Child marriage is still legal in the US

(THE CONVERSATION) The recent outrage over Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore allegedly targeting teenage girls for sex has elicited reports that some evangelical churches actually encourage teenage girls to date older men.

  • Written by Nicholas Syrett , University of Kansas

Spurned medical marijuana applicant pushes new pot issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A high-profile proponent of marijuana legalization who was spurned as an applicant for a medical marijuana grower's license announced plans on Monday for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Michigan panel urges temporary shutdown of Mackinac pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government safety panel on Monday urged the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until their operator can finish inspections and repair coating gaps, after some members expressed concerns over a recent deal between the state and Enbridge Inc.

  • Written by By DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press

2 females accuse 'safe ride' taxi driver of sex assault

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Police say the driver who ran the "Sherman's Safe Ride" taxi service for students at Ohio's Miami University is accused of sexually assaulting two female students in his vehicle.