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Hold on! 240-pound fish, age 100, caught in Detroit River

DETROIT (AP) — Now that's a whopper — a very old whopper! A 240-pound (108.8 kilograms) sturgeon that could be more than 100 years old was caught last week in the Detroit River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The "real life river monster"...

 

Pilots say they, too, were molested by Univ. of Michigan doc

DETROIT (AP) — A cargo pilot who regularly needed health checkups to keep his license contacted a University of Michigan doctor in 2000. He said he soon learned there was nothing routine about a visit with Robert Anderson. He said Anderson told...

 

Michigan GOP backtracks after blocking vote certification

DETROIT (AP) — In an abrupt about-face, Michigan's largest county on Tuesday night unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump, hours after Republicans first blocked formal approval of voters'...

 

Woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die. Tafara Williams, 20, spoke...

 

AG: Michigan governor, family were moved as plotters tracked

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her family were at times moved around by authorities as law enforcement tracked the men who allegedly plotted for months to kidnap her, the state's attorney general said Friday. Dana Nessel d... Full story

 

Judge orders GM, Fiat Chrysler CEOs to meet, settle lawsuit

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge took a remarkable step Tuesday by ordering the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle a lawsuit over whether one company got a competitive edge over the other when union leaders were showered...

 

Handwritten wills shake up Aretha Franklin's estate

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among family members about the estate of the "Queen of Soul." She died last August without a formal document to guide her sons a...

 

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, lawyers said Wednesday. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 27, liv...

 

Michigan State agrees to pay $500M to settle Nassar claims

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials...

 

Not 'bitter:' Michigan man cleared after 45 years in prison

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison was exonerated Wednesday and won't face a second trial. Richard Phillips, 71, was upbeat, saying the criminal justice system "works — it...

 

Police: Michigan student killed parents in university dorm

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Police in camouflage uniforms searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University on Friday for a 19-year-old student suspected of fatally shooting his parents at a dormitory and then running from campus. The...

 

Gymnastics doctor to return to court for another sentence

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Larry Nassar, the sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting more than 150 women and girls, will be confronted again this week by scores of victims as he faces another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts, this time at an...

 

The sex abuse scandal is far from over at Michigan State

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports doctor Larry Nassar is on his way to prison for the rest of his life for molesting scores of young female athletes, but the scandal is far from over at Michigan State University as victims, lawmakers and a judge demand...

 

Ex-gymnast to doctor: 'You didn't heal me. You only hurt me'

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home, one of the latest victims to testify at a...

 

'How dare you': Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr. Larry Nassar won't be sentenced until next week to...

 
 By Ed White    Regional    January 29, 2017

Justice Sotomayor says universities need more diversity

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday said increasing diversity on college campuses is a key to diversifying society at large, noting that the number of black students at the University of Michigan is a "real...

 

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