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10/18/2016 05:31 PM
Electrical problem blocks Eurostar traffic beneath Channel

An electrical supply problem in the train tunnel beneath the English Channel has blocked Eurostar traffic between Britain and the European continent. Romain Dufour of Eurotunnel, which operates the tunnel, said technicians are examining what caused the electrical outage Tuesday and working to fix the issue.

10/18/2016 04:16 AM
UN announces agreement on 72-hour Yemen cease-fire

The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire which is to take effect shortly before midnight Wednesday, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen announced Monday. A U.N. statement said Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed "welcomes the restoration of the Cessation of Hostilities, which will spare the Yemeni people further bloodshed and will allow for the expanded delivery of humanitarian assistance."

10/18/2016 02:01 AM
WikiLeaks: Assange's internet link 'severed' by Ecuador

WikiLeaks has blamed Ecuador for cutting off founder Julian Assange's internet access while he is holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, and while his group is releasing thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. Assange has been at the embassy for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being extradited over sex crimes allegations.

10/17/2016 09:58 PM
Friends to host clean-up day for trail

The 30-mile trail, which extends from London to Xenia, includes some of Ohio's undisturbed original prairie grass, according to Julia Cummings of the Madison County Soil and Water Reclamation District . "Sometimes you need to interfere with nature," Cummings told the Madison Press on Monday.

10/17/2016 05:53 PM
Cowling Chicken Challenge

Perfect weather served as the backdrop Saturday during the London Community Organization's Cowling Chicken Challenge at Cowling Park in London. The event raised $3,789 for Access Cowling, a project to install a new, $400,000 playground at the park.

10/17/2016 09:04 AM
Singer Phil Collins announces comeback gigs for next summer

The 65-year-old former Genesis frontman Monday announced plans for gigs next summer in London, Paris and Cologne. The tour will be called: "Not Dead Yet, Live."

10/16/2016 10:11 AM
'Certain Women' wins, McQueen honored at London Film Fest

Writer-director Kelly Reichardt's spare and subtle Montana drama "Certain Women" has won the best-picture prize at the London Film Festival, while "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen received a major career award. McQueen, a filmmaker and Turner Prize-winning video artist, was presented with the British Film Institute Fellowship - the organization's highest honor - by Michael Fassbender.

10/15/2016 04:35 PM
Behind the scenes at BCI

BCI Executive Director Tom Stickrath made cutting down the return time for DNA evidence a priority when he took the helm at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The Bureau of Criminal Investigations began as a minor record-keeping operation in 1921.

10/14/2016 01:31 PM
UK court OKs extradition of accused 'flash crash' trader

The High Court in London has ruled that a British financial trader suspected of helping to trigger the 2010 "Flash Crash" in stock markets can be extradited to the United States. Navinder Singh Sarao is wanted in the U.S. on charges related to the crash, which saw U.S. stock values plunge and rebound, with tens of billions of dollars lost in just five minutes.

10/14/2016 01:31 PM
Plain City woman charged with selling drugs near school -

Teresa Heineman, 56, was arraigned on one count aggravated drug trafficking, a third-degree felony, and one count possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony Thursday in Madison County Common Pleas Court. Heineman allegedly sold or offered to sell Oxycodone near the school, located at 580 S Chillicothe St., on April 12. Brittany Coffey, 23, of London, appeared in court for a community control violation.

10/14/2016 11:21 AM
Artist blends history, paint for mural -

Lattimer's design for the first mural, which will be on the right half of the east side of the building. Artist Kurt Lattimer begins adding color to the outline for the mural on the east side of Madison Dance on 58 E. High St., London.

10/14/2016 09:11 AM
UMW hosting benefit dinner

The Lafayette United Methodist Church congregation and their United Methodist Women's Group is hosting a fundraising dinner to raise money to benefit children in Africa. Through the Little Dresses for Africa Project, a sewing outreach project to make shorts and dresses for the children, a nationwide dinner party is in the works.

10/13/2016 09:46 AM
MaCI inmates donate to veterans -

Members of the American Legion's Lady Auxiliary Ohio Post No. 105 accepted donations from two inmate associations at Madison County Correctional Institution.

10/12/2016 04:22 PM
The Latest: Kerry to meet with 'regional partners' on Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss ways to resolve the Syria crisis at a meeting with counterparts from "key regional partners" in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday. The State Department's spokesman said in a statement Wednesday that Kerry would discuss a "multilateral approach" to ending the crisis, "including a sustained cessation of violence and the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries."

10/12/2016 09:44 AM
Hackett accepts award for Legislator of the Year -

Paul Stueven, chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, right, presents Senator Bob Hackett with the Legislator of the Year award at NAMIC's annual convention in Vancouver. State Sen. Bob Hackett recently received an award from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies recognizing him as the organization's 2016 State Legislator of the Year.