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Michigan joblessness ties US rate for 1st time in 15 years

May 20, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's unemployment rate has fallen again, pulling even with the national rate for the first time in 15 years, the state announced Wednesday. more »»

Boy found in basement: I liked results of intense exercise

May 20, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A defense lawyer attacked the credibility of a 13-year-old boy who couldn't be found for 11 days last summer, repeatedly questioning on Wednesday why he failed to emerge from his... more »»

31-state deal should make credit report errors easier to fix

May 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information... more »»

What you need to know about the Takata air bag recall

May 20, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A recall of air bags made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. now has the dubious distinction of being the largest in U.S. history.

The number of vehicles in the U.. more »»

Michigan prison food worker accused of soliciting assault

May 20, 2015

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a food service worker at a prison in Michigan's Upper Peninsula tried to get an inmate to help orchestrate the assault of another inmate. more »»

Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. more »»

Rosa Parks family reflects on items at Library of Congress

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of civil rights activist Rosa Parks viewed some of her personal memorabilia for the first time Wednesday, and expressed relief that her belongings finally have a safe... more »»

Michigan governor expands program for young lawbreakers

May 20, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills that will raise the age limit and make other changes to a program aimed at offering a second chance to young criminal offenders. more »»

Michigan Senate OKs e-cigarette ban for minors after veto

May 20, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers on Wednesday again moved to ban minors from using electronic cigarettes despite Gov. more »»

Family of Rosa Parks reflect on items at Library of Congress

May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of civil rights activist Rosa Parks is thankful her memorabilia and personal items finally have a safe home.

The items are on loan to the Library of Congress. more »»

Snyder, lawmakers close to deal on budget framework

May 20, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers are close to agreeing on a framework for Michigan's next budget that includes spending more on road improvements. more »»

Crews at Fermi 2 nuclear plant deal with sewer line leak

May 20, 2015

FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — DTE Energy Co. says crews at Fermi 2 nuclear power plant have dealt with a sewer line leak near an administrative building. more »»

Detroit to lease vacant lots amid efforts to fight blight

May 20, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit plans to allow residents to lease vacant lots to help cut down on blighted properties.

The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep. more »»

Man drunk while riding 4-wheel scooter can't dodge charges

May 20, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has reinstated charges against a man who admits he was drunk while riding a four-wheel electric scooter that can go only 4 mph. more »»

Commissioner faces charge stemming from blight cleanup work

May 20, 2015

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Bay City commissioner who says he was trying to clean up the yard of a blighted home now is facing a misdemeanor charge.

The Bay City Times reports (http://bit. more »»



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