Author: Associated Press

Gorbachev, who redirected course of 20th century, dies at 91

MOSCOW (AP) — Before Mikhail Gorbachev came along, the Soviet Union seemed an immovable superpower in perpetual antagonism to the United States. With a breathtaking series of reforms, Gorbachev changed all that — and redirected the course of the 20th century. Alongside Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Gorbachev was a […]

Judge’s order further freezes Michigan abortion ban

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge blocked enforcement of a 1931 Michigan ban on abortion Monday, just hours after the state Court of Appeals said county prosecutors were not covered by a May order and could enforce the prohibition following the fall of Roe v. Wade. Oakland County Judge Jacob […]

Cold-case arrest in baby found in St. Ignace pit toilet

That evening, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department arrested Jacob Russell Mckerchie, 28, of Sault Ste. Marie, a couple blocks from the scene; they had been informed a male suspect had fled. Upon his arrest, Mckerchie was also found to have lacerations and was taken to a hospital for treatment. […]

Judge: Trump Must Pay $110K, Meet Conditions To End Contempt

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has stopped the clock on Donald Trump’s $10,000-a-day fine for failing to turn over documents in a state civil investigation and said Wednesday he’ll lift the former president’s contempt finding altogether if he meets certain conditions, including paying $110,000 in fines he’s […]

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Moderna is seeking to be the first to offer COVID-19 vaccine for the youngest American children, as it asked the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to clear low-dose shots for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Frustrated families are waiting impatiently for a chance to protect the nation’s littlest kids as all […]

Prosecutor drops out of Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot case

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal prosecutor withdrew Tuesday from the case of a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, days after two men were acquitted and the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict for two more. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Roth notified the judge in a brief court filing. […]

Jury deliberations underway in Michigan Gov. Whitmer plot

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A jury in Michigan started its deliberations Monday in the trial of four men accused of designing a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The jury picked a leader Friday and went home for the weekend, following hours of closing arguments from lawyers on the 15th day of trial. […]

Whitmer signals veto of bill to freeze state gasoline tax

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signaled Friday she will veto Republican-sponsored legislation that would freeze Michigan’s 27-cents-per-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes for six months amid high prices at the pump. The Democratic governor has instead called on Congress to pause the federal 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax and 24-cent diesel tax. Whitmer […]