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Court Won’t Rehear Case On Ohio Exotic Animals Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for seven animal owners in Ohio says they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused to rehear the owners’ challenge to the state’s law on dangerous, wild animals. The owners sued the state over the...

Democrats Outraise GOP Incumbents In 2 Ohio Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats have outraised incumbent Republicans in two statewide races this period, as Ohio’s GOP Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) built on his fundraising lead over Democratic opponent Ed FitzGerald. Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show...

Ohio Woman Gets Prison Time In Forced-labor Case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 22-year-old Dezerah Silsby of Ashland to...
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‘Zero Motivation,’ ‘Point and Shoot’ top Tribeca

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — A film about a self-documenting man amid the Libyan revolution and a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. Awards handed out Thursday at the New York festival were led by best narrative feature...
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Postal workers’ unions protest Staples program

AP Photo/David Goldman CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. Rallies were planned at...
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Postal workers’ unions protest Staples program

AP Photo/David Goldman CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. Rallies were planned at...

Gerson: The strange tension between theology and science

In the late 1920s, astronomer Edwin Hubble established that the light we detect from galaxies is shifted toward the redder colors of the spectrum, indicating that they are moving away from us at enormous speeds. And the farther away galaxies are, the faster they are fleeing....

Krauthammer: Finally getting it right on affirmative action

Every once in a while a great, conflicted country gets an insoluble problem exactly right. Such is the Supreme Court’s ruling this week on affirmative action. It upheld a Michigan referendum prohibiting the state from discriminating either for or against any citizen on the...

Robinson: The court stacks the deck against minorities

Affirmative action has opened doors for disadvantaged minorities and made this a fairer, more equal society. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts apparently wants no more of that. This week’s big ruling — upholding a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans...

On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Terry O’Sullivan is general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union — the Laborers’ International Union of North America — suggested that the Obama...