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>> i'm patty ann browne. >> there are reports the woman with whom anthony weiner ex changed photos online a year after he resigned from congress may come forward today. this after he's been asked to drop out of the race. one coming from a former colleague, congressman gerald in addition letter. he said "i think he should withdraw. he needs serious psychiatric help. he should take care of his own problems and let new york figure out its own policies and mayor. in an e-mail, they blamed the irs scandal on the rocky patch in his marriage. caught fire because of a natural gas well ruptured. at this hour, crews are still fighting that fire that broke out on tuesday. 60 miles off the coast of louisiana. they're also preparing to drill a relief well in order to ease
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the pressure there if needed. 44 workers were evacuated right before those flames broke out. no one was hurt. >> the house rejects an effort to cut off the nsa phone surveillance program. it was offered up as an amendment to a $600 billion defense spending bill. the bill passed but that amendment failed. the amendment would have ended the agency's ability to collect phone records and met a data unless it identified a specific person under investigation. >> ask the american people if they think the house did the right thing, i think you'll hear something different in his district. i hear very different things in my district. it's important that we keep fighting to protect civil liberties and the constitution. that's what the american people are asking for. >> the top secret renewed the wiretapping program last week. it is official. the royal baby's name is george alexander louis. there have been six kings of england named george. the most recent was king george
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vi. it was told in that academy award winning film the king's speech. the biggest surprise so far according to the palace, william and kate will not be hiring a nanny. at least not yet. they say they want to take care of their son themselves. and a lot of sleepless nights in the future. >> some help from the middletons i hear. the obama administration spent $700 million on a campaign to promote obama care. a brand new fox news poll shows that's been monday incompetent down the drain. it's failed to increase support for the health care law. in fact, 53% of those polled want lawmakers to repeal the health care law. just 40% want the law to remain. last week, the house voted for the 39th time to repeal or dough lay key parts of obama care. let's head to washington. that's where the president says the distractions and what he calls phony scandals have kept him from addressing key issues. this as americans continue to show deep concerns about the
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state of the economy. elizabeth pran is live for us in washington with the republican response to the president's comments from yesterday. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, heather. president obama's economy speech tour just yesterday, he said the fragile economy recovery is being sidetracked by partisan politics and is eager to try and turn the page on the summer slump on the irs and other controversies. >> this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, washington has taken its eye off the ball. i'm here to say, this needs to stop. our focus has to be on the basic economic issues that matter most to you. the people we represent. >> but listen to this. according to a new fox poll, a staggering 63% of americans are less satisfied with the way things are going on in the country today. only 38% say they're seeing signs the economy has started to
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turn a corner. that means 57% of people in this poll feel the worst may not yet be over. republican lawmakers, however, pushed back on the idea the scandals in washington are a waste of time. they say they've never strayed from the focus of creating jobs and strengthening the economy. >> there is nothing phony about four murdered americans in benghazi. if he thinks there is, i'd encourage him to look at the autopsy photos. there's nothing phony about brian terry's murder at the border. there's nothing phony about irs targeting people based on ideology. there's nothing phony about nsa program that almost failed on the house floor because people don't trust this administration. there's nothing fon i about bonuses being paid to irs employees. >> the president will fly to jacksonville, florida,ed to remind americans he's focused on the economy. we'll keep you updated as the speeches continue. >> a lot going on in washington and elsewhere. elizabeth, thank you so much the.
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for the first time, we're hearing from new england patriots coach bill belichick about former tight end aaron hernandez who was accused of murder. >> this case involves an individual who happened to be a new england patriot. we certainly do not condone unacceptable behavior. and this is not in any way represent the way that the new england patriots want to do things. >> meanwhile, in the courtroom, a judge delayed a probable cause hearing for hernandez. wfxt reporter ted daniel has more. >> with a police escort, owe done lloyd's family entered court to once again lay eyes on the man accused of killing him. sporting a beard and sport coat, he seemed ready for business. little took place. at the request of the state, the judge postponed the hearing. sam sutter said it's standard practice, especially in a murder case. >> what took place today was in my view at least completely
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routine. >> one of the main reasons the state wants more time is because the case against hernandez is being presented to a bristol county grand jury. if the grand jury indicts hernandez, the charges will be bumped up to superior court. >> your honor, the complaint should be dismissed. >> the defense argued against the delay. they say hernandez has been held in jail already for 28 days. >> given the facts of the case as we know them, we're confident that aaron is going to be exonerated. >> prosecutors revealed new evidence against hernandez. they say a box of ammo removed from the so-called flop house he rented in franklin had his fingerprints on it. the ammo for a .45 glock, the same weapon used to shoot lloyd in the torso five times. >> well, the stay of ohio where members of a jury there have found april woman guilty of poisoning her boyfriend with anti-freeze. holly mcfeature was convicted in the 2006 death of the man. he's the father of their two
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children. the prosecution said that the motive was her desire to end that relationship. troubling news from the army. thousands of war records disappeared without a trace. the records involve information about combat and other operations in iraq and afghanistan. almost all of the records are from the 82nd airborne division. it was deployed multiple times for those wars. there was apparently confusion over which records must be stored or transferred home. the army says it is working to immediately resolve the issue. deadly lightning strikes in arizona leaving two people dead. police say that a married couple was spending the day with a large group and they were overlooking a scenic arizona cliff. that's when tragedy struck. police say that the lightning bolts hit them while they were standing along a rock wall. a teenage boy who was a part of that group was also hit by lightning. he was not related to the other victims. he's expected to be okay. we've got more weather now, don't we? >> yeah. an extreme weather alert.
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tropical storm dorian forming north of the caribbean. >> this could be heading toward land. maria molina is tracking the path for us. good morning, maria. >> good morning. it's heading towards areas north of the caribbean. right now the storm system is very far over open waters in the atlantic ocean. it actually formed just off the coast of western africa. that's just to put in perspective at how far away the storm system developed. it is intensifying and we need to keep an eye on it. computer models are in well agreement that this storm system is headed westward. heading into monday or tuesday, this system could be a couple miles away from parts of the bahamas. looking at several days out in the forecast. maximum sustained winds stronger at 60 miles per hour. as we head into friday, sunday even into your tuesday, we're talking gradual intensification. take a look at where it will be tuesday at 2:00 a.m. the forecast. it's going to be just north of puerto rico and also the dominican republic. we do expect it to continue to be a tropical storm then and then the big question is, of
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course, does it head towards the southeastern u.s. and it's something we'll keep an eye on. you can see the computer models in well agreement here. this is a little unusual as far as this forecast track. otherwise, across the u.s. today, talking severe storms possible in the center of the country. damaging winds, large hail being the concerns. temperatures on the hot side in texas. 101 for a high in san antonio. new york city, high only 70 degrees. a little strange, huh? >> comfortable waking up this morning. >> a big change. >> maria, thank you so much. it's time to taurn to lauren sim net i. >> this story is called a win for detroit. steven rhodes ruling yesterday that unions and other creditors could not go to state court with their grievances about detroit's chapter 9 bankruptcy filing. opponents don't want to see the pensions and the health care of retirees cut to pennies on the $.
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it's estimated unfunded pension and health care obligations of more than $9 billion. what comes next is very challenging. unlike companies, cities have to prove they're insolvent, that the state authorized the bankruptcy filing and that it was done in good faith. trust me, this is no easy task. nearly a third of municipal bankruptcy cases filed since the year 1980 have been thrown out. another story this morning. did you know that you're paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars a year in extra charges for free services? or things you thought were free. like magazine subscriptions and credit checks that you never really wanted. collectively, consumers shelling out $14.3 billion last year on what's called gray charges. to read the fine print. make sure do you that. >> an alert for parents. back to school shopping is going to cost you a lot more this year. a report from huntington national bank shows school supply prices jumping an average 7.3%. almost every basic item from the
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scissors to the calculator cost for this year than last year. the bill for high schoolers by far the worse. parents should expect to spend more than $1200 sending their teens back to school. >> that stuff is so expensive. lauren simonetti, thank you so much. i bought a spiral notebook, $12. >> you have young kids. >> back in our day, 2 bucks. thanks, lauren. the time right now 11 after the hour. still to come, are you about to take your daily morning vitamins? new research may have you think twice. >> using your tax dollars to do this move. the embattled irs may be getting more of your money. we'll tell youor about that. as we go to break, let's look at the gas prices. the new national average is $3.66. that's unchanged from yesterday. [ phil ] when you have joint pain and stiffness...
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♪ ♪ good morning. 15 minutes past the hour as we take a live look outside at midtown manhattan. a lot of you are probably looking at popping your vitamins right now. before you take that morning vitamin, you want to listen to this one. taking vitamins could actually be taking years off your life. according to a new study, high doses of supplements can cause kidney problems. kidney stones, rather. cancer and even heart failure. but don't worry, doctors say for most people taking multivitamins and mineral supplements at the recommended dosage is safe. doctors say you're best off getting vitamins by eating a healthy diet. patty ann? >> should the irs pay for targeting political groups? some don't think so. they want to give the agency a bigger budget. the subcommittee is recommending
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an additional $275 million for the irs. house republicans have a different approach. they want to cut the agency's funding by $3 billion. while you were sleeping, the death toll from a massive train derailment in spain rose to 77 people and it could go higher. lauren green has the new details for us. lauren? >> i heard an explosion. when i arrived, one of the carriages was already over the road. he began to get scared because one of the firemen said it might explode. >> rescue and recovery efforts under way after a train derailment in spain. firefighters can be speen hosing down a car after it erupted in flames. take a look as another car points upwards, the other end twisted and disfigured. >> >> translator: the train was carrying around 247 passengers according to our numbers. the derailment was very violent. >> the mangled mess left dozens dead and scores of people injured. emergency crews are working to
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rescue any survivors as some pull passengers from a window. bodies lay covered alongside the tracks. area residents are lending a hand lining up to donate blood. others are awaiting word on the status of their loved ones. >> translator: there are many to be identified and here waiting identification. >> the mishap took place wednesday night as the train which departed from madrid. that town is about 60 miles north of santiago where an annual festival honoring st. james was to be held. the event attracts tens of thousands of christian pilgrims from around the world. those festivities have been called off. >> translator: all the events of the local festival have been cancel canceled. >> they declined to offer more details. this is the deadliest train accident in spain since 1972 when a train heading to the southwestern city of seville killed 77 people. lauren green, fox news. thank you, lauren. in the meantime, contaminated produce is making people sick
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all across the country. nearly 300 people in seven states have come down with a mystery stomach bug. at least ten people have been hospitalize. everyone should wash their fruits and vegetables. >> they need to be soaked in water a couple of times. sort of rinsed through with water and then dried off afterwards. psyche low support a is a tiny organism that causes diarrhea even in healthy people. >> it's most often found in tropical countries and linked to imported fresh produce in the past. be careful with that. college students are breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning. the senate voted yes on a bill that will lower interest rates on government stafford loans. the bill passed by a vote of 81-18. it aims to bring rates down to 3.86%. interest rates skyrocketed to 6.8% on july first after congress failed to reach an agreement. the bill is expected to pass the house and become law.
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time right now 18 after the hour. next on the rundown, a firsthand account from the terror attack in benghazi from a man who was injured trying to protect americans. and then some dramatic video just released of a florida state football player crashing head on into a car. but wait until you hear how this story ends. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz summer event is here. now get the unmistakable thrill... and the incredible rush... of the mercedes-benz you've always wanted. ♪ but you better get here fast... [ girl ] yay, daddy's here. here you go, honey. thank you. [ male announcer ] because a good thing like this... phew! won't last forever. mmm. [ male announcer ] see your authorized dealer for an incredible offer on the exhilarating c250 sport sedan. but hurry, offers end july 31st.
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♪ good morning to you. it's 22 minutes after the hour. 5:22 here on the east coast. sun is just about to come up. and hope you're off to a great day already.
