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  • Michael Moore out as Michigan film board member

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore no longer will serve on the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council after Republican Gov. Rick Snyder named a suburban-Detroit businessman to replace him. Moore joined the council as an appointee of then-Democratic Gov....

  • Hudson Motor Car museum opens Sunday in Ypsilanti

    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — It was a big weekend for cars in Ypsilanti. The southeastern Michigan community played host Sunday to both the public opening of the National Hudson Motor Car Company Museum and an annual orphan car show. The Hudson museum is sharing space with the Ypsilanti Automotive...

  • UAW workers in Indiana approve Lear Corp. contract

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others. The United Auto Workers said in a statement that members of Local 2335...

  • Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is...

  • Fashion-fearless Klum takes on Milan

    MILAN (AP) — Milan designers wrapped up five days of previews for next summer's womenswear looks on Sunday. While trends like geometric wedge sandals, billowing diaphanous dresses and embellished boyfriend denim trousers won't be in stores for months, the fashion hungry already have a good idea...

  • Western Mexico state reports new mine spill

    CANANEA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by Grupo Mexico, the state director of civil protection said Sunday. The agency is urging some 25,000 residents of the area to avoid using the...

  • White House asked to intervene in water dispute

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Persistent drought has kept South Texas farmers and community leaders in an uproar for years over shortfalls in the delivery of water to the Rio Grande from Mexico's tributaries. Now, they're asking for congressional help in getting the White House to intervene in the...

  • Fire in NYC PATH tunnel disrupts service

    NEW YORK (AP) — PATH train service between New York and New Jersey is suspended after a fire broke out in a PATH tunnel in Manhattan. A Fire Department spokesman says the fire was reported at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at 19th Street and Sixth Avenue in Chelsea. No injuries were reported but the 23rd...

  • Rivers leads Chargers to 22-10 win over Bills

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — One week, it's 6-foot-4 tight end Antonio Gates. The next, it's 5-10 wide receiver Eddie Royal. Whether big or small, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers showed he has more than one go-to receiver after efficiently leading San Diego to a 22-10 win over the Buffalo Bills...

  • Iowa county faces criticism for $7M tax break plan

    HARRIS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are criticizing a northwest Iowa county's plan to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1obrU62 ) that the plan Osceola County officials are...

  • Democratic women up the rhetoric amid midterm concerns

    In what appears to be an act of desperation, Democratic women have begun using domestic violence and other intense language against Republicans in the final months of the 2014 elections.

  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head...

  • US Secretary of State Kerry meets Iran's Zarif

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emerged from talks Sunday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, saying Washington was intent on advancing negotiations focused on reducing Iran's atomic activities in exchange for an end to nuclear-related sanctions. The...

  • Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California. One bill signed Sunday allows 15,000 additional electric and partial zero-emissions vehicles, or 70,000 total vehicles, to get green stickers that allow driving in...

  • 'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A...



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