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it would take away from education. >> i kind of agree with that. love of the game. >> they need spending money to go out at night and things like that. >> have a great weekend. >> bye. >> thanks for joining us. "fox & friends" starts right now. hi, everyone. today is friday, the 27th of march, 2015. i'm anna kooiman in for elisabeth hasselbeck. officials just found crucial information that may reveal why the pilot flew the plane straight into the alps. plus, we now know he was previously deemed not suitable for flying. so why was he on that plane? >> not only on the plane, why was he driving the plane? he took an ax to the door apparently. more details coming out about what was going on outside the cockpit door and the pilot's frantic attempt to use an ax to get back in. brian? this photo captured hearts of millions.
you got a cross amidst the rebel from a tornado in oklahoma. for the first time, hear the story behind that picture from the 14-year-old who took that picture. let me remind you on this friday, it may be raining outside, we're smiling inside, because mornings are better with friends. you're watching "fox & friends." >> and good morning, folks. live from studio e in a raining new york city, it is "fox & friends." good morning to you. >> good morning. cats and dogs out there, isn't it? >> not pretty. >> so far i'm glad it was your decision to bring the show inside. wise one. i fought you on that. last time we were together we were seeing a press conference, candid when investigators made it clear that the pilot according to the voice recording, the co-pilot was responsible for flying that plane into the side of a mountain. now we find out about his mind set that led to that event. >> right. this is a fox news alert. that's the apartment in
dusseldorf, germany, belonging to andreas lubitz, the co-pilot who intentionally flew the airplane in the french alps. it was the news in the last 12 hours or so apparently the police have gone into his apartment, and they have discovered what they referred to as a very significant clue as to perhaps what happened. >> not a suicide note, though. >> you can see the police walking out with bags of stuff and boxes of stuff as well. you're right, brian, not a suicide note. the big question is, if it is significant, what would it be? in the last 15 minutes, dusseldorf police denied they found any significant discovery. >> they said they checked his home, his apartment and they also checked his family's, about 40 miles away. >> and, by the way, it also turns out he took a break from pilot training because he evidently was suffering from bouts of depression. some say -- here is the quote, massive depressive episode. so he was able to get that
training, they said he was fine to fly. obviously that was not true. also add to that, something we thought about, was he having a personal crisis? yes, it could have been in his love life. >> right. the head of lufthansa is admitting that andreas lubitz had slipped through a net with devastating consequences and, you know, potentially, brian, what you're mentioning about the jilted lover incident, maybe that had something to do with all of this. >> well, it is curious. back in 2009 when he was here in the united states, he was diagnosed with a major depressive episode. he spent a year and a half in psychiatric treatment. he was listed unable to fly at lufthansa's training school in phoenix, arizona. he may have undergone treatment after being demoted several times during the u.s. training. he's got to file at the faa here in the united states, and a note that indicates he underwent a
special medical exam. yesterday, during the lufthansa ceo press conference he said that he suspended his pilot training for a certain period of time but gave no details. it was, however, known that he did qualify after that for flying the airbus a-320 back in 2014. >> remarkable to go through this and to get through that. and to go through flight school and get that job and have a job at a prestigious airline, which is a subsidiary of lufthansa at the age of 28 years old, despite the background and think what led up to this. youre for something like this, unless you knew in your head, every time i fly, i always have some quality time by myself in the cockpit. the way he described the scenario is the pilot and co-pilot having a good time, jovial and conversational, when the pilot would faithfully get up and go to -- use the bathroom or walk out of the cockpit, at which time the door gets locked, the plane gets reprogrammed and
they go decelerating within ten minutes and slam into a mountain. >> the big question is, did his mental state play into it or could it have been a breakup with a girlfriend? they were supposed to get married next year, but recently they did break up. you got to wonder what the significant clue might be if it wasn't a suicide note, was it something from her, was it her picture all ripped to shreds? we have no idea. just speculation. they're combing through his apartment and his parent's as well. >> they're probably looking through his phone records and bank statements and computer and social media. we saw them bringing out parts of a computer. >> so, anyway, also breaking overnight, we're just learning the captain who was locked out of the cockpit reportedly tried to use an ax to force his way back in. the cockpit flight recorder shows the captain first knocking softly and then louder and louder and then yelling before the plane plunged into the mountains at its regular rate. >> amy kellogg is live where
investigators are searching through the wreckage. hey, amy. >> reporter: hi, brian. i just called germanwings to try to get confirmation about that axe report. they are not saying anything about it now, but, i mean, you can imagine the captain would not have been able to pound through that door with his fists. the cockpit doors have been significantly reinforced since 9/11. and, therefore, it would be logical. but what gives me grief is thinking about the passengers having to see a captain taking an axe to a cockpit door in the final moments of their flight. in the meantime, questions about how volatile or how calculated andreas lubitz might have been, being now connected to some new reports coming out that he -- that suggest he took intentionally took the cruising altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet as soon as the captain left the cockpit. that is not confirmed. and we have not -- they have not
recovered the second black box yet, but that would suggest another suggestion that this was all very calculated, that he had the intention to bring this plane down quite quickly and quite tragically. they're still searching for the black box. people here, locals, mountain climbers told me they're concerned that because of the speed of the impact into the mountain, the pieces of debris may be deeply embedded in the soil and they may be coming out for years to come. that is significant for the investigation and it is also quite dramatic for those shepherds and people who walk these mountains that they may be finding body parts and debris parts for years to come here in the alps. steve, brian, anna? >> thank you very much, amy. still-liking for the second black box in the area which is still a crime zone. >> they found the outside of it. they're looking for the disc inside. apparently everything popped out. and while the airline has not confirmed whether or not the pilot used an axe, they really
don't know at this point, there was an axe on board at the time of the crash. >> i had no idea they keep axes on a plane. >> i didn't either. >> i guess it is not good to make that public. >> it isn't. eight minutes after the top of the hour. and we turn now to heather who joins us with headlines. >> we have another fox news alert we're going to begin with. a powerful gas explosion in lower manhattan causes a massive fire and reduces two buildings to rubble. this happened in east village. more than 250 firefighters were called to the seven-alarm fire. 19 people were injured. four of those in critical condition. and one man is still missing. but new yorkers, standing by fearlessly, jumping in to help. you see a man helping a desperate woman down from a fire escape and an off duty firefighter can also be seen climbing up the building, kicking in windows to see if anyone was trapped inside. we're now learning more about the army sergeant bowe
bergdahl ands had time in captivity with the taliban. a letter released by his lawyer claims bergdahl was tortured. because of that let, some military experts say despite being charged with desertion, he could cut a deal by pleaing for leniency. he could avoid jail and keep his va benefits. house oversight committee chairman jason chaffetz demanding the white house turn over all the information,ing all the reports and all the documents on the highly controversial swap of bergdahl for five high level taliban members. congressman chaffetz will join us live in the next hour with his search for more information. and this new overnight, another bizarre twist in the california kidnapping hoax. we told you about it. attorneys for denise huskins and her boyfriend eric quinn say it was absolutely a real abduction, but police still have their suspicions since quinn waited several hours after the alleged abduction to call for help. his attorney is speaking out on why he could not report it
sooner. >> he was drugged and there were at least two kidnappers. >> how was he drugged? >> he was forced to drink something that even the kidnappers told him was drugs. we have not seen evidence yet that this was some type of hoax. >> huskins' attorney claims she is the victim of the serious assault and is now working with police. authorities have no evidence of a kidnapping and they are considering criminal charges. and half of the elite eight has been set. kentucky will face notre dame in the next round. kentucky dismantled west virginia by a score of 78-39. ouch. the fighting irish beat wichita state thanks to a strong second half. and do i have to say this? wisconsin, come on they beat my tar heels, but they'll take on arizona in a rematch of last year's elite eight. they rallied past north carolina in the second half. the wildcats held off xavier to move on in the tournament. the final sweet 16 games will be
played tonight. tar heels were ahead the whole entire game and then lost it. >> yeah. >> come on. >> everybody's bracket is blown. >> yeah. >> i know. thank you. >> i don't know who is in the 12th floor studio because heather is her and ainsley is over to our left. both "fox & friends" first anchors put to work this morning. we begin with a horrifying new case -- u.s. soldiers here on american soil. you got a u.s. national guardsman and his cousin now charged with plotting to join isis and carry out attacks here at home. here is ainsley. >> all right. thank you, brian. investigators have broken up this terror plot involving two cousins who were u.s. citizens, one of them a soldier in the illinois national guard. 22-year-old hassan edmonds, the guardsman, according to a federal complaint, wanted to travel to the middle east and join the islamic state. his cousin 29-year-old jonas edmonds allegedly planned to
carry out attacks here at home. he plotted to use his cousin's uniforms to blend in while killing soldiers at u.s. military installations in northern illinois. but the two were found by an undercover fbi agent who exchanged a number of messages with them, according to the complaint, one of them, hassan, the soldier, made an apparent reference to the charlie hebdo attacks saying honestly we would like to do something like the brother in paris did, another chilling message aimed at soldiers. quote, the best way to beat them is to break their will. with the u.s., no matter how many you kill, they will kep coming unless the soldiers and american public no longer have the will to fight. if found guilty, the pair face up to 15 years in prison and $250,000 fine. as of now, 25 americans have been accused of trying to help isis. back to you, brian, steve and anna. >> ainsley, thank you very much. 12 minutes after the hour. this story will get you fired up. state senator comparing cops to
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outrage after a nebraska politician compares cops to islamic terrorists. >> my isis is the police. nobody from isis ever terrorized us as a people, as the police do daily. if i carrey a gun, i would want to shoot him first and ask questions later like they say the cop wants to do. >> other lawmakers are demanding that state senator resign. but guess what? he's not backing down. here it weigh in is bishop e.w. jackson, president of stand,
president of stand and senior fellow in staying true to america's national destiny. by the way, first off, you're upset by this. >> oh, my goodness. this is an elected official who is actually crossing the line? forget about the racial demagoguery, the insult to police officers who serve us daily and give their lives in that service, he's gone to threatening police and saying that if he had a gun, he would shoot a cop and ask questions later. that should not be permissible. he should resign or be driven from office. >> how much do you think the rhetoric surrounding the eric garner situation and what is happening in ferguson led us to this point? >> well, look, we know that every time something bad happens, the people involved, are ultimately responsible. but the president of the united states, the attorney general of united states eric holder, al sharpton and all the racial demagogues have created an atmosphere in which this kind of
rhetoric becomes possible. this endangers police officers. this has gone beyond. this is now putting police officers in danger. >> if a news person said that, there would be a push to apologize immediately and maybe more. here is what the nebraska governor said, pete rickets. at a time we need to develop better relationships between law enforcement and our communities, senator chambers' comments are irresponsible and promote distrust and potential for violence. that's what could build out of this. violence. >> well, look, my understanding is it is a very high crime area. i'm sure there are a lot of thugs running around and they're looking for an excuse to do something like that. and now they have a state senator who has given them sanctions, told them, this is what i would do, this is what you can do. it is really -- it is virtually unforgivable from the point of view of his staying in elective office. apologies are not enough. >> if i'm a nebraska cop, how do i feel saying i'll be home a
little bit later? you wonder if this will be a call to action to somebody out there. bishop e.w. jackson, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> all right. ten minutes before the bottom of the hour. coming up, more in our top story. the crash of the german airlines. did security measures implemented after 9/11 go too far and enable this all to happen? we'll debate that next. and hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars went to new drones. the problem, they never left the ground. let me talk to you about retirement. a 401(k) is the most sound way to go. let's talk asset allocation. sure. you seem knowledgeable, professional. i'm actually a dj. [ dance music plays ] woman: [laughs] no way! that really is you? if they're not a cfp pro, you just don't know. cfp -- work with the highest standard.
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morning headlines for you now. $600,000 in taxpayer money wasted on drones that never left the ground. brand-new report shows the atf spent more than half a million dollars on six unmanned aircraft that ended up having technical problems and were thrown in the garbage. never flown. and sigma alpha mu sued by its national organization. the frat's bank accounts are now frozen. and the brothers can't use any of their budget money it pay for the over $400,000 worth of damage they did to a ski resort in january. they're in big trouble. a deliberate act of murder, that's what many are calling the intentional crashing of a germanwings flight carrying 150 passengers. now new questions about the safety of cockpit doors designed to keep the bad guys out, but aren't letting the good guys in.
so should we tear off the doors? here to debate, aviation analyst and faa licensed pilot kyle bailey and philip von. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. >> kyle, i'll start with you. the doors are reinforced, small explosives can't get through, there is a buzzer system, triple locked. what is the problem? >> actually there is no problem. here in the u.s., the system actually works great if we remember the jetblue incident a few years back where there was a pilot with a psychological issues and was banging on the pilot door trying to get in, the captain, the co-pilot locked him out of the cockpit. it worked really well. these cockpit doors are the way to go, reinforced, they can withstand up to a grenade explosive discharge without getting through them. >> is there a problem with changing the policies regarding that actual physical door but not changing the policies with the personnel, philip? >> i think there is -- i think
the cockpit door was a knee jerk reaction to the events of september 11th, 2001 and that was taken very personally in the u.s. arena. but what we have seen over the years is a number of incidents where people have been trapped outside the flight deck. in 2006 there was a turkish airlines hijacker who actually made it into the flight deck, he rushed the cockpit when the captain and the pilot were being given coffee by the flight attendants and the hijacker managed to get himself behind the reinforced cockpit door. last year we had an ethiopian airlines pilot who shot out his colleague on the outside. so it sounded like a great installation, but actually i think we should actually be thinking about how do we prevent hijackers getting on board airplanes and not coming up with just this one fail safe solution which is prevent anybody getting in under any circumstances. >> kyle, philip brings up a great point. are we focusing not enough on folks coming on board with a
negative intent, you know, thinking of trying to do something like this, and worrying more about box cutters and three ounces of shampoo and things like that? >> you know, i don't think so. it is very hard to screen 200 passengers arriving into an airport who might have some psychological issues. here in the u.s., a system worked very well. basically you want to isolate that cockpit and keep everybody out. there should be nobody able to into that cockpit. if there is a terrorist on the airplane or somebody looking to get in there, they'll find a way in. >> do you think it is a good idea -- >> but somebody with -- >> go ahead. >> i was going to say, somebody with psychological problems is not only able to crash an aircraft, they are also able to take out their colleague. and we might well have had that scenario on a -- aircraft in asia in the 1990s. i'm very worried about creating a scenario where you have absolutely no opportunity to get
into the flight deck, if the wrong person is at the controls of the aircraft. >> right. >> i teach -- i teach air crew. and, knyou know, i do advocate having two people in the flight deck at all times. that's one of the great things about the u.s. system, you do advocate having two people on the flight deck at all times. >> more stringent psychological exams as well. philip and kyle, thank you for your time. enjoy your friday and your weekend. everybody at home, let us know what you think about this. post 9/11 reinforced doors, good idea, bad idea. the key to small business growth, more welfare? that's what one business writer is calling for. does that make any sense? charles pain joins us next on that. a family driving along when their car goes up into flames. cops rushing to try to pull them to safety. meet the heroes coming up next. but first, happy birthday to fergie, fergalicious, she turns 40 today.
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going to allow the nation to run hundreds of centrifuges in a fortified underground bunker. but officials saying those centrifuges would not be allowed to enrich uranium, which can be used to create a bomb. now, all this coming as the nation is aggressively building up their navy. international sanctions have not stopped iran from building one of the largest naval fleets in the world, causing concern among their gulf coast neighbors. and she is accused of attacking a pregnant woman she met on craigslist and killing that woman's unborn baby. but we now know that 34-year-old danielle lane will not face murder charges when she appears in court today chld she. she's accused of beating and cutting a woman who answered an ad for clothes last week. the child died, though the mother survived. prosecutors have said that proving murder would be difficult. and two police officers in ohio are being held as heroes
for rescuing a family from a burning car. the officers rushed over and saw two young girls in the back seat. the older girl got out and walked away on her own. one officer had to use a pocket knife to free the other and carry her to safety. >> they don't give you training on vehicles being on fire with people inside. just natural thing. >> fortunately no one was injured. and finally, all eyes are on the sidelines at this basketball game. here is the reason. one kid added some happy to march madness with these dance moves. ♪ ♪ bring it down bring it down ♪ >> wow. that is hayden henderson stealing the spotlight at the high school state basketball tournament in kentucky last week. and he did not stop there. he followed up with his rendition of taylor swift's "shake it off."
he's good. i want to see you guys do that. >> shake it off. shake it off. >> i'm surprised his parents -- is he there by himself? he was doing it. 25 minutes before the top of the hour. the wet streets of new york, maria, technically it is spring but still feels like winter. >> feels like winter for some, we're seeing some snow coming down across parts of the northeast and also in new england. so, again, it is feeling like winter out there. temperatures below average across the great lakes and into the midwest. and the reason why it is so chilly outside is because we have a cold front moving eastward and along the frontal boundary we have areas of rain. and they extend as far south as parts of georgia, moisture across parts of florida and, of course, extend into the i-95 corridor. could be areas of heavy rain embedded in there, that's shading and yellow and orange you see there on the radar. then some of that rainfall is
transitioning over to snow. specifically across western massachusetts, kentucky, parts of new york and down into northern virginia. be careful out there on the roadways, some of you could be looking at slick conditions. but generally speaking, just looking at precipitation being in the form of rain and generally light amounts as well. you're not looking at a flooding threat across parts of the east coast. there will be heavy batches of rain. a look at the current temperatures, you mentioned it feels like winter. look at the numbers, 20 degrees now in minneapolis. 25 in chicago. and in cleveland, just at 30 degrees, also chilly across the plains with temperatures only in the 40s and 30s from kansas city down to dallas. high temperatures not so much better across parts of the east. still on the chilly side, but look at the west coast, those warm temperatures continue out there, that has been the trend already for several months. and in l.a., the high temperature today, 87 degrees. phoenix, you're already in the middle 90s, feeling like summer out there. back inside. >> good to have you back.
couple of days ago, you were storm chasing in oklahoma and got great pictures of that tornado. >> crazy stuff out there. and really just insane weather out there across oklahoma and our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims that were impacted by those tornadoes that moved through not only central oklahoma, but also across the tulsa area. >> absolutely. maria, good to have you home. coming up on this friday, amanda knox expected to learn her fate later today as an italian court will decide whether or not to uphold her conviction. if she's found guilty, will the united states send her back to italy? and should they? we had this thing about double jeopardy. they don't. and this photo captured the hearts of millions. a cross amidst the rebel in oklahoma where a tornado hit. hear the story behind this picture from the 14-year-old who took that picture.
