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Michigan judge denies request to halt LGBT adoption ruling

Oct. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has denied Michigan's request to halt his preliminary injunction that preserved a Catholic adoption agency's ability to refuse to place state wards with LGBT couples. Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids declined the stay Tuesday. It had been sought by state...

Horvat scores 3 in 3rd, Canucks rally past Red Wings 5-2

Oct. 22, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bo Horvat had a lot of family and friends in the crowd Tuesday night and he gave them a lot to cheer about. Horvat, a native of London, Ontario, which is within easy driving distance of Detroit, scored three of Vancouver's five goals in the third period for his first career hat trick, and...

Whitmer: Nearly all K-12 districts meeting broadband goal

Oct. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says nearly all Michigan school districts are meeting a minimum bandwidth target of internet access, and she wants to focus next on expanding broadband to 450,000 households. Whitmer said Tuesday that 98% of K-12 districts are at the Federal Communications...

Professor's survey in Michigan criticized for racist remarks

Oct. 22, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A survey by a Michigan State University professor to determine how people respond to derogatory online comments has been removed from a school website after sparking outrage because it included racist statements. The Lansing State Journal reported that Saleem Alhabash, an...

Dantonio says Spartans must plant 'foot in the ground'

Oct. 22, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio and Michigan State have one more chance for a win during a tough midseason stretch that has raised questions about the state of the program. "Coming off the Wisconsin game, we've got to plant our foot in the ground and drive forward. I think that's what you have to...

Detroit's Griffin to miss start of season

Oct. 22, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons will begin the season without star forward Blake Griffin, whose injury issues have flared up again. The Pistons said Tuesday that Griffin would not travel for Wednesday night's game at Indiana and would continue a treatment and conditioning regimen for left hamstring and...

Ballot group, GOP leaders discuss lengthening term limits

Oct. 22, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot group that helped overhaul Michigan's redistricting process has discussed lengthening legislative term limits with Republicans who control the Legislature. Voters Not Politicians, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield confirmed their preliminary...

Autoworkers from closed plants fight new GM contract

Oct. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If they can close our plant, they can close yours, too. That's the message from workers at three shuttered General Motors factories that didn't get new products under the tentative contract agreement reached last week between GM and the United Auto Workers, who have been on strike against...

Search continues for Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan

Oct. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

HONOR, Mich. (AP) — Police turned to a drone and dogs to try to solve the disappearance of a Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan, but the latest search didn't result in any new findings. TV station WPBN reports that the search Tuesday was focused on a half-mile radius of a cabin in Honor in Benzie...

AP Source: Red Wings put D Jonathan Ericsson on waivers

Oct. 22, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Detroit Red Wings have put defenseman Jonathan Ericsson on waivers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Red Wings have not announced the move. The team did announce that Ericsson had been removed from injured reserve....