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Amid #MeToo, states debate teaching consent to kids

May. 20, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks of abuse: Physically hurting you, verbally abusive, can be...

Detroit dispensary opens first licensed pot delivery service

May. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — One Detroit dispensary has made buying pot almost as easy as ordering a pizza. "This is amazing," said 34-year-old Rashon Massey after Utopia Gardens LLC manager Donnell Cravens rolled up to his Detroit residence with $70 in joints of Elmer's Glue hybrid and Sunshine Daydream indica and a...

Crews discover decades-old relics in downtown Port Huron

May. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — While digging along East Quay Street downtown, construction crews recently discovered a slew of decades-old relics from another time in Port Huron. "They were putting in the new light conduits for the new street lighting that's going to come through here," Bill Warren, city...

Athletics-Tigers game suspended in 7th with A's up 5-3

May. 19, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a 16th straight win over Detroit — but they'll have to wait 3½ months before trying to finish it off. The A's led the Tigers 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday when the game was suspended because of rain. Oakland scored twice in...

Michigan taking applications for youth conservation group

May. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials are taking applications for the Michigan Natural Resources Commission's Youth Conservation Council. The program is for people ages 14 to 18. Members explore Michigan's outdoor recreation opportunities and develop ideas to get other youths outdoors. They also discuss...

Western Michigan woman fatally shot after domestic dispute

May. 19, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan police say a woman was fatally shot hours after she and her husband were involved in a domestic dispute. Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas tells MLive.com that officers are searching for the woman's husband, and that he's considered the prime...

Washtenaw County police: 9-year-old boy accidentally shot

May. 19, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot at an apartment complex in Superior Township. Washtenaw County Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson tells MLive.com the boy was struck in the neck Saturday morning with a small-caliber bullet. Jackson says the child was taken...

Michigan man helping friend is struck, killed along I-69

May. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

RILEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a Michigan man who was helping a friend whose car had run out of gas along Interstate 69 was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. St. Clair County Sheriff's Office deputies say the 37-year-old man was struck and killed late Friday while helping put gas in a...

Regulators order river cleanup near former Michigan tannery

May. 19, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a former tannery to dig contaminated sediment and excavate soil from areas in western Michigan after finding high pollution levels where the shoemaker once operated. The EPA sent a letter last month listing several cleanup steps federal...

Exhibit looks at history of Detroit's Corktown neighborhood

May. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum takes visitors through 150 years of life in the city's Corktown neighborhood. Called "The Journey to Now ," the exhibit opened this month and is scheduled to run through July 7. The exhibit is hosted by the nonprofit organization Corktown...