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Dr. Nick Gilpin receives his second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot from registered nurse Susan Grant at Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Vaccine shortage slows Michigan's effort to end pandemic

Jan. 24, 2021 10:37 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — If Michigan could administer 50,000 coronavirus vaccine doses a day, it could hit its goal of inoculating 70% of people age 16 and older by August. At the current rate, about 29,000 per day, it would not finish until a year from now. The issue is limited supplies — something...

Property tax exemptions up for eligible Detroit homeowners

Jan. 24, 2021 10:06 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A property tax assistance program has granted more than 10,500 property tax exemptions to eligible Detroit homeowners and officials are still reviewing hundreds of other applications. The exemptions come under a program that provides an opportunity for homeowners to be exempt from their...

A woman wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection stands outdoors during an outdoor Lutheran Church religious service in Csovar, Hungary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. While Hungary has imposed strict COVID-19 restrictions, including a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, the government has not limited religious events. The Catholic Church, which represents a majority of Hungarian Christians, holds its masses almost as it did in pre-pandemic times, but other religious communities have sought other solutions to limit exposure to the virus.(AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

The Latest: Biden nominee frustrated at vaccine delays

Jan. 24, 2021 10:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s nominee to be health secretary is expressing his own frustration about long lines for vaccinations, canceled appointments as local health authorities run out of vaccine and the difficulty many Americans are having in figuring out where they stand in line to get the...

Benton Harbor, St. Joseph plan to erect King statues

Jan. 24, 2021 9:56 AM EST

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Two neighboring cities in southwestern Michigan are making a public commitment to social justice by installing statues of Martin Luther King Jr. in both communities. Benton Harbor, which is 84% Black, and St. Joseph, which is 84% white, also will erect separate statues of a...

U.S. Coast Guard's William Hosford talks about an inflatable craft used for ice rescues Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, on the buoy deck of the USCG Cutter Hollyhock in Port Huron, Mich. The raft has three air chambers and can be inflated within a matter of seconds. (Brian Wells/The Times Herald via AP)

Common sense stressed to stay safe on water this winter

Jan. 24, 2021 1:01 AM EST

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — On an overcast afternoon in January, U.S. Coast Guard BOSN William Hosford recalled the 14-foot aluminum boat they used to use for ice rescues. “It took basically all of us to carry it from a trailer, down across a beach, and then we would have to drag it along the ice until...

FILE- In a Dec. 18, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Robert Gordon addresses the state in Lansing, Mich. On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 Gordon resigned his position. He made the announcement without explanation Friday, just hours after signing a revised order to allow restaurants to resume indoor dining on Feb. 1. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

Jan. 24, 2021 12:40 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued the mandate Saturday, with the school saying it follows the positive...

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) grimaces after Detroit Pistons guard Josh Jackson (20) ran into him while chasing guard Ben Simmons (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Embiid hits late free throws, 76ers beat Pistons 114-110

Jan. 23, 2021 11:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and his two free throws with 7.2 seconds left helped the Philadelphia 76ers seal a 114-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Ben Simmons added 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the 76ers, and he made a couple big free...

Grant leads Miami (Ohio) over E. Michigan 85-63

Jan. 23, 2021 8:36 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Dae Dae Grant had a career-high 28 points as Miami (Ohio) easily beat Eastern Michigan 85-63 on Saturday. Grant made a career-high six 3-pointers, missing just one and added six rebounds. Dalonte Brown had 16 points and seven rebounds for Miami (Ohio) (7-4, 4-2 Mid-American...

Jackson scores 32 to carry Akron past W. Michigan 79-68

Jan. 23, 2021 7:41 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 32 points as Akron topped Western Michigan 79-68 on Saturday. Jackson made 13 of 14 from the free-throw line. He added six assists. Mikal Dawson had 13 points for Akron (8-3, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. Enrique...

Fourth time the charm for Detroit Mercy, defeats Oakland

Jan. 23, 2021 7:28 PM EST

OAKLAND, Mich. (AP) — Antoine Davis had 27 points as Detroit Mercy beat Oakland 82-72 on Saturday as the Titans registered their first win in four tries against the Golden Grizzlies this season. Oakland had defeated Detroit 86-81 on Friday. The teams also met twice in December after they both lost...