Columbus City Council earlier this week rejected a plan to ask voters to permit the use of casino tax revenue to fund council and mayoral campaigns, sending the issue to the Franklin County Board of Elections for review.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is universally admired but there was a time when he was caught up in controversy. Steve Inskeep talks to Bill Keller, a columnist for The New York Times, about Mandela's controversial past.
Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 8:23 am
A large tract of America can expect "a major icing event," the National Weather Service says, predicting snow and ice in an area that includes at least eight states from Texas to the Ohio Valley. The winter storm has already hit Western towns; some will endure lows far below zero this weekend, forecasters say.
Millions of people could be affected by the snow, freezing rain and ice, which is expected to make travel hazardous and cause power outages. Crews in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and elsewhere are already busy trying to clear roads of dangerous ice.
The former St. Francis DeSales High School choir director has been indicted on charges related to accusations he solicited sex and nude photos from teenage boys in exchange for positions in the state fair's choir.