Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the...Full Story >
More than 35 percent of American adults are obese, and according to the Center for Disease Control, most of them are African American.
A group of runners in the Chattahoochee Valley says they are doing all they can to change that—one stride at a time.
Patrice Riley is part of a national group running to make a statement about black women. These women say they are not running for vanity, but for their lives.
Riley says, "The CDC states that 80 percent of African American women are obese or overweight."
Compared to other groups, African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese.
"It's a movement to encourage other African American women to get moving," Riley explains.
The Black Girls Run crusade started in Atlanta five years ago. Today, the movement has spread across the country, gaining thousands of members.
Riley and her friend, WaKenia Leonard, are ambassadors for the Columbus chapter.
"Getting out there, doing something, educating yourself on what to eat, how to eat, how to take care of your body… We deal with obesity. We deal with heart disease... diabetes," explains Leonard.
The group also deals with excuses.
"That fear," says Riley. "A lot of people think of run, and they believe they can't do it."
Both women say that although they are experienced runners, you don't have to be one to join. All you have to do is lace your running or walking shoes up, and give it a try.
"Just come," Leonard invites. "It's making that first step of doing something different. If you want a different result, you're going to do something different. So, just make up in your mind to do something different. When you take that first step… The next step, the next step, and then you're running!"
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.