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Federal agency OKs gas pipeline project fought by residents

By Mark Gillispie The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of a high-pressure pipeline that will carry natural gas from the shale fields of Appalachia, across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, a decision likely to be a ...

Issue 2 debate

By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com Voting on Nov. 8? You may have some homework to do. The ballot in Ohio will include Issue 2, a proposal to compel the Ohio government to negotiate prescription drug purchase prices that match those paid by the Veterans ...

Food truck Friday

Several local residents turn out for the monthly Food Truck Friday at the corner of Greene and Second streets in Marietta . The event is hosted by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce.Food trucks participating include Lisa’s Sweet Stop, Smokin’ Ash BBQ, The Busy Bee and Cissy’s Kitchen.

Symbols draw tourists to Stone Mountain

By Kate Brumback The Associated Press STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.— The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ride ...

If you love her, tell her and see what happens

From Creator’s Syndicate Dear Annie: I've got three little words caught in my throat. I can't decide whether or not to tell my girlfriend I love her. We've been dating for three months. She's one of the kindest people I've ever met. She's beautiful. She makes me laugh. I have never felt so ...

Daytime Dial

By Lynda Hirsch ''THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL'': Unable to handle the guilt that is accompanying the lie, Caroline goes to Bill about wanting to come clean to Thomas. Eric calls Sheila with the news about his marriage and advises her about her future. Following her conversation with Eric, ...

Best sellers

By The Associated Press Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. The Escapists, Team17 Software Ltd 4. Human Anatomy Atlas 2018 - Com...,Visible Body 5. Plague Inc.,Ndemic Creations 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Bloons TD 5,Ninja ...

Gas prices rise, flights stall as Harvey looms

By David Koenig AP Business Writer DALLAS — Refinery operators along the Texas Gulf Coast are hunkering down for Hurricane Harvey, while motorists far from the storm's path are also feeling the effects as gasoline prices rise. Nearly one-third of the nation's refining capacity sits in ...

GOP discord bad news for raising debt ceiling

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted. The president's ...

Sweeping sanctions on Venezuela

By The Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, dramatically ratcheting up tensions between the two countries and making it harder for embattled President Nicolas Maduro to raise badly needed cash to prevent ...

Appalachian living comes at a horrible cost in shorter lives

By Adam Beam The Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. — The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a study released Thursday. The ...

Mass. woman cashes in $758M Powerball winner

By The Associated Press BOSTON — A single winning ticket has been sold for the massive Powerball $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night's drawing. The winning ticket was sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Here are some details about the game and the giant prize: WINNING NUMBERS The ...

An open letter about racism to President Trump

Dear Mr. President, After your initial remarks addressing the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, I wrote that you were correct. I agreed with you, and honest scrutiny of the facts of what occurred there that day bear out, that bigotry and violence were on display on "many ...

Kushner’s Mideast peace push met with skepticism

By Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press RAMALLAH, West Bank —Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jumpstart moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Mideast envoy faces growing skepticism on the Palestinian ...

Navy IDs dead, missing from the USS John McCain

By Jeff Karoub The Associated Press The U.S. Navy on Thursday released names of one sailor who died and nine others who were missing after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. Divers recovered the remains of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, ...

Peace talks ahead for Trump, McConnell?

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an ...

Trump: A presidency under siege

WASHINGTON -- The departure of Steve Bannon as President Trump's chief strategist has opened a can of worms regarding his continued influence on the direction of national policy, and Trump's grip on his own administration. Shortly after the press learned that Bannon was leaving the White ...

Charlottesville covers Confederate statues in black

By The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally. The work began around 1 p.m. in ...

Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls

By David Crary AP National Writer NEW YORK— Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs while disparaging the Girl Scouts' operations. "I formally ...

Ohio mayors seek emergency response site for opioid crisis

By Julie Carr Smyth AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS — An organization representing Ohio big-city mayors is urging Gov. John Kasich to establish a dedicated emergency operations center to coordinate the state's response to the opioid crisis and appointment of an opioid czar. In a ...