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An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms

DETROIT (AP) — Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in...

The Latest: Calif. school fined for defying pandemic order

SAN FRANCISCO — A California private school has been ordered to pay $15,000 for defying a judge’s order to close classrooms and stop in-person...

Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly...

Tennessee factory to become GM’s 3rd electric vehicle plant

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site to...

GM expected to announce electric vehicle for Tennessee plant

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is expected to reveal that it will build the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV at its factory in Spring Hill,...

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a...

Michigan governor pushes back against Trump rally chants

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Sunday that President Donald Trump is inciting “domestic terrorism” following “lock her up” chants at his...

Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to "destroy the American way...

Low-key Democrat tries to hang onto Senate seat in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Call him low-key, understated, maybe even “boring." First-term Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan is betting voters care more about...

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own...

Michigan court blocks 2-week absentee ballot extension

DETROIT (AP) — Absentee ballots must arrive by Election Day to be counted, the Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday, blocking a 14-day extension...

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own...

The Latest: Trump tries to explain lower fundraising numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Judge finds cases against 5 in Whitmer plot can move forward

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors provided enough evidence to move toward trial for five Michigan men accused of plotting to kidnap the state’s...

Another suspect charged in alleged Michigan kidnap plot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general charged an eighth person Thursday in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm the...

The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea. ...

The Latest: Biden raises record $383 million in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): ...

Effort to bar LGBTQ discrimination moves ahead in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in...

The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao

BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases...

3 denied bond in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Members of anti-government paramilitary groups implicated in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor over measures to slow the...

Whitmer plot could affect fight for battleground Michigan

Gretchen Whitmer knew she’d have the spotlight Thursday. And she decided not to waste it. ...

2 charged in Michigan plots served in US Marines

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Saturday that two men charged in plots against Michigan's government spent time in the military. ...

Men accused in plot on Michigan governor attended protests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Among the armed protesters who rallied at the Michigan Capitol against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus lockdown this past spring were...

Anti-government groups shift focus from Washington to states

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The alleged foiled plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor is a jarring example of how the anti-government movement in the...

Plot puts focus on governors’ safety amid threats, protests

A plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor has put a focus on the security of governors who have faced protests and threats over their handling...

Michigan governor: `Domestic terrorists’ targeted her

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that governors from both major political parties have reached out to share stories of...

Razor blades on Trump sign in Michigan slices man’s fingers

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were trying Friday to determine who taped razor blades to the bottom of a Trump 2020 campaign sign,...

Michigan governor says Trump’s words inspire extremists

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hours after police foiled an alleged plot to kidnap her, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer argued in a speech Thursday that...

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an...

Pelosi out to block Trump if disputed election ends in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A single House race in Montana could determine the presidential election. ...

As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Standing before Sen. Kamala Harris at a campaign event near a Raleigh barbershop, Marcus Bass asked the Democratic vice presidential...

The Latest: 26 nations urge US to lift sanctions amid virus

UNITED NATIONS -- China and 25 other nations have called for the immediate lifting of sanctions by the United States and Western countries to...

The Latest: Wentz has early interception against 49ers

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT) ...

No course correction for state Republicans after Trump test

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican governors and lawmakers in many states have followed President Donald Trump’s lead on their response to the coronavirus, declining...

Biden: Trump diagnosis is ‘bracing reminder’ of virus stakes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden offered sympathy to President Donald Trump over his coronavirus diagnosis while casting the moment as a...

Trump’s virus hospitalization rocks final stage of campaign

An election year already defined by a cascade of national crises descended further into chaos, with President Donald Trump quarantined at a military hospital...

The Latest: Trump campaign manager tests positive for COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump testing positive for the coronavirus and being hospitalized (all times EDT): ...

Trump debate comment pushing Black Americans, others to vote

DETROIT (AP) — When President Donald Trump refused to outright condemn white nationalists in this week's presidential debate and urged his supporters to monitor...

Bernie Sanders resuming in-person campaigning to back Biden

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is returning to in-person campaigning for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March,...

Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls

Two conservative operatives were charged Thursday in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade Black residents in Detroit and other Democratic-leaning U.S. cities...

White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family’s home

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black...

Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls

Two notorious conservative operatives were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade residents in Detroit and other U.S....

12 Democratic governors vow that all votes will be counted

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Twelve Democratic governors issued a joint statement on Wednesday defending American democracy, vowing that every valid ballot will be counted...

NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After two decades of the same left turns at the same tracks over and over again, NASCAR finally upended its...

Ex-UAW president pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme

DETROIT (AP) — The former president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues...

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. ...

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rise 3.9% in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in July as the housing market continued to show strength in the midst...

Lions WR Golladay makes 2020 debut; Bucs’ Godwin also active

Detroit’s Kenny Golladay and Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin are a couple of noteworthy receivers returning to action in Sunday’s late games. ...

Biden’s low-key campaign style worries some Democrats

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the...

Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

The slice of Michigan that covers Detroit, its suburbs and towns dependent on the auto industry is coveted political terrain in one of this...

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and...

Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts...

Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit. ...

Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open. ...

Complaint flushed: No charge in toilet election display

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor in Michigan has flushed a complaint about a toilet that was promoted as a place to drop absentee...

‘Justice Joan’ Larsen emerges as finalist for Supreme Court

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of the women on Donald Trump’s short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court...

Third parties could play a lesser role in 2020 campaign

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In close elections, it doesn't take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role — as Democrats learned the...

Trump’s Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn't sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support for President Donald...

Tigers manager Gardenhire announces immediate retirement

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire mostly maintained his jovial demeanor this season. As recently as Friday night, he was needling a reporter while discussing...

Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan resident's apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one election official. ...

Trying to go 2 for 2 as senior, Furyk leads at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jim Furyk birdied four of the last six holes for an 8-under 64 and the first-round lead Friday in...

Judge: Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by...

Whitmer: Mask order applies to Big Ten, but may be changed

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said Thursday her requirement that athletes wear masks applies to Big Ten football in Michigan, but...

Barr takes aim at prosecutors inside his own Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is taking aim at his own Justice Department, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters" in their pursuit...

With Big Ten reversal, Trump aims to score in battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football...

Reverse: Big Ten will try to play fall football after all

Players were pumped. Coaches were stoked. Fans seemed relieved. Even the president was pleased. ...

Oops: VP Mike Pence missing from some Michigan ballots

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump ... and “Spike?” ...

The Latest: UN assembly head warns of pandemic unilateralism

UNITED NATIONS — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling...

Pandemic forces journalists to rethink campaign coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus shutdown began, ABC News' Martha Raddatz figured her plan for a cross-country road trip to meet voters...

Trubisky throws 3 TDs in 4th to help Bears beat Lions 27-23

DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky perfectly lofted a 27-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Anthony Miller with 1:54 remaining and the Chicago Bears held on...

The Latest: Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

BEIJING — Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say. ...

Trump revels in packed Michigan crowd amid book fallout

FREELAND, Mich. (AP) — Reeling from another crisis of his own making, President Donald Trump tried to refocus attention on his Democratic rival at...

The Latest: S Korea’s coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is...

Biden aims to rebuild ‘blue wall’ in Michigan visit

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden traveled to suburban Detroit on Wednesday to make a direct appeal to blue-collar workers who might have voted...

Trump, Biden and the road to 270 electoral votes

WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) — For such a volatile year, the White House race between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has been...

Trump, Biden and the road to 270 electoral votes

WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) — For such a volatile year, the White House race between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has been...

AP source: Peterson agrees to 1-year deal with Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The...

David Gaines, former Globetrotter, college coach, dies at 80

DETROIT (AP) — David “Smokey” Gaines, the former Harlem Globetrotters and ABA player who coached at Detroit-Mercy and San Diego State, has died. He...

Judge bans Detroit police tactics against protesters

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge late Friday temporarily barred Detroit police from using tear gas, rubber bullets, batons, shields, chokeholds or sound cannons...

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