Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 11:43 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It's become a bit easier for Hillary Clinton to formally claim the nomination at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee has released a slightly trimmed list of superdelegates " those are the party officials who can back any candidate. There are now 4,763 total delegates, and 712 of them are superdelegates. Two superdelegates left their positions in the last month, while Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii died from...

Updated at 11:37 AM

MUNICH (AP) " The latest on the mass shooting in Munich (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The spokesman for Munich prosecutors' office says the teenage gunman who killed nine people in the city on Friday had received psychiatric treatment...

Updated at 11:26 AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local): ___ 2:20 p.m. Several Russian TV networks are joined by news crews for broadcasters from around the globe...

Updated at 11:25 AM

VERSHIRE, Vt. (AP) " Teams of farmers are invited to compete in the second annual Farmer Olympics to be held in Vershire next month. The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is hosting the event on Aug. 9 in which contestants...

Updated at 11:02 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the flames. Firefighters...

Updated at 10:52 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Government air raids struck five medical clinics Sunday in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks, Syrian opposition activists said. The International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted...

Updated at 10:44 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shiite...

Updated at 10:34 AM

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) " Southeast Asia's main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate despite three rounds of formal and informal...

Updated at 9:40 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Organizers held a ceremony on Sunday to mark four years to go before Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics. A group of Japanese school children helped put the finishing touches on a giant globe made out of 2,020 origami paper cranes in...

Updated at 9:39 AM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) " Olympic leaders are meeting to consider whether to impose a total ban on Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Games because of state-sponsored doping. The International Olympic Committee's ruling executive...

Updated Jul 24, 2016 at 9:27 AM

MUNICH (AP) " Bavaria's top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like Friday night's shooting rampage at a Munich mall. With an eye on the Nazi era excesses, Germany's post-war...

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