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White Sox lose 4-3 to Tigers but close in on division crown

Sep. 20, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Rodón was pulled after a rocky third inning and the Chicago White Sox, closing in on the AL Central title, squandered a three-run lead in a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Despite the defeat, Chicago's magic number to clinch the...

Some in Flat Rock who evacuated after gas leak can return

Sep. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) — Some residents in a southeastern Michigan community were told Monday they could return to their homes, about three weeks after gasoline from a Ford Motor factory was reported in the sewer system. The area in Flat Rock, known as Zone 2, has 635...

Judge sets March trial for 5 men in Michigan governor plot

Sep. 20, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge set a March 8 trial for five men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker set the new date Monday after defense lawyers seeking more time to prepare asked him to postpone an...

Michigan rep to fellow lawmaker: I hope 'your car explodes'

Sep. 20, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker told another lawmaker that he hoped her “car explodes on the way in,” according to text messages filed in court to support a request for a personal protection order. “You’re truly the worst human being I’ve ever met. I...

Win over Chiefs shows banged-up Ravens can still dream big

Sep. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson flipped into the end zone and then launched the ball high in the air in celebration. It was only Week 2, but this victory was quite a step for Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. After losing to Kansas City each...

Detroit-area prosecutor: I need help as cases rise

Sep. 20, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The chief law enforcer in Michigan's largest county is pleading with retired assistant prosecutors to join her staff after a wave of departures and a “staggering” number of crimes in the Detroit area. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said she's...

Alma planning chairman quits after migrant housing vote

Sep. 20, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ALMA, Mich. (AP) — An official in a mid-Michigan community has resigned after city commissioners approved a zoning change to allow temporary housing for migrant boys entering at the U.S. border. Don Ayers was chairman of the Alma Planning Commission, which had...

Vandals deface `Black Lives Matter' mural in Michigan city

Sep. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” street mural painted this summer in southeastern Michigan has been defaced by vandals who covered part of it with white paint. The weekend attack in Ypsilanti left the 260-foot mural's words “Black Lives” drenched...

Trump endorses 'big lie' proponents for state election posts

Sep. 20, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before winning Donald Trump's coveted endorsement in his race to become Arizona's top election official, Mark Finchem received several calls from people close to the former president making clear they approved of the work he was doing to challenge the results of the 2020...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...