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 >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:04:39 GMT
The Tri-State's Germania Society is celebrating the birth of spring with their second annual Maifest. The celebration began Friday and continues on Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Full Story >
The Tri-State's Germania Society is celebrating the birth of spring with their second annual Maifest. The celebration began Friday and continues on Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:53 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:53:20 GMT
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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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:18:53 GMT
A 60-year-old man is recovering from a stabbing in Dillonvale. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the victim was an employee of the Apple Tree Cafe. Investigators believe that someone followedFull Story >
A 60-year-old man is recovering from a stabbing in Dillonvale. The man's injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:42:27 GMT
UC Health Women's Center in West Chester celebrated its grand opening on Saturday by inviting the community to tour its new facility The new building is located at 7675 Wellness Way, 4th floor suite 4000,Full Story >
UC Health Women's Center in West Chester celebrated its grand opening on Saturday by inviting the community to tour its new facility
Which president had the first telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've been president.Full Story >
Do you know which president was the first to have a telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've held the highest office in the United States.Full Story >
The 2012 election may be over, but not all may be lost for Republicans looking for love. Thanks to chemistry.com, you can find your political equal in these cities.Full Story >
Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election, but not all may be lost for members of the GOP looking for love. Chemistry.com lists the cities they are most likely to find their political equal.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided enough memorable moments - one in particular about the Navy - to create an endless amount of viral internet memes. It also was the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
(RNN) – Todd Akin, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri, apologized on Monday for saying rape rarely leads to pregnancy, but he continued to distinguish between types of rape.
Akin appeared as a guest on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's radio show. When asked about what he meant by the term "legitimate rape," he said, "I was talking about forcible rape, and it was absolutely the wrong word."
"I also know that people do become pregnant from rape," said Akin, a six-term Congressman. "I didn't mean to imply that wasn't the case; it does happen. And it's also terrible, particularly the most terrible of all. I really just want to apologize to those that I have hurt. I have spoken in error."
He described his controversial and factually unfounded comments – that a woman's body will shut down during a rape to prevent pregnancy – as "serious mistakes." He added he was a father of two daughters, wanted tough justice for sexual predators and has a compassionate heart for victims of sexual assault.
"I have known people who have been raped," he said. "I don't know any who have been raped and it turned out in pregnancy, but I know that happens too."
Akin also confirmed he planned to stay in the race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Huckabee has been a supporter of the GOP candidate during his Senate campaign.
Akin's initial follow-up to his statements on a St. Louis area TV show had not included an outright apology, although he did claim he understood and was sensitive to how rape victims felt.
"In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview, and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year," Akin said Sunday. "Those who perpetrate these crimes are the lowest of the low in our society, and their victims will have no stronger advocate in the Senate to help ensure they have the justice they deserve."
The statement, released on his campaign website, came hours after he said instances of pregnancy were "really rare" as a result of rape. Akin was responding to a question about his approval of abortion in extreme cases during an interview on KTVI's The Jaco Report.
"From what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," he said. "If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
"But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."
The idea women's bodies "shut down" is false, according to a study by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
"Rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency," the study concluded. "It is a cause of many unwanted pregnancies and is closely linked with family and domestic violence.
"As we address the epidemic of unintended pregnancies in the United States, greater attention and effort should be aimed at preventing and identifying unwanted pregnancies that result from sexual victimization."
The interviewer followed the congressman's statement by moving the topic to the economy. The full interview has been posted on the KTVI site.
Also in Akin's statement, he said he recognized abortion, especially in rape cases, "is a very emotionally charged issue."
"But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action," he said. "I also recognize that there are those who, like my opponent, support abortion and I understand I may not have their support in this election."
According to polls, Akin is leading in the Senate race against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill.
During his time in the U.S. House, Akin has been a staunch advocate for anti-abortion legislation, and his campaign is backed by the tea party.
The term "forcible rape" also appeared in the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act in 2011, a bill Akin co-sponsored with Congressman and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.
The bill would have changed an amendment that prevents federally funded health care programs from covering abortions, but offers an exemption in cases of rape. Under the new law, the exemption would have been reworded to forcible rape, which critics argued could distinguish it from statutory rape or sexual assaults involving drugs.
McCaskill, a Democrat, became the first woman elected to the Senate from Missouri in 2006. The race has been dubbed "one of the most closely watched" in 2012 by USA Today.
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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 >