Friday, August 1 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:03:23 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 >
With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area...Full Story >
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 6:19 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 >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A Tennessee lawmaker's proposal that would require women to undergo ultrasounds before having an abortion is raising questions and gaining national attention.
Some accuse the bill's main sponsor of only introducing the bill to help an election, but State Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, said he believes all women considering an abortion should experience the same medical process as other future parents.
"This decision she is going to make on whether to have an abortion is a life-altering decision," Tracy said. "It's a big decision, and this gives her the opportunity to be informed before she makes this life-altering decision."
Tracy's bill would require a transabdominal ultrasound before getting an abortion. If the woman doesn't want to look at the ultrasound, a medical technician must describe the ultrasound image to her in detail.
Opponents of the bill contend Tracy is only bringing it up because he's challenging U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the 4th District Republican primary next year.
DesJarlais has made headlines for allegedly pressuring a pregnant mistress to get an abortion after campaigning as staunchly pro-life.
"I think it's really something that he is using for his campaign so he can prove that he's more conservative than the other candidates are. Secondly, I think it's ridiculous," said State Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville.
But there are other questions as well. The waiting period aspect of the bill could also bring up constitutional questions because of a 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court ruling that struck down a waiting period for abortions.
Voters are supposed to go to the polls in November 2014 to decide whether or not to change that and Tracy said the issue is on his radar.
"I've talked to attorneys today about it, so we will look through that process and make sure where we are - that it doesn't affect the ballot in 2014. And I'm concerned about that," Tracy said.
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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.