Saturday, August 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:25:45 GMT
Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.Full Story >
Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:15:26 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.Full Story >
Witnesses say an Israeli airstrike has collapsed a 12-story apartment tower in central Gaza City.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:05:55 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.Full Story >
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future have taken to New York City streets to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.Full Story >
A bill proposed by an Ohio lawmaker aims to remove doubt of what many drivers see as common courtesy on the road. It's probably something you've done and not thought twice about: Flashing your headlights at another driver.
State Representative John Becker says House Bill 475 would clear up any confusion surrounding the legality of flashing your lights at oncoming drivers, a practice he calls "arguably illegal."
Becker says Ohio code doesn't specifically state that flashing headlights at oncoming drivers is illegal, but it doesn't align with existing state codes.
"The code does not specifically ban it, and call it illegal, but it does not fit into the exceptions that are listed in the code, therefore, it's arguably illegal," Becker explained.
Federal judges have ruled that flashing your headlights is a right protected under the First Amendment, a reason why Becker says he drafted this bill.
"It's always been a courtesy to flash your lights at oncoming motorists. With this law, it removes any doubt about the legalities of doing that," said Becker.
"I respect it when people do that… I just like to return the favor to other people," said Anderson Township resident Mitch Klein, referencing how many motorists flash their headlights at other vehicles to warn of a police officer up ahead.
Cases surrounding flashing headlights have been in Ohio courts before, specifically in 1976, 1993, and 1994. Becker says his Bill would keep the courts from determining whether the practice is illegal or not.
"I don't like the idea of the judiciary correcting the Ohio Revised Code. That's up to us in the General Assembly to do that. So, that's why I want to take legislative action to fix this problem," said Becker.
FOX19's Ben Katko spoke with North College Hill Police Chief Gary Foust, who said anything to reduce speed and keep the roads safer works for him, even if that includes flashing headlights.
Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheFull Story >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.Full Story >