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Cooperstown stirs emotions for dad of young baseball player

Aug. 14, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two places have triggered tears of joy in my life: The Vatican and Cooperstown. I wasn't surprised when it happened in my mother's homeland while kneeling and praying in St. Peters as the nephew of a Roman Catholic priest and the great nephew of a Dominican nun. Even though I'm an...

Michigan officials to appeal straight-party voting ban

Aug. 14, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling against eliminating straight-party voting. The Detroit News reports Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Monday filed a notice to appeal. That came two weeks after U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain said preventing voters...

Girls use hot coffee, fight back to thwart abduction

Aug. 14, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

MILLINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Police say girls threw hot coffee and fought to stop a man who was trying to abduct them. The girls, who range in age from 11 to 14, were leaving a convenience store in Millington, Michigan, on Monday night when they told police a man grabbed the youngest around the head and said...

Giants' Barkley held out of practice because of leg injury

Aug. 14, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is being held out of practice after straining his left leg a day earlier. The star rookie was in uniform and watching as teammates went through drills Tuesday at the Detroit Lions' training facility. On Monday, the No. 2 overall draft...

Possible evidence in missing girls case found at warehouse

Aug. 14, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities investigating the decades-old disappearances of several girls say they've found possible evidence during a search of an abandoned suburban Detroit warehouse. Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says police and the FBI searched a warehouse Monday formerly used by Arthur...

Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Aug. 14, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin's hometown of Detroit. The Detroit Free Press reports the moment came early in the show Monday night at Ford Field with Beyoncé saying, "We love you" and thanking...

Castellanos has 5 hits, 5 RBIs in Tigers' win over White Sox

Aug. 14, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wasn't going to accept the accolades for a move that made him look like a genius. Gardenhire gave Nicholas Castellanos a rare day off Sunday, and his best hitter rewarded him with the game of his life on Monday night. Castellanos had a career-high five...

Harbaugh doesn't expect Michigan players to be suspended

Aug. 13, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he doesn't expect any of his players to be suspended for selling shoes. Harbaugh told reporters Monday night all team issued-shoes of current players have been accounted for by the school. Harbaugh says many former players and some former assistant...

Sculpture planned for Native American cemetery to be moved

Aug. 13, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A new sculpture planned for a Native American burial site in western Michigan is being relocated after a tribe raised concerns it would disturb sacred ground. Construction was already underway to place the 16-foot (4.9-meter) granite sculpture, "All My Relations," at the entrance of...

Michigan pastor apologizes over breastfeeding incident

Aug. 13, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pastor apologized to a woman who said she was shamed for breastfeeding inside a church in a Detroit suburb. Amy Marchant, 29, said a church leader privately messaged her on Facebook after she nursed her child at The Naz Church in Brighton two months ago. Marchant was...