Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022. The announcement came amid celebrations Wednesday of India’s independence from British colonialists in 1947. Modi’s speech was broadcast live to the nation...

Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022. The announcement came amid celebrations Wednesday of India’s independence from British colonialists in 1947. Modi’s speech was broadcast live to the nation...

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for governor, and she’ll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported. GOP...

Acuna still sizzling, homers twice in Braves’ 10-6 win

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games, hitting a leadoff shot on the first pitch and adding a three-run long ball in the seventh inning to help the surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins...

Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first Tuesday by winning a Democratic congressional primary in a Minneapolis-area district so reliably liberal that her victory is likely her ticket to Congress. Omar, who drew national attention just...

Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation’s first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary in Minnesota Tuesday to replace Rep. Keith Ellison. State Rep. Ilhan Omar captured the Democratic...

Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer...

Work to close Lima Avenue

Lima Avenue will be closed between Western Avenue and Lake Cascades Parkway from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the City of Findlay. The closing is to accommodate Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., which is performing an electrical upgrade that requires lifting equipment...

Park district raises fees for Brugeman Lodge, Activity Barn

The Hancock Park District board on Tuesday approved an increase in rental fees and deposits for Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area, and for the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The new rates take effect immediately. For Brugeman Lodge, the board approved a fee...

2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to their home country by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release eased tensions between the neighbors and historical rivals. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos...