Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
About 500 miles from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA, you'll find Richard Culliver, a southern boy but a Steelers fan.
"It's really, really cool to see how much this football team has embraced my son," said Stephanie McMillan, Richard's mom. "They have shown us so much love, Ben [Roethlisberger] and Troy Polamalu both."
Both players heard about Richard after a family friend wrote to them. So they each gave him a gift of a lifetime, because that may be coming to an end. Polamalu gave him a jersey and invited him to a game he hasn't yet been able to go yet because of radiation. Roethlisberger gave him a signed football.
On Oct. 21, when the Steelers played the Cincinnati Bengals and won, Roethlisberger took a knee on the field. When asked about it in his post-game interview, the quarterback said he promised a little boy who'd been on his website a few times he'd give it to him, so he held on to it for him.
So now that football is in his hands, and it's soon to be in a case.
And that's just the beginning of the joy others have gifted them with. There was the TV and DVD players, and the free ride with Santa in a Christmas parade. Richard is about to spend a week in Disney World.
The brainstem tumor he has is known for quickly taking lives and muting children's personalities in the process, but the latest gift, his mom says, has his old demeanor peeking through.
"I can sit there for an hour just answering question after question after question and that's how I know how happy he is and he has asked about Sea World, get to pet the dolphins," said McMillan.
And that's all part of the plan as they descend upon a free trip to the happiest place on earth. She says it will have meaning she never guessed it would.
"Even in devastation like this, there's happiness," said McMillan.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.