Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 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.More >>
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 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.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:55:59 GMT
Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.More >>
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, prompting the country to close the airspace over the volcano.More >>
An Illinois woman who had admitted to leaving her newborn daughter to freeze to death along a city road in 2004 was sentenced to 50-years in prison on Friday.
32-year-old Katie Stockton hid her pregnancy and gave birth to the baby in secret in December, 2004 in Winnebago County.
After giving birth, she stuffed the baby into an orange shopping bag with soiled clothing and placed it along a dead-end road close by where her parents live.
Stockton denied being the mother of the baby and refused to provide a DNA sample when she was questioned during the time of the baby's death.
Authorities collected evidence years later from a cigarette butt they saw Stockton discard, and they say the saliva on the cigarette butt matched the blood found on the clothing with the baby they call Baby Crystal.
She was arrested in 2009 after further tests proved that she was the mother to the baby.
Investigators discovered her car that had been sitting in an impound lot for a year and search it for more clues shortly after her arrest.
That's when they found skeletal remains for two other infants wrapped in cloth and stuffed in separate plastic bags and buried in the trunk of the car underneath a spare tire, chain saw and tire iron.
No charges have been made in connection with the findings of those remains, and forensic pathologists could not determine how the infants found in the trunk died or if they were born alive or not.