Abbott reaches agreement with FDA to reopen baby formula plant to ease nationwide shortage
A woman shops for baby formula at Target in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as a nationwide shortage of baby formula continues due to supply chain crunches tied to the coronavirus pandemic that have already strained the countrys formula stock, an issue that was further exacerbated by a major product recall in February. Abbott has reached an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration to reopen its manufacturing plant in Michigan to help ease a nationwide shortage of baby formula, the company announced on Monday. Abbott said it can restart the Michigan plant within two weeks subject to FDA approval. Mothers are struggling to find formula for their infants amid a nationwide shortage that has left shelves empty in many stores. In February, Abbott issued a voluntary recall of its Similac PM 60/40, Similac, Alimentum and EleCare products made at the Michigan plant.cnbc.com
Judge says Trump contempt ruling can be lifted if he pays $110K fine, provides other info
President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan. A New York judge said Wednesday that he would lift a contempt of court finding by next week against former President Donald Trump if Trump's legal team provides more information about a search for documents sought by the state Attorney General and pays a $110,000 fine. If those conditions are not met by May 20, Judge Arthur Engoron said he would reinstate a $10,000 per-day fine against Trump for being in contempt for having failed to comply with a subpoena issued by Attorney General Letitia James. Trump and his lawyers have said they cannot locate documents sought by James as part of her civil investigation of the Trump Organization and its valuation of several real estate assets. Engoron previously has said he was not satisfied with the explanations that Trump and the lawyers have given detailing their search for those documents.cnbc.com
Police in Michigan chase shopper, shoot him in parking lot
Police responding to a call about a shopper with a gun chased a man at a Michigan big-box store and shot him twice in the parking lot, according to video. “You just shot me for no reason,” DeAnthony VanAtten, 20, told officers as he lay on the ground handcuffed while they checked his injuries outside a Meijer store in East Lansing on April 25. East Lansing police released video from body-worn cameras and the store's roof Thursday and said state police were in charge of the investigation.news.yahoo.com
AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams
An Associated Press analysis has found a growing number of hazardous dams in poor condition across the U.S. The AP tallied more than 2,200 dams in poor or unsatisfactory condition that are rated as high hazard, meaning their failure likely would kill someone.
Report says Michigan 2020 dam failures were 'preventable'
The failure of two Michigan dams that forced evacuation of 10,000 people and destroyed 150 homes was “foreseeable and preventable,” resulting from errors and miscalculations over nearly a century, an expert panel said Wednesday. The Edenville Dam on the Tittabawassee River in central Michigan collapsed May 19, 2020, releasing a torrent that overtopped the downstream Sanford Dam and flooded the city of Midland. In a 502-page report, a forensic engineering team appointed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission described the Edenville Dam as flawed from the outset.news.yahoo.com
Dem flips Michigan seat after GOP candidate's rape comments
A Democratic legislative candidate in Michigan won a special election for a heavily Republican seat over a GOP opponent who made controversial comments about rape, Russia’s war in Ukraine and other issues, narrowing Republicans’ state House majority. Carol Glanville defeated Robert “RJ” Regan by 11 percentage points Tuesday in a Kent County district that her Republican predecessor carried by 26 points in 2020. Regan had been denounced by GOP leaders since shortly after his upset victory in a four-person primary.news.yahoo.com
Michigan chief IDs officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya
A Michigan police chief reversed course Monday and publicly identified the officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head during an April 4 traffic stop. The Grand Rapids officer is Christopher Schurr, Chief Eric Winstrom said. Lyoya, 26, a Black man and native of Congo, was killed after a struggle with the white officer.news.yahoo.com
Parents charged in Michigan school shooting seek lower bond
The parents of a Michigan teen who is accused of a fatal school shooting are asking a judge to lower their bond and help release them from jail. James and Jennifer Crumbley have been locked up since Dec. 4, unable to come up with $500,000 each to leave custody and await trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. In a court filing, lawyers said the Crumbleys are not a risk to the public and would wear electronic monitoring devices.news.yahoo.com
Police stops of Black people often filled with fear, anxiety
The video seems clear: Patrick Lyoya disobeyed an officer during a traffic stop, tried to run, then wrestled with the officer over his Taser before the officer fatally shot him in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For a number of Black men and women, resisting arrest during encounters with police for minor traffic stops have been deadly. George Floyd's 2020 slaying by Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, the 2014 strangulation death of Eric Garner by a New York City officer and the shooting death of Michael Brown that same year by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, are among high-profile encounters that proved deadly for Black men.news.yahoo.com
Officer's camera misses key moment of Patrick Lyoya's death
Body camera footage of Patrick Lyoya’s fatal encounter with a Michigan police officer shows a close-up view of an intense struggle, but the video goes dark 42 seconds before the officer shoots the Black man in the head. It’s the latest high-profile case in which body cameras — touted as tools to hold police accountable — have failed, leaving prosecutors and the public to rely on bystander video for a clearer picture of what happened. Regardless, Lyoya’s family and their attorneys say it shows the importance of citizen video.news.yahoo.com
Baby formula shortage strains families, forces stores to ration
Retailers are limiting purchases of baby formula, while customers are struggling to find it at all, amid a shortage tied to a recent recall of Similac and other brands produced by Abbott Nutrition. The recall exacerbated existing formula inventory troubles due to supply chain snarls and ingredient shortages brought on by the pandemic. Now, families in some parts of the country are finding formula tough to come by. Target, Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens and CVS were rationing formula purchases online and in some stores as of Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported. This is why some retailers have put in place quantity restrictions.”Consumers are having to “shop around” for formula, Saunders said, searching multiple locations and routinely encountering empty shelves and online out-of-stock messages.washingtonpost.com
In outcome of Whitmer case, some see freedom, others danger
That a jury didn't convict any of the four men charged with planning to kidnap Michigan Gov_ Gretchen Whitmer is further evidence of the political polarization in the U_S_ A defense lawyer for one of the men says it shows freedom still exists, and that the men's actions were nothing more than “rough talk.”.
Steveson repeats as NCAA champ, retires; Penn St team winner
Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson of Minnesota successfully defended his heavyweight title in his final college match, Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis became a three-time champion and Penn State completed a dominating run through the NCAA tournament.