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The latest Michigan news from the Associated Press

Police Lights

Michigan police say a transgender, gay rights activist tried to fabricate a hate crime by setting his home on fire.

U.S. Farathane Auburn Hills
U.S. Farathane

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at a suburban Detroit plastics plant that sent thick black smoke billowing into the air and was visible from miles away.

Elon Musk
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until March 11 to explain to a federal judge in New York why he shouldn't be held in contempt of court.

Power line
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Utility crews are making a final push to restore power after high winds swept Michigan, toppling trees and tree branches onto power lines.

Power line
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High winds that toppled trees and tree branches onto power lines have cut power to about 100,000 homes and businesses in southeastern Michigan.

Lighthouse, McGulpin point
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More than $113,000 in state preservation grants has been awarded to three Michigan lighthouses.

Ford Foundation
Ford Foundation

A member of the Ford family is on the board of the New York City-based foundation that bears its name for the first time in more than four decades.

AutoNation USA
AutoNation USA

AutoNation, the country's largest auto dealership chain, went outside the auto industry to find its new chief executive, appointing a top leader from the USAA financial services company.

Ford sign
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Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles.

Mickey Mouse
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A county official in Michigan dressed as Mickey Mouse to help draw attention to what he describes as wasteful spending on a Florida trip for employee training.

Domino's Sign
Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza shares tumbled Thursday after the company's same-store sales growth fell short of expectations in the U.S. and abroad.

Voting Ballot
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Michigan voters can start casting an absentee ballot without giving a reason.

Calvin Johnson
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Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson has received preliminary approval of his license application for a medical marijuana dispensary in suburban Detroit.

Amanda Barberena / WKAR File Photo

JPMorgan Chase is investing $15 million to expand economic opportunity across some Detroit neighborhoods.


A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling could reinforce zero-tolerance workplace rules for marijuana even in cases in which a person has a medical marijuana card.