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Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Jun. 23, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices' 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies...

Shields wins decision over Gabriels; Hammer next?

Jun. 23, 2018 1:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Claressa Shields slugged her way through 10 spirited rounds against Hanna Gabriels — then looked ready to fight another opponent right afterward. Christina Hammer — the unbeaten German who had won the bout immediately before Shields' — made her way into the ring after...

Police credit dog for saving missing Michigan toddler

Jun. 22, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Michigan parents have their dog to thank for leaving a trail of paw prints that police used to track a 2-year-old who was missing for several hours. Van Buren County authorities returned Princeton Peake to his parents after he escaped his locked home in Paw Paw early Wednesday. Myhia...

Snyder signs law creating Medicaid work requirement

Jun. 22, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage. Gov. Rick Snyder signed the law Friday that affects able-bodied adults, ages 18 to 62. Starting in 2020, they'll have to show workforce engagement averaging 80 hours a month, such as a...

Feds investigate Michigan town for religious discrimination

Jun. 22, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Federal housing authorities are investigating religious discrimination complaints against a Michigan resort community that requires homeowners to be of "Christian persuasion." The U.S. Department of Federal Housing notified the Bay View Association last month that the community near...

Michigan State keeps president, to issue $500 million bond

Jun. 22, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's embattled interim president survived an attempted ouster from the school's governing board Friday as trustees met to approve using a bond to finance a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by...

Red Wings hire Dan Bylsma as assistant coach

Jun. 22, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dan Bylsma is returning to the state where he was born — and where he won the Stanley Cup as a visiting coach. The Detroit Red Wings hired Bylsma as an assistant coach Friday. The 47-year-old Bylsma, a Grand Haven native, worked as an assistant alongside Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill...

2 charges will stand against man in Flint airport stabbing

Jun. 22, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss one of the two charges against a man who is accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport. Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR' fuh-TOO'-ee) is charged with committing an act of violence and interfering with security a year ago at Flint's Bishop...

Plans in works to redevelop blighted former hospital site

Jun. 22, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Plans are in the works to redevelop a blighted suburban Detroit site that once housed a psychiatric hospital. The Wayne County Commission on Thursday approved the sale of the 28-acre (11.3-hectare) Westland property known as the Eloise Hospital Complex for $1. Plans call for...

Lawyer running for Detroit-area judge charged in drug probe

Jun. 22, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer who is running for judge in suburban Detroit has been charged in a drug investigation. The government says evidence against Paul Zyburski includes text messages seeking cocaine from a dealer. In one message, investigators say the 57-year-old Zyburski indicated that he...