Thursday, July 24 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:32:24 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:54 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:16 GMT
Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
As the long healing process begins for the city of Boston and all those affected by the bombing during Monday's Boston Marathon, many are wondering how they can help out those affected by the tragedy. Here is a list of ways you can help:
The Red Cross
The American Red Cross has a "Safe and Well" page for people to let family members and friends know that they are safe. While the Red Cross is not in need of blood donations for the Boston victims at this time, they remind people that the need for blood cross the county is constant.
The Red Cross also recommends that people register for a first aid and CPR course to be better prepared to help in future emergencies.
The Better Business Bureau has issued a release urging donors to give thoughtfully and avoid those seeking to take advantage of the generosity of others.
"Tragedies inspire people to give," said H. Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, "but, tragedies – whether natural disasters or manmade catastrophes – also inspire scammers to take advantage of that generosity. Social media, in particular, makes it very easy to reach a lot of people quickly, when emotions are running high and people feel the need to take action, any action, to help."
The BBB warns that at least one charity scam has already emerged in the aftermath of the tragedy and more are likely to follow.