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time. there are lots of ways of using them like potato noodles. >> reporter: hopefully this congress will have shown new ways of putting potatoes on chinese tables. don't forget you can keep up to date with all of the news on our website, a former police officer pleads not guilty in the gilling of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. possible new clues as to what happened to malaysian airlines flight 370. investigators looking into part of a wing that washed ashore. and how three young women swindled isil out of thousands of dollars. ♪
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this is al jazeera america, good morning, i'm in for staff staff live from new york city. former university of cincinnati police officer indicted for killing an unarmed black man was just in court where he pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges. >> the defendant is facing the possibility of life in prison it's the court's duty to ensure his appearance the bond will remain at 1 million. >> reporter: he shot and killed a man during a traffic stop last month. prosecutors called that killing a senseless and intentional act of violence. >> do you have a license on you? >> yeah what happened? >> reporter: newly released video captures the last moments of samuel's life. >> okay. i'm going to ask you again, do you have your license on you? >> reporter: it's july 19th, and
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the 43 year old man was stopped for a missing license plate. seconds later the officer shoots him in the head killing him. wednesday he was indicted for murder. >> i have been doing this for over 30 years. this is the most asinine act i have ever seen a police officer make. >> reporter: hamilton county prosecutor appeared emotional announcing the indictment. >> it's an absolute tragedy in the year 2015 that anyone could behave in this manner. it was senseless. >> reporter: the officer initially told investigators that he was dragged by the man's car before firing a shot. by the body cam video tells a
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much different story. he fell back after shooting but he was never dragged. >> he purposely killed him. >> reporter: his family spent over a week pressing authorities to release the footage. >> seeing that video let me know that my son did absolutely nothing. not nothing. nothing to even provoke this man. >> reporter: a few hours later, tensing, an eight year veteran was in police custody. he had been on administrative leave. the university fired him wednesday afternoon. the school also canceled classes in anticipation of a grand jury's decision. in 2001 rioted erupts in cincinnati after a 19 year old unarmed black man was shot and killed by a cincinnati police officer. >> he lived peaceful. you know and in his death, we want to remain peaceful you know. like my mom said you know, let
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god fight the battle, you know i'm a lifetime cincinnatian i member 2001. we don't want none of that. >> reporter: the city and university said they will both launch reviews of the school's police department. cincinnati mayor said in a subsequent news conference that there will be a independent review of the university of cincinnati police department. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera. bobby hilton is a civil rights leader in cincinnati and lead pastor he told us protests and body cams are changing police culture and accountability. >> in 2001 cincinnati had their own riots. cincinnati was ferguson and baltimore and some of these other places. but things are much better in the city of cincinnati because from those riots, policing changed. this was a university of cincinnati police officer, and they don't operate under those
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same objectivesover community policing and the difference is vast. and i believe we must make sure that that old-fashioned culture of policing and the thoughts that many officers seem to have against especially young black men, it must change. there needs not to be a fear of young black men and young black ladies. there needs to be a respect. young lady that died in texas last weekend she shouldn't have been treated like she was treated. so many other cases should not have happened like it did. and we all are saying had it not been for a body cam on that officer, we would not have had an indictment it would have been another young black man dead at the hands of a police officer, and that is wrong. >> he also said he believes the community will see justice. meanwhile activists in cincinnati are calling for a
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second police officer to be indicted. new developments this morning in the search for the malaysian airline flights 370. malaysian officials say it is too soon to speculate, but they are sending a team to reunion eye longed off of the east coast of africa where debris from a plane washed up. boeing says it appears to be part of a wing from a 777. that's the same model as the bloomed flight that had 239 people aboard. >> reporter: experts think this might be our first glimpse of wreckage from malaysia air flight 370. the plane disappeared in march of last year with 239 on board. >> it's the platform in the here of the wing. everything says it fits to the boeing 777. and of course which plane is missing in this area? >> reporter: 40 minutes after
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leaving, mh 370 lost all contact over the gulf of thailand. the mass age search focused on two possible corridors to the north and south, eventually concentrating on a 23,000 square-mile area. now experted are headed to examine the piece of debris. >> they are traveling to the site to they can see firsthand and confirm whether or not this is part of a 777 aircraft and as a further step whether there's any way of linking that wreckage to the missing aircraft. >> if it does match up with other serial numbers that presumably malaysia airlines have in their database then it will give us the first clue that this does indeed come from the
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aircraft in question. >> reporter: even if the wreckage is conclusively linked to the missing plane, that may do little to solve the mystery. over nearly a year and a half the debris is likely to have drifted thousands of miles and offer new clues as to the location of the crash site. what it may offer, though is a small bit of information to grieving families. >> if the wreckage is identified what that does is give some degree of closure to the families who are waiting for information. >> reporter: john henry smith, al jazeera. western leaders are promising families connected with other malaysian airlines disasters, that they see justice. >> no veto will standing in the way of this heinous crime being investigated and prosecuted and no veto will weaken our
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unshakable commitment to you, to ensure that you and your loved ones have the justice that you sdefsh. >> reporter: the plane went down in eastern ukraine last july killing all people on board. western countries accuse pro-russian rebels of shooting down the plane using a russian-made missile. russia denies that. the taliban is confirming that its leader is dead, and they have selected a replacement. officials said he died in 2013 in pakistan from health issues. the reclusive leader was a close friend of osama bin laden. omar was last seen in public in 2001. the taliban has named his successor. earlier i spoke with afghan political analyst. he says the taliban has postponed peace talks with the
