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Vandals deface `Black Lives Matter' mural in Michigan city

Sep. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” street mural painted this summer in southeastern Michigan has been defaced by vandals who covered part of it with white paint. The weekend attack in Ypsilanti left the 260-foot mural's words “Black Lives” drenched...

Trump endorses 'big lie' proponents for state election posts

Sep. 20, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before winning Donald Trump's coveted endorsement in his race to become Arizona's top election official, Mark Finchem received several calls from people close to the former president making clear they approved of the work he was doing to challenge the results of the 2020...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: An appeal to vaccinated Free Press readers About 51% of Michigan’s 10 million residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and if you’re reading today’s Detroit Free Press, you’re probably one...

Application period open for Detroit business grant program

Sep. 20, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Applications are being accepted for the latest round in a program that awards competitive grants and other resources to entrepreneurs in Detroit. Organizers say Motor City Match works to help build retail density throughout the city. Business owners can...

Museum showcases Indigenous boarding school experience, art

Sep. 20, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two temporary exhibits are now on display at the Dennos Museum Center that explore the off-reservation boarding schools for Indigenous children and contemporary Anishinaabek art. “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories”...

Tigers, Peralta slow AL-East leading Rays 2-0

Sep. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, and Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homered for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Peralta (4-3) and three relievers limited the Rays to five...

IndyCar to open 17-race schedule in February next season

Sep. 19, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — IndyCar's extended partnership with NBC Sports yielded an additional bonus for next year's schedule, which was already earmarked to air a record number of races on network broadcast. The three-year extension announced with the network in July...

FBI investigates 2 bombs found near northern Michigan stores

Sep. 19, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) — The FBI said two explosive devices recently found outside cellphone stores in northern Michigan are believed to be linked to letters found last month in the Upper Peninsula. The bombs, which were discovered and defused Thursday, were found in...

Virus concerns prompt cancellation of annual Fort Fright

Sep. 19, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — A popular Halloween-themed event held annually in northern Michigan has been cancelled this fall due to concerns over the coronavirus that include the rising number of cases of the Delta variant in the area. Fort Fright at Colonial...