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fox news alert. the screening process for the pilots coming under new scrutiny in the wake of the germanwings crash and what we're learning about the co-pilot andreas lubitz. doug luzader joins with us more on this. he's also a pilot. so much changed about this story, what about his mental state? >> brian, that's the big question now. andreas lubitz may have had issues as a german tabloid reporting he may have suffered from depression. the way this works in the united states is you have to -- if you want to fly at his level, you need a first class medical certificate from the faa. they have a whole list of requirements. this is what the faa puts out to doctors letting them know what you need to look for. mental health part of this, it says no diagnosis of psychosis
or bipolar disorder or severe personality disorder. it is a pretty small part of all of the stuff that these medical examiners look at. but it is a part of it. as far as frequency is concerned, if you're 40 or below, if you're 40 years of age or younger, you have to get this exam once a year, 40 or over has to be every six months. that's how the rules are structured here in the united states. obviously european nations may do some different things. but this question of screening for mental health disorders will be a big one, depending what we learn about lubitz's background and that's why investigators are looking at his computer equipment at his home, trying to detail exactly what he may have went through, if, in fact, he did suffer this episode of depression during his flight training. so a lot of unanswered questions here still, brian. >> something else, they got the at the apartment, in the apartment, that is not a suicide note, but they say explosive and
in terms of what actually took place on that plane. curious to see what that says. also, the thing is, doug, if you have depression, like many people around the world, you shouldn't be -- you shouldn't be prevented from flying. however, you just wonder where -- what the policy would be if you're diagnosed that way as the magazine lists. >> that's right. it is a fine line. you don't want to discourage people from coming forward if they need help. on the other hand, you have to do something to make sure you keep people with real problems out of the cockpit if those problems can lead to loss of life. >> that's what seems to be his background. doug, thanks so much. >> thanks. 17 minutes before the top of the hour. >> the fate of amanda knox in the hands of italy's high court, deciding if they're guilty of murder. >> both were convicted of killing knox's roommate back in 2007. before the decision was thrown out three years ago. >> if she's found guilty, the
hearing could open an extradition battle to bring knox to italy to serve her 28 year prison sentence. but would the united states send her back? here to break it down is legal analyst -- >> good morning. >> in italy, they have found her guilty twice. >> they have. >> she's currently here in the united states awaiting this appeal. if they say, okay, you're going to have to serve your term, are we going to give her over to them? >> it could happen. her lawyers say she's very worried. there is two ways to look at this. by law and the court of public opinion. we'll start with law. as a matter of law, most legal experts believe this is cut and dry. an extradition treaty, with italy. she -- if she is found guilty and that verdict upheld there and the decision is expected today, by as a matter of law, we send her back. >> automatic. >> yes. pretty close to automatic. however, public opinion in the u.s., many people believe we should not send her back. people believe she didn't get a fair shot at justice there. interesting, here is where it gets interesting. the president, john kerry,
secretary of state, have leeway to not send her back and that is where it gets interesting. like a presidential pardon. >> she was turned over. the case was turned over. she is here, she's engaged, getting married, she's moved on. the way the legal system is set up, it seems like she was railroaded. will that play a role if the president, who is a lawyer, says, i'm not sending this girl back? >> they could say, listen, italy's justice system didn't work correctly, they could say the italian prisons are overcrowded, known for that, could say her human rights would be violated. the purpose of it is if there is somebody convicted there, we're supposed to send them back if they ask. but if somebody is hiding out there who we want, they're supposed to send that puerson back. the more we say no to them, the more they could say no to us in the foo uture. >> this extradition treaty is mutual. we want to make sure our relationship with the italian government stays in tact, not just we're going to do this when
we feel like it. will something change in the future? if amanda knox gets sent back or doesn't? >> i think you raise a good question because there is nothing in the treaty that says if you don't like it, if you don't like the verdict you don't have to comply with extradition requests. i had think i think if we're not okay with the extradition system, why have it first place? if we have it, follow it. >> you recommend sending her back if she's found guilty. >> as a matter of law, it is clear. the executive branch has discretion. and they could choose to exercise t the questiit. are we going to risk relations with italy in the future with them over this case? that's the question. >> do they care about public opinion at this point? but a lot of american observers, mr. zimmerman, feel like there in italy they don't have double jeopardy. we have it here. she was tried twice, which shouldn't happen here happened there and they go, okay, good reason not to send her. >> exactly.
so here, once you get off the hook, you're done and you're free. >> you're off the hook. >> there, not so much. the courts can take a second swing, third swing and that's what many people believe -- >> keep going. >> the thing is, by agreeing to this extradition treaty, we essentially implicitly said, okay, we'll play by your rules and usually double jeopardy is not relevant in an extradition situation. >> what is the time frame before we get a verdict in and answer from the white house? >> it could take some time. there will be likely an extensive review at the justice department and then by proxy, the president would likely be involved in the case. it could take some time before we find out. but we should find out today, of course, whether or not the italian court upholds this guilty verdict. >> if she is not extradited by the order of the president of the united states, essentially you said this during the commercial, it is essentially a presidential pardon. >> like a presidential pardon. this could well come down, if she -- if the verdict is upheld, if they ask for her back, really people say it is going to be secretary of state kerry, but in
the end, it is probably going to be the president whether or not to decide to let her off the hook and get out of jail for free card. >> don't see any blowback but that's my opinion. kent zimmerman, thanks so much. 13 minutes before the top of the hour. >> coming up on the program, the white house celebrated bowe bergdahl's home coom ime, bukoh. jason chaffetz is leading a brand-new charge to find out. he'll join us. >> he will. after a night of deadly tornadoes this image emerging from the wreckage. look at that. a cross. it now captured the hearts of millions. the story behind it from the 14-year-old kid who took the picture in oklahoma.
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look at that. a sign of hope amid the damage and destruction when a. tornado moved through oklahoma. a teenager there came across that broken power line creating a cross and he tweeted out this image saying, "god is with us." that photo has gone viral. and now the fellow who took the picture, 14-year-old chase rhodes, joins us live this morning from oklahoma city. good morning to you, chase. >> good morning. >> i grew up in the tornado belt
so i know what it is like in these early spring storms when a storm comes up late in the day. tell us what happened on wednesday out in moore, oklahoma where you are from. >> well, our power went out at around 7:00, i'd say. so my mom started yelling at us to go get in the shelter but me and my dad weren't really scared so we were wandering around to get blankets and stuff to go down. nothing too bad happened right around my house but there was a tornado about a mile away. >> all right. so you got in your car to go. i remember those days. you get in your car just to drive around make sure your family and friends are safe. right? what did you do? >> yep. well, we were going to go over to my aunt and uncle's because our power was out, so we were driving by. we just saw that electric pole at an intersection where we stopped. >> so -- and we're showing the image right there. when you saw that, did it make
sense at first that looks like a cross or did it just look like you just saw all the mess and, oh, look at that. tell me how you realized there was a cross out there. >> well, at first i couldn't see all of where the cross was because i was sitting in like a weird part of the truck so i scooted over and had my dad roll down the window. we all looked over and there was this amazing looking cross just hanging over all this destruction. >> what did you think? >> oh, i just thought -- well, the first thing i thought of was god was with us. but i don't know. it was just really inspiring to see that there. >> well, you snapped the picture and you tweeted it out and you did tweet this passage, just found this after the tornado. god was with us. we posted your picture yesterday, chase, on our website on our facebook page. we got close to 300,000 likes. i know you've gotten all sorts of retweets as well. tell me a little bit about the
reaction you have heard from people all around the world to that image. >> well, i've heard tons of beautiful comments where people have been saying how inspired they are and how much they enjoyed the picture. so it was really nice to hear. >> you know, when i saw it yesterday, it reminded me of that iconic image from the scene at ground zero where there was -- there it is right there -- some twisted steel girders that the way they broke looked just like a cross as well. and a lot of people, you know -- there they are, side by side -- very, very similar and a lot of people think they're both very, very spiritual, chase. tell us a little bit about how your life has changed since you posted that. you take a lot of pictures, post them on twitter. suddenly you're a big star in the online universe. >> yeah, well, i don't know. i didn't particularly use my twitter that much so i didn't
expect to get any big uproar about it. then all of a sudden i'm getting tons of retweets and people are asking me to use my photo. i'm giving an interview. it is kind of crazy. >> it is a beautiful picture and thank you for sharing it with us. 14-year-old chase rhodes joining us today from oklahoma city. chase, thank you very much. >> thank you very much, too. >> all right. a beautiful picture. straight ahead on this friday, they led rallies and riots in ferguson, missouri and are accused of misrepresenting the facts. but now those protesters are getting a top international honor. not kidding. an honor. and a surprise something gift from a beloved coach. what he left his players, one last time. that heartwarming story straight ahead on this friday. you get you can't breathe through your nose... suddenly...
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hi, everyone. good morning. today is friday, the 27th of march, 2015. a fox news alert. a motive revealed? new clues into the mindset of the co-pilot that crashed an airbus into the french alps taking along 149 others along with himself. plurs, now we know more abot the captain's attempt to stop the suicide mission during the eight-mint plunge to the earth. rock's new york city. this building catches on fire and another collapses. an off-duty firefighter spotted kicking down windows and doors. the true act of a hero. one man's rescue. you'll hear about it. there he is right there. all he wanted to do was honor his soldier brother with this military style haircut. looks good. high and tight. instead, his school, named after
a fallen war hero, told the kid -- shave off the haircut or else. what? wait until you hear that story. thanks for joining us. live from floshgz, thnew york cs the friday "fox & friends." >> i'm ollie north and you're watching "fox & friends." hi, everybody. welcome welcome to "fox & friends" live from new york city. for a while we thought bo bergdahl was going to be the major story but not after that tragic plane crash into the french alps. we have a rapidly advancing investigation and more proof, it seems, that the co-pilot was guilty and might have been having some depression issues leading up -- he had in the past -- leading up to this crash. now we find out -- get this -- a significant clue that investigators found something in the co-pilot's apartment. and they're saying it is not a suicide note.
