Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 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 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 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 >
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 parts of the...Full Story >
First lady Michelle Obama will speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School's graduation on May 18, the White House announced Thursday.
MLK magnet school recently opened a community supported wellness center and students tend to a community garden. Veterans and health and wellness are causes of the first lady.
The magnet school has also been recognized for its curriculum and high graduation rate.
"Everyone's really excited. I think it's fantastic," said MLK senior Sam Klockenkemper. "It's really exciting to see that we're getting this kind of attention. I never really thought getting some healthy vending machines and a fitness center would lead to this, but it's pretty surreal."
"A lot of kids don't get this opportunity, so I was taken aback. I'm not going to be afraid to admit I cried," said MLK senior Jenika Headley.
MLK Magnet School has a 100-percent graduation rate. Next year, every single student will either pursue post-secondary education or enter the military.
The first lady visited Nashville twice in 2012, including when she spoke in June to the African Methodist Episcopal Church convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.
About 10,000 people listened to the first lady speak about the importance of community involvement.
She also attended a luncheon in early 2012 to raise campaign money for her husband's reelection bid.
First lady also speaking at graduations in KY, MD
Mrs. Obama will also address graduates at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond on May 11 and at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md., on May 17.
Eastern Kentucky was chosen for its commitment to veterans' education.
Copyright WSMV 2013 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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.