Editorial: Montgomery County should proceed with public financing of campaigns

By Editorial Board July 12 at 6:37 PM MONTGOMERY COUNTY has been buffeted for years by criticism — much of it justified — that developers and labor unions exercise outsize influence in local elections and, therefore, in the spending decisions made by elected officials who have...

Editorial: Highway Transportation Fund needs a permanent and simple fix

By Editorial Board July 12 at 6:37 PM WITH THE Highway Trust Fund running dangerously low on cash, threatening infrastructure projects across the country in the height of construction season, members of Congress seem to have settled on their latest short-term gimmick to pay for...

Editorial: UnGoogled: The disastrous results of the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

By Editorial Board July 12 at 6:38 PM TWO MONTHS after a European Court of Justice ruling, the “right to be forgotten” is not looking too wise. Complying with the court’s order, Google, which has received more than 70,000 “right to be forgotten” requests since May, this...

Woman Accused Of Staging Husband’s 2011 Suicide

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who reported that her husband committed suicide by suffocation in 2011 has been arrested on a murder charge. Police announced Friday that 56-year-old Jeane L. Harrington, of Avon Lake, had been taken into custody after a three-year...

Cavaliers Acquire C Haywood, F Powell From Hornets

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have acquired center Brendan Haywood and forward Dwight Powell from Charlotte for guard Scotty Hopson and cash considerations. The Cavs announced the move Saturday, one day after LeBron James said he’s returning to Cleveland. A 12-year...
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Security Council urges Gaza truce; no sign of lull

Israeli soldiers on a mobile artillery unit fire a shell towards Gaza at a position on the Israel-Gaza border, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Israeli airstrikes overnight targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group’s weapons, in an...
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Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown

Neighbors hold bouquets of Hydrangeas during the burial service of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, a Guatemalan boy whose decomposed body was found in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, in San Jose Las Flores, Guatemala, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The 15-year-old Guatemalan...

Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will...
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Wade on LeBron: ‘We are champions’

FILe – In this June 14, 2014 file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade smiles as he is asked a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals in San Antonio. Signing day has arrived in the NBA, if the biggest free agents care to grab their pens. Bu...
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Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown

Francisco Ramos holds up a picture of his son, whose decomposed body was found in the Texas desert, as he waits for the arrival of his son’s body, in Customs, in Guatemala City, Friday, July 11, 2014. The remains of Gilberto Francisco Ramos, the 15 year old boy who died in...