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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is cutting rates for a second time this year while saying it’s prepared to continue doing what it deems necessary to sustain the U.S. economic expansion. The Fed’s move will reduce its benchmark rate by an additional quarter-point to a range of 1.75% to 2%. The Fed’s key rate… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Attorneys for Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes say Kentucky State Police seized a computer from her office this week in an investigation of how she and her aides used voter data. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a motion filed in Franklin County Circuit Court says the computer is that of the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The interim police chief in Ohio’s capital city is recommending two officers from the department’s now-disbanded vice unit be fired for their roles in an undercover strip club operation last year that resulted in the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels. An internal investigation focused on allegations that Columbus officers who… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says any money the state receives from a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be spent at the local level. Yost, a Republican, went “on the record” with his position at an unrelated news conference Wednesday. He said he doesn’t want Ohio’s efforts to exercise… Read More
Forwards Abby Townsend and Alivia Milesky have been crucial to Ohio’s teriffic start to the season. “I think it starts with off the field honestly throughout the whole first year we got a lot closer,” Abby Townsend said. “Through the spring we were seeing each other twice a day.” “We’ve been able to build on… Read More
O’Brien has been working in the State Department as the administration’s hostage negotiator. He’ll replace former Ambassador John Bolton, who parted company with Trump.
There’s a hush to the music of Nilüfer Yanya that made the Tiny Desk the perfect stage for her sound.
NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A report says Ohio went ahead with executions in recent years even after drugmakers threatened to cut off supplies if medications were used for lethal injection. Copies of letters obtained by The Columbus Dispatch show drugmakers warned Ohio officials going back to at least 2015. The paper reported Wednesday that London-based Hikma Pharmaceuticals… Read More
Update 4:25 p.m. LONDON, Ohio (AP) – State troopers say a single-engine plane attempting to land at a county airport in Ohio has crashed and the pilot has died. The State Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Donald Apple, of Piqua (PIHK’-wah), was pronounced dead at the crash in a field just west of the Madison County… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Trenton C. Barnhart to a vacant state House of Delegates seat. Justice’s office said in a news release that Barnhart is a lifelong resident of Pleasants County and lives in St. Marys. His was among three names that the West Virginia Republican Party submitted… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say over $12 million in state contracts was improperly laundered through a shell company to benefit a group of companies. The Inspector General’s Office investigation found nearly $12.3 million of $15.8 million that TSG Partners Ltd. received in state contracts for information-technology work from Jan. 2015 to Aug. 2017 went to Advocate… Read More
The Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point. That could give a lift to the stock market but may not do much to help the economy amid the trade war.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit is alleging the Republican nominee for Kentucky attorney general has not been a practicing attorney long enough to serve. The suit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court by Joseph L. Jackson of Louisville asks that Republican Daniel Cameron’s name be removed from the ballot. The complaint says the state… Read More
Paul Kingsnorth moved to a small farm in Ireland to be closer to the land and to reconnect with the essence of being. Instead of contentment, he found that it was tough to find meaning in writing.
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by … selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. And it’s one reason two dozen states have rejected the deal. “The settlement agreement basically requires the settlement payments… Read More
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A group is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the death of a woman hit by a falling piece of tree at an Ohio state park. Forty-four-year-old Victoria Schafer was struck Sept. 2 near Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills State Park and… Read More
DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary workers, and new work for plants… Read More