Homicide Charges Filed Against Ohio Kidnapping Suspect

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An Ohio kidnapping suspect has now been charged with criminal homicide following the death of a woman critically injured in a home invasion at her northwestern Pennsylvania residence. Twenty-five-year-old Kyle Johnson was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Erie...

Ohio Judge Will Divide Settlement To Slain Motorist’s Family

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in southwest Ohio will decide how to divide $4.9 million among the family of a black motorist shot and killed by a white University of Cincinnati officer during a traffic stop last July. More than 20 relatives of Samuel DuBose are seeking a share of a...
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‘Harry Potter’ creator JK Rowling dines with Obama in London

AP Photo/Tim Ireland LONDON (AP) — President Barack Obama went from Shakespeare to Harry Potter during his visit to London. The boy wizard’s creator, J.K. Rowling, was among guests who were dining with Obama at the U.S. ambassador’s London residence Saturday....

World music star Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Papa Wemba, known around the world as “the king of Congolese rumba,” has died following a collapse on stage during a concert. He was 66. Congolese Culture Minister Baudouin Banza Mukalay confirmed the musician’s death Sunday, calling...

AP PHOTOS: Solar-powered plane finishes flight over Pacific

AP Photo/Noah Berger MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — That wasn’t just any plane on a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge. As spectators watched the thin solar-powered aircraft with extra wide wings, it was nearing the end of the trans-Pacific leg of its around-the-world...

Prom shooting in Wisconsin leaves 3 people injured

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A person toting a rifle opened fire outside a high school prom, leaving three people injured, Wisconsin police said. The shooter “showed up” Saturday night at Antigo High School and started firing at two people outside the building, Antigo...

Kipchoge defends London Marathon title, sets course record

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth LONDON (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge defended his London Marathon title Sunday by running only eight seconds slower than the world record and setting a course record on a chilly morning. The 31-year-old Kenyan completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer)...

Pope to youth: Happiness can’t be downloaded like an app

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told teenagers happiness can’t be downloaded like a cellphone app. Francis used the reference to connect to faithful aged 13-16 who are converging on Rome for a Holy Year weekend for teenagers. During his...
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Model Railroading Recycling…

Milepost 1068 I was reading a piece the other day that talked about how a local group in Bluffton, Ohio, had purchased the old railroad station and moved it to a new location to use for their group’s meeting place.  Not only does this preserve the original building but...

Rural Ohio Community Rattled By Killings Of 8 Family Members

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Residents of the rural southern Ohio community of Piketon are rattled by a rare major crime that took the lives of eight members of a tight-knit family known as hard workers. Authorities were still trying Saturday to find out who targeted the seven adults and...