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  • Trump says Pakistan must end terrorist havens

    (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. “can no longer be silent” about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan. He says Pakistan often gives sanctuary to “agents of chaos, violence and terror,” and says the Taliban and other groups there pose a threat to the region and beyond. Trump is outlining his administration’s strategy to the war in neighboring Afghanistan. He says a pillar of that strategy is a change in the U.S. approach to Pakistan.He adds that Pakistan has […]

  • After fraught debate, Trump to disclose new Afghanistan plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil his updated Afghanistan policy Monday night in a rare, prime-time address to a nation that broadly shares his pessimism about American involvement in the 16-year conflict. Although he may send a few thousand more troops, there are no signs of a major shift in strategy. Trump’s announcement caps months of debate that illustrated a basic problem in Trump’s Afghanistan decision: As a candidate he criticized the war and said the U.S. should […]

  • Trump watches eclipse from White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump squinted and pointed skyward before donning protective glasses to take in the solar eclipse at the White House. The president was joined by wife Melania, son Barron and top aides Monday afternoon to view the spectacle from the portico overlooking the South Lawn. The White House originally said Trump would watch from the second-floor Truman balcony. Shortly after walking outside, the president looked up at the sky, squinted and pointed upward. “Don’t look,” one […]

  • Historic eclipse turns day into night across the US

    Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century

  • Grand Rapids man dies in semitrailer accident in North Dakota

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Michigan man is dead in a semitrailer accident in the North Dakota oil patch. The Highway Patrol says 69-year-old Clarence Cunningham, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was run over by his own truck about 8 a.m. Sunday at a rural well site. The circumstances of the incident aren’t clear. The patrol says it appears the truck began to roll after Cunningham got out, and he was run over when he tried to get back into the […]

  • Final preparations underway for eclipse viewing in Carbondale, Ill.

    CARBONDALE, Ill. – It`s the event we have all been waiting for – the 2017 Great American Eclipse. Hundreds of thousands of people making their way to southern Illinois for some of the best viewing. NASA says the city of Carbondale will see a full total eclipse of 2 minutes and 38 seconds, which is the point when we`re standing in the shadow of the moon as it passes between Earth and the Sun. It`s the first eclipse since 1918 to […]

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum to host Solar Eclipse viewing party

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting a Solar Eclipse viewing party Monday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This special Eclipse Party will include hands-on activities, safe eclipse viewing, and a meal deal. The cost for the viewing party is the same as general admission if you are not a member. Kent County Residents: Adults – $7, Seniors – $5, Students – $5, Children – $2 Non-members/residents: Adults – $10, Seniors – $9, Students – $5, Children – […]

  • Missouri man faces attempted murder after allegedly stabbing three people in Van Buren Co.

    ALMENA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say a 47-year-old Missouri man is facing charges after allegedly stabbing three people on Sunday in Van Buren County. It happened just before 11 p.m. along M-43 near Hidden Pines Drive in Almena Township. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area after the reported stabbing of three people, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. Police say the victims were injured during a domestic dispute. They don’t know what led up to it, […]

  • Sewer work closes section of Riverside Dr. in Battle Creek

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route as road-workers make repairs this week. Officials say a portion of Riverside Drive between East Columbia Avenue and East Territorial Road will be shutdown for storm drain repairs. Local traffic will reportedly have access to the area, but no through traffic will be allowed. Offcials say emergency crews won’t have access to the area. Roadwork is set to begin August 21 at 6 a.m. to August 23 at 7 […]