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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) works in the pocket under pressure by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (97) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Lions lean on calm, cool, collected Stafford to top Falcons

Oct. 26, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford had the ball and Matt Prater knew it was time to start kicking. Good call. Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley gave one of the NFL's best comeback quarterbacks a shot to lead the Detroit Lions to victory, and Stafford took advantage. Stafford stepped up in a...

Michigan running back Zach Charbonnet (24) carries for a touchdown against Minnesota in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)

No. 13 Michigan's offense was ready for season opener

Oct. 26, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Even as Michigan closed the 2019 season with dispiriting losses to Ohio State and Alabama, there were some encouraging signs for the Wolverines on offense. Now Michigan has more evidence that coordinator Josh Gattis is making progress. The Wolverines began this pandemic-delayed 2020...

Detroit girl shot by father as he tries to stop dog attack

Oct. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 2-year-old Detroit girl was mauled by a dog Monday and accidentally shot by her father who was trying to stop the animal, police said. The girl was rushed to surgery because of bites on her head and face. A “huge” dog charged at the girl when someone opened the front door at...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, Detroit Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, speaks in Detroit. A commission on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. The last time the district was fully in charge was in 2009, before a series of...

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, with a mask, is hugged by an assistant after his team defeated Michigan State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Rutgers surprised college ranks with win in Schiano's return

Oct. 26, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

The college football world has no idea what to expect from Rutgers anymore. Heading into the start of Greg Schiano's second stint as coach, no one would have been surprised if the Scarlet Knights went winless in a schedule consisting of nine games against Big Ten Conference opponents. After all, Rutgers had one...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

Judge won't upset online system for absentee ballot sign-up

Oct. 26, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a challenge to Michigan's online request system for absentee ballots. Critics claim the online option violates Michigan law, which requires a signed application. Judge Cynthia Stephens said critics waited too long to seek an injunction and “merely...

FILE - In an Oct. 8, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. The governor delivered remarks addressing Michiganders after the Michigan Attorney General, Michigan State Police, U.S. Department of Justice, and FBI announced state and federal charges against 13 members of two militia groups who were preparing to kidnap and possibly kill the governor. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP File)

More time sought to indict in governor kidnapping case

Oct. 26, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors asked a judge Monday to give them an extra 40 days until mid-December to seek a grand jury indictment against six men in an alleged scheme to kidnap Michigan's governor, saying they're sorting through evidence, including explosive-device components. The...

Panel restores control of Detroit Public School’s finances to elected school board after 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 1:44 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Panel restores control of Detroit Public School’s finances to elected school board after 11 years of state oversight.
Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) evades the tackle of SMU safety Roderick Roberson, Jr. (13) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's best or rewarding success?

Oct. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

The AP Top 25 is embracing diversity. Nine of the 10 FBS conferences have a ranked team this week, including all the leagues currently playing games. Plus, there is an independent. There is something for everyone, but that kind of variety can make some fans question whether those non-Power Five teams really...