Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Kansas lawmaker imposes dress code on female witnesses

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A dress code imposed by a Kansas Senate committee chairman that prohibits women testifying on bills from wearing low-cut necklines and miniskirts is drawing bipartisan ridicule from female legislators.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 141

Read more...

Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community?

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community?

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 193

Read more...

45 migrants drown as 2 smuggling boats sink off Greece

 

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 45 people, including 17 children, drowned Friday in the Aegean Sea as two smuggling boats sunk off different Greek islands. A search-and-rescue operation was underway for others feared trapped in the wreckage.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 184

Read more...

Washington in bullseye of potentially historic storm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation's capital like the UFO from "Independence Day." Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service — known for its conservative predictions — says more than 2 feet of snow could land on Washington.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 108

Read more...

Ex-Oklahoma officer gets 263 years for rapes, sex assaults

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing women while on his beat in a low-income Oklahoma City neighborhood was ordered Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 119

Read more...

Myanmar's army-backed gov't frees 20 political prisoners

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's military-backed government released 20 political prisoners Friday, months before it is scheduled to hand over power to an elected pro-democracy party.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 86

Read more...

Appeals court: Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what environmentalists hailed as a victory for efforts to curb climate change, an appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal challenges are resolved.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 85

Read more...

Storm dumps snow in South, moves north, menacing Eastern US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States started dumping snow in Virginia, Tennessee and other parts of the South on Friday as millions of people in the storm's path prepared for icy roads, possible power outages and other treacherous conditions.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016

Hits: 104

Read more...