A man opened fire today inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, by blasting his way through two rooms as youngsters cowered helplessly in the building.
Earlier this month, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by five states — including Michigan — that want barriers placed in Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
The Republican-led Michigan Legislature cleared the way Thursday for GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to sign a replacement for an emergency manager law struck down by voters, delivering another punch to Democrats still reeling from this week's rapid passage of right-to-work legislation limiting unions' power.
This week's Trib Tips shows you how to cash in if you're a card-carrying consumer and how to melt away mess in your microwave. And Kevin Kaiser of Spring Lake Township shares a suggestion for stretching the season.