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Trump plan to rollback fuel standards to get second hearing

Sep. 25, 2018 3:22 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposal to roll back national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. The second hearing was scheduled for Tuesday...

Extension of Phoenix rail debated in Latino community

Sep. 25, 2018 2:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery's Spanish-language sign in Phoenix's poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city's idea of progress: "4 LANES OR NO TRAIN." Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix's light-rail system, a plan that progressed quietly...

Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

Sep. 24, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job. Republican Bill...

Pistons hope Jackson will be ready for opener

Sep. 24, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have a new coach — and the usual amount of optimism that accompanies such a big change. What they really could use this season is a healthy point guard. The Pistons are hopeful Reggie Jackson will be ready to play by the start of the season, although he's still...

Strong defensive effort carries to Lions to 1st win

Sep. 24, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A day after their first win of the season, the change in the mood of the previously winless Detroit Lions was evident. In one corner of the locker room, linebacker Marquis Flowers and running back LeGarrette Blount engaged in a heated debate over whether Kobe Bryant or LeBron James...

California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard

Sep. 24, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate change....

No. 14 Michigan LB Devin Bush has always had father at side

Sep. 24, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nebraska set up what seemed like a perfectly timed play, allowing Michigan's hard-charging defense to rush up the field just before completing a screen pass. There was one problem: Devin Bush Jr. The star linebacker for the 14th-ranked Wolverines put his smarts, speed and strength...

Rookie Detroit officer fired after Snapchat post draws ire

Sep. 24, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A rookie Detroit police officer has been fired after allegedly posting a photo of himself on Snapchat in uniform with an offensive caption. Police Chief James Craig told reporters that the officer was terminated following a Monday hearing. He was suspended this weekend after Craig saw the...

Garbage trucks honor sanitation worker who died on the job

Sep. 24, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

GRASS LAKE, Mich. (AP) — Several garbage trucks participated in a funeral procession to honor a sanitation worker who was killed on the job in southern Michigan. Modern Waste Systems, Emmons Service Inc. and Phelps Towing Inc. were among the companies that paid tribute to 27-year-old Justin Pratt on...

Hearing set for man seeking sanctuary in Michigan church

Sep. 24, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled in federal court on the status of an Albanian man seeking sanctuary from deportation in a Detroit church. U.S. District Court records show a Nov. 13 hearing on the government's request to dismiss Ded Rranxburgaj's petition to stop a U.S. Immigration and Customs...