Kasich announces new office to help legal immigrants


Kasich announces new office to help legal immigrants

COLUMBUS

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced the creation of an office and advisory committee aimed at helping legal immigrants successfully integrate in the state.

The Republican governor says the Office of Opportunities for New Americans and the 12-person New Americans Advisory Committee will help break down state government barriers to finding jobs.

The governor’s initiative includes a website to help connect new immigrants with state programs. Ohio has about 500,000 legal immigrants.

700-year-old live oak splits, knocks hole in woman’s house

D’IBERVILLE, Miss.

A massive live oak tree that stood for seven centuries has split, sending around four tons of wood toppling onto a family home in Mississippi.

The Sun Herald reports no one at Barbara Taylor’s home was injured Friday, although the house itself now features a gaping hole. Taylor’s friend James McKinley told the newspaper that local arborists verified the tree’s age.

He says the costs to repair the damage to Taylor’s home are still being determined.

Trump submits financial disclosure

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump has submitted his annual financial disclosure to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, and it is expected to be released publicly in the coming days.

Trump’s disclosure, which includes all of 2017 and part of 2018, is being closely watched to see whether he will disclose the $130,000 paid to porn star Stormy Daniels on his behalf by his attorney Michael Cohen.

Ethics experts say that if that money isn’t disclosed, Trump could be in violation of ethics laws for failing to disclose a reportable item, a violation for which others have been prosecuted.

Trump visits Melania

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital Tuesday as she continues to recover from a kidney procedure.

Trump said earlier Tuesday that the first lady is “doing really well” and that he expected her back at the White House before the end of the week. He arrived by helicopter at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington on Tuesday afternoon and stayed for about 90 minutes before returning to the White House.

Researchers uncover dirty jokes in diary of Anne Frank

AMSTERDAM

Researchers using digital technology deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank’s diary that she had pasted over with brown masking paper, discovering four naughty jokes and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution.

“Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile,” said Frank van Vree, director of the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. “The ‘dirty’ jokes are classics among growing children. They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl.”

Anne, age 13 at the time, wrote the two pages Sept. 28, 1942, less than three months after she, her family and another Jewish family went into hiding from the Nazis in a secret annex behind a canal-side house in Amsterdam.

Later on, possibly fearing prying eyes or no longer liking what she had written, she covered them over with brown paper with an adhesive backing like a postage stamp, and their content remained a tantalizing mystery for decades.

Associated Press

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