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childers in for jenna lee. republicans are in orlando, florida, the state that two of the top contenders, of course, call home. the sunshine summit featuring a battle between jeb bush and marco rubio, florida insiders calling the showdown one of the most important in the state's history. bush now forced to fight for home turf advantage from rubio who has been on the rise. carl cameron is live in orlando with more, jon, right? there you are. >> reporter: hi, heather. hi, heather, yes, carl's here. heather: yes, there you are. >> reporter: and it's -- hi, heather, carl's here, and so will marco rubio in just a matter of minutes. he's one of the first speakers here and, obviously, the florida senator and the contrast and the juxtaposition to former florida governor jeb bush is what everybody had expected to be sort of dynamic to. watch. but in fact, now, marco rubio is in a major spat on immigration with ted cruz. yesterday rubio called out ted cruz and said that his
immigration plan is much the same as his own and suggested that cruz's assertion that he was the only candidate in the field who was firmly against amnesty just doesn't stand up. cruz is likely to talk about that at some point today. he'll be speaking at the summit as well. and then there is the other battle which is the one between donald trump and ben carson and, of course, last night mr. trump in iowa we believe the after ben carson -- went after ben carson for his own admitted pathological temper when he was a child. dr. carson says he overcame that temper and some youthful violence when he found christ and became a christian and was redeemed. last night mr. trump suggested that iowans and americans really shouldn't buy that. watch. >> he took a knife, and he went after a friend k, and he lunged that life into the stomach of his friend. but lo and behold, it hit the
belt! it hit the belt. and the knife broke. give me a break. how stupid are the people of iowa? how stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap? >> reporter: that is a very unique political tactic, calling the voters in the state that you're standing "stupid," and the state that is the first leadoff caucus of the presidential primary process where he does have a lead is definitely walking on a razor's edge. never mind that in iowa 65 president % of the caucus d65% of self-described born-again christians, and they believe in the redemption stories, and that's what ben carson was putting into his book. this will continue on the stage. ben carson and donald trump will be part of the sunshine summit. lots of beaming sun but, apparently, some anger from a lot of these candidates. heather, jon? health health yeah, a lot of back and fort. thank you, carl.
jon: for more on this now, let's bring in larry sabato, director of the center for politics at the university of virginia. pretty interesting when you look at the university of north florida polls, larry, among likely gop voters these are the results. donald trump at 22%, ben carson right behind him with 19%, and then the two hometown fellas, florida senator marco rubio really the only other presidential candidate in double digits. he's got 15%. former governor jeb bush comes in at 9%, then carly fiorina, john kasich, chris christie and mike huckabee rounding out the top of that poll. everybody thought that this was going to be a fight between rubio and especially bush be in the begin -- bush in the beginning. >> that's exactly what people thought. it is extraordinary that two non-floridians are leading the poll in florida, though we need to remember how much turnover in voters there actually is in
florida constantly, and rubio was on the ballot last in 2010, and jeb bush was on the ballot last in 2002. but, jon, here's the most important point. florida is critical because it's one of the few total winner-take-all states. t 99 delegates.he number you need to actually win the nomination. there are 2500 delegates approximately in total. but 26 states and territories will have voted by the time florida votes on march 15th. so i'm going to go ahead and boldly tell you that those numbers are going to change drastically between now and march 15th. jon: so it's relatively cheap to campaign in places like new hampshire where you have a smaller state, you don't have to do a lot of crisscrossing, you know? you can cover much of it by carvers us florida where you have major media markets, and to
get to miami on the south end up into the panhandle, you basically have to charter a plane, right? >> that's correct. and you need millions just to compete in florida. right there that's going to eliminate most of the candidates we see standing on the stage today. because their treasuries will be exhausted by that, jon. jon: so that's why they are, obviously, pushing hard in iowa, pushing hard in new hampshire, hoping that will slingshot them on to south carolina and the bigger states like, eventually, florida. >> that's the, that's the theory, and it probably will work for one. it's possible that you get a near tie. of course, remember, under the rules in florida even if you win by one vote, you get all 99 dell game. s. there's no -- delegates. there's no prize for finishing second, just a vote behind somebody else. jon: when the republican debate took place the other night on fox business network, ted cruz attacked something that i thought was kind of interesting,
sugar subsidies. want to play that for you. >> i mentioned the 25 programs that i put out today that i would eliminate them. among them are corporate welfare like sugar subsidies. let's take that as an example. sugar subsidies. sugar farmers farm under roughly 0.2% of the farmland in america, and yet they give 40% of the lobbying money. that sort of corporate welfare is why we're bankrupting our kids and grandkids. i would end those subsidies to pay for defending this nation. jon: when he first brought that up, i thought it was curious. you know, why out of all of the government programs and maybe waste that's out there, why pick on sugar subsidies? it really is a shot at marco rubio, isn't it? >> that's exactly it, jon. look, ted cruz is thinking ahead. now, he's hoping, obviously, that trump and carson fade, because he's in a good position to inherit some or maybe a lot of that support. who will be his main opponent?
