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>> good morning. i am heather cheryleds. >> i am patti ann browne. today is wednesday august 15th. thanks for watching "fox & friends first". >> time for the top 5@5:00. chief of staff susan bar putting herself on voluntary leave amid new allegations that she harassed and humiliated male employees. at least three men have accused bar and another female official of quote lewd behavior including graphic comments at work. one of the men is suing secretary janet napolitano of
frat house environment. now they are launching their own internal review. >> cell phone videos shows intense stand offbetween gunmen and police. the suspect's neighbor recorded it all as soon as heard gun shots. >> put your hands where i can see them. hands where i can see them. do not movmee. do not move. do not move. >> police say after that 30 minute gun fight cops killed the suspect who we learned recently posted a list of snipers as his inspirations on facebook. two other people died including brian botachmann who showed up evict him. the races could help put the gop back in control of the senate.
in connecticut first former world wrestling entertainment ceo linda mcmahon putting chris jays down for the count. she is running for joe lieberman. in wisconsin former governor tommy thompson winning a four-way race for the senate nod. he will replace tommy baldwin. connie mac the 4th cruises to a victory. he is looking to unseat bill nelson. major hasan is expected to plead not guilty today in the fort hood shooting rampage. hasan's trial is scheduled to begin monday. yesterday a judge refuse to do delay the trial a third time despite the defense saying they still haven't finished sorting through all of the evidence. >> patty ann you might not be able to visit mars any time soon but at least you can do this. you can still explore the
surface. nasa's rover sent back these stunning 360 degree pictures from the red planet. they are pieced together to create an interactive panoramic that allows you to have a look around and zoom in on different shots. in the distance you can see mount shark a 3 mile high mountain that curiosity will travel to within a week. >> that is your 5@5:00. mitt romney and pault ryan firing back after the reelection campaign hit a new low. it is due to a remark from joe biden. >> the receipt tick on the campaign rail wasn't as charged has it has been a in month. obama tied an attack to something governor romney did nearly three decades ago. >> you can't drive a car with a
windmill on it. did he try it? did he put that thing on the roof? >> he made a crack with a road trip with the dog on the roof of the car. he use add harsh metaphor to describe mr. romney's financial philosophy. >> he said in the first 100 days he is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. unchain wall street. he is going to put ya'll back in chains. >> increasingly intense attacks. mitt romney wrote a rebuttal himself and congressman congressman ryan had his back as well. >> this campaign is resort to do
demagoguing and defaming others. old game in politics. what's different this year is the president is taking things to a new low. >> mr. president, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting america. >> he promised to change the tone and culture in washington. so here is where we have arrived. he can't run on his record. he hasn't changed his tune so all he has left is to distort, to demagogue, to divide and to try and confuse to distract you from the real issues in this election. >> shortly after he named him to the seat the contest is two on two instead of two on one. we got a feeling of that yesterday. >> peter doocy, thank you.
>> it's time to brew on this. joe biden's comments are what we want you to brew on today. take a look, he had this to say about the tone of the obama campaign. >> this separation is one of the most hateful divisive operation we have ever seen in this country. this president has not met the braceic promises he laid out to the american people. he is not a man of his word. i think of all of the things that will undo barack obama. he is not real any more. if that e is something america s starving for real authentic people to serve this country with a pure heart and make a difference. >> that leads us to the brew on this question of the day. vice president's joe biden's comments just fine or over the line? you can tweet them to us at fox
friends first or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. we will read them later in the show. >> it is time for the first degree weather update with maria molina. >> good morning everyone. it is basically still warm out across parts of the southwest. phoenix arizona 82 degrees during the overnight hours. it has been so hot across that part of the country. we are going to see a little bit of a return to what is bhoer average this time of the year across the area. if we head eastbound the southeast and northeast really dealing with a lot of humidity. dew points into the 70s for some of you. it feels extremely muggy as you head out the door. temperatures will get quite warm across the southeast. 91 atlanta 90 memphis. across texas triple digits 102
san antonio. rapid city a little cooler 77 for the high temperature. northeast talking high temperatures into the upper 70s and lower 80s for some of us from new england down into parts of new york city and the dc area. something to keep in mind we are going to have two frontal systems pushing the eastern sea board that could actually produce severe weather from boston down into new york city, dc all of the way down into south carolina. widespread area here that could be seeing some strong storms that could produce large hail damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. now we have a strong cold front from canada that will produce another area of severe weather from wisconsin through eastern parts of nebraska and south dakota. this area is going to see a dramatic drop in temperatures. we are talking about temperatures that could drop more than 10 degrees and are more typical of the fall weather. we are starting to see a transition coming up soon. >> just a transition. not quite fall yet. >> thank you very much.
