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US and UK issue new sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran as concern grows that Tehran’s unprecedented attack on Israel could fuel a wider war in the Middle East. The sanctions were meant to hold Iran accountable for its weekend attack and to deter further ...

Two shootings, two responses — Maine restricts guns while Iowa arms teachers

Six months after a deadly mass shooting by an Army reservist, Maine lawmakers this week passed a wide-ranging package of new gun restrictions. Three months after a fatal school shooting, Iowa lawmakers this week passed legislation allowing trained teachers and staff to carry guns on school ...

Netanyahu brushes off calls for restraint

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his country would be the one to decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week, brushing off calls for restraint from close allies. Over the weekend, Iran launched hundreds of missiles ...

Russian missiles kill 17 in a Ukraine city

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 17 people, authorities said. At least 61 people, including three children, were wounded in the ...

AMR parking system extended for another year

ST. HUBERTS — HikeAMR, the Adirondack Mountain Reserve’s reservation-based parking system, will return for a fourth year on May 1, operating through Oct. 31. A partnership between AMR and the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the three-year HikeAMR program was created as a ...