News@noon: End of the line for Kwame

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, June 27, 2016, and it's the end of the line for Kwame Kilpatrick. The former Detroit mayor was trying to get the Supreme Court to overturn his 28-year prison sentence, but the court refused to hear his case.

In case you need a reminder, Kilpatrick, 46, was convicted of using his position as mayor of Detroit and state House representative to execute a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy involving extortion, bribery and fraud. He and Bobby Ferguson, a former city contractor and friend of Kilpatrick, were found guilty of running a criminal enterprise out of the mayoral office in a five-month trial in 2013.

Kwame Kilpatrick

The Supreme Court was busy today, striking down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation’s second-most populous state.

Here's what else is making news today:

Legionnaires' lies

  • The state’s top doctor was among high-level Michigan health officials briefed about a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Genesee County nearly one year before it was publicly disclosed, state records show. Dr. Matthew Davis, who served on Gov. Rick Snyder’s Flint water task force, has previously denied having any knowledge of the Legionnaires’ outbreak prior to his April 2015 departure from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as the state’s chief medical executive. But Davis was a recipient of a Jan. 28, 2015, email sent to top DHHS officials sounding alarms about the respiratory disease infection outbreak in the Flint area — an outbreak that ended up killing 12 people in a span of 18 months in 2014 and 2015. 

Rain woes

Red Wings results

Givani Smith, the organization’s second-round pick Saturday at the Entry Draft, plays the type of physical and agitating style that is sure to entertain Red Wings fans, but opponents will hate.

Fourth of July celebrations

What a Messi

Miked Up

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Can you spare $10 to elect a billionaire?

  • The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money. With the simple tap of the “send” button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3 million in campaign contributions — as much as he did in the entire month of May. He had asked for donations of $10 or more, with the promise of chipping in $2 million of his own money to match those that arrived.

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