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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...

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...

‘Nobody cares anymore:’ Lions-Redskins could be peak apathy

Nov. 21, 2019 1:59 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tom Brady thought it was ridiculous how many opposing fans there were at the Washington Redskins’ home stadium. Sam Darnold said his road game at Washington almost felt like a home game. The Redskins haven’t had much of a home-field advantage this season, with an infusion...

Lawsuit targets ‘filth’ at Michigan’s only women’s prison

Nov. 21, 2019 12:22 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections has been hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of inmates who say they’ve been overwhelmed by chronic mold and other unsanitary conditions at the state’s only prison for women. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Detroit federal...

Police officer fatally shot investigating home invasion

Nov. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded while responding to a home invasion on Detroit’s West Side, authorities announced late Wednesday. The officers were searching the home for a suspect when they were shot, Police Chief James Craig said. An 18-year veteran of...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

Mixed result for Pittsburgh-area official in Detroit trial

Nov. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Pittsburgh-area elected official of disturbing the peace but couldn’t reach a verdict on a felony charge of obstructing police at a Detroit hotel. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner was accused of interfering with police as officers tried to remove her...

Detroit-area priest gets jail; second priest pleads guilty

Nov. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area Catholic priest was sentenced to 45 days in jail Wednesday for assaulting a suicidal younger man who wanted counseling, while a priest in western Michigan pleaded guilty to binding a teenager with bubble wrap and tape. The Rev. Patrick Casey was accused of engaging in sex acts...

The Latest: UAW President Gary Jones steps down

Nov. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 5:10 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned, effective immediately, his attorney says. The move comes shortly after the union’s international executive board filed paperwork to...

Lions activate DE Austin Bryant and put FB Nick Bawden on IR

Nov. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have activated rookie defensive end Austin Bryant and put fullback Nick Bawden on injured reserve. Detroit made the moves Wednesday while preparing to play the Washington Redskins. Bryant has not played this season because of a torn pectoral muscle. He had been on...