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One-third of America's rivers have changed color since 1984

America's rivers are changing color — and people are behind many of the shifts, a new study said.
One-third of the tens of thousands of mile-long (two kilometer-long) river segments in the United States have noticeably shifted color in satellite images since 1984. That includes 11,629 miles (18,715 kilometers) that became ... (full story)


Ohio governor: Occupation of US Capitol an 'embarrassment'

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week called the occupation of the U.S. Capitol an "embarrassment" that runs counter to actions in a nation of laws. He was joined by several other state leaders in condemning the violence.
DeWine, a Republican, said the final step in the constitutional process of electin ... (full story)


Law against carrying gun while intoxicated ruled constitutional

he Ohio Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of a Clermont County man for holding a shotgun in his home while intoxicated.
A divided Supreme Court ruled that Ohio’s law prohibiting carrying or using a firearm “while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse” does not violate the Second Amendme ... (full story)


Time limit for medical malpractice cases prevents claims against spine surgeon

Patients claiming medical malpractice by a spine surgeon and Cincinnati-area hospitals waited too long to refile their cases when they attempted to move the cases from Butler County to Hamilton County, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
The Court’s 5-2 opinion written by Justice Judith L. French dismissed the cases of ... (full story)


San Francisco DA under fire after pedestrians killed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin took office as district attorney in San Francisco a year ago, part of a politically progressive wave of prosecutors committed to seeking restorative justice over mass incarceration.
But now the former deputy public defender and son of one-time Weathermen radicals is under fire for the dea ... (full story)