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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct. New complaints filed against Lucido have brought the total number of state legislators accused of sexual misconduct during the past three years to more than 100. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A third woman in two weeks has publicly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against a Michigan state legislator, according to a published report Sunday. Melissa Osborn, who works as a regulatory affairs specialist for a trade group, told Crain's Detroit Business that...

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35), Brooklyn Nets forward Nicolas Claxton (33) and Joe Harris (12) battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Kyrie Irving scores 45 points, Nets beat Pistons in OT

Jan. 25, 2020 10:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kyrie Irving took over, scoring on an array of shots and even over a backboard that was simply in his way. Irving scored 17 of his 45 points in the third quarter to overcome a double-digit deficit and the Brooklyn Nets went on to beat the Detroit Pistons 121-111 in overtime Saturday night....

LeGrand hits game-winner, Detroit edges UIC 70-69

Jan. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Alonde LeGrand scored the go-ahead basket with .4 seconds remaining and Detroit-Mercy defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-69 on Saturday. After UIC’s Godwin Boahen missed the front end of a one-and-one with 11.8 seconds left, Detroit's Antoine Davis brought the ball upcourt, tightly defended...

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr., right, shoots over Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Jackson, Morant lift Grizzlies past Pistons 125-112

Jan. 24, 2020 10:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s big first half helped the Memphis Grizzlies return to their high-scoring ways. Jackson scored 24 of his 29 points in the first two quarters, and he sank a big 3-pointer in the fourth to lift the Grizzlies to a 125-112 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Memphis...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2020 7:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on...

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

Jan. 24, 2020 6:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died. “Everyone admired Jay’s faith, determination and positive mindset during his fight with cancer,” the team said in a statement Friday. “His vocal passion for the Tigers and sports...

Detroit Mercy hands IUPUI its 4th straight loss, 76-64

Jan. 23, 2020 9:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Antoine Davis had 27 points as Detroit Mercy beat IUPUI 76-64 on Thursday night. Chris Brandon had 18 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for Detroit (5-16, 3-5 Horizon League). Justin Miller added five assists. Marcus Burk posted his first career double double with 25 points and 10 rebounds...

Sauntore Thomas, right, and his lawyer, Deborah Gordon, left, talk, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Thomas, a black Air Force veteran who tried to deposit settlement checks from a discrimination lawsuit was rejected by his suburban Detroit bank, which suspected fraud and called police. After settling a lawsuit with his former employer, Sauntore Thomas now is suing TCF Bank, alleging racial discrimination. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

Veteran accuses bank of discrimination for not taking checks

Jan. 23, 2020 6:47 PM EST

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area bank that suspected fraud and refused to cash $99,000 in checks from a black Air Force veteran said Thursday that it mishandled the incident and should not have called police. Sauntore Thomas attempted to deposit checks from the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit...

File-This Sept. 15, 2019, file photo shows Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire watching his team play against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit.  It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down Interstate 75. “We've got some pretty good ones going to Triple-A Toledo,

Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects

Jan. 23, 2020 5:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down Interstate 75. “We've got some pretty good ones going to Triple-A Toledo," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "They ought to be pretty...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo Chase Briscoe (98) leads the field of cars to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The center will focus on transferring auto racing knowledge into engineering for vehicles that are sold to the public. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway

Jan. 23, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The company says the 75,000-square-foot center will open by mid-2020 off Interstate 85 in Concord. GM says it's still finalizing plans for the number...