The president of a Great Lakes environmental group says he's optimistic that Congress will pass a bill speeding up research on a long-term solution to keep the invasive Asian carp out of the lakes.
Joel Brammeier heads the Alliance for the Great Lakes. He believes Congress now knows how critical the situation is after a 3-foot Asian carp was found beyond the electrical barrier meant to stop them.
Governor Granholm says Congress would be responsible for plunging the nation into a new recession if it does not act this week to extend unemployment benefits and Medicaid funding. Granholm and other governors were in Washington D.C. to prod a deficit-weary Congress to support the additional spending.
MINNEAPOLIS – Denard Span tied a modern-era record with three triples and also had five RBIs to get Minnesota back into first place in the AL Central with an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Span also had a single and a walk for the Twins (42-35), who moved a half-game ahead of the Tigers (41-35) one night after losing their division lead for the first time since early April.
A man who uses medical marijuana to treat symptoms of an inoperable brain tumor and cancer has filed a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully fired from a Walmart store in Battle Creek after testing positive for the drug.
The lawsuit Tuesday in state court says Joseph Casias of Battle Creek was fired last year despite being legally registered to use the drug under Michigan's medical marijuana law. Casias says he didn't use marijuana at work.
MINNEAPOLIS – Reliever Joel Zumaya's painful right arm injury marred Detroit's move into first place, after the Tigers used four first-inning runs against Francisco Liriano to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Monday night.
Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera hit two-run doubles in the first off Liriano, who surrendered a season-high six runs in six-plus innings while the Tigers passed the Twins for a half-game lead in the AL Central.