By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's state House approved a broad "stand your ground" measure on Wednesday that would grant gun owners wider latitude to use their weapons to defend themselves. If it eventually becomes law, Ohio would join at least 22 other U.S. states that have a version of the law, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The 2012 Florida shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, sparked a national debate over similar "stand your ground" laws. The Ohio bill's sponsor, Republican Representative Terry Johnson, said the measure could save lives.
Toyota’s hybrid technology faced considerable skepticism until the Prius was introduced in 1997 in Japan and in 2000 in the United States. Now that Toyota, the biggest carmaker in the world, is signaling its commitment to hydrogen fuel-cell technology, it hopes interest will follow.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Silicon Valley jurors failed to reach a decision Wednesday and will return for a third day of deliberations to determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.
Recent research from Johns Hopkins researcher Bob Balfanz has shed new light on the connection between chronic absenteeism and high-school dropout rates. Among his findings: sixth-graders who miss 20 or more days of class have just a 20-percent chance of graduating on time. Although chronic absentee
A European contribution to Native American ancestry could explain why many ancient Native American skulls, including that of the well-known Kennewick Man, look very different from those of the present-day population.