Saturday, August 23 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:25:27 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...Full Story >
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black...Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:55:57 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 >
Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel and Hamas to return to indirect talks after seven weeks of fighting punctuated by a number of failed truce attempts.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:25:43 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 trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.Full Story >
Find out what's on tap this weekend around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and make a plan.
#thisisotr block party
Japp's is hosting a block party and fundraiser in celebration of Over-the-Rhine. The event will recognize the two-year anniversary of #thisisotr, the hashtag that documents it all. Rhinegeist brews, OTR Bourbon Iced Teas by Molly Wellman, short order live poetry, OTR Swag Bag raffle, live photo booth and music by DJ Matt Joy. Proceeds benefit the group Main Street OTR.
Details: 6 p.m. Thursday. Japp's Since 1879, 1134 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. www.japps1879.com.
The Cincinnati Germania Society hosts it third annual event to celebrate the arrival of spring with food, arts and crafts, music and even maiwein (May wine).
Details: 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Rd., Colerain Township. www.germaniasociety.com.
Between Italian culture, live music, a wine garden and meatballs with marinara, there are plenty of reasons to love the Cincinnati Italian Festival. The fifth annual event is presented by St. Catharine of Siena Parish and School.
Details: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Rd., Cheviot. www.cincitalia.org.
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends take to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music."
Details: 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Sunday. $15-$63. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown. www.sesamestreetlive.com.
The Freedom take on independent baseball league competitor Washington Wild Things at home. Fans will enjoy Fireworks Friday, Summer Shandy drinks, post-game music and a kickball game for kids on Saturday.
Details: 6:35 p.m. Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday. $10-$14. The University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence, Ky. www.florencefreedom.com.
Cavalcade of Homes
The last weekend for Northern Kentucky's largest new homes event, featuring 13 homes across three counties and various price ranges. See all of the homes on the go, get driving directions, call the builders, browse the photo galleries and more on the event's mobile page.
Details: Noon-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. Free. Various addresses. Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky, www.hbanky.com.
Jazz, Arts & Wine Festival
Calling all music, art and wine lovers: Event features local wineries with samples available for purchase, artist booths and local jazz performances.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday. Free. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, Ky. www.newportonthelevee.com.
Cincinnati May Festival
Experience the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere (141 years strong) featuring the May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Children's Choir and Music Director James Conlon. The event is held during the last weekends in May.
Details: Friday-Sunday. Times and tickets vary. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. www.mayfestival.com.
Summer Celebration 2014 & OTR 5K
A run/walk to celebrate Over-the-Rhine. Stay for the City Flea, Art on Vine, food, live music on two stages, kids activities and adult beverages.
Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. $25 registration includes T-shirt. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. www.otr5k.com.
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 >