2 Ohio Universities Locked Down Amid Reports Of Gunfire

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — Two universities in Ohio were placed on lockdown Monday night following reports of an armed robbery and gunfire. Central State University says one female student was wounded. She was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition. It’s unclear if...

Tight budgets could complicate Sessions' vow to fight crime

AP Photo/Eric Risberg WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime, and police chiefs are ready with their wish-lists. More technology to trace guns after shootings. More...

African governments learn to block the internet, but at cost

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The mysterious Facebook blogger kept dishing up alleged government secrets. One day it was a shadowy faction looting cash from Uganda’s presidential palace with impunity. The next was a claim that the president was suffering from a debilitating...

Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia's coast, officials say

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012. The Aris 13 on Monday reported being approached by two skiffs,...
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AP Explains: CBO's independent views can rankle lawmakers

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office is a scorekeeper suddenly in the spotlight. Monday’s estimate of the House GOP’s health care measure gave ammunition to Democratic critics of the law, predicting that 14 million...

What the budget analysts say about GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican bill to replace major portions of Barack Obama’s health care law would leave 24 million additional people uninsured over the next decade, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office. A look at what the CBO said Monday...

New Ohio Appeals Process Used To Seek Denied Public Records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly three dozen appeals by Ohioans contesting denials of public records requests have been accepted by the state’s Court of Claims since its new appeals process went into effect. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2n2jlUY) reports that among the...

Amazon Plans Pop-up Store On Ohio State Campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amazon plans to open a storefront in Columbus near the Ohio State University campus where students can pick up books and other items they’ve ordered online. The Seattle-based online retailer has submitted applications for construction and signage to...

City says drugmaker knowingly let pills flood black market

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. Mayor Ray Stephanson...

Few clues on how a Justice Gorsuch would vote on immigration

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite If Neil Gorsuch wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, he could cast the deciding vote on President Donald Trump’s travel ban against immigrants from certain countries. But it’s far from certain how he would vote. According to an...