this is al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with a look at the day's stories. >> new claims that president obama new and gave the go ahead to spy on the german chancellor. >> syria is ahead of schedule in getting rid of chemical weapons. >> and a few dozen sign up to the affordable care act. >> remembering rock pioneer lou reed. the former velvet underground died at the age of 71, today. [ ♪ theme ]
more fallout from reports the u.s. spied on the germany's chancellor. claims say president obama knew about the nsa phone tap and approved it. the u.s. says it's not true. there are reports the eavesdropping started in 2002 - before angela merkel was lected. this morning -- elected. this morning the senator called on the nsa to come clean on nsa programs. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are damaging our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we have listened in. i think we have repair work to do, and i think we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what is happening in the program. >> a much different view from the chairman of the house
homeland security committee. congressman peter king says america should stop apologising for the nsa. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives - not just in the united states, but throughout french and germany and europe. the french have undertaken spy operations in the united states. and germany - that's where the hamburg plot began. they had dealings with iraq and north korea. we are not doing this for the fun of it. >> we spoke with jim walsh at the massachusetts institute of technology, about the question - whether the u.s. should apologise for the nsa. >> i think it's easy for the congressman to say that, he doesn't have to meet angela merkel when she's mad at him. do the french spy? yes. do the germans? yes. do they benefit from the nsa.
>> yes, they do. in those countries the voters are upset about u.s. surveillance, and the leaders, you know, part of international relations - most of it is national interest and part is personality. if someone is angry at you or it feels like you betrade their trust, it matters. if it's the president of germany, it matters. there's repair work to do. when peter king says, "we saved thousands of people", let's be careful about generalisations. nsa does a lot of different things. as senator shaheena suggested - it's not clear - that every program is necessary in scope and duration. there are questions that have to be answered here. >> explain to me - if the u.s. says the other countries are doing the same thing that the nsa does, are the foreign leaders truly acting upset because this is our public and their public is angry. >> a great question. the answer is probably both.
why do i say that. i'm not a psychologist. but if you look at the statements that the german chancellor made. they are out of character and direct. yes, they have to - you are right. part of this is domestic politics. you expect countries to spy. if you were president of germany, and your most important ally was listening to your phone calls, you would be upset. you could understand it at some level. spying is part of foreign policy. these are people, flesh and blood human being with these positions. you would be ticked off - and she is. >> former secretary of state madeleine albright agrees with those and says united states is not alone. she says france listened to her calls. a french ambassador asked her about something she said on a private call and said:
>> syria made a crucial deadline as it works to remove its chemical arsenal, in line with an agreement that hopes to eliminate weapons by 2014. >> we have more. >> syria is reportedly meeting an ambitious deadline set by the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons. otherwise known as opcw - to distroi lethal -- destroy lethal stockpiles by next year. syria handed over lists of gas and serve agents by thursday, ahead of the deadline. opcw is not releasing what the report says, but 23 chemical weapon sites were disclosed. the head of the opcw team said that the country has been cooperative so far. >> we had good meetings with the syrian government, there's strong cooperation with the secretary-general and the director-general of opcd - opcw
confirmed that in recent statements. we build on this because we have a shared goal - elimination of the program, which is of benefit to all, particularly the syrian people. >> not all are convinced as evidenced on abc's "this week." >> in syria the chemical weapons are being catalogued. inspectors are putting a stop to the program. . >> we'll see, i'm a sceptic, i know friends in the region are worried. >> syria is believed to have 1,000 metric tonnes of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and sarin. they continued to deny involvement in the august 21st chemical weapon attack that killed 1,400 people there. under threat of u.s. military action russia, an ally of the assad government brokered a deal with the united states for syria to destroy stockpiles.
the process is complicated and it is not decided how or where syria's chemical weapons will be dismannedled. the next step is dismannedling production and mixing -- dismantling production and mixing facilities. >> jean paul joins us over skype from france. thank you for being with us. are you surprised that syria submitted the report a couple of days early? >> well, it's a couple of days. they had one month since the opcw took a decision on 27 september. so yes, they are early. but that being early doesn't really matter all that much. the next decision is by 15 november, and by then the opcw will have to decide how syria is going to destroy its chemical warfare agents. >> you say it doesn't matter.
is it a sign of good faith that they are trying to do what the international community hopes they'll do? >> absolutely. my comment was on the two or three days early, in terms of the report. it's a sign that the - that they are doing their best. but they are cooperating now with the inspectors of the opcw. together with them, they are preparing their reports. it is together with them that they have prepared the proposal for the destruction. everything really now is going to hinge on how the warfare agents themselves will be destroyed. >> as syria moves forward here, do you think that it's being honest and accurate in detailing all the chemical weapons that country has? >> well, according to all the reports, syria is doing its best to meet all the conditions that have been imposed upon it. however, we must always bear in
mind syria is in the midst of the civil war. the government is responsible for the chemical warfare arsenal and it will be responsible for the destruction of the munitions. for other parties to the chemical weapons conventions, additional supplementary declarations have been made to deal with inaccuracies on the mistakes and so on. we must allow syria to have that. >> as we move forward, how firm are the deadlines, do you think. are they more of a suggestion. or do you think there'll be accountability if not met? >> no, i think we have to take care of the deadlines, and take them seriously. they impose a high degree of urgency in the operations. now, having said that, i don't think we should be fixated on those deadlines. the operations that will happen over the next months up to the middle of next year will be
extremely complicated. they'll take place on the hazardous circumstances. we don't note yet whether the agents can be removed from the country, or whether they have to be destroyed inside the country. so i would say let's not be absolutely fixated on them. however, bear in mind they are critical to the success of the operation. >> and we are not clear exactly how they are going be destroyed. as you said they may be moved out or destroyed within the country, right. >> well, this destruction plan that syria has supplied to the opcw in the hague - over the next days, the opcw is going to look over the destruction plans and the executive council will have to decide on whether they are going to approve the plan, what types of notifications they are going to add, and then, of
course, united states feels very strongly about removing the agents from the country. in my mind this is not possible on the article 1 of the convention. it's up to the opcw to decide whether they are going to grant an exception to that. >> let me ask you - you are an expert in the field, what do you think will happen, will they improve or destroy the chemical weapons in the country. >> i have no idea. one of the elements - i, as an outsider, i do not know the composition of the agents. we are told that the sarin is in precursor format, easing up a lot in terms of the destruction process. however, i would be surprised to see whether the mustard agent is in precursor format. i presume this is the real agent we are talking about. less being spoken about is another nerve agent, more toxic
than sarin, i would be surprised if that's in precursor form at. we are dealing with a variety of issues, parameters and variables, and i almost cannot give an answer to that. >> i was hoping you would give me some idea. that's okay. it's a big question. a lot of us don't know yet. >> thanking jean-pascal for your time. >> around 20 syrian rebel groups are refusing to take part in upcoming peace talks. they say negotiating with the government of bashar al-assad would be an act of betrayal. a u.s. team will sit with the team on monday to push for the meeting. the fighting for the moment continues close to syria's capital. our correspondent is in the jord anian capital. >> according to different groups, kurdish fighters seized control of a border crossing between syria and iraq and also
a town after heavy fighting. they seized control and snatched the areas from fighters belonging to the islamic state of iraq. a group linked to al qaeda. we understand that several fighters on both sides were killed in this fighting. now, ethnic kurds in syria have a complex role in syria's conflict. some joined the rebels in fighting against the government. some remain loyal to the government and some simply care about the future of their minority as a group in syria and the territories where they live in close to the borders with turkey and iraq. we understand from activists that the group of kurdish fighters that was able to snatch control was close to the syrian governmentment the syrian national council blamed iraq for allowing its security forces based at the crossing to shell
the border crossing in order to help the kurds gain control and seize control of the crossing from the factors from the islamic state of iraq. they blame iraq of meddling in the syrian resolution and affairs. the syrian observatory for human rights says, quoting residents who live there, confirm that iraqi forces and no one from the iraqi side had anything to do with the clashes, and did not aid the kurds in taking over this border crossing. i guess it's safe to say that the iraqi government would feel more comfortable living next to kurds and sharing a border crossing with them, than being that close to members of a group that is allegedly linked to al qaeda >> guitarist singer and song writer lou reed died in new york
city. [ ♪ music ] reed co-founded and fronted velvet underground, which influenced a generation of musicians, and he said he took delight in expectations of his music, drawing on jazz, classical and rock'n'roll - and a wide range of sounds. no official cause of death was announced but he underwent a liver transplant in may. he was 71. >> cold canadian air is about to move to the north-west. as it does that it will drop temperatures 30-40 degrees all the way from idaho to wyoming and california over to arizona and new mexico. temperatures drop 10-15 degrees as we get into the first part of
the work week. >> as we look at the cold air coming in, we see wind gusts pop up. we have high wind warnings. in western montana, we'll have the snow. wind gusts built to 36 miles per hour. the central columbia basin - even up into north-west washington - this is around bellingham, you have a wind advisory and your gusts will be 40-45 miles an hour through the first part of the evening. winds gusts are building - slowly but surely - as we move to the wind gusts for the south-west. we have high wind warning going in effect for the evening. coming up - i'll tell you about the storm and how much snow is expected in the mountains of montana. that is a few minutes away. >> darren haynes is with us for
sport. game 4 sports tonight. anyone - everyone can talk about game 3. >> that is correct. who would have seen an obstruction call in a world series game - not me. perhaps the wildest finish - the st louis cardinals took the lead against the red sox after many call a trip-off win. >> let's go to jess taff at bush stadium. what is the mood like for game 4 after what happened last night? >> boston's game 4 pitcher jon lester got off the podium and said the range of emotion, where the team was fired up, bringing it home. they threw the ball and they see nava make a back-up play. and they think they are game over, they get the out moving, but, no, it's game over.
the obstruction call. they said, "do you know what, they are fired up." they have to move forward. a play like that brought back so many memories for both franchises in the world series. for the boston red sox it was that 1986 bill buster moment when they lost to the mets. it ended that first, and on the opposite of the spectrum for the cardinals. it was the "88 world series moment that they prepared alan craig to and said it was him limping around the bases when kurt walked off. that was what it was like with gibson limping all the way, not getting there until the bottom of the ninth. as for craig, he reinjured the left foot, and said he is still going to be available for tonight's game - just not in the starting line up. >> that's good news for the
cardinals. thank you jess, reporting live from bush stadium for game 4. 8:15 first pitch. >> we'll see if it's as crazy as it was last night. what an ending. >> yesterday was good. game 4 could be better. >> thank you darren. still ahead on al jazeera america. more on the life and legacy of sippinger song writer lou reed. we speak to the senior editor of "the rolling stones" and more on al jazeera's special series "escape routes" is next. heading home a former u.s. marine kidnapped and held captive by columbian relatives released. we'll have the latest from bogota.
everything for a better life. tonight we look at the lure of the united states - especially for those desperate to leave pour countries like dominica republic and haiti. many see puerto rico as an easy route to the united states. the risks are high. andy gallagher has more. >> the dominican republic northern coast has a reputation, not just for its beauty. it's easy to hire a boat and cross the passage to puerto rico. this man has taken several boatloads across the waters. >> translation: the more they drown the more they attempt to cross - they are not afraid. >> a lot of people died, a lot made it. we risk ourselves because of our condition. >> the dapingers of make --
dangers of making the crossing are too real to this woman. she has a faded picture of her laid husband pedro, who drowned two years ago. his body was never recovered and she struggles to feed her three children. >> translation: he told me, "i'm going to puerto rico for two or three years to buy a house for the children for a better future." i didn't want him to go. he told me he had to. >> the boats never made the crossing to puerto rico. they were confiscated and sit in the navy yard - symbols of distrags. 20 people -- desperation. 20 people will pack into a boat like this, spending thousands, in the hope of a better life. for those that manage to make it safely to porto reeko, their journeys only just began. at this church, this father offers new arrivals shelter and
advice. he's helped hundreds of haitians settle in miami and new york. without money or family contacts many will remain in limbo. >> it's like the lottery. a chance, they look for a better life and like the lottery you play to win, you can lose. they play with their lives. but despite the massive risks these people say they have nothing to lose. >> translation: what we left behind was a dangerous world and that is why we are happy. we are in a better world. i like that. that's why we struggle to get mere from a place that has no joy, and where we were scared of failure. >> these men and women risked all to come here, driven by desperation and hope. while they may not know what lies ahead. they take a gamble that it's betterer than what is left
