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Members of the festival organizing team at the Kali Bari Hindu temple pray via live transmission on the first day of Durga Puja celebrations in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Most of the festival festivities are being scaled down following the health officials warning about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: UN chief urges G20 to unite on coronavirus fight

Oct. 22, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed. The result, he says, is every...

Teen who was sentenced to life gets break 14 years later

Oct. 22, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — A man who was a teen when he helped his older brother kill a woman in St. Clair County will get a chance for parole under a new sentence. Raymond Carp, now 30, was 15 when Maryann McNeely was killed in 2006. He was convicted and automatically sentenced to life in prison, but a...

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Novi, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Peters reports raising $7.4M in 2 weeks in Senate race

Oct. 22, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan said Thursday that his campaign raised $7.4 million in the first two weeks of October, about half of what was collected in the previous three months. The first-term incumbent is locked in an expensive race with Republican challenger John James...

FILE  - In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) throws a pass against Auburn during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game, in Tampa, Fla. Minnesota is scheduled to begin their season against Michigan on Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

No. 18 Michigan faces difficult opener at No. 21 Minnesota

Oct. 22, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan hasn't left Minnesota with a loss since 1977. This time, the only fans in the seats will be family members of the players, drastically reducing the disadvantage for the visitors. This is a much different Gophers team than most of those that wilted in the past against the...

Michigan State dropping swimming and diving teams

Oct. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is dropping swimming and diving teams for men and women after the 2020-21 season, officials said Thursday. “MSU athletics is facing a financial crisis unlike any we’ve ever seen in college athletics,” athletic director Bill Beekman...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The governor is warning that Michigan has more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than ever, noting a sharp increase since the state Supreme Court invalidated her sweeping orders earlier this month. Since the court decision on Oct. 2, the seven-day case average is up to 1,818 — nearly double. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer signs bills to protect businesses from virus suits

Oct. 22, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday made Michigan businesses and other employers immune from lawsuits filed by customers or workers who contract the coronavirus, as long as they have followed all safety protocols. She also codified rules retroactively shielding hospitals and other...

Michigan State to increase in-person classes in January

Oct. 22, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is planning to increase in-person classes and reopen dorms starting in January, but it will skip spring break. MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. said in a letter Thursday to students, faculty and staff that the school will offer 400 in-person classes for the...

FILE  - In this Aug. 26, 2018, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh leads his players and fans in singing

Michigan visits Minnesota in virus-delayed Big Ten opener

Oct. 22, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

No. 18 Michigan at No. 21 Minnesota, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Michigan by 3. Series record: Michigan 75-25-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Michigan starts head coach Jim Harbaugh's sixth year with a 47-18 record under the former Wolverines star quarterback, including 32-12 in the Big Ten and 0-5 against...

Whitmer, Dems launching 4-day bus tour with Biden's campaign

Oct. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is launching a four-day bus tour across Michigan with Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign before the Nov. 3 election. No passengers will actually be on the bus, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats instead will travel in a caravan of vehicles. The...

Monitoring finds PFAS in some water in Michigan community

Oct. 22, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

EAST BAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State environmental regulators are looking into whether some residents in a northern Michigan community have been using drinking water contaminated with chemicals. Groundwater monitoring wells have returned elevated results for PFAS — perfluoroalkyl and...