MINNEAPOLIS – MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - New recommendations by Midwestern governors for a carbon cap-and-trade system include aggressive reduction goals that could bring big changes to a region that relies heavily on coal and manufacturing.
The plan calls for a nearly 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, and an 80 percent reduction by the middle of the century. That's from year 2005 levels.
CHICAGO – CHICAGO (AP) - Jose Contreras allowed one hit in eight strong innings in his return to the majors, getting his first win in nearly a year as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 to earn a split in their day-night double header.
Alexei Ramirez, Scott Podsednik and Jim Thome homered for the White Sox in the second game after Detroit won the opener 5-4 as Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth.
LANSING, MI (MPRN) – LANSING, MI (MPRN) - Some Republican lawmakers at the state Capitol are proposing amendments to Michigan's voter-approved medical marijuana law. They say the law makes it too easy to divert prescription marijuana for illegal purposes.
The law allows terminal and chronically ill patients or caregivers to get a state license and doctor's prescription for up to 12 seeds to grow their own pot. The state's issued more than 15 hundred licenses.
NEW YORK – NEW YORK (AP) - An African singer who ignited worldwide controversy among Muslims has performed before an enthusiastic crowd in New York City.
Youssou N'Dour played for about an hour Saturday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of an arts festival aimed at spreading a deeper understanding of Islam. The audience gave him a frenzied dancing ovation.
N'Dour calls Islam a religion in which people "can dance, even enjoy." He says people "don't have to associate Islam with fear and sadness."