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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 >
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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 >
With opposing attorneys sitting on either side of a
glass-topped conference table in her wood-paneled office at the federal
courthouse in Cincinnati, Judge Sandra Beckwith set the date for what could be
one of the Tri-State's biggest trials of 2014.
Right after Presidents Day, on February 18, Judge Beckwith
wants to begin picking a jury for United States vs. Brenda Ashcraft.
FOX19 was the only news organization inside the judge's
chambers on Tuesday when she made the decision. Ashcraft did not show-up and
was not required to.
However, prosecutors say Ashcraft "never registered a single
REIT with the Ohio Division of Securities" and that the money actually went to
support her lavish lifestyle, including $50,000 for Cincinnati Reds season
tickets this year.
This morning, Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Mangan --- who
sat to the judge's left --- urged her to set a trial date for Ashcraft "so this
doesn't drag-out too far."
But Ashcraft's attorney, Kevin Tierney --- sitting to the
judge's right --- countered that he may not be ready to begin on February 18
because the government has yet to complete a forensic analysis of two computers
federal agents seized from Ashcraft that could play a key role in the
Mangan responded that he believes that analysis will be
Judge Beckwith is giving the government until January 6 to
hand-over copies of its evidence to Ashcraft's defense team. She then asked
Tierney if he would be ready by January 21 to file any objections to certain
pieces of evidence the government plans to use against Ashcraft.
"I think so, Judge," said Tierney.
A trial is not a certainty, though, as Judge Beckwith noted
toward the end of the conference.
"How does the government feel about a plea deadline?" she
The prosecutor said he believes Tierney will want to see the
government's analysis of what was on Ashcraft's computers before deciding
whether to go to trial or try to reach a plea deal.
In the end, the judge ruled that if Ashcraft is thinking
about pleading guilty, she'll have until the afternoon of February 4 to make-up
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.