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TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan.

Federal and state officials tell The Associated Press a commercial fisherman netted the silver carp below the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam.

The fish was 28 inches long and weighed about 8 pounds.

Silver carp are among four Asian carp species threatening to invade the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could compete with native species and devastate the region's $7 billion fishing industry.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Legislature has approved funding for 114 public recreation projects, ending — for now — a dispute over senators' attempt to fund even more. 

The Senate on Thursday unanimously OK'd $47.6 million for 27 land acquisitions and 87 development projects proposed by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The fund consists of royalties paid by oil and gas companies for mineral rights.

It's used exclusively to buy and improve land for public recreation.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Doctors would be required to check an electronic monitoring database before prescribing painkillers and other drugs under legislation that's aimed at preventing opioid addicts from "doctor shopping."

The bills won approval Thursday in the Michigan Senate and were sent to the House for consideration.

Michigan ranks 10th-highest in the U.S. in the per-capita prescribing rate of opioid pain relievers.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan House has adjourned for three weeks without voting to OK tax incentives for companies that add jobs in the state at a time the hunt is on for Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contractor that's considering building a U.S. factory.

House Speaker Tom Leonard said Tuesday he's concerned that Gov. Rick Snyder cut a deal with Democrats that would "undermine Republican caucus priorities." He declined to elaborate and said he's waiting for Snyder to return from a European trade trip to address House Republicans' concerns.

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   Government lawyers have told a judge that he doesn't have the authority to halt the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi nationals from the Detroit area. 

Judge Mark Goldsmith held a hearing Wednesday in federal court. The U.S. Justice Department says the detainees must go to immigration court to try to stay in the United States, not U.S. District Court.

But attorneys for the Iraqi natives say they could be deported before they can appear in an immigration court.

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FLINT, MI (AP)--   A Canadian man from Tunisia accused of wounding a Michigan airport police officer in a stabbing authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism remains in custody after appearing in federal court.

Amor Ftouhi is charged with committing violence at an airport following Wednesday's attack in Flint. He appeared in court hours later to hear the charge. A bond hearing is set for next Wednesday.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA says it expects more than 1.48 million people from Michigan to travel at least 50 miles from home for the July 4th weekend.

The auto club says Thursday it's a 3.3 percent increase from the number of people from the state who traveled during last year's holiday travel period. AAA says the last time the Michigan travel volume for Independence Day weekend was higher was 15 years ago.

The vast majority of those travelers — about 1.3 million — will go by car. Nearly 65,000 will travel by air. Others will go by train, bus or boat.

FLINT, MI (AP)--   A law enforcement official says the FBI is looking at terrorism as a possible motive in the stabbing of an officer at the Flint, Michigan, airport.

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the individual wasn't able to publicly discuss it says the investigation of the Wednesday morning assault at Bishop International Airport is in its early stages.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Legislature has given final approval to legislation to coax more newly hired school employees into a 401(k)-only benefit instead of one that includes a traditional pension.

The Republican-controlled House approved the bill 55-51 Tuesday. It will go to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk for his expected signature after a procedural step in the GOP-led Senate.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)--   The Republican drive to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up.

Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis, according to state data and lawmakers in both parties.

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