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BY: Megan O'Rourke This summer's abnormal weather created near perfect growing conditions for farm crops which could mean lower prices for shoppers. Projected high corn yields, called bumper crops, couldFull Story >
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Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges...Full Story >
Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward...Full Story >
Tensions are rising as Islamist insurgents continue
to push into the borders of Baghdad.
The attacking militants are part of the group
known as ‘ISIS,' a group so extreme experts say even Al Qaeda want nothing to
do with them. It is believed ISIS is trying to establish an Islamic state in
the region that would stretch from Iraq to northern Syria.
Nearly 300 people have been killed in the fighting
in the past 24 hours and a U.S. official
told CNN that 50 to 100 military personnel arrived at the embassy in Iraq to
keep it protected.
To get some perspective on how the Iraqi crisis
threatens to spill over into the entire region, FOX19's Gordon Graham spoke
with Xavier University political science professor to find out how American interests are being impacted in the
Mack Mariani says the American embassy in Baghdad is beefing up security and
relocated some staff.
says the extremist group ISIS is trying to create what's known as a ‘calafate'.
"Their idea of the calafate is something that doesn't respect, you know,
traditional national borders, but instead encompasses a large number of Islamic
people across many different nations," explained Mariani.
Iraq becomes more unstable Mariani says the U.S. has ample reason to be
"I won't even call them insurgents, but extremists. That could potentially cause a danger for
every country in the region and certainly potentially cause a danger as a place
where terrorists will come from in order to attack the United States and United
says those interests include American owned companies in the region.
"Obviously Iraq has oil and there's other
countries in the region as well who are of economic interest to us so that's another piece of the puzzle here is what impact will
that have on oil prices what impact. What impact will that have on people who've
made investments in that region?"
Obama says he won't send in American troops, but right now three U.S. warships
are heading toward the region.
is concerned about that sending a confusing message about U.S. foreign policy.
"Something we didn't think was that big a
deal maybe a couple of years ago now looms large that we didn't have a
contingency force, we didn't provide the sort
of exit strategy that was going to preserve the gains that we made there."
Mariani says even though not everyone in that region is friendly towards the
U.S., Americans should be concerned about people being murdered by the
thousands and extremists
to set up safe haven for terrorists.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >