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>> good evening, everyone, welcome to al jazeera. >> the longer we let this happen the worse the situation becomes. >> tony blair urges key international players to act fast and find a solution to syria's war. just days away from the government shutdown in the u.s. congress begins the budget debate. an images of a gunman disturbing news surveillance video of the navy yard shooter. tonight what investigators have learned. and one for the record books. some thought it wasn't possible, but team u.s. wins sailings' biggest trophy.
>> wishful thinking. that's what the russians said about a possible solution on syria's chemical weapons. the u.s. said progress is being made on a draft, but it's not done yet. john terrett joins us live from the united nations with more. what kind of progress is being made? >> well, deal or no deal, you've heard that before. that's where we are at with the united nations with the british and americans saying that they are tantalizingly close now in the security council among the permanent five to drafting a security council resolution on that geneva agreement between russia and the united states. but as you said the russians have come out here and said wishful thinking. we'll have to wait and see what happens in the next 24 hours. al jazeera understand a lot of
concession versus been gained by the russians. the document that was drafted by the french a couple of weeks ago, there were lots of things the russians didn't like and they've been taken out. this new resolution is not a chapter 7 resolution, a device used by the united nations when confronting against a country that may be under attack. that's gone. also no mention of the international criminal court and a referral there for whoever is ultimately found to have been responsible for that chemical attack in attack on august 21st. that's gone well. although at the under of the document there is a reference to some kind of use of force or some kind of action if the syrians failed to live up to their promises to get rid of their chemical weapon stock pile. that's where we are tonight. the british for foreign minister william hague said he believes there will be one soon, others believe by friday.
we'll have to wait and seen. >> the iranian foreign minister meets with secretary of state john kerry. what are you hearing from that meeting? >> we're hearing that history is very much in the making. remember, there has not been a meeting at this level involving a secretary of state and foreign minister of iran going back for more than 34 years to before the iranian revolution. whatever happens tomorrow, history is going to be made. now whether we see it being made is another matter. i don't know where the meeting is going to be held on campus at the united nations, and i doubt there will be television cameras present, but we might see them go. we might see them go out. but we'll find out what they talked about. but tonight the iranian foreign minister is saying of those talks he hopes they will jump start negotiations to end the decades-long dispute between the united states andte and over irs
nuclear ambitions. >> not long ago i asked former prime minister tony praye blair. >> i think a change in atmosphere and language offers an opportunity to see if they can resolve this along with the rest of the international community so you don't get the very toxic dangerous situation with iran with the nuclear weapon or conflict as the choice is. sure, if we can resolve this diplomatically let's do so, but i think there will be, you know, a degree of skepticism, understandably, or a degree of testing to put it because people will want to know that what is now better language is matched by better actions. >> do you believe president rouhani when he said iran does not want nuclear weapons or does not have nuclear weapons? >> i don't know.
is the honest answer to that. that's why you have to test this by actions. there is a pattern of behavior from iran on this issue over the years, which is occasionally to open up and appear to be very open to a compromise and then you find that the accumulation of the materials and the program just continues. so that's why i say the important thing is to test this. by the way, i have no doubt at all a so far as president obamas concerned, he's reaching out in order to see if this possibility consists. but i think it would be a huge mistake by the iranian leadership that he's absolutely serious about his bottom line. if president rouhani is sincere, great, and no one would be more pleased than the international community as a whole. >> what does rouhani need to do to has the test?
>> i think there are a whole series of issues as you know in order for steps to be taken, verify what is happening, and be sure that certain clear thresholds are not being passed. i think in the next couple of days there is a meeting of international atomic agency in vienna where recently the ato ththe atomicagency has issued qe statement about iran. i don't there is much doubt about what steps are necessary, but the question is what steps will be taken, and iran will know that if it does the right thing it gets an answering call, as it were, from the international community, and from america in particular. >> let me switch to syria for just a moment. you said that world leaders shouldn't let syria off the hook. what do you mean by that? >> what i mean is that we're now
iin a situation where syria is disintegrating. hundreds of thousands of people have died. there has been over a thousand people killed by chemical weapons. yes, as we make sure that those chemical weapons are--there is a process of verifying and then destroying them. yes as we make sure that happens, which is important, we also got to make sure that we take the steps necessary to bring this conflict to an end. you know, of course, the only way of doing that i that is thrh ultimately some political initiative. but we have to make it very clear that we're standing on the side of the moderate and sensible people in syria who want to see a conclusion in this and helping them. >> and backing up with military action if necessary. what sort of military action. >> look, i've spoken over the last two years about the need to intervene. i guess i don't have anything
really to add to that. i talked at an earlier stage about creating no-fly zones and areas of safety for the syrian opposition. this situation has become more complicated. this isy western governments and western public opinion is conflicted at the moment. yes, the people see the terrible things that president assad has done with the use of artillery, and as we've seen with the use of chemical weapons. but they know now, there are, i'm afraid, elements in the opposition groups that are linked to al-qaeda and various other groups and are also committing atrocities. this situation has become more complicated. my point is those who thought we could just stay out of this all together have been shown not to be correct because in the end the longer we let this happen the worse the situation becomes. i feel the bill will--the
suffering of the syrian people is paramount and is terrible, but the bill is is something we'll all face. >> it seems with iran, egypt, syria, palestinians, a number of other countries in the arab world that world leaders are really on the verge of some real possibilities. do you have hope for solving some of the disputes and the conflicts that have been going on in the world over the past 10, 15 years? >> i think there is an opportunity. certainly so far as the israeli-palestinian conflict is concerned, when i was at the main international community meeting today, and secretary kerry was speaking, and various other ministers, ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general, there was a sense of relaunch peace process, and economic strength to go along aside it,
there was sensibility again. but the region is in turmoil. personally i think we're in the process of long-term process in this region where people need to understand in the end the only future for the region is people living together with tolerance and respect irrespective of what their faith is, their nation is. that is a long way. >> i want to bring in john terrett at the u.n. tony blair mentioned he accepts the fact that bashar al-assad and syria may have to go, but it sounds like that's very difficult. the whole idea of removing or having bashar al-assad leave that country is a difficult proposition, right, john? >> it certainly is. he is supported by the branch of islam, he's supported by his family, the military, the
police, his brother runs the revolutionary guard in the country. just getting rid of bashar al-assad does not mean there will be a significant foreign policy change in syria because the country will be run by the people i just mentioned select. over and above that there is the whole issue if the opposition were to end up running the country, a large part of those are thought to be significantly unfriendly to the united states, mainly al-qaeda. if we remove bashar al-assad, that's not the case, it's far more complicated than that, and it always is in the middle east. >> the leader of al-shabab are saying that the group is behind the kenya mall attack. 71 people were killed in the mall. on its website, it said it was in retaliation of kenyan's
involvement in somalia, and warned kenya should be prepared for a long war. photos of last monday's washington navy yard massacre. it shows aaron alexis before he fired on his coworkers. >> the image versus been edited from the many security cameras posted around the navy yard. this is alexis. his finger on the trigger of his sawed off remington 870 shotgun. soon building 197 was filled with police. >> two of the first responders were teams of a metropolitan police officer. when the three were fired upon by the shooter. they returned fire and pulled the officer to cover after he was shot. >> reporter: federal investigators released the video and some photos of the crime
scene ten days after the massacre. >> we have not determined there to be any previous relationship between alexis and any of the victims. there is no evidence that he targeted anyone that he worked for or worked with. we do not see any one event triggering his attack, and we believe his victims were random as he walked through the hallways of building 197. >> reporter: 12 people gunned down. four others seriously injured. a police officer killing alexis somewhere on the third floor, but they say they did find written proof in alexis abackpack and on the guns' barrel and receiver, indications of his mental state and a possible hint of a motive. scratched on the receiver, better off this way. and this is not enough to explain why aaron alexis started
shooting. so investigators have to do more work to give the families and coworkers of those killed last week better answers. al jazeera, washington. >> the clock is ticking towards a possible u.s. government shutdown on october 1st. today the senate voted unanimously to prevent a shutdown. it happened shortly after texas senator ted cruz delivered a 21-hour speech criticizing president obama's reform law. >> it was not technically a filibuster but whatever you call it was very one long speech, and in the end many wondered what did senator ted cruz accomplish. >> reporter: after talking through the night and through lunch time, ted cruz's time was up. >> the only path if we're going to oppose obamacare is to stand together and oppose it. i ask my friends on the democratic aisle to listen.
>> pursuant to the order, the senate will be-- >> reporter: cruz held court for 21 hours. he railed against the new healthcare law. >> are we going to stand together and say let's break the broken pattern of washington of empty show boats. >> meteorologist: for a while it got city. i do not like them, sam i am, i do not like green eggs and ham. >> why she works there is for the health benefits it offered but now she's losing that. >> for potential candidates for the g.o.p. chiming in including cruz's rivals. >> i think there will be another war. >> but a tea party old guard split was on display when cruz went to world war two appeasers. >> nazi germany. we saw in britain nevel chamberlain who said, accept the nazis. that brought rebuke from
presidential nominee john mccain. >> i do not agree with that comparison. i think it's wrong and i think it's a disservice to those who stood up and shouted at the top of their lungs that we cannot a piece, that we must act, and we did. >> reporter: when the day's vote was procedural. >> on this vote the ayes are 100. the nays are 0. >> reporter: moving forward on the house pass bill and defunding obamacare. then with hours left to avert a shutdown the bill goes back to the house. jay carney warned the speaker to leave the healthcare law alone. >> we don't have a lot of time. unfortunately, we can't run congress all by ourselves. that process, that choice that speaker boehner made is still playing out this week as we inch closer and closer to october first. >> john, where do we go from
here? al jazeera has learned tonight that the senate is going to wrap this thing up a little bit early and send it to the house either late friday night or early saturday. john boehner has three days to decide what he's going to do to avert a government shutdown. >> you talk about this divide of the g.o.p. what is the impact of the peop people. >> it's an interesting divide. you have people who were here in the last shutdown 1995 and spilling into 1996. people are here, they say it's a horrible idea and the republicans got all the blame. you have this divide between the tea party led by mike lee of utah, ted cruz of texas, and ran rand paul, and then the old guard, folks like owner hatch, the most senior republican in rt
now. that's the battle. that will determine where the bill goes and the future. >> mike viqueira in the rotunda, mike, thanks very much. >> meteorologist: you've probably heard the phrase, if you don't like the weather, stick around, it will change. that's exactly what is happening in parts of the northwest. north idaho, right above 7,000 feet. wet snow an hour ago now we're looking at accumulations getting closer to two inches. it's coming down heavily in the mountains from idaho into western montana. even sunrise mountain close to mount rainier got snow earlier this morning. this was a picture taken this morning. roadways are still too wet, especially below 6,000 feet. so some wet snow is melting off,
but in other places we're concerned about potential power outages like in butte, montana, georgetown lake. there are places that are pretty high in western montana and we have a storm warning for you. advisories surrounding you idaho and nevada where we're starting to see freeze warnings pop up in nevada as temperatures cool off under mostly clear skies to the south, but starting to get the showers into the rockies for nevada and eventually utah as well. i'll have details for this storm and what we'll do for the rest of the country coming up next. >> thank you. uncertainty for smart phone company blackberry tonight. still ahead they plan to stop selling blackberry in some toursstores, and the impact it's having on its stock price. the challenge team usa overcame to win sailings' biggest pric prize.
>> obama administration officials said they need to enrol 2.7 u.s. redents between the ages of 18 and 35 in exchange plans to balance risks and hold down costs. will they enrol come 1 october - should they pay the face. >> joining me now is jen mishory, deputy director of young invincibles, she's in washington d.c. and yevgeniy feyman, a research assistant at the manhattan institute.
thank you for being with us. i want to start with you yevgeniy feyman. the young people are crucial to the success of obamacare. >> absolutely. they'll balance out the risk pool, they'll keep premiums that need the insurance, and the administration is reaching out to them. >> jen, the young invincibles are in the 18-34 group. on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
>> in business jp morgan reportedly is close to settling government investigations into its mortgage business. according to writers the banking company to pay $11 billion federal and state authorities. $4 billion would go to consumer relief. jp morgan has spent $11 billion to settle oh london whale trade scandal. back berry will stop selling it's american stores. instead it will ship devices directly to customers. blackberry stocks dropped today and there were doubts of whether
the buyout of blackberry by a canadian firm would ever happen. the federal reserve said the net worth of all u.s. households jumped 6% an increase of more than 4 trillion-dollar. the feds say the increase is due to rising stock prices and rising home prices. it was another down day on wall street. the dow was hit by walmart stock falling after the bloomberg report said it's cutting orders to suppliers. the s&p 500 felt that for the fifth in a row. some are calling it the biggest comeback in sports history. oracle usa wins after winning eight races in a row against new zealand. it happened this afternoon in san francisco, and melissa chen is live in san francisco's pier 27. what is the reaction there? >> reporter: well, the reaction
is very celebratory, and in many ways san francisco has been a very tough crowd. i mean at the very beginning many were looking at yachting as an expensive sport. just to give you context of how expensive it has been. each team's boat costs $8 billion to $10 million, and each team has spent $100 million which meant very few countries have been able to participate in the cup. many were uncomfortable with the amount of money being spent but this afternoon when we were looking at the crowd there was a sense that at least some people were definitely won defer. >> melissa, team usa was down 8-1. tell us about the comeback. >> reporter: well, we need to start at the beginning because in the very beginning this
scoreboard was not 0-0. team usa was docked two points so they started minus 2-0 because they cheated last year in warm up trials. you can imagine the embarrassment for the team and the fans. they had to overcome this mental challenge at the beginning. for a long time this america's cup looked like it was going to be a yawner with team new zealand going to win. around race 10, race 11, you get a sense that team usa shifted gears, they made changes to their boat and they started winning races. this team usa winning once again. >> the pictures are remarkable. tell us why this is such a big deal for the american cup? >> reporter: well, first we should look at the boat design. i talked about how expensive
this america's cup has been. this meant that the boat in terms of design and technology has bumped the sport up a notch. it has changed this sport. i think that's one thing that is going to be very interesting, to see what is going to happen in the next america's cup after. now in terms of this particular race it was definitely the closest in america's cup history. in that sense it has been incredibly important. >> it sounded like the party already started down there on pier 27, is that right? >> reporter: yes, definitely. it was very celebratory more today. at the start of the race it was not certain who was going to win. they traded the lead several times, and we've seen that in some of the races towards the back end of this america's cup. so very thrilling. very exciting. lots of other private yachts out there on the bay looking and watching. >> all right, melissa chen, thank you very much. well, the most populated
state in the united states now pays the most. thats is if you're low-wage earner. california's minimum wage law is going up for the first time in six years. when it goes into effect and why. and reliving american history 50 years later. doctors describe how they tried to save president kennedy after he had been shot in dallas.
>> welcome back to al jazeera. here are the top stories. the government released surveillance video leading up to monday's shooting at the washington navy yard. it shows aaron alexis before the attack. he had delusions that he was being controlled by electroman nettic waves. former prime minister tony blair is speaking out about iran today. in an interview today he said iran needs to turn words into actions. >> if we can resolve this diplomatically let's do so, but i think there will be a degree of skepticism understandably, or
testing is a better way to put it. >> both u.s. and iran spoke of improving relations. iran president hassan rouhani said he will not pursue nuclear weapons. the senate version is not likely to include the house portion that strips funding from president obama's healthcare plan. and if the house and senate can't agree there is a possibility that the government will be shut down. the action came not long after texas senator ted cruz ended a 21-hour long speech against obamacare. >> the clear facts are everywhere in the world, socialized medicine has been implemented. it has not worked. >> a vote is expected friday.
joining us now to talk about the potential political fallout of political shoutdown is an elaine, senior staffer from the clinton administration. good to see you. >> good to see you, thank you. >> clinton came out the winner after the government shutdowns idownsin 95-96. but if the government is shut down again, who would be the winner and who would be the loser? >> i think the president would be winner and the congress would be loser, particularly speaker boehner. the president of the united states gets to frame the issue. congress is 535 people if you include the senate, and they can't deliver a coherent message. back in '95-'96 president
clinton captured the election and sailed it. it's not smart for the congress to take on the president in this kind of situation. >> let me try to dig a little bit deeper than the political process. i mean, yes, americans probably don't want the shutdown of government. you can argue whether or not they like obamacare, but there the republicans seem to be playing on a real feeling in this country that first of all they're not happy with congress, and they're not happy with government, and they're not happy with the way their money is being spent. how do americans get to that point and try to solve the problems that exist? >> well, remember that's why we have elections for. and so it's not like this has not been argued to death. we had a 2012 presidential election where it was extraordinarily clear that the republican party was going to
repeal the healthcare law that the democratic party would keep it. obama won. he won. now what is sort of amazing about this is that the republicans continue to litigate this after they have lost. and by attaching it to things that have to do with funding other parts of the government besides healthcare, that's what's making this very unusual situation. >> well, elaine, to be fair the republicans won the house, and it is their right to do everything they can to stop the president, right? so what happens? >> well, i think what happens is i think the government will shut down on monday. at the end of the fiscal year. what happened 17 years ago was that the government shut down for a couple of days, and the outcry was so big that, in fact, newt gingrich caved and his
speakership was over. everyone is anticipating this again this time. the house has to change its mind. we cannot default on our debt. people will be angry if social e can't get their social security. it won't last for very long. we'll get to an impasse. we'll go through it for a couple of days, and then the house will pass some kind of spending measure that gets us through to probably the end of the year. >> is that why we're seeing a real split as mike viqueira described t a divide in the republican party? >> the republican party is incredibly divided. there are only 49 members of the official house tea party caucus. that's 11% of the house of representatives. and this is the tail wagging the dog. i mean, the republican party has not been able to stand up to one
faction of their party and make a coherent whole. this is a failure, frankly. this is a failure of leadership. i can't remember many speakers of the house that haven't been able to pull the wings of their party together in critical times like this. it's a big problem for them. >> we have seen it before. we'll see whether it happens again. elaine, it's good to talk with you. >> good to talk with you, too. >> california's minimum wage is now one of the highest in the nation. governor jerry brown signed a bill that raises the current minimum wage of $8 to $9. by july o 1st of next year and then $10 to july of 2016. this is california's first minimum wage increase in six years. >> our society over the last 30 years since the last time i was governor has experienced a growing gap between those who do the work at the bottom such as some of the folks you see before
you, and those who occupy the committee. it's my goal and it's my moral responsibility to do what i can to make our society more harmonious. >> now this comes about a month after fast food workers nationwide stage protest for higher wages. opponents of the bill say the increase will cause businesses to cut jobs. the cost of a postage stamp might be going up. theit's wants to increase the pe of mailing mailing a letter by. the postal service says its struggling financially and if approved the higher rate will take november 26. >> a judge sentenced a former
teacher to one month in prison for the rape of a 14-year-old student. that student later killed herself. the judge is facing a mountain of criticism. we're in billings, montana, tonight with more on the story, paul? >> reporter: well good evening, john, sometime after 9:00 a.m. that convicted rapist stacey rambult, is scheduled to be released from prison in deer lodge, now we spoke to the department of corrections. they will be supervising him when he returns to billings here and the conditions of his parole are very, very strict. he has already been registered as a convicted sex offender, and his movements will be monitored very tightly. he could eventually face a much longer stint behind bars if
resentenced. that will be decided by the montana state supreme court which will also decide the fate of the judge in this case. the activist who have been complaining about every aspect of this trial and how it's been handled, traveled to helena and filed a formal complaint asking for this judge to be removed. >> the scene was subdued. the boxes of signatures dropped off. the complaint filed. but activists say they're making a powerful statement speaking out against injustice. >> he needs to go and now. >> reporter: on august 26th when district judge sentenced former high school teacher stacey rambolt 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student, the judge said she was holder than her chronological age and was as much in control of the situation as rambold and it
sparked outrage. two days later activists rallied outside of the courthouse. they wanted rambold sentenced to ten years behind bars. >> it's never okay to blame the victim and this put that issue to the forefront. it's never okay to blame the victim. and it never would be advanced by this office. we protect victims and fight for them. >> morales' mother said she was horrified by the judge's comments. chronological age? who is he to decide that she's older than her chronological age. she was 14, and that's what is relevant. >> a child at 14 is not responsible for consent. she cannot give consent. >> reporter: activist bradley want to make sure that this case does not deter young people from reporting sexual assault. >> i want to be sure if a young person, male or female, reports that they're getting everything that can be done to help them.
>> the judge issued an apology for the comments and said that he wasn't sure what he was trying to say, but it's too late. rambold was charged with rape in 2008. in 2010 as the case was making its way through the courts she took her own life just before her 17th birthday. now the yellowstone county prosecutor has challenged the sentence. interestingly that's something that the judge agrees with. he tried to reverse himself at a later hearing. that move was blocked by the state supreme court which is now reviewing the case and sentencing and will take into account the complaint against the judge. >> well, in billings, montana, thank you. 50 years ago this november two young doctors were on call at a dallas hospital when president kennedy was shot.
as heidi zhou castro found out, they did everything they could to keep him alive. >> reporter: friday, novembe november 22nd, the day that began like any other. just after lunchtime. >> i heard a little tap on the conference room door. the president has been shot and they're bringing him to the emergency room. they need doctors right away. >> reporter: men in business suits parted the way for the doctors. >> i saw mrs. kennedy sitting on a folded chair outside of trauma room one. i was horrified to realize that it was just what they had said it was. that the president had been sh shot. >> reporter: president kennedy lay on a gurney, arms spread, eyes open and covered in blood. >> i couldn't get the sterile gloves. opened the tray, did a cut down and got an i.v. going in the left upper arm.
>> reporter: the doctor mcclelland was the first to see the head wound. >> the back half of the right side of his brain was gone. the lower part of the blame fell out through the hole on the car. this officially was a fatal wound. nothing could be done about that. >> reporter: dr. jones was asked to deliver the news. >> the secret service said i need to call j edgar hoover and tell him the condition of the president. right behind him was the secret service who said i need to call joseph kennedy and tell him the condition of his son. i realized that joseph kennedy was going to get bad news and the whole world would find out that kennedy was dead. >> but jacqueline kennedy asked doctors to delay the death pronouncement until after her husband received his last rites. >> i told her he was not doing well, but i knew he was dead.
>> he said if thou livest, he went down to the president's right here and i couldn't hear anything after that. >> after that mrs. kennedy entered the room. >> she was very self contained. she stood there for a moment and exchanged a ring from her finger to the president's finger, and a ring from his finger to her finger. she leaned over and kissed his right foot, and walked out of trauma room one. >> reporter: less than 48 hours later both doctors would be operating on a dying oswald. the men say they just did their jobs while history unfolded on their operating table. heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, dallas. >> it's been called the greatest comeback in history of the sport. michael eaves explains more on how team usa was able to pull off an improbable victory in the america's cup. and a new mission headed into space till to come on al jazeera, the goals the crew is expected to accomplish.
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exactly what it's doing - to break people and to keep them broken. >> devastation in pakistan after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. tuesday's quake hit southwest pakistan. hundreds are dead and entire villages are wiped out. >> reporter: this is what remains of many villages in the balochistan. homes are flattened and hundreds are wounded. it's the epicenter of the earthquake which hit southwest pakistan. >> it's all happened within a minute. everything was destroyed. when we went back even the little place where we kept water
was gone. >> we took out some bodies and some injured, but there are no facilities here. >> we don't know how many are dead. half of us are maybe alive. half of our families are gone. go. >> it's so remote that it was a few hours before the injured or the dead could be moved to hot hotels. >> reporter: the earthquake has severely affected the communication system, and relief workers are facing difficulties to reach out to the earthquake survivors. it takes eight hours from the provincial capital to reach the district. >> reporter: a state of emergency has been declared in the surrounding districts. medical camps are being set up and the military has launched a relief operation. air ambulances and more than a thousand soldiers are taking part in rescue efforts. >> we started relief work in some of our teams have already reached the effected areas.
more health centers have been established. >> reporter: in april a 7.8 magnitude quake hit the same province in the pakistan-iran border. scores have been killed in earthquakes in 2011 and 2008. but there seems to be little preparedness to deal with such natural disaster. the pakistan government has been fighting insurgency, but they say accuse the government for not allocating enough resources. reeling from natural disasters to see them compounded by manmade ones, al jazeera. >> the next crew of the international space station took flight just hours ago. >> three, two, one, ignition. >> one american and two russians joined the three current members of the expedition 37. the three-man crew that just launched will receive the torch
on the space station and that torch will be used i in in the r olympics in russia. they will talk with the space station later tonight. >> mike eaves is here with sports. this is an incredible achievement. >> reporter: regardless of the sport, to come back after a huge deaf state that captivates every sporting fan. two things that we love, winning and comebacks, and team usa pulled off both as they retained thsailings' most covetous cup, e americas cup. they came back from an seemingly insurmountable 8-1 lead. the americans came back to take
the winner take all fair to keep america's cup on america's soil in the history of the event. and today's comeback had many sports fan thinking about the greatest come back in the history of sports such as the toronto maple leaves coming back to win the stanley cup. the boston red sox came back from the new york yankees to go on and win the world series. earlier i asked three times america's cup katie to explain how significant this come back victory is? >> it's an incredible comeback. i don't know that i've seen anything like this in yacht racing because it is also about playing well on that day. you have wind, water, all kinds of things that actually come into play, so it's a long time with wind in the mind and
technology development. this comeback is extraordinary. it almost seems like they had a little help from somebody up there. >> early on they had some difficulties with being docked a couple of points and penalty it's for the warm up regattas. they fell behind, but then they made tweaks on the boat and crew as well. tell us how important those two moves were. >> well certainly when team new zealand came out of the box and won six races in a row, oracle knew they were off the pace, and they were going to have to make dramatic changes. at that time we also saw unforced errors which we know in sports can happen easily. the pressure comes down. it's do or die very quickly. those changes were dramatic. they put their science guys in the back on high overdrive to say what do we need to do to this boat. they also said we need to change
the way we're making decisions. they brought in ben aimsly a multiple olympic medalist from great britain who is cool under pressure and seemed to bring new blood to the team. john, a local topnotch sailor was not seemingly able to meld well with the decisions. they made changes or they were going to lose otherwise. >> america has dominated this sport for quite some time. back in the early 80s, it became a big story to america when america lost the cup and then got it back and more attention was paid to the sport, and since then the viewers have backed away from the sport. do you think this moment today could bring a lot more viewers and fans back to the sport of yachting? >> well, it's very interesting because i think the changes they made in this cup, these boats are phenomenal. the technology, amazing. but there was a high cost to.
this cup was probably the most expensive. we had three competitors trying to take on the u.s. so it certainly brought a lot of life blood into it, and eyeballs. people are excited. but the cost is extraordinary. there has got to be a balance there. hopefully what we'll see is great technology as well as maybe a cost bringing down so we can get more teams in, teams from all over the world. that would actually make it one of the best-ever cups. >> now to the nba after establishing himself as a premiere player in the nba the last two assistance, indiana pacers paul george is now paid like one. george signed an five-year max contract that began tease hi gum $80 million and could be $90 million. he was named the league's most valuable player.
the nets will hold the rookie all-star game on saturday, including the slam dunk contest at the barclays center. earlier today john henny smith asked commissioner david stern how he was able to get new york's two teams to agree to this arrangement? >> once it was broach, they were all in. they just needed to work out the details. >> these are two well-run franchises, and both of them care about the city in which they play. the idea that we could have the brooklyn nets and the new york knicks together showcasing new york city was, pardon the phrase, a slam dunk. >> certainly was. did both sides accept very early on that the knicks and madison square garden was going to host the game, or was there a fight over that? >> no, actually the discussion turned around to who wanted two dates and who wanted one date. remember friday night is
televised on tnt. saturday is televised with in some cases the highest rating of the weekend is saturday night at the slam dunk final. and sunday is televised. it was two and one. i wasn't privy to all of the negotiations, but it didn't go very hard at all. it was quite easy. >> so john, it would be cool that the all star night is here in new york and that the two teams are splitting hosting dutiesy. >> stay with us, we have more weather after the break with rebecca rebecca. with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next.
>> meteorologist: we could almost call an end to wildfire season and also to our growing season as we've got a strong storm pushing well into the northwest now. in fact, we have been drying out last check in seattle. we have wind gusts that are pretty impressive as the temperatures are so extremely different from the northwest from the storm. colder air has kept things 25
25 degrees cooler. we were 10 degrees warmer for parts of albuquerque, cheyenne in wyoming. wind gust versus bees have bestd we'll go with the high warning in sierra, nevada. growing season is coming to an end, and we have snow and cold air and that's when we start think about the wildfires we just went through here in the west. the satellite picture showing the storm system tracking through idaho and montana tonight. this is where we'll get our heaviest snows in the mountains
tonight and early tomorrow and then we'll see this storm slowly tracking over the weekend into the middle west. it's going to take it's time. but it will eventually move that direction, and start to bring heavy showers into parts of minnesota and farther south towards texas. that's not until next week, though. right now we're looking at drying continues coming in from florida. i know you're going to be happy to hear this. we've had showers and thunderstorms pushing down through miami, palm beach county, and we're drying out in places where there was flooding around the gulf coast. we still have expectations of showers but it's closer to the georgia and coast lines. you'll have light rain showers and then temperatures dropping down in the lower. we're starting to feel that fall change in the air. blank
. >> good evening, everyone. here are tonight's top stories. the senate is expected to vote as early as friday morning on a bill that would prevent a government shut down next tuesday, but unlike the house's bill, is net version is not likely to go for the defunding of president obama healthcare law. there's a possibility that the government will shut down. senators voted unanimously to move forward the measure shortly after texas senator ted cruz ended a hour long speech against obama-care. the leader of al-shabaab is confirming that they were behind the deadly mall attack. in abaudio posted on
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