News
6:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Lanes open, investigation continues on I-75 overpass collapse

The morning after the collapse, crews began working to pull a semi away from the fallen overpass.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

  

Read more
Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

How come? Kathy Wollard has the answers

The answers to many of life's little mysteries, by Kathy Wollard.
Provided

  

Read more
Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

We look at the connection between healthy lifestyles and cancer

  

Read more
Transportation
10:23 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Southbound I-75 is now open

Southbound 75 is now open. Stains from spilled fuel and other liquids still remain near the center of the roadway.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports I-75 has reopened following Monday night's collapse.

The eastbound 74 ramp to southbound 75 is also open. 

Crews spent all Tuesday cleaning up after several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the interstate. One construction worker was killed and a truck driver was injured.

Inspectors were to have inspected the southbound lanes to ensure they were still safe for drivers.

Read more
News
6:18 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Iranian entrepreneurs are 'dreaming of the doors opening' to the West

A woman makes a purchase at a store in Tehran. 

 

Raheb Homavandi/Reuters

Iranians will be listening especially carefully to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday — listening for signs that relief is coming from crippling international economic sanctions.

"These sanctions are affecting everybody," says a Tehran businessman who uses the pseudonym "Bezhad." He's especially concerned about sanctions on pharmaceuticals; his diabetic father was unable to get his usual insulin supply thanks to the restrictions.

Read more
News
6:14 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Immigrants will be in the spotlight during Obama's speech

Akiko Antoinette Aspillaga, in the black coat, is an undocumented Filipino immigrant. She 's one of the many young immigrants in the US who was eager about Obama's immigration plan, but wants full rights in the US, rather than temporary relief.

Karen Ng

It will be Ana Zamora’s first trip to Washington. Tonight, along with a US contractor recently released from Cuba, and an audience of veteran politicians, the 21-year-old Dallas resident will take a seat and see President Barack Obama's State of the Union address live as a special guest. She will also represent key executive actions recently issued by the president to advance his goals on immigration.

Read more
News
6:07 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Why one economist thinks Obama's tax plan on the rich is too little, too late

The Swiss mountain resort of Davos  where world political and buisness leaders are attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) to discuss the state of the world's economies and the problem of growing economic inequality.

 

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

President Barack Obana's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy may be too little, too late, says one economist.

"It's a very sensible, sort of low-hanging fruit kind of thing to do, but it's a very minor thing, like putting a Band-Aid on a huge gaping wound, '' says Jayati Ghosh of Nehru University in New Delhi.

Ghosh suggests other measures, such as putting a dent in tax evasion — or increases in inheritance or capital gains taxes. Then government could expand health services, education, basic nutrition, she says.

Read more
News
6:00 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

There are few hopes for Middle East peace at this year's State of the Union

Members and supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah commander Mohamad Issa, known as Abu Issa, carry his coffin during his funeral in Arab-Salim in south Lebanon on January 20, 2015. He was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria on January 18.

Ali Hashisho/Reuters

During last year's State of the Union, President Barack Obama spoke of an "independent state for Palestinians, and lasting peace and security for the State of Israel."

Since then, Middle East peace talks have broken down and the continued spread of ISIS has countries across the region on high alert. And after striking Hezbollah targets inside Syria on Sunday, Israel is braced for possible retaliation by the Shiite militant group.

Read more
Cincinnati Zoo
5:21 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

All lion cubs born at Cincinnati Zoo are female

3 female lion cubs
provided

The Cincinnati Zoo has announced the three lion cubs born in November are all female.  A release says the cubs got their first check up today.  The zoo now wants to name the cubs and is asking for suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, using  #CZBGLionCubs.

Read more
News
5:03 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Despite US efforts, ISIS will remain a threat for a long while to come

A man in a Tokyo electronics store watches a news program about an ISIS video purporting to show two Japanese captives on January 20, 2015.

Toru Hanai/Reuters

ISIS threatened the government of Japan on Tuesday. It demanded $200 million in ransom money, or else the extremist group would execute two Japanese men it is holding as hostages. As we know from previous videos, showing the execution of four American and British men held captive by ISIS, this is no idle threat.

Read more

Pages