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millions could have a hard time getting home for the holidays, a severe storm may disrupt within of the busiest travel days of the year. thailand on lock down and curfew and hitting the streets demanding the prime minister resignation. a florida mom takes legal action against to girls she believed bullied her young daughter to death. a stairway to heaven, a piece of the eiffel tower on the auction block. ♪
the wintry storm blamed for ten deaths is moving east and threatening holiday travel plans for millions of people and forced hundreds of delays and cancellations and snarlingly traffic across the country and i'm stephanie sy, the storm's effects are being felt in dozens of states and we have team coverage this morning and sarah is monitoring flight delays and cancellations at chicago o'hare aport and begin with diane esther brook who is checking out the roads in pennsylvania. >> it's a deadly storm that has already wreaked havoc in the midsection over the country. and has been going east ever since, 33 states have already seen white out conditions, icy roads and freezing temperatures but the worst is yet to come with heavy rains expected to hit the east coast later tonight into wednesday, all enough to snarl traffic and air travel, threatening the plans of
millions of americans hitting the road this week for thanksgiving. >> i'm glad i'm leaving today because i know the weather will be a bear. >> the roads are really slick and seen a lot of accidents already. >> sleet and 50 miles per hour in albuquerque to philadelphia where many are bundling up against 20 degree temperatures and no one is immune from the weather and surf is picking up on florida beaches and it's not just commuters and travelers who are feeling the storm's impact. in colorado springs police on high alert as they race to wreck after wreck. in arkansas another icy accident on this highway bridge stopped traffic for hours. >> i hit a bridge coming over and the car just went airborne, sideways and i was doing 20 and white knuckled with two hands on the wheel and hoping it did not go in the other lane. >> reporter: and responders from four counties came together to save a hunter who was waist
deep in freezing waters before a helicopter was brought in saving everyone. it's part of a collision course with the east course that may claim an unexpected casualty. strong, cold winds could ground the balloon from flying at macy's parade and the calendar still says it's fall. and the snow is falling right now in the pittsburgh area which is where we find diane esterbrook and what kind of conditions are drivers facing right now? >> right now they are facing a snowy condition and it has only been snowing the last few hours but the national weather service says they will get a lot of different weather today and it will move to rain and sleet later in the afternoon and turn back into snow tonight and when it's all said and done over the
next couple of days pittsburgh is expected to get about 10" of snow. >> the area where you are standing right now is of course a heavily traveled, heavily trafficked corridor and millions expected to go through pennsylvania and what precautions are they saying people should take? >> yeah, i'm standing right next to the pennsylvania turnpike and this corridor is going to be seeing about 2 1/2 million travelers between tomorrow and sunday. and when you drive in this kind of weather that you need to do is allow for extra time and drive slower and make extra space between you and the car in fronts of you. >> and diane is reporting from a snowy pittsburgh and thank you. after grabbing thousands of flyers in the southwest the storm could disrupt more flights as it heads east, more than 600 flights were cancelled or delayed monday. the dallas, fort worth lost one-third of flights and airports from chicago to new york are on alert. the bad weather is on a
collision course with one of the year's busyist travel days and we are joined by sarah who is at chicago o'hare airport and good morning to you and some people got a head start in chicago when they heard the storm was headed their way, what is the status on flights there this morning? >> well stephanie it is still early and i don't want to jinx anything and right now flights are leaving on time, a couple early, a couple a few minutes late, but things are going really smoothly at chicago o'hare. there was actually a line of people at the security check point before it even opened. people are really heeding this advice and these cautions to arrive early and leaf that extra time so they are not overly stressed and they are not missing their flights because as we know the weather could roll in and everything could change so quickly. >> and some of the worst weather sarah is headed to the busy northeast car -- corridor like
dc and boston and what do we expect as far as delays at those airports? >> some are the busiest airports in the country especially the new york airport and dcregan and boston logan and they have a green light and going smooth but when the weather picks up we expect to see delays and possibly cancellations and it's a domino effect and a delay and cancelled and followed by more complications and more delays for travelers and the experts are suggesting that you not only check your status even if you are not flying in and out of the area because it may have a ripple effect and result in a delayed or cancelled flight. >> no sense on getting on the snowy roads if your flight has been cancelled, thanks a lot.
and nicole mitchell is tracking the storm and what do we need to know about where it's headed and what to expect? >> definitely having problems out there. moving across the country today we have wet weather across the south, snow on the northern tier of all of this. the west coast is going to stay dry but likely just as we heard if you have delays in atlanta and the next flight is going to la and you go to la or somewhere else your plane could be stuck somewhere so you want to check ahead regardless of where you are. low pressure in the south moving up the coast in the day on wednesday and bringing all moisture along with it and warm air too and a lot as it goes up the coast will be rain and we also have cold air coming from the midwest and kind of the backside of this is more likely to be the snow interior, coastal cities, rain, maybe a little snow mixing in. either this morning just some light stuff or on the backside of all this and closer to the great lakes is where we get the heavier amounts of snow. this is what we are looking at heavy rain through the south and
easily 2-4" in a lot of cases and interior and we already have a number of winter storm warnings and advisories up, so that means it is going to be happening. snow totals, 5" or more and some cases it's not out of the question we would get a foot of snow with all of this and it will make things difficult. as all of that moves out for our holiday, on the backside of this we are going to keep a tight pressure gradient and what funnels the wind and looking at gusty winds on thursday and could cause delays and for things like the macy's parade we can watch for a concern with the balloons out there. this is the new york forecast and dries out but watch the wind as we get into the day on thursday and a lot of travel problems in the region in the meantime. >> reporter: a lot to keep an eye on and nicole mitchell thank you. the weather is not the only highway risk, they will be on the risk for dangerous drivers
and they will step up patrols on interstate 40 and cracking down on speeding and drunk driving and patrols added on wednesday and sunday. i-40 is more than 2500 miles long stretching from california to north carolina. president obama is optimistic about the deal to slow iran's nuclear program and if tehran follows through he says it will chip away at years of miss trust between the u.s. and iran. >> we cannot close the door on diplomacy and cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. we cannot commit ourselves to an endless cycle of conflict and tough talk and bluser may be easy to do politically but not the right thing for security. >> reporter: called on iran to restrict its nuclear program and stop enriching uranium and
dulute uranium and it would unfreeze accounts that hold $4 billion in iranian oil revenue. saudi arabia is welcoming the iran nuclear deal, a statement from the saudi cabinet said if there is good will it will be an initial step of reaching a comprehensive solution for iran's nuclear program and they hope it goes to removing weapons on the middle east and it strained relations between u.s. and the ally. the zero option is back on the table in afghanistan. president obama's national security advisor is telling the country's president that u.s. troop also be pulled out if he doesn't sign security deal by the end of the year but karzai gave susan rice additional terms and wants to start peace talks with taliban and demanding release of all 17 afghan
citizens held at gitmo in cuba and repeated a condition that u.s. soldiers should not step foot in afghan homes and the u.s. promised to make the troops show restraint and karzai will not sign the previously-agreed on pact until after the presidential election next spring and the white house said that would be too late. now that a date is set for talks at ending syria's war the big question is who will take part. negotiations will start on january 22nd in geneva and this could be the first meeting of the government and opposition group since the war began. iran is a strong supporter of bashir al-assad but not clear if official also be invited. >> this conference is really for the syrians to come to geneva to talk to one another and hopefully start a credible, workable, effective, peaceful
process for their country. >> leader of the free syrian army tells al jazeera the group will not join the talks unless assad is removed from power and 100 people have been killed since the war started 2 1/2 years ago, they are criticizing china for changing the scope of defenses and they created an air defense zone over the sea and claimed islands that also are claimed by japan and they call it profoundly dangerous and require airlines to notify china before planes entered the air space and tie land puts the nation capitol on lock down after protesters take control of government buildings and thousands marched through the streets of bangkok for three days and will not leave until the prime minister steps down and there is a vote of confidence in parliament and claims that her government is controlled by the country's deposed leader and al jazeera's wayne is live from bangkok and
wayne good morning to you, can you give background on why protesters are unhappy with this prime minister? >> well, you mentioned the deposed former prime minister and that just happens to be his brother who was kicked out in the military coup back in 2006 and subsequently was convicted of abusing his power and he now lives in self-imposed exile so the accusation has always been that he really is in charge of this government. he is in charge of the ruling for the thai party and the election who is the current prime minister is there simply as a puppet. this came to ahead when a resent attempt by the government to push through an amnesty bill that would have on the face of it paved the way to return to thailand a free man and that sparked antigovernment protests on the streets. the bill was quickly withdrawn but that was another sign according to the antigovernment protesters that really this
government is here just to serve the interests of them and they will not rest until they bring him back to thailand a free man. >> protesters are camping within the buildings for two days. what are they hoping they can achieve? >> yes, and they are spreading around the capitol city bangkok going to more and more government facilities, the latest one in the last couple of hours was the interior ministry and what they are going around these buildings doing is not necessarily occupying them all but cutting off basic supplies like electricity and water so that it's impossible for the staff to work there. the protesters believe that no one should be serving this government because as i say it is being run by the former prime minister. they want the government gone clearly but they are even saying according to the leadership of the protest movement that even that would not be enough. they want an end to what they
call the tax and regime and will not rest until they achieve that and tuesday was a day of rest even though they moved on to more government facilities but perhaps a sign of what we may seen coming on wednesday when they are calling for nationwide action to go around more government facilities and seize them. >> reporter: wayne, the last time we saw major protests on the streets in thailand a few years ago there was a government crack down that led to dozens of deaths, are there any signs of what the government response may be to a nationwide protest like the one you describe? >> well, it seems to go through a cycle in thailand. at the moment the approach from the government and the security forces is very softly, softly and saying they will not use force on the protesters at the moment. at the moment it seems they are able to go around bangkok and possibly other towns and cities in the next few days and take these government facilities at-will with little resistance from the police. there are police there but they are able to go into these buildings and in some cases
occupy them. so at the moment the government, the prime minister saying they will not use force, they have introduced the internal security act which was already in place in some areas in bangkok, that is now in place right around the city and one step short of introducing a state of emergency. it does give them more powers to introduce things like curfews at nighttime but they are not doing that at the moment. they simply introduced the internal security act at the moment and are saying they will wait and see to see what the next move of the protesters will be. >> reporter: all right, al jazeera's wayne is live for us in bangkok, wayne, thank you. disgrace italian leader and he was found guilty of tax fraud last summer and the senate will vote on wednesday whether to expel him but he is asking for a delay and says there is new evidence that could overturn his
charges. and the head of florida's republican party is asking trey tirade -- trey radel and he checked into a facility in florida. a slow down over birth control and should companies with religious control be faced to pay for conception. >> that is exactly what we are talking about here. >> reporter: plus immigration interrupted, why president obama got an unexpected earful from hecklers and a piece of history from the city of lights, an original section of the eiffel tower up for sale. ♪
. ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. still ahead president obama sends a message to heckler whose disrupted his speech on immigration reform but first let's look at what temperatures we will see across the nation and nicole mitchell is back. >> good morning for a november
morning the temperatures are not that unseasonable and they are on the cool side but as we look across the country 20s and 30s which is improvement from that arctic blast we had over the weekend, brutal temperatures as we headed out the door. one exception to this and this is on the warm side is with the low pressure it's funneling up warm air and some places will see rain first. well up the east coast as the system comes in. but you can see 40s to anywhere from southern parts of the deep south into parts of florida, in the 60s and 70s this morning but temperatures overall and while we have more 40s up and down the east coast today the cooler temperatures as we get into the midwest are going to be moving in with that next system, i'll talk more about where the rain and snow is coming up. >> reporter: nicole thank you. the technicians who are fixing healthcare.gov have another item on the to-do list, a problem is cropping up on the website users applying for medical insurance said it failed to verify their identities and they are
promising it will be functionally functional by the end of the month and ads and bringing people into the system and campaigns by backers of the affordable care act are targeting 18-24 years old and one shows a mother defriending their kids on facebook if they sign up but some of the ads encourage drinking and sex. one spot tells young men don't tap into your beer money to cover the medical bills and another is a woman grateful that the law covers conception. the cover ridge of conception in the law is controversial and the supreme court will take up the issue today and decide whether to hear arguments from companies that don't want to pay for workers birth control and say the requirement violates the first amendment religious rights and if the court takes the case it would hear arguments in june. in the middle of his speech on immigration reform president obama allowed time for a heck particular to air his concerns about immigration policies.
and erica has more on this and erica good morning, i understand the person who interrupted the president is an undocumented immigrant himself. >> the speech hit home for him. more of that in a minute. let's set the scene for you, the president chose to speak at a community center in the heart of san francisco china town because of the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country, he says 1-4 are asian. the president seemed to give his full attention to a heckler in the audience for a solid 30 seconds and allowed the chanting for a bit as people talked about the deportation policy. >> stop deportation. >> reporter: when the secret service attempted to remove the man the president waved them away. >> don't worry about it, i
respect the passion of these young people because they feel deeply about the concerns for their families. >> reporter: that is true for the person who interrupted the president, 24 years old jo-hung is undocumented for a collar ship that helps students go to college. >> education is the only way to help my family and help myself and to contribute back to our society. >> reporter: he pleaded to the president to help his family because they are all going to be separated for thanksgiving, as far as the executive order ju-hong shouted out the commander-in-chief shot that down. >> if i could solve all these problems without passing laws in congress then i would do so. but we are also a nation of laws. that is part of our tradition. >> reporter: obama wants to eliminate the backlog of visas and a pathway to citizenship for those in the u.s. and the items
are in the sweeping reform bill already approved by the democrat-controlled senate and he said he will accept a piecemeal deal but pushing for the bill to pass before the end of the year and that is something the house leader john boehner will not accept and vowing to stall the vote until january. >> i am proposing the harder path which is to use our democratic process to achieve the same goal you want to achieve but not as easy as shouting and requires lobbying and getting it done. >> reporter: a little more about the heckler, jong came to california from south korea 13 years ago and graduated from beckley last year and wants to go to the attorney and he did not go to disrupt the speech but at one point he just felt compelled to say something sort of in the moment. >> clearly he did. what was his response to what
president obama said to him? >> he told reporters after the speech he was very disappointed and we will tell you a little bit more about that coming up, in the next hour. >> we will wait for that erica, thank you. here is what is making business news this morning, wall street maybe ready to hit the pause button after the market's record run and futures are lower and this is where we stand, the dow jones is 16,072, another all time high and s&p 1802 and 13994 and markets are lower after a one-week high on monday and tokyo and shanghai has small losses. we will see where home prices and the sh ishshiller index wil out on home construction and they say that report will be released now in mid december and
they have low expectations saying the housing market slowed from the resent torrid pace. >> the double-digit increases we have seen at the bottom were unsustainable and now getting to the point where the increases are slowing down to something more like 3-4% is what we expect going forward and these are much more sustainable prices and very good for the market. >> we will find out how american shoppers are feeling heading into the holiday season and supports consumer index is due out. j.c. penney ceo is filling his christmas stocking with stock and mike ulmond is buying a million dollars worth of shares and believes the shoppers will help the struggling retailer bounce back and shares lost half the value this year and dropped from the s&p 500 after the markets close friday. dedicated shoppers are already lining up for black friday. across the country people are camping at big box stores to get a jump on bar gins and some have been in line since last friday.
many retailers are starting black friday shopping on thanks giving night this year and it has been a decade since there were so few shopping days before christmas. the state senator stabbed by his own son and he is speaking out and why the terrible incident will change the course of his career. in ohio accusations of a rape case cover up and four school officials facing serious charges. >> i'm very angry with the individuals i believe are responsible for my daughter's death. >> reporter: a florida mom taking action against girls she believed bullied her teen daughter to death. >> to fallen stars spent monday night trying to find themselves and i will show you how one did and one didn't. this is a live picture in portugal and parliament is voting today. ♪
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and some of our top stories at this hour. a deadly storm that punished the heart land is bearing down on the northeast and it could complicate thanksgiving holiday travel for millions of american, air, road and air travel could all be affected. protests in thailand are growing. thousands have surrounded government buildings in bangkok calling for the country's prime minister to step down and the government imposed a curfew and sealing off roads forcing demonstrators off the street. and barack obama is slowing the nuclear program saying tough talk is not the answer and the saudis hope this will lead to
the removal of weapons through the east. benjamin netanyahu is denouncing the deal with iran and leaving open the possibility of a military strike on the atomic facilities and joining us to discuss israel reaction we have the defense reporter with israel paper and in telaviv this morning and thanks for joining us here. without backing by the u.s. how credible is the threat of israeli military strikes against nuclear facilities in iran? >> i believe stephanie it's quite credible and maybe not at the moment and we have to ask ourselves how efficient it is and whether we want to achieve and want to delay a year or five years and i want to delay by i don't know 20 years or at all. but is it efficient, is it credible, the answer is yes, they have been working on that quite a few years and published
and netanyahu and the previous one has been speaking about it quite often i would take israel very serious on that but again i would say it's not in the cards at the moment. israel, as i see it, is not going to attack israel and watching what is going on. currently the whole world struck a deal and the opponent to that by attacking iran, i believe for the next few months 6-12 months israel will be engaged in talking closely to the american administration, the european administration and trying to get a better permanent deal than the partial deal that has been reached in geneva earlier this week. i want to talk about how this might effect the relationship between the u.s., israel's most important ally. how do you think it effects this relationship and do you think it might have an impact on israelis
brokered by the u.s.? >> very good questions. israel and u.s. has been going on for quite a few years with love but no love in the current administration and netanyahu and the current administration in washington and meaning president obama and they don't like each other and despite obama's visit to jerusalem which was or seemed to be very lovely and loved by the israeli people but not by netanyahu. and in the past few weeks it has brought quite tensions between jerusalem and washington. i believe in the next few weeks and months we will see both sides trying to lower down the level of flames. will they be successful? it's a big question. as i said, they don't like each other. they don't like each other's
ideas and the syria case a couple months ago we saw it vis-a-vis iran in the last few days and weeks. you spoke of the palestinians and we see both clocks, the palestinian clocks will be ending in some -- in the first months of the next year, about march or april, the deal with the palestinians should be struck according to the administration in washington. the iranian deal, the permanent deal in june or july, so we will see both clocks ticking simultaneously and i believe we will start reading in the american media and israel media american people, american administration, administrators talking to the israel ones and israel colleagues about israel give ups, potential one in
vis-a-vis to get things vis-a-vis the iranians so we will see both clocks balancing or colliding in the next few months, yes. >> and defense analysts with the israel newspaper and some great insights from you this morning. thank you. a malitia group linked to the attack and it came after hours of fighting and dozens were killed and injured and the latest fighting is one of the most serious confrontations between the two sides. >> libya's special forces move into an area of benghazi controlled by the armed group. fighters from that group stopped a man at the checkpoints and reportedly beat him up. that prompted government troops to retaliate. >> translator: the group fired on a patrol at an intersection and we arrived from a location and they were in a house wearing
military uniforms and they were left and dead people and others who were wounded including a young girl. >> reporter: the army warned people to stay at home but some residentss were caught up in the fighting and the injured were take end to jala hospital and an urgent appeal for blood donors and the government is containing to keep the malitias that control libya and told armed fighters to disband or join the army by the end of the year. >> translator: we called on all size to exercise strength and offer dialog and support the clearing of benghazi and other libyan cities of any armed presence and also call on leaders to try and reach a state of calm and stability. >> reporter: after talks in london on sunday libya's prime minister said a great deal had been done to get rid of the malitia but the fighting in benghazi suggests much more work
is needed. mr. walker in al jazeera. >> the uprising against dictator moamm moamm moamm moammar moammar starts there. he had an arsenal and led an isolated life and he downloaded videos about the combine shooters. the virginia state senator who was stabbed by his son is speaking out about mental illness and will help to figure out how it's delivered and no family should experience what he is going through and he was stabbed one day after his son gus was taken to the hospital after an emergency order and gus deeds committed suicide. the aftermath of a sexual
assault case will help a community move past a controversy and it follows the conviction of two high school football players in stubenville, ohio for raping a girl and we have details. >> an stubenville, ohio superintendent, two coaches and a school principal are now facing criminal charges in a rape case that put this small midwest community in a bad light. the charges are the result of a week's long grand jury investigation into whether the adults new of the 2012 rape allegation involving two football players and the victim, a 16-year-old girl. >> the message from this grand jury of citizens of this good county is this: this community is rectifying the problems. this community is taking charge. this community is fixing things. this community is holding people
accountable. >> reporter: mike mcveigh and principal and coaches seth f fludarty are looking at under age alcohol consumption and other charges. earlier this year 17-year-old richmond and trent maze were guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl. the case drew national attention after a photo and video appearing to document the assault surfaced online. the cassidy -- case, divided the community and others may have been involved. >> treat rape and sexual assault as a serious crime of violence that it is. and when it is investigated or when any other crime is investigated, every one has an
obligation to help find the truth. >> reporter: the ohio attorney general, mike dewine, says the grand jury spent weeks investigating and heard 100 witnesses and the adults charged could wind up behind bars from a month to more than search years. bc in detroit. >> the new charges raise the number of adults accused of covering up the crime to five and the technology director was charged last month with evidence, tampering and obstruction of justice. a mother in florida said she will go to court in the memory of her 12-year-old daughter who committed suicide after being bullied online and will file lawsuit against the alleged bullies and hoping to change the law. >> i'm going to make sure that other children are not tormented like my daughter was. i keep waiting for an apology and know it will never come. >> reporter: in the weeks after rebecca sedwick's death they prohibited cyber bullying and
mother is calling for criminal penalties for bullies and they dropped criminal charges against the two girls accused of bullying saying there was not enough evidence. fewer teens are becoming parents but the rate is high among blacks and hispanics and the united states has one of the highest pregnancy rates of any industrialized nation and we went to east harlem, new york to see what is being done about it. >> by the time 17-year-old asita perkins knew she was going to be a mother she was already six months pregnant. >> i was like whoa, oh, my god but my mother said everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: that was two years ago and she is raising her son and getting her g.e.d. and her mother was 18 when she had her first child and her mom never had the sex talk with her and didn't warn her about the struggles that teen parents face but she says she has no regrets.
