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Robinson’s record night helps Heat beat Cavs 124-100

Nov. 20, 2019 11:10 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — John Beilein had seen Duncan Robinson get on hot shooting stretches plenty of times before. None of those were at his expense. Robinson put on a show for his college coach — and got himself into the Miami record book as well. He set team marks with seven 3-pointers in the second...

Police officer fatally shot investigating home invasion

Nov. 20, 2019 10:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded while responding to a home invasion on Detroit’s West Side, authorities announced late Wednesday. The officers were searching the home for a suspect when they were shot, Police Chief James Craig said. An 18-year veteran of...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

Mixed result for Pittsburgh-area official in Detroit trial

Nov. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Pittsburgh-area elected official of disturbing the peace but couldn’t reach a verdict on a felony charge of obstructing police at a Detroit hotel. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner was accused of interfering with police as officers tried to remove her...

Detroit-area priest gets jail; second priest pleads guilty

Nov. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area Catholic priest was sentenced to 45 days in jail Wednesday for assaulting a suicidal younger man who wanted counseling, while a priest in western Michigan pleaded guilty to binding a teenager with bubble wrap and tape. The Rev. Patrick Casey was accused of engaging in sex acts...

Lower quits race to unseat Amash in Michigan’s 3rd District

Nov. 20, 2019 5:43 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) has ended his campaign for a Grand Rapids-area congressional seat, citing fundraising challenges and family concerns. Lower jumped in the race in May after Republican Rep. Justin Amash accused President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct....

The Latest: UAW President Gary Jones steps down

Nov. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 5:10 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned, effective immediately, his attorney says. The move comes shortly after the union’s international executive board filed paperwork to...

Ex-lawmakers sue to block Michigan’s legislative term limits

Nov. 20, 2019 4:46 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Eight former Michigan lawmakers filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging they have been unconstitutionally blocked from running again by “draconian” term-limit restrictions that also prevent voters from backing candidates of their choice. The suit, filed in Grand Rapids...

Lions activate DE Austin Bryant and put FB Nick Bawden on IR

Nov. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have activated rookie defensive end Austin Bryant and put fullback Nick Bawden on injured reserve. Detroit made the moves Wednesday while preparing to play the Washington Redskins. Bryant has not played this season because of a torn pectoral muscle. He had been on...

Ex-teacher gets 7-15 years for molesting male students

Nov. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EST

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A former mid-Michigan fifth-grade teacher has been sentenced to seven to 15 years in prison after being convicted of molesting male students that he taught. Patrick Daley learned his punishment Wednesday after a jury last month found him guilty of 18 counts of second-degree criminal...