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will be with us. and kenny loggins, has a new book out. >> thanks for having me. have fun. >> thank you for being here. >> watch "the five." >> he's going to be at the palm later today. >> oh, really? bill: good morning. on a monday morning fox news alert. tragedy in the midwest. mother nature's furry praying out in -- fury playing in broad daylight as a dozen tornadoes tear across four states. utter destruction in illinois. several neighborhoods were leveled. one man recite ad the lord's prayer as he saw a massive twister hit his town. >> 3:00 will be done on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive "those who trespass" against us. and lead us not into temptation but deliver from evil. amen. >> wow. that's where we start on a
monday. a lot to go through today and welcome to "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. good morning. >> good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. tens of thousands of people will begin digging through the sticks that are what their home used to be. millions of americans in the danger zone this morning, heading for cover after hearing of whaling of those warning sirens. listen. [siren] after that, just minutes until the chaos began. survivors describeing a frightening scene. >> there it is. in martie of seconds, you turned around it was right on top of us. we hustleed into the house. before we knew it was gone. it was that fast. >> i would go outside and i heard, it's like a train, like a loud train. i said, this isn't right. it is not thunder.
it kept coming, getting louder. so then i went into the basement. 10 seconds later i heard, i felt the house shaking. >> what i seen it coming we run to the basement and it was gone within three or four minutes and just, you could see what it has done here. just everything, demolished everything. >> wow. mike tobin leads our coverage. in the town of washington, illinois, about 150 miles southwest of chicago. mike, describe what you and your crew are seeing as the sun comes up there today? >> reporter: bill, everywhere you look you find debris used to be houses. stuff like this flying through this area last night. this is devonshire and trails end neighborhood. all this stretch as quarter mile in every direction. as you look at destruction, this appears to be a cooling unit pulled off a nearby auto parts store and wraped around this tree. right in front of me, one more example of a tree uprooted. as we look back into a apocalyptic scene that used to
be a neighborhood. see one structure, with the letters, okay, spray-painted on the side. that is an indicator first-responders went through. everyone from that structure is accounted for. back in that area, cars were tossed around. you see trees striped of all their branches. a good indicator that the early estimates of this being a very powerful, possibly an f 4 tornado will be accurate when you see all of the branches striped off the trees like that. keep in mind this is just one location of at least 11 tornadoes that touched around the state, bill. bill: what are the residence saying. what do they see, what do they feel, what do they hear, mike? >> reporter: you know what they said, bill? 2 happened very quickly. they got their warnings. a lot of people got down in the basements to safety. there is a tale of one man who said he covered up his daughter and in an instant the house above them was gone. we heard from other people they were off at church. they heard a tornado made a direct hit in this neighborhood.
they returned home of the scene people wander and searching through their belongings. here is what one of them had to say. >> we were one of the lucky once. on the way i saw people blood dripping. people yelling, are you in there? people with axes, knocking stuff to get to people. >> reporter: and as you reported, six people from illinois now reported dead. the hospitals are saying they treated dozens and dozens of people with wound like lacerations, head trauma. most of them battered with all the debris flying through this neighborhood. bill? bill: sometimes when they hit during the day they get more warning as opposed to the middle of the night. how much warning was there, mike? >> reporter: it was very quick. people say it was just a matter of minutes when they finally got the warning saying the tornado is on us. get to shelter as quickly as you can. there were a lot of indications bad weather was coming. with smartphones and skilled
meteorologists and take to the airways to communicate. when they finally got the warning on you, get to shelter, it was very fast. bill: mike tobin thanks. mike tobin in washington, illinois. wow, what a scene it is. we'll take to you later this morning. martha has more. martha: what they're waking up to in the town this morning is a very tough site. we'll speak to the mayor of washington, illinois, as he tries to help the town pick up the pieces. it will be a long one. it will be at least a year before the people are able to rebid and get back to life as they knew it. we'll speak to the mayor of washington illinois, coming up in "america's newsroom." about 200 miles in to the south in the town of nashville, illinois, at least two people were killed. cars fliped over. homes literally left in ruins. look at these pictures. one survivor literally ran for her life and returned to find her grandmother traped. >> my grandma, my uncle. they're all i had.
they're all i had. me and my boys went straight to the creek. we ran as fast as they could. the tornado was right behind us. we went into the creek. i finally got up there after walking without any shoes on that rock road, there she was. it was, she was under so much rubble. and i couldn't help her. i didn't know what to do. martha: oh, my goodness. emergency crews still there, searching this morning for more survivors. >> meanwhile several storm chasers putting their lives in danger to try to capture the massive tornadoes that slamed the midwest. later this hour we'll talk to one of them and hear what it is like to be up and close and personal with a monster of mother nature. scenes like that playing out. martha: heavy damage reported in neighboring indiana as the storm moved east. lebanon, indiana was one of hardest hit in the state when the tornado sirens went off. there were 20 people inside the starbucks you will see in a moment. they hid in the restroom.
two brothers struggleed to hold the door closed. they say they could hear cars flipping over outside. >> there were clouds and dust and everything was just swirling and we ran into the restroom and all we could hear was glass shattering everywhere. >> knew that it was coming. you could hear it. see the boxes and glass shattered. >> when we came out the building was gone. >> i walk inside, not even 15 seconds later the roof caved. >> the roof of the house? >> roof inside. everything collapseed. >> awful, awful experiences that these people have been through in the last 24 hours. snary bihomes were leveled. at least three people were hurt in lebanon. tens of thousands of people without power and probably will be for quite some time. bill: the storm was so bad it affected an nfl game in progress at soldier field the bears and baltimore ravens, suspended two hours. the game stopped with five
minutes left in the first quarter. this is what happened there. >> keep you informed with further details. bill: i mean that's remarkable. that never happens. you have 60,000 plus fans ordered to take cover in the stadium or evacuate the area until play could resume several hours later a couple of fans chicago here. >> it was mayhem and craziness. thousands of people cramed into the concourse. actually it was a tough situation but we made most of it. >> we kept evacuating everybody. we all ended up going into cramed areas inside of soldier field. >> they said if you lea can't come back in. so, we chose to stay as much as we wanted food and drinks. they weren't serving them. everything was shut down. >> wow. most of the fans stuck around for the game. hanging out in the hallways of soldier field. bears win it in overtime 23-20 over baltimore. martha: good game in the end, right? there were at least 80 reports of tornadoes yesterday.
more than 400 reports of severe weather spread out over 12 different states. look how wide the swath of this storm is and was. it is now moving quickly across the east coast and upward. maria molina is tracking this from the fox extreme weather center. she was latest for us. good morning, maria. >> the storm system produced strong storms and had potential of producing severe weather across parts of new york city, surrounding area and new jersey even into connecticut. as far as for today it is minimal and pretty much over with across parts of the northeast. that is good news with the storm system. i want to point out this tornado outbreak we saw yesterday take place across the midwest will go down in the history books. national weather service survey crews will head out and survey the damage and go ahead and confirm the tornadoes, if they are confirmed look at some of the top five tornado outbreaks in history. we're talking 105 in 1992 during
the month of november that is reported. that's why we do have the list compiled of top five november outbreaks. you can see right here if it does get confirmed, 68 tornadoes on november 17th, 2013, this could be top four across the united states in terms of activity. see the map just covered out here. not just tornado reports but damaging winds in excess of 58 miles per hour across many of these states and large hail in excess of an inch in diameter. a lot of damage out here. again the survey crews will head out and confirm some of the tornadoes. typically we do not see activity during the fall. we see a little spike of activity but during the spring months of april, may, also into june that we do tend to see a lot of severe weather. martha, that is because you have the strong cold fronts pushing eastward. you have warm air starting to move up, cold air behind the cold fronts, that's why we tend to see that during spring. that same type of storm system moved through those areas yesterday producing that deadly
outbreak. martha: thank you very much, maria. >> thanks, martha. >> live pictures coming in from kokomo, indiana, this is north of indianapolis. you can see the damage on the ground there. this is several hundred miles east of where mike tobin was just reporting. you ethe enormity of these storms and how far an area they covered. of state after state after state on sunday afternoon. we'll take you back there in a moment here. if you're watching us at home and you have an image you want to share with us in our audience send that image on our twitter accounts @billhemmer and @marthamaccallum. we'll get a few of the pictures on air. a lot of time we rely on folks out there in the midwest to share with us what is happening. martha: absolutely. we're thinking about you. we'll cover it all throughout this morning but also this big story on so many people's minds, what is next for obamacare? that's really the question at this point, right? so the official who got fired after slamming the president's so-called obamacare fix. bill: also, fox news getting an
exclusive interview with the mayor of toronto, rob ford as the city takes drastic new action to try and remove power from him. how is that going to work out? martha: the gut-wrenching story that is continue to come out of the midwest this morning. survivors describe a terrifying moment when this hit. live reports from the hardest hit towns throughout the midwest throughout the morning. >> i saw it pick my car up and it actually spun me in a half circle from facing one view to the other, all i could think about was just making it through it.
martha: we're learning that two workers were killed and 20 others hurt in a mining accident in colorado. it happened in the town of ura, in the southwestern part of the state. investigators say carbon monoxide is the reason for the deaths. they don't know exactly where it came from. they're looking into whether a small explosion caused it. two injured miners are still in
the hospital. bill: what now for obamacare? get this, william weizen former commissioner of washington, d.c. 24 hours criticizing the president's fix of last thursday. this man was caned by the mayor. white questioned whether or not the change could backfire leaving more people in health care limbo. steven hayes, senior writer, "weekly standard,", fox news contributor, instudio here in new york! >> food to be here. bill: i feel like krauthamer should be here and powers in the middle and hayes should be over there. nice to see you. i flew to the west coast over the weekend. i was on my ipad, wi-fi system on the plane reading as much as i possibly could what will happen right now. i can't figure it out. >> right. bill: am i stupid on am i confused or just like everybody else out there that does not know what's going to happen? >> you're just like everybody else. it is a fascinating story to report. you call around, call industry experts, call health care policy
wonks, people working on the programs and nobody can give you a definitive answer. but what comes out of those conversations is one clear thing, it's not going to get better anytime soon. bill: why? >> you have a lot of problems ongoing. the website, they peg december first date everything will be fine with the website that will not happen. that will not work. administration says we got this going. 80% of people will be able to get on this but that down solve the problems. beyond that you have the timing issues. all the people with plans canceled will try to get on to get new plans and need to do it by december 15th in order to have them kick in by january 1st. in order to do that you will have gaps in coverage. that will be a huge story and a headache for the administration. bill: the one thing that came up repeatedly in all the stories insurance premiums will rise. is that a sure thing? >> it is as close to a sure thing as i think anything we have in the entire discussion.
you have secondary and tertiary risk, you have the young healthys not signing up with the president's proposed fix, if the states even decide to do that, sawser bait that risk because you could have young folks who decide, i'm going to go back take my old plan. sick folks, who decide i will sign up on exchanges. it triggers the risk corridor payments, essentially a back end bail out payments for insurance industry. that will be a political headache. if the administration thinks it is bad so far, wait until we have bailouts for insurance companies. bill: we're pulling yard on the ball and ball is enormous and we don't seem to get to the center of the issue here. i'm not sure young people go back to the old plans. i'm not sure they can. i was listening to some insurance experts over the weekend. they seem to be baffled and confounded as well. >> yes. the insurance commissioners in both red states and blue states, people who you would expect to support the president and oppose him saying we can't make this workable. basically everybody recognizes
that what the president tried to do was fix a political problem. it wasn't much of a policy component there and so you're not going to have a substantive fix for it and it is throwing this whole thing into chaos. the insurance companies don't know what they can do. they have to go back and try to reprice the old plans to make them work for the future. you have people who worked for an entire year to do that. bill: that is very true. there are very few democratic writing that their state exchange is working okay, as long as they're outside of the federal exchange. that is the story we'll save for another time. the politics of, you believe it is possible more democrats could jump ship and call for the republican call to repeal. >> even the republican call to repeal. we've seen this in couple stages. red state democrats jump already. then you saw blue state democrats start to raise questions. senator mercury, senator feinstein. others are jumping on not for re-election but understand the politics of this are toxic.
when there is renewed push by republicans to repeal the law, some democrats will look around at weakage of this to say we're with you. bill: nancy pelosi is coming up in 30 minutes a fascinating interview she had over the weekend. we'll dissect that as well. steve, good to see you in new york. >> thanks, bill. >> tornadoes that ripped through the midwest over the weekened leveling homes and entire neighborhoods in a matter of seconds. we're live in one of the hardest-hit areas. bill: going one-on-one with toronto's crack-smoking mayor. we hear his side of the story in an exclusive interview you will only find here on the fox news channel. >> i learned from my mistakes. we'll move forward. i will continue to fight for the little guy. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it.
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that killed 50. according to witnesses the plane was on the second landing attempt when it crashed and burst into flames. the airliner was 1600 feet from the runway when the pilots radioed the tower the plane was not ready for landing. no word on what caused the 737 boeing to crash. >> here we go with this story, folks. the embattleed mayor of toronto might became marielly in name only today as the city council is set to strip away virtually all of his remaining powers but rob ford is still clinging to the spotlight which he likes a lot as we've seen. here he is at a canadian football game, ignoring requests he got to stay away. person with arms swung over the back of him, taking photos on his phone. crack-smoking mayor talks to fox in a one-on-one interview with headlines about his behavior. >> i admitted to using illegal drugs in the last year. okay.
i've admitted to drinking too much. okay. so, i'm dealing with it. i am training every day. i'm in a gym for two hours every day. i'm seeking professional help. i'm not an alcoholic. i'm not a drug addict. have i had my outbursts in the past? absolutely i had, john. martha: wow. we'll hear more of that in just a moment but he was parodyed over the weekend on "saturday night live." seems nobody plays him as we as he plays himself essentially. but he also told john roberts, we'll talk to him in just a second about it, he is interested in becoming prime minister. which is fascinating. sew has higher aspirations politically in canada as well. there are pictures of him coming into the stadium. he is a huge argonauts fan i believe it is. you saw him with the football jersey on before the city council the other day. essentially he can not be fired from his job, but what the city council was able to do is pass legislation that striped the mayor's office of a number of
his responsibilities including his power to approve or disapprove the people that work under him. so his arms have been really tied, his hands have been tied in this whole situation politically. john roberts is now with us with a little more on this fascinating one-on-one interview you did with rob ford, john. >> reporter: good morning to you, martha. we took a power hit here in atlanta. somebody has a long reach. as you saw in that little piece of sound you played from mayor rob ford that says he is hitting the gym every day. there is no confirmation at this point because nobody has seen him go anywhere near a gym. it raises questions as to whether or not the quote, health care help he is getting from a quote, team of professionals may be limited to simply diet and exercise. martha, when i put the question straight to him yesterday as receiving treatment for substance abuse, here is what he told me. >> i don't call it substance abuse because i'm not an addict. i'm not a wholic, i'm not a drug addict but maybe some people are
but i am not. you know what? we have health issues here. my weight is a huge issue. have you drank in excess sometimes, absolutely. but to say you've got an addiction? no. professionals have said, no you don't have an addiction. >> reporter: ford is getting a lot of attention here in the united states. he was subject after mercyless skit on "saturday night live" over the weekend. he denied new charges doing lines of cocaine, being in the presence proves taught and making vulgar statements to a staff member. the city council nonetheless this afternoon, as you said, martha, strip him of most of his powers, leaving him as nothing more than a figurehead in the city, martha. martha: the story, it is like a train wreck, car accident. everybody wants to stop and look what is going on here. when you go under that a little bit, he has been very popular before all of this happened or before it really started to snow paul the crack i guess was sort after decisive moment for him but he was popular for keeping
taxes low. being a sort of every man. he had a lot of political appeal, did he not? >> reporter: he certainly did. that is reason why he won't likely survive what the city council does this afternoon he may be able to successfully stand for re-election. he was at the football game yesterday, the big division championship between the toronto argonauts and hamilton tiger cats. he was mobed by fans. recent polls in the suburbs around the city he is fairly popular. those are the areas that propeled him to the mayoral seat back in 2010. he is defiant he is going to both survive the next jeer, even if he just a next figurehead and win the next election because he said his low tax policies are good for the city. >> the naysayers will be the naysayers. hater will be haters, john. i know one thing. i know i returned every single phone call personally. i watched every single dime that is spent. and these counselors do not like to be held accountable.
that is the bottom line. call it for what it is, john. the majority of counselors on city hall, left-wing, tax-and-spend socialists. >> reporter: it is a down to a battle of will between ford and political opponents. the advantage, ford is past embarassment and in having his pants pulled down in public and he told me frankly he doesn't care what the city council does to him. martha. martha: interesting interview. thank you very much. bill: not a boring day in toronto. martha: a lot of people are missing poor, deceased chris farley, would be perfect person to play him on "saturday night live." i couldn't help but seeing john talk to the real rob ford is more interesting frankly that you could do with him. bill: 9:30. nancy pelosi is on the spot forced to explain her comment that you have to pass the law before we understand the law,. how the democrats are trying to dig out of the health care
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debris that is washington, illinois. washington, illinois is where mike tobin is located, 170 miles southwest of chicago. on the map behind us on sunday afternoon. this is the area of focus here, st. louis, missouri, to the central part of columbus, ohio. if you advance it one time right now we can show you in red, everything in red is a tornado. green is the hail. and the blue mark shows the wind speed. and wind speed on this map clocks in at 396 miles an hour? maria molina will tell us why that is so significant too and how you can even reach that velocity. how that is even possible here on the surface of the earth. down here in paducah, kentucky, up to southwest chicago, to central ohio, all the red marks are where tornadoes, 68 of them were spotted yesterday. it is november 18th on the calendar. november 17th, sunday afternoon, daylight. it is not supposed to happen that way. martha: no, absolutely not.
absolutely not. and the storm chaser we watch throughout all of this getting up close and personal with these tornadoes as they ripped across parts of the midwest, watch some of what they saw. >> oh, my god, is that house going to be okay? >> oh, my god, this thing is getting really wide, john. look at the left edge of this thing, it's getting big. martha: boy, just incredible, photos that we saw coming in and continue to see coming in today. tony labach is a storm chaser who was on the ground in both illinois and indiana this weekend. he joins me by phone. tony, good morning to you. tell us what you saw out there. >> good morning, guys. we actually intercepted multiple storms from illinois to indiana yesterday. started out actually in the bloomington, illinois, area and followed the storms, kind of one by one. they were all moving at insane speeds. obviously you couldn't keep up with them very long. you chase one, let that move
off, get on the next one. ended up on the storm that hit lebanon, indiana, with a couple of tornadoes out there that hit a coffee shop. martha: how would you characterize this in terms of the intensity of them and the velocity? as bill was just talking about on the ground. >> that was the thing that stood out about the, the fact that the storm speeds i believe were moving as high as 70, 80 miles an hour. that is not terribly uncommon but it doesn't happen very often and especially this far north during this time of year, it was certainly one of those things that made this event very intense. martha: what about the sheer numbers of them? we saw earlier that, looking at these unbelievable video of this structure that is just tossed across the grass in front of this tornado. it just takes your breath away. in terms of numbers of them, what was that like being out there? >> well seemed like every storm was producing a tornado at some point. the reports were coming in and,
you know, all of the storms that remained rice lated were spinning pretty good -- isolated. the sheer to get the storm to spin was everywhere and all over the place and made for a very dangerous situation. so that the sheer numbers alone were not very surprising with all of the storms that went up. martha: what was going through your mind? because we see what, the main focus for these people was to get down underground and be safe and thankfully some of them did although six lives at least were lost and there may be more? what was it like for you in terms of the danger element out there yesterday? >> well, you know, obviously as a storm chaser our first responsibility pretty much to ourselves to keep ourselves safe because we're out trying to contribute in any way we can via early warning or whatever is going on. the last thing we want to do is become part of the issue. so my first priority is always making sure i'm a safe distance
away from what is going on so i'm able to do my job and keep doing my job throughout the entire event. martha: we're struck by this obviously, you can't help but be struck by this devastation. you look at the poor neighborhoods completely gone this morning and you have to feel for these people on the ground. >> it is absolutely heart-breaking, what makes it worse, there is not much you can do to prevent that kind of thing. and you're happy to hear that, i mean you're sad to hear of the fatalities but you're happy that number is so low bient number of tornadoes that hit in very populated areas. so, you know, it is so bad, especially with holidays coming up, that people have to deal with that. i'm so happy to hear that so many people were able to survive and take cover. martha: as you point out, holidays are cog up and people will need good friends around them to get through that time and help clean up from all of this. this is very rough the pictures that we're seeing. thank you very much for being with us today, tony.
