Corey Williams

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    Fact Check: Mueller's Words Twisted by Trump and More

    President Donald Trump listened to Robert Mueller testify to Congress this past week, then misrepresented what the former special counsel said. Some partisans on both sides did much the same, whether to defend or condemn the president. Trump seized on Mueller’s testimony to claim anew that he was exonerated by the Russia investigation, which the president wasn’t. He capped the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2019

    Trump's ‘Go Back' Remark: In Workplace, It Might Be Illegal

    President Donald Trump’s suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color “go back” to countries “from which they came” has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America’s workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly illegal. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal laws against workplace bias, explicitly cites comments like “go...

  • attorney Apr 6, 2019

    FBI: Man Who Alleged to Be Missing Illinois Boy Has Twice Made Similar Claims

    A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities. The FBI said Brian Rini had made false claims twice before, portraying himself as a juvenile sex-trafficking victim. The Medina, Ohio, man was jailed in Cincinnati on Thursday, a day after telling authorities...

  • Congress Mar 25, 2019

    As Mueller Report Details Emerge, Few Americans See Political Fight Ending

    The first glimpse into the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide. The four-page summary of Robert Mueller’s probe released by Attorney General William Barr didn’t satisfy many who wanted more details. But in a bitterly divided country, the little bit that was known stirred cheers from many...

  • Associated Press Jan 30, 2019

    Midwest Freeze Cancels Flights, Even Stops the Mail

    A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,800 flights from Chicago’s airports. The cold even prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. Hundreds of public schools and several large universities from North...

  • Associated Press Jan 30, 2019

    Deadly Polar Vortex Plunges States in Below Freezing Temps

    A deadly polar vortex has descended on the Midwest. The extreme winter temperatures are already being blamed for several deaths. As much as 85 percent of the continental United States was below freezing Wednesday. Winds pushed the temperatures as low as 70 degrees below zero in some areas.

  • Associated Press Aug 17, 2018

    Detroit Residents Remember Aretha Franklin and Her Impact on Hometown

    To the rest of the world, she was the “Queen of Soul” — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career, she was simply “Aretha” or more personally “Ree-Ree” — the city’s favorite daughter,...

  • Associated Press Aug 9, 2018

    Congress to Get 1st Muslim Woman: Michigan Primary Winner Rashida Tlaib

    Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by former Rep. John Conyers, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. No Republicans or third-party candidates ran in Tuesday’s District 13 primary race, meaning Tlaib is set to win the seat in November’s election...

  • Donald Trump Jul 11, 2018

    Government Falls Short of Deadline to Reunite Migrant Kids, Parents

    Late last month, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego set a 14-day deadline to reunite children under 5 with their parents and a 30-day deadline for older children. Government attorneys told Sabraw Tuesday afternoon that “only four” had been reunited ahead of the July 10 deadline, NBC News reported. In trying to meet the first deadline, the government...

  • attorney Apr 13, 2018

    Black Teen Who Wanted Directions Shot at by White Man

    A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy. Jeffery Zeigler, a retired Detroit firefighter, was arraigned Friday on charges including assault with...

  • Florida Jan 18, 2018

    Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

    State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon’s second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant. More than 15 states and cities, including Chicago, Cleveland and Las Vegas, refused requests...

  • attorney Dec 5, 2017

    Conyers Resigns From Congress Amid Harassment Allegations

    Besieged by allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to the civil rights leader’s nearly 53-year career on Capitol Hill. The 88-year-old liberal from Detroit becomes the highest-ranking member of Congress to be brought down by the sexual misconduct allegations that have toppled powerful men in Hollywood, the media and...

  • attorney Nov 30, 2017

    House Leaders Call for Conyers' Resignation Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Hospitalization

    The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Conyers’ lawyer swiftly rejected the request, saying Nancy Pelosi “sure as hell won’t be the one to tell the congressman to leave.” House Minority Leader Pelosi called the accusations against Conyers, the longest-serving member of...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2017

    NFL Anthem Protests Evolve Past Kaepernick's Original Intent

    What began more than a year ago with an NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms — their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods.

  • Captain Apr 7, 2017

    Mom: Son, 11, Killed Himself After Girlfriend Faked Suicide

    Charges are pending against a juvenile after a Michigan mother said a social media prank in which her 11-year-old son’s girlfriend faked her own suicide led the boy to take his own life.

  • Captain Apr 7, 2017

    Mom: Son, 11, Killed Himself After Girlfriend Faked Suicide

    Charges are pending against a juvenile after a Michigan mother said a social media prank in which her 11-year-old son’s girlfriend faked her own suicide led the boy to take his own life.

  • CEO Dec 19, 2016

    British Royals Attend Christmas Party for Mental Health Charity

    Prince Harry and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Christmas party for their mental health charity, “Heads Together.”

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