Presidential contender Donald Trump’s cryptic set of plans targeting Muslim Americans has been widely derided as the worst idea following the terrorist attacks in Paris. The unanimous call on the Republican side to reject all Syrian refugees (or possibly worse, to only let in the Christians) is surely the second worst.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A student has not been shot in a New York City school over the past 13 years, an era when school shootings across the United States have become sadly commonplace. But there is a growing cry to rid the city's schools of metal detectors, the very tool some observers credit with keeping them safe.
Some parent g ... (full story)
NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers.
The Indian governmen ... (full story)
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Safety will pay a veteran employee almost twice her annual salary to settle a lawsuit that alleged persistent sexual harassment and groping at agency headquarters, and that a supervisor ignored pleas for help and instead retaliated, according to court documents and interviews ... (full story)
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Omi Rahman Pial has changed homes five times in the last three months. He hasn't seen his young daughter in weeks and is afraid to be seen on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital and home to several grisly killings of secular bloggers like him.
"I am a refugee in my own country," he ... (full story)
College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil.
Protests have been rare during the college athletes’ eight-decades and counting campaign for a bigger piece of the pie &mdas ... (full story)
HOUSTON (AP) — Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life.
The Houston Texans running back knew he needed help but was reluctant to seek it because of the stigma surrounding mental health issues. He overcame that fear, sought therapy and it changed his life.
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CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — The closer you get to Cambridge Springs High School football practice, the louder the cheers get.
"He's going all the way!" one coach yells after a receiver leaps above a defender, snatching the pigskin above a cornerback's head and sprinting to the end zone. The player is greeted by ... (full story)
A recent opinion released by the 8th District Court of Appeals found that a Cleveland man was properly found guilty and sentenced on a felonious assault charge after he knowingly and purposely tried to run over a woman in a Home Depot parking lot.
The opinion affirmed the conviction of Ronald Takacs, who was found guilty of the a ... (full story)
A Senate bill that would create the Volunteer Peace Officers’ Dependents Fund to provide death benefits to survivors of volunteer peace officers killed in the line of duty and disability benefits to disabled volunteer peace officers has made it to the Ohio House.
Senate Bill 11, sponsored by Sens. John Eklund, R-Chardon, an ... (full story)
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A fungus has been identified as the cause of a mysterious ailment that has been infecting some snake species in the eastern United States, threatening some isolated snake populations such as the timber rattlesnakes found in western Vermont.
Knowing for sure the cause of what has become known as snake ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether an exchange of emails by members of a central Ohio school board violated the state open meetings law.
At issue is an October 2012 letter to the editor published with input from four members of the Olentangy school board in response to an editorial that criticized ... (full story)
CINCINNATI (AP) — The estate of a motorist who was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati policeman after a traffic stop will be managed by the driver's 18-year-old daughter, who was appointed to that role by a judge last week.
The decision would allow the parties to proceed with a possible claim and settlement over the ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio transportation agency is expected to use nearly $7 million in federal money to upgrade technology of rural transit agencies and increase broadband Internet access in areas with insufficient service.
More than 30 rural transit service areas will receive upgrades under the Transit Tech Ohio project, Th ... (full story)
Sol Messinger was just 7 when he stood with his father at the rail of the ocean liner St. Louis and stared into the gathering darkness. But nearly eight decades later, Messinger still recalls the lights of Miami glittering off the bow, so near to him and more than 900 fellow Jewish refugees aboard, yet beyond their reach.
Today, ... (full story)