Nation
6:25 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Cabinet to discuss stimulus spending aimed at jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, back from a four-nation trip, gets back to work on the economy today.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to meet with Cabinet members to discuss specific plans over the next several months for spending stimulus money.

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Nation
6:17 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Hi-tech U. S. sensors head for Flight 447 search area

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) –

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - The Pentagon says a Navy team leaves for Brazil today with two high-tech devices that can detect emergency beacons to a depth of 20,000 feet.

The devices are expected to aid French searchers looking for Air France Flight 447's black box recorders. Meantime, officials say the recovery of debris and 17 bodies
from the Atlantic Ocean confirms searchers have located the wreckage.

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In Michigan
6:16 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Michigan residents have more confidence in federal government

LANSING, MI – LANSING, MI (MPRN) - Michigan residents have more confidence in the federal government than the state government. Michigan State University conducted a survey that shows federal ranking above state government for the first time since the quarterly study began 15 years ago.

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Sports
6:14 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Thomas' grand slam helps Tigers rally past Angels

DETROIT (AP) – DETROIT (AP) - Clete Thomas' grand slam broke an eighth-inning tie and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of a key error by first baseman Kendry Morales in a 9-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels led 5-4 going into the bottom of the eighth, but Jose Arredondo (1-3) walked Ryan Raburn and Adam Everett with one out. Jason Bugler came on and walked Curtis Granderson, loading the bases.

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Sports
6:13 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Pink-slipped Pens on verge of proving Hossa right

PITTSBURGH (AP) – PITTSBURGH (AP) - You'd think the Pittsburgh's inability to deal with Pavel Datsyuk and the disappearance of their own stars would be enough for the Penguins to fret about.

But they also might have to admit that Marian Hossa was right.

Hossa's better chance of winning the Stanley Cup was in Detroit, not in Pittsburgh.

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In Michigan
5:28 am
Mon June 8, 2009

High court asked to block Chrysler sale to Fiat

WASHINGTON (AP) – WASHINGTON (AP) - Three Indiana state pension and construction funds are asking the Supreme Court to block Chrysler's sale to Fiat so they can pursue an appeal in hopes of getting a better deal.

They claim the current agreement unfairly favors the interests of Chrysler's unsecured stakeholders ahead of those of secured debtholders.

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Sports
9:02 pm
Sun June 7, 2009

Lugnuts split doubleheader with Whitecaps

LANSING, MI (WKAR) – The Lansing Lugnuts blanked the West Michigan Whitecaps 2-0, in the second game of a doubleheader after falling in the opener, 5-4, on Sunday at Oldsmobile Park. The shutout was the first of the season for Lansing, coming in the club's 55th game. On Monday night, the two squads play the fourth game in the five-game series at 7:05 p.m. at Oldsmobile Park.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Fri June 5, 2009

La. AG sees violation in GM dealer policy

Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge, LA (AP) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he's found violations in the way General Motors Corp. is treating its dealerships. Caldwell said Friday the bankrupt automaker has sent letters to dealers imposing new restrictions that appear to violate Louisiana regulations.

Caldwell's office will take part in a teleconference with other state attorneys general on Monday, to develop a strategy of making their case before the New York bankruptcy court that's handling the GM case.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Fri June 5, 2009

State to close eight corrections facilities

Lansing (MI) – Lansing, MI (MPRN) - The state will close three prisons by the end of the year, including one maximum security prison in northern Michigan. The Department of Corrections will also close five minimum security prison camps.

It's all part of Governor Granholm's efforts to reduce corrections costs, which make up one-fifth of the state's discretionary spending. The administration estimates the cuts announced Friday will save taxpayers $120 million as the state battles a budget deficit.

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In Michigan
4:39 pm
Fri June 5, 2009

State lawmakers say healthcare plan is more important than ever

Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (MPRN) - State lawmakers say healthcare reform is necessary now more than ever in light of GM and Chrysler bankruptcies. They say more than a million people are uninsured in Michigan, and that number is bound to grow as automakers make cuts. Nearly 9,000 GM employees in the state lost their jobs with the company's bankruptcy.

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