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Editorial: Falling short on Afghanistan

PRESIDENT OBAMA returned in his State of the Union address to a familiar slogan: The war in Afghanistan “is finally coming to an end.” That, of course, is not true: As 29 million Afghans could testify, there is no end to the conflict in sight. Mr. Obama equates the end of the war...

More Than 54,000 Ohioans Apply Online For Medicaid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say they’ve received more than 54,000 applications from people seeking Medicaid health coverage through a new state website. Of those submitted, Ohio Medicaid says more than 20,000 applications had been approved as of Jan. 22. Almost...

5 things Super Bowl teams might try to thwart cold

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — NFL players rely on all sorts of methods for dealing with the type of weather the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are expected to face in the Super Bowl. Even if there’s no snow or rain on Sunday, which is what the...

‘Call Me Burroughs: A Life,’ by Barry Miles

Years ago I wrote a damning review of Daniel Boorstin’s “The Creators.” Ostensibly a study of the artistic imagination, this huge book was suffused with its author’s disapproval of the people he was writing about. So many of these writers and painters were not the...

Ohio Judge Nixes Part Of Botched Transplant Suit

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Court of Claims judge has thrown out a wrongful termination complaint brought by a nurse who was fired after a botched kidney transplant. But the judge decided against dismissing a defamation complaint the nurse made against the University of Toledo...

Police: Bieber to turn self in on charge in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — A police official says Justin Bieber is expected to turn himself in to face an assault charge in Toronto. The official said the charge has to do with an alleged assault on a limo driver in December. The official spoke Wednesday evening on condition of...

US Fed Cup: No Williams, Stephens Against Italy

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — With Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens pulling out because of injuries, the U.S. Fed Cup team will field an inexperienced roster of Madison Keys, Alison Riske, Christina McHale and Lauren Davis against Italy. The first-round matches are Feb. 8-9 at the...

Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state...

Assembly passes 2 bills to restrict paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved two bills on Wednesday intended to rein in aggressive paparazzi who pursue celebrities. AB1256 and AB1356, both by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, won approval in the Assembly and were sent to the state...

Police: Md. mall gunman wrote of killing people

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman in a deadly attack at a Maryland shopping mall wrote in general terms about killing people in his journal and said that he was ready to die, police said Wednesday in releasing new details about writings the shooter left behind. Darion Aguilar...