Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 3:32 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report. The rate fell 2 percentage points from 2014, when about 17 percent of adults in a large national survey said they had recently smoked. The smoking rate has been falling for decades, but it usually drops only 1...

Updated at 3:14 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) " Police in New York are looking for the leaders of an illegal check-cashing operation that recruited homeless people and drug addicts. Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty Jr. says nine people have...

Updated at 3:12 AM

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) " Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot...

Updated at 3:11 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) " A solar-powered airplane's planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania has been postponed. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is on an around-the-world journey. It was scheduled to fly from Dayton to the Lehigh Valley Tuesday...

Updated at 3:09 AM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " President Barack Obama is taking his push for closer ties with Vietnam directly to the people. A day after knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, he faces calls Tuesday...

Updated at 3:08 AM

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) " A grand jury has indicted an Ohio man who prosecutors say waited 15 hours to call for help despite knowing his wife had placed his 4-year-old son in scalding water, eventually causing his death. A Warren County grand...

Updated at 3:08 AM

DETROIT (AP) " Muscle cars may look cool, but they don't offer the best protection in a crash. The Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger didn't get the highest ratings in new tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway...

Updated at 2:58 AM

A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil...

Updated at 2:30 AM

McLEAN, Va. (AP) " Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because...

Updated at 2:00 AM

If it feels like just a few weeks ago that we found out JoJo Fletcher was going to be the next...

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