>> maybe that was a blessing to me, help me to slow down and calm down and help me focus on stuff that is more important in my life. >> reporter: according to a center for disease control and prevention report between 2007-2010 the teen pregnancy rate dropped 18%. it's in keeping with a continuous decline, 45% over the last 20 years. but the teen birth rate among hispanics and blacks are still double that of white. union settlement association is a 118-year-old community group that serves east harlem, the organization runs a teen pregnancy prevention program and offers classes to teen parents. michelle rivera runs the program and says the teen birth rates are higher due to lack of education and parental involvement. >> parents are reluctant to speak with their teens about sex and vice versa and many of the
parents who have teens have been teen parents themselves and tend to be more on a friend to friend basis. >> reporter: perkins said once she is old enough she hopes he will feel comfortable talking to me. >> come to me or his father for something that is important to him and give him good advice. >> reporter: community groups need to work together more and ensure their message gets to teens. but she says education begins at home. natasha, al jazeera, new york. >> reporter: c.d.c. says between birth rates fell 3% in 2012 for all groups and that is 6% decline from 2011. c.d.c. said it's the lowest since they have been tracking this and we have sports with john henry. >> capernick went to superstar
from in the first season as nfl starting quarterbacks and struggled this season to replicate their early success and faced each other as the 49ers would get on the team first and connecting for a 19 yard score and enjoyed the celebration i'll tell you about the third quarter when san francisco was looking for more and he buys time with his feet and waits for the open and throes it for six and six yards out and thrown 3 td passes in the previous four games but matched the total on this night and this is easy and he eclipsed 200 yards and passing for the first time and a buck 27 and 49ers beat them up 27-6. >> for the team i had to have it. so came a long way to get it and our guys, you know, spend a lot
of energy and toughness to get it and have it go to the next one. >> we knew what type of game this was for us. we are right in the hunt and knew we had to come out with a win so that was our mantra, come in and play tough and we knew they were going to be pretty hyped about playing on monday night and we had to come in and take care of business. >> your nfc playoff picture has the seahawks and saints and lions with the top spots and monday win is huge for 49 team who dropped to straight and 7-4 and tied for second in nfc west with arizona, san francisco is three games behind first place seattle with five to play and play in two weeks, if the playoffs started today the 49ers would hold the 6th and final spot in nfc and panthers and cowboys hold the other two and concussions are not just a problem in football hockey players get their share too and
monday former nhl players filed a lawsuit against the nhl claiming the league exposed them to unnecessary danger by concealing the risk of brain injuries faced by players while playing the game and it seeks damage as well as noed keller monitoring for the players, brain trauma and other head-related injuries and this is three months after the nfl agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from former plays who developed concussion related health problems and ten games into the come back from a devastating knee injury point guard derrick is devastated again by another knee region and it's over after he under went successful meniscus surgery on monday and recovery will take up to six months and the second time in two years he suffered a season ending knee injury and in 2012 he tore ligaments in his left knee and out of the playoffs and not to mention the
following season too. the new injury is the right knee and former guard kenny anderson talk about what the bulls need to do to adapt to life without dee rose. >> they might have to shift gears and maybe blowup the team because the team is basically set up for derrick rose. the pieces are put there for derrick rose to lead the bulls and now with his injuries that might have to blow it up and, you know, look for the future. but what derrick rose does have inside is age, very young and i think he will come back but being a guardian how he plays, his explosiveness and cutting, it might be real difficult. >> reporter: on the court monday night indiana hosted minnesota, the pacers had not lost a home game all year and they still have not. george had a high of 26 points and paul george scored 11 of 26 during a 14-2 pacers run in the
second half. that helped seal 98-84 victory and indiana is 13-1, the best start in franchise history and shooting 33%. and that is sports this morning and back to you. >> john henry smith thank you. microsoft has static about the new x-box, the company says some of the x-box one gaming consoles have facility disk drives and gamers were complaining after hearing clicking or knocking noise when they inserted a disk, a small number of customers are having problem and fixing them immediately. the company sold a million consoles on the day it hit stores. owning a piece of paris, steps from the eiffel tower on the auction block. and some classic movie memorabilia for sale and what someone paid for the maltise falcons. and weather conditions are detid detid detier deteriorating and we will
welcome back to al jazeera america, just ahead paying big buck force a piece of the tallest structure in paris. first let's look at what precipitation we are looking at today with nicole mitchell. >> dry condition force the western half of the country and that is good news although delays on the eastern half could have a trickle effect if a plane is positioned somewhere and gets stuck and doesn't get to your destination. we are already seeing the same system bringing the freezing rain yesterday to parts of arkansas or texas has moved more through the south, a little bit more warm air and this is now warm rain with the system and on the north edge a little snow but it's the part in the south and moves northward we will get the heavy stuff and some near the lake and some places could see a foot and it will crawl up the coastline bringing heavy rain and atlanta, the busiest hub is
going to definitely see delays with this. stephanie. >> thank you. new insight about a mystery of buddhism. [chanting] archeologists say they have new evidence suggesting he was born much earlier than previously believed and a tempal and it's 200 years earlier than they thought he was born and thought a prince renounced the throne and was reenlightened as the bhooda. and people bid on an unique piece of history, a spiral staircase of the eiffel tower sold for $230,000 and al jazeera's paul brennan has more from paris. >> since the construction in 1889 more than 250 million visitors have climbed its staircases and risen in its lifts. it remains to this day the
highest structure in paris, recognizable worldwide as a symbol of the french capitol. and it was a pioneering example of art and engineering combined. the chance to own an original section of the eiffel tower was something very special indeed. >> it was the invention of the structure so houses have been made because of this new technique and artistic and technique and both sides and that is why it's magic. >> reporter: in this photo eiffel stands on the staircase. his son and law in the landing below. a section of the same steps remains on display, halfway up the tower even today. but valuing such unique object is always difficult. in october this year a violin played on the titanic went for $1.7 million at auction. at the other end of the scale a small piece of the berlin wall
can be bought on the internet for $50 or what about the london bridge and it was rebuild for an arizona theme pack. this is an object of desire. >> translator: i think it's a very beautiful object because it's not just a piece of the eiffel tower, it's also a staircase and also a sculpture and rod iron and historical dimension to it and this object is plenty of things. >> translator: i wouldn't mind buying a piece of the eiffel tower because it has a historical and sentimental value. private collectors own a few others in existence. the new owner of this section has joined an exclusive club. and painted this battleship gray and slightly rusting at the edges this staircase doesn't really convey the full romance
of the eiffel tower but to look at it that way is to miss the point because it is as sending and descending the stairs and now you are literally standing in the footsteps of eiffel himself, in paris. >> these days visitors must take the elevator if they want to get to the top of the eiffel tower and not a bad idea and it stands 1050 feet tall and originally built cause the arch for the 1889 world fair and is made of iron and weighs 10,000 tons. it sent humphrey bogard on a hunt with the film" the maltise falcon" the black bird sam was searching for is in the hands of one lucky collector and it was
auctioned in new york monday for $4 million. >> it is arguably the prop of all props that the film about the item and is the item from the film and an iconic film, one of the most famous films of all times and the chair from the film too i think is a magnificent opportunity. >> a suit and night gone worn by vivian lee in gone with the wind. good morning. >> a major storm system continues to move across the country, dozens of states have already been slammed by a wintry mix and the storm could cause big problems for holiday travel. they are on lock down after thousands of protesters took control of government buildings and crowds will not leave until the prime minister steps down and the supreme court will decide if it will hear several cases challenging the affordable
care act and deal with a federal mandate for businesses to provide insurance that covers birth control and plus we will talk about the impact of the nuclear deal with iran could have on the prices you pay at your neighborhood gas station. >> i'm john henry smith and there is a new prince in texas, fielder tries on a new number and talks about why he is no longer a detroit tiger. >> weather is deteriorating for the south and east coast as millions are heading out for the holiday and i will have the forecast. >> we continue and thomas and i will be back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes.
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>> heavy rains are expected to hit the east coast tonight into wednesday, snarling travel for millions of americans hitting the road this week for thanksgiving. >> nobody's going slow. i saw an accident, it was a four car pileup. >> the roads are really slick. i've seen a lot of accidents already. >> from sleet and 50-mile an hour winds in albuquerque to winds in texas, to philadelphia, where many are bundling up against 20-degree temperatures, no one is immune from the severe weather, not even the south where high surf is picking up on florida beaches. it's not just commuters and travelers feeling the impact. in colorado springs, police on high alert as they race to wreck after wreck. in arkansas, another icy
accident on this highway bridge stopped traffic for hours. >> i hit a bridge coming over and the war just went airborne, sideways and i was doing 20, and white knuckled with two hands on the wheel hoping it didn't go in the other lane. >> first responders came together to save a hunter trapped waist-deep in freezing waters. the rescue team getting stuck before a hover craft and helicopter saved everyone. it's all part of a collision course with the east coast that may claim an unexpected casualty. strong, cold winds could ground the iconic balloons from macy's thanksgiving day parade, the domino effect of a wintery storm when the calendar still says it's fall. >> diane joins us with more. there's been snow in pittsburgh and more is falling right now. it's fun a look at, but no fun for drivers, is it?
>> thomas, we're actually standing next to a toll plaza along the pennsylvania turnpike. at the moment, traffic seems to be flowing well, the salt trucks out, but this could get messy later today. the snow that we're seeing now is expected to turn into rain and sleet through the afternoon, and then back to snow this evening. by tomorrow evening, this area is supposed to be blanketed with almost a foot of snow. >> the area you're standing at, what kind of precautions are people taking? >> people are on the turnpike between tomorrow and sunday. people are used to driving in snow, but it's the first of the year, so people forget. you to have slow down, allow
space in front of you. >> always good advice, take it slow. diane, thank you. >> where is the storm headed now? let's get the latest. >> i might add to what diane said, be this is the time of year where if you have a snow kit for your car, time to put that in with the fra blankets and boots, things you need in case you get stuck. our big player is the system in the south, and we're already seeing snow on the north edge of that, but it's really going to pick up. it's bringing a lot of moisture along with it. it also has some warmer air, so will in flux temperatures that will be on the rise into the day tomorrow for parts of the east
cove. a lot of this will be rain, it's not except for the backside where we have colder air moved in from the midwest, that's where it's more likely to be, the snow variety even after this moves out. thursday, a lot of the skies dry out, but behind that the winds funnel in out of the north, bringing in more cold air, but things like the macy's day parade could cause problems with the balloons out there. we've had those years in the past where the balloons kind of went in attack mode with the high winds, so we don't want to see that. barney one year had to be "put down" because it was causing such a problem and deflated. that is something we'll be concerned about, but a lot of rain for the great lakes. >> thank you. >> after grounding thousands of flyers in the southwest, the storm could now disrupt for
flights heading east. more than 600 flights were canceled or delayed monday. the dallas airport lost one third of its flights. airports from chicago to new york are on alert. the bad weather is on a collision course with one of the biggest travel days. sarah is in chicago. some people got a head start when they heard this storm was heading their way. what's the status on flights this morning? >> good morning, stephanie, the first flights have already left the ground here at chicago o'hare and moving smoothly. you can see the security check point behind me. people making their way through many of them, we are coming up on the busiest travel days of
the year. we expect to see 3 million people total move through the nation's airport, throwing a wrench into things. we are seeing a couple of delays in chicago across the board, as well as a couple flights actually leaving a few minutes early, the pilots trying to get ahead of the curve and get as many passengers on time to their destination before the weather sweeps through. >> some of the worst weather is heading in, new york, d.c., boston expecting nasty wind. how are delays at those airports? >> well, right now, there really aren't any delays to speak of. everyone is green-lighted in those major airports. as this rain, the freezing rain, the sleet and the snow moves in, we are going to see a lot of delays and even if you're traveling to somewhere without this bad weather, you could still be affected. it's going to have a ripple
effect across the board. it is important to check and double check your flight status, no matter where you're headed. >> thanks, sarah. >> the u.s. and japan are sharply criticizing cline in a for changing the scope of its defenses, creating an air defense zone, covering islands also claimed by japan. japan calls china's action profoundly dangerous. airlines would would be required to notify before entering the air space. >> thousands of marched through the streets of bangkok for three days, saying they won't leave until the prime minister steps down. she faces a charge in parliament that her country is controlled by a deposed leader.
>> hamid karzai is told that all troops will be pulled out if he doesn't sign the agreement. >> cars sky wants to start peace walks taliban, demanding the release of citizens held at guantanamo bay in cuba. he repeated that u.s. soldiers should not be allowed to set foot in afghan homes. the u.s. has promised to make its troops show restraint. >> karzai insisted he won't sign until after the presidential election next spring. the white house said that would be too late. >> an attack in libya in which nine were killed and dozens more wounded la more fighting between the two sides. benghazi is one of libya's most volatile areas where the
uprising against muammar gaddafi began in 2011. >> five years ago today, gunman in mumbai target the major landmarks and killed more than 160 people. as aljazeera reports, there are no doubts about the city's ability to protect itself against another attack. >> at just 15, he has seen more blood she had than most in a lifetime. she was one of the first and youngest victims of the 2008 mumbai attacks. she was shot in the leg after gunman attacked a crowded train station. >> on that day, i saw with my own eyes so many people die and get injured, bombs exploding. i remember those things every day. >> on november 26, 2008, 10 pakistani men from an armed
group arrived in mumbai by boat. they spread across the city, attacking various locations, including luxury hotels and a jewish center. the siege continued for 60 hours, and killed more than 160 people. >> mumbai's busiest train station behind me was the site of one of 12 coordinated shootings and bombing attacks. at 930 at night, two gunman walked in and opened fire, killing 58 people. it was one of those gunman who was the only attacker to be taken alive. >> this man was convicted and executed last year, but some security analysts say india is still not prepared to prevent such attacks. >> coordination centers have been set up. many don't function.
nearly half boats are dysfunctional of inadequate, poor maintenance and aging. >> despite spending more than $35 billion on defense this year, there is little intelligencele coordination in the country. victims have paid the price for india's lacks security. this girl wants to make a difference by becoming a police officer. mumbai. >> india is pressing pakistan to bring the suspect the master minds of the attacks to justice. pakistan charged seven men in 2009 over the attacks and has started a trial there. >> the virginia state senator stabbed by his son is speaking out against mental illness. he will work to change mental health services. he said no other family should experience what he did. he was stabbed one day after his son was taken to a hospital
under an emergency custody order. his son committed suicide. >> the long-awaited report on the sandy hook tragedy answers some questions. the summary of the investigation into the massacre was released monday. the connecticut state attorney's report does not address the shooter's motive, but confirms that adam lanza had a large arsenal and led an isolated life. we have details. >> this is the house where add zambrano lanza lived with his mother, nancy, a woman who took care of all his needs, including providing the weapons he used to kill her and those at sandy hook elementary school. shooting was a family past time. this is an open gun locker in the family home. the 48 page report shows the 20-year-old led an increase i cany isolated life, spending time playing video games, some violent like school shooting, some not, like a dance game,
d.d.r. his windows were covered with black trash bag liners and for three months, he insisted all conversations with his mother be by email, even though they lived under the same roof. he was diagnosed with as berger's syndrome and had severe mental issues, but showed no signs of an aggressive nature. he was particular about the foot he ate and clothes he war. his mother cooked him his favorite food and left for three days for new hampshire just before lanza went on his rampage. she got back december 13. the next morning, lanza killed her before shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school for reasons the report says may never be fully understood. aljazeera. >> the report says lanza was obsessed with mass shootings, especially the columbine massacre. he downloaded videos about those
shooters. >> in thigh land, thousands have marched in the streets of bangkok for three days. we are joined live now from bank account. can you give us background on why these protestors are so unhappy with the government and prime minister? >> well, the prime minister that you mentioned is a woman who's brother was the prime minister before he was kicked out in a coup back in 2006. he now lives in exile. ever since the opposition movements, including the main
opposition party. they have decided to take to the streets. >> what has the government response been to the protests thus far? >> they have invoked what is and you would here the internal security act that is one step short of invoking a state of emergency. some of the government facilities around bangkok are now heavily guarded by riot police. in some cases, that hasn't stopped protestors from storming
the facilities and cutting off services. they say they will not storm the protest headquarters or anyplace where the protestors are. they will not use force. they do not want this to descend into violence. >> the f.d.a. lifting restrictions on a former blockbuster drug. >> the new data that brought that change and what it means for patients. >> new problems for the federal health insurance website just days before another major deadline. the issues users are facing. >> a major role in a key battle taking place in washington.
francisco. welcome back to aljazeera america. >> the president was talking about immigration when a young man and others interrupted him, showing what a hot button it is. we'll have more on that in a moment. >> let's look at temperatures across the nation today. good morning, mick coal. >> good morning. for november, we are not seeing too dramatic of temperatures for a morning start. a lot of 20's and 30's across the country, not bad for this time of year. where we actually have warmer air is through the south. you can see temperatures change, part of that warm air. as this moves up the coast, we'll see temperatures warm briefly, that's why a lot of this on the front side will be rain, so atlanta into washington in the 40's today. tomorrow, 40s and 50's for new york before the temperatures drop as the system comes in.
that's why a lot of this will be rain. interior that will be snow closer to the great likes. i'll talk about the snowy side of this system coming up. >> a diabetes drug once thought to increase the risk of heart attacks may be easier to get. the f.d.a. is love things restrictions on avandia, saying it is not more dangerous than other diabetes drugs. doctors may presign it only if patients tried other options and state they understand the heart risk. the drug was once a top seller with sales reaching $3 billion a year. >> officials say a new problem with the healthcare.gov website. the white house is promising that the system will be fully functional by the end of this month. >> 11,700,000 is today's big
number. that's how many undocumented immigrants are living in this country. one interrupted president obama's speech on immigration reform. it was an unusual confrontation, that the president eventually used to make his case. we have more on the story. good morning. >> good morning, you would think that this heckler is indeed an undocumented immigrant, certainly felt this speech hit home for him. he lived about a half hour from san francisco in this community center where obama gave his speech, right in the heart of chinatown. obama chose this venue for a reason because of the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country. he says one in four come to the u.s. from asian countries. as it turns out, the young man who disrupted his speech came from south korea 13 years ago. frustrated with the fact that his family would be separated for thanksgiving, he spoke out during obama's speech.
>> most importantly -- we will live up -- to our character as a nation -- >> i need your help -- >> that's exactly what we're talking. >> every single day. mr. president, please, use your executive order to halt the petitions to all 11.5 undocumented immigrants right now. we agree. >> ok. >> stop deportation! >> stop deportation! >> what i'd like to do -- >> the man who started all that is 24-year-old who graduated from u.c. berkeley where he became the poster boy for a promotional ad for a scholarship program that hess kids like him lieu cannot receive aid. his experience that put him on the path to become an immigration attorney. >> my mom worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week, sacrificed her time and energy just to support my education, so i knew
i couldn't give up. i want to do best and i thought education is the only way to help my family, and help myself, and to contribute back to our society. >> after the president's speech, he told reporters he did not go to the event with the intention of disrupting the speech, but in the moment, he just felt compelled to just say something. >> he clearly did. what was his response to president obama's response to him? >> yes. that's exactly route. ok. so he says that he thought the president's response was very disappointing. that's what he told reporters after the speech. he didn't get a suns of urgency from the president. he really feels passionate about it. he said that he was truly representing the voices of our undocumented students currently in detention centers and can't be with their families for the holidays. >> thanks for thattory an
emotional debate. thank you. >> wall street maybe ready to hit the pause number after the record run. futures mostly lower at this hour, do you futures down 12. the dow jones industrial average is at another all time high, the s&p 500 up and the nasdaq at 39,094. european markets are slightly lower after hitting a high on monday. >> later this morning, we'll see where home prices are headed. the government blames the shut down for a second delay in its report on home construction. that report will be released in mid december now. analysts have low expect is as, saying the housing market has
slowed. >> the government shutdown and fight over the debt ceiling is just not terribly confidence-inspiring. it's got potential buyers and sellers just wondering what the future is really like and just sort of preventing people from taking that big plunge. >> we'll find out today how american shoppers are feeling heading into the holiday season. >> tiffany is boosting expectations for the rest of the year after a strong third quarter. tiffany said earnings soared 50% and sales jumped 7%, boosted by strong demand in china. >> j.c. penney c.e.o. is buying a million dollars worth of penny showers. the stock could use the help. shares have lost more than half their value this year and will be dropped from the s&p future
hundred after the markets closed friday. >> airlines are set to avoid flying bowing planes in thunderstorms. there are possible engine icing problems on some of the new dream liners and older jets. the f.a.a. is working closely with bowing and g.e. fixing the problems. >> some relief could be on the way for drivers. >> iran's nuclear pact affecting oil prices. >> i'm almost embarrassed to represent my school. >> students at a california university speaking out about accusations of racial hazing on their campus. >> giving a fighting chance to those with the aids virus. how a law just signed by president obama is opening new doors for organ traps plants. >> last year, rg3's wheels made
life miserable for defenses. coming up, how his wheels continue just to spin in place. >> it's the opponent no player can see. >> so the system is showing real-time impact. >> can science prevent concussions? >> i did my job and just had to sacrifice my brain to do it. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america i'm john seigenthaler, and here's a look at the headlines... >> al jazeera america, there's more to it. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. >> good to have you with us. in the wake of iran's nuclear deal we are seeing mixed reactions, questions about who is benefiting the most. in one place is a positive response, with oil prices dipping yesterday. we saw a drastic drop in the price. we'll talk with an energy analyst about whether easing oil sanctions on iran will affect the market. >> or gas prices perhaps. >> the naacp is calling for stiffer charges against four white students at a california
university over accusations of racial hazing against a black stand, the details of this incident have been striking. students are speaking out. we'll hear their reaction. understandably, it's very fraught ehe motions. >> any homeowner will tell you having a garden can be a fun project. >> i have an apartment, i wouldn't know. >> imagine a garden that takes up an entire side of your building. it is an architect you have who has done just that. the results are amazing. those stories coming up. >> first, president obama is optimistic about the deal to slow iran's nuclear program. >> we cannot close the door on diplomacy and we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. we cannot commit ourselves to an endless cycle of conflict. tough talk and bluster may be
easy to do politically but not the right thing for our security. >> the deal calls on iran to restrict its nuclear program. it must stop enriching uranium above 5% and dilute its stock now enriched to 20%, which is a step towards weapon grade. it would unfreeze accounts that hold $4 billion in iranian oil revenue. >> saudi arabia is cautiously welcoming the deal, saying if there is good will, this agreement could be an initial step toward reaching a comprehensive solution for iran's nuclear program. the saudis hope it leads to the release of nuclear weapons throughout the yeast. >> the iran nuclear deal could have a far reaching effect in
the u.s. the easing of oil sanctions might mean lower gas prices. crude prices fell monday. there are 37 million unsold barrels on tankers around the world. >> is this deal a positive sign for the world's energy market? how would you characterize it? >> the eye raines do have capabilities of more oil production. we have a fine balance. we have 90 billion-barrels a day of oil production, jiving very well with the amount of use in the world today. even a couple hundred thousand barrels of difference from one country or another can affect the market. this arrangement with the eye raines should it follow through
to oh the 60 month period and move further has the potential to release more production from the eye raines as banking issues ease, credit gets further out to the industries, the oil and gas industries inside iran, they do have 37 million-barrels of storage that can be released slowly into the marketplace. they also have another million and a half barrels of production potential that could be released again over the long haul, and in a global marketplace of 90 billion-barrels, that could make a difference. >> supply's go up, prices go down, right? >> normally over the long haul. we saw a very small reaction yesterday. 75 cents is not a lot considering the price potential this arrangement could have. over the long haul, it depends on what the saudis will do. they with their 10 million-barrels a day of
production can change how many barrels hit the marketplace and how they view this agreement, how they view the iranians going forward and their relationship in opec will tell the tale over the long haul. they can remove from the marketplace any amount of production that the iranians put on it. >> how does that affect the oil industry in the u.s.? >> very little. we have become in the course of the last year and a half a more independent oil producer and less reliant upon the supplies in the middle east. we have a number of resources that we've been digging into, increasing our own production by 600,000-barrels a day and maybe another million and a half barrels over the next three years. that's an enormous step that forward toward energy independence that relies less upon barrels in the middle east. >> iran reserves are the fourth in the world.
how could the overall supply be effected? >> it doesn't in the short term. in the long term, you have increased ability for the banks to fund to release funds for production. with the sanctions, you will get production from iranian oil companies and outside independent oil companies. >> >> disgraced italian leader is making an 11th hour bid to save his senate seat after being found guilty of tax fraud. the senate is scheduled to vote on whether to expel him. he is asking for a delay saying there is new evidence that could overturn his conviction.
>> votes from honduras presidential election are still being counted. the wife of the deposed leader says she's won. millions voted under tight security. >> civil rights activists want felony hate crime charges in california for students accused of harassing a black student at the university. >> addressing the county district attorney, the national association for the advancement of colored people, the naacp demanded tougher charges. >> they were motivated by racial hate and planned in concert with intentional premeditated offenses that rise to the level of a felony hate crime. >> despite the election of our nation's first african-american president, african-americans remain the most frequent victims of hate crimes. >> the president of the
university appeared alongside the naacp. >> somewhere in the process, our decision-making failed. as part of that, i failed that student. within that, we fail all of our students. >> the white students reportedly had a confederate flag in their dorm and nicknamed the freshman three fifths. at one point, they had a bicycle u lock around the victim's neck, all shocking, but particularly so in multi-ethnic california. >> the fact that this happened on my campus, i'm almost embarrassed to represent my school, because this is what we're known for right now at this point in time, and that 18-year-old boy could have been my little brother. >> these kids, i think they were doing it as a joke, but still not ok. we're pretty sure it won't happen again. >> san jose state both a diverse
campus with many asians and hispanics, but african-american students make up just 3% of the student body. students took to the stage to voice concerns. >> diversity means a lot more than having black faces in positions of power. or token black faces on the school website. or token black faces telling you that everything is ok when i surely is not. >> amid it is all this uproar, parents of the unidentified students requested privacy and issued this statement: >> in the heart of campus stand the stops of tommy smith and juan carlos, alumni and
olympians in america co city. up in the air, fists and bare feet, a message many feel is sadly still necessary and relevant today. >> the department of justice has not studied campus hate crimes since 1999. >> a plea from an american detained in north korea, meryl newman's son is asking to make sure his father is getting his heart medication. he has been held in five weeks after removed from the plane following a tour of the country. john henry smith is here with sports and a wrap on monday night football. >> good morning. a very compelling matchup because of two players, caber nick and griffin passed their way to superstardom in their
first seasons at nfl starting quarterbacks and both struggled mightily this season to replicate early success. monday night, they faced each other for the first time as the 49ers and redskins clashed, kaepernick would get on the board first, connecting for a 19-yard score. the third quarter is when san francisco looking for more, kaepernick buys time with his feet, waits for bolden to get open, throws to him for six points from six yards out. he had thrown just 3t.d. passes in his previous four games, but matched that total on this night, this one only too easy to vernon davis. >> came a long way to get it,
our guys spent a lot of energy and toughness to get it, and now we go to the next one. >> we knew what type of game this was for us. we're riding it hot, we knew we had to come out with a win, so come in, play tough. we knew they were going to be pretty high double about playing monday night, so we had to take care of business. >> the seahawks, saints and lions occupy the top three spots. monday's win is huge for a 49ers team that dropped two straight, now 7-4, tied for the second with arizona. san francisco is three games behind seattle with five to play. those two play in three weeks. if the playoffs started today, the 49ers would hold the final spot. the panthers and cowboys hold the other two spots. >> 10 former nhl players claimed
the league purposely concealed the risk of brain injuries faced by players and there be exposing them to unnecessary dangers. the suit comes three months after the nfl agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from former players with concussion related health problems. >> the first blockbuster trade of baseball's off-season found fielder heading to the rangers in exchange for kinsler. monday, the rangers showed off their new superstar showing off his new shirt. he says he will now sport the number 84, the year he was born. monday, he addressed talk that he is now an exdetroit tiger, because he didn't show enough emotion when the red sox kept the tigers out of this year's
world series. series. >> either way, i was kind of screwed, anytime, you know, an organization wants you here, makes you feel welcome, and you just make sure you get comfortable much sooner, so i don't know, i'm excited. i just want to come here and play hard, and win games. >> >> that's sports. stephanie and thomas, back to you. >> before you know it, we'll be talking about spring training. >> before you know it. >> a new lifeline for those who have the virus that causes aids. the hope act signed into law by president obama opens the door to organ transplants with that the aids community. >> rob had been battling kidney disease for 10 years when he was finally put on a transplant list. in 2006, a doctor told him he was h.i.v. positive. >> he told me that meant that i
could no longer get a transplant, which is very devastating, because i was waiting. >> he was lucky. in 2010, a nurse included him in a clinical trial of 100 h.i.v. organ recipients, giving him a second chance. that march 21, 2013, doctors transplanted a new kidney. >> it's like a new life. i have so much energy. >> other patients like rob have new hope now that president obama has signed the h.i.v. organ policy equity, or hope act. it's legal for h.i.v.-positive organs to be donated to h.i.v. positive people who need them. it could save thousands of lives. >> people here are counseled. he has lost many friends to h.i.v. aids. >> excellent use for the h.i.v. community, it is now hope that
they will have that they will no longer have to be waiting longer to get a transplant. >> rob is now motivated to share his story with others living with h.i.v., saying he is the living, breathing example of the success that the hope act can bring. >> rob hopes the years of waiting and uncertainty he experienced will become a thing of the past. >> i think it's great. i think it's going to change lives, give a lot of people hope, because it definitely gave me hope. >> hope to focus on his future and not give up on life. >> aljazeera, miami. >> up to 500 h.i.v.-positive patients could benefit from the new program every year. >> users are already reporting problems with the new x box. >> how the company is trying to remedy issues and please users. >> a breakthrough in a religious mystery, how an archaeological discovery may help experts figure out when the buddha was born.
>> good morning within welcome back to aljazeera america. >> a new type of architect you have is helping cities go from concrete jungles to real once. we'll take a look at vertical gardens. >> who's going to get the rain and snow across the u.s. today? meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> let's start with the silver liningion. the western half of the country, a lot of sunshine here. if you're air travel, you could see planes stuck elsewhere that could ripple effect with delays, as it doesn't get to your destination. really heavy rain in some portions of the south, like eastern portions of tennessee. speaking of the air delays, atlanta not seeing any yet, but this is our busiest hub with 70% of people traveling here making connections, so that could really cause problems. on the north edge is snow, but
as what is south moves to the northward, a lot of this will come rain. on the backside, heavier rain. some places could get a foot over the next couple of days. back to you. >> nicole, thank you. gamblers cruise new jersey can bet on line with atlantic city casinos. the change went into effect on midnight. monday, tate regular lateliors approved 13 internet websites in atlantic city. the state expects high traffic on the new sites. more than 10,000 players logged on during the first three days of testing. >> microsoft is getting static about its new gaming consoles. some x boxes have faulty disk drives. gamers complained about knocking or clicking noises when they insert a disk. mike co soft said only a small number of customers are having problems and are working to fix the problems. >> archeologists say they have
new evidence showing the buddha was born much earlier than earlier believed. the site in nepal is thought to be the birth place. >> 6-cent by b.c. is 200 years earlier than earlier thought. >> it's the famous hollywood film, the maltese falcon. >> what is it? >> the stuff that dreams are made of. >> the black bird sam spade was searching for is now in the hands of one very lucky collector. the relic was auctioned monday in new york for $4 million. >> the maltese falcon, it is the
item from that film, an iconic film. one of the most famous of all time. to have that, as well as sam spade's chair is an opportunity for collectors. >> michael keatons bad man suit and the night down one by vivian lee from gone with the wind are also up for sale. >> we go to sydney, australia. >> you could call it an urban jungle, crawling up the side of a new city center building in sydney are vines, ferns and flowers, the newest example of the latest architecture, structures and vertical gardens. at 42-meters, it runs up 14
floors. the outside of the building is the lawsuitest project of french architecture. >> this is the highest patch of garden in the world. >> due to fully open at the end of the year, the design is part of a growing trend for are greening the outside of buildings. partly, it's for aesthetics oh to see greenery in the middle of the city. >> you'll see mosses and ferns and bugs in here inside, so it's developing it's own eco system. >> it is also a national of the building's deeper, less visible green credentials, on site using lower emission gas to make electricity and using sewer water to flush the luge.
>> it's a veg. it's a label. they are the identify, the visual display of what this project is trying to achieve, a unique development with a broad and innovative sustainable agenda. >> it acts as a billboard. >> the developers wanted to milwaukee it iconic so that authorities would approve a building of this size and buyers would pay a premium to live in it. the vertical garden seems to have done the trick. it's far from finished, but already 1250 of the 1400 amounts have been sold at an average price of three quarters of a million dollars. >> there are similar projects being developed elsewhere, greening one building at a time. >> living walls are gaining
popularity in this country, too. proponents say they cut space and cut energy bills in half. did you know you can grow goose and vegetables on those, as well. >> i wonder if it has a different taste. >> i think it probably tastes better. >> del walters has a look at the stories we're following this morning. >> that major storm system is headed for the northeast. dozens of states have been slammed by wintery mix of that storm could snarl holiday travel plans. >> thailand has thousands of protestors taking control of buildings there. >> supreme court set to decide whether it will hear several cases challenging the affordable care act. the key issue, whether companies should be required to pay for insurance that covers birth control. >> you're looking live at a food warehouse in chicago. crews are gearing up to help those in need put food on oh the table this thanks giving. we're going to talk about the
challenges faced this final of year. >> i'm meteorologist nicole mitchell. weather is deteriorating for the south and east coast as millions are heading out for the holiday. >> the aljazeera morning news continues. del walters is back with you in just two and a half minutes. >> you're looking live at the new york city skyline, preparing for -- >> there it is! >> that is the new york city skyline as the east coast is bracing for that storm. more coming up in just a momentum.
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>> millions could have a hard time getting home for the holidays, a storm system disrupting the busiest travel day of the year. >> violent clashes in key every, protestors upset with the government's decision to suspend trade talks with the european union. >> the supreme court considering a battle over birth control, the justice set to decide whether to hear arguments for companies that object to paying for the pill. >> a call for justice, a florida mom who's daughter committed suicide plans legal action against two girls she believes bullied her daughter.
>> that wintery storm system now blamed for 10 deaths, moving east and threatening travel plans for millions of americans. it's forced hundreds to cancel flights and delays are all around the country. the storm's effects are felt up and down the east coast in dozens of states. we have team coverage this morning, diane esther brook checking out the system. what are the conditions as the snow has already started to fall in pittsburgh? >> it's been snowing for the past few hours. i'm right along the turnpike near a toll talking about. traffic at the moment is moving along fairly briskly. people are used to this kind of weather here. although the weather conditions over the next few hours are
supposed to deteriorate, that could really make travel difficult heading into thanks giving. >> the storm has wreaked havoc and is barreling east. 33 states have seen white-out conditions, icy roads and freezing temperatures, bullet worst is yet to come, with heavy rains expected to hit the east coast later tonight into wednesday, all enough to snarl air travel, threatening the plans of americans hitting the road this week for thanksgiving. >> nobody's going slow, so i saw a four car pile up. >> the roads are really slick. i've seen a lot of accidents already. >> from winds in albuquerque to 10 inches of snow in northern texas to philadelphia where many are bundling up against 20-degree temperatures, no one is um mine from the severe weather, not even the south
where high surf is already picking up off florida's beaches. it's not just commuters and travelers feeling the impact. in colorado springs, police on high alert as they race to wreck after wreck. >> i hit a bridge coming over. the car went airborne, sideways and i was doing 20, and white knuckled with two hands on the wheel, hoping it didn't go in the other lane. >> a hunter was trapped waist deep in water, the rescue team getting trapped after a helicopter saved everyone. it's all part of a collision course with the east coast that may claim an unexpected casualty, strong cold winds could ground the balloons at macy's thanksgiving parade. the domino effect of a wintery
storm, when the calendar still says it's fall. >> the triple-a predicts 43 million americans will be hitting the highways this holiday season. that was before the storm was predicted and that's less than last year. if the storm keeps up, it could be fewer than that. del. >> diane, i grew up in that area. as my father would say, break out the snow chains. after grounding thousands of flights in the southwest, the storm now setting sights on the eastern seaboard. more than 600 flights canceled or delayed on monday alone, and dallas, one third of the flights coming in and out were canceled. airports from new york to chicago on alert, bad weather on a collision course with one of the busiest travel days of the year. thanksgiving travelers right now having a tough go of it, cancellations going in and out of chicago affecting everything, a ripple effect. >> that is correct.
route now, we're not seeing a lot of cancellations here, more some delays, but he we expect everything to pick up as the afternoon goes on. the number of people traveling this year is actually less than last year, but with the nasty weather, crowded airports and roads are inevitable. >> before the crush of holiday travelers has even left home, the wallop of winter weather is causing flight delays and cancellations. it will undoubtedly affect the millions of people traveling this holiday. >> headed to wisconsin. >> iowa. >> to celebrate with loved ones. >> family is what it's all about. >> wednesday and sunday are predicted to be the two busiest travel days of the season. with l.a.x. and chicago's o'hare among the nation's busiest airports. >> do everything you can before you leave home, printing our boarding pass or sending it to your mobile device.
>> even if traveling somewhere with good weather, it is important that you check and double check your flight status. bad weather could have a ripple affect of delays and cancellations. >> what they call snow here in the east, they call a dusting in chicago. >> nicole mitchell tracking the storm. what can we expect. >> a little bit of everything. you can see the broad area of rain with the low pressure. we have cold air moving in from the midwest, the little moisture that's made it to the north is snow for now. as this moves up the east coast, it's bringing warm air along with it, so you'll see temperatures rising. that's why a lot of the coastline will stick with the rain on this, because the temperatures will be warm enough to support that, and that's what we see putting this into motion. on the backside, if you get closer to the great lakes, that's where we're likely to see
the heavy snow, because that will be the area seeing the cold air come in first, versus the warming that we're seeing closer to the coastline. heavy rain in the south, two to four inches persistent, but heavy amounts mean we have flood concerns. getting closer to the lakes lake, a lot of places seeing six inches, some places over a foot possible. new york, warming temperatures, 40's, even 50's for tomorrow before the cold air brings it back to the 30's. on the backside of this, we could see some of that switch to snow as the temperature drops. what we do have to watch for is as this moves away, we still have enough of a pressure change that that's what kicks up the wind. if you get those winds, 23 miles per hour is the cut off for the balloons in the macy's parade. we could definitely still be working with the winds on that thursday, so that's something we're going to have to watch
very closely. of course with the cold air, any little bit of wind makes it feel closer to you, as well, to a few things we're watching closely with this storm. >> police say the weather s the only risk during the holiday season, saying they'll be on the lookout for drivers driving dangerously, as well. troopers in eight states stepping up patrols along interstate 40 will be cracking down on speeding and drunk driving. i-40 is more than 2500 miles long from california to north carolina. >> president obama is optimistic about the deal to slow iran's nuclear program and says if tehran follows through, it will kip away years of mistrust between the two countries. >> we can't close the door on diplomacy and we cannot rule out peaceful solution to get world's problems. we cannot have an endless cycle of to know flick. tough talk and bluster may be the he saidst thing to do
politically but is not the best for our security. >> iran must stop enriching uranium above 5%. that is more than adequate for electricity. sanctions would be eased on iran's trade in gold, petro chemicals and parts for trains and planes. it would unfreeze accounts that held $4 billion in iranian oil revenue. >> the zero option is back on the table in afghanistan. the threat, all u.s. troops will be pulled out if hamid karzai doesn't sign the deal "by the end of the year. monday, he gave the national security advisor more terms. he wants the u.s. government to help start peace talks with the taliban. he demands the release of all citizens held in guantanamo bay and repeated that u.s. soldiers should not be allowed to set foot inside afghan homes.
the u.s. has already promised to make its troops show restraint. arizona sky insists he won't seen until after the presidential election next spring. the white house said that will be too late. >> syria, the table is set for peace talks, but who is going to show up? negotiations are scheduled to start on january on the 22 in geneva. iran is a strong supporter of president bashar al assad, but it's not clear if tehran will be invited. >> this is for the syrians to come to geneva to talk to one another and hopefully start a credible work of effective peace process for that country. >> the leader of the free syrian army telling aljazeera that the group will not join the talks unless assad is removed from
power. tip low mats hoped scheduling the meeting would calm the battles. >> in ukraine, new clashes between demonstrators and riot police. >> reports say some protestors tried to enter government buildings but were pushed back. they are angry abouted suspension of trade talks with the e.u. >> three are dead in bangladesh after voting plans were announced there. government officials said general election little are set for next january. opposition supporters say they want the prime minister to transfer power to a caretaker government that would oversee the polls. protestors called for a total blockade of all transportation in that country. >> thailand's prime minister
ordered a lockdown in dang cock after protestors took control of some government buildings there. thousands marching through the streets of the capitol for three days say they won't leave until the prime minister steps down. there are claims that her government is controlled by the country's deposed leader. we are joined live from bangkok. that can you give us a background on why the protestors are so unhappy? >> the current prime minister is the sister of a former thai prime minister who was ousted in a coup back in 2006. he was after that convicted of abusing his power while he was prime minister of thigh land and now lives in self-imposed compile. everception the opposition groups, including the main opposition political party, the
democratic allege that the party of the current prime minister now also the government is being orchestrated, that he is now if he cannively running the country from his base where he spends most of his time in dubai. they are saying that the government is in place basically to serve his interests, to serve his needs and ultimately bring him back to thailand a free man. >> these protestors have been camps out now for two days. what do they hope to achieve? >> well, in the interim, they're trying to make it impossible if not very difficult for government workers to do their job, saying that nobody should be serving this government, nobody should be working for this government, which they have labeled corrupt and serving the interests of the man who has been convicted of abusing his power. that is why they're going to these government facilities. they continue that on tuesday, going to the government
buildings, such as the interior ministry was one of the most recent buildings they targeted, sealing it off, making it difficult for the workers to stay, cutting off the electricity, cutting off the water, because they say that people should not be working for this government. now, they actually called tuesday a day of rest, even though they did continue to move around the capital bangkok, but wednesday they are saying is going to be a nation day of action where they are going to go to many different government buildings and do the same thing, make it impossible for this government to function properly at the moment. >> joining us live from bangkok, thank you very much. >> immigration incident resulted. >> people held there. >> that's exactly what we're talking about. >> we'll tell you why president obama got an unexpected earful from hecklers. >> a supreme court showdown over birth control. should companies with religious objections be forced to pay for the pill. >> in ohio, accusations over a
>> welcome back to aljazeera america, i'm del walters, just ahead, president obama sends a message to hecklers who disrupted his speech on immigration reform. >> first, let's find out how wet and cold it's going to be where you are or where you're headed with nicole mitchell. >> temperatures are actually going to be on the rise for the east coast as low pressure moves northward, funneling in the warm air. closer to the great lakes, it will be snow. we've gone up into the 50's in savanna versus 30's in atlanta. the warm air will spread fortward aba lot of 40's along the coastline. temperatures could rise
overnight and behind that, we will get the colder air and chances for snow. a lot of that will remain rain because of the warm air. >> the people who stand behind the president when he speaks are supposed to be on his side. that wasn't the case on monday in san francisco. a heckler incident resulted the president. there's a story behind the heckler, he was speaking from experience. >> he lived a half hour away. he came to the united states from south korea 13 years ago and it was his experience as an undocumented college student that compelled him to speak out. >> please, use your executive order -- >> the president seemed to give his full attention to a heckler in the audience for a solid 30 seconds, and even allowed the chanting for a a bit as others
humid in with concerns about the u.s. deportation policy. >> that's why we're here. ok. >> stop deportation! >> when the secret service attempted to remove the young man, the president waived them away. >> no, no, don't worry about it, guys. i respect the passion of these young people, because they feel deeply about the concerns for their families. >> that's true for the person who. >> resulted the president. the 24-year-old became the poster child last year in a poster ad for a scholarship program that helps undocumented students tog college. >> education is the only way to help my family and help myself and to contribute back to our society. >> he pleaded to the president to help his family, because they are all going to be separated for thanksgiving. as far as that executive order he shouted about, the
commander-in-chief shot that down. >> if in fact i would solve all these problems without passing laws in congress, then i would do so, but we're also a nation of laws. that's part of our tradition. >> obama wants to eliminate the backlog of family visas and provide a pathway to citizenship for those already living in the u.s., both of those items are included in the sweeping immigration reform bill already approved by the democratic controlled nat. obama says he will accept some sort of piecemeal deal, but is pushing for the bill to pass before the end of the year. that's something republican house speaker john boehner will not accept, vowing to stall the vote until january. >> what i'm proposing is it is harder path, which is to use our democratic processes that achieve the same goal that you want to achieve, but it won't as easy as just shouting. it requires us lobbying and getting it done. [ applause ] >> a little more about the heckler, he graduated from u.c.
