Algal blooms lead to 'impaired' designation for Lake Erie

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is designating its section of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of damage to fish and other wildlife caused by harmful algal blooms, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

The alchemy of Trump's victory, at odds with popular vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's muscular performance with working-class whites overwhelmed the national trend toward a more diverse population that tends to favor Democrats. That dynamic was amplified by the peculiar mathematics of the Electoral College, which gave a megaphone to less-educated voters in the Midwest.

  • Written by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press