July 23rd, 2014
JERUSALEM â€” Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.
"We certainly have made steps forward," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Jerusalem, where he met for the second time this week with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. "There's still work to be done."
RUDY â€” Two men face capital murder charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old in western Arkansas.
Jonathan Bridgewater, 27, and Nicholas Barrows, 19, half-brothers from Rudy, are accused of fatally shooting Jamison Lee Plum, 19, the Southwest Times Record reported. Barrows also faces a charge of criminal use of a prohibited weapon, after police said they found pipe bombs during a search of his home.
Plum's body was discovered last month with multiple gunshot wounds in a shallow grave on property owned by the suspects' grandmother. Both men lived on the property in separate homes.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.
The security breach at one of the city's most secured landmarks didn't appear to be the work of terrorists or even a political statement, said the police department's deputy commissioner for counterterrorism and intelligence, but was likely done by people familiar with climbing or bridgework who may even have scaled the bridge before.
Josh Freeman of the Arkansas Rural Water Association reviewed problems and possible solutions regarding water and sewer rates currently being charged to Bauxite residents during a City Council meeting Monday night.
Based on information obtained in a rate study Freeman conducted on Bauxite rates, his recommendation to the council is that an increase in water and sewer rates is necessary in order to maintain the systems in the city and to prepare for unexpected emergencies.