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Vrana scores in Detroit debut, Red Wings beat Chicago 4-1

Apr. 15, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jakub Vrana scored in his Detroit debut, and Troy Stecher added two goals for the Red Wings in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Vrana and Richard Panik played for the first time since the Red Wings acquired them in a trade...

The Latest: Half eligible Californians have at least 1 shot

Apr. 15, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus. He is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected...

Virus is 'runaway train' at Michigan hospital system

Apr. 15, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's largest hospital system is dealing with a “runaway train” as it confronts a crush of COVID-19 patients in suburban Detroit, even turning to outdoor evaluations as people show up for care, a doctor said Thursday. Beaumont Health, which has...

Detroit Mercy retains women's hoops coach after allegations

Apr. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy announced Thursday it has retained women's basketball coach AnnMarie Gilbert after an independent review of players' concerns. The allegations against Gilbert led to the the Titans' suspending their season in January and submitting a report...

Benson: Michigan voting bills more restrictive than Georgia

Apr. 15, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's top election official on Thursday blasted Republican-backed voting bills that are pending in the Legislature, calling them an “un-American" affront to voters and saying some would be more restrictive than a controversial new law in Georgia. ...

GM expected to announce Tennessee battery plant on Friday

Apr. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is expected to announce Friday that one of its joint ventures will build a second U.S. electric vehicle battery factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Detroit automaker has scheduled a news conference Friday morning in Nashville...

Detroit home renovation program to get $5M injection

Apr. 15, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and the Rocket Community Fund said Thursday that they are contributing $5 million to a program that renovates houses and provides better access to financing for existing and potential homeowners. The funding is expected to add at least 200 homes...

Jackson's jumper gives Clippers 100-98 win over Pistons

Apr. 14, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Jackson and Luke Kennard both spoke highly of their time in Detroit. Small consolation for the Pistons after those two led the undermanned Los Angeles Clippers to a remarkable victory in Motown. Jackson sank a jumper with 2.3...

Michigan expands antibody treatment to cut hospitalizations

Apr. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will expand its use of a COVID-19 treatment in the hopes of substantially reducing its rising numbers of hospitalizations and deaths, state officials announced Wednesday amid their efforts to bring down the nation's highest infection rate. ...

Clippers without 4 key players against Pistons

Apr. 14, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Serge Ibaka and Patrick Beverley are all out for the Los Angeles Clippers for their game at Detroit on Wednesday night. Leonard is out with a sore right foot, Ibaka has lower back tightness, Beverley has a broken left hand, and...