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good evening everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. angry allies - germany's leader is the latest to demand answers of the white house about nsa spying allegations. health care - lawmakers want to talk to people that built the website and find out why it doesn't work. >> it's an emergency. >> we're at school teachers have been shot >> teachers at risk - from a teacher shooting in nevada, to a stabbing in massachusetts - what will it take to keep teachers safe at school?
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the chancellor of germany angela merkel had tough questions to president obama. she made a phone call to the president to ask whether the u.s. had been tapping her cellphone, spying on her private conversations. even though germany is a strong ally to america - she warned spying would constitute a breach of trust. alan fisher has the latest. >> the german government must have been sure something was going on, going public with allegations that the americans spied on angela merkel's phone. the chancellor phoned the white house. >> i can assure you the president assured the chancellor of the germany that the u.s. will not monitor.
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>> listen again. >> i can tell you the president assured the united states is not monitoring and will not monitoring the communications of the chancellor >> missing are the words "have not" and "did not." when asked whether it happened in the past the official line was repeated. >> beyond that i'm not in position to comment publicly >> it comes days after nsa was accused of hacking diplomats computers, recording data from 70 million calls in france. after edward snowden revealed the size of the u.s. spying program, president obama was asked about the extent of operations abroad. he was in berlin, standing next to angela merkel. >> this is not a situation in which we are rifling through - you know, the ordinary emails of
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german citizens or american citizens or french citizens or anyone else >> now the germans join the french, mexicans, brazilians and others upset by alleged u.s. spying. u.s. officials are starting a review of how and what is collected because of growing international anger. >> it could be a tough day for the contractors who developed the troubled website. they are scheduled to testify before a house committee investigating problems about the websites' roll out. mike viqueira has a preview. >> the problems and the controversy continue around the, it's dysfunction blamed on too much volume overwhelming the system, but the white house admits there's problems in the way the software was engineered. they promised help.
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a tech surge inside and outside the government. health experts were called in for a meeting and kept abreast of the situation. everyone is jumping over the president and the website over the website, trying to regain the momentum. >> the rollout of obamacare is nothing short of a debacle. the american people are fearful of their health care. >> at the white house jay carney says everything that can be done is being down to get the website up and running smoothly. >> we have launched an all-out effort 24/7 with a tech surge of experts, new eyes and ears coming in to as the existing to identify and isolate each problem existing with the functionality of the website - assess what the best solutions are to creating a remedy for the
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specific problem and applying it - whether it's increasing server capacity or writing new code or work around a situation. >> on thursday the first thing we are promised is there'll be a series of congressional hearings into what went wrong with the website. many of the architects, the outside contractors who wrote the code and designed the website will be on the hot seat. >> mike viqueira at the white house. >> president obama met with the prime minister of pakistan, and as expected u.s. drone warfare was a big issue. as patty culhane reports both leaders discussed ways of improving the two nations strained relationship. >> the usual words of friendship cooperation and commitment pledged in the oval office. this handshake could symbolise more. pakistan and the u.s. have barely been on speaking terms since the unannounced raids that killed osama bin laden, and
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civilian troops killed. that led to aid being cut off. the aid is now flowing. it's evident in the meeting there's a source of tension - u.s. drone sites. >> i also brought up the issue of drones in our meeting, emphasising the need to an end to such strikes. >> the president didn't talk drones, but when sartaj aziz, the security advisor of pakistan, talked to al jazeera, he indicated the president gave reassurances behind the scenes. >> they said they we have largely accompanied our targets of the key figures to be targeted and they have tapered off and probably once the remaining few targets are met. >> he would not go further and spell out what promises were made. experts say with the deadline approaching for u.s. troops to leave afghanistan, both countries have little choice but to try to find a solution. for the u.s., it's all about
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security. >> it's afghanistan and pakistan's help in rech conciliation. it's counterterrorism within pakistan and groups operating across the region, but using pakistani soil. it's the pakistani nuclear weapons, and safety and security. then, of course, it's overall stability in pakistan, meaning economic help. >> the us aid that has been promised has been on a steady decline. 4.5 billion, 3.6 billion, the next year 2.6 billion and could total 1.5 billion and 975 million is pledged for next year. pakistan clearly needs not just aid, but trade and help with development - especially with the energy sector if its economy is going to recover and foreign investment is going to return. this meeting, a show of respect may mark a new beginning for two countries with a complicated relationship - sometimes allies,
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occasionally angry, but both know they need each other. >> 30 years ago two trucks loaded with explosives rammed into american and french military bases in beirut lebanon. 240 american soldiers were killed in a massive explosion. it was the deadliest attack by militants against servicemen since world war ii. it was blamed on hezbollah. marines marked the ceremony at camp lejeune near jacksonville in north carolina. the president called the bombing a despicable act of terrorism. >> immigration to europe is on the agenda yes when the european union ministers meet in brussels. hundreds seeking asylum died in the past few weeks trying to reach europe. simon mcgregor woods spent time
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with the coastguard in lampedusa. >> this man has 75 men and seven vessels under his command. two rescue boats are on permanent standby to rescue the next migrant boat in trouble. it is a routine patrol today. it's not always like this. >> we are close to the spot where on 23 october a boat carry 500 migrants, mainly eritreans sank. this boat and many of the men are haunted by memories of what they saw. over 350 migrants drowned. this crew pulled 43 survivors from the sea, a few hundred metres from the shore. it was the worst thing they have seen. >> after we think about the people we rescued, and the people found dead. we found also a lot of child
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dead. all - most of ours are fine. >> migrants have been trying to reach the shores here for years. the volume is overwhelming. 33,683 migrants have entered italy this year. 13,075 of them came via lampedusa. all but 500 of those have needed help from the coastguard. despite the stress of this job, the commandante doesn't blame the migrants. >> a father told me i have to decide whether tomorrow go to iti italy and have 50% possibility of saving my father. you are a father, what do you
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think about that? >> lampedusa's coastguard takes pride in every life saved. it's a shame it's taken so many lives lost to focus the attention of europe's politicians. >> secretary of state john kerry met with israeli prime minister benyamin netanyahu in rome today. the leaders set aside 7 hours for their meeting, focussing on iran's nuclear program. the leaders are not on the same page. >> in the case of iran it's essential that it be made to live up to security council resolutions demanding an end to enrichment. >> we need to know that actions are being taken which make it crystal clear deniably clear, fail safe to the world, that whatever program is pursued is, indeed, a peaceful program. >> joining me to talk about
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israeli-u.s. relations is dr ronen bergman, the senior respondent or middle east for a large paper and a contributing writer for the "new york times" magazine. it's good to see you. >> same here, thank you. >> i just want to go back to what we just heard from the secretary of state and the prime minister. why are they not on the same page? what are the differences? >> well, i think that they both share the belief that everything should be done in order to prevent an israeli area strike on the iranian nuclear facilities, or any sort of mu military intervention, but the gap is what sort of compromise can be reached with iran before the international community lift up the sanctions imposed on iran in order for it to disassemble
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its nuclear project. i think the israelis are afraid that the united states and europe would agree to something that would be much, much less than the minimum demands coming from israel. to be more specific israel would not be satisfied for nothing less than the total disassemblement of the enrichment site inside the mountain not far from the city of kom, and the shipment of the already enriched material to 20% and to 3.5%, and allowing rain to enrich only a small quantity of enrichment to 3.5% with the highest level of international scrutiny over the existing nuclear site. it's quite clear that the iranians would never agree to anything even close to these
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demands and the discussion with the international community will probably reach a compromise far away from this level. therefore, israel is afraid the united states - at least by israeli eyes - is keen to reach an agreement with the iranian new president. israel is afraid that this kind of agreement would be reached. again, it is very far away from what israel sees as satisfying its demanded safeguards and at the same time when such agreement is reached, israel will not be allowed and will not be able to exercise any sort of military intervention against what is seen in israel as an exosten shall threat to the jewish state. >> you wrote a piece in the "new york times" last year called withwill israel strike iran?" is that back on the table? >> it was never off the table.
