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Domino's shares up as earnings overshadow slower growth

Apr. 24, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — Domino's Pizza Inc.'s first quarter earnings beat overshadowed investor's concerns about slowing growth at the world's biggest pizza chain. Domino's net income rose 4.4% to $92.7 million, or $2.20 per share. That beat Wall Street's forecast of $2.09, according to analysts polled...

Michigan State adds forward Julius Marble to 3-player class

Apr. 24, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has added a third player to its basketball recruiting class. Julius Marble signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for coach Tom Izzo next season. The 6-foot-8 forward will be a relatively unheralded freshman along with highly touted guard Mark Watts and...

Court: Man's conviction OK despite ex's counselor on jury

Apr. 24, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) — Can you get a fair trial if your ex-wife's marriage counselor is on the jury? The Michigan appeals court says yes. Jason Nelson was convicted of assault in Sanilac County in 2017. He says he didn't realize until after the trial that one of the jurors was a marriage counselor who had...

Ford to invest $500M in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Apr. 24, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings. Ford Motor Co. will become a minority partner in Rivian, which is based outside of Detroit and recently...

Michigan says Jordan Poole staying in draft

Apr. 23, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft. The school announced earlier this month that Poole, Charles Matthews and Iggy Brazdeikis were declaring for the draft, although they still had the option of coming back to the Wolverines. Since then, Matthews has...

Pistons returned to playoffs but still have a way to go

Apr. 23, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons haven't made the playoffs much in the last decade — and when they have, their stay has been a short one. So after being swept by top-seeded Milwaukee this year, the Pistons hope this is just a start. "It was exciting. It was a lot of fun," guard Luke Kennard said....

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

Apr. 23, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously. The company says it will lease a now-closed American Axle & Manufacturing plant north of downtown so it can convert the vehicles, mostly...

Michigan mother ordered to stand trial after fire kills kids

Apr. 23, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — The mother of two boys who, along with another child, died in an accidental Detroit-area house fire has been ordered to stand trial on child abuse charges . The Macomb Daily reports that Judge Carl Gerds of the 38th District Court ruled recently after hearing testimony and...

Bucks advance for 1st time in 18 years and face Celtics

Apr. 23, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo will have his unique talents on display in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his six-year career. If Milwaukee's superstar can match or beat his latest jaw-dropping highlight, everyone is in for a treat, unless they play or root for the Boston...