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>> and we start tonight with breaking news - reports are coming in of a navy seal operation in somalia, citing officials saying that the raid targeted a senior leader of al-shabab - the group behind the killing of more than 60 people in a mall in kenya. the raid happened this morning on the somali coast, south of mogadishu. there are conflicting reports of whether the target of the attack was killed or captured. >> jim walsh joins us from boston, a researcher at the mit securities study's program. what do you make of the attack? >> it's a little surprising. obviously an attack aimed at foreigners took place at that mall in kenya and so this is an opportunity for the u.s. or others to, first, try to degrade the capability of al-shabab, and, second, to send a message
that if you carry out attacks there'll be a price to pay. i'm surprised because they went into a terror stronghold, they took a lot of fire and put themselves at risk. they didn't use a drone. so this was a major operation for the u.s. >> i want to get your thoughts on that - the fact that they did not use a drone or fire a missile from a ship - why do you think they made that decision? >> i think there are a couple of things in play. al-shabab made a tactical error by putting its leadership at risk, putting them in a dwelling next to the ocean. if they were going to carry out a terrorist attack they should have planned for a response by others, and they made themselves vulnerable. often drones will be used when there's no way to get someone to a target area. this guy - he's not sitting on the beach - but he's on - nearby so there was a sea access route that made him vulnerable. part of it was opportunity.
there may have been other constraints. i don't know what the somali government or others - it may be a desire to have limited the casualties, we'll have to get more reporting. what made it possible was the tactical error by al-shabab leadership to put themselves in that situation. >> there was a raid by the navy seals in 2009 - frankly in that same area, killing an al qaeda master mind. does it do much to break up the network? >> that is a great question. the bottom answer is we don't know. there's a theory on the one hand saying if you take out the leadership you'll degrade the organization. we have no data on that saying whether we use this tactic whether it's successful, not working or is counterproductive. it's clear they wanted this guy. they went there to get him and
get out. they took a lot of heat, a lot of fight, which points to the fact that al-shabab clearly - they were going there and taking their time, they got out of there because al-shabab has a lot of supporters there. that speaks to the state of somalia - they don't have control over their territory. >> a lot of americans think of black hawk down where so many americans were killed in mogadishu. do you think this was a decision they took lightly or they have to weigh before they go in and seize an al-shabab leader? >> no, i think this is a big deal. there's a concern about putting u.s. servicemen and women at risk. i think they don't do that unless we first think it's necessary, and that there's a good chance of success. the payoff is high enough. they made the calculation in this case. otherwise i think, you know, they tend to be reluctant about that. there are raids all the time. those are the factors, the safety of the u.s. personnel, the opportunity, potential
advantage, and the possible cost. >> okay, jim walsh, thank you for joining us from boston. we appreciate it. >> meanwhile kenya's named four suspects from the mall attack. newly released video shows four men carrying ak-47s, the footage conflicting statements that 10-15 attackers were involved. at least 67 died in that attack. >> congress is working over the weekend to reach on agreement over the budget stalemate. hundreds of thousands of federal workers are off the job. half are expected to be back to work monday. >> come back to work. that's the order from the defense secretary to nearly 400,000 civilian employees worldwide. on saturday chuck hagel announced that thanks to a law that will guarantee u.s. troops are paid during the partial government shutdown the pentagon
can eliminate furloughs who contribute to the moral, well being and capability of service members. some of that is in the base or commisary. the shutdown forced commisaries to close, ruining thousands of family budgets. >> i would say it's ridiculous that you take it away from the people fighting for your country. like that's just ridiculous. >> with the pentagon staff recall, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are in limbo. at the johnson space center in houston, those assigned to mission control are on the job. others wonder what will happen to them and their families if congress and the white house don't strike a deal on a new budget soon. >> i think they are playing chicken with our lives. we've been through a pay freeze, and now this. i've had enough. >> meantime the wt and republicans and -- the president and republican and congress
spent saturday pointing fingers at each other. >> we can't keep engaging in this brinksmanship where a small faction of the republican party ends up forcing them into brinksmanship. >> it doesn't make sense if the president has been axe to grind with the opposing party, why he would want to put the american people in the middle of that, and enforce the pain on them. >> but so far they are no closer to ending the shut down. a political stalemate that is incomprehensible to millions of americans who realise how much they do count on the government for their wellbeing. >> an asian summit went ahead without president obama. secretary of state john kerry attended the asia-pacific economic cooperation instead. he assured everyone the u.s. is committed to asia, describing the shutdown as an example of
the robustness of america's democracy. president obama is trying to facilitate a trade deal. >> the mayor of new orleans is stressing the area is not out of the woods. officials in vulnerable areas changed evacuation orders from manned tri to voluntary. there's a likelihood that karen will bring high winds and flooding. >> how is it looking out there, jonathan? >> the biggest concern is not so much for new orleans, but areas here. we are in flacken ham. we are at the marina. there's concern as to what will happen here. people were told to get out of the area by 6 o'clock. the manned tri evacuation has been called off. it's voluntary, people are showing back up here. i'll bring in the manager of the arena. leona, you have been talking to
the neighbours - some stayed, some are staying out of town. what are you hearing from them? >> of course, always the concern is the high water. they hope they don't have a lot of it. they know we'll deal with a couple of feet. as long as that's it, you know, it's - i don't know how to say it. we can withstand that is what i'm trying to say. when we dealt with, like, isaac that brought 6 foot of water here, that had a lot of areas, you know, cut off, you know, that we were - i actually came back by air boat because you couldn't get in down here by road, because the road was blocked due to the water. >> you mentioned isaac, you and the community were hit by rita and katrina. what is the trigger point. what would happen for you to say, "we need to get out, and get out now.". >> for myself personally my trigger point - always my worry
is the flood wall they put up, you know, concern that they'll close it. we are here, they are not closing that. that's a good thing. myself, i'll stay and try to ride it out. i know it's not going to be as severe as first intended. so, you know, i don't have the overconcern. if it was a stronger storm, then, yes, i would leave. >> stay safe. and thank you for talking to us. the concern here is for low-lying areas. a lot of people decided to stay away. we went by a shelter. there's 80 people in one of the shelters saying they plan to stay there for the next 24 hours, just out of precaution. >> thank you. let's go to rebecca stevenson. the storm is getting weaker. as mentioned the mayor is concerned about what could happen in new orleans. >> absolutely.
precaution good to have around the gulf of mexico. hurricane season goes to november 30th. as we watch karen, we watched storm track from cuba up to the northern gulf of mexico. as previous models showed us it is falling apart and getting weaker. we are still going to get areas of rainfall that is locally heavy in places where we had 3-5 inches of rain. we'll add anywhere from 1-3. from louisiana, along the coastline of mississippi, alabama, and to the northern panhandle. i can say the forecast continues to show the showers over sunday and monday, tracking across the area. it's not as heavy yoi or windy as we expected. in fact we currently saw the tropical storm watch for florida drop. because it drops, we still have to be aware we'll have rip currants, some breezy conditions, and certainly rainfall in a saturated place. >> a lot of extreme weather
across the country. as many as nine tornados hit nebraska and io weigh. there's damage in wayne. it's estimated the tornados will cost millions in damage. there was extreme weather in south dakota in the past 24 hours, areas walloped with up to 3.5 feet of snow. three there killed. the storm was forecast in an unusual record-setting fall snow storm. is it strange to see that much snow early in the season? >> it was a unique storm. it was powerful, cold and had strong winds. uneek in the way it had blizzard warnings in place. the black hills of south dakota was record snow fall. as we look at at dop ler radar estimated amount of precipitation, taking into account whether it's snow or rain.
you can see the intensity over rapid city. we stretch towards casper, wyoming. it was a heavy wet snow. because we had the trees with the leaves on them, we hadn't had nice fall colours get rid of tree leaves - it added to the heaviness on the branches, and the heavy wet snow hangs on, tree branches break, we get power outages. it's hard to steer through a heavy slushy wet snow on the roadways. that's part of the reason the storm was unique, but we could have more on the way coming up in the next few months. >> not the best of new, thank you rebecca stevenson. we'll check in with you later. >> an internal company investigation into the washington navy ward shooter reveals his supervisors new about his psychological issues a month before the attack. aaron alexis told his bosses that her son had a history of paranoid episodes and most
likely needed therapy. he was able to keep his job. the former navy reservist was killed in a shoot-out with police after he killed 12 people in a shooting rampage last month. >> thousands across the country rally for immigration reforms. still ahead - more on their fight to become legal residents. >> president obama weighs in on a sports controversy. the names of dc's football team, what he would do if he owned the washington team.
conversation [ music ] pro-immigration rallies are being held in over 150 cities across the country. democrats are asking congress to pass an immigration bill. the rallies are directed at house republicans who have refused to consider the bill. chicago mayor will lend his voice to the cause. >> wherever they come, they always come here to the most
american of american cities - the city of chicago - to give their children a chance at the american dream, education and vision. >> to tell us about the rally in new york, we are joined. you were out there in brooklyn with them? >> absolutely, lively rally, more than 1,000 people flooded a square near the brooklyn bridge. they are asking congress to pass immigration reform that carves out a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented workers already here. demonstrators came with their children and are calling on the president to stop the deportations. >> families are destroyed. families - the children are getting left alone in their homes. they don't know when their parents are coming home. once they find out they don't have anywhere to go. >> the time for reform is now. after that rally thousands of those protesters marched across
the brooklyn bridge into manhattan. >> a big turn out. 150 demonstrations across the country. where are they going with this? >> it's just the beginning. they are expected to be in washington tuesday. they'll have an immigration rally and concert at the national mall and they'll make their push. >> interesting, especially when washington is distracted with different things. >> president obama's latest and high profile figure weighs into the name of washington's nfl team. the washington redskins have been criticised among american indians who say the name is degrading. in spite of the outcry daniel schneider, team owner, refused to change the name. in an interview with associated press, barack obama said he'd consider a new identity for the team. >> if i were the owner of the team and knew that there was a name of my team, even if it had a story in history, i'd think of
changing it. >> the owners are scheduled to meet in washington on monday. members. indian nation are planning a protest. all right. time for sports and our headlines with jessica. a lot of talk about, baseball new, football news - all sorts of stuff. >> the red some and rays are playing in fenway park. it's a big might for the men league post-season picture. when it comes to baseball every night is a big night. the sox had fans on their feet. let's look at the highlights of that. they dominated the division tampa. both sox bats lighting up rays' starter matt moore with eight run, and it was more than enough insurance for the arm of jon lester and company as red sox
cruised past tampa 12-2. game two in boston is going on, red sox leading the rays. respond source decided to amend the shutdown including sport, military institutions. respond source combined to pick up the tab for the air force minniapolis to face navy. here is a look at the game. navy won this over air force 20, 28-10. also rafael nadal - big year for him. big year for rafael nadal. it had an icing on the cake for the tennis player who is now the top player in the world after having a year and a half off - sidelined with an injury. he's back to number one. one of the best years of his career. that's is a look at the sports headlines. back to you. >> we'll see you later. when we talk about energy, we tend to think big. big power plants, big nuclear
react juniors and oil rigs. what if you could generate electricity in your own backyard. melissa chan has more as part of our series "the u.s. power surge." >> it started as a flash of an idea. what happens if you let people, rather than companies, take power into their own hands. power that is electricity needed for everything and every day. it doesn't look like the most elegant solution, and the technology is not new. the gasifier may be one answer to the global energy problem. >> access to affordable, renewable energy is a massive crisis and a massive opportunity. if the developing world doesn't find an alternative to carbon-based fuel sources, we'll cook the planet. >> the idea is to hand power to the people. you learn to build it and run it. these visitors here came from
around the world. so, to power this up you need b biomass, something as simple as wood chips and corn cobs or as exotic as palm nut shells. we'll use walnut shells. it takes about 30 minutes to put the power pallet together. it can fit in your backyard, run two or three households in the u.s. or support a village of 40 families in indonesia. at $19,000, it's not cheap, but daily use more than makes up for the cost after a few years. a man, a machine and moments later a flip of the switch. most clean energy developments look at large-scale solutions, handwritten asking the power of the wind or sun. the top-down approach. few have considered the bottom-up solution. from a warehouse in california, there is the potential to go
global. >> the site in malawi where we'll install the machine is a wilderness area, national park. it's in the middle of nowhere. >> finally we realise that we have to run with the rest of the world with renewable energies. >> witness the place where industrial meets innovation. the team here comes from diverse backwards. >> the space attracted a really interesting group of people. there were mit scientists, stanford physicists, junkyard fabricators, artists, engineers. >> and despite the success of the business, the power pallet is still manufactured and built by hand in the united states. for export and impact all around the world. >> well, this next story is sure to get our attention. there has been a spike in hornet attacks in north-west china, killing at least 41 people since
july. it's so serious that the government has sent out an army of pest control officers to destroy hundreds of hornets nets. we have this report. >> this man was working on a farm when he knocked a wasp nest out of a tree. he was lucky to be alive. >> i didn't see the hive. i was shaking the tree then they threw around me. i put the basket over my head, that's how i saved my head. >> three cities have been plagued by wasps in the last three month. the rise in wasp numbers is due to whether and hot summers. >> this is a large aggressive wasp, growing 5 centimetres and wielding a stinger half a centimetre long. they don't lose the stinger when
they attack. while a strike by a single hornet can by nasty, venom from multiple stings can lead to more problems, such as acute renal failure and death. the wasp season runs through to november, and the government of this province is not taking chances - sending pest control officers, police and firefighters to destroy hundreds of hornet nests. >> that's tough to look at. poor people. that's off. coming up on al jazeera america - the government shutdown does not appear to be anywhere near resolved. lawmakers are facing a vote on the debt ceiling. a look at all the implications if a deal is not met. >> the israeli army makes a move, citing environmental concerns - leaving many palestinians questioning the real reason.
