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Poll: 6-In-10 Disapprove Of Trump's Declaration Of A National Emergency
A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the majority of Americans oppose the president's national emergency declaration, don't believe there is an emergency and believe Trump's misusing his power.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Supreme Court Bench After Lung Cancer Surgery
The justice has been recovering at home since late December. She missed January's oral-argument days but participated in those 11 cases based on written briefs and transcripts of the arguments.
Democrats Used To Talk About 'Criminal Immigrants,' So What Changed The Party?
The Democratic Party is largely unified around the value of immigrants and against President Trump's policies, far from labor concerns and the party's law and order agenda of the 1990's.
Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance
A criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people seal or expunge their criminal record.
W.Va. Teachers Go On Strike Over State Education Bill
Educators oppose charter schools and a new voucher system. The strike comes a year after the last walkout sparked similar strikes across the U.S.
'Grandfather Of Climate Science' Wallace Broecker Dies At 87
Broecker was an early advocate for reducing fossil fuels to avoid the disruptive effects of climate change and brought the term "global warming" into the mainstream.
European Leaders Reluctant To Meet Trump's Demands To Take Back Captive ISIS Fighters
They say there's rarely enough evidence to prosecute. "The U.S. does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go," Trump tweeted.
16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration
A coalition led by California has sued the Trump administration over its plan to divert billions of dollars to border wall construction.
Trump Warns Venezuela's Maduro Supporters: 'You Will Lose Everything'
The U.S. president urged military leaders to stop blocking food aid from entering the country, and said those who refuse to accept the opposition leader "will find no safe harbor ... no way out."
Queen And Lambert To Rock The Oscars
a biopic about Queen's late frontman Freddie Mercury, is up for five awards. Two surviving band members will play at Sunday's ceremony, joined by Adam Lambert singing lead.
Facebook Has Behaved Like 'Digital Gangsters,' U.K. Parliament Report Says
"The age of inadequate self-regulation must come to an end," says Damian Collins, chair of the committee behind the report, which is often scathing on Facebook's practices and corporate conduct.
In Arkansas, Thousands Of People Have Lost Medicaid Coverage Over New Work Rule
The state now requires many of its Medicaid beneficiaries to work, go to school or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance. But more than 18,000 have come off the rolls.
Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers
Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.
Graham Vows To Investigate 'Administrative Coup' In FBI, Justice Department
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CBS and NPR that officials had discussed invoking the 25th Amendment, a procedure which takes power away from the president.
The History Of American Imperialism, From Bloody Conquest To Bird Poop
Historian Daniel Immerwahr shares surprising stories of U.S. territorial expansion, including how the desire for bird guano compelled the seizure of remote islands. His book is
How to Hide an Empire.
7 Lawmakers Quit U.K. Labour Party Over Alleged Anti-Semitism And Brexit Approach
The seven politicians said that persisting anti-Semitism and leader Jeremy Corbyn's "complicit" role in Brexit led to their resignations. They say the party "has changed beyond recognition."
Can You Guess The Meaning Of These Humanitarian Icons?
They're used in infographics, maps, charts and signs to help make crisis-related information easier to understand. See if you can understand what they convey.
Tiny Homes For Homeless Get The Go-Ahead In The Wake of California's Worst Wildfire
California's deadliest wildfire worsened an already bad housing crisis in rural Butte County. But the fire has jump-started a local effort to build a tiny home community for area homeless.
Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner Finishes Prison Term
The New York congressman was sentenced to 21 months after he sent an explicit photo of himself to a 15-year-old girl.
Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer
Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.
Michigan Attorney General joins suit to block president's border wall emergency declaration
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel calls President Trump’s emergency declaration for a southern border wall a “publicity stunt”. That’s why she’s...
They say their son needs to be in a psychiatric hospital. He went to jail instead.
A danger to themselves or others. That’s the threshold set by Michigan law to put someone in a psychiatric hospital. But many families with autistic...
Dingell and Upton appeal for bipartisan cooperation at policy forum
Two U.S. Representatives from Michigan made an appeal for more cooperation between political parties at a forum hosted by the Gerald R. Ford School of...
Stateside: New cyberbulling law; kids not getting mental health help; what “business-friendly” means
Today on Stateside , Michigan's new cyberbullying law goes into effect next month, but will it actually make kids safer from online harassment? Plus, a...
Study: More than 40,000 Michigan teens and kids don't get needed mental health treatment
Tens of thousands of children in Michigan aren't getting the mental health treatment that they need, according to a recent report published in JAMA...
Protesters demand action from Congress to stop Trump emergency declaration
Activists gathered in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ferndale to protest President Trump's national emergency declaration. Following months of...
Battle Creek commissioners to vote on bid to replace lead pipes
The city of Battle Creek could be the latest in Michigan to move forward on replacing water pipes that contain lead. City Commissioners are scheduled to...
Nessel to give first public briefing on three major open cases
Attorney General Dana Nessel is scheduled to give her first public briefing on three major state cases this week. Nessel said she’ll be joined by...
Pres. Trump weighing potential auto industry tariffs
Michigan’s auto industry is bracing for potential tariffs on imported auto parts. The U.S. Commerce Department delivered a report on Sunday to the White...
Congress may be asked to allow longer twin tractor-trailers on the road
Big rigs on Michigan roads may soon be getting longer and heavier. Congress will soon be taking up legislation regulating the nation’s roadways....
Michigan, 15 other states sue Trump over national emergency declaration, border wall
California, Michigan and 14 other states sued Trump Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to free up funding for his border wall.
Woman, 3 children found shot dead in Kent County home
The sheriff told reporters a murder-suicide was a possibility, but investigators are keeping an open mind as they proceed.
Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million
A powerful storm will roar across the country over the next 2-3 days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.
Detroit Tigers observations: Miguel Cabrera, 'full squad' are back
During the Detroit Tigers’ first formal full-squad spring training workout, the biggest observation was that Miguel Cabrera was there.
Alabama newspaper editor calls for Klan return to 'clean out D.C.'
Goodloe Sutton, the longtime editor of the Democrat-Reporter newspaper, called for lynchings in a phone call with the Montgomery Advertiser.
Best moments from Detroit Tigers first full-team workout in spring training
The Detroit Tigers held their first full-team workout in Lakeland, Fla. We captured the scene at Tiger Town, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.
Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building, safety manager says
Elston Stephenson, safety manager at Grand Canyon National Park, says thousands were unknowingly exposed to unsafe radiation for nearly two decades.
Draymond Green crushed proposal to girlfriend Hazel Renee
Draymond Green got engaged to Hazel Renee in January in the most Draymond Green way possible
40th annual Free Press Oscar Derby: Pick the winners for chance at $1,000
Oscar prognosticators, test your prediction skills for a chance to win big money. We're giving away $1,400 in prizes, including a $1,000 grand prize.
Michigan State basketball's Nick Ward: 'I'm a quick healer, so I'll be back'
Michigan State's Nick Ward discussed his left hand surgery, and the junior forward remains hopeful he will return this season
Michigan football's spring game set for April 13
Michigan football's annual spring game set for April 13. Last year, the game was cancelled due to weather.
He's back! Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera takes batting practice in spring training
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera takes batting practice during spring training on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Lakeland, Florida.
Michigan seeks volunteers to count wolves Up North
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public's help locating wolves in the northern Lower Peninsula from Feb. 19 to March 15.
Michigan State's Ryan Miller sets record for most U.S.-born goalie wins
It was the 375th victory for Ryan Miller, the two-time CCHA MVP at Michigan State, breaking a tie with John Vanbiesbrouck.
GM to invest millions in a Lansing-area factory as it idles others
General Motors said Monday it will invest $36 million in its Lansing Delta Township plant for product upgrades.
