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The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation — the conveyor belt of the ocean — is slowing down. Scientists disagree about what’s behind it, but say it could mean bad news for the climate.
Many gun owners say the primary reason they own a firearm is for self-defense. But for years, experts have been starkly divided over how often people actually use guns for this purpose.
The “music omnibus” bill represents the rare compromise between the music business and tech companies, who have spent years fighting each other over fractions of pennies.
When Oklahoma teacher Sally Salmons saw momentum building toward teacher protests in her state, she immediately reached out to family ties and educators in West Virginia. She said teacher walkouts in the Mountain State provided her and colleagues across the state with the courage they needed to take a stand. “We looked at West Virginia… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky House of Representatives has overridden a veto from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to make it easier for some agencies to leave the state’s troubled retirement system. Bevin said the bill would require the state to finance the agencies’ exits with no interest, eventually costing taxpayers up to $2 billion…. Read More
The National Park Service will increase entrance fees at 117 national parks by at least $5. The increases are far smaller than had previously been proposed by the Trump administration.
The tech company spent $200,000 to oppose the measure, but reversed course on Wednesday following CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony on the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
The School of Music and the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble present a free concert of music for percussion from around the world, in the Glidden Recital Hall at Ohio University on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Professor Roger Braun and graduate teaching assistants Forrest Yankey and Ryan Swanson, the concert will feature… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Counties would split nearly $115 million to replace voting machines around Ohio under a plan approved this week by the Ohio Senate. It now goes to the Ohio House, where lawmakers might consider it before summer break. The Columbus Dispatch reports most Ohio voting machines are over a decade old. About… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The statue of a Confederate soldier in a major Kentucky city has been vandalized for the third time in less than a year. The Courier Journal reports that the words “racist” and “traitor” were emblazoned on the base of Louisville’s John B. Castleman statue. Crews have placed signs informing residents of… Read More
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Equifax over a data breach last year that the lawsuit says affected about 740,000 West Virginia residents. The lawsuit alleges Atlanta-based Equifax ignored warnings to secure its system, failed to safeguard consumer information and stalled in telling the public. The lawsuit was… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is stepping down immediately, moving up a resignation he announced earlier this week amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities. Brad Miller, a spokesman for House Republicans, said Thursday that Rosenberger’s decision to resign now came at the request of Rep. Kirk Schuring. Schuring… Read More