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Woman dies at Pictured Rocks

MUNISING, MI-- A California woman has fallen to her death at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. park rangers responded to Chapel Beach on a report of a potentially deceased individual. Rangers and Alger County paramedics confirmed the 32-year-old woman had died as the result of a fall. The incident is under investigation by National Park Service officers. No other details are available at this time.

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ISHPEMING, MI--   Several children suffered minor injuries when a car hit a school bus in Ishpeming Wednesday.

City Police were called around 8 a.m. to the intersection of US-41 and Hickory Street. They say a 25-year-old Marquette woman was driving a Dodge Avenger westbound on the highway. An Ishpeming Public Schools bus driven by a 24-year-old Ishpeming man was northbound on Hickory when it tried to cross the highway.  The car struck the bus, which hit a utility pole. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Updated 11:35 a.m. Sep. 20 with portions of a statement from Ticketmaster in response to the CBC and Toronto Star's reporting.

A center run by the nonprofit Spanish Commission for Refugees in Málaga has been busy all summer. It's a colorful, two-story building with an outdoor courtyard, and people constantly come and go, speaking an array of languages and blasting music from their phones.

"Look, they're coming in now," says Francisco Cansino, the center's director. "They've just arrived."

Malaysian police have arrested the country's ex-prime minister, Najib Razak, who is now facing at least 21 charges related to more than $620 million in state money that wound up in his personal bank accounts.

Najib, 65, faces a variety of money-laundering charges, in addition to several charges of bribery and criminal breach of trust that were filed in July. He has pleaded not guilty in the case.

MUNISING, MI--   A California woman has fallen to her death at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. 

Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. park rangers responded to Chapel Beach on a report of a potentially deceased individual. Rangers and Alger County paramedics confirmed the 32-year-old woman had died as the result of a fall.

The incident is under investigation by National Park Service officers.

No other details are available at this time.

Detroit Metro Times

MARQUETTE, MI--   Rocker Ted Nugent is in Marquette Thursday, stumping for state Senate candidate Ed McBroom. 

The musician will join Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Lisa Posthumus Lyons and Senator Tom Casperson at the Rippling River Resort on County Road 553.

McBroom says Nugent “has made a point of fighting for the people that find themselves staring down ridiculous government rules and officials.” He says residents will hear how they can protect their rights in the future.

Coverage of the fires raging through California this summer is hard for anyone to watch, but it's especially difficult for the Cates family.

"My wife can't even watch the news — it singes us to the core," says Chris Cates, a retired cardiologist whose family-owned Segassia Vineyard in Napa Valley, Calif., known for its rich cabernet, was ravaged by fires about this time last year.

A former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR that she does not know if an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place as she first suggested on social media.

"That it happened or not, I have no idea," Cristina King Miranda told NPR's Nina Totenberg. "I can't say that it did or didn't."

That's different from what Miranda wrote Wednesday in a now-deleted Facebook post that stated definitively, "The incident DID happen, many of us heard about it in school."

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