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  • Official: Malaysia fire victims were to move out

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The principal of a private Malaysian Islamic school says a dormitory razed by fire was being used as a temporary boarding house because the main school building was under renovation. Mohamad Zahid Mahmod told the Berita Harian online newspaper on Thursday that the renovation work took a year and the students were due to move back into the main building at the end of this month. He said the students would have been preparing for their […]

  • Event offers 48k square feet of bargains

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Many people are familiar with hand-me-downs or trading clothing among friends, but a resale event in Walker is building off the concept by creating Just Between Friends Sale. Taking place at the DeltaPlex from September 13-16 this sale is 48,000 square feet of affordable goods. Visitors will be able to grab a large IKEA bag to fill with gently used clothes for all sizes and genders. Open to the public, free passes are available on the […]

  • GrandCon celebrates five years of gaming fun, convention kicks off this weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Tabletop games, fandom, celebrities, oh my — GrandCon is taking over the Devos Place in Grand Rapids from September 15-17. GrandCon, a tabletop gaming convention, began five years ago and continues to bring various activities to the area. This year the three-day event will feature a variety of artists and exhibitors, over 1000 games to play, seminars and cosplay. Each year the convention invites celebrities from the gaming community, and this year visitors will get the chance […]

  • Paper airplane, sand among 12 finalists for Toy Hall of Fame

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among 12 finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. The contenders for the Class of 2017 were announced Tuesday. Also up for the honor are the board games Risk and Clue, the Magic 8 ball, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, the PEZ candy dispenser, Transformers, the card game Uno and Wiffle Ball. Two or three toys will be inducted Nov. […]

  • 16-year-old from Minnesota ID’d as victim of John Wayne Gacy

    CHICAGO (AP) — After running away from his Minnesota home in 1976, 16-year-old Jimmy Haakenson called his mother, told her he was in Chicago, then disappeared forever. More than 40 years later, a detective from Illinois arrived at the family’s home to tell Haakenson’s relatives that at some point after hanging up the phone, the teenager crossed paths with serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Haakenson’s body, it turns out, was among dozens found in a crawl space of Gacy’s Chicago-area […]

  • Military plane crashes in Mississippi, 16 dead

    (CNN) — Sixteen people are dead in the crash of a Marine Corps airplane in Leflore County, Mississippi, according to Fred Randle, county emergency management director. Randle said all 16 victims were on the plane and there were no survivors from the aircraft. The FBI is on the scene. The Marine Corps announced the incident on its Twitter account but did not provide details. Local media outlets at the crash site were expecting an update from officials late Monday night, […]

  • Trump looks for friendlier European welcome in Poland

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent over his commitment to NATO, his past praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his decision to pull the U.S. out of a major climate agreement. Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday for a brief visit that will include a speech in Krasinski Square, near the site of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the […]

  • Montreal man accused in Flint airport attack denied bond

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, will remain in jail while his case proceeds. Joan Morgan, an attorney for Amor Ftouhi,  didn’t object to the government’s request that he stay in jail. She told a federal judge Wednesday that the 49-year-old defendant from Montreal would be held by U.S. immigration authorities even if granted bond in the criminal case. Morgan declined to comment to reporters. Ftouhi wore a medical […]

  • Fire at air station injures 2 Marines working on aircraft

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say a sudden burst of fire at a Marine Corps air station has injured two Marines who were performing routine aircraft maintenance. The Marine Corps says the fire erupted after 10 p.m. Sunday at Air Station Miramar in the San Diego area. The Marines were being treated for severe burns at the regional burn center at UC San Diego Health. Their injuries initially were attributed to an explosion, but the Marine Corps later called it […]