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Benson to seek Dem Secretary of State nomination

The 2010 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State says she will try again in 2018. Former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson lost seven years ago to Ruth Johnson in a Republican wave. With Johnson sidelined by term limits, Benson says she still has a passion for the job, and is ready for another run at it. Benson says ballot access and election security would be high priorities for her. “I want to make it easier to vote, harder to cheat, take seriously any...

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Sweet Surrender: Michigan man brings police doughnuts

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A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a Michigan police station - with a dozen doughnuts for officers. The sweet gesture didn't help Michael Zaydel. He still was sentenced to 39 days in jail Tuesday, a day after walking into the Redford Township police department.

Sgt. Duane Gregg says Zaydel had promised to turn himself in if a post on the department's Facebook page was shared 1,000 times. The threshold was easily met. Gregg says Zaydel was arrested when he appeared Monday with a bag of doughnuts and a bagel.

Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

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Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and cruising the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of downtown Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact. 

A federal judge has ordered Flint, Michigan, to choose a long-term source of drinking water by next Monday. Judge David Lawson said Tuesday that the Flint City Council has committed a "breathtaking" failure of leadership in its dealings with the state of Michigan. 

  

Medical marijuana dispensaries could be required to have 300-thousand dollars in capitol to open up shop. The state licensing board made its recommendations for financial requirements for medical marijuana licenses today.

If you want to grow medical marijuana, sell it, or transport it – you need to have enough liquid assets to qualify. And that could be thousands of dollars.

  

The 2010 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State says she will try again in 2018.

Former Wayne State University law school dean Jocelyn Benson lost seven years ago to Ruth Johnson in a Republican wave. With Johnson sidelined by term limits, Benson says she still has a passion for the job, and is ready for another run at it. 

Benson says ballot access and election security would be high priorities for her.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and senators are going to have a lot of ground to cover with the nation's top federal law enforcement official during the oversight hearing.

Sweet Surrender: Michigan man brings police doughnuts

1 hour ago

A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a Michigan police station - with a dozen doughnuts for officers. The sweet gesture didn't help Michael Zaydel. He still was sentenced to 39 days in jail Tuesday, a day after walking into the Redford Township police department.

Sgt. Duane Gregg says Zaydel had promised to turn himself in if a post on the department's Facebook page was shared 1,000 times. The threshold was easily met. Gregg says Zaydel was arrested when he appeared Monday with a bag of doughnuts and a bagel.

Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

1 hour ago

Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and cruising the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of downtown Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest to avoid impact. 

A federal judge has ordered Flint, Michigan, to choose a long-term source of drinking water by next Monday. Judge David Lawson said Tuesday that the Flint City Council has committed a "breathtaking" failure of leadership in its dealings with the state of Michigan. 

One thing you can say about Rimas Meleshyus: He's definitely persistent.

"I'm a very determined person," he told the Whidbey News-Times in 2015. "I'm very strong."

Meleshyus, who is in his mid-60s, departed Hilo, Hawaii, aboard his 30-foot sailboat Mimsy in June and was rescued a few days ago by the U.S. Coast Guard off Saipan, a U.S. territory north of Guam.

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump's most recent attempt to impose broad limits on who can enter the U.S., granting a motion for a preliminary injunction that was filed by plaintiffs led by the International Refugee Assistance Project.

The plaintiffs "have established that they are likely to succeed on the merits," District Judge Theodore Chuang wrote in the Tuesday order in dealing another setback to the Trump administration's attempt to ban travel to the U.S. by citizens of certain countries.

In late August, Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall to Houston. In mid-October, the city's two large federal reservoirs have finally been emptied of the massive amount of water that had filled them up to their brims.

There are 2,666 emojis available for tweets and texts.

Everything from a butterfly to a croissant to a unicorn.

But global health advocates think there's one important emoji that's missing: the mosquito. It is, after all, the world's deadliest animal. The diseases it spreads, like malaria and dengue, cause one million deaths a year.

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