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gregg: a possible big break in a cold case. i'm greg jarrett in for jon scott. jenna: myself to have you with us today as part of our team. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. police are questioning a man they say has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of missing six-year-old edan patz. police dug up a basement a month ago searching for the little boy. he was walking to a pus sto bus
stop in 1979. he was the first child to have his face on a milk carton. david miller joins us live from the latest from our new york city newsroom. we know there is somebody in custody, what else do we know about them. >> reporter: there is not a great deal of information being released about this individual. one thing worth notes is that the little boy disappeared exactly to the day 33 years ago tomorrow. as for the individual now being held, his name widely reported as pedro hernandez, the police have not officially named him as a suspect. we have not been able to confirm that is in fact his identity. he was reportedly picked up wednesday, in camden, new jersey. and made admissions. one website quotes hernandez as saying, i did it. commissioner rey kelly issued a statement, an individual now in custody has made statements to
the nypd with regard to the death of adan patz. there could be a news conference some time this afternoon. the f.b.i. is not commenting on this case. earlier i incorrectly pensioned that an f.b.i. spokesman had made statements, that was incorrect. a source close to the etan patz investigation says investigators are skeptical of some the claims. they have a healthy doze of skepticism regarding the veracity and truth of these admissions. they say no one is celebrating at the f.b.i. today, this is still a case that remains open. the investigation does in fact continue. we'll have to learn more precise details about why this person is being held and the truth of these admissions.
jenna: there is a flurry of reports this morning. we talked to dr. ba baden. he told us the last time we went through the story, they were concerned about the family. he was really concerned about whether or not that was happening again a month ago. it seems what you're saying is that the f.b.i. is a little bit skeptical about what they are hearing at this time. >> reporter: that's right. you can't help but think about the family, the poor parents of etan patz, the anguish and suffering they have endured. they have remained at the same home with the same phone, because they still holdout this glimmer of hope that one day little etan is going to try and reach out to them. now presumably he's a man about 40 years old if in fact he is still alive. his father had him declared dead about ten years ago and i'll tell you why in just one moment. last month you might recall, i think you mentioned that investigators dug up a basement nearby the home of the patz
family looking for evidence that may have implicated a hande handyman who lived in the area at that time. that led to nowhere. nothing found linking that basement to the disappearance of etan. another person looked at as a possible suspect is now behind bars in pennsylvania, his name jose ramos. he was a friend of a babysitter. he is now in prison for child molestation, and one reason that the family had etan declared dead is so that they could sue this individual in civil court, which they did do, they won a multi-million dollar judgment, but of course it's symbolic, he has no money whatsoever and this individual, jose ramos has never been criminal until lee charge criminally charged in connection with case. he's due to be released from prison some time in november. this case has caused a great deal of suffering and anguish for this little boy's family.
jenna: we have to remember them today. david lee, thank you very much. more breaking news as we get it. gregg: a new dustup over the federal healthcare law. we await the supreme court's ruling on whether to uphold it or strike it down, all of it or parts of it. as you may know that decision expected next month. doug mckelway is covering it live in washington with details. >> reporter: this is part after broader effort launched earlier this year asking 11 federal agencies to provide details on all public relations advertising annex pen today taours dating back to 2008. only two agencies did not respond to that request. and one of them was hhs. their lack of response is what prompted more action from senator portman. >> we sent a letter saying, look we need to know the details of this. what does the request say for the proposal you've got? what is the scope of this
advertising? is it a prblitz to try to sell the benefits of a healthcare plan in an election year. >> reporter: a 2012 bill restricts taxpayer money from any effort that is propaganda. hhs told the publication roll call the pr effort is meant to inform the american people about the many preventative benefits as a result of the affordable care act. gregg: is this kind of pr effort something that both parties have engaged in over the years? >> reporter: senator portman believes this $20 million expenditure may be on the wrong side of that fine line, and yes, you make a good point, in 2005 senator kennedy and senator laughtenberg asked the bush administration to return money that they paid to armstrong williams to talk up the benefits of the no child left behind
act. having lived in dc for a number of years, i can say through both republican and democratic administrations tremendous amounts of advertising campaign or public service announcements on local radio, tv, metro stations, trains, buses the federal government spends a lot of your taxpayer money on propaganda or public service, it all depend on how you see it. gregg: it surely does. thanks very much, doug. jenna: we'll take you out to wisconsin now where there is early voting underway. we are less than two weeks away for the recall election for wisconsin governor scott walker. it's scheduled for june 5th. states look to see whether big labor can oust a leader who signed the very controversial bargaining measures into law. mike smith is in milwaukee with more of this.
>> reporter: we went to a polling place and the line was spilling out the door onto the front steps all for early voting. some 90,000 april seven tee ballots have gone out and that can give you an idea for how much passion there is in wisconsin about this recall vote, and how key the get out the vote effort is going to be. meantime there is glum blink that the national democrats have failed to invest in mayor tom barrett's campaign as he tries to unseat scott walker. a group called progressive change committee pulled a ad supporting barrett. they say their opponents are cutting their losses and turning their attention to november. david axelrod told fox news that the money and money power of the national party are still with mayor barrett. >> 60 paid staffers, hundreds of lawyers to do ballot protection, thousands of volunteers and now the dnc is sending out a fundraising email to try and raise money for congressman -- for mayor barrett.
>> reporter: now a big reason for all the national attention is the belief that as the recall vote so will go the vote in november. axelrod says he is confident that president obama will win the dairy state in november. the lace time a republican won wisconsin his name was ronald reagan. jenna: mike tobin live from milwaukee, thank you. gregg: iran rejecting the latest global effort to curb it's nuclear production. negotiators are attending talks in bag tk-d and hoping for a breakthrough during a second extra round of talks now underway. this coming just ahead of a new united nations report expected to show that iran is preparing to boost its nuclear output allegedly installing several hundred more centrifuge machines like these commonly used to enrich uranium. steve harrigan streaming live from baghdad is closely following today's talks. steve.
>> reporter: gregg, day two of negotiations here now. it was supposed to be one day of talks. it's not clear whether they are continuing because they are making progress or because sandbar storm here in baghdad has shut down the international airport and diplomats simply can't get home. on the agenda for the six major powers they are pushing hard for iran to make ha they call confidence building moves. they want iran to stop the production of enriched uranium of a high grade, a 20% level. they say they need it for medical research. iran is pushing for a reduction in economic sanctions, sanctions which have hurt that country's economy severely. what we are likely to wind up after two days of talks are at least an agreement of more talks. there is even a fight over where to hold the future talks, the six powers pushing for geneva, iran pushing for a country which opposes sanctions against iran. back to you. gregg: steve thanks very much. so what happens if iran does boost its nuclear output?
just how should the united states respond, and will the world have enough time to even react? our panel will be here to weigh in straight ahead. jenna: a lot of interesting questions there. we have new indicators showing the president's chances for re-election this november. larry sabato is here. he'll join us with a look inside his crystal ball. gregg: presumptive nominee governor mitt romney defending himself following recent attacks on his role at a private equity firm. can he turn those attacks around into selling points? jenna: they are calling it a medical first, new findings showing how it may be possible to reverse heart damage by using your skin. very interesting. a cardiologist is going to join us a little later this hour to explain all of that. gregg: assuming you have good skin. jenna: let's hope so. gregg: janice dean is standing by. we have the forecast for the 2012 atlantic hurricane season. how many storms will we see and
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>> reporter: i'm janice dean from the fox news extreme weather center. the national hurricane center has issued their annual predictions for hurricane season which begins june 1st, and it looks like we're going to have an average year. here are their predictions, nine to 15 named storms, that is on average we see about 12 storms a year. hurricanes four to eight, on average six. and major hurricanes, meaning category 3 or higher they are predicting one to three and on average we typically see around three every year. yes, predicting an average season, but it only takes one for it to be a bad year. i just want to point out we are watching this area of disturbed weather across the bahamas and east of florida, this actually could develop this weekend. our second named system would be called beryl. things are going to be busy from
fox news extreme weather center. we'll keep you up to day. gregg: fox news is america's election headquarters and right now the crystal ball is out with some new indicators for us, for president obama's chances of re-election this november. he will likely face off with presumptive republican nominee former massachusetts governor mitt romney. and the most recent gallop poll finding mr. obama's approval rating this month 47%. larry sabato joins us now. always great to talk to you. how does president obama's approval rating, 47% for the month of may compare to other incumbents running for re-election dating back to 1964? >> it's below the approval levels of presidents who won re-election handily. it's a little bit above the
approval levels of presidents who were defeated for re-election. i'll tell you what it really projects, and this is based on the history of job approval numbers, it projects a very close competitive race in november, which i think is exactly right. gregg: let me put up on your screen a quote from your crystal ball, because this gives a specific projection based on the may month. based on president obama's may approval rating of 47% and the prediction line shown on figure one, which we are not going to show because it's very come phra indicate, we would expect mr. obama to receive 51.6% of the major party vote in november. these results suggest that president obama is currently a slight favorite to win a second term. how reliable is that forecast? >> it's 67% reliable, which means that it's a close competitive toss up in november. the second part of the analysis
adds in economic data, the gdp growth for the first half of 2012, and that lowered the percentage for obama to about 51% at a 90% -- explaining 90% of the variables. but the long and short of it is it's a toss up. this really is what this simple, elegant, yet sophisticated model can say in may. that's all i can say in may. you can't go further than that in may. gregg: you mentioned the two other more sophisticated additions to the model, one the growth rate of the economy. if the gd pgrows by 2% the president gets 51% of the vote. if it's below that, larry, then what? >> if it's below that his percentage goes down depending on how much further it's below 2%. we still don't have the final rating for the second quarter. we don't know the gdp number for
the second quarter. the long and short of it is the european recession could easily be slicing off part of our gdp growth. we don't know, we'll have to wait and see what the third quarter shows. but the outlook isn't all that positive for the economy. it's very slow growth. gregg: the second part of that more sophisticated model is also something you refer to as the time for change factor, what is that? >> yes, this was developed by professor allen bramiwitz at emery, a very sharp guy. it asks one basic question, how long has a party been in the white house? the shorter the time span the more likely the president is to be reelected. look through the 20th century, gregg, only one time was a party ousted when they had had the white house for just four years, jimmy carter. gee, what president has mitt romney been comparing barack obama to every chance he gets?
jimmy carter. gregg: absolutely. larry sabato, interesting stuff. always fun to talk to you. thanks so much. >> thank you, gregg. jenna: foreign policy will come into play as well as we go ahead into the 2012 election. iran will be a big topic. iran is defying the international community rejecting another appeal to curb nuclear ambition -gs. they've been specific and consistent with what they want to do with their nuclear program. have we been equally consistent with what we want? are we genuinely negotiating or is there another strategy at play? our panel weighs in just ahead. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together.
nuclear watch doug agency. iran may praoeb pairing to boost its nuclear output. here to discuss the fallout over that we judge general jack keane, a former four-star general and a fox news military analyst. and mark dubowitz is the executive director for the foundation for defense of democracies. mark, nice to have you as well as would he take a comprehensive look at our situation with iran right now. iran has been consistent about wanting to keep its nuclear program. we don't want them to do it. so is there any room to compromise between those two extreme positions? >> well, i don't think there is any room for the u.s. to compromise. i think there is no way iran can develop a nuclear weapons, a nuclear armed terrorist reskwroepl would be devastating for america's national security. we have to stand firm at the negotiates table and demand that
iran stop enrichment, stop weapon on myization and suspend all it's nuclear activities. jenna: general keane they said they will not do this. now what? >> the iranians y do they want a nuclear weapon? it's simply to guarantee the preservation of the regime and help them with the regional terrorism which they desire. they've watched the ooh not etd states and others negotiate with north korea right into a nuclear weapons program in north korea they think negotiations are a successful ploy on their part to actually getting a nuclear republican. jenna: do you think, general, keane we are generally in these negotiatings to get a compromise or do you think there is another strategy, perhaps buying ourselves some more time or just using it as a cover for another agenda, whatever that might be?
what do you really think our genuine goal is here with the negotiations? >> i think the elephant in the room is the potential israeli attack and we are doing everything we can to stall that from happening. so we want to get some concessions out of the iranians to gain some leverage over the israelis about not doing that. the irony of this is i don't think the iranians fear the israeli attack. i don't think they believe the israelis have sufficient capability to stop their program. so in a sense we fear that israeli attack much more than the iranians do. jenna: mark, do you agree with that? >> i do. i think the iranians don't fear an israeli or u.s. attack. i think the obama administration's agenda in baghdad is to get any deal that gets iran off the front pages before the election and begins to kick the ball down the field. i think the iranians to mix metaphors are ropadoping us,
they will continue to move the goal po*es on us and we will agree to any deal. we have to intensify sanctions and cripple the iranian economy and put the iranians to a choice between the survival of their regime and a nuclear bomb. jenna: the government has a lot of guys that are really protected and have a great amount of resources. what are we really accomplishing with those sanctions? are they appropriately pressuring the government right now, or is there something else that we should be considering? >> i think they are pressuring the government. i mean i think the regime's oil wealth is threatened in a way that it hasn't been since the iran-iraq floor. it's the life blood of the regime what sustains their brutality, their nuclear weapon program. i think by attacking their oil wells they are attacking their regime. the people will suffer but interestingly there hasn't been
a rally around the flag, they are blaming the regime, not the country. jenna: i'm just wondering general keane how you feel about this whether or not we get a deal, let's say there is an agreement that is made is america any less under threat from iran? is there any change to our national security if we do in fact get a deal and there is some sort of agreement that is made? >> look, the tragedy of this is the iranians declared us as their strategic enemy in 1980 and they've been killing us for 32-plus years. most recently they were willing to conduct an attack inside washington against the saudi arabian ambassador. years before that they've been killing us. their strategy to push the united states out of the region so they can achieve their regional goals, which is hegamony remain regardless of this nuclear program. the nuclear program guarantees the existence of the regime.
