Israeli church set ablaze in possible extremist arson attack

TABGHA, Israel (AP) — A Catholic church near the Sea of Galilee frequented by religious pilgrims and tourists was heavily damaged by fire Thursday in a possible attack by Jewish extremists. A fire broke out at the Church of the Multiplication in the middle of the night, causing...

Dengue fever outbreak infects thousands in war-torn Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in southern Yemen, where fighting has raged for months between Shiite rebels and their opponents, international organizations and health officials said Thursday. The top health ministry official in the...

Senate to vote on defense policy bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over White House objections, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at...

VIDEO: Blanchard River flooding in Marion Township

The Blanchard River went over its banks in Hancock County on Wednesday including in parts of Marion Township along the river. At least one water rescue took place in the township on Wednesday afternoon.

VIDEO: Final steel beam placed at MPLX headquarters

The final beam was raised for MPLX’s new headquarters in downtown Findlay during a ceremony on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Riley Creek overflows its banks

Heavy rainfall over the past several days has led Riley Creek to jump its banks in Bluffton, flooding streets along the creek and even Interstate 75 for part of Tuesday morning. More rainfall is possible later this week. MORE: Riley Creek overflowing banks in Bluffton

VIDEO: Flooding closes Columbus Grove’s pool

Flooding has closed the Columbus Grove Municipal Pool on Monday. Water overflowed from an adjacent quarry into the pool during the weekend, causing its closure indefinitely.

FIFA’s top spokesman leaves job, Blatter urged to do same

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA’s top spokesman left his job Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament. FIFA communications director Walter De Gregorio, closely tied to the embattled FIFA president since 2011, went three days after telling a...

Glendale votes to cancel lease deal with Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Glendale City Council has voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, thrusting the franchise’s future further into doubt. The council voted 5-2 Wednesday night to end a 15-year, $225 million lease agreement signed by Glendale...

Police searching area near New York prison for 2 escapees

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Police blocked off the main road outside a northern New York village as authorities on Thursday concentrated their sixth day of searching for two escaped murderers on a swampy area just a couple of miles from the prison the convicts broke out of last...