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Guilty verdicts in Floyd's death bring joy — and wariness

Apr. 21, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

London Williams stood in Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., moments before the verdict was read in George Floyd's murder trial Tuesday, wondering how he would cope if the white police officer who killed the Black man was acquitted. “I feel very nervous....

Man fatally shot by Detroit police after attack on officer

Apr. 20, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police fatally shot a man as he was stabbing an officer with a knife, Chief James Craig said Tuesday. According to Craig, officers were called to a home on Tuesday, where they found a man had stabbed himself in the abdomen. An officer who tried to...

Father angry after teacher cuts biracial daughter's hair

Apr. 20, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

A Michigan father has moved his 7-year-old biracial daughter from one school to another after the child’s hair was cut on separate occasions by a classmate and a teacher. Jimmy Hoffmeyer said Monday he also is considering taking his daughter, Jurnee, out of Mount...

Michigan House unveils plan to spend federal COVID-19 aid

Apr. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan House unveiled a plan Tuesday to spend federal COVID-19 aid, including a proposed $1.6 billion for road, water and broadband infrastructure. The supplemental budget legislation, which a committee will start to...

2 Italian managers indicted in Fiat Chrysler emissions probe

Apr. 20, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two Italian managers in Fiat Chrysler's diesel engine program have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit in a widening case alleging a scheme to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. The indictments unsealed Tuesday detail allegations of a plot to...

People hit streets in Grand Rapids, Detroit after verdict

Apr. 20, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — People rallied Tuesday in Detroit and Grand Rapids after a jury in Minneapolis convicted a former police officer of murder in the death of George Floyd. Grand Rapids, which had some of Michigan’s worst violence last May after Floyd's death,...

Tigers-Pirates game postponed on snowy day in Detroit area

Apr. 20, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tuesday night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed because of inclement weather. The game was called about two hours before the scheduled first pitch on a snowy day in the Detroit area. The teams will try to play a...

Judge: No 2nd trial for ex-lawmaker in campaign cash case

Apr. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a former Michigan lawmaker who was accused of trading votes for campaign money when he was in the House. Larry Inman's constitutional rights would be violated if he faced a second trial on charges...

Houses of worship struggling due to virus can seek grants

Apr. 20, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Grants from $5,000 to $20,000 are being made available in Detroit for houses of worship struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Churches, synagogues, mosques and small nonprofits can apply beginning May 3 for funding through the Faith...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Apr. 20, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States,...