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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Updated at 5:35 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " A group of former presidents has held secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with Venezuelan officials and government opponents in an attempt to mediate the South American nation's political standoff, an opposition leader confirmed Saturday. Jesus Torrealba, executive secretary of the opposition alliance, confirmed that the meetings, which were initiated under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations, or UNASUR, took place. But he said there was...

Updated at 5:23 PM

BERLIN (AP) " Police in Germany say 35 people have been taken to the hospital after lightning struck a children's soccer match in western Germany. Three adults were seriously injured in the incident Saturday afternoon in Hoppstaetten,...

Updated at 5:16 PM

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) " Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond. The acclaimed British director of "Skyfall" and "SPECTRE" says it's "time for someone else" to take the helm of the long-running spy series. Mendes told an audience Saturday...

Updated at 5:05 PM

ROME (AP) " Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels as well as humanitarian organizations, saved 668 migrants from smugglers' boats in distress in the Mediterranean off Libya on Saturday, Italian and Irish officials...

Updated at 4:48 PM

PARIS (AP) " Eight children and three adults in Paris were struck by lightning Saturday after a sudden spring storm sent bolts crashing down upon a children's birthday party in a city park, a fire official said. The victims had sought...

Updated at 4:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " The Latest on the fatal crash of a vintage World War II plane into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey (all times local): Noon Divers have retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane that crashed into...

Updated at 4:07 PM

PARIS (AP) " The Latest on the lightning strike that electrocuted 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local): 6:05 p.m. A Paris fire service spokesman says an off-duty fireman ran immediately to the scene after a lightning strike...

Updated at 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It started with Mexicans being publicly compared by presidential candidate Donald Trump to criminals and rapists. It escalated to ejections, to sucker punches, to pepper spray. And now violence and strife seems to be a...

Updated at 3:56 PM

PARIS (AP) " He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered...

Updated at 3:55 PM

MADRID (AP) " Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday. The owner of the...

Updated at 2:41 PM

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) " NASA slowly inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, with better luck than the first try two days earlier. Astronaut Jeffrey Williams opened a valve and introduced 22...

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