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afghan government, that is one example of the impact the death will have moving forward. >> they denied this meeting, so it shows that the impact of the death on the taliban is very very important because the unity of the movement is under question. and prior to that the taliban qatar office which is the political representative of the taliban, they have already refused to take part in the peace talks in pakistan. so now we see a rift among the top leadership and we don't know what will be the outcome the next few days because this is an important thing. will they keep its unity or be fragmented into different movements? and we don't know yet at this stage. well afghanistan confirms those peace talks have been postponed, but say they are
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hopeful that all parties involved will quote stay engaged in the process in order to promote lasting peace. and now a story of success in the fight against isil. three young women swindled isil fighters out of thousands of dollars. >> it's a twist to the typical story you usually hear about women being lured into traveling to syria to join the fighters. in this case three young women turned the tables on their recruiters. this is one of the three girls, her face obscured to protect her identity who allegedly scammed isil fighters for thousands of dollars. the trio made the fighters think they would be their brides. they would meet recruiters online but told them they had no money to travel. that's when isil would offer to send them the funds. >> translator: he tried to pull me in. asked me if i wanted to come to
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syria? i said had no money, and he said he would help. >> reporter: the girls received the money but never traveled to syria, instead they blocked the isil fighter they were communicating with and moved on to the next target. they made about $3,300 before getting caught by police. and the young women you just saw has not been charged but has confessed to other thing. and the other girls were detained on charges of fraud. an egyptian court again postponed the verdict of the al jazeera journalists. an announcement in the case against baher mohamed, mohammed fahmy, and peter greste is now planned for sunday. al jazeera's acting general called the delay an outrage saying:
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natasha ghoneim with more. >> reporter: al jazeera english journalists say justice has been delayed yet again. baher mohamed, and mohammed fahmy arrived at a cairo court, hoping to hear a verdict reflecting the truth; that they are not guilty. instead they were told the case has been postponed until next week. >> it's really disappointing what happened today. >> reporter: their colleague, peter greste who is being tried in absentia says they all have come to expect delays yet they allowed themselves to hope there could be closure at last. >> the only thing that any of us are concerned about at this point, is the verdict. that's the thing that will define our lives from that
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moment. >> reporter: the legal troubles are dragged on for more than a year and a half. in 2014, they were convicted of aiding the now banned muslim brotherhood, and sentenced to between 7 to 10 years in prison. they spent more than 40 days in an egyptian prison. then in january of this year the court of cassation through out their convictions and orders a retrial. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: in february greste was deported to his native australia mohammed fahmy and baher mohamed were released from jail later that month, but they have been unable to leave egypt. analysts have criticized the evidence against the journalists. >> we have seen prosecutors present open court footage of family photos avenues reels, and pop songs as proof that these men were somehow involved in an armed group aimed at overthrowing the egyptian government. >> reporter: the men say this
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case is always taking a toll on their families. now they are hoping this delay is nothing more than that and not a sign of bad news to come. natasha ghoneim, al jazeera. new numbers on the economy are out this morning, and they could help the federal reserve make a decision about interest rates. ♪
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spring was good for the u.s. economy. numbers released this morning show solid growth thanks in part to people's spending. patricia sabga has details. >> the economy grew a steady 2.3% in the last three months. any disappointment should be offset by a revised rating from the commerce department on first quarter gdp, turns out the economy did not shrink in the first three months of the year it grew modestly at 0.6%. growth in the second quarter was driven by consumer spending which accelerated to 2.9%.
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the strong showing in the last three months does reflect a strengthening, u.s. jobs market. another positive sign -- exports rebounded strong by in the second quarter, growing 5.3%. this despite a strong dollar making u.s. goods more expensive to buy abroad. but there are still spots of weakness namely business spending, which continues to be weighed down by low oil prices. now after this report all eyes will turn to the next reading on the u.s. jobs market that is due out the first friday in august and of course the federal reserve will be looking for signs that the pace of u.s. jobs growth is continuing. they will also be looking for any signs that wages are improving, and these reports are critical, because many people are expecting the federal reserve to raise interest rates later this year. the question is whether they
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will pull the trigger in september or december. patricia sabga reporting. well another republican is in the race for president, former virginia governor jim gilmore has filed his paperwork. the 65 year old is a former army intelligence specialist lawyer prosecutor, and state attorney general. that makes 17 republican candidates running for the g.o.p. presidential nomination. senator rand paul is one of them his father ron paul sat down with our ali velshi. he says he does not see eye to eye with his son on all issues but they agree on taking america to war. >> if you look at intervention per se and spending overseas and provoking wars i would say he is miles above all of the other candidates who seem to be locked in to the neo-con position that we have this moral obligation to police the world, and follow
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this neo[ inaudible ] where we are going to spread american goodness. >> you can see the entire interview on tonight's "on target" at 10:30 pm eastern. climate change is changing the wine industry. how global warming is hitting some vineyards hard and helping some make better wine. plus protesters take to a bridge in portland trying to stop shell from drilling in the arctic.
