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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...

The Latest: GM contract talks extend into late afternoon

Sep. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Contract talks aimed at ending a strike by 49,000 auto workers against General Motors have extended into late Monday afternoon. United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg says he hasn't...

States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

Sep. 13, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up. The nation's Republican state attorneys general have, for the most part, lined up in support of a...

Prosecutor quits after relationship with woman in case

Sep. 10, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A state prosecutor resigned after authorities learned "incredibly disturbing" news that he had an intimate relationship with a woman while handling her allegations of sexual assault, Michigan's attorney general said Tuesday. Brian Kolodziej, an assistant attorney general, was the prosecutor...

ACLU: Michigan candidate shut out Down syndrome drag troupe

Sep. 6, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan says a Republican candidate for Congress has discriminated against a troupe of drag performers with Down syndrome, according to a complaint filed Thursday. The civil rights group filed a complaint with the Michigan Civil Rights...

Michigan State University fined $4.5 million in Nassar case

Sep. 5, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Sep. 5, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

The Education Department fining Michigan State University $4.5 million for failing to respond to sexual assault complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar is the latest fallout from the scandal that has rocked the school for more than three years. Also Thursday, MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr....

Education Department fines Michigan State University $4.5 million in sexual assault case against Dr. Larry Nassar

Sep. 5, 2019 11:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Department fines Michigan State University $4.5 million in sexual assault case against Dr. Larry Nassar.

Michigan to become 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Sep. 4, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine." The Democrat ordered the state health department to issue emergency...

Indicted lawmaker back in Lansing, says treatment saved him

Sep. 3, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Days after his colleagues formally demanded his resignation, a Michigan lawmaker under federal indictment returned to the Legislature for the first time in months Tuesday, saying his treatment for an addiction to painkillers probably saved his life. Rep. Larry Inman, a Williamsburg...