stories. >> even though tropical storm karen weakened the mayor of new orleans stresses the area is not out of the woods yet. officials in vulnerable areas changed evacuees from mandatory to voluntary. immigration rallies are taking place around the country. demonstrators want a bill passed for undocumented workers to become legal residents. >> a surprise announcement from the pentagon. chuck hagel recalls most of huhs furloughed workers. october 17th is the looming ceiling deadline. president obama called on house republicans to end the stalemate. >> we can vote to open the government today. there are enough members of the house of representatives - democrats and republicans - who are prepared to vote to reopen the government today. >> now live from capitol hill, let's talk about chuck hagel's
announcement. why today? >> well, you know, i think the lawyers have been working overtime behind the scenes, to be honest with you. do you remember last monday before the shutdown kicked in, i know it was only last monday night, people - people think this has been going on for months, but it's not a week. on monday, before the shutdown, president obama signed into law something called the pay our military act. it was designed to do what it says on the box, which is to pay the military. that's the most important thing. what happened since then, we are told, is that chuck hagel, defense secretary and his team of lawyers are working behind the scenes, burning the midnight oil to work out a way to get the words in that act to bring back as many hundreds of thousands of civilian workers working for the department of defense as they possibly can. we've had a news conference in the last hour, and they told us from monday and early next week they'll bring back 350,000 civilian workers - about 90% of
the civilians who work for the department of defense who von furloughed. that is 86% of them outside washington d.c. the department of defense goes all around the country and the world. now, the defense secretary issued a written statement, which we have for you - you can see it on the screen. and he said: that will be good news to civilian workers over the united states and around the world because just one small example for you - the commise ris or the department stores on military bases are closed because the government shutdown. civilian workers and military workers can't eke their hard-earned dollars at the commise ris as they normally do.
it's a small example of how life is not quite as good as it was before the government shutdown. the house has been talking about pay, and did a couple of votes. one was to bring back military chaplains. i think the hand of god was involved there. the other was to make sure that all furloughed workers get backpay. we don't know when they'll get the backpay, but they'll get it because the house voted 407-0 in favour. here is the majority leader eric cantor saying that was all about helping ordinary americans get through the government shutdown. being eric cantor, of course, he couldn't stop himself having a dig at the president. >> what we are looking at here, again, is an administration, a president, that seems to be unwilling to sit down and talk with us. we have a majority leader in the senate that seems unwilling to sit and work out our differences. you know, it's really, if you think about it, it doesn't make
sense... >> so that was the house voting earlier today. the senate wrapped up business an hour and 15 minutes ago and spent most of the day carping at each other - nothing concrete - just digs at each other for who is to blame for the shutdown. >> the big question everyone is asking is does it seem like congress is anywhere near, possibly near reaching a deal to end the shutdown? >> we don't think so from what we can see around here. the senate spent all day carping at each other. tomorrow they'll do what they did last sunday, which is not come in. on the eve of the shutdown they decided not to work. everyone was upset. they are doing it tomorrow, no house. all we can do is watch the early morning broadcasts to see who is on, to see if there's news from the contributors, and then it will be back monday to see what happens next. it's anyone's guess. >> thank you.
