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Michigan Legislature approves bill to cut high auto premiums

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature on Friday passed a landmark bill that would cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The votes followed the announcement of an agreement between...

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

May. 24, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters. Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of his career sparked a recent run of executives going home to...

5 former Michigan Catholic priests charged with sex crimes

May. 24, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan prosecutors announced Friday that five former Catholic priests are facing sexual abuse charges as part of the state attorney general's ongoing investigation into clergy abuse going back decades. Attorney General Dana Nessel said the priests served in dioceses in Detroit, Lansing and...

The Latest: 5 priests charged with sex crimes in Michigan

May. 24, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of clergy abuse within the Catholic Church (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says prosecutors have brought sexual abuse charges against five Catholic priests as part of her office's...

Cooper hits slam in 9th, Marlins top Tigers, 6th win in row

May. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A day after hitting his first major league home run, Garrett Cooper connected again. In grand fashion, too. Cooper hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins won their sixth in a row, rallying past Detroit 5-2 Thursday to finish a terrible homestand for the...

Census Bureau estimates show growth in western Michigan

May. 23, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau estimates say Grand Rapids and its surrounding suburbs led much of Michigan's population growth last year. The Detroit News reports the western Michigan city surpassed the 200,000 population mark in the yearly estimates released Thursday. Grand Rapids showed a...

Marlins rally for 5th straight win, 6-3 over Tigers

May. 22, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the second straight night, a Miami player celebrated his first major league homer. Harold Ramirez hit his less than two weeks after his debut. Garrett Cooper had a much longer wait. Cooper hit his first big league home run in the sixth inning, and that was the start of an impressive...

Police hope image on shirt will help identify man's remains

May. 22, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Detroit suburb are hoping an image of a child on a shirt can help identify the body of the man who was wearing it. Dearborn police say the drawn picture is of a child with short dark hair. The child appears to be seated near the wheel of a bicycle. CSX Transportation...

Penske Corp. helping to revitalize Detroit neighborhoods

May. 22, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Penske Corp. is investing $5 million as part of efforts to revitalize Detroit neighborhoods. Funding from the Bloomfield Hills-based transportation services company will redevelop a community center and nearby park on Detroit's east side. A gymnasium will be built at the Lenox Community...

Police, FBI exhume remains to try to close homicide cases

May. 22, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Detroit and Michigan state police have exhumed unidentified bodies buried at a cemetery to try close old homicide cases. Detroit police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said investigators exhumed seven sets of remains Wednesday at Knollwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Canton Township....