of brazilians even on this independence day didn't feel they needed to march on the streets to express it. gabriel lazondo, brazilia, al jazeera. >> government has begun resettling 8,000 people still living in camps. katherine soy reports from western kenya. >> after six years these people are hoping to get their lives back. each person receives a check for about $4500 to start over. these kenyans are hubs of thousands of people fort forced out of their homes in 2008, killed more than 1200 people. >> we need to get rid of this national shame so that the affected people can have a
different shout at life. we need to do this now. >> this is one of the last camps for homeless people, it is closing just as the international court at the hague, they are accused of crimes against humidity. deputy president's case at the haig starts tuesday, accused of planning activity that led to murder, forceful evictions and rape. but it's also here where william bhutto has moved support. it is his home base. some opposition say this decision to resettle the displaced now is part of a charm offensive ahead of his trial. the reasons don't matter, she's just happy to be getting out of her tent for good. >> i'm going to lift the way of
buying a piece of land. i need to make my decision very carefully. it may be six years later, but as she packs up to leave this tent, she makes the best of what has been given to her now. katherine soy al jazeera el dorrit in west africa. tony a abbott won a victoryn an australian election, having beat kevin rud in his labor party, six years of labor party rule in australia. as we have been telling you, tokyo won the rights to host the 2020 olympique games. i asked about japan's successful bid and why it was able to out
bidding spain and istanbul. >> japan has enormous resources, even though the economy may be hurt at the moment there is enormous resource he there. it is a can do society, they know the olympics can be pulled off and there's that theme, that sympathetic theme that i think probably appealed to ioc members that this can help rebuild the country's confidence as it recovers from the earthquake and from the tsunami. >> talk about what goes into a vote like this. just how complicated is this process for the olympique committee? >> well, the -- what happens is, largely because of the scandal in salt lake city in 1998, the bidding scandal here, the process has become more formalized, individual ioc members are not permitted to travel to host cities like they used to, to bidding cities to be
wined and dined and receive gifts and favors and even bribes that we've learned last happened in the past. so there's a very formal process in which select ioc members review the bids of candidate-cities, narrow down the cities in this case to three who then become the finalists and those cities have to present very detailed books listing where the venues are going to be, how the money's going to be raised, how much money they're going to spend, where the hotels are for all the ioc members and for media, where the media center will be, all the -- how many facilities will have to be built. all of that is laid out and then this smaller ioc are group reports to the larger ioc and the ioc members basically get pitches like they did today and then make a decision based on those pitches. >> and japan is betting on the
2020 games to create new jobs boost optimism as it seeks to overcome the economic effects of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. lighting up to help you quit. the alternative to patches many smokers are using in their effort to kick the habit. and he's one of the smallest guys to ever play in the nfl but he's got some big time game. michael eaves tells us about it next in sports.
electronic cigarettes help smokers quits just about as well if not better than the nicotine patch. >> a gateway to nicotine addiction or help smokers quit, using water vapor rather than tobacco to deliver a hit of nicotine. but a new study in the medical journal the lancet are as likely to succeed as nicotine patches. but e-cigarettes, or conventional therapy like gum or the patch? >> we know conventional nicotine therapy is not harmful and you can stay on the therapy for a very long time without harm. >> the lancet study found out of 600 smokers wanting to seismic, e-cigarette users were able to
quit for six months, after the cdc announced a rise in the number of children trying e cigarettes. >> whether or not it's bad for me i believe it's better than a cigarette. >> the question whether e-cigarettes are better than other types of smoking, the medical literature is unclear. the world health organization says tobacco will continue to kill half of the people who use it. roxanna saberi al jazeera. the clear night for the launch so nasa asked people to snap pictures and send them to the photo share website flickr. , the rocket could be seen over the entire northeast. bright orange streak in the sky could be seen from washington to new york. pretty cool to look at there.
okay, we're here with michael and sports so i honestly cannot believe that we're already talking about football. it feels like we're still in summer. >> it takes forever to get here. football season right? college and pro. 41 times michigan and notre dame have now met on the football field. but tonight's game could be the last one played in a an ann arb. because they do not have a contract to play beyond the 2014 season. both came in ranked in the top 25, the wolverines carried a 14 point lead in two different points before notre dame cut that deficit to 4 with nine minutes to go but michigan quarterback was just too much for the defense, the wolverines would go on to post the 41-30 victory. michigan has beat the irish four
straight times. by the way, more than 413,000 fans attended, a record. georgia hosting south carolina, beaten georgia each of the last three meetings but heisman contender aaron murray made sure that streak end end. four touchdowns, georgia wins it 41-30 giving the dogs the early advantage in the s ec east. the rest of the league opens the regular season sunday. as al jazeera's jessica tapp tells us, the key to the season could rest on the powerful legs of maurice jones drew. >> most nfl players dread training camps not maurice jones
drew, his 2012 campaign was cut short after he suffered a painful foot injury. >> more than anything i want to play a full season, just be out there with my teammates, enjoy them because this only lasts so long. >> what has the road to recovery been to you? >> it's long, very long, you have to be patient. i think mentally every time you're off for a while, i didn't play football for ten months, you have -- i don't want to call it doubt but you have a little concern can i get back to it. but after doing something for 20 years it's like riding the bike, you get back out there and your body starts making these moves and yeah you get a little sore and little things here but for me it was to get out there and stick with this. >> coming back from foot surgery many have said this may be the end of the line for maurice jones drew however he proves his
are critics wrong. 32 teams that passed on the pro bowler on that fateful night in 26. >> you have to find a way to motivate, and that's one of the ways looking down at my number, in the back of my mind, everyone passed me up, let's keep going. ttys thought in the back of my mind, we have something to prove, we have to strive to be the best. >> leave it to him to try to groom his own offensive line. >> i have a love thing, whether you can see a young guy that request come in and plug him in and everyone gets better. we were able to do that with luke, he plugged in to the right tackle spot and everything got better. the sky is the limit for him. >> jones drew has a love for fantasy football. it's a huge topic on his radio
show. >> you try to be a competitor, i own aaron rogers this year and aaron if you are watching, i don't want you to check to runs, i know dawan harris is there. >> have you ever drafted yourself? every year number 1 it doesn't matter. >> a new coach new expectations and this time around they are helping for a healthy dose of maurice to get it done. jetion ca taff, al jazeera. doubts within the tennis circles that rafael nald would make it to number 1. nadal coming into today's semi final match, undefeated i should say on 21 matches on hard courts
this year now it's 22, he made short work of gasque. 18th grand slam final, tying him with third most with pete sampras. semi final match they would split each of the first four sets setting up a fifth and deciding set where djokovic prevailed, this would be djokovic's fifth trip to the u.s. open final, only one u.s. open final, and the women's final is many between anna arizonazarenko and serena willi.
neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. it's the creed associated with the u.s. postal service. but a modern creed argues that the poiflt service courier's have had their day. >> the problem with the government monopoly of the u.s. postal service, it's not that these people are bad, but they don't have incentive. >> they believe mail delivery would be more efficient if handled by the private sector. and the numbers appear alarming. a $740 million loss for the third quarter of this fiscal year. that's despite an increase in its operating revenue. that's because it has to set aside cash to cover 75 years of the future medical cost of its
retirees. if it didn't have to do that, the postal service would have recorded a $700 million profit for this quarter. congress passed the requirement in 2006. the postal service would have to set aside $5.5 billion each year for future retiree health care and that's accounted for some 80% of the postal services losses ever since. opponent argue it is an expensive drain on resources that no private corporation would bear. >> the postal service is not broke but the congress is doing its best to break its. >> there has actually been strong growth in shipping and packaging revenue as a result of e-commerce and the postal service supporters argue it could make more on a level playing field. if the postal service's routes, but a right wing republicans and
democrats, fear privatization will leave less affluent areas of the country isolated. politician he will have to decide if they see the postal service as a vital part of the u.s. infrastructure binding the country together or a needless part of the marketplace. >> rebecca stevenson is up next, and coming at the top of the hour, world's deadliest race. stay with us.
>> as temperatures cool down tonight and get a little more comfortable to be outside we still have some wet weather around too. but on each coastline east to west, when you have got the comfortable temperatures it is the midwest that needs the heat relief. denver hit 95 today, the last two days was 97 and that's an all time record heat for september. morning hours in the 50s for the west coast and off to the east we're expecting to be in
the low to mid 60s. fairly nice but then the temperatures really start cranking again. in the afternoon we'll have a repeat of the showers and thunderstorms coming up through the southwest where we had flash flood warnlings from time to time. we had that much in the dakotas and minnesota today that will repeat tomorrow and after a few light showers for the northeast, we've got cooler air coming right back in again and that's going to be dropping down further south so we'll have another line of showers on the way to start out our work week and keep us going for tuesday and wednesday along the east coast. do expect it to definitely cool off. not for san francisco, america's cup had a beautiful day of sunshine, again tomorrow. midwest, 91 for omaha, going to be a hot one out there and we'll expect temperatures to continue to look, even los angeles getting to 90 tomorrow. you will have the sunshine.
>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm jonathan betz. here are the latest headlines tonight. japan has been selected to host the 2020 olympics. crowds in japan immediately erupted into cheers as the news was read. capital city beat out madrid, despite concerns of nuclear leaking from the fukushima plant. secretary of state john kerry continues to push for support of the middle east
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