Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 5:56 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Kurdish Iraqi fighters launched a long-awaited offensive to retake the strategic town of Sinjar from the Islamic State group and in the first hours of the battle Thursday seized control of one the extremist group's key supply lines into the town.

Updated at 5:56 PM

VIENNA (AP) " Russia accused the United States on Thursday of hijacking preparatory talks for a weekend meeting of nearly 20 nations focused on ending the Syrian war. The charge was denied by U.S. officials, who expressed surprise that Moscow did...

Updated at 5:55 PM

LONDON (AP) " Betsy Drake, an actress who was also the third of Cary Grant's five wives and a survivor of the sinking of the ocean liner Andrea Doria, has died. She was 92.

Updated at 5:54 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Sony is trying to get more people on its TV service by allowing customers to sign up without a PlayStation.

Updated at 5:53 PM

ODESSA, Del. (AP) " An emu on the run for more than 60 days has prompted lockdowns at two elementary schools in Delaware.

Updated at 5:50 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " A new Mormon church policy targeting gay members and their children has triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds.

Updated at 5:43 PM

HELSINKI (AP) " After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.

Updated at 5:43 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " Three police officers repeatedly used stuns guns on a black man they brought to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, and the man later died in their custody, according to recently released videos in the 2013 case.

Updated at 5:42 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady have been indicted in New York after being arrested in Haiti on charges of conspiring to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the U.S.

Updated at 5:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " An Army captain who shoved a suicide bomber to the ground and away from his security detail became the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient Thursday as President Barack Obama credited his actions with preventing a greater...

Updated at 5:38 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " Utah's Republican governor says a judge who ordered that a baby be taken away from her lesbian foster parents and placed with a heterosexual couple should follow the law and not inject his personal beliefs into the matter.

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