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School chief: Discipline not needed for boy before shooting

Dec. 03, 2021 00:03 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school was called to the office before the shooting but “no discipline was warranted,” the superintendent said Thursday in his first extended remarks since the tragedy. Tim...

Lawyers allied with Trump ordered to pay $175K in sanctions

Dec. 02, 2021 23:35 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump were ordered Thursday to pay Detroit and Michigan a total of $175,000 in sanctions for abusing the court system with a sham lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results. The money, which must...

UAW votes for direct election of leaders in wake of scandal

Dec. 02, 2021 17:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union have overwhelmingly approved picking their leaders by direct ballot elections, rejecting a system that many blamed for a bribery and embezzlement scandal in the union's top ranks. The “one member, one vote”...

Michigan Senate approves $3.3B water infrastructure bill

Dec. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Thursday unanimously approved $3.3 billion in water infrastructure spending to replace lead pipes and repair aging dams around the state while also sending money to a Detroit-area system that has struggled with flooding blamed on climate change....

Báez gets $140M birthday present, closes deal with Tigers

Dec. 02, 2021 11:57 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Javier Báez hopes he's a big part of a turnaround with the Detroit Tigers, too. Báez celebrated his 29th birthday Wednesday by signing a $140 million, six-year contact to play shortstop for the revitalized Tigers. “This is a...

Lions, Vikings both desperate for win for different reasons

Dec. 02, 2021 11:11 AM EST

MINNESOTA (5-6) at DETROIT (0-10-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Vikings by 7, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Minnesota 6-5; Detroit 6-4-1. SERIES RECORD: Vikings lead 79-39-2. ...

Red Wings top Kraken 4-3 in shootout for 4th straight win

Dec. 01, 2021 23:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Erne scored the decisive goal in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fourth straight game by beating the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Wednesday night. Detroit won the shootout 2-1, with Dylan Larkin also converting. Robby...

Auto workers likely to approve direct election of leadership

Dec. 01, 2021 22:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union apparently will approve picking their leaders in direct elections. With 72% of the ballots counted, nearly 63% favor direct elections, while about 37% want to keep the current system of delegates selecting the...

Prosecutor: No charges in goalie Kivlenieks' fireworks death

Dec. 01, 2021 19:12 PM EST

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The death has...

GM cites improved chip supply in raising financial guidance

Dec. 01, 2021 15:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Citing an improved supply of automotive computer chips, General Motors raised its financial guidance on Wednesday and said it expects to return to a normal production rate by the end of next year. Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson told investors on a...