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Couple killed in car at Detroit gas station with baby inside

Oct. 19, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two people were ambushed and killed while in a car with their child at a Detroit gas station, police said. Two men fired shots at the car Monday night, killing a man and a woman. The 9-month-old baby was not hurt. The shooting was...

Michigan Legislature OKs accounts for private school tuition

Oct. 19, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Children could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The fast-tracked legislation,...

Michigan redistricting panel: 'Show up, speak up' on maps

Oct. 19, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Members of Michigan's redistricting commission are urging residents to speak up about draft congressional and legislative maps. The first of five public hearings will be held Wednesday in Detroit. The panel wants feedback on 10 maps it drew...

Michigan city declares emergency over lead; governor visits

Oct. 19, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she visited Benton Harbor on Tuesday to listen to residents who have been urged to use bottled water because of elevated levels of lead in their tap water. Whitmer's stop, which wasn't publicly disclosed...

Tucker, Michigan State among biggest surprises in Big Ten

Oct. 19, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Mel Tucker took over a downtrodden Michigan State program before a pandemic-shortened 2020 season. For a variety of reasons, it was one to forget in East Lansing. After a 2-5 finish in his inaugural campaign, Tucker refurbished the program with returning players and a...

Analysis: At midseason, No. 1 Georgia a rock amid the upsets

Oct. 19, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

There is no defensive revolution in college football this season. Just at Georgia. The dominant defense of the top-ranked Bulldogs has been one of the biggest storylines in the first half of a season that has been highlighted by upsets and...

Colin Powell had mixed legacy among some African Americans

Oct. 19, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — As an American leader, Colin Powell’s credentials were impeccable: He was national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying that his voice on...

Body of 2nd missing woman found in Alpena area

Oct. 19, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Police found a woman's body in a wooded area near Alpena, the second suspicious death in recent weeks. Residents in the northern Michigan community said they're not accustomed to it. “I think up here, we tend to think that...

Michigan business groups urge Biden to reconsider mandate

Oct. 18, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan business groups on Monday urged President Joe Biden to reconsider a plan to require most workers to get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 but said, if it is enacted, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should ensure related state rules are no stricter. ...

Campbell tries to calmly assess his 0-6 Detroit Lions

Oct. 18, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Campbell doesn't like watching film when he's angry. That's why the Detroit Lions coach took some time before attempting to grade his 0-6 team's performance in Sunday's 34-11 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. “It took a minute to...