Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

Trump Approves Michigan Disaster Request For June Floods « Detroit News Watch

HOUGHTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved Michigan’s request for a disaster declaration following severe flooding in June in parts of the Upper Peninsula. The White House issued a statement Friday saying Trump declared that a “major disaster” exists in the state and ordered that federal agencies help state, local and tribal officials. The update also makes federal funding ...

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Judge to Hear Nassar’s Request That She Disqualify Herself « Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — A judge who sentenced disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing, Michigan, courtroom on Friday. Nassar’s court-appointed appellate lawyers say the judge was biased. They cite her ...

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What Voters Can Expect Tuesday –  Deadline Detroit

Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, discuss timely issues on “The Friday Morning Podcast,” sponsored by Deadline Detroit: Michigan Supreme Court allows Voters Not Politicians (VNP) redistricting proposal will be on Nov. 6 statewide ballots. VNP will be the fourth question to be decided by voters in the upcoming general election, and there ...

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Ohio State Trustees’ Group Will Head Meyer Probe « Detroit News Watch

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation of coach Urban Meyer’s handling of abuse claims against an assistant coach 8:20 p.m. Ohio State trustees have appointed a special committee to investigate coach Urban Meyer’s handling of a fired assistant coach’s domestic abuse allegations. Ohio State University found itself mired in another scandal when the school placed its revered ...

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395 People Sickened in McDonald’s Salad Outbreak « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Federal health officials reported Thursday an additional 109 cases of cyclospora infection in an ongoing outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads that began in May. The total number of laboratory-confirmed illnesses from this outbreak is now 395, according to a statement from the US Food and Drug Administration. At least 16 of the sick individuals have been hospitalized. The ...

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Democrat Challenges Mitt Romney on Immigration « Detroit News Watch

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson is throwing down the gauntlet to Mitt Romney on immigration. Wilson said in a news conference Thursday Romney is “out of touch” with Utah voters on the issue. She says Romney’s policies are harsh, including ending so-called chain migration, a term critics use to describe family-based immigration. He’s also ...

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Chicago Bears-Baltimore Ravens Preview « Detroit News Watch

By Josh Nagel The NFL returns today when the Baltimore Ravens face the Chicago Bears in the annual Hall of Fame Game (8 p.m. ET). It will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, leading into the weekend’s festivities. The events will climax with the induction of this year’s class, which includes legends Ray Lewis, ...

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