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through tonight as we put this into motion on fox 5 sky guardian 3-d the storm is weakening there in the last couple of frames. the wide view, you'll see they're scattered towards virginia. even the wider view shows more moisture located off to the south here. i'm afraid some of that is going to visit us over the weekend. take a look at our futurecast. we get showers early, but as we get into tomorrow, we get back into light rain as you see here through the morning into the early part of the afternoon. the day. then that system comes by. that blue is snow showers as we transition colder saturday night into sunday. steve and jen? steve: thank you. before heading our way, wild weather left a number of tornados across the south. this was the scene after a twister touched down yesterday in mississippi near the alabama border, damaging homes, taking down trees and power lines. there are no reports of life-threatening injuries. lots of damage. jen: the water at eight more
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positive for dangerous levels of lead. steve: antwan lewis spoke with the mayor to find out what's being done to clean up the problem. >> it's a statewide problem and needs to be addressed. >> reporter: newark's mayor speaking exclusively to fox 5 saying to fix the water lead problem, newark is going to need help. >> which should not fall on the taxpayers of this municipality, particularly since the state is in control of the school system. in order to raise the dollars we need, we're going to need the residents of the state to pitch in, the legislators. >> reporter: eight more facilities used by public and charter schools tested positive for elevated lead levels in the water supply. a problem that's been cased back to 2004. as schools get water brought in, many parents continue to be afraid. >> the side effects. what's the elements? what's the cause, the effect of if it's going to damage their
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will it make them disabled. >> the mayor estimates it would cost billions to fix newer's antiquated infrastructure. a 10 cent tax on plastic bottles is one of three bills that will be heard aimed at generating funds to address the problem. >> i expect there to be opposition. >> reporter: grace spencer will run the hearings. she says even if one passes the legislature, there could be one problem. >> the governor has said time and time again, once, twice, thrice, there will be no taxes. he's not going to sign any bill that contains a tax. he may view these as a tax. i understand that. but the governor has to recognize that there is a lead problem here in the state. >> reporter: reporting from newark, antwan lewis, fox 5 news. jen: here in the city, elevated lead levels were found in dozens of fountains and sinks at eight schools on staten island. the water flowing from the faucets and fountains is safe. a spokesperson for the city says
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have been shut down and will be removed and replaced under health department protocols. steve: lawmakers struck a state budget deal which is good news for new yorkers struggling to make end meet. it has been passed by the senate but the assembly has yet to vote it. it calls for a tax break for middle class families and a wage hike to $15. for many, including this woman, who works three minimum wage jobs to survive. it will make her life easier. >> this would give me the opportunity to eliminate one job and spend time with my children. steve: there's another side to the story. we'll hear from business owners who fear they would to lay off workers or raise prices. >> hillary clinton stumping for votes upstate. she was in syracuse where she
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initiative aimed at reviving american manufacturing. she soaked in march madness on syracuse university. the men's and women's have made it to the final four and she signed a ball for both teams. steve: bernie sanders' success has surprised a lot of people, including hillary clinton. jen: but not bernie sanders. joe sat down with the brooklyn native for a one-on-one interview. >> reporter: will you win in new york? >> we will. >> reporter: just over three weeks from the democratic primary and bernie sanders telling fox 5 he likes his chances. >> poll after polls, sanders can't win, we do. >> reporter: confident ahead of his rally in the bronx. even though hillary clinton leads by 12 in the latest poll and she's been endorsed by governor cuomo, mayor de blasio and new york senators schumer and gillibrand. >> i know those people and i like them. they're good people. in every state we go, whether minnesota, whether it's washington, we have the democratic establishment against us. guess what?
