New Initiative Seeks To Boost Economy In Appalachia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region’s “vast” natural gas reserves for...

The Latest: State Says Ohio Execution Protocols Followed

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on execution of a condemned Ohio killer (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for Ohio’s prison system says the state followed proper security protocols when a lawyer witnessing an execution tried to leave the witness room. JoEllen...

Two hurt in I-75 crash near Cygnet

Two people were reportedly injured in a crash involving a semi-trailer on southbound Interstate 75 near mile marker 173, north of Cygnet. According to WTOL-TV, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says two people were transported to Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, and later taken...
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New Miss America is North Dakota's first winner of pageant

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The newly crowned Miss America said she hopes that being the pageant’s first winner from North Dakota helps draw attention to her home state. Cara Mund, 23, is preparing for a year of traveling throughout the country after...

The Latest: Lawyer Suggests Problems With Ohio Execution

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on execution of a condemned Ohio killer (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A federal public defender who witnessed the execution of a condemned Ohio killer of two says she thinks mistakes were made. Defense attorney Carol Wright tried unsuccessfully...
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Businesses far from the devastation can feel storm's impact

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren NEW YORK (AP) — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar’s fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn’t a priority right now – and may not be for a while – in the states amid the devastation left by...

Federal agencies ordered to stop using Kaspersky software

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. federal agencies are being told to stop using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about ties between company officials and the Kremlin and Russian spy operations. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke on...
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Target stocks up on staff, raising holiday hiring 40 percent

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar NEW YORK (AP) — Target is stocking its stores and warehouses with even more extra staff this holiday shopping season, hoping to win customers with easy-to-find goods and fast service. It’s hiring 100,000 people to work at its more than 1,800...

Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — Engine problems caused a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week that killed country music performer Troy Gentry and the pilot. That’s the finding of a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot...

Review: Jennifer Lawrence stuns in the audacious 'mother!'

Women give, men take and the Old Testament crashes into modern anxiety in director Darren Aronofsky’s “mother! ” It is an audacious, bold and fascinating fever dream of a film. It’s allegory for, well, everything (the environment, marriage, art,...