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Authorities: 1 dead in Detroit assisted living facility fire

Sep. 23, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a man has died following a fire at an assisted living facility in Detroit that prompted the evacuation of dozens of elderly residents. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Manor on the city's east side and was quickly extinguished. Detroit police Sgt....

Fire guts building at Detroit's outdoor art project

Sep. 23, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fire has severely damaged a building that is part of Detroit's popular outdoor art project known as the Heidelberg Project. Flames were shooting through the roof before firefighters brought the blaze under control Monday morning. The building east of downtown Detroit has "you" painted all...

GM strike enters 2nd week with no clear end in sight

Sep. 23, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight. Bargainers met all weekend and returned to talks Monday morning as the strike entered its eighth day. A person briefed on the...

Motown mogul Berry Gordy announces retirement at 89

Sep. 23, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson has announced his retirement. The Detroit Free Press reports Berry Gordy said he had "come full circle" at a 60th anniversary event for Motown Records on Sunday. The 89-year-old...

4 homers lead Tigers to 6-3 win over White Sox

Sep. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers ensured they'll dodge some ugly history Sunday. Most of the players had no idea. By beating the Chicago White Sox 6-3, the Tigers improved to 22-56 at Comerica Park, making certain they won't become the first major league team to lose 60 home games. "I had no idea we even...

United Auto Workers strike against GM may be headed to day 8

Sep. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A strike against General Motors by 49,000 auto workers appears headed to an eighth day. Bargainers were meeting all day Sunday at GM's headquarters in downtown Detroit. "They're still talking," United Auto Workers union spokesman Brian Rothenberg said. The workers left their jobs early...

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

Sep. 22, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from Republicans....

Anderson homers, White Sox beat Tigers 5-3

Sep. 21, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Iván Nova has had an unusual week, pitching as an opener on Wednesday and then making a more conventional start three days later. "I got a little tired at the end, but I felt really strong the whole game," Nova said after pitching five innings Saturday night for the Chicago White Sox....

Lions sign Hall to active roster, release Lacy

Sep. 21, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Marvin Hall to the active roster from the practice squad and released receiver Chris Lacy. The Lions also announced Saturday that they have signed defensive end Jonathan Wynn to the practice squad. Hall spent the preseason with Chicago....

Jiménez's slam helps White Sox rout Tigers 10-1

Sep. 20, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jiménez, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson are giving Chicago some encouraging glimpses of a better future for the White Sox. Jiménez hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, and Moncada also went deep as the White Sox breezed to a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday...