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Jiménez's slam helps White Sox rout Tigers 10-1

Sep. 20, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jiménez, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson are giving Chicago some encouraging glimpses of a better future for the White Sox. Jiménez hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, and Moncada also went deep as the White Sox breezed to a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday...

Feds charges 11th person in ongoing UAW corruption probe

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit have filed charges against an 11th person in an investigation of corruption in the United Auto Workers. Jeff Pietrzyk is charged with conspiracy. He's accused of accepting at least $70,000 in 2013-14 from a chiropractor who was paid millions of dollars to make...

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

Sep. 20, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstrom, of Boyne City, Michigan, said he was looking for shipwrecks about 10 years ago when a depth sounder on his boat noted a...

Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Sep. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Retired star receiver Calvin Johnson said the Detroit Lions wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career. Johnson told Sports Illustrated in a story published Friday he blacked out against Minnesota in 2012 and later told...

Detroit Youth Choir gets $1 million gift after big TV finish

Sep. 20, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Businesses and foundations are giving $1 million to reward the Detroit Youth Choir for its second-place finish on NBC's "America's Got Talent." The money will create an endowment. As the money grows, it will be used to provide youth programs, including vocal training and life skills. The...

Man accused of threatening Detroit-area judge is acquitted

Sep. 20, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent nearly two months in jail while awaiting trial has been acquitted of a threat-related misdemeanor involving a suburban Detroit judge. Jonathan Vanderhagen has been deeply critical of Macomb County courts after the death of his 1-year-old son during a custody...

AP Source: GM's offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

Sep. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said. The offer is a major issue that could get in the way of a deal between...

Pistons sign 17-year NBA veteran with Joe Johnson

Sep. 19, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson. Detroit announced the move Thursday. The 17-year NBA veteran did not play in the league last season. He was recently named MVP of the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league. Johnson averaged 6.8 points in 55 games for Houston and Utah...

US government sues Detroit suburb over mosque rejection

Sep. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

TROY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is suing a Detroit suburb after a Muslim group failed to win local approval to turn a commercial building into a mosque and community center. The government says Troy is violating a federal law that's intended to accommodate religious groups. U.S. Attorney...

Civilian board OKs use of facial recognition by Detroit cops

Sep. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A board that oversees Detroit police has approved the use of facial recognition technology to investigate crimes. The software has been used since 2018. But The Detroit News reports that Chief James Craig wanted a permanent policy. Images from video surveillance are fed into software, which...