>> good evening, everyone, and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. more world leaders claim that the u.s. has been listening to their phonecalls. plus: >> amazon and ebay don't crash the week before christmas, and pro flowers doesn't crash on valentine's day >> the blame game. congress wants answers for the people who built the healthcare website that doesn't work northeast >> job danger, why sites are especially hazardous to latino americans and immigrants. and the scavenger hunt that pays $10,000 to find these
little red boxes. >> new international tensions emerged today after u.s. secrets were unveiled. they were the latest in the documents that came from edward snowden, a former national security employee. this time, he said that the u.s. monitored the phonecalls of 35 world leaders, and the documents explained how they used information in the other departments to share the contact information of those foreign leaders. mike? >> reporter: good evening, john, there's yet more embarrassment for the obama administration over that fair as this trove of documents produced by edward snowden and leaked by edward snowden has revealed another bombshell. the controversy is growing, and
so is the rift with a close ally. angela merkel expressed outrage that contacts had listened in on her cellphone calls. >> rewards on the national security agency, i've made it clear to the american president that spying between friends is unacceptable. i said it in june when he was in berlin and in july and yesterday in a phone number. it's not about me, but the trust of all german people. and this trust must be le built. >> at the white house, jay carney did not deny that the spying had taken playing. >> what i won't do is every always that appears in print about intelligence capabilities >> this as the white house tries to level a fallout. >> it has caused tensions in our relations with some countries, and we're dealing with that set
of issues through diplomatic channels. but we're also, as the president has said clearly and publicly, engaging in a review of our intelligence gathering and operations >> as carney spoke, another shoe dropped i in the scandal. more out from edward snowden. a comfort 2006 memo revealed that the nsa has asked senior officials to share phone numbers of foreign leaders so they can be bugged. for contact information for foreign or military leaders, for direct line, fax, and cellular numbers. and then it cites an example. in one case, an nsa official provided the usa with 300 phone numbers to world leaders. that produced 43 previously unknown phone numbers, they were
tapped, in other words, they were bugged. >> she grew up in east germany and was bugged by the secret service. and she didn't expect a close ally for 40 or 50 years to act this way. >> the president knows from discussions with the chancellor, who he has a long and strong relationship. and he is certainly aware of her protests. >> and from europe tonight, both france and germany, remember, the president has been on the phone with the president of france and with merkel this week, trying to explain the programs, and both of them are asking for bilateral talks with the united states to come to some agreement on surveillance. >> joining us from washington is the former secretary of defense, william cohen, and welcome back to the program. >> good evening, it's good to see you, john. >> let me start with your
reaction on the latest news. >> i'm surprised that there's such great surprise, frankly. when i was at the pentagon, we assumed that every one of us was listened to by some agencies, not just adversaries or enemies, but some of our closest allies were listening into our conversations. whenever we went into the situation room, one of the most secure room in washington, we had to leave our phones outside, or take the batteries out because they can be activated remotely. and world leaders being stunned that calls are monitored vehicles me as naive, but the president is saying, there has to be a cost benefit analysis. there have to be reasons to monitor phonecalls of close
allies. >> the whole notion of going back, i think it was secretary of state, henry simpson in 1929, said gentlemen, don't read each other's mail. and 20 years later, he was secretary of war, and he reverts his position, and they started reading each other's mail, and it has gu been going on ever in, and i assume that every conversation i've had is recorded by machine. >> the situation has changed since 1929, and are we doing more spying than before? >> i think there's very little left. as private citizens, i hope that we can curb the amount of intrusion that we're seeing take place. but for officials in countries, we have to assume that those conversations, and emails are being monitored. that's just the world in which we live, and we tried to catch up with technology and provide
critical overseat to provide as much privacy as possible in a world that's awash in technology, and so far advanced in regulation, that it's hard to catch one it. >> what do you make of germany and france asking for individual talks before the end of the year to discuss this situation in. >> i think it's important that we have this discussion, but before there's too much hyper ventilation of the issue, we have to ask our closest allies in europe as well what kind of activities they have been carrying on against the united states, and against the private sector to gain tremendous, and gain intelligence, collecting information on the president of the united states, and they may not have the capability that the united states has at this point, but they have to understand that we're providing critical information to germany and to prance and all of our allies in
the world with terrorist activities. with the germany chancellor, very little can be gained by monitoring her phonecalls, and i have to pon out that there was surprise that her cellphone was being monitored. you mean its okay if we do the business phone, and not the cellphone? >> if that's the case, why do it >> that's a good question the president will have to call his intelligence people and a, why are we doing there? is there a reason why the chancellor was monitored in the past and that has been carried out? if there's no benefit or very little benefit, look at the rift that has been caused here. so i think that the president has the right to review this, but i think that the message has to go out to all of these world leaders who are so concerned about it, they have been engaged
in spying for years against us, and they are to this day. and it's not our adversary, but our closest allies. >> you would think there would be this drip, drip, drip of information that has come out, either through edward snowden, or the guardian newspaper that there may be more out there. and what sort of damage has this done to the credibility of the united states and around the world? >> i think it's an embarrassment and i think it has increased tensions between france, which you should not do if at all possible. i think it requires a frank discussion between chancellor merkel and the president, and we have to have ways to say this is what we're doing and were we're doing it. it doesn't make sense to be monitoring your phonecalls when there's no benefit and no threat to you. let me give you a hypothetical event, if there's an agreement, shagreement,and what if we're me
president of france's phonecalls, and we're monitoring those who are monitoring them. and we end up getting the same information. there have to be ways to reduce the heaten heightened rett rec,e should not be doing it. >> it sounds like a tom clancy novel, but the question is, what is the benefit of this? >> it may be that there are phonecalls taking place within a government. we now have to focus on non-government activities. and one never knows. phonecalls coming through can be intercepted by nasa, and other institutions. but they may prove valuable. we have lots of activity in germany, and lots of terrorist activity in france and europe, as well as the united states.
so we have to balance the privacy against the potential acts of groups plotting to harm either european citizens or american citizens. it's a tough balance, but one that has to be made. and it's incumbent on president obama to meet with his counterparts on what we have been doing in the past and i hope in the future >> one other question, do other world leaders bring this up to you when you're se secretary of defense? >> one other world leader called me into his office. he said if there's something to send to me, he said do not write to me or send me an email or call me. you come speak to me personally. so many years ago, world leaders were aware someone was listening. >> it's good to have you, thank you for joining us. now to u.s. healthcare and
the broken government website. today at a congressional hearing, the lawmakers said that they want answers, but at times it seemed like a debate between republicans and democrats. rish el carey has more. >> reporter: it turned into questions on government policy, and questions that experts were not willing to answer. >> so once again, we have our republican colleagues trying to scare everybody. >> reporter: when the house committee members tried to gill the members about the technical problems, they heard that the problem started at the front door >> consumers must pass through this front door to enter the application. unfortunately, it created a bottleneck, preventing the vast majority of consumers from going in. >> reporter: they were not prepared for the bottleneck when they tried to log on. >> since then, contractors have
looked closely to try to solve this front door problem. >> reporter: but later in the hearing, the republican lawmakers wanted to know the role that the obama administration had in the project and whether the site was rolled out too early. >> it's not our position whether to tell our client whether they should go live or not. thank you. they were overwhelmed >> it's a line of question. >> we want explanations on how it will be fixed and how much it will cost and how long it will take. >> the obama administering said that it was about technology and not the policy. >> i will not yield to this monkey court. >> reporter: the hearings are not over. asked to testify, but not untilfection wednesday. richelle carey, aljazeera. >> the food and drug administration wants to make it tough to get drugs like vicodin.
it's the most wadely prescribed drug in the united states, and it's highly addictive. and the patients would be required to take the prescription to a pharmacy instead of having a doctor bring it in. the new regulations could take place next year >> >> a former national guard recruiter opened fire outside of a military base in tennessee today. two members were wounded before armed guards wrestled him to the ground. the suspect was a recruiter who had been relieved of duty. a supply ship was attacked off of africa with on two americans onboard. 11 crew members were released but the captain and engineer are still being held and the u.s. navy is monitoring the situation. >> good evening, i'm
meteorologist, and if you are in the west, you've been enjoying beautiful fall-like weather. and unfortunately for us in the east, it's different. we're looking at temperatures well below average for many, and snow is falling. let's get a look at what's happening in the region of the northeast, and where you see the blue and the pitching, that's mixed snow and precipitation falling. of course today is night two of the world series here in boston, and we expect it see the temperatures dropping all the way through the night. starting at 44°, dropping all the way down to 40 at midnight. many people will be gone by then, but the windchill by then is going to feel more like 44°. compared to last night, it's going to be a chilly night and you need to keep warm. john, back to you. >> all right, kevin, thank you,
and a connecticut judge has ordered a retrial for michael skakel. he is serving for the death of a girl when they were both teenagers. he was granted a retrial because his lawyer failed to provide adequate reception. >>reception -- representation. the new way that stem cells are helping with kidney disease. and in seattle. they can walk away with 10 grand and save lives in the process.
the white house is pink for breast cancer awareness month. thousands will die from the disease. for kidney transplants. the operation is just the beginning. they usually face a lifetime of organ rejection drugs. >> when he was diagnosed with polycystic disease in his 20s, he knew he would need a transplant >> he shows up on the mri. and that portion of the kidney is useless. >> reporter: so when it came time to find a donor for craig, older brother, shane, stepped up. >> we have always had a close relationship. and it was difficult, but there's no consideration not to do it. >> reporter: but in the midst of medical mis misfortune, they found a unique opportunity.
it was a chance it take part in groundbreaking transplant, transplantation without rejection. joseph levinthal was part of the living donor kidney program. for the last years, they have studied stem cell research on traps plantation. >> the whole tinge has been to achieve donor transplantation tolerance, where you don't need anti-rejection drugs to control the immune system. >> reporter: that idea has been tested by infusing the patients with stem cell from the donor. a dual immune system is set up to set the body to see the new kidney as it's own. >> for all intents and purposes, it kills your immune system, with the infusion of the stem
cells. >> they are part of the tragedy used to reset the immune system. and if successful, it could avoid the daily anti-rejection pills that increase the risks for certain cancers and diabetes and organ failure. inist they are poaches that we use in the right amount to control the imi know system. >> taking those drugs for rest of her life is something that lindsay is able to avoid. >> my kidneys weighed about 8 pounds a piece, and my organs were being crushed together. >> she was able to wean off of the anti-rejection drugs after a year, and she has been off of them for two years. the average transplant patient will spend up to $2,500 a month on the medications. for the 25,000 people in the u.s. still on the kidney
donation list, it means a better chance at life and a reduced cost. >> despite ethical and legal concerns, new evidence suggests that people in need of donated kidneys should pay for them instead. patients who purchase a kidney, rather than wait for one, could save money and live longer in the process. that's according to researchers at university of calling country, canada, and others say this they would be willing to sell them for $10,000. an estimated 4500 people in the u.s. die waiting for a kidney each year. if your heart stops, if you suffer sudden cardiac arrest in public, what are your chances of survival? according to studies, your chances are 25% in cities leek dallas and pittsburgh, and in
chicago, 25% or less. and in seattle, it's 50%, the highest in the country. and now there's an effort in seattle that could improve ur viv al rates there and in other cities. >> jamie is a lucky man, and knows it. >> it's remarkable, i'm super grateful and lucky to be here. >> two years ago when he suffered cardiac arrest, one of his friends knew where to find one of these, a defibrillator, and it brought his heart back to life >> it's incredible that it was there for me when i needed it. and i'm able to sit here and talk to you because all of those things happened. >> there are 180,000 signaled every year, miracles in a box at about $1,500 each. >> when a bystander has a defibrillator and is able to use
it before the paramedics arrive, we know that doubles the chance of survival. >> reporter: which is great of course, as long as that helpful bystander knows where to find the nearest aed. but what if you were standing on this street corner and somebody keeled over in front of you? would you know where to look? he created a scavenger hunt, my heart map seattle, it's from the university of washington, patterned after a similar effort in philadelphia >> do you have an aed defib alert? >> they register online and go out searching and report every defibrillator they find >> there was not one there, it was worth a shot >> there's a facebook page for contestants to follow. 20 golden aeds worth $50 for the first person to find them.
and there's a nice pay off for the winner >> the team that reports the largest number of them will win $10,000. >> but the biggest pay off is the data, which they hope will be used to create a comprehensive aed map, something that 9-1-1 operators and others could use. >> you could have one person going on and taking forever. >> dr. nickel plans to replicate the game in four more cities next year. something that jamie supports with all of his heart >> you put it on the map. and if people know where it is, they can use it, and if somebody's life is saved, that's the way its supposed to work. aljazeera, seattle. >> michael is here with sports, and you say that the st. louis cardinals got good news before the game. >> much-needed news. they are at 100% tonight.
despite some bruised ribs, the out feeder, carlos beltran is in the game and he has already gotten a hit as they try to pull even with the red sox in game two of the series. he went to the hospital for x-rays and ct scan but no fractures in those ribs. the pitcher, john lester, using a foreign substance his blood in last night's game? they said due to insufficient video evidence, and lack of complaints by the cardinals. he said that the residue was just residue. and nasa i nascar is the lat governing body for concussion screening. they will screen to measure against test results when diagnosing a concussion following on-track collisions.
previously, nascar only recommended baseline testing for its drivers, and now it will be mandatory. more sports coming up later. the nsa is ruffling feathers around the globe. a new report says that the agency spied on as many as 35 world leaders. how they did it, next. and t minus 3 months for another budget shutdown unless democrats and republicans can resolve their issues.
>> welcome back to aljazeera america, i'm john si seigenthal, and here are the top stories tonight. the government website got underway today. and those who developed the site were the first to testify. and the republican panel wanted to know if the obama administration should have delayed the rollout and the contractor said that's not their kallima >> kidnapping two americans or
board in guinea, 112 crew members were released but the captain and the engineer are still being held. the u.s. navy is monitoring the situation. new spying secrets are being leaked by edward snowden, according to the guardian newspaper. the security non-tored the phonecalls of 35 world leaders. they obtained them from u.s. departments. new revelations are creating tensions between the u.s. and some important allies. germany has joined countries like brazil and mexico and france, expressing outrage over the spying practiced. >> angela merkel arrives at the summit in an angry mood, long-term damage to u.s.-german regulations, not just in germany, but across europe. >> i've made it clear to the
american president that spying between friends is unacceptable. i said it in june when he was in berlin, and in july. the prison see of all german people. between allies, there must be trust, and this trust must be rebuilt. >> lining up to express on u.s. phone tapping >> we can't accept the systematic spying, whatever it may be. we need to take steps, and we need to take you'rine measures as well. >> there was this moment of levity from the irish leader >> i always use this phone. >> the white house gave it's latest response. >> we're not going to comment on every alleged activity. as a matter of policy, we have made it clear that the united states gathers tremendous of the type gathered by all nations
>> the president of france, his country, the national security spying meeting with his german counterpart to make a accord neated response to washington. u.s. ambassadors have already been called in. this is now extremely embarrassing and damaging. a rift between the united states and europe, the like of which has not been seen in recent years. angela merkel grew up under a regime that spied as a matter of course. she might have expected better from the united states. this summit is meant to focus on immigration and the economy. western governments always knew that the u.s. was watching it's citizens, but the extent of the operation, by whistle blower, edward snowden, that shocked and angered politicians. it's already prompting calls for the suspension of eu-us
cooperation on certain data sharing. they will have to move swivel to calm it here. >> the german chancellor said that members of the european union are asking for separate talks. >> we need safety for the security of our citizens, but at the same time, once there is -- once the seeds of mistrust have been sown, that doesn't facilitate our work. quite the contrary, it makes it more difficult >> joining us to talk about the nsa spying, joseph, it's good to see you >> thanks for having me. >> how does this happen? how does the united states
access those phonecalls and that dynel tall information? >> so the nsa uses two methods to collect this data. they call it upstream on one hand and downstream on the other hand. upstream collection, essentially, they're tapping the big fiber optic cables that run the pipes of the internet, so to speak, and they collect it and sift through it and send it back to the data warehouses. >> >> can they do that from the united states? >> yes, from the united states and all over the world. >> do they have to have it on countries to make it work or can they do a lot from here? >> there's a lot they can do, but a lot they can't. and their mo is as much as possible. >> you talk about upstream, but what about downstream? >> instead of watching it fly