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>> i think i'm talking. >> reporter: the democratic primary hasn't been as vicious as the republicans. on a conference call, hillary clinton's strategist said this eyebrow raising comment about sanders. i think he's going to campaign like a brooklynite and she like a senator who represented the state for eight years and has lived here 16. what does that mean? >> i haven't the vaguest idea. i do know i was born in brooklyn. my wife was. we're proud of that. if it means being aggressive, if it means being smart, being tough, i accept that title. >> somebody hits us with a knife, you wouldn't fight back? >> sanders going after trump's comments he wouldn't rule out nuclear weapons against isis. >> i think he's become an embarrassment to the american people and even to the same people in the republican party. the idea of talking about using nuclear weapons, when you have so many weapons all over the
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nuclear weapons, is i insane. >> reporter: on pizza, that divides so many, sanders took a stand. >> this is a tough got you question. i myself prefer it without the fork. i have to admit it, i know we'll probably lose millions of votes, but nonetheless, i'm for picking it up and eating it. jen: you fold it in half? sanders says he plans to spend a lot more time in new york after the wisconsin primary on tuesday. steve: on the republican side, john kasich took his campaign to pennsylvania holding a town hall gathering in hershey, calling for fewer regulations on small businesses since they create most of the jobs in america. the pennsylvania primary set for april 26th. jen: ted cruz posted that donald trump agreed to a one-on-one debate. it contained a link to his web
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halfway through, a rick astley song popped up. the campaign's way of saying april fools. steve: donald trump has no scheduled events today, but he will host four events in wisconsin over the weekend. he did tweet about a recent endorsement from the national border patrol council supporting his call to crack down on illegal immigration. >> celebrities will help their favorites get elected. simone boyce will show us how the political battle lines are being down. steve: this man was arrested last week in southern italy. authorities say he provided fake id's to the suspects who carried out the most recent bombings in brussels and last year's attacks in paris. his lawyer plans to appeal. attacks in belgium and elsewhere
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vacation times. >> i'll be graduating in august. i'm excited about that. i'll be going somewhere away. >> reporter: he is looking forward to a summer vacation and while he has favorite spots picked out, there's one region he has no interest in visiting right now. europe. >> there's a sense of uncertainty, a sense of they don't have it together. >> reporter: reports show greenwich high is the latest school cancelling a class trip to places like germany and austria because of security concerns following the belgium bombings. bookings to brussels specifically fell by 136 percent in the week since the attack. travel industry research firm forward keys found bookings for all european destinations will be down 5% this year compared to 2015. >> in my opinion, that's letting the terrorists win and even if it's in a small way, it's letting them win a bit if you
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>> reporter: this travel writer disagrees. for anyone who hasn't made up their mind, he suggests buying insurance. >> if you book your travel insurance beforehand and an attack happen is in a city, you can change your plans within 30 days and they'll cover you for nonrefundable expenses. >> i'm a birdwatcher. i'm joining a group of birders in the fields of hungary. >> claude considered cancelling, but he's not altering his plans. >> i don't live in fear. i live -- i'm optimistic. >> reporter: it's not all bad news. amsterdam, madrid and barcelona are still showing positive numbers. if you're planning to watch the el classico game, that's good news. steve: more than 50 nations were in washington today for a summit on nuclear security. president obama commended efforts to reduce the global threat of nuclear weapons and contamination but warned world leaders the threat of terrorists
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remains an urgent concern. >> isil has used chemical weapons including mustard gas in syria and iraq. there's no doubt that if these mad men ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible. steve: the president praised his nuclear deal with iran calling it a substantial success. jen: access to the hot new jewelry boutique is by appointment only. steve: alison morris shows us the pieces attracting interest from buyers all over the world.
