Daily Archives: August 1, 2018

Trump Administration Links Gas Mileage to Risk For Drivers « Detroit News Watch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards. Transportation experts dispute the arguments, contained in a draft of the administration’s proposals prepared this summer, excerpts of which were obtained by The Associated Press. ...

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Firestone Country Club South Course Profile « Detroit News Watch

By Dave Shedloski Perhaps no golf facility in the world has been more utilitarian to the professional ranks than Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Site of this week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone, which has 54 holes of championship-caliber golf, has hosted a tournament annually since 1954, when the Rubber City Open first was contested on the famed — ...

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Macomb Twp. Politician Gets 20 Months in Prison For Corruption « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A former public official in suburban Detroit has been sentenced to 20 months in prison on federal charges of demanding and taking bribes in exchange for using his position to get a company a trash-hauling contract. The sentence handed down Tuesday to 44-year-old former Macomb Township Trustee Clifford Freitas also includes two years of supervised release following ...

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Judge Halts Subpoenas in Suit Against Schuette « Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — The Latest on emails in which Attorney General Bill Schuette discusses presidential politics: 5:45 p.m. A Michigan judge has granted Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request to halt the production of documents in a lawsuit that a Democrat filed against him until the judge rules on Schuette’s motion to dismiss the case. Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray ...

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Lions RB Blount Returns To Practice Day After Leaving Field « Detroit News Watch

Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount returned to training camp a day after walking off the field during practice. Blount declined interview requests Monday. The Lions are counting on the 31-year-old Blount to help improve their running game, which has ranked among the NFL’s worst in recent years. He helped Philadelphia and New England win the past two Super Bowls. ...

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3D Guns: Untraceable, Undetectable, and Unstoppable?

(CNN) — Not long ago it was the stuff of science fiction, but now US officials and lawmakers are grappling with a new reality — the ability for citizens to print firearms at home. As of Wednesday, it will be legal to download instructions on how to make a plastic handgun with a 3D printer. The instructions for the Liberator ...

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