Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 5:18 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) " Massive wildfires in the West have led to poor air quality across the region, causing respiratory problems for people far from the fire lines as well as grounding firefighting aircraft.

Updated at 5:14 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Asian stocks rose Wednesday after a rocky start following Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilize gyrating financial markets and free up more funding to counter short liquidity.

Updated at 5:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath.

Updated at 4:52 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " Two men wearing Afghan security force uniforms opened fire Wednesday inside a military base in southern Afghanistan, killing two NATO service members before being shot dead themselves, the international force said.

Updated at 4:49 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at U.N. headquarters " just in time for Pope Francis' visit next month.

Updated at 4:40 AM

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) " A young man accused of raping a fellow student at an elite prep school in New Hampshire is set to testify in a trial that has exposed a campus tradition of sexual conquest.

Updated at 3:20 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) " A second-grade education has not stopped garbage collector Jose Gutierrez from bringing the gift of reading to thousands of Colombian children.

Updated at 2:46 AM

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) " An Alabama mayor who had been re-elected in 2011 despite a federal conviction and recently was recovering from an assault lost a bid for a fifth term in office Tuesday.

Updated at 2:08 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Aleksander Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded one of the U.S. Army's highest honors.

Updated at 1:56 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris returned home to California on Tuesday.

Updated at 1:51 AM

MIAMI (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has written an e-book recalling his days as Florida governor, including the year 2004 when the state was struck by four hurricanes within a six-week span. Bush won widespread praise, even among...

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