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 >
The body of a United States airman who died overseas earlier this month has returned home to Middle Tennessee.
1st Lt. Joshua Hovies, 26, died April 19 during an underwater training accident in South Korea.
Hovies called Lebanon home, and his family is remembering him as a young man who was full of life.
He loved America, perhaps more so because he didn't grow up here. He spent the first 13 years of his life in Thailand, where his parents worked as missionaries.
Hovies died after what his parents call a shallow water blackout. He was in training, hoping to join an elite special forces unit, and passed out while holding his breath.
"He was hoping to be a commando," said mother Alicia Hovies. "They were practicing doing an underwater long-distance swim."
Hovies' younger brother, Ben Hovies, idolized him and always wanted to be like his big brother. Like his brother, Ben Hovies joined the military and is now a Marine.
"Everything he wanted to do, I wanted to do, because he wanted to do it," Ben Hovies said. "Josh lived life. He lived life to the fullest. He lived a life of Christ. He was an outstanding Christian. He was an outstanding officer. He was an outstanding gentleman."
Joshua Hovies loved life, his family says, and to honor his memory, he would want others to live life with purpose.
"It is important for people to know that freedom isn't free, they love his country and they appreciate the freedoms that they have here," said father Tom Hovies.
The Patriot Guard helped escort the airman's remains from the Nashville International Airport to the Wilson County Funeral Home in Lebanon.
He will be honored with a full military funeral Saturday.
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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.