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Pageant winner ousted after tweets on Muslims, black people

Jul. 21, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Miss World America organization has stripped its Michigan pageant winner of her title, which she says was because of tweets she made about Muslims and black people. Kathy Zhu was crowned the pageant's Michigan winner last week. She's a University of Michigan conservative who's active...

Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos' HR in 10th

Jul. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that's been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park. Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and Detroit snapped its six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue...

Storms knocked out power to over 800,000 Michigan residents

Jul. 21, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Crews are working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for over 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Two utilities say it could take until Wednesday to restore power for everyone. Detroit-based DTE Energy said Sunday afternoon that roughly 600,000 customers...

Indiana police identify body of Detroit woman found in 1999

Jul. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a Michigan woman who was found dead 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field, renewing the investigation into her "suspicious" death. The Steuben County Sheriff's Department said they followed hundreds of leads to try to identify the woman over two...

Michigan officials suggest lower-cost ways to stay cool

Jul. 21, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As summer temperatures rise, the Michigan Public Service Commission is suggesting ways to stay cool while keeping utility bills under control. The agency recommends using fans to supplement air conditioning. Ceiling fans allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees...

Missouri and Hillsdale College in legal fight over bequest

Jul. 21, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A small Michigan college with well-known conservative supporters is suing the University of Missouri over a multi-million bequest designed to promote an economic theory that espouses free markets and argues the government's only role should be to defend people and property. Hillsdale...

DTE Energy proposes purchase of 3 new wind parks in Michigan

Jul. 21, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy is planning to buy three new wind parks in Michigan that are expected to help lower carbon emissions from the utility's operations. The Detroit-based utility says Michigan's Public Service Commission has granted conditional approval for the proposed purchase. Two of the wind parks...

Grand Rapids zoo plans more exhibits, redesign

Jul. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan zoo is proposing a makeover that would feature new animals, exhibits and experience for visitors. The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids is closing a month early to work on improvements. Zoo officials are hoping to widen the entryway to enhance accessibility. "The...

Traverse City seeking cruise ships after port certification

Jul. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

GREILICKVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Transformation of the former coal dock into the publicly accessible Discovery Pier is smoothing the way for more passenger-carrying cruise ships to visit Traverse City. The facility in December was certified as a cruise port by the U.S. Coast Guard. Local officials who want to...

Guerrero's grand slam helps Blue Jays beat Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When rookie slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came to the plate with the bases loaded, there was an air of anticipation at Comerica Park. Toronto and Detroit are a combined 60 games under .500, but this was still a moment to remember. Guerrero hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive...