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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prompted by a high-profile case of an attack on a suburban Detroit family, a Michigan lawmaker has introduced a bill aimed at limiting the release of 911 recordings requested under the state's Freedom of Information Act....
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on an Afghan army base, wrapping up a long day of coordinating the safe arrival of nearly...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative and critic of federal handouts, has sought for his constituents in Wisconsin an expansion of food stamps, stimulus money, federally guaranteed business loans,...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An autopsy report released Monday lists the death of a man shot in the head while his hands were cuffed behind him in an Arkansas patrol car as a suicide. The state crime lab report, signed by three medical examiners,...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man police say shot himself in the head while his hands were cuffed behind him in the back of an Arkansas patrol car tested positive for methamphetamine, anti-anxiety medication and other drugs, according to an autopsy...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing lawmakers to pass a gambling bill that would allow the city to weigh its choice of a casino operator in secret and forbid state regulators from taking away its license. The legislation also would grant the mayor authority...
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Chicago's growing season is still young, and so far the alleged villain in Kathy Cummings' garden is only 2 inches tall. By summer's peak, however, the accused will stand 4 gangly feet once again, and once again someone is sure to mistake it for a weed....
Ed Koch, the late mayor of New York City, used to stop residents on the street and ask, "How am I doing?" With next month marking the four-year anniversary of the end of the 2007-2009 recession, the longest and deepest since the Great Depression, it...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers on Friday began an investigation into whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greatly favored left-leaning environmentalists over conservative groups when granting fee waivers for requests to...
The latest attempt to draw the curtain of secrecy around state government would exempt pardon applications from the Freedom of Information Act. It is baneful. Like so many similar proposals introduced in the General Assembly this year, it amounts to...
GAS STATION ATTACK Man charged in gas station stabbing, robbery DETROIT (AP) — A 27-year-old Detroit man is charged in the stabbing and robbery of a 64-year-old customer inside a northwest side gas station. The Wayne County prosecutor's office...
DETROIT (AP) — Four trustees of Detroit's two reportedly underfunded public pension funds are expected to travel this weekend to a Hawaiian resort for a conference, with the $22,000 tab paid for by the funds. Records obtained by the Detroit Free...
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