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Pasquantino hits unusual 1st MLB homer, Royals beat Tigers

Jul. 01, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vinnie Pasquantino took a most unusual path to the plate on his first big league home run — a furious sprint, a desperate slide and even a tag. Pasquantino and Hunter Dozier hit back-to-back homers, leading Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit...

Chip shortage leaves 95K GM vehicles unfinished in storage

Jul. 01, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The global shortage of computer chips and other parts forced General Motors to build 95,000 vehicles without certain components during the second quarter. The Detroit automaker said in a regulatory filing Friday that most of the incomplete vehicles were built in...

Troubling arsenic levels found at some Detroit demo sites

Jul. 01, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Elevated levels of arsenic have been found at seven Detroit sites where buildings were demolished in 2017-18 and filled with soil, a newspaper reported. The results followed concerns raised by federal inspectors that 200 sites may have been filled with risky dirt. ...

Red Wings hire Lightning assistant Derek Lalonde as coach

Jun. 30, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired Derek Lalonde to coach their rebuilding team, hoping the two-time Stanley Cup-winning assistant can make all the right moves to make the franchise relevant again. Lalonde spent the past four years on Jon Cooper’s staff with the...

Grads of first US Apple Developer Academy feted in Detroit

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The inaugural class of the Detroit Apple Developer Academy, a free program that teaches students the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management, celebrated its unique accomplishment during a ceremony Thursday. The academy in Detroit for people...

Shop that sold gun in Oxford school shooting named in suit

Jun. 29, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a teenager wounded during a mass shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan are suing the shop that sold the handgun used to kill four students and injure six other people. The complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Detroit on...

Health officials: Michigan has 1st probable monkeypox case

Jun. 29, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's first probable case of monkeypox has been identified in suburban Detroit, health officials said Wednesday. The case was identified in an Oakland County resident who is currently isolating and does not pose a risk to the public, the Michigan...

State can't shield GM tax credit, Michigan's top court says

Jun. 29, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The state must release details about a tax credit granted to General Motors, the Michigan Supreme Court said Wednesday in a dispute over public access to information. In a 7-0 decision, the court ruled against the Michigan Economic Development Corp., part of state...

EXPLAINER: Years later, Flint water court fight drags on

Jun. 29, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan authorities have long promised to hold key officials criminally responsible for lead contamination and health problems arising from a disastrous water switch in Flint in 2014. There's not much to show more than eight years later. The latest:...

Official: Upgrades urged at Amtrak crash site, but no action

Jun. 28, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

MENDON, Mo. (AP) — The chief elected official in the Missouri county where an Amtrak train slammed into a dump truck said Tuesday that residents and county leaders have been pushing for a safety upgrade at the railroad crossing for nearly three years. Meanwhile, the toll from the accident rose to...