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Lions cut Anderson, Johnson after adding Perkins, Driskel

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released running back C.J. Anderson, quickly cutting ties with a player who helped the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl. Detroit made the relatively surprising move Tuesday night after adding running back Paul Perkins off waivers from the New York...

Progress reported in contract talks between GM, union

Sep. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories...

History attraction acquires big collection related to diners

Sep. 17, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit history attraction has acquired a major collection of photographs, menus, clothing and other items related to American diners. Dearborn-based The Henry Ford announced the acquisition Tuesday of the collection assembled by Richard J.S.Gutman, an expert who has been...

Tigers split with O's, remain on track for top draft pick

Sep. 16, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There was only one fitting way for a four-game series between the major leagues' worst teams to end — with no one winning. In the first series in American League history between teams 50 or more games under .500, the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Monday to earn a...

Mistakes and all, Lions unbeaten after beating Chargers

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia came to Detroit with a defensive background, so it will be no surprise if the Lions keep playing tight, low-scoring games. Turnovers can be particularly harmful in matchups like that, but Detroit got away with those mistakes in a win over the Chargers. Matthew...

Sheriff: No charges against deputy in crash that killed boy

Sep. 16, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Michigan sheriff's deputy who fatally struck an 11-year-old boy with his patrol vehicle will not be criminally charged. Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton tells the Battle Creek Enquirer Monday that a prosecutor reviewed an investigation report and...

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

Sep. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade. Workers left factories and formed picket...

Hugs and whiskey: Detroit Lions, fans honor 'Yooperman'

Sep. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions honored one of its most devout fans at the first home game since the death of Donnie "Yooperman" Stefanski. For more than 25 years, Stefanski would drive more than 300 miles from the Upper Peninsula to tailgate and attend Lions games, first at the Silverdome and then at...

AP Explains: Why auto workers went on strike against GM

Sep. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 union auto workers at General Motors are walking picket lines, silencing more than 50 company factories and parts depots in a strike over contract negotiations. The strike that began early Monday crippled production of Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick vehicles made by the...

Driver charged in death of Detroit man holding sign

Sep. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An Oakland County man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 65-year-old man who was struck while holding a sign to promote a Detroit business. Investigators say Aubrey Blakely was hit and dragged 150 feet on Sept. 11. Matthew Bockhart, a 28-year-old from Oxford, was arraigned...