until we bring the regime to economic collapse and the regime is being threatened by that economic collapse there is no ration until for them to give up the pursuit of the nuclear weapon. jenna: general keane and marks dubawitz thank you for joining us. it's a good topic. look forward to having you both back. gregg: the financial crisis intensifying in europe the fallout threatening to carry pretty serious consequences for just about everyone. lori rothman of the fox business network will be joining us next to explain. presumptive republican nominee governor mitt romney defending himself after attacks on his role at bain capital. we'll take a look at how his time at the private equity firm is being targeted in recent ads and debate whether the strategy is effective or might it backfire on president obama.
jenna: welcome back, everyone. "happening now" now pupl tiff nominee mitt romney defending his record at bain capital. the former massachusetts governor saying the work he did at the private equity firm he cofounded is why he's qualified to be president. his remarks following sharp criticism from the president among others. shannon bream is live in washington with more on this. >> reporter: in its most basic terms the private equity buyout happens wheupb vest ters pool their capital boy a troubled company try to cut its cost and turn things around so the company can recover and the
investors can turn a profit. here is how moveon.org is explaining what happens at places like bain capital. >> they squeeze out higher profits by cutting the company's costs. for most companies the biggest costs is play roles. they reduce pay rolls by firing workers and/or cutting other worker's wages and their health and pension benefits. >> reporter: today governor romney says the president's supporters are distorting what bain capital did and its rate of success. >> the american people understand that the free economy and free enterprise is tough, hard work. when they hear this a business like bain capital was successful 80% of the time and 5% of its investments only went bankrupt they say you know that is a pretty good record. and all the president wants to do is talk about the failures, he's misrepresenting the nature of free enterprise. >> reporter: according to a study which looked at about 3200 companies that were bought out
by private equity firms between 1980 and 2005 those companies did shed about 1% more jobs than comparable companies, but they also tepblded to open more new branches, offices and factories and hire new staff members. those surveyed were asked whether romney's work at bain would influence their oath vote. 21% said it was an interest to support romney. 21% said it was a reason to oppose him, and 54% said it won't be a factor to them at a all. jenna: thank you. gregg: for more on this let's bring in fox news political analyst angela mcglowan, and ssentita jackson, a fox news contributor. are they guilty of distorting the truth when it comes to romney's record? and second of all, does, the
president, open himself up to a charge of launching an attack on free markets and free enterprise? >> well, you know, i can't see the president attacking free market and free event per price. in 2008 he received more money from wall street than any other candidate. it's very clear that he believes in capitalism he wants it to be fair. jenna: he believes in receiving capitalist money for his campaign. >> not only that. i think he wants it to be fair. this growing inequality in america is not going to work. capitalism if it's going to work has to be fair. is unsustainable at this point. even henry ford knew he had to pay his competition five times what they were being paid so they could buy the cars that they made. i think that is the president's appeal. the president cannot afford to go negative. gregg: his likability ratings.
jenna: joe biden was out in new hampshire on the campaign trail and some say he not only managed to insult capitalism but every plumber in america and there are, what, 419,900 plumbers in america. take a listen to this. >> your job, your job as president is to promote the common good, that doesn't mean the private equity guys are bad guys, they are not. but that no more qualifies you to be president than being a plumber. it doesn't -- and by the way there are a lot of awful smart plumbers. gregg: only community organizers and career politicians need apply. >> exactly. our foyou're right, sentita the president does better when he has positive ads. that's why you've seen the obama k-pl pain pull ads in ohio,
virginia, also in iowa and north carolina, bashing bain capital, and prescription is reality. and it seems to me that the perception is that the president is attacking capitalism. >> governor romney is of course a selfmade millionaire, he he has extensive private sector experience running a business, full term governor, where as president obama was a community organizers, he taught a law school class, he has no private sector experience, no executive experience, really does the president want to get into a battle of resumes? >> well i think what he needs to do is ask governor romney, well former governor romney why it is that when he went into office massachusetts was number 37 in job creation, and when he left it was 47. the fact is americans want to know about home foreclosures, who is going to talk about that, rising poverty, who is going to deal with that. student loan debt which is over one trillion dollars. most of us don't even know what
bain capital is. the only reason i know about it is my brother has an mba, i don't care about that. i agree with the 54%. gregg: the true record as a chief executive of a state for mitt romney, 47th out of 50 states in job creation, which some would say is a pretty bad record. >> you know, he was an elected official and some people have good records, some people don't. if you look at the bain capital record mitt romney did create jobs. gregg: we've looked at that and now i'm asking you about his experience as a governor in which he didn't do a terribly great job compared to other states, at least in terms of creating jobs. now isn't that the record that a lot of voters should and will look at? >> what voters care about is solutions and results, and not the blame game. if you look at mitt romney's experience as a deman commander-in-chief of a state if you look at his experience in
creating jobs he still has done better than this president has done in this administration. >> angela and i can agree on this. all americans can win together butt only wa, but all of us need to win together. >> we need to work hard to do it. gregg: we appreciate you being here today. sentita i loved meeting your mother the other day she was fantastic. >> and she loved you. she loved you so much. gregg: thank you. she's wonderful, she is wonderful. jenna: maybe santita and angela need a ticket. that would be an interesting political ticket. gregg: let's push it. jenna: there is a possible medical breakthrough we have to tell you about today, it's fascinating. how doctors say they may be able to reverse heart damage using
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gregg: we are following several breaking developments out of maine. the latest on a raging fire at a nuclear powered submarine. plus awaiting the verdict in north carolina, the john edwards criminal trial, we've got a live report from outside the courthouse. and they are supposed to help treat as marks but now a warning about those inhalers and how some could be putting your heart at risk. jenna: speaking of hearts a new study going against everything medical students are taught in school. researchers are calling it a medical first, saying heart damage may be reversible by using stem cells taken from a patient's own skin cells.
amazing stuff, right. for more on the study we are joined by lisa master, an internist and cardiologist. you're taught in medical school that heart muscles can't be regrown. but this shows us something different. how do skin cells work? >> it's been shown in numerous types of cells that we can regrow heart cells. it's fascinating to wake up and prevent that heart attack in a person knowing that if we are too late or we fall a sleep that will be a big heart attack and the patient will to the survive very long. it's fascinating. bone marrow cells and skin cells can also be regrown as cells in the lab and put back in and function as normal, young, healthy cells. jenna: so, the skin cells can be regrown to actually beat like a heart muscle? >> yes. they can be reprogrammed and reconditioned, and then be
regenerated, so we're seeing that when you put them in a test tube the dead cells from the skin, they are taking the skin from a person with an unhealthy heart and they are putting that unhealthy skin and they are regenerating brand-new heart cells. it's pretty amazing that they have the technology to do that. right now we are noticing that different types of cells as i said can be grown into heart tissue, but one of the obstacles we will face in the future is whether or not these new skin cells that are now heart cells can actually function in that hostile environment in that old, dead heart muscle with that person with a heart attack. that is something that will be worked on in the future. jenna: who can this really help and how far off are we from it becoming a reality for a patient that you might see? >> well, it's going to help all of our patients with heart failure. our patients where the heart muscle is functioning at half the normal level, those that are out of breath, that are tired all the time, that really can't
function, and concentrate or do daily activities, it's going to help all those patients. we have about 600,000 a year that are dying from this alone, so it's going to be a huge impact. we're catching the ones first are going to be the ones that are most severe, those are the ones with big, large heart attacks. doesn't have to be recent, as far become as seven to ten years. those are the people that are the most sick or the sickest on the list for transplants or pacing devices. those we'll help first. in the future we'll be able to help even anyone for instance doesn't get to the hospital in time to go for open heart surgery to help pre-investor that heart muscle. in terms of having the cells live in a hostile environment kind of like taking a los angeles person and putting them through a harsh storm in new york, that kind of environment, would they survive? that is what we're working on now in terms of getting those cells to live. jenna: i know as a californian
originally, moving to new york and going through a snowstorm there is an adjustment. good point. five or ten years before the clinical studies take place, an interesting one and an interesting example. thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you. gregg: amazing stuff, isn't it? wow. religious leaders flocking to washington today, taking on part of the president's healthcare law in fares o first of its kind national conference. we'll have a live report next. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today.
financial crisis is escalating. the fallout means serious consequences for your 401k and the u.s. economy at large. what is happening right now is a rivets between leaders on the continent over a solution. that is threatening major global implications. the latest concerns go beyond just whether or not greece will leave the euro zone. it's bigger than that.
lori rothman is here now. we've talked about this for more than a year now. what is the latest on this crisis? >> the growing course, jenna is whether or not greece is going to leave the euro zone. they arwhether greece will lee the monetary union. we have firm evidence here the debt debacle is taking its toll on the global economy. orders for durable goods, things likes cars and washing machines fellows month because of weaker demand out of europe. the german economy is starting to tpeud as well. a report sphoeg german manufacturing down to its lowest level since june of 2009. and the continents down to a six-month low. european leaders are at odds over how to contain the crisis. the new prime minister of france, a socialist voted in
because he's against deep spending cuts is calling for europe to issue euro bonds so they can continue to borrow and spending. angela merkel held firm to her line, structural reforms, meaning austerity spending cuts, deep cuts are needed because europeess is basically broke. she pwhrao*es this is the best way for economic growth. the debate rages on, spending or austerity. all the while greece is keeping a close eye, a date to watch the greek elections june 17th. if greece votes against budget cuts an they might not get the rescue, and it way mean the end is near. gregg: religious leaders gat
tpherg washington fo gathering in washington for the first ever religious freedom con convenience. including the contraceptive mandate in the new healthcare law and the marriage in a liization of religious groups on college campuses. loren green is live from georgetown, university. tell us what is going on. >> what we are seeing here is the first potent salvo in what may be termed over religious leaders. gathered here are many religious people. i spoke with a law professor from notre dame university. notre dame is one of 40 institutions filing that federal lawsuit against the obama administration over that mandate. they say yes the mandate is the trigger for this. take a listen. >> a lot of people recognize that something different, new and challenging, and harsh is
happening right now in our country, with regard to religious liberty. the contraception mandate is probably the pinpoint of that. >> the conference culminates tonight with the keynote speaker who is baltimore's archbishop william laurie. he is head of the catholic bishop's conference on religious liberty. he will talk about the catholic churches legal fight against the obama administration. he says a legal fight that they did not go looking for. take a listen. >> and the healthcare bill was being debated we spoke about the need for clear conscience protection. we then supported remedial legislation when that conscience protection didn't get into the healthcare bill. we did everything we could to prevent this. >> reporter: and what is going
jenna: being called the largest consumer ripoff in american history, and it may be heel? could it be? the facebook ipo saga stakes on a brand new -- takes on a brand new twist. also, major developments in the search for a florida woman. her car found abandoned, her keys and her purse inside. we have new details on what police just found. plus, they help millions of asthma suffererrers, help them to breathe, but could inhalers actually hurt your heart? a new study that's raising some concerns just ahead.
jenna: we're glad to see you on this thursday, we have some breaking news in the disappearance of the 6-year-old boy from new york city who vanished 33 years ago. i'm jenna lee. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for jon scott, and pates was the very first child to be featured on a milk carton which began the national campaign for missing children, and now after all these years, police have arrested pedro hernandez, a new jersey man who claims he played a role in patz's death. jenna: this comes one month after police dug up a basement in a building of soho located near patz's apartment. they said they came up empty-handed, so how do police know if, indeed, hernandez is telling them the truth? on the phone now is dr. michael baden, forensic pathologist, also a fox news contributor. interestingly enough, he was also new york city's chief medical examiner in 1978 when
etan n patz went missing. apparently, this guy is coming forward and confessing something. what sort of forensic evidence would you be looking for to confirm this man's story? >> the only way, jenna, to confirm the story is if he gives information as to where the remains are or if etan is still alive, to what family he may have been sold or given to. the unfortunate things with high-publicity cases such as john bow nay ramsey is that many people come forth and make confessions who have nothing to do with the matter, and the police have to sort all that out. there have been many people confessing to having done something with etan patz, and every now and then one of them gives information that may be correct, and that's what led to
the digging up of the basement, and that's what leads to taking this hernandez into custody. but he's going to have to give some information to indicate where he delivered the body or the person of etan patz to have any credibility. jenna: we know it's 33 years ago, dr. baden, but have you heard of this man at any time, at any point over the last three decades? have you heard this name before? >> no. although allegedly he was on the police radar, but i've never heard of this particular person. one of the things, jenna, that shows up is that in 1979 there was not tracking of pedophiles. now there is, and it's amazing how many pedophilic people are in the area where etan went missing that nobody knew about. now the police know all the different pedophiles in that area. jenna: that's interesting. we forget how times have
changed -- >> yes. jenna: we mentioned that this case, obviously, was a big watershed moment for missing children as far as national pub publicity. >> oh -- jenna: but you really point out, dr. baden, and we were talking about this, anyone could come forward and claim they know something at this point, and it would be very hard to double check or double source their story. so if you could just bring us behind the scenes here. what do you think is happening now, and if there's a chief medical examiner that's overseeing this, where are they going next? what's the next step? >> well, the next step is for the police to interrogate them and get as much information as possible as was he in the city at that time, where did he bring him? what he did with the child, and then they have to check that area. if the child is dead, then dna will identify him even after 33 years. if he's alive, dna will also identify that child. there were rumors that he might
have been skirted away to israel because the parents weren't raising him the right way or something. so all kinds of rumors that have developed about being alive and being dead, but the only way to check out whether he's going to have that information to tell the truth is by finding evidence of where etan was taken. jenna: well, we'll continue to watch this story and watch for any of those developments, dr. baden. nice to have you. thank you, as always, for your expertise on this. >> thank you, jenna. jenna: nice to have the doctor with us today as we really take a look at what the disappearance of etan meant for the country as well, it really put the spotlight on missing children cases. in 1983, president reagan declared the day etan vanished -- which happens to be tomorrow, may 25th -- national missing children's day. so it's sort of ironic we're
getting this information on the anniversary of this little boy going missing. of course, there were other high profile cases as well, 6-year-old adam walsh. these tragedies prompted law enforcement agencies to develop and share resources and make child protection a national priority. we continue to cover those big stories of missing children, and we'll continue to cover this one. gregg: we are awaiting a possible verdict in the john edwards corruption trial. the jury in its fifth day now of deliberations. the former u.s. senator and one-time presidential candidate facing up to 30 years in federal prison if convicted. jonathan serrie live outside the courthouse in greensboro, north carolina. hi, jonathan. >> reporter: hi, gregg. well, the jury resumed deliberations this morning giving no indication as to whether it is any closer to reaching a verdict. when john edwards arrived at the courthouse this morning, he was wearing a green tie. he's done this every single day this week. in the courtroom few jurors are
making eye contact with him. we spoke with a former federal prosecutor who's been observing the expressions on their faces. listen to him. >> what we do notice is that the little bit that we get to see the jurors, that their heads are down, they have a serious look on their face, and either that's they're just tired from being in an enclosed room for a number of days, or maybe there's a little bit of dissension amongst the ranks. >> reporter: jurors asked to review prosecution evidence relating to funds from john edwards' supporter rachel "bunny" mellon, but they have not requested any items since tuesday. kieran shanahan says that could be an indication they've moved on from the so-called bunny money issue and are now exploring other counts against edwards. in the meantime, the waiting continues both inside and outside the courthouse. gregg? gregg: green, huh? i bet he wore green when he wore
all those verdicts of -- >> reporter: yeah. very interesting to see the reasoning behind that. gregg: green is the color of money. [laughter] >> reporter: that's true. gregg: and just for the record, this is teal, all right? it's not green. thanks very much, jonathan serrie. jenna: we're going to have to go back and check all those cases, gregg. thanks a lot. [laughter] well, we have this fox news weather alert for you now. hurricane season officially begins next weekend, and today we're getting our very first predictions. chief meteorologist rick reichmuth is with us from the fox weather center. it looks stormy behind you, rick. [laughter] >> reporter: yeah, i tell you, so he's the averages. 12 is the number of average named storms, six hurricanes on average, three major hurricanes. noaa putting out their advisory today, and take a look at this, they're not going with any big, bold predictions, everything kind of splitting the number bees. i think in general we're expecting probably a slightly less active season than we've seen over the last number of
years. still above average from kind of the all-time records, but a little bit less than the last few years. all of that said, when we normally get later into the season, we have those big storms that come off the coast of africa, that, i think, possibly a little bit less. storms forming closer to the u.s. might be on the increase. we're already watching another one down around parts of cuba and in towards the bahamas. we've seen a lot of rain towards miami, but the models are picking up on this and doing all kinds of crazy things with it. i point this out because this weekend, obviously, memorial day, a lot of people are going to be hitting these beaches in florida, georgia, south carolina. we are likely going to have some sort of disturbance, so anybody who's out there needs to watch that. we're already seeing very heavy rain continuing across parts of south florida. miami's seen over 10 inches of rain in the last couple of days. couple of other stories we're tracking, this disturbance across the northern plains, we have not talked about tornadoes
over the past couple weeks, but the storm prediction center has issued a moderate risk for severe weather. we're starting to see that already, we're going to see a few waves of this move through throughout the afternoon, so the threat for poad tornadoes is real, parts of minnesota, into iowa and a big chunk of wisconsin. one other story, we've had all the fires across areas of the southwest the past couple of o weeks, and a big area under the threat for fires again today, and i think this is going to stick with us throughout much of the weekend. so we have plenty to be doing here in the weather center, jenna. jenna: that's good. we want to keep you busy. w50e continue to watch -- we'll continue to watch the situation, thank you very much. gregg: rick is never bored or boring. [laughter] the race for president taking a new turn. we've got some brand new poll numbers to share with you. several key states, who's ahead now? and a california woman is attacked in the middle of the night. three people under arrest for attempted murder. a bizarre murder plot with a
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jenna: right now a look at some crime stories we're watching for you today and new report that is neighborhood watch volunteer, george zimmerman, once accused a florida police department of corruption saying the officers covered up the beating of a black man by the son of a white police officer. zimmerman, of course, is charged with fatally shooting 15-year-old trayvon martin. martin's family has said it's been insinuated that zimmerman targeted the teen because he was black. police in tampa locating a 27-year-old woman who was the subject of a massive search for nearly one week. this just happened. they found ellen ann quinlan. she abandoned her car friday night leaving her keys and her purse inside. she's said to be in good condition, we have no further word on what exactly happened here. we'll try to get that for grow. and police in california say a 14-year-old girl and her two
friends tried to kill the girl's mother, attacking her in the middle of the night. police say the daughter was upset over her cur fee. curfew. gregg: all right, some brand new poll numbers out today in the race for the white house focusing on key swing states, and they come from several different sources includinging merist. charlie hurd, always fun to talk to you. let's start with ohio, and we'll put it up on the screen. president obama has a five-point lead in the state of ohio which is really interesting because it wasn't that long ago, a couple of months ago, he had a 12-point lead. let's go to virginia. the president now has a fairly narrow four-point lead, but two months ago it was 17 points. why is the president over the course of a couple of months,
