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rick: fir r first looking for answers what caught an emergency on one of america's busiest airports. i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. >> i'm patti ann browne in for jenna lee. ntsb is investigating why a landing gear collapsed for a southwest airlines plane landing at new york's laguardia. they hauled the plane away for a closer inspection. the drama unfolded yesterday evening as flight 3:45 from nashville what seemed to make a routine landing for 150 people on board. but then the nose suddenly dropped and the plane skidded with sparks flying. >> first thing that goes through my mind is like, are people going to be freaked out? is it going to get -- all in all, hey, we walked away. no fire, no deaths. >> started skidding towards the end and the nose was holding it down. and then i saw a wheel pop off of the plane towards our plane.
>> so check out this picture. you can see the plane's nose resting on the runway and its inflatable slides deployed. we're told first-responders treated 10 people at the scene. six other passengers went to the hospital with minor injuries. laguardia now, fully operational once again after it was closed due to this hard landing. peter goelz is the former managing director of the ntsb. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> so the frond landing gear collapsed. does this mean the wheels didn't lock in the air and if that is the case, isn't there supposed to be an alarm sounding in the cockpit? >> apparently the pilots had radioed ahead to the faa indicating they might have a problem with their nose gear. and when the, when the touchdown and the nose gear left the aircraft, that's when the challenge began. but this is not a particularly unusual event. it is rare but it happens and
pilots are trained to do it. trained to respond to it. they are trained to how to handle their plane. these guys apparently did a great job. >> if they do know in advance that they're going to be landing with a landing gear problem, don't they usually do a circle-around and dump fuel, things like that, take other measures, or was it just too last-minute for that? >> we'll find out. there are two critical pieces of evidence. you have the flight data recorder which is on this type of aircraft which is a next generation 737 will be extensive. it will tell us the, the public and the investigators exactly what was going on. then you'll have the voice recorder which will give us the information of what the crew was discussing. but for whatever reason, an probably justifiable, the crew made the decision to go ahead with the landing and it, while it was certainly frightening for the passengers and it gave the nose a good banging, the end
result was pretty good. >> you know the initial reports were that the pilots and the others in the cockpit had actually no idea that there was an indication of a problem and it's surprising to hear that they did because they did not apparently communicate anything to the passengers. they said they got no warning, weren't told there was a possibility of a hard landing. why would that be? >> yeah and i say, that's something that the interviews with the pilots which will take place today and the stance script from the voice recorder will settle that question. as i say the faa, perhaps they have corrected it since late last night but they indicated that air traffic control had been given a head's up. now whether that's true or not we'll find out from the record. >> so the question remains, why did the landing gear malfunction in the first place? if this turns out to be a maintenance issue, are you concerned about aircraft
maintenance given that narrow profit margin of the airlines and their need to keep their costs down? >> well, i'm not because i think we have an extraordinarily safe system. you know, southwest airlines flies over 550, 737s. boeing manufactures. this is the most popular aircraft in the world. everybody has an interest to make these aircraft safe. they will check, the ntsb and the faa will check that nose gear if there was an issue of maintenance, if there was corrosion, or some sort of issue had developed, they will address it and they will address it quickly. and it happens awe the time. aircraft, airworthiness directives and notices from the manufacture you ares go out on a regular basis how to keep the aircrafts absolutely safe. >> it was notable that the plane did not actually catch fire. when it landed there were sparks
and flames but the plane itself did not actually become epgulfed in flames, one of the testaments that the planes are made safer after each one of thighs accidents. >> you're absolutely right. >> thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> new fallout from the nsa's spying on millions of americans. tea party conservatives and liberal democrats in congress are pushing legislation that would defund certain nsa surveillance programs and imposed limits on operations. mike emanuel live on capitol hill. good to see you, mike. if you want to stop a program up on the hill you take away its money? >> reporter: that's right. congress has the power the purse strings, rick. as the house takes up the defense appropriations bill they will consider 100 amendments. one from a republican from michigan would strip out all the money from the nsa program. >> it is not proper to conflate the program. the present program is totally separate program from the
collection of telephone records. i had conversations with the speaker and he seems to have the full intent to work with me and work with us on this amendment process and try to get something to the floor. >> reporter: now aides to house speaker john boehner say he opposes the amash amendment because the speaker believes the nsa surveillance programs have saved american lives and kept the country safer. rick? rick: we mentioned at the top, mike, there are conservatives who are for this. there are liberals who are for this. the politics on this kind of interesting. >> fascinating. you have senator ron wyden, an oregon democrat giving a speech at this hour. he is somebody on the senate intelligence committee who has been opposed saying these surveillance programs have gone too far. he believes the recent leaks alerted the american public to the something he has been concerned about for some time. that lead as house democrat to this point. >> i certainly think that the american people want to see better oversight and want to see frankly these programs reach a better balance between our
privacy rights and our security. i think they have gone too far over into the security side. >> we've got the chair and the top republican on the senate intelligence committee coming out against this amendment. they say these surveillance programs have stopped numerous attacks. at least helped stop numerous attacks. so those two members of the senate intelligence committee are against senator wyden, another member of intelligence committee. they believe the intelligence programs, surveillance programs are critical. rick? rick: mike emanuel live in washington. mike, thank you so much. >> reporter: thank you. >> from nsr surveilance to irs targeting and leak investigations and benghazi president obama is hoping to shift attention away from all the scandals plaguing his administration by putting a new spotlight on the economy. he will start tomorrow with a speech aimed at his plans to help the middle class. the president is telling supporters by getting americans to feel good about their lives and their economic situation he will have an easier time advancing his political agenda.
goal goal is live at the white house. -- wendell goler. the president is trying to change the subject? >> reporter: his aides say he has never not been focused on the country but he wants to focus attention like away from the republican attempts to repeal obamacare and the benghazi controversy was made to make the white house look bad. he rallied the non-profit lobbying group grew out of his former campaign organization. it is planning action august, planning to target lawmakers home from recess on immigration reform, gun control and economic measures. the president pointed out the jobless rate is finally back to what it was when he took office. >> we've gotten back on level ground but now we got to keep climbing. we've got to keep going because there's still too many of our friend and our neighbors and family members who are out there hurting, who are still struggling. who are still trading water.
>> reporter: the president will launch action august with a series of speeches, two tomorrow, one the day after. he says his goal is for middle class families to feel secure and for those who are willing to strife to get into the middle last to have more ladders of opportunity. the patti ann? >> republicans are not waiting for the president's speech. they have a prebuttal. what are they saying. >> speaker boehner said welcome to the conversation, mr. president. we've been focusing on jobs all along. his spokesman is focusing a couple of statements of administration policy where the president's advisors are recommending that veto spending bills that retain the spending cuts caused by the so-called sequester as they work on the budget this fall. boehner's spokesman says, quote, at issue is whether the president will again threaten a government shutdown unless congress provides him higher taxes on small businesses to replace the deficit reduction produced by automatic spending cuts, sequestration, that are currently in place. prepped dan buck blames the sequester on the white house.
it remains in place because the president refuses to do anything meaningful to reduce government spending. patti ann? >> wendell goler live in washington. thanks. >> a rally on the steps of capitol hill right now demanding answers in last year's benghazi terror attacks that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. the group, special operations speaks, organizing the rally. in about an hour or so the group will unroll a record-setting petition to members of congress containing signatures of one thousand special operations veterans. demanding a house select committee to investigate the terror attack. we will of course bring you a live report with news out of that rally. >> a debate over immigration reform raging in our nation's capitol but one american university is taking matters into its own hands. the medical school that says it is the first in the nation to accept applications from undocumented students. plus jody arias is already
rick: welcome back. some new information on crime stories we're following this hour. the fate of a woman accused of poisoning her fiance with antifreeze now rests in the hands ever the jury. jurors mouse decide whether they believe the prosecution's charges that she spiked his tea over a period of time, or the defense's claim that the man intentionally poisoned himself. authorities from arizona arresting a man from new york accused of making threats on twitter against two newscasters. investigators allege their coverage of the jody arias trial made him angry. the 48-year-old expected to be brought to arizona to face
charges there. and today, a doctor accused of killing four people connected to a medical school in omaha will appear in a nebraska courthouse for a bond hearing. he is accused of carrying out the killings in two separate attacks several years apart. patti ann: right now, competing visions regarding a controversial topic leading to more gridlock in washington. the president recently pass ad bipartisan bill on immigration reform. republicans have their own ideas and they say they're no, no rush for a massive overhaul. they would prefer to make changes piecemeal. meanwhile one medical school has its own approach to the issue of illegal immigration and its students. garrett tenney has details. he is live in chicago. hi, garrett. >> reporter: hi, patti ann. it is no secret there is a shortage of doctors all across the country and medical schools want best of the best. so last year when president obama passed the deferred action program for children who were
brought to the u.s. illegally by their parents, loyola's medical school saw it as an opportunity to expand and improve their pool of applicants. muriel sanchez was born in mexico and brought to the u.s. illegally as a child. now a junior in child he is still not a u.s. citizen but he is planning to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. >> i want to have that, you know, that same chance, that same shot at going to medical school. >> this will feel a little uncomfortable. >> reporter: until now medical school has not been an option for some of the best and brightest undergrad students like him. loyola school of medicine outside of chicago has become the first medical school in the country planning to accept undocumented students who qualify. >> as a medical school we're always interested in recruiting the best of the best applicants to apply to medical school and become physicians who can serve our patient populations here in the united states. >> reporter: loyola emphasizes that its admissions process is highly competitive and says the
same standards will continue to apply to every candidate. >> there is no preferential status here. it is simply the right to compete on a level playing field with everybody else. >> reporter: but some state lawmakers fear the school's new policy sends the wrong message. >> i don't think we should give special opportunities or special privileges to people who have come here bense the law and broken the law. >> reporter: loyola's medical, receives about 7,000 applications a year. of those accepts 150 students. with the application process in full swing, the school anticipates they will accept five or six of those dreamers to start classes next fall. patti ann? patti ann: garrett tenney live in chicago. thank you. rick: coming up, new fallout after a deadly roller coaster accident. a woman plunging to her death at a six flags in arlington, texas. now we're learning another roller coaster at a different six flags park has been closed.
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patti ann: the deadly accident on a six flags roller coaster in texas has prompted the temporary shutdown of another coaster at a six flags park. this is video of the scene after a woman was killed when she fell out of the texas giant roller coaster on friday. witnesses told authorities that the woman expressed concern that her safety bar had not fully engaged. well now the signature roller coaster at a different six flags park, this one at san antonio
called the iron rattler. now both are coasted. sparks person said they decided to close the attraction while the investigation is continuing at the other park. >> the white house enlisting hollywood star power to help sell the president's health care law. president obama meeting privately at the white house with some big showbiz names including jennifer hudson, the actress amy poler and representatives for a-listers like oprah, alicia keys, bon jovi. this comes as senate republicans vow to block more funds for obamacare. jamie weinstein, editor at daily caller. jamie, polls show nothing else has convinced that the public thinks the affordable care act is the next greatest thing since sliced bread. will this work? >> they hope it will. the individual exchanges and state exchanges open in october and what the president needs to make his bill workable, the young and healthy need to buy in
so they can subsidize the sick and the elderly. that will be a tall task. they will have to pay maybe two, or three times the cost they would have to pay before obamacare for these health insurance plans. they're hoping they can do whatever they can, like get celebrities involved. maybe make will ferrell do a few comic skits to do young and healthy people to buy in. otherwise it could be a crushing blow to obamacare if you do not have the young and healthy demographic buy in on these health plans. >> the long history, jamie, as i'm sure you know, of various administrations enlisting help of hollywood, dating back to selling war bond during world war ii. celebrities were asked to do that. celebrities filmed pro-american public service announcements after the nine 11 terror attacks. do you have a problem with the white house reaping out to these celebrities saying hey, you have to help us out on this? >> i don't really have that. after problem if the celebrities sell in their individual capacities. one would help president obama
who is in hollywood doesn't love the president would help the president on this that is their individual choice. i think it could backfire a bit. usually not the funniest type of skit you do and will ferrell is one of the guys involved in this. when you do a skit about obamacare health mandates, that is not probably going to win you a lost fans. it might turn some people off. that is their decision if that's what they want to do. >> let me ask you about the new push. we talked about senate republicans who are considering couple options to defund portions of obamacare. republicans in the house and now the senate have tried over and over again to try to kill this thing. do you think that this latest attempt might actually, might actually work? >> well, we'll see. this will be looks like yet another showdown. the end of the continuing resolution of funding the government is september 30th. after that republicans in the house and senate as you said, are saying we'll cut off fund for obamacare totally and kill the bill like that. they weren't able to stop it when it first tried to come through and president obama got
to push obamacare through. they were not able to have not have president obama reelected. this is they believe their final ditch opportunity to stop obamacare before it is fully implemented this january. we'll see. we might have another last minute showdown like we've had the last few years. rick: senator mccain says that americans are tired of those kind of shenanigans, the word he used. americans don't want to see this kind of, these threats of government shutdowns over legislation, over programs like this. he thinks that perhaps some members his party are overreaching. now this is a frequent critic of members of his own party, senator mccain but does he have a point? >> well, sure there is a good argument to be said that the republican had the opportunity to stop obamacare originally. they weren't able to do it. they had the opportunity to prevent president obama from not being reelected, to have mitt romney to be elected. that didn't work. the american people voted for president obama. they failed to stop it in that
sense. yes, the bill is unstoppable. tough win elections. there is a price to losing elections like this. some americans might see them stopping the funding of the bill as, you know, a little bit of sour grapes. rick: jamie weinstein is a senior editor at "the daily caller." always good to talk to you, jamie. thanks very much. >> thank you for having me. patti ann: congress gives congress the green light to arm the opposition in syria but could those arms end up in the hand of al qaeda? police.calls you never heard before in a brutal home invasion that ended with the murders of a connecticut mother and her two daughters. >> set up a perimeter. a better perimeter. >> everyone is geared up, what we'll wind up doing is we'll have to make contact.
>> there's brand new information today on a crime that shocked the nation. a gruelling or deal involving rape, arson and murder. six years ago today a connecticut mom and two young daughters were killed following a brutal home invasion. as questions remain about the reactions of the local police, a newspaper has obtained never released phone calls to police dispatchers. laura is live with more on that. >> these calls obtained by the hartford current paint a chilling account of the critical moments after the woman left the bank with the cash she was ordered to withdraw from the two men holding her family hostage.
here's the exchange from the police lieutenant and dispatch. >> as police tried to determine how serious the situation is, lieutenant also tells the dispatcher, miss petit said nothing would happen to her if she delivered the cash to the men. when she returned home, she was subsequently strangled and raped by one of the men. her daughters were doused in gasoline and the house was set on fire. all three died. police sergeant and hostage negotiator eric called in to dispatch asking if he was needed.
>> not at this time. other police calls reveal that the swat team members called in to ask if they should suit up and head to the scene. they were also told not at this time. in the beginning of the police response. petit family members have repeatedly asked for answers ho but never received a response and police have not performed a review of this incident. >> i think that review will be coming now in light of the release of the recordings. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> the white house is working out the next steps for syria. key members of congress have signed off on a new policy to arm the rebels after dragging their feet for weeks. and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has told congress about the various options for syria along with the
costs. for now the regime retains control over 70% of syria's territory and 60% of the population. president asad is getting crucial support from hezbollah which sent 5,000 fighters into the region. iran has confirmed that elite forces and its revolutionary guard are operating in syria to help the embattled president. meanwhile, opposition forces hold areas in the northwest, east and south. the biggest group is the free syrian army made up of local militias, army defectors and volunteers. a group linked to al qaeda has taken control of a key city in northern syria. extreme militias are setting up shop in the 14 provinces. head of al qaeda is calling on foreign fighters to travel to syria. mc farland is a national security analyst. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. patti ann: the house subcommittee saying they have serious reservations about it. did they approve the president
obama's plan to arm the syrian rebels? you think it's a mistake. >> even if we arm our friends within the syrian rebel groups, eventually al qaeda will control the syrian rebels. this is al qaeda. these syrian rebels are head of the catholic priests a few years ago. it's the primary foreign policy issue. first do no harm to yourself and if you have two enemies that are fighting each other, do not step in and try to stop them. and that's where we are now. you just did a great job of laying out all the different groups. do we really want to get into another war in the middle east and be in the middle of that? patti ann: also there's a question of the cost. this came up with general demsey. he was asked to lay out the military options and he wrote this letter which came out yesterday saying there are five different options from sar strikes to trying to get control of their chemical weapons and he basically concluded that all of these options carry high risks,
there's no guarantee of success, it could backfire and that the opgs -- options could cost up to a billion dollars a month, hurting our national security overall. what do you think about that? >> the key thing he said is this is a declaration of war. do we want another war in the middle east? what he's doing, he's giving the military arguments of why we don't know how this is going to end. and if you look at the last 10 years of the american foreign policy, we enter these wars with great enthusiasm. we have no idea how to get out. and if you look at what's happened in iraq, we went into iraq, al qaeda is back in iraq. afghanistan, al qaeda is back in afghanistan. despite our efforts in 10 years and in lives and treasure of the united states, we have very little to show for it in either one of those places. in libya, we went into the libyan war. who are those rebels? same guys who killed our people in benghazi. are we going to really make this same mistake again in syria? even though the military has
obviously put up a lot of caution flags. patti ann: so what should be the policy in syria? >> here's the thing. we don't want either side to win. they're both bad guys. you have the syrian government, chemical weapons using, mass murdering, asad government. on the other hand you have the rebels, primarily al qaeda. we don't want either one of these guys to win but we do have interests in the region. what are our interests? shoring up our allies, jordan, israel, making sure the chemical weapons do not fall into the hands of people who are going to use them against us and finally, i would argue we have a humanitarian interest but in all of these interests that the united states has around the world and all the things we want to do well, it is our country's interest, we need to put first. patti ann: so hezbollah in the middle of all of this, the european union has now added them to their terror list. and now the syrian rebels are saying that they should be charged with various crimes. what do you make of hezbollah's involvement in syria?
>> the way this is breaking out, there are two groups in the middle east and it's largely along religious lines, shiite and sunni. you have the asad leadership, government of syria allied with russia, and on the other hand you have the syrian rebels aligned with the gulf arab oil states but in the end of the day, what you're really watching and what this really boils down to is a fight between the asad government, which we don't like, and al qaeda. we don't like them, either. patti ann: so the house intel committee has approved with reservations this new plan but now some are saying it goes to appropriations and they can find ways to just not fund it. do you see that happening? >> you're cutting back on all the military across the board. we have the sequestration cuts, there will be more cuts. the president has also said we're getting out of the middle east. we want to focus our attention in asia and the pacific. you cannot fight another war in
the middle east while trying to do all the other things and i think what the general and others in the military argue is we want to do something right. we don't want to do everything in a way that's going to jeopardize the security of the yat. yeah. you can move money around but it comes at a price. patti ann: thank you as always for joining us. >> thanks. >> rick? >> a brand new study could make you rethink your morning routine. how skipping breakfast could be bad tore your heart. new details about an explosive device found at a site that pope francis was set to visit tomorrow. this is his first overseas visit to brazil. that's coming up next. don't go away. mily smile? backflips and cartwheels. love, warmth. here, try this. backflips and camm, ok!s. ching! i like the fact that there's lots of different tastes going on. mmmm! breakfast i'm very impressed. this is a great cereal! honey bunches of oats. i hear you crunching. grrrrreat outdoors, and a great deal. ahhh let's leave the deals to hotels.com.
the man who testified in gritty detail that boston crime boss james whitey bulger carried out four murders himself takes the stand again today. lawyers for bulger will be cross-examining him. and we will bring you the new testimony in this high profile case. also the world waiting for the first glimpse of great britain's future king. we're live with the celebrations and all the buzz about possible names for the newborn prince. all new next hour. rick: day two of pope francis' visit to brazil. the visit is to celebrate world youth day. a gathering of some one million catholic youth. every two to three years a different country hosts world youth day. this year it's brazil and you can see from this picture how the crowds rushed the pontiff's vehicle as his driver made a wrong turn in rio de janeiro. an explosive device was found at a place where the pope was scheduled to visit tomorrow. joining us on the phone from rio
is a reporter for the "wall street journal" and he joins us so i guess we can't see that this trip is going off without any hitches so far. do we have nicholas on the ground there in brazil? that's unfortunate. we lost the connection there to nicholas from the "wall street journal" on the ground there. we should let everybody know that the device that was found was at a shrine that the pope was set to visit tomorrow. it was a crude, homemade explosive device that people were able to take away and detonate safely. nobody was hurt and the pope moved around from a couple of different vehicles and he's doing fine, too. the crowds have been so enthusiastic as the pope visits brazil for world youth day and you can take a look at some pictures here. this is the pope's first visit, first overseas trip since becoming the pontiff and there
have been some protests. some people there unhappy with the pope's stances on some issues but overall, a very enthusiastic and happy reception for the pope during this trip and i believe we might have nicholas back on the line. can you hear us? >> i'm here. rick: a couple of hiccups with the pope's trip but all in all, talk about the reception. >> the pope is really popular here. he's the first pope, as everybody knows, from latin america and this is his first time he's come back to latin america. not to argentina but brazil which is one of the neighbors. i was in cuba when the last pope came by in 2012 and it was completely different. benedict was much more statue efk, more formal and this pope, when he came, surprised everybody when he said that he didn't want to travel in bulletproof glass like popes since john paul have and was actually reaching out of the pope mobile to touch people.
people were bringing up babies for him to kiss. it was all much more exciting, i think, than it's been in years for people to see a pope that was from the area they were from, too. rick: talk to us about world youth day which is the purpose for the pope's trip to brazil. how are young catholics responding to this pope and his very traditional messages? >> well, i think he's more popular than popes have been recently. largely because he's done a lot of things which maybe not represent youth values but sort of show that he's breaking the mold. a lot of people saw when he decided to move into the papal residences and wanted to stay in the hotel. he's rejected a lot of the fancy trappings of being the pope and i think that's really resonated with young people here. if you look outside, i'm just in my hotel looking out to the beach and it's kind of a cloudy day but you have all kinds of
young people walking around, waving flags. it's really kind of exciting seeing they're singing to each other, chanting to each other, that kind of thing and that was sort of the reason for world youth day because the catholic church has often seen that it's oozing out to evangelical groups among young people. that's the point of these big, massive events to draw young people into the interest of -- well, getting interest into the church. rick: and you can see a twinkle in the pope's eye. he's enjoying himself on this first papal visit. he's having a mass on the beach. talk to us about that. the crowd control for that, what's expected? >> a lot of people are expecting to come out. there have been a lot of big events on the beach so it won't be that unusual other than the idea of having a mass on the beach. it will be interesting to see, you know, how the event works because brazilians are really
keen to wear thongs and men like to wear speedos on the beach and there's the completely different dress code in brazil that clashes a little bit about church style dress wear but that's just what happens when the pope decides to come to a country like brazil. rick: have they said no thongs for the papal mass? >> no one said anything yet. i saw people coming out of the church in flip-flops and speedos and i think that's just something everybody has gotten used to a long time ago. rick: keep us posted how things are going there in rio. nicholas, thanks so much. >> thanks. patti ann: it rattled more than 100,000 people, destroyed thousands of homes and triggered landslides. but the danger from this powerful earthquake is far from over. with the death toll expected to climb, the race is on to find survivors. we'll have an update on rescue efforts. also many people already
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patti ann: new information on some stories we're following around the world. new stat light -- satellite images though north korea has launched development of the site for the long range missiles. crews are combing the hills of northwest china for survivorors one day after an earthquake left at least 94 people dead.
more than 600 are injured. and six people are dead in egypt following a protest in cairo. supporters of the country's ousted president clashing with opponents near the main university. rick? rick: thanks. well, listen up. don't skip breakfast. study done on men but broadly applies to people across the board finds that missing the morning meal could increase our chances of having a heart attack. professor of medicine at new york's university medical center, good to see you as always. why would eating breakfast reduce our risk of having a heart attack? >> it's health professional men like me. 27,000 of them were studied over 16 years from harvard. it's a harvard studied in a heart journal called "s circulation. all of that adds clout to it. it is basically showing an association. now, you want to know why? why would this happen? skipping breakfast and 13% of
those in the study skipped breakfast and they had a 27% increased risk of heart disease. i'll tell you the reason. we already know that skipping breakfast leads more to weight gain. it leads to high blood pressure. it leads to more diabetes. it leads to high cholesterol so all of the things that cause heart disease are caused by skipping breakfast. not so much skipping breakfast but compensating later on and people think, oh, i skipped breakfast. i'm being healthy. rick: i'm getting excited looking at the sausage links and pan kabs but you can't just eat this stuff and a plate of bacon and think you're doing right by your heart. >> this is the point you made before we came on. there's a way to do this in the morning where you exercise, where you have a small meal, where you drink a lot of water or coffee, fluids. and the meal you have should be high pro teen, i like fruits,
berries, anti- oxidants, a lot of fiber. very, very careful breakfast. rick: a veggie egg white omelet would be a good breakfast choice unless you're eating some vegetables that have been found in the midwest to have been tainted with one of these food borne illnesses. >> what a segue. that's right. it's a parasite. it's a one celled organism. now, people out there who hear this story, you can't get this by touching someone who has it. it's not contagious in that way. you cannot get it. if you came down with this and i shook your hand, i wouldn't get it. you get it from food or water. and it's basically a food handler's illness and it leads to diarrhea. it can last many weeks. it can have nausea, vomiting, cramping and it's something we've seen before. these outbreaks occur because of food handling. you grow the stuff in one city, you package it and mail it to another state. somebody eats it in a third
state so that's why it goes across state lines and usually it's the irrigation of the produce that introduces this kind of thing. rick: and right now we have reports of about 250 people who have gotten sick from this. the unfortunate thing is, and i know this from reporting on it, because these things happen all the time, that these early numbers are just an indication that there are going to be more cases we'll hear about soon. >> absolutely. wash your hands. always an answer to this. wash your hands if you're in those areas, although the risk is quite small. second thing is this one is treated by an antibiotic. if you saw your doctor, they could give you an antiobiotic and it would go right away. if you're having watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, in these areas, see your physician. rick: eat a healthy breakfast. >> wash your hands. rick: and eat well. over to you. patti ann: thanks. we're getting new information about a frightening emergency on the runway of one of the
patti ann: nearly a year after the deadly benghazi terror attack, no one has been brought to justice. the role special ops veterans are now playing in the push to get to the bottom of what really happens in libya. after a terrifying landing in one of the country's busiest airports, the nose gear collapsed sending a plane skidding down the tarmac and passengers are sharing the dramatic details. a ship wrecked buried treasure turning into the biggest precious metal recovery ever. the story behind the massive deep sea silver haul. fox news alert right now. on the new push to find out what happened before, during and after the deadly terror attack.
