Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.Full Story >
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a...Full Story >
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A worldwide pop star could be staying in the Queen City. According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week. Mars is set to kick off hisFull Story >
According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week.Full Story >
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(CNN) – Hundreds headed out to a rally Wednesday in Washington, DC, in protest of the IRS. TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY; and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, were among the speakersFull Story >
TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY; and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, were among the speakers calling to "audit the IRS."Full Story >
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Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in East Price Hill. It happened around 12:30 p.m. at Purcell Avenue and Freddie Drive. Initial reports are that a victim was hit in the head during an attemptedFull Story >
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in East Price Hill.Full Story >
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Here's what you can expect Thursday on the FOX19 Morning News: Stay ahead of the weather with Katy Morgan and Frank Marzullo with the Storm Tracker Forecast starting at 4:30 a.m. More than 2,200 paddlersFull Story >
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Right now, the body of Osama Bin Laden is somewhere at the bottom of the Arabian Sea. The U.S. government says they had few options and exercised the best one.
In accordance with Islamic tradition the body must be buried within 24 hours.
Already, the Muslim rights group CAIR has spoken out.
"The question was raised about the burial of Osama Bin Laden. We have received so many calls and questions by respected media journalists and we say this is a trivial issue." says Nihad Awad, the Executive Director of CAIR National.
The issue is not entirely trivial. The Obama administration felt strongly enough about that possibility, that they determined the only way to dispose of Osama Bin Laden's body was to do so in accordance with Islamic tradition.
John Brennan, an assist to President Obama for Homeland Security told reporters that the decision to bury Bin Laden at sea was made months ago when the military was running through scenarios.
But, is burial at sea, actually in accordance with Islam? That depends on who you ask.
The correct form of burial is for the body to be placed in the ground with the head pointed toward the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Islamic law does allow a body to be buried at sea, that is true, but according to a number of Muslim clerics, "only" if the person dies at sea.
The other time burial at sea is permitted is if the person has no land to be buried on. The U.S. claims no countries were interested in taking Bin Laden's body, but to be fair, we have no list of countries contacted.
Here's what you need to know:
Bin Laden's body was washed and placed in a white sheet. He was placed in a weighted bag. Religious remarks were made by a military officer and Osama Bin Laden was slipped into the Arabian sea about 2:00 A.M.
Bottom-line, the Obama administration was in an impossible situation. Remember when the son's of Saddam Hussein were killed and there was a delay in their burials? Their dead faces were shown on newspapers across the world, sparking outrage.
The U.S. government and military just couldn't fall into that again. Not this time, Not with this man. Burial at sea really was the "only" option.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:51:38 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies and Golf Manor Police are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of Canterbury in Golf Manor. Full Story >
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