Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Hagel says time was running out to save Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Hits: 161

Read more...

Many seek new homes near cities but are priced out

WASHINGTON (AP) — City living has been a blessing for Tim Nelson.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Hits: 122

Read more...

Syrian woman survives 700 days of blockade

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Hits: 140

Read more...

Police: Gunman kills student in school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A gunman killed a student at a high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hits: 224

Read more...

Vegas police killer decried government on YouTube

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His face painted to look like the comic book villain the Joker, a man who would months later gun down two police officers and a good Samaritan punctuates his political rant with manic glares at the camera. In another online video, Jerad Miller warns that police can't be trusted.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hits: 173

Read more...

Conjoined twins celebrate 18th birthday in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — For a set of Texas twins, being joined at the hip is not just a cliche — that was basically the first 10 months of their life.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hits: 233

Read more...

House nears approval of bill improving vets' care

WASHINGTON (AP) — United and in a hurry, the House pushed toward passage Tuesday of legislation to allow patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors. It's Congress' latest response to the outcry over backlogs and falsified data at the agency.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hits: 139

Read more...

Morgan crash underscores danger of tired truckers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey highway crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian is drawing attention to the dangers of tired truckers just as the industry and its allies in Congress are poised to roll back safety rules on drivers' work schedules.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hits: 145

Read more...