rick: and welcome to the second hour of "happening now." we're live on the steps of the capitol for a rally by special operation vets as they unroll the largest ever petition to congress. it contains the signatures of 1,000 special ops vets and they're demanding a house select committee to investigate the benghazi terror attack, the deadly assault on the diplomatic outposts in libya that killed four americans, including chris stevens. and since then, hearings on what went wrong have taken place but still a lot of unanswered questions and that's why congressman wool now taking to the house floor on almost a daily basis to push for a select committee investigation before congress recesses next month. he also sent letters to the defense secretary and the attorney general eric holder where he wondered why nearly a year and a half after the deadly attack, the terrorists are still at large, reading in part, how long will the families of those
killed have to wait before this administration takes any action, whether military or law enforcement, to bring these terrorists to justice? chief intelligence correspondent is live on capitol hill with more. >> well, thank you. good morning. it's been nearly a year since the benghazi terrorist attack and some congressmen complained they never heard publicly from the survivors who were at the consulate when it attacked and then were evacuated to the c.ism a. annex and they blame the administration. >> the state department refused to release a lot of witnesses from their commitments that they signed an oath of secrecy or whatever. we're asking the state department to allow the witnesses come forward, stop interfering with the investigation. >> as you mentioned at this hour on capitol hill, on this steps, we're expecting the special operation speaks. this is special operations vet group to unroll a petition, about 1,000 signatures from their members calling for a
select committee. a select committee is a committee with broad jurisdiction. they have investigators from foreign affairs, also intelligence and the armed services so they can cover all of the bases. until now we've had a half dozen separate committee investigations, none of which, critics say, have provided all the answers. as you mentioned, frank wolf is going to the floor virtually every day until the august recess with a set of unanswered questions, specifically he wants to know why there was no military response on september 11 and also why the u.s. consulate in benghazi was never secured. >> i think we can all agree it would be constructive for those in the chain of command that night to publicly testify and answer these questions. the american people are losing confidence in their government. >> four americans were killed in benghazi as well as the annex. ambassador chris stevens, two
former navy seals and shawn smith. this special committee has been put to the house speaker john boehner who has resisted getting involved. >> i have asked him and he has his own reasons and they haven't been shared adequately with me other than he believes the other committees are adequately addressing it. i can tell you they're not. if they were, we would have gotten to the bottom of it by now. >> one of the special complaints is those survivors who were at the consulate in benghazi where we had the first wave of the attack and those who were evacuated to the c.i.a. an they cans which was a second wave of the attack with mortars, they've not been free to speak to menz of congress and some of the contractors who were also involved in the benghazi attack have signed book deals that have prevented them from talking to congress as well. rick: katherine, thanks so much. >> you're welcome. patti ann: for more on the benghazi controversy, let's bring in the editor at large of
"national review" and also a fox news contributorment thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. patti ann: the general carter hamm says he was in washington on the day of the benghazi attacks, september 11, 2012. he was with the defense center and the joint chiefs of staff chair when they got word of the assault on the consulate. last weekend, general hamm told the aspen security forum, quote, it became apparent to all of us quickly that this was not a demonstration, this was a violent attack. he was asked to clarify how quickly and he said, within hours after the initiation of the attack. within hours. why is it that this is being considered political when people try to complain about the spin being put out by the white house it had to do with this video? >> well, here is the basic problem, i think, that we're in at this point is that basically, i think most fair minded observers of what happened in
benghazi have a basic -- we basically know what the truth is. that the white house or the administration was ill prepared for an attack. we were attacked. it was a terrorist attack because spontaneous protestors don't bring rpg's and coordinate fire. and so it was a terrorist attack. the white house didn't respond to it. american -- brave americans died and afterwards, the white house in the midst of a presidential campaign concocted essentially what they thought was a face saving cover story about what happened and partly out of politics, partly out of error. most people know this and what carter hamm just said basically confirms this. the problem is that you're never going to get the white house to admit it at this point. and you're never going to get hillary clinton to admit it so the republicans are stuck in this position of just wanting the administration to admit the truth that we all kind of recognize is correct and they're
being beaten over the head with seeming political when just trying to get the truth and the response they get from the administration and particularly the hillary clinton people is that this is all old news and that's a terribly effective response. you just say something is old news and people don't care even though the old news is that the white house lied about something and americans died. patti ann: as we mentioned, right now a group is in washington unrolling this petition. it's 60 feet long, demands the house select a committee to investigate and includes the signatures of 1,000 special ops vets. they're called special operations speaks. we just heard katherine saying that speaker boehner is rz resisting calls to pass this bill that would call for a select committee. why would that be? >> oh, you know, i think in part because boehner has an enormous other things on his plate.
