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 >
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Most people run away from a fire but one off-duty cop ran towards one Sunday morning and ultimately rescued two men from the flames.
Around 6 a.m. Sunday morning, Birmingham officer Mark Green was headed to his job at the Birmingham Police Department's North Precinct. As he drove along Carson Road, he noticed a car off to the side on fire. He stopped, jumped out of his car and ran to the guardrail. He noticed a young man sitting on top of the car.
"He appeared to be badly injured. I asked him if there was anybody else in the vehicle and he couldn't really tell me. And I heard somebody screaming from around the vehicle, 'Help me,'" Green said.
So Green made his way down an embankment to investigate. He pulled a young man out of the car and up the embankment.
He says he doesn't consider himself a hero. Helping people is what he's always wanted to do.
"Just the fact I was able to help, I didn't think about myself being a hero, by no means, but I knew I had to do the right thing," Green said.
Green says it was part of his natural instinct to help but he also gives credit to the training he received in the military and also at the police academy. He's a rookie officer and has only been on the streets since November.
Green's commanding officer, Sgt. Raymond Cochran has already filed paperwork to award Green with a life saving medal. He says it's the first time he's recommended a rookie officer for the award.
Authorities were unable to give an updated condition on the two men.
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.