Government Says Plea Coming In Price-fixing Probe

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department says a former Bridgestone Corp. executive has agreed to plead guilty in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy. The announcement Wednesday comes a day after a current Bridgestone executive and one other former company executive were indicted...
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Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist...
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Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

AP Photo/Matt Sayles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation. Arnett filed a divorce petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 8 citing irreconcilable...

Editorial: It will take a lawsuit to determine if the District can manage its own budget

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Editorial: Mental health care in the U.S. needs a check-up

THE COUNTRY’S inadequate mental health system gets the most attention after instances of mass violence of the sort that the nation has seen repeatedly over the past few months. Not all who commit these sorts of atrocities are mentally ill, but many have been. After each,...

Progressives are wrong about the essence of the Constitution

In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power. The...

Lane: Heed Massachusetts’s cry for help in opioid regulation

Massachusetts has lost its bid to ban a new prescription opioid pain medication known as Zohydro. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that only the Food and Drug Administration can decide what medications are safe and effective enough for sale in the United States. As a matter of law,...

Meyerson: Democrats need to replace Andrew Cuomo

New York’s Democrats are a liberal lot. Ever since two young state legislators, Al Smith and Robert Wagner, authored the pioneering bills that outlawed a host of labor abuses in the wake of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist fire, New York’s Democratic elected officials and...

Ukraine deserves international support in stopping Russian aggression

Olexander Motsyk is Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States. After the anschluss of Crimea, the Kremlin proceeded to the second stage of its war on Ukraine by starting a covert operation in our eastern regions. Russia is sticking to the same routine as in Crimea. First,...

Study Examines Deaths Of Trout That Eat Alewife

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday. Death from deficiency of...