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Charter schools need oversight, accountability

Charters schools in Washington state are more polarizing than they ought to be, because stringent oversight helps ensure that public dollars are not being wasted. In fact, the state’s model …


Federal judge refuses to halt Wisconsin recount

A federal judge refused to halt Wisconsin’s presidential recount Friday, telling President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters that the effort probably won’t change anything anyway.


Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin

Michigan’s recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots.


2 killed in 30-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

Authorities say at least two people have died and others are hurt following a 30-vehicle pileup on a snowy, icy Michigan interstate near the state capital of Lansing.


Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Michigan’s presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the state, when a federal judge said he’ll abide by a court ruling that found …


Michigan recount expands, Pennsylvania awaits federal ruling

The presidential recount in Michigan expanded Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other large counties, with the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaiting …


Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Presidential candidate Jill Stein’s fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide …


Jim Harbaugh not backpedaling on criticism of officials

Jim Harbaugh is not backpedaling on his recent criticism of officials. Harbaugh said he’s instead ready to agree to disagree with the Big Ten.


Trump, backers ask courts to halt 3 state recounts

President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have …


Trump supporters seek legal halt to Wisconsin, Michigan recounts

Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin’s ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan’s attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in …


Wisconsin election recount begins; Michigan’s is challenged

The tedious task of recounting Wisconsin’s nearly 3 million votes for president began Thursday with scores of hastily hired temporary workers flipping through stacks of ballots as observers watched their …


Trump campaign objects to Michigan hand recount

President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign has filed an objection to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a hand recount of Michigan’s presidential election votes.


Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan’s presidential vote, making it the third state narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump where she’s …


As Michigan certifies election, possible recounts now in play for three states

The Michigan Board of Canvassers with a 4-0 vote certified the state’s election results Monday afternoon, showing Republican Donald Trump won the presidential race by a 10,704-vote margin over Democrat …


Analysis: Trump unwittingly makes strong case for a recount of his own 2016 election win

On Sunday morning, President-elect Donald Trump assured us all that a recount of the 2016 election wouldn’t change the outcome and was a waste of resources. In a tweetstorm, he …


Top 25 football: Ohio State edges Michigan in 2OT

Curtis Samuel swept in for a 15-yard touchdown after Ohio State barely converted a fourth-and-1 and the second-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 3 Michigan 30-27 in double overtime Saturday.


EPA orders Flint to outline fixes before water switch

Federal officials have outlined new steps Flint must take before switching its drinking water source again in the wake of its lead-contamination crisis.


Michigan may require lead screening of all young children

Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is still roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of …


Authorities: 200 pigs escape after Michigan truck crash

Authorities say that about 200 pigs got loose after a truck heading to Indiana was involved in a crash on a foggy southwestern Michigan roadway.


Top 25: Mississippi State upsets No. 7 A&M

Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald was hit a few yards shy of the end zone as one, two and then three Texas A&M defenders tried to pull him to the ground.


Texas A&M sneaks ahead of Washington in first College Football Playoff rankings

The road to the College Football Playoff just got a little bumpier for the Washington Huskies.


Ford headquarters outside Detroit evacuated after fire

Fire officials in suburban Detroit say Ford Motor Co.’s world headquarters in Dearborn has been evacuated as a precaution due to a fire.


Top 25 roundup: Penn State shocks No. 2 Ohio State

Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 in State …


Class-action lawsuit seeks sweeping help for Flint students

Several families have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Michigan and the Flint school district, saying more needs to be done to help students whose academic performance and …


Newsmakers: Ex-Utah State player Torrey Green charged with sex assault

A former Utah State football player who was dropped by the Atlanta Falcons over multiple sexual assault allegations was charged Thursday with rape, assault and kidnapping. The Cache County Attorney’s …


Democrats threaten shutdown over lack of help for Flint

Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.


Police: Suburban Detroit man called 911 to report he’d killed his family

A man is in police custody after authorities said he asphyxiated his two young children in a car at their Dearborn Heights home, shot and killed his two stepchildren and …


Flint can’t sue Michigan unless Michigan says it’s OK

Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s …


Dog swims over 6 miles, walks 12 more to find family

A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend.


Six more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis

Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over …