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♪ ♪ this is "the fox report." tonight, u.s. commanders consider military options for syria. after intelligence shows the regime may have used chemical weapons. plus, police say the boston marathon bombers were plotting another attack in new york. >> the surviving attacker revealed that new york city was next on their list of targets. >> talking about attempted attack on times square. >> police say they could have deny enormous damage. >> two brothers had at their disposallics improvised explosive device. >> shepard: details on what could have been the next attack. plus, workers hurt as two
fuel barges go up in flames. right across the river from a crippled carnival cruise ship. and -- >> i will always believe our nation's best days lie ahead. god bless. >> shepard: emotional and historic day as all five living american presidents come together. >> it's a very special for barbara and me. >> mr. president, let me say that i'm filled with admiration for you. >> we do a lot of speeches together. i like it when we have disagreements. >> he takes his job seriously but he doesn't take himself too seriously. is he a good man. >> shepard: the grand opening of the george w. bush presidential library. but first from fox this thursday night. new york city was on their minds for next. that's what police are saying about the accused boston marathon bombers. the cops say the brothers came one a spontaneous plot to to attack times square
while they were on the run. >> we were informed by the fbi that the surviving attacker revealed that new york city was next on their list of targets. he told the fbi apparently that he and his brother had intended to drive to new york and designate additional explosives in times square. they had built these additional explosives and we know they had the capacity to carry out the attacks. >> shepard: one u.s. official tells fox news this wasn't a real plan. just something the suspects came up with with on the fly. and police say the plot quickly fell apart when the brothers ran out of gas. we have team fox coverage tonight. catherine herridge with the latest on the investigation. but, first, let's get to rick leventhal who is live in times square. what more did the cops say about this plan? >> well, shep, they say it could have been devastating. even with some the toughest security on the planet. the bombers could have done serious damage here in times square even though the nypd had fully mobilized counter terrorism units soon after the marathon bombing they
flooded the city and times square with extra officers and heavily armed tactical teams. but the mayor admits that it might not have stopped the pair who had another pressure cooker bomb like the onessed i boston as well as five other powerful pipe bombs. >> the investments that we have made in counter terrorism operations, technology and intelligence help reduce the possibility of a successful terrorist strike. but they certainly do not eliminate it. nothing can do that. we don't know if we would have been able to stop the terrorists had they arrived here from boston. we are just thankful we didn't have to find out that answer. >> meanwhile, a senior federal law enforcement official tells fox this plan was aspirational at best. no specific plan, just talk. >> shepard: it fell apart really quickly anyway. >> it did. the nyc police commissioner says they got very lucky because these two brothers picked a car to hijack that was basically out of fuel. the brothers had to take the vehicle and its driver to a nearby gas station.
when dzhokhar and tamerlan got out to pump and pay, their hostage saw an opening and things quickly unraveled for these alleged terrorists. >> the driver used the opportunity to escape and call the police. that eventually led to the shootout in watertown where the older brother was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the police. >> mean while, this city remains on high alert but, of course, shep, it has been for the past 11 and a half years. >> shepard: no doubt. rick leventhal at the crossroads of the world. the younger brother stopped talking to interrogators after judge read him his rights. some republicans say that may have been -- have cost us some valuable intelligence. >> generally once these things start and information starts coming it starts coming more rapidly. yes, i would say this definitely had to have hampered and hurt the investigation and since it's such a wide ranging investigation, every bit of information is lost could be extremely damaging. >> shepard: but the justice department officials point out they were following the rules of criminal procedure and our senior judicial
analyst judge andrew napolitano explained those rules today on "studio b." >> he has been in custody 72 hours. the law says you have to keep -- in order to keep him you have got to file a criminal complaint with a federal judge to justify keeping him beyond that time period. if you can get them before a judge because of the physical condition, you get the judge to them. this is not rocket science, shep. >> shepard: judge napolitano points out we all have the right to remain silent even before somebody tells us we do. team fox coverage continues. catherine herridge live for us in washington tonight. i understand you have more on the boston bombs. >> that's right, shep. more testimony on capitol hill today that the boston bombs are sophisticated and not the work of amateurs. the new intelligence bulletin first reported by fox news confirms that detonator most likely used parts from remote controlled cars which can be activated even with a cell phone app. >> these are not crude bombs. these are a very effective small bombs. and i think people, you know, shouldn't use the term, you know, it's a crude device or it's
