• Poll: Most say Trump making NKorea situation worse

    By Matthew Pennington and Emily Swanson
    Wire Service Correspondents
    WASHINGTON (AP) – North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump’s war of words with the isolated nation’s leader is making the situation worse. Less than 1 in 10 thinks Trump’s comments are making it better.
    Those are the findings of a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, as tensions between th
  • NBC News president defends losing Weinstein story

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News defended itself Wednesday after questions were raised about whether it had fumbled an explosive story about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults that network contributor Ronan Farrow broke instead in The New Yorker magazine.
    It was the same day NBC came under withering attack from President Donald Trump for a story the network DID report, about whether the president sought in a summer meeting to greatly increase the nation’s nuclea
  • Airbnb Campaigns to Increase Diversity on Its Platform

    By Freddie Allen Wire Service Correspondent
    (NNPA) – Airbnb, the housing marketplace that connects travelers with hosts in 65,000 cities and 191 countries worldwide, is now on a mission to increase awareness about the company’s economic benefits in communities of color.
    It’s part of an ongoing effort to increase diversity and eliminate discrimination on the platform that launched during the Great Recession.
    In 2015, the company came under fire when Harvard researchers repo
  • Senators bewildered by Equifax contract with IRS after hack

    By Kevin FrekingWire Service Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress expressed bewilderment Wednesday that credit reporting company Equifax, under siege after a data breach affecting more than 145 million people, has received a $7.25 million contract with the IRS to validate the identity of taxpayers communicating with the agency on the telephone or through its website.
    The contract was the source of consternation in House and Senate hearings. Leaders of the Senate Finance Comm
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  • Miles of Algae Covering Lake Erie

    A large algae bloom overtook the western basin of Lake Erie last week, alarming residents and local officials.
  • At least 50 killed as gunman opens fire at Las Vegas concert

    By Sally Ho andRegina Garcia Cano
    Wire Service Correspondents
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200 as tens of thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
    Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunda
  • Trump/GOP tax plan short on details

    By Marcy Gordon and Andrew TaylorWire Service Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Promising big tax cuts and a booming economy, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the first major revamp of the nation’s tax code in a generation Wednesday – a sweeping, $5 trillion plan that would deeply cut levies for corporations, simplify everyone’s brackets and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.
    Trump declared repeatedly the plan would pro
  • Otto Warmbier: The Coroner’s Report

    In the full text of the pathology report, the coroner's office in Hamilton County, Ohio, described the cause of death for Mr. Warmbier, a university student who was detained in North Korea.
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  • ‘Nothing! nothing!!’ — Aid and attention lag in hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

    By Ben Fox and Danica CotoWire Service Correspondents
    MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) – Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive in the tropical heat.
    Valentin and her husband say they have not seen anyone from the P
  • Bias Against Hiring African-Americans Hasn’t Budged

    Help Wanted signs still aren’t meant for Blacks.At least the sign is gone. (Photo courtesy of Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarnewsToday.com)(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Rates of discrimination against African Americans in field experiments of hiring did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind.
    “It is often suggested that prejudice and discrimination are fading out over time through a gradual process of liberalizatio
  • Kids, Adult-Kids Fun Weekend in Miami!

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  • City of Columbus — Sewer Maintenance Worker – EXAM

    City of Columbus – Division of Sewers and Drains
    Sewer Maintenance Worker – EXAM
    The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sewer Maintenance Worker. To apply, you must first take the open competitive examination. Applications must be submitted to the Civil Service Commission by applying on-line at www.csc.columbus.gov by 09/19/2017. Applicant Tracking is now managed by NEOGOV. If you do not already have a profile in NEOGO
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  • UK police make ‘significant’ arrest in London subway blast

    By Gregory Katz
    Wire Service Correspondent
    LONDON (AP) – British police made a “significant” arrest in the urgent manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway blast that injured more than two dozen people, authorities said Saturday.
    Police said that an 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent police in the port of Dover on the English Channel. He is being questioned under the Terrorism Act. Dover is a major ferry port for travel between Britain and France.
    “We have made
  • NNPA issues call to support people in Texas impacted by flood

