Saturday, April 19 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:32:06 GMT
As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.Full Story >
As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.Full Story >
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:32:00 GMT
Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...Full Story >
Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the...Full Story >
Saturday, April 19 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:51:52 GMT
Iranian state television is reporting that the Islamic Republic's vice president is saying a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved."Full Story >
Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations...Full Story >
Saturday, April 19 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:21:57 GMT
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...Full Story >
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody,...Full Story >
(RNN) - The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks on the end of the Iraq War.
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end - for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.
As commander-in-chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities. Last year, I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq. And to date, we've removed more than 100,000 troops. Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country's security.
A few hours ago I spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. I reaffirmed that the U.S. keeps its commitments. He spoke of the determination of the Iraqi people to forge their own future. We are in full agreement about how to move forward.
So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over.
Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq - tens of thousands of them - will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home. The last American soldier[s] will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of their success and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops. That is how America's military efforts in Iraq will end.
But even as we mark this important milestone, we're also moving into a new phase in the relationship between the U.S. and Iraq. As of Jan. 1, and in keeping with our Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq, it will be a normal relationship between sovereign nations, an equal partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect.
In today's conversation, Prime Minister Maliki and I agreed that a meeting of the Higher Coordinating Committee of the Strategic Framework Agreement will convene in the coming weeks. And I invited the prime minister to come to the White House in December, as we plan for all the important work that we have to do together. This will be a strong and enduring partnership. With our diplomats and civilian advisors in the lead, we'll help Iraqis strengthen institutions that are just, representative and accountable. We'll build new ties of trade and of commerce, culture and education, that unleash the potential of the Iraqi people. We'll partner with an Iraq that contributes to regional security and peace, just as we insist that other nations respect Iraq's sovereignty.
As I told Prime Minister Maliki, we will continue discussions on how we might help Iraq train and equip its forces - again, just as we offer training and assistance to countries around the world. After all, there will be some difficult days ahead for Iraq, and the U.S. will continue to have an interest in an Iraq that is stable, secure and self-reliant. Just as Iraqis have persevered through war, I'm confident that they can build a future worthy of their history as a cradle of civilization.
Here at home, the coming months will be another season of homecomings. Across America, our servicemen and women will be reunited with their families. Today, I can say that our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays.
This December will be a time to reflect on all that we've been though in this war. I'll join the American people in paying tribute to the more than 1 million Americans who have served in Iraq. We'll honor our many wounded warriors and the nearly 4,500 American patriots - and their Iraqi and coalition partners - who gave their lives to this effort.
And finally, I would note that the end of war in Iraq reflects a larger transition. The tide of war is receding. The drawdown in Iraq allowed us to refocus our fight against al-Qaeda and achieve major victories against its leadership - including Osama bin Laden. Now, even as we remove our last troops from Iraq, we're beginning to bring our troops home from Afghanistan, where we've begun a transition to Afghan security in leadership. When I took office, roughly 180,000 troops were deployed in both these wars. And, by the end of this year, that number will be cut in half. And make no mistake: It will continue to go down.
Meanwhile, yesterday marked the definitive end of the Gadhafi regime in Libya. And there, too, our military played a critical role in shaping a situation on the ground in which the Libyan people can build their own future. Today, NATO is working to bring this successful mission to a close.
So to sum up, the U.S. is moving forward from a position of strength. The long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year. The transition in Afghanistan is moving forward, and our troops are finally coming home. As they do, fewer deployments and more time training will help keep our military the very best in the world. And as we welcome home our newest veterans, we'll never stop working to give them and their families the care, the benefits and the opportunities that they have earned.
This includes enlisting our veterans in the greatest challenge that we now face as a nation - creating opportunity and jobs in this country. Because after a decade of war, the nation that we need to build - and the nation that we will build - is our own, an America that sees its economic strength restored just as we've restored our leadership around the globe.
Friday, April 18 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:12:34 GMT
Imagine your car is stolen, then recovered but you have to pay to get it back. It's happening to one Bond Hill man and now the city is getting involved. "I just got up to make a routine run like I doFull Story >
Imagine your car is stolen, then recovered but you have to pay to get it back. It's happening to one Bond Hill man and now the city is getting involved.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:46:03 GMT
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening. Officers say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday at in the 1800 block of Route 52. AirFull Story >
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening.Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:25:35 GMT
Officers say the suspect and victim both fled the scene after shots were fired during a home invasion in Westwood. Officers were called to the 2600 block of Montana Avenue around 8:15 p.m. Friday. PoliceFull Story >
Officers say the suspect and victim both fled the scene after shots were fired during a home invasion in Westwood. Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:37:56 GMT
Police and K9 units are attempting to locate a suspect following an armed robbery in Reading. Officers were called to the Reading Carry Out, located in the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue. AuthoritiesFull Story >
Police and K9 units are attempting to locate a suspect following an armed robbery in Reading. Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:10:46 GMT
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High above the City of Cincinnati lays an active peregrine falcon nest. The nest sits on the 27th floor ledge of the 4th and Vine PNC building in downtown Cincinnati. Four eggs are being incubated inFull Story >
High above the City of Cincinnati lays an active peregrine falcon nest. The nest sits on the 27thfloor ledge of the 4th and Vine PNC building in downtown Cincinnati.
Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:00:18 GMT
Earth Day is Tuesday and Cincinnati's 44th annual Earth Day Celebration is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on Sawyer Point. We'll have a preview of the event on Saturday's FOX19 Morning News. The event includesFull Story >
Earth Day is Tuesday and Cincinnati's 44th annual Earth Day Celebration is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on Sawyer Point.Full Story >
Saturday, April 19 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:11:39 GMT
The search coordination center says an underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week,...Full Story >
A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after...Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:07:50 GMT
Ludlow Police are searching for a 26-year-old man believed to be involved in a Huntington Bank robbery. The robbery happened on April 10 at approximately 2:17 p.m. Officers responded to the HuntingtonFull Story >
Ludlow Police are searching for a 26-year-old man believed to be involved in a Huntington Bank robbery.Full Story >
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