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GM to spend $3.5B in Michigan under revised tax credit deal

Jan. 22, 2020 11:44 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Wednesday agreed to revise decade-long tax breaks for General Motors in exchange for the company's commitment to spend at least $3.5 billion more over 10 years, including to build electric pickup trucks in Detroit. Under the deal — the seventh amendment to the home...

Air bag woes force Honda, Toyota to recall 6M vehicles

Jan. 22, 2020 11:17 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Two different air bag glitches have forced Toyota and Honda to recall over 6 million vehicles worldwide, and both problems present different dangers to motorists. The Toyota recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally and is being done because the air bags may not inflate in a crash....

Detroit orchestra names Jader Bignamini next music director

Jan. 22, 2020 10:07 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced the selection of Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its next music director. The century-old orchestra said it signed a six-year contract with Bignamini, starting with the 2020-21 season. He will lead a three-concert home stand this...

Detroit police linking 2020 homicides so far to marijuana

Jan. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Marijuana deals have been a common theme in many of the 17 homicides reported in Detroit so far this year, the police chief said. Marijuana is legal under Michigan law, but small recreational sales aren't legal yet in Detroit. The illegal market still is thriving, Chief James Craig said....

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo the company logo shines off the grille of an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the back yard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The settlement between the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, says the person who asked not to be identified because terms of the deal haven’t been made public. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Tesla can sell vehicles in Michigan under legal settlement

Jan. 21, 2020 5:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla will be able to sell and service its vehicles in the backyard of Detroit’s three automakers under a lawsuit settlement, a person briefed on the matter says. The deal between the state of Michigan and Tesla is likely to be announced Wednesday, said the person, who asked not to be...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, State Sen. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, speaks after a news conference at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Lucido, who is under investigation for allegedly making a sexist comment to a reporter, now faces a sexual harassment complaint from a fellow senator. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan lawmaker says senator harassed her at orientation

Jan. 21, 2020 4:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker alleged Tuesday that a fellow legislator sexually harassed her during a Capitol orientation 14 months ago, coming forward a week after a young female reporter said the same senator made a sexist comment to her before a group of high school boys. Sen. Mallory...

Motown Museum gets another grant to boost expansion effort

Jan. 21, 2020 8:57 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's Motown Museum announced a $1 million grant from a southeastern Michigan foundation toward its expansion. The money from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation will support Hitsville Next, the museum's “creative hub for entrepreneurship,” officials said. The facility...

Artists sought for Detroit convention center sculpture

Jan. 21, 2020 8:04 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A national competition is underway that seeks artists' proposals for a planned public sculpture outside the main entrance to downtown Detroit's TCF Center. The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority and its Art Foundation say the proposals for the permanent sculpture cannot be...

Police: 2 men found shot to death on Detroit's east side.

Jan. 20, 2020 3:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An officer found one man shot to death inside a car and another on the ground nearby in Detroit early Monday, police said. According to police, an officer found the bodies after responding to a call that a car had hit a fence shortly after 2 a.m. on the city's east side. Police said it was...

Agencies get funds to improve air quality, reduce congestion

Jan. 20, 2020 11:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Road and transit agencies across southeastern Michigan have been awarded a total of $86 million to improve air quality and reduce congestion. The federal funding for the seven-county region is part of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, according to the Southeast...