Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors now says striking workers will get company-paid health insurance, nine days after saying coverage would be cut off. The company says in an email to the United Auto Workers union that it will keep benefits in place due to significant confusion among members. Workers howled and politicians criticized GM after the company said it would end benefits the day after the strike began Sept. 16.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A prosecutor says an Army soldier charged with distributing information about making explosives online is a Satanist who wanted to overthrow the U.S. government. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mattivi said during a federal court hearing Thursday in Kansas that 24-year-old Jarrett William Smith had a specific plan to overthrow the government and told the FBI he was acting “for the glory of his Satanist religion.” Smith’s attorney said he is only an internet “troll.”
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge says Michigan cannot stop faith-based adoption agencies with state contracts from refusing to put children in LGBT homes for religious reasons. District Judge Robert Jonker issued a preliminary injunction Thursday. He says Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel’s position targets the religious beliefs of St. Vincent Catholic Charities, and the status quo should be preserved while a lawsuit is litigated.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor wants to add menthol to the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as the vaping industry sues to nullify it. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Thursday he’s directing his administration to take steps to include menthol in a ban that currently excludes tobacco and menthol flavors. Cuomo’s spokesman says children’s future is at stake.