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Samih Zreik stands in front of his house, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Dearborn, Mich. Zreik painted his house in tribute to Lebanon following the blast at Beirut's port that killed nearly 200 people, wounded more than 6,000 and caused billions of dollars in damage. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast

Nov. 24, 2020 2:08 AM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — When Manal Saab heard that a massive explosion had struck Beirut, she grabbed her phone, frantically trying to reach loved ones there. The news she received was good: Her mother-in-law and sister-in-law, both of whom live not far from the Lebanese capital’s port that was...

Grand Rapids man sentenced in 2017 crash that killed 2 teens

Nov. 20, 2020 12:51 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in a 2017 hit-and-run crash that killed two 13-year-old girls in Flint. A Genesee Circuit Court judge sentenced Jerry Turnbow on Thursday in the August 2017 deaths of Ashyrinta Clemons and her best...

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which must be approved by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Flint water lawsuit settlement now totals about $641 million

Nov. 17, 2020 10:50 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of Flint, Michigan, who were harmed by lead-tainted water now totals about $641 million, officials revealed Tuesday. The lawsuit was the result of workers following state environmental officials’ advice not to...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, an election worker examines ballots as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. On Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that election officials in DeKalb County rejected 40,000 absentee ballots. As of Nov. 4, county election officials had only identified about 200 problematic mailed ballots. Officials were reaching out to voters in an effort to resolve issues before the Nov. 6 deadline to do so. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 6, 2020 5:53 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos that followed voting in the Nov. 3 presidential election. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video shows Pennsylvania election workers transcribing damaged...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2020, file photo, Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event with Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden at Beech Woods Recreation Center, in Southfield, Mich. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Michigan Democratic Sen. Gary Peters wins reelection

Nov. 4, 2020 11:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Michigan Sen. Gary Peters won reelection Wednesday, defeating Republican challenger John James in a tight, expensive race that was the state's most competitive in two decades. He continued Democrats’ dominance of Senate elections in the battleground presidential...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden wins Michigan, nears 270 electoral votes

Nov. 4, 2020 11:06 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden has carried Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, further dismantling Donald Trump’s Rust Belt wall of support that helped deliver him the presidency four years ago. The flip from red back to blue was a huge blow to Trump, whose victories in Michigan,...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. Voters across the U.S. received anonymous robocalls in the days and weeks before Election Day urging them to “stay safe and stay home” — an ominous warning that election experts said could be an effort to scare voters into sitting out the election. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

FBI investigates robocalls warning voters to 'stay home'

Nov. 3, 2020 5:18 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (AP) — Voters across the U.S. received anonymous robocalls in the days and weeks before Election Day urging them to “stay safe and stay home” — an ominous warning that election experts said could be an effort to scare voters into sitting out the election. The...

Election inspectors are reflected in a window at right as they begin processing ballots while a voter outside arrives to drop off a ballot at an official drop-off box on Election Day at City Hall in Warren, Mich., in Macomb County, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

EXPLAINER: What's happening with Election Day 'robocalls'?

Nov. 3, 2020 4:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election officials in a handful of states are warning voters to disregard “robocalls” urging them to stay home rather than go to the polls. It’s unclear whether the calls are part of any partisan agenda. They have hit Republican-leaning states as well as Democratic...

FILE - In this May 29, 2020, file photo, letters of thanks from students adorn the walls of a break room that was set up for workers to decompress from the stresses of caring for COVID-19 patients at Elmhurst Hospital, in New York. As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations rise, medical administrators are scrambling to find enough nursing help — especially in rural areas and at small hospitals. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted, File)

Hospitals competing for nurses as US coronavirus cases surge

Nov. 2, 2020 12:23 PM EST

FENTON, Michigan (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations rise, medical administrators are scrambling to find enough nursing help — especially in rural areas and at small hospitals. Nurses are being trained to provide care in fields where they...

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, also attended by Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Obama: Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously

Oct. 31, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Calling Joe Biden his “brother,” Barack Obama on Saturday accused Donald Trump of failing to take the coronavirus pandemic and the presidency seriously as Democrats leaned on America's first Black president to energize Black voters in battleground Michigan on the final weekend...