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A worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Doylestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Will mail-in voting turn Election Day into Election Week?

May. 27, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results. State election officials in some key...

Sanford, Mich., residents survey the destruction in downtown Sanford, Thursday, May 21, 2020. The downtown area was decimated by severe flooding caused by dam failures upstream. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)

Governor orders probe of failed dams that caused flooding

May. 27, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

West Bloomfield, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday demanded an investigation to determine what caused two dams in central Michigan to fail, leading to devastating floods in several communities and forcing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes. Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of...

Suspension rust problem forces Mitsubishi to recall vehicles

May. 27, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 223,000 vehicles in Canada and cold-weather U.S. states because parts of the suspension can rust, detach and cause drivers to lose control. In the U.S. the recall covers the 2008 to 2013 Outlander, the 2011 to 2016 Outlander Sport, the 2008 to 2010 Lancer and...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010, file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick attends a court hearing in Detroit. Kilpatrick, who has served seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption, has been turned down for home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic and won't be leaving prison early, the government said Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said it “reviewed and denied” Kilpatrick for the early release program. He remains at the federal prison in Oakdale, La. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Detroit ex-mayor Kilpatrick won't be leaving prison early

May. 27, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has served seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption, has been turned down for home confinement during the coronavirus pandemic and won't be leaving prison early, the government said Tuesday. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said it...

FILE - March 10, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee. But the process of making it official is anything but settled. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden campaign names national director for voter protection

May. 26, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden has hired a national director for voter protection, a role his campaign says will focus broadly on voter rights, including the disenfranchisement of people of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign said Rachana Desai Martin will join its legal team, serving also as senior...

Daughter of Sha' Teina Grady El, Jaquisy Grady speaks up with other protesters Tuesday, May 26, 2020 while gathered inside the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office to await an answer after a deputy was recorded punching her mother in the head multiple times during an arrest at the Washtenaw Sheriff's Office in Ypsilanti, Mich.(Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

Video showing Michigan deputy punching woman sparks protests

May. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff's deputy is seen on video punching a black woman in the head several times during her arrest early Tuesday, and another deputy tased her husband after the couple allegedly refused an order to leave the scene of a shooting. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton...

AP Source: Pistons starting search for general manager

May. 26, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are beginning a search for a candidate who could became the team’s general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced its plans. Ed Stefanski, a senior...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Marc Mallory, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's husband, reacts, as she delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, in Lansing, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's husband urged a business to get his boat in the water in time for Memorial Day weekend, according to social media posts, while she was publicly telling cooped-up residents to resist flocking to popular vacation areas during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan governor: Husband's call about boat was just humor

May. 26, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer acknowledged Tuesday that her husband dropped her name in an effort to get his boat in the water for Memorial Day weekend but said it simply was a “failed attempt at humor” during a phone call with a recreation business. “He thought it...

Lawyers appointed to look out for U. Mich. sex case victims

May. 26, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday appointed three attorneys to look out for the interests of anyone who said they were sexually abused by a sports doctor who worked at the University of Michigan for decades. U.S. District Court Judge Victoria Roberts ordered the appointments of E. Powell Miller,...

Colleen and Marvin Hewson, from the United States, visit the archaeological site of Pompeii, near Naples, southern Italy, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The American couple waited a lifetime plus 2 ½ months to visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii together. For Colleen and Marvin Hewson, the visit to the ruins of an ancient city destroyed in A.D. 79 by a volcanic eruption was meant to be the highlight a trip to celebrate his 75th birthday and their 30th anniversary. They were among the only tourists present when the archaeological site reopened to the public on Tuesday after the national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

US couple waits 2 1/2 months in lockdown to visit Pompeii

May. 26, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

POMPEII, Italy (AP) — An American couple waited a lifetime plus 2 ½ months to visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii together. Colleen and Marvin Hewson, retirees from Michigan, were first in line when the archaeological site reopened to the public Tuesday following Italy's coronavirus lockdown. Their...