Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.

  • Written by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press

2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshman retention

A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.

  • Written by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, activists and a rebel commander said.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Key developments following North Korea's rocket launch

 

North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket has drawn sharp condemnations and threats of new sanctions. World leaders say Sunday's launch violated a U.N. ban on Pyongyang's use of ballistic missile technology. North Korea says the launch of a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, is part of a peaceful space program.

A look at the latest developments on Wednesday:

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF