WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES

1 AM UNTIL 4 PM THURSDAY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM until 4 PM Thursday afternoon.  Snow, sleet, and freezing rain develop shortly after midnight and prior to your Thursday morning commute.  Roads will be slippery; freezing rain and sleet ultimately transition to snow by late morning or midday Thursday.  Ice accumulations and the timing make this event impactful for all travelers.  Snowfall accumulations ... Holland to Lansing and north: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: less than 2/10" of ice, very little snow.

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Officials: US rescue mission in Syria failed

Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.

The officials say the American hostages were not at a location where the U.S. believed they were being held. The mission was carried out by several dozen special operations troops who were on the ground inside Syria for a short period of time.

The officials detailed the mission one day after Islamic State militants announced they had beheaded one of the hostages and threatened to kill another.

The officials discussed the mission under ground rules that they would not be identified.

U.S. | World News

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