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 >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 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 >
President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
More than 100 people were arrested during an immigration protest Thursday in Washington, DC, including a pair of well-known women who live in Middle Tennessee.
The protestors are part of a movement called "We Belong Together," and they wound up sitting in the intersection of New Jersey and Independence avenues in the nation's capital in a push for immigration reform.
They said they picked the location in order to be in front of the building that contains offices for the House of Representatives, and they want to challenge lawmakers to take up this issue.
Those arrested include two undocumented women who live in Tennessee, along with Gloria Sweet-Love, president of the Tennessee NAACP, and Megan Macaraeg, with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.
Earlier this summer, a video of Macaraeg's daughter, Josie Molina, asking U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais about immigration went viral online.
Macaraeg said her arrest as part of the Washington, DC, protest was well worth it.
"It was the largest gathering of women who willingly got arrested in recent memory. And I think it was the largest gathering of undocumented women, who took a huge risk," Macaraeg said. "Those of us who stood there with them have so much respect for the risk they're willing to take to demand fair immigration reform that keeps our families together and an end to deportations."
Many of the women who were arrested ended up spending about eight hours in jail, and it's important to note Washington, DC, police did not question anyone's immigration status.
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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 >