Latest Michigan News

Candelario's homer in 10th lifts Tigers in 4-2 win vs. Twins

May. 25, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The basics of hitting and scoring have been a persistent difficulty for Detroit this season. With a few big swings, one of the least productive lineups in baseball helped the Tigers avoid another sweep in Minnesota. Jeimer Candelario hit the...

Court interested in dispute over Michigan 1931 abortion ban

May. 25, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals opened the door Wednesday to abortion opponents who are trying to overturn a recent decision that suspended the state's long-dormant ban on the procedure. The court set a briefing schedule that runs through July 5. ...

School loses challenge to expired Michigan mask order

May. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a Catholic school's challenge to Michigan's 2020-21 mask order. The Whitmer administration policy during the COVID-19 pandemic was dropped about a year ago, making the lawsuit moot, the court said. ...

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

May. 25, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said ‘I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to...

Ex-Detroit firefighters union treasurer sentenced for fraud

May. 25, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former treasurer for a Detroit firefighters union has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after being convicted of embezzling more than $220,000 in union funds, some of which she spent on airline flights, hotels and ocean cruises. The federal judge who...

Lawsuit accuses 3 automakers and parts maker in air bag case

May. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to such explosions. The federal lawsuit,...

Man linked to white supremacist group sent to prison

May. 24, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

CARO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man described as a leader of a white supremacist group was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Tuesday for conspiring to train for civil disorder, the attorney general's office said. Investigators said Justen Watkins and two other men entered...

Pope offers solidarity to Gaylord, Michigan, after tornado

May. 24, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is offering his condolences and solidarity to the people of Gaylord, Michigan, following a deadly tornado. The Vatican on Tuesday released a telegram signed by the Vatican secretary of state addressed to Gaylord Bishop Jeffrey Walsh saying Francis...

Primary problem: Michigan GOP governor candidates short sigs

May. 23, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary. The stunning recommendations...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 23, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 21, 2022. Editorial: Tax cuts are better than tax rebates Michigan finds itself in the rare spot of having more money coming into the state budget than it needs to run the state. Both Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen...