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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 28, 2022 14:54 PM EST

Toledo Blade. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Ohio is fat The fitness website Total Shape rates Ohio as out of shape in a nationwide health ranking. Ohio is ranked as the 45th healthiest state, or if you like to score high, the fifth unhealthiest location in the nation....

UK voters warm to new leader Sunak, but not to his party

Nov. 25, 2022 02:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rishi Sunak has been Britain’s prime minister for a month. In the tumultuous world of U.K. politics in 2022, that’s an achievement. Sunak, who took office a month ago Friday on Oct. 25, has steadied the nation after the brief term of predecessor Liz Truss....

France takes 1st step to add abortion right to constitution

Nov. 24, 2022 14:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament on Thursday adopted a bill to enshrine abortion rights in the country’s constitution, the first step in a lengthy and uncertain legislative battle prompted by the rollback of abortion rights in the United States. The...

Japan's prime minister sacks 3rd minister in a month

Nov. 20, 2022 22:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The internal affairs minister in Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government was forced into resigning over funding problems on Sunday, in a blow to the scandal-prone Cabinet that has already lost two ministers in one month. Minoru Terada has been under fire...

EXPLAINER: Islam's ban on alcohol and how it's applied

Nov. 20, 2022 13:06 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just two days before the World Cup opener, host nation Qatar banned the sale of beer at stadiums in a sudden U-turn that was criticized by some and welcomed by others. Qatari officials have long said they were eager to welcome soccer fans from around the world to...

Poll: Religious Americans less worried about climate change

Nov. 17, 2022 10:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Most adults in the United States – including a large majority of Christians and people who identify with other religions – consider the Earth sacred and believe God gave humans a duty to care for it. But highly religious Americans – those who pray daily,...

Trump seeks White House again amid GOP losses, legal probes

Nov. 16, 2022 00:03 AM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched his third campaign for the White House just one week after a disappointing midterm showing for Republicans, forcing the party to again decide whether to embrace a candidate whose refusal to accept defeat in 2020 sparked an...

Biden facing pressure to extend student loan payment pause

Nov. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days and weeks before the midterm election, President Joe Biden trumpeted his plan to cancel billions in student loans as he rallied young people to support Democrats. But now the entire initiative is in jeopardy because of legal challenges that could...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 15, 2022 15:35 PM EST

Anderson Herald Bulletin. November 11, 2022. Editorial: Decisions on solar farms require listening to public One of the nation’s largest solar farms is being considered in northwest Indiana. The 13,000-acre Mammoth Solar project, or the size of 9,849 football fields,...

Senate won for Democrats, 'It's the year of Chuck Schumer'

Nov. 15, 2022 09:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was eating Peking duck at a Chinese restaurant with family and friends on Manhattan’s West side on Saturday evening when an aide called with urgent news: Democrats would win Nevada’s Senate seat and keep their majority. ...