    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) today issued an urgent national call for support for all people who are being impacted by the devastating flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Texas especially now in Houston.  
    We have learned that one our NNPA member publishers, Sonny Messiah-Jiles, publisher of the Houston Defender, and her family were rescued yesterday by boat from their home as a result of rising flood waters in Houston.  We are attempting to get an update on s
  • Navy Identifies 10 Sailors Killed or Missing After Collision Off Singapore

    The 10 sailors are believed to have perished after the destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker collided.
  • 10 Who Served at Sea: The Sailors Who Went Missing in the Navy Collision

    Details emerged of the 10 sailors who were missing after a collision between the destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker.
  • Corporate chiefs dumps Trump; then he disbands WH advisory panels

    Ken Frazier, CEO MerckBy Darlene Superville and Julie Bykowicz
    Wire Service Correspondent
    NEW YORK (AP) – With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished their White House business councils on Wednesday – the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    In a face-saving effort, he tweeted from Trump Tower in New York: “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Cou
  • On a Mission

    By Columbs Post
    The Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, at 888 Parsons Avenue in Columbus, OH has a monthly block party when the weather allows, but last Friday, kids were treated to school supply/backpack give-away. Churches from central Ohio and as far as North Carolina joined the local mission to help kids do crafts, play games have some good eats.
     For more information about the programs and services at Stowe Mission of Central Ohio, visit www.stowemission.org or call +1 (614) 445-84
  • AP interview: Devos says she should have decried racism more

    By Maria Danilovaand Carole FeldmanWire Service Correspondents
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation’s historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in the past “there were no choices” for African-Americans in higher education.
    “When I talked about it being a pioneer in choice it was because I acknowledge that racism was rampant
  • All-Stars Shine at Leadership Conference in D.C.

    TOLEDO – Earlier this month, After-School All-Stars held their annual All-Star University, a week-long leadership conference in Washington D.C. for rising 8th grade students. Three Ohio students were selected to join this year’s Youth Advisory Board at the conference.
    Olivia (Toledo), Azariah (Columbus) and Brandon (Cleveland) joined other ASAS students from across the country. Throughout the week, they participated in leadership workshops, gave feedback and guidance about current AS
  • Partners in Voter Suppression

    The Trump Justice Department takes the wrong side and backs Ohio’s efforts to purge voters from the rolls.
  • Justice Dept. Backs Ohio’s Effort to Purge Infrequent Voters From Rolls

    The position is a reversal from the federal government’s stance under the Obama administration.
  • Happy birthday Medicaid from the millions who love and need you

    By Julianne MalveauxGuest Columnist
    Columbus Post
    “It was a generation ago that Harry Truman said, and I quote him: ‘Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and to enjoy good health. Millions do not now have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. And the time has now arrived for action to help them attain that opportunity and to help them get that protection.’ . . . The need for this action is plain; and it is
  • Seanetta Carson wins competition at Miami’s Lyric Theater

    Seanetta CarsonBy Columbus Post Staff
    (MIAMI) — The current Urban Edition’s New Artist Seanetta Carson won in an Apollo-style competition on Friday night in Miami, FL. She now moves on to compete in the finals. Carson is currently featured on the front page of the Columbus Post National Edition, urbanedition.net  and on YouTube.
    The Columbus Post, Urban Edition and urbanedition.net are properties of Freedom Media Group of Ohio, Inc.
  • Film Review: Detroit

    John Boyega stars in the film “Detroit.” (Annapurna Pictures)By Dwight BrownWire Service Correspondent
    (NNPA) — “Detroit” tells a story of racial injustice and police brutality, based on fact, which is easy enough to believe and has parallels with today’s problems with police criminality and impunity. But since this important subject is not new, what is the point of the film? What are we learning that is unique? What actionable knowledge are we getting from a
  • No charges in inmate’s death; family says guards beat him up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they won’t bring criminal charges in the death of a prison inmate whose family alleges he was beaten and thrown down stairs by guards known as the Beat Up Squad.
    The family of inmate Samuel Harrell had alleged in a lawsuit he died in April 2015 after being assaulted by guards at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of New York City.
    Prosecutors said in a joint release that they were closing
  • In Rwanda vote, ‘people knew the winner a long time ago’

