Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014

Hits: 167

Read more...

APNewsBreak: Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond, according to a document obtained Friday by The Associated Press and an analysis of Vatican statistics.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014

Hits: 164

Read more...

Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's spying apparatus as a whole, saying the intelligence community was not "cavalier about the civil liberties of our fellow citizens."

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014

Hits: 164

Read more...

W.Va. spill shows vulnerability of water supply

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's a nightmare scenario that became all too real in West Virginia: A chemical seeped into the water supply and threatened to sicken hundreds of thousands of people.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

Hits: 197

Read more...

Cheating alleged in US nuclear missile force

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job for alleged involvement in a cheating ring that officials say was uncovered during a drug probe.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

Hits: 169

Read more...

Airfares continue to rise, up 12 percent since '09

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of flying continues to climb, with the average domestic roundtrip ticket, including tax, reaching $363.42 last year, up more than $7 from the prior year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

Hits: 167

Read more...

Health care website passed recent security test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama's health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the system assured lawmakers Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

Hits: 159

Read more...

Syria allows aid into 2 contested areas

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government allowed supplies to enter two contested front-line areas near the capital, a relief official said Thursday. Activists said the death toll from two weeks of infighting in the north between rebel forces and an al-Qaida-linked group climbed to more than 1,000 people.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014

Hits: 137

Read more...