>> they have been taking bags of evidence out of his home. appeared they were taking part of a computer, also searching the home of his family. >> the reason we are able to know now that apparently the jet co-pilot deliberately flew the airplane into the mountains and it was totally something beyond suicide because this guy's going to probably go down as one of the worse plmass murderers in german history. yesterday morning very early in the day "the new york times" published some of the findings of what they found on that voice recorder. you could hear all of these sounds on there. well, interestingly enough, in the last 15 minutes, france's number one pilot union has filed a legal complaint against the people who are leaking the details to the press because the aeronautics agency came out and said we have nothing to say about what has been found on that particular voice recorder. within 15 minutes "the new york
times" blows up with all these details. the dusseldorf police department is denying there is any significant clue as to what that man right there, 27 years old, left in his apartment. you said it is not a suicide note, so for the people who did talk to some reporter outside that apartment, for him to say a very significant clue as to what happened, we have no idea what they're talking about. >> they said he spent a considerable time -- we don't know what that special clue is. by the way, who cares what the french pilot's union cares that everything's being leaked out. >> because french prosecutors are in charge of the criminal case and they don't want anything coming out ahead of time. >> too late. it's called good reporting. he spent a total of 1 1/2 years in psychiatric treatment and that the relevant documents will be passed to the investigators. that is significant. depression is something very common throughout the country. no one's condemning him.
but if you spent a year-and-a-half in depression and had to be taking a pause from your flight training, then you add up what could have happened to keep the pilot out of that cockpit and the plane eventually ends up in the side of a mountain, that's significant in the case. >> although this is happening on a budget airline in europe, we're learning also that the co-pilot trained in phoenix, arizona, according to that tablo tabloid, saying that his time there being trained was interrupted multiple times for mental health issues. >> right. he was at the lufthansa training school in phoenix. takes about two years to become a pilot for that particular airline. he was listed while in phoenix, arizona as unable to fly. that's a problem. also, he was apparently demoted several times during the u.s. training. there is a file on him at the faa that indicates he underwent special medical exams. after the treatment he had, however, he was authorized, and
he did qualify, to fly that big airbus a-320. >> he was trained and he was fit to fly. >> yeah, he was cleared. but he might have had -- >> was this guy having a bad day? was he at the end of a relationship? the answer according to one story is yes, he was in the middle of a slough split, it was a bad one, as most are. they said it was a significant discovery at his apartment so maybe some proof that a relationship evaporated. he was having trouble getting over it. how we could have anticipated that one pilot would get up in the middle of a flight right over the alps and would he be able to lock him out? i don't know. maybe he was prepared on some level to do this at any point on any flight at any time but that was the plan. reportedly, he redid the manifest with the co-pilot -- with the auto pilot, i should say. >> the next get interview that everybody is trying to get their
hands on is that fiance that he had the breakup with. >> they were supposed to get married next year. not going to happen. breaking overnight, another fox news alert. we have just learned that the captain who was locked out of the cockpit was looking at a door just like that. reportedly there is an ax on-board that particular plane and according to one news report he tried to use the ax to break down the door and get inside. cockpit flight recorder shows the captain knocking gently at first, then louder and louder, yelling before the plane plunged into the mountains. before he did you could hear screams of terror. >> now the very latest of what searchers are finding in the wreckage. good morning, amy. >> reporter: hi, anna. i don't know how anyone would know that the captain used an ax, but germanwings does confirm to us that there was an ax on board and it was outside the cockpit and they won't say where obviously for security reasons,
but apparently an ax is part of a standard emergency tool box. meanwhi meanwhile, all of this speculation about the mental health issues that pilot was struggling with. it was six months. then his colleagued mos mocked . calling him tomato andy. apparently germans drink tomato juice regularly on flights. the pivotal moment is when the captain went over the landing plan for dusseldorf. at that point according to this voice recorder, the pilot showed no interest whatsoever in the pl plan. he changed the plane's altitude setting from 38,000 feet to 100 feet. if true, another indication that this suicidal/homicidal crash
was very deliberate. trance's p france's pilot's union filing a lawsuit about leaks. by day here, recovery crews continue to carry out the arduous and heartbreaking job of bringing each body and body part down from the mountains to the staging area by helicopter. by night, military personnel are camping out on the mountain way up there guarding it against intrepid intruders and wolves who might disturb the crime scene. families who are here now in this area, families of the victims, when they heard what happened yesterday, according to investigators, after enduring another unimaginable shock, they handled this all with incredible courage and dignity. german wings has set up a crisis center here for them as well. steve, brian and anna. >> many new details out of the alps. thank you. > we have another story that
we're following that is breaking overnight. fox news alert. a powerful gas explosion in lower manhattan reducing two buildings to rubble. look at that. it took more than 250 firefighters to battle that inferno for hours, but every day new yorkers also fearlessly jumping in to help. here you can see a man helping a woman down from a fire escape. here, you see an off-duty firefighter who told everyone get out of the way as he went on a one-man rescue mission kicking in windows to see if he could find anyone trapped inside. 19 people were injured. one man is still missing. developing overnight, saudi arabia leading the charge as they rain down air strikes on houthi rebels in yemen. hundreds of explosions ripping through the capital. at least ten countries are assisting in those air strikes with the u.s. providing logistical and intelligence support. all of this coming as iran is now demanding an end to those strikes. and new overnight -- another
bizarre twist in this story. that california kidnapping hoax? the attorney for that woman there and her boyfriend, they say that it was absolutely a real abduction. but police have their suspicions since quinn apparently waited several hours after the alleged abduction to call for help. his attorney speaking out on why he couldn't report it sooner. >> he was struck and there were at least two kidnapped. he was forced to drink something that even the kidnappers told him was drugs. we have not seen evidence yet that this was some type of hoax. >> the woman's attorney claims she is the victim of a serious assault and is now working with police. meantime, authorities say they have no evidence of a kidnapping and they're actually considering criminal charges. and, news cameras. we're pretty used to capturing crazy video, right? even when we don't expect it. watch in.
>> first name is vic. >> ooh. oh. ouch. that is our fox affiliate wxmi in grand rapids, michigan catching, yes, a car crash on camera doing this interview. silver car slammed into the red car, pushed it right into the intersection. but don't worry, everyone was okay. probably a sore neck. >> probably texting. >> either texting or they saw a tv camera. hey, look, there is a tv crew over there. >> rubbernecking. right? >> always blame the media. thank you. it's always something, isn't it? meanwhile straight ahead, the white house pushed this narrative about bo bergdahl to justify a swap for five taliban terrorists. remember this? >> the point is he's back. he's going to be safely re-united with his family. he served the united states with honor and distinction. >> really? that's funny.
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od. helping the world keep promises. he served the united states with honor and distinction and we'll have the opportunity to learn eventually what's transpired in the past years but what's most important mao is his health and well being. >> well, we found out what happened -- not good. those words from susan rice raised questions then, and it is raising brand-new questions now this morning. the house oversight committee led by congressman jason chaffetz demanding that the white house turn over all information, reports and documents on the swap of bo bergdahl for those five taliban terrorists. joining right now is the congressman. good morning. so you sent a letter to denis mcdonough, chief of staff of the white house last night.
what do you want? >> how in the world account white house come to the conclusion that mr. bergdahl served with lhonor and distinction? i mean this is years after the fact. they knew he had had similar problems like this in the past. you have people that have been killed. i mean imagine the families of people who went out to search for this person? because they knew -- they knew. and so for her, susan rice, to come out before the country and the world and try to sell the american people on the idea that he served with honor and distinction, that begs a lot of questions. and if there is a justifiable answer, then provide it to the congress, provide it to the american people. we have a right to know. >> well, susan rice has not been a reliable spokesperson for the white house in the past when they talked about going back to the benghazi thing, yeah, it was all caused by that video. maybe she's having some problems with the facts. >> but -- that's why we want to give the administration an opportunity to explain.
>> what do you want from them? >> we want to see the documents. what was the background. clearly, i think they could pull up those records in a couple of days and know. and remember, it was years after this, after he had done this desertion. we were waiting for the pentagon to come to a conclusion. we're very pleased that we're pursuing desertion charges, very severe penalties, potentially life in prison. but, it does contrast how susan rice said honor and distinction and the pentagon is going to charge him with desertion. >> but at the same time you know that -- while you're asking for all the documents, it was a political decision. we got to get him back, otherwise we can't close down gitmo five guys at a time. >> well, again, you have the gao, general accountability office, an independent group, an agency came in and looked and they made, in their opinion, a determination that the white house violated the law by releasing those five without giving consent or giving him opportunity for congress to look into this, giving them their 30
machine d 30-day. and americans lost their lives. we have mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters who have loved ones who have been killed trying to find this person. and i think they have a right to know what happened. >> absolutely. well, good luck getting that. meanwhile, there is another big story that broke yesterday and that is a dea agents had sex parties. this is a little different. rather than taxpayers paying for the prostitutes for the hookers, apparently the drug cartels pay for the looke ehookers as well. >> can we talk about this at 5:00 a.m. in the morning? it really is unbelievable. we've got a lot of good people that serve overseas but the idea that you had dea agents in colombia having these parties and funded by the drug cartels, you had foreign nationals in their room? then no follow-up.
that's what i'm concerned. is that management did figure this out but didn't do anything about it. these people who engaged in these activities got between two and ten days off. it's like a paid vacation almost. maybe they didn't get paid that week but there was no reprimand. they should have been fired immediately. >> so you're going to look flu it. >> absolutely. absolutely. crazy. >> congressman, thank you very much for joining us today here in new york. straight ahead at 7:20 eastern time, they lit cars on fire, destroyed businesses and now the protesters in ferguson, missouri are being honored as great world leaders. does that look like leadership to you? we're going to talk about it. all he wanted to do was honor his soldier brother with this military style haircut. instead, the school named for a fallen war hero, told him, hey, kid, shave it off -- or else. that second-grader and his mom, who doesn't like it, shares their story with us coming up.
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tar heel daunte calabrea. it included a note saying, "enjoy dinner compliments of coach smith." a haircut got a kid sent to the principal's office. his mom was told she needed to shave off his haircut even when she explained the reason behind it. the principal writing with be "we have the utmost respect for the military. however, we are not a military school and the boy's haircut is against our rules." get this -- the school is named after a fallen war hero. jo thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> amy, tell me what was going through your mind when you received this e-mail from the school saying your son is a distraction because he has that high and tight military style haircut. >> i thought it was bizarre. it was crazy. >> well, did you explain to
them? >> i did. and she said that we still had to get rid of the haircut. and the only way to do that was to shave his head. >> i imagine the ruling by schools to have this on the books is to make sure that kids aren't wearing provocative clothing, little tiny shirts and short shorts. but should there be an exception to the rule for something like a wooden cross or something showing their christian faith or their patriotism for america? should there be an exception to this? >> i think so. >> adam, i want to ask you, bud. when your teacher first told you that your haircut was distracting, you're just trying to be like your soldier step brother. what's going through your mind? how did you feel? >> i felt sad. and i felt sad because i have a
soldier cousin in the army, too. >> yeah. and he's your hero from what i'm told. do you know what you want to be when you grow up? >> in the army. >> in the army. well, i see that you've got a similar haircut right now. how did that happen? did you just get that back? >> yes. >> mom, how did that come out? >> i decided yesterday that he deserves to have the high and tight haircut. so i let him have it back. and his stepdad got one yesterday as well. >> okay. well, we think you sure look handsome. amy and adam, thank you for your time today. 27 minutes after the hour on this friday morning. breaking details about the mental state of the pilot who crashed into the alps on purpose. turns out he was once deemed not suitable to fly. dr. keith ablo takes us inside
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that's why we called you in but it looks to us like he had two problems. he apparently spent a year-and-a-half in psychiatric treatment. he was deemed unable to fly at one point, then recently his fiance and he broke up. there was this thing going on in his life. do you see a connection? >> well, it's very possible there is a connection, steve, because people who are sensitive to loss -- this may have been one of those people -- can experience a recurrence of major depression when they have that vulnerability in the setting of a breakup, romantic break-up. of course we don't flow what kind of continuing mental health care he had after the believed 18-month period of depression, which is a very significant depression in which he had to take off work in order to confront. >> keith, i don't want anyone to discriminate against anyone with depression. how do you not look at this case and try to unwind it and not
think that maybe he was not fit to fly? >> well, here's the thing. it is sad that he was not fit to fly back in 2009 when he was training. if that's the case, then what you'd want is not just a period of well being and then welcome him back with open arms. you'd want continuing oversight with a psychiatrist who's communicating. i feel this should be the case. with the airline. so that when there is early trouble, you have a chance to react to it and to take the fellow off the job, if need be. at minimum. >> what makes one who is depressed go from just having a melancholy outlook on life and being reserved and quiet to turning that rage inward and outward killing himself and 149 people, allegedly? >> okay. so a couple of things. i've written a blog about this. it should be up in a couple of hours on the opinion section at foxnews.com. couple of things. one is, people can maintain their intellectual function very
deep into depression. they can believe the whole work has gone dark for them. yet they're surgeons, police officers, pilots. secondly, things can take a turn for the worse precipitously. one more sleepless night. one call from a girlfriend saying, absolutely not, we're never getting back together, can turn everything very dark very suddenly. don't forget, if you're depressed and getting treated, you can get a new medicine started and have untoward side effects that end up imperiling people, not helping them. so it is a dicey situation. >> sure. a lot of people who work for companies, the companies have no idea that they have issues. may be suffering from depression or other things. but his company knew. i mean they demoted him a couple of times when he was here in the united states for training. you would think that there would be some sort of follow-up. and we don't know, maybe there was, it just hasn't been made public at this point. if somebody has a problem five, six years ago, it seems like
they should keep an eye on that person going forward. shouldn't they? >> i believe that. i don't know whether that's the policy of most airlines or not. i believe it ought to be, because even though costly, if you're going to include somebody who needed to take off 18 months in order to be fit to fly, then put 149 other people with him in an airplane, what's so bad about saying we've got to talk to your psychiatrist once a week? that psychiatrist could reach out to other family members, say, look, we've go the to have a safety net, guys. >> the other thing is, maybe everybody you fly with, in this case this pilot, knows, if he into you that, maybe hehave lef. who knows? >> absolutely. >> dr. keith, we'll look forward to reading your column on foxnews.com. keith ablow. thank you. 36 minutes after the hour. >> this story we are following
that's developing this morning. iran. they may be one step closer to getting their hands on nukes. the associated press exclusively reporting that president obama is going to allow the nation to run hundreds of centrifuges in a fortified underground bunker. but officials saying that they would not be allowed to enrich uranium which can be used to create a bomb. all of this is coming as the nation is aggressively building up its navy. international sanctions have not stopped iran from building one of the largest naval fleets in the world causing, of course, concern among its gulf coast neighborhoods. tossed overboard like a rag doll. this amazing video is crazy. it shows the moment. you see right there? that's a man. he was forced over by a powerful wave. he was on this fishing boat right into the ocean. this happened back in december off the coast of california but the video is just going viral now. other people can also be seen hanging on to the sides. the man, we can tell you, was rescued. no one else was injured.
amazing. 7-year-old students being told to lose weight? you mentioned this earlier. students at hillcrest elementary in missouri were weighed and measured for their bmi and the results were sent home with each child. some of them told to drop pounds. angry parents say the results should have been mailed home first and not given to the children. the school says that there was no malicious intent behind the test. what do you think? and an over-the-top first dance for a couple in the land down under with this surprising wedding singer. >> here he is! >> oh, my god! ♪ ♪ >> the couple had recently fallen on hard times so a local radio station organized the free
wedding and the surprise from superstar ed sheeran. that is a great wedding song. anna, you are headed in that direction. >> we actually thought about using this song. i think it is going to be overplayed a little bit. >> you had ed audition. you just didn't like him. >> brad paisley. >> somebody else is looking for a wedding song, maria is out on streets. >> we have rain coming down in nyc. clouds. a strong cold front continues to move eastward. parts of georgia and south carolina will see rain. heavier areas across parts of the mid-atlantic and also up into new england. behind this system, it is getting a lot colder. some of the rain is transitioning over to snow. you can see it on the radar. that white right there across parts of new england and even across eastern pennsylvania. we expect an inch or so of rainfall across the east coast.
locally heavier amounts across central florida. temperatures behind this system, take a look at some of the numbers. 19 in minneapolis. 24 in chicago. 29 in cleveland. still feeling like winter out there. but meanwhile out west, feeling a little bit more like summer. temperatures into the 90s and upper 80s in places like l.a. and phoenix. back to you inside. >> maria, thank you. now let me tell you what's coming up next. how do you create jobs? hand out more welfare cash. that's how. really? that's what some people are saying and what one business writer is saying. >> charles payne is next. and, is country music anti-muslim? >> nothing says let's go kill some muslims like country music. >> hilarious. up next, former army ranger and country music star craig morgan weighs in on that. next.
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good morning, everyone. a fox news alert. break their will. a chilling new threat and a brand-new case of home-grown terror, complete with a plan to kill u.s. soldiers right here on american soil. >> diabolical. a u.s. national guardsman and his cousin now charged with plotting to join isis and then carry out these isis-like attacks right here at home. you believe this? we have breaking details on this interterrorist threat. >> thank you. investigators breaking up this terror plot involving these two cousins, both american citizens, one a national guard soldier in illinois. 22-year-old hassan edmonds who
wanted to travel to the middle east and join the islamic state according to the federal complaint. his cousin, 29-year-old jonas edmonds, apparently planned to carry out terrorist attacks here at home as well. he plotted to use his cousin's military uniforms to blend in while killing soldiers at u.s. military installations in northern illinois. they were discovered by an undercover fbi agent who exchanged a number of messages with those two. the complaint says that one of them, the soldier, made an apparent reference to the "charlie hebdo" attacks in france saying, "honestly, we would like to do something like the brother in paris did." another chilling message aimed at soldiers -- "the best way to beat them is to break their will. with the u.s., no matter how many you kill, they will keep coming unless the soldiers and the american public no longer have the will to fight." if found guilty, they face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. as of now, 25 americans have been accused of trying to join isis. just interesting information
this morning. i hate to report this. but back to you. >> that's rotten. glad they caught him. thank you very much. mean while, 15 minutes before the top of the hour. here is an idea to encourage entrepreneurs and small business growth. just expand welfare. >> according to a controversial piece "the atlantic" magazine, the author of it, kalter frick, states, "one way to get more people to start companies acc d according to a growing body of research, is to expand the welfare state when governments provide citizens with economic security, they embolden them to take more risks. properly deployed and robust social safety net encourage more americans to attempt the highwire act of entrepreneurship." >> wow. joining us now with his reaction, the host of "making money" on the fox business network, charles payne. how about incentivizing entrepreneurship? >> first, that's the worse www.statement i've ever heard on entrepreneurship. by the way, we have built a
great welfare utopia. president obama is proud of the fact that we have record amounts of people on food stamps, welfare. there are 60 dependency programs run by the government. it makes poverty more comfortable. you don't get off of poverty when you are that comfortable. it makes it so that you don't have to take risk. this guy is 1,000% wrong. >> if you listen to his argue. he's saying the more welfare, the more handouts that the government would give you, the more people would take risks and more companies. well, we've never had so many people on food stamps as we have right now. you would imagine the business would be booming in that department. but it's not. >> unfortunately, guys, entrepreneurship is at an all-time low in this country. couple years ago for the first time in this country, more businesses are dying than are starting. it has never been this bad. people are not taking risk. however, know what happened in the great depression? companies like marriott popped up. disney popped up. >> supermarkets. laundry mats.
>> there was no safety net when your back was against the wall because entrepreneurship isn't about a safety net. it is about the essence of entrepreneurship or starting a business is the essence of taking risk. >> we invented cookies after the depression? i had no idea. >> charles, the other question -- >> they're still edible. crazy. charles, this is not a new school of thought. remember nancy pelosi said one of the best things you can do with the economy is extend unemployment. >> what nancy pelosi was saying to poor people, you guys are just conduits -- if you give poor people money they'll spend what they have and more. she was actually dissing poor people. that's her round-about way of saying we have a multiplier effect. that's going to help the economy. like they're so stupid they'll spend more money than they have. it was really a diss. but this is just ignorance. i'm not surprised.
listen, i subskrcribe to "the atlantic" because i like to see what other people say when it comes to this nonsense. this is why we don't have entrepreneurship because we have a society where people are looking for guarantees. there are no guarantees. but the payoffs are beautiful. they're beautiful. >> people can learn how to make money with you charles, today, at? >> 6:00. we're rockin' and roll in'rolli. we got steve forbes on tonight. >> all right. stick around for this. is country music anti-muslim? >> nothing says let's go kill some muslims like country music. >> then everybody laughed. >> what is former army ranger and country music superstar craig morgan think about that? we're going to ask him. hopefully his mike is on. he is reporting for duty. but first, on this date in 1984, "footloose" by ken in i loggins who sang this song on
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reaction to ted cruz saying he started listening to country music after 9/11. >> nothing says let's go kill some muslims like country music. >> now listen to this hit country song. does it sound like violence and anti-muslim to you? ♪ what i love about sunday ♪ as the choir sways ♪ every verse of amazing grace then we shake the preacher's
hand ♪ ♪ go home into blur blue jeans ♪ >> maybe the next verse says something about killing muslims. craig more gone joins morgan jo. your reaction to that? >> it is a little insulting but it is also laughable. after watching mr. cruz's -- senator cruz's comment, he was just simply telling a little bit about lis personality. i didn't know why they felt the need to be so really just rude. i felt like it was a very rude statement. and in my opinion, even worse was miss walsh's reaction. you know, her laughing. and then i thought that her insulting the "bless their hearts," the country people comment. >> yeah. well, at least there was an apology following those comments. but when i think about country music, i'm a huge f been for a long time. i think about fried chicken and
beer and planting corn and the hog and young love and going to church on sunday. >> and breaking up. you guys are great at singing about breaking-up songs. i don't get where it comes from. does it bother you the perception that might be out there? >> no, not really. it doesn't bother me. reality is people get to say and think what they want. that's a reality. country music is the most listened to genre. that's a reality. there's just so much of it. so i'm not insulted as much as, like you said. it is a little laughable that she would be so ignorant. there is a lot of ignorance on their part more than anything. >> do you feel like this is another example of the left hating on pop culture if it doesn't agree with them, for example with "american sniper," they tried to paint conservatives as being warmongers and blood thirsty. is this more of the same? >> i think any time they have the opportunity to use something against a politician or against a republican, whatever it is,
they just -- they're scratching at the surface to get anything they can to try to insult these people. now they're trying to use country music, a format of music which is probably the most patriotic genre of music. there's more patriotism in our music than any other format. now i know there have been some rock songs. miss walsh made a comment about bruce springsteen, "born in the usa." that was a great song, but country music is the most patriotic form of music. >> say it is patriotic. is that really what it means to you, that you decided to thrive in that area? is that why you went in that area? >> i love all genres of music. i listen to the various formats. i almost inevitably come back to a country song because it is to me a more relatable music. >> give me an example. your very first hit, you gave me a verse. prove to everyone not every country song is anti-muslim. what's your first hit? a line from your first hit? >> when you've been where i been, any kind of life is paradise and that's the country
we live in. we live in paradise. >> that is perfect. thanks a lot, craig morgan. always appreciate having you on. >> see you guys. new information this morning on the pilot who crashed into the. a lp sc alps. he was once deemed not suitable to fly. can the airline be responsible for the crash? this is a cross amidst the rubble after a tornado hit oklahoma. hear the story behind that picture from the 14-year-old who took that picture. ♪ [upbeat music]
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hello, good morning, everyone. today is finally friday, the 27th of march. 2015. a fox news alert -- this just in. senator harry reid has just announced that he will not run for re-election. why is reid bowing out? details are now. meanwhile, a motive revealed, perhaps new clues into the mindset of the co-pilot who crashed that airbus in the french alps taking out 149 other people with him. plus, now we think we know more about the captain's desperate attempt to stop that suicide mission during the eight-minute plunge to earth. and after a massive explosion rocks a new york city building, an off-duty officer -- firefighter, i should say, spotted kicking down windows and doors. the incredible act of a real hero on a one-man rescue mission. we'll share that story. follow the spotlight and follow
us because mornings are better with friends. we got a fox news alert for you right now regarding that man. moments ago, democratic senator from nevada, harry reid, said he will not seek re-election next year. that means he's going to retire. the senate minority leader posted a video to youtube announcing his retirement. he has represented the state of nevada since 1987. senator said, "my life's work has been to make nevada and our nation better. thank you for giving me that wonderful opportunity." keep in mind, it was just january 1st he was involved in that accident while he was exercising. apparently he has been thinking about retiring for the last couple of months, and today he makes it official. harry reid leaving the senate. >> he even made the comment that he doesn't want to try to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter. little bit of a baseball
reference there. better to burn out than fade away, according to "the new york times" report. >> 2016 is going to be it for him. remember how close he got to being ousted last time around. he's been in congress for three decades so it is time for him to move on at the age of 75. i think it is significant though who will replace harry reid who's been impossible to work with by almost all accounts, senator schumer or dick durbin are more likely to take over in that leadership role. we don't know how much better this he might be in terms of working with the other side. he said the accident had nothing to do with the fact that he's moving aside. some have speculated that he -- he has said to others that he did not want the dnc to waste a lot of money re-electing him when it could have been used in other areas. maybe he feels as though the writing is on the wall about re-election. >> well, is he worn out from trying to push obama's failed policies? >> he's been doing it for a long time. he's been very combative during his tenure. of course a target of his, one
of his ferreavorites, the koch brothers. in the election of 2012 he said he knew a guy who said mitt romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years. that was made up. harry reid not running for re-election. he'll retire at the end of next year. meanwhile, another fox news alert. >> there fox news alert. let it be known that french authorities are outraged and looking to take legal action against throws leaking out facts from the investigation -- in the investigation into what happened on that flight that slammed into the french alps. talking about the flight that we've been covering for the last few days. on this very show 24 hours ago it was revealed in a very candid press conference that it was the co-pilot who wouldn't let the pilot in, who intentionally slammed that plane into a mountain. now we find out that this man has had problems before. >> that's right. the video that you are looking
at here is investigators going through his home. searching for clues and also searching for t ining the co-pi family's home. apparently investigators have found some sort of significant clue. they aren't saying what it is, except they are saying it is not a suicide note. >> in the last five minutes, news out of that area said that while earlier a news report had been that it had been a very significant clue, but not a suicide note, now they are saying there is no smoking gun that they have found so far. what's interesting though is now german from rs o are saying that germanwing co-pilot lubitz who committed this mass murder, especially, hid his illness from his employers. apparently he had sick notes that had been destroyed. which is curious because he spent a year-and-a-half in psychiatric treatment, listed as
being unable to fly at the lufthansa training facility out in phoenix. he apparently was demoted a couple times during thhis training. was well noted in his file at lufthansa. yet somehow it is reported that he hid his illness from his employers and it was way worse than they knew. >> he had to be retrained and in fact was deemed fit to fly. >> that was a couple of years ago. >> yeah. apparently he was engaged to be married and that relationship recently ended. we haven't heard from the alleged fiance or anything in that regard. but those are reports. >> it was bad enough that he had to take a break from his training six years ago but he was back on track. i know a lot of you listening right now might have somebody in your family suffering from depression. we don't want to label depression as somebody who will be a danger to himself or others, but he has this in his
background concerning enough for him to stop the training. with 630 hours of flying time, he had a very significant position at a very significant airline. however, i'm wondering if the pilot knew that and if people were being transparent about an illness they were born with and they don't have any control over, would he have left the cockpit with him alone? it is amazing to me that six european airlines, at least, have already clanged their policy. this is within hours of this coming out about how many are allowed in the cockpit at one time, getting a flight attendant if one works out. >> one of the european newspapers right now on their website has a headline andreas will you lubitz' broken heart. >> say something he slipped through the cracks and their safety net, having these obvious devastating consequences killing limb sel himself and the others on board. >> i would like to know who my
pilots are. if you're a decorated veteran, i'd like to know that. if you've been on a three-year sabbatical, maybe we should know this before we get on the plane. >> like the guy is a former alcoholic, but now he's okay, he went through the training. i would imagine there are privacy issues. >> psychological screening? do you take it for all public servants? and do you take it for any person who runs public transportation? the buses, the trains? maybe we do but that would be a huge cost on the taxpayer. >> they know so much about us before we get on a plane. >> but it is the confidentiality right now that allows people who have a problem in this country to say i'm having a problem. so they go and through their companies they get help and that's right now that's the system. >> you don't want to -- >> it is self-reporting essentially. people with him in the cockpit say i think this guy's got a problem. they go i think i got a problem. that's how it is working right
now. will it change? we don't know. also breaking overnight, we are learning the passenger locked out of the cockpit by the co-pilot reportedly used an ax to try to break down the door. the flight recorder shows the captain knocking gently at first, then louder and louder before the plane plunged into the mountains at 700 kilometers an hour. >> amy kellogg is live for us in the french alps. good morning. >> reporter: hi,anna. germanwings will not confirm that but they do say it is standard for a-320s to have a tool box with an ax in it for emergencies located in a secret position outside the cockpit. and there was an ax on the plane that went down. germanwings 9525. i think personally these revelations from the prosecut prosecutor's office are going to be very significant. this torn-up medical