why has he lost so much support? >> i think that it's a number of reasons, but the biggest reason, gregg, i think is probably because the republican primary has kind of settled down, a nominee has come forward, and we've begun sort of the long stretch here where you have both sides trying to sort of define what this campaign is going to be about. and i would argue that mitt romney, the republicans, have done a fairly good job of keeping this, the campaign, about president obama and the economy. that's what they want it to be about. if it's about that, they believe they can win. obviously, president obama is doing everything he can to make the campaign about mitt romney and bain capital and what a rich guy he is, and that is when he's not focused on all these other social issues that also kind of distract things. but i think that's probably the biggest reason why we've seen that kind of narrowing. gregg: all right. now, if ohio and virginia are key swing states, the jackpot swing state would be florida. because they have 29 electoral
votes. want to put the marist poll up on the screen now for florida, and president obama has a lead there 45-40%, but take a look at the quinnipiac poll that roughly was taken over the same period of time. romney's got a hix-point -- six-point lead there. why an 11-point difference shall between two polls that were roughly taken at the same time? >> i think as you know, gregg, it's still very early, and i this i a lot of these polls are just sort of sticking your finger up in the air at that point and very, very hard to measure with any real specificity. gregg: right. >> i think as we get closer, obviously, that that will change very much, but i think, you know, republicans are very much looking at a map right now. in the senate, for example, they must win at least three seats in order to win the senate and, therefore, control both chambers of congress. gregg: sure. >> and for them to do that, you know, there are probably eight or ten races that are really,
really very much up for grabs. if the presidential race goes sort of hard one way or hard the other, it's east going to wipe those out of reach for republicans or could very possibly sweep them all to being within reach for republicans. gregg: sure. >> are so, you know, as tight as it seems now, come, you know, october we could be looking at very different -- gregg: a lot of time left. but do you know what's striking about the three states i mentioned, ohio, virginia and florida? the president -- there's a huge gender gap there. the president has a sizable lead among women. now, why would that be? >> well, i think that -- and the democrats have done a very good job of capitalizing on this issue. they're working very hard to make this, make women who, in fact, the polls suggest are going to be the ones who determine the outcome of this race. gregg: right. >> and they have, and president obama has worked very, very hard --
gregg: so does the war on women, the contraception issue, sandra fluke, so on and so forth? >> yes. at every opportunity president obama has gone out of his way to sort of try to capitalize on that division. gregg: right. >> you know, but, you know, of the people, of the republicans that were, had, seemed to have a real shot at winning the nomination -- gregg: yeah. >> -- it appears that mitt romney is probably the strongest among those to battle for those same -- gregg: you know what's interesting, too, is when you look at a breakdown of a bunch of different polls, what you find is clearly jobs and the economy are the most important issue to american voters -- >> and women voters too. gregg: pardon me? >> and to women voters. gregg: yeah, of course. and when you break it down and you ask voters did the president's policies make matters worse, better or, didn't do any good, a huge majority say they either made matters worse, or they didn't do anything at all. and yet these polls in the three key swing states that we just
mentioned all find that the president is dead even with romney on who would do a better job on the economy. >> yeah. and that's why i think that the strategy we're going to see out of the romney campaign is to without being harsh or brittle in a way that turns off, you know, or nasty or partisan in ways that turn off especially women voters, if he can just focus on saying obama's a great guy, all this sort of stuff, but the economy is all that matters -- gregg: yeah. >> -- and he's been a poor steward of it, they hope that that is how they can sort of win over those women voters who, you know, polls also show respect largely swayed by these -- aren't largely swayed by these sprinter issues like -- splinter issues like contraception. gregg: all right, charlie hurt, thanks for being with us. jenna: a dangerous fire breaking out onboard a nuclear submarine. we have details coming up. and the facebook saga is growing. unhappy shareholders now filing
gregg: new information on the fallout from the facebook ipo mess. shareholders now suing the social network and its bankers. fox business network's shibani joshi is live with that story. >> reporter: hi there, gregg. yes, as the situation gets messier and messier by the day, this week has been nothing short of volatile for facebook and its new shareholders which have seen stock prices moving up and down virtually every other day. the stock was down about 11% on monday, down 8% tuesday, up
yesterday, up today as well. nothing short of controversial, the biggest technology ipo that this nation has ever seen. keep in mind because i know a lot of our viewers are kind of confused about the issue here. there are two main issues that have generated a lot of controversy. first, a delay on the nasdaq that caused a lot of buy and sell trades from being prevented, delaying the opening by half an hour. also fresh claims at morgan stanley, jpmorgan, goldman sachs revised their forecasts and shared them with a selective group of clients leaving the retail investors completely in the dark and suffering a lot of the losses i just pointed out to you. now facebook and morgan stanley have come out on the offensive saying they have done everything within the guidelines of the sec, but that hasn't prevented these issues from kicking up a huge storm with the aftermath probably a lot more exciting than the actual debut of facebook shares. keep in mind, it's been four days, and already we've seen the
sec and finra saying it will review the execution. nasdaq and morgan stanley in damage control mode trying to deal with the failed trades and the dwindling stock price. two congressional panels also jumping in and then several shareholder lawsuits filed near new york as well as in california. and everyone under the sun is being sued around this thing, again, around the issue of selective information getting out to others. bankers and underwriters including morgan stanley, goldman sachs, barclays, facebook and facebook employees and board members including the ceo, mark zuckerberg, mark ann drinkson, reid hastings who sits on the board and legendary d.c. investor peter teal. all of this questionable to whether or not these lawsuits will amount to anything, gregg, but everyone sort of talking about the overall dampening interest in institutional and retail investors' interest in participating in the markets,
and we know that's not necessarily a positive favor, positive factor working for the markets right now. greg greg shibani, thanks very much. for more on the facebook fiasco, joey jackson and faith jenkins. i have a copy of at least one of the class action lawsuits, and it essentially claims -- this is the 14-page one. it essentially claims the underwriters, they had information that was negative about facebook, a negative revenue outlook that they shared with some special clients but not everybody else, and thus, the claim is the little guy got ripped off. [laughter] what do you think? >> well, that's a no-no. see, the way it works is this way, gregg. if you're going to do an ipo, an initial public offering, and facebook, of course, having filed the prospectus which indicates what your company's about, you just want a level
playing field for everyone. and there's a duty and an obligation on all parties to disclose. we as investors have a right to invest in anything we want or not invest, but at a minimum you want to insure that the playing field is even, and if we want to give our money to something, that we should get accurate, reliable information which is fact-specific. in this case if it didn't happen, which is a factual question, those accountable need to be held responsible. gregg: now, faith, what's interesting about the class action lawsuit, all of the factual allegations are based on newspaper reports. so we don't really know the truth of the allegations. that'll be subject to what's called discovery. but what's your impression? >> my impression is that based on the documents investors in this case should have known that there were significant problems. i mean, here's the thing, facebook reported on april 23rd that its growth had stalled. all the information that morgan stanley use today revise their forecast, this was information that everyone should have known. it was out there to the public. look at general motors. it pulled its advertising from
facebook, and facebook reported that they had a significant decrease in advertisers. so everyone knew that there were all of these problems out there, and guess what? it's the stock market. it's not a sure thing. every time you invest, there's a possibility that you lose money. that doesn't mean that you have a right to file a lawsuit and that there's some kind of fraud involved just because you lose money. gregg: you know what, joey? in terms of trade, this was the biggest ipo every which means if this thing gets certified as a judge by a class action, my goodness, this could be the biggest lawsuit in history both in terms of plaintiffs and damages. >> oh, absolutely. if you're looking at 420 million shares that are sold and you're talking about $104 billion company be, without question the lawsuit will be massive. faith raises excellent points, those are the matters that'll be litigated in court. was there information available to the general public such that individual investors could have found out themselves or were things hided and otherwise, you know, secreted from public view
and only the select few were allowed to know about it? that's the million dollar question, gregg. but if this goes anywhere close to trial, it'll be tied up for years. gregg: now, faith, there could be a separate lawsuit against the nasdaq for making faulty trades. that would be based, what, on negligence? apparently, they've already set aside millions to try to compensate those trades that weren't executed properly. >> right. negligencein not doing their due diligence. but, again, the bottom line is you can file these lawsuits, and some people say they don't have a lot of merit, but they may have settlement merit, and that's what i think a lot of people are counting on here. these there plaintiffs' securits lawyers look at the fact that the ipo didn't perform the way people thought it should, so these lawsuits are piled on, what? -- filed on, what? two days of performance? gregg: yeah. and the lawyers get rich. [laughter] license to steal. >> use it honestly and favorably for the public good.