something of that nature. >> the online al qaeda manuals use standard timers and something far less sophisticated than what we saw in boston, shep. >> shepard: we are learning more about the warnings from russia regarding the older of the two brothers? >> that's right. in 2011. same year al qaeda linked suicide bomber from a group known as caucus imrit killed 37 at moscow's international airport. pushed both the fbi and cia to investigate the older brother tamerlan's extremist ties. the fbi and cia say they found no evidence of terrorist activities one year before his trip to russia. lawmakers briefed on the incident say the fbi went back to the russians at least three times for more information. fox news was first to report that investigators are exploring potential links between tamerlan and caucus elm rit whose leader is is described as the usama bin laden of the region, shep. >> shepard: catherine, today, the russian president vladimir putin says he hopes the boston bombings will lead to stronger cooperation between russia and the united states to fight what
he calls common threats, including terrorism. president obama once said the use of chemical weapons in syria would cross a red line. we now have information indicating the syrian government may indeed have crossed that line. the white house sent a letter to members of congress telling them our intelligence community does assess with varying degrees of confidence that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on install scare in syria. specifically the chemical agent sara ran. there is a lot of hedging in that sentence. officials say they want more definitive proof before they can make any decisions about what to do next. and the defense secretary chuck hagel cautions there are still many unknowns. >> we cannot confirm the origin of these weapons but we do believe that any use of chemical weapons in syria would very likely have been originated with the assad regime. >> shepard: but, if the syrian government did use chemical weapons against its own people would mark a
significant excavation in the 2-year-old civil war. president obama spoke about it last month as analysts looked into the possibility. >> i made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game changer. and i won't make an announcement today about next steps because i think we have to gather the facts. >> shepard: the facts are apparently, they tell us, still somewhat unclear. wendell goler live at the white house tonight. wendell? >> well, shep, right now, the next steps involve gathering more facts. since obama administration officials say the war in iraq showed us intelligent assessments alone are not enough. the line about varying degrees of confidence means that u.s. intelligence agencies don't necessarily agree with one another. secretary of state kerry told lawmakers privately it looks like chemical weapons were used on two occasions and about 20 people were killed. experts tell fox news that's a relatively small scale use and would be difficult to confirm. still senator john mccain is suspicious.
>> i worry that the president and the administration will use these calf yots not to react right away or not at all. aids say all options are on the table but they won't say if he has asked for options. shepard? >> shepard: syria is one of three countries with active chemical weapons programs. the others iran and north korea. israel last year characterized syria's chemical weapons program largest in all the world. a series of massive explosions blasted through barges on a river. ficials shot into the sky and workers are hurt details coming. enormous crowd gathers to remember unimaginable loss. memorial drew thousands of people including the president of the united states. that's coming up in the journalists of fox news on this thursday fox report. [ male announcer ] this is kevin.
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[explosion] >> shepard: that was one of several blasts fire officials said they decided to let the barges keep burning overnight. because the scene was just too unstable right across the river of carnival triumph. knocked out power back in february. after that fire, tug boats had to haul it from the gulf of mexico to the port of mobile. workers evacuated the triumph last night. trace gallagher with more. trace, what are we learning about what might have caused it fire last night? >> well, they are actually waiting for the barges to cool a bit more, shep, before they begin the investigation. but the early signs in this all point to this being an accident. these barges carry an unrefined gasoline.
they were mostly empty at the time. but they were filled with some vapors. and the belief is that a single spark from an unknown source caused the blast. cleaning crew may have caused that blast. coast guard said that is not confirmed. that's what they are hoping to pinpoint. listen. >> our hazmat team along with recovery personnel from the contractor will go on board, check for any possible hazards. once they deem that it is safe, then our fire investigators will go on the scene and try to determine what caused the fire. >> the force of the first blast triggered the second. there were then five more. the three victims in critical condition suffered very bad burns. they are among the cleaning crew. neighbors say this thing sounded like an earthquake and the river in mobile is partly shut down. that's a big deal, shep, because as you know that area is a very big time shipping lane.
