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Whitmer to Republicans: Send me budget bills this week

Sep. 17, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is telling Republican legislative leaders to send her budget bills this week, so she has time to review and sign them before a Sept. 30 deadline. Whitmer wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield Tuesday. She...

Talks resume as UAW strike against GM enters second day

Sep. 17, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. Negotiators took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. Monday but were to be back at the tables on Tuesday. "They are talking,...

No 'Stranglehold:' Let hunters bait deer, says Ted Nugent

Sep. 17, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ted Nugent, the rocker and avid hunter, is speaking out in support of legislation that would reverse a ban on deer and elk baiting in Michigan. Nugent told lawmakers Tuesday that a ban won't stop deer from "swapping spit." He says they eat from the same trees and plants. The Michigan...

Man held in alleged sex assault of child at Michigan school

Sep. 17, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man sexually assaulted a child inside a secluded part of a Michigan middle school while the building was open for a meeting. The Ann Arbor News reports 44-year-old Johnathan James Green of Ann Arbor was arrested last week on charges including first-degree criminal...

History attraction acquires big collection related to diners

Sep. 17, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit history attraction has acquired a major collection of photographs, menus, clothing and other items related to American diners. Dearborn-based The Henry Ford announced the acquisition Tuesday of the collection assembled by Richard J.S.Gutman, an expert who has been...

Michigan Capitol hosts collection of unwanted medications

Sep. 17, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents can drop off unwanted medications at the state Capitol during an event intended to call attention to the need for proper disposal of unused drugs. The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is hosting the annual program with the Michigan Pharmacists...

Board of Iowa insurance pool travels far for public meetings

Sep. 17, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an Iowa government insurance program have frequently held public meetings at posh out-of-state resorts, costing tens of thousands of dollars while making it harder for the public to attend, a review by The Associated Press shows. Directors of the Iowa Communities...

Courser sentenced to 12 months of probation, can avoid jail

Sep. 16, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan lawmaker has been sentenced to 12 months of probation stemming from charges that were filed over a plot to hide his extramarital affair with another legislator. Todd Courser was sentenced Monday in Lapeer. He must pay $1,125 in fines, court costs and fees. The...

Tigers split with O's, remain on track for top draft pick

Sep. 16, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — There was only one fitting way for a four-game series between the major leagues' worst teams to end — with no one winning. In the first series in American League history between teams 50 or more games under .500, the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Monday to earn a...

The Latest: GM contract talks extend into late afternoon

Sep. 16, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Contract talks aimed at ending a strike by 49,000 auto workers against General Motors have extended into late Monday afternoon. United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg says he hasn't...