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Woman to woman: Female Trump backers try to sell his message

Aug. 22, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign is rallying and training a corps of female defenders, mindful that Trump's shaky standing with women could sink his hopes of reelection next year. Female surrogates and supporters fanned out across important battlegrounds Thursday in a high-profile...

Man charged in death of Detroit girl attacked by 3 dogs

Aug. 22, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man was charged Thursday in the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency workers. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and having a dangerous animal...

Republicans file 2nd suit challenging redistricting panel

Aug. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party sued Thursday to block the formation of a commission to draw congressional and legislative lines in 2021, saying the voter-approved change is unconstitutional because there will be no reliable way to verify the panel's political makeup. The lawsuit, the...

Michigan priest accused of binding teen with plastic, tape

Aug. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A priest wrapped a teen boy in plastic and tape and left him in a janitor's room for more than an hour at a Michigan church, prosecutors alleged Thursday as they filed a charge of false imprisonment. The alleged incident occurred in 2013. But the attorney general's office, citing...

NFL 2019: Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan

Aug. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries stunted his first two seasons, the strong-armed quarterback has started every game for eight straight years....

Lions sign DT Damon Harrison to $11M, 1-year extension

Aug. 22, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to an $11 million, one-year extension. The team announced the signing Thursday. Harrison, who has two years left on the $46 million contract he signed with the New York Giants, is under contract for an...

Elderly woman, daughter die after car rolls into pond

Aug. 22, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old woman and her 56-year-old daughter have died after a car left in drive rolled into a Michigan pond, trapping the disabled pair in the vehicle. The Ford Escape was being driven by an 83-year-old man who was the spouse and father of the victims....

AP source: Lions agree to extension with Harrison

Aug. 21, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that defensive tackle Damon Harrison and the Detroit Lions have agreed to an $11 million, one-year extension, giving him three years left under contract with the franchise. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday...

Names of 2 killed in southern Michigan plane crash released

Aug. 21, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who were killed in a small plane crash in southeastern Michigan. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that the men who were killed were 68-year-old James Tafralian, of Webberville, and 64-year-old Philip Henry Colmer, of...

Cars still more efficient than newer SUVs

Aug. 21, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Yes, your sport utility vehicle has gotten smaller and more fuel efficient over the years. But even with those gains, SUVs still are behind cars when it comes to gas mileage. The reason: SUVs are taller and heavier than cars, and no matter how sculpted their bodies are, they still...