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U.S. Investigating Whether ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against Kurds

The U.S. is investigating the possibility that the self-proclaimed Islamic State used mustard gas or another chemical weapon to attack Kurdish forces in Iraq this week.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported first reported the story:<p>"Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent against Kurdish forces …

Kasich says he's a conservative despite moderate positions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich supports key exceptions for abortion, is open to a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and says he will make sure he protects the social safety net.<p>And he says he's still a conservative.<p>CNN Interactive: 2016 election candidates<p>He explained it this way to …

Free music studio for kids unveiled in Detroit with help from Frankie Ballard

comments<p>This isn't your ordinary rec center. We are getting a first look at the brand new "Notes for Notes" recording studio inside the S.A.Y. …

Michigan

Why Michigan won't shut down the Mackinac straits oil pipeline

STRAITS OF MACKINAC -- Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry service boats run on oil and they've done so for more than 70 years. But they won't run at all …

Is Trump Turning Into A President Or 'Just Another Politician'?

It is possible that Donald Trump will look back on the first Republican presidential debate Thursday night in Cleveland and wish he had not taken part.<p>That notion seems absurd at first glance. Taking the stage for the season's first clash was widely seen as the zenith of Trump's campaign to date, …

Michigan officially ditches Legends jersey program, will retire six numbers in November

Michigan will retire all six of its honored numbers (98, 87, 47, 48, 11 and 21) prior to this year's Ohio State game.

Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

There are about 140 million square miles of open ocean, and according to <i>New York Times</i> reporter Ian Urbina, much of it is essentially lawless. As Mark Young, a retired U.S. Coast Guard commander and former chief of enforcement for the Pacific Ocean, told Urbina, the maritime realm is "like the Wild …

Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

Cecil is shown walking in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in a YouTube video from July 9, 2015. <i>Credit: Bryan Orford</i><p>Conservationists are lamenting the hunting and killing of a well-known lion from western Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.<p>The black-maned lion, named Cecil, was 13 years old and had …

Gay Michigan pastor's supporters to deliver protest at bishop's door

<b>LANSING, MI --</b> Supporters of a gay United Methodist pastor in Michigan who was forced to resign because he had a partner will deliver a pledge to the …

United Methodist

15 Questions About Science And Religion, Answered

Last April, I joined more than a dozen cognitive scientists at a workshop called "Breaking New Ground in the Science-Religion Dialogue." The workshop, organized by Cristine Legare at the University of Texas at Austin, aimed to encourage a sophisticated, evidence-based look at the psychology behind …

Autopsy Of Sandra Bland Doesn't Suggest Homicide, Texas County Officials Say

Releasing details — and photographs — from the autopsy of Sandra Bland, officials in Waller County, Texas, say that the cause of death for Bland, a black woman who died in the county's jail, was suicide by hanging. Officials also say she had marijuana in her system.<p>The case has drawn national …

House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

The argument over genetically modified food has been dominated, in recent years, by a debate over food labels — specifically, whether those labels should reveal the presence of GMOs.<p>The battle, until now, has gone state by state. California refused to pass a labeling initiative, but Maine, …

Young adults in Michigan would have a lower minimum wage under bill

LANSING, MI -- Youth under 20 years old could make less than Michigan's minimum wage under a bill that's headed to the full Senate for …

Michigan

Is sitting the new smoking? Why companies are buying more sit-to-stand desks

comments<p>Concerns about the health risks associated with too much sitting are fueling an uptick in adjustable …

El Nino is on: Michigan may have had last cold winter for a while

El Nino is in full swing, and may have a big impact on Michigan next winter.<p>Are you grumbling because of the lack of sun and heat so far this summer? …

Weather

French PM warns of more attacks after man decapitated

The alleged assailant, identified as 35-year-old married father-of-three Yassin Salhi, also caused an explosion by smashing his vehicle into the Air Products factory near France's second city of Lyon.<p>The grisly killing came on the same day as two other attacks claimed by the Islamic State jihadist …

Learning The Hard Way Why You Just Shouldn't GetTooClose

As a newcomer in the United States, I have made many cultural gaffes. Some were not such a big deal, some were mildly embarrassing and some were, well, quite painful.<p>When I first started working in the U.S., I followed my boss into the restroom one day. There were five urinals and all of them were …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

Search Still On For 2 Men Who Escaped New York Prison Last Week

Two prisoners who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in northern New York last weekend are still on the loose. North Country Public Radio reports that at least 300 tips have come in so far, but authorities still have no idea where Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, two convicted …

Monsanto, Angling For Global Pesticide Dominance, Woos Syngenta

Selling seeds and pesticides used to be a sleepy, slow-moving business. That was, until about 20 years ago, when the chemical company Monsanto introduced genetically modified crops and started buying up seed companies. Ever since, companies in this industry have been maneuvering like hungry fish in …

Pistons owner, Arn Tellem looking to move to team to downtown Detroit

Tom Gores and new hire Arn Tellem are exploring options to move the Pistons to downtown Detroit.<p>The Detroit Pistons have the city of Detroit in their …

Police fire tear gas into angry New Jersey concert crowd

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A major hip-hop and R&B concert erupted into violence that included New Jersey State Police lobbing tear gas at concertgoers who were throwing bottles at police in the parking lot.<p>Witnesses say the disturbance began around 7 p.m. Sunday due to an altercation between …

Christianity and Homosexuality: A Review of Books

The relationship of homosexuality to Christianity is without doubt one of the main subjects of cultural conversation today. If you are a Christian in …

The City, the Church, and the Future

City to City Europe held a conference in Paris in October with over 500 in attendance from dozens of countries. Besides me, one of the other speakers …

When Hope and History Rhyme

The ancients saw history as repetitious and endless. Their image of time was a wheel, in that the ages of the world repeated themselves in great …

Heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India

<i>Affected by the heat in India? Send us your experiences.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Stifling heat has killed more than 1,100 people in India in less than one week.<p>The worst-hit area is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say 852 people have died in the heat wave. Another 266 have died in the …

Ken Braun: Michigan locks up more inmates than Canada - It's time to change

There's not much they should love nor defend about our bloated, big government prison spending.

'Minor in possession' would go from misdemeanor crime to civil fine under Michigan alcohol bill

LANSING, MI -- Underage drinkers caught possessing, purchasing or consuming alcohol in Michigan could be guilty of a civil infraction -- rather than …