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teens. the incredible journey continues. >> i've been asked to keep my voice down activists have begun coming down from a bridge in oregon after failing to block a boat from leaving port. 13 green peace climbers spent all night hanging from a bridge but the ship they were trying to block made it out. >> the coast guard is continuously letting us know we need to move. there have been no attempts as far as i know to get -- get climbers up here to remove our
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climbers. so it seems like it will have to be on our own accord to move. another group of climate change activists have been demonstrating under the bridge all of last week. shell is cutting jobs. it says it is planning for a prolonged downturn in oil prices. oil currently goes for about $48 a barrel down from 110 last year. last week the state of oklahoma experienced 585 earthquakes. that is enough to make it the most seismically active state in the country. >> reporter: here in korea in -- crescent oklahoma a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit monday. it was the largest earthquake
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since the frac-ing boom and just one of the 15 major earthquakes that oklahoma felt on that day. the community is on edge in this oil-ridge region where the use of wastewater disposal wells has been determined to be the major cause of earthquakes. the operators of two wells have agreed to halt operations after the 4.5 quake. but with more than 3,000 such wells across the state, the oklahoma geological survey says much more regulation is needed. what is the worst-case scenario? >> the worst-case scenario would be that we have many faults within oklahoma that are capable of producing a significant earthquake. the largest earthquake we know about in geologic times is about a magnitude 7 earth cake that occurred just over a thousand years ago, and if we had a similar size earthquake today it would have major impacts.
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>> the biggest earthquake in recorded history? >> well, this is from the geologic history. even another magnitude 5.6, 5.7 or 6 would be quite significant? >> reporter: and that could happen here? >> absolutely. >> reporter: yet many oklahomians are not heeding the warning. tonight we'll have the advocates who claim that the state is putting dollars before lives. and heidi zhou castro's full report will be tonight at 8:00 pm eastern. california is set to reveal how much water they have saved in the last month. officials in the largest cities say they met or exceeded the requirements in june. california is in its fourth year of a brutal drought. the drought and climate change
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are having an impact on the area known for some of the finest wine. with raising temperatures grape growers may have to shift closer to the border. >> reporter: it's a crazy idea. that's what people said when harry decided to move to oregon to make wine at that time, a wet and cool climate. >> this was not a place that made you sit back in your lawn chair and drink a beer while you watched everything grow around you in the hot sun. >> reporter: 30 years later he is producing more than a quarter of a million bottles a year. it turnings out that rising temperatures are actually helping oregon wine makers in the short-term. >> we're actual lei benefitting from the change in climate, because we have very reliable
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vintages now. >> reporter: wine makers and enthusiasts are flocking here to what could be the next napa valley. >> it has a certain character and complexity that really can rival some excellent burgundy. >> reporter: but he wonders how long it will be before it gets too hot to produce his wine. >> reporter: we're going to have to take clusters off and drop them on the ground and even still it is going to be a full harvest and it is going to be early. >> reporter: how early? >> anywhere from three to four weeks. >> reporter: this wine needs a cool climate. >> we'll see in a very warm airrea that you harvest early in the season and some of the tan anyones and color hasn't developed fully, so that's a key issue and a problem with too hot
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of a climate. >> reporter: temperature increases will have a devastating impact on the wine world. by 2050 scientists predict an 85% decree. production in australia could drop as much as 74%, a potentially devastating impact on the wine world. the stakes are even higher here in napa valley. it packs a power. punch. it contributes more than $50 billion to the u.s. economy, so wine makers say they have no choice but to deal with the rising temperatures. what are the tools that wine makers have in their toolbox to be able to deal with this phenomenon? >> reporter: well we have the trellising system the way the grows are oriented to reduce exposure during the heat of the
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day. we can work on how we use water, how we irrigate the wines. we have other kinds of grapes that are suited to warmer conditions than we have now, that we might be moving towards on -- on you know -- in the decades to come. >> reporter: back in oregon harry peterson knows although he has benefited from climate change it could be the thing that ruins him. >> we have got a pope who understands more than high-paid politicians, and he is supposed to be pushing religion and instead he finds he has to push change like climate change issues. i think we have got an issue here that can't be ignored. thanks for watching. i'm randall pinkston. the news continues next live from doha. remember for the latest headlines go to
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this is al jazeera america. ♪ hello there, welcome to the news hour. good to with you have us i'm shiulie ghosh in doha with the world's top news stories. coming up in the next 60 minutes, the afghan taliban confirms that its spiritual leader mullah omar is dead. and israeli allows the forced