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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla can sell vehicles in Michigan under legal settlement

Jan. 21, 2020 5:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the backyard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The deal between the state of Michigan and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, said the person, who asked not to be...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Lucido, who is under investigation for allegedly making a sexist comment to a reporter, now faces a sexual harassment complaint from a fellow senator. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan lawmaker says senator harassed her at orientation

Jan. 21, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker alleged Tuesday that a fellow legislator sexually harassed her during a Capitol orientation 14 months ago, coming forward a week after a young female reporter said the same senator made a sexist comment to her before a group of high school boys. Sen. Mallory...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. The lawmaker apologized Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, a day after telling a young female reporter that a group of high school boys could

Michigan lawmaker faces probe over comment to reporter

Jan. 15, 2020 9:22 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker will be subject to a sexual harassment investigation for telling a young female reporter she could have “a lot of fun” with a group of high school boys visiting the Michigan Capitol, legislative leaders said Wednesday. State Sen. Pete Lucido,...

Michigan seeks extensive records about underwater oil pipes

Jan. 13, 2020 7:46 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials demanded an extensive set of records Monday from Enbridge Inc. in an investigation of the company's oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes. In a letter to the Canadian company, the state Department of Natural Resources...

In this 1984 photo, Michigan state NCAA college football head coach George Perles gets lifted on the shoulders of team members after a victory. George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was an assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s that won four Super Bowls, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, the school said. He was 85. (Manny Crisostomo/Detroit Free Press via AP)

George Perles, longtime Michigan State coach, dies at 85

Jan. 8, 2020 4:04 PM EST

George Perles, who coached Michigan State to a Rose Bowl victory in 1988 and was a key defensive assistant for the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 85. Perles played football at Michigan State and later was an assistant coach, head coach, athletic director and member of the...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, supporters of LGBT rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. A group launched a 2020 ballot initiative Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019, to expand Michigan's civil rights law to include anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, a step that would put the issue to voters if the Republican-led Legislature does not pass the measure. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta,File)

Ballot drive to bar LGBTQ discrimination begins in Michigan

Jan. 7, 2020 5:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group launched a 2020 ballot initiative Tuesday to expand Michigan's civil rights law to include anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, a step that would put the issue to voters if the Republican-led Legislature does not pass the measure. Fair and Equal Michigan, a...

Michigan police release grisly details in mutilation death

Jan. 6, 2020 9:52 PM EST

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police on Monday revealed details in the slaying of a man whose mutilated body was found last year in the home of his suspected killer. The naked body of Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek on Dec. 28 was found hanging from the ceiling in the Bennington Township home of Mark...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich.  Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019,  described as “inadvertently misleading” a statement from her communications director this week that her office has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against the now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser.   Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a written statement Wednesday that the investigation was ongoing.  (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Michigan AG: Nassar investigation not suspended after all

Dec. 25, 2019 2:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general on Wednesday said her communications director's statement announcing the suspension of a nearly two-year criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar was “inadvertently...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. A spokeswoman said Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. It is unclear if or when the investigation will resume.  (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

AG suspends investigation of Michigan State over Nassar

Dec. 24, 2019 5:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The probe, which began under Nessel's...

Governor: Update on Flint water crisis probe to come in 2020

Dec. 22, 2019 2:37 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An update is expected at the start of 2020 regarding a criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis that was one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. Whitmer told MLive.com on Tuesday that she trusts Michigan's...