Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.Full Story >
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.Full Story >
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:48:18 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...Full Story >
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.Full Story >
LEBANON, OR (KPTV) -
Two teens may have saved their father's life when they lifted a 3,000-pound tractor off his chest.
Jeff Smith was working on the tractor at his home in Lebanon last week when it flipped over and pinned him underneath.
He screamed for help and his two girls, 14 and 16 years old, came running. Within minutes, they lifted the tractor off of him.
Looking at Smith today, with only a cast on his wrist and some abrasions, you might not believe what happened to him.
He said he was trying to pull a stump out of the ground when his foot slipped on the clutch and the whole thing flipped over.
"The steering wheel and the steering column is what had me pinned on my chest," he said.
His daughters quickly arrived at the scene and started digging. Then they called 911.
"I can't dig fast enough and I'm freaking out," said Haylee Smith, 14. "I just cannot dig fast enough."
Deciding they couldn't wait for emergency crews, Haylee and her older sister, Hannah Smith, each grabbed a side and started lifting.
With adrenalin pumping, they tried six or seven times and finally got some movement.
"We just kind of braced ourselves on the tire and just lifted it up," said Hannah Smith, 16.
Jeff Smith said they lifted it up just enough for him to shimmy his way out. His arm remained pinned, however, until a neighbor rushed over with another tractor to finish the rescue operation.
"I don't know how I lifted it, it was just so heavy," Hannah Smith said. "And I could feel it, I could just feel all the weight. But we just did it. We both did."
Jeff Smith said he is going to keep using the tractor, he's just going to install a roll cage and some better pedal grips.
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Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheFull Story >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:18:15 GMT
Taste of Blue Ash, a popular (and delicious) event north of downtown Cincinnati, takes place this weekend serving a variety of food, big music acts and family events. Get all the event details here.Full Story >
Taste of Blue Ash, a popular (and delicious) event north of downtown Cincinnati, takes place this weekend serving a variety of food, big music acts and family events. Get all the event details here. Full Story >