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Michigan courthouse shooting leaves two bailiffs, gunman dead, sheriff says

A sheriff says two bailiffs and a gunman are dead at a western Michigan courthouse where a shooting happened.


Bicyclists bonded as ‘Chain Gang’ before crash that killed 5

They called themselves “The Chain Gang” – a group of bicyclists drawn together by zest for their sport, physical fitness and love of the outdoors whose day trip in the …


Scientists: Flint water quality safe for bathing, showering

Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is safe for bathing and showering, although people should continue filtering the water before drinking it, scientists said Tuesday.


FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores

A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said.


Obama tells Flint residents, ‘I’ve got your back’

President Barack Obama brought a message Wednesday to residents of Flint, Michigan – a promise for change after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water.


Michigan governor to discuss Flint water crisis with Obama

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will greet President Barack Obama at a Flint airport and talk to him about efforts to solve the city’s drinking water mess.


Three employees charged in Flint water crisis

A judge in Flint, Mich., authorized charges Wednesday against three officials involved in the Flint water crisis, the first time criminal charges have been brought against government officials in the …


Racketeering suit filed against Snyder in Flint water crisis

Hundreds of residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a racketeering lawsuit targeting Gov. Rick Snyder and other state and local officials over lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.


Effort to recall Michigan governor can move forward

A judge says a political activist can proceed with efforts to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over his handling of Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.


Joking emails about Flint water among latest released

The latest e-mails released from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s office on Thursday include playfully written messages about the quality of Flint’s drinking water and the challenge of confronting the issue.


Authorities: Lawsuit against Uber by shooting suspect bogus

A lawsuit against Uber filed in the name of a driver accused of gunning down six people in between stops to pick up fares is a hoax, authorities said Thursday.


Holy Cross captures first NCAA tournament win since 1953

Robert Champion scored 19 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, to help Holy Cross beat Southern University 59-55 Wednesday night for its first NCAA tournament victory in …


Froma Harrop: Pollsters were biggest losers

What long-range polls really show is how well Bernie would do if he were the nominee and Republicans let his politics, writings and personal history skate into November without comment.


Michigan couple sentenced to life in 5-year-old’s death

A Michigan couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of 5-year-old Mackenzie Maison who had pneumonia and weighed just 25 pounds when an emergency …


Michigan is biggest prize in Tuesday’s primary contests

LANSING, Mich. – Republican front-runner Donald Trump faces a test of his durability with white, working-class voters in Michigan, the first industrial state to vote in the 2016 primaries and …


Class-action lawsuit filed by residents over Flint water crisis

A lawsuit stemming from Flint’s lead-contaminated water was filed Monday on behalf of the city’s residents against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as well as other current and former government officials …


Michigan governor hires lawyers for Flint water issues

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has hired two outside lawyers to assist with civil representation and to search and process emails and other records connected to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.


Flint water was called ‘scary’ before lead crisis by governor’s lawyer

Two lawyers in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s office urged his top aides to switch Flint back to Detroit’s water system only months after the city began using the Flint River, …


Firefighter pays struggling family’s $1K electric bill

A suburban Detroit firefighter has paid off a struggling family’s electricity bill of more than $1,000 after responding to a call at their home.


Michigan fires head of environmental agency’s drinking water unit

The state of Michigan announced Friday it has fired the head of the Department of Environmental Quality’s drinking water unit over the lead contamination of Flint’s drinking water supply.


Michigan officials warned of Flint water, Legionnaires’ link

High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the governor reported the increase to the …


Flint water crisis reaches Capitol Hill, and it’s a blame game

Government officials fought on Wednesday over who was to blame for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, at a combative congressional hearing that also pitted Democrats against Republicans.


FBI joins investigation of Flint water lead contamination

The FBI is working with a multiagency team investigating the lead contamination of Flint’s drinking water, alongside Environmental Protection Agency investigators who can tackle criminal violations of federal environmental law, …


$400 million fix for lead pipes in Flint, Mich., proposed by Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats on Thursday proposed $400 million in new emergency federal funding to replace and fix lead-contaminated pipes in Flint, Michigan.


Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis

Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the financially struggling city.


No. 17 Michigan routs No. 19 Florida in Citrus Bowl

Jake Rudock shrugged off an injury and threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns as No. 17 Michigan’s offense overwhelmed No. 19 Florida during a 41-7 victory Friday in the …


Mark Dantonio, Michigan State Spartans must now deal with resurgent Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – From the moment Jim Harbaugh took over as Michigan’s coach in December, this scenario was coming: At some point, the Wolverines would become a major threat …


College football roundup: Utah spoils Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut with 24-17 win

Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night in Salt Lake City. …


Michigan forces third game at Women’s College World Series

OKLAHOMA CITY – Haylie Wagner hadn’t started in more than two weeks. She was ready when called upon. The senior threw a complete-game shutout, and Michigan beat Florida and ace …


Jim Harbaugh will be announced today as the new Michigan football coach

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to become the new coach at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions told the Associated Press on …