best of luck to you out there. >> thank you, guys. have a good morning. bill: wow. more stories coming up. talk about a contrast. we're talking about these stories in the midwest just put up the big board in a moment here. the dow has crossed 16,000 for the first time in american history. martha: yep. bill: up 60 points at the open to 16,022. wow. martha: it has been on a tear. a lot of people have a lot of questions what's supporting that and how long can it last. but the market has been very strong. one bright spot in a nation that had a few issues to deal with. bill: 85 billion a month will do that for you for 15 months and counting. >> don't turn off the spigot. bill: tornadoes, to spewing hot lava. one of the world's most active volcanoes. what this thing is doing now. whoa. martha: somebody else very active, nancy pelosi house minority leader finally answering famous statement back in 2010, when talking about obamacare she said this. >> but we have to pass the bill
bill: democrats playing defense over the weekend on obama-care. for good reason. kirsten powers, katy pavlich, both fox news contributors. good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: first a clip from nancy pelosi from march of 2010, just before obamacare was passed. >> but we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy. >> two weeks later, it was passed into law. she was challenged on that over the weekend on "meet the press." here is the answer to that specifically. >> i stand by what i said there. when people see what is in the bill they will like it and they will. around so while there's a lot of
hoop dedo and ado, that is very appropriate. took a great deal for to us pass this bill. i said if we go up to the gate and gate is locked unlock the gate, if we can't do that we'll climb the fence if the fence is too high we'll pole vault in, if we can't do that we'll helicopter in and we'll get it done. >> the answer went on from there. katy, is this redo? what do you make of former speaker. >> i don't think the nancy pelosi learned a law of holes, when you're in one stop dig. keep repeating the line once people know what is in obamacare they will like it. once again the government knows best. people seeing plans are canceled. they're being forced to buy coverage and they don't need and they actually don't like it. she can stand by that and say whatever the justification for it but the fact we're seeing what is in it she is being a little bit dishonest what is in the bill when it comes to how people were supposed to keeping their plans. bill: kirsten, is she being dishonest? is this revision nary now?
>> i was caught up on hoop did i do >> it wasn't just hoop de-do and a lot of ado what is happening. >> look, people are in really bad straits actually. to right it up to hoop de-do when people see their premiums double and triple to the point they will have to make choices whether or not they pay the mortgage or get health insurance, this is a pretty serious issue. so i don't, i do think, there are some people who like obamacare. i'm sure there are people who are getting subsidies will like it when they, once they can finally get on the website and there are people who are saying that their premiums are going down but there are a lot of people who are having the opposite experience and who were promised that they were going to able to keep their plan. bill: to katy's point was she dishonest in her -- >> i wasn't necessarily dishonest, just minimizing the reality that there are a lot of
people who are unhappy and i think that approach of the democrats has been to sort of say, well, that is just a small group of people. more people are going to be happy than unhappy but, you can't write off millions of people who are having an experience. bill: i tell you, how i heard it. i heard it like, hey, you should have known this. it was in the law. it was there. almost like it was obvious and the joke's on you if you didn't figure it out. that is kind of what i heard in that interview. >> to go back to the dishonest point, she is revising it. also in the interview she kept trying to say, well we were talking about plans pre2010. we were only referring to people who could keep their plans best law was passed. that wasn't the deal. so we've gone from president obama saying you can keep your plan no matter what. democrats in the house saying that. democrats in the saying that. to, well there's a caveat if you had your plan best law was passed. now you have nancy pelosi also throwing in the if. they're being dishonest when it comes to finding out what's in
the plan. democrats knew that people would lose their plans. it was written in the law yet they went on for three years up until this point and said, you can keep your plan if you want to. that is not true. bill: kirsten, you want to have a crack at that quickly any want to talk quickly about politics and get back to breaking news story. >> i'm not sure what people knew. there is question whether or not they did know it. >> what they know now. this is confounding as ever, kirsten, right? >> but i also think it is really flawed argument we have to save everybody from so substandard plans. a lot of them are substandard only if after a certain date but everybody else can keep their substandard plans. doesn't make any sense. bill: yeah. steven hayes just argued 30 minutes ago more democrats will jump ship. katy, in a word yes or no? absolutely, yes. >> bill: kirsten do you believe that? >> yes, if they can't get this fixed people will be freaking out. bill: breaking news.
