Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 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 >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.
Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.
Happy birthday, Facebook!
The social network co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room turns 10 on Tuesday. Facebook now has 1.2 billion users. It's interesting to consider how the site has given new meaning to words like "tag," "unfriend" and "wall." Facebook photos were launched in 2005, the news feed and expanded registration came in 2006 and the "like" button didn't come until 2009!
Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad ignites online debate
Coca-Cola's Super Bowl commercial Sunday night was a moving tribute to America's diversity, featuring people of different races and ethnicity to the classic song "America the Beautiful." The song was sung in different languages in addition to English, which stirred several people on Twitter:
"I didn't like the coca cola commercial last night because I couldn't understand it," and "I am truly disappointed in @Coca Cola for the offensive #SpeakAmerican commercial last night. Speak English!"
However - many people have praised the ad for the very same reasons. It's been a top trending topic on Twitter since the Super Bowl.
Cincinnati, Dayton among Amazon's most romantic U.S. cities
The list includes cities with more than 100,000 residents. They were ranked based on sales data of romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, romantic music, including Dean Martin, Barry White and Luther Vandross and sexual wellness products. The data was collected from Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 3, 2014.
Purple your profile with World Cancer Day
Tuesday is World Cancer Day. Chevrolet will contribute $1 to the American Cancer Society for your purple profile picture. You can go onto Chevrolet.com, and it will automatically change a profile picture on Facebook or Twitter avatar to a shade of purple to raise awareness. WorldCancerDay.org also debunks the myths often associated with cancer and lists events happening around the world.
Good luck to freeskier Nick Goepper!
Nick Goepper, a Lawrenceburg, Ind. native, is currently in Sochi getting ready for the Olympics. He's on the U.S. Freeskiing Team and most recently won gold in men's ski slopestyle at the X Games in Aspen.
He first started skiing at the age of five at Perfect North Slopes. Goepper build his own terrain park in his family's backyard (complete with skate rails) when he was younger.
You can follow him on Twitter @NickGoepper throughout his Olympic journey.
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.