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the only reason are why israel has not strike iran during the year of 2012 and 2013 was an american demand of israel - from israel to refrain striking before the u.s. elections last year. and then a continuous pressure from the white house on israel to delay the attack, and to allow sanctions to work while imposing a very extremely harsh sanctions on iran on all areas of the economy and politics. israel continuously is a threat to strike, and i would say that israel still allows some sort of a window for international diplomacy to work, but at the end of the day following the doctoring that was phrased by the latest israeli prime
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minister in the 80, israel will not allow a country calling for the destruction of israel to hold, manufacture or develop the means of delivering an anhilation. >> thank you dr ronen bergman, it's good to talk to you. thanks for joining us. >> good evening. it was a year ago today that we watched a storm in the caribbean called sandy - a tropical storm. on october 23rd, and between october 24th, it grew into a hurricane and made its way across jamaica, and we saw 68 casualties, hundreds, millions of damage - eight days before it made land fall in the united states. one interesting fact that happened at this time was the european forecast model got the track of the storm correct. the national hurricane center and the national weather service had it going out to the
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atlantic. the european model did the job, made the european model one that we are now following. some good news came out of how we forecast other storms. the 2013 hurricane season - well, unfortunately, it has been a very quiet one - good news there. >> we'll talk later. a good rule of thumb for employees - don't make fun of your boss on twitter - especially if the boss is the president of united states and you are a high-level security official. we'll explain next. the pope suspends the so-called "bishop of bling," who reportedlily spent $42 million on a home renovation and $20,000 on a bathtub.
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for the first time in years doctors say they are feeling hopeful about fighting breast cancer because several important new treatments have emerged and they are making a big difference
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in patients' lives, jonathan betz has more. . >> hi. >> 15 years of karen yelin's life have been filled with doctors' visits in painful treatments for breast cancer. >> i lost my hair, threw up. i had to be in the hospital for white counts. you felt like it was a death sentence, almost. it was very scary. >> now she has hope and strength after being among the first in the country to receive a new medication called t-dm-1. >> this is one of the newest medications out there. it's t-dm-1, known as kadcyla. what makes this special is it works like a smart bomb, attaching and killing the cancer cells with a tiny dose of chemotherapy, leaving the healthy tissue alone. >> for patients like karen yelin, this means she doesn't get sick or lose her hair. >> i'm amazed by this. it seems to be working. so that's the key.
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>> approved in february, t-dm-1 only treats one of the most severe type of breast cancers known as her2-positive. it's encouraging doctors at boston's dana forber cancer institute, among the first to test the drug in clinical trials, where patients' lives were extended by nearly half a year. >> this is, in many way, what we have been looking for for a long time. it's a very effective drug, yet accompanied by very few side effects. t-dm-1 is the latest of several new targeted therapy treatments to emerge within the past few years, coming as researchers better understand breast cancer as a family of disease, not one, and how different tumours grow and spread - changing the medicine, radiation and surgery. >> it's hoped that 20 years from now, across the board for breast cancer, that we'll be able to say that no woman should have to die of this disease if she is
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able to get treatment for it. >> for now, breast cancer is the second deadliest cancer for women, killing close to 40,000 a year. the new drugs, like other chemotherapies, can have side effects like liver and heart damage. early patients, like karen yelin, feel better. no longer wracked with illness from chemotherapy, she's travelling and cherishing time with her family. >> i'm stage 4 terminal. i don't look at myself as that, because i figure the treatment, the t-dm-1, is working. as long as it's working, i'm alive and i'm fine. >> she's not cured, but now has hope one may be within reach. a white house insider with senior level clearance has a dual identity - one at work, and one on line that went undetected
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for years until last week. now he's out of a job. kilmeny duchardt has more. >> jofi joseph was director of nuclear nonproliferation issues at the national security council, working on need to know senior level issues like nuclear talks with iran. for more than two years he had a secret online personae, operating under a twitter handle. he took shots at those in the administration. this tweet: valerie jarrett is one of the president's most trusted advisors. another tweet swiped at u.s. ambassador to the united nations, samantha power's use of twitter: . >> he portrayed himself as saying the things that were on people's minds that they were too afraid to say. certainly some of that was the case.
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but that was also mixed with a lot of things that people would not say because they were incredibly rude or just misguided. >> his covert communications offered insight on the intimate workings of the government. now fired, his twitter account has been taken down. >> it's important to know that unless you have an authorised official twitter account or social media account, as some do, white house employees are not able to access social media sites like that at all. obviously for personal use. you can't go on twitter and sign up for an account unless it's authorise the. joseph was quoted as saying: >> one social media expert i
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spoke with says the incident may send a warning to washington employees who may want to think twice before they tweet. >> a german bishop nicknamed "bishop of bling" has been suspended by the pope. the bishop of limburg caught the vatican's attention. >> the pope famous for saying he wants a poor church to better welcome the poor kept silent about meeting with the high-spending bishop of limburg. instead a spokesman said the german bishop would spend a period of time outside his diocese. a canon law limbo for bishop hans peter tebartz van elts, who will be kept away from his flock, which was slowly leaving
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him anyway. the building budget for the bishop's resident hit $42 million - $20,000 on a high tech bath tub. living quarters, typical of a movie star or star football player. for german catholics - not suited to a man of the church. >> translation: i think it's right with the measure the situation is calmer because emotions are high. we have to wait and see what will happen. i think the bishop is unlikely to return to limburg after investigations are concluded. i think there's too much scorched earth. >> before the suspension, the german government hoped the catholic church took a decision that would bring the catholic faithful peace of mind. the scandal caused national outrage. in germany part of the taxes goes towards financing religious institution, the catholic church getting the lion's share of $30
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billion. the scandal caused many to leave the church, many in germany. it's unclear what will happen to the bishop until the church inquiry is completed. nick spicer in germany for al jazeera. michael eaves is here with sports. fans watching what is going on at fenway. >> we are in the books. game one is over. the 2013 world series between the st louis cardinals and boston red sox officially got under way at fenway park in boston, with the red sox taking down the cardinals by the final 8-1. boston all over the cards. adam wainwright with three runs at the bottom of the first innings. more on the game later in the program. prosecutors in brazil are suing fifa for reimbursement of public funds for building structures and stadiums for the 2014 world cup.
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because the structures doan serve the public interest, it's said that the brazilian taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for them. more sports news later on al jazeera.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. here is a look at the top stories. 14-year-old phillip chism accused of killing his math teacher pleaded not guilty today to first degree murder. his teacher colleen ritzer was found stabbed to death in the woods behind danvers high school near boston this morning. the student will be tried as an adult. president obama heard complaints from german chancellor angela merkel will reports the nsa has been monitoring her cellphone calls. she told the president it was unacceptable, prompting this response from the white house. >> i can tell you the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chance
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lar. >> press secretary jay carney did not say if it occurred in the past. >> contractors who developed the site will testify in the house. and we'll hear about what went wrong. >> president obama is calling on congress to act on immigration reform, and is expected to urge lawmakers to act on stalled legislation. house speaker boner says it could happen by the end of the year. >> it was a week ago when congress end the the government shutdown. there was little time for celebration. new cov sis grabbed the spotlight. mike viqueira watched it all unfold. >> the week was supposed to be a pivot to domestic issues on the agenda - immigration, the budget. but the political momentum the president won after the shutdown
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battle was over last week is in jeopardy after a series of high profile stumbles. >> the u.s. is reviewing the way we gather intelligence. >> another day, another angry ally. the white house on the defensive over reports nsa listened in to cellphone conversations of angela merkel. >> the president of the united states assured the chancellor that communications are not and will not be monitored. >> leaving unsaid whether it happened in the past. when asked a white house speaks woman said: >> a merkel spokesman said if fruit the actions would be: "a grave breach of trust." >> the controversy came the day secretary of state john kerry faced concerns of spying from the french minister, and a report that it is widespread. james clapper labelled that as false. >> there is the big controversy
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on the home front. a failure to launch. the uninsured was supposed to shop online for health insurance. republicans pounced. >> the rollout of obamacare is nothing short of a debacle. the american people are now fearful of their health care. >> the president is facing mounting pressure from both sides to get it right. >> unfortunate disappointing - get it right, fix it. >> nancy pelosi, the democratic leader in the house is not calling for a delay in the deadline by which everyone has to have insurance - 31 march. other democrats are. tomorrow, the first in a series of hearings in the house of representatives - some of the architects, the outside contractors who designed the website will be on the hot seat to explain their role in the problems. back to you. >> mike viqueira at the white house. there has been another tragic murder at a public school. a teacher found dead in the
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wooned behind danvers high school in a suburb north of boston. dozens held a candle vigil to remember colleen ritzer. a 14-year-old student has been charged with her death and pleaded not guilty. it's the second deadly attack at a suburban school this week. randall pinks ston had more. >> a judge ruled phillip chism should be tried as an adult for the murder of a maths teacher. educators and law enforcement around the nation are reviewing how to protect schools from violence. >> early wednesday police discovered the body of 24-year-old colleen ritzer, a denver massachusetts maths teacher allegedly stabbed to death by a 14-year-old students. on monday, michael landsberry, a former marine was described as protecting his students when killed by a 12-year-old in sparks, nevada. the student turned the gun on himself. both communities - sparks and
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danvers - have low crime. whom sides are rare. in recent here most school shootings - sandy hook and conneticut took place in low-crime communities, criminalologist casey jordan told al jazeera violent prone students in smaller areas are overlooked. >> in the small towns kids are isolated and for kids that don't fit into the cultural norm, who don't want to grow up in mayberry, who feel this is who they are and want to get out, they are often bullied and alienated and don't know ha to do with the fraust ration. >> the 14-year-old arrested in massachusetts has been charged as an adult. it renewed concerns about safety in american schools. an expert says whom sides are on the decline. >> a lot of it is the attention we are drawing to it. there's the spread of violence outside of urban areas and things like that.
