News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

Democratic secretary of state candidate Jocelyn Benson is proposing a five-point plan to ensure the security of Michigan elections. It includes making statistically-based post-election audits standard, standardizing poll...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 1:44 pm CDT

FBI: Mistakenly released inmate back in custody

Authorities say an inmate accused of using another inmate's identification to escape from a northwest Ohio jail last week is back in custody.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 2:44 pm CDT

Secretary of state nominee Benson targets election security

Democratic secretary of state candidate Jocelyn Benson is proposing a five-point plan to ensure the security of Michigan elections.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 1:32 pm CDT

Decomposing body found in Michigan capital's sewer system

Police say a decomposing body has been found during a routine check of a sewer system in Michigan's capital city.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 1:08 pm CDT

New Detroit firefighter killed in his home

Police say an off-duty Detroit firefighter has been killed in his home, just a few months after joining the department.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 11:48 am CDT

Michigan man who swallowed BBQ grill bristle loses lawsuit

A Michigan man who says he swallowed a stray bristle from a grill brush after barbecuing chicken has failed to persuade an appeals court to revive his lawsuit.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 11:40 am CDT

Detroit incinerator working to fix 'rotten egg' odor

A Detroit incinerator is working to fix its foul odor issues amid complaints from neighbors.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 10:52 am CDT

Flint water researcher's defamation lawsuit challenged

A Flint, Michigan, resident is among those embroiled in a legal battle over a letter criticizing a Virginia Tech professor who helped expose the city's water crisis.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 10:44 am CDT

Girl is 3rd person to die in weekend crash at Lansing school

An 11-year-old girl is the third person to die after a weekend car crash at a Lansing school.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 9:24 am CDT

1,600 attend funeral for Detroit officer hit by speeding SUV

More than 1,600 people attended the funeral for a newlywed police officer who was struck and killed by a speeding SUV outside a Detroit nightclub.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 8:12 am CDT

Man, 24, critically wounded in shootout with Detroit police

Detroit police say a 24-year-old man was critically wounded in an overnight shootout with police officers on the city's northwest side.

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 7:48 am CDT

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

Detroit Lions linebacker Steve Longa's season-ending knee injury represents a setback for a position group that already is a potential problem area. Detroit used a first-round pick on Jarrad Davis last season and he...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 2:36 am CDT

Michigan National Guard planning exercises in Detroit

The Michigan Army National Guard is planning a series of emergency response exercises this week in Detroit.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 6:52 pm CDT

Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

By KEN SWEET and TOM KRISHER AP Business Writers

Monday, August 20th 2018, 5:08 pm CDT

Funeral home: Motown Funk Brother fret man Eddie Willis dies

A funeral home director says Eddie Willis, a key session guitarist for Motown Records, has died at his Mississippi home.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 4:04 pm CDT

AP reporter Richard Pyle laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

Longtime Associated Press journalist Richard Pyle has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery nearly one year after his death.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 2:28 pm CDT

Veteran drag racer, 80, dies after northern Michigan crash

Authorities say a longtime drag racer died after crashing his jet engine-powered car at a track in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 2:04 pm CDT

Warnings issued for strong waves, currents on Lake Michigan

Officials are warning Lake Michigan beachgoers and boaters about dangerous waves and strong currents and have issued warnings for most of the lake's shoreline in the coming days.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 12:04 pm CDT

State lawmakers set panel to study Lake Erie's harmful algae

A group of Ohio lawmakers who will look into Lake Erie's health will be led by two legislators who have criticized the governor's move to create tougher regulations on thousands of farmers.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 11:32 am CDT

Police probe stun gun use on man who had been holding child

A suburban Detroit police department is investigating the arrest of a combative father who may have still been holding his 2-month-old son when an officer shot him with a stun gun.

Monday, August 20th 2018, 11:24 am CDT