>> of course with the congressional stance is complicated by the looming deadline for the debt ceiling. it's the limit on an amount of money the government can borrow to continue to finance the country's debts. the deadline to raise the debt ceiling is 17 october. if lawmakers do not raise the borrowing limit the government will not have enough money to pay its bills. the federal government has never defaulted. in 2011 the u.s. government credit rating was downgraded below triple a for the first time. >> never before has a party threatened to not pay our bills, except for 2011 - the last time that speaker boehner and some of the same people in the house of representatives thought that it might give them more leverage and negotiations. we can't establish a pattern where one faction of one party that controls one chamber and
one branch of government can basically hold its breath and say, "unless we get 100% of our way, we'll let the entire economy collapse, the entire economy shutdown." what i said to them is this - making sure that the united states government pays the bill is non-negotiable. that's what families around the country do. >> economists believe that failure to raise the debt ceiling could hurt the global economy. nicholas is a professor at the california university at berkley, and a professor at the stern school of business. thank you for being here. i want your thoughts on the shutdown. there's conflicting information that maybe it's not a big deal, maybe it is. your thoughts. how damaging is the shutdown to the economy? >> it's a big deal. if the shutdown is - if it continues for a significant
amount of time, it will be contributing to a recession, and we are trying to get out of the recession. but much, much more important is the debt ceiling issue, because if we don't manage to fix the debt ceiling issue, and the bond rating of the united states gets cut, it will automatically result in higher interest rates that the united states government will have to pay on the debt, and the debt is really, really large. it will create an additional budget crisis besides the one we have now. into -- >> walk us through this. if 17 october comes and the debt limit is not raised what will happen? what will americans see? >> the deadline is a bit flexible. the us government will have a way to pay the upcoming bonds that need to be paid so that the government doesn't default, the united states doesn't default.
maybe it will find a way to pay everyone else, with some delay. so there is a bit of flexibility around the specific date. sooner or later, maybe it's not october 17th, maybe it's november 1st, there'll have to be a solution in which the congress will have to authorise the department of the treasury to have a higher amount of debt, to incur a higher amount of debt. otherwise the u.s. will default. really, an unthinkable event. this is not a weak economy, this is not a week country. for it to be at the edge of the brink of disaster for no apparent reason is ridiculous. it shouldn't happen. >> i think a lot of americans don't understand what the disaster looks like truthfully. help us understand it. >> well, you know, there is a credibility that goes to every country. the ability to pay its bills, the ability to borrow and pay
off the debt and pay back the borrowers when time comes due. the united states has the highest credibility in the world on this issue. and that credibility will be severely damaged if the government does not pay its debt, or if it comes close to not paying its debts. now, i know the average guy on the street doesn't understand that, but that is because politicians have not come through and explained to the average guy that this is a real problem, and they talk about the details of this chamber and that chamber. the average guy doesn't care - he cares about are we going to have high taxes, low taxes, more spending, less spending. these are the crucial parameters that need to be explained to the average person on the street. >> it raises the obligations for the government - interest rates goes up on money borrowed;
correct? >> absolutely. if the united states rating falls significantly, then suddenly all this trillions of dollars that the united states has borrowed will command a higher interest rate. so it will be problematic to pay them - to pay appropriately all the existing debt if the interest rates become higher. as i said, we have a budget crisis. that's why we have the shutdown of the government. if, on top of it, we have higher interest rates, that will increase the budget pressures on the united states government. >> okay, nick economides, thank you for your insight. live from san francisco. >> more than 200 people are missing after a boat carrying migrants from africa capsized off the italian coast. 100 bodies have been recovered
off the town of lampedusa. >> covins of 111 bodies recovered from the sea after the shipwreck on wednesday. amopping the victims - children too vulnerable to survive. most were from eritria wanting a better life. at lampedusa's reception center those that survived have been attempting to piece together their lives. 18-year-old arwed made the journey with his friends. they did not survive. suffering from shock he remembers some details from that night. >> there was a fire. yes. after that the people, 355, about, died. >> how did you make it over? did you swim? >> i swim. >> authorities at the reception