    President Paul Kagame (left) and Philippe MpayimanaBy Rodney Muhumuzaand Ignatius SsuunaWire Service Correspondents
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — In the eyes of some voters Philippe Mpayimana, a fresh-faced former journalist who is running for president of Rwanda, is just a clown. Otherwise, they ask, why would he be running against longtime President Paul Kagame?Some of Mpayimana’s campaign venues are nearly empty of people, underscoring a widespread belief among Rwandans that Friday’
  • Justice Department Promises To Go After Government Leaks

    By Eric Tucker
    Wire Service Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump.
    The nation’s top law enforcement official cited no current investigations in which disclosures of information had jeopardized the country, but said the number of criminal leak probes had more than tripled in th
  • On the Front Lines of Ohio’s Heroin Crisis: Playwrights

    New plays are portraying and exploring opioid addiction, using the theater industry’s response to the AIDS epidemic as a model.
  • Free Lunch at the Library

    Children who get free lunches during the school year often go hungry in the summer. Libraries are helping to fill the gap.
  • GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

    By Steve Peoples andThomas BeaumontWire Service Correspondents
    NEW YORK (AP) – Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law – or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections.
    The Senate’s failure this past week to pass repeal legislation has outraged the Republican base and triggered a new wave of fear
  • Honoring U. S. Greatness: Statue of Banking Pioneer Maggie L. Walker Unveiled in Richmond, Va.

    By Saraya Wintersmith
    Wire Service Correspondent
    (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Richmond residents and officials rejoiced Saturday morning as the long-awaited statue of hometown hero Maggie Lena Walker was unveiled. With a strong tug by Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney, sculptor Antonio “Toby” Mendez of Maryland and Mrs. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter Liza Mickens, off flew a black drape covering the 10-foot bronze statue.
    The figure of Mrs. Walker and the accomplishments and c
  • Penn Station as a Dining Destination? Yes, Really

    While most commuters try to spend little time in the train terminal, others rave about the food from afar. Penn Station East Coast Subs is a sandwich chain, but it’s not in New York.
  • Ohio Carries Out Its First Execution Since 2014

    The execution of Ronald Phillips was the first in Ohio since the state changed its methods after an inmate took an unusually long time to die in 2014.
  • ‘People Love You’: For Trump, a Welcome Escape From the Capital

    The president escaped Washington in search of more appreciative audiences and found that he still enjoys campaign-style rallies.
  • Police: Notorious jewel thief arrested at Walmart

    By Kate Brumback
    Wire Service Correspondent
    ATLANTA (AP) — A notorious jewel thief with an illicit career spanning six decades has been caught stealing again, but she wasn’t after sparkly gems this time, police near Atlanta say.
    Doris Payne, 86, was arrested at a Walmart store around 5 p.m. Monday and charged with shoplifting $86.22 worth of merchandise, according to a report from Chamblee police. The charge is a misdemeanor.
    Payne was the subject of a 2013 documentary film, “T
  • Facebook fighting court order over law enforcement access

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is fighting a court order that blocks the social media giant from letting users know when law enforcement investigators ask to search their online information, particularly their political affiliations and comments.
    Major technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in the case, which resembles legal challenges throughout the country from technology companies that oppose how the government seeks access to internet data in emails or social
  • Detroit at crossroads 50 years after riots devastated city

    By Corey Williams
    Wire Service Correspondent
    DETROIT (AP) — Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive heat, awakening to see a sky that glowed unnaturally.
    Azerine Jones is a retired baker. But in 1967 she was the 12-year-old daughter of a barber who watched his business go up in smoke.
    Girard Townsend is 66 now, living in a seniors building near the Detroit waterfront. But a half century ago, he was just a k
  • Health plan’s fall brings dread for ‘Obamacare’ recipients

    By James Anderson and
    Carla K. Johnson
    Wire Service Correspondents
    DENVER (AP) — One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams.
    They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And while Republicans in Congress failed this week to craft a new health care plan, they did succeed in shaking the confidence of those who rely on the
  • Ralph Regula, Long-Serving Ohio Congressman, Dies at 92