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in the meantime, let's head to florida where dramatic video was just released of a florida state university football player who survived a horrifying motorcycle crash. take a look at this right here. the man on the motorcycle hits the car and goes flying into the windshield of a parked bus. police say that the car pulled out in front of him and didn't establish the right-of-way. luckily, o'leary walked away from that accident suffering only minor injuries. wow, look at that right now. o'leary is the grandson of the golfing great jack nicklaus. how lucky that he's alive. it's the coolest museum you'll never get to see. now it has a brand new exhibit. the secret cia museum adding osama bin laden's personal ak 47 to its collection. they found the weapon next to his body during the raid on his compound in may 2011. visits to that museum are by invitation only. >> get an invitation.
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>> brand new information about the investigation into the september 11th terror attack in benghazi, libya. fox news learning about a hero from that day who is a state department agent severely hurt that evening trying to save the life of ambassador chris stevens. our chief intelligence correspondent has the details. >> diplomatic security agent david ubben was so severely injured during the attack, ten months later, he's still being treated at walter reed medical center in washington. having direct contact with ubben, fox news is obscuring this photo as he remains focused on his family and recovery. congressman louie gohmert who became friends with ubben says he still needs time to heal. >> he wants answers. he's just a patriot. he will do whatever his country charges him to do, but america needs answers. >> fox news learned that ubben helped recover the body of shawn
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smith going back into the smoke and flames in the consulate multiple times. >> he brought my son out. he went in there when the place was burning. he was a hero. he is a hero. >> confidential sources tell fox during the second wave of the attack, ubben was gravely injured, nearly losing his leg after mortars rain down on the cia annex. he was defending the compound along with former navy seals ben dougherty and tyrone woods who were killed. congressman chaffetz whose committee is investigating, they've frustrated his efforts to meet with ubben. >> initially, they said they would be helpful. i had a meeting scheduled to visit this young man. then i was denied. >> boy, thank you for that report. a state department spokesperson says they have not prevented anyone from telling their story. lawmakers hope that ubben will be well enough to speak about the benghazi attack at a hearing
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scheduled for this fall. ten months later and he's still in the hospital. what a hero indeed. >> absolutely a hero. it is now 25 minutes after the hour. coming up, we have brand new video of the moments right after a woman's car plunged 40 feet off the chesapeake bay bridge into the water below. >> incredible. then they may be easier to put on, but the spray-on sun screens could be exposing you to an explosive danger. first, on this day in history in 1965, bob dylan goes electric for the first time at the newport folk festival. copd makes it hard to breathe... but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can help make this a great block party. ♪ [ male announce ] advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function.
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after buying two of everything, it was nice to only need one security system -- adt. [ male announcer ] get adt installed for just $99. and ask about adt pulse, advanced home management here today. adt. always there. good morning to you. it is thursday, july 21st. -- 25th, rather. this lady survived a 40-foot plunge into the chesapeake bay after a truck slammed into her car. this morning, we have new video of the woman's struggle to get to safety moments after the crash. >> an incredible story. president obama blaming phony scandals for preventing him from focusing on the economy. republicans firing back. >> there is nothing phony about four murdered americans in benghazi. there's nothing phony about irs targeting people based on ideology. >> do these really sound like mere distractions? we report, you decide.
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it is a picture that everyone is talking about this morning. we'll tell you the story behind this heartwarming photo of president hw bush and this little guy. it's coming right up. "fox and friends first" starts right now. ♪ good morning everyone. it is thursday and welcome back to "fox and friends first." i'm patti ann browne. >> i'm heather nauert. it's 31 minutes after the hour. we have brand new video to show you this morning. a story we've told you before about a woman clinging to the rocks moments after her car plunged 40 feet off the chesapeake bay bridge in maryland. listen. >> got to hold on, okay? >> hold on. i've called -- >> can you come up a little bit more? okay. all right.
