Michigan

  • Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage March 22, 2014

    Michigan's ban on gay marriage, approved by voters in a landslide in 2004, was scratched from the state constitution by a federal judge who said the ballot box is no defense to a law that tramples the rights of same-sex couples. Clerks who handle marriage licenses in Michigan's 83 counties said...
  • City lifts ban, it's soon expected to be OK to be willfully annoying at Grand Rapids in Michigan March 5, 2014

    Grand Rapids: It's soon expected to be OK to be willfully annoying in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1cqxCRm) that the City Commission is nixing a 38-year-old section of city code that states "no person shall willfully annoy another person." City Attorney Catherine Mish recommended repealing the language, saying...
  • 1.3 mn 'like' friendless Michigan boy's Facebook birthday surprise February 13, 2014

    Michigan: A Michigan mother's attempt to cheer her 10-year-old son, who suffers from a disorder similar to autism and told her he had no friends, with a Facebook page has won the boy some 1.3 million fans on the social media site by Wednesday. Jennifer Cunningham created the site early this...
  • Michigan college offers course in zombies, apocalypse February 11, 2014

    Mount Pleasant: Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture. Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and she...
  • 3 killed, 20 injured in multiple vehicle crash on icy Indiana highway January 24, 2014

    At least three people were killed and more than 20 injured in multiple crashes involving nearly four dozen vehicles Thursday afternoon along an ice-slicked interstate highway in northwest Indiana, officials said. Forty-six vehicles, including 17 tractor-trailers and two other trucks, crashed in icy conditions, shutting down eastbound Interstate 94 near Michigan...
  • US freeze: Worst is over say experts, temperatures likely to increase January 9, 2014

    According to forecasters, the worst is over and the temperatures will now gradually increase. In Minnesota, the temperature is now a mere minus 30 degrees as compared to the minus 50 degrees a day earlier. Meteorologist say that the temperatures are expected to rise above zero by the end of...
  • Ice storm leaves thousands powerless in US, Canada, over 20 dead December 26, 2013

    Maine: Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked on Wednesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm, and people slowly trickled out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally warm homes. But not...
  • Indian techie wanted for family's murder in US arrested February 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh police have arrested a software engineer wanted for allegedly murdering his wife and two children in the US in 2008. According to a statement by Crime Investigation Department (CID), Nerusu Lakshimi Nivas Rao, native of Krishna district and a US green-card holder, is in the wanted list...
  • Doomsday: Dozens of schools in Michigan shut December 21, 2012

    Detroit: Dozens of Michigan schools cancelled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said on Thursday. Public schools in Genesee and Lapeer counties, neighboring counties north of the Detroit area, started the Christmas...
  • Romney ropes in Indian American August 3, 2012

    Washington: Indian-American Akshay Desai has been roped in by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his outreach to Asian American community ahead of the crucial November 6 US presidential elections. Florida-based Desai, CEO of Universal Healthcare, has been made one of the seven national co-chairs of the Asian Americans and Pacific...
  • Romney sweeps to double win in Arizona, Michigan February 29, 2012

    Washington: Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona on Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation. "We didn't win by a lot, but we won by...
  • 'Dr Death', Jack Kevorkian, dies at 83 June 4, 2011

    Detroit: Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, known as 'Dr Death' for helping more than 100 people end their lives, died early on Friday at age 83, his lawyer said. Kevorkian died at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks with kidney and heart...
  • Obama 'to be hit by a major scandal soon' May 29, 2011

    London: US President Barack Obama may face his first big scandal pretty soon, according to a leading political scientist. Based on his mathematical formula, Brendan Nyhan of Michigan University has predicted in his report to 'Center for Politics' website that President Obama's administration is set to be rocked by a major...
  • 10-year-old CEO turns business into child's play April 15, 2011

    Most 10-year-olds are happy playing with their friends and toys but a 10-year-old girl in the US, Hannah Altman, is running her own toy business. ...
  • Mother jailed for sex with 14-year-old son July 14, 2010

    New York: A mother from Michigan who pleaded guilty to having sex with her 14-year-old biological son, who she gave up for adoption when he was an infant was sentenced to a prison term of nine to 30 years. Aimee L Sword, 36, apologised for her actions at her sentencing on...
  • Obese kids still more likely to be bullied May 4, 2010

    New York: Although the number of overweight children is rising, a US study has found that obese children in grades three through six are still more likely to be bullied by thinner classmates even if they are popular or smart. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that obese children...
  • Sexting, stimulus join banned words bandwagon January 1, 2010

    Kansas City: If you recently tweeted about how you were chillaxin for the holiday, take note: Fifteen particularly over- or mis-used words and phrases have been declared "shovel-ready" to be "unfriended" by a US university's annual list of terms that deserve to be banned. After thousands of nominations of words and...
  • Secret of the sexes: why men won't pop the question June 11, 2009

    Washington : Why are young men reluctant to pop the big question? Young men feel less pressure to settle down when they are outnumbered by young women who strive for their love and affection. But the reverse is true when these men reach their 30s. Proportionately older men are married in...
  • Meet the Nano-bama, the smallest Obama image March 14, 2009

    New Delhi: A 3D image of Obama, smaller than a grain of salt was created by Professor John Hart of the University of Michigan. Professor Hart isn't just another Obama fan. He's trying to bring Nanotechnology - the science of the very, very small - to the level of the...
  • Democratic party decides Florida, Michigan seats June 1, 2008

    The Democratic party made a decision on how to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan but not everyone is happy with the result. The Democratic Party's rules and bylaws committee hearing was a spirited affair. It’s primary job was to figure out what to do with Florida and Michigan, which broke...
  • Florida Democrats drop bid to stage primary re-run March 18, 2008

    Miami, Florida: Florida's Democratic Party said on Monday it would no longer push for a rerun of the state's invalid primary election to pick a presidential nominee, leaving a decision on what to do with the state's delegates entirely to the national party. The chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party,...
  • Mitt Romney remains in US Prez race January 16, 2008

    Atlanta: Republican Mitt Romney has pulled off a convincing win in his home state Michigan, ensuring he remains in the race to the White House. This is Romney's first major win, after hitting the finish line second in Iowa and New Hampshire. Huckabee, who took first place in Iowa, came...
  • Baby found alive in middle of storm debris October 22, 2007

    Michigan: A baby was found right in the middle of storm debris in Michigan. The family told CNN about that bizarre and emotional discovery. ...