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Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

Sep. 24, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job. Republican Bill...

Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute Nassar

Sep. 21, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP...

The Latest: Tearful Whitmer calls for GOP to pull Nassar ad

Sep. 21, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan governor's race (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Michigan's Democratic candidate for governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is calling on the state Republican Party to stop running a digital ad that accuses her of not prosecuting serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. A...

Couple accused of abusing, imprisoning kids to stand trial

Sep. 14, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple will stand trial on accusations their five children were punished with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a "dungeon." The Lansing State Journal reports 28-year-old Sarah Conde and 32-year-old Yenier Conde waived their...

Larry Nassar loses another bid for new sentence in Michigan

Sep. 6, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Another Michigan judge has rejected Larry Nassar's request for a new sentence in one of his three criminal cases. Eaton County Judge Janice Cunningham found no grounds to give the convicted sports doctor a new hearing Thursday. He was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for...

Michigan Legislature OKs minimum wage, sick time initiatives

Sep. 5, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature on Wednesday passed laws to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour and require employers to offer paid sick leave — if they are not watered down before taking effect next year. The proposed ballot initiatives could have gone...

Former gymnastics coach denies charges in Nassar scandal

Aug. 30, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach suggested Thursday that politics played a role in the charges filed against her in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Kathie Klages, 63, appeared in court by video a week after she was charged with lying to...

No. 11 Michigan State opens against experienced Utah State

Aug. 30, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — They will take the field at Spartan Stadium with a talented quarterback, a wealth of returning starters and high hopes for the season to come. The Utah State Aggies, of course. And yes, all of the above applies to No. 11 Michigan State as well. "Lot of experience on the football...

Michigan State's Scott eagerly eyes big senior season

Aug. 28, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The NFL can wait for now. LJ Scott is back at Michigan State with a list of areas he'd like to shore up. "Improving on my yards after contact, my speed as well," the senior running back said. "I feel like I haven't did enough of catching out of the backfield. I would like to see...

Ex-Michigan State gymnastics coach charged in Nassar case

Aug. 23, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former head coach of Michigan State's gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. A charging document does not specify how many witnesses...