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Marine Corps to retry sergeant in Iraq war case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps will retry a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case has been overturned twice by military courts in recent years, a spokesman said Monday. The military branch determined that the seriousness of the crime warranted...

Schools cancel Tuesday classes

The prospect of subzero temperatures Tuesday has prompted regional schools to cancel classes for the second straight day. Schools that will be closed Tuesday include Findlay, Arcadia, Arlington, Blanchard Valley School, Bluffton, Carey, Columbus Grove and St. Anthony,...

Brain-dead pregnant woman’s husband names fetus

Erick Munoz, husband of Marlise Munoz, is escorted out of court by his attorney Heather L. King, right, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. The court ruled in Munoz’s favor and to remove his brain-dead pregnant wife from life support. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued...

Senate acts on bill to delay flood insurance hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation that would delay flood insurance premium hikes for hundreds of thousands of people living in coastal and low-lying areas cleared its first hurdle in the Senate on Monday. The 86-13 vote demonstrated that the measure had...

APNewsBreak: Arias defense costs top $2 million

File-This May 15, 2013, file pool photo shows Jodi Arias looking at the family of Travis Alexander as the jury arrives during the sentencing phase of her trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. Arias’ legal bills have topped $2 million, a tab being footed by...

Editorial: Tragedy at the Mall in Columbia leaves too many questions

A TROUBLED young man armed with a shotgun took two innocent lives, and his own, at the Mall in Columbia on Saturday — an unspeakable, unbearable crime. It occurred in a relatively affluent suburb, in the anodyne precincts of an upscale shopping mall, amid a planned community...

Lane: Public-sector unions interfere with the public interest

America’s public-sector unions are on the defensive. Wisconsin has stripped them of most collective-bargaining rights and ended mandatory dues payments. Union-negotiated pension benefits are linked to the fiscal plight of cities from San Jose to bankrupt Detroit. Last week,...

Gerson: Obamacare breeds distrust of liberalism

For President Obama, the state of the political union . . . could be better. It is not only that the president’s political support is diminished; it is diminished, in large part, because of his main political achievement, the Affordable Care Act. Because of the way the law...

Robinson: Dire signs from a warming world

Another insane cold wave — not the infamous “polar vortex ” but its evil twin — is bringing sub-zero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared. This is,...

vanden Heuvel: The promise of transpartisanship

On Tuesday, Americans will tune in to watch President Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address. The annual ritual, with its pomp and circumstance, has become an almost grotesque visual of a gridlocked Washington. The president’s party will cheer. The opposition will...