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The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids and northern Indiana issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are the primary concern.  Large hail of 1" in diameter or larger is a close second.  We'll be tracking storm development with Live Doppler Radar throughout your afternoon and evening.  Storm motion is easterly at 30 to 50 mph.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather information!

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Lawyer: Indian housekeeper did not extort money

NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for the housekeeper at the center of a diplomatic furor between the U.S and India is denying accusations that her client tried to blackmail the employer.

Attorney Dana Sussman said Thursday the housekeeper worked long hours for little pay for Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York.

She eventually left the home and sought help from the Indian community in New York. She was pointed to a nonprofit that has an anti-trafficking program, where she met Sussman. Together, they went to the State Department.

Khobragade was then investigated and arrested.

The case has caused outrage in India, where many say that Khobragade has been mistreated, and the foreign minister demanded the U.S. drop the charges, saying the housekeeper was blackmailing Khobragade.