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Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind firing of FBI’s Comey

WASHINGTON — Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia’s interference with the U.S. election. The probe appears to be reaching close to President Donald Trump ...

AP Source: Ford replaces CEO in push to transform business

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is replacing CEO Mark Fields amid questions about its current performance and future strategy, according to a person familiar with the situation. CEO Mark Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company, says this person, who spoke on condition of ...

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews — until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing Islam’s compatibility with its sister ...

Driver who allegedly killed Michigan teen says he tried to get mental help

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, said he had been trying to get psychiatric help. In a jailhouse interview on Saturday, Richard Rojas told the New York Post that he recently spoke to a mental ...

Foreclosed Michigan steel site could see redevelopment

TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials in Wayne County are trying to lure a developer to a foreclosed, 188-acre industrial property along the Detroit River that it doesn’t yet own. Despite being the third government entity in line to have an opportunity to buy the former McLouth Steel site, Wayne ...

Bike sharing starts in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A public bike sharing system featuring 430 bicycles is coming to Detroit. A community ride out to launch “MoGo” is scheduled to start Tuesday morning at Henry Ford Health System’s One Ford Place. The “Mo” in “MoGo” is a reference to Detroit being the Motor ...

1 killed, 2 injured in police chase

MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two people were seriously injured in a crash during a Detroit-area police chase. WXYZ-TV reported police officers started chasing the stolen car early Sunday near Milford. Michigan State Police say the car was going faster than ...

MEIJER OPENS ITS DOORS

By HALEY  GUSTAFSON Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Hundreds of community members attended the soft opening of the new Meijer supercenter Thursday. To commemorate the occasion, Meijer senior leadership, Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall and other local dignitaries took part in a ribbon ...

Dear Annie: Wife wants out; he doesn’t

Dear Annie: Six weeks ago, my wife of 14 years and the mother of my two kids told me that our marriage is over. She said that for the past several years, we’ve been growing apart. She is not willing to see a marriage counselor because she is already at peace with this decision. This ...

Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians voted today in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the ...

AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians vote today for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country’s clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader? THE SUPREME LEADER’S POWER At ...

Macron’s first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

GAO, Mali (AP) — On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron today highlighted his determination to crush extremism with a visit to French-led military forces combating jihadist groups in West Africa. The terror threat in the region is “clearly a risk ...

What’s next for Assange?

LONDON (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador’s London embassy. Assange’s Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson declared ...

Trump heads overseas, turmoil in his wake

WASHINGTON — If President Donald Trump was hoping to head out on his first big foreign trip with turmoil calmed at home, he’s going to have a disappointing Air Force One departure today. Combative and complaining, Trump fell short Thursday in trying to resolve investigations into his ...

State OKs form of marijuana, prevailing wage petitions

LANSING (AP) — Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use and repealing Michigan's prevailing wage law cleared a procedural step Thursday and will quickly begin collecting signatures needed to send the bills to lawmakers and potentially voters. The Board of State Canvassers approved ...

Cornell family: Wait for toxicology

DETROIT (AP) — The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is disputing “inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally” killed himself. The family said in a statement that without toxicology tests completed, they can't be sure what led to his death, or if any substances were ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I gave my 5-year-old son a PlayStation 4 for Christmas. He has since logged countless hours on his new favorite game, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” I would have no problem with this, except he has played the game so much that he has mastered the made-up language and, whenever I ...

Dear Annie

Thinking of leaving him Dear Annie: I have been living with my partner for 36 years. By all outside appearances, he is a very good man. And in many ways, he is. But in the important ways, he is not. Birthdays and special holidays are never acknowledged; he makes snide comments about my ...

Worldwide cyberattack wreaks havoc

TOKYO — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack wreaked havoc in hospitals, schools and offices across the globe today. Asia reported thousands of new cases but no large-scale breakdowns as workers started the week by booting up their computers. The full extent of the damage from the ...