By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Michigan's former state budget director told jurors Thursday that she was "angry" when she learned that public grants approved in 2000 at the urging of Kwame Kilpatrick ended up in the hands of the former mayor's wife.
Kilpatrick is on trial
NBCNEWS.COM - Frustrated with Minneapolis' tight job market, Pam Perleberg sold her house and moved next door to North Dakota, where the wind-chill factor might be higher but unemployment is just 3 percent.
Perleberg liked the idea of a smaller city with less traffic and the opportunity to
CHICAGO (AP) - The company that makes Japan's bullet train cars has been selected to manufacture a fleet of next generation passenger cars for Amtrak rail corridors in the Midwest and California.
Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and California are teaming up to buy the 130 bi-level cars for $352
By ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a proposed ballot measure that, if successful, would make the state the first in the South to legalize medical marijuana.
Justices rejected a challenge by a coalition of conservative groups
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A key witness against convicted child molester and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, known in court papers as Victim 1, has a book deal and will soon reveal his identity, a publisher announced Thursday.
KENT, Ohio (Reuters) - President Barack Obama flubbed a line during a campaign speech on Wednesday, mistakenly saying he wanted to export U.S. jobs, before correcting himself and jokingly blaming Republican rival Mitt Romney.
In the middle of remarks to an enthusiastic crowd
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's worst drought in decades consumed a larger portion of the lower 48 states last week with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing, according to the latest update by a drought-tracking consortium released Thursday.
The U.S. Drought
SPOKANE, Wash. - Early Thursday morning firefighters responded to an attached garage fire in Greenacres on E. Saltese Lake Rd. The homeowners heard fire alarms and dialed 911. District 8 responded and the fire was out within 30 minutes. The cause is believed to be electrical after a fan was left on
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials say they've caught and killed the alligator that ripped off an elderly woman's arm in a central Florida canal.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill says that while no human body parts were found in the alligator'
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY and ROBERT JABLONAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actor whose character died a violent death on the TV drama "Sons of Anarchy" plunged to his death in a driveway after apparently killing his landlady and attacking neighbors near Hollywood, police said Thursday.