thank you to both you. kirsten powers, katy past like to you as well. thank you. martha: we're back to the top story of the day and the devastating storms across the midwest, another hard-hit spot, frankfurt, illinois, just outside of chicago. anita padilla, fox affiliate is there live. anita, what does it look like on the ground there? >> reporter: nothing like the devastation we saw in washington, illinois, but nonetheless people did feel and were very away. down the way there is scattered debris in a road called la grange road. that is shut down. you have see debris on the farmland. pull out a little bit, chris. show them a gazebo collapseed at 11:00 when the whole thing started. to the left we have a home that is missing. this is a mobile home park here called gateway. missing the dormer off the roof. it came off 11:00 when this whole thing happened. people who live in this
community all made their way to the clubhouse that has a brick building with a basement. folks, they're telling me when the tornado came through the area and power went out. there were people on an elevator and they were stuck in this elevator when the storm came and the electricity came. so it was a very frightening ordeal for the people in that clubhouse, about 150 of them huddleed together wondering if they were going to survive. learning news what is taking place a lot have not seen damage on television. they don't have power. that is the latest from frankfurt, illinois, anita padilla, fox 32 news. back to you. martha: this will be a blur for many as they try to sort this out. anita, thank you very much. bill: coming the cold weather as you can tell there. allegations of bullying rocking a big-time college football team. a live report on new accusations colling up on that. martha: plus a traffic stop with a van filled with children. this as you can see is anything
bill: some amazing pictures showing europe's most active volcano back at it erupting, what mt. etna does best, lightings up the sky over sicily. columns of ash and lava. none nearby villages in any danger or evacuations order. airplane flights restricted over the volcano. that is some action, huh? martha: so is this. bullying scandal rocking the football team at rutgers in
new jersey. players claim the coach verbally abuseed him so much that he was forced to quit. now his family wants an investigation into this matter. rick leventhal is live from rutgers university at the stadium there in piscataway, new jersey. risk, what is the latest with this one? >> reporter: martha the timing is a bit unusual. this bullying incident allegedly happened back in april, the same time the basketball coach was fired and athletic director resigned over another bullying scandal that was highly publicized. in this new case, 19-year-old red shirt freshman cornerback javon tyree said the football's team's defensive coordinator, dave cohen, verbally abuseed him during a study hall and calling him names and threatened to head butt him in front after tutor. the school says he apologized next day. he got less playing time in practice and games and quit the team earlier this month when the coach played wide receiver in cornerback instead of putting him in the game.
basketball coach mike rice, a lot of video of him abusing players and throwing ball at him and shoving at him. in this new case apparently there is no video to show, martha. martha: how is rutgers defending itself. >> rutgers dealt with the situation immediately back in april. says, six months later when tyree's father contacted the new athletic director to discuss his role on the team, that ad talked to the head coach who spoke to tyree's father, tyree chose then to stay on the team. that is back in september. in a statement rutgers says this was an isolated incident. at no time there was threat of physical violence verified by academic counselor present in the room. tyree is still enrolled at rutgers. apparently he is planning to transfer, martha. martha: interesting. i have a feeling we'll hear more of these stories, in light of what happened in miami and other places. rick, thank you very much. >> so insurance officials are firing back against the
white house saying that the so-called obamacare fix will only make matters worse. we will speak to have a former vice president in the insurance industry who will lay it all out for us and hopefully we understand. martha: see his take on it. it should be interesting. people in washington, illinois, waking up to this today. we'll talk to the mayor of the town desperately trying to pick up the pieces today. >> i went down in the basement. five section later we could hear the rumbling. it didn't sound that bad. i mean it sounded pretty loud. everybody was pretty scared. i came right back out and, what i saw didn't really match what i heard. there was more, devastation than what i expected. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition inharge™. was a truly amazing day.ey, [ bottle ] ensure®.
>> wow. >> incredible power in these tornadoes. at least six people lost their lives. entire neighborhoods are completely gone. welcome and good morning, everybody, to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm martha maccallum. bill: bill hemmer as we start another week here. as many as 40 tornadoes. as many as possibly 70 with large powerful storms and hail and uprooting trees and destroying cars and homes. the worst-hit areas, piles of broken bricks and twisted metal and shattered glass as far as the eye can see. martha: look at these pictures. hundreds of lives are left in ruins. a monumental cleanup and recovery effort will be required here. here is some amazing cell phone video of a giant twister that ripped through illinois and this video was shot from a car as they were driving along the highway, coming dangerously
close to this storm. watch. >> oh, my god. this thing is huge. and it is coming fast! okay, this is as close as i ever want to get. go, go, go. oh, my god, it's huge! it's huge, it's huge, it as huge! oh, my word. look at all the clouds in it. we need to get past it. we're just going underneath it actually. >> wow, so frightening, this is as close as i ever want to get to one of these monsters as it ripped through that area. garrett tenney is live in
manhattan, illinois, this morning. garrett, what does it look like where you are? we have one indication right behind you. >> reporter: martha, one of those tornadoes we've been seeing today, this is one of then. you can see the path that it actually took. it leveled this 10,000 square footwear house. these cars were covered by this building that was at least 20 feet tall yesterday. you can see the debris spanning all across the steel. that is actually the path this tornado get. it goes out through the fields for about a mile. this tornado was an ef2. the winds were 111 to 135 miles per hour. these winds and tornadoes, doesn't take much, even smaller tornadoes really carry a punch. throughout this area this is one of the many buildings that was leveled but of course the 345 majority of the damage was throughout the central part of the state but here as well as throughout the rest of the state they are continuing
search-and-rescue efforts as roads are opening, power lines are being cleared. officials are going to get a much clearer official just how widespread this damage is, martha. martha: it is awful and about an hour east of where you are in washington, illinois, we'll speak to the ma in just a moment. that is really the ground zero, isn't it? >> reporter: that really is. that is where the worst damage that we're seeing so far this morning. we're being told upwards of 200 homes were damaged there. that tornado was an ef4. so those winds were 160 to 200 miles per hour. we're told entire neighborhoods were leveled there. search-and-rescue efforts were underway all throughout the night. temperatures got down into the 20s. they're continuing that this morning. they continue to get a better hold and people return back to their homes, to see what is left there for them to be able to recover. martha: just awful. your heart goes out to them. garrett, thank you very much. >> martha, we put together a
couple maps to give our viewers an idea what we're trying to figure out here, paint the picture. garrett is in manhattan illinois. mike tobin spoke to last year is in washington illinois as you mentioned just southwest. manhattan is 50 miles southwest of chicago. wilmington or washington, rather, is about 150 miles southwest of chicago. this whole area was effected from st. louis to central ohio. advance it one time and we'll show you the radar over the past 24 hours. it face nominal how quickly the storm moved. here in st. louis an central illinois the image of the radar start right there, almost pop-up storms came out of nowhere and devastation leaving hyped was phenomenal. leaving indiana through central ohio where the strength and intensity of the storm started to wear off later in the evening hours. that is a force of the storm here that just bend across the midwest here. one more map to show you and you
can see the number of tornadoes are marked in red. 68 according to the national weather service and a lot of those down here through paducah, kentucky, central illinois and indiana, finally near columbus, ohio, central part of buckeye state. mike tobin in central illinois back with us now where the sun is up. what do you see, mike? >> reporter: you see this remarkable field of destruction behind me, bill, and it stretches about a good quarter mile. this is the devonshire and trails end neighborhood and back there is nothing but debris. houses striped right down to their foundations. what is left behind is a pile of lumber, insulation, housing material. so many different homes like that. people are going through the neighborhoods now, sifting through, trying to find their belongings. what we had here yesterday was a cloud of debris. one of the storm chasers that was caught in the middle talks about getting caught in the funnel cloud itself, getting moved around and he didn't see a
pathway to light in the center. what he saw was just debris flying everywhere, battering his car. that is what you hear right now with that gentleman offering the prayers. as he sees a funnel cloud going through. that is what moved through this area. it is really remarkable when they talk about number of six dead totally across the state, given the force of these storms that people really heeded the warnings. got in the basements and got protection. there wasn't much time. storm chaser say alarms went off and sirens went off just before 11:05. 11:08, tornadoes were on top of them in washington illinois, bill. >> mike tobin in washington, illinois. radar shows the storms popped. >> just a couple minutes to get safe. joining me now is the mayor of washington, illinois, gary mineer. mr. mayor, welcome, we're so sorry what your town has gone through. how is everybody doing there?
