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#MeToo Movement Looms Over Cosby Jury Selection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The #MeToo movement will be looming over the proceedings when jury selection gets underway Monday in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial. But experts say that could cut both ways for the comedian. It could make some potential jurors more hostile toward him and others ...

Execs Dish Out Advice to Zuckerberg

NEW YORK (AP) — As Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress over Facebook’s privacy fiasco, public-relations experts who have prepped CEOs before have plenty of advice on handling the hot seat. Among them: Appear sympathetic and be ready for a beating. Take responsibility. ...

Midwest Energy Project Faces Stiff Crosswinds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Stymied by state regulators, a renewable energy company seeking to build one of the nation’s longest power lines across a large swath of the Midwest has turned to a prominent politician in an attempt to revive its $2.3 billion project. Former Missouri Gov. Jay ...

Pope Calls For Peace In Easter Message

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria” and extending to Israel, where 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border two days before ...

Hearts Ache, Anger Surges After Fire

KEMEROVO, Russia (AP) — Trapped inside a movie theater at a burning shopping center, 11-year-old Vika Pochankina made a panicked phone call to her aunt. “I’m suffocating. Tell Mama that I loved her,” the girl said. Yevgenia Pochankina told her niece to cover her nose with her clothes ...

China Slaps Tariffs On U.S. Goods

BEIJING (AP) — China said it’s rolling out new tariffs on meat, fruit and other products from the United States as retaliation against taxes approved by U.S. President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum. The Chinese finance ministry said in a statement that the new tariffs begin ...

Teens Begin March in Honor of King

DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) — Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, a tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his ...

Pope Francis Baptizes Nigerian Migrant-Hero

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed in the face of the injustices around them as he baptized eight adults, including a Nigerian beggar who became a hero in Italy for having disarmed a thief with his bare hands. In an Easter Vigil homily, ...

Criticism of Trump Over ‘Stormy’ Is Not Shameful

“Shaming,” the modern if tedious trend of shaming the shamer for criticizing anyone, has rendered us incapable of making rational judgments or speaking freely. If this seems too strong an indictment, consider that “the porn star and the president,” a pairing made necessary by ...

Pats on the Back:

∫ To ERB Electric and Bridgeport Equipment & Tool Sales and Rental for donating about $125,000 worth of tractors to schools in Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Belmont counties. ERB Operations Manager Justin Klempa explained the companies wanted to thank area residents for their support over ...

Changing Constitution Requires Amendments

Let me say it up front: I don’t think we should repeal the Second Amendment. But I applaud retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for arguing that we should. In case you missed it, Stevens penned an essay for The New York Times in which he argued that District of Columbia v. ...

Nanny State Gets Sharp Bite

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth to have a despotic pediatric dentist. Parents who decide, for whatever reason, that they don’t like their children’s oral care provider should be forewarned. Empowered by government “mandatory reporter” laws, dental offices are now using their ...

DNR Agreement Can Mean You Won’t Recover

Patients, beware. When you’re admitted to a hospital, you’re routinely encouraged to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order, also known as a DNR. Don’t assume it will be applied only in extreme circumstances. New research shows having those three letters on your chart could put you on course to ...

Pro-Abortion Cinderella A Sick Idea From the Left

Childhood is an innocent, precious few years every kid should enjoy free of politics. Yet last week, a Planned Parenthood branch in Pennsylvania tweeted the following: “We need a disney princess who’s had an abortion. We need a disney princess who’s pro-choice. We need a disney princess ...

Protesters There Because ‘We Love Children’

At some point during last weekend’s March for Our Lives in Columbus, Ohio, I walked behind two young girls wearing star-spangled blue capes. The one with the ponytail kept looking around at the crowd of thousands, as if she couldn’t believe her eyes. The other girl marched face-forward, ...

Lawmakers’ Duty Is Not To Bow to Public Opinion

In one of the most closely watched 2018 congressional campaigns, avidly followed nationally as a potential predictor of November’s midterm elections by both increasingly apprehensive Republicans and guardedly optimistic Democrats, there was only one candidates debate, sponsored by the League ...

Keeping the Perils of ‘Social Media’ Activity in Mind

Facebook Folly With the Facebook social media network under scrutiny for allegedly selling users’ personal information to those running 2016 political campaigns, this may be a good time to remember the definition of “social media.” It seems some in society now try to live a virtual ...

The Readers Say

Substitute Teachers Did Lose Money in Pay Editor, News-Register I must take issue with an incorrect assertion that Mike Myer made in a Saturday column about the recent teachers’ strike. He stated that “county-level officials ensured (that) not a single teacher lost a dime in ...

Tesla Says Car in Fatal Crash Was on Autopilot

NEW YORK (AP) — The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle, Tesla confirmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering ...

Funeral Held Saturday For NYC Firefighter Who Died in Iraq

NEW YORK (AP) — An Air Force master sergeant and New York City firefighter who had faced bloodshed in Iraq and Afghanistan and hurricanes in Texas and the Caribbean needed to go where the action was, whether it was wrestling with his two giggling daughters or forcing his way into a burning ...