now to stories you can bank on this morning. auto sales are revving up and dealerships are on the road to profitability this year. lauren simonetti is tohere to tk about that. >> the dealerships are on track to sell a record 805 each this year. that is higher than the average set back in 2005. 1991 that was the worst year for dealership sales 513 sold back then. we have come roaring back since the financial crisis especially. that seeks to shut down and elimination of possible friends. >> you think con trib -- contributing most and feeling more confident? >> sales yesterday were up. it was the first rise in four months. we were feeling confident. >> some people are getting pay raises others not so lucky.
best in what city? >> congratulations to most people out there. 3 percent pay raises are expected this year. that compares with a 2 percent game last year. some cities are better than others in bringing home more doe. some will go to denver expect to see an average 3.6 percent hike in dallas, san diego, houston and here are the worst ones san francisco, chicago, here in new york city. >> people living in those cities and others not eating out quite as frequently as they used to. >> this is surprising as we are all trying to save money. one way to do that is to brown bag it to work for instance. rasmussen reports 2 in 5 americans are dining out less than they did two months ago. the interest rates are rising. if you brown bag it and don't dine out as much you can save $2,500 a year. >> and maybe better for your waist line as well.
>> sometimes. >> the time now 10 after the top of the hour. coming up by choosing paul ryan as his running mate did mitt romney give the state of floor sdau to president obama? bill o'reilly, charles krout him kraut hymer give their opinions. threatening to sue a school because of two songs taught in music class. the surprising response to that when we come up. a look at late night with jimmy fallon. >> campaign news yesterday mitt romney's vice presidential pick paul ryan criticized president obama for not doing enough to create jobs. yeah. in response obama was like, didn't you just get a new job? what's your problem? with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back
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watching. evangelist billy graham is back home this morning released from a north carolina hospital where he spent two-days being treated for bronchitis. despite the illness the 93-year-old is in remarkably good health. >> president obama's controversial plan to let up to 1.7 million young illegal immigrants stay in the u.s. goes into effect today. critics say it jeopardizes border security and provide safe harbor to criminal illegals. it could cost taxpayers $585 million. time for a look at whose talking the rice for the white house. charles krauthammer, he and bill o'reilly were talking about impact on florida specifically with mitt romney not choosing marco rubio does it put the sunshine state in team obama's hands? here is charles krauthammer's analysis? >> it doesn't put him in the camp. it means the next two weeks
before the convention the fate of the florida vote will be decided. if the democrats succeed in spreading this clear and plain false hood that the ryan plan will affect seniors today they will carry florida. if they do not succeed in thrilling in that false hood and i think again unleashing ryan will do that then i think it could easily go to romney. he has to initially put more pressure on florida for romney. on the other hand, what ryan brings to the ticket is a midwest appeal and we saw in the last couple weeks the midwestern states the ones romney needs to win, ohio leading all of the way up to wisconsin which he doesn't have to win but now in play those were difficulting away from romney. and ryan's regional effect is going to be the strongest. >> the republican convention is
weeks away. last night on "hannity" the chairman telling him what the theme will be. >> we have a theme for the convention i hear. >> we do. a better future. this country deserves a better future. we don't want this misery we have been through. i don't think many people do. my dad was a union electrician in wisconsin. i remember driving downtown. my parents like a lot of parents. i am sure a lot of people watching now. they didn't point to the beautiful house on the corner and say look kids look at these lousy people over here that are successful. my dad looked at me and said listen up pal you go to school you work hard you are going to live in that house. mom and dad hope it's a lot bigger than that house. every parent in america wants their kids to be successful. for whatever reason this president is using success, making something from nothing and living the american dream as a negative. that's not what parents want for
their kids. don't forget we are all over it. fox news will have you covered as we head toward the political convention complete convention coverage begins sunday august 26th. an illinois judge will rule today on a mistrial request from drew peterson. he's the former police sergeant charged with murdering his third wife kathleen savio. if the judge signs with the defense peterson could walk free. good morning ainsley. what caused the defense to ask for this mistrial? >> it is the third mistrial request since the trial began weeks ago. each time they have accused the prosecution of tainting the jury by bringing up evidence that has been banned. this time the blunder came from state prosecutor kathy patton. she asked the witness about a froeks order savio took out against peterson. the problem with that the judge had already warned the prosecutors two hours earlier
not to mention that order claiming it would create an unfair bias against peterson. patton did apologize profusely but the judge seemed unmoved even frustrated. he could declare mistrial with prejudice which means peterson could be off the hook barring any appeals soor he could instrt jurors to disregard the comment and resume testimony. this case has been particularly difficult because savio was found dead of an apparent drowning with no physical evidence to suggest foul play. in fact peterson wasn't even charged with her murder until his 4th wife went missing three years later. prosecutors are relying heavily on evidence from other people who claim savio told them she was deathly afraid of peterson. that type of hearsay evidence is not usually allowed in court. prosecutors describe it as giving voice to a victim from
beyond the grave. >> ainsley earhardt thank you. >> sure. >> the time now 19 after the hour. days after one of his cars went up in flames if is car hires a man who has dealt with his share of electrical car fires. >> then this guy pulling out all of the stops to propose to his girlfriend. enlisting strangers to pull off the big surprise. his proposal going viral. stick around to see why. as we head to break a quick look at the morning prices at the pump. the national average stands at 3.71 a gallon.
some major campaign cash. the romney ryan ticket pulling in $7.4 million on-line. republicans out racing the obama campaign for 3 consecutive months. >> if is car takie -- fiskar taking ceo after two of the cars went up in flames. there are also weak sales to deal with. they had a $529 million loan. he was in charge of the chevy volt program. >> as the 2012 election draws nearer both president owe bam maup and mitt romney are fighting for union support. could hosting the democratic national convention in the country's united states cost the president votes? we take a closer look from washington. heather and patty ann as the two parties gear up for the
convention they hope will dissuade voters they have folks gathering in charlotte north carolina. they contributed $8.548 to the 2008 democratic convention in denver many are taking a pass this time around. in a july memo afl cio president wrote this quote this year we will not be making monetary contributions to the convention or the host committee. we won't be buying sky boxes hosting events. union leaders spent millions to make their own shadow convention in philadelphia last weekend. the event was organized in response to the democratic party's announcement that the gop convention would be held in north carolina. some call it the least unionized state in the country. charlotte as 0 unionized hotels and also big labor reportedly isn't very happy the president is scheduled to accept the party's nomination at the bank of america stadium built by nonunion labor. at this weekend's union event
the tone sounded less than solidly partisan. >> this election isn't about whether a candidate has a d or an r after his or her name. this isn't about building one political party or hurting another. it's about our vision for the future. >> union leaders say don't read too much into the situation involving charlotte. unions have less money on hand to donate this year and later say they would rather focus resources on grass-roots efforts and plan to make voter registration a top priority. heather and patti ann back to you. thank you very much. >> the time 26 after the hour. still to come it's like a scene from home alone, the movie. parents frantically searching for their child after accusing the airline of losing track of her. >> that is scary. >> this stop not bowing well with the owner of this tent. why? because it cost him thousands of dollars.
5@5:30. a san francisco couple accusing united airlines of losing their child and not even seeming to care. an any and carrie say their 10-year-old daughter was traveling by herself to michigan when she missed her layover in chicago. they called united and begged several different reps to figure out what happened. they say two hours and several brushoffs later the airline finally admitted the unaccompanied minor service simply forgot to show up and escort phoebe to her next flight. she did end up getting safely to michigan. the luggage arrived three-days late. united is apologizing and rev w reviewing their complaint. the long island neighborhood rocked by this a house explosion an 18 months old boy was killed. 17 others injured. they felt their own home shake and debris was scattered every where. many rush to do help police and firefighters rescue people from the rubble. we need help, we need help we heard.
i ran to the house. i tried to help as much as i can. >> i see the house shattered. it looked like a bomb exploded. >> they had a little baby. >> the explosion may be gas related. there were two large propane tanks on the property. targeting the lathes attack at an elementary school in new york. the group is threatening to sue because of two songs taught in music class. thank you for the world so sweet and now i lay me down to sleep have the word god and lord in their lyrics. despite the warnings school officials are not backing down. they say the tunes they teach to the kids do not break the law. >> check out this sweet proposal. a boston man enlists a flash mob of strangers to help hem pop the question.
he handed out 300 flowers where he and his girlfriend teresa had her first date. when teresa arrived one by one people came up and handed her the flowers. can you image? as she was overwhelmed the crowd jack switched into a tux and got down on one knee. >> will you marry me? >> yes. >> after the stunt jack and teresa went out to dinner to celebrate their special moment with a lot of flowers. good thing he said yes in that situation. >> first lady michelle obama might have warned the president to stay away from fried twinkies at the iowa state fair but he was able to enjoy beer. >> i got to the state fair and had a pork chop and a beer.
it was good. i might have another beer today. just one. just one. >> he did. the president made a special stop afterwards at the pump house in cedar falls. but remember his beer run at the fair on monday? >> i tell you what, four more years. >> the owner of the tent there is not so happy. he lost about 25,000 dollars while the president was inside that tent was closed to the public. that is your 5@5:30. >> did vice president joe died den just bring the presidential campaign to a new low? many will tell you yes after what they are saying is an extremely harsh attack mitt romney. good morning, doug.
