US-Syrian woman sets up model school in northern Syria

The ceremony started with a Quranic recital, then as the students filed out in front of an audience of relatives, local officials and representatives from the militant group, Kisar played “Pomp and Circumstance” — the anthem used at American graduations.

Hannah Bullion crowned Miss Allen County

Caroline Chastain was 1st runner-up and Miss Photogenic, Amelia Wellman was 2nd runner-up, Julia Kuhn was 3rd runner-up, Maranda Malcom was 4th runner-up and Miss Congeniality. 

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

Landau was the crafty master of disguise for the TV version of “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood.”

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles for Republicans to pass the signature legislation after years of promises.

Facebook fighting court order over law enforcement access

Facebook is fighting a court order that blocks the social media giant from letting users know when law enforcement investigators ask to search their online information, particularly their political affiliations and comments.

Florida county axes homework for elementary school kids

The district is calling on parents to replace traditional homework assignments with 20-minute reading sessions in hopes of getting parents and students involved in something they can do together and enjoy.