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Michigan drug overdose deaths fall for 1st time in 6 years

Nov. 22, 2019 3:27 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State health officials say Michigan’s drug overdose deaths declined last year for the first time in several years. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Friday the state had 2,599 overdose deaths in 2018. That’s a 3.2% drop from 2017’s 2,686...

Michigan man arrested in 1980 death of Virginia woman

Nov. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EST

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has been arrested in the 1980 homicide of a young Virginia woman whose husband was deployed as a U.S. Navy pilot at the time of her death. Authorities say 70-year-old Dennis Bowman was arrested Friday in Allegan County, Michigan, where he lives, 175 miles (281...

‘Nobody cares anymore:’ Lions-Redskins could be peak apathy

Nov. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tom Brady thought it was ridiculous how many opposing fans there were at the Washington Redskins’ home stadium. Sam Darnold said his road game at Washington almost felt like a home game. The Redskins haven’t had much of a home-field advantage this season, with an infusion...

Lawsuit challenges Medicaid work requirements in Michigan

Nov. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Recipients of Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program have filed a lawsuit challenging new work requirements that take effect in January. The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C. Health advocates say the Trump administration had no authority to approve the...

No liability for cop in rough arrest of Detroit-area woman

Nov. 22, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MELVINDALE, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area police officer who had an intense physical struggle with a motorist before firing his Taser has been cleared of liability by the Michigan appeals court. The court, in a 2-1 ruling, overturned a decision by a judge who wanted to send the lawsuit to trial. The appeals...

Michigan halts sale of marijuana vape products, orders tests

Nov. 22, 2019 2:07 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so that they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued the emergency rules Friday. They prohibit licensed medical and recreational marijuana...

Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk bragged...

Michigan State needs to beat Rutgers for postseason hopes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — If Michigan State wants to go to a bowl, it is going to have to win its final two regular-season games. It looks easy enough on paper: A game at Rutgers (2-8, 0-7 Big Ten) on Saturday and then at home against Maryland (3-7, 1-6) next weekend. “To me, it's always a bit about...

Correction: Official Arrested-Detroit story

Nov. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about the trial of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Controller Chelsa Wagner, The Associated Press mischaracterized the reason that staff at a Detroit hotel called the police on her husband. The staff called 911 to report that he had acted unruly during a dispute over...

No. 12 Michigan poses big test for Hoosiers in home finale

Nov. 22, 2019 11:22 AM EST

Quarterback Peyton Ramsey started this season as the backup. He said and did all the right things and when he got another chance the two-year starter didn’t disappoint. On Saturday, the newly-minted captain will close out the Hoosiers’ home slate as the starter on one of Indiana’s most...