Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in U.S.

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a president they disagree with...

South Africa’s ruling party finally turns against Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party on Tuesday disowned President Jacob Zuma after sticking with him through years of scandals, ordering him to resign in an attempt to resolve a leadership crisis that has disrupted government business in one of Africa’s...

Trump’s high-spending budget reverses longtime GOP dogma

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s own budget director says if he were still a member of Congress he probably wouldn’t vote for the very budget plan he hawked Tuesday before the Senate Budget Committee. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney...

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,...

Westminster show dogs have some unusual food faves

NEW YORK (AP) — Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he’s not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals. The one treat he never refuses? Sauerkraut — and hold the hot dog. Emmy the harrier is crazy for...

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...