Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 5:56 AM

BEIJING (AP) " Beijing reacted harshly to a U.S. warship sailing near one of its newly created islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea. The action did not spark a confrontation or roll back any Chinese island-building activities, but it sent a high-profile message to both Beijing and U.S. allies that Washington wants to test Chinese sovereignty assertions and ensure freedom of navigation.

Updated at 5:29 AM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) " Imad Abu Wadi barely slept after losing his right eye during the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Updated at 5:09 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " That's his niece, Albert Ake said of the woman photographed in promotional photos featuring a chamber the size of a phone booth bubbling with a cottony cloud of liquid nitrogen at a Las Vegas cryotherapy center.

Updated at 4:58 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) " Alcides Escobar started the World Series with a jolt. Five hours later, he ended the longest opener ever with a jump " into the arms of his joyous Kansas City Royals teammates.

Updated at 4:56 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday in a $3.5 million hush-money case after agreeing to a deal with prosecutors about charges that he violated federal banking laws and lied to the FBI.

Updated at 4:54 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Visions of cars that drive themselves without emitting a bit of pollution while entertaining passengers with online movies and social media are what's taking center stage at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Updated at 4:28 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers will say their final goodbyes to a New York City police officer slain on duty before his body is sent to his native Guyana for burial.

Updated at 4:23 AM

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) " Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara easily won re-election in the first vote since a disputed poll five years ago sparked violence that killed thousands in the West African economic powerhouse, the electoral...

Updated at 3:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren.

Updated at 2:56 AM

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) " Self-described computer geek Edgar Williams has a clear vision of his future: study electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or perhaps Caltech.

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