MI Law Allowing Closure of Under-Performing Schools Faces Repeal
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A key senator is proposing to repeal Michigan's school-turnaround law and to overhaul a system that potentially could lead to the closure of academically failing schools.
Florida Airport Shooter Facing Life or Death Legal Journey
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A legal journey that could mean life or death for the suspect in the Florida airport mass shooting has begun with appointment of a public defender to represent the Iraq war veteran.
Fraser Residents Evacuated Due to Sinkhole Allowed to Return Home
FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Most residents evacuated following last month's collapse of a massive sewage line that caused a football field-sized sinkhole in suburban Detroit have been allowed home.
AAA Michigan: Statewide Average Gas Prices Rise 15 Cents
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 15 cents per gallon in the past week.
Trump Tweets Predictable Response to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is firing back at Meryl Streep, who made the Republican a big topic of her speech accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
U of M’s Academic Medical Center Renamed ‘Michigan Medicine’
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan's academic medical center is changing its name as part of an effort to better reflect its mission of patient care, education and research.
Ventura Loses $1.8M Verdict in ‘American Sniper’ Defamation Case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
Stabenow Opposes Betsy DeVos for Education Department Head
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow says she will vote against Betsy DeVos as the next head of the U.S. Education Department.
Detroit Girl Dies in Car After Having Tonsils Removed
DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old Detroit girl who had her tonsils removed says she died just three hours after leaving a hospital.
Investigators: Driver Going Too Fast Blamed for Fatal Pileup in Fowlerville
FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Investigators say a driver traveling too fast for conditions on snow-slickened Interstate 96 in Michigan caused a December pileup that left three people dead.