[ music ] something has to be done because it's the same guy that had no remorse to kill a man in front of his family. >> family members of the victims speak out as police continue a nationwide manhunt for two convicted killers on the run. obamacare offline, the new website that has been riddled with glitches shut down for repairs for the second time in just two weeks. and still, no deal. why thousands of commuters are stranded, stuck in the middle of a transit strike in the san francisco bay. pretty much anywhere you can fly an air planner into, you can buy a bottle of jack daniels now. i think that that's helped grow
the brand. >> sales of american whiskey are up worldwide. a look is why it's flowing more freely now than ever. welcome to al jazeera america. i am morgan radford in new york. we begin with a nationwide man shunt this morning where thor -- manhunt where authorities say they are searching for two convicted murders. it began earlier this week at the franklin correctional institution in the florida panhandle and continued 300 miles south in orlando. our robert ray is standing by live in caravel, florida where the prisoners first escaped. what do we know right now? >> reporter: yeah, morgan, indeed. it is crazy and obviously scary that something like that occurred. where we are coming from right
now is on the gulf of mexico, carabel, florida. two miles up the road is the corrections center where the two murderers seemed to have walked out. they will not allow us to be there for security reasons. on september 27th, one of the men had forged documents. he walked out. no problem. on october 8th, the second convicted murderer with the same similar forged documents also walked out. no problem. we have a little bit more information to tell you, and here is some of it right now >> reporter: police say these are the most recent photos of joseph jenkins and charles walker, taken just days after authorities say the convicted murderers used forged documents to get out of prison. they posed because after they got out they reported to the sheriff's department in orlando, the area where they committed their crimes. they registered, as required by law, as felons, possibly to seem less suspicious. the sheriff said there is reason
to believe the fugitives are still there. >> certainly, this is very frustrating to all of us who work in the system. it's certainly frustrating to me as a law enforcement officer. these individuals have murder it is individuals in this community. so we want to bring them back to justins. >> walker and jenkins had been serving life sentences at the franklin correctional instuttution. somebo police say somebody faked a judge's 60. even judge was impressed >> i have never seen anything like this. you have to give them an a for being imagine native. >> while the search goes on, the state is investigating the escape. one obvious question: whether it was an inside job. >> the key here is that they had an insider. they had a person at the courthouse that was able to take this document and slip it into the pork chain. that opens up a question that they could have had things slipped in for years.
>> florida corrections officials are adding extra checks to prevent a repeat. in the meantime, they are facing tough questions about how the system let two men who were never meant to go free walk right out of the prison in front of everyone. >> okay. now, robert, a lot of unanswered questions this morning. i mean particularly how could two felons serving 100 years for murder even get access to forged documents in the first place? >> reporter: yeah. i think that's the biggest quit right there. was it an inside job? were there people working with these two individuals? did these two individuals ever speak? did they know each other? >> exactly what the state is looking at, and they are very concerned about. i mean, you can imagine. both of these guys had signatures from the judge that sentenced them, which is the same judge, and then the state's attorney. and so you have to question and look at the system in general and say: wow. are there more people out there, more prisoners that are trying same thing? and as we have seen around the
country, there are, but perhaps not to this magnitude, morgan. >> report, you mentioned the state's concern, but this seems to be a growing trend. i mean the state's attorney's office caught another guy who tried to use fake documents but they caught him before he could get out. what are the correction officials doing to nip this in the bud? >> reporter: yeah. exactly. they did catch that person. we don't know when exactly that occurred. but news that they did. so here is what the state of florida is doing right now: just as of yesterday, they announced that they are evaluating the entire process of how they release inmates after they have served their sentence. instead of just the county clerk or the clerk at the corrections center looking at the documents and verifying it and saying, okay. you are on your way, the actual judge who sentenced them to their terms has to sign off on it as well, has to actually physically look at this in person and, also, state legislators here are promising that they are going to hold
investigative hearings as to exactly how this occurred, how these two men are released and seemingly, set free in the public right now, morgan. >> peeking of them being in the pun, poli -- in the public, poly they are in orlando where they are actually from. do they have any new leads? >> what we know is from the sheriff yesterday who gave a press conference yesterday evening in orlando. he spoke and said that investigators and police on the ground in the orlando area, orange county, were talking to family members of at least one of the men who is free and they feel like at least one of these guys is in the orlando area and they feel like there are some pretty good tips. as far as the other one, they are a little bit vague on that, though we have heard reports that there is a possibility that he is also in the orlando area. now, if you are driving around orlando, we are told that there are billboards with the faces of the two men, and they are asking residents to try and inform
police and authorities if, indeed, they have any tips, morgan. so the manhunt continues nationwide as the murderers are still on the loose. >> robert ray in carabel, florida. robert, thanks so much for joining us this morning. hundreds of thousands of commuter train riders in the san francisco bay area remain stranded. the bart system went on strike and the second in four months. the union said it would end the strike if the transit agency would agree to force conditions into negotiations. bart officials said they would only agree to sending the whole contract. for the second time in just two weeks, millions of americans who wanted to enroll in obamacare were put on hold. the troubled affordable care website went down for repairs other night. healthcare.gov was down for four hours and in some states, the sight did are still down. given all of these technical problems, the government is no longer planning to roll out the
spanish version of the website on monday but they can enroll over the phone and in person. house republicans plan to start an investigation into the troubled rollout next week. >> the news on obamacare isn't all bad. melissa chan tells us about one community that says it's working just fine. >> on october 1st, the day california's online health exchange opened shop, paul torgino we want on line tom by insurance. he shopped around and looked at different plans and what each had to offer and then -- >> and it says i have completed my application. >> paul will have insurance starting the 1st next year, and it will cost him $1 a month. with a few clicks, his life has changed. without it, i wouldn't be able to do it. the policy that they are offering me is worth $500 a month. and it's -- i would call it a disaster policy in case i broke a leg or had a heart attack. it would cover major expenses
and i wouldn't lose my life savings or my houses. >> california made a firm commitment to obamacare which has meant a smoother launch with more time to set up systems. people here are enrolling. some have waited years, even decades in order to get healthcare coverage. the state's goal is to sign up about a million californiaages by the end of the first year. dana howard, over at covered california says high web traffic is proof of consumer interest and public support for the new exchange. >> do the numbers. and when you go on to coverca.com and you see what you get back, you realize that this is going to be good. >> getting that kind of message out to millions, some of them skeptical of change and others simply very confused, may be the biggest challenge. the country's health system, already difficult to navigate, is, after all, requiring with the threat of a penalty that
americans buy insurance. but for some who followed health policy closely out of necessity, the changes are a relief. paul considers himself a typical middle class american, not someone poor but a beneficiary of obamacare. >> i didn't have medical insurance. and i had it years past, but the premiums just went up and up and up. finally, i had to make a decision: do i eat, or do i pay for the medical insurance? so i haven't had it for some years. so i really wanted it to be covered in case of an emergency. >> his message to those uncertain about cover california is simple: go check it out, and then decide for yourself. here is at least one believer. melissa chan, al jazeera, sacramento, california. > . >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people very many already benefited from some parts of the affordable care act. this is just the initial rollout. the rest of the healthcare changes won't be in place until
202022. president obama talked about the recent government shut down saying it's time for bi-partisan politics to be put aside and focus on what the american people really need. >> there were no winners in this. at a time when our economy needs more growth and more jobs, the manufactured crisis of these last few weeks actually harmed jobs and growth. and it's understandable that your frustration withes what goes on washington has never been higher. >> meanwhile, rome is expected to see another day of protests by civil servants, hospital staff and transit workers. today, strikes and demonstrations will continue against prime minister en rio's budget which calls for salary freezes and increased taxes. sonya, i understand the strikes have disrupted flights, buses and services in rome but have any other cities been affected so far?
>> reporter: yes. there have been. it's been happening sort of across the country in milan, the economic heart of italy. what we are seeing at the st. john's square, we have seen those coming to the site here preparing to approach central rome, toward the central station. now, there are reports that perhaps some skirmishes may occur. there are fears perhaps these protests will be infiltrated by groups that will possibly use violent tactics. therefore, you have a very heavy police presence here, a lot of security, about 4,000 police officers manning the street, all and all, a day which is anticipated today have quite a few problems ahead. >> sonia, thank you for joining us live from rome. fires are still blazing across australia where our auntdrew thomas has been out with fire fighting volunteers. and he brings us this report >> reporter: in the blue mountains west of sydney, volunteers are fighting fire
with fire. by burning big areas of undergrowth near homes, they are hoping once the bush fires reach here, there will be nothing left to burn. >> we will go in and put a burnt line around the back of properties and area and we will look at burning out the smaller valley heat, which is an off shoot of a bigger value. >> the firefighters are working remarkably close to the homes. >> just 50 meters up the hill are people's houses. i can see from here their windows and doors. the volunteer fire fighters are trying to stop these flames from reaching them. >> and these are all volunteers. practicing fire fighting is normally a weekend hobby. this, though, the real thing is what that's all about. gina is a mother of two children. darrell manages a concrete factory. everyone brought together by fire. >> i manage a cafe, make coffee.
here is a builder, greg does maintenances. >> you are volunteers? >> we are volunteers, yes, do it for nothing. >> at the top of the slope are the homes they are trying to protect and the people. this is an area often prone to fire. >> we are only 10 meters from the bush. as you can see, you can get burned out really easily. we are taking precautions with a sprinkling system, shutters on the windows, a rain water tank which feeds a system which will cover the house house in water. >> others have taken similar measures and lost everything. >> very frightening. very fright need because you watch the flames coming. well, personally, you don't know how you are going to stop them. >> on a nearby road, many homes are now just rubble and ash. back at the firefront, the work is 24 hours a day. the firefighters taking advantage of cooler temperatures and lighter winds while they last and grabbing moments to rest only when thing. mount riverview, mississippi.
sglf that was andrew thomas report from new south wales. bush fires are not any surprise across portions of australia. every sing year, they have to en cou counter them just like the pacific northwest and also across portions of the southwest. the ingredients to create these bush fires is really low relative humidity, high pressure staying in control, and you can see just based off of the satellite imagery we have from australia this morning, we aren't looking at much in terms of presibtation. sunshine bearing down on sydney across new south wales. >> that's where we will continue to see the wildfires burn. it's spring there and we are not looking at a lot of rainfall. we will continue to monitor these bush fires. right now, we have over 94 bush fires burning across portions of australia, 28 of then them
uncontained. across the home front, a different story, louisiana, this morning, we have a coldfront pushing through. that coldfront certainly bringing cooler air across portions of the sentence tral plains into minneapolis minneapolis where it's a chilly day. you can see fronts. once stand out across the southeast. >> that's where we see plenty of moisture across mexico into the gulf of mexico. so it's a slow go across i-10 this morning, across the central plains, particularly across the midwest. that did produce a bit of snow across portions of kansas yesterday and right now, it's creating a slow flow right around indianapolis. if you are traveling along i-10, as i said, that heavy rain coming down, across portions of eastern texas, that rain will continue to push along the i-ni 95 corridor and really on into the evening. so folks traveling there, highly advised to take it easy on the
roadways you can see across the north central plains scattered showers. we have light snow showers falling crosses minneapolis. i will very long more coming up just a bit later in the show. back to you, morgan. >> thanks so much, jolila. the snub heard around the world. saudi arabia rejects a seat on the u.n. security council. the fall out at the united nations. the fight to save oysters. the expensive tactics one state is taking to preserve the industry.
let the wedding bells toll. same-sex couples will be able to get married in new jersey after the state's highest court refused to delay a lower court ruling. the governor, chris christie said the decision should ultimately come from the voters and not the court. new jersey now becomes the 14th state to allow same-sex marriage.
dick cheney says he took the possibility of a terror attack to heart, quite literally. the former vice president told cbs's "60 minutes" he had the wireless function of his heart defibrillator disabled. he asked his cardiologist to do that because he worried terrorists would hack it to give him a heart attack. he has had five hacks and got a heart transplant two years ago. al water shortage in zimbabwe is becoming even more severe. the capitol is now on the verge of becoming a city without water. osama benjave reports. >> this is neither a rab or a recycling factory. it looks like this. water is in short supply. for peter and his family, huge water bills have made matters worse. tackling the crisis was one of the campaign promises the governme government. the city council did wipe off dues but decided to disconnect
residents who weren't paying bills after july. many can't make the full payment. >> yeah. they disconnected my water. 80 duras. >> it's a chronic crisis for harari, a cash-starved city council faces many challenges. creaking infrastructure and lack of capacity means it can only meet half of the city's required kne needs. officials say lack of revenue is also a key problem. >> people who do not want to settle their bills on time or settle them at all. so if there is one of those policies, if we can't have them pay up now so that we ensure. >> no funds means this cannot keep running all treatment plans like this one. solutions like $144 million loan
from a chinese bank aren't working as planned. residents will endure three more years of shortages as the city begins to deep commission plans to rehab i think state the machinery. >> we go for days without water supply. when it comes back, it's very dirty. people fall sick. they must improve on treatment. >> water here is an issue. not being affected by cholera is god's grace >> reporter: more than three-quarters the population's unemployed, it's nearly impossible for many to every day to pay for water, a necessity which is painfully transformed into a luxury. there are almost 14 million people living in zimbabwe. railro no carbolics will be filed against first responders in the asian a fire fighter struck. the 16-year-old chinese student
was run over by an emergency vehicle that was responding to the crash back in july. investigators said after reviewing numerous videos, none of them were criminally reliable. an attorney for the victims said the family is planning legal action, calling the incident completely avoidable. speaking of airports, another arrest in connection with the dry ice explosions at los angeles international airport. a ground services employee was arrested at l.a. x. on possessiposition f . he was the supervisor of the first employee who was arrested and charged earlier this week. oysters have been dying by the billions off of the west coast. scientist suspect a polluted pacific ocean is to blame. harvesters in washington state are the turning to expensive tactics to save their industry. alan schuffler has this >> reporter: brian's family has
worked these waters for three generations. >> we are going to middle sands. >>reporter: >> reporter: harvesting oysters on one of the richest shellfish areas in the world. >> this bay produces a 60th of the oysters in the united states. >> this difficult and dirty job has gotten harder. oyster larvae started dying before they could set or attach to something solid to start building shells. >> in 2005, nothing, which wasn't really alarming because there had been times we would go a few years without having it. but 2006, nothing. 2007, nothing. >> we had gone through probably about almost 15 years of excellent sets, and so we were probably getting pretty complacent >> reporter: biologist bruce kaufman manages the state's oysterbeds. he blames colder than normal
summers. but he said it could be high salinity, water assidfication, chemical pollution. >> i don't think we have a good handle on what is actually causing the mortalities. >> i personally think it has to do with global changes we are seeing. are those long-term changes, or shorter cycles? we don't know. >> he did know he had to make some changes, that his industry faced a fight for survival. shellfish farm something a major economic engine in rural pacific county providing jobs and refer new. wilipa bay oysters are harv eft by the millions, shucked and sold raw, sold in the shell but withnate unreliable. more farmers have turned to labor intensive seed to go start crops. >> this has become a critically important of the process for a industry. this is a setting room where micro scopic larvae are attaching themselves to tiny pieces of shell.
in this room alone, there are more than 2 million oysters. >> sheldon is hopeful as he looks ahead. there have been better natural sets the last two years. he says staying flexible is the key to keeping the bay and the business healthy. >> we are going to try to use sciences to make a this work, you know. we are going to hope, you know, global conditions kind of stabilize a little bit. >> hopeful he and others can keep the oysters coming from these mud flats to seafood markets around the world. alan schoffler. >> oysters haven't produces on their own since 2005 so every grower now relies on hatchery-produced larvae. >> google is the third largest country in the united states. the stock jumped above $1,000 on friday putting the company's about a almost $340,000,000,000. th worth now than some cult trees like denmark and malasia.
