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Ohio Supreme Court upholds death penalty constitutionality

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the state’s three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued juries and not judges should impose death sentences. The court ruled against the contention by lawyers for a convicted killer that the 1981 law is unconstitutional because judges, not juries, [...]

By | 2018-04-19T15:34:25+00:00 Friday, April 20, 2018|

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines as restaurants forgo cash

NEW YORK (AP) — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don’t fumble for bills or coins, and employees don’t make change. Since around New Year’s, the Mexican food chain has been cashless. “For the vast majority of customers, there’s no reaction at all; they’re already paying with their cards. [...]

By | 2018-04-19T15:34:03+00:00 Friday, April 20, 2018|

Despite policy changes, American tourists continue to travel to Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro’s time in office has seen dramatic changes in Americans’ ability to travel to Cuba, with a dramatic opening under U.S. President Barack Obama, then a partial reduction under President Donald Trump. Before former President Barack Obama launched detente with Cuba in December 2014, most Americans without family ties to Cuba [...]

By | 2018-04-19T15:33:24+00:00 Friday, April 20, 2018|

Free food for thought: Campus food pantries proliferate

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Free food pantries are becoming nearly as common as the campus bookstore at a growing number of colleges. More than 570 campus food pantries nationwide are registered with the College and University Food Bank Alliance, which formed in 2012 and helps colleges set up food pantries and other hunger programs. New York [...]

By | 2018-04-19T15:32:43+00:00 Friday, April 20, 2018|

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other states that have legalized some [...]

By | 2018-04-20T11:33:51+00:00 Thursday, April 19, 2018|