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countries that does not give paid leave for the birth of a child. we're with new guinea. >> the women's soccer league filed a complaint requesting an investigation into the pay disparity between male and female players. today's study found that lifetime lower earnings hit women especially hard in retirement. heidi heartman, president of the institute on public policy, says in order for the pay gap to close, at the very least laws must be enacted and corporations held accountable. >> all of them with equal pay would reduce poverty by half in the united states. it would be tremendously important for improving the standard of living of so many people in america. ernie: this issue has so many consequences. >> reporter: absolutely. it affects women once they hit retirement age. according to the study, women are twice as likely more than men to live in poverty. it's because of the wage gap.
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they can't invest as much in their pension and 401(k)'s. by the time they hit retirement, they're struggling. ernie: we think about pay disparity starting at the entry level position. >> that's not the case. it's actually starting not in the beginning. when women are first starting out, it turns out that the playing field is level. women are earning about 88 cents to the dollar compared to men. almost the same. by the time they hit their 40s, it's almost half. they're crediting that, according to the study, because women make different life-style choices, taking care of their children and parents. unfortunately, they're being almost kind of penalized for it. ernie: absolutely. thank you very much for that report. other stories to report right now in the news. a possible connection between the recent ponzi scheme arrests and the ongoing nypd corruption probe. the the fbi is accepting four
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gifts from a really estate investor. a source tells fox 5 that case is connected to the arrest of a former manhattan restaurant owner in georgia. officials say he took money from investors and used the money to pay off personal expenses. he is charged with wire fraud. a man suspected in last month's terror attacks in brussels is in police custody. mohamed abrini was captured in a terror sweep in the belgium capital. he's believed to be the man in the hat at brussels airport. he is suspected of playing a key role in the november terror attacks in paris. >> the mets are hoping to get back to the world series. today was a great step in that direction. it was opening day for them at citi field. russ is joining us now. how did it go? russ: well, you know, you mentioned the world series, ernie. yeah, everybody hopes that when they start this season, they're able to hoist the world series championship flag. the mets didn't get that today
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got second best with former mets help helping hoist the championship flag. the fans got to see that. it was a sellout crowd. next year, they're hoping for the world series. right now they have the national league championship series flag. it was a good day before a sell-out crowd. mind you, it was just a tad chilly. not as cold as in the bronx -- ernie: it was worth it. tell us about the game. russ: the game, listen, the mets got off to a good start. they took a 1-nothing lead. then it was tied. they're getting it from the guy they want to get it from. walker, who became the new second baseman when murphy was not re-signed. he got two more hits. he has four runs batted in on the season. and conforto got three runs batted in, two more hits.
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now the record is 2 and 1 after three games. you've got 159 to go. it is a good start. when you have your home opener, you want to get off to a good start. right now all is well that ends well. ernie: looking good. tell us about the yanks. how they doing? russ: the yankees, you know, they had a couple of wins, but today they went to motown and they were mowed down by jordan zimmerman. he allowed three hits. cabrera, the best hitter in baseball, cranked a home run. the tigers won in detroit 4-nothing. they'll go again tomorrow in detroit. ernie: had a great time. did you have a hotdog? russ: a couple of hotdogs, a little of this, a little of that. you want some? i can bring one back. it's cold. ernie: i like it anyway. thanks so much. lots more to tell you about, including nick's weekend forecast. nick, how's it looking? nick: wish it was better. at least we got nice weather coming in from the second half
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tomorrow's problem is right here. yes, it will snow and rain. i'll tell you all about that. ernie: got it all for us. great shows coming up next week. tuesday, how life without the internet is holding some people back. it's a bigger impact than you might think. >> and on wednesday, we look back to williamsburg's past through the lens of a documentary about its gritty history. you don't want to miss that. great shows and lots more next week at 6:00. we're coming right back after
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ernie: we're back with more. new jersey senator bob menendez wants to put an end to airline price gouging. he is calling on the department of transportation to open an investigation into the way airlines price their tickets. >> this time it comes in the form of exponentially higher costs for buying a multi-city trip ticket when the flights can be purchased for far less money when purchased individually. ernie: he says delta, united and american are the worst offenders. united disagreed with the price gouging claim and american
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call for an investigation is unfounded. netflix is raising its prices, starting next month. your subscription will jump to 9.99 a month and 11.99 a month if you're a premium netflix account member. netflix says it is planning more original programming during the year. we're talking about the weather right now. nick is joining us. it's been a little chilly. i have to ask about the weekend weather. on sunday, we have the greek parade on my 9, our sister station, at 2:00. how's the weather going to be? nick: it's sunday, not tomorrow. tomorrow, it would be rain and wet snow. ernie: we're lucky with that. nick: it will be sunny, a little brisk, brisk northwest wind and probably in the mid maybe upper 40s by the end of the parade. ernie: we have tens of thousands of people that come out, 50 floats, mayor de blasio is one of the grand marshals. looking forward to it. nick: dress warmly. we'll have a great time. ernie: we'll be there together.
