Israel lawmaker: Hezbollah getting chemical arms

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli defense minister alleged Monday that Syria’s chemical weapons are “trickling” to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. It was the first such claim by a senior politician in Israel, but he did not…

Kuwait court keeps jail time for Twitter insult

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwait appeals court says an online activist must serve a jail sentence for Twitter posts deemed offensive to the Gulf nation’s ruler, but the prison term was reduced from two years to one.…

Man perishes in northwest Ohio fire

DAMASCUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a weekend fire in northeast Ohio. The fire department in Damascus said the body of the victim was found in the basement……
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Fallen Officer Remembered

Monday marks the tenth anniversary of the murder of Youngstown police officer Michael Hartzell. …

Germany charges 4 with sending Iran reactor parts

BERLIN (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they have charged three German-Iranian dual nationals and a German man with breaking export laws for allegedly supplying Iran with parts needed to build a nuclear reactor in violation of the country’s…
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Suspect sought in stabbings at Pa. house party

NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) — Police say they are searching for a suspect in connection with the stabbings of five people at a house party in eastern Pennsylvania. State polic……
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Police: Pa. chief killed while directing traffic

LOGANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a fire chief was struck and killed by a drunk driver while he was directing traffic at an accident scene in central Pennsylvania. Firef……

Boy, 5, seriously hurt when SUV hits Amish buggy

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A 5-year-old boy riding in an open Amish buggy remains hospitalized with serious injuries after it was hit by an SUV in northern Ohio. The Ohio State……
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Pa. woman fatally shoots husband during gun lesson

PARKSIDE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia-area woman fatally shot her husband by accident while he was giving her a gun lesson after they had been drinking. Parksi……

Italy’s new leader promises to ease taxes

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new premier on Monday made immediate concessions to his uneasy coalition allies, promising to ease part of a slate of austerity measures that have weighed on Italians impatient at the slow pace of economic…

Ohio gas prices down to start work week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a big bump at the pump last week, Ohio gas prices are down to start the work week. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about……
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Philly cracking down on sidewalk cafe violations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City officials in Philadelphia are cracking down on sidewalk cafes after receiving complaints from pedestrians that they were making walkways i……

Croatia’s referendum on golf project fails

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — A landmark referendum held in Croatia has failed to derail plans for the construction of a large golf complex that could change the face of the ancient walled tourist resort of Dubrovnik. Officials said…

Powerful blast injures at least 35 in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — A powerful blast believed to be a gas explosion ripped open an office building in the center of Prague on Monday, injuring at least 35 people and sending shockwaves through the Old Town tourist district.…

Britons jailed in drug case amid abuse claims

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court has sentenced three British tourists to four years in prison on drug charges in a case that drew international scrutiny over claims of abuses in custody. The allegations of…
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Pa. congressman unveils new airline safety plan

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman has unveiled new airline safety legislation that would require planes to have secondary barriers protecting the cock……

Syrian premier escapes bomb attack in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s prime minister escaped an assassination attempt Monday when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, in the latest attack to target a top government official. Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi…

Iraq instability tested further with bombing wave

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bomb blasts tore through Shiite areas south of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 and deepening fears that Iraq is rapidly spiraling back out of control. The attacks capped a…

Israel: Iran has not crossed nuclear ‘red line’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Monday said that Iran is steadily edging closer to nuclear weapons capability but has not yet reached the “red line” he drew in a speech to the United Nations last fall.…

Syrian TV reports blast near Damascus school

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state-run TV says an explosion has taken place near a school in the capital, Damascus. The TV says the blast struck on Monday in the capital’s western neighborhood of Mazzeh. State-run news agency…