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Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Jul. 20, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...

'Superstitious' Jansen shaves in dugout, hits 2-run single

Jul. 19, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Danny Jansen was hitless in his first three at-bats when he tried to change his luck — by shaving his mustache. "Got a hit right after," the Toronto catcher said. "Maybe I'm a little superstitious." Jansen's two-run single in the sixth inning was just a small part of an offensive...

Coffee employee tells Muslims to 'go back to your country'

Jul. 19, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The Tim Hortons coffee chain says a Michigan employee has been fired after a Muslim couple were told to "go back to your country." The incident occurred on June 28 at a Tim Hortons in Ypsilanti. Alaa Kouider and her husband say they were harassed when they went inside to fix a...

Gastro illnesses reported in southwestern Michigan

Jul. 19, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — State health officials are reporting many cases of a gastrointestinal illness in southwestern Michigan. Cyclosporiasis is caused by a parasite and is linked to contaminated food or water. It can cause diarrhea, nausea and fatigue, symptoms that can last for weeks if left...

Woman, dogs rescued after night below Lake Michigan bluff

Jul. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter was used to rescue a woman and a dog from the bottom of a sandy bluff near Lake Michigan in northern Michigan. The Coast Guard says the woman, her husband and three dogs spent Thursday night at the bottom of the bluff, near Ludington, after they couldn't...

Judge's ad-lib erases verdict, long sentence in gun case

Jul. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man sent to prison for 14 years for gun crimes will get a new trial after the Michigan Supreme Court said a judge coerced the jury into a verdict. After just 75 minutes of deliberations, jurors said they couldn't reach a unanimous decision. Wayne County Judge Qiana Lillard wasn't pleased,...

Clanton, Suwannapura team to take 5-shot lead in Midland

Jul. 19, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and played...

'Go back'? Omar and the squad are building strength at home

Jul. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump can tell Rep. Ilhan Omar to "go back" to Somalia all he wants. All indications suggest she's not going anywhere. Safely entrenched in liberal, urban districts, Omar and most of her fellow "squad" mates of progressive Democrats have been posting impressive...

Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside US

Jul. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan hasn't played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon. Asked about the possibility of playing a game in Mexico, Harbaugh tipped an upcoming international date. "We're close to announcing playing a team on foreign...

Michigan State fires women's rowing coach Matt Weise

Jul. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has fired women's rowing coach Matt Weise. Athletic department spokesman Matt Larson confirmed Friday that athletic director Bill Beekman told Weise on Tuesday that he wanted to go in a different direction with the program. Weise had spent 14 seasons as head coach...