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sunday afternoon. ernie: opa. nick: there you go. 50 and 42 today in new york. that's another day where we've been below average. the average high should be 58. we're not getting there until monday. 90 and 25 in the records for the day. we may get close to a record low sunday morning. 6:36. sunrise down at 7:29. you're not going to see the sun tomorrow. we had a couple of sprinkles this afternoon. humidity, drying out a bit. wind out of the west has been gusty. clouds are increasing and the pressure is 29.69 and holding steady. let's find our current temperature chart or the high temperatures. 50 at newark. 50 in the city. low 50s on to long island. it stayed in the upper 40s in the hudson valley. 37 the high in monticello. they're heading into the upper 20s in the colder spots tonight. upper 30s around town.
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right now and we're finding a little temperature drop of 10 to 11 degrees from 24 hours ago. that's with the westerly wind that's been gusty. it will be breezy. then it should quiet down, turn around, come down from the north and become breezy tomorrow with the storm passing to the south. it will be a gusty northeast wind at 15 to 25 miles an hour. nothing nearby just yet. there are snow showers moving through parts of upstate new york. those are going to continue to advance to the north and east. we're not concerned about those. the storm center is off to the west. it is producing snow in parts of wisconsin and michigan and rain showers moving through the ohio valley. that's going to take a track off to the south. mid to late morning, we'll have a combination compensation of -- combination of rain and wet snow. tomorrow night we could get a coating to an inch, mainly over the colder surfaces, the grass, the car tops, that kind of thing.
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freezing, we have a freeze watch in effect for tomorrow night into sunday down into new jersey. that's when there could be icing going on since the temperatures will be dropping down. our day planner showing 30s as we head out the door tomorrow morning. clouds to start. then the rain and wet snow by mid to late morning into the afternoon. struggling to get to 42 as you'll see on the futurecast. we'll watch the storm track to the south and east here. there you go. we're in the precipitation at this point. it pulls away. sky clears out tomorrow night. here's sunday. high pressure is in control. it's beautiful. just chilly. the clouds quickly come back sunday night. it's going to be rainy on monday. by monday, the temperature moves up, back into the 50s. lots of clouds tonight. 37 in the city. 20s to lower 30s north and west. rain and snow mid to late morning. by the time it's over, isolated two inches north and net orthwest of the city.
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sunny, 46 sunday. teens in the suburbs. rain monday and tuesday. mid 50s. we'll stay mid 50s wednesday, thursday, with the sun returning. then i'm thinking by the end of next week, keep our fingers crossed, that spring will return. ernie: fanfare. nick: 60 again. ernie: looking forward to that. thank you. let's tell you about this story. bruce springsteen has cancelled a scheduled show in north carolina this weekend over the recently passed bathroom law which bans transgender people from using the bathrooms of their choice. springsteen calls the law bigoted and says cancelling the show is the strongest means he has for voicing his opposition. all right. we all have personal habits. many of us put a plan together every day. what do you do? what do you like to do? plan things or be spontaneous? which do you prefer? see what people said coming up. first we'll take you to a little theatre with a big reputation and bigger shows coming up. it's the paper mill playhouse in
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it's coming up next with a live interview. keep it right here on fox 5.
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my stop & shop. this is everything i have, my family. i got to see my dad die on national tv. they don't know what they took from us. people are dying. we need a president that's going to talk about it. i believe bernie sanders is a protestor. he's not scared to go up against the criminal justice system. he's not scared. that's why i'm for bernie. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. ernie: welcome back now to our feature story tonight. we know that great theatre is part of the new york city experience, but we don't hold exclusive rights to amazing productions. a little theatre in new jersey
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big name help. antwan lewis has more on the paper mill playhouse. >> reporter: this is pump boys and dinettes that tells the story of fellows at a gas station and the women who run the diner. the production appeared in 1981. it's about to return. the director was one of the original writers. >> it's astonishing. it's because it's been 40 years, and we wrote it -- i think our purpose was to get a vacation at lake george to the theatre. so that it's had this life and touched so many people is thrilling. really thrilling. >> reporter: the thrill is happening here, the paper mill playhouse in new jersey. a venue with a history as rich as the music it showcases. built in 1795 as a true paper mill, it became a regional theater in '34. it was dubbed the official state
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several productions moved on to broadway as pump boys and dinettes did. one is making her return having appearing in newsies. >> it's nice to get away. i like getting out of the city. it's a nice treat. it's a great theatre to work at. i had a good time last time. >> it's a fantastic place. it's someplace i've always wanted to go work. i'm from a small town in wisconsin. when i went to school there, we knew about this theatre. this is where you want to work. >> reporter: paper mill playhouse's spring season kicks off with a revisit of the past housed in a celebrated theatre refusing to rest on its laurels. >> i'm so excited. i've been seeing shows there for years. i've seen five or six there over the years. i'm just thrilled to get to finally be in one. >> it's a dream. i think the reason they get the
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excluded, of course, that they -- is because people want to work there. it's a great spot. they take care of you. >> reporter: antwan lewis, fox 5 news. ernie: thank you. lights, action, we're ready for it. joining me, mark hobey, from paper mill playhouse. you're a jersey boy. >> born and raised. grew up in freehold. ernie: it's great. this theatre has such a history. it's so rich with tradition. you must love being there. >> i am honored to be working there. we've been around 80 years. we're a not for profit theatre. we've had amazing people on our stage, from gloria swanson, ann miller up to ann hathaway. ernie: many performances going on to broadway. you've got a good thing going now. >> we've had great luck.
