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FLINT: Man Stabs Cop In The Neck While Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

A police officer was stabbed in the neck at Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan earlier today. The incident is now being viewed as an act of terrorism by the FBI due to the suspect yelling the words “Allahu Akbar” while attacking the officer. The suspect is in custody and being questioned, while the officer has…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

American Automakers To Meet With Trump Tuesday

President Donald Trump meets Tuesday with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler in the Oval Office. “I want new plants to be built here for cars sold here!” Trump tweeted Tuesday. Trump made a point on the campaign trail of slamming American automakers for importing cars from Mexico and vowed a border tax…

Federal Judge Orders Michigan Recount to Begin Monday

A federal judge ruled late Sunday that Michigan must begin its recount of the presidential election by noon on Monday. In the ruling, Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected any effort by state officials—who said the cost to taxpayers was an undue burden—to delay the recount ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline. Goldsmith ruled that Jill Stein,…

Flint Pastor Shuts Down Donald Trump Mid-Speech [VIDEO]

In the middle of delivering a speech at a Flint, Michigan, water treatment plant on Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump was interrupted by a pastor, just as the GOP presidential nominee began bashing Hillary Clinton. Per press reports, Rev. Faith Green Timmons of Flint’s Bethel United Methodist Church approached Trump on-stage as his remarks shifted from…

Obama Depart For Visit To Flint, MI [VIDEO]

President Obama will travel today to Flint, Michigan, a city whose lead-tainted drinking water has made it a symbol of crumbling infrastructure. Obama will be briefed in Flint on the crisis by federal officials and members of the Unified Command Group. The president announced his trip to the city after an 8-year-old resident named Amariyanna…

Obama To Visit Flint Michigan Next Wednesday [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama will travel to Flint next Wednesday to see the effects caused by a spike in lead levels in the drinking water there and address public health concerns and the government response to the crisis. A White House official confirmed Wednesday morning that Obama will visit Flint on May 4 to “hear firsthand…

Gunman Picked Up Uber Fares After Killing Spree [VIDEO]

The suspected gunman behind a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, reportedly picked up customers throughout the night between the three locations where he killed six people and injured two others Saturday. Jason Brian Dalton picked up a passenger at about 8 p.m., just two hours after he drove to an apartment complex and allegedly shot…

Michigan Environmental Protection Agency Leader Quits

Susan Hedman, the EPA director overseeing an area in Michigan that includes Flint, stepped down on Thursday as the water crisis in the city has continued unabated. The EPA also announced an emergency order on Thursday requiring the state and city to take “immediate steps to address the drinking water contamination in Flint.”

State Of Emergency In Flint Over Water Contaminated [VIDEO]

Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency for Flint and Genesee County Tuesday as a result of the contaminated drinking water crisis, on the same day the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed it is investigating the contamination of Flint’s drinking water supply. Snyder’s office issued a news release late Tuesday saying the governor made the…

Holder: Michigan same-sex marriages will be recognized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Photo: Elizabeth Gardiner, left, and Stephanie Citron hold hands as a woman, right, officiating their wedding ceremony reads the marriage vows from her cell…

Judge strikes down Michigan ban on same-sex marriage

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman on Fridaystruck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, making it the 18th state in the nation to allow gays and lesbians to join in matrimony, just like their heterosexual counterparts. The plaintiffs, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, are raising three special needs children together and want to get married. The…

Michigan State Wins Rose Bowl

For the first time in 26 years, Michigan State is the Rose Bowl champion. Led by quarterback Connor Cook’s career-high 332 yards, the No. 4 Spartans beat No. 5 Stanford Wednesday night 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl in Pasadena. With the win, Michigan State finished its season with 10 straight wins and a record…

Autopsy: 19-year-old Detroit woman was shot in face on porch

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An autopsy confirmed that Renisha McBride, who had reportedly gone to a suburban Detroit home for help after a car crash, died of a gunshot wound to her face. Civil rights groups have called for a vigorous prosecution in the case, saying McBride was targeted because of her race. The unnamed homeowner has told investigators…

Multiple Tornadoes In Oklahoma Leave 5 Dead

Multiple tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area killed at least 5 people and left around 98 others injured on Friday night. A mother and her baby are among the dead. The latest outbreak of tornadoes in the area last night hit just 11 days after a tornado slammed the suburb of Moore, Okla., leaving 24…