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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford warms up before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. Since the start of last year, Matthew Stafford has had to deal with a health scare involving his wife, his own injury problems -- and more recently, a coronavirus test that the team later described as a false positive. It's been a difficult period for the Detroit star. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out

Aug. 11, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out of this coming season. It would have been understandable if he'd considered it. “I think like everybody, you hear it and you talk with your spouse and your family about it. I never gave it serious, you know,...

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Aug. 10, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The Detroit News. Aug. 8, 2020 Michigan can’t count on feds for bailout Michigan’s school leaders have been trying to get the attention of lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer all summer, pleading for some budget certainty. It’s true that the Legislature and Whitmer’s budget director...

‘MasterChef Junior’ teen who lost his parents battles tumors

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Ben Watkins loves few things more than cooking but now struggles to stir. The precocious 13-year-old from the Region, who used to cook at the Ben’s Bodacious BBQ restaurant in Miller and appeared on the “MasterChef Junior” television show, has been in too much...

Nuemonei Tre Vonne Laster is seen in an Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 photo provided by the Davenport, Iowa Police Department. The Quad-City Times says 26-year-old Jeramie Shorter, of Davenport, was shot Saturday morning outside Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport and later died. Police later arrested 24-year-old Nuemonei Tre Vonne Laster, of Davenport, who appeared in court Sunday on charges of first-degree murder, eluding and weapons counts. (Davenport Police Department via AP)

Man fatally shot at 8-year-old son's funeral; suspect held

Aug. 3, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged after a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of an eastern Iowa funeral home where he was attending the funeral of his 8-year-old son, who died of cancer, police said. Jeramie Shorter, 26, of Davenport, was shot Saturday morning outside...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to reveal that her cancer had returned and that she was undergoing chemotherapy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ginsburg waited 4 months to say her cancer had returned

Aug. 2, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps the most forthcoming member of the Supreme Court when it comes to telling the public about her many health issues. But she waited more than four months to reveal that her cancer had returned and that she was undergoing chemotherapy. One big...

Cancer researcher creates comics to explain science

Aug. 1, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A stalk of celery got Jaye Gardiner into science. As a precocious first grader in Chicago, she was invited to take part in a second-grade science class, where the students were conducting an experiment. Gardiner, who’d always been intrigued by science, was...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Jul. 31, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from a hospital in New York City and has returned home, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said Ginsburg, 87, is doing well, two days after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure on Wednesday to “revise a bile duct...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes medical procedure at hospital

Jul. 29, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a nonsurgical medical procedure in New York City and expects to be released from a hospital there by the end of the week, the Supreme Court said Wednesday night. The court said in a statement that the 87-year-old Ginsburg underwent a minimally...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder looks to block against the New England Patriots during an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic.(Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini, File)

Giants left tackle Nate Solder opts out of 2020 NFL season

Jul. 29, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Solder, who started every game for the Giants the past two seasons, announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday, citing his son’s ongoing fight with...

Camilo Villegas loses 22-month-old daughter to brain tumors

Jul. 27, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The 22-month-old daughter of Camilo Villegas of Colombia has died from tumors on her brain and spine, the PGA Tour announced Monday. Mia Villegas was diagnosed March 14, two weeks after Villegas and his wife, Maria, noticed she wasn't as playful. Tests showed tumors on her brain and spine. She...