>> we're very -- we're very experienced -- [inaudible] get the devastation behind us. it's a tragedy. martha: it's a tragedy, sir. we really do feel for you and we're looking at these pictures of people walking through their neighborhoods and their homes are, literally sticks. how are you, sort of coaching people and helping them through this? what areas are they allowed to get into and not into? how did your home fare, out of curiosity? >> our home was two blocks away -- [inaudible] martha: yeah. unfortunately, obviously there's a lot issues, phone issues and power issues in this area. we're really sorry we can't hear the mayor more clearly. our message to him and everybody there that we are with you and thinking about you today. we know how hard this is and we
really just pray for you and think about you. it is a rough, rough day. there will be many more to come. bill: obviously a lot of cell phone towers are down. remarkable thing folks like mike tobin can drive into these places and garrett can do this as well and give us image that is we have so far. a couple of dramatic photos viewers sent in, this is from scott county, missouri. mobile home destroyed, no one injured there. this is big storm. tornado moving across farmland, knox county, indiana. further east. very close to the area of washington, indiana. the men that took the photo will join us live in "america's newsroom" 20 minutes from now. you see how dark the sky is in the background. if you have pictures, email them to ureport fox.com. as we get those today, or i time throughout today, we'll put a few on tv and do it by way of
twitter @billhemmer, @marthamaccallum. we're fielding your pictures. a gentleman sent a shot from bloomington, indiana, the home of indiana university, a beautiful arcing rainbow through the sky after the storm. we'll show that a bit later. >> a long haul ahead of them. we wish them well. folks across a 12-state area faced a daunting task as they struggle to recover from all of this. coming up we're going to talk to someone who survived one of those tornadoes. martha: also political strategy on obamacare. president obama is reaching out to really the heart of this base today as health care rollout puts the brakes on a second term agenda. also this. watch here. >> open the door! [screaming] >> open the door! >> unbelievable. what on earth happened in this situation? a mom, in a minivan full of children, started out as a routine traffic stop, that got
bill: so the aid starting to flow more quickly into the philippines, 10 days after that devastating typhoon. shipments of water and food are being loaded off of trucks at the airport. teams are clearing away debris from the main roads to gain better access. military and civilian teams from all over the world arrived to help. the united states is leading the way in that effort. one military commander saying the effort, the darkest night is over but it's not yet one%. >> white house is now scrambling to bounce back from the obamacare rollout debacle. president obama reaching out tonight to his staunchest campaign supporters. he will address hundreds of obama for america members during a conference call tonight as he tries to stop the bleeding on this thing a little bit.
brit hume, fox senior political analyst. and he joins meese right now. always great to have you with us. >> thank you, martha. martha: this is one step, i guess, one thing the president can do to shore up support on this but he is a in a world of hurt on this, is he not? >> he is and attempting to look at an effort to stir up the old obama machine which has been so effective in campaigns and say, well, you know, this is, this is a trying to find a political solution to a substantive problem of a failed website and possibly a failing policy and but, i remember, martha, during the last year, during the campaign, when i thought, you know, i doubted whether it was possible for him to campaign his way out of a problematic economy which i thought was sufficiently poor, that it would bring down almost any other president. well he did it. with a great campaign and perhaps an even greater turnout effort. so there is going to be no turn out effort here unless you're
counting next year when he is not on the ballot. nonetheless, don't count him out. he has shown the ability to stir up powerful sentiment in his favor and rally his forces and that could help him here. martha: that's a great point. even if you reach back to the 2008 election there was a time when his really strong financial supporters got very worryed they invested their money in somebody who wasn't going to be able to cross the finish line and rallyed the troops and be able to bring him back. it is early in the second term, brit. you heard nancy pelosi yesterday, on "meet the press." she said look, we have to stay calm like a good doctor in this situation because we're going to stay the course here and it will be okay but will there be more democratic, defections, is a huge part of this political issue? >> a lot depends on what happens. they have been downplaying likelihood that the website will be up and running in fool capacity oring in like full capacity by their own deadline by the end of this month t appears now that in addition to
the cancellations of policies, people are finding out that under new policies that they will lose the doctor or their hospital that they are accustomed to going to. this seems like a rolling series of bad news episodes, that have kept this story in the news and, this is something that people feel very personally. people they know hear bit and they get it and i'm not sure, in the near term, waking up the old machine will be able to stop the bad news, the bad news looks like it has got a ways to run here. martha: it feels like that is politically what make this is so different. you hear about these comparisons to the iraq war in bush's second term, to hurricane katrina kat in bush's second term but i don't know of another situation where you're dealing with something as you just pointed out that is so personal and affects so many people. most people in this country didn't know anybody who went to war in iraq. that is the reality of it.
they weren't touched by it as they might be by this. >> martha, we all, if we have good health insurance, we at this company at this company are so fortunate to have, we don't spend a lot of time thinking about it, but once the prospect of losing it is raiseed people start to wonder and worry because it is so important to us. that we have the coverage that we believe we need, and as we get older we worry more about it because health issues arise then. so once you get everybody in the country thinking about it and thinking that the president and his administration have imposed a bad policy which could cause us to lose our insurance or have it changed in ways we find disagreeable. , this become as problem that everybody has got on their minds. so it's, unlike many issues, that affect a few people, this really touches nearly everybody. >> what do you think in terms of democrats and you know, the next midterm election and whether or not they will stand by him on this?
30 nine of them voted with the, you know with the upton bill. they thought they could get even 100 initially and president we saw scrambleed up to the podium and tryed to stem the bleeding on that one as well. >> martha, if you look back at 2010 when you had this huge republican landslide in the house, swept nancy pelosi out of speakership and so on, the big issue there was obamacare. the law was not popular before its pad. it was not popular when it passed. it has not become popular since. it is more unpopular than ever now. and, if you're a democrat who saw what people's dislike of this policy could do back in 2010 you're not going to look ahead to next year with a lot of confidence, particularly in a marginal district where it could go the other way and not in a safe seat. so understandably, a lot of democrats are worryed and they should be. this looks like it is not going to get better. the other thing that the president, trusting the
president has been harm in the way nothing else hurt him before and that does carry over into midterm elections. confidence in the president is an important factor in those elections and it is down now. i don't know that he can restore it. i wouldn't rule it out but it seems to me that is what needs to happen for them to start feeling better about obamacare and him, because it's, a serious problem for him. martha: major factor whether or not he is standing out there alone or with a few folks on his side on this, and whether or not people will want him to campaign in some difficult districts as well based on this issue. >> martha, thank you very much. martha: good to see you. bill: what happens to all those that lost their insurance? can they just call the company and say redo it? well, not exactly. a couple weeks ago we introduced you to one of the five million who lost their insurance, betsy tanner. i wake up at night sometimes just thinking about it. i'm losing sleep over it. and yeah, hours. i don't work on mondays. and i have spent several hours
on mondays just trying to figure it all out. bill: now on this monday, we want to know how everything is going for betsy. standing by live in chicago. one moment, betsy. martha: parts of the midwest are literally in ruins after deadly rash of tornadoes. incredible new footage coming into our studio. we'll bring you that and a witness from hard-hit indiana. right after this break. hythm of. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.®
but some people like betsy tadder in chicago say the president's fix left them in limbo with bad policies, old policies. we followed betsy's story for a few weeks. she is back now with her personal experience from chicago. hope you did okay during the storm and your neighbors did okay too, because some of images are heart wrenching in the midwest. >> they are. bill: betsy, you do have a policy. what policy do you have that is outside of the new exchange? >> well, it's a non-compliant policy. it is a little worse than the policy that i had before in that it is 70/30 plan, rather than an 80/20 plan. everything else is the same. 5,000-dollar deductible and wellness covered. everything else is the same. only two things -- bill: you sound like you're at greater ease now than the last two times we talked to you, are you? >> i received all the paperwork from my new carrier so i'm feeling pretty confident that my
family will be covered at least for the next year at a rate that i can afford. so i'm feeling okay for at least a year. bill: you worked in the health care industry, right? you were in dentistry for 30 years plus. what do you think about what is happening now, about the potential for reversal? >> well, i worked in dentistry for like you said, they are years and i'm still in it and, i've seen what managed health care has done to my profession. we've got doctors that are overworked and underpaid. they can't keep qualified professional staff. doctors don't diagnose ideal treatment because insurance won't pay for it. they're using substandard materials. the doctors that i have worked for made a decision years ago to stay out of the managed health care pool and, honestly we've lost patients because of that but nine times out of 10, bill, they come back to us horrified at the level of care they
received. bill: what did you then think of the so-called, fix of last week? >> not really a fix. it is just, you know, delaying the disaster for a year, for a few and really just creating an administrative nightmare for insurance companies. bill: what happens for those companies now? you've got some experience in that. >> what happens with the insurance companies? bill: yeah. >> well, i'm not sure. i would assume they're going to be raising our rates because of all of the extra work they're going to be having to do, cutting benefits possibly. that ask what we've seen in my profession. bill: that is like an administrative nightmare then? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> and when you heard the president's words of last week, what did you think? >> well, just because the president says it is so doesn't make it so and i think we've learned that lesson the hard way. you know, i, am just sort of sitting back to see how all of
this unfolds. you know, i think, i think, you know, the affordability of it and people losing their insurance is part of the problem. but i think the bigger problem lies down the road when, you know, if everything had rolled out smoothly and every man, woman and child in this country had an insurance card, you know where are the plans to increase the medical staff? where are the plans to expand our hospitals and our clinics and doctors? you know, we'll have long lines of patients waiting to see doctors they don't know, and i think at the end of the day, bill we're out of obamacare all we will have is an insurance card. i don't think that the quality of care is going to get any better. bill: wonder, listening to you speak with martha over the past couple weeks and sleepless nights thaw described and the anxiety, what is your sense of that now personally? >> well, i'm sure that there are others going through that right now especially those --
bill: millions. >> and yeah, in limbo, not knowing if their insurance will be reinstated or not. i received a notice from my previous carrier they hadn't decided yet if they were going to reinstate policies. i'm sure people currently in treatment, receiving care, that don't know what will happen to them. and i can't imagine the stress they must be under. bill: betsy, thank you. we'll stay in touch with you. figure out what is next. >> sure, thank you. bill: betsy tadder, out of chicago, illinois, my best to you and fellow folks in state of illinois from the storms. >> thanks, bill. martha: surviving the storm indeed. people are waking up to the devastation and starting to recount how they liveed through it all. >> i looked out of the window in the basement and they were -- took the mattress off the top and threw it on them and my sister and it is unbelievable. >> she got caught. >> sounded like what they say it sounded like. a freight train. martha: everybody says that, right? you don't believe it until it
sounds like it is coming right towards you. we'll talk to a person who watched the whole storm as it came through and took shelter. bill: a shocking moment, one fan plunges from upper deck, watch this now, of a football stadium during a game. what he was doing before he started riding that rail and how it turned out below. more licensed wireless spectrum, we can empower more... people to novate, create new technoloes and jobs... and strengthen the economy. america is the world's leader in wireless. free up linsed spectrum today, so wireless... let's keep it that way. can do more foamerica tomorrow.
bowing did well at their air show and a number of fed officials will be speaking and folks on wall street hoping they will not turn off their spigot. >> the mayor of washington, illinois, 150 miles west of chicago, estimating 500 homes damaged or destroyed as the wave of tornados hit 12 different states. reports of 80 tornados. 6 dead -- all in illinois. 54 injured in the state of illinois. my next guest was ready to go hunting when he took this photo.
jerry, happy to know you are doing okay. that is one heck of a photograph you saw in the distance. how big was the storm, jerry? >> we were at my brothers house helping with home improvements and noticed the clouds. we stepped outside and watched the whole tornado form. it probably took 4-5 minutes for the tornado to form. once it did, obviously, you start panickinpanicking. >> did you stand and watch or take cover? >> stand and watch most of the time. my brother-in-law has a safe room in his shop. once it was closer you realize you better get in the safe room. >> you are okay? our family is okay? any damage to your home?
