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Whitmer names 'tech guru' Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

Aug. 20, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a "tech guru" who would fix problems in state government. The 35-year-old...

AP reporter Richard Pyle laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

Aug. 20, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Friends of journalist Richard Pyle gathered Monday at Arlington National Cemetery to bid a final farewell to the veteran war correspondent and celebrate his storied Associated Press career, from Saigon and Tokyo to Washington and New York, nearly one year after his death. More than 40...

Michigan National Guard planning exercises in Detroit

Aug. 20, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Army National Guard is planning a series of emergency response exercises this week in Detroit. The guard's 46th Military Police Command is working with local, regional, federal and Canadian authorities. They intend to rehearse actions responding to hypothetical chemical,...

1,600 attend funeral for Detroit officer hit by speeding SUV

Aug. 20, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

UTICA, Mich. (AP) — More than 1,600 people have attended the funeral for a Detroit police officer who died after being struck by a speeding SUV. A requiem Mass for 30-year-old Fadi Shukur at St. George Chaldean Catholic Church in Utica. He died Aug. 15 from injuries he had suffered 11 days earlier while...

Funeral home: Motown Funk Brother fret man Eddie Willis dies

Aug. 20, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A funeral home director says Eddie Willis, a key session guitarist for Motown Records, has died at his Mississippi home. Clark-Williams Funeral Home Director Clinton Williams said Willis died Monday in Gore Springs. He was 82. Willis' daughter, Terez Willis, told the Detroit Free Press he...

Key moments in lead in water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge in Flint, Michigan on Monday ruled that there is enough evidence for the head of Michigan's health department, Nick Lyon, to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter related to the city's lead-contaminated water crisis. He's accused of not providing timely notification...

Lions lose Steve Longa, a setback for team's shaky LB group

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Steve Longa's season-ending knee injury represents a setback for a position group that already is a potential problem area. Detroit used a first-round pick on Jarrad Davis last season and he appears to be a liability in pass coverage. The Lions signed...

Michigan family remembers 3 killed in house fire

Aug. 20, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan family is mourning the loss of a 4-year-old boy and two women who were killed in a house fire southwest of Detroit. Donald "Bub" Ross Jr., his aunt Kaira Chapman and family friend Angelina Baker were killed in the Lincoln Park fire on Aug. 11, The Detroit News reported...

Police probe stun gun use on man who had been holding child

Aug. 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police department is investigating the arrest of a combative father who may have still been holding his 2-month-old son when an officer shot him with a stun gun. Westland police said in a statement Monday that the man grabbed his son after the officers told him...

AAA: Michigan gas prices down 10 cents to $2.89 per gallon

Aug. 20, 2018 6:20 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down about 10 cents in the past week to about $2.89 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says late Sunday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 48 cents more than at the same point last year....