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Area Schools React to Election Outcome

Some school districts, such as Brookfield, saw their levies pass by narrow margins, while others received overwhelming support. …

W. Pa. man gets death for killing mom, sis, aunt

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to death for murdering his mother, sister and elderly aunt in his automotive glass shop where the v……

Pakistan’s Imran Khan has 3 fractured vertebrae

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani doctor says leading politician Imran Khan is expected to make a full recovery despite his dramatic fall at a political rally the day before. Khan fractured three vertebrae and a rib when…

Architect of Putin’s political system resigns

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladislav Surkov, a longtime Kremlin aide considered the architect of the political system created under President Vladimir Putin, has resigned his post of deputy prime minister. His resignation was announced by a statement posted Wednesday…

Dayton reaps $11 million from March Madness

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tourism officials in Dayton say the NCAA basketball games played in the city in March pumped nearly $11 million into the local economy. That’……

China greets Israeli prime minister in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders have welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Beijing as China tries to bring its growing international influence to an area where it has had little impact — the Middle East peace process.…

Stephen Hawking backs boycott of Israeli academics

LONDON (AP) — Physicist Stephen Hawking has dropped plans to attend a major conference in Israel in June, prompting criticism Wednesday from Israeli officials who believe he has joined a boycott organized to protest Israel’s treatment of the…

Cyberattacks a growing irritant in US-China ties

BEIJING (AP) — Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue. The Pentagon this…

Rodman to Kim: ‘Do me a solid’ and free American

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to call for the release of a Korean-American man detained in the North. Rodman met with Kim…

Pope to nuns: Don’t be old maids

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told nuns from around the world that they must be spiritual mothers and not “old maids.” Francis also warned the sisters against using their vocations for personal ambition, saying priests and…

Kenya co. turns old sandals into colorful objects

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The colorful handmade giraffes, elephants and warthogs made in a Nairobi workshop were once only dirty pieces of rubber cruising the Indian Ocean’s currents. Kenya’s Ocean Sole sandal recycling company is cleaning the East…

Friends mourn 5 Calif. nurses killed in limo fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the privacy of their bedrooms to the public bustle of busy hospital wards, families and friends Tuesday struggled with the heartbreak of losing five loved ones, all nurses, who died Saturday in a…

31 detained in probe of $50M Belgium diamond heist

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian prosecutor says 31 people have been detained in three countries in connection with a spectacular $50 million airport diamond heist that was pulled off with clockwork precision. Prosecutor Anja Bijnens says one person…

Lives on the edge are part of Golden Gate beat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As he shivered on a narrow iron bar 220 feet above San Francisco Bay, 22-year-old Kevin Berthia heard a voice. It did not belong to the old wounds, crushing worries and inner demons that…

UK gov’t agenda focuses on immigration, economy

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it will announce legislation to tighten immigration rules, reform pensions and reduce red tape for business when it lays out its legislative plans for the next year. Prime Minister David Cameron…

Kerry meets with Russian NGOs as crackdown mounts

MOSCOW (AP) — Leading Russian activists say U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has assured them that Washington is concerned about a crackdown on Russian nongovernmental organizations that have received U.S. funding. Human Rights Watch senior researcher Tania…

Casey Anthony bankruptcy hearing held in Tampa, Fla.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A bankruptcy hearing is scheduled for today in Tampa, Fla., for Casey Anthony, the woman acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Today’s hearing comes a day after the trustee overseeing Anthony’s bankruptcy withdrew…

Same-sex couples welcome Del. gay marriage law

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Mikki Snyder-Hall married her partner, Claire, in California in 2008, and moved two years ago to Rehoboth, a gay-friendly Delaware beach town. Now they’re looking forward to July 1, when Delaware officially becomes the…

Militants kill 3 Yemeni air force pilots near base

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say suspected militants have killed three air force pilots as they were en route to an air base in the country’s south. The officials say two gunmen on a motorcycle intercepted…
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The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, May 08, 2013. Wet weather conditions continue in the East on Wednesday, while an active weather pattern progresses across the Western and Central U.S. In the East, a slow moving low situated over…