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02/08/2016 09:51 AM
Ex-French minister in court for tax fraud, money laundering

A former French budget minister is appearing in court on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first political scandal under President Francois Hollande. The trial of Jerome Cahuzac, once a champion in the fight against tax evasion, began Monday afternoon in the main hearing room of the Paris criminal court in the presence of dozens of journalists and a large audience.


02/06/2016 09:18 AM
Man gets prison for assaulting infant

A London man who broke the leg of a 7-month-old baby girl was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday in Madison County Common Pleas Court Ethan Dempsey, 25, of London, pleaded guilty in January to one second-degree felony count of child endangerment. He was also ordered three years of post release control, essentially parole.


02/05/2016 11:27 PM
Victoria Justice talks 'Rocky Horror' at Super Bowl

"Dammit, Janet," there's another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words. The television star will play Janet Weiss in a "re-imagined" version of the classic stage musical and cult film.


02/05/2016 06:51 PM
Hit the dance floor

From classical ballet to Zumba, dance gets the blood pumping. But the creative outlet also provides mental health benefits in addition to the physical workout, one area dance instructor said.


02/05/2016 01:21 PM
The Latest: French, German ministers stress cooperation

The interior ministers of France and Germany have stressed Europe must urgently tackle its migration crisis to safeguard the continent's borderless Schengen area, and urged greater information-sharing among police and security services. Bernard Cazeneuve and Thomas de Maiziere spoke Friday while visiting Greece, which is on the front line of Europe's massive refugee influx.


02/05/2016 01:21 PM
Chocolate Walk offers sweet treats to downtown shoppers

Downtown London is hosting a chocolate walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. More than 20 downtown businesses will offer various chocolate treats for free to those who visit their stores. "I've been trying to figure out some sort of a promotion that we could do downtown in the winter," she explained.


02/05/2016 01:21 PM
Brightway to open first classes in March

City of London and Brightway Institute officials gathered at the former high school building in May 2015 to announce its official $1 sale to the technical college. The sale was finalized at the end of December, and certification classes will start in March.


02/05/2016 08:46 AM
The Latest: Assange lawyer says ruling is resounding victory

A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the finding of a U.N. panel represents a "resounding victory" for Assange. Jennifer Robinson praised the panel's finding that Assange has been a victim of arbitrary detention and should be freed.


02/05/2016 04:12 AM
Precision Ag workshop slated for Feb. 11

The Choctaw Lake Property Owner's Association and Madison County Farm Bureau are teaming up to provide a free workshop on the topic this month. The Precision Ag Workshop will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Feb. 11. at the Choctaw Lake Lodge, 2875 Oneida Drive, London.


02/04/2016 11:44 PM
World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria's civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said "will save lives, will give hope, will give people the chance of a future." But participants at the aid conference in London acknowledged that prospects for ending the conflict have rarely been worse: Peace talks are suspended, fighting is intensifying, Russia and the West are at odds, and millions of Syrians are suffering from bombardment, homelessness and hunger.


02/04/2016 06:14 PM
BC-AP News Digest 7 am

Brazil isn't sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, health experts say. By Maria Cheng, Raphael Satter and Joshua Goodman.


02/04/2016 12:27 PM
The Latest: Kerry says Syria and Russia must halt attacks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian government and Russia must halt attacks on civilians and allow unfettered humanitarian access throughout Syria. Kerry says December's U.N. resolution on Syria, supported by Russia, was clear.


02/04/2016 07:33 AM
Assange to accept arrest if UN panel rules against him

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a U.N. working group investigating his claims decides that the three years he has spent inside the Ecuadorean Embassy doesn't amount to illegal detention. Writing on WikiLeaks' Twitter account, Assange said if the U.N. panel finds he has lost his case against the United Kingdom and Sweden then he will turn himself in to police at noon on Friday.


02/04/2016 02:56 AM
Jimmy Carter hopeful for Guinea worm eradication in Africa

Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing conflict in Mali and South Sudan. Carter has led a campaign since 1986 through his foundation, the Carter Center, to rid the world of the once-widespread disease.


02/03/2016 10:01 PM
London man indicted on charges of gross sexual imposition

Charles B. Hileman, of North Madison Road, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on two counts of gross sexual imposition. The charges are third-degree felonies.