>> thousands of riot police deployed across the capitol. (vo) we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. (vo) and follow it no matter where it leads, all the way to you. al jazeera america. take a new look at news. welcome back. i am morgan radford. these are our top stories this hour. the massive nationwide manhunt continues for two convicted murderers let out of prison by mistake. please said they are hiding in florida. shut down again, the troubled affordable care website went offline for the second time overnight while technicians work out the glitches. meanwhile, stranded commuters in san francisco will have to keep on waiting. no deal yet on a contract between the bart rail system and
union workers after the transit agency rejected the latest offer by the union. workers will have to end the strike by sunday in order to get trains up and running by monday. sdmr dim /* diplommats say it's possible to get saudi arabia to rerefuse a seat. >> saudi arab i can't, 176. >> saudi diplomats were all smiles thursday, months if not years of planning went into the election. the saudi ambassador gave every indication his country was eager to take on the high-profile position. >> we look forward to working with the rest of the international community to help our syrian brothers achieve their objectives. equally important, if not for so in our opinion is the palestinian issue because we believe that the palestinian issue is the core issue of the
difficulties in the middle east. >> the council's inaction on those same issues, syria and palestine were cited on friday when the kingdom suddenly referenced course and announced it would not take the seat. >> foreign ministry said in a statement, the mechanisms of action and double standards existing in the security council prevent it from performing its duties and assuming its responsibilities toward preserving international peace and appeals court. the security council has long been criticized for its gridlock, veto-wielding members, russia and china are blamed for blocking action on syria while the u.s. has stood in the way of consensus on the palestinian issue. it has some long-time u.n. watchers questioning the sawudi. >> we have problems with the way, you know, issues are do developing in the region and pay attention >> reporter: the announcement took the u.n. by surprise.
ban kee moon said he was waiting for official notification. >> i encourage all mirror states through while advancing efforts to. >> the u.n. says it is waiting for official word for the from the saudis before deciding whether or not to call a new election. no one is certain just how to proceed because this has never happened before. kristin saloomey, al jazeera, the united nations. >> joining us now from washington, d.c. to talk about saudi arabia's rejection of their u.n. security council seat is kirk volume kerr, former u.s. ambassador to nato. >> good morning, morgan. >> most reports say the saudis have spent the better part of two years lobbying for a seat. then they get it and say no.
why all of this work for nothing? >> well, that's exactly right. it's a prestigious thing for any country to want to be and achieve being on the u.n. security council. the sawediz did work very hard at that. they put effort into training their diplomats to be ready to carry out the functions of being on the security council. i think it's very much what the saudis said in their statement, that they are concerned that the security council is not living up to the responsibility did of upholding international peace and security, particular reference to the conflict in syria. i also think there may be an element to which saudi arabia is providing assistance to the opposition in syria and taking a stand in this way not only calls adeposition to the issue but also helps to explain and justify why saudi arabia is taking those actions. >> you mentioned syria. what exactly are they expecting to see done different? >> well, what you have seen in syria over the past year and a half is the regime. they are killing well over 100,000 people. there are over seven million displaced persons and refugees.
the security council has essentially done nothing, barely even condemning the syrian government for these actions. this has led to a near failure of syria's estate, wholesale destruction and no process expect for any change. this has really been because of the vetoes of russia in the first instance and china that have prevented the security council from taking any action whatsoever. as a result of that, i think the saudis are trying to wave a big red flag in saying this is not working if this is what the u.n. security counsel is set up to do, it's failing and we need to bring attention to that and look at what else we do. >> while they are raiding this big red flag so to speak, you mentioned how pristegious this was. according to the u.n., 70 countries have never held a seat on the security council ever before. how profound is a rejection like this. are other current trees in the reamingon likely to follow their lead? >> as your report said, this is unprecedented. it's never happened that a country having gotten the votes to get on to the security counsel turns around and says,
no, we don't want it. we are into uncharted territory. the next step since this seems to be a seat reserved for the arab world will be for the arab league to meet and discuss whether to nominate another country to take saudi arabia's place. i guess even before that, saudi arabia needs to notify the u.n. officially which is not yet done that it is indeed regenerallying ofjecting the seat. the arab league has to decide whether or not to nominate another country or not. it's conceivable they will show solidarity and not no, ma'minat anyone. that would be uncharted territory. >> let's say the u.n. security council did make some of the changes that the saudis were hering to see. could they get their seat back? > >>. >> at this point since they have won the election for the security council and they have not yet formally notified the u.n. that they are not taking it, there is some wiggle room where they could come back and say, okay. we will take it. frankly, i think given the public announcements we have seen, that would be unlikely.
>> what goes into a security co council selection? why were they chosen >> a distribution of countries around the world. every two years there is an election for countries to serve on security counsel. there is a west european group. there is an arrest ab league group, a latin american group and so on. the arab league has traditionally put forward the no, ma'am nations for the country to sit on the security council. it was in the most recent election process, saudi arabia was the country put forward for this seat. it's out of the blue for all of the diplomats that they have come out and said they don't want it. >> thanks so much, kirk volker joining us live from washington, d.c. this morning. >> my pleasure. thanks. the crisis in and around syria is worsening by the day. friday, the european union announced it was donating more than $100 million to lebanon, where there are at least 800,000
displaced syrians. neighboring countries have been helping with the crisis as well. in iraq, there were almost 200,000 syrian refugees and zordan is host of 500,000 refugees. another 500,000 are in turkey. but far, far away, it's germany also helping out by offering a temporary home to 5,000 syrians. nick speicer is in friedland, germany with this report >> reporter: after months and months of fear aof war and waiting, it's back to school for these syrian children in a country where they can at last feel safe. >> ala talabania learns to say he is 44 years old. whatever they did before, it's barfing to the -- back to the basics. his family heads to luncheon. hamed in the wheelchair is 15, tiny because of a degenerative disease, a disability that helped get his family accepted in germany. >> i did not want to leave. no one wants to leave their
country. we left too late. so we suffered a lot. we could hear the bombs going off, the mortars and artillery shells. the children have nightmares and were screaming all the time. >> a kurdish rights activist approached us, keen to show wounds, he says were sustained from the police in syria. >> syrian >> reporter: germany is giving 5,000 refugees it selected with the united nations and flying over here preferential treatment, pocket money, the right to work and lodging once they move out of this camp after a couple of weeks or so. the situation for other syrians who make it to germany under their own steam is more difficult. no right to work and no freedom to travel in the country until their asylum request is considered. >> syrians invited in by the german government can stay for two years and apply to stay longer.
an appealing option for many. the talibanis say they want to remain in germany because their children will get what they need most of all, proper medical care. >> hamed has a disease that makes him age too quickly. it left him limping and deaf. the syrians may be safe now t for some, there is no leaving behind scars of war. nick spicer, al jazeera, friedland, germany. the vetting processes for syrians entering germany fall into three categories: those who have suffered personally by the syrian regime, anyone affiliated to germany by family or education and anyone with the ability to help rebuild syria if the war ends. florida's longest serving
the graham ling state football team has fallen into disarray. they refused to travel to the game. the boycott follows reports that the players refused to practice wednesday and thursdays due to issues with the program and what the players feel is a lack of support from the school. this week, interim coach george railings detail was reaesigned. the football program which
reached national prominence under eddy robinson has been hit hard by reductions. they traveled to games in kansas city and indianapolis. last night 8th-ranked louisville playing central florida. that is a run by the knight's william stand back, tied 28. they scored three tds in 7 and a half minutes, a 31-28 lead. cardinals on that run by dominic brown go on top. that is your game winner, under 30 seconds left. blake borlingdzs, a 2-yard tb toss. teddy bridge water, the hail mary into the end zone and it's batted down. louisville suffers the first loss of the season in stunning fashion, 38-35. death valley in clemson tonight. the third-ranked tigers host 5th
ranked florida state. josh got to talk about this showdown which features two heisman trophy contenders as quarterback. >> jamis winston and saj boyd are two prominent heisman contenders. only one will be left standing. winston is a red shirt freshman who has played unbelievable all year, kept his team in games. taj is a wiley veteran. he has been in a match-up like this, with georgia at the beginning of the season. he won that. i kind of give him the enemy because he has already been down this road before. winston is definitely a lot of fun to watch. i think people are going to have a treat watching these two guys go at it. >> can make an impact on the national stage. we have to give some love to missouri because the tigers are 6 and o and can make a statement against number 22 florida. is missouri the biggest surprise of the season so far? >> well, you know, full disclosure, i am a missouri grad
so i will say yes. they are the biggest surprise of the season. i don't think anybody expected them to do as well as they have done so far, 6 and 0. that was team last year that played pretty poorly in the sec, didn't go to a bowl game the first time since 2004. they beat up georgia pretty good and florida coming in. florida is eat beaten up. missouri is without it's quarterback but they have a kid they like named matty mock. as long as he doesn't throw interceptions, fumble the ball, i think they can win it this game. >> derek rose continues his comeback in grand fashion with the chicago bulls. he scored 32 points against thepatesers in pre-season action last night. chicago beat indianapolis an. i am mark morgan. huge news for the bulls fans. remember, rose missed the last season. >> my bulls are back. and speaking of sports, it's being dubbed the first-ever
peanut free college football game. northwestern university says no peanuts will be sold or even permitted during today's game versus the university of minnesota. this week, workers pressure-washed the entire stadium to get rid of anything with peanut residue. the university says the gesture is in support of people with nut allergies. >> there is a growing thirst across the world for american whiskey. for three years in a row now, u.s. brands are seeing their sales shoot up. al jazeera's jonathan martin explores what's bind the big boon >> reporter: from the big makers to tiny craft distilleries, american witchingey is more profitable than ever >> our production is going up. our demand is going up. >> sales of all u.s. spirits are up across the globe but no category more than american whiskey which includes burbon. sales grew over 5% last year to 17 million cases. jack daniels, the world's best
selling american whiskey reports an 11% sales spike this year, prompting a $100 million expansion. >> to go back to when i started with the company more than 20 years ago, jack daniels was 7ing 4 to 5 million cases, most in the u.s. last year we sold more than 11 million cases of our black label product alone. >> what's behind the whiskey renaissance? a record number of international consumers means they have an appetite for american whiskey. >> for the past five years, more than half of american whiskey was consumed outside of america. exports are gaining ground, thanks in large part to new free trade agreements in several current trees. last year, over $900 million worth of american whiskey was exported. that's more than triple the rate for u.s. beer and wine. >> pretty much anywhere you can fly an airplane into, you can buy a bottle of jack daniels now. i think that that's helped grow the brand.
>> many whiskey makers are also finding new customers through innovation, by offering honey, cherry and apple-in fused drinks. more craft distilleries are popping up. cosera opened in nashville. >> every big city seems to have a distill re. it looks like it's going that way where people can buy whiskey made down the street from their house. >> a spirit more than 200 years old now flowing more freely than ever jonathan martin, al jazeera, nashville. >> meanwhile, investigators in kentucky are trying to figure out how 65 cases of the most expensive burbon disappeared from a warehouse. cases of the high-end, pappy van winkel were reported missing on tuesday. just one bottle of the sought-after drink can cost as much as 1100 bucks.
>> good morning, fall foliage is in its peak season across the northeast and certainly across new england. it will be a beautiful day there. if you want to travel along i-95 or i-80 to go and see some of those leaves changing colors, it's going to be an absolutely gorgeous day. look at this picture coming in out of harris burg, pennsylvania. see the array of reds and also into the yellows. we have some leaves here that are quite green. it's going to be a beautiful day across portions of the northeast. so if you are traveling, again, fall foliage in the peak season across portions of the northeast. across the country, we have two frolths boundaries, one stalling out across the southeast and plenty of moisture with that pumping into portions of louisiana on into southern alabama, also back into mississippi. it's going to be a rainy day to say the at least along i-10. a secondary frontal boundary across the midwest. it's a slow go this morning across indianapolis all the way down through st. louis.
if you are traveling along i-70, take it easy. one thing the frontal boundary across the midwest is doing is ushering much cooler air out ofcapped. it will be a chilly day to say the least. we have scattered snow showers just to the north of minneapolis. so if you are traveling along i-35, take it easy there. but that cool air continues to churn and look at where temperatures are in omaha, 35. if you are in fargo, around 38. it's a chilly morning, snow falling outside of minneapolis. take it easy on the roadway. by the end of the day, it will warm up just a bit in omaha. will reach a high of 60. in kansas, 60, up to 60. but to start out the morning, we have a frost warning in effect and a hard freeze warning, certainly end, the growing season across portions of nebraska down into kansas. further to the south, as i said, is going to be a slow go along itch-10. meanwhile, different story across portions of australia
where we continue to see bush fires burn. going to be a very hot day with low relative humidity and gusty winds. we will continue to watch the volunteers out there fight those infernos. back to you, morgan. >> thanks so much, jolila. african art is gaining prestige on the world stage. why the art community is putting africa on its map. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. real money with ali velshi monday - 7 eastern on al jazeera america
an iconic piece of history going on the auction block, the violin that was played to a couple of passengers on the deck of the sinking titanic owned by wallace heartley who drown along with 1500 others. it took seven years for experts to authenticate it. it's expected a starting bid of $400,000. london is playing host to the world's first contemporary african art fair. barnaby phillips reports on how
it's challenging perception from artists from africa. >> a new take on michelangelo's last judgment. some leaders seem to be ascending to heaven. others don't fare so well. from mozambique, skull sculptours treated with humor and irony. photographs that celebrate the dandies and the hair stys of nigeria. ought brought together thanks to this woman, the daughter of a famous moroccan painter. with 54 countries in africa, is there such a thing as african art >> the influences are different b they are full of energy. this is what, you know, you can see on the wall. there is no theme, you know, like what is surprising for all of the people is the diversity of it. the thing is that european history and african culture
intertwined. >> sakari do you go las-camp merges ideas from african and british history and feels african art is sold too cheaply compared to that from, say, europe or america. >> institutions all over the world and probably done a lot more than some of our white contemporaries that are more successful. but because we have an african tag, i think. people are shy of that, looking at what we do. >> the fair has been busy. people have been buying, which after all action is what it's all about. although much of the art is now, is this the same old story of wealthy europeans taking the best from africa? most contemporary african art is still bought by collectors here in europe. >> that's changing very fast. dealers at this fair tell us that more and more, wealthy
collectors from countries like ghanna, and perhaps above all nigeria are investing in their own country's art. for years, african sculpttors have made imaginary works of art. their skill and african painters and sfrafrz is getting rec a recognition at home and in london where the organizers hope that this fair will become annual event. barnaby phillips, al jazeera. >> the fair is titled "154" representing the 54 countries. it runs through this weekend. the end of our first hour, here is what we are following this morning. the manhunt for two convicted killers continues. joseph jenkins and charles walker escaped from a florida prison using forged paperwork. and it's day 2 of a commuter rail strike in the san francisco bay and about 400,000 commuters are affected. for the second time in two weeks, the obamacare website is
being taken offline so that glitches in the program can be fixed. >> one of college football's unbeatens is stunned in the final seconds at home. we will show you what happened later in sports. >> it's a bitterly cold start to the morning across the north central plains. temperatures in canada in the 20s. in the 30s across portions of kansas. we will tell you all about it in the next hour. >> thanks so much for watching us this morning. right now, al jazeera continues. i am morgan radford. we will be back with you in two and a half minutes. but in the meantime, follow us on aljazeera.com. there, you can join the conversation, because, as always, there is more to it. we look forward to seeing you in just two minutes.
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massive manhunt, two convicted killers on the lam after walking out of a florida prison. offline, the new healthcare insurance website shuts down over glitches. aussie wildfires, high temperatures and flames and 5 dozen fires burning out of control. hello. welcome to al jazeera, i am richelle kerry in new york. we begin with a nationwide manhunt this morning. authorities say they are
searching for two con i wouldn't have murders who used fake documents. they began at the franklin correctional institute in the florida panhandle and continued 300 miles south in florida. robert ray is standing by live where the prisoners first escaped. this is a crazy story. there will obviously be an investigation as to how this happened but where do things stand right now? >> reporter: exactly, richelle, crazy and scary for florida and even the country that something like this could happen. we are on the gulf of mexico in the panhandle right now just about a mile or so up the road is the frank lin corrections center where the two con convicted murderersingly walked out. we are here because we can't be there for security. here are more on the developments. police say these are the most recent photos of joseph jenkins and charles walker taken days after authorities say the
convicted murderers used forged documents to get out of prison. >> they forged because after they got out, they reported to the sheriff's department in orlando, the area where they committed their crimes. they registered as required by law, as felonies, possibly to seem less suspicious. the sheriff says there is reason to believe the fugitives are still there. >> certainly, this is very frustrating to all of us who work in the system. it's certainly frustrating to me. these individuals have murdered individuals in this community and so we are want to bring them back to sentence. >> the franklin correctional instituti institution. police say somebody faked the judge's sixty. en the judge was depressedk impressed >> i have never -- impressed. you have to give them an a for being i know imaginenative. the state is investigating:
whether it was an inside job. >> the key here is, they had an insider. they had a person at the courthouse that was able to take this document and slip it into the paperwork chain. that opens up a question that they could have had things slipped in for years. >> florida corrections officials are adding extra checks to present a repeat am in the meantime, they are facing tough questions about how the system let two men never meant to go free walk right out of the prison in front of everyone. >> so robert, the state's attorney office caught another guy who tried to use fake documents to escape. they caught him before they got out but what are they doing to keep this from continuing to happen? >> exactly. basic it looks like an overhaul of the system in florida. yesterday, officials announce when prisoners are released, usually, it's the clerk that looks over the documents, looks
over the pork and sa says -- paperwork and says, okay, you are a free person. now, they are looking at it more closely. the judge who actually sentenced the person who was in prison will now have to physically, with their own eyes, his or her own eyes take a look and say this is my signature. you are free to go. so, also, state legislators here in florida are promising they are going to hold investigative hearings as to how these two men had documents forged atvat times so this looking at this intentionally. richelle? >> also police suspect these guys are in florida where they are from. can you tell us any more about what will leads they had? >> yeah. exactly. shoch's department in orange county, orlando, florida say at least one of them, they are pretty sure is in the orlando area. they have they have tips from family members saying that. so the manhunt is all around that pocket.
the other guy, they think is possibly there but not 100% sure. they have billed boards all around the area with the two men's faces on it and they are actively searching telling people to be cautious. it's not just florida. it's a nationwide manhunt for these two guys. >> without question. a serious situation. robert ray, i know you will keep us posted. for the second time in two weeks, millions of americans who wanted to enroll in obamacare were put on hold. the website went down for about four hours and in some states, the sites are down. the government is no longer planning to roll out the spanish version of the website on monday but narrative spanish speakers can enroll over the phone and in person. house republicans plan to start an investigation into the troubled roll out next week. dick cheney says he took the possibility of a terror attack to heart literally. he told "60 minute quiroz he said he had the wireless function of his heart
defibrillator. he had five heart attacks, got a heart transplant two years ago. hundreds of thousands of commuter train riders in the san francisco might have a hard time getting around. the bart rail system's unions went on sale friday. it said it would end the strike if the exit agency would grow to send the working portions symbol arbitration. bart officials said they would only agree to sending the entire contract. >> in response to at a time union leader's statement tonight, bart would welcome an end to the strike. union leaders letter is simply a repeat of the same unacceptable offer at the bargaining yesterday. it's a regret able action that actives artistic hundreds of thousands of people. bart wants to negotiate and put
an end to this strike but not until union leaders are ready to make significant channels to their proposal. >> the bay area economic institstewart estimates it will cost the bay area about $73 million a day. fires are still blazing across australia where andrew thomas has been with fire fighting volume you know tears and he has this report. >> in the blue mountains west of sydney, volunteers are fighting fire with fire. they are hoping once the bush fires reach here, there will be nothing left to burn. >> we will put a burnt line around the back of properties and areas and then we will look at burning out the smaller valley health which is a smaller offshoot of the fire coming out. >> they are working remarkably close to the homes. >> just 50 meters up the hill
are people's houses. >> these are all volunteers. practicing fire fight something normally a weekend hobby. this, though, the real thing, is what that's all about gina is a mother of two children, darrell manages a concrete. >> i manage a cafe, make coffee action here is a builder, greg does mount answer. >> you are volunteers? >> volunteers, do it for nothing. this is an area often prone to fire. >> 10 meters from the bush. as you can see, you can get burned out easily. so we are taking the precautions we can we have a rain water tank. >> others have taken similar
measures and lost everything. >> very frightening. very frightening indeed because you just watch the flames coming. you don't know how you are going to stop them. >> on a nearby road, many homes are now rubble and ash. back at the for you front, the work is 24 hours a day. fire fighters taking advantage of cooler temperatures and lighter winds while they last and grabbing moments to rest only when thing. andrew thomas, al jazeera, mount riverview mississippi. >> andrew thomas reporting from new south wales. >> from wildfires to a typhoon moving toward japan, let's bring in jalelah. >> we monitor san frisco moving north/northwest about 11 ebb miles an hour packing maximum sustained wins. look at the storm. it's enormous. it's pushing its way further
into the north. there is the storm right there, the eye defined. it will continue to push north slay northwest and passes maximum sustained winds the models aren't sure where it's going to make landfall but we thing it is going to graze japan. after the too off and on last week that killed 18 people, there is a lot of reason to be very concerned with this system. it's taking a very similar track to that storm last week. we will continue to monitor that and also across australia where today, it's just going to be another gruelling hot day. right now, they are in spring. you can see on the radar, not looking at much cloud cover, not looking at much rain at all. we will continue to deal with high pressure being in control and across much of the continent, we will continue to have to deal with these conditions. low relative humidity, gusty winds and sunshine, all of the ingredients needed to continue to see those infernos erupt. it's very tragic, much like what
we see when we watch across the western portion of the country, all throughout the course. if you remember the rim fire and the fire burning toward yes simty national park. we will deal with a lot of cold air early in the morning across the central plains, folks waking up in omaha, 35 years degrees. in kansas city, 35. i will tell you why a little bit later in the show. richelle, back to you. >> thank you. a car bomb has killed at least sixteen members of syria's execute forces. ok opposition forces say it happened on the border. it did not specify a death toll saying several people had been killed or wounded in a terrorist bombing. the united nations says it's the worse diasphora. 2 million people have friday syria. 4 and a half million are displaced within their own country and a separate search for safety, has led to jordan,
turkey, 800,000 of them have fled to leb anon. and drew simmons reports on a government struggling to cope with its new residents. >> more than a thousand people a day in lines to registered as refugees. this is the bekar valley where in some towns, syrians now outnumber the lebanese. when the war dpan, these bream welcomed, but not anymore. >> sit down and give them all of your lies. a lebanese taxi driver tells this woman who says she suffered outright hostility. >> when we come here, they insult us. isn't it enough that someone told me we deserve worse than chel cal weapons? >> near syrian border, another queue, and a sign of how desperate survival away from the conflict has become. >> it's the end of the holidays when families should be together in an on themosphere different to this. no dignity here and a desperate
situation. >> a passport, an id can mean a bag of fresh beef, but a droing number of people no longer qualify for food handouts. this mother is one of them. >> i have been standing here for hours trying to get a piece of meat. touch my child. she has a fever. >> then a lebanese man having tried to drive through the queue vent did his anger at the road block. >> there is son-in-law sympathy for syrians, though. by the end of the day, this donated meat will feed around 4,000 families. but it isn't enough. >> we try our best. we tell these people to wait to the end of the day. if we have meat left, we will give them. >> most of these people return to buildings without running water at presents they can't every day. rab i can't alifa and her sister whose husband hads are missing
in damascus say they would really are home in the fighti fighting her sister breaks down. >> her and her daughter are sick. i forced her to get up today. if she is sick, we all have a problem. we are the only ones who can take care of the children. >> but at least they have a roof over their his unlike hundreds of thousands in these makeshift settlement. they are helplessly inadequate. the dryness will be replaced by rain and snow as winter dessends on the bekar valley. it's a place that had promise for those escaping war but is becoming a living hell. >> every day, the numbers increase along with the resi resentment of lebanese living alongside. what prospects do they have? no 1 has hope. >> andrew simmons report from lebanon. >> texas gun activists will descend on the alamo to test the limits of texas gun laws, over a
thousand people are expected to openly carry assault weapons and shot guns in downtown san antonio. texans are not allowed to openly carry handguns but has no similar restriction concerning so-called long guns. organizers say the event will be peaceful but a large police presence is depicted. >> national parks, tour rifts are celebrating the reopening by visiting the site of a famous american battle.
free grouping after the 16-day feud with congress, president barack obama is laying outed an ambitious goal to get the country back on track. during his weekly address, the president says he will make lawmakers to work. >> crisis and uncertainty, we need to focus on what the majority americans sent us here to do, grow the economy, create good jobs, strengthen the middle
class, lay the foundation for broad-base prospecfor prosper a get our fiscal house in order for the long haul. >> he is looking for partners to get the important work done the labor department released job numbers for september on tuesday. the report was allegedly set to be released on october 4th. 6 other reports were pushed back as well, the consumer price index. here are some of the new dates for the upcoming economic data. follow me here. on october 29th, the numbers for the producer price index came out. one day later, on the 30th, a consumer price number was released october is released a week. the president and ceo of kerr international out of chicago.
we appreciate it >> good morning, richelle. >> what kind of news should we expect from the september jobs report? >> we are going to get an avalanche of data all at once here traders are trying to reconfigure their plans as this data comes out, new dates action weekly data as well as monthly data. so it's going to be a little confusing fore traders in the week and next couple of weeks to the end of the month. we can expect some kind of spated numbers and will be playing catch-up for a while as traders sort through the data and try to figure out what was stunted by the furloughs and shut down and debt crisis. >> is there any way what to predict what will obviously be acted by the shutdown? >> theres no way to predict with the shut down period and delayed data it's hard to say right now. we expect mild increases in palo pinto county i, but hard data is
hard to come by at this point. >> this is what we hear so much from people in the business community, mr. kerr, the uncertainty that is so difficult for business owners to grapple with is that right >> absolutely. the uncertainty, the average retail investor has been uncertain we have been through one of the worst pending chryss with the debt and, of course, the furlough of all of these workers. people are uncertain right now. i expect poor rail numbers this fall as well in this holiday season because all of these people have been furloughed are going to face this again in january and other problems in february. so it's right arrange the corner. this could impact how consumers spend money and investors invest. >> is there anything that could happen in the coming weeks that could change that? >> i think president obama is doing the best he can buy saying, look. let's move forward. let's progress with other agendas, move past this. but again, that red flag is waving that we will be back with the same problem in january and
february right around the corner after the holidays. so i don't see much getting done before then. >> how much damage did this government shutdown do? we are hearing so much about the fact that it was really about confidence, and that's something that can take awhile to turn around. a long while. on the world stage, i think it had a lot of damage. of course, we heard china actually making calls for a new reserve currency. that's been talked about for awhat i mean. these were actual statements being made that's a significant problem for the u.s. dollar and for the u.s. to take a long, hard look a lot what's been going on and the confidence erosion we have had around the globe. >> bottom line: seems the next couple of weeks will be incredibly stress of in your business. >> it is going to be more stress of than usual. >> that's for sure. he specially with the new economic data coming out at different times. >> i am sure we will call on you again, thank you very much for joining us in chicago. appreciate it. >> thanks, richelle. >> it's expected to be a busy
weekend at the nation's most popular parks and mon huntsman. this is the first weekend they have been opened since the government has been re-opened. ben lamure talked to folks in louisiana. >> geoff schultz traveled 120 ol' miles to south louisiana to see the spot where the war of 1812 ended. now it's a historic park. >> all of our plans were revolving around coming to the battlefield and seeing the park and monuments. >> as he eagerly awaited his trip, it was the battle in washington that shut down the government and site did like this one >> major part of our trip was gone at that point in time. so we hope going to have to restructure what we were going to do while we were down here. >> after the government re-opened, park rangers went to work cutting overgrown grass and people began pouring on to the grounds. >> everyone saying, we are glad you are open. we are glad you are here. i am giving that right back. i am also glad that i am here.
>> people come here to see where american troops won the decisive victory in the badge of new orleans the for hard-core history buffs, this isn't just some roadside astruction. >> greg and teresa crill spent six months? >> i love history. i have been to many different battlefields, a lot of civil war battlefields but trying to learn more about the war of 1812. >> it very much angers me the government can shut down things that our tax dollars pay to keep open. >> they are glad it at least opened in time for them to take the tour. but they cut it close. >> i think it's truly a shame the american people were deprived from visiting their historicic sites during government bickering. >> for that, greg krill hopes all americans have learned from the past. even the recent past. been lamoines. >> standard & poors estimates
tourism a. bernie mad hov ruled they knew nothing about their father's ponzi scheme. >> the judge said the two songs, honesty and integrity has been vindicated. the trial is underway for five of his former employees, bernard madoff is serving a 150 year sentence. for running the worldses largest ponzi scheme. you probably only thing about if you want to buy a house or car. buck you can borrow. two years ago, omar would park his car here every thursday when he played basket baum with his friends. he said the trav copps were broolthsz. >> at 7:02, i would come out and he had written me a ticket and
he is driving away at 7:01. the funny thing, a guy. >> he racked up thousands, one citation after he contested and lost, he had had enough. >> i thought, you know, the worst-case scenario, i would have trouble registering my car in d.c., which i wasn't really planning on doing any time from that moment. and i was wrong. >> omar was wrong because registering his car was the least of his problems. he we want to apply for a mortgage. he believed his credit was strong, in the 700s >> my credit score dropped a little over 100 points over parking. >> unpaid parking tickets are considered coudebts. when they can't collect, they turn that debt over to a collection agency. the collection agency reports it to the credit bureaus.
>> typically three to six months before something like that would appear on a credit report before its sent to collections. at that point, it's the presence of that unpaid collection that really has a negative impact. >> that impact can be big. >> one single late payment on your credit record can hurt your credit score by as much as 50 or even 100 points. i am that comes as a shock to a lot of people because they think it's just a one-time event. i am going to get dinged so severely? the truth is that, yes. so that's why even small bills like library bills or parking tickets really do need to be handled promptly and on time. >> due to this experience, i definitely pay more attention to everything that has to do with my credit, the neighborhood i originally started looking at, the prices were -- went up a significant amount for three months. and i think it made it a lot tougher for me to find a house. i think that's the reason why i don't have a house right now >> reporter: still paying the price for not paying his parking tickets. stacy tisdale, al jazeera,
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more than 80 homes destroyed. the fires were brought on by an unusually warm and dry spring. hundreds of residents have been evacuated. shut down again, the troubled affordable care website went off life. all across the country, critics have been vocal about the affordable care program. most criticism centers on the technical potholes. in georgia, their irritation runs deeper. robert ray tells us why >> reporter: after 20 years working for financial advisory firm, ses lee wessa says it was time to open her business. now, she will need her health insurance. >> my clients who are employed told me to come back in december. the new eligible city results. >> she is talking about healthcare.gov, the website that is supposed to allow consumers the opportunity to sign up for coverage. that's been riddled with software glitches.
