The Democratic governors of Washington, Colorado, Michigan and Pennsylvania are asking a federal judge to consider their views in deciding whether to uphold President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The four states are among 20 challenging the constitutionality of the sweeping legislation. The governors disagree with decisions by Republican attorneys general in their states to join the lawsuit.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing School Board narrowly approved a budget Tuesday night for the 2010-2011 school year. It calls for more than $16 million in cuts and taking about $6 million from the district's rainy day fund. But many issues in the plan remain unresolved.
Lansing's first urban farm has popped up on the city's east side. The Urbandale Farm Project is part of a larger movement to utilize vacant land and provide fresh produce to urban communities, including Detroit.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada. Residents across lower Michigan including the Lansing area reported feeling the ground shaking Wednesday. There are no reports of damage.
Detroit police spokeswoman Yvette Walker tells The Associated Press that police personnel on the upper floors of the downtown headquarters reported feeling the quake.
Lawmakers said they were close to reaching a deal over the K-12 schools budget Wednesday. But an apparent agreement evaporated as the House and Senate were unable to use a surplus in the School Aid Fund.
AUDIO: Democrats and Republicans are still hoping to wrap up the school aid budget by a July 1 deadline. That's when school districts begin their fiscal year.
NEW YORK – Angel Pagan finished a homer shy of the cycle and had four RBIs, David Wright reached base five times and scored three runs, and the New York Mets routed the Detroit Tigers 14-6 on a rainy Tuesday night.
Ike Davis had two hits and two RBIs in the third inning as the Mets batted around for seven runs, getting help from Jay Sborz, who became the first pitcher in eight years to hit the first two batters with pitches in his big league debut.