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Officials searching for driver of car involved in chase, crash

DELTA COUNTY, MI-- The Delta County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a driver who led a deputy on a chase and crashed his vehicle. Monday around 8 p.m. the deputy tried to stop a possible suspended driver who was eastbound on 18.3 Road in the Bay View area. The suspect then turned south on P Road at a high rate of speed. As he approached Holly Lane he lost control of the vehicle, which crashed into a pile of wooden beams and also struck a large pile of iron beams. The suspect got out of the...
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Multi-vehicle accident on US-41 in Marquette Township

MARQUETTE, MI-- Four vehicles were involved in an accident in Marquette Township Monday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to US-41 at Brickyard Road around 1:35 p.m. They say an eastbound Cadillac driven by Ruth Wisti, 83, of Hancock, had slowed in the inside lane to turn left. A Ford pickup driven by Dale Black, 32, of Marquette slowed behind her, as did a Subaru Forester driven by Jacob Paupore, 17, of Negaunee. Wyatt Soeltner, 17, of Negaunee was driving a Ford Ranger behind Paupore. He...
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California authorities have agreed to sharply limit the number of inmates held in isolation for long periods of time, a major development in the national debate about solitary confinement.

The agreement resolves a class-action lawsuit filed by prisoners who say the practice amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Advocates say it could change the daily lives of as many as 2,000 inmates stuck in isolation because authorities determined they had some ties to a gang.

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Hungary Closes Budapest Train Station To Migrants

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Updated at 4:45 p.m.: Slain Police Officer Identified as Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

The officer shot to death this morning was identified as Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a veteran of the force for 32 years, according to the Chicago Tribune, which also reports that he was married with four children.

The video for American singer Taylor Swift's new song "Wildest Dreams" has been viewed more than ten million times in the two days since it debuted.

The video was shot in Africa and California.

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab ambushed a base for African Union peacekeepers in southern Somalia early Tuesday.

The base, some 60 miles south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, is the second to be attacked this summer by the al-Qaida-linked militant group, NPR's Gregory Warner tells our Newscast unit. He says it raises questions about the success of the eight-year peacekeeping mission.

Trying to divine what the future holds is an ancient human preoccupation. And for centuries, soothsayers have sought answers in the bottom of a teacup.

Amy Taylor was 18 when she stumbled into the practice of reading tea leaves. Now 46 and a professional tea-leaf reader, she remembers looking into her stepsister's teacup at a Toronto restaurant, and saying, "Oh, that's funny, that looks like a tree." She says she looked at all of her family's cups that night, and saw things in all of them. "I just thought that was really odd," she says.

Ever since the U.S. and its partners finalized the nuclear deal with Iran in July, Secretary of State John Kerry has tried to downplay what diplomats call the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.

"We're not fixated on Iran specifically accounting for what they did at one point in time or another. We know what they did," Kerry said this summer. "We have absolute knowledge with respect to the certain military activities they were engaged in. What we're concerned about is going forward."

At a festival on the Danish island of Fyn, Claus Holm, a fast-talking Danish celebrity chef, is sniffing and mixing into a pot of stew an ingredient he calls "totally forbidden." It's cream, and it expires today.

Danes' increasing willingness to buy and consume items like just-expired dairy products has helped make them, arguably, the world champions in the fight against food waste. According to a recent report from the Danish government, Danes now throw away 25 percent less food than they did five years ago.

Russian tabloids and TV channels had a field day this week with newly released pictures of President Vladimir Putin working out at a gym with his prime minister.