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Furyk wins Ally Challenge in his debut on PGA Tour Champions

Aug. 2, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Jim Furyk turned 50 when golf was shut down and made the most of it when the PGA Tour Champions returned, closing with a 4-under 68 to win the Ally Challenge on Sunday when Brett Quigley bogeyed his last two holes. Furyk became the first player since Miguel Angel Jimenez in 2014...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin in Detroit. Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone Wednesday, July 29, 2020 when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the scandal. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Court: Flint class-action can proceed over lead in water

Jul. 29, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone Wednesday when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the scandal. “Plaintiffs in this...

4 people injured in eastern Michigan restaurant shooting

Jul. 26, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Four people were injured in a shooting at a Flint Township restaurant early Sunday, police said. Officers responded around 4 a.m. to a report of a shooting at Mega Classic Diner, according to MLive.com. Authorities said a 25-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man and two...

Crystal and Chris Martin stand outside their home, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Burton, Mich., as one of their children looks on. The Martins, who had to defer some mortgage payments, are among millions of Americans who have struggled financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal has been laid off since March from her job at a roller skating rink and Chris, an X-ray technician at a Flint hospital, was laid off, then took parental leave after the birth of a child this month. A new study by NORC at the University of Chicago finds that more than a quarter of Americans report losing income, investments and savings during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Tammy Webber)

Poll: Pandemic hurting Americans' finances in disparate ways

Jul. 21, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Crystal and Chris Martin put off some payments on their home in this blue-collar town near Flint and are pinching pennies to make ends meet until they return to work. In Windsor, Connecticut, Anne Druce's family canceled home improvement projects out of an abundance of caution but...

The scene where a 77-year-old man was stabbed by a 43-year-old man Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020, outside of a Quality Dairy on Lansing Road in Windsor Township, Michigan. A Grand Ledge man who stabbed an elderly man outside a Quality Dairy store after being refused service for not wearing a mask was shot and killed by an Eaton County deputy several miles away, Michigan State Police said. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Man killed by police after mask dispute at Michigan store

Jul. 14, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing another man who had challenged him about not wearing a mask at a store, police said. The shooting occurred in Eaton County, southwest of Lansing, about 30 minutes after the stabbing at a Quality Dairy...

3 killed when Flint crash splits car into 2 pieces: police

Jul. 1, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Three people died and a fourth person was injured after a car struck a median wall and bridge abutment Wednesday morning on Interstate 475 in Flint, police said. Nefertiti Adair Foster, 26, lost control of a Nissan sedan, hit the median wall and then slammed into a bridge abutment,...

Tuition increase fails in tie vote by U-Michigan board

Jun. 25, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A tuition increase at the University of Michigan failed Thursday in a tie vote by the school's governing board. The 4-4 vote was a rare public sign of tension among regents and President Mark Schlissel's administration. Schlissel had proposed a 1.9% tuition increase at the Ann...

Authorities identify remains of 2 women found in Flint park

Jun. 17, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Remains found more than two years ago in a Flint park belong to two women missing since 2017, according to authorities. The remains were identified Tuesday as Claudia Wilson and Misty Kerrison-Steiber. Wilson last was seen in August 2017, while Kerrison-Steiber last was heard from that...

People march down the street towards the Georgia state capitol to protest against the mistreatment of black people and to press for policy change, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Atlanta. The NAACP March to the Capitol Monday coincided with the restart of the Georgia 2020 General Assembly. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Latest: Portland reporters injured by police at protests

Jun. 16, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two Portland reporters injured by police at protests against police brutality — FBI director visits Minneapolis, is briefed on Floyd investigation. — Man charged in Colorado in connection with Minneapolis fires. — Richmond, Virginia, police chief ousted after...

Flint prosecutor limits some cases linked to police stops

Jun. 16, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Flint-area prosecutor said Tuesday that his office will no longer authorize criminal charges in cases that begin with a police officer stopping someone for simply walking in the street. The tactic can lead to a gun or drug charge or be perceived as harassment. It's more often used in urban...