Higher marriage fees, prison reforms among new Nebraska laws

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A host of new laws took effect Sunday in Nebraska, leading to changes ranging from costlier marriage licenses to expanded opportunities for nonviolent prisoners to be released for parole and...

Hundreds of Russians protest destruction of demon sculpture

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 500 people have held a protest in Russia's second-largest city over the destruction of a century-old bas-relief of the demon Mephistopheles.

The sculpture was a small...

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in South Sudan's volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, according to a...

Rhode Island partners with Navy to grow defense businesses

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state is partnering with the Navy to grow businesses working on undersea and naval technologies.

The Navy said Friday the Naval Undersea Warfare Center will assign an employee for...

Connecticut to receive about $10 million for lead abatement

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The cities and New Haven and Waterbury and the Connecticut Department of Housing are receiving federal funds to help combat poisoning from lead-based paint in housing.

New Haven and...

Navy veteran to address Ohio women veterans conference

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A U.S. Navy combat veteran will give the keynote speech at Ohio's conference for women veterans to be held in Columbus.

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services says veteran Amanda Wirtz...

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.

The attackers stormed Baluchistan province's Jewni airport and...

Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations...