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 >
So just a day before the NFL playoffs begin the league
is facing the potentially embarrassing situation of having three first round
games not sold out.
FOX19's Gordon Graham tells us a lot of folks from sports
commentators to politicians are saying it may be time for the blackouts to go.
blackouts during the post season are a very rare occurrence. In fact, there
hasn't been a post-season black out since 2002 when Miami hosted Baltimore in a Wild Card game so the thought of the Bengals-Chargers match up being blacked out
in Cincinnati is causing at least one United States senator to see red.
think about the taxpayer subsidies at Paul Brown Stadium and the price of
tickets, it's just pretty outrageous that the NFL continues ... (to) sticking to a
policy like this," said U.S. Sen. Sherrod, D-Ohio.
policy which has drawn criticism from members of Congress, but perhaps not to
the level of legislation.
"I don't think Congress wants to do anything here," Brown said. "I think we have more important
things to do than to slap the NFL but the NFL ought to do the right thing
Newsday sports media columnist Neil Best says any blackout will hurt the league.
or two or all three of those games are blacked out, obviously (that) is going to be a
black eye for the NFL so to speak and cause a huge uproar to those cities. And
really what it's going to do is fuel a movement that is already going on to end
the blackout rule entirely," he said.
that's exactly what Cincinnati area restaurateur Jeff ruby wants to see, but
in the meantime he's bought 100 tickets himself to give to military families.
took the initiative so that other big companies, businesses or public companies
would also step up and do the same thing so people who can't afford to go to a
playoff game can at least watch it on television," Ruby said.
Ruby is calling on his fellow Bengal's fans to "light up the switchboard
of the NFL commissioner about the blackout rule." Ruby says that might make the
commissioner change his mind.
If you want to buy tickets, there's still time. You can head
down to the ticket office at Paul Brown Stadium 9-7 today.
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.