FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY

SATURDAY: 4 AM - 9 AM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issues a FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Allegan, Barry, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, Newaygo, and Mecosta counties from 4 AM until 9 AM Saturday.  Up to 1/10" of ice accumulation is possible, perhaps more near and north of I-96.  Slippery roads are likely, especially bridges, overpasses, and entrance/exit ramps.  Please be careful traveling through midday Saturday.  

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House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has overwhelmingly passed a resolution barring President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval.

The measure still must pass the Senate to force a showdown with the president. And it risks opening up several questions related to the Constitution's separation of powers between executive and legislative branches.

But the bill may have a greater symbolic than legal effect.

Obama explicitly has ruled out sending combat troops to help Iraq fight extremist insurgents.

Nevertheless, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say they need to reassert what they argue is their constitutional control over authorizing military force.

More than 800 U.S. forces are in Iraq. More than half are providing security for the embassy and U.S. personnel.

U.S. | World News

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