Saturday, May 18 2013 8:38 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:38:17 GMT
The Florence Fire Department is on the scene of a working fire in a two-story dwelling. The fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. in the 7900 block of Hopeful Church Road. FOX19 will continue to update theFull Story >
The Florence Fire Department is on the scene of a working fire in a two-story dwelling. The fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. in the 7900 block of Hopeful Church Road.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:32 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:32:58 GMT
Thousands of participants celebrated the start of summer and the renaissance of Over the Rhine on Saturday in the Seventh Annual OTR 5k. Established in 2007, the event serves to highlight successes inFull Story >
Thousands of participants celebrated the start of summer and the renaissance of Over the Rhine on Saturday in the Seventh Annual OTR 5k.
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday. Arroyo (4-4) struckFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:15:38 GMT
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experienceFull Story >
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA.Full Story >
(RNN) - Private letters released by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point show al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was frustrated with Middle Eastern jihadist groups' throwing their weight behind domestic campaigns rather than focusing on the U.S.
According to a report released by the Combating Terrorism Center, bin Laden advised local jihadist groups to focus their efforts on attacking America, which he called "our desired goal," so Muslims in other countries could revolt against their leaders without the threat of powerful U.S. military intervention.
The letters paint a picture of a fractured al Qaeda, where bin Laden could do little more than control his segment and advise other factions.
After the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, a number of regional jihadist groups took up the mantel of al Qaeda - but few were officially brought into the group by founder bin Laden. The letters counter the belief that al Qaeda was a high-functioning, rapidly expanding group and rarely touch upon the public push against the injustice of those believed to be "enemies" of Muslims.
"Enemies" included Muslim leaders who didn't adhere to the teachings of the faith in bin Laden's eyes and Western "overseers."
The al Qaeda leader pressed the need for media strategies to rally the public and strengthen the relationship between jihadists and Muslims.
"I plan to release a statement [announcing] that we are starting a new phase to correct [the mistakes] we made," he wrote in a May 2010 letter. "In doing so we shall reclaim, god willing, the trust of a large segment of those who lost their trust in the jihadists."
In response to the Arab Spring, during which several Middle Eastern countries saw huge citizen revolts against their dictatorial leaders, bin Laden called for a media campaign to incite "people who have not yet revolted and exhort them to rebel against the rulers."
The documents include 17 declassified electronic letters totaling nearly 200 pages. They are believed to have been written between September 2006 and April 2011, although a number of letters don't include dates or indicate who the authors or addressees are. A number are incomplete.
The documents were seized from his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, after his death at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals on May 1, 2011. They were confiscated during the U.S. raid and were found on five computers, multiple computer hard drives and more than 100 storage devices, such as thumb drives.
The release is only a fraction of the documents collected from the bin Laden compound.
The original Arabic documents were released at 9 a.m. ET and English translations surfaced shortly afterward.
Also surprising is the complicated relationship between al Qaeda and Pakistan or Iran.
Letters indicated the relationship between the group and Iran included ongoing and long-term negotiations over prisoners – including some of bin Laden's family – and other jihadists. The continued kidnapping of people on both sides resulted in more threats and hostile negotiations.
As for Pakistan, the relationship is murkier. The letters don't seem to reference any Pakistani support for al Qaeda.
An analyst for CNN, Peter Bergen, was granted an early look at the documents, and said the terrorist leader was a micromanager.
Bin Laden also called for attacks on President Barack Obama, as well as General David Petraeus. He believed attacks on Vice President Joe Biden were not worth the resources.
The terrorist leader had very specific rules for conducting his war. Lying was not permitted.
For example, the al Qaeda leader didn't approve of using naturalized U.S. citizens for terrorist attacks, because they had taken an oath to the United States. Bin Laden cited Faysal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born U.S. naturalized citizen who attempted to bomb Time Square in New York City on May 1, 2010.
Bin Laden pointed out that to be come a U.S. citizen, one must swear an oath not to hurt the U.S., and Shahzad said he lied when he took the oath.
Bin Laden wanted to make sure his commander was aware of this fact because members of al Qaeda should not lie, writing, "This is a very important matter because we do not want al-Mujahidn to be accused of breaking a covenant."
Bin Laden was widely considered America's most wanted fugitive for his part in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
His death sparked celebrations across the U.S.
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Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >