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Lions fans vent, but defense wilts in 42-30 loss to Vikings

Oct. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fans in Detroit booed the officials during the opening coin toss, then again when the game's first flag was thrown. That turned out to be a penalty on Minnesota, but by the end of the fourth quarter, the crowd had plenty of other reasons to be annoyed. The officials weren't the story of...

Cousins has 4 TD passes as Vikings surge past Lions 42-30

Oct. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings were so confident in Kirk Cousins they called for a deep pass, instead of a more conservative run, to seal a victory against the Detroit Lions. He validated the gutsy decision. Cousins connected with Stefon Diggs on a 66-yard pass from deep in his territory with...

Detroit-area men who sent millions to Yemen spared prison

Oct. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A group of Detroit-area men opened bank accounts to move millions of dollars to Yemen, their war-torn native country. Their crime: They didn't register as a money transfer business. Their luck: They drew a sympathetic judge. One by one, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn declined to send them to...

Pistons' Rose, Johnson are big names with something to prove

Oct. 19, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin was asked to recall the early stages of Derrick Rose's career, when the dynamic point guard won an MVP for the Chicago Bulls at age 22. "His run in Chicago was special," Griffin said. "I don't want to say it caught us off guard, because it was kind of a nice natural progression...

Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken dies at age 97

Oct. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — William G. Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor who established a record of environmental conservation and bipartisan cooperation that made him popular among Republicans and Democrats, died Friday at age 97, a family spokesman said. Milliken died at his home in Traverse...

Lions defensive tackle Mike Daniels out against Vikings

Oct. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Mike Daniels has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Minnesota because of a foot injury. The Lions also ruled out cornerback Amani Oruwariye because of a knee injury. Cornerback Darius Slay is questionable with a hamstring injury after being limited in...

Pistons sign Tre'Shawn Thurman, waive Sword

Oct. 18, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed forward Tre'Shawn Thurman and waived guard Craig Sword. The Pistons announced the moves Friday, just a day after announcing that they'd signed Sword. The 6-foot-7 Thurman averaged 8.2 points a game last season as a senior at Nevada. He also played three...

Despite labor costs, GM averts financial woes of its past

Oct. 18, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A decade ago, high labor costs helped drag a bloated and debt-ridden General Motors into a government-funded bankruptcy. Now, a contract deal reached this week with the United Auto Workers union will raise the company's costs once again, at a time when the auto industry is facing the...

GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

Oct. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company. Factory-level officials from the United Auto Workers union voted to recommend the agreement to members at a daylong meeting in Detroit Thursday....

Lions awarded Carson via waivers from Green Bay

Oct. 17, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have been awarded running back Tra Carson via waivers from Green Bay. The Lions also announced Thursday that they have released running back Paul Perkins. Carson originally signed with Cincinnati as an undrafted rookie in 2016. He spent parts of the last two...