An Ohio House committee has approved legislation outlining new regulations on exotic animal ownership, paving the way for a full House vote on the measure.
The Senate passed the bill last month. The Columbus Dispatch reports a House panel made several changes before approving it in a 17-4 vote late Wednesday.
The bill now includes more monkeys on the list of creatures that would have to be registered. It also says the authority to expand the list of restricted species would go to the Legislature instead of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
A federal court in Akron is set to consider scheduling matters for five men charged with plotting to bomb a northeast Ohio bridge.
The court scheduled the Thursday status conference and said it also would consider whether the case should be tried in Akron or Cleveland. The highway bridge named as the target of the alleged bomb plot sits in between those cities, near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The suspects are described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists. They have pleaded not guilty.
Mitchell Zuckoff was conducting research for a book project when he stumbled upon a compelling headline from a Chicago newspaper. The dateline was 1945. Zuckoff was so astonished by this newspaper story that he read that day that he dropped everything and began working on what became another book instead; "Lost in Shangri-La: a True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II."