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your home tonight. that is it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. "special report" online starts right now if you haven't been there, check it out. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." tonight seems the nsa leaker loves russia. his lawyer says he wants to move there, learn the language, find a job. the white house wants him back. so farther russians saying-yes. the former pro-football player aaron hernandez returns to court. he is accused of executing one of his friends. today his excoach from the patriots spoke about the case. >> when i was out of the country, i learned about the ongoing criminal investigation. >> shepard: tonight, bill belichick on aaron hernandez. blow-out on a rig off the
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louisiana coast line. it forced dozens of workers to evacuate, then came the flames, now a possible disaster in the making. a hot air balloon on a coalition quowrs a city and the pilot forced to make a last-second decision to try to save his passengers. tonight, the landing in the lake. [cheers] plus, the most famous baby on planet earth finally has a name or, in this case, three of them. but first from fox this wednesday night, officials in washington are warning russia of a diplomatic crisis. fugitive secret spiller ed snowden is still in limbo at that airport in moscow thanks to the refuge of the russian government. the u.s. has been calling for the russians to send snowden back to america to face criminal charges. so far russia is ignoring that request. just like officials did in
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hong kong when snowden was hiding out there in the first place. and while all of this is going on, the nsa leaker seems to be enjoying his time in russia. his lawyer tells us today he plans to stay there. study the culture, get a job. learn the language. says he already knows some words like hi, bye-bye and i'll call you. the lawyer also reports ed snowden also has clean clothes. seems he had been wearing the same clothes since he got to the moscow airport a month ago. also, they tell us he ate pizza today with, quote, pleasure. it's all quite the show. today conflicting reports about whether ed snowden can finally leave that airport. the white house says it's, quote: seeking clarity from the russians, which is always a trick. and, again, u.s. officials are warning of a diplomatic crisis. cold war enemies at it again. jennifer griffin is live for us at the pentagon. and the highlight has to be that the lawyer brought him some books today? >> that's right, shepard. a copy the russian novel crime and punishment.
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snowden's lawyer had told the russian press earlier in the day that his client was expected to leave the airport today but alas the paperwork snowden needed never arrived. >> you have to take our bureaucracy into account; therefore, his papers are still being considered. >> as the kremlin decides what to do with this political hot potato, shep. >> shepard: what's the reaction in washington, jen? >> the white house has hinted that president obama might cancel a planned meeting with russian president vladimir putin. that meeting is scheduled for september. secretary of state john kerry called his russian counterpart sergei today. >> we have seen, of course, the press reports and seeking clarification from the russian government. obviously, any move that would allow mr. snowden to depart the airport would be deeply disappointing. >> again, keep pushing that reset button and tell vladimir that we'll be more flexible. maybe push their reset button back to 1955.
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this is another slap in the united states to the united states of america. >> and we have just learned that the amendment to the defense authorization bill proposed by republican congressman justin amash of michigan that would have essentially defunded the nsa and its surveillance program. programs that snowden had revealed, it just failed to pass the house of representatives, 217 to 205. shepard? >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. the former football great accused of murder returned to court today as we track multiple new developments in his case. prosecutors say the former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez gunned down a friend of his last month. he has already pleaded not guilty. and just minutes before today's court appearance, the patriot's coach bill belichick made his first public comments on this case. he expressed sympathy for the family of the man who died. and belichick talked about the moment he first heard about it all. >> i and other members of the organization were shocked and disappointed in
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what we had learned. having someone in your organization that's involved in a murder investigation is a terrible thing. >> shepard: belichick also said the patriots' organization tried to teach players to exhibit good character and make good decisions. he said they will try do a better job of that going forward. as for aaron hernandez, the murder case is just the tip of his troubles. get this: our station wfxt my fox boston reports prosecutors are now also showing a separate grand jury evidence that they believe may link hernandez to it a drive by shooting last year that left two men dead. that's two more murders. and trace gallagher has been monitoring today's developments. what more do we know about this new grand jury investigation? >> well, the second grand jury, shep, was actually impaneled because while they were investigated those two murders from last july, police found that it was someone driving an suv that pulled up next to the victim's car and opened fire. and now they say the suv
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was rented in aaron hernandez' name and was later found at the connecticut home of hernandez' uncle. prosecutors, in fact, believe hernandez shot and killed oden lloyd last month because lloyd, they think, had information about that double murder and had threatened possibly to talk. shep? >> so, explain what came out of today's hearing, trace. >> well, the prosecutors asked for a delay because they are still waiting for the first grand jury to decide whether or not to indictment aaron hernandez. that could take several more weeks. and, the grand jury has now heard from at least two dozen witnesses and many more could be on the list. the prosecutors also say they have more ballistic evidence linking hernandez to the crime, but the defense says the prosecution only wants a delay so they can buy more time. listen. >> the first assistant claimed the commonwealth had a compelling case complete with videotapes. they even presented a dramatic reenactment of the
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decedent's death. he made it sound like a slam dunk case. now, four weeks later, your honor. the first assistant says the commonwealth is not even ready to show this court that it can meet the probable cause standard to hold mr. hernandez. >> on the flip side the prosecution says their case is plenty strong. the next hearing in this case is set for august 22nd, shep? >> shepard: trace, we also saw relatives of the victim crying in court today. the relatives right there in the front row. and as the hearing ended, aaron hernandez mouthed an apparent "i love you," to his girlfriend just before they carted him back to jail. well, an important update from the royal family. what is he -- his majesty the baby now has a name. officials at kensington palace confirm is he george alexander lieuy. you can call him prince highness prince george louie of cambridge. prince george or if you prefer the royal baby. i asked imogen lloyd weber
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about the name earl jr. on "studio b." >> any chance he would go by jorge? >> no. unless he goes to brazil. >> shepard: lewis louie. why couldn't he say george who jorge? >> i suppose you might see that. >> leave it up to him. >> as i say he might pick. he could pick alex alexander ad louie but he probably won't do that. >> shepard: officials said today prince william and kate are taking some private and quiet time to get to know their son aka back off. amy kellogg is in london for us tonight. amy? >> the duke and duchess of cambridge, shep, are they middleton manor getting to know their as we are getting to know more about genology and the names they have chosen for their baby considerable royal and religious pedigree. george was the patron saint of england and the first king george was actually german from the house of hanover and didn't even speak english. the fifth king george was the founder of the house of windsor and the last was
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the queen's father and set a fine example for the nation by refusing to send his family abroad to safety during world war ii and touring areas destroyed in london during the -- there was, however, a prince of cambridge called george who lived in the 19th century and had quite the wandering eye, keeping a lifestyle, quote: not to the pace of the victorians. and also, shep, alexander was the name of illustrious scottish kings, louie the name of prince charles' beloved uncle who was killed eye by the ira. shep? >> shepard: amy, there have been six previous king georges including the father of queen elizabeth. as it turns out the fire burning at a natural gas well in the gulf could actually be a good sign. we will show you why and get a sense how this could stack up against the devastating b.p. disaster. if there is one thing you can say about anthony
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that's exactly what happened with the deep water horizon disaster three years ago now. in this new case, the company reports it is still investigating exactly what went wrong. hurricane -- hercules offshore is the company that owns the site. it confirms they did have a blow out before it caught fire. all 44 workers escaped but the natural gas is still flowing and the rig is still burning and as you can see from this photograph, the whole thing has begun to collapse into the water. but an official who worked on the cleanup after the b.p. catastrophe points out the flames we're now seeing are actually a good sign it has natural gas, not a crude oil and the natural gas at the present time it's on fire so the fire is consuming the natural gas coming out oof the well. >> fire burning off the natural gas and keeping it from polluting the water. there is another key factor that makes it very different from the b.p. disaster.
