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Ohio's nuclear plants could get financial rescue from state

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In a last-ditch attempt to give a financial lifeline to Ohio's two nuclear plants, lawmakers announced a plan Friday that would add a surcharge to every electric bill in the state.
Backers of the plan said it would generate $300 million each year for clean energy production, but they also think it should ... (full story)


Single-payer health insurance is in the cards

Dear Mr. Berko: I strongly object to "Medicare for everyone." Can you explain to me how it makes economic sense? -- C.L., Jonesboro, Akansas
Dear C.L.: "Medicare for all," snappy shorthand for a single-payer health care system, may be a huge plank in the Democratic Party's platform, and it's not a fantasy for ... (full story)


Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday

Artist reflects on Strawberry Shortcake's 40-year birthday

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Strawberry Shortcake — the character, not the dessert — is 40.
Unveiled in 1979, Strawberry Shortcake has a local connection.
Artist Muriel Fahrion, who created Strawberry Shortcake, is an Ohio transplant who has lived in Tulsa for three years.
"I always thought what I did was insi ... (full story)


Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out

Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out

LONDON (AP) — Elly Wright can't sleep through the night.
The Dutch native, who has lived in Britain for 51 years, keeps thinking about the black boots of Nazi soldiers marching by her basement window as they brought Jews to a nearby camp in her homeland. The flashbacks have been triggered by Britain's heated debate over lea ... (full story)


The humble Hupmobile lends support in start of NFL

The humble Hupmobile lends support in start of NFL

So there they were, 15 men ready to launch the 10 charter teams of the National Football League in 1920. They gathered in Ralph Hay's car showroom in Canton, Ohio , and got down to business.
Except for one problem: There weren't enough chairs for everyone.
A few of the future owners of NFL franchises instead sat on the running ... (full story)