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Tipoff: In era of rampant transfers, Texas stands out

Oct. 26, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

Texas’ Chris Beard prepared for his first season coaching at his alma mater by assembling a virtual all-star team of transfers from across the country. Now it’s a matter of finding out how quickly these new Longhorns can establish chemistry. ...

Despite loss to Rams, winless Lions show signs of progress

Oct. 25, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There were a lot of positives for Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell to take out of Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. After all, the winless Lions, who hadn't played a single offensive snap with the lead in their first six games, led 10-0 before...

Lawmaker won't face charges over alleged threatening texts

Oct. 25, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors will not charge a Detroit-area lawmaker after an investigation into allegations from a fellow lawmaker who said he sent her threatening text messages following their breakup. The head of Ingham County’s sexual assault/domestic...

Whitmer raises $3.1M, Craig $1.4M in governor's race

Oct. 25, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer raised $3.1 million over three months for her reelection campaign and had $12.6 million on hand a year before the 2022 election, while former Detroit police chief James Craig outraised a field of Republicans vying to challenge her. ...

No. 6 Michigan, No. 8 Michigan State meet with high stakes

Oct. 25, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has almost seen it all in the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry. Harbaugh grew up watching the series as the son of an assistant coach under Bo Schembechler in the 1970s. He played in the rivalry as a star quarterback for the...

Kellogg Co. offers to restart talks with striking workers

Oct. 25, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kellogg Co. is trying to persuade its 1,400 striking cereal-making workers to return to the bargaining table. The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company said Monday that it sent a message to the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain...

Woman, 80, shot in face during apparent drive-by shooting

Oct. 25, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — An 80-year-old woman has been shot in the face during an apparent drive-by shooting in southeastern Michigan. The woman was sitting in the driver’s seat of her parked car in Pontiac Sunday afternoon when she was shot, the Oakland County...

Michigan governor names new unemployment director

Oct. 25, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer replaced the acting director of Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency on Monday following months of scrutiny from Republican lawmakers, New Director Julia Dale is coming from her position as director of the...

Census: Once-endangered Kirtland's warbler population stable

Oct. 25, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich, (AP) — Once endangered, the Kirtland's warbler is maintaining healthy numbers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario and expanding its range, officials said Monday. The songbird's population was estimated at 4,490 following a June survey — the first...

Man thrown overboard from boat, drowns in Michigan lake

Oct. 25, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A 63-year-old man has drowned after being thrown overboard from a boat in a northern Michigan lake. Kevin Herman’s body was found late Saturday afternoon in Little Glen Lake near Glen Arbor in Leelanau County, the Traverse City Record-Eagle...