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Wintry system moving into northern Indiana

The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in effect through Friday afternoon for the five counties in northern Indiana that border Michigan.

FILE - In this July 13, 2015, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks with Joshua Bowman, right, and Joe Shean during a visit at RP Abrasives in Rochester, N.H. Kasich is declaring his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on July 21. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Ohio House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

A giraffe at the Giraffe Centre in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, in Kenya Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Statuesque giraffes, overlooked because they seem to be everywhere, are now vulnerable to disappearing off the face of the Earth according to biologists who create the world's extinction watch list, at a biodiversity meeting in Mexico Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Khaled Kazziha)

Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

The giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of least concern.