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steve: a private jewelry salon is almost as hard to find as the jewels they sell. jennifer: alison morris takes us inside in tonight's lap of luxury. >> reporter: welcome to the lap of luxury. we visit a private jewelry salon on the upper east side where you can few their pieces by
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>> we opened a year ago. we are dear friends. i used to have a gallery on madison avenue, a family business, for more than 20 years. and she walked in there one day and we fell in love. i loved her jewelry. she makes the most beautiful very special things carved out of wood with precious stones. very unusual. >> reporter: the two joined forces in 2015, selling beautiful handmade jewels, most by italian designers. don't expect to see your typical diamonds here. >> we look for impeccable craftsmanship. that means nothing here is made in china. it's not mass produced. everything is made by hand. whether it be, you know, the modern pieces from the modern designers or the vintage pieces, these are all things that are
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you don't find two that are the same. they're really special. >> reporter: among their favorite designers, heady from rome. >> three generations of women working together. they make things out of really unusual materials. they take, for example, the mesh from antique silver, handbags. they make incredible bracelets and jewels out of the mesh, adding gem stones and reworking it and stressing it. >> reporter: this bracelet, a silver mesh, diamonds, ruby beads and 18 karat gold is $13,000. >> we have another designer from venice that we love. he's a jewelry designer who also works with wonderful, unusual materials. he's a fantastic craftsman that
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>> reporter: these earrings are made with gray pearl, white gold and diamonds, 13,500. >> she has all these exotic woods. she has them hand carved by incredible craftsmen in italy and then adds accents of precious stones, of gold and they become these very light, very interesting sculptural jewels. >> reporter: these bracelets with diamonds and gold run $4,200 to $13,000. pieces were selected from designers to grace the jewelry section of this issue. impressed with their originality and style. >> we're so excited to work with them. when you come in here, there's
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and they curate a beautiful collection. there are three or four designers and each is special and unique. >> we always have our eyes open and our ear to the ground to find new wonderful things. you see it. you fall in love. it's love at first sight. it's real love. then you know. that's how we know. >> reporter: thanks for joining us. i'm alison morris. i'll see you next time on the lap of luxury. jennifer: that's for people who have every piece of jewelry you can imagine. steve: that's right. that's right. that's big time. let's talk about the weather. right now this second, it's beautiful out. nick: it is. steve: we don't have much of that left. nick: it's not going to be all that bad. there's a few showers to the west. rain. there will be showers around as you'll see. then we'll transition cooler. tomorrow is going to see more rain than we've had today. a bit of rain or sprinkles around the area, showers, whatever you want to call them earlier on, but you'll see what i mean tomorrow.
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through the early part of the afternoon. 79, 62 today. 56 and 40 is where we should be. way above average. bye-bye 79. temperatures are going down. by sunday morning early, there could be snow showers around here to give you an idea where the temperature is going. right now it's 78. pretty good. wind out of the southwest is bringing up the mild air. humidity, 45 percent. sun getting through the clouds. low pressure, 29.46. we're waiting for the cold front to pass by. as you look at fox 5 sky guardian, there's the line of showers and some good downpours here hackettstown. southwestward to pennsylvania, some thunder not out of the question. isolated thunder as these come through. we'll see a couple of showers tonight, but tomorrow morning, we'll get into occasional rain. upper 70s today to 80 at newark. the hotspot on the map there. 77 at sussex. 58 at islip. 57 at montauk with the wind off the ocean there keeping it cool.
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80 at newark. 68 sussex. up to the 70s in poughkeepsie and 62 bridgeport. 50s as you head on to long island. southwest wind here. but there's a shift at allentown to the northwest. a little indication of the front getting closer as the wind shifts to the northwest when the front passes by. look for some gusty conditions into the evening and overnight. winds gusting near 20, 25 miles an hour. as you look at fox 5 sky guardian 3-d, watch how this line comes through. not bref impressive, but it's there. we'll see that come through as the evening goes along. a couple of scattered showers off to the west. look to the south with this area of rain. this is severe storms moving through georgia. there's an area of rain you'll see funneling up the eastern seaboard as time goes by. watch the cloud pattern as you'll see this aiming up. that will ride up the east coast into tomorrow. our day planner shows not the greatest day. clouds, occasional light rain.
