Struggling merchants, insurers battle over pandemic coverage

Lansing, Michigan (AP), July 29 – Restaurants, bars and other merchants struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic are desperately reaching out for a lifeline from insurers that in turn contend they are being miscast as potential saviors. Shutdowns and crowd restrictions imposed by state and local governments to limit the spread of the […]

Republicans decry Michigan governor’s latest stay-home order

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to toughen rather than relax what already was one of the nation’s strictest stay-home orders in response to the coronavirus is hitting opposition in her home state, where Republicans who backed her moves initially are now ratcheting up their criticism. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey took […]

2020 primary takeaways: Joe Biden’s nomination to lose

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic presidential nomination widened significantly Tuesday with commanding victories in Mississippi, Missouri and Michigan, a state that his rival Bernie Sanders won four years ago. Key takeaways: IT’S BIDEN’S NOMINATION TO LOSE Biden has become the reliable Buick of this race. His momentum accelerated as he broadened […]

Buckeye blitz: No. 10 Ohio State blows out No. 4 Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a most unusual regular season for Ohio State, it was business as usual against Michigan. Dwayne Haskins threw five touchdown passes, freshman Chris Olave had a breakout performance and No. 10 Ohio State continued its mastery over No. 4 Michigan with a record-setting 62-39 victory Saturday that sends the Buckeyes […]

What to watch between Michigan, Villanova in NCAA title game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A wild, entertaining season and one of the maddest Marches in college basketball history has reached its pinnacle. Villanova and Michigan, prolific offense vs. stifling defense, a national title on the line, Monday night in San Antonio. The Wildcats and their horde of long-range shooters are playing for their second title […]

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan State University trustee is calling for the university president to resign over the school’s handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Trustee Mitch Lyons issued a statement Saturday breaking ranks with fellow board members who said a day earlier they supported President Lou Anna Simon. […]