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Magnussen content in sports cars and not looking back at F1

Jun. 16, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Magnussen had gone eight years without a win when he lost his Formula One seat at Haas at the end of last season. Sticking around just to drive for another team incapable of competing for wins seemed less than appealing. “If I had a...

IndyCar driver Rinus VeeKay injured in cycling accident

Jun. 16, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Rinus VeeKay was injured in a cycling accident and will miss IndyCar's race at Road America in Wisconsin this weekend, Ed Carpenter Racing said Tuesday. The team said VeeKay had surgery to repair a broken left clavicle and was being treated by IndyCar's medical staff. The...

Detroit Mercy names Gilbert as interim women's hoops coach

Jun. 15, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy has named LaTanya Collins as it's interim women’s basketball coach to replace AnnMarie Gilbert. The school made the announcement Tuesday night, saying Gilbert has left the school. Two months ago, Detroit Mercy retained...

O'Ward seizes championship lead with Montoya-like drive

Jun. 15, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

Pato O'Ward was fifth when a late caution in Detroit gave him an unexpected chance to become IndyCar's first two-time winner this season and grab the championship lead. He had eight laps to get the job done, and on the restart O'Ward launched past two rivals in the first...

GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

Jun. 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system. Under a nonbinding agreement with locomotive maker Wabtec Corp., GM batteries and hydrogen technology will be used in locomotives to help...

Crews clearing out sewer pipe near 2016 collapse, sinkhole

Jun. 14, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Crews are clearing debris and sediment from a section of an 11-foot-wide (3.3-meter-wide) sewer pipe not far from three suburban Detroit homes that were damaged when a football field-sized sinkhole formed on Christmas Eve in 2016. The pipe...

Monk turned carpenter: Man builds homes for less fortunate

Jun. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Tedd Swartz doesn’t own a TV and hasn’t for 10 years. He considers watching television a “time waster.” “I threw it out the front door,” he said. “I had enough of it.” He would much rather read the classics, or...

GM exec: Company to announce more battery plants this week

Jun. 14, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The president of General Motors says his company plans to announce more U.S. battery factories later this week. Mark Reuss gave no details of where the factories would be located or exactly what they would manufacture. He spoke in a weekend interview with...

Man stabbed during fight in downtown Detroit business

Jun. 14, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 31-year-old man has been stabbed in downtown Detroit days after police announced a crowd control plan to curb a spate of violence in the area. The stabbing occurred during a fight between a number of people inside a business about 1:20 a.m. Sunday,...

Vehicle flips over on interstate in Detroit; 6 hurt

Jun. 14, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

Six people have been injured after a vehicle flipped onto its roof during a crash on a freeway in Detroit. State police troopers found the victims trapped about 7:20 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 75, The Detroit News reported. Firefighters had to cut into...