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we'll get up to 59 for tomorrow's high. then the confront will come through tomorrow night as you'll see in our temperature chart plot. watch what happens tomorrow as we drop around low 50s. back to 60 in the afternoon. and look at sunday morning. 30s and even some 20s to the north and west. we're going to recover back to the lower 40s. a very windy day. we have the high wind watch in effect for later saturday into sunday morning. there's futurecast. watch that move along. second front comes by. rain into tomorrow. front brings snow showers early sunday. it stays chilly with rain coming back in for the yankees opener. early showers, lots of clouds. 53 in the city. 45 in the suburbs. clouds and occasional rain early afternoon tomorrow. breezy in the afternoon at 59. then rain and snow showers tomorrow night. snow showers sunday morning. windy sunday. gusts could hit 60 miles an hour. 42. monday, occasional rain comes back. 51. windy, cold on tuesday.
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20s for tuesday and wednesday morning. rain may return at the end of the week. a bit of unsettled weather as we -- steve: april more like march should have been. march was great. nick: we knew that was going to happen. you always have to pay the check. jennifer: a nice preview. steve: thank you. crossing the red carpet with the campaign trail. jennifer: how celebrities are using their star power to help their favorite candidates. >> sony corporation announced after 30 years of research and collaboration with dr. jillian it has developed the proton pack. steve: mac king takes a look at
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on the most awarded network. now get super-fast 100 meg internet tv and phone for just $69.99 per month, online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good, only fios can. jennifer: celebrities are lining up to get out the vote for their favorite celebrities. [indiscernible - talking over steve: things can get ugly when you combine politics and big personalities. simone boyce here with more with what happens. it's not without potential pitfalls. >> reporter: very true. actorvists can be effective, when they're trying to reach a specific audience.
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presidential candidates compete for votes, especially here in our home state. rosario dawson campaigning for bernie sanders in harlem today. >> we're seeing a lot of women issues being talked about in a broadway. we need to get more specific on them. that's why we want to be talking about mass incarceration and deportations and about racial profiling. >> reporter: the native new yorker was discovered at age 15, sitting on the stoop of her family's lower east side squat. today she spoke to women of color about the reasons she sports sanders' education platform. >> i can go to school and rack up debt or see how long this acting thing pans out. for me, it's 21 years later and i'm doing it. that's not the case for most people. i made that decision in the same way a lot of kids in my neighborhood make their decision. i'll work first. my education will come later. >> reporter: dawson, one voice
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earlier this week, susan sarandon drawing ire from democrats for this msnbc interview. >> donald trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in. >> debra messing interrupted the comments as potential for support for donald trump. on twitter, she writes the idea that susan sarandon would say that not supporting hillary is a legitimate choice for democrats is insane. after the two actresses hashed it out in this conscientious exchange, sarandon responds all right. report me to the home room teacher and let's stop. katy perry and george clooney pushing hillary clinton towards victory. on the remember an side, donald trump's biggest celebrity vote could be from mike tyson. former california governor arnold schwarzenegger hopes to see john kasich become our 45th
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now, a lot of the time it's hard to take what actors do seriously. it's fun, it's entertainment. it's good to see them speaking out for things they're passionate about, but let's respect everyone's opinions. jennifer: there are a lot of opinions. the actors, that can influence, you never know. steve: i give them credit for bravery. because in a split country, you know whatever you advocate for, half the country is going to be like not happy with you. good for them for getting out there. >> reporter: you might lose movie tickets. it's worth it to some people. steve: thank you, simone. >> how about this? no one was laughing at google's april fools' day gag. and questioning common core. why more and more kids are expected to sit out this year's standardized tests. you don't let anything keep you sidelined. that's why you drink ensure with 9 grams of protein and
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steve: it is april fools' day and pranksters have been trying to pull one over on family, friends and complete strangers. jennifer: i feel more people are doing it this year, right? steve: with social media, everyone is trying to show you how clever they are.