certificate. a newspaper is saying it was a medical certificate for the day of the crash that has been torn up. not clear what was written on it but that is something we'll be watching the german prosecutor's office also saying that there was no religious or political motive that they can see for andreas lubitz to do what he did. the prosecutors here in france painted a very clear picture of what happened from the voice recorder. there is of course voices saying that people have been jumping to conclusions. we have several pilots unions saying that it is unwise to jump to conclusions about what caused this crash, and also to make very rapid changes to airline policy. however -- and also, significantly, the french pilots union has filed a lawsuit for the leak that they say should not have lapped before investigators were able to give all sorts of important information. but the french prime minister is
saying, yes, an investigation is continuing, but at this point all signs point to a very crazy, incomprehensible suicidal action on the part of that co-pilot. >> amy kellogg live in the alps, thank you. >> still can't make sense of it. other breaking stories you into ed to know. >> this is some amazing video. you have to see this. another fox news alert. we are just learning that six people -- six -- are still unaccounted for this morning after yesterday's massive gas explosion and fire in lower manhattan. more than 250 firefighters battled this inferno for hours, and even now they are still dousing the hotspots. but every-day new yorkers also fearlessly jumping in to help. here you can see a man helping a woman down from a fire escape. then there was this. an off-duty firefighter who told everyone to get out of his way as he went on a one-man rescue
police, kicking in windows to see if anyone was trapped inside. good for him. in all, 19 people were injured. four people remain in critical condition. judgment day is here for amanda knox. the 27-year-old nervously awaiting an italian court decision to either uphold her murder conviction or send her case back for another appeal. she and her ex-boyfriend rafael sollecito were found guilty of killing her british roommate meredith kercher back in 2007 but they were acquitted in 2011. she may be extradited to italy if the conviction was upheld but it would spark another legal battle since she is protected from double jeopardy. that is under u.s. law. and a sign of hope after a tornado etches a path of destruction through oklahoma. a teenager snapped this photo after he came across a broken power line. you can see it created a cross. he posted the picture on twitter. it has gone viral and the
14-year-old, chase rhodes, joined us earlier on "fox & friends" to share his story. >> the first thing i thought of was god was with us. i don't know, it was just really inspiring to see that there. >> image to our facebook page. it received close to 300,000 likes. quick thinking for him to post that. it really was dramatic. >> very spirit all. >> heather, thank you very much. a dozen minutes past the top of the hour. new information on the pilot who apparently crash that plane into the alps. he actually withheld information about his illness from his employer. we've just told you that. so can the airline now be liable for the horrific crash and all those people dying? peter johnson jr. next. plus, it was the one shot that he needed to wow the crowd. yep, dunk over a car. did he make it? a new car!
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co-pilot of that germanwings jet that crashed into the mountain. a new report that he had a medical condition he hit from his employer. investigators finding a torn-up medical note in his apartment during the search.pparently date day of the crash. reports that he at one point was not deemed suitable for flying by his employer. so what did the airline know about his depression and mental status, and can that be held responsible civically -- civilly, that is to say, and perhaps criminally as well. here to break did down is fox news analyst peter johnson jr. >> there may be civil liability and there may be criminal liability based on what we find out in this investigation. now we are hearing from the prosecutor, well, the airline didn't know because somehow the co-pilot ripped up some medical note. we knew since 2009, according to published reports, that co-pilot lubitz had been treated for a
psychiatric condition, including depression, that he had been treated for 18 months, that he had been taking medication. so to say that the airline was not aware of his medical condition in the past is a real, real stretch. what you're going to see is lufthansa and germanwings if my opinion pushing this hard, hard, hard on the pilot saying, no, we didn't know about this, we had no idea. look at this, here's evidence of that, number one. number two -- the issue is, why wasn't this airline and all the european airlines complying with the two in the cockpit rule? meaning that there must be two members of a flight crew there at all times. and number three in terms of civil liability, there may be a case here against the manufacturer of the aircraft. why should there be an ability, a capacity to set a plane on a suicide mission? there is the ability to understand the topography, to understand through gps what's going on, to say we're going to set this plane to kill 150
people without any push-back from the design features in my mind is absolutely incredible. and a design defect. >> we've been talking about his mental status and how it was known to the company. we talked a little bit about that today. but your last point that airbus might be held accountable, keep in mind this is one of those jetliners that is very smart, even though it is over 20 years old. it does have gps. and it should know that if the guy behind the wheel -- you're up 35,000 feet and the alps are right there and the guy sets is for 100 feet, that does not compute. >> there are a lot of lawyers on both sides looking at the issues. and the lufthansa and germanwings folks are also looking at the issue of criminal liability. no one has talked about criminal liability. if they had an awareness -- if. and we don't know if they did. if they had an awareness that there was a propensity or a desire for this pilot to act in
a way that was against the interests of the common carrier passengers and they did nothing about it and they allowed him to fly, there is potential criminal liability against the executives of those airlines and they are strike being around right now hard. we didn't know anything about it, even if there were two in the cockpit, if someone has criminal intent, there's nothing we can do about it. there needs a worldwide independent investigation. >> sure. >> the world resources need to come together because lives do matter. >> absolutely. i predict lawsuits next week. >> today. >> all right. peter, thank you very much. meanwhile, it is a story that gets more bizarre by the day. her boyfriend claims she was kidnapped for ran sosom but shes found safe and sound. police are calling it a hoax. so should she be charged with a crime? all he wanted to do was honor his soldier brother with a
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now to quick headlines. starting with basketball. the elite eight is set. kentucky and notre dame, wisconsin and arizona also advance. remember blame griffin dunking over a car in the 2011 slam-dunk contest? well, a former college basketball player in new mexico tried to copy the los angeles clippers star. look at this. he would fail miserably.
he runs and leaps and falls over the passenger side of the door. that's something i will not try of a seeing that. i was going to but not not. if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. he nailed it on his second attempt. that's what's happening in the brief look at the world of sports. now let's go to anna. now to the woman who cops say faked her own kidnapping for ransom. her boyfriend says it took him so long to call the cops because he was drugged and tied up. so if the whole thing really was a hoax, could they be charged with a crime? joining us now to debate, a criminal defense attorney robert bianchi. you're not buying it as a former prosecutor from the state of ofw jersey. >> obviously from the very
beginning the police did not believe these details so they'll look deeply through electronic evidence, all sorts of social media. they'll do an extensibilive detd investigation. none of it makes sense. it is only an $8,500 ransom. the person is eventually released. e-mails are coming through that don't make any sense. then on top of that, the bad guy, if you will be with or bad people then send an e-mail and say, we want to let you know, she really was a victim and all of stuff that the media is saying that she's not is not true. i have never known in all the years i've prosecuted one of the bad guys to leave yet another piece of evidence as a trail and actually exonerate somebody when they're actually committing a crime. makes no sense. >> reminds me of something out of the movies. eric, what kind of an argument would you use for her? could she potentially be under the control of her boyfriend? >> and she might be. the real crime is her asking for an $8,500 ransom. is her value only worth a 2002
camry or something? so this girl -- she could be under the control of her boyfriend. it could be some kind of mental disease or defect to help prompt this. the question becomes -- why? why would you ask for a ransom such as this? because just like bob said, be in these types of cavesses, we them all the time where people watch too many movies and come up with this grand idea, let me fake this, fake a kidnapping, fake a theft to get profits. >> when you think about assets, the amount of money spent on the police looking for her and potentially not being able to have time to go somewhere else. that angers taxpayers without a doubt. >> listen, i want to back up to one real quick thing. there may be a secondary motivation here. i've been involved in cases where people have been extorted to make these plots. there may be gambling debts, drug debts. there are all sorts of reasons why people would do this. as far as assets are concerned,
absolutely. hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on this. when we were dealing with abduction cases time is of the essence. they had already lost 12 hours by the time it got reported. there were over 40 detectives, multiple federal, state, county and local law enforcement authorities, over 100 workers working around the clock. this is hundreds of thousands of dollars and the cops aren't going to be happy about that. >> they're going to be responsible for all the overtime and all the expenses that were expended if it is shown that this was a hoax with be so the couple will be sued for sure if criminal clarnlgs are not even filed. >> eric and bob, thank you so much. from everything you know, folks at home, do you think it is a hoax? let us know. 28 minutes after the hour. breaking right now, senator harry reid has just announced that he will not run for re-election. why is he bowing out? chris wallace live from washington with the details. next. plus, all eyes were on the sidelines at this basketball game. one kid stealing the show. look at him. it is a video that's guaranteed
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so you can breathe and do the one thing you want to do, sleep. add breathe right to your cold medicine shut your mouth and sleep right. breathe right. and look for the calming scent of new breathe right lavender, in the sleep aisle. somebody in the state of washington, d.c. for over 30 years will not seek rae electe-. talking about harry reid, the top democrat. he sent a letter out to constituents and he says this this morning. >> he says, "this accident has caused landra and i have little down time. i've had time to ponder and to think. we've got to be more concerned about the country, the senate, the state of nevada than ourselves. as a result of that, i'm not going to run for re-election." >> i also think it factors in, he got him with an electric
exercise band that really hurt his eye. 75 years old. he's going to call it quits. it looks as though he would have had a tough time anyway with re-election if you look at the hard time he had just getting that extra six years. chris wallace, you heard this news. you're getting set to do "fox news sunday." what's your reaction to this? >> well, as you suggest, it's a surprise because you never expect these guys to quit. the lions of the senate. on the other hand, he is holder. he did undergo this very serious injury. he still looks like he was punched by plik tyson. he's got real eye problems. he was going to face a tough re-election campaign. i guess he decided let's go out on top. tough guy, whether you like him or don't like him, he has been really effective at keeping the democratic caucus together and being one of those legislative leaders for either party. he will probably be replaced by
either dick durbin or chuck schumer. but i'm sure mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, is breathing a little sigh of relief because it will be a little easier being on the other side not having to deal with harry reid. >> he's still going to stick around until 2016. >> yeah. he'll be there for the next two years. not after that. >> you talked a little bit about lis combative nature and his ability to keep the democrats together. but at the same time, he was an obstructionist for the most part. the republicans wanted stuff, they passed it in the house, they put it over on his desk, it just sat there. it's still sitting there. >> well, yeah, but i mean one could argue that that's what he does and now they obviously thought the republicans were obstructionists in the senate when they were in the minority. that's what the parties do. unfortunately, instead of working together, you see one side kind of holding the other side hostage. it's interesting because it is going to lead to a plug, in a way.
