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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

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A western Michigan county has recorded its second death from West Nile virus this season.

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Michigan lawmakers want the state to periodically hire outside contractors to evaluate the effectiveness of the state's economic development incentives.

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A U.S. House candidate was arrested Tuesday in Detroit during a protest for higher pay and the right to form unions.

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A victim of human trafficking is crediting Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in a new TV ad launched by his gubernatorial campaign.

The Michigan appeals court for the first time has affirmed the use of new DNA testing technology to assist authorities in investigating a crime.

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Two teens and a 26-year-old man are charged in the thefts of new vehicles from a storage lot near a Fiat Chrysler assembly plant in Detroit.

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Boosting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math classrooms is the aim of a federal grant going to the University of Michigan and other schools.

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A company that contracts with the state to help stranded motorists has stopped providing courtesy vans on Detroit-area freeways.

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Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer for governor, Garlin Gilchrist for lieutenant governor and 19 other Michigan Democrats running for Congress or the Legislature.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has approved plans to expand the Petersburg State Game Area in southeastern Michigan.

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Wine retailers outside Michigan are popping a cork over a major court ruling.

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Authorities say a 33-year-old homicide suspect who was injured while exchanging gunfire with officers on a freeway in western Michigan is out of the hospital and behind bars.

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The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Detroit's Belle Isle is getting a $1.9 million renovation.

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Thomas Brennan, a former Michigan Supreme Court justice and founder of Cooley law school, has died. He was 89.

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Officials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died.