>> shepard: really is. trace gallagher, thanks. this is the latest scare that does involve the carnival triumph. back in august of 2012. officials changed the ship's itinerary at the last minute. rerouteing to avoid hurricane earn necessary stow. this last february saw crews from hell. the triumph broke loose from morgues with strong winds from the area in mobile. and worker died after guard shack fell right into the water. you have to see this. striking video of a huge fire at a landfill in maryland. mulch fueled these flames. the fire reached three stories into the air. crews called in tanker trucks from airports and military bases. but making this worse, they had to refill at a hydrant two miles away. winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour spread embers to nearby brush. president obama said america supports the people of west after a fertilizer plant exploded and leveled part of that town in central texas. >> we may not all live here in texas but we are
neighbors, too. >> [ applause ] >> we are americans, too. and we stand with you and we do not forget and we will be there each after the cameras leave. >> shepard: the president spoke about it two hours ago at a memorial service for victims of last week's disaster. that blast killed 14 people and injured hundreds more. doug mckelway on scene in waco, texas tonight with more. doug? >> shep, you know, many people had the sense that this terrible tragedy, despite its shear magnitude was overshadowed by events in boston last week. well, if that was the case, then this memorial service today did a lot to overcome that 10,000 people packed this auditorium at baylor university this afternoon. a procession of literally hundreds of fire trucks from all across the state of texas and beyond paid their respects to some real heros. and the grieving families that they left behind. each of whom recorded a videotaped eulogy, listen
up. >> the last words that we heard him saying, call for the fire. usually he just ran out of the house without stopping as fast as he could. but he stopped that day and turned around and peeked in -- picked him up and said daddy loves you and i'll be right back. and he didn't come back. [crying] meanwhile the investigation continues into what caused the explosion at the west factory. the notified it had had 270 tons of ammonium nitrate on hand there. the key question is what caused it to below? -- blow? what ignited that fire that remains the unanswered question. >> shepard: the ordered to fly the u.s. flag at half stay today in honor of the victims of last week's
explosion. >> before visiting waco, president obama joined all the other living presidents in a tribute to one of their own. >> he knows who he is. he doesn't put any any pretenses. he takes his job seriously but he doesn't take himself too seriously. is he a good man. >> fox reports on the opening of the george w. bush presidential center. that's next. @
>> shepard: former president george w. bush guided the nation after the first terror attack on u.s. soil led attacks longest one in american history. he implemented tax cuts and approved a financial bailout. generations from now historians will visit presidential center in dallas to help them better understand his years in office and today dignitaries from around the
world including all the living american presidents attend ited the center's dedication sharing their thoughts on bush the 43rd. ♪ america ♪ america. >> in mr. president, let me say i'm filled with admiration for you and deep gratitude for you about the great contributions you have made to the most needy people on earth. >> it's a great pleasure to be here. to honor our son, our oldest son, and this is very special for barbara and me. >> he is disarmingly direct. we were having healthcare speeches i went on about the german healthcare system he said i don't know a thing about the german healthcare system. i think he probably won the argument. >> the first thing i found in that desk the day i took office was a letter from george and one that demonstrated his compassion and his generosity. for he knew that i would
come to learn what he had learned that being president, above all, is a humbling job ♪ his truth is marching on. elected officials must serve a cause greater than themselves. the political winds blow left and right polls rise and fall. supporters come and go. in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold and my deepest conviction, the guiding principle of the administration is that the united states of america must strive to expand the reach of freedom. >> the dedication of his center, 23-acre site will feature a full scale replica of the oval office. a piece of steel from the world trade center towers. it's all scheduled to open to the public next
wednesday. carl cameron live at the george w. bush center at the smu university in dallas. hey, karl. >> hi, shep, for a brief moment today, perhaps several hours, there was no controversy about george w. bush's 8 years in office. in fact, there was expressed admiration from democrats and republicans, not just from across the country, not just from former presidents but dignitaries across the world who came to watch the dedication of this library. from the controversial contested 2,000 recount through the 9/11 attacks. the invasion of iraq and afghanistan, the ongoing controversies over the bush tax cuts and what that means to the nation's deficit all of that set aside for admiration and respect for george w. bush's service. great deal of talk about his character, underpinnings of his principles how he guided for eight years in the white house. at the end of it, he was clearly touched as his optimism shown through and he got a little bit choked up about his years in
public service. george w. bush as he wrapped up the dedication to his library, museum and the policy institute that will be here at the bush center. listen. in hawrnlt lifetime to lead a country as brave and as noble as the united states. whatever challenges come before us, i will always believe our nation's best days lie ahead. god bless. [ applause ] >> an emotional george w. bush on the dedication day of his library. it opens to the public on may 1st. it is said they expect to have between 400,000 and half a million visitors every year here after, shep. >> shepard: carl cameron on campus in dallas. thanks. first time in more than four years that all the living presidents have been in the same place together. the last time january of 2009. george w. bush was in the full-time days of his presidency. president elect president obama was getting a tour of what would soon become his home.
new accusation from the mother of the accused boston marathon bombers. she claims her son was alive when the cops took him into custody. more on that. top story syria. apparently, possibly, crossing president obama's red line by using chemical weapons. we will look at the pentagon's options for a potential military response to president assad. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news as fox reports live tonight. [ alarm clock ringing ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis,
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>> shepard: now a third juror is out in the trial of jodi arias. accused of shooting ex-boyfriend stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat. the trial has been going on forever. there is light on the hoards i'm told. reporters at the courthouse say it's likely this trial will be soon be over. they expect closing arguments as early as next week and then the case finally goes to the jury. court officials did not say why the judge dismissed the man known only as juror number 8 today but the jury has a few other alternates still standing by. prosecutors say jodi arias killed her x -- ex in a gel lus rage she says she shot anymore in self-defense. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. she thought america would keep her kids safe. that from the mother of the boston bombing suspect. about the two brothers accused of murdering four innocent people and
wounding more than 250 others more than a dozen now missing limbs. both parents talked to reporters in russia where the fbi has been questioning them. the father says people have been treating them like terrorists both parents say somebody is out to frame their sons. a claim without any evidence to back it up. very emotional from the mom. >> emotional and angry. the mother of the two accused bombers said she does not and never will believe that they were, in fact, the bombers who attacked the marathon watchers and runners in boston sorry she ever brought them to the united states. listen. why did i even go there?
why? i thought that america was going to protect us, our kids. it's going to be safe. it happened. [crying] america took my kids away from me. only america. >> she said she is now unsure whether she will come to the united states but her husband, the father of both the alleged bombers told us today, shep, that he does plan to travel. he plans to leave russia tomorrow and hopes to be in boston itself by saturday. shep. she had a bagful of theories for us today. >> the most outlandish of those theories was her claim that boston cops actually captured her eldest son alive. listen. >> what have you done with my son? he was alive. why did they need to kill
him? why didn't they send him to guantanamo, whatever. why did they kill him? why? why did they have to kill him? they got him alive, right? he was in their hands. >> of course, she presented no evidence whatsoever to back up that claim. and u.s. officials on multiple occasions have said that tamerlan tsarnaev died in a wild shootout after an equally wild car chase in which tsarnaev repeatedly shot at cops and threw explosives at them, shep. >> shepard: jonathan, thank you. the widow of the now dead suspect dropped his last name and is using her maiden name instead. that's the word from her attorney to the associated press. the a.p. reports that tamerlan tsarnaev's widow has not responded to questions on whether she plans a funeral or if she will even claim his body. in the same hospital where that suspect died and where his brother is under heavy guard, doctors say the nine
remaining victims there are now in fair or good condition. today, one of those survivors talked to reporters. if someone had told me i was going to have half a leg, basically, at the age of 38 before this happened, i think i would have never believed it i think i would have been devastated. i really haven't had a moment yet of being devastated because i have gotten so much support. >> she is one of at least 14 people who lost all or part of a limb. some of them lost both legs. a young man whom authorities or i should say whom anonymous internet users wrongly accused in that attack is now confirmed dead. he was a 22-year-old student at brown university. he has actually been missing since last month. officials say his body turned up in a river in rhode island. no word on when or how he died last week users of several social media web sites quick to identify him as the younger bombing suspect. they were flat wrong. the general manager of the
web site read it, apologized to his family for fueling, quote: online witch hunts and dangerous speculation. in a statement, the students' family says the whole experience has changed our lives forever. we hope it will change yours, too. bash to wum of our other top stories tonight. the use of weapons in syrian's civil war. not yet ready to escalate our involvement there. even after the white house informed lawmakers about intelligence suggesting that the syrian government may have used chemical agents sara ran. president obama has warned that use of a chemical weapon would be a tragic mistake for which there will be consequences jennifer griffin griffin at her post at the pentagon tonight. what are they saying there about the crossing of the red line. >> one senior u.s. official put it, shep, intelligence assessments do not automatically trigger policy decisions. the use of sara ran gas is not a, quote: automatic trigger according to this official there are many considerations. this was a small scale
attack. 20 syrians killed near aleppo, and in one other location. they base the intelligence assessment on physiological evidence, meaning blood or tissue samples from the victims. defense secretary hagel confirmed the use of chemical weapons but with an important caveat. i don't know the specific evidence, jim. i haven't seen it. >> is this a red line? u.s. military sources say that no one in the pentagon is is interested in getting involved in a ground operation in syria, shep. >> shepard: if there is a determination that a red line has been crossed then what with the military? we're told the white house has had a range of options from the pentagon for months. they include setting of up no fly zones, humanitarian corridors, even strikes on some commanding control centers. strikes on possible weapons facilities. joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey you will remember has warned it would take 25,000 troops
