Michigan

News from the state of Michigan

Scientists: Climate-whipped winds pose Great Lakes hazards

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Powerful gusts linked to global warming are damaging water quality and creating a hazard for fish in Lake Erie and...

US sends team to Detroit to investigate Tesla-semi crash

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DETROIT — The U.S. government's highway safety agency is sending a team to Detroit to investigate a crash involving a Tesla that drove beneath...

Once held in Iranian jail, ex-Marine fights espionage claims

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WASHINGTON — After Amir Hekmati was released from Iranian custody in a 2016 deal trumpeted as a diplomatic breakthrough, he was declared eligible for...

Ford partners with U-M on robotics research, new building

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Digit marches on two legs across the floor of the University of Michigan’s Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, while Mini-Cheetah...

Voter outreach led to big drop in rejected mail ballots

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ATLANTA — The coronavirus pandemic triggered an unprecedented surge in mailed ballots last year, raising concerns that a flood of first-time absentee voters would...

Republicans consider whether to block Whitmer’s health chief

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LANSING, Mich. — Republican senators critical of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's handling of the coronavirus pandemic are weighing whether to reject her appointee to run...

Man charged in alleged threats to Biden, Pelosi and Whitmer

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HOLLAND, Mich. — A western Michigan man was arraigned Tuesday after authorities said he made death threats to President Joe Biden, U.S. House Speaker...

Survivors struggle as scientists race to solve COVID mystery

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There was no reason to celebrate on Rachel Van Lear’s anniversary. The same day a global pandemic was declared, she developed symptoms of COVID-19....

Korean battery firm offers Georgia plant as dispute lingers

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ATLANTA — With a giant battery factory in northeast Georgia hanging in the balance of a trade dispute, South Korean company LG Energy Solution...

Health system investigates photos taken in operating room

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A hospital system in western Michigan has launched an investigation after photos posted on Instagram appeared to show doctors posing...