Michigan wildfire that’s burned more than 3 square miles was sparked by campfire on private landJune 4, 2023 GMT
GRAYLING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan wildfire that's burned more than 3 square miles (7.7 square km) amid hot, dry conditions was sparked by a campfire, the state Department of Natural Resources said Sunday.
GRAYLING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A wildfire in Michigan had burned more than 3 square miles (7.7 square km) by late Saturday but an emergency evacuation was halted, the state Department of Natural Resources said.
Debt deal imposes new work requirements for food aid and that frustrates many DemocratsJune 3, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are deeply conflicted about the food aid requirements that President Joe Biden negotiated as part of the debt ceiling deal, fearing damage has been done to safety net programs that will be difficult to unravel in the years ahead as Republicans demand further cuts.
Today in Sports - The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in 11 seasonsJune 3, 2023 GMT
1870 — Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.
1927 — The United States wins the first Ryder Cup golf tournament by beating Britain 9½-2½.
DETROIT (AP) — A man who spent nearly 21 years in prison for the deaths of two Michigan hunters filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $1.02 million for wrongful convictions, just a day after a prosecutor dropped murder charges and ruled out a second trial.
Charges dropped against man who served 21 years in prison for deaths of 2 Michigan huntersJune 2, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped murder charges Thursday against a man who spent nearly 21 years in prison for the fatal shooting of two Michigan hunters.
Jeff Titus was released in February when authorities acknowledged that critical information in police files about another suspect — an Ohio serial killer — was never shared with his trial lawyer in 2002.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Summer-like heat caused the closing of public schools Thursday and Friday in Michigan's second-largest city and shorter class days in Detroit.
High temperatures of 90 were predicted across the southern Lower Peninsula.
Purdue’s Edey returning to school at NBA draft deadline; Kentucky’s Tshiebwe stays inJune 1, 2023 GMT
Purdue’s Zach Edey decided it was the right call to go back to school instead of staying in the NBA draft. His predecessor as national player of the year, Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe, is sticking with his pro pursuit.
Court: No lawsuit immunity for Michigan official who had rifle during online meetingMay 31, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — A lawsuit can go forward against a Michigan official who flashed a rifle during a public meeting over video conference, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Patricia MacIntosh is suing Ron Clous, alleging he tried to silence her right to free speech when he displayed the rifle during a 2021 meeting of Grand Traverse County commissioners.
HARTFORD, Mich. (AP) — A woman who served as a police chief in southwestern Michigan was charged Wednesday with stealing and selling drugs when she led the department.
Tressa Beltran resigned as Hartford's police chief in January, six months after investigators searched police department offices.
Across the country, violent crime victims are using their stories to push for changes to state compensation programs meant to help them with medical bills, relocation, funerals or other expenses.
Victims of violent crime drive legislative change to state programs, pushing against barriers to aidMay 31, 2023 GMT
Vanessa Martinez was finishing preparations for her daughter’s second birthday in September 2021 when her ex-boyfriend broke into her Mesa, Arizona, condo and shot her in the head as she frantically tried to shield their three young children.
As Supreme Court considers affirmative action, colleges see few other ways to diversity goalsMay 31, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — As an alternative to affirmative action, colleges from California to Florida have tried a range of strategies to achieve the diversity they say is essential to their campuses. Many have given greater preference to low-income families.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York marijuana regulators voted Tuesday to settle a federal lawsuit that has blocked them from granting dispensary licenses in the Finger Lakes region.
The settlement reviewed at a meeting of the Cannabis Control Board would remove a legal impediment that has slowed the growth of New York's fledgling marijuana market.
LONG LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court will hear a dispute over the legality of using a drone to take pictures of a salvage yard near Traverse City.
Aerial photos were used as evidence in a lawsuit against Todd and Heather Maxon, who were accused of violating a zoning ordinance and creating a nuisance with cars and other salvaged material in Long Lake Township.
Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney implored new college graduates to not compromise when it comes to the truth, excoriating her House Republican colleagues for not doing enough to combat former President Donald Trump’s lies that the 2020 election was stolen.
DETROIT (AP) — Police in Michigan say a woman vandalized two Detroit-area religious centers in hopes people would blame a Ukrainian militia.
The 35-year-old Clinton Township woman has been charged with spray-painting a Nazi symbol and the phrase “Azov” on a Royal Oak synagogue on April 28.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Will Walsh tossed a complete-game four-hitter to lead Nebraska into the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Michigan State on Friday night.