>> they clearly weren't prepared for an october 1st rollout. you know, the long-term implications, i think, in a year or two, this will probably be a distant memory. >> for welch who lives in georgia, one of 36 states that did not open up their own health exchange, she finds relying on the federally designed website frustrating. >> i am fully registered. my application has been sentence in. i am now able to see a button that says: view your eligibility results. i can't get past that button right now. >> do people in the state of georgia and specifically you have any assistance in nav gating through this process >> in ryalty, no. people have their person alanlal advisos. i am working with mine but there is no assistance from the state at all. there is supposed to be a role call in and navigator. the state of georgia has approved six people. >> that's not meaningful. >> so for sesly welch, she is on her own. >> that's because the state of georgia has decided they don't really want to assist people in
getting insurance. >> that's by design. governor nathan deal has said to the federal government, i don't want your money to expand medicaid. >> that's affecting some hospitals, especially here in atlanta. >> well, i think part of it was not wanting to appear supportive of a policy of the obama administration. >> that decision is hardest felt here, grady hospital, one of the few places in atlanta that the uninsured and the poor come for medical care. >> so under the affordable kcar act, we stand to lose $45 million a year. >> administrators say operating grady is a break-even situation. in the means, clinical services like mental health will be eliminated if state lawmakers fail to resolve the bucket shortfall. the new healthcare law has provisions ap aimed /* aimed at hospitals that help the poor. without signing on, prominent healthcare specialists spell out some potential negative outcomes
>> there would be a huge loss of care within the community and what we would end up with is increased prison population and increased homelessness. so there is not an upside to the decisions we make. >> welch is determined as a consumer to wait it out. >> it can be a significant cost savings. if it was something else that they were waiting for, waiting in line for a discounted movie ticket or something else, they would be willing to go through the hassles. i have seen people waiting in line to get a new iphone. >> about 48 million uninsured americans have until december 15th to sign up for coverage that will take effect when most americans will be required to be insured. robert ray, al jazeera, atlanta. >> experts say the site has at best a month to correct its problems. if it doesn't, it may not meet it's target enrollment gol by march, 2014. some politicians are making a personal statement about the government shutdown by returning their paychecks.
republican congressman frank lovindo of in general, wrote a check to the treasury department, returning the money he made during the 16-day shutdown. he said it would be unconscionable while federal employees were without pay. he included a letter with the check saying he wants the money to go towards reducing public debt. >> the house of representatives has the weekend off. they are back in session on tuesday, and the senate comes back october 28th. lawmakers are already gearing up for the next fiscal fight, the budget. joining us to discuss this is matthew bond, professor of public policy at harvard's government thank you for joining us from boston. we appreciate it >> good morning. thanks for inviting me. >> absolutely. democrats and republicans, they are supposed to work togethers to come up with a 10-year budget plan by december 13th. but it seems that within the republican party, they seem to be at odds. so is it, in fact, true that the republicans have to get together
to be on the same page to get to the table to negotiate with the democrats? >> i think that's exactly right. right now, the primary schism is not between the parties. it's really within the republican party. and, you know, there is a question of how this negotiation is going to go. we probably won't have a good sense of it until we see who is appointed to be on the conference committee from the house. that will tell us a lot about the decision the house has made and the party has made in terms of how they are going to proceed. but there is definitely a fierce battle within the party right now. >> how would you describe this battle? >> well, you have the more traditional republicans who are more aligned with wall street and business interests and sort of laisse-faire and then the more tea party-aligned republicans, more extreme, more alienated from washington, almost as distrusting of big
business as they are of traditional democratic constitwe knew ease and their response is to different constituencies. so, the tea party representatives came away from what we just witnessed, the shutdown action with very different lessons learned that the more traditional, if you want to think of it as the more traditionals. if not, we shouldn't do things like this. so, it's not at all clear that when they go back to the table and decide how to proceed from here, they are going to moderate their views in terms of how to deal with the democrats and the preside president. in all likelihood, or at least there is a significant likelihood that they are their conclusion will be what they really need to do is double down and stand firm. and if that's the case, then probably we are not going to see a lot of long-term progress in
this negotiation. >> let's talk real quickly about the president's poll numbers, too. we've talked about how people, you know, feel about the tea party and the republicans now, but the president's poll numbers remain fairly steady throughout the shutdown according to the most recent gallup poll, president has a 43% approval rating versus a 53 disapproval rating. do we think his poll numbers might see a bounce now that the shutdown is over and how might that affect talks going forward about the budget? >> well, president obama's approval ratings have been holding fairly steady at a relatively low level now actually, 43% is not a stellar approval rating. >> true. >> but it's been reasonably stable within a few points of that for quite awhile now. the president has the bully pulpit and he is better able to communicate in a crisis situation than the leaders of
congress, especially the opposition leadership in congress. he had an advantage. it's not terribly surprising that as bill clinton was able to do in 1995, so, too, was president obama, to cast much of the blame on the tea party and the fact that you had members of congress sort of shouting that they were all for this on the republican site, so, you know, the odds are that his approval ratings -- we got the word his approval ratings were unlikely to take a big hit. i don't think he will get a big bounce. i think if anything, probably more of the same. if he were to have some notable success, then probably he would get a bounce. >> okay. so again, december 13th is the date we are looking for to see what kind of progress could be made on a budget deal. professor matthew baum, professor of kennedy school of government, thank you so much. an october chill is taking
over much of the u.s. and the leaves are changing. here is meteorologist, jalelah. this is everybody's favorite time of year. >> it is so beautiful, richelle. as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, we are looking at these leaves changing colors. it's a beautiful day for a saturday afternoon drive. i am not sure what your plans are across the country, but it's going to be a beautiful day nonetheless. take a look at this picture behind me at this road just covered in an array of oranges. also looking at yellows and reds, just beautiful across much of the country, especially in the northeast and portions of the mid atlantic as well. we will see fall foliage reach its peak and more tore the cold as well. it certainly feels like fall across the central portion of the country. definitely from kansas all the way down into northern texas where we have freeze warnings in effect. look at the temperatures as folks wake up really across the central plains. omaha at 32.
kansas city, 35. back in denver, right around 38. in denver, they saw their first snowflakes falling just yesterday. take a look. you can see the frost and the freeze warnings in effect. you can see the areas of purple. those are freeze warnings. >> that's a hard freeze. so we are looking at the growing season to evened across portions of oklahoma into kansas here today. when the sunrises and it continues to get warmer through the day, high temperatures are going to be in the 60s. it's chilly, fargo 34. minneapolis 46 with that cool air pushing in out of canada. a frontal boundary across the midwest. it's a slow go along i-70. if you are traveling there. the rain is inteeping in out of mexico pushing in over the mountains. a slow go around i-10 around new orleans. that rain will continue to make its way toward the southeast. i think we will see scattered showers along i-95. it's warm, comfortable in atlanta, a high of 72 degrees.
