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Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

Jun. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A letter signed by at least 130 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he has reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued their...

GM replaces 3 Cadillac sedans with 2, invests $175M in plant

Jun. 18, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is getting rid of three Cadillac sedans and replacing them with two new ones over the next 3½ years. The company says it's sinking $175 million into a Lansing, Michigan, factory to make replacements for the ATS compact, CTS midsize and XTS full-size cars. Automakers are...

Koch brothers group launches $1.7M TV ad against Whitmer

Jun. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The group Americans for Prosperity backed by the billionaire Koch brothers is spending nearly $1.7 million on a television ad that criticizes Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, saying she backed policies of former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and voted for tax increases as...

Michigan OKs Nassar-related laws to give victims time to sue

Jun. 12, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Tuesday signed two bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one giving childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim's 19th birthday, which critics say is out...

Fight brews with farmer who bars LGBT weddings at orchard

May. 31, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A farmer wants the courts to step in after he was barred from a Michigan farmers market because he doesn't allow gay couples to marry at his apple orchard. A conservative Christian nonprofit, Alliance Defending Freedom, is representing farmer Steve Tennes and paying for his legal...

Michigan to give sexual abuse victims more time to sue

May. 29, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law bills inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal, including one approved Tuesday that would give childhood sexual abuse victims more time to sue. The current cutoff to file a lawsuit in Michigan is generally a minor victim's 19th...

Michigan House approves Nassar-inspired legislation

May. 24, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than two dozen proposed laws sparked by the sexual abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar sailed through the Michigan House on Thursday, including bills that would grant childhood sex assault victims more time to sue and require athletic trainers to report suspected abuse. Gov....

Protesters: Bottled water should still be provided in Flint

May. 22, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About 100 people crowded into Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's office lobby to demand that the state continue to provide bottled water to Flint residents. MLive.com reports the protesters gathered Tuesday for about 40 minutes until they said they were denied a meeting. They chanted "Flint...

Michigan board: Civil rights law bars LGBT discrimination

May. 21, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency will for the first time process complaints of discrimination against LGBT people after a board said Monday that the state's civil rights law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The state Civil Rights Commission voted 5-0 to issue...

$500M settlement in Nassar case won't be shared equally

May. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say.  The school,...