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Votto breaks drought with grand slam as Reds beat Tigers 9-5

Jun. 19, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a grand slam and celebrated with a flap, honoring the bird that prolonged his at-bat. Votto ended a long homer drought with his third career grand slam Tuesday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory that ended the Detroit Tigers' longest winning streak in two...

Storms, flooding lead to 2 Wisconsin deaths, 1 in Michigan

Jun. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have attributed two deaths in Wisconsin and one in Michigan to storms and flooding. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says severe thunderstorms in Wisconsin toppled a large oak tree onto a camper Sunday on Lake Chetac, killing a man inside and leaving a woman and two...

Ford celebrates purchase of iconic Detroit train station

Jun. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its purchase of Detroit's long vacant train depot that the company plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles. The company's executive chairman, Bill Ford, has used the Michigan Central depot as a backdrop while publicly laying out...

US pays $400K to settle lawsuit with border agent with PTSD

Jun. 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The federal government has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who said his assignment in Texas triggered post-traumatic stress disorder from his war service. Anthony Gazvoda wanted a transfer to the U.S.-Canada border in northern Michigan,...

Adient calls off plans to move headquarters to Detroit

Jun. 19, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Auto seating supplier Adient has canceled its plans to move its global headquarters and hundreds of jobs to Detroit. The company has informed Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan of its decision to scrap its relocation plans, according to an announcement Monday. Adient bought a downtown facility in...

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...

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

Jun. 18, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive...

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Jun. 18, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a 75-year-old man was...

The Latest: Michigan flooding leads to disaster declaration

Jun. 18, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Upper Midwest (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Michigan's governor has issued disaster declarations for two counties in the state's Upper Peninsula that suffered flooding damage due to heavy rains . Gov. Rick Snyder's office says the Monday orders will allow...

Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slaying

Jun. 18, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A 48-year-old man serving life in prison for killing a jogger in 2014 was sentenced to another mandatory life term on Monday for the kidnapping and slaying of a Michigan gas station clerk a year earlier. Jeffrey Willis cried as he told a Muskegon County courtroom that he was innocent...