Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 9:07 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) " For years, Brian Mejia begged for his father's blessing to slip out of his village in El Salvador and make the perilous trek to the United States, away from the gang violence that drove his father across the border. For years, Gabriel Mejia said no, recalling his own days-long journey through the desert, his skin sore from the persistent pricks of cactus needles.

Updated at 9:06 AM

PARIS (AP) " The civilized world must boost its efforts to combat the Islamic State by going after the group at its core, US. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, as he met in Paris with President Francois Hollande to show solidarity with...

Updated at 9:06 AM

PARIS (AP) " The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):

Updated at 8:58 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " With a towering warship behind him, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will hand over two ships to the Philippine Navy to boost its maritime security capabilities, in a bid to show the U.S. and its...

Updated at 8:43 AM

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) " Kosovo's opposition has used tear gas and pepper spray inside Parliament and pelted police with rocks and pink paint outside the building in another attempt to force the government to renounce recent deals with Serbia and...

Updated at 8:34 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) " Closing arguments could come soon in the criminal trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who's accused of putting profits ahead of safety in the years before a deadly coal mine explosion.

Updated at 8:29 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia's FSB security service said Tuesday, telling Russian President Vladimir Putin it's now clear the bombing that killed 224...

Updated at 8:19 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " President Barack Obama says Australia's new prime minister has accepted an invitation to the White House.

Updated at 8:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " Asia-Pacific leaders are voicing outrage over the attacks in Paris as security and geopolitical concerns overshadow talks on trade and the economy at an annual regional summit being held under ultra-tight security in the...

Updated at 8:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " When Fran Townsend was counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, she says, her worst nightmare was that the al Qaida network would send men with assault rifles into malls across the American heartland on a crowded...

Updated at 7:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " In a new twist to an intensifying campaign to squeeze Islamic State oil revenues, U.S. warplanes have destroyed 116 oil-hauling trucks in eastern Syria that were a key part of a smuggling operation that brings the group an...

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