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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Updated at 10:04 AM

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) " There are misconceptions over Oscar Pistorius' murder conviction, his chief defense lawyer said Wednesday, calling them "enemies" of the case as he asked a judge for leniency for the double-amputee athlete, who is facing a 15-year jail sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Defense lawyer Barry Roux was presenting his final arguments to Judge Thokozile Masipa at Pistorius' re-sentencing hearing and said "substantial and compelling circumstances"...

Updated at 10:03 AM

OSLO, Norway (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart in Norway on Wednesday to once again discuss Iran's complaints that it's not getting the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear...

Updated at 10:00 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. INVESTIGATORS CAST WIDE NET IN CLUB SHOOTING PROBE Authorities are trying to figure out what led to Omar Mateen's murderous...

Updated at 9:46 AM

LONDON (AP) " The World Health Organization's research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn't enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency for Research on...

Updated at 9:10 AM

BEIJING (AP) " Web-based loan sharks in China have found an unconventional way of guaranteeing loans: demanding naked photos from cash-strapped female college students who want to borrow money. The state-run Southern Metropolis Daily...

Updated at 9:01 AM

NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) " Officials say a woman would've drowned inside her SUV following a crash if not for a New Jersey man, who sprinted into a river, pried open a door and carried her to safety. Police say the 50-year-old woman's SUV jumped a...

Updated at 8:58 AM

HYDERABAD, India (AP) " A city of nearly 7 million people in southern India has declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water, an official said Wednesday. A vaccination drive will...

Updated at 8:58 AM

RODEO, California (AP) " She was a sweet, pretty California girl with Palestinian roots who left an arranged marriage only to find love with a man who committed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S history. Little by little, details have...

Updated at 8:10 AM

PARIS (AP) " France's President Francois Hollande has ratified the Paris Agreement, a deal on curbing global warming reached last year by 195 countries. France on Wednesday became the second European country to ratify, after Hungary, and...

Updated at 8:00 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " Shot in the leg and lying in a mix of blood and water on a bathroom floor, Patience Carter heard gunman Omar Mateen dial 911 from just a few feet away. The American-born son of an Afghan immigrant, Mateen told the person on...

Updated at 7:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Wednesday. Obama had been scheduled to travel to Wisconsin to appear at a campaign event with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary...

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