Va. Lethal Injection Drug Same As One In Ohio Suit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that led to a lawsuit by the inmate’s family who says his death was cruel and inhuman. The Virginia Department of Corrections said...

Marcus: A modern American success story

The deal, for a company you’ve probably never heard of, is worth at least $16 billion. To put this number into perspective, the market value of Xerox is less than $13 billion, Sony, just $18 billion. WhatsApp indeed. Ruth Marcus An editorial writer specializing in politics,...

Cavaliers Acquire Spencer Hawes From Philadelphia

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two second-round draft picks. The 7-foot-1 Hawes, who is in the final year of his contract, is averaging 13 points and 8.5...

Number Of US Farms Declines, Farmers Getting Older

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a government census of American agriculture released Thursday says. The survey, taken every five years, shows there were a total of 2.1...

Ohio Treasurer Receives OK To Host Town Halls

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state treasurer has received permission to conduct telephone town halls with public money. Republican Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) requested an opinion on the citizen teleconferences in December from Attorney General Mike DeWine, as his...

Va. Approves Alternative Lethal Injection Drug

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that prompted a lawsuit. The Virginia Department of Corrections says it has approved the sedative midazolam as an alternative first drug in...

Ohio Lawmaker Says Wife Will Run As His Write-in

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A longtime Republican in the Ohio House says his wife will run as a write-in candidate for his seat after a paperwork error forced him off the primary ballot. State Rep. Rex Damschroder of Fremont in northwestern Ohio said in a Thursday statement his wife,...

No. 11 Louisville, No. 7 Bearcats Set For Rematch

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Cardinals know that grabbing a few more rebounds could have made the difference against Cincinnati the last time the schools met. The 11th-ranked Cardinals (22-4, 11-2 American Athletic Conference) vow to be more aggressive on the glass in...

Shock persists as southwest Mo. mourns slain girl

Stacey Owens, front left, mother of Hailey Owens, is consoled by Sara Wells, left, as family member Teri Nord arranges flowers left by well wishers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 near the site where the 10-year-old girl was abducted just blocks from her Springfield, Mo., home....

Shock persists as southwest Mo. mourns slain girl

Stacey Owens, front left, mother of Hailey Owens, is consoled by Sara Wells, left, as family member Teri Nord arranges flowers left by well wishers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 near the site where the 10-year-old girl was abducted just blocks from her Springfield, Mo., home....