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  • US, Turkey agree on Turkish cease-fire with Syrian Kurds

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a five-day cease-fire in the Turks’ attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria to allow the Kurds to withdraw to roughly 20 miles away from the Turkish border. The arrangement appeared to be a significant embrace of Turkey’s position in the weeklong conflict. After more than four hours of negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the purpose of his high-level mission was […]

  • Car hits ATV in Ottawa Co., sends 4 to hospital

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Several people were taken to the hospital Thursday after a car hit an ATV in Ottawa County. The crash happened around 12:24 p.m. near the intersection of 104th Avenue and Quincy Street in Holland Township. Authorities said a woman was going south on 104th Avenue and took her eyes off the road to tend to children in the backseat. When she looked back at the road, it was too late to avoid hitting the ATV. The […]

  • Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing

    The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, Pew said Thursday that 65% of American adults now describe themselves as Christian, down from 77% in 2009. Meanwhile, the portion that describes their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% […]

  • Gerber says safety is No. 1 priority after baby food study

    FREMONT, Mich. — Gerber says a study that found baby foods from major manufacturers contain toxic metals is creating unnecessary concerns about food safety. The study, conducted by Healthy Babies Bright Futures, tested 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the U.S. and found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% had cadmium and 32% contained mercury. A company spokesperson said trace amounts of elements like arsenic and lead occur naturally in the environment, so it’s possible for them to […]

  • Semi driver killed in crash, fire identified

    NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man who died after the semi-truck he was driving caught fire following a crash has been identified. The crash happened Friday morning on westbound I-94 in New Buffalo Township. Authorities said the truck hit a guardrail before leaving the highway, hitting a tree and bursting into flames. The driver, 65-year-old David Monroe, was killed in the crash. Authorities are still investigating the possibility of the truck having a mechanical issue or if Monroe experiencing […]

  • Metro Detroit billboards protest NFL refs

    DETROIT — A group of Detroit Lions fans are taking their frustrations with NFL officiating to billboards around metro Detroit. The billboards show a referee doing the signal to indicate a hands to the face penalty while wearing a cheesehead. Lions defensive end Trey Flowers was called for two such penalties in Monday night’s loss against Green Bay, which helped extend what turned out to be scoring drives for the Packers. Flowers hadn’t been flagged for the penalty in his […]

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  • Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68. Cummings was a formidable orator who advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore and more well-to-do suburbs. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform […]

  • Michigan eases ability to qualify for public assistance

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the state will make it easier for low-income residents to qualify for public assistance by raising the limit on the value of assets they can have. The Democrat announced the changes Thursday. Starting Nov. 1, asset limits for food assistance, welfare and state emergency relief will be $15,000. The cutoff currently is $5,000 for food stamps, $3,000 for cash assistance and $500 for emergency relief. Whitmer says the changes will help […]

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