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Michigan shoreline to get $1M fix to fight erosion

LELAND, Mich. (AP) — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northwest Michigan has outlined a $1 million plan to address severe shoreline erosion next to a historic island lighthouse. MLive reported that engineers determined this spring that erosion has eaten the shoreline ringing the ...

Shareholders to settle GM’s fight with activist investor

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ normally tranquil annual meeting could be a contentious affair this year, as an activist investor targets GM’s stagnant stock price. The nation’s No. 1 automaker has posted more than $42 billion in profits over the past seven years. Yet the stock has ...

World briefing

Italy nabs migrant smugglers ROME (AP) — Authorities in Sicily say they have detained 15 people accused of running a high-end migrant smuggling racket that planned to bring to Italy even people sought by Tunisian authorities for alleged links to jihadist groups. A statement from the ...

Afghan president says last week’s bombing killed more than 150

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president said today that last week’s suicide truck bombing in the heart of the capital killed more than 150 people, making it the deadliest single attack in the country since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban. The attack added to ...

GOP continues search for legislative achievements

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill have made it through nearly half their first year in power without a single major legislative achievement. If that’s going to change, it will have to start soon, a reality that Republican lawmakers will confront when ...

‘Oi, terrorists, cowards!’

LONDON — For eight agonizing minutes, the orders came from all directions, frantic and contradictory. Crowds scattered, sometimes directly into the path of the men trying to kill them. Police cars screamed past the attackers toward the van they had abandoned. Chairs, bottles and even a basket ...

AAA: Average gas price up 7 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 7 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.50 per gallon. That’s about 9 cents less than at the ...

US probes air bag failures in Jeeps

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating complaints that air bag control computers in some Jeep Liberty SUVs can fail, preventing the air bag system from operating properly in a crash. The probe covers about 105,000 of the vehicles from the 2012 model year. The National Highway ...

Dear Annie: Um, hello?

Dear Annie: I’d like your opinion on what I feel was a breach of etiquette on the part of my nephew’s new mother-in-law. Recently, my nephew got married in Chicago. My family of seven flew from Connecticut to the wedding for two days. The bride’s mother never made an attempt to meet us ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s climate move generates discussion

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord came with a blast of hot air. Here’s a reality check on some statements by Trump and his administration over the past week on global warming, jobs and other matters: TRUMP: “The cost ...

South Korean official suspended

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior South Korean defense official was suspended today for deliberately failing to report to new liberal President Moon Jae-in the arrival of several more launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system, Moon’s office said. Moon’s conservative ...

4 Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as rift deepens

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar today over its relations with Iran and support of Islamist groups, isolating the tiny energy rich country by cutting off its land, sea and air routes to the outside world. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the ...

European leaders: climate change agreement can’t be renegotiated

BERLIN — Top European leaders pledged Thursday to keep fighting against global warming as President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, but they rejected his suggestion that the deal could later be renegotiated. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy ...

Philippine police seek casino attacker’s identity

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine police know the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a moustache. They know he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire that caused clouds of smoke that left at least 36 people dead this morning in a sprawling ...

Report: Lack of support a recurring problem for Michigan oil pipeline

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Twin oil pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac have had repeated problems with inadequate supports, a shortcoming that Michigan officials have described as violating a legal condition for placing the lines in the waterway, a newspaper reported Thursday. The ...

Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, a 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Friday, mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Friday night, mostly clear, ...

Suspect in Portland slayings to appear in court

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man police say fatally stabbed two other men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train makes his initial court appearance today and the city’s mayor says he hopes the slayings will inspire “changes in the ...

AAA: State gas prices fall 5 cents

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 5 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club said earlier today the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.42 per gallon. That’s about 8 cents less than at ...

Pattern of abusive relationships

Dear Annie: My 35-year-old daughter can’t seem to meet a decent man to have a relationship with. She has never married but has had several long-term relationships. The men were very charming in the beginning but turned out to be physically and emotionally abusive. It’s hard for me to wrap ...

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ...