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Woman enters plea in fatal stabbing of high school classmate

Aug. 13, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a classmate during a fight inside a Detroit-area high school. Tanaya Lewis’ plea Wednesday came during a pretrial conference in Macomb County Circuit Court and was made under a...

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

Aug. 13, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Organizers say the project would begin with a two-year study to figure out whether...

Michigan hospital reinstates visitor limits after cases rise

Aug. 12, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area hospital said Wednesday it will reinstate visitor restrictions out of an abundance of caution following a rise in coronavirus cases among staff, patients and visitors. Beaumont Health, Michigan's largest health care system, said the limits will begin Thursday at its...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduces her as his running mate at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

Aug. 12, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics. So when Joe Biden named Harris on Tuesday as his running mate — making her the first Black...

Funeral home director charged in cousin's fatal shooting

Aug. 12, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The director of a Detroit funeral home has been charged in the fatal shooting of his cousin outside the business. Major Clora Jr., 37, was expected to be arraigned Thursday on second-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony charges, the Wayne County prosecutor's office said. Police...

Chicago White Sox' Jose Abreu (79), Tim Anderson, right, and Edwin Encarnacion react after they all scored on teammate Luis Robert's double to right field during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Anderson, Robert lead White Sox past Tigers 7-5

Aug. 12, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — From the first plate appearance of the game, Tim Anderson made this a long day for the opposing pitchers. Anderson homered to cap a 10-pitch at-bat leading off the first inning, and Luis Robert added a bases-clearing double in the fifth to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 victory over the...

Paraglider strikes power lines, hits ground; man, boy hurt

Aug. 12, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 69-year-old man and 6-year-old child have been hurt after the paraglider they were using struck power lines in southeastern Michigan. The pair took off Tuesday evening in St. Clair County’s Casco Township, about 44 miles (70 kilometers) northeast of Detroit, according...

Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez (74) celebrates his three-run home run with Edwin Encarnacion (23) during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

White Sox break through early, beat Tigers 8-4

Aug. 11, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit's four-game wining streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion also went deep for the White Sox, who won for only the second time in seven games. Austin Romine...

White Sox activate Anderson, put Garcia on IL

Aug. 11, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have reinstated shortstop Tim Anderson from the injured list and put infielder Leury Garcia on the IL with a sprained left thumb. Garcia appeared to be hurt after sliding into first in Monday might's game at Detroit. He stayed in the game as a runner but was replaced...

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,...