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Magnussen content in sports cars and not looking back at F1

Jun. 16, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Magnussen had gone eight years without a win when he lost his Formula One seat at Haas at the end of last season. Sticking around just to drive for another team incapable of competing for wins seemed less than appealing. “If I had a...

IndyCar driver Rinus VeeKay injured in cycling accident

Jun. 16, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Rinus VeeKay was injured in a cycling accident and will miss IndyCar's race at Road America in Wisconsin this weekend, Ed Carpenter Racing said Tuesday. The team said VeeKay had surgery to repair a broken left clavicle and was being treated by IndyCar's medical staff. The...

Abuse victims to seek school action on Schembechler's legacy

Jun. 15, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former University of Michigan football players and others who say they were sexually abused by a now-deceased team doctor are expected to call for action by the University of Michigan’s board as the legacy of the school’s legendary gridiron coach is being questioned over...

Detroit Mercy names Gilbert as interim women's hoops coach

Jun. 15, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy has named LaTanya Collins as it's interim women’s basketball coach to replace AnnMarie Gilbert. The school made the announcement Tuesday night, saying Gilbert has left the school. Two months ago, Detroit Mercy retained...

O'Ward seizes championship lead with Montoya-like drive

Jun. 15, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

Pato O'Ward was fifth when a late caution in Detroit gave him an unexpected chance to become IndyCar's first two-time winner this season and grab the championship lead. He had eight laps to get the job done, and on the restart O'Ward launched past two rivals in the first...

Michigan Legislature passes $6.6 B in federal virus aid

Jun. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate nearly $4.4 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to K-12 schools after Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration reached an agreement. The supplemental budget...

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

Jun. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud that even his former attorney general declared without evidence, newly released emails show. ...

Michigan town to keep statue of Black child, South soldier

Jun. 15, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Leaders in a western Michigan community have voted to keep a statue of Confederate and Union Civil War soldiers with a Black child kneeling between them. The Allendale Township board voted 5-2 Monday, despite a recommendation from a...

US Open returns to Torrey Pines and to prime time

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC (South). Yardage: 7, 652. Par: 71. Prize money: $12.5 million. Winner's share: $2.25 million. Television:...

GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

Jun. 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system. Under a nonbinding agreement with locomotive maker Wabtec Corp., GM batteries and hydrogen technology will be used in locomotives to help...