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Rising N. Korea gas prices put pinch on traffic in capital

Rising N. Korea gas prices put pinch on traffic in capital

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang drivers are feeling some pain at the pump as rising gas prices put a pinch on what has been major traffic growth over the past few years — and that might not be good news for the isolated country's shifting domestic economy.
An Associated Press review shows that after staying fl ... (full story)


Conservative lawmakers drive backlash against LGBT rights

Conservative lawmakers drive backlash against LGBT rights

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Year after year, South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright has watched as gays won more rights through legislation and the courts. And as he sees proposals elsewhere in the U.S. aimed at allowing transgender people to use the bathroom that conforms to their identity, he says plenty of people feel just like he does.< ... (full story)


State


Yvette McGee Brown receives OSBA Women Lawyers’ Award

COLUMBUS––Yvette McGee Brown of Gahanna has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Nettie Cronise Lutes Award. McGee Brown received the award last week during the OSBA’s All-Ohio Legal Forum in Cincinnati.
The Nettie Cronise Lutes Award, named for the first woman to ... (full story)


Ohio Society of CPAs honored with diversity award

Each month, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted profiles a different industry or profession for its role in driving a more positive business climate in Ohio, and this month’s profession is accounting.
April’s campaign, “By the Numbers ... How CPAs Drive Business,” recognizes the work CPAs do to help compani ... (full story)


Bill would raise age that foster children age-out

Members of the state Senate Finance Committee got their first look at a House measure that extends the age to 21 for young adults in foster care and adoption assistance programs and remain eligible to receive federal benefits as a consequence.
Rep. Dorothy Pelanda, R-Marysville, one of the sponsors of the amended House Bill 50 to ... (full story)


Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh."
Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University last Wednesday, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump h ... (full story)


Kasich PAC's web ads target delegates with vision of victory

Kasich PAC's web ads target delegates with vision of victory

COLUMBUS (AP) — A super PAC backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich took its case for his presidential nomination directly to delegates last week in an unusual web ad.
New Day for America's 60-second spot, entitled "Convention," features footage of confetti falling on Kasich that makes it appear as if he has already won the ... (full story)


AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.
Instead, the 16-year-old spends most d ... (full story)