center are attempting to process new arrivals as quickly as possible. they can barely keep up with the challenge. hundreds of people have been arriving in lampedusa every month. more than half of those here are syrian who escaped the war. the conditions here are barely habitable. >> frightened people. we are trying to make the transfers quickly because the conditions here are not human. we ask institutions to make this happen quickly. >> there are around 1,000 people at the reception center behind me. the problem is that there's only room for 250. that means that many people here, including women and children are forced to sleep outside in the open air. for those who live here commemorating the loss of life is the least they can do. lampedusa bore witness to tragic incidents involving migrants
over the years. authorities need assistance to give those who arrive here the help they deserve and the e.u. has to recognise challenges they face. they may feel that the world is indifferent to their appeal for support. what is certain is that the boats will come to lampedusa and for those who make it here, the chance for a dignified life in europe is worth the risk of that perilous journey. >> in the middle east, a garbage dump can stoke anger. palestinians are at a loss after the israeli army shut a landfill on the west bank. many palestinians are not convinced that it is hurting the environment. >> it's not a place of beauty, but that municipal tump outside al barawe has performed a function. disposing of millions of tonnes of garbage from this region of the west bank. the israeli army closed it down,
saying the site was a health risk. >> as for the palestinians, the unexpected concern by the israeli authorities about the environmental health of the people on the west bank masks a motive. it's all to do with anillegal jewish settlement on the hill. >> this is an illegal settlement home to 1600 jewish settlers. it's a small settlement but at the palestine municipality local officials believe it has territorial ambitions, which is why it believes the army closed the facility. >> translation: i think they closed it down it expand the settlement. we have an environmental report saying the dump site doesn't pose an environmental hazard at all. >> the garbage trucks rumble through, but in the absence of a disposal site the waste is dumped on private land, which
the palestine municipality says raidses environmental concerns. >> it was horrible. the city was on the verge of an environmental capacity. people would burn their waste. it was not bearable to walk in the city. >> the israeli civil authorities issued this statement: >> and with the municipal dump closed, many palestinians fear the expansion of the little settlement on the hill will begin, taking over more of their land. >> well, with the u.s. government shut down, there was a threat the air force navy game might have been cancel. it was game on. what made it happen? that story in sport. also ahead on al jazeera
>> [ music ] italian government has offered first-time car buyers cash in order to stimulate the economy. analyst say the cash incentives are backfiring. thousands of consumers are defaulting on loans and having to give up their new cars. we have more from bangkok. >> thailand is big on cars. so much so it's even been called south east asia's detroit. even though it's the biggest car maker in the region thailand's
industry took losses after floods two years ago. under a new scheme, first-time car buyers are given a cash handout worth as much as $3200. a rebate on the tax paid when they purchase the car. as a result, the program has been popular. bangkok's known for terrible traffic. journeys that should take a few minutes can take hours if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. some wonder why the government came up with a scheme that could only make the traffic worse by putting more cars on the streets. this is one of the 1.2 million people with a new car under this new scheme. now about 10% of people are defaulting on loans and selling cars. >> translation: i plan so i could pay the monthly payments. the cost of fuel and living are going up.
so are the motor way tolls. it's getting harder to pay the bills. >> the incentives have had a serious impact on carr makers too, creating boom and demand that has not been sustained now the scheme is no longer available. mitsubishi is thailand's biggest automaker. it's having to come up with sales promotion campaigns to shift stock of new cars in an oversupplied market. >> i prefer long-term program bit the government rather than just to give a one-year special privilege to the customer who buys car. >> reporter: the scheme that was supposed to stimulate the economy and help first-time car buyers instead led to consumers borrowing money they can't pay back, and made it harder for car makers to stay profitable. the thai economy is in a
recession, growth is at a standstill. given it's the third-largest industry, the autoindustry is a crucial factor in getting the economy moving again. all right. who would have thought the government shutdown would actually affect college sfooble? >> yes, you think about that. when you play for a military institution it could happen. thanks to a couple of respond source it didn't happen in the case of the air force-navy football game this weekend. sponsors picked up the tab to get the airports to minneapolis to take on navy. we are glad they came. especially keenan reynolds, the quarter back. here is keenan. takes it. he gets the navy on board. 7-3 lead. air force struck back.