behind. >> in the wake of the arab spring revolution, tunisia is a hub. two-thirds of africans in europe are from algeria, morocco and tunisia headed to u.k., france, germany and italy. there are a lot of reasons for leaving. we have our correspondent in indonesia with more. >> here on the tunisian coast line the coast guard clamped down on migrants leaving this part of south africa. people are making the journey. since the beginning of the year 30,000 people have made the treasurerous journey across the seas. libya at the moment has no agreement with italy in terms of deporting people back, and there are security problems in the country. there are poorer border regions of thousands of kilometres, and
little security on the coast line. that is why migrants lead from north africa. they are leaving for many reasons - for economic reasons, because they can't find work at home, and they are fleeing war, particularly those coming from somalia and eritrea and human rights abuses in ethiopia. they are paying thousands to gets on boats and can't stay in places for long. if they do, they'll be arrested and detained. >> this is an issue felt across the world. not since 1994 have there been so many refugees. war remains the number one cause. the u.n. says half of all refugees come from five countries - afghanistan, iraq, syria, sudan and somalia. most of those come from afghanistan. one in every four refugees worldwide is afghan. a majority of those are in pakistan and iran. seeking a better life abroad can
be filled with troubles. often conditions can be tramped and refugees may face extortion or abuse. recent shipp wrecks killed hundreds of migrants, putting pressure on leaders. the danger has not stopped people trying to reach the shores. barnaby fhillips has more. >> welcome back to barnaby fhillips -- we'll go back to barnaby fhillips in a moment. stay with us. more coming up, "escape routes" 8 o'clock eastern and 11:00 pm eastern time. 54,000 people were projected to sign up for mississippi's health coverage, and just ahead - why only dozens have done it so far. >> rock ledgened lou reed dies at the age of 71. next we talk to a senior editor of "rolling stones" magazine about his life and legacy.
stories this hour: columbia's farc group releases an american hostage. army pilot kevin scott sutay was handed over to the red cross. he was captured on 20 june. >> 54 people were killed in iraq after two shiite neighbourhoods were hit by a dozen car bombs. hundreds were injured. a group of soldiers were also attacked >> rock icon lou reed and founder of velvet underground died today at the age of 71. he had a flourishing career including the hit "walk on the wild side", no condition has been announced but he had a liver transplant in may. >> christian from "rolling stones" magazine joins me. lou reed wasn't really a commercial success, right? >> he's best known for fronting and writing songs and singing
songs for the band velvet underground. they are a paradevelop at the heart of the velvet underground - they were a commercial flop but possibly the most influential band. >> if they were a flop, how can we be influential. >> the classic comment - only 30,000 people bought velvet underground records, but every one started a rock band. so much of what lou did prestaged punk and alternative rock in the '80s, and "9 0s. >> what was it about the music and lyrics that were so ground breaking? >> musically they used avant guard sounds through john kail, a classically trained violinist. lou brought in a lot of noise. the first record came out before the "summer of love", they couldn't have been further from
the "summer of love" than if they were on mars. they were the dark side of rock'n'roll, new york, about s&m, drug use, heroin - things that no one addressed in rock. it was the writing of the rock'n'roll voe cabulary in terms of sound and lyrics. >> who do you think he most influenced with their careers? >> immediately it was david bowie. he was a huge velvet underground fan. you can see the influence of the vel vets on "hungry doory" a record from 1971. it was a first hit. anyone that played in a punk or rock band they were almost aum velvet underground fans -- all velvet underground fans >> his music was so dark and it was ahead of his time to put it out there.. >> this is a guy that wrote a
song called "heroin" and he put it out there. >> there was a lot of talk, but it wasn't blatant. >> the lyrics were, "heroin be the death of me", there was no ambiguity as to what it was about. he said it wasn't proheroin, but it was about heroin. that level of frankness was unheard of >> he was married into the art world, working with andy warhol. >> velvet underground's first album was produced by andy warhol. he designed the art. they were mixed up in the warhol theme. >> he had a flourishing career after leaving velvet underground. >> he did. he never stopped making music or changing. he had commercial success with "transformer", produced by david bowie and had the hit "walk on the wild side." he made great music, bad music. he kept going and changing.
he made a record with mettalica, a move no one saw coming. he was unpredictable. he was a joy when he wasn't doing his greatest work. >> he had issues with alcohol and drug abuse. >> we mentioned, "heroin", the song, he did drug use and drank. he changed in the "80, he mellowed out, and more reemently -- recently, it was not enough to stave off a liver transplant. >> what do you think will be his lasting memory? >> there's so much good music, you know. i am a passionate velvet underground fan, lou reed fan. for a lot of people that like indy rock, certain underground muk, lou was as -- music, lou was as important as the beetles. >> really. >> yes, absolutely. >> because it was so influential at the time.
he's not a household name. >> not as famous, but so influential. such great music. >> thank you christian from "rolling stones" magazine. >> health and human secretary kathleen sebelius will appear before congress. glitches are blamed for low enrol: congressman darryl icemaup said the staff should be thought about changing. >> the president has been poorly served in the implementation of his signature implementation. if someone doesn't leave, not just for 60 days someone come in and fix it. he's missing the point of management 101. these people are to serve him well. they haven't. >> in mississippis a few dozen sign up on the health care change. we find out why.
>> chris miller is a chef at the italian grill and pizaria, the sole provider for a family of four and says they haven't been able to afford insurance. >> i wore i about thatter -- worry about that every day. it takes one accident and you could be $20,000-$100,000 in debts. miller says he and his wife are searching for health care but couldn't get on the federal health care exchange website. in jackson, barber shop owner and client chris say they have health plans but plan to look at their options. >> i may get same coverage. i have the minimum. i can at least have something that covers me if something was to happen to me. >> neither page nor harper have gone online to compare rates. >> i haven't. every time you log in they say there's something wrong with why
you couldn't sign up if you had computer glitches. >> mississippi is the only state that applied to run its own exchange and was rejected. the federal government turned it down because of concerns the state wouldn't provide enough support. that leaves people trying to use the troubled federal exchange. and mississippi's insurance commissioner says as of october 21st only 35 people had signed up. health care advocates are playing catch up. >> a lot of advocacy and provider groups did a lot of work preparing for a mississippi-based exchange. we have been behind other states in trying to get the word out about the exchange. >> jarvis is training to be a federally funded navigator - a person who helps people to deal with the health care marketplace. >> our focus will be unrolling mississippi, so they can get health insurance. >> it may be easier said than
done. many residents don't have the internet or computers. plus... ..according to the u.s. don't of health and resources mississippi is the unhealthiest state in the nation and has the third-highest premiums under new health care exchanges. mississippi only received $1 million in federal aid to publicise the plan. arkansas received $24 million. the mississippi medical center got most of the money. its navigators helped almost 4,000 patients. >> this area is mapping out a state wide outreach to bring computers to the people. >> there's a need for funding. we are a state where you'll have to knock on doors to help people enrol and walk people through the process. >> chris miller may look at the health care exchanges, but will wait until the federal website is more rel ible -- reliable.
>> now more on the american hostage release in columbia. rebels freed former u.s. marine held captive in july. kevin scott sutay was kidnapped and accused of being a mersanary. >> we are joined by bogota. did this release come as a surprise? >> well, negotiations had been underway since june, actually, when he was captured by the farc in the remote regions? south-eastern columbia. it didn't happen earlier because of a disagreement between the farc rebels and the columbian government. the factor were trying to turp his release in a public event, and they have asked for the mediation - a very well-known figure. among them the u.s. - human rights activist, reverend jessie
jackson. the president of the columbia is clear that he didn't want to turn the release into a media spectacle and that's why time has passed. this has been in the works for a long time. the important thing is now he is with u.s. authorities here in bogota. a doctor saw him and said that his conditions are good, and he'll be able to go back to the u.s. probably tonight. >> how does this impact in negotiations that you mentioned there between farc and the columbian government? >> well, the peace process has been going on for almost a year now, and it's been going through a rough time of sorts. the issue is nobody is really happy with the pace of the negotiations. in almost a year they only reached an agreement on the
first point of the six points of the talk agenda. the president of columbia, santos, is trying to put pressure on the process. he's expecting to anouns he'll -- announce he'll run for re-location in a couple of weeks. this will be seen as a gesture of goodwill on the part of rebels and we'll helpfully hear more good news in coming days. >> have we heard how kevin scott sutay, on vacation, a former marine, was able to be picked up by the group? >> well, he was a veteran of the war in afghanistan. after being discharged he went on a long trip. he trekked through many countries in central and south america, until he arrived in this region, a region close to the amma zone, on the border with venezuela in columbia.
