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  • Ohio Dec 6, 2019

    Drunk Driver With 36 License Suspensions Crashed; Wife Dies

    An Ohio man with 36 driving suspensions and a dozen charges of operating under the influence has been indicted in the death of his wife in an October car crash, NBC News reports. Robert Lee Ellis, 53, of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted on four charges on Monday, including aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence, police announced Wednesday….......

  • Dec 1, 2019

    Michigan, Illinois Set to Usher in Recreational Pot Sales

    James Daly is eager to make marijuana history on Sunday, when he plans to open the doors to Arbors Wellness, beckon the lengthy line outside and legally start selling recreational pot for the first time in the Midwest. “We’ve worked very hard to be prepared,” said Daly, who owns the medical dispensary that, for now, is among just six shops...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    10 Animals Killed in Fire at Northern Ohio Wildlife Park

    Ten animals died in a fire Thursday night at a wildlife park in northern Ohio, the park’s owner said. Holly Hunt, the owner of African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, in Ottawa County along Lake Erie, said three bongos, three giraffes, three red river hogs and a springbok were killed in the fire in a barn used for overnight...

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Thanksgiving Brings Brief Respite From Worst of Snow, Winds

    Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, but travelers were bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions in some areas as they made plans to return home. The wind, ice and snow that tied up major highways and airports Tuesday and Wednesday largely let up Thursday, with a notable exception in...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    On the Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey, With a Side of Impeachment

    Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting up heated holiday debates in households with a taste for politics. Bryan Wright, of Cincinnati, said “impeachment will definitely come up”...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Calif. Romaine Lettuce Reaches 67 Cases

    U.S. health officials are warning people not to eat romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, after an E. coli-linked food poisoning outbreak reached 67 cases across 19 states. The Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday said 39 people had been hospitalized after contracting the food-borne illness, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting and fever. No deaths have been reported. The CDC...

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Rain, Snow Forecast to Pound Much of U.S. as Millions Travel for Thanksgiving

    A series of storms are forecast to pound much of the United States this week, delivering an extended bout of rain, ice and snow just as millions of drivers are expected to hit the roads for Thanksgiving, NBC News reports. The winter weather had already begun Sunday in the north and northeast, with heavy snow and slick conditions reported from...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Fiona Hill Pushes Back, Demands Opportunity to Respond

    After several Republican lawmakers opted to forgo asking questions of former White House adviser Fiona Hill during an impeachment hearing Thursday, Hill interrupted Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, to assert that she was there to testify under both legal and moral obligation.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Fiona Hill Pushes Back, Demands Opportunity to Respond

    After several Republican lawmakers opted to forgo asking questions of former White House adviser Fiona Hill during an impeachment hearing Thursday, Hill interrupted Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, to assert that she was there to testify under both legal and moral obligation.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Catholic Boards Reviewing Sex Abuse Fail Victims

    An Associated Press investigation of Catholic review boards across the country shows that the bishop-appointed boards, operating in secrecy, have routinely undermined sex abuse claims from victims, shielded accused priests and helped the church avoid payouts.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Jordan Presses Vindman on Performance at NSC

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman reads portions of his performance review after Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questioned Vindman about his reputation within the National Security Council.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Jordan Presses Vindman on Performance at NSC

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman reads portions of his performance review after Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questioned Vindman about his reputation within the National Security Council.

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Democrats’ Southern Victories Could Affect Redistricting

    The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third significant win in a Southern state in two weeks for Democrats, following...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Oklahoma Judge Reduces J&J Order in Opioid Lawsuit by $107M

    An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million because of his miscalculation. District Judge Thad Balkman’s latest order directs the company to pay the state $465 million. In it,...

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Jordan Presses Taylor on His ‘Clear Understanding’ of Link Between Military Aid and Investigating Bidens

    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions Amb. William Taylor about the unnamed sources who gave information about Trump to Taylor.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Jordan Presses Taylor on His ‘Clear Understanding’ of Link Between Military Aid and Investigating Bidens

    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions Amb. William Taylor about the unnamed sources who gave information about Trump to Taylor.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    New Federal Grant Program Allots $10M for Dams in 26 states

    Built for irrigation in 1884, Smith Reservoir in Colorado no longer can hold as much water as it once did.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Could Trump’s Re-Election Go Up in a Puff of ‘Smoke?’ Vapers Say Watch Out

    They’re here. They vape. And they say they’ll vote you out of office if you come for their “unicorn poop” flavored vape juice, NBC News reports. Facing a perfect storm of threats from federal, state and local governments, vapers are banding together politically to defend a product that they claim saves lives and that has created a livelihood for some...

  • Nov 9, 2019

    Harris, Warren Compete for Support From Black Female Voters

    Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country’s largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day after Harris’ announcement, the Massachusetts senator won the backing of more than 100 black female activists. She also picked up...

  • Nov 8, 2019

    Referee Claims He Told GOP Rep. Jordan About Abuse by Ohio State Univ. Doctor

    A professional referee says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that disgraced doctor Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him in a shower after a wrestling match at Ohio State University, and he reported the encounter directly to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who was then the assistant coach. NBC News reports the referee, identified in court papers as John Doe 42,...

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