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The prominent Republican lawyer will return to lead the Justice Department for a second time. He first served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush in the early ’90s.
The songwriting of this Boston-born artist is sly, mellifluous and bitingly honest. Her latest, “Whorey Heart,” illustrates the emotive see-saw of trying to cut someone off.
NASA’s six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what was billed as a 90-day mission. The plucky robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.
ATHENS (WOUB) — The family of an Ohio University student that died is suing, claiming the fraternity for which the student was pledging engaged in hazing practices and neglected to care for him. The Sigma Pi Fraternity’s Epsilon Chapter, along with the international Sigma Pi organization is listed in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Athens… Read More
Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A multi-pronged education bill opposed by West Virginia teachers’ unions has passed the House of Delegates after lengthy debate. The House voted 71-29 Thursday to endorse a watered down version of the bill passed last week by the Senate. The hottest debate has been over the establishment of charter schools, whose… Read More
Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET President Trump will support a border security funding compromise reached by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, averting a partial government shutdown early Saturday — but he also will declare a national emergency in order to build the wall he’s pushed for along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A widespread water outage that’s impacting about 100,000 customers in the Dayton-area is being blamed on leaking pipes under the Great Miami River. Affected customers in Dayton and Montgomery County are being asked to boil their water before using it. Nine of the 16 public school districts in Montgomery County are… Read More
Two state senators say Ohio needs to join all other states in developing a comprehensive plan to deal with rising numbers of residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia that are likely in the next few decades. “We have a runaway train coming at us. That train is fueled by demographics,” said Sen. Steve Wilson (R-Maineville). He… Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today said it will move forward with a series of actions to regulate toxic fluorinated chemicals, including proposing drinking water limits by the end of this year. In its long-awaited “PFAS Action Plan,” EPA laid out a series of actions to address the widespread contamination of fluorinated PFAS chemicals. Those… Read More
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Court documents say the second-largest natural gas producer in West Virginia will pay $53.5 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit over royalty payments to residents and businesses. The deal’s terms were unsealed Wednesday. Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. agreed to pay the money to settle the suit brought for about 9,000 people… Read More
Paleontologist Nancy Stevens is a scientist but most of all, she says, she’s an explorer. Leading teams in Africa and other places, Nancy has discovered new fossil species from mammals to frogs. Some of her finds are groundbreaking, like the oldest fossil evidence of the split between Old World monkeys and apes. When on a… Read More