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A police officer watches a crowd as a police vehicle burns near Fort Greene Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York after protesters rallied outside Barclays Center over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day while in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

May. 30, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard as violence flared in Atlanta and cities nationwide following the death in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody....

Police: 1 dead after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

May. 30, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

One person was killed in downtown Detroit after someone in an SUV fired shots into a crowd of people protesting George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis custody, a Detroit police spokeswoman said Saturday. The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday near Detroit's Greektown entertainment district as officers...

Police spokeswoman: One dead after shot or shots fired into a crowd of protesters in Detroit; no officer involved

May. 30, 2020 1:15 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Police spokeswoman: One dead after shot or shots fired into a crowd of protesters in Detroit; no officer involved.
In this photo provided by the Michigan Executive Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference Friday, May 29, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer hinted that she will soon reopen more regions of Michigan, expressing optimism as long as the rate of new coronavirus cases continues downward and testing increases. (Michigan Executive Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer hints at more reopening of Michigan in 'coming days'

May. 29, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hinted Friday that she will soon reopen more regions of Michigan, expressing optimism as long as the rate of new coronavirus cases continues downward and testing increases. She did not specify when she may act, alluding to an announcement on additional areas in...

Protesters march in the streets towards U.S. 23 and cross into Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, May 28, 2020, during a protest for Sha'Teina Grady El, an Ypsilanti woman who was punched repeatedly in the head by a Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy last weekend. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

Michigan sheriff: Woman hit by deputy had bitten him first

May. 29, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A black woman who was seen on video being punched by a Michigan sheriff's deputy bit the officer before she was struck, the sheriff said Friday. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton played video and audio from the confrontation with Sha’Teina Grady El, which occurred Tuesday night...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Ihab Masalmani is pictured in a photo dated Feb. 18, 2018. The Michigan Supreme Court said that a life sentence will stand for a Masalmani, who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit.(Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Life sentence stands in '09 sub shop kidnapping and slaying

May. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A life sentence will stand for a man who was a teenager when he was involved in a notorious kidnapping and murder that began at a sandwich shop in suburban Detroit, the Michigan Supreme Court said Friday. The court heard arguments in March but decided to drop the appeal of Ihab Masalmani...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Executive Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer urged the federal government to give the state more flexibility to spend coronavirus rescue aid to fill budget shortfalls and to pass another round of relief funding. (Michigan Executive Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer: Congress can prevent deep cuts; K-12 is priority

May. 28, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that protecting K-12 funding is her priority as Michigan seeks a federal bailout to avoid steep spending cuts during the pandemic, and her budget director signaled the next state budget won't be complete by a July 1 deadline. The state is facing a...

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Court orders defiant Michigan barber to close his shop

May. 28, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court on Thursday ordered a barber to close his shop and stop defying the state's coronavirus restrictions, though he vowed to keep cutting hair. The Michigan appeals court overturned a decision by a Shiawassee County judge and directed him to sign an injunction sought by state...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Steve Yzerman walks into the news conference where he was introduced as the new executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey club in Detroit. The Red Wings could actually benefit from an adjusted draft lottery that gives him better odds at the top pick, likely Alexis Lafreniere. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Yzerman-led Red Wings sticking to long-term plan to rebuild

May. 28, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is sticking to his rebuilding plan, which includes not making a coaching change or attempting to pull off a splash in free agency. Yzerman is not interested in short-term fixes such as firing coach Jeff Blashill or outspending other NHL teams to add available...

Cops lose key ruling in lawsuit over murder probe of teen

May. 28, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police officers don't have immunity in a lawsuit related to misconduct in a murder investigation involving a 14-year-old Detroit boy, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The court ruled in favor of Davontae Sanford and said the case can move forward against Michael Russell and James...