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Biden tells Morehouse graduates that scenes in Gaza from the Israel-Hamas war break his heart, too

May. 19, 2024 21:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday offered his most direct recognition of U.S. students' anguish over the Israel-Hamas war, telling graduates of historically Black Morehouse College that he heard their voices of protest and that scenes from the conflict in Gaza break his heart, too. ...

The unofficial spokesman for the American muscle car, Tim Kuniskis, is retiring

May. 17, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tim Kuniskis, CEO of the Ram and Dodge brands and the unofficial voice of American muscle cars, is retiring after nearly 32 years with Stellantis. The announcement Friday comes as Stellantis struggles with U.S. sales as it begins the transition from internal...

QB Jared Goff has long-term deal in Detroit and now he wants a Super Bowl title

May. 16, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — After getting long-term security with a $212 million contract extension, Lions quarterback Jared Goff said he has one more thing to accomplish with Detroit. Win the franchise's first Super Bowl. A few minutes after signing the four-year deal...

Man convicted of murder in Detroit teen's death despite body still missing in landfill

May. 16, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who dropped a teenager’s body into a dumpster after dark but insisted he wasn’t responsible for her death was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday, a case that gripped the region in 2022 when police spent months combing a vast landfill for her remains. ...

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn't

May. 15, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. On paper, that decision — the fabled Brown v. Board of Education, taught in most every American classroom — still stands. But for decades,...

Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse of teens at now-closed Michigan detention center

May. 14, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

More than a dozen teenagers were sexually abused by staff while living at a state-licensed detention and rehabilitation center in Michigan before it closed in 2021, according to a lawsuit that accuses the operator of gross negligence. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Saginaw County,...

Alex Bregman homers twice, drives in 4 runs as Astros pound Athletics 9-2

May. 13, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman homered twice and had a season-high four RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 9-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Bregman homered off Oakland starter Ross Stripling (1-7) in the fourth inning, reminiscent of the homer he hit off Stripling...

Lions and QB Jared Goff agree on $212M, 4-year extension with $170M guaranteed, AP source says

May. 13, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

The Detroit Lions have looked in vain for a playoff-winning quarterback for decade after decade. When the search ended with Jared Goff under center, the franchise was determined not to let him get away. The Lions and Goff agreed to a $212 million, four-year contract...

Small, well-built Chinese EV called the Seagull poses a big threat to the US auto industry

May. 13, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A tiny, low-priced electric car called the Seagull has American automakers and politicians trembling. The car, launched last year by Chinese automaker BYD, sells for around $12,000 in China, but drives well and is put together with craftsmanship that rivals...

Emmanuel Rivera's game-winning pinch-hit single in 10th lifts Marlins to 7-6 win over Phillies

May. 12, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Emmanuel Rivera hit a game-winning pinch-hit single in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 Sunday. Rivera’s hard grounder deflected off the glove of Phillies reliever Gregory Soto (0-1) and into right field, scoring automatic...