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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7), forward Kelly Olynyk, center Bam Adebayo (13) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Wizards see a 5th consecutive game postponed by virus issues

Jan. 18, 2021 3:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Wizards are now assured of going at least 11 days between games, after yet another postponement while the team deals with COVID-19 issues. The Wizards' game that was scheduled to be played Wednesday in Charlotte is now off, the NBA said Monday. That is the 14th postponement...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin wears a face mask as she waits for the podium ceremony after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

The Latest: Vanderbilt women hoops to end season

Jan. 18, 2021 3:03 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Vanderbilt’s women’s basketball program has decided to stop playing with the Commodores struggling with a depleted roster. The Commodores currently are 4-4, 0-3 inside the Southeastern Conference. The start of...

Man suspected of ramming Michigan State Police SUV arrested

Jan. 18, 2021 11:53 AM EST

HARRISON, Mich. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of ramming his pickup truck into a Michigan State Police SUV in northern Michigan has been arrested, authorities said. According to The Detroit News, Johah Vaughn, 36, was arrested on Friday in Clare County. Vaughn was being sought by authorities after an...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jan. 18, 2021 9:00 AM EST

Detroit News. January 14, 2021. Editorial: Charges against Snyder risk criminalizing public service Attorney General Dana Nessel’s decision to charge former Gov. Rick Snyder and members of his administration in the Flint water crisis sets a dangerous precedent that could, depending on the outcome, make...

Deer habitat improvement grants available in some counties

Jan. 18, 2021 8:58 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Property owners in six Michigan counties can apply for Deer Private Land Assistance Network Grants. The program is designed to fund deer habitat improvement projects on private land in the northern Lower Peninsula, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Funds can...

U of Michigan gets grants to study racial inequality

Jan. 18, 2021 8:57 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has been awarded two $5 million grants to fund projects that focus on addressing racial inequity. The grants are through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative competition and will be used over the next three years. They will be...

Strength restored, snowy owl flies north in Upper Peninsula

Jan. 18, 2021 1:01 AM EST

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — In 30-plus years as a wildlife rehabilitator, Phyllis Carlson has had only three snowy owls. One was in such rough shape it died before she got it to her Quinnesec home. Another, a male, was so emaciated she set it up in her office rather than one of the outdoor cages. It would...

Martin Szelag stands outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:51 PM EST

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As darkness fell, there...

Michigan hires Ravens' Macdonald as defensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2021 6:17 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hired Baltimore Ravens linebacker coach Mike Macdonald as defensive coordinator. The Wolverines announced the move Sunday. The 33-year-old Macdonald replaces Don Brown, who recently became the defensive coordinator at Arizona. It's a significant hire for Michigan, which is...

Members of the Boogaloo Boys attend protest Sunday at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Sunday protests quiet; officials brace for more

Jan. 17, 2021 6:15 PM EST

The Latest on demonstrating Sunday at statehouses across the country. ___ After a small, peaceful protest at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday, Gov. Mike DeWine says security levels will remain high in Columbus for Wednesday’s presidential inauguration. DeWine praised demonstrators for exercising their free...