but i went up to boston to the kennedy institute -- this is a new institute on the senate -- that vicki kennedy, the widow of ted kennedy has put together. basically to get back to the good old days when actual legislating was done whether people reached across the aisle. >> what did they do? they reached across the aisle? how novel! >> pardon? >> they reached across the aisle? >> yeah. absolutely. they used to get legislating done on civil rights, on health care issues. in previous administrations -- i'm not blaming it on one party or the other but there actually was some legislating that used to get done and the interesting thing is you actual-- i asked m kennedy, what if the vote goes the conservative way? she said that's fine. i don't care which way it goes. i just want people legislating and people going back inspired about public service. it really is quite a remarkable thing. it has the only full-scale replica of the u.s. senate in
the world. you go out on the senate floor and act as a senator, you go on the floor, you vote. you send amendments. >> cool. >> chris, we wan your opinion on this next story as well. bo bergdahl, it came out this week that he's going to be charged with desertion. the house oversight committee is asking the white house for the documents involved with that taliban five swap. so far the white house lass been silent. we have the chairman of the house oversight and government reform committee on the program earlier today, jason chaffetz. listen to the conversation. >> how in the world account white house come to the conclusion that mr. bergdahl served with honor and distinction? i mean this is years after the fact. they knew that he had had similar problems like this in the past. you have people that have been killed. i mean imagine the families of people who went out to search for this person, because they knew. they knew. we want to see the documents. what was the background. and i mean clearly, i think that
they just -- they could pull up those records in a couple of days. >> it would be pretty simple. the house oversight wants to see the documents. do you think they're going to get them from the white house? >> well, that's a question of legally. i'm sure the white house is in no hurry to give it up. let's be honest here, this thing is a total embarrassment from beginning to end. the fact that when was announced that he had been released, the president went into the rose garden with bergdahl's parents as if it was a celebration, the fact that susan rice went on a sunday talk show and said that he had served with honor and distinction. he was a deserter and people knew he was a deserter and the idea that we would trade five hardened terrorists for this guy is just astonishing. so you can be sure -- i mean the white house will do what it legally is obligated to do, maybe, but they won't be in any hurry to turn anything over. >> i don't know what kind of paperwork you into ed to say give plea five guys and send them out. didn't check with congress or anyone. he just went ahead and did it and told everyone after the fact. that's an important topic you
might choose to put on your show. you also have somebody on your show that will be a candidate more than likely in 2016. >> that's right. carly fiorina. i fithink if she runs, she wille the only woman in this very large field. she's been really going after hillary clinton and saying, look, you don't represent all women, you may want to make this about break being the glass ceiling for women but i can do it. and just because you are a woman doesn't mean you have to subscribe to a liberal agenda. it will be interesting to see what carly fiorina says about her presidential prospects and also hillary clinton's. >> sounds like a great show, chris wallace. fox nud sunday. >> by the way, you want to ask me how my bracket is? i'm in the lead in the fox news sunday pool. >> wow. no kidding. that's cool. if i want to get anywhere, don't beat the boss. if the "fox & friends" pool right now, my wife is beating me
so we really haven't been talking about bracketology on this program. >> really. well, mrs. lucky. she's doing well. >> she is mrs. happy is mrs. lucky as well. >> mrs. happy. >> thank you, mr. sunday. see you sunday. >> bye, guys. 21 minutes before the top of the hour. heather childress has a look at the headlines. >> couple quick stories. the teens accused of attacking a preg flant woman that she met on craigslist. that woman survived but her unborn baby did not. now we are learning the 34-year-old will not face murder charges when she appears in court today. she's accused of beating and cutting a woman who answered an ad for baby clothes in colorado last week. colorado state law does not recognize an unborn child as a person. all he wanted to do was honor his soldier brother with this military-style haircut. well, instead his school named after a fallen war hero, by the way, told him shave it, or else.
bobby ray memorial elementary says adam's haircut was distracting and they wouldn't let him back until he shaved it all off. adam and his mom joined us earlier on "fox & friends." >> i felt sad and i felt sad because i have a soldier cousin in the army, too. >> i decided yesterday that he deserves to have the high and tight haircut. so i let him have it back. >> adam, we felt sad, too. as you can see, he has that haircut back. his mom says she will not shave it again. finally, all eyes on the sidelines at this basketball game. look. ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is for you ♪ ♪ ♪ >> there he goes. that is payton "peanut"
henderson stealing the spotlight at his high school state basketball tournament in kentucky last week. and he didn't stop there. he followed this up with his rendition of taylor swift's "shake it off." we're wondering if that might be his sister there. she's itching to join him. >> i used to dance friday night at the clubs. if i turn an ankle, my night is shot. so i got to wait. >> thank you very much, heather. at 19 minutes before the top of the hour, we've got a fox news alert. chaos erupting in yemen. if you're wondering why, you should care. our next guest says what's happening there is a threat to the entire world. that includes us. >> i agree. and it's the hot mike moment that everybody's talking about. >> god, she's beautiful. did you hear that?
>> all right. who is the mystery woman that's got this basketball star all flustered? you'll meet her. she's coming up live. ufferers. one tried the newest allergy spray which could take several days to feel the full effect of relief. the other took claritin-d, which starts to work on allergies with nasal congestion in 30 minutes. the moral? nothing works faster than claritin-d.
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of the cockpit may have tried to use an ax that's on-board to force his way back in to the cockpit. another fox news alert. this is developing overnight. saudi arabia leading the charge as they rain down air strikes on houthi rebels over in yemen for the second day. they are leading a coalition of at least ten countries, they say, who are assisting in the air strikes. this coming as iran is now demanding an end to those air strikes. think iran, shia. think those other countries, sunni. as the country descends further into chaos, is yemen becoming the new heartland of terror. joining us now to discuss this, the author of this brand-new book, "isis exposed." a terrorism expert in his own right. erick stakelbeck. >> now with no central government in complete chaos in yemen with be this is going to get even worse. so many plots against the united states have come out of yemen in
recent years. everyone may remember the underwear bombing christmas day 2009. 2010. the ft. hood shooter was communicating with an al qaeda cleric in yemen. this has been a major breeding ground. my fear now is that this could become a new staging ground for the sunni-shia conflict. the houthis shia backed by iran. sunni jihadist groups like isis and al qaeda. what's going on into syria right now could stretch into yemen. >> we wonder what life would be like if america pulled itself out. that's what we're seeing right now. saudi arabia taking things in their own hands. there are reports they didn't even check with us first. now iran could be going to act against the saudis? while we continue these ridiculous nuclear talks in switzerland with iran. >> this is what happens, brian, when the leader of the free world abdicates his position. right now iran is feeling great. iran is on the march throughout the region. not only are there proxies at
work in yemen, but lebanon, syria, iraq. they're on march and basically the obama administration is vacating the middle east and handing iran the keys. by the way, the saudis, egypt, jordan, it's pretty telling that they're acting on their own now without even telling the obama administration because they know they cannot trust this administration. >> right. egypt says they'll even put ground troops into yemen. they want to re-install the government that was there that was friendly to us. that terror was taking place with a friendly government. we have vacated that country and the new government doesn't want could be trouble straight ahead for america. erick, congratulations on your book, "isis exposed." pick it up now. on a lighter float. it is the hot mic moment that everybody's talking about. >> god, she's beautiful. did you hear that? >> all right. we'll open it up to questions. >> who is the mystery woman
that's got this basketball star all flustered? you'll meet her live next. yep. but first, let's check in with martha. >> that's the cutest thing i've ever seen! i love that. thanks, brian. how you doing? coming up, brand-new details on what's being called the significant discovery that's been made at the co-pilot's home in germany and the saudis lead the charge against iran's fighters in yemen. what's being called the shocking re-alignment of our allies' relationship. and harry reid calls it quits. bill and i will see you right here in america's newsroom at the top of the hour.
talking. >> god, she's beautiful. did you hear that? >> all right. so we'll open it up to questions. >> she heard it, we all heard it. nigel hayes a little embarrassed after a room full of reporters heard his private comment about a sports stenographer. the video going viral with over 1 million views on youtube. >> joining us now is that very flattered stenographer, debra bollman. >> you are beautiful. >> you are! are you surprised how much attention this has sparked? it was just an honest, really cute, quick moment. >> it was. it was so sweet and honest. he was really respectful and -- but i'll tell you what, i've had to turn my phone off pretty much. i have a twitter account with i think 15 followers. i think i'm up to maybe like