Video: Man tries to get items out of truck as it sinks into Lake Huron
Bystanders had to coax the man back to safety as the truck was sinking on Lake Huron.
Super snow moon in Michigan: Here's how to watch
Folks across the U.S. could catch see a Super Snow Moon on Monday night and Tuesday morning — but cloudy skies in Michigan may hamper the view.
Detroit police officer's racially insensitive Snapchat video: What's next
Chief James Craig presented an update about the investigation after protesters stood outside of the department's headquarters.
Detroit Lions should take a chance on Antonio Brown
The Detroit Lions likely won't trade for Antonio Brown, but why not? Shawn Windsor thinks GM Bob Quinn should take a shot.
Eric Church shows his love for Detroit at Little Caesars Arena shows
The country singer-songwriter performed Eminem and Bob Seger songs, plus a medley of Motown classics.
Mel Kiper: Detroit Lions to use first-round NFL draft pick on ... a TE?
Detroit Lions fans and observers may be more intrigued with Kiper's prediction for the eighth overall pick in April's draft.
Rashida Tlaib: Don't let Marathon violate Detroit's environmental rules
Marathon Petroleum wants a waiver from a law that requires pet coke to be stored and processed under a roof.
Michigan State's Nick Ward has surgery on hand; no timetable to return
Michigan State basketball Tom Izzo updated the status of star big man Nick Ward on Monday.
Dogs rescued from South Korea meat farm headed to Michigan animal shelter
The dogs were being raised on farms to be sold as pets and slaughtered for food, according to a global animal protection organization.
'Star Trek' icon George Takei will beam into 2019 Motor City Comic Con
George Takei, who made TV history as Sulu on "Star Trek" and is now a vocal activist for social justice, will appear at Motor City Comic Con.
Michigan State basketball rises, Michigan falls in new AP Top 25 poll
On Sunday, Michigan basketball hosts Michigan State basketball in the first of two regular season matchups.
Owner of Madison Heights plating firm shut down by MDEQ faces prison
Electro-Plating Services had thousands of containers filled with highly poisonous chemicals illegally stored at Madison Heights plant, officials say.
Detroit Red Wings' Anthony Mantha challenged to fight, gains respect
Anthony Mantha didn't have much choice. The Detroit Red Wings right wing wasn't eager to fight, considering his hand.
Detroit Lions likely won't use franchise tag, but may get burned by it
Several pass rushers who could interest the Lions - Jadeveon Clowney, Dee Ford and Demarcus Lawrence - are expected to get tagged.
Here's why Detroit Red Wings have best chance at our next championship
The Red Wings' pedigree gives them the best chance at winning the next title among Detroit's four pro teams.
GM to invest $36M at Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant
Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant will get a $36 million investment, but General Motors is not yet giving details about future products for the plant.
Greetings from the U.P., where winter is just a state of mind
As cold, ice and seemingly endless snow days drag on in Lansing, Yoopers explain how to cope with long, cold winters in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Lansing area residents protest Trump's declaration of a national emergency
Several Lansing groups protested Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund the building of a border wall at the Mexico border.
Kids dress like they're 100 years old on 100th day of school
Kids dress like they're 100 years old on 100th day of school and collect hundreds of non-perishables for food bank.
Schor sheds light on fundraising account, but many political nonprofits operate in shadows
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has released information about his fundraising nonprofit, but other 527s remain difficult to trace.
Medical isotopes are a $4 billion market. Niowave has started making them in Lansing.
Niowave hopes to make as much as 25 percent the molybdenum-99 used in the U.S. by 2025. The isotope is used in most nuclear medicine procedures.
The Rev. Mark Inglot, accused of sexual harassment, can no longer publicly serve as priest
The Rev. Mark Inglot, 63, served the Catholic Diocese of Lansing for 37 years. Supporters praise Inglot for his guidance.
Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months
A migrant man died in Border Patrol custody on Monday, following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in the agency's custody in December.