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President Barack Obama will set the course for drawing down the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Wednesday, when he is expected to announce plans to bring roughly 10,000 American troops home in less than a year.
related Critics line up to assail calls to privatize Ohio lottery, expand into racetrack slot machines COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A chorus of critics is rising up against plans by Ohio Republicans to privatize day-to-day operations of the state lottery and expand its reach into slots-like video lottery terminals at horse tracks.
File Photo COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says football coach Jim Tressel has resigned as the NCAA investigates the Buckeyes for possible rules violations. related Tressel speaks in Morrow County, apologizes again March 16, 2011 The university announced the resignation Monday. Tressel says in a statement that he met with university officials and agreed… Read more »
The Plain Writing Act says that federal agencies must stop using bureaucratic language and start writing plainly in all new or substantially revised documents produced for the public.
Cajun-country towns in the path of Mississippi River floodwaters are all but deserted as residents heed warnings to seek higher ground after a major floodgate was opened.
The United States reached its $14.3 trillion limit on federal borrowing Monday, leaving Congress 11 weeks to raise the threshold or risk a financial panic or another recession.
Obama: US operation killed al-Qaida head bin Laden; US in possession of body Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was slain in his luxury hideout in Pakistan early Monday in a firefight with U.S. forces, ending a manhunt that spanned a frustrating decade…. Read more »
With gas prices $4 and above in Mount Vernon, here is some information from our archives and the Associated Press 2008 Gas prices continue to soar John McBride of Mount Vernon found himself facing $3.45 when he pulled into Speedway to refill his gas tank on Tuesday. He said he is retired and relies on… Read more »
An interactive looking at the 25th and final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour, with 3D diagram of the shuttle, profiles of the STS-134 crew, and a timeline of space flight history.
With gas prices above $4 in some states, Americans are canceling spring break plans and rethinking summer vacation, and some tourist destinations are offering gas vouchers of as much as $50 to talk people out of giving up and staying home.