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newsies which moved to new york. and we opened with bandstand, a show that's headed to new york. we just closed a bronx tale, directed by robert de niro. ernie: a huge success. >> and pump boys and dinettes is running. we have a variety of audiences. what we try to do over the course of the year, we do five selections. we try to make sure there's something for everybody. a family selection, maybe something that pushes the envelope, maybe something brand new, and a show like pump boys which is for the whole family. ernie: it's so much fun being there. i know you have a lot of passion for what you do. when you're doing what you love, it's not work, is it? >> no, it's not. it's challenging at times, but i have to say i feel lucky to get up every day, go to work with a team of people i love at a place i love creating terrific entertainment. ernie: it's safe to say the theatre is alive and well especially in new jersey. a lot of people want to go to the theatre.
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it's a little expensive, but the desire is there. >> i think there is a desire there. with the number of shows that are opening in new york, there's a renewed interest in theatre, especially musical theatre. i have to say paper mill offers an option that's a little less expensive. you don't have to park or cross through the tunnel. we're really giving broadway quality and entertainment a lot of the same directors, performers, designers, all working for us. ernie: you're excited about the new season? >> very excited. i'm excited about the last show, which is west side story, which i'll be directing. ernie: you're great. i'm telling you, got a great reputation. congratulations. thank you so much. have a great weekend. you can plan on having a good time at one of those shows or would you rather be a little spontaneous? your answers are coming up right after the break.
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>> thanks for watching the news at 6:00. now you can connect with me on facebook. go to anastos. you can answer my daily positive questions. go to anastos. ernie: it's a way of life. do you like to plan things or be spontaneous? >> i oftentimes plan things out and find out i have more fun when i'm spontaneous and the plans rarely go accordingly and
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things happen. ernie: that's true. really. we don't expect anything and then, bang, there it is. it's a wonderful time. >> exactly. ernie: how about a little spontaneity? >> i do that, too. on the weekends. ernie: on the weekends. more spontaneous on the weekends. a little more time? a little more relaxed? >> you can change what you're wearing, be more spontaneous. ernie: let's keep asking the question. what do you feel about that? >> a little of both. sometimes plans don't work for me. when it backfires, i don't like that at all. ernie: i know. >> i do a little of both. yes. ernie: tell me how that works for you. >> like on a trip or something, if you see something nice, then like why not visit a state park that looks interesting? yes. i do like spontaneity but also plans. ernie: i'm asking people if they like to do things spontaneously or a lot of planning.
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spontaneity is my middle name. this is fun. ernie: this is spontaneous, a perfect example. enjoy yourself. have a great day. i like to embrace spontaneity. it's a good thing. it keeps you fresh and alive. you've got to live life. by the way, you can listen to my radio program, my messages on wor 710 every day. good positive messages. check them out. that's it for now. thank you very much for joining us. i'm ernie anastos here in studio 5. our control room staff, big john, give us the wave. enjoy your weekend. have a wonderful time. we'll see you monday. nick gregory is joining me now. nick: sunday afternoon at 2:00.
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trying to restrain vince neil. >> [bleep], [bleep]. harvey: after the crazy incident in las vegas where he allegedly attacked a woman. >> i hate to go out on a limb. was there drinking going on? harvey: no, no. it was 5:00 in the afternoon. [laughter] >> so the craziest police chase happened on thursday. do you know how catch the burglar? "tmz" tour bus. the "tmz" vehicle. >> the chase was zany. >> they did doughnuts. throwing sandwiches. >> i heard a rumor of a hamburger. >> that many -- ham burglars! >> heidi klum and vito. got some video of them out on the water. vito is face deep in her cheeks. harvey: i will ask you just this. heidi klum, say, didn't prepare


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