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Talks carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike against GM

Sep. 17, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Talks continued into the night but there was no end to the strike against General Motors. The walkout by upward of 49,000 United Auto Workers members has brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses in the union's first strike against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a...

Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings

Sep. 17, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Associated Press shows. Directors of the Iowa Communities...

Courser sentenced to 12 months of probation, can avoid jail

Sep. 16, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan lawmaker has been sentenced to 12 months of probation stemming from charges that were filed over a plot to hide his extramarital affair with another legislator. Todd Courser was sentenced Monday in Lapeer. He must pay $1,125 in fines, court costs and fees. The...

Tigers split with O's, remain on track for top draft pick

Sep. 16, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There was only one fitting way for a four-game series between the major leagues' worst teams to end — with no one winning. In the first series in American League history between teams 50 or more games under .500, the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Monday to earn a...

The Latest: GM contract talks extend into late afternoon

Sep. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Contract talks aimed at ending a strike by 49,000 auto workers against General Motors have extended into late Monday afternoon. United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg says he hasn't...

Coan looks to lead balanced offense against No. 11 Michigan

Sep. 16, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new-look Wisconsin team will be set for Big Ten action when the 13th-ranked Badgers host No. 11 Michigan on Saturday. Specifically, junior quarterback Jack Coan and wide receiver Quintez Cephus add a fresh dimension to Wisconsin's arsenal compared to last season, when the Wolverines...

No. 24 Arizona State hoping to avoid letdown after big win

Sep. 16, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State picked up some impressive wins in coach Herm Edwards' first season, knocking off Michigan State, Southern California and rival Arizona. The Sun Devils opened this season by beating two teams they were supposed to beat. What they did over the weekend may have pushed them...

Water quality sensor hitching ride on Mississippi River boat

Sep. 16, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A data-gathering sensor attached to the American Queen steamboat will give scientists and cities a better understanding of water quality along the entire length of the Mississippi River, officials said Monday. U.S. Geological Survey and Army Corps of Engineers officials, a group of...

Mistakes and all, Lions unbeaten after beating Chargers

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia came to Detroit with a defensive background, so it will be no surprise if the Lions keep playing tight, low-scoring games. Turnovers can be particularly harmful in matchups like that, but Detroit got away with those mistakes in a win over the Chargers. Matthew...

Sheriff: No charges against deputy in crash that killed boy

Sep. 16, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Michigan sheriff's deputy who fatally struck an 11-year-old boy with his patrol vehicle will not be criminally charged. Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton tells the Battle Creek Enquirer Monday that a prosecutor reviewed an investigation report and...