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Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EST

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass shattered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk bragged...

Correction: Official Arrested-Detroit story

Nov. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about the trial of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Controller Chelsa Wagner, The Associated Press mischaracterized the reason that staff at a Detroit hotel called the police on her husband. The staff called 911 to report that he had acted unruly during a dispute over...

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

Nov. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...

Chief: Suspect in officer’s slaying ‘very target specific’

Nov. 21, 2019 6:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot one Detroit officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him, police Chief James Craig said Thursday. The 28-year-old man waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran...

Woman, 86, died after crash; power line kept rescuers away

Nov. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say emergency responders couldn’t immediately rescue an elderly couple in a suburban Detroit car crash because a live power line was on the vehicle. Shirley Ann Tobalski, who was 86 years old, died Wednesday night. Clinton Township police say she was conscious...

‘Nobody cares anymore:’ Lions-Redskins could be peak apathy

Nov. 21, 2019 1:59 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tom Brady thought it was ridiculous how many opposing fans there were at the Washington Redskins’ home stadium. Sam Darnold said his road game at Washington almost felt like a home game. The Redskins haven’t had much of a home-field advantage this season, with an infusion...

Lawsuit targets ‘filth’ at Michigan’s only women’s prison

Nov. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections has been hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of inmates who say they’ve been overwhelmed by chronic mold and other unsanitary conditions at the state’s only prison for women. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Detroit federal...

Police officer fatally shot investigating home invasion

Nov. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded while responding to a home invasion on Detroit’s West Side, authorities announced late Wednesday. The officers were searching the home for a suspect when they were shot, Police Chief James Craig said. An 18-year veteran of...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

Detroit-area priest gets jail; second priest pleads guilty

Nov. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area Catholic priest was sentenced to 45 days in jail Wednesday for assaulting a suicidal younger man who wanted counseling, while a priest in western Michigan pleaded guilty to binding a teenager with bubble wrap and tape. The Rev. Patrick Casey was accused of engaging in sex acts...