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Domino's 2Q sales fall short as rival delivery services bite

Jul. 16, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino's Pizza said aggressive discounting by third-party delivery services like DoorDash is hurting its U.S. sales — and shows no sign of letting up. U.S. sales at stores open at least a year rose 3% in the second quarter. That was below analysts' forecast of 4.5%, according...

Police: Rope resembling noose wasn't result of hate crime

Jul. 16, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police at the University of Michigan say a rope resembling a noose found at University Hospital in Ann Arbor wasn't the result of a hate crime and instead was a practice knot used in fishing. The Ann Arbor News reports the investigation by the school's Division of Public Safety and...

Michigan adds Jay Smith to Juwan Howard's basketball staff

Jul. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Jay Smith to be on Juwan Howard's basketball staff as director of player personnel and development. The move was announced Monday. Howard also says he is retaining director of basketball operations Chris Hunter and hiring video analyst David Metzendorf. Smith was...

States, provinces OK plan to protect Great Lakes from carp

Jul. 10, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — U.S. states and Canadian provinces have endorsed a plan to build up defenses on an Illinois waterway in hopes of keeping invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. A resolution issued Wednesday by the region's eight governors and two premiers supports a U.S. Army Corps of...

Fiancée: Michigan plane crash pilot stable after surgeries

Jul. 8, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The fiancée of an Arkansas man seriously injured in a mid-Michigan plane crash says he's is in stable condition after multiple surgeries. Taylor Easley says 27-year-old Patrick Jimenez of Russellville, Arkansas, is sedated but in stable condition at Michigan Medicine in Ann...

AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 6 cents to $2.85 per gallon

Jul. 8, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 6 cents from a week ago to about $2.85 per gallon as the summer travel season is in full swing. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that despite the increase the average price for self-serve regular unleaded...

Court: Sealed records at campus library are public

Jul. 6, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A court decision could force the University of Michigan to open the records of a doctor who is considered by critics to be an influential voice in anti-immigration matters. Dr. John Tanton of Petoskey donated 25 boxes of papers to the university, but 11 boxes were to remain closed...

AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 9 cents to $2.79 per gallon

Jul. 1, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 9 cents from a week ago to about $2.79 per gallon as travelers prepare to hit the road for the Independence Day holiday. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday that despite the increase the average price for self-serve...

Ex-con gets life for retired prof's murder; 'I didn't do' it

Jun. 28, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An ex-convict convicted of killing a retired University of Michigan professor has been sentenced to life in prison after declaring his innocence. The no-parole sentence for Isom Hamilton was mandatory Friday. Robert Sharp, a former chemistry professor, was repeatedly stabbed at his...

Kentucky city hires consultant to find recycling solutions

Jun. 24, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city has hired a consultant to try to find solutions for its recycling program. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Lexington stopped recycling all paper products last month. Then the recycling center was closed for almost a week this month after an aluminum sorting machine...