WATERTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green energy.
NEW YORK (AP) — A terror suspect on trial in New York was among several young recruits under orders by al-Qaida to infiltrate Western society and pull off the biggest operation since the Sept. 11 attacks, a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening statements.
By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - A friend of Aaron Hernandez appeared in a surveillance video with a towel that was found near the body of a man the former New England Patriots star is accused of murdering in 2013, a defense attorney said on Tuesday. Defense attorney James Sultan asked North Attleborough police officer John Grim about footage taken at a gas station and convenience store hours before the body of semiprofessional soccer player Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's Massachusetts house.
CINCINNATI (AP) — E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly winter storm paralyzed much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling transit and shutting down federal offices in Washington, and forecasters warned of the worst cold in two decades from another arctic front this week. States of emergency were declared in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. The federal government shut down after about 5 inches (13 cm) of snow fell in Washington, and schools were canceled throughout the area and in much of North Carolina. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urged residents to stay off ice-covered roads.