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 >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
With the Boston Marathon fresh in everyone's mind, thousands of runners took to the streets of Greater Cincinnati for the Flying Pig.
Many of the runners used the race as an opportunity to show support for those impacted.
Danielle Schneider and Stephanie Miller were both in Boston when the bombs went off. They completed the race 1.5 hours before tragedy struck.
"We were all together and we heard the bombs go off and, after the second one, ran for our lives," said Schneider.
For the duo, both Cincinnati natives, participating in the Flying Pig wasn't even a question.
"I mean, there was no question in our minds we weren't doing this, and certainly Boston next year," explains Miller. "If anything, it makes me want to keep running marathon after marathon."
Schneider now resides in Boston. Both women used the Flying Pig as a way to raise money for those directly affected by the bombings.
"We decided to run today for two different couples that lost some limbs and are still in the hospital. Our goal was $2,602 and we're at 8,800 as of today," said Schneider, "A huge outpouring of support from Cincinnati."
Runners all seemed to echo the same sentiment.
"Runners are a resilient group, obviously," said half-marathon runner, Chris Was. "I just see this increasing in everything that's happening right now. All the marathons are filling up quickly and people want to run."