[laughter] gregg: all right, joey jackson, faith jenkins, good to see you both. jenna: the u.s. targeting a suspected militant hideout in pakistan. coming up, the new details on a drone strike today and whether or not these strikes are truly helping or hurting, perhaps, our war on terror. also, the race against the clock to put out a massive fire on a u.s. nuclear submarine. we're going to tell you where this is unfolding with new details on efforts to douse these flames. [ kristal ] we're just taking a sample of all our different items in our festival of shrimp. the crab-stuffed shrimp are awesome! tequila lime tacos. [ man ] delicious! [ male announcer ] it's festival of shrimp! for $12.99 try any two shrimp creations like new barbeque glazed shrimp. offer es soon. we're servers at red lobster. and we sea food differently.
jenna: some new information now just in from maine where crews finally knocked out a fire on a nuclear powered submarine. that could go very wrong, right, julie? julie banderas live in the newsroom with more on this. >> reporter: there is bad news and good news, jenna. four people were injured in the fire including firefighters. at this point the cause has not been identified. what we do know the fire started in the forward comparment of the nuclear powered submarine docked at portsmouth shipyard in maine. here is good news. the sub's reactor was not operating at the time of the fire. so it was unaffected, thank goodness. when fire crews arrived they could see black smoke pouring out of uss miami. the home's substation is in connecticut but it was actually at the shipyard at the time for maintenance and upgrade work. so i guess they were in the right place at the right time. fortunately no serious injuries, jenna. jenna: julie, thank you. >> reporter: sure. gregg: right now historic presidential elections underway in egypt.
people voting for a second day more than a year after a bloody revolt forced their dictator to step down. but fears are growing. leland vittert streaming live from cairo with the details. leland? >> reporter: hi, gregg. the polls close here in about an hour and a half as the sun sets on the nile river. this is historic election, also an unusual one because the army here controls things and they're also running this election to pick whoever takes over power from them and there is many who fear right now that the army is not going to want to give up being the power behind the throne. those headed to egypt's polls are met with long lines under a hot sun. and then soldiers with automatic weapons guarding the doors. why do you think the army needs to keep some power? >> because the they are corrupted and involved in what happened in the previous regime. >> reporter: this girl is among egypt's educated upper class and like many of her
neighbors in cairo's nicest suburbs, they worry when the election is over, the army won't leave especially if an islamic candidate like pitaw or the muslim brotherhood candidate wins. the army launch its own p.r. campaign on buses all over cairo the as a poster with a young boy and a soldier. it reads, army and people are together with one hand. the p.r. campaign is working. among egypt's poor, like these women in this neighborhood the army remains heroes. they are our sons and father this is woman says. they will step down when the election is finished. now the ballot counting starts tonight. we expect results sometime early next week. from there, gregg, it looks like there will be a runnoff. july 1st is the official transition. the army has been very public there, looking forward to transitioning to civilian rule. the question whether the army still tries to hang on
to all of its behind the scenes power or actually becomes a army under a civilian government. back to you. gregg: leland vittert streaming live from cairo, egypt. thanks. jenna: new information on a deadly attack of a near the afghan-pakistan border or a report of an attack. pakistani intelligence says this. a u.s. drone fired two missiles killing 10 reported militants. pakistan's parliament recently called for an end to all our drone strikes inside their country. in fact that country, pakistan, making it a key demand in exchange for reopening those very important nato supply routes that are still closed at this time. stephen yates, former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs. steven, back in january the defense secretary sat down with "60 minutes." he said pakistan and the nights have the same goal to go out and get the bad guys, to get the
terrorists but do we have the same goal as pakistan and those running pakistan's government? >> well i think the secretary was saying what he needed to say but i think common sense americans can question whether we and pakistan have the same objectives. we look simplistically what's happened over recent years with the usama bin laden capture and kill and having been harbored in pakistan for so long. it is bitter differences about their willness to impede our ability to conduct operations in afghanistan, and to basically try to extract a toll, a price from us, in order to have access to what should be stablizing for their geostrategic interests. i think a fundamental relook at the u.s. pakistan relations is in order. jenna: right now we call them an ally. >> right. jenna: but in your opinion, are they? >> they do not behave as an ally in my view. and i think that we, again we have to look very fundamentally what are our interests. the administration and a lot of americans have focused somewhat myopicly of getting
out of afghanistan. as worthy as that objective is pakistan poses a lot of dangers and the president owes us a real strategy for shaping events in pakistan. to date we really haven't had one. jenna: let me ask you a little bit how you get to that strategy. let's talk about the drones just for a moment here. the reports today, this is the second consecutive day of drone strikes. you know as well as i do, steven, it can be tough to confirm the drone strikes, whether or not they are successful and hit their targets. do the drones, do they do more harm than good? dot ends justify the means? should this be part of our strategic policy when it comes to pakistan that the drones are here to stay? >> i think they're important but tactical. they don't address the ideology that fuels our enemy. they don't gather intelligence on the enemy and don't answer broader questions what we're trying to achieve in pakistan or any other geography like yemen where we're also deploying them. the administration made it clear this is a key part of their arsenal in the fight
against al qaeda. it is less clear what they will do to address the broader issues, like the level of aid congress has been very uneasy with and pakistan continues to receive and strategically what is achievable in dealing with this country, with a fragile economy, even more froge gill polity and strategic interests i think at times are hostile to ours. jenna: other news we have all the time and attention and energy placed on iran and five plus one talks with iran and their nuclear program. pakistan, we don't know how many nuclear weapons they have but they are a nuclear country but we're not having big high-level talks with pakistan, steven. what should our policy be? how do we work toward a more comprehensive policy when it comes to pakistan and more updated one as you're implying? >> i think you begin rethinking what our expectations should be in a country like pakistan. there is something fundamentally wrong in pakistan. if you look at neighboring
geography in india, they have a chief minister in office for more than a decade. has a successful economy and international investment they are neighboring geographys. why is one much more successful and stable and pakistan is fraught with so many perilous problems? we need to have some comparative perspective what we should expect or or even demand from deliverables in pakistan. we need to talk about what was talked about in the republican primary. zero basis for aid and justify where we go from there. doesn't mean it stays at zero but there needs to be real accountability and results tied to the aid we provide. jenna: this is constant discussion. keeps coming up every couple weeks. we'll continue to watch and see if we see any real change on the horizon when it comes to our relationship with pakistan. stephen, nice to have you as always. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, jenna, a shocking new study linking asthma inhalers to heart problems. dr. manny alvarez is here with what you need to know.
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a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. jenna: well a new study suggesting young people who use inhalers to treat asthma may be at the risk of develop heart problems like irregular heartbeat, something like that. joining me fox news medical a-team, dr. manny alvarez. doctor alvarez when we're talking about this, we're talking about irregular heart beats and why would this be happening and why is this dangerous? >> you have to remember asthma rates have been going up and up and up. so doctors are looking for new therapies. this is a new class of asthma inhalers called anti-allergic medications. they have been used in the past for c o.p.d. these medicines sometimes can give you a very fast heartbeat. some cases they looked at effect of increased heartbeat, whether or not it
became irregular. they looked at 7600 kids or patients, from small children all the way to the age of 24 and what they found was there was a 1.56 statistical increase in developing this kind of arrhythmia. now if you look in basic numbers, basically 56 patients out of the 7600 had these arrhythmias. so it just comes to tell you that in these types of medicine you have to be a little bit careful. you have to consider things like, caffeine, energy drinks, some over-the-counter medicines because those things can also make your heartbeat go faster and therefore can make the problem worse. jenna: dr. manny, if i could stop you there, if you're a parent and your child uses an inhaler, does the benefit of the inhaler outweigh the risk? >> absolutely. absolutely. as long as they don't have any other underlying cardiac condition or any medical problems like diabetes. you know right now this is not something to be majorly concern about. this is something that you
have to be aware it could be a potential side-effect. you have to talk to the doctor. look for other contributing factors but absolutely many times these medications are saving lives and very severe asthma attack when it is no the controlled can be incredibly dangerous. jenna: right. i was just curious what the other options are if you have asthma? if you see someone with asthma and carry with them an inhaler. if that is something not fit for them are there other options as well? >> there are many kinds of bronco dial late tores. there are dial late tores with medicines. this is a new variety of chemicals being used and quite effective when you have major exaggeration of a asthma attack. jenna: something to be aware of, just keep it in mind. >> and read the whole story at fox news health.com. jenna: and we will. dr. manny thank you. >> good-bye. gregg: good information. the first private aircraft sent to space completing its first key test today.
gregg: for the first time since being hospitalized with a flesh-eating bacteria, a 24-year-old georgia woman making remarkable strides. julie banderas has her story live in the newsroom. >> reporter: gregg, even doctors were surprised by amy copeland's latest achievement. her father posting on his face book page and i'm quoting because it is good. when the doctors put aimee
their expectations to give her an hour. five hours later she decided to lie down. had she been running a olympic marathon, aimee would have experienced a gold medal moment. she is battling a flesh-eating disease she suffered from a fall over a homemade zip line over a georgia river. after cutting her leg she developed in a resulting left leg and other foot and both hands having to be amputated. in an interview with the associated press her dad andy said, after surgeons removed her hand and shrugged her shoulders and said it is okay and she smiled. aimee is able to breathe for a 24-hour period without assistance from a ventilator. every moment her heart beats is simply a miracle according to her family. gregg: what an amazing young woman. we wish her the very, very best. julie, thank you.
jenna: spacex has completed a series of maneuvers. the spacex rocket around the international space station. it is now clear for a historic docking attempt planned tomorrow, probably the most challenging part of this entire mission. phil keating in miami. more challenging than getting off the ground but that was a pretty big accomplishment as well. >> reporter: this mission full of firsts. first-of-its-kind of space travel and business as the spacex company is orbiting into history paving the way for a new private space race. roughly 200 miles up above the earth, this is the dragon capsule as it looks slowly approaching the international space station getting within about a mile and a half. this is how it looked for the six men living on board the space station. you could even make out the solar panel wings of the capsule. nasa's don petit recently showed us the control box on the ass which commands the approaching capsule which they used this morning to turn on dragon's strobe lights to see it as it got
close. so far this mission spacex has cleared every crucial test. >> all dragon systems check out. we look good. we're currently to fly up and over station overnight and prepare for berthing. dragon is go for berthing date tomorrow. >> reporter: here is another never-before-seen image. this is what the international space station looks like via thermal imaging from a mile and a half from a camera on board the drag gone capsule. all of this leads to tomorrow the historic day for spacex and the private space race including four spacex competitors right now. rendezvous, capture and berthing for the first commercial spacecraft to the space station. space station residents will use a long robotic arm to grab it and bring it in over several hours. this is pretty cool. check this out. this is the view from space last weekend from the space station of the annular solar
eclipse. what looked like a ring of fire on earthlinks it on the planet looks like a dark circle cross crossing the clouds from space. 5:00 a.m. that is the key go or no-go decision point. by 11, if all goes well they think they will have the first private capsule firmly in place. back to you. jenna: that would be a remarkable, remarkable accomplishment. we'll see tomorrow if it happens, phil. thank you very much. >> reporter: all right. gregg: in 2008, then senator barack obama blaming president bush and republicans for the stagnant economy. four years later, on the campaign trail, wait until you hear who president obama is blaming for today's economic woes. his comments getting a lot of attention today. that's necessary. -- next
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