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FILE - In this March 6, 2020 file photo, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks at a campaign rally in Detroit. Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan's Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her opponent in the primary was Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins primary in Michigan

Aug. 5, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in...

Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan wins Democratic primary after challenge from Detroit City Council president

Aug. 5, 2020 9:49 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan wins Democratic primary after challenge from Detroit City Council president.
FILE - In an Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, left, then-Democratic candidate for the Michigan's 13th Congressional District, and Brenda Jones speak during a rally in Detroit. Tlaib's approach to governing as an unapologetic fighter, taking aim at the status quo alongside three other first-term congresswomen of color who make up the

'Squad' member Tlaib leads in Michigan primary

Aug. 5, 2020 4:18 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — "Squad” member Rashida Tlaib was trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan's primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection in the 13th...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, Jim Farley, Jr. executive vice president and president of Global Markets of the Ford Motor Company, is shown in this photo during New York International Auto Show.  Farley will lead the storied automaker into the future starting Oct. 1 2020, when current CEO Jim Hackett retires. The company has struggled in recent years and is in the midst of an $11 billion restructuring plan designed to make it leaner and crank out new vehicles to replace what was an aging model lineup. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Ford COO Jim Farley to lead company, CEO Hackett to retire

Aug. 4, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jim Farley will lead Ford Motor Co. into the future as the global auto industry faces a new era of autonomous and electric vehicles. The company named Farley, 58, as its new CEO effective Oct. 1, replacing Jim Hackett, who will retire after three years at the helm. Farley, who has been with...

A man wearing a mask walks past Sogho Express African Hair Braiding salon, which is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York. Black-owned businesses have been almost twice as likely to fail as businesses overall during the current pandemic. That's according to a study released Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York Fed: Black-owned business hard hit by pandemic

Aug. 4, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black-owned businesses have been almost twice as likely to fail as businesses overall during the current pandemic, according to a study released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York The study determined that a major reason for this was that Black-owned businesses are heavily...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford  smiles on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions removed Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

Lions say Stafford's test was a false positive

Aug. 4, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback's wife toward the NFL. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with...

FILE - Managers inform small groups of workers about new safety devices and measures taken at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants of Atessa, in Central Italy, in a Monday, April 27, 2020 file photo. General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union and GM officials with millions stashed in secret foreign bank accounts. The allegations were made in a court motion filed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 by GM.  (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP, File)

GM alleges Fiat Chrysler spent millions to bribe UAW leaders

Aug. 3, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union officials and GM employees with millions stashed in secret foreign bank accounts. GM alleges that bribes were paid to former United Auto...

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) celebrates after the final out of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Cincinnati won 4-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

7-inning doubleheaders debut in MLB, Reds sweep Tigers

Aug. 2, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, capping Major League Baseball's first seven-inning doubleheader with a shutout. Bauer threw a two-hitter in Cincinnati's 4-0 victory in the second game Sunday. The Reds beat the Tigers 4-3 in the opener. MLB recently decided to use...

Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos celebrates with Joey Votto (19) after hitting a grand slam in the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Joey Votto to injured list, Reds activate Desclafani

Aug. 2, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the injured list before the opener of Sunday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. The team gave no reason for the move but specified that Votto, a six-time All-Star, is not on the 10-day injured list. Votto, 36, is batting...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to cast ballots at Washington High School while ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat to vote in the state's presidential primary election in Milwaukee. Many Black voters are skeptical of voting by mail even as states seek to expand that option during the coronavirus pandemic. Decades of racism and voter disenfranchisement are at the heart of the uneasy choice facing Black voters. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

Aug. 2, 2020 4:00 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he's not planning to take advantage of Michigan’s expanded vote-by-mail system when he casts his ballot in November. The retired teacher from Detroit just isn't sure he can trust it. Many Black Americans share...