it's a conflict region, known to be drug corridor and many local authorities and other people he met on the journey told him many times, from what we know, from the local news here, to leave that area. so finally he got caught by the farc, and they thought he was a mersanary. roughly a month ago they published an article saying he was a regular backpacking american. >> a tourist most likely headed home. thank you alessandro for your time tonight. >> secretary of state john kerry praised the release saying: >> bombings are continuing to devastate many in iraq. a recent study estimates as many as half a million people died there since the u.s. invasion. hundreds more are dead or
injured after blasts targeted shia areas of baghdad. we have this report. >> washing away the blood and clearing debris. this is what it looked like after one in a series of coordinated car bombings and suicide afacts in the shia neighbour -- attacks in the shia neighbourhoods. >> what happened is a catastrophe - a child, woman and father - three members of the same family killed. >> it was all too similar in other areas. the number of attacks in iraq grew for month, and people are demanding answers. >> cars were set on fire, shops damage the. why does this happen to us. where do they come from? it is not a human being that commits such an act? it cannot be. >> a corrupt and lopsided government contributed to the sectarianism that caused the increase in violence. the government accuses sunni politicians of supporting what
it calls terrorist groups like al qaeda. after this much death, there seems to be no move to bridge the widening divide between shi'a and sunni muslims. the government is losing support at home and abroad. prime minister nouri al-maliki is heading to the u.s. and is helpful of winning a third term in upcoming elections. a study estimated as many as half a million people decide in iraq since the u.s. invasion. getting rid of a dictator made no difference in the lives of the many people who today have to bury their family. >> video ememoried, showing a -- emerged showing a former soldier attempting to assassinate a former interior minister. it shows a white suv driving up to the interior ministers home and exploding. a man wearing an army uniform,
egyptian military ofirms confirm a former army officer was behind the attack. the interior minister survived, one was killed and 20 others hurt. russian president voout jip is planning a -- vladimir putin is planning a visit to egypt, hopefully to regain ties and access to their ports. the u.s. suspended military and financial aid to egypt earlier this month and they are taking advantage. >> u.s. involvement in world conflict is a topic in, "talk to al jazeera", best selling author martin gladwell sits with our correspondent. >> they need to be taken more seriously as foes than is readily apparent. we should get away from language declaring one side the favourite and one not. when two different parties battle you can't have
assumptions about who will win. each has their own set of advantages, and weapons of the spirit which are motivation persistent, anger, those things, which are the weapons that the smaller weaker party carries around with them, are every bit the equal of physical weapons. we can't dismiss the fact that it shouldn't matter that the viet cong was outraged that america was in their country. that matters a lot. that was the difference in their battle. >> you can wash the interview with malcolm cladwell together on, "talk to al jazeera." up next - jessica taff is live in st louis as the world series gets under way. >> thank you. obviously boston red sox trying to get past the shock and awe. we'll talk about game 4 tonight when we return in sport.
when we return in sport darren haynes is here with spompt a big night in -- sport, a big night in st louis. >> who is familiar with the phrase take it one day at a time. hours after the dramatic finish to game 3 the red sox need to focus on game 4 - where we will bring in jessica taff. with game 4 being a pivotal match up how do the red sox move forward from game 3.
>> red sox manager john farrell talked about that on the podium. he said, "the reason we are here is all season long our leadership has been great." they had the ability to put good, bad and ugly games behind them. that is what they'll do. they can't go back to yesterday. boston, the model that the city has goes over to the field. you look back to the boston red sox team in 2004 in the world series when they saw themselves down 0-3 against new york yankees and they came back in the 86-year drought and won the world series. this is a team that never says die. if they needed a little fire to set under them at all for the series, they got it last night with the way that the game ended. >> now, with game 4 being a pivotal game, what are the red sox doing line-up to get the advantage tonight?
>> they have made a couple of changes in the lip up. david -- line-up. david ross will be at catcher in place of gerard, who made an error through that ended - that lead to the obstruction call. as for the cardinals. st louis will have pete cosma out. and they bring in daniel discazo. the match up that we have - we have a veteran. we have clay for the red sox. he's not 100% going into the hit on the hill. he has a sore shoulder. at this point of the season he says that nobody is 100%. he's a veteran pitcher. 6 and 0 in eight road starts including the playoffs. the cardinals send 26-year-old lance linge to the hills. lance is working on 11 days rest and he's making a franchise record 20th appearance.
he has a lot of experience in the posties, and at a young age. >> that is a key stat there. >> thank you. reporting live there. first pitch is 8.15 at goem 4. >> the dallas cowboys, and detroit lions are similar. both are considered play-off contenders and both played with their hearts in detroit. the first quarter aligns with the rock. and everyone say hello to calvin johnson. johnson picks up the pass of stafford and goes 87 yards before he's taken down on the dallas 3-yard line. that sets up johnson for the 2-yard catch in the end zone. megatron. seven yards set by the rams set in 1989. fourth quarter - here come the cowboys. check out the move here.
60 yards strike gives dallas a 20-10 lead. with 12 seconds left matthew stafford fakes a spike and leaps up and over the line. defense is a score. extra point is good. that means the lions win in a tight one. the patriots looking to bounce back after an overtime loss to the jets. the dolphins jump out to a 14-0 lead. daniel thomas hit from five yards out. patriots booed tom brady as miami wept into the half -- went into the half. it took five plays, a minute and 45 for brady to hit eric dobson. patriots down by seven. steven ridley finds the promise land. the patriots score four
unanswered points, 27-17 - ball game. i'm darren haynes and that is a look at sports. >> and a good look. >> interesting stats for the world series. >> in australia - thousands gathered on the steps of the sydney opera house to celebrate the 40th anniversary, prince fredder rick and prince mary were on the steps. construction began on the opera house in 1958. overbudget and beset with disputes between officials and the architect it opened in 1973 with a performance of beethoven's ninth sim phoney. it is australia's famous beauty. >> it is our hope that the creative beauty of the opera house will ipp spire new generations and the times they live in. congratulations. >> following the concert the crowd was treated to a fireworks show to cap off the celebrations. a happy birthday to the sydney opera house. >> next we have the weather.
many of us have been waiting for the first pictures of the snow and the pump klometres per hour. it came in germany, in fact, first, and this happened a couple of weeks ago in germany. the swiss alpossess, a lot of -- alps, a lot of pictures from tourists coming out, throwing snow in the air, celebrating the beginning of the season. some folks may see snow on the pumpkins. if you have carved it, it may
freeze if you are in northern canada or in places like northern montana. as you can see there's a storm moving in. it's a cold rain for most of washington and oregon. the added elevation of 4,000 feet - yes, it's snow, but snow tracking in overnight, heaviest coming down in the valleys, 4-8 inches. that will be western donald moncayo. you can see how mountain snow builds up, even in parts of south dakota. the advisories, and the warnings, have been issued. a big part of the storm is the wind. we'll have very strong winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour , farther south of the sierra nef ardas. tonight we have the winds in western washington, bellingham, over to the tricities. you'll have gusty winds causing blowing dust, and reducing visibility on the roadways. low temperatures will be
different, down to the freezing mark in many spots. high temperatures - parts of canada, rooej ina - 29. that's the high temperature. the cold air pushes to the south-west. it's where the winds will pick up through tomorrow. it will be monday late into tuesday that the cooler air makes its way further south. forecasts will go into the temperatures of 29 for minnesota, and 65 for houston - probably cool and chilly for houston. high temperatures different in mont r and the -- montana and the dakotas. the cold air working to the east coast. more details on how cool it will feel for a lot of us once the larger storm tracks down out of canada allowing cool air to come in.
this is al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with a look at the top stories. >> nsa denies reports that president obama was personally briefed on the surveillance much german chancellor angela merkel. a newspaper claimed that not only was the president told about the spying, he allowed it to continue. >> columbia's farc group released kevin scott sutay, an army marine. he was captured on june 20th. >> syria submitted a plan for getting rid of its chemical weapons arsenal three days before the deadline. it's part of the a strict and ambitious timeline aiming to eliminate the stockpile by