Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 3:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Former national security adviser Sandy Berger, who helped craft President Bill Clinton's foreign policy and got in trouble over destroying classified documents, died Wednesday at age 70.

Updated at 3:25 PM

MADRID (AP) " Spain's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a Catalan regional parliament resolution setting a road map for independence from Spain by 2017.

Updated at 3:24 PM

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) " Two men a sheriff labelled "cowards" stole a cellphone from a suburban Detroit man with cerebral palsy, beat him, recorded the assault on his cellphone and posted it to his Facebook page, authorities said.

Updated at 3:22 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " Manslaughter charges were dropped Wednesday against a BP supervisor responsible for safety aboard the rig where an explosion killed 11 workers in 2010, and he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the federal Clean...

Updated at 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Talks on a massive, government-wide spending bill have hit a snag as Republicans press demands for policy provisions on the environment, regulation of the financial services industry and making it more difficult for Syrian and...

Updated at 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House was ready to vote Wednesday on a long-sought rewrite of the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law that would roll back the federal government's authority to push academic standards and tell schools how to improve.

Updated at 3:20 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) " A jury was seated Wednesday for the first police officer to go to trial in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose injuries in police custody triggered protests and rioting, and helped fuel the Black Lives Matter movement.

Updated at 3:17 PM

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that NATO members stood ready to step up military efforts against the Islamic State and held out hope of broadening cooperation between the West and Russia to end Syria's protracted civil war.

Updated at 3:15 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) " The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate.

Updated at 3:15 PM

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a message of support for Kosovo's government Wednesday, urging it to stick to agreements that would provide ethnic Serbs greater autonomy and demarcate the young nation's border...

Updated at 3:13 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) " The latest on the trial of a police officer accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal injury in the back of a transport van (all times local):

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