Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 3:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Supporters of the Export-Import Bank in Congress are on the brink of bringing it back to life. That's after votes showed sweeping support for attaching it to a popular measure funding highway programs.

Updated at 3:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Texas Rep. Kevin Brady has become chairman of the Ways and Means Committee after winning the approval of his fellow House Republicans " and the backing of the new speaker.

Updated at 3:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House voted Thursday to continue transportation programs for six years with no significant increase in spending, despite warnings from the White House and statehouses across the country that the nation's roads, bridges and...

Updated at 3:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In a blistering critique, former President George H.W. Bush says onetime Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld "served the president badly" when George W. Bush was in the White House and that former Vice President Dick Cheney "built his...

Updated at 3:47 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) " Hand-pushed wheelbarrows have been purchased at $1,000 each. A government ministry bought ball-point pens that usually cost 10 cents for $85 apiece and a laptop and desktop computer for $11,000.

Updated at 3:46 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) " Africa's biggest telecommunications company is locked in a nasty battle with one of the most powerful governments on the continent, with billions of dollars at stake.

Updated at 3:42 PM

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) " Two women and a man were shot to death inside a house in central Maine, and the gunman's body was found outside, police said Thursday as they searched for a motive. A 4-year-old girl was found unharmed.

Updated at 3:41 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) " Prosecutors dropped a rape investigation against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane on Thursday, citing a lack of credible evidence in a case "rife with reasonable doubt" and said the accuser no longer wanted to cooperate.

Updated at 3:40 PM

LONDON (AP) " The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt that killed all 224 people onboard last Saturday. (All times local.)

Updated at 3:40 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) " Thirteen years after he was allegedly snatched from his Alabama home at age 5 by his father, the young man has been found living under an assumed name with his dad in Ohio, in a case authorities say broke open when his Social...

Updated at 3:28 PM

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