i think he takes very seriously the charge that the republicans are too obsessed with investigations and all of that. also he's a big fan and has been hard for returning the house to regular order and doing things through the committees andic he's made assurances to a lot of committee chairs in that regard. personally, i would love to see a select committee. my sense is that just as a media observer is that the way this will get back in the news, as much as i respect the special ops guys, when some of the books come out and these guys who are witnesses at the scene, they're going to basically say once again that the white house story was a lie and that will make a lot of news and maybe that will spur interesting getting a select committee going. i don't know that the political pressure is there right now. right now this is the only network out there that's reporting on any of this stuff. patti ann: benghazi, it's not resonating with a large portion of the population and that's obvious when you look at hillary
clinton's approval ratings so far when she's put up in the polls against other potential candidates for 2016. there are various reasons why some of these survivors and witnesses are not telling their stories. as you say, one of them is that some of them have book deals but what about this other situation where some were told to sign non disclosure agreements? why would that be? >> there's the -- often you have security people who are told to sign non disclosure agreements. why they can't talk to congress seems to be a purely political thing. they don't want the story out there. they put enormous pressure on the people not to talk because it's embarrassing story for the white house to have out there, for the state department to have out there and there's a lot of pressure on them not to talk. i think that, too, is scandalous. i hate to be so cynical about this but it's one of these
things where the truth is so obvious to anybody who is paying attention but that -- it just is very difficult to get outrage at this point. they ran out the clock for a year. patti ann: thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. rick: new information now on a big scare at one of the country's biggest airports. new york's la guardia is reopening now after the hard landing of a southwest airlines jet. the plane's front landing gear collapsed upon landing sending the plane's nose into the tarmac as it skidded to a stop and triggering a panic. a lot of the 150 people on board won't soon forget. >> it was still there. >> you could see it or you could not? >> we could see -- the wheels you mean. the landing gier. yes. the front one didn't stop where it was supposed to. you know? it didn't stop where it was supposed to. it just skidded and started on
fire. >> and just describe the sparks or fire that you saw. >> it was sparks like this on the side and then fire. but not like a fire that is immense, that it blew up. rick: here is more now live from the news room. >> there was actually no fire on board so what she's talking about are just sparks when the plane actually touched down but it's hard to imagine what went through all the minds of passengers on board flight 345 as their two-hour flight from nashville came to an abrupt halt last night. here is the poeing 737 being towed off the tarmac this morning. passengers report a jolt. that was the landing gear buckling upon touchdown. a passenger on another plane said that the landing gear looked like it just crumbled on impact. among the 150 people on board, including crew, 10 suffered minor injuries. six passengers and at least five crew members were transported to local hospitals for back and neck pain. four were treated at the scene and four others suffered aing
detroit -- anxiety attacks. >> are people going to be freaked out? but all in all, we walked away. no fire, no deaths. >> i didn't know how -- what really happened until i exited the plane. that's when i saw the plane. >> and the plane never caught on fire or the situation could have been much worse. the plane touched down within the first 1,000 feet of the runway and then skidded into a grassy area about halfway down the 7,000 foot stretch. it's still unknown when the nose gear failed. ntsb is investigating. meantime, dozens of delays in and out of la guardia airport. this latest incident joined the recent string of high profile commercial jet accidents in the month of july, including the crash of an asiana airlines boeing 777 that killed three people in san francisco. one comforting aspect that we
should note here, rick, for jittery passengers boarding planes today, overall air travel has had the strongest safety records in recent years so keep that in mind as you fly anywhere today. rick: julie, thanks. >> sure. patti ann: the trial of james whitey bulger continues in boston. coming up the latest from the courtroom today after yesterday's dramatic testimony. bulger's former sidekick claiming that bulger strangled a young woman in front of him and a short time ago, kate middleton's parents arrived at the hospital where their daughter gave birth to the future king of england. does that mean we could be close to seeing the new prince and his parents emerge? and a live report from kate's home town coming up. [ male announcer ] this is betsy. her long day of pick ups and drop offs begins with arthritis pain...
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patti ann: the royal treatment. the people of great britain welcoming their future king into the world this morning with a 41-gun salute followed by a ringing of the bells at london's westminster abbey and a short time ago, brand new video. this is kate middle ton's parents arriving at st. mary's hospital to visit their daughter and first grandchild. prince charles and his wife camilla telling well wishers they are delighted and overjoyed at the arrival of their grandson. let's turn to sky news reporter who is standing by live in kate's how many town where the new family could arrive as early as today. what can you tell us?
>> this is a community that is very proud of its royal connection. the middletons, carol and michael, live a couple of miles from this pub here and this sign says it all, really. congratulations, will and kate. this came up moments after the announcement today. flags, it's been the moment that we've all been waiting for here. they are planning a big party. the preparations are underway over on the other side here. clearly the middletons are in london at the moment but they are expected to come back today or the next few days and also the duchess herself is expected to return to bucklebury at some point in the next few weeks after the duke of cambridge has finished his paternity and he'll return back to his base. it's thought that carol middleton, the duchess' mother, will play a much more central role in the upbringing of this
future king. the first time it's believed that is to have happened, the in-laws to have a hands-on approach for centuries. william had a full time nanny. it's thought that's not going to be the case for this little baby so it's expected that this little boy could be seen on the streets here in bucklebury in the next few months or in the years to come. patti ann: all right. thank you. rick: looks like a nice party there. the birth of an heir to the british throne getting the attention of all sorts of well wishers, even from some famous fictional characters. >> this is exciting. kate is a mommy. prince william is a daddy and there's a new royal baby boy. >> it's wonderful, piggy. congratulations. >> it makes you want to have a child of your own, doesn't it, kermie? >> not really.
rick: they happen to be in town for the royal birth. while they try to sort all of that out, we'll continue to keep an eye on things in london where we could get our first glimpse of the new prince any moment. we'll have it for you. patti ann: the big doping scandal rocking baseball. one of the game's biggest star $ banned for the rest of the scene. he's admitting to what he says were some mistakes. which big names could be next? and would they get hit with lifetime bans? also what would certainly make black beard jealous. reported record bounty of silver sunk on a ship by the nazis. how much of the treasure the people get to keep. members of the american postal worker's union
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rick: what is believed to be the largest find of precious metals from a ship wreck. odyssey marine exploration, that's a company based in florida saying it's recovered more than 61 tons of silver bars from a world war ii ship wreck. the hull all these years rest ago board the ship buried three miles under the sea. british cargo ship sunk in 1941 by a german boat some 300 miles off the coast of ireland. mark gordon is president of odyssey exploration. sounds like you hit the jackpot. >> we did. 68 tons of silver this year, 41 tons last year from the sap ship wreck. rick: step number one, you found the ship in 2008. >> we went out looking in 2011,
found it in 24 days. yeah. rick: unbelievable and at what point did you realize what was on board the ship? >> we had the historical records that indicated there should be at least 100 tons of silver which now we've recovered but until you see the bars, you don't know for sure. rick: you brought one of these bars with you. this is pretty sturdy material here. we're looking at it on the videotape and here we have one of the bars live in the studio. this thing weighs about how much? >> about 80 pounds of solid silver. rick: and how much would awe bar like this be worth? >> about $22,000. rick: for just this in the studio. then the overall haul, you split this with the british government. you get 80% and -- they get 80% and you get 20. you just go from site to site as the sites are identified by governments that hire you to
