Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Congress revives the Export-Import Bank; establishment win

WASHINGTON (AP) — With little fanfare, Congress has revived the federal Export-Import Bank five months after allowing it to expire, handing a victory to business groups and a defeat to tea party conservatives and the billionaire GOP donor Koch Brothers.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

Hits: 115

Read more...

South India rains ease but poor urban planning feeds misery

NEW DELHI (AP) — The relentless rains that lashed southern India's Tamil Nadu state for three days eased Friday, but the misery of tens of thousands of people was far from over, with large parts of the main city still underwater along with the region's biggest airport.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

Hits: 114

Read more...

Saudi Arabia to host Syrian opposition ahead of peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia is hosting Syrian opposition groups and many of the main rebel factions next week in an effort to come up with a unified front ahead of peace talks with representatives of the government in Damascus, scheduled to begin early next year.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

Hits: 120

Read more...

US to hasten return of Okinawa military-held land to Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. and Japan said Friday they are hastening the return of some land the American military holds in Okinawa, seeking to soothe local resentment over the issue on the southern Japanese island.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015

Hits: 123

Read more...

Attackers in California shooting had thousands of bullets

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The husband-and-wife attackers who slaughtered 14 people at an employee banquet fired as many as 75 rifle rounds in the assault, left behind three rigged-together pipe bombs with a remote-control device that apparently malfunctioned, and had over 1,600 more bullets with them when they were gunned down in their SUV, authorities said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

Hits: 199

Read more...

Pentagon chief to military: Open all combat jobs to women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, rebuffing requests by the Marine Corps to exclude women from certain front-line combat jobs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

Hits: 153

Read more...

House overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a 5-year, $305 billion bill that boosts highway and transit spending and assures states that federal help will be available for major projects. Senate approval was expected to follow later in the day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

Hits: 156

Read more...

NASA counting on 1st US space station shipment in months

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is looking to get back on track with the first U.S. delivery to the International Space Station in nearly eight months.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

Hits: 185

Read more...