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Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan

Jan. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company plans to spend about $13.6 million to...

NFL prospect Rashan Gary is a pioneer with own sports agency

Jan. 22, 2019 2:50 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency. The defensive end, projected to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft, has fulfilled a vision he had as a high school star in New Jersey and developed in his mind the past three years at Michigan. "I...

No. 6 Michigan State beats No. 13 Maryland 69-55

Jan. 21, 2019 9:58 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aaron Henry made the most of his opportunity to play in place of injured starter Joshua Langford. The freshman forward had a season-high 12 points, helping No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 13 Maryland 69-55 on Monday night with balanced offense and stifling defense. "The Henry kid,...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

Jan. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30...

Tennessee moves to No. 1 in AP Top 25, Duke drops to No. 2

Jan. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost. Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25. The Vols are the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball...

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn't provoke

Jan. 20, 2019 10:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The student who stared and smiled at an elderly Native American protester drumming in his face outside the Lincoln Memorial as his schoolmates chanted and laughed says he did nothing to provoke the man in the videotaped confrontation and was only trying to calm the situation. The student...

Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana

Jan. 20, 2019 10:23 PM EST

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured. Amtrak says in a statement that the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. central time Sunday as the train carrying 163 passengers reached...

Carey scores 30 as No. 20 Rutgers tops No. 17 Michigan State

Jan. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Stasha Carey and Rutgers just keep rolling in the Big Ten. Carey scored a career-high 30 points and the No. 20 Scarlet Knights remained perfect in the conference with a 76-62 victory over 17th-ranked Michigan State on Sunday. "We take it one game at a time and don't want to get...

TOP 25 REWIND: Losses hit top tier of AP Top 25 poll

Jan. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This time, it was the top tier's turn. The headliners in the AP Top 25 couldn't avoid the stumbles that had befallen their lower-ranked poll peers a week earlier, from top-ranked Duke's home loss to Syracuse to the nation's last two unbeaten teams — No. 2 Michigan and No. 4...

Paying for funerals impossible for many poor families

Jan. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Darlene Hardison would have loved to have a funeral for her father and uncle and bury them in marked graves at a Michigan cemetery. But she and her family could come up with only enough money to have Hoover Heags and Arthur Hardison cremated, then they left the remains to a Detroit funeral...