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Hackers breach customer data at Michigan State online store

Aug. 11, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hackers have breached Michigan State University’s online store, gaining access to customer credit card numbers and other personal information, the university said. The university on Monday began notifying customers who may have been affected by the hack. Michigan State’s...

Study looks at decades of bald eagle deaths in Michigan

Aug. 9, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A study of more than 30 years of data on bald eagles in Michigan shows the leading causes of death for the iconic national bird are being hit by cars and lead poisoning. The study was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of...

U-M: Hunker down, students; MSU urges at-home study

Aug. 3, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is telling students to check their temperature twice a day and avoid social gatherings, work and public transportation for 14 days before returning to Ann Arbor. Meanwhile, Michigan State University is encouraging many students to think about staying at...

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer was unreceptive Tuesday, July 28, 2020, to Republican-passed legislation that would require public schools to offer in-person instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade amid the coronavirus pandemic.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Michigan orders tests on ag, migrant workers after outbreaks

Aug. 3, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Monday ordered coronavirus testing of agricultural and migrant workers, citing nearly a dozen outbreaks at farms and food-processing plants in recent weeks. Under the emergency order issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services, migrant housing camp...

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer was unreceptive Tuesday, July 28, 2020, to Republican-passed legislation that would require public schools to offer in-person instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade amid the coronavirus pandemic.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Gov tightens virus rules up north; Detroit casinos to reopen

Jul. 29, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday tightened pandemic restrictions in northern Michigan while letting Detroit’s three casinos reopen at limited capacity after four-plus months of being closed to curb the coronavirus. The new limits covering 32 northern counties match ones...

MSU football suspends workouts due to virus infections

Jul. 24, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State University football team suspended workouts Friday, and its players will quarantine for 14 days after a second staff member and a player tested positive for the coronavirus, the university said. "The university has designated areas available to house individuals in...

MSU will set aside a dorm for students who have virus

Jul. 22, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University said it will take a residence hall out of regular service and use it for students who test positive for the coronavirus. Students who live on campus can move to Akers Hall or return home for a certain period if they test positive. The dorm can hold...

More than 30 virus cases linked to East Lansing bar

Jun. 24, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 30 cases of the coronavirus have been linked to a popular bar near Michigan State University, health officials said Wednesday as they urged people to self-quarantine if they had visited the business. People who were at Harper's in East Lansing between June 12-20 should...

Michigan's medical schools see increase in applications

Jun. 21, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some medical schools in Michigan are increasing their class size because they're receiving an influx of applicants during a time marked by a shortage of physicians. The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine received nearly 9,000 applications for its next 190-student...