Tillerson out as secretary of state, to be replaced by CIA chief Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ousted Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, tweeting in a surprise Tuesday morning announcement that Tillerson will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo. A White House official said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of...

Police Charge Man In Connection With Hotel Employee Shooting

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of an Ohio hotel clerk. Dayton Daily News police took Michael McLendon, of Dayton, into custody last week. Prosecutors say he told police he shot 29-year-old Andrew Day at the...

Students, Bus Driver Throw Fists In Fight Caught On Video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Several students have been captured on video fighting a school bus driver in Ohio and knocking him to the ground. WBNS-TV the fight happened Friday at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus just after its 2:30 p.m. dismissal. Police say two...

Deer-vehicle Collisions In Ohio Drop As Deer Harvest Grows

CLEVELAND (AP) — State data indicates more deer hunting between 2015 and 2017 helped decrease collisions between vehicles and deer around Ohio. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland the Ohio Division of Wildlife says hunters have harvested about 186,000 deer statewide during that time...

Village Takes Traffic Camera Case To State’s High Court

NEW MIAMI, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio village ordered to pay back $3 million in citations stemming from automated traffic cameras is taking its case to the state Supreme Court. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News New Miami has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to hear its appeal. Lower...

Family Of Man Who Died In 1966 Sells His Comic Collection

CANAL FULTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family wanting to preserve a rare comic book collection owned by their son who died decades ago has decided to sell it to a vintage toy store. Jimmy Scott’s family tucked his massive collection away when the 23-year-old died in a motorcycle...

U.S. defense secretary arrives in Afghan capital

By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. Mattis spoke...

7 years of war taking huge toll on Syria’s children

By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press BEIRUT — After seven years of war in Syria, the United Nations has one thing to say: Stop the war on children. The numbers speak for themselves. Of Syria’s estimated 10 million children, 8.6 million are now in dire need of assistance, up from...

Plane crash in Nepal kills 49

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane crash at Nepal’s main airport killed 49 of the 71 people on board, police said Tuesday, as an investigation was ordered into the cause of an accident that occurred after apparent confusion over landing...

Tillerson visits Chad, gets an earful from leader

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — On an unlikely visit to dusty and desolate Chad, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday told the African nation’s citizens they’re welcome in the United States. It wasn’t enough to overcome a Trump administration travel ban that Chad’s top diplomat...