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…

Race to Find Survivors, Aid Victims After Indonesia Tsunami

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Doctors worked to save injured victims while hundreds of military and volunteers scoured debris-strewn beaches in search of survivors Monday after a deadly tsunami gushed ashore without warning on Indonesian islands, killing more than 280 people on a busy holiday weekend. The waves that swept terrified locals and tourists into…