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Firms tied to legislative leader, Senate candidate got loans

Jul. 6, 2020 11:46 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A company owned by a Michigan legislative leader and one run by a U.S. Senate candidate each received between $1 million and $2 million from a federal rescue program that was created to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Jackson-based Orbitform, which was founded by...

Michigan schools expect teacher absences to increase

Jul. 6, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan schools already face a lack of substitute teachers, but officials expect a greater need for them amid the pandemic. In preparing for fall instruction, educators must focus on ramping up the number of available subs, the Detroit Free Press reported. Randy Liepa, superintendent of the...

Court overturns order to have GM, Fiat Chrysler chiefs meet

Jul. 6, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court on Monday said the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler don't have to meet to settle a lawsuit between the two automakers. The court overturned an extraordinary decision by a federal judge in Detroit who had ordered GM's Mary Barra and FCA's Mike Manley to get together...

Man charged with threatening Hamtramck judge in text message

Jul. 6, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged with threatening a Detroit-area judge who was presiding over his assault case, prosecutors said Monday. Zijad Talic, 41, made death threats against Hamtramck Judge Alexis Krot in a text message to another person, the prosecutor's office said. Talic is charged...

Detroit Tigers' Spencer Torkelson hits in the batting cage as Tigers general manager Al Avila, left, watches during baseball training camp at Comerica Park Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Spencer Torkelson has shown Tigers why they took him No. 1

Jul. 6, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Torkelson has quickly showed the Detroit Tigers why they drafted him No. 1 overall this year and gave him a $8-plus million signing bonus to get in uniform for training camp. Torkelson put his power on full display during his first batting practice. “His first couple of...

Police: Boy accidentally shoots 5-year-old sister in head

Jul. 6, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy shot his 5-year-old sister in the head in suburban Detroit, police said. Police in Redford Township said the shooting early Monday was an accident. The girl was alert and in stable condition. “He thought it was a toy gun. ... She's alive and that's all...

Bryson DeChambeau drives on the second tee during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Bryson DeChambeau wins Rocket Mortgage Classic by 3 shots

Jul. 5, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau pounded protein shakes and lifted iron to transform his body, adding 40 pounds of mass, and changed his game to put a premium on power. The plan is working. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday...

12 COVID-19 cases tied to Michigan strip club

Jul. 5, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — At least a dozen COVID-19 cases have been tied to a strip club near the Detroit airport, public health officials said Sunday as they encouraged anyone recently at the venue to contact them. The announcement came as state public health officials reported no new deaths from the virus for the...

Matthew Wolff watches his drives on the second tee during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament, Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Jul. 4, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him perform closer to his potential. An ice cream truck outside the Detroit Golf Club seemed to help. Wolff had a roller-coaster round that went well enough Saturday to give him a...

Detroit Tigers' JaCoby Jones flips a baseball during baseball training camp at Comerica Park, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Competitive environment crucial for young Tigers

Jul. 4, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Grayson Greiner compared it to college, and JaCoby Jones wonders if it's possible to make this training camp a little more ... interesting. “Maybe we’ll have little fun bets and little wagers on it and just make it a little more fun, and a little more competition," said Jones,...