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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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Congress votes on President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran this month. Most lawmakers have said they oppose the president, yet he has a good chance to win.

That is because the deal will be considered under rules that favor him, even if only a minority supports him in Congress.

That's the backdrop that led to the question I posed to the president in a recent interview: "Are you entirely comfortable going forward with a historic deal knowing that most of the people's representatives are against it?"

On Wednesday, in honor of footballs that are inflated, we must discuss extra points. The NFL is monkeying around with the extra point again. You think it should? Do you have a better idea? Do we even need an extra point? Why do we have an extra point?

Well, the extra point is vestigial, a leftover from the good old 19th century days when football had identity problems and couldn't decide whether or not it was rugby. Or something. At that point, in fact, what was sort of the extra point counted more than the touchdown itself.

More adults across the country are strapping on helmets and hopping on bikes to get to work. That's good news for people's hearts and waistlines, but it also means more visits to the emergency room.

Hospital admissions because of bike injuries more than doubled between 1998 and 2013, doctors reported Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. And the rise was the biggest with bikers age 45 and over.

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The federal trial of a Madison Police Department officer accused of using excessive force on an unarmed Indian man began in Huntsville Tuesday.

Madison Police Department officer Eric Parker is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, an unarmed 57-year-old Indian man, during a daytime confrontation in February. The encounter was caught on a police cruiser dash cam video. Patel is seen being forcefully swept off his feet and slammed to the ground, causing severe injuries.

The incident sparked an international outcry.

Both the Nasdaq and the Dow Jones index were hit by losses Tuesday, as concerns again rose about China's economy. The Dow is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

Markets in Europe and Asia also suffered, after renewed worries about a slowdown in China, the world's second-largest economy.

"The latest evidence is China's purchasing manager's index," NPR's John Ydstie reports, "which shows the country's manufacturing sector contracting."

Carly Fiorina was relegated to the JV squad in the Fox News GOP presidential debate in August, but her strong performance that night helped her race past several of her peers in recent polls.

That surge in polling wasn't enough to get her into the next big debate — but it might be now.

That's because CNN Tuesday afternoon changed its criteria for who will get into its main Sept. 16 debate in such a way that Fiorina is much more likely to be included.

More than a month after his trial on murder charges ended in a mistrial for the second time, former Eutawville, S.C., police Chief Richard Combs has been sentenced to a year of home detention. Combs agreed to plead guilty to misconduct in office Tuesday.

Combs, who is white, was the head of the police department in the small town of Eutawville back in May 2011, when he shot and killed 54-year-old Bernard Bailey, who was black, as Bailey tried to drive away from the Eutawville Police Department.