Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:42:28 GMT
President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
The nation's top military leader says strikes against Islamic extremists in Syria will be persistent and sustainable as President Barack Obama expands the military campaign to combat the terrorist threat.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:31:53 GMT
The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.More >>
Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:01:54 GMT
A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people.More >>
A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S....More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:52:50 GMT
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >>
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:59:40 GMT
The U.N. commission investigating war crimes in Syria says President Bashar Assad's government is committing the bulk of atrocities inside the war-torn country, exceeding the toll from the horrific massacres...More >>
As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government...More >>
There's a new development in the Ryan Widmer case.
Judge Robin Piper has recused himself from ruling on Widmer's murder conviction appeal that will be argued next week.
Piper was assigned to hear the case in the 12th district court of appeals but after reading the briefs, he decided to step aside.
Piper is a former Butler County Prosecutor.
Judges Robert Ringland, Robert Hendrickson and former Judge H.J. Bressler will now hear the oral argument Monday.
Widmer was convicted in his first trial, but that was overturned due to juror misconduct.
His second trial ended in a hung jury. The third trial ended with a guilty verdict and he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
Defense attorneys have filed an appeal for a fourth trial, stating that errors were made that violated his constitutional rights.
Challenge (a judge, prosecutor, or juror) as unqualified to perform legal duties because of a possible conflict of interest or lack of...: "a motion to recuse the prosecutor" (of a judge) Excuse oneself
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