    Mr. Regula, who served 18 terms in the House of Representatives, played a key role in creating the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
  • Italy uses Imams in prisons to deter extremism among inmates

    By Frances D’emilio
    Wire Service Correspondent
    TERNI, Italy (AP) – Italy’s plan to reduce the risk of a jihadi-inspired attack is pinned in small part on El Hacmi Mimoun, an imam who bikes to the prison here every week and exhorts Muslim inmates not to stray from life’s “right path” or hate people who aren’t Muslim.
    Seven inmates – three Moroccans, three Tunisians and a Somali – left their cells at Terni Penitentiary on an early summer day to
  • A university in Oregon will use balloons to track eclipse

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University in Oregon will launch four high-altitude balloons equipped with GPS tracking systems and 360-degree video cameras during the upcoming solar eclipse.
    The university said Wednesday that the balloons will allow anyone to watch a live stream online as the moon’s shadow darkens a large swath of Oregon on Aug. 21.
    One balloon will be a part of a larger live streaming project funded by NASA that involves 55 college and school teams throughout
  • Mayweather-McGregor promo tour gets off to frenzied start

    By Greg Beacham
    Wire Service Correspondent
    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached into a backpack and held out a $100 million check for the crowd of 11,000 fight fans to see.
    “Let me show you what a $100 million fighter looks like,” he said.
    Conor McGregor interrupted from his stool behind the podium: “That’s to the tax man.”
    Mayweather replied: “You’re right. I’m the IRS, and I’m going to tax your ass.”
    The undefeated bo
  • 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

    2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport TouringBy Frank S. WashingtonContributing Columnist
    Columbus Post
    DETROIT – You usually don’t equate sportiness with a continuously variable transmission. It’s like trying to mix oil and water. The two just don’t go together smoothly.
    But that is not necessarily so with the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Touring Sport. The four cylinder car certainly did have a CVT but it also had a little spunk.
    First of all the five-door hatchback was aggres
  • Gov. Kasich’s backing a mixed blessing for GOP’s Mary Taylor

    By Dake Kang andJulie Carr Smyth
    Wire Service Correspondent
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s lieutenant governor enters the 2018 race for the state’s top job with the promised backing of Gov. John Kasich.
    Whether the endorsement of a leading detractor of President Donald Trump helps or hurts Republican Mary Taylor in her bid to lead the battleground state is unclear.
    Taylor on Friday pledged to build on the accomplishments of the Kasich administration – righting the economy, reduc
  • Opioid prescribing is falling in the us, but not everywhere

    By Mike Stobbe
    Wire Service Correspondent
    NEW YORK (AP) — Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, a report released last week finds.
    The amount of opioids prescribed fell 18 percent between 2010 and 2015. But researchers found local differences, with opioid prescribing six times higher in some counties than others.
    Rates vary “as much from place to place as the weath
  • House conservatives wary of emerging senate health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican efforts to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law hit a new complication on Wednesday: Wary House conservatives who insist that the bill satisfy their goals of low-premium insurance policies with bare-bones coverage.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planned to unveil a revised bill repealing much of the 2010 statute on Thursday despite no visible signs that leaders have rounded up enough GOP support to win its passage. McConnell&rsquo
  • Senate Judiciary Committee plans to question Trump campaign chairman

    By Chad Day and Eric Tucker
    Wire Service Correspondents
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to question the former chairman of the Trump campaign and will subpoena him if necessary, the panel’s Republican chairman said Wednesday.
    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he and the committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, have agreed to try to bring Paul Manafort before the panel for questioning about the government’s enforcement of a law requir
  • Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story

    By Dwight BrownWire Service Correspondent
    (NNPA) — The job of a good documentary is to probe, uncover and get answers to tough questions. The job of a promotional reel is to exalt its subject. This non-fiction film lays squarely in-between. On some levels it’s revealing. On others, it has as much depth as an 8” x 10” glossy.
    Bad Boy Records, which started in 1993 and is still run by Sean Combs aka ‘Puffy,’ aka ‘P. Diddy,’ had a sterling roster of h
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Ends Talks to Sell Itself

    The retailer said it would instead focus on executing its business plan as a stand-alone company.

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