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Steeplechaser Mason Ferlic shoots for the stars on the track and in his field as aerospace engineer

Jun. 21, 2024 20:20 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mason Ferlic may someday boldly go where no steeplechaser has gone before — space. The 30-year-old with a master's in aerospace engineering from Michigan has aspirations to become an astronaut. For now, that plan remains a galaxy away. ...

Teamsters president will speak at the Republican National Convention

Jun. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — The president of the Teamsters Union is set to speak at next month's Republican National Convention, as Donald Trump angles to chip away at President Joe Biden's support among the blue-collar workers who are expected to play a major role in the general election, particularly...

Prosecutor asks police to keep working gun investigation involving Michigan lawmaker

Jun. 21, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan prosecutor on Friday asked police for more information in an investigation of a Republican lawmaker who was arrested after officers responded to reports of possible gunshots in the state's capital city. John Dewane said Lansing police submitted a...

Tree destroys cabin at Michigan camp, trapping counselor in bed for 90 minutes

Jun. 20, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

BENONA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A tree crashed onto a cabin with 14 people, mostly girls, inside, trapping a counselor in her bed for 90 minutes early Thursday at a camp in northern Michigan, authorities said. “Thankfully, the adult counselor walked out of the destroyed cabin and...

Packers claim former Michigan kicker James Turner off waivers from Detroit Lions

Jun. 20, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have claimed James Turner off waivers from the Detroit Lions, once again giving them a three-man kicking competition. Turner kicked for Michigan’s national championship team last year after spending four seasons at Louisville. Green...

Police arrest Republican lawmaker amid gunshot reports in middle of night in Lansing

Jun. 20, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police arrested a Republican lawmaker early Thursday while responding to reports of possible gunshots in Michigan's capital city, authorities said. Rep. Neil Friske was arrested “for a felony-level offense” around 2:45 a.m., Lansing police spokesperson...

Sheriff says 2 of 9 people wounded in Michigan shooting at splash pad remain in critical condition

Jun. 17, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Two of the nine people wounded in a weekend shooting at a suburban Detroit splash pad remain hospitalized in critical condition Monday, including an 8-year-old boy who has “made amazing progress” despite being shot in the head, authorities said. The...

Federal appellate panel sends Michigan pipeline challenge to state court

Jun. 17, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's lawsuit seeking to shut down part of a petroleum pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac belongs in state court, a federal appellate panel ruled Monday. The pipeline's operator, Enbridge Inc., moved the case from state court to...

Michigan, CUNY didn't suitably assess if Israel-Hamas war protests made environment hostile, US says

Jun. 17, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan and the City University of New York did not adequately investigate complaints about antisemitic or anti-Palestinian harassment linked to campus protests over the Israel-Hamas war and other incidents, according to the results of investigations by the...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 17, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

Detroit News. June 12, 2024. Editorial: Restricting access to recounts threatens election integrity Democrats are attempting to limit the ability to challenge election results in what amounts to an overreaction to rejection of the 2020 balloting by some Donald Trump...