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>> shepard: so much for the latest government study for vaccine for h.i.v. the feds shut it down today saying the treatments were not doing enough to stop the infection. nor did they seem to reduce the amount of virus in the blood or people who got infected after receiving the shots the focused on two part treatment help immune cells spot and attack h.i.v. infected cells. good news to h 4 o01 k today. it nasdaq up 20. s&p 500 up 6. this comes as the number of unemployment claims fell last week to 339,000 second lowest level in more than five years. analysts say that suggests layoffs have declined and that job growth could pick up a bit from last month. investors were also pretty pleased with strong earnings reports from some very big companies. peter barnes with the rest of the business news from d.c. hey, peter. >> hey, shepard. that's right. more than two thirds of the companies in the 17500 that have reported earnings so far have beaten profits
forecasts. we should point out that companies and analysts had lowered expectations because of fears of impacts of budget cuts and higher tax once the economy and profits. u.p.s. and dow chemical were among the companies that beat projections today and claims for unemployment insurance as you said came in lower than expected, which may mean stronger job creation around the corner. >> one of our best labor market prickive tool. and it's holding in at the lows, which tells us that we will see some reacceleration in the pace of hiring. if not an n. april than certainly later on in the second quarter. >> but other economists were not as optimistic about a new burst of hiring saying that the lower unemployment claims reflected the end of unemployment benefits for many workers. not a stronger job market. shep. >> shepard: all right, peter. first quarter earnings for amazon.com doubled wall street's estimates. the online retail giant today reported a 22% jump. that brings its revenue to
just more than $16 billion for the first three months of 2013. the experts say amazon's growing digital content sales helped boost those earnings. amazon is one of the biggest companies lobbying for congress to pass a new law one which could force online retailers to charge you local sales tax. ebay is among the sites that oppose it, claiming it would impose huge complications on salers as well as more taxes on buyers. supporters say it would level the playing field for bring and mortar stores that already have to charge a tax. mike emanuel in capitol hill. mike? >> the bill passed a procedural vote in the senate late today. this is the new reality as more and more americans are not supporting mom and pop in part because they are getting better savings from online and so the reality is for those buying on the internet at this point. the internet merchants are not required to charge sales tax unless they have a physical presence in that state. meaning a store or
distribution center. that's a big advantage over mom and pop stores that have to lease space and also hire local employees. here is a sample of some of the back and forth in the senate, including the argument that state and local governments could use the cash. >> this is the money they use to provide basic services. for the people that live in the communities around these local stores. >> we're talking about a bill that would impose new costs on businesses throughout the country. costs that will most certainly impact the ability of these companies to grow and expand. >> also tonight, the senate is working on a fix to those faa furloughs that have led to delays in flights across the country. they are trying to pass by unanimous consent, giving some flexibility to the department of transportation. to spread the money around so air traffic controllers are are not furloughed if it passes tonight, it would go to the house for its approval. shep? >> shepard: mime immanuel live on capitol hill. chaos in the streets as dozens of school teachers
set fires and vandalize government buildings. and that tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. mexico, the riots broke out after a protest march north and east of the resort city of acapulco. the rally targeted new educational forms which require national standardized teaching test. some teachers claim that's a plot to fire them. smashed windows, sprayed graffiti and lewded offices. cops were too busy governing the government palace to protect other buildings. china, heavy rains triggered mud slides in the same southeast province where an earthquake killed some 200 people over the weekend. workers rushed to clear tons of rock and debris from roads so rescuers could get aid to earthquake survivors. india. crews battled flames and thick smoke at an office building in the south. state media there reports the fire broke out on the
third floor and trapped workers. helicopters air lifted victims to hospitals officials say electrical short circuit may be to blame. serbia, a bar in a central province its own pet stork. the pet owner says he rescued the bird last year when it got stuck in some electric cables. he says most customers think it's stuffed until it moves. he even built an outdoor hut where the stork hangs out in good weather and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> around the world is brought to you by verizon, powerful answers. >> shepard: the beeb smoking up? more trouble for pop mega star justin bieber. police in sweden say he was going by his bus on tour there, found something funny, found some drugs, no arrests. justin bieber was in town for a show and tweeted today. some of the rumors about me where do people even get this stuff. whatever, back to the music. this has been a troubled tour no doubt.
