C. African Republic town turns on Muslim leader

MBAIKI, Central African Republic (AP) — The swarm of people showed up on their deputy mayor’s doorstep late on a Friday morning, just before the time of the Muslim prayers. By then, it no longer mattered that he was the deputy mayor. It didn’t matter that the...
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NATO reviews its cooperation with Russia

From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, talk together during a break of a meeting at the Elysee Palace in...

Pope defensive on sex abuse as commission lags

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The pontiff says he finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him “offensive.” In an interview with Italian daily...
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Kings pick up Marian Gaborik from Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Marian Gaborik, left, of Slovakia, and Dallas Stars’ Chris Mueller work for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) Columbus Blue Jackets’ Marian Gaborik, left,...

APNewsBreak: Delaware lacks lethal injection drugs

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware has 17 condemned prisoners facing the death penalty, but no means of executing any of them. Like other states, Delaware prison officials have found it difficult to get the drugs used in lethal injections because major manufacturers several...

New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional

WASHINGTON (AP) — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as “prevaricator” and...
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Carnival, passengers in court over disabled ship

FILE – This Feb. 10, 2013 file photo provided by Kalin Hill, of Houston, shows passengers with makeshift tents on the the deck of the Carnival Triumph cruise ship at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. About three dozen passengers aboard the ill-fated cruise liner have filed a...

On Deck : GLIAC hoops tournament at UF

It’s tournament time for the University of Findlay men’s basketball team and we’ll have the latest on the Oilers for you tonight here at The Courier. Courier writer Brian Lester will be at Croy Gymnasium tonight as the Oilers host Hillsdale College in a Great Lakes...

TV anchorwoman criticizes Kremlin on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network is standing by her criticism of Russia’s military incursion in Ukraine, saying she would rather risk her job and “go down on the right side of history.” Abby Martin, a Washington-based...

UN: Envoy was threatened, not kidnapped in Crimea

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A special U.N. envoy visiting Crimea was threatened by 10 to 15 armed men on Wednesday and ordered to leave the region, where Ukraine and Russia are locked in a tense standoff, U.N. officials said. Later, an Associated Press reporter found...