Michigan's governor and the boss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday they believe "significant progress" has been made on cleaning an oil spill on the Kalamazoo River, but the spill remains a serious situation.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency and a Canada-based energy company to step up efforts to contain an oil spill in the Kalamazoo River, after more than 840,000 gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline since Monday.
The search for a Supreme Court nominee has been trimmed to about half a dozen candidates by top White House officials, and an announcement may come by month's end, two sources close to the selection process tell CNN.
The Big Three automakers' troubles are wreaking havoc on state and local budgets far beyond the Rust Belt. And a collapse of even one of Detroit's car manufacturers would hit governments while they are down.
Christine Beatty, chief of staff for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from their text-messaging sex scandal case and will serve four months in jail, according to the Wayne County prosecutor's office.
A defiant Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick addressed Detroit on Thursday night listing what he said the city had accomplished under his leadership just hours after announcing his resignation amid a sex and perjury scandal.
Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will not plead guilty Wednesday in connection with his text message scandal, a representative for a Michigan prosecutor said, despite an earlier statement that said he would.
New state felony charges were filed Friday against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, even as a judge, ruling in a previous case, said the mayor could leave jail under restrictions that include GPS tracking.
As the Democratic primary race heats up between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the delegate estimate between the two remains extremely close. For the first time, Democratic superdelegates may decide their party's nominee.
There's nothing older than yesterday's news (or more boring than last night's debate), except perhaps last year's fund-raising reports. Those reports, due out this weekend, will provide an already dated glimpse of an '04 Dem primary that, like Howard Dean's war chest, has turned upside down since the December 31 deadline.