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we are not seeing a rise in the level of violence as much as our perceptions of it. >> chris dorn says school systems need to train staff members to spot students entering with weapons. a popular demonstration reveals how easy it is to conceal guns and knives. he recommends better supervision of students, getting them to help spot outsiders and controlling access to school buildings. those techniques have saved lives. >> we don't hear about the incidents that don't happen. like last month in georgia, there was an incident that was prevented. tragedies that are not prevented remind the nation how vulnerable our schools can be. >> chris dorn says this company is getting more requests than ever from rural and private schools on how to improve security. it >> the nephew of robert f kennedy convicted of killing his neighbour will now have a new
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trial. after several unsuccessful appeals since the 2002 conviction a judge ruled that michael skakel deserved a new trial because he had a bad murder. michael skakel is serving 22 years to life for the murd ir of his neighbour. he could be released from gaol if granted bail as a result of winning the appeal. detroit officials are trying to move forward with what could be the largest municipal bankruptcy. detroit's emergency manager and creditors were in court trying to convince a federal judge to accept or reject the bankruptcy filing. >> bisi onile-ere has more. a judge heard from the city and opening arguments. lawyers for the unions and retirees argued that the city did not argue in good faith, and that under the state
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constitution in michigan that retiree benefits, pensions and health care are protected. on the stit side they are saying now bankruptcy is the only option considering that the city they say is facing $18 billion in long-term debt. what was interesting is a that we learned that michigan governor, rick schneider will testify in the case and will take the stand on monday, and we are told that among many questions likely to be asked is why he allowed an emergency manager to move forward with bankruptcy filing. initially there were thoughts that had was a trial that would wrap up in five days, but it looks like it will go into november because the judge is giving both sides to explain what negotiating in good faith means. when it comes to those retiree benefits we hear from the lawyers that they believe they
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are protected under the state constitution, and as one lawyer put it - basically said, "hey, if it comes down to selling city assets, it must be done - anything to spare retiree benefits." before the hearing today got started, hundreds of people outside the federal court house were outside here, it was the biggest showing since this began. >> bisi onile-ere reporting. >> a retired city workers worries she won't bet her pension if detroit files bankruptcy. >> i work for the city of detroit for 30 years and three months, and i was told that i would have a pension for the rest of my life. that was the bargain when i signed on, the promise that they made. now they are telling me that they may give me $0.10 on the dollar. both government retirees and
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detroit's creditors worry about their financial future if the city declares bankruptcy. douglas bernstein is a bankruptcy attorney, his confirm represents some of the creditors. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> you heard in the report that argument was made in court that the pensions are protected by the constitution. what do you say to that? . >> that is what the michigan constitution says, but if the city decides to compromise the pension, whether or not federal bankruptcy law trumps the state constitution, and if the city is deemed to be eligible to proceed, we may have a showdown further down the road that judge rhodes will have to make this decision as to which takes precedent. >> do you see a difference
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between the pensioners and the creditors? >> well, to a certain extent, yes, because the other creditors are really governed by the bankruptcy code as far as what priority their claims fall under. the pensioners, however, have the benefit of this provision within the michigan constitution. their situation may be a little different, but if, in fact, the bankruptcy code prevails over state law, then conceivably they could be treated equally as unsecured creditors. >> do you think that's fair? >> well, you know, there's a great degree of sympathy for the pensioners who work their entire career on the assumption that at the end of their career, they'd have this pension to live off of. the truth of the matter appears
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to be quite simply the city cannot afford to pay it. the underfunding situation, if you believe the city's numbers is well in excess of $5 billion, so fair or not, the money appears, if you believe the city's point of view - it's not there. >> you know, we talked to cheryl labash earlier and broadcast a little of what she had to say. she said if she doesn't get her pension, she'll be devastated. she played by the rules, worked her job, and now it looks like it's in jeopardy. what would you say to her? >> i'm sympathetic to her position. unfortunately, absent somebody stepping in, much like the government did in the general motors bailout, really there isn't a source of funds. so the bankruptcy code provides a priority scheme which
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determines who shares what and in what order. and pretty much assuming the city is allowed to proceed, that is what has to be followed. now, if somebody wants to step in in the form of the federal government or the state government - assuming that there's any desire or ability to do so - they certainly can pump up what the pensioners would get. absent that, they are at risk. >> who are the creditors you represent? >> some of the vendors simply who still are doing business with the city >> like? >> nobody who - nobody who is - waste haulers, for one. we have other vendors, but nobody who is objecting to the filing >> we'll see how this plays out in court. douglas bernstein, nice to see you tonight. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> well, facebook has made another change when it comes to
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its video policy. yesterday the company announced it would allow certain violent videos to remain on line. after the worldwide reaction now facebook says the new policy is in place, it will take a closer look at the graphic videos in question to determine whether they are appropriate. >> firehas broken out at an oil refinery at lamont illinois and witnesses reported hearing explosions. sidco says it was located in the crude unit. it was shut down. firefighters are on the screen and the fire is under control. there were no injuries or evacuations. >> temperatures have droppeded in australia, and firefighters say some of the mass if brush fires are subsiding. 57 fires are burning, 22 not contained. >> jonathan gravenor has more from springwood australia. >> we are expecting to have cooler temperatures with a
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little less wind gusts over the next few days. then again next week they are expecting high temperatures and winds to return again. there appears that we may have had a second fatality due to the fires today. south of sydney, two hours south of ulladulla a private water bomber crashed - apparently one person was aboard and there are reports that a wing may have snapped off on the plane before it went down. it's taken place in very rugged terrain, so emergency crews are having a difficult time getting to it. the rural fire service is not saying anything publicly, if body language says anything the chief looked angry when results came out and it was suggested that life ordinance firing caused the largest fire in the lithgow area. the fire was more difficult to control at the outset because being on the army base and having live ordnance in the area, firefighters were
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concerned and there was a great deal of thought for their safety before going in to start the fight. it could have caused the fire to be more serious than it was. >> jonathan gravenor reporting from australia. the full classic is in full swing in boston, putting two of the most loved franchises in baseball history head to head. that and more in sports.
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>> michael eaves is here with sport. first game of the world series and controversy. >> yes, for the fourth time in history, the st louis cardinals and the boston red sox meet in
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the world series. the last meeting in the fall classic was in 2004 when the red sox swept the cardinals in four games. only two players remain from the series, but the fan bases haven't forgotten about the match in 2004. adam wainwright got the start on the mound for the cardinals against jon lester. he was in trouble. pink boosts it on the relay trying to turn the double pay. the um pir in front of the play called him out. the umpires got together and they got the call right. they reversed it, said the player was safe. >> mike mcphony upset, coming out arguing. mike natalie drives in all three runs with a double to the gap in left center. the red sox from up 3-0 in the first innings. it would get worse from there. the cardinals one the best
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defending team. the cardinals committed three errors in this dame. and then one through the left side. another run comes in. that puts the red sox up 4-0, and there was a question. jon lester was almost unhitable. going 10 and two-thirds. five hits, walked one. big poppy taking it deep, throwing it on rob, a home run from him earlier. on the lefty versus lefty, orteze crushes it. the red sox win it 8-1 the final at fenway park. >> it was pretty - it seemed like he missed the ball, the um pir got the right ball. we had momentum. >> momentum for you. a home run, almost a grand slam. what was the difference for you
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at the plate? >> nothing. like i said before the one series. i didn't get many, i stick to my plan. >> that was the 16th career post season for big poppy, david ortez tying. joining us from fenway park is john henry smith. there'll be two story lines from this game one that will stand out for the fans until we get to game two, for the next three hours. the play in the very first innings - the reverse call at second base. a lot of people screamed for a replay. that's a perfect example of why it was needed, because it required john farrell to come out and argue before dana demooth would confer with the other umpires. mike mcphony was upset because the calls were made and rarely in baseball are they overturned. that's a play people will talk
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about until game 2 tomorrow. >> certainly calls for replay are well-founded. you mentioned the fact that we have seen plays like this. i don't remember many being overturned. when the umpires got together saying it let's make sure the right call is made. you have to give them a little credit. they got together and decided let's make the right call. the red sox are beneficiaries. >> we heard sound from the home plate um pir when he's talking to mike mcfeeney who said, "we have five guys believing we have the call right", joe torig over the umpires - they talk to him about instant replay. the funny thing about the conversation, joe tourig did not know how it would be executed. baseball trying to catch up to
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other sports, but seems to be behind. >> they have time to figure it out. they need to. because, of course, this is baseball's biggest stage - the world series. you can't have a call like that impacting the marr key event in baseball. people talk about the play at first base. it was 86 with the st louis cardinals, and the royals. a first base call was missed. it's still a black eye in baseball. they have time to figure out how to implement it. they would be advised to put the time to good use and come up with a system that works. >> cardinal fans remember the play from 1985 world series. the other big news relates to the cardinals, carlos beltram a tremendous play coming at a cost - slamming his right side
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against a wall. he left the game and went to the hospital with a rib contusion. no update was to whether he'll be available for game two. >> it would be a big loss for the st louis cardinals. you talk about an all-time clutch hitter in the post season. carlos beltram, a 337 hitter, 16 home run, more than baib ruth tied for overruns by david ortees who his his 16th. you take that bad, and let's not discount his work in the field at a time when nothing was going right for the cardinals. it was a huge momentum, or could have been a momentum builder for the cardinals, him going out, selling out and making the play in the field. his loss would be a huge loss for the st louis cardinals, one that would be difficult for them to overcome. >> a little irony there with what happened to dodgers hanley rem ear ez and beltram going
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down. thank you john henry smith at fenway park. a big story line to come as we look to game two. that injury to beltram could be more important. >> they'll talk about it. >> they'll talk about it. >> for days, month, and years. >> kevin corriveau is back with weather after this - he's not doing sport.
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good evening again. while we've been talking about the cold air on the eastern sea board i'll take you to the western coast. what has happened here is actually beautiful weather. the reason being is we have a ridge that is high pressure all the way up through british columbia and down. out here everything is nice. we are looking at moderate temperatures, clear skies. as you can see all the rain activity is coming down to a trough, and that is the low pressure. that has dominated most of the central and eastern part of the united states. let's get into the nuts and bolts of what is happening across the north-east. from boston, you get out of the
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rain, but to the west we are picking up a few showers. nothing too heavy, mixed precipitation in new york. we expected that because the temperatures are so-called. watchers, warning advisories - we have plenty of them across new england, pennsylvania and ohio. due to frost and freezing warnings. temperatures tonight below freezing in many occasions. many parts of new england will be 28 or 27. >> form, for the second game of the world series - clearer skies - clear skies all the way through. textures will fall off quickly, as you can see. by 11:00 pm temperatures of 41 degrees. when you factor in the wind shield - the winds will come from the north-west - it will feel more like 34. a cooler night. now, texas, beautiful weather for you. look at the satellite. no clouds on the satellite at
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all. we are expecting the temperatures to be nice. dallas 80. san antonio 82. to the north, 66 for oklahoma city. the colder air will eventually drift down by the time we get to friday. not looking too good. over towards the south-west, we are looking nice. we'll see los angeles, a beautiful day at 79. overnight lows to the 50s. we'll lose heat that we have in the atmosphere and towards los angeles, we'll see 72 there. quickly out here to the western pacific, we are into the high 20s, and the number of storms out here. the last one is san francisco, it stalled out to the east of okanawa, bringing heavy rain showers. if you remember, our last storm, typhoon wipha made its way to tokyo was deadly and we saw problems. that's a look at your weather - have a great night.
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