Ohio Capital Police Probe 2 Underground Explosions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Power has been restored in two areas of Ohio’s capital where a pair of explosions blew off manhole covers, set off fire alarms and flooded emergency responders with calls. Authorities in Columbus were trying Friday to determine the source of the...

The pervasiveness of stereotyping

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Group says new evidence in Texas arson-murder case

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Scott Cobb, right, joins about 15 members of The Campaign to End the Death Penalty at a protest before a hearing about the Cameron Todd Willingham case outside the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas. The...

RFK daughter acquitted in drugged driving case

Kerry Kennedy, second from left, walks with her mother, Ethel Kennedy, third from left, as she leaves the Westchester County Courthouse, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in White Plains, N.Y. Kerry Kennedy was acquitted Friday of driving while impaired. after she accidentally took a...

Storm lashes California, but not a drought buster

A man places sandbags at the top of a street lined with K-rail and sandbags in Glendora, Calif., as the city and residents prepare for possible flooding Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for 1,000 homes in two foothill suburbs east of Los...

Yardley: ‘ I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War’ b y Jerome Charyn

The prodigious Jerome Charyn is at it again. Now almost 77 years old, he continues to publish a book a year, give or take a day or two, and the range of his almost 50 titles is as wide, deep and unpredictable as are Charyn and his apparently limitless interests. “I Am Abraham”...

‘Mad As Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies’ by Dave Itzkoff

It’s a declaration that has invaded the American psyche. First bellowed by the fictional newscaster Howard Beale in the 1976 movie “Network,” “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” has been used countless times to capture the churning...

Until Virginia expands Medicaid, people will suffer needlessly

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Offering thanks to John Dingell

Regarding David Maraniss’s Feb. 26 op-ed, “The man of the House”: Master legislator John D. Dingell (D) has ably represented the 12th District of Michigan for more than 58 years, but his accomplishments reach far beyond his district. One of his lesser-known achievements...

Healthier living by not getting shot

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