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The Latest: South Korea reports highest jump in 3 months

Apr. 14, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has recorded its highest daily jump in new COVID-19 infections in about three months, as officials urge the public to maintain vigilance. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Wednesday it’s confirmed 731 new cases over...

Ramos homers twice, Tigers slug Astros for 2nd straight win

Apr. 14, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Wilson Ramos hit two home runs and Renato Núñez and rookie Akil Baddoo each homered for the second straight game as the Detroit Tigers slugged their way to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Ramos has stepped into the cleanup spot with...

Man mistaken for shoplifter through technology sues Detroit

Apr. 13, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Black man who was arrested when facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter sued Detroit police Tuesday, seeking compensation for the humiliating incident and restrictions on how the city uses the tool. “I came...

Michigan State F Thomas Kithier enters transfer portal

Apr. 13, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier has entered the transfer portal. Kither made the announcement on Tuesday, saying he plans to graduate in May. He started 14 games last season as a junior and played in 26 games,...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...

Restaurant owner who was in jail says rights were violated

Apr. 13, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan restaurant owner who spent four nights in jail for violating coronavirus-related orders is firing back weeks later with a demand that $15,000 in fines be refunded and contempt findings dropped. An attorney for Marlena...

Michigan police shocked by convicted murderer's release

Apr. 13, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was convicted of killing his first wife and whose second wife died under suspicious circumstances was granted an early release from prison after he argued that the risk of catching COVID-19 behind bars endangered his life. Federal...

Michigan extends workplace virus rules, office restrictions

Apr. 13, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mivh. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Tuesday extended workplace coronavirus restrictions for an additional six months, including a requirement that Michigan employers prohibit office work if employees’ jobs can feasibly be done remotely. The...

Leaders of GM, Ford among objectors to voting restrictions

Apr. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leaders of three-dozen major Michigan-based companies, including General Motors and Ford, on Tuesday objected to Republican-sponsored election bills that would make it harder to vote in Michigan and other states. The businesses issued a joint...

Detroit Edison guard Damiya Hagemann named Miss Basketball

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Damiya Hagemann of Detroit Edison has been named Michigan’s Miss Basketball. The Mick McCabe Miss Basketball award honors the state’s top senior female player. Hagemann, who plans to attend Michigan State, was given the award Tuesday. ...