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Haiti leader: UK aid workers violated ‘basic human decency’

LONDON (AP) — Haiti’s president condemned the British charity Oxfam on Tuesday for a sexual misconduct scandal, describing the alleged misbehavior of aid workers handling earthquake recovery efforts as a violation of basic human decency. The comments from Haitian President...

Reports: Russian contractors killed by U.S. strike in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions. Officials in both Moscow and Washington remained coy about the deaths,...

Reports: Police recommend indictments of Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in a pair of corruption cases, media reported, in an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to step down. The recommendations marked a...

2 Slain Ohio Officers’ Families Thank Community For Support

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The families of two Ohio police officers fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call say they’re grateful for their community and for the outpouring of support shown in the midst of their loss. The officers from the northeast Columbus suburb...

Officer Jailed For Lie About Being Shot During Traffic Stop

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — A now-fired Ohio police officer has been sentenced to three months in jail for shooting himself and falsely claiming he’d been shot during a traffic stop. The Times Reporter in New Philadelphia that a judge on Monday also sentenced former...

Ottawa accepts bid for demolition of abandoned duplex

OTTAWA —Ottawa Village Council has accepted a bid to demolish an abandoned duplex on North Grant Street in the village. Council voted unanimously on Monday to accept the $8,900 bid quote from Gary Gerdeman Excavating to tear down 127 and 129 N. Grant St., according to the Lima...

I-75 ramp to U.S. 68/Ohio 15 closed due to stuck truck

The Ohio Department of Transportation is reporting that a wide load is stuck on the I-75 southbound loop ramp to Ohio 15/U.S. 68, as of 11:15 a.m., and that the ramp is closed. ODOT says it does not have an estimation on when the ramp will be re-opened.

Man Convicted In Killings Could Be Released From Prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who acknowledged his role in nine killings in the Toledo area could be released from prison. Attorneys for 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook are expected to file for his judicial release under the terms of his plea agreement. Cook pleaded guilty to...

$88B needed to rebuild Iraq after Islamic State war

By MALAK HARB and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait on Monday opened a week of conferences seeking aid for rebuilding Iraq after the onslaught of the Islamic State group, seeking tens of billions of dollars for a nation that only a generation ago invaded it....

Cyclone hits Tonga, heads for Fiji

By NICK PERRY Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Tonga began cleaning up damage Tuesday from a cyclone that destroyed its Parliament House, as well as homes and churches, and was intensifying as it headed toward nearby Fiji. Cyclone Gita caused...