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Short of complications in recovery, doctors say prospects look good for a full recovery for Ginsburg, 85. She hopes to be back on the court for the start of the new term in early January.
Research suggests the winter blues are triggered by specialized light-sensing cells in the retina that communicate directly with brain areas involved in mood.
In an interview with NPR, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expanded on remarks by President Trump, who declared the U.S. had “won against ISIS” and would pull troops from Syria.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a proposal to increase death benefits and insurance coverage for slain public safety officers’ families after lawmakers used the bill to increase elected officials’ pay. In a veto message Friday, Kasich called the bill’s initial intent “very praiseworthy.” But he said he couldn’t “support or… Read More
Priests who sexually abuse children are like Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ, Pope Francis told a gathering of cardinals on Friday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky appeals court has overturned one of the largest judgments in state history by ruling an online poker company does not have to pay the state $870 million plus interest. The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet sued the company that owns PokerStars in 2010, arguing 34,000 people lost $240… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board members have approved a benefits plan with no premium increases or cuts in benefits. However, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports they didn’t roll back a proposal to eliminate penalties for insurees who seek care from out-of-state providers to apply only to counties bordering West Virginia. As… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that the state prison system must share more requested records on the acquisition and supply of its lethal-injection drugs. The high court decided Friday that the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction could not claim certain documents were entirely exempt from open records laws because they… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from October to November. The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent last month, down from 4.9 percent in November 2017. The national rate was 3.7 percent, unchanged from October and down from 4.1 percent in November 2017. The state Department… Read More
Wow! 2018 has come and gone, and it’s about time we reflect on our favorite sounds of the past year. Leading up through the end of the year, WOUB Culture will be spotlighting what various music-centric people throughout the region have been enjoying the most for the past 12 months. I am the arts and… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A nonprofit has bought nearly 19,000 acres of forest land in seven West Virginia counties aimed at increasing public access for hunting and wildlife-associated recreation. The Arlington, Virginia-based Conservation Fund announced the land purchase Thursday. A statement by the organization says the land was bought at the request of the state… Read More
Wow! 2018 has come and gone, and it’s about time we reflect on our favorite sounds of the past year. Leading up through the end of the year, WOUB Culture will be spotlighting what various music-centric people throughout the region have been enjoying the most for the past 12 months. Bruce Dalzell is an Athens… Read More
ATHENS — An independent counsel determined “no action” was necessary by the Athens City Schools Board of Education after an investigation into allegations one of its members improperly handled a report of sexual assault. The decision was announced late Thursday in a press release sent by Superintendent Tom Gibbs. He wrote in the release the… Read More