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Boy, 6, cracks open robbery case by reeling in sunken safe

Boy, 6, cracks open robbery case by reeling in sunken safe

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. — A 6-year-old boy helped crack open a nearly decade-old robbery case when he reeled in a locked safe from the bottom of a South Carolina lake.
Michigan governor wins legal fight with lawmakers over virus

Michigan governor wins legal fight with lawmakers over virus

DETROIT — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prevailed Thursday in a high-stakes challenge from Republican lawmakers who sued over her authority to declare emergencies and order sweeping restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak.
GOP rising star John James faces trouble at top of ticket

GOP rising star John James faces trouble at top of ticket

Michigan Senate candidate John James has been called a rising star of the Republican Party so many times it’s become a cliche.
Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scam

Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scam

“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, has agreed to serve five months as part of a deal to plead guilty to cheating the college admissions process, according

Unemployment soars to 17% as gov says virus crisis easing

The coronavirus pandemic that forced the shutdown of businesses across Rhode Island sent the state’s unemployment rate soaring to 17% in April, the state Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. That’s up from 4.7% in March and 3.
Film: 'Roe' plaintiff says her anti-abortion switch was act

Film: 'Roe' plaintiff says her anti-abortion switch was act

WASHINGTON — Norma McCorvey loved the limelight. Better known as “Jane Roe,” her story was at the centre of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide.
Job market remains grim even as U.S. tentatively reopens

Job market remains grim even as U.S. tentatively reopens

WASHINGTON — Signs of renewed activity are surfacing across the country as states gradually reopen economies and some businesses call a portion of their laid-off staffers back to work.
News executive, ex-US Rep William Keating remembered warmly

News executive, ex-US Rep William Keating remembered warmly

CINCINNATI — Bill Keating is remembered widely as gentlemanly, considerate and modest. Underneath that genial exterior was a fiercely competitive and driven athlete, lawyer, politician and news executive. He was highly successful in all those fields.
US existing home sales plunge 17.8% in April

US existing home sales plunge 17.8% in April

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes plunged 17.8% in April with the real estate market still in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic.
Shut-in stars rally for Red Nose TV show for kids in need

Shut-in stars rally for Red Nose TV show for kids in need

LOS ANGELES — “Love Actually” filmmaker Richard Curtis, who never lacks for Red Nose Day star power, found the pandemic only boosted the fundraising telecast's celebrity quotient.