Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:41 GMT
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It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andFull Story >
The jury has gone home for the day without a verdict on life or death for convicted murderer Jodi Arias.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenFull Story >
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. Full Story >
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.Full Story >
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:04:09 GMT
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday. The event, called the Annual Ride to Freedom, was a send-off for severalFull Story >
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday.Full Story >
(FOX19) - Last week I told you about a back and forth between Congressmen Michele Bachmann and Congressman Ron Paul over whether there is any proof that Iran is trying to obtain a nuclear weapon.
Bachmann said the proof was in statements by the Iranian president that he would wipe Israel off the map.
During that Reality Check, I pointed out that President Ahmadinejad had stated in 2005 that Israel should be "wiped off the map," but was that correct?
A number of people contacted me to say that the generally accepted translation of what President Ahmadinejad said is incorrect.
"Ahmadinejad did not say he was going to wipe Israel off the map because no such idiom exists in Persian," says Juan Cole, a Middle East specialist at the University of Michigan.
Cole says that when more correctly translated, the Iranian President said, "he hoped its regime, i.e., a Jewish-Zionist state occupying Jerusalem, would collapse."
Jonathan Steele, a columnist for the left-leaning Guardian newspaper in London, says it this way: "The Iranian President was quoting an ancient statement by Iran's first Islamist leader, the late Ayatollah Khomeini, that 'this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time."
But not everyone agrees with that.
Sohrab Mahdavi, one of Iran's most prominent translators, and Siamak Namazi, managing director of a Tehran consulting firm, who is bilingual, both say "wipe off" or "wipe away" is more accurate than "vanish" because the Persian verb is active and transitive.
So, was the translation from Farsi to English about the wiping Israel off the map, correct or not?
The answer is, it depends on who you ask. But for those who are bi-lingual in Farsi, it appears he did.
The problem is, what does that mean? Because the translated term "map" comes from an older Persian term that would not mean a geographical map. So he's not saying remove the nation from the map. The term would more likely mean remove from pages, the history of, the memory of these people would be wiped away.
Here's what you need to know,
Is Ahmadinejad hated for Israel, while really without doubt, a call to war? Are his words, which are ambiguous at best about wanting Israel to be wiped either off the map or off the pages of time enough to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran?
Consider this, Saudi Arabia has now said that it too will seek nuclear weapons but only as a peacekeeping measure, so they are actually admitting to wanting a nuclear weapon when Iran still hasn't gone that far.
The Saudis are no friend of Israel and the schools in Saudi Arabia are arguably more anti-Semitic than in Iran.
So, will the U.S. strike Saudi Arabia to prevent them from getting a nuke?
Considering our relationship with the Saudis, I'm willing to bet that won't happen.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >