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Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Sep. 18, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary workers, and new...

Suspect in 4 Detroit killings could be charged with murder

Sep. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Murder charges could be announced against a man suspected of killing at least four women and stowing their bodies in vacant houses in Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is expected to discuss the case against 34-year-old Deangelo Martin on Wednesday. Martin has been ordered to stand...

Spartans moving on to Big Ten opener after loss

Sep. 17, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio can look back on plenty of miscues from Michigan State's loss last weekend. The big concern now for the Spartans is what happens next. They'll try to avoid a repeat of last year — when an early defeat against Arizona State was only the beginning of their...

Michigan State OL Jarvis expected to miss 6-7 weeks

Sep. 17, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State offensive lineman Kevin Jarvis is expected to miss 6-7 weeks with a leg injury. Coach Mark Dantonio said Jarvis isn't lost for the season, but he has been removed from the depth chart after starting the first three games at left tackle. Senior Tyler Higby is now...

Michigan OG Ben Bredeson headed home to play Wisconsin

Sep. 17, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ben Bredeson had a chance to cash in on his potential this year in the NFL. The All America offensive guard, though, chose to stay at Michigan for his senior season and to take out an insurance policy, providing some financial protection if an injury hurts his stock in the draft....

Lions cut Anderson, Johnson after adding Perkins, Driskel

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released running back C.J. Anderson, quickly cutting ties with a player who helped the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl. Detroit made the relatively surprising move Tuesday night after adding running back Paul Perkins off waivers from the New York...

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Sep. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories...

Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings

Sep. 17, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Associated Press shows. Directors of the Iowa Communities...

Courser sentenced to 12 months of probation, can avoid jail

Sep. 16, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan lawmaker has been sentenced to 12 months of probation stemming from charges that were filed over a plot to hide his extramarital affair with another legislator. Todd Courser was sentenced Monday in Lapeer. He must pay $1,125 in fines, court costs and fees. The...

Tigers split with O's, remain on track for top draft pick

Sep. 16, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There was only one fitting way for a four-game series between the major leagues' worst teams to end — with no one winning. In the first series in American League history between teams 50 or more games under .500, the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Monday to earn a...