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Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk bragged...

Michigan State needs to beat Rutgers for postseason hopes

Nov. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — If Michigan State wants to go to a bowl, it is going to have to win its final two regular-season games. It looks easy enough on paper: A game at Rutgers (2-8, 0-7 Big Ten) on Saturday and then at home against Maryland (3-7, 1-6) next weekend. “To me, it's always a bit about...

Correction: Official Arrested-Detroit story

Nov. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about the trial of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Controller Chelsa Wagner, The Associated Press mischaracterized the reason that staff at a Detroit hotel called the police on her husband. The staff called 911 to report that he had acted unruly during a dispute over...

No. 12 Michigan poses big test for Hoosiers in home finale

Nov. 22, 2019 11:22 AM EST

Quarterback Peyton Ramsey started this season as the backup. He said and did all the right things and when he got another chance the two-year starter didn’t disappoint. On Saturday, the newly-minted captain will close out the Hoosiers’ home slate as the starter on one of Indiana’s most...

Michigan remains identified 31 years later as Oklahoma woman

Nov. 22, 2019 11:12 AM EST

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — State police say human remains discovered by a Michigan hunter 31 years ago have been identified as an Oklahoma woman. First Lieutenant Chuck Christensen tells WOOD-TV that the identity was made by comparing a femur bone with a public genealogy database and interviewing family...

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

Nov. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...

Balance, 3s give Minnesota 82-57 win over Central Michigan

Nov. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting the second half with possession, Minnesota worked the ball around the offensive zone for nearly 30 seconds before Daniel Oturu found Gabe Kalscheur open in the corner for a 3-pointer. Kalscheur hit the shot and the Gophers continued to find success from 3 in their return home....

Michigan GOP leader uses expletive to call governor ‘crazy’

Nov. 21, 2019 9:08 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican legislative leader in Michigan apologized Thursday for using an expletive to describe Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as crazy, saying it was “disrespectful and unnecessary.” The Collegian at Hillsdale College quoted Senate Majority Mike Shirkey’s...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

Chief: Suspect in officer’s slaying ‘very target specific’

Nov. 21, 2019 6:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot one Detroit officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him, police Chief James Craig said Thursday. The 28-year-old man waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran...