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Bills top Lions as key players on both teams injured

Aug. 23, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown in his first preseason game of the year and the Buffalo Bills came back to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 Friday night in a preseason game that became significant because key players on both teams were hurt. Detroit linebacker Jarrad Davis was carted...

Lions lose Davis, Ragnow to injuries and game 24-20 to Bills

Aug. 23, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown in his first preseason game of the year and the Buffalo Bills came back to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 Friday night in a preseason game that became significant because key players on both teams were hurt. Detroit linebacker Jarrad Davis was carted...

Candidate: Michigan city should be as white 'as possible'

Aug. 23, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white "as much as possible." Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in...

US Steel expects 150 layoffs by idling Indiana plant

Aug. 23, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel is planning to idle a northwestern Indiana facility and lay off about 150 workers. The Pittsburgh-based company says it will halt production by mid-November at its East Chicago Tin plant, which makes tin-plated metal for uses such as food and paint cans. U.S. Steel...

Judges block court appearance by university president

Aug. 23, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A court says University of Michigan's president doesn't have to become personally involved in a sexual misconduct case against a student. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked an order Friday by federal Judge Arthur Tarnow to have school President Mark Schlissel appear in Detroit for...

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke

Aug. 22, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May. Gilbert had spent the past two months in a rehabilitation center in Chicago. On Thursday, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner provided a brief update on the 57-year-old...

Man charged in death of Detroit girl attacked by 3 dogs

Aug. 22, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man was charged Thursday in the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency workers. Pierre Cleveland, 33, was charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and having a dangerous animal...

Park along Detroit's riverfront named as it nears completion

Aug. 22, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The newest park along Detroit's eastern riverfront will be named in honor of a native of the city who led Carhartt Inc. The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announced Thursday the park known as Atwater Beach, which opens this fall, is being named Robert C. Valade Park. The name recognizes a...

NFL 2019: Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan

Aug. 22, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries stunted his first two seasons, the strong-armed quarterback has started every game for eight straight years....

Detroit Zoo to be powered entirely with wind energy by 2021

Aug. 22, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Zoo plans to operate entirely on wind-generated electricity by 2021. Officials said Thursday the power will come from three new DTE Energy wind parks scheduled to go online late next year. The move will prevent emissions of as much planet-warming carbon dioxide as 8,740 acres of...