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  • Snyder: Despite difference, 'all Michiganders'

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is back in Michigan in time for Thanksgiving after a weeklong trade mission to China. He says Thanksgiving is a holiday that unites state residents from a wide variety of backgrounds. In a statement, Snyder says "Michigan is a big home for 10...

  • Christie tells what goes into his mashed potatoes

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has long boasted about his mashed potatoes, which he'll be whipping up Thursday for his family's Thanksgiving feast. Christie volunteered Wednesday at a soup kitchen in Newark. He says, "I don't have a lot of skills in cooking, but...

  • Missouri holiday travel off to semi-smooth start

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A small band of snow along a stretch of eastern Missouri briefly caused headaches for holiday drivers Wednesday, but otherwise it was smooth sailing for motorists on one of the busiest travel days of the year. At least a half-dozen semitrailers slid off...

  • Slushy snow expected during holiday travel in RI

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Slushy snow is expected to fall through peak holiday travel times in Rhode Island. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 7 a.m. Thursday in Providence and western Kent counties. It says the worst of the storm is expected...

  • Mississippi editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: Nov. 26 The Greenwood (Mississippi) Commonwealth on GOP races: Rumors that Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is considering running for lieutenant governor against fellow Republican Tate Reeves next year may or may not...

  • Most of 248,000 blacked-out users have power back

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan utility crews are working on Thanksgiving eve to finish restoring to the last of the 248,000 homes and businesses blacked out by a severe pre-winter storm that snarled traffic and caused multiple crashes that killed at least five people. High...

  • Snow hampers holiday travel in Maryland

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A snowfall of up to 7 inches across central and western Maryland is making travel difficult on the day before Thanksgiving. Police reported minor accidents on slippery roads Wednesday in Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties. The National Weather...

  • New Lincoln museum exhibit has bed where he died

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln museum is offering visitors a glimpse at some of the most significant and historic items in the president's life. "Undying Words: Lincoln 1858-1865," which opened last weekend at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and...

  • Blog: Manitou Bindu brings yoga to Fine Arts Center

    By Jennifer Mulson
    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Try on some new scenery for your yoga practice. Kat Tudor, Manitou Bindu and Smokebrush Foundation founder, will teach "The Yoga of Light and Radiance" inside the Fine Arts Center gallery. The latest exhibit is "Continuance: Charles and Collin Parson," and classes will be held in the...

  • Pa. lowers speed limit to 45 mph on NE interstates

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A daylong snowstorm is prompting officials to lower the speed limit to 45 mph on portions of interstate highways in northeastern Pennsylvania. PennDOT said Wednesday the limit was reduced on Interstate 81 between Lebanon County and Scranton, Interstate 80 west of...

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