Premature twins in hospital after rescue from boat off Libya

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Two Eritrean babies born prematurely on the dangerous migrant voyage from Africa to Europe are being treated at a hospital in Palermo after being rescued at sea along with thousands of other migrants.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

WHY IT MATTERS: The Role of Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: It's the Goldilocks conundrum of American politics: Is the federal government too big, too small or just right?

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

California farmworkers on edge over historic overtime bill

MENDOTA, Calif. (AP) — Many California farmworkers who make up the backbone of the nation's No. 1 agricultural state were praising historic legislation that brings them closer to receiving the same overtime pay as the rest of the state's workers who are paid by the hour.

  • Written by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press