>> a lot of attacks going on out there. policy wise there's a lot of talk about medicare in the campaign trail. the personal attacks are flying. let's talk about president obama in iowa yesterday doubling down on federally funded green energy project. it was his personal jab at mitt romney that got all of the attention. >> he said you can't drive a car with a windmill on it. that's what he said about wind power. you can't drive a car without a wi -- with a windmill on it. maybe he's tried it. ee put other things on the roof. >> that was a not so veiled reference to a romney family vacation almost 30 years ago when a crate holding the family dog was strapped to the roof of the car. then there was this. vice president joe biden speaking to an audience that included haaf an concerns he affected a southern accent.
>> he said in the first hundred days he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. unchain wall street. he is going to put ya'll back in chains. >> moit ritt romney was incense about that remark. here was his response. >> he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups. he demonizes some, panned de pa ders to others. his campaign strategy is to smash america apart and come pile together 51 percent of the pieces. >> the new attack on medicare accusing the president of making big cuts to fund his healthcare plan. the president's campaign disputes that. looks like medicare will play a much larger role in this overall campaign than many would have predicted. the personal attacks gets a lot of attention.
>> flying back and forth. not a very good southern accent either his imitation there. thank you very much, doug. >> thanks, guys. >> being from the south i can say that. before you leave the house this morning let's get the first degree weather update with maria molina. still storms on the gulf coast. >> we are talking a lot of humidity out there. very warm temperatures moneyy conditions a recipe that speaks for showers and storms. not only early this the morning but the afternoon hours. if you live along the gulf coast you will notice heavy downpours. travel delays on the roadways and bigger airports. humid and warm for most of the southeast. you don't have to be along the coast to feel the muggy conditions. eastern sea board from the north ooets down to parts of south carolina we have showers and storms as well. some of those storms could produce severe weather in the form of large hail damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.
as we head westbound we have a strong cold front especially for this time of the year. heather patti ann i want to show you some of the temperatures today 85 over in minneapolis ahead of that front as we head into tomorrow only in the 70s across that area. very nice. i like that. thanks, maria. >> time now to entertain this. we start with some sad news. actor ron palilo best known for playing arnold horshack on welcome back cotter has died. (laughing) >> that's the spirit. you get up here take the affirmative or the yes argument. >> okay. yes. i give you a definite yes. >> he suffered a heart attack at his home in palm beach gardens.
palillo was 63. >> jennifer aniston's engagement ring. the 43-year-old got an 8 carat emerald cut diamond. the price tag 150 to 350,000 dollars. ryan lochte is going to the olympic pool to a pool of drama on 90210. he's set to make his acting debut on the tv series. >> i am stuck with the 8 carat story. >> roundup of all of the sports stories making headlines at this hour. bobby valentine not getting any love from the red sox. a group of players reportedly blasting him to owners with some trying to get him fired. the gm confirmed there was a meeting but he said no ultimatums were made. the new york giants say they can't sleep at night and it's all because of their bed. at least 5 players say they have had back issues because the beds at university of albany dorms
are too small and too hard. >> fierce five gymnastic team still shining after the olympics. the gold medallists flipping the switch at the empire state building to light it up red, white and blue. >> and be sure don't go anywhere stick around with us because u.s. soccer goalkeeper and gold medalist sole will he will be on fox and friends at 8:50 a.m. eastern time. 40 minutes after the hour. the soap you use may make you sick. what other products may have possible serious health risks. we will break it all down. i am very interested. government pension putting a huge burden on the federal debt which means you the tax payer are on the hook. the shocking numbers which are more than what most people make in a year. a look at leno from last night. >> you see this yesterday.
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>> could your soap actually make you sick? a chemical found in household products including toothpaste deodorant and soap among other things may have effects on your health. mark seigel is here to tell us if we should be concerned. >> in mice and minogue fish they found it weakened muscles including the heart muscles. how concerned should we be? >> up to 25 percent the heart muscle. any time we have that come out we have to pay astengs to it.
we have a million pounds of i in our products in the united states. as you mentioned lipstick, soaps, also in kid's toys. it is in a lot of different places. it is something that the epa and fda have both studied and said it is totally safe for humans. no issue in humans whatsoever. this is a new study. it is something we have to look at. 25 percent reduction. we use it because it is antibacterial. you certainly don't want it in your toothpaste. it has a use. you want to do more work on it. >> in animal studies alter hormones and increased antibiotic use. increase -- decrease body against antibiotics.
>> it doesn't weaken your muscles doesn't make you weaker. these effects were dramatic. the doses we are talking about here are a lot more than you are seeing in how longs hold products. it should be on the label and should be studied further. the fda will come out on another report for us. what does it do to you. >> the effects in the animal lasted up to 60 minutes. in some cases it could do permanent damage to organs. it has to do with your kidneys are working normally. if you have normal kidneys the body fetes rid of it. for people who aren't getting rid of stuff in the blood that's what we have to be concerned
about. we are not there. this study makes us want to take a closer look. >> and the authors mentioned pregnant woman in particular should be concerned. >> pregnant woman and people with impaired problems. we need the fda to look into it. >> dr. mark seigel thank you very much. >> wondering if i should wipe lie lipstick off right now. >> doesn't list the ingredients. >> exactly. 47 after the top of the hour. another health story we will need to get dr. seigel to let us know about. could they be just as bad for you as cigarettes. according to reports that is the case. last chance to answer the question of the day. vice president joe biden facing a lot of heat this morning for saying the gop presidential ticket will put americans back in chains. we want to know if you think his
comments were just fine or over the line? >> steve doocy coming up on fox and friends. how are you doing? >> i am doing fine. maybe we should talk to dr. keith ablow about his comments. he is in the house to talk about if people are normal or if they are nuts. joe gibbs from the washington redskins he is the nascar owner. >> hope solo. you know her from the olympics. won a gold medal for the u.s. team. she joins us live. hope you do, too. >> that's why i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. [ chirp ] and the fastest push-to-talk nationwide. [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done." [ chirp ] with access to the fastest push to talk, three times the coverage, and android productivity apps.
taxpayers to foot the bill for his legal defense. the neighborhood watchman claiming he is broke despite getting 250,000 dollars worth of donations on-line. zimmerman's lawyers say most of the money has been spent on security. >> is this the world's tallest dogs an extra large great dane bentley 4 feet tall on all fours 7 feet tall on two legs. he is in the running for the world title. he travels as a therapy dog raising money for children with cancer. patti ann? >> a shocking new report details how thousands of government employees are retiring with a very handsome yearly pension check try over 100,000 dollars a year. diane macedo has more on this report. not bad. the civil service retirement data base shows more than 21,000 retired federal workers receive lifetime annual government pension of 100,000 dollars or
more. that's about 1.2 percent federal retirees compared to 0.4 percent of military retirees that get that much. pensions range from doctors to human resources with law enforcement being the most common. congress by the way congress members were not included in this. pensions are a growing burden. they lost 70 billion last year plus 13 billion for retiree healthcare. they have doubled the inflation rate in the past year and taxpayers are on the hook for $2 trillion. the percentage of people receiving 6 figures are so small they are highly skilled in office put risk on the public. the federal pension pays almost 33,000 dollars compared to 22,000 from the military and a little more than 18,000 from exxon mobil which has one of the best private pensions out there. the government needs to be more in line with the private sector
on this. most of pension owners are not receiving social security benefits but they do all receive health benefits. diane macedo thank you. we asked you to brew on this, take a listen. rom ney said in the first 10 days he was going to let the banks write their own rules. unchain wall street. he is going to put ya'll back in chains. >> vice president joe biden using a harsh metaphor to describe mitt romney's financial fiphilosoph philosophy. that leads us to our question of the day. were his comments just fine or over the line? mitchell e-mailed us saying vice president's comment were offensive to all americans no matter their color. robert e-mailed us saying i think the vice president went over the line. >> lee from ohio e-mailed us saying joe biden's choice of words stirs up negative images
from the past. he should know better. thank you for responding and keep the comments coming. the time now is 6 minutes to the top of the hour. a heart stopping crash all caught on camera. you will never believe the amazing outcome. and can you figure out the word of the day? stick around. we will have the answer.
cu>> two minutes to the top of the hour, we look at the good, bad and ugly. first, the good. watching reruns of our favorite shows can actually help us. >> the thing. >> huge. you got more cow here than here. >> a new study found that when you watch that episode of seinfeld you are boosting self control and helps you resist
temptation. not sure how that works. eggs are bad for you as smoking. number of egg yokes agcellerate the thickening of arteris and leading to possible stroke or heart attack. >> race car driver plunging off the cliff. car flipped dozens of times and miraclously both men in the car walked away without serious injuries. >> that's incredible . it's time to get scrambled up. eric bolling here to help us out. it is flowers. good one. smart. >> eric: not sure what happens with the car tumbling do