The fourth-seeded Cornhuskers (33-22-1) will play top-seed Maryland on Saturday for a berth in the championship game.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cody Jefferis went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs, Mitch Voit went 4 for 5 at the plate and threw 5 2/3 innings in his first career start and Michigan beat No. 2 seed Indiana 13-6 on Friday in an elimination game at the Big Ten Tournament.
Denny Stolz, former Michigan State football coach, dies at 89May 26, 2023 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Denny Stolz, who was named football coach of the year in four conferences, has died. He was 89.
Michigan State announced Stolz died on Thursday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Olivier-Maxence Prosper has announced he is keeping his name under NBA draft consideration rather than returning to Marquette.
The 6-foot-8 forward announced his decision Friday.
LEROY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A road worker was struck by a vehicle and killed while directing traffic through a construction zone near Lansing.
The 70-year-old man was hit about 2 p.m. Thursday in Leroy Township, the Ingham County sheriff's office said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nick Lorusso's walk-off home run in the 10th inning gave Maryland a rain-delayed 2-1 victory over Nebraska on Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament.
The game was tied at 1 in the seventh inning before a 1 1/2-hour weather delay due to lightning in the area.
DETROIT (AP) — Alex Faedo struck out a career-high 10 batters in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Thursday night.
Faedo (1-2) has 22 strikeouts and one walk in four starts this season.
Auburn, USC, Alabama, Miami among the spring transfer window winners in college footballMay 25, 2023 GMT
The spring transfer window lasts just 15 days and is not nearly as active as the 45-day period that comes after the college football season — unless you're Colorado.
In transfer recruiting, NFL-style personnel departments try to get out in front of the portalMay 25, 2023 GMT
The NCAA transfer portal is basically just a list of names, with athletes sorted by sport along with school names and some contact information.
Not even a position is given for the hundreds of players who go in and out.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brock Vradenburg went 2 for 3, including a program-record tying 22nd double, and Michigan State edged Rutgers 6-4 on Thursday in the Big Ten Tournament.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jack Van Remortel hit a three-run home run, Noah Rennard pitched 5 1/3 solid innings, and Michigan defeated Illinois 6-3 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan (27-27) won the loser-out game in the double-elimination tournament and advances to play the loser of Thursday’s game between Iowa and Indiana.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gabe Swansen hit a game-tying three-run home run, Brice Matthews drew a bases-loaded walk for the go-ahead run and Nebraska scored six runs in the seventh inning to soar past Rutgers 9-7 on Wednesday in an opening-round game of the Big Ten Tournament.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Newly fitted with tracking bands, four peregrine falcon chicks named Pickles, Muhammad, Egbert and Swooper have a nest in one of the best seats — make that perches — at Michigan State University's football stadium.
Shliger has 2 doubles, go-ahead RBI, No. 20 Maryland beats Michigan St. at Big Ten TournamentMay 24, 2023 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Luke Shliger went 2 for 3 with two doubles and the go-ahead RBI to help No. 20 Maryland beat Michigan State 3-2 Tuesday night in the opening round of the double-elimination Big Ten Tournament.
Judge on Michigan’s top court returning after mental-health careMay 23, 2023 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court justice said he's returning to in-person work after a month away to seek treatment for depression.
Richard Bernstein, who is blind, has been a justice since 2015 and was reelected last November to an eight-year term.
Michigan public schools won’t be given A-F grades anymoreMay 23, 2023 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will ditch a system that gave A-through-F grades to public schools each year after state education officials called the system overly simplistic and a duplicate of federal requirements.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Pamela Pugh, the president of Michigan's Board of Education, announced Tuesday that she will seek the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2024 and challenge U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin for the Democratic nomination.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave final approval Monday afternoon to a red flag law that aims to keep firearms away from those at risk of harming themselves or others as the state grapples with ways to slow gun violence in the wake of its second mass school shooting.
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — A crane being towed on a barge hit the main span of the Mackinac Bridge, although an official says inspectors found no significant damage to the span linking the Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A son of longtime Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler has resigned from his position with the Wolverines, with the school saying it was aware of his social media activity that may have caused “pain” in the community.
Today in History: May 20, Lindbergh takes offMay 20, 2023 GMT
Today in History
Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2023. There are 225 days left in the year.
Here are the restrictions on transgender people that are moving forward in US statehousesMay 19, 2023 GMT
A federal judge is considering whether to block Florida's ban on gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth, as bills targeting the rights of trans people are being embraced by Republican governors and statehouses across the country.
Michigan revenue dips after tax cuts, but surplus remains highMay 19, 2023 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's revenue will be nearly $900 million less this year than forecasted in January due to new tax cuts, state officials said Friday, leaving lawmakers with less money to spend as they work toward the state's next budget.
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Houston scanned the Michigan street where his fixer-upper and older homes bridge gaps between the vacant, overgrown lots and abandoned, ramshackle houses, boarded-up businesses and potholed streets of Highland Park.
Judge not inclined to shut down pipeline, pleads with Wisconsin tribe to work with oil companyMay 18, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday he is unlikely to force an energy company to shut down an oil pipeline in northern Wisconsin, despite arguments from a Native American tribe that the line is at immediate risk of being exposed by erosion and rupturing on reservation land.
ALPENA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 13-year-old Michigan boy who used a slingshot to save his 8-year-old sister from an attempted kidnapping said he was “freaking out” and simply reached for something that could stop the attack.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A selection of bones belonging to a juvenile mastodon who roamed the woods of Michigan 13,000 years ago is now on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, after workers unearthed it by chance last year.
False claims of a stolen election thrive unchecked on Twitter even as Musk promises otherwiseMay 18, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — In an interview this week, Twitter owner Elon Musk said users making false claims of stolen elections “will be corrected” on the platform.
Sam Zell, billionaire real estate investor, diesMay 18, 2023 GMT
Sam Zell, a Chicago real estate magnate who earned a multibillion-dollar fortune and a reputation as "the grave dancer" for his ability to revive moribund properties died on Thursday. He was 81.
Zell died at home due to complications from a recent illness, according to Equity Group Investments, a company he founded in 1968.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden 's reelection campaign is vowing to hold the states that won him the White House in 2020 but also compete in places it lost like North Carolina and increasingly Republican-dominated Florida, providing what it says are “a number of viable pathways to the 270 electoral votes” needed to clinch four more years.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan companies will be prohibited from firing or otherwise retaliating against workers for receiving an abortion under a bill signed Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that amends the state's civil rights law.
1875 — Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby by one-quarter length over Volcano. The day marks the opening of Churchill Downs with an estimated 10,000 spectators witnessing the first Derby.
Today in History: May 16, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising endsMay 16, 2023 GMT
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, May 16, the 136th day of 2023. There are 229 days left in the year.
Just in time for the summer dining season, the U.S. government has given its blessing to restaurants that want to allow pet dogs in their outdoor spaces.
But even though nearly half of states already allow canine dining outdoors, the issue is far from settled, with many diners and restaurants pushing back against the increasing presence of pooches.
Washington is the hottest team in the Pac-12 under first-year coach Jason Kelly, who has rebranded the Huskies with a new offensive philosophy and gotten more than he could have imagined from a Division III transfer who's on track to become a high draft pick.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former state Rep. Leslie Love, a Democrat who represented Detroit for six years in the Michigan Legislature, announced Monday that she is running for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2024.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A city in northern Michigan has a new Mother's Day memory: A 350-pound bear was in a tree for hours, watched by dozens of people, before it fell asleep and dropped onto mattresses below.
Authorities search for Michigan prison inmate mistakenly released from an Ohio jail in MarchMay 15, 2023 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan prison inmate who was transported to an Ohio court has been missing for nearly two months after being mistakenly released from a jail there, authorities said Monday.
4 killed in Detroit when SUV crashes into highway bridge pierMay 15, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — An SUV slammed into a bridge pier along an interstate highway in Detroit, throwing four young men from the vehicle and killing them, state police said.
The GMC Yukon was going fast when it hit the pier around 8 p.m.
Michigan boy uses a slingshot to save his sister from being abducted from backyard, police sayMay 13, 2023 GMT
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan girl was able to escape an attempted kidnapping when her brother used a slingshot to strike the would-be attacker, authorities said this week.
Mlive.com reports that the Michigan State Police arrested the accused assailant in the city of Alpena on Wednesday.
Whitmer meets with government, business leaders on Europe tripMay 12, 2023 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer conducted her second international trade mission of the year this week, spending two days in Austria and Latvia meeting with both business and government leaders.
Lobbyist pleads guilty to conspiracy in scheme to bribe Michigan marijuana board chairMay 12, 2023 GMT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A fourth person pleaded guilty Friday in an investigation of bribery at the now-defunct Michigan marijuana licensing board.
A lobbyist, Brian Pierce, said he conspired to give $42,000 and other benefits to Rick Johnson to help clients with marijuana license applications before the board was disbanded in 2019.
Families affected by Oxford school shooting win key decision in lawsuit against districtMay 12, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — A group of families won a key court victory Friday in an effort to pin some responsibility on a Michigan school district for a shooting that left four students dead and seven others wounded in 2021.