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Whitmer names 'tech guru' Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

Aug. 20, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a "tech guru" who would fix problems in state government. The 35-year-old...

AP reporter Richard Pyle laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

Aug. 20, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Friends of journalist Richard Pyle gathered Monday at Arlington National Cemetery to bid a final farewell to the veteran war correspondent and celebrate his storied Associated Press career, from Saigon and Tokyo to Washington and New York, nearly one year after his death. More than 40...

Funeral home: Motown Funk Brother fret man Eddie Willis dies

Aug. 20, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A funeral home director says Eddie Willis, a key session guitarist for Motown Records, has died at his Mississippi home. Clark-Williams Funeral Home Director Clinton Williams said Willis died Monday in Gore Springs. He was 82. Willis' daughter, Terez Willis, told the Detroit Free Press he...

Key moments in lead in water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge in Flint, Michigan on Monday ruled that there is enough evidence for the head of Michigan's health department, Nick Lyon, to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter related to the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. He's accused of not providing timely notification...

Lions lose Steve Longa, a setback for team's shaky LB group

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Steve Longa's season-ending knee injury represents a setback for a position group that already is a potential problem area. Detroit used a first-round pick on Jarrad Davis last season and he appears to be a liability in pass coverage. The Lions signed...

Police probe stun gun use on man who had been holding child

Aug. 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police department is investigating the arrest of a combative father who may have still been holding his 2-month-old son when an officer shot him with a stun gun. Westland police said in a statement Monday that the man grabbed his son after the officers told him...

Lions sign safety Marcus Cromartie

Aug. 19, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent safety Marcus Cromartie. The Lions also announced Sunday that they have waived-injured safety Stefan McClure. Cromartie appeared in one game for the Houston Texans last season. Over the previous three seasons, he appeared in 21 games with...

Tigers add Blackwood as player to be named in deal for Fiers

Aug. 18, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have acquired minor league right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland as a player to be named in the deal that sent pitcher Mike Fiers to the A's. Fiers was dealt to Oakland earlier this month for two players to be named or cash. The 23-year-old Blackwood has gone 6-3 with...

Davis Webb bounces back and helps Giants beat Lions 30-17

Aug. 17, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Davis Webb took a step toward restoring confidence that he can be a capable backup quarterback for the New York Giants. Webb took advantage of his opportunity to play for Eli Manning, throwing a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter to help the New York Giants beat the Detroit Lions 30-17...

As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

Aug. 17, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action. Musk's revelation, in a Thursday interview with The New York Times, came as...