Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 5:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republicans said it was time to end "the pain and hurt" of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as they pushed Wednesday toward Senate passage of legislation dismantling that law and blocking Planned Parenthood's federal funds. To no one's surprise, the White House promised that Obama would veto the bill.

Updated at 5:14 PM

LONDON (AP) " Prime Minister David Cameron appealed to lawmakers Wednesday to authorize the British military to take part in airstrikes in Syria, insisting that Britain should help degrade and destroy the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

Updated at 5:09 PM

VIENNA (AP) " The U.N. atomic agency says it believes that Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons but its activities did not go past planning and basic component experiments

Updated at 5:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The married couple dubbed the "San Francisco witch killers" seemed locked away for good when each was sentenced to 75 years to life for three Northern California murders three decades ago.

Updated at 5:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " Prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against two BP supervisors responsible for safety aboard the oil rig where an explosion killed 11 workers in 2010. One of them then pleaded guilty Wednesday to the only remaining charge: a...

Updated at 4:58 PM

BERLIN (AP) " The European Space Agency says it's preparing for the launch of a probe that will test technology for a future mission to measure gravitational waves.

Updated at 4:56 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):

Updated at 4:51 PM

There's no place like Paper magazine for the holidays - at least when it comes to celebrity backsides. Following in the tradition of

Updated at 4:49 PM

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) " The latest news as tens of thousands of people slip into Europe and head to wealthy European Union countries in search of a better life. All times local.

Updated at 4:48 PM

LE BOURGET, France (AP) " With world leaders back home, it's time for the hardcore negotiators to work on the more mundane guts of a climate deal, and they are being told to quicken their pace.

Updated at 4:47 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.

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