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Tad Deluca, a University of Michigan wrestler from the 1970s, speaks during a news a news conference Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, and identified himself as the whistleblower whose 2018 complaint about the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson led to a police investigation. He says he was kicked off the team and lost his financial aid after complaining to a coach that he had been abused by a sports doctor. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Former Michigan wrestlers urge more victims to 'speak up'

Feb. 27, 2020 8:16 PM EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The whistleblower whose letter to University of Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel alleging sexual assault sparked an investigation into a former school doctor says he was inspired by the women who testified against convicted Michigan State physician Larry Nassar. An attorney...

Michigan State adds more football staffers

Feb. 27, 2020 7:26 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State's football team has hired Jason Novak as strength and conditioning coach and Scott Aligo as director of player personnel. The school also announced Thursday that Geoff Martzen will serve as the program’s chief of staff. The Spartans have been filling out...

Kenyel Brown is seen in an undated photo provided by the US Marshals. Brown, 40, was an informant for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to Detroit police Chief James Craig. Despite multiple violations while on federal probation for a 2014 gun arrest, Brown was allowed to remain free at the request of an unnamed federal law enforcement agency, a federal court spokesman told The Detroit News. But U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 he has found no evidence of that.   (US Marshals/Detroit News via AP)

Prosecutor: No evidence court asked for informant's release

Feb. 27, 2020 7:04 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor said Thursday that his office has found no evidence that a federal agency asked a judge to release a police informant months before he was charged in two Detroit-area slayings and named a suspect in at least four others. A U.S. District Court spokesman told The Detroit News this...

Michigan oversight panel OKs limits on 'forever chemicals'

Feb. 27, 2020 6:38 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan oversight panel Thursday endorsed drinking water standards designed to limit exposure to a group of household and industrial chemicals linked to a variety of health problems. The proposed rules would apply to seven compounds in a category known as perfluoroalkyl and...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell gives his ninth annual State of the City address in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, blocked another of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appointments, Heartwell, the former mayor of Grand Rapids, to the state panel that regulates hunting, after gun rights groups expressed opposition and a key senator said he was concerned because the nominee no longer hunts. (Rex Larsen/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)

Senate rejects another Whitmer appointee to hunting panel

Feb. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Thursday blocked another of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appointments to the state panel that regulates hunting, after gun rights groups expressed opposition and a key senator said he was concerned because the nominee no longer hunts. George...

Prosecutor clears cops in fatal shooting of Saginaw man

Feb. 27, 2020 5:32 PM EST

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Saginaw man who had stabbed a police dog in the head was a legitimate use of force, a prosecutor said Thursday. Zane Blaisdell had a knife in his hand, and two Saginaw officers feared for their safety when they shot him on Feb. 9, Saginaw County prosecutor John...

Michigan settles lawsuit over teen abuse in prison for $80M

Feb. 27, 2020 2:22 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $80 million to settle a class-action lawsuit on behalf of male teens who said they were sexually harassed or assaulted in prison while housed with adults, officials said Thursday. The deal closes years of litigation. The lawsuit accused the Corrections...

FILE- This undated booking photo provided by the Shiawassee County, Mich., Sheriff's Office shows Mark Latunski. Latunski is charged with killing and mutilating a man whom he met through a dating app. (Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office/via AP)

Man deemed unfit for trial in grisly killing of Grindr date

Feb. 27, 2020 1:14 PM EST

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Thursday deemed a Michigan man unfit for trial in the killing and mutilation of someone he met through the dating app Grindr. During a hearing, 66th District Court Judge Ward Clarkson also ordered defendant Mark Latunski to be transferred to a psychiatric facility....

President Donald Trump with members of the president's coronavirus task force speaks during a news conference at the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump

Feb. 27, 2020 12:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote. The investment marks the...

Adam Belz-Thomas, left, and husband Kyle Belz-Thomas, of Romeo, Mich., speak to reporters outside U.S. District Court in Detroit, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. They were among the victims of Tara Lee, a suburban Detroit woman who was sentenced to 121 months in prison for committing fraud in arranging adoptions. (AP Photo/Ed White)

Michigan adoption fraudster sentenced to 10 years in prison

Feb. 26, 2020 7:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan woman who ripped off dozens of couples seeking to adopt children while spending their money on luxury handbags, jewelry and household upgrades was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison, although a judge said a life term would be more appropriate....