New Bulgarian president takes oath of office

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s new president, Rumen Radev, took his oath of office Thursday, preparing the way for him to formally take over the post from Rosen Plevneliev on Sunday. Radev, who is the country’s fifth democratically elected president, was...

Music Review: Run The Jewels packs a smart punch on 'RTJ3'

There’s a lot fire behind Run The Jewels and their latest album, “Run The Jewels 3.” They’re longtime hip-hop practitioners on a current come-up, riding a crest of notoriety as much for their infectious, two-headed rap attack as for their outspoken...

Spain: Rapper gets 1-yr sentence for tweets praising terror

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced a rapper musician to a year in prison for exalting terrorism and humiliating terrorism victims in Twitter messages. In the tweets posted between 2013 and 2014, Cesar Montana Lehmann, 52, of the Def Con Dos rock band,...

Megabus Halts Service In Columbus Due To Unprofitability

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A popular intercity express bus service known for cheap fares that could drop as low as $1 has ceased service in Ohio’s capital city due to the unprofitability of the route. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) Megabus is pulling out of Columbus, with the...

Fatal Police Shootings On The Rise This Decade In Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new analysis shows that the number of fatal shootings involving Cincinnati police officers since 2010 is on the rise in comparison to the previous decade. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s investigation ( ) found that the average rate per year of police-involved...

Ohio Man Laughs Off Life Sentence For Murdering Woman

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — “So…” was the only word an Akron man offered to the judge after being sentenced to a term of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2014 murder of a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Falls woman. Forty-six-year-old Jeffrey...

Addictive post: Police say men advertised heroin on Facebook

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say four men who advertised heroin for sale on Facebook have been convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs in Atlanta. U.S. Attorney John Horn said Atlanta police received a tip that Bernard “Big Pat” Stokley was advertising...

So… this is January??!?

Milepost 1158 No picture today.  Hopefully that comes later as it is January 17 and the thermometer reads 58° outside!  Believe it or not but Mrs. M. and I are headed out to go train watching.  Every once in a while, I like to catch some winter trains but that...

Feds: Refugee From Yugoslavia Hid Service In War Crime Unit

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a man who served in a military unit engaged in war crimes in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s has been charged in federal court in Ohio for not disclosing that on immigration documents. Fifty-nine-year-old Ilija Josipovic, of Akron, is charged...
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S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflicted

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The family smartphones? An assortment of Samsung Galaxies. The flat-screen TV that illuminates the living room? A Samsung SUHD, with the brand name sparkling on the nameplate. The maker of the digital toilet seat? You guessed...