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Blues society electing board

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society announces upcoming elections for its board of directors. For those interested, nominations must be submitted by the Dec. 19 board meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Vierling Restaurant in Marquette. The elections will be held at ...

As political strain grows, pipe bombs target Democrats, CNN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, in an unnerving wave that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections. None ...

N Marianas brace for slow recovery after typhoon

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands were bracing for months without electricity or running water in the aftermath of the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year. Super Typhoon Yutu crossed over the U.S. territory early today local ...

Southwestern Michigan city’s water under advisory for lead

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Benton Harbor’s water system has been placed under a state advisory after higher-than-acceptable levels of lead were found in the southwestern Michigan city’s drinking water, officials said. The advisory from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ...

2 dead in grocery store shooting

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A male suspect fatally shot a man and a woman at a Kroger grocery store on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, and then exchanged fire with an armed bystander before fleeing the scene, police said. He was captured shortly afterward. Both victims died at the ...

Dioxin cleanup enters new phase

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Dow DuPont is preparing to clean up the last section of a mid-Michigan river contaminated with dioxin from past operation of a Dow Chemical Co. plant in Midland. Area residents have until Nov. 20 to submit comments on the plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

Saudi financial clout over media helps it in Khashoggi affair

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s financial clout among the Arab media has given it an influential tool as it grapples with the international outcry over the death of Saudi writer and dissident Jamal Khashoggi. From the time Khashoggi vanished into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. ...

Fishermen risk death in Yemen’s violent waters

HODEIDA, Yemen (AP) — Every time Ammar Ahmed heads out to sea, he thinks about the helicopter. Earlier this month, after three days without a catch, he and eight other Yemeni fishermen decided to take their small boat into deeper waters, closer to the invisible boundary off the Red Sea ...

UK watchdog fines Facebook

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Information Commissioner has slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for its behavior in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The ICO’s investigation found that between 2007 to 2014, Facebook processed the personal ...

Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave

NEW YORK (AP) — In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It’s whether there will be a wave at all. Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats’ narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially ...

‘Mockingbird’ chosen as America’s best-loved novel in vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1960 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS’ “The Great American Read” ...

Michigan inmate’s deal to reveal remains included Xbox

ULTON, Mich. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence in the death of his estranged wife led authorities to where he buried her body in Michigan eight years ago in exchange for an Xbox, according to authorities. Doug Stewart, 29, will also be allowed to participate in some prison programs, the ...

1 ticket wins Mega Millions

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say someone has won the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Mega Millions officials said a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The massive jackpot is the world’s largest ever lottery ...

Man charged in couple’s deaths

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man has been arraigned on charges stemming from in a July crash that killed a newlywed couple in western Michigan just miles from where they had wed weeks earlier. The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office announced 21-year-old Jacob Scot Damron was arraigned ...

Hurricane Willa weakens to tropical storm, torrential rain to continue

MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center said today that Hurricane Willa has weakened to a tropical storm but torrential rains will continue in west-central Mexico. The meteorologists said that Willa was moving toward the northeast at speeds near 20 mph movement expected ...

Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from the United States

HUIXTLA, Mexico (AP) — Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted its arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler killed in a road accident, and to rest weary, blistered feet and try to heal illnesses ...

Anti-India protests in Kashmir after troops kill 2 rebels

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed two rebels during a gunbattle on the outskirts of disputed Kashmir’s main city today, sparking violent anti-India protests by residents, police said. Indian troops laid a siege around a neighborhood in Srinagar following a tip that militants ...

Michigan ministry aims to help ex-cons

LIVINGSTON, Mich. — Steve Blaser was fresh out of prison in 2013. He found God behind bars but needed someone to help guide him on the outside. That’s when he found a mentor through the Second Chance Support Network. He said his mentor and job search training helped change his ...

Man kills 2, then himself

SPRING ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man apparently fatally shot another man and a woman at a home in southern Michigan before killing himself. The shooting happened Saturday evening in Jackson County’s Spring Arbor Township, about 75 miles west of Detroit.

Arrest made in student death

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a suspect has been arrested in Ohio in the fatal off-campus shooting of a 22-year-old Michigan State University student. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released Monday. But police in East Lansing, Michigan, say he’s 30 years old and from ...