Utility crews worked Monday in Michigan to restore power to 200,000 homes after wind gusts of more than 60 m.p.h. wreaked havoc with the electric grid. With temperatures rising after a week of snowstorms, forecasters warned of floods in the Midwest.
The trafficking of African children as maids in the US has spread, but the practice is so well hidden in suburbia that authorities have no clear picture of how many minors are involved, according to an Associated Press report.
Berkley Books said it has canceled publication of a Nazi concentration camp memoir by a Florida retiree after learning he fabricated a love story that received attention on Oprah Winfrey's television show.