biebs fainted back stage in london, we're told. swore and lunged at a photographer and had to leave his pet monkey in germany because he didn't have the proper paperwork for it scientists say they may have found the source of the latest strain of bird flu. that so far killed at least 20 people and infected more than 100 others. plus, as swollen rivers flood parts of our nation folks elsewhere wishing it would come their way. the drought parching the plains. scientists say they may have found the source. comes from the sky. hey everybody, hi mom... streaming live with a tour of my new place...
evidence the virus spread to humans from chickens at a live market in china. they call it h 7 n 9 this bird flu. it's killed more than 20 of the hundred or so people they tell us it's infected there. doctors have confirmed at least one case in taiwan. a weather alert now and heavy flooding continues to swamp parts of the midwest. the snow melt is combined with days of rain and sending river levels way up. parts of western illinois seeing water slowly recede after the illinois river had crested nearly 30 feet this week. a number which is random and means absolutely nothing. anyway it snapped a seven year record. flood warnings are still in effect across the mississippi valley. while the rain has drenched some farms in places like iowa, things are much drier west of the mississippi. several states in the corn belt there are facing severe drought conditions. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth is working the extreme weather center. rick? >> kind of the haves and have notes as far as that prescription goes across
the midwest and the plains. the mississippi river watershed is the largest one we have in the country. eastern side of this where we are seeing flooding. green areas the illinois river and wabash eventually in towards the illinois and parts of the mississippi river begins rivered illinois and wabash, that's where we saw some of the record breaking flooding. as it goes downstream the river will be able to absorb it and we won't be seeing record breaking flooding like we saw two years ago. out to the west of this though incredible drought snow over the last five to six weeks. help the drought. exceptional drought. need more moisture there other story we are talking about is is a different watershed. red river in north dakota. big temperature spike this he could would. melt a lot of snow and possibly the fifth highest flood we have ever seen in that river by the time we get towards monday and tuesday this coming week. >> shepard: rough days ahead, thanks. severe weather overseas hailstorm this week damaged
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all by selling t-shirts online. can you see the read here. boston strong. it's kind of become the motto. today on "studio b." the guy says they narrowly avoided the bombings themselves. >> for us this was a way of coping. we were feeling helpless of watching the news. i think everyone was this was a way that we designed for an average college student to make a difference. >> shepard: t shirts go for 20 bucks. cost $5 to make the shirt. the other 15 goes to a fund for the victims. if you like the shirt head over to foxnews.com/shep. there is a link there. so who is going number one? as always that's the big question at the nfl draft. a lot of folks have predicted the kansas city chiefs would select luke
from texas a&m. as we have seen before, anything can happen. in any case, the league has beefed up security at radio city, a couple of blocks from here, medical detectors, patdowns, bag searches, the draft kicks off in a few minutes. it will open with a moment of silence for the victims boston texas fertilizer plant explosion victims as well. before we go our team's top five things of the day. number five appeals court rules companies company coloran fire workers who test positive for marijuana. even though voters there legalize recreational pot use. number four, president george w. bush says is he grateful that his father, president george h.w. bush coo attend today's dedication of the george w. bush presidential library and museum in dallas. number three, president obama spoke at a memorial for the victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion outside of waco. chuck hagel reports u.s. intelligence has concluded with varying degrees of confidence that the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on its own people. and number one tonight, the new york city mayor michael
bloomberg says the fbi revealed to him that the boston terrorist suspect had come up with a plan to set off more bombs in times square. and that's "the fox report's" top five. on this day in 19 0. astronauts placed the hubble telescope around the planet. the observatory lifted off aboard the shuttle discovery. at first there was trouble with hubble. mainly with its mirrors which caused some blurry images. once nasa got it all fixed, hubble sent back some stunning images from deeper in the does mows than any man has ever seen. images of galaxies, thousands of light years away. the school bus sized telescope is still taking snapshots of our universe, but at first went spinning around this planet. 23 years ago today and now you know the news for this thursday, april the 25th
2013 i'm shepard smith. there is the fox report here tomorrow night to be followed as always by mr. bill o'reilly. good evening, mr. bill. the o'reilly factor is on. tonight. >> the most gentle, the most nicest, the most love loving boy. the most loving. my boy. they killed him. >> bill: despite overwhelming evidence against her sons, the mother of the two accused terrorists refusing to accept reality. is she an enabler of the terrible boston bombing? we will debate that question. i think that krauthammer and o'reilly going after the president smelled a little bit like precursor is the president actually really a muslim? >> bill: beyond stupid? you bet. not unusual. as the craziness surrounding the boston terror attack is growing.