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Central Indiana coroner confirms storm-related death

May. 27, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana coroner confirmed Friday that a construction worker died this week during a thunderstorm . Workers were in the process of stopping work due to thunderstorms Wednesday when strong winds caused the boom lift they were on to topple, Boone County...

Fitch Ratings warns of elections' impact on Lebanese economy

May. 27, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading international credit ratings agency warned Friday that the results of this month’s parliamentary elections in Lebanon make it difficult for any coalition to have a governing majority, potentially complicating implementation of reforms. Shortly after the...

Severe storms buffet Indiana, tornado warnings issued

May. 26, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Severe thunderstorms including possible tornadoes buffeted central Indiana on Thursday, one day after one person reportedly was killed when a boom lift was toppled. The National Weather Service said police reported a tornado on the ground in Montgomery County at...

In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

May. 26, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the cement walls surrounding Lebanon’s parliament during anti-government protests. Soon he'll be able to walk in through the front door. The dentist from the northern city of...

Doctors, hospitals in crisis-hit Lebanon go on 2-day strike

May. 26, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of doctors, nurses and medical personnel rallied Thursday outside the Central Bank in the Lebanese capital of Beirut after declaring a two-day general strike to protest rapidly deteriorating economic conditions. The strike was declared by two medical...

Lebanese general renews mediation over missing US journalist

May. 25, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security chief has met U.S. officials in Washington as part of mediation between Washington and Damascus for the release of an American journalist missing in Syria, the head of a mission that assists hostages said Wednesday. Nizar Zakka, President of the...

Lebanon currency hits new low after vote, crisis deepens

May. 24, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s currency hit a new low Tuesday as deep divisions within the newly elected parliament raised concerns that political paralysis could further exacerbate one of the worst economic meltdowns in history. The legislature elected May 15 showed no clear majority...

Outgoing Lebanon government approves economic recovery plan

May. 20, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing government on Friday approved a recovery plan for pulling the Mideast nation out of its economic meltdown, the country's information minister said. The development came during the Cabinet’s last official meeting before it becomes a caretaker...

Lebanon receives Interpol notice for auto tycoon Ghosn

May. 19, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon received from Interpol a wanted notice for disgraced auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, four weeks after French prosecutors issued an international arrest warrant for him, Lebanese judicial officials said. The officials did not give further details about...

Indiana man charged with murder withdraws from township race

May. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man who was one of three Republican candidates who advanced in the primary for a township board position has withdrawn after being charged with murder in connection with the March death of his wife. Andrew Wilhoite's withdrawal form signed...