Israeli Official Confirms Syria Airstrikes As Russia Objects

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli security official on Wednesday confirmed responsibility for overnight airstrikes in Syria, saying the air force had hit a series of targets involved in Iranian arms transfers to the Hezbollah militant group. Russia had criticized the airstrike, saying it endangered civilian flights.…

Granite City Schools Agree to $600K to Settle Lawsuit

GRANITE CITY, IL (AP) — Two assistant high school principals in southwestern Illinois will receive $600,000 in back pay to settle a federal lawsuit over sex-based pay discrimination. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Granite City School District 9 denies the discrimination charge but agreed to the payout to Nikki Petrillo and Stacie Miller. Both alleged that for…