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Michigan restaurant leaves franchise over virus restrictions

Nov. 27, 2020 5:15 PM EST

An owner of a restaurant in Michigan’s Thumb Region said Friday that the franchisee has split from its corporate office and changed its name after refusing to stop seating customers as part of state restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Customers Friday were greeted with “Sandusky...

Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Northwestern won 17-7. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

No. 11 Northwestern brings unbeaten mark to MSU matchup

Nov. 27, 2020 1:47 PM EST

No. 11 Northwestern (5-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 8 CFP) at Michigan State (1-3, 1-3), Saturday at 3:35 p.m. EST (ESPN2). Line: Northwestern by 13. Series record: Michigan State leads 38-20. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The unbeaten Wildcats are closing in on a berth in the Big Ten title game. Wisconsin, the second-place...

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talks to players on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Unbeaten Northwestern rolls into matchup with Michigan State

Nov. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EST

On the 25th anniversary of Northwestern's run to the Rose Bowl, Pat Fitzgerald is working on another remarkable story at his alma mater. This one is still in progress, however. “We’ve got a bunch of chapters left to write on this group before I’m ready to kind of look and give an overview of...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 27, 2020 1:25 PM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

Police: Man trapped beneath car that crashed into his home

Nov. 27, 2020 12:45 PM EST

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A man has been hurt after being trapped beneath a car that slammed into his western Michigan home. Police in Wyoming, outside Grand Rapids, said the vehicle ran a stop sign about 1:30 a.m. Friday, crossed over the man’s yard and struck the front of his house. The homeowner was...

Police: Standoff follows shots fired call at Detroit home

Nov. 27, 2020 12:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two men have been arrested on Detroit’s northeast side after refusing police orders to leave a home believed to be the location of a shooting. The men, ages 44 and 30, surrendered about 7:30 a.m. Friday following a nearly 7-hour standoff, according to The Detroit News. Officers had...

Michigan's Cade McNamara throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Piscataway, N.J. Michigan won 48-42. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Michigan QB Cade McNamara expected to start against Penn St

Nov. 27, 2020 11:08 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan desperately needed a player to produce and provide an emotional lift. Cade McNamara delivered, replacing Joe Milton in the second quarter of last week's 48-42 triple-overtime win at Rutgers. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh seemed to say McNamara did enough to win the job...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo people watch as the motorcade for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives for a campaign rally at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden's win hides a dire warning for Democrats in rural U.S.

Nov. 27, 2020 7:37 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats once dominated Koochiching County in the blue-collar Iron Range of northern Minnesota. But in this month's presidential election, President Donald Trump won it with 60% of the vote. That's not because voters there are suddenly shifting to the right, said Tom Bakk, who...

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Philadelphia. At left are Eric Trump, son of President Trump, and his wife Lara Trump. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

They're baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss

Nov. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power. But his baseless...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Deshaun Watson's 4 TDs lift Texans to 41-25 win over Lions

Nov. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Deshaun Watson dropped back in a protected pocket at midfield and perfectly lofted one of his four touchdown passes, connecting with Will Fuller in stride just before he reached the end zone. Houston's star quarterback made it look easy, and the Detroit Lions did their part to not put up...