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Cabrera becomes Venezuelan hit king, Tigers beat Royals

May. 12, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs and surpassed Omar Vizquel for the most major league hits by a Venezuelan player, leading the Detroit Tigers past the slumping Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night. Cabrera's two RBI singles gave him 2,878, one more...

Michigan urges primary care doctors to help vaccinate

May. 12, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials on Wednesday urged primary care physicians to enroll to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as the state prepared to quickly begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds following U.S. authorization. “The most important thing we can...

Company defies Michigan governor's order to close pipeline

May. 12, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system. ...

Pistons extending Casey through 2023-24 season

May. 12, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a contract extension with coach Dwane Casey through the 2023-24 season. The team confirmed the agreement Wednesday. “Dwane’s ability to adapt and lead us through a challenging but very exciting...

Michigan Republican wants to register fact-checkers

May. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican known for challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election has turned his attention to those who fact-check the claims of public officials. State Rep. Matt Maddock this week introduced the “Fact Checker Registration...

Taming the virus: US deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

May. 12, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

COVID-19 deaths in the United States have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and, on some days, hitting zero. Confirmed infections have...

District keeps kids at home because of lack of bus drivers

May. 12, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

MARSHALL, Mich. (AP) — Students in a southern Michigan school district are learning from home through Friday because of a lack of bus drivers. Many drivers in Marshall have been quarantined because of COVID-19 exposure and there aren't enough substitutes, Superintendent...

Report on campus doctor raises flags about iconic coach

May. 12, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A report about the stunning lack of action at the University of Michigan while a rogue doctor was sexually assaulting hundreds of young men has cast an unflattering light at one of the school's giants, the late football coach Bo Schembechler, whose bronze statue...

Public service in the US: Increasingly thankless, exhausting

May. 12, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — He scurries through his apartment, downing a quick mug of coffee, brushing his teeth, feeding his pet rabbit, Auggie, before leaving. Not so long ago, Bill Mathis would have headed to his high school classroom to discuss great literature like “To Kill a...

Grossman, Tigers recover to hand Royals 9th straight loss

May. 12, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robbie Grossman singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers, after squandering a late seven-run lead, recovered to beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 8-7 on Tuesday night. Grossman had five RBIs for the first...