Power cut takes Egypt state TV off air for about 50 minutes

CAIRO (AP) — A power cut at the Egyptian state TV building took most state-run channels off the air for about 50 minutes on Saturday evening, state media reported. Local media outlets said Saturday evening’s interruption was the first time the mouthpiece of the state...
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Chinese leader in Belarus to sign multibillion dollar deals

AP Photo/Dmitry Brushko MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled Sunday to Belarus for a three-day trip to sign deals worth billions of dollars as Beijing looks to build greater inroads into Europe’s economy. Xi said Sunday that Belarus could become...

New series given the go-ahead by NBC

New series given the go-ahead for next season on NBC: “BLINDSPOT” – A drama from executive producer Greg Berlanti about a mysterious woman found naked and completely covered in tattoos in Times Square, with no memory of who she is. The tattoos provide clues to...

Volunteer Guard To Help Honor Veterans At Ohio Cemetery

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An all-volunteer honor guard to help provide funeral honors for veterans at a national cemetery in southwest Ohio is to be dedicated later this month. Officials with Dayton National Cemetery say the new group is intended to add to services provided by military...

AAA: Memorial Day Travel Expected To Increase In Ohio, US

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Auto club AAA anticipates the number of Ohioans traveling during the Memorial Day holiday weekend will be higher this year than last year because of several factors, including lower gas prices and economic factors that boost disposable income. The travel...
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Deflated-ball trick nothing new in games people play

AP Photo If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’. The credit for that old saying generally goes to NASCAR legend Richard Petty, though it just as easily could have come from Tom Brady, Gaylord Perry or pretty much any of the millions who have thrown,...

Egyptian policeman suspected of killing protester detained

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge has ordered the detention of a policeman on trial for the January killing of an unarmed female protester taking part in a peaceful demonstration. Judge Mustafa Hassan Abdullah presides over the trial of 24-year-old police lieutenant Yassin...
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Survivors recount Nazi camp horrors at liberation memorial

AP Photo/Ronald Zak MAUTHAUSEN, Austria (AP) — Many people were worked to death or starved. Others were gassed or killed by injection. But of all the ways to die at Mauthausen, Austria’s largest concentration camp, one method in particular reflected the horrible...
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Trauma, stigma, face girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

AP Photo/STR YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The taunts wouldn’t stop. “Boko Haram wives,” the schoolgirls were called because they had been briefly held by Nigeria’s Islamic extremists before escaping. The teasing was so relentless that some of the Chibok...

Oregon band wins Essentially Ellington competition

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Music Program of Portland, Oregon, has won Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition after an emotional performance honoring its ailing director. JALC’s Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis...