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Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants

Sep. 15, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning...

Lead pipes that tainted Newark's water are found across US

Sep. 13, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drinking water crisis in New Jersey's biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of toxic lead, which can leach out and poison children if the water isn't treated with the right mix of chemicals....

Jury awards $11.4M in racial bias case against Michigan

Sep. 10, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections. Attorney Jon Marko says Lisa Griffey was a probation officer who was racially harassed by white co-workers. She says they called her "mammy" and the...

Ouch! Pro runner steps into Michigan pothole, breaks leg

Aug. 29, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — There's more evidence of Michigan's woeful roads: A champion runner says he fractured a leg bone when he stepped into a pothole during a 10-mile (16-kilometer) race in Flint. Chris Derrick, a three-time U.S. Cross Country champion, posted a photo of his right leg on Instagram. He says...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...

Newark fights push for more bottled water amid lead troubles

Aug. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city faced off in court Thursday against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents facing potentially high lead levels. The arguments in federal court came days after the U.S. Environmental...

Sex assault trial starts for former MSU hoops star Cleaves

Aug. 8, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves says during his trial on sexual assault charges that consensual sex between two adults is not a crime. Defense attorney Frank Manley made the comment Thursday in an opening statement in Cleaves' trial in Genesee County...

Shields-Habazin fight rescheduled for Oct. 5 in Flint

Aug. 7, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields' fight against Ivana Habazin has been rescheduled for Oct. 5. The fight was originally scheduled for Aug. 17, but it was postponed because Shields injured her knee. This is Shields' first professional fight in her hometown of Flint. The fight on Showtime is for the...

The Latest: Democrats close debate by focusing on Trump

Aug. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are closing their second primary debate by focusing on President Donald Trump. After taking on each other for more than two hours, all 10 candidates have mentioned the...