In a sign of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, the Michigan Legislature is expected to back a measure designating a stretch of Detroit highway after the Queen of Soul. A portion of M-10 will become the "Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway."
Facebook says its lengthy outages on Wednesday were the result of a "server configuration change." The length of the outage is another publicity problem for a company already dealing with privacy issues and regulatory probes.
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. The 78-year-old says he recognizes the prognosis for advanced pancreatic cancer is not encouraging, but he said he intended to fight it and keep working.
A Cook County Sheriff's Office official says singer R. Kelly won't be released from jail until he pays $161,000 in back child support he owes. Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday and is due to appear in court again next week.
The South Carolina lottery says a single winner has stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from a drawing last October. The claim was the second-largest lottery in U.S. history, and the winner has chosen to remain anonymous.
In Entertainment News: A publicist for Luke Perry says the "Riverdale" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" star has died after suffering a massive stroke. The actor had been hospitalized since last week. He was 52.
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism's new leader says she wants to launch a new marketing campaign to draw visitors to the state by plane. The campaign would focus on luring tourist from places like California and Florida to Milwaukee and Madison.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court says farmers don't need to sell crops to qualify for property tax breaks. The case stemmed from a southeastern Wisconsin town's decision to raise taxes on two parcels from $17,000 to $886,000.
A report says Wisconsin is trailing the rest of the country in the number of students who receive breakfast at school. About 83 percent of Wisconsin schools participated in the federal program last year, lagging behind most other states.
Craig Simonson is running 500 miles from Grand Portage to La Crosse to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. We talked with him before he headed out, and have been following closely on his Instagram page. He is less than 200 miles from his destination.
A judge has ordered Wisconsin's education department to release records it withheld from a conservative legal group that requested them. The judge says they were "unjustifiably" withheld from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.
Now that the weather is warming up, the Postal Service is asking homeowners to clear snow and ice from walkways, steps and in front of mailboxes. They ask that you clear snow from at least six feet on both sides of the mailbox.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has once again rejected a lawsuit over teacher tenure and seniority rights. The suit had alleged that tenure and seniority saddle students of color with ineffective teachers and violate students' rights to an adequate education.
North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is making 607 any-deer bow licenses available to out-of-state hunters this year. Up to five hunters can apply as a party. The deadline for applications is March 1.
The investment funds for most Wisconsin public workers and retirees shrunk slightly last year. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board says the gross rate of return on the core fund was down 3.3 percent.