EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday he’s issued a 90-day delay for oil and gas companies to...

Report: Warden Offered Inmates Service Hours For Donation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state watchdog says an Ohio prison warden improperly offered credit for community-service hours to inmates in exchange for $1 donations to charities of her choice. A report released Thursday by the Inspector General also found Belmont Correctional...

Arkansas poised to carry out first execution since 2005

This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee. A ruling from the state Supreme Court allowing officials to use a lethal injection drug that a supplier says was misleadingly obtained cleared the way for Arkansas to execute...

Paris police shot on Champs-Elysees; IS group claims attack

Bystanders raise their arms as police seal off the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017. French media are reporting that two police officers were shot Thursday on the...

Some Things To Know About Ohio State’s Upcoming Season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State’s spring practice in the books, here are some things to know about the upcoming season: ___ PASSING IS A PRIORITY The downfield passing game will be better. At least it should be. After the Clemson loss in the College Football Playoff,...

Ohio Butter-maker Sues Wisconsin Over Enforcement Of Law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 123-year-old dairy operation in Ohio has filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin, arguing that the state’s ban on the sale of ungraded butter unconstitutionally protects large Wisconsin-based dairies. Minerva Dairy filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S....

AP Explains: 4/20 grew from humble roots to pot high holiday

AP Photo/Richard Vogel SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather – at 4:20 p.m. – in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. This...

Christie: State takeover helps Atlantic City turn the corner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is taking a victory lap in Atlantic City, saying his hard-fought takeover of the struggling gambling resort is starting to pay off with projects like a new university campus and a major casino investment. But the national head...

Review: An uneasy mishmash, 'Unforgettable' is forgettable

True story: Right after the final line of “Unforgettable” was uttered, I felt a sudden stinging on the side of my face. Someone in a nearby row at the multiplex had thrown a roasted peanut toward the screen, in what I can only assume was frustration or scorn, and it...

Spoils for a champion: Patriots open season hosting Chiefs

One of the spoils of being champion: The New England Patriots will kick off the NFL season on Sept. 7 by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. New England earned that honor with its record comeback to beat Atlanta in the Super Bowl. Its opening opponent in a Thursday night game won the...