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Michigan teen who vaped received double lung transplant

Nov. 12, 2019 6:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were severely damaged from vaping, health officials said Tuesday. Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit described to reporters Tuesday the procedure that saved the...

Tigers announce several staff changes in organization

Nov. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired former Los Angeles Angels bench coach Josh Paul as a quality control coach. The Tigers announced over 20 hires, promotions and staff changes Tuesday. Among the most significant are that Lance Parrish will serve as a special assistant to general manager Al Avila,...

Lions put Strong on IR, acquire Skipper via waivers

Nov. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put defensive tackle Kevin Strong on injured reserve. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they were awarded tackle Dan Skipper via waivers from the Houston Texans. Skipper spent time with the Texans and New England Patriots earlier this season. He appeared...

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Snowstorm causes delay at Pittsburgh official's trial

Nov. 12, 2019 1:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit trial of an elected official from Pittsburgh is off to a slow start because of a snowstorm. Jury selection began Tuesday, but the judge ran out of candidates. The National Weather Service says more than 9 inches (22.8 centimeters) of snow fell Monday and Tuesday in southeastern...

Weather Service: Snowfall records set in Detroit, Flint

Nov. 12, 2019 11:14 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — It was a snowfall for the record books in Detroit and Flint. The National Weather Service forecast office for Detroit/Pontiac says a record daily maximum snowfall of 8.5 inches (21.59 centimeters) at Detroit Metro Airport on Monday broke a record that had stood for nearly 94 years. It was...

Timberwolves beat Pistons 120-114, spoiling Griffin's return

Nov. 11, 2019 11:26 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves shot an abysmal 6 of 45 from 3-point range in a loss to Denver over the weekend. That evened out in a hurry against Detroit. Andrew Wiggins scored 33 points, and Minnesota spoiled Blake Griffin's return Monday night, beating the Pistons 120-114. The Timberwolves...

Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital

Nov. 11, 2019 10:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient has asked...

Griffin, Rose return for Pistons against Minnesota

Nov. 11, 2019 7:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin is back in the lineup for the Detroit Pistons for the first time this season. Griffin missed Detroit's first 10 games with hamstring and knee issues, but he started Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pistons went 4-6 without him. Point guard Reggie Jackson is...

Lions prepare for Stafford's uncertainty moving forward

Nov. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — While saying another 139-game start streak would be "a long one," Matthew Stafford hopes to get back on the field as quickly as possible. The Lions quarterback knew Saturday night that he would not start Sunday's game in Chicago but held out hope until the morning of that day he...