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Michigan GOP OKs shielding donors; 'power grab' bill stalls

Dec. 18, 2018 11:17 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans voted Tuesday to make it a crime for government agencies to require the disclosure of nonprofits' donors and other information, a move decried by critics as shielding political "dark money" but defended by supporters as protecting people's right to freedom of...

Hart stops 22 shots in NHL debut, Flyers top Red Wings 3-2

Dec. 18, 2018 10:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart had a night he'll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed. Hart made 22 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on...

The Latest: Michigan bill to strip Dem's power in trouble

Dec. 18, 2018 10:15 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on developments during the Michigan Legislature's lame-duck session (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Legislation that would strip campaign finance oversight from the incoming Democratic secretary of state and shift it to a new bipartisan commission is in trouble in Michigan's...

US: German company to plead guilty in VW emissions scheme

Dec. 18, 2018 7:27 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. authorities say a German engineering company has agreed to plead guilty and pay $35 million for its role in the Volkswagen vehicle emissions scandal. The Justice Department said Tuesday that IAV has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy in Detroit federal court on Jan. 18. The government...

Wetlands, lakes would lose protections under Michigan bill

Dec. 18, 2018 7:23 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators were poised Tuesday to remove legal protections from many of the state's wetlands and other inland waterways, which provide wildlife habitat and perform vital tasks such as preventing floods. A bill approved by a House committee would eliminate a requirement to...

Air base worker charged with making threats; many guns found

Dec. 18, 2018 6:46 PM EST

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police have seized more than 70 firearms from the home of a man who is accused of threatening to shoot co-workers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit. Master Sgt. Roque Diegel (DEE'-gul) is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism. He...

Ex-union official sentenced in federal corruption probe

Dec. 18, 2018 2:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former United Auto Workers official convicted of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler executives has been sentenced to a year in prison. The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal judge in Detroit also ordered Nancy Johnson on Tuesday to pay a $10,000 fine. Johnson pleaded guilty in July to...

Parents demand removal of priest who criticized son's death

Dec. 18, 2018 2:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The parents of a Michigan teenager who died by suicide will ask the local archdiocese to remove the priest who questioned whether their son would go to heaven during his funeral. Jeff and Linda Hullibarger told the Detroit Free Press that they plan to meet with Detroit Archbishop Allen...

Family: Blind Michigan woman vanishes during visit to Peru

Dec. 18, 2018 11:29 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A blind American woman from Michigan has gone missing after traveling to Peru for a wedding. Relatives say 35-year-old Carla Valpeoz has been missing for nearly a week in the South American country. She was last seen on Dec. 12 after she returned to a hostel from a nightclub in Cusco. Her...

Sheriff tried to avoid arrest: 'Jesus Christ, I'm a sheriff'

Dec. 18, 2018 8:33 AM EST

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A police report and bodycam video show that a Michigan sheriff accused of drunken driving asked a deputy not to arrest him. Television station WJRT obtained bodycam video from the Nov. 16 arrest of Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson, who later pleaded guilty to driving while...