in his evaluation, it's going to end up being marco rubio. that's one of the operating theories right now in the republican nomination. so he's laying the groundwork for going after rubio on immigration and sugar subsidies. jon: does it surprise you that donald trump is in first position in florida? >> i think it surprises everybody that donald trump is in first position anywhere, and he's in first position in virtually every state right now. we are not in the election year yet. jon: all right. it sounds like you think there could be some changes ahead as you described earlier. larry sabato -- >> i do. jon: -- director for the center for politics at university of virginia, thank you. >> thanks, jon. heather: well, major developments in the fight against isis. the u.s. launching a drone strike against the terrorist butcher known as jihadi john, and a senior u.s. official telling fox news they're, quote, 99% sure they got him. leland vittert is reporting live from the pentagon for us.
so, leland, did we get him? >> reporter: a lot of smiles around here at at the pentagon, certainly, heather, in terms of folks thinking they got the man known as jihadi john. keep in mind, though, it's a little bit more than a year after mohamed came on the scene making a huge, obviously, international splash with those gruesome execution videos. his first victim was american journalist james foley. the pentagon says they followed him for a couple of days around the isis capital of raqqa inside syria before launching an overnight drone strike on a car that he had gotten into. hostages gave the masked executioner the name jihadi john because of his british accent. he immigrated to britain before leaving the u.k. to then join isis. the u.k. is calling this a joint u.k./u.s. strike. if they did get jihadi john, it is much more of a pr victory than it is any kind of meaningful military victory. if you listen to the
administration, they're trying to couch this as half justice, half a warning to the terrorists. >> videos from these -- [inaudible] show him participating in the horrific murders of american journalists. we are still assessing the results of this strike, but the terrorists associated with dash need to know this: your days are numbered. and you will be defeated. >> reporter: and defeating isis has, obviously, been a lot easier said than done for the pentagon, for the administration. it's really had a hard time coming by positive headlines or real positive data points, and right now, heather, there's a big debate going on inside the pentagon whether they're going to release that very sensitive surveillance video not only of jihadi john moving around raqqa, but also possibly of the drone strike itself obliterating that car that he was in.
heather: all right. leland vittert live for us, thank you. jon: well, don't believe everything you see in the movies, that from ap accused mobster -- an accused mobster in court yesterday on hearing the stunning new york verdict in the so-called good fellas trial. 80-year-old vincent asaro acquitted of the lufthansa robbery at jfk airport, a $6 million heist. david lee miller with more on that. >> reporter: jon, it was anything but a hollywood ending for prosecutors in a case that inspired the movie good fellas. a jury in federal court found 80-year-old vincent asara not guilty of helping to plan the 1978 robbery at jfk airport. the robbers made out with about five million in cash and another million in jewelry. he was also acquitted of racketeering charges that included charges of murder, extortion. at first he didn't hear the verdict. seconds later his lawyers told
him not guilty. he then pumped his fist in the air and said, i can't believe it. if convicted, he faced life behind bars, and that's where he's been the last two years awaiting trial. he showpted, "free! " he told reporters he owed it all to his lawyers. >> i'd like to thank my two lawyers. without them i wouldn't be here now. and i'd like to thank the u.s. marshals service for treating me great. >> and now i think mr. asaro intends to -- >> i got two years here, and i'm dying to get home. >> let's go. >> what are you planning to do? >> what am i planning to do? have a good meal. >> reporter: during the three-week trial, the prosecution relied on the testimony of former mobsters who made deals with the government to testify against asaro. the defense argued the prosecution witnesses were criminals and not to be believed. asaro, who has a reputation for honoring a cold of silence, did not testify during the trial, but as he was getting into a car to drive away, he did speak out
telling his lawyers, quote: don't let them see the body in the trunk. despite the verdict, jon, still a wise guy. jon: wow. fascinating. david lee miller, thank you. heather: still to come, yet another black eye for the people charged with keeping the president safe. this secret service officer now accused of keeping an illegal secret. plus, kurdish forces retake a strategic iraqi city from isis. how the u.s. helped make the offensive a success. that make edward jones one of the country's biggest financial services firms? or 13,000 financial advisors who say thank you? it's why edward jones is the big company that doesn't act that way.
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jon: right now some crime stories we're following. a uniformed secret service officer due in court today after he was caught in an undercover online sex sting. lee robert moore accused of sending obscene pictures and trying to solicit a teenage girl for sex. a preliminary hearing for a virginia man accused of plotting to attack sin -- synagogues and black churches.
the fbi says he was planning to rob a jewelry store to pay for the attacks. and police in los angeles county looking for a man who assaulted a liquor store clerk. this surveillance video shows him hitting the clerk with a beer mug, prompted when the clerk refused to let the suspect borrow his cell phone. heather: iraqi kurdish fighters now in control of the center of a strategic iraqi town after retaking it from isis. fighters raising the kurdish flag and firing off celeb story gunfire in the center of sinjar this morning. kurdish fighters launching the major offensive on thursday with u.s.-led coalition airstrikes supporting it. we have the details of operation free sinjar. no one expected this to go down as quickly as it apparently did. john? >> reporter: well, that's true. they met little resistance, but there has been, there's been pockets of fighting in sinjar and around sinjar.
that said though, heather, kurdistan's president says the town has been, quote-unquote, liberated from isis. but that said, both u.s. and other kurdish officials are saying, hold up, slow down, they're urging caution saying that the fight is definitely not over with. still, take a look. kurdish peshmerga fight beers continued to push -- fighters continued to push into sinjar today. they had help yesterday from u.s. airstrikes and also u.s. advisers on the ground on mount sinjar, basically overlooking the town, helping to coordinate the overall attack by sending in and facilitating the attack by sending in the coordinates of those airstrikes. now, isis as we know took control of sinjar last year, slaughtering thousands of yazidis that lived there, men, women, children, while 50,000 others fellowed into the surrounding mountains,
triggering the u.s. campaign against isis in iraq. so this is a symbolic victory with the kurds taking control, but clearing the city had been a dangerous, difficult and slow process. hence, some officials urging caution about this. kurdish forces will likely face suicide attacks, snipers, ieds and booby-trapped homes as the other forces in other parts of the fight against isis. still, capturing sinjar is not only symbolic, but strategically important. here's why. the town is along highway 47 that stretches between raqqa to the west in syria -- which is still isis' really de facto capital there -- and mosul to the east in iraq. the road is a major isis supply line, so controlling sinjar cuts off that supply line and really helps position the kurds to launch an offensive on mosul. but, again, the weather with winter approaching, the weather will play a very critical, crucial and important role in
the fight ahead. heather? heather: john huddy live for us. thank you, john. jon: a pregnant woman dead in a cold-blooded murder. how her condition could lengthen the killer's sentence. and police searching for a suspect after an apparent road rage attack leaves a 10-year-old victim wounded. >> go straight to the hospital, you know, don't, don't wait for the ambulance. they're going to take a long time, just go straight to the hospital. that's when she say, hey, i think it was a bullet, because i see a hole in the door. , giggle, swerve and curve. with soft dual leak guard barriers and a discreet fit that hugs your curves. so bladder leaks can feel like no big deal. get your free pair and valuable coupons at always discreet.com
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>> she was driving, and then she hear a pop. she thought it was a tire or something, and my son started crying that his back was hurt. and then, you know, she turned on the heights on the car and everything, that's when she saw a lot of blood. jon: thankfully, that little boy is now home from the hospital and is expected to be okay. heather: we have some new information on a manhunt in indiana for whoever shot and killed a pastor's pregnant wife. amanda blackburn's wife officially ruled a homicide, and her husband has been cleared as a suspect. police looking for potential connections, perhaps, to other crimes that happened that same day, and the shooting suspect, once found, may face a stricter sentence because blackburn was pregnant. more on this with our legal panel. fred tecce is a former federal prosecutor and robert by yankee is a former criminal defense attorney. thank you for joining us.
>> thanks for having me. heather: fred, i'm going to start with you. they're looking at this as a possible robbery gone bad, but the victim here was 12 weeks pregnant. is how will that change, possibly, the charges or the sentence? >> well, a couple of ways. first of all, you should the circumstances here -- under the circumstances here, there's not enough to enact the indiana death sentence, but there is a statute on the book that was passed after a bank teller was shot when she was carrying twins that allows to enhance the sentence for thinker from 6-20 years that victim was pregnant. this crime does call out for this. this young woman was shot in front of her toddler, i mean, this is a horrific crime. heather: the case you mentioned, i think it was back in 2007, the victim survived, but the two unborn children who were five months along at the time died. they did not survive. so my question to you, bob, would be the age of the pregnancy, how long it's been going on, will that be a factor in the case? this woman, blackburn, she was
just 12 weeks pregnant at the time. >> yeah, it's going to be a factor. the defense in this case is going to try to argue that they did not know, the person who committed this crime, that she was pregnant x there is a little bit of a glitch in this law. this law has been very controversial in indiana, and there's going to be a question as to whether or not the actor acally knew she was pregnant at the time. so the age of the fetus, if you will, will have a very significant impact factually for the defense point of view as to whether or not this evidence of the fetus should even be included or brought before the jury as being overly prejudicial unless the state has compelling evidence to show that the actor knew or should have known that she was pregnant. in my opinion, that's the defense argument in this case. heather: fred, what do you think? should it not be brought before the jury as evidence? >> well, good job by bob. he's raised the exact issues that you would have to raise as a defense lawyer, that this guy didn't know. but this is a sentence enhancement. and he's right, these laws in indiana have been very, very controversial.
but this is a sentence enhancement because the victim was pregnant. interestingly, had this woman been sufficiently pregnant that this was a viable fetus, this defendant when charged would be eligible for the death penalty. in this instance i think because she was pregnant, i'm not sure you have to show intelligent. i'd argue that you don't. it's a sentence enhancement. if i shoot somebody driving in a car and they run into five other people and kill 'em, you don't have to show that i intended to kill them, and those are the arguments you have to make as a prosecutor. heather: and, bob, you dealt with a case before that had a similar issue, correct? >> yeah, absolutely. listen, i prosecuted half of my career, and homicide was pretty much what i did. i had a case in which a woman was pregnant, and she had gasoline poured on her, set on fire and was killed in front of her 10-year-old daughter, but she was pregnant at the time. we tried very hard to get that evidence of the pregnancy in. i agree with what fred is saying, but you know what? prosecutors need to be careful that you don't admit such prejudicial information that
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debate over free speech at america's universities. and surprising new real estate data shows millennials now make up the largest share of home buyers. why more young people are looking to own instead of rent. heather: well, right now president obama is in a closed-door meeting in the white house with catholic leaders including the archbishop of washington d.c. james rosen is live for us at the white house with some details this afternoon. hi, james. >> reporter: heather, good morning. the catholic church certainly has had its share of disagreements with president obama with objections to the contraception provisions of obamacare high among them, but a senior white house official today is emphasizing the collegiality of this morning's session in the oval office. president obama at this hour sitting down with archbishop joseph kurtz, president of the conference of catholic bishops, cardinal donald wurl and
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jon: campus protests spark another high profile resignation, this time at a liberal arts school east of los angeles. the dean of students at claremont mckenna college, mary spelman, stepping down yesterday after she responded to complaints of minority students being marginalized by saying the school needed to do a better job of certaining those who, quote, don't fit our cmc mold. joining us now, judith miller. she is a pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter, author and fox news contributor. helen ratner is also with us, bureau chief for talk radio news service. ellen, is this an appropriate resignation, the case of this claremont mckenna dean? >> well, i don't think we know all the facts, but i will tell you from being around in the '60s where we were, you know, heck, no, i won't go, there was a lot more to it that often poor kids got sent to the vietnam war, kids who didn't do so well in high school. so there's a lot more that we don't really know yet.
i'd love to find it out. jon: what do you think, ellen -- i'm sorry, judy, let's go to you -- about what is going on on these college campuses? there seems to be a certain intolerance for certain kinds of speech if it's classified in one direction. >> gee, you think, jon? [laughter] look, i think in the past week we have seen the most extraordinary outbreak of political correctness money amok on the college campuses. and, yes, there were real problems at the university of missouri that did not stem from racism that was embedded in the institution, but from the management of that institution. it took the media a long time to focus on the shoddy administration. but these privileged students, i mean, all of them who have been protesting, who have been shutting down photographers who want to publicize their protests, who have been yelling at student representatives and administrators who disagree with
them, this is just the logical extension of what we've seen and started with the disinvitation to people like condi rice who was the national security adviser and former secretary of state, to president bush. this is political correctness run amok, and it's got to stop. it has really got to stop because universities are supposed to be places of learning. and if we forget that, if we forget that you're supposed to be exposed to ideas with which you disagree or that you might find offensive, fine. you want to save space? stay in your playpen. if you want to grow up, go into the real world and hear views that disagree with you and you might offensive, go to a university. if they can't do that, they shouldn't even be in business. jon: alan dershowitz leans very far to the left, but he had this to say last night with megyn kelly. >> the last thing many of these students want is real diversity. they may want superficial
diversity of gender, superficial diversity of color, but they don't want diversity of ideas. we're seeing a curtain of mccarthyism descend over many college campuses, you know? i don't want to make analogies to the 1930s, but we have to remember it was the students at universities who first started burning books during the nazi regime. and these students are book burners. they don't want to hear diverse views on college campuses. jon: they don't want to hear diverse views on college campuses. ellen? >> i'm not sure i agree with that because that was exactly the same kind of argument we heard in the '60s. i will say this, that whether there's diversity or not, there's a whole lot of other issues like is college tuition affordable. they may be looking like they're trying to shut down speech, but i think there's a lot of broad issues here. jon: we had up the picture of professor click, the one who was captured famously on video saying that she needed muscle to help remove -- >> right. she apologized. jon: she did apologize.
>> oh, yeah, that's very good. she's a journalism professor. jon: no, actually, she's not. >> she was in the communications department. jon: exactly. and i make the distinction very carefully, because i am a product of the university of missouri school of journalism, which is very separate from the school of mass communication where she is a professor where her official bio says she leads studies in things like how social media -- how fans interact with lady gaga through social media. judy -- >> this is insane. i mean, you know, students are paying -- no, forgive me. parents are paying $50,000 a year for this? is this what it's come to? at some point someone has to say, you know, look, maybe i've just come back from asia and i'm a little jet lagged, but i saw students who were dying to kind of get degrees, get ahead, foster free speech in their own societies which are somewhat repressive and come back here and to reason to this whining about, you know, epithets being hurled on campus.
you know what? people said terrible things about jews and catholics and people who were other minorities at universities and in the streets of this country. you organize, you make a difference. you don't shut your institution down or demand that the entire faculty be fired. jon: there seems precious little proof, ellen, of the kinds of things that people are talking about, are offended about at the university of missouri. the student body president, who is not only black but also gay, first of all, he got that position through an election. but he is one of those who led the charge saying this is an intolerant, racist campus. >> well, we're not there, so we don't know. i will just say this as i said before, there are a lot of other factors including student loan debt, in terms of maybe how grading is done. we don't know what really has happened on that campus -- >> but, ellen, they're not protesting that. you haven't heard that as a demand -- >> i understand. >> a demand to lower tuition. what we're seeing is the same set of demands from rather
privileged people who are african-american, who have been elected as student bodies or who are in their seventh or eighth year and have come from wealthy families? what's going on here? at some point don't ordinary students who want to get an education say let's stop this? jon: right. i think you're referring to jonathan butler who got the ball rolling at the university of missouri campus whose father is an executive vice president at union pacific and brings home $8.5 million a year. >> and who went on a hunger strike. jon: have to leave it there. ellen rattner, judy miller, thank you. >> thank you. heather: well, till to come, one of the most wanted men in international terrorism could very well be dead. a behind-the-scenes look at terrorist tracking while we wait for official word on the fate of jihadi john. plus, tornado twirls up trouble. winds blowing away a tarmac staircase, look at that. this happened at an airport, we'll tell you where coming up
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♪ ♪ jon: we are awaiting official confirmation that a u.s. drone strike did, in fact, kill the isis executioner known as jihadi john. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has a look at how the u.s. goes about tracking down these high-value terror targets. >> reporter: good morning. jihadi john became an international figure as well as an outcast. he was so sought by u.s. and british intelligence that he was shunned by isis leadership with one counterterrorism analyst
telling fox this morning he had become the typhoid mary of isis, claiming first strikes on leadership, training camps and disrupting operations. experts say tracking a suspect often relies on metadata such as phone records, sim cards and internet communications. part of the process includes the identification of the terrorist operative's sim card, then finding their location by triangulating data from phone towers. some drones can mimic the cell towers. the leader of al-qaeda remains the most wanted terror with state department now unfortunatelying up to $25 million under their reward for justice program. based on an audio message, analysts believe he may have relocated from afghanistan to pakistan because it's the first time in many years the propaganda shows an outdoor location though that is not, in fact, the image i was expecting.
but in any event, jihadi john is another example of a terrorist who had been wanted for two decades by the fbi and is of renewed interest because of the russian jet crash in the sinai. he's one of the handful of bomb makers who can do what's called barometric devices where the arming switch is activated by altitude. in this case a u.s. special task force hunted him after the 2007 surge, and this 2009 he escaped to yemen where it's believed he began working with al-qaeda in yemen and another bomb maker. what's interesting about that case is he was not driven by ideology or politics, just money. he was, essentially, a bomb maker for hire, jon. jon: essentially, to get jihadi john, you know, 100% identified as a casualty here, they're going to have to have dna evidence, right? will they be able to get that in a place like where he was killed? >> reporter: the two issues with the dna in this case, number one, you have to have people on the ground. jon: exactly. >> reporter: that is difficult, to say the least.
jon: yeah. >> reporter: second, depending on the missile that was used, there's really no dna to collect. so usually the identification comes from the video, the eyes on target, a confirmation he gets into the vehicle and then banker you know, when you take out the vehicle, that's your confirmation. there's often no dna in these cases. jon: all right. thanks for the clarification. >> reporter: yeah, sure. okay. heather: well, a tornado touches down near des moines, iowa, at the airport there causing a frightening scene. here's video showing the fierce winds sending a tarmac staircase just flying across a runway. this was on wednesday. seconds later it stashes right into the side of a plane. the national guard reporting some damage to airport trailers but no injuries. meanwhile, residents in the area are picking up the pieces from the powerful storm. winds, by the way, of up to 70 miles an hour leaving behind a huge mess.
jon: well, the millennial generation sometimes gets a bad rap for things like living at home with mom and dad on into their 20s and beyond, but some new data shows those 25-34-year-olds could be giving the housing market a much-needed boost. plus, pit bulls usually associated with aggressive behavior and violent attacks, but one dog belonging to the breed is aiming to change that perception. we'll introduce you to kaya. ♪ ♪ narrator: when you see this truck,
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national association of realtors shows 25-34-year-olds currently make up the largest share of home buyers, about a third of the total. abby huntsman here with details on that. >> reporter: that is right, jon. the millennial generation which has eight million more people than baby boomers are moving out of mom and dad's house and wanting to the buy something of their own. and experts say the impact of this will be a big one. >> this is the day we got the keys, we did closing. >> reporter: millennials are often described as the generation that doesn't want to settle down, the transient generation. a new study by the national association of realtors shows that's actually not the case. in fact, young people between the ages of 25 and 34 now make up the largest share of home buyers with almost half looking to buy their first home within the next two years according to another study. >> it is the millennial generation who have a very positive view that the real estate provide a good financial investment for the future.
>> reporter: like eric edwards, a pipe fitter, and rachel, a restaurant manager, who saved up to buy their first home in central new jersey last year. they decided to skip producting altogether, going -- renting altogether. going straight to buying their own home. >> the money spent on renting could have been better used paying a mortgage or saving up for a house. >> it was parents that were actively kicking us out. >> reporter: they may not have a white picket fence in front of their first home, but their idea of the american dream is no different than the generations before them. >> you come home, and it's a different feeling to know when you walk through the door that this is mine. >> reporter: and, jon, experts that we talked to say millennials are not just buying homes, they're also investing in home improvements to make their home perfect for them which, obviously, is good news for a generation that was hit hard by the financial crisis. jon: they've been getting a bad rap all this time. >> reporter: yep. they're out buying. jon: abby huntsman, thank you.
heather: well, you're going to talk about pit bulls, right? jon: one pit bull who is striving to change how people view her breed. kia is countering stereotypes by fighting crime as a sniffer dog in poughkeepsie, new york. she is set to graduate from the k-9 training school today to become just one of a few pit bulls to serve as a police dog. she will serve the poughkeepsie police department to detect drugs and track missing people. she also will be a goodwill ambassador for her breed. heather: got a huge leap there. jon: they are strong, those dogs. heather: congratulations, kia. coming up next hour on "happening now," how the killing of a pastor's wife could have a connection to a similar crime just blocks away. plus, another batch of incidents targeting payments with laser pointers, the penalties the suspects could face if they're ever found.
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i know, it is a travesty. i will get a lost tweets right now. >> deprived she is. we will see you back here in an hour. >> yes. "outnumbered" starts right now. see ya. ♪ >> this is "outnumbered." i'm sandra smith. here today is harris faulkner, andrea tantaros. fox news contributor julie roginsky and #oneluckyguy senior writer for "weekly standard" and fox news contributor steven hayes. >> good to be here. harris: welcome. >> is think anything to talk about? andrea: quiet week. >> lots of news. let's get right to it. major development in the fight against isis. u.s. targeting one of most wanted men in the world, the masked executioner known as "jihadi john." the pentagon saying it is reasonably certain he was killed