US urges ‘outside actors’ to respect Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging “outside actors” to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty, as neighboring Russia prepares for massive military exercises. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. is aware of Russia’s plans to launch the...

Arizona governor holding meetings over rights bill

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own...

W.Va. governor’s brother faces drug charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s brother is facing a federal drug distribution charge. A federal information charges 50-year-old Carl Tomblin of Chapmanville with illegally distributing oxymorphone, a prescription painkiller, on Dec. 6,...

Man Gets Prison In 30-year-old Ohio Robbery

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who stabbed and robbed a woman at an Ohio gas station before eluding capture for three decades has been sentenced to prison for the crimes. Sixty-one-year-old Odis Hughes was sentenced to three to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty last...

W.Va. Cold Case Suspect Pleads To Conspiracy

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A suspect in a cold case involving the disappearance of two Lewis County women has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. Media outlets report that 58-year-old David Hughes of Archbold, Ohio, entered his plea to conspiracy to commit armed robbery on Tuesday....

Stepbrother of starved Wisconsin girl gets 5 years

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Wisconsin man to a total of five years in prison for sexually assaulting his severely abused younger stepsister and another girl in an unrelated case. Judge Julie Genovese sentenced the 20-year-old Madison man Wednesday to...

Ohio City Cancels Fourth Of July Festivities

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — The city council in a southwest Ohio suburb has scrapped the annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks as a cost-cutting measure. The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports that the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek did away with the festivities to save money after...

Man Sentenced For Killing Wife, Dumping Body

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing his wife in Indiana and dumping her body in a southwestern Ohio ditch. A Vigo County judge ordered the sentence Tuesday for 50-year-old Lorenzo Archer Jr. after he pleaded guilty to voluntary...

Court rules against protester at military base

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against an anti-war activist who was barred from a protest area near the main gate at a California Air Force base. The justices threw out an appeals court ruling that overturned the trespassing conviction of John...

Man guilty of slaying UK soldier sentenced to life

LONDON (AP) — An al-Qaida-inspired extremist has been sentenced to life without parole for the murder of an off-duty British soldier who was hacked to death in a frenzied attack on a London street in front of horrified crowds. Self-described “soldier of Allah”...