Ottawa County's seven-day average number of new cases, as of Monday, is about 287. That's up from the daily average of 201 reported a week ago.
WASHINGTON — As states sprint through their redistricting processes this fall, many activists are learning that mapmaking commissions don’t quite address gerrymandering or minority voting protections as intended.
CHICAGO — Charles Collins thought he’d do a little Christmas shopping on Dec. 7, 1941. It was a Sunday, and he’d already filed the next installment of “A Line ‘O’ Type Or Two,” a venerable Chicago Tribune column peppered with readers’ verses and quips.
There was a time, not so long ago, when Michael Flynn’s latest pronouncement would have been considered outrageous, but I’m afraid we’ve reached the point of outrage fatigue.
With a growing number of places across the United States getting their first snowflakes of the season, it's once again that time of year to break out the hot chocolate and look ahead at the chances of a white Christmas across the contiguous U.S.
NEW YORK — New York Police Department Officer Christopher DeFlorio works two beats — one in the 32nd Precinct, and the other on a higher plane.
NEW YORK (AP) — Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returned Thursday in full, though with precautions.
Ottawa County's pandemic total number of cases is now 48,449, with more than 41,000 recovered and 553 deaths. The level of community transmission in Ottawa County remains "high."
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — An SUV driver sped through a police line and into a parade of Christmas marchers on Sunday, hitting more than 20 adults and children in a horrifying scene captured by the city's livestream and the cellphones of onlookers.
CHICAGO — At some moment since the pandemic began last year, who hasn’t questioned God or a higher power? The senseless deaths, families grieving loved ones from across a screen, layers of suffering.
Ottawa County is averaging 330 new cases each day for the past seven days. That's more than double the seven-day average of 134 reported a week ago.
Hospitals in Michigan and Minnesota on Tuesday reported a wave of COVID-19 patients not seen in months as beds were filled with unvaccinated people and health care leaders warned that staff were being worn down by yet another surge.
NEW YORK — In a room as cold as a refrigerator, Dr. Maura Boldrini bends over a plastic box filled with pale slices of human brain, each piece nestled in its own tiny, fluid-filled compartment.
It was after a pair of Catholic churches caught ablaze last summer, one in Southern California and another in Florida, that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops decided to start documenting and tracking vandalism at Catholic sites across the country.
PHILADELPHIA — On an otherwise quiet morning at Har Nebo, the venerable Jewish cemetery in Northeast Philadelphia, the clinking of Joe Ferrannini’s hammer and chisel was the sound of history being made to last.
CHICAGO — As the medical assistant put on rubber gloves and readied the syringe, 5-year-old Victoria Macias, wearing a pink Minnie Mouse mask and white blouse, turned her head away and closed her eyes.
The state health department on Friday reported 15,878 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 83 COVID-19-related deaths in Michigan since Wednesday's report.
The most prolonged wintry pattern of the season so far is taking shape, and AccuWeather meteorologists say it could bring a one-two punch of lake-effect snow.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 219 new cases of the virus and six COVID-19-related deaths since Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. — U.S. food banks already dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face a new challenge — surging food prices and supply chain issues walloping the nation.
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. fully reopened its borders with Mexico and Canada on Monday and lifted restrictions on travel that covered most of Europe, setting the stage for emotional reunions nearly two years in the making and providing a boost for the travel industry decimated by the pandemic.
After three months' delay, Democrats in the U.S. House late Friday delivered final approval on a $1.2-trillion measure to repair roads and bridges, improve public transit, increase access to broadband Internet and more, sending to President Joe Biden for his signature a bill worth billions i…
LOS ANGELES — When Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong stopped by an Orange County vaccination site in late October, she asked people why they had waited so long to get their COVID-19 shots.
ROME — President Joe Biden received Communion at St. Patrick’s Church during Saturday Vigil Mass on Oct. 30, a day after saying Pope Francis told him he should continue to partake in the sacrament, despite the opposition of some conservatives in the U.S. upset with his position on abortion.
Ottawa County is averaging about 158 new cases each day for the past seven days, up from the seven-day average reported Monday of nearly 138.
Ottawa County is averaging nearly 138 new cases each day for the past seven days, up from the seven-day average reported Friday of nearly 122.
When Amish gather for worship each week, they regularly sing the solemn, German-dialect hymns that their spiritual forebears composed nearly five centuries ago in a condition akin to that of 17 missionaries recently kidnapped in Haiti – captivity.
This year’s general election is today (Tuesday, Nov. 2), with contested races and proposals on the ballot locally in the cities of Grand Haven and Ferrysburg.
Michigan's average of 4,039 new cases each of the past two days is up from the average of 3,933 new daily confirmed cases for Oct. 26-27.
HART — The town of Hart is small – its population just barely reaches over 2,000. Its downtown area stretches about two blocks, and most shops are closed for the weekend by 3 p.m. on Saturday. Little red hearts are etched onto every street sign.
MIAMI — When Roman Catholics toss money into the collection plate, few probably expect their charitable giving to underwrite an Elton John biopic, help build a North Carolina highway, pad the pockets of the cardinal’s relatives — or wind up linked to a shell company used by a financial advis…
MINNEAPOLIS — A recent post on Kate Lincoln’s neighborhood website caught her by surprise. A neighbor had written “Need a vaccine exemption? … Holy Trinity Church in South St. Paul is helpful.”
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A U.S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims’ families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as efforts to recover them entered a sixth day.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn't get what he's demanding.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group and a local driver stretched into a fourth day Wednesday, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person.
A Haitian gang that has taken responsibility for kidnapping a group of missionaries, which include members of a family from West Michigan and an infant child, is demanding a $17 million ransom for the group's release, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands.
DETROIT — Five of the 17 missionaries kidnapped by a gang in Haiti over the weekend are from Oceana County, including four children, their pastor told The Detroit News.
Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state under President George W. Bush, died Monday morning from COVID-19 complications, his family wrote on Facebook.
Two faculty members of a small, private Midwestern college are up on stage, one sitting behind an electronic keyboard, the other strumming the opening chords of a song on a guitar.
SEKE, Zimbabwe — Yvonne Binda stands in front of a church congregation, all in pristine white robes, and tells them not to believe what they’ve heard about COVID-19 vaccines.