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>> what's your name? >> i called your mom. >> morgan, hang on. help is coming, okay? >> thank goodness. it was a dramatic story, too. scott fort any shot this video. he was three cars behind the truck that slammed into her car and it pushed it over the wall and into the water. >> she may have had a concussion. she may have been shaken up. we were calling out to some boats in the area, trying to flag them down. running over to the other side, the northbound side of the span, kind of waving down some boats. we flagged down one. >> morgan was on "fox and friends" on tuesday and she recalled the moment right before she made it to the rocks when water began rushing into her car. >> i just felt -- i said god was to touch my shoulder and push me back against my car, my feet and to relax me. to push my right hand on my seatbelt as hard as i could. take my left arm and place it
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where my driver's side window was and grab both sides of my window, swim out and push at an angle to get momentum to go up to the surface as fast as i could. i didn't think i could hold my breath any longer. >> a nearby fisherman pulled her on to his boat. she was airlifted to the hospital. lake is now recovering at home and using a walker to get around. the ntsb is sending investigators to the scene to evaluate the safety of that bridge. >> thank goodness she's alive. amazing. a judge delaying a hearing to find out whether there are sufficient grounds to go ahead with the aaron hernandez murder trial. prosecutors asked for more time to present evidence to a grand jury. hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murdering 27-year-old oden lloyd. his body was found in an industrial park near hernandez's home. hours after hernandez's arrest, he was cut from the new england patriots. coach bill belichick is now breaking his silence for the first time saying it's time for the team to move on.
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>> this case involves an individual who happened to be a new england patriot. we certainly do not condone unacceptable behavior. and this does not in any way represent the way that the new england patriots want to do things. >> meanwhile, prosecutors reportedly showing a separate grand jury evidence that may link hernandez to a drive-by shooting last year that killed two men. well, the obama administration has spent $700 million on a really costly campaign to promote obama care. but there's a brand new fox poll out that shows it's been money down the drain because it's increased -- has failed to increase support for that health care law. 53% of those polled say they want lawmakers to repeal the law. just 40% say they want that law to remain in place. just last week, the house voted for the 39th time to repeal or delay key parts of obama care.
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patti ann? >> new overnight, an indictment in the tragic murder of former navy seal and american sniper author chris kyle. this man, eddie ralph, was just indicted by a grand jury in texas for gunning kyle down at a shooting range last february. he's also accused of killing another man. ralph faces two capital murder charges. police say he confessed to his sister. heather? it's official, the royal baby's name is george alexander louis. he's named after king george vi, the queen owes father. the torrey was told in the academy award winning film "the king's speech." the biggest surprise so far according to the palace, william and kate won't be hiring a nanny just yet. they say they want to take care of their son themselves. we'll see about that one, though. patti ann? >> brand new polls show americans are deeply concerned about the economy. 57% of people say they have not seen any signs the economy has started to turn the corner.
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well, just yesterday president obama said "distractions and phony scandals have forced his eye off key issues." doug luzader is live in washington with the latest. good morning, doug. >> the good news for the president and congress is that approval numbers ticked up a tiny bit the last month. a public sentiment on all fronts has not shifted that much. when asked whether they're satisfied about the overall direction of the company, high numbers. 63% of registered voters say no. now, the president is now hoping to press the reset button, delivering speeches about the economy, two yesterday and another one today in florida. the new white house line is that the scandals that have plagued the administration for months now, from irs political targeting to the attacks in benghazi to nsa surveillance issues, those are simply fake. >> with this endless parade of distractions and political
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approximat posturing and phony scandals, washington has taken its eye off the ball. i'm here to say this needs to stop. our focus has to be on the basic economic issues that matter most to you. the people we represent. >> we are likely to hear that again from the president today and it brought a swift rebuke from many republicans. >> there is nothing phony about four murdered americans in benghazi and if he thinks there is, i would encourage him to look at the autopsy photos. there's nothing phony about brian terry's murder at the border. there's nothing phony about irs targeting people based on ideology. there's nothing phony about nsa program that almost failed on the house floor because people don't trust his administration. there's nothing phony about bonuses being paid to irs employees. >> now, we're talking about a lot of new polling data this morning. but i want to highlight one item here that may be particularly troubling for the
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administration. the president's job performance among independents through the years, look how good it was after he took office. 54% approval. now it is less than half of that. 25%. maybe not a big concern to the president himself. he's not running for reelection. but many democrats in congress are and this could spell trouble for the midterm elections. patti ann. doug luzader, live in washington. thank you. thinking approximate that already. here in new york city, the calls are mounting for new york city mayoral candidate anthony weiner to drop out of the race after the latest sexting scandal. listen to this. he could be hit with even more bad news today. wnyw is live for us in new york with the latest. good morning, teresa. >> we're hearing that this lady he's been sexting with or was may be coming forward today? >> may potentially come forward today. there's at least one report out there suggesting that. that would be a big bombshell. we'll wait to see what happens
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with that. over the last couple of days, there have been loud calls for anthony weiner to drop out of the mayoral race here in new york city and still, he's defiant. he says he's not stepping down despite the revelations that he was involved in an online tryst with a 22-year-old woman last summer. apparently, he used the name carlos danger to chat with him. actually, last night he sent out an e-mail blast saying that relationship occurred during a rocky point in his marriage with his wife huma abedin and that's all behind him. but the question this morning, is it really behind him? some of his fellow candidates in the race for mayor say this is a true distraction to the real issues the city is facing. we talked to people on the street, they too feel as though maybe he isn't fit for the job. take a listen to anthony weiner addressing that yesterday. >> these are things i brought upon myself. i thought they would come out towards the end of the campaign and some of them have. look, i'm pressing forward. i'm running a campaign based on
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issues. i'm going to keep doing that and getting a good response so far. >> one person who actually is sticking with him is his wife. she penned a piece for harper's bazaar and in it she said "i love my husband. i love my city and i believe in what he wants to do for the people of new york." that's the latest from the gramercy of manhattan this morning. thank you, teresa. we'll see how that goes over with his wife. an extreme weather alert now. tropical storm dorian forming in the atlantic. >> this one is interesting. because it could impact the southeast coast in the coming week. let's talk to maria molina tracking this path. maria, usually the stuff is coming from the caribbean. this time it's coming from another location. >> yes. typically like you mentioned the caribbean or the gulf of mexico. but dorian is unique because it's actually the second most eastern storm to develop this early in the season. so it formed right off the coast of africa. that's a little unusual. we typically don't see storms forming there until during the
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month of august or into september. the only other eastern storm or farthest eastern storm formed was bertha in 2008. here's a look at the forecast track. look at how far east the storm is now. it's over open water in the atlantic ocean over the next several days. it's going to continue to move to the west, northwest and eventually by early tuesday morning it could be over just to the north of puerto rico and also dominican republic and gradual strengthening is forecast now. it does have maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour. it has been intensifying. that's been very apparent on the tropical is the light picture. you can see all the computer models in well agreement on that forecast track heading towards the west, northwest. otherwise, very quickly, severe storms possible across the center of the country and high temperatures still hot in texas. triple digits forecast for the city of san antonio as expected, it is texas. it is summertime. supposed to be hot. but on the positive side, pacific northwest looks pretty nice. 81 in seattle. not bad. >> maria, thank you.
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♪ saying hello outside our fox news studios here in new york city. and good morning to them as well. and to you at home. a warning now. if you put on spray sunscreen and then get too close to the grill, you could catch fire. according to the fda, five people suffered significant burns after using sprays and then getting too close to open flames. the reason, of course, is that many of the sprays contain alcohol, which is flammable. if you're really worried about it, stick to the cream. and eat your fruits and veggies. doctors orders.
