September 3, 2015

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Bush keeping Iraq troop levels mostly steady

Bush keeping Iraq troop levels mostly steady WASHINGTON — President Bush will keep roughly the same number of U.S. forces in Iraq through the end of the year and pull about 8,000 troops home by February, a drawdown that’s both slower and smaller than long anticipated. In a speech to be delivered today, Bush says Read More…

Group pushes to raise driving age

CHICAGO — Taking aim at a longstanding rite of passage for 16-year-olds, an influential auto safety group is calling on states to raise the age for getting a driver’s license to 17 or even 18. Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the auto insurance industry, acknowledged Read More…

Police: Mom kept dead toddler in trunk

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — The body of a toddler found in the trunk of his mother’s car may have been there for months as she drove around town, evaded questions about him and was even arrested, police said. The mother, Summer ManyWhiteHorses, was charged Monday with deliberate homicide. Authorities say the body of her 2-year-old Read More…

Patriots’ Brady out for season

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady will miss the entire NFL season with a left knee injury that will require surgery, leaving the New England Patriots without one of the game’s great quarterbacks, their Super Bowl hopes severely damaged. The 2007 NFL Most Valuable Player will be placed on injured reserve, the Patriots said Monday, Read More…

Life in prison for Ohio mom in microwave-baby case

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A mother who burned her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the chance for parole. China Arnold, 28, opted not to be in the courtroom when Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman announced her decision. The judge rejected a plea Read More…

Jury selection to begin in OJ Simpson robbery case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nearly a year after O.J. Simpson walked into a casino hotel room intent on reclaiming some sports memorabilia, lawyers in his robbery-kidnapping trial are finally set to begin picking a jury. What figures to be a lengthy jury selection is scheduled to start Monday morning in a Nevada court for the Read More…

Vermilion district makes deal

Teachers to vote on whether to OK proposed contract today Read More…

Chronicle names new managing editor

Julie Wallace has been chosen as The Chronicle-Telegram’s managing editor. Wallace She replaces Patti Ewald, who resigned to move to Florida to be with her husband, Greg. He retired from his job as a teacher in the Elyria Schools and took a job in St. Petersburg. Ewald’s final column appears today in Accent, but she Read More…

Cooey still seeking delay of Oct. 14 execution

COLUMBUS — An Ohio death row inmate arguing he is too fat to be humanely executed by injection has asked a federal judge to delay his execution. Richard Cooey is scheduled to die Oct. 14 for raping and killing two college students in 1986. Cooey Cooey said in a federal lawsuit filed in August that Read More…

Federal government takes over mortgage giants

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration’s seizure of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is potentially a $200 billion bet that it will help reverse a prolonged housing and credit crisis. The historic move announced Sunday won support from both presidential campaigns, but private analysts worried that it may not be enough to stabilize Read More…