Oh, the weather outside is balmy in the Northeast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Northerners accustomed to cozying up to a roaring Yuletide fire in a bulky sweater with a mug of hot chocolate may have to open the windows on Christmas.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press Writer

Special court helps Ohio veterans in trouble

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Ellison walked to the front of the courtroom, waved a stack of wrinkled papers that proved he hadn't missed his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and Veterans Affairs counseling sessions, and looked up at Judge Ted Barrows.

  • Written by HOLLY ZACHARIAH, The Columbus Dispatch