>> we were very fortunate. it stayed about a quarter mile south. my father-in-law lost an irrigation spigot. >> these images are ripping your heart out. so many people are suffering now. our best to all of them. jerry, thank you. >> the top insurance officials warning that president obama's push to delay might make it worse. one insider says he wants to fix the countless problems >> i am not in this game blame business. i want to focus on how we address these problems. we have an interest in doing so
so as senator nelson said, so the markets don't blow up. >> we don't want the markets to blow up. we have a former health care executive here and welcome. you are a former executive and you have the ability to look back on your year's of experience. what did you make of it when the president said we will encourage those insurance companies who sent out the cancelation notices to send out another notice saying nevermi mind. >> the president used a football analogy and all of them know if the defense can't stop you you
run the same play. the administration came out opposed to insurance plans and now we are back at it again. the opportunity to shift the blame on to the insurance company and making them the bad guy is happening again >> that was the next thing. these big, bad evil insurance companies are running up the prices. and some think that. but some understand the business model of insurance. but then when the insurance companies were brought in to help organize it and make sure it would work. they also made sure it would benefit them or else it wouldn't work. >> the insurance companies became the supporters because
they saw the money for millions more insured coming their way. many people with high deductibles didn't realize some of the inadequacy. when you have a family of four and a $5,000 deductible, the average person is uninshurninsun they show up at the hospital. >> do you think the insurance companies will do what the president suggested? which is tell them they can extend their policy through 2014. >> obviously it is an administrative nightmare for the insurance companies. i am not sure how they will do it. but even if they were we are
only talking about a year. so it is like the debate over the debt. we will be back at it next year with the same issues and talking about the same problems >> what would you remember to people if you got the cancelation notice. would you say go back to your old plan or try your luck with the plans that might be cheaper in the end? >> obviously it depends on if you are sicker and healthy. for the most part you would be better off making the change to the new plan. >> a fan trying to ride the railing, only this railing was in the top deck of the football stadium. this isn't smart or good in the end. plus, there is this --. >> face your vehicle. >> ma'am, listen to me.
>> shocking moments on sunday during this buffalo bills game. watch the fan trying to slide down the railing on the top deck of the stadium. loosing his balance and trying to hang on. lands on another fan's head. both man taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries >> he is very lucky. we have seen a couple times this year where people have lost their lives. they are going to have to put fencing up or get a handle on the drinking. >> you think he was drinking? >> if he wasn't he is foolish
and silver. >> a little bit of that going around. >> here is the video we have been showing you throughout the store and gotten a ton of response on twitter of this. this is a routine traffic stop and a mom and five children were pulled over for speeding. and suddenly the woman drove away. she stopped and this happened. you can hear the streaming as the officer tells her to get out. she walks away from him as he tells her to turn and face the vehicle. the 14-year-old son gets out and for reasons under investigation the officer pulls out a taser and the boy rushes back in the
van. there is more screaming and then the officer start smashing the rear window with a club. the mom streecreeches away and another officer fires three shots. the woman surrendered at a hotel. can you believe this? this was her kids age were 6-18, five children on the way to the rio grand for a family outing when this started. anna, obviously she should have gone along with the police and pulled over. that is simply what you do. but the police shooting at a minivan with five children. >> cooler heads didn't prevail. the mother was in the wrong, but
the officer's action of shooting three live rounds could land him in hot water. were the officer's actions reasonable and was it justified to use deadly force? officers are held to a higher standard to be able to contain a situation. based upon what we see in the video it doesn't look like he was posing a deadly threat. i am not defending her actions, but i think other measures could have been used >> smashing the windows so glass is flying everywhere. i think when they said turn around and face your car she was nervous. >> she is apparently had dwi so maybe she was worried about that >> no convictions according to
her attorney. >> and i want to be clear they claim they found two marijuana pipes in the car. no drugs in the car because a lot of people are writing and saying she deserved to be taken away because of the other issues. >> martha, look what these officers were facing. first of she alludes and takes it into the realm of a criminal offense and fleeing the police. they have to stop her a second time. they get her out, she is struggling, her son is out of the car and attacks the officer. and then they leave again. i agree the next officer that comes, the assisting officer is probably out of bounds, but the issue constitutionally is you
can stop a fleeing felon with deadly force if it is reasonable. he is saying she was trying to shoot out the tires, but even that is unreasonable. >> did she put her children in jeopardy when she didn't cooperate? >> you could say that. but at the end of the day the officer could have threatened her and said get out and ordered her out at gunpoint. there was no point in bashing the windows. and for the assisting police officer to unload this firearm on this car of children. in my opinion there is no justification for that. >> that is some of the craziest
things i have seen in a while. >> you could roll the window doup down or take it out. >> jenna lee, what are you looking at? >> continuing coverage of the wicked storms making a mess of the big chunk of the country. six are dead. illinois was the hardest hit. the latest fallout on the botch rollout of obamacare. another story says the media is ov overreaching on this and our news analysis panel weighs in. >> we will see you then, thanks. serious disease running ramped on a college campus and a the
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outbreak of meningitis at princeton is happening. they are talking about importing a vaccine that is not legal in the united states. >> there is the first time an outbreak happened and the first time there is a vaccine. it affects about 4,000 americans every year but with 500 deaths. since march they have had an t outbreak of a rare kind. the numbers have reached 7. the most recent case is in the
hospital. there is a vaccine, but it is only available in europe and australia. the fda has approved it for use at princeton. stude students are concerned >> i could be the next but there is also a concern i would not get it. >> how does this spread, doctor? >> by kissing, sharing beverages, marijuana cigarettes and other kinds of close contact. the centers for disease control has deemed the vaccine save and affective. the cdc is meeting with off officials and the new jersey officials. but they made it clear there are going to be several steps in the process before clearing it. with 8,000 students, seven cases
of meningitis might not feel like a lot, but the fear is spreading. wash hands, don't share drinking cups or cigarettes and in this case a vaccine might be prudent. >> is this common for the fda to bring something from overseas? >> no, but we are seeing big shortages of raw material for vaccines. but this is important. >> we have updates on the destruction from the massive sunday storms. the governor of illinois is briefing people and we will go live when we come back. across america people are taking charge
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covering the whole road. connor phillips in bloomington, indiana, south of kokomo. that was the image after the storm rolled through his part of the country. martha: on the bright side a little bit. there will be light at the end of tunnel but today's rough one. we're thinking about you, all of you out there. we'll see you. see you@1:00. see everybody tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now. jenna: we start off with a fox news alert. the search is on for survivors after a deadly tornado outbreak struck at least 12 states yesterday. people in hard-hit areas waking up to find their neighborhood torn apart. homes were leveled and trees uprooted and cars overturned by many images on your screen. it is not over by the way. that storm system is the very same storm system is now pushing east. we'll have a live report just moments from now. first right now breaking news and brand new stories you will see
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