Tamir Rice's mom building center to nurture youth, honor son

CLEVELAND (AP) — Walk in the front door of 6117 St. Clair Avenue today, and you'll see an empty space with a patterned linoleum floor and nicked paneling that covers nearly every wall of the two-story brick building.

Samaria Rice sees something different.

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  • Written by By RACHEL DISSELL , The Plain Dealer

Alberto's last gasp: Mudslides and flooding in Appalachia

As remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto spread into the Great Lakes region, people were keeping a weary watch on dams and hillsides Thursday as rains from the storms have triggered floods and mudslides in the Appalachians of the Southeast.

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  • Written by By JEFFREY S. COLLINS , Associated Press

Michigan commits $50M to building second large Soo Lock

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders on Wednesday committed up to $50 million to upgrade the Soo Locks, a bid to persuade the federal government to fund the long-sought $1 billion proposal to build a second large lock that allows commercial ships to traverse the Great Lakes.

  • Written by By DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press