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under fire as major pranks have backfired. mac king takes a look at some april fools' day fails. >> reporter: no part of the story will be a prank. nothing i say will be untrue. we've all been through a lot. here's a quick rundown of the companies that messed with us. >> you can combine 360 viewing with the hip-hop. >> reporter: youtube punked viewers. >> a couple of my friends put out of order signs on the sinks. >> netflix released a trailer starring john stamos. >> google with a video crossed a line between funny and irritating when it added a drop mic button to gmail that led to an apology from google. >> it was in good spirits.
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>> just another day. it's a good day for the fools. >> reporter: no day other than super bowl sunday motivates corporate branding teams as much as april fools' day. >> we worked closely with real users to make sure the feature was intuitive. >> reporter: the novelty of a company cracking a joke at our expense while every other brand played it straight morphed into a 24 hour period in which we can trust no one. >> this is a practical joke. >> this is real. >> reporter: there was a phoney story about trader joe's closing stores and sent customers into a panic. >> it seemed silly. >> i used to know how to do those. not anymore. >> they were ticking pictures of tuna on backs. >> reporter: the internet distorts the truth well enough. we know we can't trust friends, children or significant others on april 1st and stories like this wrapping up the day's best corporate pranks make the problem worse. >> one of my friends brought a
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>> you'll see how the world i do, in 360 degrees. >> reporter: i'm mac king, fox 5 news. jennifer: the number of suspensions at city public schools fell last year by nearly one-third. officials are crediting mayor de blasio's administration for trying to modify school discipline by providing training for alternative punishments. teachers and school security officers say it hasn't made them feel any safer. officials report an 81 percent drop in suspensions for in insubordination insubordination. steve: thousands of students are looking ahead to next week's common core english exams. success academy operates 34 schools in the city with five more expected this summer. jennifer: children in third through eighth grade will be taking the common core exams. steve: hundreds of thousands won't. as zachary shows us, more parents are deciding to opt out of common core, saying the tests are flawed and unfair to
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>> reporter: it's an issue that affects every child between the grades of three and eight. it is common core testing. the curriculum is built into what youngsters are learning. the test for parents who don't pull their students out start next month. >> what is it doing for our kids? >> reporter: school's out. it's almost bedtime in westchester, but there's a heated conversation in the grady elementary school cafeteria. >> why aren't the questions released? >> as a point of clarity, are you advocating opting out of testing? >> i've never walked out of a room where we discussed all of the testing and what's going on where someone said i am going to test. >> reporter: new york is one of 46 that adopted common core because the government gave millions to those who went with the plan. it came with a few goals, one to
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>> reforms, the race to the top, no child left behind, has done nothing but widen the gap. >> these are real issues that hit home. 56 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches in the district and more than half of the entire student body is non-white. >> i'm a firm believer in fighting these reforms is what's needed. i would opt out my child. >> reporter: there's misinformation, fear and a real concern this standardized test will have long-lasting implications on their child's education. even beyond. >> the person who's making the test is a product of culture a, they assume that everyone who's taking the test to be successful is from their same culture. so if the brown person or yellow person, someone who's not in that culture, takes the test or is not raised in that culture, naturally they'll suffer. >> i'm hoping that we all can
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know, say no, opt out and be the advocate for the kids. >> reporter: there are supporters. does common core create a level playing field? >> i think everyone needs to take a breath. >> reporter: john says business leaders want better prepared job candidates and common core addresses that need. >> the key is giving the kids the skills they're going to need to be able to compete in the future workforce. that's what common core and higher standards are all about. for the businesses in westchester county, that's what we want. >> reporter: 20 percent of students opted out of standardized testing in 2015, more than 200,000 kids who didn't take the test. some expect those numbers to grow this time around. in the newsroom, i'm zachary keisch, fox 5 news. jennifer: finding forever homes for everyone in the foster system. steve: the charity that's helping older kids find loving families. jennifer: plus, buyer beware. if you're online shopping after
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when retailers are seeing a spike in sales and what people are buying while they're buzzed. first, here's tonight's new york minute. jennifer: thousands of kids got an inside look at how broadway works thanks to the cast of wicked. they were shown lighting, set design and q and a with the actors. >> kids think the actors appear on the stage and we turn on the lights and there's a show. but actually there's a whole army of people that are behind the scenes that are making it possible for those actors to do their jobs. jennifer: kids at the comprehensive kids developmental school marked the beginning of autism awareness month today. in addition to the parade of blue, they danced and had fun with arts and crafts. >> the kids are having fun. we invited all the parents.
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and we're really here to spread the word that autism needs more funding and professionals. autism needs more services. jennifer: and that's your new york minute. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet on the most awarded network. now get super-fast 100 meg internet tv and phone for just $69.99 per month, online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good,
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steve: people looking to adopt a baby can spend years on the waiting list. older children and young adults who need homes get left behind. jennifer: it's a huge disparity. jodi goldberg shows us how one
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>> i'm with my family more time than anybody else. >> reporter: family is something ryan no longer takes for granted. he recently read etched in sand, a story about abuse, homelessness and foster care on long island. >> i felt compelled to act upon it. >> reporter: the junior is organizing a track and basketball fundraiser to help young adults find adoptive femes. in new york, once you turn 21, you age out and no longer receive support from the state. >> my father passed away in '99 of a massive heart attack. my mother couldn't take on the stress of six kids. >> reporter: richard was placed in foster care when he was 11. he decided to move out on his own at 19. >> i was scared. i didn't know what adoption meant or why i needed it. >> reporter: now at 27 he's finalizing the papers to be adopted. he works for you gotta believe, a non-profit that pairs teens with families before they age out.
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>> christmas holidays, birthdays, someone to speak to and enjoy life with. if i have kids, grandma and grandpa, stuff like that. >> reporter: by age 26, 30 percent of kids experience homelessness at some point in their lives. ryan hopes awareness will change that. >> when you think about fundraising, you think about other issues people see as bigger. however, that doesn't take away the fact that every kid deserves a family. >> reporter: the event will take place from 1:00 to 6:00 tomorrow. anyone can show up. you have to pay to play. the money goes to you gotta believe. jodi goldberg, fox 5 news. jennifer: friends don't let friends shop drunk. steve: how online retailers are
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steve: in fox 5 health news, tomorrow is world autism day. we're learning a simple test using eye gaze tracking technology could help diagnose autism. researchers say it could be an easier and more objective way to screen for the condition. jennifer: joining us is fox 5's medical contributor dr. devi. we're wearing blue today. we have our autism awareness pins on. it's autism awareness month? >> yes. yes. jennifer: this screening test, can you talk more about what that is? >> sure. so the problem in autism or one of the problems is that there's
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what we want is for the kids to get behavioral therapy for some of their social problems. we want them to get speech therapy because a lot of times they have language delays. what will happen is you only get diagnosed by the age of four or five and the parents have a difficult time getting the treatment services they need. with this test, what researchers have noticed is that some of the kids, even at a younger age, even as toddlers, might start to have problems with their eye gaze. they fixate on objects or pictures rather than on people or interacting with the people. the test assesses their eye gaze, what they look at and how long they stare at things and it plots it out on a scale. using the scale, they have a good way of differentiating kids from autism from autism spectrum disorders to kids that don't have either. it's very promising. jennifer: researchers have said that the rates have stabilized over the last couple of years, too.
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for that. it might be because people have more awareness, initially there were more diagnoses because people are just finding out and making the diagnosis. jennifer: there's so many studies you can think of. one in five adults could be obese within the next 10 years. researchers say this looming epidemic will have a significant impact on the world's health and economy. >> this is so shocking because -- steve: i can't believe we're not there truthfully. >> there's that, too. even if you look at all of history, malnutrition has been the biggest problem that people are underweight, they're starving across the world. jennifer: globally. right. >> so now we're finally moving towards the problem of obesity and overweight being the bigger issue. that is an issue because it
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heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis and the pain with that. there's a lot left to understand about obesity. right now our measures are related to height and weight. those give us more information about people's appearance, not necessarily about their fitness. jennifer: the guidelines have changed. >> the guidelines are changing in terms of treatment and diagnosing it as a disease or a medical disorder. some of that is to help people get coverage through insurance for treatments for obesity. at the same time, there's an obesity paradox which is being discovered that even though obesity gets you into the problems or accompanies you through heart disease -- steve: it's a massive risk factor for everything. >> exactly. but if you actually have a heart attack, they found in some studies if you're overweight, you're more likely to survive some of these conditions than if you're thin or frail. jennifer: wow. >> so there's -- i'm not saying people should aim for being overweight, but there's a lot
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this excess fat and weight actually affects the body. steve: until 50 years ago, it was hard to get a meal. now you've got endless cheap calories at our disposal and we're not equipped to deal with that temptation. >> the fat doesn't just come on to the outside of the body. it accumulates on the liver, for example. you can have -- steve: the gut fat is the worst for you. it accompanies a lot of bad things. going into the weekend, we'll try to keep the eating to a minimum. jennifer: and perhaps? steve: we might have to comfort eat tomorrow. nick: good point. tomorrow and sunday morning early when you'll see snowflakes and the wind will be howling and the temperatures will be dropping. it will be, like, this is april? that's what's coming. upper 70s to near 80 today in our area. so pretty decent. a little cooler on the green color on long island. 69 at boston.
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we have a cold front coming we have a cold front coming through. here's a line of showers and a couple of thunderstorms that have fired up strongly in the last 30 minutes. a couple of showers moving into the hudson valley. this line from, again, as you head towards -- through morris county south and westward. it continues to advance on to the east. we'll take a closer look at this cell right here. it's basically just on top of the morristown area, extending towards i-78. plainfield, you'll be next for that. if you're watching from clifton towards essex county and hudson and union counties, that's sliding to the east. take a look on the wide view. can you see how their flaring up and coming east. not a lot of rain expected. we're thinking a lot of rain today, but we haven't had much. just spotty showers or drizzle earlier. notice down in here, see how the clouds come back up at us? that's not a good sign. that means we'll get more rain tomorrow. we started talking about this
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going to move that far to the east. that's going to allow moisture to ride up and bring us the potential for some rain tomorrow. i think that's the case morning through early afternoon, occasional light rain. it's warm now for this time of year, from poughkeepsie to the city. upper 70s there. 68 in sussex. showers come through that area. 80 at newark. 50s as you head on to the island. 62 by bridgeport. southwest winds most locales. the front has gotten to the northwest at allentown. the wind gusts at 20, 25 miles an hour. they'll continue tonight. this is the high wind watch that goes from saturday late night through sunday morning. some of the gusts at that point could get up to 55 miles an hour. be careful as we talk about the strong winds. that can knock down trees, et cetera, and be issues as we head into sunday. as you see again, while this system is moving along, look at this. see the moisture trail coming up from the south. that will be the problem as we head into tomorrow with occasional rain. it will be around the morning
