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next president of the united states. >> former president, bill clinton, commands the stage at the democratic national convention tonight. his strong speech comes on the heels of a passionate address by first lady, michelle obama and keynote speech from julian castro. clinton touched on key issues, the economy, it is slow, but steady economy. healthcare, immigration. fox's correspondent, craig boswell is live in charlotte tonight. greg. >> brian, good evening. the former president still on the stage who can hear it's so quiet. a crowd that is hanging on his every word. funny you should mention the first lady. huge applause. as of last night, a good sense to marry michelle obama. huge applause. let's pause for a minute and get your viewers a sense of what he is talking about. bill clinton placed the president's name in a nomination. he is talking to this crowd. take a listen to how the president is doing. he still has it.
>> the president, the president and his education secretary supported community colleges and employers in working together to train people for jobs that are actually open in their community. even more important, after a decade in which exploding college costs have increased the dropout rate so much that the percentage of our young people with four year degrees has gone down so much that we have dropped to 16th in the world. and the percentage of young people with college degrees. so, the president's student loan reform is more important than ever. here's what it does. here's what it does. you need to tell every voter where you live about this. it lowers the cost of federal student loans. >> enjoy being back on this stage. the former president, bill clinton, could feel this crowd.
he felt very comfortable being back on this crowd. one of the interesting moments here, when he said he called the republican narrative an alternative universe, this president has him where he wants him. brian, back to you. >> craig boswell. many democrats are counting on clinton's popularity to give president obama a big boost. take a little bit of a closer look at what president clinton had to say tonight. tom fitzgerald has been monitoring this all night. the main theme seems to be things are worse now than when he was president. what do they get out of it? bill clintof how bad things are >> this is a remarkable performance. you heard the phrase vintage clinton so many times. what he is doing appears to be twofold. bill clinton knows that for whatever personal failings may have dodged his own presidency, history judged him as an effective, almost masterful handling of the economy.
clinton's point tonight is the economy barack obama inherited is much worse off than the one bill clinton inherited when he was president. he spelled that out in terms quite clear tonight and used the republicans own convention down in tampa as an example. listen to this. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president reelection was actually simple. it went something like this. we left them a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough. so far, he put us back in. >> there are sharp words from mitt romney tonight. much of his comments, though, aimed at the right wing of the republican party. how important is that for democrats? >> it was interesting. you listen to long parts of his speech tonight, brian, and you know, much of it was aimed at the political center of this country. it wasn't really a will the of red meat for the liberal wing of the democratic party.
instead what bill clinton is trying to do is talking about working together, investing in infrastructure. he talked about job creation. these are all things aimed at independence on this country and it is something we are going to be hearing a lot more of this in the fall. hear how s how he framed this tonight. >> when times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good. but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. what works in the real world is cooperation. >> direct shot tonight at the right wing of the republican party. brian, this is a warmup act, of course, it's no secret that president obama is in that convention hall. he's going to come out on that stage as soon as bill clinton wraps up his remarks. u.s. servicemen and women may not have the ability to vote in november. the pentagon found nearly half of all american military bases
did not have the ability to pick up absentee ballots. the bases are all legally required to do so. implementing and maintaining the voter centers that all the bases would exceed $20 million a year. a major development. officials detained or discharged hundreds of afghan national army soldiers. military authorities are investigating insider attacks, also known as green on blue attacks. the defense ministries denouncing those, calling a serious matter. the move to detain the afghan soldiers comes three australian troops were killed by a man in an afghan uniform. >> we were defenseless at the end of a long day of training. the afghan nation -- >> 45 international service members, mostly americans, have been killed this year in green on blue attacks. there were 12 such attacks in august alone. coalition officials reported 25% of the insider attacks have
suspected and confirmed links to the taliban. falling a developing story. an attack in the eastern market section of capitol hill. a man beaten and robbed and it happened on the same street where a similar crime left the victim in a coma. fox 5's will thomas spoke with the latest victim. >> that victim moved to our area to do an internship on the hill. thursday night, he was attacked, punched, and robbed of his cell phone. he says two men jumped him. they caught him offguard while he was speaking on his cell phone. the 26-year-old has cuts on his face, a fat lip, and now police want to know if his late night attack is connected to another one a couple weeks ago. this man, tc maslin was beaten and robbed of his phone as well. both crimes on north carolina avenue near eastern market on the hill. tc has undergone two brain surgeries. this is surveillance video police released last week and
the people in this 2005 hyundai were using tc's credit card. casey, this guy says his attackers took off in a car, but he didn't see it. he was on the phone with his wife when he was jumped. >> she had a nightmare that night and said it's the worst thing she can think of, to have someone that she cares about being assaulted like that and she is not able to do anything. she's in texas right now with her mother. >> in both cases, the attackers took cell phones which have a street value. they can be sold and reused. starting this october, all cell phone companies will be required by the fcc to disable phones that are reported stolen. at&t already doing that. casey, the latest victim is with at&t and he reported it. so you guessed it, that means the bad guys in this case got a worthless phone. brian. >> are police going after the places that resell these stolen phones? >> the police chief says they busted many local businesses doing just that. in fact, i was at a public
safety meeting on the hill last week and she named for the crowd, some of those businesses, kind of outed them. chief lanier is convinced once cell phone companies disabled stolen phones in the fall, we will see a big reduction in the number of street robberies. >> will thomas tonight. new details this evening, nearly a month after fox 5 asked you to be on the lookout. a woman accused of finding child porn is over. they turned themselves into police in oregon. the pair accused of sexually abusing two young girls and producing porn. they surrendered after identifying michelle as the jane doe suspect. >> can't overstate the public assistance we got. when the media released the photos and it spread on facebook and some other things, that's what led to them turning themselves in. >> investigators say michael admitted to taking photos of
the young girls. he was quote, in a bad place. he and michelle both face federal child exploitation charges. a mother's horror when he autistic child was left on the school bus for hours. coming up, tonight his family demands answers. plus, hitting the jackpot, maryland's casinos are raking in the dough. this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. anncr: this casinono's in west virginia.
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a florida mother is angry that her son, who has autism spent three hours on his bus ride home from school. he was on the bus much longer than normal. school officials blame a substitute bus driver who got lost. >> special needs kids. so they can't, our child could never say. he might say, my daddy, when he drives by here, but he would never be able to say, you missed my stop. this is where i'm supposed to go. that's my house. you know what i mean? these are things that he doesn't normally be able to do. >> they want a copy of the surveillance video, but may not be able to get it because they state the identities of the other kids on the bus have to be protected. meantime, they are suing. school district says they viewed how long it took to get get the boy home. >> riding coast to coast to help struggling families. eric left the west coast in
early july. hiking to raise awareness about the growing need many families have for diapers. today he made his way to the headquarters in montgomery county. the pastor's goal is to raise $250,000 to buy 1 million diapers. the edge on maryland, the state's three casinos brought in revenue. maryland live and hanover accounts for 73% of all casino revenue. the casino general rated $6.5 million. $140 per machine. the casino on the eastern shore brought in $5.6 million at $228 a machine. shawn yancy has your top five fox five. >> health benefits of smiling. number five, smiling may lower your heart rate. researchers from the university of kansas believe activating certain facial muscles like the ones you use to smile sends a message to your brain that you're happy. if you're happy, you'll perceive stress differently. number four, teen obesity
may be linked to smoking during pregnancy. structural changes in their brains that can make them more partial to fatty foods and prone to weight problems. >> number three, several near collisions at u.s. airports, including dulles, prompted the national safety board to recommend all airliners have ground collision warning systems. they would let pilots see the planes wing tips to avoid hitting other planes on the ground. >> number two, people living in the d.c. area need more sleep and need to be more conscious about what they are eating. hosted a 15 minute physical clinic at howard university. nearly 1,000 people showed up, based on all the information obtained today, dr. oz says two out of every three people in the district are over weight. and number one tonight, head's up, the number of cases is up nationwide. 87 people have died as a result of the recent outbreak. every state has reported at least one case of west nile,
except hawaii and alaska. there is no treatment for the virus nor a vaccine to prevent it. and brian, that's tonight's fox 5 top 5. >> get into this forecast. break this cycle. >> a lot of people would like us to ditch this humidity. it's from the remnants of isaac that is hanging around. a couple more days and a big, strong vacuum cleaner coming up. meantime tonight, we didn't have much in the way of storms. we weren't expecting it to be widespread. most activity was south and east. what was fortunate, we didn't see any of them moving slow enough to produce flash flooding. that was a nice break for sure. now listen, i want to mention one thing as we look at the next few days. there's enough moisture and humid. some areas of thick fog could form and be around for the first part of tomorrow morning. here are the next two days. hot, at or above 90. a spotty thunderstorm expected on thursday. probably a dry day on friday as
will be between a couple different fronts that are going to come on through. and saturday, we can knock temperatures back into the 80s into more reasonable territory. we are still at 830 degrees 80 degrees. a few other places in the low 70s. our temperatures will not fall much overnight. we'll probably only drop to 74 in the district. 75 for annapolis. a few spots get into the 60s, like frederick and 67 in gaithersburg. bottom line, overnight will be warm and warm up quickly tomorrow. 74 degrees tonight. tomorrow about 90 degrees. again with those winds out of the south, southwest. that's a humid direction. a spotty storm could also be there. not widespread in the thunderstorm department. we'll break down the day parts for you at 8:00 in the morning. 75 degrees, a few foggy spots. it's warm, it's muggy, and by 5:00, maybe a couple of showers and storms, but again, fairly isolated. our temperature at 5:00 about 90 degrees for our thursday.
at least the week is going fast when you have monday off, it does make a difference. all right, we are expecting our temperatures to jump again tomorrow to about 90 degrees. in terms of thunderstorms tonight, again, this is not rain. it's just a bit of ground clipper being seen at the radar site. checking on our storms out to the east, they are winding down. boy do we have a strong line of storms that extend from charleston, west virginia, and really severe from nashville. again, this is the line they were worried about in charlotte. here is charlotte. and we may have more storms down in that area tomorrow. so that definitely was a good call because i think they are going to have some gully washers down there. future cast at 11:00, you can see it is picking up on the shower activity in southeastern maryland and into the area. tomorrow at 6:00, spotty storms, a lot of sunshine. most of the activity down to our south. and as we look at our future cast for friday, maybe a spotty storm here and there. watch up to our north and west.
this is a stronger front that probably comes through on saturday. i think by saturday everyoning, we are starting to see it clear on out. if anything is left for the weekend, it might be sunday morning. so here's how the weekend is looking. saturday, some showers and storms with a temperature of 84. and we drop to 80 degrees on sunday. if we have some scattered showers, i bet they'll be in the morning so the afternoon is redeemable and wouldn't you know, it's going to start to feel like football weather. that is for sure. as we finally see our temperature dropping below average. especially by the time we roll into sunday, early part of next week looks good, too. with the frontal system bringing showers and storms, we will be chasing that out of town. the cooler air builds on in and the way things are looking right now, this will hang around for the first part of next week, bringing spectacular days. so, here is your seven-day forecast. again, 930 90 degrees. saturday is our changeover day with sunday again, any activity
right now would be in the morning and then enjoy 60s at night. temperatures near the upper 70s to low 80s for monday, tuesday, and wednesday, as a nice run of days looks like it will be heading into d.c. tonight, i was watching the nats game and thought it was a home run derby. lindsey murphy has more. what a night. >> this is the verison lte sports desk with lindsey murphy. >> thank you, their lead is still 7 1/2 games. their record still the best in baseball and they are back still as hot as ever. following a record six home run night last night, the nats wouldn't be able to do it again, would they? this is a game, not batting practice. try telling the nats that. bottom of the third following a roger bernardino home run. bryce launches one himself. his 16th of the year and the nats go up 3-0. the second homer of this year, so start your tally. geo gonzalez had an a game and a in no hitter.
he singles to left, past ryan zimmerman, and geo is disappointed, but he had a great night. three hits, and they were loving it. bottom of the 6th, harper up again. his 17th of the year, which means he passes ken griffey, jr. again, hit a franchise record six homers for the second straight night. >> harper has been trained out of the bat here lately. seems to be getting more relaxed. same with dezi. you know, it's pretty hard lineup to match up against. >> adam jones and the orioles entered the game against toronto, tied with the yankeess fo one over the wall in left field. the solo shot of his own. the orioles had a 1-0 lead. bottom of the 7th. blue jays up 3-2. davis singles
into center. kelli johnson will score easily. and adam jones tries to throw the runner out of third. and another comes in to score and the blue jays win 6-4. the orioles are one game behind the yankees who beat tampa tonight 6-4. >> coming up, how does robert griffin, iii, feel about his season debut? we'll hear from the face of the franchise next.
away from their season opener. he said he expects to hear some boos and cheers. his family is all from new orleans and 30 to 50 of them may show up. this is a big game for rg3. the first skins rookie to start week one since norm in 1961. griffin appeared in three preseason game, completing 20 of 31 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns. he said he is excited and nervous, but that everybody gets nervous and anxious. but robert, does it feel different now that you are preparing for the real thing? ingly didn't think i would, but i feel different. i feel like the guys are, you know, it's real. it's not that guys weren't out here working hard, but everyone is working, knowing that stuff counts. this game is going to count and hopefully we can get out and get the victory. >> and the redskins will have them full. passing for 5,476 yards with 46
touchdowns. leading new orleans to a 14-3 record. breeze is one of the shortest quarterbacks, but he has respect from every team he faces, including the redskins. >> arguably, probably the best quarterback in the league. his pocket awareness and i mean, there aren't too many quarterbacks. >> we are going to see him so early in the season, but i'm excited for the challenge, because obviously went 13-3 last year. they are always a super bowl contending team, so it gets a stackup against the best. and finally, andy is officially retired. he lost in the fourth round today. that is all for sports, the news edge will be right back. good night. the sports desk brought to you by verison. >> wow.
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