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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Judge admonishes victims’ dad who charged at Nassar in court

A distraught father seething over sexual abuse suffered by three daughters tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom Friday after a judge rejected his request …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Michigan police department ‘missed’ chance to get Nassar, victim currently resides in Seattle

A police department in the Lansing, Michigan, area missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar after a teenager complained that the doctor had molested her …


Tests show high lead levels at 4 Flint schools, care centers

Only four schools and care facilities in Flint had elevated levels of lead in their water during recent tests, though one school district refused to allow the testing as the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

McKenzie Milton powers undefeated Central Florida to 34-27 Peach Bowl win over Auburn

Bowl capsules: McKenzie Milton threw two touchdown passes and ran for 116 yards with another touchdown, leading No. 10 Central Florida to a 34-27 Peach Bowl win over No. 7 …


Michigan scrambles to address chemical contaminants in water

While the city of Flint still recovers from a lead-tainted water crisis, Michigan is scrambling to combat potential health risks in other tap water that stem from chemicals long used …


Groups accuse Flint of violating legal settlement over water

Plaintiffs in a landmark legal settlement related to Flint’s lead-tainted water have asked a federal judge to intervene because they say city officials have repeatedly ignored requirements that allow monitoring …


Success after success, Michigan State still wears chip on shoulder

For Washington State fans who wear that underdog mentality against the Huskies like a badge of honor, you’ve just met your match.


Conyers’ exit after decades could open political floodgates

John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century – and sets off a free-for-all race to …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:02 a.m.

Longtime Michigan Rep. Sander Levin won’t run in 2018

Democratic Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, who has served in Congress for nearly 35 years, will not seek re-election to a 19th term.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations

The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Conyers’ lawyer swiftly rejected the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:33 a.m.

Conyers’ family rallies behind him amid harassment claims

Pressure from fellow Democrats grew for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that included partially …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him.


Funeral home horrors put spotlight on spotty U.S. regulations

Funeral home regulations vary across the U.S., with some states requiring annual inspections and several requiring no inspections at all.


‘Are you kidding me?’: Kid Rock says no to U.S. Senate run

Kid Rock says he’s not running for U.S. Senate in Michigan.


Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on fetal deaths, study finds

The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper.


Judge: City wrong to bar farmer over gay marriage views

A judge has ordered a Michigan city to make room again for an apple grower who was barred from a seasonal market because he doesn’t allow gay couples to get …


Expert declares qualified end to water crisis in Flint

An expert who two years ago warned about dangerous lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water has declared a qualified end to the crisis.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 12:18 p.m.

Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisis

NEW YORK – Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis. The Grammy-winning star told the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Michigan official stands by call for killing of all Muslims

A village president in northern Michigan is refusing to apologize for sharing Facebook posts denouncing Islam and calling for the killing of “every last Muslim.”


Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Michigan airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint airport on Wednesday, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s …


Michigan man convicted on single hair freed after 41 years

A Detroit man who spent four decades in prison was freed on Thursday after prosecutors agreed that his 1976 murder conviction hinged on the flimsiest of evidence: a single hair.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

Michigan health director, 4 others charged with involuntary manslaughter over tainted Flint water

Five people, including the head of Michigan’s health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint’s lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Police: 5 dead following fiery, 2-vehicle crash in Michigan

A car driven by a 22-year-old man zipped through a stop sign and smashed into another vehicle in southeastern Michigan, killing five people including a woman who was returning from …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water

Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …


Bills aim to halt legal sex between prostitutes and police

Michigan police would not legally be able to have sex with prostitutes anymore during undercover investigations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.


University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube

Some past and present University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have unveiled a 1,500-pound tribute to one of the all-time great brain teasers.


Prank gone wrong: Boy, 11, hangs himself after fake social media posts

Tysen Benz was at home when he saw social media posts indicating that his 13-year-old girlfriend had committed suicide. The posts were a prank, but the 11-year-old boy apparently believed …


Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.


Michigan shocks Wisconsin 71-56 to win Big Ten Tournament

Michigan completed a magical run to its first Big Ten Tournament title, using a swarming defense and accurate shooting to beat No. 24 Wisconsin 71-56 on Sunday for its fourth …