Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 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 >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 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 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
A Cincinnati City Council Committee voted unanimously Monday to utilize a federal mediator during pension reform talks.
There is currently an $870 million hole in the city's pension funding and Mayor Cranley is requesting city leaders, union officials, and city employees to come together to discuss the issue.
Cranley is looking to address the future of employee pensions, including negotiations about employee- paid healthcare and city contributions.
Countless city retirees are collecting pensions for their years of service to the city of Cincinnati.
"My pension is working absolutely fine. It's a healthy pension," said Nancy Goodnough, who worked for the city for 36 years. Nancy says she is concerned that as the under funded pension system grows, changes could be in store under Cranley's proposed funding plan.
"Not wanting any changes is not realistic. I know that. However, what changes they make going forward are a big concern for me," said Nancy. She relies on the city for healthcare, and she worries of the potential cuts to those kinds of benefits.
Denny Bingham, another city retiree, says he signed paperwork laying out exactly what his pension would entail and that it wasn't to change. But he says the city has still altered it.
"They've changed our insurance, and I believe they're getting ready to change it again. That's the part that scares me because my wife has a few medical problems," said Bingham.
In Cranley's proposed ordinance, changes could come to benefits, cost of living calculations and adjustments.
The proposal also directs the city manager to negotiate a stabilized employer contribution rate that protects retirement system members.
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.