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George Orwell's son says his father's '1984' was 'prescient'

NEW YORK (AP) — The audience at the opening night on Broadway of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian fantasy “1984” will include a special guest – the author’s son. Richard Blair, whose father finished the book in 1949 when he...

Student Detained In N Korea Is Mourned At Hometown Funeral

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier’s loved ones shared stories about his...

Colbert goes to Russia, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Colbert is on a mission to Russia. The host of CBS’ “The Late Show” is on assignment there for a future broadcast, the network said Thursday. Colbert, whose steady political wisecracks have been accompanied by a rise in his...
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Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

AP Photo/Morry Gash MILWAUKEE (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday. Brendan...

560K Signatures Submitted Toward Ohio Victims’ Rights Effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused say they’ve delivered enough signatures to Ohio’s elections chief to make the fall ballot. About 306,000 of the 560,000...

The Latest: North Korea Detainee Mourned At Ohio Funeral

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the death of a U.S. college student who was held by North Korea (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Mourners have paid their respects to an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned...
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Family: Peter Tosh's son left in coma following jail beating

AP Photo/Mel Evans TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of the late reggae icon Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail. Jawara McIntosh has been hospitalized since suffering traumatic brain injuries in the...

Coal Company Sues HBO’s John Oliver For Defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy is suing HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast” last Sunday evening. Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” criticized the Trump administration’s...

Democrat Connie Pillich Proposes Public Health Care Buy-in

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democratic governor candidate in Ohio is laying out her vision for a buy-in option that makes government health care benefits available to the public. Former state Rep. Connie Pillich (PIHL’-ich) announced her “Medicaid-for-All” plan...

Mourners Gather For Funeral Of Student Detained In N Korea

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma. Otto Warmbier’s brother, sister and friends were scheduled to...