In Uganda, a Rwandan exile goes missing

KAMPALA, Rwanda (AP) — One Rwandan refugee is missing and another was almost taken from Uganda’s capital, officials said Thursday, in the latest case highlighting Rwanda’s uneasy relationship with exiles who have fled the country. The two refugees…

UN chief calls for swift probe of attack in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called on the Syrian government to allow a U.N. team now in Damascus to swiftly investigate an alleged chemical weapon attack outside the capital that killed at least 100…

Duke coach: Mellencamp’s son practicing with team

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe says walk-on Hud Mellencamp will continue to practice with the football team while he deals with felony battery charges in Indiana. Cutcliffe said Thursday the son of rocker John Mellencamp…

Insurgent attacks across Iraq kill at least 24

BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgent attacks across Iraq, including a suicide bombing targeting a Shiite wedding party, killed at least 24 people Thursday, authorities said. Attacks have been on the rise in Iraq since a deadly security crackdown in…
Newton Falls flooding

Meeting set to discuss flooding

Recent flooding in Trumbull County is the subject of a special meeting Thursday night in Newton Falls. …

Ky. theater won’t show ‘Butler’ because of Fonda

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation’s top movie, “The Butler” because one of the stars is Jane Fonda who was an outspoken…

Canton teen blazes trail at Bolshoi Ballet Academy

CANTON, Mich. (AP) — An 18-year-old ballerina from Canton, Precious Adams, is entering her third and final year of training in Moscow. She is on track to become the first African-American and third U.S. woman to graduate from…

Mexico officials find mass grave east of capital

TLALMANALCO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities said Thursday that they have found a mass grave east of Mexico City and are testing to determine if it holds some of the 12 people who vanished from a bar in…

Colo. lawmaker gets rebuke over race comments

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Republican state senator is being criticized for making stereotypical remarks about black people eating chicken during a legislative meeting analyzing poverty trends. Sen. Vicki Marble of Fort Collins apologized for her remarks a…

Half of US says racial equality not yet a reality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the U.S. achieved Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a colorblind society? Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress in the past 50 years toward racial equality, a…

1 of 2 Conn. houses hit by plane is demolished

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Demolition crews worked Thursday to tear down one of two Connecticut homes that were struck by a plane in a crash that killed four people two weeks ago. Workers razed the house in…

Possible shipwreck artifact to get CT scan for age

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The hunt for the Griffin, a ship commanded by legendary French explorer La Salle, has taken an unlikely detour from northern Lake Michigan to a small-town hospital, where modern technology may help determine…

Mubarak moved to hospital

CAIRO (AP) — He’s out of prison, but former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is now under house arrest at a hospital in a suburb of Cairo. A court ordered his release this week, but Mubarak could go back…

Hedgehogs named for infant prince move to castle

MOSCOW (AP) — Three rare albino hedgehog babies, born on the same day as Britain’s new prince, have moved into a miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo. George, Alexander and Louis are named after the Prince of…

Staff Sgt. Bales apologizes for Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Former pro football player Marc Edwards took the witness stand Thursday at the sentencing of the U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers last year, telling jurors he remembered him as a…

Gov’t to sue Texas over voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will sue Texas over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s redistricting laws. Attorney General Eric Holder says the action marks…

Nigerian state to train youths to stop extremism

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A top Nigerian official in the northern state at the heart of the country’s Islamic uprising says a new training program will be launched to reach a reservoir of angry and rootless young men…

50 years after King, marchers gather again in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Next week, the nation’s first black president will stand near the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. stood 50 years ago and talk about where he believes this nation should be headed in the push…

Key events in rule, trial of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, wearing a white shirt and loafers while flashing a smile, was released from prison Thursday and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held…

Brazil hires thousands of Cuban doctors

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil says will import thousands of Cuban doctors to work in areas where medical services and doctors are scarce, and Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota defended the plan Thursday as a way to give “the…