Around Michigan

The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Mary Treder Lang
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Republican Mary Treder Lang says she seeks to launch a mobile app and expand online services for registering to vote and renewing driver's licenses and plates if she's elected Michigan's next secretary of state.

Gretchen Whitmer photo
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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is calling for the elimination of Michigan's "retirement tax" in a new TV ad airing in the governor's race.

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett says the Trump administration's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will cost the company $1 billion.

Cadillac CT6 photo
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General Motors is moving its Cadillac brand headquarters from New York back to Michigan, four years after heading to the big city to become more cosmopolitan.

tornado damage Frenchtown township
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The National Weather Service says Tuesday's severe thunderstorms may have spawned tornadoes in two southeastern Michigan counties.

John Dingell

Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell has suggested to his followers on Twitter that he may be released from a Detroit-area hospital Tuesday after suffering a heart attack.

University of Michigan Sign
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The University of Michigan has asked a federal appeals court to set aside a decision giving students accused of sexual misconduct at universities the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings.

Abdul El-Sayed
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Former Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed is launching a state-based political action committee to boost liberal candidates and causes in the fall midterm elections and beyond.

Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says attacks on a woman accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct could deter people with similar stories to contact authorities.

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Several garbage trucks participated in a funeral procession to honor a sanitation worker who was killed on the job in southern Michigan.

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A food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been fired after a video was posted online allegedly showing him spitting on a pizza.

Detroit Police
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A rookie Detroit police officer has been suspended after allegedly posting a photo of himself on Snapchat in uniform with an offensive caption.

Police Lights

A man suspected in the deaths of two people inside their western Michigan home is believed to have fatally shot himself after holding his wife and two young children hostage during a standoff with police at another location.

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A conference in northern Michigan will focus on Ernest Hemingway's time in the area following World War I.

Detroit skyline
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About 10,000 volunteers are expected to help clear alleyways, mow weeds and remove debris from 300 city blocks in Detroit over six days as part of an annual beautification effort.