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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 >>
Witnesses say an Israeli airstrike has collapsed a 12-story apartment tower in central Gaza City.More >>
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Anita LaFay Washington (Source: Millbrook Police Department)
The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection withMore >>
The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington. After conducting an investigation, Police arrested 27-year-old Sedrick Clayton in connection with the murder. Clayton is the victim's son.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:36:09 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 country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office said.More >>
In Alabama, a parent can legally leave a baby younger than 72 hours at a licensed hospital and walk away.
Police say that Kacie Blankenship's actions don't fall under this law because her baby tested positive for drugs. But one woman who helps addicts fears this could stop others from handing their children over to authorities and hopefully a better life.
"It is tragic that a child has to be born with drugs in their system but [Blankenship] did the right thing. There were other things that could have been worse. She could have dropped her baby off at a crack house. She could have left the baby in the street," Gloria Howard, COO of the Althea House, said.
The Althea House helps pregnant women with drug addictions. A woman at the home, who wished to not be identified, thinks this arrest will scare others.
"Women are going to be scared to go to their prenatal appointments now. It's going to get that serious," she said.
She says leaving a baby at the hospital under the safe haven law is the best thing that could have been done.
"She could have put him in a dumpster," she said.
It is unknown whether Blankenship left her baby because she thought she would be protected under the safe haven law or because she feared being arrested.