Editorial: Va. Republicans flinch at restricting guns for criminals

IN VIRGINIA, about 5,600 people were convicted in 2011 and 2012 on misdemeanor counts of assaulting a member of their family or household. During the same period, the state’s courts found 171 individuals guilty of misdemeanor stalking charges and 158 guilty of misdemeanor...

Editorial: A middle path on increasing the minimum wage

NOT SURPRISINGLY, the nonpartisan analysts at the Congressional Budget Office have found that President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage would have costs as well as benefits. Increasing the minimum from its current level, $7.25 an hour, to $10.10 by the second...

Editorial: A middle path on increasing the minimum wage

NOT SURPRISINGLY, the nonpartisan analysts at the Congressional Budget Office have found that President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage would have costs as well as benefits. Increasing the minimum from its current level, $7.25 an hour, to $10.10 by the second...

Editorial: North Korea’s crimes against humanity have ‘no parallel’ today

NORTH KOREA’S four main political prison camps are known only as No. 14, No. 15, No. 16 and No. 25. All are modern-day gulags. According to a new report from the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, the population of the camps, now about...

Editorial: North Korea’s crimes against humanity have ‘no parallel’ today

NORTH KOREA’S four main political prison camps are known only as No. 14, No. 15, No. 16 and No. 25. All are modern-day gulags. According to a new report from the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, the population of the camps, now about...

Ohio House OKs 4 More Calamity Days Due To Weather

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the winter season’s extreme weather. A compromise requires teachers to report on two of those days for professional development. The measure...

Court to control MLK Bible and Nobel Peace Prize

Eric Barnum, left, attorney for Bernice King looks over paperwork held by William Hill, attorney for the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inc., as they appear in Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in the first hearing in the case that has pitted...

Kasich Wants Kids To Think About Careers Early

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor said Wednesday he wants schoolchildren to start thinking as early as first grade about what they want to be when they grow up, and he will urge expansion of vocational education before high school. Gov. John Kasich said he’ll go...

Photos, videos, chats: A look at WhatsApp

PROFILE: -Year founded: 2009. -Company founders: Former Yahoo engineers Jan Koum (the current CEO) and Brian Acton. -Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif. -Number of employees: 55. HOW IT WORKS: -Download the app to phones running Android and iPhones, as well as BlackBerry, Windows...

Football coach charged in Missouri girl’s death

This photo provided by Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Craig Michael Wood is shown. Wood has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the abduction and death of a 10-year-old girl, police said Wednesday. A body believed to be that of Hailey Owens was found...