Sep 9th, 2013 - International News
— Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be retaliation against the U. S. for any military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack.
In an interview broadcast Monday on CBS' "This Morning," Assad says, "You should expect everything."
Asked by interviewer Charlie Rose to elaborate, Assad says, "You should expect everything. Not necessarily from the government." He said the U.S. would "pay the price if you are not wise with dealing with terrorists."
President Barack Obama is seeking an authorization from Congress to punish Assad for an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that the administration maintains Assad ordered.
Assad denied that, saying his soldiers were "in another area" at the time. Asked about the case the U.S. is arguing, Assad said, "nothing has been presented."
— Secretary of State John Kerry maintains the U.S. has compelling evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons against his own people.
In his interview with CBS newsman Charlie Rose, Assad had called the U.S. accusations a "big lie," saying Kerry is not making the evidence public because it doesn't exist.
But at a news conference in London, Kerry insisted that he would be confident to take evidence gathered by U.S. intelligence into any courtroom.
Kerry says Assad could resolve the crisis simply by turning over "every single bit" of his weapons stock to the international community within a week.
— Russia and Syria are standing shoulder to shoulder today against a U.S. drive for punitive attacks over the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. The foreign ministers of both countries say United Nations inspectors should come back to Syria to continue their probe into the use of chemical weapons, and they again warned Washington against launching an attack.
Dec 6th, 2013 - Local News
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan University plans to become tobacco-free starting Sept. 1 as part of a broader effort to improve the health of the campus community.
The Kalamazoo school's...
Dec 5th, 2013 - Local News
A teacher from Hamilton Community Schools died after his car collided with a semi-truck near Holland Wednesday morning. 30-year-old Josh Hoppe from Zeeland taught government and did some coaching for...
Dec 6th, 2013 - State News
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new center at Michigan State University aims to look for better ways to preserve roadways.
The school's Transportation Center on Highway Pavement Preservation will le...
Dec 5th, 2013 - State News
DETROIT (AP) — Workers walked off their jobs at a fast-food restaurant in Detroit as part of a national protest against low wages.
Dozens of sign-carrying McDonald's employees and others marched ...
Dec 6th, 2013 - National News
— A storm that's already dumped up to 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin has draped many communities in skin-stinging cold.
Winter storm and ice warnings are in effect through muc...
Dec 5th, 2013 - National News
DENVER (AP) — Some people have chosen to retreat indoors as an arctic blast sweeps across the Northern Plains.
And the blowing snow and single digit temperatures in North Dakota and across Montan...
Dec 6th, 2013 - International News
— There's a makeshift shrine of flowers and candles outside the old Soweto home of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Mandela died yesterday at age 95. One man says when Mandela was free...
Dec 5th, 2013 - International News
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving medical treatment for a recurring lung infection at his home since being discharged from the hospital in Sep...
Dec 6th, 2013 - Sports News
More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the Grand Rapids Griffins outdoor hockey game against Toronto on Dec. 30th at Comerica park. The Griffins said more than 10,000 seats remain and you can re...
Dec 5th, 2013 - Sports News
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — J.P. Tokoto had 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 1 Michigan State 79-65 Wednesday night, giving the Tar Heels another impressive vic...
Nov 7th, 2013 - Health News
DETROIT (AP) — More than half of child booster seats that went on sale this year earned a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The institute, which is funded by insurers, r...
Sep 30th, 2013 - Health News
CHICAGO (AP) — The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers are out leaving health officials concerned.
The percentage of babies sleeping with parents or another child more than doubled...