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MI State Police to investigate lawmakers' misconduct ... More flooding in Japan ... Brothers accused of attacking parents in court

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 11, 2015 at 4:50 a.m.



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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police plan to investigate potential criminal wrongdoing by two lawmakers who had an extramarital affair and admitted to misconduct in trying to cover it up. Meanwhile, early this morning the state House has expelled Republican Rep. Cindy Gamrat, after fellow lawmaker Republican Rep. Todd Courser decided to resign rather than be expelled.

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a decade and a half after hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center's twin towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the anniversary continues to be marked with observances around the country. Today is the 14th anniversary of the attacks. There will be a ceremony at ground zero in New York, where families of those killed will pay their respects. President Barack Obama will recognize the military's work to protect the country when he visits Fort Meade in Maryland.

SEATTLE (AP) — Classes are canceled for another day today as Seattle school teachers continue their strike over wages and other issues. But instead of picketing today, they'll be volunteering in honor of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Teachers from the district's 97 schools plan community service projects like park cleanups and food drives. Teachers went on strike Monday, which was supposed to be the first day of school for students.

JOSO, Japan (AP) — Just as floodwaters are starting to recede near Tokyo, a river has overflown in another Japanese city this morning, swamping homes and fields. Media reports say dozens of people are stranded in Osaki. But the hardest-hit area is still in Joso, where a rain-swollen river overflowed yesterday, washing away some homes and knocking others off their foundations. There've been landslides and flooding throughout much of Japan this week, and officials say at least three people are dead and another 22 are missing.

ATLANTA (AP) — Two brothers accused of attacking their parents in what police say was a plot to kill them are scheduled to appear in court this afternoon. Seventeen-year-old Cameron Ervin and his 22-year-old brother Christopher are charged with aggravated assault and arson. Their mother told police that her two sons drugged and attacked her and her husband in their suburban Atlanta home Sept. 5. Prosecutors also accuse the brothers of trying to blow up their parents' house by turning on the gas and lighting a candle.

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