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 >
The Tempe City Council unanimously approved a very inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance Thursday night.
It's the fourth city in the state to do so and not one person raised any objections.
"We are open for business," said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. "We don't discriminate. We're a fabulous community and I think you see that over and over."
Tempe joined Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff by adopting an anti-discrimination ordinance that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
The ordinance also includes military status.
"It protects people in Tempe as it relates to discrimination in housing, employment and bidding contracts with the city of Tempe," said Councilman Kolby Granville.
It also includes areas of public accommodation.
"So, if you come into a restaurant in Tempe and somebody says you're not welcome here, well, in fact, you are," Granville said.
Those who violate the ordinance face a $1,500 fine, if they aren't willing to learn from their mistake.
"There's a mediation process and a discussion process, because for us, the important thing is not to punish, but, to generate understanding," said Granville.
The nation's largest LGBT civil rights group, Lambda Legal, praised Tempe and said equality for all in America starts city by city.
"Frequently, local communities come together first and start to understand there's a problem with discrimination and that discrimination against groups of people is really terrible for the social fabric," said Jennifer Pizer, senior counsel for Lambda Legal.
Granville said he's looking forward to learning what the future holds, when it comes to equality in Arizona.
"What I would say to the other cities, the other 100-plus something cities in the state of Arizona, let's see who's No. 5," said Granville.
There are a few exemptions to Tempe's ordinance, including religious organizations.
It will go into effect in about 30 days.
Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO BroadcastingCorporation). All rights reserved.
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.