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Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Parental behavior threatens high school sports The Canton Repository Sept. 15 Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, "I'm done. I've had enough of parents."? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level...

Demonstrators line up over Confederate monument in NC county

Sep. 14, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police officers and barricades were in place as people for and against the removal of a Confederate monument in a North Carolina county stood on opposite sides of the street. Media outlets report there were demonstrations on Saturday near the Chatham County Courthouse, where the...

Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation

Sep. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that all crew members on the boat Conception were asleep when the...

Crew was asleep when fatal boat fire ignited, officials say

Sep. 12, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California scuba dive boat was operating in violation of Coast Guard regulations when crew members were sleeping and a pre-dawn fire killed 34 people, leaving grieving families wondering if a required night watchman could have saved their loved ones. Thursday brought a disclosure from...

New Mexico moving to crack down on unpaid wage claims

Sep. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A popular New Mexico restaurant was the first business to be targeted Thursday in a state and local push to enforce wage laws. Officials said they were suing Hacienda Del Rio and its owners over allegations that the Albuquerque eatery violated state law and city ordinances. The...

Pennsylvania high court asked to throw out death penalty

Sep. 11, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was asked Wednesday to outlaw the death penalty because of what critics call the cruel and arbitrary way it's applied to poor and black defendants. More than half of the 441 death sentences handed down since the death penalty was reinstated in the late...

Colorado rail company seeks to dismiss wildfire lawsuit

Sep. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado railroad company has filed a motion to dismiss a $25 million lawsuit blaming it for starting the sixth largest wildfire in the state's history. The Durango Herald reported Tuesday that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad claims there is no federal statute that...

The Latest: Pennsylvania court asked to toss death penalty

Sep. 11, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considering to end the death penalty (all times local): 12:05 p.m.: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is being asked to outlaw the death penalty because of what critics call the cruel way it's applied to black and poor defendants. Opponents in...

Anti-abuse advocate, NY ethics body spar over billboards

Sep. 10, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Kat Sullivan wanted to get the attention of New York state officials when she took out ads on billboards criticizing the state's molestation laws. What she didn't expect was the scrutiny of state ethics officials. They concluded the billboards amounted to lobbying and threatened...

Authorities hope to interview previous scuba boat passengers

Sep. 9, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly scuba diving boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California plan to interview previous patrons of the boat company to determine what kind of safety information they were provided during trips, a law...