Casino Workers Seethe as Smoking Ban Bill Is Delayed Yet Again in New Jersey Legislature

[ad_1] TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry including enclosed smoking … Read more

Tesla Delivers 13 Stainless Steel Cybertruck Pickups as It Tries to Work Out Production Problems

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — With manufacturing kinks still to be worked out, Tesla delivered the first dozen or so of its futuristic Cybertruck pickups to customers Thursday, two years behind the original schedule amid uncertainty over when large-scale production will begin. CEO Elon Musk showed off the angular electric trucks with an event at the … Read more

Fire Upends Christmas Charity in Michigan but Thousands of Kids Will Still Get Gifts

[ad_1] Donations are pouring in at a beloved Christmas charity after smoke damage from a fire stymied plans for the delivery of wrapped gifts for thousands of children in western Michigan. Santa Claus Girls of Kent County has been going door-to-door with gifts for more than a century in the Grand Rapids area, delighting families … Read more

Influential Detroit Pastor the Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams Dies at Age 86

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Influential longtime Detroit pastor the Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams has died following an illness. He was 86. Adams died Wednesday following a bout with pneumonia, his sister, Edith Clifton, told The Detroit News on Thursday. Adams spent a half-century as pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church before retiring in 2019. He … Read more

Ford Says Autoworkers Strike Cut Sales by 100,000 Vehicles and Cost Company $1.7 Billion in Profits

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — A six-week United Auto Workers strike at Ford cut sales by about 100,000 vehicles and cost the company $1.7 billion in lost profits this year, the automaker said Thursday. Additional labor costs from the four-year and eight-month agreement will total $8.8 billion by the end of the contract, translating to about … Read more

New Technology Installed Beneath Detroit Street Can Charge Electric Vehicles as They Drive

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Crews have installed what’s billed as the nation’s first wireless-charging public roadway for electric vehicles beneath a street just west of downtown Detroit. Copper inductive charging coils allow vehicles equipped with receivers to charge up their batteries while driving, idling or parking above the coils. The quarter-mile segment of 14th Street … Read more

Michigan to Join State-Level Effort to Regulate AI Political Ads as Federal Legislation Pends

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is joining an effort to curb deceptive uses of artificial intelligence and manipulated media through state-level policies as Congress and the Federal Elections Commission continue to debate more sweeping regulations ahead of the 2024 elections. Campaigns on the state and federal level will be required to clearly say which … Read more

Michigan Democrats Poised to Test Ambitious Environmental Goals in the Industrial Midwest

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is on the verge of implementing one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy mandates, aiming to be carbon-free by 2040 in what is a pivotal test of the Democrats’ environmental goals in a state with a long-standing manufacturing legacy. Michigan will join four other states in requiring utility … Read more

Calls for Cease-Fire in the Israel-Hamas War Roil City Councils From California to Michigan

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland considered a resolution to call for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war on Monday, potentially joining nearly a dozen other U.S. cities from Michigan to Georgia that have supported the same. The resolution before the Oakland City Council also calls for the unrestricted entry of humanitarian assistance into Gaza … Read more

Michigan Police Chase 12-Year-Old Boy Operating Stolen Forklift

[ad_1] ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan have arrested a 12-year-old boy who they said led them on a chase in a stolen forklift. Police were called to Forsyth Middle School at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday on a report of a stolen forklift, MLive.com reported. Officers found the forklift heading south through the … Read more