News@noon: Lions the real deal; Tesla to Troy
Today is Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, and today we're reminding you to be critical of what you read online.
A man who said he was investigating a fake news story about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place was arrested after firing a rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant, police said. Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested Sunday afternoon at Comet Ping Pong on Connecticut Avenue in an affluent neighborhood of the nation’s capital, police said. No one was injured in the incident.
He said he wanted to see if the fictitious online conspiracy theory that spread during Clinton's run for the White House was true.
Here's what else we're covering today:
Bowls on bowls
Michigan players had higher goals this season, most notably a Big Ten championship and national title. Now they’re looking to make a statement and prove they really are one of the nation’s top teams. The sixth-ranked Wolverines (10-2) will face Florida State (9-3) in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 in Miami Gardens, Florida, a New Year’s Six game.
As for Western Michigan University, nobody could be disappointed by this outcome: Western Michigan, 13-0 and the Mid-American Conference champion after beating Ohio, 29-23, in the title game Friday night at Ford Field, will play in its most prestigious bowl game ever, the Cotton Bowl. The game, part of the coveted New Year's Six slate, will be Jan. 2 — Jan. 1 is an NFL Sunday this year — at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
- The recount effort is underway in Michigan and it is sending election workers into a whirlwind of activity. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith’s ruling, issued just after midnight, requires the recount requested by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to commence at noon Monday and “continue until further order of this court.”
- President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival and Detroit native Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The real deal
No sweating it this time, no denying it now. The Lions marched through the Saints as if they know where they’re going, and if any doubts remained about their playoff legitimacy, they’re pretty much squashed.
Tesla comes to Troy
- Tesla Motors Inc., which can’t legally sell a car in the state of Michigan, has opened a gallery showroom in the Nordstrom department store in the Somerset Collection in Troy where consumers can look at its models.
It’s nearly certain the use of the Flint River as a municipal water source caused the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that killed 12 people and sickened 91 during the summers of 2014 and 2015, according to a team of scientists investigating the city’s water issues.
Conditions created by switching the city to the river water without adding proper corrosion controls in April 2014 created a perfect environment for the deadly Legionella bacteria to thrive, Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards told The News.
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