berkeley and wants to become an immigration attorney. he told reporters he did not plan on disrupting the speech. he just felt compelled to say something sort of in the moment. >> it took guts. what was his response. what did he have to say about what the president said to him? >> he said after the speech that he felt obama's response to him after he spoke out was very disappointing. he just said didn't feel a suns of urgency from the president, because the penalty wants to put this through congress. honk said he wants to see the president use executive order and just make sure that to do something, do a deal with immigration as soon as possible. >> safe to say we have not heard the last of that young man. >> in his speech urging congress to pass immigration reform, the president citing new research showing broad support for a pathway to citizenship. we are joined with more on the numbers behind the numbers and where the voters stand on the issue. he is a professor of
international affairs at george mason university and is in washington this morning. bill, good morning. >> good morning. >> the numbers of interesting, let's look inside. 63% say they support a path to citizenship. that that number crosses party lines, too, be what does it take to get things done? >> it takes members of congress, particularly republicans, willing to defy their conservative base threw threaten them if they vote with immigration reform that includes anything that sounds like amnesty. conservatives deeply opposed to amnesty and out to get any members of congress who vote for it, particularly republicans who can be targeted in a republican primary. >> the dream act creates that path to citizenship for the children of people in the country illegally. it enjoys support along a lot of party lines. any surprises there? >> well, the dream act does get wide support. why doesn't it pass congress? even republicans support the dream act, allowing children who
calm to this country when they were young, i think under the age of 16, to amr. for legal at that time at us and eventually citizenship. the problem is that conservatives argue if you allow them to become citizens, that will encourage more people to bring young children into the united states and the immigration system is already broken and that will just make the problem worse. the result is that's very hard to pass. again, there's a veto group here. there's a group that basically says to members of congress we don't care what else you believe, what else you vote for, what else you stand for. if you vote for amnesty, we're going to come after you, and that frightens them. >> there's another number inside the number that explains that. republican support for immigration reform jumped more than 20%, once everything, all the requirements are explained. is this about the white house and democrats not explaining the proposal well enough? >> well, support does go up if you say immigrants illegal immigrants should be required to
learn english, to have a job, to pay back taxes, especially if they're required to pay a penalty, a fine, because they broke a law to come to this country. that then support does go up. i don't think it's a problem with the white house explaining it. that for conservatives, they don't care. the idea is these people have broken the law and they should pay a penalty for breaking the law and that should be severe. you ask conserve actives, what's your plan for dealing with illegal immigrants, there are over 11 million of them, their answer is just deport them all. that's impossible. are we going to round up 11 million people and put them on trains and buses and send them back to china or mexico or latin america? that's not going to be possible and it's a horrifying thought. >> 2012 shows that there was sizeable support for the president in the minty groups,
la teen knows, asians, of a appearance. given to the republicans are line up against this particular issue, are we about to see history repeat itself? >> yes, we are. the republicans did this over 100 years ago. in the early 20th century, there was a huge wave of immigrants from south he were and eastern europe, and they came to this country in large numbers. the republicans ignored them. democrats welcomed them, even nominated the first catholic candidate for president. he didn't win, but it showed these new immigrants were welcome in the democratic party. they became the base for the huge coalition that franklin roosevelt built in the 1930's and was the majority coalition in american politics for the next 50 orioles. republicans made the mistake of writing off those immigrants over 100 years ago. they could be making it is same mistake again, and they know it. they're helpless to do anything as long as conservatives
continue to threaten them with primary opponents. >> bill snyder joining us from washington, thank you. >> tiffany said profits have soared 50%, sales up 7% thanks to gains in china. >> the f.a.a. saying getting involved now in those issues involving g.e. engines in bowing planes, set to order airlines to avoid flying new dream liners and older 7478 jets in high altitude thunderstorms. bowing warning of icing problems in those conditions monday, the f.a.a. said it is working closely to bowing and g.e. to fix that problem. >> on wall street, hoping to continue the record run, futures
have turned around pointing higher at this hour. the dough jones at 16,072, another all time high. european markets slightly lower after hitting a one week high on monday. in asia, the markets closing in the red, tokyo, hong kong, shanghai ending with small losses. >> later this morning, we'll see where your home prices may be headed. we're also supposed to get a snapshot on new housing, but the government is blaming the shutdown for that second delay in its report on home construction. the report will be released now in mid december. analysts say the housing market slowed from its recent torrid pace. >> the double digit increases that we've seen sort of bouncing off the bottom were unsustainable. we are getting to the point where the increases are slowing down to something more like 3%
or 4%. that's what we he can speck going forward. these are going to be much more sustainable and very good for the market. >> we're going to find how shoppers feel going into the holiday shopping season. >> a supreme court showdown over the issue of birth control. should companies with religious objections be forced to pay for contraception. >> i'm very angry with the individuals i believe are responsible for my daughter's death. >> a florida mom taking legal action against the teens she believed bullied her teen daughter to death. >> most people think you about all that food that will be on their table for thanks giving, but 50 million americans could go hungry during this season of thanks. we go live to the chicago food depository to tell the story of families in need this holiday season. >> i'm john henry smith, two fallen stars spent monday night football trying to pick themselves up. i'll show you which one you did and which one didn't.
>> we are looking live now at the face of delays. arrivals and departures at chicago's o'hare, as people try and if you go out will they be able to go over the river and through the woods to grandma's house. >> all these folks are making a whole lot of money. >> you are one of the voices of this show. >> i think you've offended everyone with that kathy. >> hold on, there's some room to offend people, i'm here. >> we have a right to know what's in our food and monsanto do not have the right to hide it from us. >> so join the conversation and make it your own. >> watch the stream. >> and join the conversation online @ajamstream.
>> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete? >> welcome back, these are our top stories at this hour. a social bearing on the northeast could snarl thanksgiving holiday travel for millions of you. air, rail and road, all affected on one of the busiest travel days of the year. >> >> thousands in bangkok calling for the government to step down. the government imposing a
curfew. >> president obama defending that deal to slow iran's nuclear program, saying tough talk isn't the right path for america's security. right now, saudi arabia cautiously welcoming the agreement, as well. the saudis hope it will lead to the removal of nuclear weapons throughout the middle east. >> the technicians fixing healthcare.gov have discovered a new problem, some users now say it failed to verify they are identities. the white house promises it will be functional by the end of this month. >> 18 to 24-year-olds being targeted. one mother promising to defriend their kids on facebook this they sign up. one features a young man grateful the law covers contraception. >> the affordable care act could
be facing another nag. this time it is headaches involving the u.s. scour. we are live in washington, d.c. the justs are going to hear several cases challenging the affordable care act today. >> they may, del, they're going behind closed doors to decide whether to take these cases. several companies out there argue that being forced to provide contraceptive coverage under their company insurance violates their own religious freedom. >> >> hobby lobby is one of 40 companies asking the supreme court to decide if the employer mandate invites their constitutional right to religious freedom. is it legal to require companies to cover birth control if the company's owners have a religious objection, and is it legal to fine those companies if they don't? >> one case asks the court if it's legal to require individual employees to pay a monthly
premium that covers contraceptives if they object. the case could hinge on science. physicians groups argue life begins at implantation, so contra accepteddives that present fertilization do not i'll religious rights. >> this web sigh is going to get fix. >> president obama told supporters in san francisco last night coverage will be available. we are four days from his administration's self-imposed deadlines to fix healthcare.gov. the justice could announce as early as today whether they'll hear those cases. >> if they decide to take one or more of those cases, we probably wouldn't hear arguments on them until the stripping. it could be late june as we often see with these high profile cases before we get a decision. >> tracy pots joining us live from washington, thank you very much. >> the virginia state accept
tore stabbed by his son now speaking out about mental illness. he's going to work how mental health services are delivered. he said no other family should experience what did he say going through now. he was stabbed one day after his son, gus was taken to an emergency hospital under emergency custody orders. his son commuted suicide. >> the long awaited report on the massacre at sandy hook answers only some about the tragedy. it doesn't offer a motive for the attack. it confirms that he had a massive arsenal and led to an isolated life. he was obsessed with mass shootings, particularly the columbine massacre that found that he downloaded videos about columbine. >> ohio's attorney general says new charges against four adults in the aftermath of that consist traverse yell rape case will help his community move forward following the conviction of two high school football players
accused of raping a teenage girl. we have more. >> a steubenville ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a school principal now face criminal charges in a rape case that put this small community in a bad light. the charges are the result of a weeks long grand jury investigation into whether the adults knew of the 2012 rape allegation involving two football players and the victim, a 16-year-old girl. >> the message from this grand jury of citizens of this good county is this. this community is rectifying the problems. this community is taking charge. this community is fixing things. this community is holding people accountable. >> steubenville school superintendent mike mcveigh, principle lynette gorman, and
the coaches face charges including obstruction of justice and contributing to underage alcohol consumption. >> that's like rape, it is rape. >> earlier this year, a 17-year-old and chris mace were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl. the case drew national attention after a photo and video appearing to document the assault surfaced on line. the case divided the community. there were accusations of a police cover up, and accusations others may have been involved. >> we must treat rape and sexual assault as a serious crime of violence that it is. when it is investigated or when any other crime is investigated, everyone has an obligation to help find the truth. >> the ohio attorney general mike dewine says the grand jury spent weeks investigating and
herd more than 100 witnesses. the adults charged could wind up behind bars from a month to more than seven years. aljazeera, detroit. >> the new charges raise the number of adults accused of a cover up now to five. the school's technology director charged just last month with evidence tampering and obstruction of justice. >> a mother unflorida is going to go to court in memory of her 12-year-old daughter who committed suicide after cyber bullies. patricia norman influence file a lawsuit against the girls she suspects of bullying and also hopes to change the law. >> i'm going to make sure other children are not tormented like my daughter was. i keep waiting for an apology i now know will never come. >> her mother wants bullies to face criminal presidents, prosecutors though dropping charges against the two girls accused of bullying, citing a lack of evidence. >> the u.s. and japan are
sharply critical china for changing the scope of its defenses, creating an air defense zone over part of the east china sea. it covers islands that are also claimed by japan, japan calling china's actions dangerous. newt policy would require airlines to enough china before entering chinese air space. >> votes are still being counted in the presidential election in honduras, but pot main candidates are claiming victory. while votes give an edge to the conservative, the wife of the deposed leader said she won. millions omillions of voters shp you. >> it is possible to reduce hunger in some of the poorest parts of the world, and that can happen in the u.s. as well. the organization is asking the white house to establish global development goals. >> 50 million americans risk
hunger each and every year, among them 7 million children and 4 million of our seen years. the greater chicago food depository supplies pantries and shelters. those numbers are staggering. in some parts of the country, the economy is recovering, but that doesn't seem to be the case looking behind you. how can that be? >> we saw dramatic increase and need throughout our community. we're hearing the same thing from food banks across the nation. that increase really jumped around 2008 with the economic downturn, but fortunately is continuing to increase. it's really at record heights now with no sign of going back. >> jim, we live in the land of machinety, and yet 50 million americans go hungry each year. how can that be? >> a lot of people just around making enough to put food on the
table, or they're unemployed. many who face hunger are children, older adults, seen years, veterans, hunger really does affect some of the most vulnerable populations in our community and nation. >> jim, has the face of the hungry changed in the u.s. since the economic meltdown of 2008 and 2009? are you starting to see people that once had very high paying jobs lining up to get food? >> yes, that's absolutely true. this last week, we were talking to a woman in a food pantry who was making $100,000 a year. she lost her job, her husband passed away and she -- her sister passed away and she is left with three children to raise. we are seeing people in food pantries like never before. we've seen a 68% visit in chicago over the last five years.
that's a need we're hearing echoed across the nation through member food banks. >> when people line up for food, they want big ticket items this time of year, turkeys and hams. are you able to meet that demand? >> every food bank does it differently, but at the greater chicago food depository, we distribute core nutrition items throughout the year. we do special distributions through our network of pantry and shelters including holiday items like turkeys, hams, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce. while we're dedicated to providing food throughout the community, we recognize that it's important for people and preserving the dignity of the people we serve to make available holiday food. >> jim, i'll let you give me the numbers, but they were staggering, 66 million pounds of food? >> right, and that's in cook
county alone. we're the food bank for cook county, illinois. we're one of 202 food banks in feeding america's national network of food banks. today, we're distributing 220,000 pounds of food. >> that's 150,000 meals each and every day that you're supply? the need there is that great? >> that's absolutely right. one in six people in our community is at risk of hunger and struggles to put food on the tail. for children, that number is one in five. as i mentioned, we've seen the need continue to increase over the last five years, and we're serving more people than ever before. >> sometimes the numbers do tell the story. jim worn well is the director of communications for the greater chicago food depository. >> john henry smith with sports now and a wrap up on monday night which i do not want him to talk about at all. >> i must. kaepernick and griffin both ran
and passed their way to superstardom in their first seasons as nfl quarterbacks. both have struggled to replicate early success. they face each other for the first time as they clash. cap he nick on the board first for are a 19-yard score. third quarter, san francisco looking for more. kaepernick buys time with his feet, waits, throws for six points. he had thrown just three t.d. passes in his last four games, this one only too easy, 200 yards passing. griffin, 127. 49ers beat up washington 27-6. >> for the team, you know, had to have, came a long way to get it, and our guys spend a lot of
energy and toughness to get it, and now we go to the next one. >> we knew what type of game this was for us. we're right in the hunt. we knew we had to come out with a win, so that was our mind s. coming in, come in and play tough. we knew they were going to be, you know, pretty high about playing sunday night, so we knew we had to come in and take care of business. >> the playoff picture, monday win is huge for 49ers that dropped two straight games now 7-4 tied for second in the n.f.c. west with arizona. san francisco is behind seattle. those two play in two weeks. that if the playoffs started today, the 49ers would hold the sixth spot. the panthers and cornerbacks hold the other two spots.
>> 10 former nhl players filed a lawsuit saying the nhl purposely concealed brain injuries. the lawsuit seeks damages as well as medical monitoring for medical trauma and head related injuries. the suit comes after the nhl agreed to settle lawsuits from former players who developed concussion related health problems. >> the first blockbuster trade of baseball's off-season found detroit tigers slugger prince fielder heading to the texas rangers in exchange for kinsler. monday, the rangers showed off their new superstar as he showed off his new jersey. where he was 28 in detroit, he will now sport 84 because he was born in 1984. that was the same year his old team last won the world series. fielder is coming off a less than successful postseason in detroit.
>> the nba's western conference features two of the league's hottest teams. in san antonio texas, the spurs work their magic year after year. tim duncan had 10 points against the pell cans monday night. they've won 11 games in a row. that. >> the trailblazers were going for 11 in a row hosting the nicks. they've got a french man who had 23 in this night. portland wins 102-91. that's your look at morning sports. >> a controversial diabetes drug once thought to raise the risk of heart attacks may be easier to get, the f.d.a. lifting restrictions on the drug saying it is not more dangerous than
other diabetes drugs. currently, it may be prescribed after patients try other options and clearly understand the heart risk. the drug once had $3 billion in sales. >> more questions are raised about statins. the study released a few weeks ago suggest would the cholesterol lowering drug should be prescribed to anyone with a family history of heart disease. leading heart doctors say that study was flawed. some say researchers ignored date that that would lead to different conclusions. no saw the new research needs to be conducted and new procedures needed. >> a d.n.a. testing service backed by google is ordered to stop markets its products immediately. f.d.a. says 23me is selling a medical device without approval. it helps consumers assess their medical conditions based on d.n.a. the f.d.a. says the company
fails to show its technology is backed by giants why a new temple may hold clues as to when the buddha was born. >> classic movie memorabilia for sale. the amount someone paid for the maltese falcon. >> we have wind, snow and rain affecting our biggest travel hubs. i'll tell you where it could get messy. >> a sign of the times, looking live at the rockefeller christmas tree in new york city.
>> welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. just ahead, a little enlightenment about when the buddha may have been born. first let's look at that nasty weather across the u.s. >> let's get to good news. the western half of the country is going to stay relatively quiet heading into the holidays. as we get to the east coast, you can see anything from areas of rain and snow, heavy snow this
morning, even in parts of pennsylvania, and then the rain. more of this rain will spread up the coastline because of warm air. even as we get farther north, if you're closer to the coast, it's more likely heavy rain, interior, it could be heavy snow. atlanta is our busiest air travel hub in the entire country and one of the busiest in the whole world. if you connect there with rain, that could be a problem. we have a band of snow coming through. this is some moderate stuff, but lighter stuff. as everything from the south pushes northward, we get problems. interior where it stays colder, some areas could see as much as a foot of snow. heavy rain southward, possibly a thunderstorm and then the the core of that snow, this is over the next two days when people are traveling, so definitely take it slow. del. >> thank you very much. a stunning announcement from pope francis, the pontiff calling for a less vatican
centric church. he called to pay more attention that to the poor and those left out. he writes that christians should embrace muslims with affection and respect. documents suggest major changes are on the way for the catholic church. >> an ancient settlement that could be 10,000 years old is discovered in israel, found decemberly by construction workers on a road project. it happened near jerusalem. among the rare finds, parts of a home and a stone column that may have been part of a temple. the building is believed to be the oldest ever found in that area. experts say it is one of the oldest examples of you are bans society. >> archeologists say they have new evidence suggesting that buddha was born much earlier than once thought. >> archeologists made a discoverien nepal, a sign that may prove when buddha was born. the temple is named off the
buddha's mother and celebrated as his birth place. archeologist unearthed a wooden structure. elements of it have been scientifically proven to date back to 600b.c. >> we only had a pillar which was a few hundred years later, but now know during the time of buddha's birth, there was a temple structure which was a timber structure, which was superseded in the centuries, indicate following that by brick structures. >> it is maintained buddha was born 2500 years ago. in recent years, scholars argue that he was born 200 years later in fourth century b.c. >> the site looks like the tell approximately on top but also
features and open area. tree roots once grew here, important because buddha is said to have been born under a tree. >> what we're going to do is open up the trench in the center of the temple. we have no real idea of what the archaeology is going to be like there, but we know the center of the temple should be one of the most important points. >> the roads were discovered in dense jungle in 1896. the monastery dates back to 300b.c. millions of monks, nuns and pilgrims visit every year, making it so much more important that it has been unearthed and oh so well preserved underneath. >> it is perhaps the most famous hollywood prop ever and sent
humphrey bogart on a hunt in the fill "the maltese falcon." >> what is it? the stuff that dreams are made of. >> that black bird that sam spade was searching for is now in the hands of a lucky collector, auctioned off on monday in new york for $4 million. >> it is the prop of all props that the film about the item and is the item from that film. it's an iconic film, one of the most famous of all times. to have that, as well as sam spade's office chair from film two i think is a magnificently well suited for collectors. >> also up for sale, michael keaton's batman suit and a gown from gone with the wind. >> x box gaming consoles have some with faulty disk drivers. gamers heard noise's inserting a
disk. microsoft said only a small numbers of the customers are experiencing problems, they are working to fix the situation immediately. the company selling more than a million consoles when they hit stores. >> that's going to do it for this hour of aljazeera america. i'm del walters. more news straight ahead in two and a half minutes. we leave you with a sign of the times, the christmas tree arriving at rockefeller center here in new york city. it will be lit on december 4. it will stay lit until january 7. check us out, 24 hours a day on aljazeera.com. you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple
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