not by air though - it was a land attack. anthony la cost in this one. he barrels up the middle, going through the defense for the 18-yard score. air force with a 10-7 lead. navy win, der min brown taking it all the way. 38 yard score. navy going on to beat air force 28-10. elsewhere jame us winston, the number eight florida against the 25 tampas, handing it to carlos williams, capping off the 10-play with a drive, that 1-yard touchdown, the first score of the game. before the half, the semin ols 14-0 lead, they never took their foot off the back. winston on the attack. here is winston - he'll find a kenny shaw for another 21-yard
score. fsu steam rolling the newly ranked maryland team. for the tur pins, it was an honour. to another top team. teddy brig water and lowiville taking on temple. bridgewater threw 14 touchdowns to one interception. de-vonte parker making a grab for a 10-0 louisville lead - he was injured. domenic brown - a short one-yarder. bridgewater on its game. no picks on the day. another touchdown passed. this to elie rogers. cardinal win the battle of the birds 30-7. now let's talk big 10. nebraska and illinois facing off
in lincoln. amir abduala rumbling with a 30-yard dash before he's taken down about here. the huskers - feed the horse that got you there. he scored the next play. abduala again. here he is again. good hands, takes the pitch. takes it all the way, going all the way - shaking bacon, off for the races again. what a day for abduala, rumbling 43 yards, his tonne td on the game. hos kerrs win 39-19. now to the country's top team, alabama. flexing their muscles against georgia state. to tus call usa - this looked like a home-coming game. roll tide could be heard early and often. aj fighting. christian jones. alabama's first score of the game. the wealth spread to finding
deand ra white for the 10-yard score. how about the one-handed catch. check it out again, leaps, uses the defender as lefage. bama cruise back as blake sims gets action. the back up qb. he wasted no time. to chris black. bama rolls 45-3. elsewhere baker mayfield and number 20 texas tech took it to canvas in the jr may fields. washington in the end zone on touch for the score. 27-10 for charlie. how about icing on the cake. washington into the end zone as texas tech steam rolls. it came as a price, tech losing qb mayfield to an apparent leg injury. now to baseball, where the stakes are higher every night of the post season. beginning with the american league. the rays have another chance to
steal one at fenway, and even up their series. game one apiece at boston before heading to tampa. the okay land as face justin verlander and the tigers. speaking of the game at fenway, let's look at the game - between the al east rivals. david price and the rays looking to steal one. boston - price pitched a gem last time out and bombed a big poppy. david ortiz - big yard with a solo shot. 2-0 early in this. in the second the rays get runners back. young. it's a fly ball. runners on the corner. bringing ben zobis around to score of the 4-1, red some leading this one.
big to-dos in baseball. every game, you want to steal one in the home field. >> always talking about something. the olympic flame began its journey from athens to socchi, russia. a few dozen gay rights activists held a protest against russia's gay rights legislation. >> and still ahead on al jazeera america - rebecca stevenson returns with the weather when we come back. ç]
21 inches of snow for rapid city. boy, it is cool there as well. temperatures tonight are going to get cooler and enhanced cooling thanks to the snow cover. now, the good news is that you are going to slowly warm up in the next few days. so that snow will slowly start to melt off. we have a big temperature difference across the states. the cooler air moving in with cool pacific storm - it's running into warmer air. we saw a tornado warning pop up issued by the national weather
service of kentucky. the storm system is swirling around with the snow tapering off in the mountains. ultimately the storm is going to diminish. we'll see winds drop overnight, the snow will taper down. we have heavy rainfall totals working across illan yois, into ind -- illinois, into indiana and ohio. wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour. they'll continue to die off. there's warnings impacting wind advisories for parts of the dakotas. frost advisories have been issued for parts of the north. i'll show you this map because textures on a high, los angeles 90 degrees. you cross the mountains and you head to temperatures in the 50s - how is this possible? what has happened is we have higher pressure here on the other side of the mountains, and lower pressure off to the west.
so the air is rushing from high pressure to low pressure. boy are the santa anas going and the wind as it goes down the side of the mountains, it warms as it sinks. you have some remarkably warm temperatures for southern california in addition to the concerns of fire weather, because the winds and the hot weather. it is very dry here. totally different story. if you head east, this is where you are cool and we've been staying wet. you can see how the storm is swirling around the midsection of the country. the tropical storm karen weakening, bringing rain to the gust coast but not the wind and -- gulf coast, but not the wind and storm surge. the pressure will be sucked into the cold front and bring rain. it will be warm in the north-east, but there'll be a better chance of rain will be brought into the first part of our work wheat. we are not going to stay nice and dry for too much longer in