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Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Philadelphia. At left are Eric Trump, son of President Trump, and his wife Lara Trump. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

They're baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss

Nov. 26, 2020 9:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power. But his baseless...

Michigan leaders encourage residents to support local shops

Nov. 26, 2020 9:39 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State leaders are asking Michigan residents to beat lines and avoid crowds by shopping at local small businesses on Black Friday. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is encouraging shopping, eating and traveling locally through a new “Support Local” campaign in order...

New Michigan law to wipe clean misdemeanors, minor offenses

Nov. 26, 2020 9:32 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — New legislation under Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will allow thousands of Michigan residents to get their misdemeanors removed from public record. The seven-bill package, the “Clean Slate” laws, was passed by both the state House and Senate with bipartisan...

Michigan agency recommends $5.4M for recreation projects

Nov. 26, 2020 9:04 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have selected 14 community and state parks, trails and sports facilities to share $5.4 million in federal grants. The state Department of Natural Resources said the money will come from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is supported by...

Golladay, Amendola out again for Lions; Swift questionable

Nov. 25, 2020 11:05 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Lions receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola have been ruled out for Thursday's game against Houston. Golladay and Amendola missed last weekend's loss at Carolina with hip injuries. Running back D'Andre Swift also missed that game because of a concussion. He's questionable for Thursday....

No. 13 Michigan State opens with 83-67 win over E. Michigan

Nov. 25, 2020 9:44 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo stewed while seated instead of shouting and standing as he led No. 13 Michigan State to an 83-67 season-opening win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night, two-plus weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. “The only people happy were those zebras, those...

Thompson scores 21 to lift Butler over W. Michigan 66-62

Nov. 25, 2020 9:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Thompson had a career-high 21 points as Butler defeated Western Michigan 66-62 on Wednesday night in a season opener. Thompson was 6 of 9 from the field and 8 of 11 from the free-throw line. Jair Bolden added 15 points and nine rebounds. The lead changed hands six times in the...

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard gestures from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Bowling Green, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Newcomers lead No. 25 Michigan to win over Bowling Green

Nov. 25, 2020 7:57 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mike Smith was in the starting lineup and made his presence felt right away. Chaundee Brown came off the bench and eventually led Michigan in scoring. These two transfers certainly look ready to contribute. Brown scored 18 of his 19 points in the second half and Smith had 16 points...

Michigan car insurance fee for medical coverage will drop

Nov. 25, 2020 5:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who want unlimited personal injury protection benefits will pay $86 per vehicle starting next summer, down from $100 currently. The fee was mandatory for decades but became optional beginning in July under a change in state law. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims...

Michigan approaching 325,000 virus cases; deaths top 8,700

Nov. 25, 2020 5:21 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan is moving closer to 325,000 COVID-19 cases. Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday reported 4,273 new daily confirmed cases, bringing the state’s total to 324,779 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Another 73...