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The University of Michigan will create a foreign policy engagement hub in Ann Arbor with a $10 million gift from alumni Ron and Eileen Weiser.

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Fiat Chrysler says it's invested more than $30 million at its Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeastern Michigan to boost development and testing of autonomous vehicles and advanced safety technologies.

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John Hill is stepping down as Detroit's chief financial officer.

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The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate has adopted ballot initiatives that would increase the state's minimum wage and require paid sick leave.

Connor Heyward
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Connor Heyward took the pitch from Brian Lewerke and had open field in front of him. Seconds later, he was in the end zone, having scored the biggest touchdown of his young college career.

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A 71-year-old Catholic priest in the Saginaw area has pleaded no contest to sexual abuse charges involving three young men.

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The Detroit City Council is moving swiftly to rename a park for Aretha Franklin.

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Flamingo families are growing at the Detroit Zoo.

Lake Sturgeon

More than 100 young lake sturgeon have been released in a river with the hope that they'll make their way to the Great Lakes and return in 20 years to spawn.

The black swallow-wort
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Officials in northern Michigan are working to get rid of an invasive plant that poisons monarch butterflies.

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Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year Tuesday by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper — the latest setback in a state already dealing with the consequences of contaminated tap water in Flint and other communities.

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It was a little early for Michigan State to be playing a nail-biter. The 11th-ranked Spartans held off Utah State 38-31 on Friday night, but it was a dicey start for a Michigan State team that now has to go on the road for its next two games. The Spartans came through under pressure at the end, driving for the winning touchdown after falling behind in the fourth quarter — but there were certainly some warning signs in the closely contested opener.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a 100-yard-wide tornado appeared in southwestern Michigan’s Barry County. Another occurred near the city of Jackson. 

Mackinac Bridge photo
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Participants in the traditional Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge should expect some changes — and prepare for traffic tie-ups.

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A Michigan police department is investigating after officers handcuffed 11-year-old twins and a 17-year-old family friend at gunpoint while responding to a report of juveniles with a handgun.