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Andre Williams, who co-wrote 'Shake A Tail Feather,' dies

Mar. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82. Williams' manager and musical director, Kenn Goodman, said that Williams was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and that he was receiving hospice care...

Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe

Mar. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former vice president at the United Auto Workers was charged Monday in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf and other perks with the automaker's money — the highest-ranking official snagged in an investigation that has exposed corruption between labor and...

Pistons beat Raptors 110-107 to complete season sweep.

Mar. 17, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight season, Dwane Casey has swept the season series between the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors. After his Raptors went 4-0 against the Pistons in 2017-18, Casey was fired in Toronto and crossed the border to replace Stan Van Gundy in Detroit. The Pistons won two...

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

Mar. 17, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome. But high-profile attacks in recent years on an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, a...

Lions agree to terms with CB Marcus Cooper on 1-year deal

Mar. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Marcus Cooper. The Lions made the move Saturday, adding depth at the position bolstered by the addition of cornerback Justin Coleman in free agency earlier in the week. Cooper closed last season with the Lions, playing...

Andreas Athanasiou scores 2, Red Wings beat Islanders 2-1

Mar. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou celebrated his second goal by leaping off the ice to bump chests and hug Tyler Bertuzzi. "He gets pretty excited when we score, so I thought I'd get excited with him," Athanasiou said after scoring twice to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Islanders 2-1. "He...

R. Kelly case poses challenge: Separating artist from anthem

Mar. 16, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When the recordings of the basic track arrived in Detroit from Chicago, Paul Riser Sr. knew it was time to get to work. But the orchestral arranger also knew he had something special to work with. "It hit me the same way like everyone else in the world: The lyrics are so simple, the melody...

Red Wings recall Lashoff from AHL

Mar. 15, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings recalled defenseman Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids of the AHL. The Red Wings announced the move Friday night, saying Lashoff was being recalled under emergency conditions. Detroit hosts the New York Islanders on Saturday. Lashoff hasn't played for the Red Wings yet...

Pistons handle LeBron-less Lakers 111-97

Mar. 15, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — After beating the Lakers while LeBron James sat out, Detroit coach Dwane Casey was asked if he wished his Pistons had been able to face a Los Angeles team that was closer to full strength. Please. "I wish we could play G League teams or high school teams," Casey said. "We've got to play...

James won't play in Lakers' matchup with Pistons

Mar. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — LeBron James will miss Friday night's game for the Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit. The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have been managing James' minutes down the stretch. He's played under 34 minutes in each of the team's past four games,...