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Cabrera's hit in 9th lifts Tigers to 4-3 win over Guardians

May. 26, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a game-ending single in the ninth inning with his third hit, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday. Jonathan Schoop hit a one-out double in the final inning, advanced on a wild pitch from Trevor Stephan...

Guardians make moves, including trading OF Johnson for $1

May. 26, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians put slugger Franmil Reyes on the 10-day injured list with a tight right hamstring and selected the contract of Oscar Gonzalez from Triple-A Columbus. Gonzalez hit a single up the middle off Detroit lefty Tarik Skubal in the first at-bat of his...

Michigan GOP governor hopefuls off ballot, court fight next

May. 26, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Two of the leading candidates for the GOP nomination for Michigan governor say they will ask the courts to intervene after they were found ineligible Thursday for the August primary, reshaping the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the battleground state this fall. ...

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

May. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said ‘I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to...

Ex-Detroit firefighters union treasurer sentenced for fraud

May. 25, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former treasurer for a Detroit firefighters union has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after being convicted of embezzling more than $220,000 in union funds, some of which she spent on airline flights, hotels and ocean cruises. The federal judge who...

Primary problem: Michigan GOP governor candidates short sigs

May. 23, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary. The stunning recommendations...

Gilbert foundation to help Detroit renters facing eviction

May. 23, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A foundation connected to billionaire Dan Gilbert is investing $13 million in a fund to help low-income Detroit residents facing eviction. The Gilbert Family Foundation said Monday that $12 million will be invested over three years in three Detroit-based...

Police: Nearly all power restored in Gaylord after tornado

May. 22, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — Nearly all of the power lost following a deadly tornado that killed two people and flattened parts of a northern Michigan community has been restored, state police said Sunday. Police also said that everyone has been accounted for in Gaylord where Friday...

2 dead; northern Michigan town cleans up from rare tornado

May. 21, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

Roofs and walls on a busy business stretch were turned to tangled rubble. Mobile homes were destroyed. Tornadoes are so uncommon in northern Michigan that Gaylord doesn't have a siren system to warn people about hazardous weather. The town of 4,200 turned to cleanup Saturday, a day...

Rare northern Michigan tornado kills 1, injures more than 40

May. 21, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings and downed trees and power lines. The twister hit Gaylord, a city of about...