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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 …


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 …