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No charges in Michigan Catholic school hazing investigation

Jan. 28, 2020 5:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — No charges will be filed in an investigation of hazing by football players at a prominent all-boys school in suburban Detroit due to a lack of cooperation from staff and families, a prosecutor said Tuesday. “While we are confident that a criminal incident did occur, we do not have...

In a photo from Jan. 17, 2020, the Michigan Hall of Justice is seen in Lansing, Mich. The Michigan Court of Appeals struck down key changes to the state's ballot drive law on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The ruling was the second in fourth months to negate much of the law that was enacted by Republican-led Legislature and then-Gov. Rick Snyder in a contentious lame-duck session in 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Michigan ballot law changes struck down by a 2nd court

Jan. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Another Michigan court has vacated changes to the state's ballot drive law, declaring that a geographic limitation on collecting petitions unconstitutionally takes power out of the hands of voters. The state appeals court, in a 2-1 decision Monday, affirmed a lower judge. It struck...

New MSU student from Iran sent home after landing at airport

Jan. 28, 2020 11:44 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. authorities declined to admit an Iranian graduate student after he landed at an airport to start classes at Michigan State University, an attorney said. Alireza Esfidajani, 27, was stopped Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and interviewed by agents. He was held at a...

Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya (45) falls onto Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Love's big first half lifts Cavaliers past Pistons 115-100

Jan. 27, 2020 11:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Before his team took the court, Cavaliers star Kevin Love spent some of his day looking back at Kobe Bryant's life and career. “I watched his short film, I watched all of his highlights, I watched his interviews,” Love said. “I have videos on my phone, from the Olympics,...

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson plays against Penn State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan's Zavier Simpson suspended, will miss Nebraska game

Jan. 27, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan point guard Zavier Simpson has been suspended for an unspecified violation of team policies and will miss Tuesday night's game at Nebraska. “While we are disappointed with what has transpired with Zavier, we know there are always lessons to learn and grow from. We...

This undated photo provided by the Allegan County, (Michigan) sheriff's office shows Brian Stanley. Stanley, a Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap was sentenced Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 to 60 days in jail for attempted false imprisonment. Stanley was accused of wrapping a boy in bubble wrap and tape in 2013 in a janitor's room at St. Margaret Church. The boy's eyes and mouth were also covered while he was left alone for an hour, according to the attorney general's office.(Allegan County sheriff's office via AP)

Priest gets 60 days in jail for bubble-wrapping boy

Jan. 27, 2020 3:49 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for attempted false imprisonment. The Rev. Brian Stanley appeared in Allegan County court, two months after pleading guilty in a deal with the attorney general's office. He was initially...

Mark Reuss, President, General Motors speaks at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish the underused factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

Jan. 27, 2020 10:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will start building the company's first electric pickup late in...

Minnesota's Marcus Carr, center, handles the ball through the defense of Michigan State's Rocket Watts (2) and Cassius Winston, right, during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

No. 11 Michigan State sweeps Minnesota with 70-52 win

Jan. 26, 2020 7:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State weathered another sluggish start, then wore down Minnesota. The Spartans reasserted themselves after a rough loss, and the Gophers paid the price. Cassius Winston had 18 points and eight assists and Xavier Tillman added 17 points and 10 rebounds, as 11th-ranked Michigan...

Freshman Warnock sparks No. 19 Iowa women to victory

Jan. 26, 2020 6:32 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshman McKenna Warnock scored 15 of her career-high 22 points in the fourth quarter when No. 19 Iowa broke open a close game and beat Michigan State 74-57 on Sunday for the Hawkeyes' eighth straight victory. Warnock came off the bench to shoot 8 of 11 to better her previous high of...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. State lawmakers across the U.S. have reached a troubling milestone for allegations of sexual misconduct. New complaints filed against Lucido have brought the total number of state legislators accused of sexual misconduct during the past three years to more than 100. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A third woman in two weeks has publicly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against a Michigan state legislator, according to a published report Sunday. Melissa Osborn, who works as a regulatory affairs specialist for a trade group, told Crain's Detroit Business that...