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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, and former President Barack Obama greet each other at a rally at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama: Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously

Oct. 31, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Calling Joe Biden his “brother,” Barack Obama on Saturday accused Donald Trump of failing to take the coronavirus pandemic and the presidency seriously as Democrats leaned on America's first Black president to energize Black voters in battleground Michigan on the final...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his granddaughters Maisy Biden, right, and Natalie Biden, center, arrives at Flint Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, for a rally with former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Obama blasts Trump as egotistical, incompetent

Oct. 31, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump as egotistical and incompetent during a campaign event in Flint, Michigan. The former president spoke Saturday at a drive-in rally at his first joint campaign event with Joe...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

Oct. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says he has learned from the mistakes that Hillary Clinton's campaign made four years ago in the Midwest. At an event Friday in Milwaukee, Biden recounted campaigning for Clinton in 2016 and added, “For...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch (14) reaches for a ball before Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York. The Detroit Tigers have hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

Oct. 30, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — As he waited out his suspension this year, AJ Hinch knew he wanted to return to baseball. The question was whether anyone in the sport would be ready to welcome him. His answer came pretty quickly. “About 30 minutes after the World Series' last out, my phone rang,” Hinch said....

GM hires new chief financial officer from Delta Airlines

Oct. 30, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has hired away Delta Airlines' CFO to fill the automaker's top financial job. The Detroit-based company said on Friday that Paul Jacobson will start the new position on Dec. 1. The 48-year-old Jacobson has been the airline's CFO for the past eight years. He'll replace Dhivya...

Detroit Tigers hire former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch

Oct. 30, 2020 1:09 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers hire former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch.
Omari Barksdale is shown in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. As millions of Americans cast their ballots in the final days before the election, a convergence of three unprecedented, simultaneous national crises has led many to believe this presidential election is a referendum on race relations in America. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

Oct. 30, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans. Many were Black Americans whose communities were disproportionately devastated by the virus. Omari...

FILE- In this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, file photo, Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Detroit Lions are hosting the Indianapolis Colts hoping to win three straight games for the first time in three seasons under coach Matt Patricia. The Colts are aiming to improve to 3-0 coming off bye weeks with coach Frank Reich. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)

Surging Lions face a tougher test against rested Colts

Oct. 29, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have changed the conversation about their team by beating bad teams, the one-win Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars. “We've just got to keep doing what we do and get this city and this team and this organization what they want, which is wins,” Lions...

Lions release LB Elijah Lee to clear up roster spot

Oct. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released linebacker Elijah Lee to clear up a roster spot. Detroit made the move Thursday, possibly to make room for cornerback Justin Coleman to return from injured reserve. Lee played on special teams in four games this season. He signed with the Lions in...

White supremacists accused of intimidating Michigan family

Oct. 29, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two members of a white supremacist group were arrested Thursday and accused of intimidating a Michigan family, authorities said. Justen Watkins, 25, of Bad Axe, and Alfred Gorman, 35, of Taylor, were charged with gang membership, unlawful posting of a message and using computers to commit a...