find and then bring up what's inside these ship wrecks? >> you're close. we have a proprietary data base of 8500 ship wrecks. by taking a risk, we're helping them refill their coffers at a time they need to be refilled. rick: what else do you find when you're down there exploring? these are proceed -- robotic submarines that you use. what else do you find on these ships? >> it's neat. we found the remainder of the bars in the mail room on this shipment we have some letters that are still intact and we're trying to find the sdeedants. also a whole stack of insurance policies that may have some value to somebody. we'll try to reunite the owners of those insurance policies with their owners if you can. rick: that would be a story. let us know how that goes. a bar like this would have been used for what? >> this one was intended to make coins. it was coin stock shipped from india, part of the british
colonies at that time back to the u.k. so it would have been turned into a bunch of coins had it made it. rick: you have a very cool job. i love what you guys do. the company is called odyssey marine exploration based in florida. mark, congratulations to you and your team. >> thank you so much. rick: nice to meet you and come back again. let us know about returning those policies to those who own it. patti ann: high drama at the trial of whitey bulger. at least two murders are pinned on bulger but the defense team is trying to turn things around. that's next. and a new controversy brewing. why banks could be making your can of beer cost more and what congress is doing about it. we're live with that story. everybody has different investment objectives,
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absolutely delighted and overjoyed at the new grandson in their lives. rick: fox confirming now that the former child star, actress amanda bynes is being held. she's getting a mental evaluation in california after what's being reported as an incident, a disturbance in a residential neighborhood in southern california last night. the sheriff's department saying bynes was involved at a residential neighborhood last night in the 200 block of -- well, it's the street that's not that important. deputies investigated the incident and determined she met the criteria of 5150. that's basically what the police need as we see pictures of her wearing one of her wigs that have been described as bizarre and in various court appearances she's made. enough evidence, enough information for the police to hold on to her and to order this mental evaluation of yet another troubled star in hollywood as we learn more about the fate of
amanda bynes, we'll keep you posted. but first can a bank jack up the cost of your can of brew? congress now looking into the matter as beer giant miller coors claim warehouses owned by banks are deliberately slowing down the delivery of raw aluminum in a bid to raise their storage fees leaving the beer drinking public to foot the bill for the increase. the fox business network is live in d.c. so how does this alleged scheme work, rich? >> well, rick, the beer brewers say large banks like goldman sachs, j.p. morgan and others are driving up the price of aluminum, subsidiaries of the banks control a network of aluminum warehouses. brewers say the warehouses are slowing the aluminum deliveries to increase the storage fees. banks are cleaning up while they're stuck paying more for aluminum, costing the beer drinking public. >> we would like to give them
what they ask for. they want aluminum, we give them the punch top can, the a lum nim pint, all of these innovations that produce jobs. these are things that are held back from us that we cannot offer to the general public. >> and beverage companies couldn't say how much this is adding to a can of beer. they say aluminum costs are forcing them to delay facility upgrades, hiring and other projects, rick. rick: what are the banks saying? >> they didn't deny -- at the denied, excuse me, the existence of any scheme. they say they're holding aluminum for their customers and this warehouse system only controls about 5% of the global market n. a statement goldman sachs says delivered aluminum prices are nearly 40% lower than 2006. warehousing system is not driving up the price of aluminum. congressional committee and the federal reserve are expecting whether the government should
permit banks to own warehouses. currently they can and banks run them. patti ann: new testimony getting underway in the murder trial of former boston crime boss james whitey bulger. the 83-year-old is accused of participating in 19 killings during the 1970's and 1980's while leading the winter hill gang, including the stepdaughter of his long time sidekick, steve en, the rifleman fleming. he testified yesterday that bulger strangled the young woman to death because she was using drugs and dropping names when she got in trouble. bulger is also accused of killing two f.b.i. informants. bulger denied all the charges against him and insists he did nothing wrong. so as we said, on the stand right now is steven fleming. he's known as the rifleman.
he testified yesterday that he watched bulger strangle his own stepdaughter who apparently called him daddy from the time she was a toddler. so under cross-examination, he acknowledged that he had oral sex with this stepdaughter twice. he said it was consensual and it was after she became a drug addict and a prostitute. the details of this case. >> are so wrong. patti ann: they're sorted, they're gruesome. what impact does this have on the jury? >> bulger has admitted to all of these crimes, all of these murders. they're going to put him away forever. he's older, 83 years old, but he will still go away for life if not forever after that. >> this is a very unusual defense case. a, he's 83 and b, he was on the run for 16 years and c, you have to be from mars not to know that as a juror even though you're not supposed to use that in your
mind. however, having said that, the defense lawyer stood right up in the opening and said, he's guilty of gambling, extortion and drug dealing. >> but not murder. he didn't go to the murder. >> but the point is, the next question was, wait a minute. if the lawyers said that in the opening, what's the strategy here on the defense side? the strategy is twofold and highly, highly unusual. a, whitey bulger wants to take the idea that he was never an informant or rat as they say. and b, that he never killed women. patti ann: that will keep him off the death penalty, don't you think? is that the idea from a defense point of view? >> i think it's actually more about his legacy than even the death penalty. as crazy as it sounds. >> legacy for a man who killed -- >> he maintains, by the way, he was somewhat of a robin hood of criminals. i'm serious. and that's part of the case. patti ann: that is what we're hearing, that these mobsters, they have their honor in their own little world and that's what he's trying to defend here.
>> and to try -- and killing all these people, women included for your honor? >> as crazy as it sounds, what patti ann is representing is that they kill other criminals. >> wait a second, though. they're still human beings. criminal justice system, doug. they're still a murderer. patti ann: let's go into the testimony from yesterday. fleming said that bulger was bragging about the fact that he shot the mobster two turned into a rat. he said it was a drive by shooting and he shot the f.b.i. informant. he has lots of details on all of these killings but of course, kind of a damaged witness. but he's giving a lot of details. isn't it pretty much an open and shut case? patti ann: yes. it is. absolutely. and as a prosecutor, i love when people come in and talk and tell me every little last thing, right? tell me everything, what you did, and tell me -- dubious.
i think it's a good thing in my world. >> they always say tell the truth. it's easier. if they're lying, they're not going to have the detail and the oral argument is the standard rhetoric and you hear 20 differentity -- different illustrations of this. we need to call a criminal. it was he who was involved with. patti ann: and fleming is serving a life sentence. he's pleaded guilty to 10 murders himself. so credibility of all the witnesses very questionable. >> but you don't hang out with choir boys when you're a criminal. you don't. so it makes sense this person would be coming forward and confessing to all of these things and saying, yeah. and he -- >> devil's advocate, the theory could not believe him. >> why? what's he going to get out of this? >> well, he got out of having the death penalty in exchange for his testimony.
patti ann: fleming got a life sentence instead of the death penalty. >> i don't think so. i don't buy that for one second. patti ann: interesting. all right. thank you so much for joining us and it's certainly a very interesting trial to follow if you have the stomach for it. rick? rick: all right. thank you so much. coming up next, a government warning on a popular style of cigarette. why the f.d.a. says that smoking these cigarettes makes it harder to kick the habit. we'll tell you what you need to know. ryan braun, one of the most popular and recognizable and successful stars now tainted in a growing doping scandal which bold faced name in america's game could be next on the suspension list as braun's teammates react. >> we defend each other no matter what. so hey, people make mistakes. we have to move on. >> it is what it is. like i said, we just -- you know, he told us it was what it was and that's it.
patti ann: happening now, a government warning on a popular type of cigarette. an f.d.a. review finds that menthol cigarettes may indirectly pose a greater health risk than regular cigarettes. they may not be more toxic or lead to more diseases when compared to regular smokes but the f.d.a. says the minty flavoring found m menthols lead to an increase in smokers at earlier ages and the mint variety makes quiting harder. rick: major league baseball and fans asking who is next after one of the game's so-called good guys out for the season. maybe even lifetime bans linked to a florida clinic accused of distributing performance enhancing drugs to some of the biggest names in the game. ryan braun successfully fought off a 50 game suspension and he
righteously blasted the lowing's testing methods saying that he bet his life the dope found in tests never entered his body and now the reputation of the former national league m.v.p. may be forever tarnished after brown accepted a 65 game suspension without pay for violating the drug policies. he said as i have acknowledged in the past, i'm not perfect. i realize now i've made some mistakes. i'm willing to accept the consequences of those actions. the senior writer for fox sports.com joining us in the studio. he's basically admit to go what he denied just last year. >> well, i'm not sure the offenses are the same but yes, he's admitting to something and something far greater than what he had said his involvement was boy owe genesis which was mere contact between his lawyers and the owner of the clinic. rick: i don't think you a degree to a season ending suspension if that was all that was wrong. >> that's correct. rick: so who is next?
a-rod's name, alex rodriguez has been talked about in the press and he also has links to this same place in florida. what are you hear sng >> from what we know publicly from what has been published about the documents, there's far more evidence on alex rodriguez than there was on ryan braun. that's just the public knowledge. obviously baseball might have even more than that and what we're hearing or what people are saying is that alex rodriguez facing potentially a much longer ban than ryan braun. rick: and a-rod isn't even playing this year. he's recovering from surgery in the off season. a little hiccup in his comeback and now on the d.l. again. is there a chance that he never plays the game of baseball again, a-rod? >> there is a chance. if he is permanently disabled and doctors determine that, yes, he could be permanently disabled. you tell -- ultimately forced into retirement. all of these things are going to come together at some point and
we'll have an outcome. rick: is all of this a sign that baseball's drug testing policy is working or is it also a sign that no matter how tough the policies are, there are always going to be people trying to cheat the system? >> actually, rick, that is the case. there are always people trying to cheat but this was a major step yesterday in getting braun to accept a suspension. remember, as you said, he had fought and appealed his previous suspension and he had won that appeal. but this is a case where baseball went outside its testing program and suspended him for just cause. baseball is showing here. they can conduct their own private investigations if they feel players are cheating. rick: i think fans are wondering what's the overall solution here? what do you do to clean up the sport once and for all? we've suggested that that will never be possible but i want to ask you to comment on dan levy's
piece. he's a writer who wrote today, if m.l.b. wants to clean up the game and eradicate drugs from the league, they shouldn't just go after the cheaters. they would be wise for punishing teens for harboring the cheaters. that's what happens in college sports when a player is accused or found to have violated some of the rules. championships are stripped down in college basketball, for example. >> here is the difference. this is not a college environment. there's no supervision by the college over the players. they're not students. they are adults. and it is extremely difficult for teen teens to supervise their players on their own time. now, the question is reasonable and certainly you could ask, hey, why is this going on with certain teams more than others? but i just feel that would be extremely difficult to do. you basically are asking teams to ask as cops and i'm not so sure that's where baseball wants to go. rick: ken is a senior writer at
fox sports.com. you can watch him on the national games on fox major league baseball. always good to see you, ken. >> thanks. rick: over to you. patti ann: thanks, rick. jessie ventura versus america's sniper. what a judge just ruled regarding the former governor's plan to sue a former navy seal known as the most lethal sniper in history. new flooding dangers as the southwest struggles to clean up from all that water. janice dean in the fox weather center. >> it doesn't take much to cause flooding across the southwest. we're going to show you the areas of concern and who could be watching for the threat of severe weather later on today when "happening now" returns. stay with us. [ male announcer ] at hebrew national,
patti ann: a fox news extreme weather alert. new flood warnings as the southwest cleans up from massive downpours. the heavy rain flooded streets in parts of arizona with water reaching all the way up to car doors and all that water creating a muddy mess in spots after storms dumped three inches of rain and the severe weather danger is not over yet. janice dean is live in the fox extreme weather center for more. >> this is the monsoon season so they get the seasonal shift in winds and the moisture moves into the south. this is when they typically get that much needed moisture. however, because it's the desert, the ground can't absorb that moisture so half an inch to an inch of rain is going to cause some flash flooding and you can see oef the last 48 hours, we have certainly got an inch to even two inches in some of these desert regions so we
have flood advisories in place for parts of california, nevada and into arizona again today. this will be an on going event for the next couple of weeks. looking at the forecast satellite and radar over the next several days, still seeing moisture streaming into the four corners and areas that could be susceptible to flood soing we'll continue to monitor that and then as we take a look at the forecast rainfall, again we'll see the potential for a quarter inch, half an inch to an inch of rain in some very vulnerable areas. if you live here, make sure you're not travelling through water you can't see the bottom of. severe weather threat today looking at the potential for hail, damaging winds, isolated tornados and some heavy downpours across the areas that you see shaded in yellow and also point out we have flood advisories across the northeast as we have a lot of moisture streaming in here but again, all of these big cities could see the potential for severe storms, strong to severe storms this
afternoon into this evening. widespread area here so just be advised and we'll bring you up to date on the watches and warnings as they come in to us and it's still summertime. we're getting that hot, humid weather across the central u.s. temperatures in the high 90s and the 80s but with the humidity it will feel oppressive in some of these regions. a break in weather in terms of high temperatures but still a lot of humidity with the moisture in the atmosphere and then again across the southwest, still very warm. phoenix 103. 95 in alburquerque. we'll keep you posted on all of those watches and warnings throughout the day. back to you. patti ann: janice dean, thanks. rick: coming up an outrageous story for you. we'll tell wru parking spaces, yes, parking spaces are selling for as much as some people's homes. only in new york.
folks who don't live in new york city think it is ridiculous. 50 or 80,000 is how much a garbage is going for brooklyn and not the $420 maintenance fee. and resident say parking is so hard to come by they would consider paying that. others say they would rather park illegally and get tickets. it would be cheaper. nevery day you can get i ticket and not add up to $80,000. we just saw a video of prince charles and camilla loving the hospital after visiting with their new grandson and had a message from the public. there they are. the happy grand parents. they asked when are we going to see the baby. prince charles said the baby is marvelous.
and he said you will wait and see in a minute as to the question of when we will see this baby. you think he changed any diapers while he was there. and looking forward to seeing the new little royal highness, everybody. namerica live starts right now. >> this is a fox news alert on what the secretary of housing is calling a big deal. we get new details, the administration gets serious on ethic diversity and punish towns that fail to comply. welcome to america live. i am shanor in for megyn kelliy. this is from secretary of housing development shawn donovan. he talked about the fair housing act that uses his agency to investigate whether minorities