Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 7:07 AM

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) " The speaker of Alabama's House of Representatives is going on trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office. A judge told jurors to be in court Tuesday morning to begin the trial of Speaker Mike Hubbard. Hubbard engineered the Republican Party's takeover of the Alabama Statehouse in 2010. Now he's charged with 23 felony ethics violations. Conviction on even one would result in his ouster. Prosecutors say Hubbard used both his...

Updated at 7:03 AM

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) " Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot...

Updated at 7:02 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in...

Updated at 6:57 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) " After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to...

Updated at 6:54 AM

BEIJING (AP) " China's dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books. Guinness World Records says more than 31,000 Chinese participants have set a record for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations. Some 31,697 people...

Updated at 6:53 AM

RIO, Fla. (AP) " A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the...

Updated at 6:49 AM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power. On his second...

Updated at 6:35 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get "messy" but asserts in an interview with The Associated Press:...

Updated at 5:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally, a policy that landed the city in national hot water last year when a Mexican man shot and...

Updated May 24, 2016 at 5:10 AM

HONOLULU (AP) " Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on the island of Kauai, the county fire department said.

Updated at 5:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he's the author of a work so in demand at the store...

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