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the b.p. platform was operating in 5,000 feet of water. that made it really difficult for teams to cut off the oil. in this case the rig stands in just 154 feet of water. still for folks in the gulf south, some cause for concern tonight. steve harrigan is tracking developments in our south florida newsroom. weeks to cut this off? is that what they are estimating? >> shepard, some of the basic facts in this case are still unknown as the investigation continues. they don't know what caused the explosion at this point which led to the fire which began at 11:00 p.m. last night and still going. they don't know how much natural gas is coming out and they still don't know when they can get this fire under control. as we speak, there are a number of different plans. right now specialty ships which use foam and water are on route to the scene to try to douse that blaze. if that doesn't work they are secondary well concrete to can't well out of control. alarming news earlier in the day when inspectors found a sheen of oil on the water that was about 50 feet by a half mile in
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size. much of shah sheen has now dissipated and the coast guard is at the scene. they have set up a security zone around this rig which is basically burning up and crumbling. they are keeping all air and naval traffic out of the way. >> shepard: we have learned about a massive lawsuit against 100 oil and gas companies. the people in charge of protecting the new orleans area from floods filed it today. they claim the companies have damaged wet lands there in part by cutting canals for pipelines. they want the companies to pay in a big way billions of dollars to clean up the damage. energy industry officials say they will vigorously defend themselves in court. anthony weiner is not a normal human being. that from the "wall street journal" editorial today call for anthony weiner to quit the new york city mayor's race and the journal is not alone. the "new york times" and the new york daily news doing the same thing. but tonight carlos danger, as he apparently called himself on facebook is back
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on the campaign trail. yesterday, weiner admitted he did send more graphic photos and messages to women who -- or a woman who was not his wife a year after he quit congress. now he claims he really has stopped sexting now. today he sent an email to supporters writing and i quote: this race for mayor isn't about me. it's about you. and i will never quit you. how broke back. weiner's wife defended him at the news conference she says she is forgiving him and moving forward. did you notice the guy behind him peeking over the top of the cubical? who could miss this sning? he became instant twitter sensation cubical guy or creepy guy we called him here. today we learned is he jeff mckinney a reporter for wor radio, a power house here in new york. cubical guy. a second woman has now come forward to accuse the san diego mayor of sexual harassment. she is a political consultant who says she was working for the guy bob filner on a congressional
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>> shepard: a true american hero, that's what one congressman is calling a state department security agent who survived the attack on the u.s. outpost in benghazi, libya. he risked his own life defending the compound and made sure one of the victims of that attack could go home. catherine herridge in washington with the rest of the story. catherine? >> shep, diplomat security agent david was so severely injured during the benghazi attack 10 months later is he still being treated security washington. having made direct contact with uban fox news is obscuring his photo as he remains focused on his recovery war heros in iraq and afghanistan. knows who know him say he still needs time to heal. >> demand answers. is he just a patriot.
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he will do whatever his country charges him to do. but, america needs answers. fox news has learned uban helped recover the body of sean smith going back into the smoke and flames of the consulate multiple times. smith's mother hopes to meet with him to express other gratitude. >> thank you very much for what you've done and why couldn't the government have done the same thing? i think is he a hero. he absolutely is a hero along with the two seals that got it. there is no reason for all these people to die. >> uban was also desperate to find the ambassador and went back into the burning building several times but could not find chris stevens. confidential sources tell fox news during the second wave of the attack uban was on the roof the cia annex along with former navy seals tyrone woods and glen dorthy. the first missed the annex and the second a direct hit
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uban losing right leg and former navy seals killed. congressional sources hope that david uban will feel is he well enough and publicly able to testify because is he one of the only survivors to witness both waves of the attack,. >> shepard: shep catherine herridge, thanks. pope francis is celebrating the first public mass of his first foreign visit as head of the catholic church. did he so at a shrine. in his whomly he called up on followers to resist what he calls the idols of money pleasure and focus on faith and generosity. the security situation was much more controlled than it was in rio where people swarmed his motorcade on monday after the driver took a wrong turn. today security crews prevented people from getting close to the car. president obama kicked off a series of speeches on the economy, blaming his fellow politicians for a parade of distractions. but at the same time, his approval rating has fallen to a new low among the key
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>> shepard: hot air balloon makes emergency landing on a lake happened in netherlands. inches from the water and toppling over and covering a road. the pilot says the wind shifted direction and blew the balloon toward the city. navigating around tall buildings could have been dangerous so the drink they went. 10 passengers on board, two suffered minor injuries as they jumped out of the basket as it was crashing. back in february a hot air balloon in egypt caught fire in mid-air killing 19 tourists. a hair of hot air balloonist collided. residents from a frive landslide that toppled their village. china: happened in the southwest province rocks and mud covered 28 houses and farmland.
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troops evacuated 200,000 villagers. no word on anybody hurt. rescue workers said they were searching for possible victims. bulgaria. [whistles and chanting] >> shepard: protesters built barricades around parliament trapping 100 officials in the building it. it took riot police several hours break through the barricade and escort them to safety. chanting for cabinet members to resign. antigovernment rallies began last month after they reported media magnate as the country's security chief. mexico, a volcano outside mexico city continues to spit smoke and vapor high into the sky. officials say they are ready to warn the 25 million people living within an hour of the volcano if things get serious. the crater has been erupting almost daily since 1994. italy, with temperatures expected to top 100 degrees, rome's zoo keepers say they are
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treating these two brown bears to ice pops filled with fruit. bears are plunge the animals that have the toughest time in the heat. and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> shepard: i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. washington focusing on the phony scandal instead of the economy. that's what the president said today as he kicks off a series of economic speeches. the president says he plans to spell out his ideas to give the middle class a fair shot. and president obama is accusing congress of taking its eye off the ball. but republican leaders are calling the president's speeches a waste of time. ed henry with the rest of the news live at the white house tonight. ed? >> shep, this speech today in illinois was one hour and four minutes. one of the longest speeches of his presidency. a couple minutes longer, in fact, than his state of the
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union address at the beginning of this year. aides say that's because the president has a lot to say. he wants to frame this argument about the future of the economy. also that he rizes he is becoming more and more of a lame duck and there is some urgency inside this white house to get something done. now, republicans heard that talk today about the president saying these issues about the irs and nsa, et cetera, are just distractions. they say that's nonsense and they say what the public wants right now is an actual plan for jobs. not more speeches. take a listen. >> with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, washington has taken its eye off the ball. and i'm here to say this needs to stop. [ applause ] >> what is it going to accomplish? probably got the answer, nothing. it's a hollow shell. it's an easter egg with no candy in it. >> republicans saying they heard nothing new in this speech today. the president starts this series of speeches about
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the economy but why is the president doing it? look at the latest fox news poll. his support among independents is dropping. only 25% saying that they approve of his job performance. 31% back in june approved of it so that's a little bit of a dip. his overall job performance of the president only 46% approve. 47% disapprove. that shows is he struggling in the second term. republicans can't celebrate too much. our poll also found in terms of approval for congress 74% of the public disapprove of the congress' job performance only 18% approve. shep? >> shepard: ed, thanks. the president gave today's speech in galesburg, illinois. is he no stranger to that spot. he campaigned in 2004 when running for the u.s. senate. that same year he mentioned galesburg keynote address at the democratic convention. he mentioned the town again in 2010 in his first state of the union address. he paid a surprise visit to galesburg high school two years ago on his way to a meeting in illinois. talk in washington about government shutdown, again.
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the president and congress are already bracing for disagreements over the budget and the debt ceiling, again. and now it appears they are also preparing for a joedown over healthcare, again. some republican lawmakers supporting a measure that would block any government funding resolution that includes money for the president's healthcare law. mike emanuel on capitol hill with the rest of this story. mike? >> shep, about a dozen g.o.p. senators are expected to sign a leader to it senate jort leader harry reid divert a disaster scrapping the president's healthcare law and starting over. for these reasons we will not support any continuing legislation that funds further implementation or enforcement of obama care. new fox news polls out tonight reveal almost half, 47% think the healthcare law will cost them more money while only 11% think it will save them money. when asked what should happen with obama care, 53% say repeal it while 40% say
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keep it it a key senator behind this letter effort talked about the dilemma facing senate majority leader harry reid. >> he is scared to death of this because he knows that he doesn't want to have to force a shutdown just so that he can defend a law that is so unpopular with the american people. a law that the president said he is not ready to implement. a law that the president has promised to implement selectively. and a law that the author of the in the senate max baucus recently described as a train wreck. >> senator reid was asked if he would consider defunding obama care to try to get republican support for extending the nation's borrowing authority. >> we are not negotiating on the debt ceiling. the president said. this i have said it. and i don't know how many more times we need to say that. >> meanwhile a senior house appropriations member, the money guys around here, says this is dangerous. >> shutting down the
