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Traffic merges at the I-96 eastbound, M-14 westbound and I-275 southbound junctions as construction crews continue to re-build I-96 in Farmington Hills, Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of deadline

Monday, July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans rebuffed their Senate counterparts Monday over must-pass highway legislation, setting the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial deadline in the midst of the summer driving season. As House members convened for their final days of work before an annual August recess, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy ruled out taking up the Senate’s … 0

‘Lion’ on loose in Milwaukee may be pet

Monday, July 27, 2015

MILWAUKEE — If a lion-like creature is indeed on the loose in Milwaukee, it could just as easily be an escaped or released pet as a wild animal. Officials say there are many more big cats owned by individuals and farms in the U.S. than most people would guess — perhaps 5,000 to … 0

Slave fishing boats tracked to Papua New Guinea

Monday, July 27, 2015

YANGON, Myanmar — From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there’s the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood onto a massive refrigerated cargo ship. The trawlers fled a slave island in Indonesia with … 0

Obama: Kenya at ‘crossroads’ between peril and promise

Sunday, July 26, 2015

NAIROBI, Kenya — Declaring Kenya at a “crossroads” between promise and peril, President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the nation of his father’s birth to root out corruption, treat women and minorities as equal citizens, and take responsibility … 0

141 civilians die in Yemen attack, by Saudi coalition say medics

Sunday, July 26, 2015

SANAA, Yemen — The death toll in a Saudi-led coalition bombing in Yemen’s central province of Taiz has risen to at least 141 civilians, medical workers said Sunday. The attack Saturday in Taiz’s port town of Mokha was … 0

California wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations

Sunday, July 26, 2015

ALTA, Calif. — A Northern California wildfire raced through more than six square miles of drought-stricken timber Saturday, threatening at least 150 rural homes in the Sierra Nevada, authorities said. The blaze erupted at around 2:30 p.m. and … 0

Five airlines probed for price-gouging

Friday, July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. The … 0

Latest Pluto data shows Earth-like glaciers

Friday, July 24, 2015

BALTIMORE — Pluto’s “heart” contains shifting glaciers of frozen nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide, and its atmosphere is both deeper and disappearing more rapidly than scientists predicted, New Horizons mission leaders said Friday. Close-up images of Tombaugh Regio, … 0

In shift, Turkish jets strike Islamic State targets in Syria

Friday, July 24, 2015

ANKARA, Turkey — In a major tactical shift, Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost. A Syrian rights group said … 0

No warning as drifter with violent past opened fire at movie

Friday, July 24, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. — A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he … 0

Chicago marks 100 years since Eastland Disaster; 844 died

Friday, July 24, 2015

CHICAGO — It was intended as a festive day out for Western Electric Co. workers and their families — an excursion across Lake Michigan from Chicago to a park in Michigan City, Indiana. It ended up as the … 0

New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

Friday, July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever. Clinton, … 0

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

Friday, July 24, 2015

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet. The company also … 0