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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 …


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.