The Newark Advocate Licking Memorial Hospital is struggling to retain independence, to provide on-site services in Newark and Heath, as one in eight hospitals in Ohio have or will join a larger hospital system.

The Columbus Dispatch Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Jeremiah Ross Howard, Jr., who is suspected of having shot 16-year-old Isaiah “Zay” Jones on the Far East Side of Columbus on July 15.

Politico The suspension of non-essential services by the federal government has entered its second week as lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue finger-pointing and inactivity.

Al Jazeera The Department of Defense confirmed Sunday that early on Saturday an elite Delta Force team captured Anas al-Liby, suspected of orchestrating the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

BBC The Gambia, a nation on the western coast of Africa, announced its withdrawal from the Commonwealth of Nations on Thursday, calling the Commonwealth, an international association of former British colonies, a “neo-colonial institution.”