Lupita Nyong’o wins Oscar for supporting actress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who’s caught her sadistic master’s eye in “12 Years a Slave.” It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old...

Infant Killed After Columbus House Fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say a house fire in Columbus has claimed the life of an infant. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that the 6-week-old girl was killed in a fire Sunday that sent her parents to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Battalion Chief...

Congressmen may get double benefit for giving back shutdown pay

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Haiti must have elections, but they must be free and fair

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Supercans will be no match for city’s critters

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Dionne: Amidst Camp tax plan debate, D.C. needs to close the reality gap

To understand the country’s frustration with politics, we shouldn’t focus primarily on “gridlock” and “polarization.” The larger problem is a disconnect between what the nation’s capital is talking about and what most citizens are worried about. The issues...

Samuelson: Robert Samuelson: America’s menacing mega-trends

“There is no parallel in history to the [American] experiment of free government on this scale. The scale accounts for a great deal, including . . . pessimism about the present or the future of America.” — Scottish historian D.W. Brogan in “The American Character,” 1944 Just why...

Cohen: Putin’s power play in Ukraine

Eliot A. Cohen teaches at Johns Hopkins University. From 2007 to 2008, he was counselor of the State Department. In the first days of a crisis like the Russian invasion of Crimea, the questions are operational: How many troops? Where are they? Should we cancel just the planning...

March Brings New Storm For Most Of Ohio

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Forecasters expect Ohioans to get some bone-chilling weather as a new winter storm blasts across much of the state. The middle and southern parts of the state were getting the most snow Sunday, with accumulations ranging from 1 to 6 inches in many areas....

Editorial: An attack on a Hong Kong journalist sends chills through those covering China

IT WAS mid-morning Wednesday when Kevin Lau Chun-to stepped out of his car near a Hong Kong restaurant he frequents for breakfast. Mr. Lau, the well-known former chief editor of the Chinese-language daily Ming Pao, was savagely attacked by a man wielding a meat cleaver that...