Ohio Renewable Energy Bill To Start 2-year Debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the heart of Ohio’s debate over renewable energy is a fundamental disagreement over two goals: reducing carbon emissions and lowering electricity bills. For average Ohioans, it may sound good to achieve both. But former Ohio utility regulator Ashley...

Paperbacks pioneer Oscar Dystel dies in NY at 101

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Dystel, a leader of the paperbacks market who transformed Bantam Books into a prolific powerhouse that released best-selling editions of “The Catcher in the Rye,” “Jaws,” Ragtime” and many others, died Wednesday at age...

Book review: ‘Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert,’ by John Drury

Ionce took a college course titled “Seventeenth-Century Metaphysical Poetry” and, like most young people, was bowled over by the poems of John Donne (1572-1631). They possess a fire and theatrical immediacy that leap from the page: “For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let...

Ohio Bill Would Block Parental Rights Of Rapists

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would let rape victims request that a court terminate or deny offenders’ parental rights over a child conceived as a result of an attack. The proposal was scheduled for an Ohio Senate vote on Wednesday. If it passes, it would go to the...
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‘The Nance’ set for movie screens and PBS

AP Photo/Joan Marcus NEW YORK (AP) — “The Nance” starring Nathan Lane has already been on Broadway. Now get ready for its appearance on movie screens and TV. A recording of Douglas Carter Beane’s play will be broadcast to more than 300 movie theaters in...

Judge Orders 2 ½-month Moratorium For Ohio Executions To Allow Arguments Over New Procedures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judge orders 2 ½-month moratorium for Ohio executions to allow arguments over new procedures.

Judges Orders Temporary Halt To Ohio Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a 2 1/2-month moratorium on executions in Ohio to allow time for arguments over the state’s new lethal injection procedures. The order delays executions scheduled for July and August while attorneys prepare filings about the...
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California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. Rodger, 22, went on a murderous rampage Friday, May 23, 2014, killing six before dying in a shootout with deputies, in the community of Isla Vista near the...
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Ukraine sees Russia as source of insurgent threat

Local people look at a burnt-out car following a shelling from Ukrainian government forces, in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. In Slovyansk, a city 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of Donetsk which has seen many clashes over the past few weeks, residential areas came...

Maine fines national anti-gay marriage group

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s ethics panel fined a national anti-gay marriage group more than $50,000 on Wednesday and ordered it to reveal the donors who backed its efforts to repeal the state’s gay marriage law. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics...