Midwestern United States
Visitation for civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman
Warmer weather, rain expected over the weekend in metro Detroit
South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes, save Big Tobacco
Journey, Def Leppard teaming up for Comerica Park show
Fiona the baby hippo gets her first taste of snow
One person killed in wrong-way crash on I-255
Wash. Univ. School of Medicine researching ways to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s
2018-01-19 14:13:04 ST. LOUIS – With her eyes on her work at the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri and her brain on her mind, Cheryl Kinney is excited about new Alzheimer’s study on who will develop Alzheimer’s disease. “I’ve been in the study for 10 years, so I’ve been through the lumbar puncture the PET scan imaging and psychometric testing,” said Kinney, Senior Director for Client Services at the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri   Read More ...
Journey, Def Leppard coming to Busch Stadium this August
2018-01-19 14:13:00 ST. LOUIS – Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famers Journey and Def Leppard are coming to Busch Stadium this summer! Busch Stadium and LiveNation announced the concert Friday morning. The concert is scheduled for Friday, August 24. Tickets will go on sale February 3 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com.   Read More ...
New Parkview Tower and Children’s Hospital expansion set to open 
2018-01-19 14:12:55 ST. LOUIS, Mo. - BJC Healthcare and Washington University's School of Medicine are ready to open two new buildings in the medical center in the Central West End. The new Parkview Tower is on Kingshighway at Parkview Place. It's a new in-patient facility for cancer patients from the Siteman Cancer Center. The tower also includes a new labor and delivery unit for expectant mothers   Read More ...
Visitation for civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman
2018-01-19 14:12:49 ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Visitation is this evening for the late civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman. She died one week ago at the age of 101. Freeman's body will lie in repose at the Missouri History Museum tonight from 5-8 p.m. Her funeral is at 9:30 a.m. January 20th at the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. The famed civil rights attorney won the landmark 1954 case which ended legal racial discrimination in public housing   Read More ...
Decomposed body found after Detroit house fire, reports say
2018-01-19 14:12:46 A body was found on Detroit's east side after firefighters put out a fire in a vacant home Friday morning, according to media reports. Decomposed skeletal remains were discovered on the second floor of the house, and it's not clear if the remains are human, reports. The home was located on the 14000 block of Liberal Street, where firefighters responded to the fire around 3 a   Read More ...
Officers find dead shooting victim inside car after St. Louis crash
2018-01-19 14:12:43 ST. LOUIS • A man was found shot to death inside a car after a crash at a city intersection on Thursday. The car crash at Compton Avenue and Franklin Avenue was reported to police about 2 p.m., authorities said. When officers arrived, they discovered a dead man with gunshot wounds in one of the cars. He was pronounced dead at the scene   Read More ...
5 years ago: St. Louis said farewell to Stan the Man
2018-01-19 14:12:40 Baseball fans around St. Louis gathered to mourn the greatest Cardinal of them all - Stan Musial, who died on Jan. 19, 2013, at the age of 92. Take a look back at the memorial and funeral. Tribute to Stan Musial Tribute to Stan Musial Tribute to Stan Musial Stan Musial passes away Fans pay respect to Stan Musial- signed baseball missing Stan Visitation for Stan Musial Stan Musial public view at Cathedral Basilica in St   Read More ...
Developer wants to turn International Shoe building into hotel with rooftop pool, bar
2018-01-19 14:12:36 It was while Tim Dixon was working on the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis that an architect first told him about the International Shoe Co. building in St. Louis. Constructed in 1909 and designed by Union Station architect Theodore C. Link, the historic structure’s steel frame and stone columns makes it just the kind of stout, turn-of-the-century warehouse Dixon relishes transforming into a destination for both tourists and locals   Read More ...
Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwean leader
2018-01-19 14:12:20 Raton, N.M. – A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area of New Mexico. Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday   Read More ...
Firefighters find body in vacant Detroit house after blaze
2018-01-19 14:12:17 A body was found early Friday morning in a vacant east side Detroit house after a fire, officials said. Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said Detroit firefighters responded to a fire in the 14000 block of Liberal Street near Seven Mile and Gratiot at about 2:52 a.m. He said firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and then conducted a search of the house   Read More ...
Public’s help sought in deaths of 2-year-old, grandmom
2018-01-19 14:12:14 Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids police are asking for help from the public in their investigation into the deaths of a 2-year-old and his grandmother. Autopsies determined 46-year-old Germaine Brown and her grandson King Talbert died of gunshot wounds. Police Captain Curt VanderKooi on Thursday gave few details of the investigation, saying authorities believe the killings may have occurred between noon and 3 p   Read More ...
Delta flight to Detroit makes emergency return to LA
2018-01-19 14:12:10 Los Angeles – A Delta Air Lines passenger jet returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday after developing a hydraulic problem shortly after takeoff, officials said. Flight 1594 to Detroit reported a “flight control issue” involving a hydraulic issue, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The problem was reported about 12 minutes after takeoff and the Boeing 757-200 turned around and landed safety shortly before 2:30 p   Read More ...
Legal Eagles: The team behind the Auto Show
2018-01-19 14:12:06 Downtown Detroit was abuzz earlier this week as thousands of journalists and industry insiders checked out the car industry’s latest offerings at the North American International Auto Show – the perfect antidote to the doldrums of winter. It can be hard to fathom just how much behind-the-scenes effort the Detroit Auto Dealers Association puts into presenting the show, which is the largest annual event by far to grace Cobo Center   Read More ...
Staffing in Trump's White House seem chaotic? You're onto something
2018-01-19 14:04:12 If President Trump's first year in office seemed chaotic from a staffing perspective, there's a reason. Turnover among top-level staff in the Trump White House was off the charts, according to a new Brookings Institution report. Turnover in Trump's first year was more than triple that in former President Barack Obama's first year, and double the rate in President Ronald Reagan's White House   Read More ...
Bill would add 'Bible literacy' class to Iowa public schools
2018-01-19 13:48:24 A bill introduced at the Iowa Statehouse this week would establish a public school course centered on the Bible — sparking outcry from opponents who call it an "extreme piece of legislation." If passed, Iowa would join a small but growing number of states with "Bible literacy" laws that allow or require public schools to offer such courses. Supporters say that studying the Bible for its historical and cultural influence is instrumental to understanding western civilization and the values on which America was build   Read More ...
Journey and Def Leppard returning to Des Moines for summer concert
2018-01-19 13:48:21 Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott goes back to '70s England when asked who the best band ever is. (Dec. 19) Start stocking up on Aqua Net, Iowans, because a heavy dose of hair rock is headed to Iowa’s capital city this summer. Announced Friday, 1980s staples Journey and Def Leppard return to Des Moines on July 23 for a one-night, co-headlining show   Read More ...
Journey, Def Leppard team up for Comerica Park concert, U.S. tour
2018-01-19 13:46:28 The sound of '80s hit rock will sweep into Comerica Park this summer. Journey and Def Leppard will play the Detroit Tigers' ballpark on July 13, part of a 58-show tour that pairs two of that era's enduring names. The summer-long run is being officially announced this morning after several days of online buzz. Tickets for the Comerica Park show will go on sale to the general public at 10 a   Read More ...
Warmer weather, rain expected over the weekend in metro Detroit
2018-01-19 13:46:24 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Warmer weather, rain expected over the weekend in metro Detroit Expect the weather to warm up beginning Friday morning and through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake's website. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Best-selling books: ‘Woman in the Window,’ ‘Fire and Fury’
2018-01-19 13:46:22 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Best-selling books: ‘Woman in the Window,’ ‘Fire and Fury’ A.J. Finn stays No. 1 on fiction list; Michael Wolff again tops in nonfiction. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Best-selling music: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney
2018-01-19 13:46:19 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Best-selling music: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney Carrie Underwood tops iTunes singles with ‘The Champion,’ Kenny Chesney is No. 1 on the albums chart. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
One year into Trump's presidency, British bookmakers still think he'll be impeached
2018-01-19 13:45:55 Learn the laws, steps and votes needed in the Presidential impeachment process. An earlier version of this video incorrectly identified one of the president’s who was impeached. USA TODAY. LONDON — One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the odds that he’ll be a short-timer are the highest ever, a top bookmaker reports. Trump's chances of being forced out of office before the end of his term on Jan   Read More ...
Winter’s off to late start in normally frigid Alaska
2018-01-19 13:38:04 Anchorage, Alaska – Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest — and usually coldest — state. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures in parts of rural Alaska have opened dangerous gaps in frozen rivers that residents use to travel from village to village and to hunting grounds since there are no roads. One troublesome ice highway is the half-mile-wide Kuskokwim River, where a man died New Year’s Eve after he and five family members — traveling on a snowmobile and sled — fell into a gaping hole   Read More ...
Trump’s vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism push
2018-01-19 13:37:59 Johannesburg – First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump’s vulgar comment about the continent. Now some governments and tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa’s many attractions. Trump referred to African nations as “s---hole countries” last week during a meeting in Washington, according to several participants. The president denied using that language. “You can fight the negative with the negative, or you can give some pushback with the tongue-in-cheek approach,” Gys Joubert, Gondwana Collection’s managing director, told The Associated Press   Read More ...
The work that won’t get done during a gov’t shutdown
2018-01-19 13:37:54 Washington – Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt. Although the government won’t actually close if Congress can’t pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight, there’s plenty that won’t get done should hundreds of thousands of federal employees be barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan   Read More ...
It's still unclear how much money the Super Bowl will bring Minnesota
2018-01-19 13:31:43 What's a Super Bowl worth? It depends on who you ask. Gov. Mark Dayton pegged it at $500 million for Minnesota four years ago. A study commissioned in Indianapolis after the Super Bowl in 2012 set the net economic benefit at $278 million for the Giants-Patriots game. Peter O'Reilly, senior vice president of events for the NFL, said the Super Bowl's economic impact ranges between $300 million and $500 million   Read More ...
The NFL superstar next door: Detroit Lakes embraces Vikings' Thielen
2018-01-19 13:31:39 The Adam Thielen high school highlight reel is just a click away on Rob Nielsen's computer. It's in high demand these days. "You look at him there, he looks pretty skinny. He was not too imposing," Nielsen chuckled as he played the video clips. The Detroit Lakes High School activities director was a football coach when Thielen played here and remembers him as not the biggest or fastest kid on the squad, but as a player with skills that couldn't be taught   Read More ...
Legal Eagles: The team behind the Auto Show
2018-01-19 13:10:43 Downtown Detroit was abuzz earlier this week as thousands of journalists and industry insiders checked out the car industry’s latest offerings at the North American International Auto Show – the perfect antidote to the doldrums of winter. It can be hard to fathom just how much behind-the-scenes effort the Detroit Auto Dealers Association puts into presenting the show, which is the largest annual event by far to grace Cobo Center   Read More ...
TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through security
2018-01-19 13:08:58 Newark, N.Y. – Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says it happened at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday. She says some members of the group attempted to bring the fake explosive device in a carry-on bag, but it was detected by TSA officers and never made it past security   Read More ...
South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads
2018-01-19 13:08:55 Durham, N.C. – Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, state troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a wide swath of the South melts and refreezes in the early hours Friday   Read More ...
Man, 80, accused of bank robbery has decades-old record
2018-01-19 13:08:51 Phoenix – The lanky, bespectacled man walked into a bank in a strip mall on Tucson’s northern edge with a gun, demanded that a teller hand over an undisclosed amount of cash and made his escape on foot. Experts say the heist on Friday at the Pyramid Federal Credit Union branch represents a rarity in the world of bank robbery: The suspect, who was arrested the next day, is 80 years old   Read More ...
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes, save Big Tobacco
2018-01-19 13:08:48 Washington – Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That’s the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials. But the proposal from the Food and Drug Administration could have another unexpected effect: opening the door for companies to sell a new generation of alternative tobacco products, allowing the industry to survive — even thrive — for generations to come   Read More ...
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown
2018-01-19 13:08:44 Washington – A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week, government-wide funding bill that passed the House Thursday evening, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsible for a looming shutdown   Read More ...
Closing arguments expected in tainted body parts trial
2018-01-19 13:08:41 Closing arguments are expected Friday in the trial of a Grosse Pointe Park man accused of selling diseased body parts for medical or dental training. Arthur Rathburn, the former owner of International Biological Inc., is charged with nine counts of wire fraud, three counts of making false statements and one count of transporting hazardous material. His trial began two weeks ago in U   Read More ...
Journey, Def Leppard teaming up for Comerica Park show
2018-01-19 13:08:34 The two rock titans will join forces at the Tigers’ home on July 13; tickets go on sale Feb. 9 Don’t stop believin’, and don’t stop pouring the sugar. Two of the 1980s biggest rock bands, Journey and Def Leppard, will team up at Comerica Park on July 13, promoters announced Friday. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a   Read More ...
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown
2018-01-19 13:02:33 A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week, government-wide funding bill that passed the House Thursday evening, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsible for a looming shutdown   Read More ...
Snowmobiler finds bodies of missing Indianapolis couple
2018-01-19 13:00:06 LAPEL, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a snowmobiler in central Indiana has found the bodies of a young Indianapolis couple reported missing in December. Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger says the bodies of Heaven Henderson and boyfriend Jeremy Danowski were discovered Thursday near Lapel, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis. He says they were found in an apparent embrace   Read More ...
Def Leppard's entire catalog to stream beginning Friday
2018-01-19 12:45:05 Def Leppard has finally given Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music and Amazon and seven other digital music platforms the OK to Pour Some Sugar on listeners: The British hard rock act’s entire catalog will be available to stream on Friday. What took them so long? For one, streaming hadn't yet been invented when they signed their last record deal, and two, they weren't hurting for money   Read More ...
More than 70 deer killed so far in Ann Arbor hunt
2018-01-19 12:40:21 Ann Arbor – Officials say more than 70 deer have been killed so far during Ann Arbor’s expanded 2018 deer hunt as part of the city’s deer management efforts. A hunt to kill up to 250 deer started Jan. 8 and runs until Jan. 31. It’s being carried out by sharpshooters. The city says that 71 deer had been killed as of Wednesday   Read More ...
Trieu: Habakkuk Baldonado’s ‘raw athleticism’ entices MSU
2018-01-19 12:40:18 Clearwater Academy International head coach Jesse Chinchar has had a busy January. Colleges have been coming to see him and calling frequently for defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado, a rare athlete with speed and coordination in a 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame. The lineup of coaches in the halls would have been tough to predict 10 years ago when International fielded its first football team   Read More ...
Calif. DA says couple’s abuse of 12 kids became torture
2018-01-19 12:40:15 Riverside, Calif. – They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world. And yet, some of the children of David and Louise Turpin hatched an escape plan   Read More ...