by, they have to go to the countries that hold this data, so a lot of the stuff is stored in the cloud, on the g mails, and google and facebook, and either and them nicely, or hopefully get a warrant and compel the production of that date a. and they put it in the data warehouse. >> so if the u.s. government taps angela merkel's cellphone, how difficult would that be? >> there's not a lot of public information on how that would be? essentially, she had an american document with her phone number written on it, and that crossed a line. and you would think that the president in larger european countries would have a lot of security around her personal devices. but with the number, they can probably target the signals coming out of that thing and collect them and see who else she's calling >> do you think that the united states is that far ahead of
germany and france when it comes to technology and spying? >> we know we cooperate quite a bit with the five i countries, new disease and great britain and a few others, but clearly they crossed a line here. spying happens all over the world, but in this case, it happened where it was a secret. and apparently they had it anyway. so i don't think they're that far ahead. but it's the extent and the depth they're tapping things. >> is this like a vacuum cleaner, singing up information and sorting through it? >> absolutely, they suck it up in realtime and sort through it then and there, and divert it into their own storage facility. they can't store it all because it's way too much stuff, but they think anything that can give them a leg up in counter
terrorism, or keeping track of what all of the other countries in the world are doing >> thanks for joining us. well, president obama repeated his call to congress today to pass the stalled immigration reform bill before the end of the year >> everybody wins here if we work together to get this done. in fact, ifs this a good reason not to pass this common sense reform, i haven't heard it. so anyone who is still standing in the way of this bipartisan reform should at least have to explain why. >> immigration is one of the three big items on the president's agenda after he tries to build political momentum after the shutdown fight. >> both sides pledged they have three months to make a deal and if they can't, it might be another shutdown. likely to be on the table. republicans will press for spending cuts, and reforms to
medicare and social security. and they will oppose anything that raises taxes. many democrats see a divided gop and an opening for a deal. >> those moderate republicans who are willing to negotiate and compromise with the president to get something done have been empowered as a result of the shutdown. the tea party republicans played at their hand and they reduced the party to having it's lowest approval rating ever. >> reporter: the president and democrats will insist on more spending and education, and raise taxes on the wealthy. >> we'll sit down and have a balanced approach to a responsible budget >> and mr. obama could put social security on the table. resulting in smaller monthly checks. he may propose changes to ned care. both were in the president's budget earlier this year, and both are already drawing fire from democratic supporters. >> it's a way to fractition the
party and to gridlock. it's politically, it's politically counter-productive. it will go nowhere because the vast majority of americans don't want to see that happen >> they have been close before. president obama and john boehner. walked up to the edge of a grand bargain, spending cuts and overhaul of the tax code, but those talks collapsed. the result. the sequester. more than $10 million over ten years, the democrats desperately want to reverse. that was two years ago. since then, the mistrust has only grown. if it was a bridge too far in 2011, no chances for a deal this time around. >> i personally think this is going to continue on into the spring because it's going to be very difficult for those senate and house budget committee members to come to an agreement. i hope they do, but they have a
long way to go. >> the fate of the talks could answer another key question. will anything in washington change as a result of the shutdown? >> internetter is getting closer to its public offering. it plans to sell 70 million shares at 17 to $20 each. and that puts the company's com. it's going public on november 7th. he? >> amazon shares soaring in after hours trading. the online retailer reported sales of $17 billion, meeting wall street's expectations. profits could rise by as much as 25% in the next quarter. some analysts warn that it could
be one of the slowest retail periods in years in e >> a new study shows that latino americans and construction works in new york city are dying on the job in disproportionately high numbers. most of the accidentses happened on work sites where there were serious safety of violations. >> reporter: the building boom in new york city has come at a high cost. construction workers getting injured and killed. the main cause on construction sites is from falls. 65 of those are latino americans and immigrants. but those groups make up only 35% of all of the city's construction workers. five years ago, he was a construction worker supporting his mom. then a fall left him with neck and back injuries so severe, he hasn't been able to work since.
>> there were safety issues, inadequate lying, and there was no place to tie off ladders. >> in spite of the safety issues, he stayed because he needed the money. >> you have to get the job done, if you don't have a union, you have to do it, you don't want to do nothing at all. they just want the job done. >> reporter: ricardo gonzales fell to his death working at this site. 88% of workers who fall here in queens were immigrants. they are reluct apt to report safety hazards, and they're more likely to work for non-union contractors, where safety of violations are common >> if they speak out and don't do the job, they risk going home or being fired. >> reporter: but smaller companies are being held liable
for workplace injuries. the law has caused their insurance costs to skyrocket. >> the archbishop in st. paul, membership minimum, is reacting to more allegations of sexual abuse by priests. he has ordered a review of clergy files of the archdiocese. this is in response to the leaders trying to keep it private. more on what's coming up on america tonight. good evening. >> we're going to talk about guns, and all of it anonymously without being tracked. it was busted by the fbi, and that's what almost happened to one syrian activist. as america tonight reports, it's
also for politically charged messages. >> when the chemical disaster happened, there was no secure communications. >> the full report is coming up, and the future of the dark net. that's ahead at the top of the hour on america tonight, john. >> coming up in sports, the minnesota vikings might be going back to the future this sunday at the quarterback position. and plus, detroit has not had a major grocery chain for years. find out which big name permit is stepping
>> detroit has gone to court this week to fight for the right to declare bankruptcy. the money problems there have some businesses fleeing the city. but we found one company taking a gamble on detroit, and it's paying off. >> reporter: detroit, beautiful from a distance, but a different picture as you get closer. there's blight, hunger and crime. and to make matters worse, detroit has had no major grocery store in decades. without a car, it's hard for locals to even find healthy food >> it's really tough. i have to pay someone, and i have to wait, wait around for a ride. i have to pay someone if i'm going to get a cab. i have to wait when i'm done shopping. >> reporter: without any transportation, often, it's just the corner market. that's the only place where you can buy food. but it's not good food. in this store, the only options
for protein were eggs, baloney, or this bacon, which expires in less than a week. >> if you get a bad pack of meat or whatever, and you get your greens, and they're wilted or you open them and they're sour, and they have been there too long in the package. and today a non-winning situation. >> reporter: but a win is exactly what whole foods market is trying to create. the national chain opened in a detroit store in june, despite skepticism. how could an upscale, organic grocer, survive in a city where the death rate from heart disease is almost 50% higher than the u.s. average? >> regardless of what some of the demographic studies may show, our shoppers are here in detroit. >> the gamble is paying off. the part is full and the checkout lines are packed. some shoppers drove more than 10 miles to get here, saying
that nutrition is worth the higher price point. obviously it's not possible for one grocery store to feed a city, so many rely on unique grassroots means for getting fresh fruits and veggies. peaches and greens offers fresh produce >> we're going up and down the streets. if they don't have transportation, we're there. if people the healthy food, if they're in wheelchairs and can't get out, they don't have transportation, and there are a number of reasons why, we go to them >> i got a pineapple and plums, and mushrooms, not too bad >> not too bad, a reflection of the spirit of detroit >> wee do what we do. we're survivors, we're detroiters. >> aljazeera, detroit.
>> michael is back in sports, and another nfl quarterback back in the news. >> the injury trend is starting to snowball in the season. after the first of the year, a 33-27 win over the redskins, some experts believed that michael vick and kelly were a match made in heaven. and then three games later, the phillies are at 2 and 4. and vick said that he plans to run a 100-yard sprint on friday to see if his hamstring is strong enough to play on sunday against the giants. vick's accessibility is important since he suffered a concussion. >> to see how it feels, and then tomorrow is the run day for us, so i'm going to give it a go. >> it's one thing to come out
and practice. but it's another thing to play football. i can tell that you. >> the quarterbacks have dominated the stories this season. despite the exploits of peyton manning, most of those stories have centered on injuries. including josh freeman in tampa bay, and then this weekend. freeman's injury sets the stage again for republican ponder in minnesota. >> well, you know it seems like ages ago we were calling christian ponder the future of the vikings, and now he's the past or the present. he's the starter this week because josh freeman did have a concussion on tuesday. 7 turnovers, and then he had the rib injury, and it gave the vikings an excuse to start cassell, and then back to
ponder. it will be his chance it show the vikings that he is the future. his last win came against the green bay packers last year in week 17. >> as bill parcells says, you are what your record says you are. if that's the case, then the undefeated kansas city chiefs are the best in the league right now? >> i guess we would have to say that the chiefs are the best because they have the best record. we see that year after year, the best team in the middle of the season isn't the best at the end of the season. but the chiefs have that going, they have 35 sacks, and the problem is their offense. now, i know alex smith is 27-5 and 1, and the last that he thr, he's a starter but he has to have more than the 7 touchdowns he has now to get over the hump >> peyton manning and company lost to the colts, are the
denver broncos still favored to win the super bowl? >> i think that the broncos were favored a little bit last week against the colts. and we start to see the flaws in their team. the defense was not all that good. they have to get the defense going, and vaughn miller was supposed to do that. and we think they're going to get better that way, but the turnovers have killed them. and they're minus 2 in turnover ratio. and peyton is not being protected real well, and they often don't have the receiver to break up that defense. they have problems now, and they're still awfully, awfully good because of peyton manning, but they have to get better on defense. >> this past weekend, the nfl was brought al in terms of injuries, we'd, cutler, and bradford. and which team will fill the biggest impact of these losses? >> i think you have to go quarterback when you're talking
injuries, and jay cutler, the bears have been league well with him at quarterback. josh cowan is 13 and 20 as a starter in his career. and the bears collapsed a couple of years ago when they lost cutler. normally, they could rely on the defense. but he was out. this puts the bears in a tough spot. they think that he's better able to absorb that loss at quarterback. it's going to be big for cutler being out for one reason. he's a free agent at the end of the year. and we'll see how it fares out. >> the st. louis rams lost former number one pick, sam bradford for the season when he tore his acl. so the rams reached out to brett favre about coming out of retirement. but the 44-year-old future hall of famer that he's never going to come out of retirement again.
he cited the toll of spending time with his family and his three-year-old grandson. game two of the world series is underred way right now. with the red sox looking to extend their game 2 to 0. the cardinals player, suggested that john lester was using a foreign substance in his glove during the game. but he said that the residue was just roz en. and there would be no punishment levee, due to no suspicions by the umpires, and no complaints by the cardinals. they have a bag of rosin behind, and some have it in their gloves. >> can't look back. have to look forward. kevin has the weather next.
>> good evening again, well, the united states this year suffered a very intense and damaging wildfire season. and that is now over, and it is down to australia as they begin their summer. actually, they're in the springtime. but it has kicked off in devastating fashion, and partially because of manmade elements. department of defense is partially to blame for some of the wildfires that are going on. we're looking at drier conditions in the ream. we had one -- region. and we have one front that didn't bring much rain, but there are the fires to the northwest of sydney. sydney right now has cleared out and the fires -- the smoke is coming west-east. and that could change, and the smoke could come back to sydney and cause problems in the area. here in the united states, it's a different problem. we're dealing with a lot of cold air especially across the great lakes and the northeast.
you can see here on the radar summery, we have a mix of rain and snow going on. and we're going to get more snow as the temperatures go below freezing tonight. we have a lot of watches in affect for the cold air, and you can see freeze watches and warnings from massachusetts to virginia and parts of ohio. overnight temperatures look like this. albany, 31, and here in new york, down to 40. but when you factor in the windchill tomorrow morning, as long as there's a little bit of wind, that number for new york could go down to 37 or 36°, so bundle up. washington, 35, and quickly, we're looking at much better conditions across texas and highs for you in san antonio, about 82. that's a look at your national weather.
>> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler, and here are tonight's top stories. more nsa spying secrets. the national security agency monitored the phonecall of 35 world leaders after obtaining for phone numbers from another government department. the paper krite cites a classifd leak bid edward snowden. the government healthcare website today. the republican panel focused on the obama administration's part in the roll out and asked if it was launched too soon. the contractor said monthsf