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2024 Election Latest: Trump and Vance rally in Michigan as calls for Biden to drop out persist

Jul. 21, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

President Joe Biden says he’s ready to return to the campaign trail, even as a growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers called for him to step aside. Meanwhile, after wrapping their national convention in Milwaukee last week, Republican officials, strategists and activists are...

Republican field in Michigan Senate race thins as party coalesces around former Rep. Mike Rogers

Jul. 20, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit-area businessman Sandy Pensler has withdrawn from the Republican Senate race in Michigan just ahead of the state’s primary, throwing his support behind former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers for the party's nomination. Pensler made the announcement at...

Trump holds first rally after assassination attempt with his new running mate, Vance, by his side

Jul. 20, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since he survived an assassination attempt Saturday, returning to the battleground state of Michigan alongside his newly named running mate. “It was exactly one week ago, even to the hour, even to the minute,"...

Heavy rain collapses part of ancient Michigan cave where 'The Great Train Robbery' was filmed

Jul. 19, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (AP) — Part of an ancient Michigan cave where “The Great Train Robbery” was filmed has collapsed under heavy rain. A wall of Bear Cave in Buchanan collapsed this week, Adam Morris, the property manager at a campground that operates near the cave, told...

Two more bird flu cases reported in Colorado, but elsewhere a study finds no asymptomatic infections

Jul. 19, 2024 16:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday announced two more bird flu cases among farmworkers, but they also said a new study in Michigan suggested the virus is not causing silent infections in people. Last month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched...

Trump uses false claim about Chinese auto plants in Mexico to call for UAW president to be fired

Jul. 19, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Donald Trump made a pitch for votes from key swing state autoworkers during his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination, using false claims to call on them to fire their union president. On Thursday night in Milwaukee, Trump said the United Auto...

Domino's Pizza: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 18, 2024 06:18 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino's Pizza Inc. (DPZ) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $142 million. On a per-share basis, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company said it had profit of $4.03. The results topped Wall Street...

2024 Election Latest: Biden contracts COVID-19, Vance speaks at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

The third day of the Republican National Convention shifted its focus to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing crises in Europe and the Middle East. Former Trump administration officials...

Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied voting rights under attorney general's opinion

Jul. 17, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of Nebraskans with felony convictions could be denied the right to vote under an opinion from the state attorney general released Wednesday that says a law passed earlier this year restoring the voting rights of people convicted of felonies violates the Nebraska...

Mercantile Bank: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 05:13 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Mercantile Bank Corp. (MBWM) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $18.8 million. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based bank said it had earnings of $1.17 per share. The results met Wall Street expectations....