Friday, July 25 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:45:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A petition condemning Russia's anti-gay laws has been delivered to Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble (P&G) and other corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Petition organizer Julianne Howell of Loveland says she's grateful to P&G for their sponsorship of the Cincinnati Pride Festival, and their support of the gay community in general. However, she says the company's support of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia sends a mixed message.
"It's really not progress if you're helping us with one hand and funding the problem with the other," said Howell.
She delivered nearly 200,000 signatures to P&G headquarters on Wednesday.
Howell explained the petition's message is simple, "We're not just calling on P&G, we're calling on Coca-Cola, Panasonic, Samsung, VISA -- All the major Olympic sponsors to say that they're not going to endorse state sponsored homophobia."
The petition asks these corporations to pull their support from the Olympics, but P&G Communications Manager Mary Ralles says the company will continue its sponsorship.
"We plan to support the moms, the athletes and the families that have worked so hard to get there, and there are many other athletes and organizations that share this sentiment that participation is really important," said Ralles.
She says, however, discrimination is also a company concern.
"We do support the [International Olympic Committee] statement. We strongly support it that the games should be free of discrimination regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation," Ralles told FOX19.
Even though P&G will continue its support of the Olympics, petition organizers say at least the corporate giant is listening to their concerns.
FOX19 reached out to Coca-Cola, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa about the petition, but they have not responded to our request for comment.
Russia's anti-gay laws have already sparked a boycott of Russian vodka in bars in places like West Hollywood, South Florida and Chicago.
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >