Michigan Lawmakers Approve Detroit Bankruptcy Deal

The deal would protect the Detroit Institute of Art from having to sell off it's artwork. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

The deal would protect the Detroit Institute of Art from having to sell off it’s artwork.
(Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

The “grand bargain” of bills thatwill send $194.8 million from the state to Detroit to help settle the city’s historic bankruptcy sailed through the state Senate on Tuesday and are on their way to Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature. Continue reading

United States to Appoint Ambassador to Somalia

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 13, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 13, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

The United States, seeing new hope for Somalia, will appoint a new ambassador to Mogadishu for the first time since closing its embassy there 23 years ago as the East African country descended into chaos, a senior U.S. government official said on Tuesday. Continue reading

United States to Appoint Ambassador to Somalia

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 13, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 13, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

The United States, seeing new hope for Somalia, will appoint a new ambassador to Mogadishu for the first time since closing its embassy there 23 years ago as the East African country descended into chaos, a senior U.S. government official said on Tuesday. Continue reading