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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden transition OK'd to start as Trump runs out of options

Nov. 24, 2020 7:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet...

Samih Zreik stands in front of his house, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Dearborn, Mich. Zreik painted his house in tribute to Lebanon following the blast at Beirut's port that killed nearly 200 people, wounded more than 6,000 and caused billions of dollars in damage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast

Nov. 24, 2020 2:08 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — When Manal Saab heard that a massive explosion had struck Beirut, she grabbed her phone, frantically trying to reach loved ones there. The news she received was good: Her mother-in-law and sister-in-law, both of whom live not far from the Lebanese capital’s port that was...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

Nov. 23, 2020 10:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering...

Pistons trade Bradley to 76ers for Zhaire Smith

Nov. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have traded center Tony Bradley to Philadelphia for guard Zhaire Smith. The Pistons announced the deal with the 76ers on Monday. Detroit acquired Bradley in a recent trade with Utah. Bradley appeared in a career-high 58 games last season, averaging 4.9 points and 4.6...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Lions stumble into Thanksgiving game after abysmal defeat

Nov. 23, 2020 7:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — As poorly as the Detroit Lions have played this season, this might have been a new low. That meant some predictable questions for coach Matt Patricia. The Lions were shut out 20-0 Sunday by a Carolina team that was missing its quarterback and star running back. It was the first time Detroit...

A fan wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus cheers during Game 2 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: UAlbany women's hoops postpones first 3 games

Nov. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community. UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women's...

FILE - This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The move announced Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

Nov. 23, 2020 5:13 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles domestically. GM says it will not...

Michigan election board certifies victory for Biden, another setback in Trump’s effort to overturn election results

Nov. 23, 2020 4:35 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election board certifies victory for Biden, another setback in Trump’s effort to overturn election results.
Detroit Lions cornerback Desmond Trufant celebrates with strong safety Duron Harmon, right, after an interception in the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Latest loss puts Lions coach Patricia back on hot seat

Nov. 22, 2020 6:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Stafford tried to sound upbeat after the Detroit Lions latest debacle, a 20-0 road loss to the Carolina Panthers. “It’s one game,” Stafford said. “It doesn’t define us as an offense, or us as a team.” Or maybe it does. Coming off a...

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel, left, celebrates after scoring with Michael Schofield and Taylor Moton during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Walker wins first NFL start as Panthers blank Lions 20-0

Nov. 22, 2020 6:01 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — P.J. Walker was a third-string quarterback battling for a roster spot with the Colts 18 months ago when he received a strange call from his mother, Tamicha Drake. She said she had a dream that he was throwing touchdown passes and winning games for the Carolina Panthers. Maybe she has...