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Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 2:56 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Activists say seven members of the same family were killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State group on the northern Syrian village of Arshaf. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group that monitors the Syria conflict through local observers, says warplanes seen to cross into Syrian airspace from Turkey bombed the IS-held village, killing the seven family members, among them five women and a...

Updated at 2:45 PM

BERLIN (AP) " Seventeen tourists from Taiwan were injured when a German high-speed train collided with a tour bus in the Swiss lakeside town of Interlaken, Swiss police and a Taiwanese official said Saturday. Police in the nearby Swiss...

Updated at 2:43 PM

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) " Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the closure of oil sands...

Updated at 2:37 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Hundreds gathered in Baghdad's Sadr City Saturday as families held funerals for two people killed in protests a day earlier. The coffins for the two men were hoisted above the crowds of mourners before being driven to the holy city...

Updated at 2:36 PM

CAIRO (AP) " The Latest on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A senior official at the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry has denied media reports that EgyptAir Flight 804's cockpit voice and flight data...

Updated at 2:32 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) " Visitors at Yale University's 315th commencement will notice something new on campus this year " gender-neutral bathrooms in 23 buildings. The school is promoting them on its website for Monday's commencement,...

Updated at 2:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is leaving on a weeklong, 16,000-mile trip to Asia as part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation. He'll spend three days in Vietnam, with stops...

Updated at 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said. The White House was briefly placed on a security alert after...

Updated at 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really...

Updated at 12:25 PM

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) " Iraq's border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost year-long closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi refugees, an Iraqi diplomat said...

Updated at 12:15 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Grammy award-winner Caetano Veloso added his voice to a growing numbers of artists and musicians rejecting Brazil's interim government, holding a concert in a building occupied by protesters. About 2,000 people...

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