Hiatt: Is there change President Obama can believe in?

It’s a relatively small thing, really, a fix to the calculation of cost-of-living benefits that would have helped save Social Security. But President Obama’s decision to drop the reform from his proposed budget hints at a bigger question: What does he believe in...

Editorial: How to deal with sugar

THERE’S HARDLY an ingredient in that candy bar you just unwrapped that the government didn’t have a strong, distorting hand in producing — the peanuts, the sugar, the milk, to name a few. U.S. sugar companies, for example, benefit from a series of overlapping trade...

Editorial: D.C. public-safety employees’ misconduct too often goes unpunished

A REPORT DETAILING the failure to help an elderly man who suffered a heart attack outside a D.C. fire station has recommended disciplinary action against the firefighters who turned their backs and the emergency dispatchers who bungled the 911 call. Good that the city...

Cellphone, wiretaps led to legendary drug lord

In this image released by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is photographed against a wall after his arrest in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan, Mexico. An operation through the western Mexican state...

Ohio Amusement Park Opens Gates For Charity Event

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — More than 300 people braved winds and cold temperatures for a children’s charity event at the Cedar Point amusement park in northern Ohio. Cedar Point gave participants a behind-the-scenes view of the park at the Winter Chill Out event on Saturday....

Iconic Pendulum Still Swings At Columbus Museum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shiny metal balls swing hypnotically from museum ceilings worldwide, knocking over tiny objects arranged in a circle on the floor. These Foucault pendulums elegantly demonstrate that Earth is spinning. They are named for French physicist Jean Foucault, who...

Details emerge about arrest of legendary drug lord

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Saturday, that Guzman, the head of MexicoÃŒs Sinaloa Cartel, was captured...

Unarmed Ohio Man Shot In Chest Files Lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) — An unarmed man who says he had his hands in the air when a Cleveland police officer shot him in the chest over a traffic violation last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in the matter Greg Love of Maple Heights and two others involved in the June 23...

Kiss Says It Won’t Play At Rock HOF Induction

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Kiss won’t rock and roll all night — or at any point during the day, either — when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The 40-year-old band is unable to agree on which lineup should perform during the April 10 ceremony...

Governors: ‘Obamacare’ here to stay

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker uses a cell phone to illustrate a point about health care plans during a special session on jobs in America during the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Wisconsin Gov. Scott...