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Michigan deal bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

Mar. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel's...

Michigan governor on way out pardoned 'career drunk driver'

Feb. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EST

TROY, Mich. (AP) — In his final days in office, Gov. Rick Snyder wiped out the felony drunken-driving conviction of a man who pleaded for a pardon so he could seek a promotion as the next president of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Jim Jagger's application for a pardon sailed...

No bond for 3 Michigan men charged with aiding Islamic State

Feb. 1, 2019 4:24 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Bond has been denied for three Michigan men who are accused of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Defense lawyers say it was a lot of talk but no action. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Phillip Green had a different interpretation Thursday, saying the...

The Latest: At least 3 deaths in New York blamed on storm

Jan. 31, 2019 8:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a major snowstorm and frigid weather in the Midwest (all times local): 3:45 p.m. At least three deaths in western New York are being blamed on the winter storm that has dropped more than 20 inches (50 centimeters) of snow and inflicted subzero wind chills. Authorities said...

Natural gas shortage ends, auto plants to resume production

Jan. 31, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of Michigan auto plants and large commercial buildings that were forced to close or cut operations Thursday due to a natural gas shortage can resume production at midnight. Consumers Energy had asked the plants and other big gas users to curtail work for fear of running out of gas for...

Report blasts Michigan State's handling of sex cases

Jan. 30, 2019 10:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's failure to detect and stop sexual assaults by now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar indicates a lack of institutional control, according to a U.S. Department of Education report. The nearly 50-page program review report is dated Dec. 14, 2018, and was prepared...

3 from Michigan charged with planning to aid Islamic State

Jan. 22, 2019 8:03 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three Michigan residents have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. They say FBI agents arrested Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji on Monday, and prosecutors charged the...