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W G you FM Allendale NW Judy asked FM Whitehall listener funded public radio , a service of Grand Valley State University from the mire Public Broadcast Centre WG viewers NPR in West Michigan 88-5 Grand Rapids 95-3 Muskegon I’m Jennifer the WGA view Newsroom. Here’s what’s making news on this Monday . Police say a driver fleeing an officer in West Michigan has died after losing control of her vehicle on a curve and crashing into a tree , Battle Creek . Police said the officer was trying to stop the woman for speeding and reckless driving when the crash occurred around 3:30 AM on Sunday . The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash . Her name was not immediately released . I was Michigan city has seen a sharp increase in seizures of illegal firearms . It’s reported a Grand Rapids Police have seized more than 265 illegal guns so far this year , which is more than double the 127 guns recovered in 2013 . Police say more training and proactive enforcement has led to the increase in gun recoveries . A man convicted of killing a woman while she jogged in West Michigan is facing an automatic life sentence Geoffrey Willis is returning to court today in Muskegon County . He was convicted of shooting Rebecca Blatche one of 2 murder cases filed against him in the Muskegon area Willis was arrested in 2016 when a teenager said he tried to kidnap her the arrest jump-started investigations of the 2014 Blatche homicide and the 2013 disappearance of gas station clerk Jessica hearing AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide of dropped by about 6 cents per gallon . Over the past week . The Dearborn based auto club said that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about 2-45 per gallon in your forecast today cloudy skies , a high near 39 degrees . Mostly cloudy tonight with steady temps around 38 that on Tuesday . Mostly sunny skies with a high near 42 degrees . I’m Jennifer Moss in the WGA you newsroom .
I’m from NPR News. In Washington , I’m Korva Coleman , a US appeals court judge , he was been accused of sexual harassment , says he is stepping down from the bench in a statement released through his attorney , Judge Alex Kaczynski of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals says he’s making the decision to retire immediately Senator John McCain has returned home to Arizona as he continues to recover from side effects related to treatment for brain cancer as Steen as seed reports from member station KJZZ in Phoenix . The 81-year-old Republican will not be in Washington this week to vote on a major tax bill , led by his party .
A statement issued by one of McCain’s doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC , says the Senator has responded well to treatment for a and continues to improve. The statement goes on to say that McCain’s cancer an aggressive form called glioblastoma is also responding well to ongoing therapy McCain’s office says he will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and that he looks forward to returning to Washington in January . Republicans hold a slim 52 to 48 majority in the Senate and could not lose more than 2 votes in order to pass the tax bill for NPR News , I’m Stena Sieg in Phoenix .
Passengers are still experiencing delays at Atlanta’s international airport after a sudden power outage grounded. More than 1,000 flights yesterday and Windsor Johnston reports it might take days for airline operations to get back to normal .
A fire in an underground electrical facility brought the airport to a standstill on Sunday afternoon , stranding thousands of passengers. Just days before the Christmas travel rush aviation consultant and former American Airlines executive Robert Mann says electrical reinforcements should have been in place .
It is hard to believe in this sort of environment. But a major facility like Atlanta has no backup power capability over Taiwan and secondarily that the that the engineering of a of a so-called redundant circuit seems to have no geographic diversity .
Delta Airlines , which is headquartered in Atlanta is bearing the brunt of the flight backlog. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined , Windsor Johnston , NPR News .
The European Union is cracking down on what it deems illegal tax avoidance by major multinational companies. This time the alleged culprit is IKEA from Brussels Teri Shields reports EU investigators believe a subsidiary of the Swedish furniture giant could owed millions of dollars in back taxes to the Netherlands .
EU investigators want to know whether the Dutch-based Inter IKEA has used tax loopholes regarding franchises to avoid paying millions of dollars. But the Dutch government is also under the microscope . It may be in violation of EU law against favoring some companies over others . A similar cases seen the EU demand Irish authorities get back some $15 billion from APPLE which Ireland has resisted doing .
Teri Schultz reporting on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrials are up 197 points. This is NPR in Austria . Hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest the new right-wing government sworn in earlier today as we Nicholson reports . The new government pledges to tighten asylum and immigration laws .
Following 2 months of coalition talks a bastion courts of the conservative Austrian People’s Party struck a deal with the far-right Freedom Party over the weekend. The deal , sees the Freedom Party take control of the interior defense and foreign ministries causing concern among political opponents and Austria’s neighbors . The Freedom Party was founded after World War II by former members of the Nazi party Austria is now the only country in Europe with the far-right nationalist party in government . The last time the Freedom Party entered a coalition government under yoke Haider in the year 2000 . The European Union and Israel imposed sanctions on Austria for NPR News , I’m as me Nicholson in Berlin .
The US military investigation has learned more about the killing of a US army Sergeant who died in an ambush in Nigeria last October , the report says. Sergeant David Johnson was killed instantly , and that there was no indication that he was captured 3 other US troops were also killed in the ambush firefighters in Southern California have made progress against the largest blaze in the region the Thomas fire . It’s now about 45% contained the fire broke out earlier this month , northwest of Los Angeles . It has become one of California’s largest in history with about 421 square miles , burned 2 people have died in connection with the fire fight rather fire , including a firefighter this is NPR .
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You’re listening to on point I’m Jennifer Moss with a look at your West Michigan forecast for today. Cloudy skies with a high near 39 degrees . It’ll be mostly cloudy tonight with steady temps around 38 degrees for Tuesday . Mostly sunny skies move in with a high near 42 degrees . Partly cloudy . Tuesday night , with a low around 25 on Wednesday . Partly sunny skies with a high near 33 degrees . Mostly cloudy . Wednesday night , a Aloro 23 that on Thursday . There’s a slight chance of snow showers , a high near 36 degrees .
From WBUR Boston and NPR I’m mega Chakrabarti and this is on point president Trump says he’s not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller at least as of last night when a reporter love the question to Trump but that question is at the center of hot debate that’s gripped the administration and much of Washington in the past week anti text messages between 2 FBI officials now off the investigation have Republicans charging bias. This hour and point to the FBI biased charge and the Russia investigation you can join us on air or online .
And do you have confidence that the Russian investigation is being handled properly or not do those FBI texts change anything for you , and if so how we’re 1-804 2-3 8-2 5-5 that’s 104-3 talk you can join us any time at on point Radio.org or on Twitter and Facebook at on point radio will talking you now from Washington is Del Quentin Wilber Department of Justice reporter for The Wall Street Journal , Del. Welcome back to On Point with his revenue . Also joining us from Washington is Greg Miller national security correspondent for the Washington Post , Greg will come back to you as well . Thank you . Well , we just start with the first most obvious question to both of you gentlemen . I mean the president says . As of last night . He’s not going to fire special counselor counsel Robert Mueller , how long is that likely to last . Dell .
Well , there’s no telling his getting a lot of his lawyers you know Trump’s lawyers are pushing him to cooperate with more investigation. Although there signs that that kind of cooperation is fraying they’ve said on the record , no science is gonna firearm . I think a lot of this is just being stoked in the media and president if you had said the presence gunfire Jim Comey in late April , I would’ve said no , there’s no way he do that would cause a firestorm of controversy wound up with the special counsel . There’s no way to do it and he did . And so I think you know making predictions about what the president is going to do , particularly this president who you know often should from the .. But again , you know the