high pressure in control there. i think they will see a great deal of sunshine. back to the fall foliagetion, going to continue to be a beautiful couple of weeks. get out and enjoy it. back to you, richelle. >> jalalela. >> no charges against first responders in the asian am airline crash including the fire fighter who struck and killed a teenager. the keep-year-old chinese student was run over. investigate orders say none of the responders were criminally liable. an attorney for the victims say the family is planning legal action, calling the incident completely avoidable. >> nba hall of famer was arrested while carrying a loading gun in his lulling age. the former boston celtic tried to go through security. the gun was confiscated. he was later released. the n.f.l. lost a coaching
legend, he was 9 years old. coached the houston oilers into the playoffs in the mid 70s and the new orleans saints. phillips is best known for his brash personality and that cowboy hat, which made him a beloved figure in texas. his son former coach tweeted this friday, bum is gone to heaven. loved and missed by all. great dad, coach and christian. >> mark morgan is here with more in sports. we will turn to base. bum phillips is the reason i love football. i am from houston. i remember the day he got fired. i was very young and we were all walking around school just mad that bum phillips got fired. >> they had great teams with bull phillips. >> earl campbell. good times. >> couldn't get past the steelers. sorry. didn't mean to mention that. >> move on. >> moving on to baseball now. are you okay? >> yeah. >> in last year's nlcs, remember
the card phialids blew a 3-1 lead against the giants. san francisco won the world series. cardinals players were often reminded that over the last few days and made sure there was no drama in game 6 against the dodgers. car loss beltran got things going as he lines one to right coming off of kershaw. pigue will come up throwing. mat carpenter scored beltran to second on the throw. he had three hits, 331. two batters later, beltran scores 2-zip card signals. they are taking charge. later in the inning, bases loaded, shane robinson with a base hit, molina comes home. david freeze slides in safely. it is 4 to nothing. the cards are in charge. this one becomes a rout. there is your final out, trevor ros rosenthal gets the strike-out. the cardinals celebrate their second trip to the world series
in the last three years. >> i am just feel that as a team we fought so hard. on the regular season, we went through ups and downs, we stood together. we did it as a team actually. i mean it was fun, you know, just being able to watch the veteran guys trying to help the younger guys, being able to see the younger guys coming along and just coming here and do their job. so, it feels great. >> the cards await the winner of the acls. game six in boston, max scherzer is the starter for detroit while boston counters with buck hotels. >> -- buck holts. >> i haven't played a game yet where it hasn't been a must-win situation. every single time we take the fie field. you have to throw strikes. it doesn't matter what the
situation or what the game means, i am always going to approach the game the same way. >> it was important to us as we were finishing out the final week of the regular season to secure home field advantage. you know, i can't say that we sat around and said, well, this is what it will mean in game 6 or game 7. what does tonight have in store for us? how do we go about to find a way to win a game? goodf that has other meaning such as securing homefield advantage, so be it. that same attitude will be present tomorrow. since firing head coach and alum do you go williams, the gambling state program has fallen into disarray. the louisiana school cancelled against jackson state. the boycott follows reports that players refused to practice wednesday and thursday due to issues with the program and what the players feel is a lack of support from the school. this week, interim coach george ragsdale was replaced by winston. the football program which reached national prominence has
been hit hard by budget cuts and scholarship reductions. >> louie vim saw title aspirations go up in smoke. third quarter action now, ucf's william standback with pa 12-yard run. the knights scored three tds in 7 and a half minutes. they lead the cards right here. dom neemnique brown, 15 yards for the score relit 35-31 louiestrum. under 30 secondsless left. u ucf knocking. borlthsz to godfrey, a td toss. one last chance for the guard navels. bridgewater, heisman contender, the hail mary deep into the end zone. it's batted down. louisville suffers the first loss of the season in stunning fashion, 38-35. now, you can't go home again. right? but i guess you can make a brief visit. >> that's what peyton manning will do tomorrow as he returns to indianapolis as a member of the broncos. manning spent 13 season in indy.
he helped achieve double digit wins 11 times and the colts won super bowl 41 as well. they added spice to manning's return saying he was frustrated his team om won one super bowl during his time in indy. he is treating this like any other game. >> it's hard to predict how i will feel. football is an emotional game. but, you know, to predict, you know, how you are going to tefe i don't know. >> i don't think there is anybody for anybody keeping focus. it's a ball game. we are not ignorant. we know who is coming to town. we know it's a great football team and a great challenge for us, a great opportunity for us. so i don't think there will be any problem keeping focused this week. >> a team that may sound strange that is unfamiliar. it's an unfamiliar opponent. a lot of guys that i have never played against and certainly a new scheme, but how i will feel walking into the stadium, i can't tell you that right now. i probably know after the game. i probably may not tell you that after the game either.
>> and he may not. i am mark morgan and that wraps up your morning sports. richelle? >> that's why he is a pitch man. he is so diplomatic. >> exact. >> mark, thank you. rome is expected today see civil protest by civil serve vapidities. strikes will continue against the prime minister's budget which called for salary freezes and increased taxes >> reporter: the streets of rome have been marked by a heavy police presence on saturday and that is because they are anticipating perhaps some skirmishes to occur on the march. the march is scheduled to take place across central rome. now, there are around 4,000 police officers who have been patrolling the streets and additional back-up just in case there are any violent episodes. now, the reason for this is because there have been reports that the protest may be infiltrated by such groups as as black block which has been known to use violent tactics at such
protest movements. so far, what we are seeing is that there is certainly a heavy presence of younger italians who have been turning out today. younger italians really have been protest can and complaining about the lack of opportunities that italy -- they are facing in italy today. they are facing record unemployment, certainly a post-war high and more than 40% of younger italians are without a job. this is just one. issues that they say italy needs to change tactics on. austerity measures, there is complaints that they need to do more to address the very urgent economic issues of ordinary italians before they find themselves in serious problems and certainly addressing many of those issues will be one of the things these protesters aim to bring a voice to. >> sonia guyiago in rome.
>> the government desperately thinking of new ways to slow the national fertility rate on a radical new strategy encouraging men to have vasectomy. >> a group of villagers gathers for the unlikeliest, the vasectomy club. a gathering of men who have been sterilized, along with wives who must also agree. >> in this deeply conservative community, it is an awkward subject wrapped in myth and embarrassment. there are rumors of impotence and loss of masculinity. they began the clubs to slow the population growth. the ministry of health needs to challenge misconceptions about what vasectomy does to men. >> when we speak to the men that you still are strong. you tend to be sexually active but it helps your family to grow
and when you try to explain to them, they understand it >> reporter: it's not hard to see why there is a problem. the primary school has almost 2,000 students. it's so crowded here, they teach in shifts. >> this is exactly why the government thinks its birth control program is so critical. there is no way a country the size of rwanda can sustain this kind of population growth. >> that's why it's telling families it's not just about the number of kids they can sustain. it's about the number of kids that the entire country can support. >> right now, the average rwandan couple has almost five children. the government's aim is to reduce it to three, keeping population with economic growth. >> emanuelel and his wife agreed the time is right for vasectomy. he already has nine children, and he admits that's enough. but they go through one more counseling session to deal with any last-minute worries.
>> people say it makes men i am impotent. i have decided to do it for high family. the doctors have pdescribed it' the best thing to do >> i am happy about this decision because it is going to take away family planning. i found that very difficult. >> in an adjacent room right after the vas he can't meet club meeting, emanuel has the operation. the technique is now, fast, and free. he will spend only half an hour under local anesthetic before the surgeons begin the next operation. the government believes there is no time to waste. gra al prize-winningroom, unlike any you've ever seen, but you may be seeing much more than you would like. on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices
sulphur springs texas 80 miles east of dallas. in the town square, and we are pretty sure they are unlike anything you've ever been in mark snyder shows us. >> on first glance, you don't know what this is other than a four-sided mirror with a door handle on one side. the surprise inside isn't just a toilet and sink. it's what else you see. that would everything around you. inside and out. >> then i looked down and i saw everybody looking at me and i kind of was like, is somebody watching me? i was like are you sure nobody capital see me. people was looking. i was like, they couldn't see me. so i used my restroom and left. >> it may may seem a little distracting when it feels like someone is peering inside. no one can see inside. >> part of a downtown revitalization program, sulfur springs leaders wanted to put public rest rooms on the square that wouldn't shout out public
restroom. a couple of pieces that blend in. it took a while to win over long-time resident receipt a adams >> i kind of thought whoever designed it had lost their mind. but it's secure. it's clean. and actually, it's kind of fun. i didn't think that a potty would be fun, but it is. >> everything unique antiques citizens across the street from one of the rest rooms. the owner says over the summer, the facilities were a tourist attraction that brought her store some business. >> i think it's pretty cool that we have them, you know. it's different, and whatever brings people to town. >> the mirrored restrooms are spi finalists in the best rest rooms.com. they include restrooms at tampa international airport with full-wall graphic glass murals and a lobby restroom at the waldorf after the tore i can't
featuring a faux fewer place, chandelier and vanity. >> locals say they are optimistic about finishing number 1 on that national best restroom list but say if they have to, they will settle for number 2 mark snyder, al jazeera, sulfur springs, texas. >> mark, mark, mark. a great town. the best restroom sparkling themed western themes. you might think you would only see it in spain, the great bull run come to atlanta. more than 3,000 people will run with the bulls. 18 of them, in fact the. the event is second in a series of nine runnings to be held across country through next year. that will do it for this edition of al jazeera america. more news after the break. keep it here. >>ays america. usra