Post Tagged with: "Michigan"

Michigan official Jeff Sieting,refuses to apologize for Islamophobic call

July 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Michigan official Jeff Sieting,refuses to apologize for Islamophobic call

Jeff Sieting, the president of a village in northern Michigan, in 2012. (Photo by AP) A US official in the state of Michigan has refused to apologize for his Islamophobic social media posts that sparked outrage among the American Muslim community. Jeff Sieting, the president of a village in northern Michigan, has recently […]

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Rogue factory robot blamed for death of human colleague

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Rogue factory robot blamed for death of human colleague

Chinese students work on the Ares, a humanoid bipedal robot, displayed during a World Robot Conference in Beijing. Photo / AP file A rogue robot has been blamed for the death of a woman killed in an accident at an auto-parts factory in Michigan. Wanda Holbrook, who worked as a […]

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Ice and blizzards to blanket Northeast United States

March 14, 2017 5:00 am
Ice and blizzards to blanket Northeast United States

A powerful nor’easter is expected to bring blizzard conditions and more than a 30cm of snow from the mid-Atlantic to parts of the Northeast, and officials warned of potential beach erosion, possible coastal flooding and power outages from the late-season snowstorm. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from […]

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Guinness Book of World Records for world’s tallest teenager gets some shoes to fit

March 8, 2017 6:40 am
Guinness Book of World Records for world’s tallest teenager gets some shoes to fit

Broc Brown, who is nearly 8 feet tall (2.43m), has Sotos Syndrome. Photo / YouTube A Michigan 19-year-old, who was previously in the Guinness Book of World Records for world’s tallest teenager, has finally found an affordable pair of shoes that fit his US size-28 feet. Broc Brown, who is nearly 8 […]

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Federal judge shuts down vote recount in Michigan

December 8, 2016 11:30 am
Federal judge shuts down vote recount in Michigan

Volunteers and city officials recount presidential ballots at the Oakland Schools Conference Center on December 5, 2016 in Waterford Township, Michigan. (Photo by AFP) A federal judge in the United States has stopped the recount of nearly 5 million ballots in Michigan, ruling that defeated Green Party candidate Jill Stein […]

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Hate crimes up in Michigan since Donald Trump’s election

December 7, 2016 10:30 pm
Hate crimes up in Michigan since Donald Trump’s election

A Muslim woman seen walking past a wall spray-painted, “Muslims go home” (File photo) The US state of Michigan has seen a dramatic increase in hate crimes ever since Republican Donald Trump hammered his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the November 8 election, according to a report. At least 65 […]

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Judge orders immediate start of Michigan vote recount

December 5, 2016 9:26 pm
Judge orders immediate start of Michigan vote recount

People wait to cast their ballots at Oakman Elementary School in the US presidential election on November 8, 2016 in Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by AFP) A US federal judge has ordered Michigan election officials to conduct a recount of presidential ballots to begin at noon on Monday. In the order […]

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Donald Trump files suit to stop vote recount in Michigan

December 3, 2016 8:00 am
Donald Trump files suit to stop vote recount in Michigan

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop at US Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by AFP) US President-elect Donald Trump has lodged a lawsuit to prevent an election recount in Michigan scheduled to begin next week. The move on Friday comes after Republican Trump’s allies […]

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Arabic billboard in US state of Michigan mocks Donald Trump’s anti-Muslims rhetoric

October 19, 2016 7:00 am
Arabic billboard in US state of Michigan mocks Donald Trump’s anti-Muslims rhetoric

A Michigan billboard in Arabic reads, “Donald Trump can’t read this, but he is scared of it.” (Photo by New York Daily) A billboard in the US state of Michigan has ridiculed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, taking a swipe at his xenophobic rhetoric about Muslims and immigration. The hoarding […]

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Flint’s water crisis lawsuit targets French companies

June 24, 2016 9:30 am
Flint’s water crisis lawsuit targets French companies

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces a civil suit against Veolia, engineering services corporation, for negligence in the Flint water crisis. Photo / AP Michigan’s attorney general filed a civil lawsuit against two water engineering companies, saying their negligence caused and exacerbated Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis and demanding what could […]

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