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mid and upper 50s only. there's the cold air invading chicago, minneapolis. 30s to 40s there. 60s down to texas as we head into tomorrow. and the futurecast temps have disappeared. i won't show you them. we'll take a look at our weather map. it will have the area of shower activity early tonight. we get a break and then the rain comes back up tomorrow morning through the early afternoon, occasional rain. a break in the cloud cover later in the afternoon. look at that burst of snow tomorrow night, early sunday morning as the colder air moves by with a weak disturbance. it's april, but we're not done with the cold yet. 53 in the city. 40s to near 50 in the suburbs. the showers early. tomorrow, lots of clouds, occasional rain, morning through early afternoon. the middle and upper 50s. sun will pop out sunday. 42. rain comes back for monday. bad news for the yankees opener. 51. we'll see what happens. then another system moves by. maybe the rain will end as snow
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29 tuesday morning. windy wednesday. rain back for thursday. it's unsettled at the end of next week. steve: a lot to digest. jennifer: friday night drinks are costing people more than a bar attack. steve: tipsy people are heading home to shop online. baruch shemtov has more on the financial dangers of sipping and shopping. >> reporter: when are you doing most of your online shopping? >> on a friday night. usually like 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. >> reporter: as we gear up for the weekend, new data shows a significant spike in women's online shopping late on friday night presumably after a drink or two. >> alcohol loosens you up. it loosens your inhibitions. you come home and have those things on your mind. you're not so tired. you end up shopping. >> leading to sip and click. they experience 48 percent more orders at 2:00 a.m. on a friday
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after 1:00 a.m., the value of each order is up 40 percent versus that same time on a monday night. the biggest sellers? lingerie, dresses and shoes, shoes, shoes. >> i'm notorious for shopping in bed on my phone. >> reporter: after a late night out? >> maybe. yeah. >> reporter: guilty potentially? >> don't tell anybody. >> reporter: is that a good time to shop? >> not for my wallet. >> reporter: what kind of stuff are you buying? >> probably cocktail dresses, shoes, lingerie and jeans. >> usually impulse purchases, things i've been coveting and i'm like what the hell because i've had too much of whatever. >> reporter: do you regret the >> no. i never regret shopping. >> i have stuff i ordered from guilt that i'm taking back right now. >> reporter: some are able to exercise some impressive self-control. >> i will make huge mistakes if i'm shopping after i drink. no. >> reporter: very smart decision. you're saving a lot of money. >> exactly.
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avoid falling into the sip and click trap, here are safeguards. disable the one click buy button and don't save your credit card information on your sites. if all else finds, keep your receipt. i'm baruch shemtov, fox 5 news. jennifer: tell that to my friend. she has two glasses of wine and bought two chanel handbags. steve: big trouble there. a costly habit. we'll see you at 10:00. jennifer: here's ernie with what's coming up at 6:00. >> thank you very much. coming up next, the $15 minimum wage, it has passed. so what does that mean for businesses? and you the consumer, we'll talk about that. and the amazing high tech future of our libraries. you won't believe how they really have changed. we have a live interview coming up with the former schools chancellor about that. all that and more coming up next
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ernie: friday night. good evening, everyone. i'm ernie anastos. we thank you very much for joining us. a busy news day. we're starting with a still developing story. it's a rush hour slashing near penn station. let's get to joe with the details. what do we have on this? >> reporter: that's right. it's the latest in a string of stabbings and slashings happening across the city. this time in broad daylight in midtown manhattan, a 51-year-old man was walking into the 1, 2, 3 subway at 34th and 7th when he was approached by two individuals and slashed in the back. about those two individuals the authorities are looking for, the first police say is a hispanic male 5-9 wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and glasses. the second a white female with a pink shirt and black pants. the victim, that 51-year-old, was transported to roosevelt hospital where he is in stable condition. his wounds are not considering life-threatening.
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the riders we talked to are very concerned. >> that's very scary, being that i just started working here in the city. it makes me more aware of my surroundings when i take the subway every day. i'm very concerned. it's scary. this neighborhood, it's busy, people going to work. it's scary. >> reporter: this morning, another slashing during an attempted robbery in lower manhattan. this all comes amid the 20 percent increase in slashings across the city. the police says this is a serious issue and something they're working hard to try to stop. ernie: all right. thank you very much for that. also in the news, minimum wage workers in new york are getting a raise. it is part of a new budget the state passed today. the minimum wage will eventually rise to $15 an hour. stacey delikat is joining us with a look at how it's being implemented and how businesses may be affected by this. >> reporter: good evening. this minimum wage hike is being

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