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government to, you know, get your way over an unrelated piece of legislation is a political equivalent of throwing a temper tantrum. it's just not helpful. >> we can expect that letter to be sent to senator reid sometime tomorrow. shep? >> shepard: mike, thanks. the federal judge handling detroit's bankruptcy case says anybody had that has problems with it will have to go through him. the judge ordering a stop to lawsuits that challenge the filing in other courts. it comes after a michigan county judge last week ruled that the bankruptcy case violates the state's constitution. this is just the first in what promises to be a long and painful court process. it's the largest city bankruptcy filing in american history. the fox business network's rich edson live in washington tonight. hey, rich. >> shep, another step towards that largest municipal bankruptcy. detroit's government is looking to restructure the money it owes. in this case its billions to investigators and retirees with city mentions now at risk of taking a sizeable hit. the city is facing a
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handful of lawsuits claiming detroit still has to fulfill its pension promises because the michigan constitution says public pensions shall not be diminished. this afternoon's court ruling says all these challenges must go through one bankruptcy proceeding and one legal analyst says other cities are watching this case closely. >> believe me, this will be a national issue because there are a lot of cities around the country that are looking. cities guarantee retiree's pensions through the constitution. if you can break that in bankruptcy, oh my goodness, that's a huge decision. >> detroit says it has about $18 billion in bills it just cannot pay. nor can the city deliver basic services. average waits of nearly an hour for police calls and a sizeable portion of the city streetlights are dark. shep? >> shepard: rich edson in d.c. the doctor convicted of killing michael jackson has now warned the pop star's family and his former concert promoter that he will drop a bombshell about the singer if they continue to try to get him to
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testify in jackson's wrongful death trial. that's according to the reporting of tmz. the site reports dr. conrad murray gave that warning in a scathing voice mail he left for a friend. remember, jackson's family is suing the convert promoter agency live for $5 billion in damages over michael jackson's death in 2009. tmz is reporting in that voice mail murray says, in part, consider this an imminent nuclear warning, enough is enough. i have no further tolerance for lies, your deception, nor your insosolenc if your calumny persists none of you will have to guess who is coming to dinner. this time the courthouse. it's time to tell the truth. be honest. michael had severed all relations with exmembers of his extend ited family before he passed and explain the reasons for this action i bet you won't do that helping to save one
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boys caucus and he told lawmakers he plans to take all the pain from his son's death turn it toward helping other families avoid tragedy. >> i vow to do everything in my power not to give up the fight for him. not only to fight for trayvon but it it fight for so many other young black and brown boys of this country. >> shepard: the justice department is still considering whether to file separate civil right charges against zimmerman. a just released fox news poll of registered voters finds 28% support that and 66% do not. we reported earlier this hour about the house vote to continue the surveillance program that collects millions of americans' phone records. tonight's vote was the first challenge since the edward snowden leak about the details of government workers spying on the private communications of so many millions of us. as far as the house is concerned, the program will go on. but it turns out such
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surveillance may be illegal in at least one state where lawmakers passed a measure that bans state and local governments from spying on people's electronic communications without a warrant. a novel idea, isn't it? it's happening in montana where dan springer is live tonight. dan? >> yeah, that's right, shep. montana passed its anti-spying law before anyone had heard of edward snowden. since then, other states have done the same thing on these laws all require that government get a search warrant before collecting any information about a person's cell phone use or the communication through tablets and lab tops. the laws only affly state and local governments, not the feds. although the sponsors and their supporters would like to see the privacy protections extended to all americans through federal legislation. >> there is this huge amount of data being collected, some that's not necessary. a lot of us don't even know what information is actually being collected. >> states are starting to take the matters into their own hands in passing privacy protection as a matter of state law.
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and hopefully that will spur the federal government to get in on the act as well.>> >> congress got a chance to act late today. within the last hour the house rejected an amendment to the defense budget that would have defunded the nsa's domestic bying program. the amendment had bipartisan support and opposition from the leadership of both parties but, in the end, after intense debate on the house floor, the amendment came up six votes short. but this issue is far from over. shep? >> shepard: dan springner boseman. after montana pushed that through, texas and maine passed similar laws. california's governor veto toed anti-spying legislation. law firms are working to override that veto. new details tonight from deep inside the kennedy white house thanks to documents that the government has kept secret until now. and those documents include plans for a daring operation that could have changed the course of world history. and that's next. i guess.
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imob kennedy is the fact that the slain attorney general virtually predicted the cuban missile crisis of october 1962. nearly seven months before the kennedy brothers were confronted with evidence of soviet nuclear missiles being installed on the island of cuba. rfk asked a pressing question during elite committee of the national security council. quote, at the 22nd march meeting president kennedy asked group what would be appropriate course of action for the united states to take military base in cuba. since the special group has assumed that overt military force have l. have to be used to end communist control of cuba.
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his particularly pertinent. the rfk papers show the day before his brother the president was killed in class, rfk was among a handful of top u.s. officials to memo from richard helms who said of a recent trip to florida by president kennedy, quote: some hostile or rowdy shows of dissatisfaction to embarrass the president. the files unsealed today were released pursuant to an agreement between the library and the widow of r.f.k. back in 1973, it is estimated another five to 7,000 documents still remain classified. shep? >> shepard: thanks. now to that part that could have changed world history. the files show robert kennedy also took part in a secret plan known as operation mongoose. a plan to potentially assassinate the cuban dictator fidel castro. obviously the kennedy brothers never followed through on that operation. dash cam video shows the deputy pulling a man from a car seconds before it went up in flames. and it tops our news across america.
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california, it happens 45 minutes outside of l.a. minivan taxi on fire against a utility pole. the driver's foot still on the gas. the wheels still spinning and black smoke everywhere. they say at first the driver refused to get out. >> when i walked up and opened the door, there was flames in the passenger seat. at that point, it was cut the safety belt and drag the guy out. >> shepard: moments after they dragged the driver to safety, the whole car was on fire. deputies say the driver may have gone into diabetic shock before the crash. florida. the miami mansion where versace lived and died is set to hit the auction block. a serial killer shot him to death on these steps back in 1977. the place has a swimming pool with 24 karat gold tiles and gold plated bathroom fixtures.
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it's served as a private club, hotel and restaurant. minimum bid 25 million bucks. texas. researchers at texas a&m galveston say they are trying to solve a ship wreck mystery that may be more than 200 years old. offshore workers recently found the remains of a sunken ship more than 4,000 feet down in the gulf of mexico. investigators say they hope to bring the ship itself into port tomorrow. and that's a fox watch across america. >> shepard: an iconic ballpark is getting a face lift. chicago city council approved a $500 million restoration of historic wriggly field. the rendering shows some of the proposed changes including a controversial jumbotron above the ivory covered left field wall. the team's owner said he would consider moving the cubs out of stadium if the
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if you would like to make a donation to help patrick's family you can do so. go to the web site patrick's airline delays are common. this is not. a spokesman for u.s. airways say says a swarm of bees delayed one of the flights by nearly three hours today. it happened in charlotte. the spokesman says the plane was already to go. then the gate attendant noticed the bees on the tug which pushes the plane back from the gate. passengers stayed in there while a beekeeper wrangled the insects. before we go, our team's top five things of the day. number 5, 100 days after the boston marathon bombings, the last victim has left the hospital. he lost a leg in the attack and suffered severe burns and shrapnel wounds number 4 the u.s. is delaying after the recent coup. number three the patriot's coach bill belichick says it's time for new england to move forward as tight end aaron hernandez faces
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murder charges. number two, the royals announced the name of the newborn baby, george alexander louie and number one, a lawyer for ed snowden says the nsa leaker is studying russian in hopes of being allowed to stay in russia. and that's "the fox report's" top five. and on this day in 1911, a group of peruvian peasants revealed their long held secret to an outsider. leading an american archaeologist to an ancient city. it was an along journey for the explorer and his team. the ruins are so high up a mountain they're hidden in the clouds. they stretch across five miles. spanish invaders wiped out the city in the 1500s. and until that point, only the locals were aware of its existence. but the archaeologists wrote a book about and it soon folks from all over showed up to visit the site. today it's one of the top tourist destinations in the world. there is our executive producer and her fiance
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enjoying it. the german we call him. it was the city of the incancanincas found 102 years o today. if kim could find it -- well -- >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> i think it's police got a black zimmerman. the question would be whether they beat him to death. >> bill: after making those controversial remarks we wanted it talk to congressman rangel. he told me would coal on the factor but then he ran. however, jesse watters caught up with him. >> you are saying you don't think he got a fair trial? >> an intense interview with rangel tonight. >> i'm responsible for this behavior that led us to be in this place. >> does private behavior matter anymore in politics and should it? we have a robust debate on that. >> ♪ america, america ♪ god shed his grace on


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