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a new program in new york city lets doctors prescribe fruits and vegetables to overweight kids. fvrx is offered to lower income families at two hospital this is the city. kids with this prescription can buy produce at farmers markets for a dollar a day. and parents say it's working. >> we was eating wrong and now we know how to get fresh vegetables, know how to cook it, get recipes. >> 12 states ran similar pilot programs in 2012. heather? >> stay away from the brussel sprouts. >> caught on camera, a hot air balloon carrying 11 people crashes into a lake. this happened in the netherlands. the basket hits the water and then is dragged along by the tide before it crashes into the bank of that water. 11 people were on board. two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. how about that. >> well back here at home as detroit drowns financially, officials are contemplating how to throw the city a life
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preserver. we're learning exclusively that shrinking the motor city might be the city's golden ticket. here to explain is lauren simonetti. explain away. >> the big question, what does the future of detroit look like has a small answer and we mean that literally. now, before bankruptcy, detroit was physically one of the largest cities in the u.s. at 139 square miles. fox business's charlie gas parrino reports that michigan authorities are looking into selling off some of that land mass. while a trip through bankruptcy may help the motor city rid itself of some retiree obligations, detroit's debt load would still be huge. so among topics being discussed to pare it down is having michigan state take over detroit city land and then sell it to private companies. if that happened, it would be the first time a broke city opted to become a smaller city as a solution to its financial troubles. but the issue is selling the land since much of it is vacant. who would buy it and at what
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price? >> some of the buildings would likely have to be demolished. there's also attractive land like along the lakes. maybe there's a private equity company or someone coming in and saying this could be a good deal going forward. so the future of detroit still a big question mark. >> really interesting. interesting idea, though. selling it off. thanks so much lauren simonetti from fox business. 11 now till the top of the hour. next on the rundown, a plane stuck at a standstill. not because of mechanical problems or bad weather. but because of bees. we'll explain. this morning, everybody is talking about it. look at this right here. we'll tell you the heartwarming story behind the picture of president bush's senior and a special friend. it's a sweet story. first let's see what's coming up on "fox and friends" today. >> i'd like to get you to -- we'll have to wait for that. coming up next on "fox and friends," senator joe manchin live.
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>> good morning. 53 minutes after the hour. take a look at this terrifying moments that a store owner was forced to stare down the barrel of a shotgun. a robber brazenly turning the gun on a man at his cell phone store in florida. the owner was briefly lobbed in the bathroom and the robber proceeded to
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swipe dozens of phones and cash before walking out of the store. that owner is now speaking out about that experience. >> i acted as calm as i could be with the gun in my face and tried to meet whatever demands he wanted and hopefully get out of line. >> luckily he did. at this hour a manhunt is underway for the suspect. >> it is one of the strangest flight delays you'll hear about. a u.s. airways flight about to take off in north carolina was stopped by bees. airport officials say a swarm the size of a soccer ball surrounded the tug of the aircraft. passengers say they couldn't believe what they were seeing. a bee keeper said the queen bee and her minions were looking for a new home. the plane took off after a two-hour delay. >> this is the picture everybody is talking about. george h.w. bush sporting a new look for a good cause. the former president shaving his head in support of this two-year-old little
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boy who is sitting on his lap. the boy's name is patrick and he's undergoing treatment for leukemia. he's also the son of a member of bush's secret service detail many of whom also went under the razor. look at this right here. the president and his wife have a personal connection to patrick's fight. they lost their own daughter to leukemia 60 years ago when she was just four years old. >> how much that must have meant to his family. >> imagine seeing this. a bear walks into a bar. sounds like a joke. but this visitor is no laughing matter.
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scandal may come forward today. >> closing arguments are expected in the trial of private first class anthony manning. and tropical storm dorian is making its way across the atlantic. it could bring impacts to the southeast coast next week. >> time now for the good, the bad, and the ugly. first the good this morning. the winner of that $590 million powerball prize may put her money to good use. she is donating $2 million to a high school in maine. that school is apparently in need of major repairs including a new roof. next the bad. the fast food chain chipotle faked having a computer hack to gain more customers. >> the ugly. sitting in the bar having a beer, a bear walks through a bar in colorado with customers inside.
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police say the hundred hound black bear started out dumpster diving and headed into the bar to quench his thirst. probably wanted a coors lite. >> have a good day everybody. "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: so the bear walks into a bar, the start of a joke? >>brian: right. and everyone ignores him. >>gretchen: i thought i heard that somewhere. as opposed to that ilene joke. thursday, july 25. i'm gretchen carlson. thanks for sharing your time. brand-new fox polls shows the president's approval plummeting to an all-time low. he apparently blaming phony scandals. could that be like benghazi and i.r.s.? we report, you decide. >>steve: there is more. the anthony weiner scandal growing this morning. new details about how


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