Thursday, December 5 2013 12:03 AM EST2013-12-05 05:03:03 GMT
Did you know that some Ohio police officers are allowed to work after drinking? In fact, OSP officers can't be disciplined for having a blood alcohol level below .04. "You can be pretty much off yourFull Story >
Did you know that some Ohio police officers are allowed to work after drinking? In fact, OSP officers can't be disciplined for having a blood alcohol level below .04.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:59 PM EST2013-12-05 03:59:56 GMT
Cincinnati City Council has voted to pause all spending on the Cincinnati Streetcar. The vote passed in city council on Wednesday evening 5-4. In a second 5-4 vote, the city also voted to suspend contractFull Story >
Cincinnati's city council has voted to immediately halt spending on a $133 million streetcar that has been under construction for months.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:49 PM EST2013-12-05 03:49:31 GMT
A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle in Union Township. The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the 700 block of Ohio Pike. Officers say that the victimFull Story >
A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle in Union Township. Officers say that the vehicle failed to stop.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:14 PM EST2013-12-05 03:14:20 GMT
Seven people are injured following a crash in Waynesville, Ohio resulting in one car striking a house. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night near US 42 and North Street. OfficersFull Story >
Seven people are injured following a crash in Waynesville, Ohio resulting in one car striking a house.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 3:29 PM EST2013-12-04 20:29:58 GMT
(CNN) - A revamped federal healthcare website has helped enroll 29,000 Americans in insurance plans over the past several days, a source familiar with the numbers said on Wednesday. The number is higherFull Story >
The updated Obamacare website has garnered a few more users, according to sources familiar with the numbers.Full Story >
Sunday, December 1 2013 12:47 AM EST2013-12-01 05:47:23 GMT
(ABC NEWS/Healthcare.gov/CNN) – President Barack Obama's team says after its healthcare website's disastrous rollout two months ago, today's the day it's supposed to work smoothly for the "vast majority"Full Story >
The Obama administration has its fingers crossed that most of the problems with the Obamacare website will be fixed by midnight Saturday. That's the deadline given to a team of experts to fix Healthcare.gov.Full Story >
Saturday, November 30 2013 5:18 AM EST2013-11-30 10:18:04 GMT
(CNN) – All eyes are on the Healthcare.gov website. By the end of Saturday, President Barack Obama says the website should work for most people trying to sign up for health insurance. That's not toFull Story >
By the end of Saturday, President Barack Obama says the website should work for most people trying to sign up for health insurance.Full Story >
Sunday, November 10 2013 7:00 AM EST2013-11-10 12:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - Forced budget cuts, or sequestration, will take food from mouths as well as money from the pockets of the working poor as U.S. poverty are projected to increase to levels unseen since 1960. ExpertsFull Story >
The number of families in poverty may increase as constantly changing political issues and talking points don't include and focus on America's impoverished population.Full Story >
United States v. Windsor takes to task the term "marriage" in DOMA. Hearings on the arguments for the two cases took place March 26 and 27.
Signed in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, DOMA says "the word ‘marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife," and the term "'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex."
A thin majority opposed the legislation at that time – 81 out of 535 members of Congress – but as a decision looms, even the man that signed it is asking for its repeal.
"As the president who signed the act into law, I have come to believe that DOMA is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incompatible with our Constitution," Clinton said earlier this year.
Prop 8 enforces the same principle on the state level - banning marriage for same-sex couples. The decision was made in the voting booth but has been vocally challenged since its inception.
The state of California - along with Colorado, Illinois, Hawaii and New Jersey - allow legal civil unions. These states are some of the earliest in the U.S. to have such arrangements for same-sex couples.
The case of United Statesv. Windsor argues for equal protection of rights for couples legally married in states that recognize same-sex marriages. The case seeks to protect those couples if after marriage they reside in a state that "deprives same-sex couples who are lawfully married under the laws of their states (such as New York) of the equal protection of law, as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment."
There are 12 states where gay marriage is or will soon become legal: New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware, Iowa, Washington state and Minnesota, as well as Washington, DC.
The rest of the United States' laws on gay marriage vary from either a county-to-county basis to statewide bans, with many states having longstanding bans and referendums on the books since the early to mid-1990s.
The nine Supreme Court justices have two major decisions to make in each case: they can either decide to rule or not to rule. Each step has specific implications for each case.
In Hollingsworth v. Perry, the court can make one of several decisions: dismiss the petition of Prop. 8 supporters for lack of appellate standing, uphold the proposition or three variations of striking the ruling down.
One decision could decide it all – the court could decide to declare that same-sex marriage is legal or illegal nationwide. Another decision the court could make is not making a decision at all, choosing to leave it up to the states as their issue to handle.
The justices, who have been described as "cautious and conservative," are unlikely to make a sweeping ruling that will have a lasting impact on women's and civil rights, said one expert.
"I think it's going to be an incremental move, whatever it is," Houston attorney Gary Poland told USA Today. "This court doesn't want to be in the position of making political decisions for the country."
The last public session of the nation's highest court is scheduled on June 24, the final day a decision could be made on these cases.
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-12-04 16:01:35 GMT
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus. Campus police report that two female students were accosted in women's rest rooms in theFull Story >
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-03 22:29:16 GMT
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died, the friend he said gave him the bet. It didn'tFull Story >
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died. On Tuesday, the school released a statement with their opinion on the matter.