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Michigan approves $16M for Detroit Pistons headquarters 

DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan approved $16 million in tax incentives Tuesday to aid the Detroit Pistons’ construction of a practice facility and headquarters in downtown Detroit, money the team said is needed to defray expensive work removing...

Tiffin: Falling drywall kills 8-year-old girl searching for kittens 

TIFFIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say an 8-year-old girl died when sheets of drywall leaning against a wall fell and pinned her in her grandmother’s garage while she was looking for kittens. Authorities say the accident happened Monday morning in Tiffin. Police say it’s...

Driver fatally hits her 5-year-old son after school drop-off 

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio driver fatally struck her 5-year-old son when he ran in front of her vehicle as she was dropping him off for school. The boy was hit Tuesday morning outside Saint Francis de Sales School in Coventry Township, a few miles south of...

Power grid operator slams Trump plan to aid coal, nuclear

MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The nation’s biggest electric grid operator said a Trump administration plan to change the way electricity is priced to reward coal and nuclear power is both unworkable and potentially against the law. PJM, which operates...
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Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor struggles to fit in with new offense

DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Helpless on the Washington sideline, Terrelle Pryor was reduced to a very expensive booster. Pryor was signed to become the Redskins’ No. 1 receiver. The free-agent receiver so far has simply been an $8 million bust in...
Sears ends Whrilpool Appliances sales
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Sears-Whirlpool curtail brand relationship after 100 years 

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will no longer sell Whirlpool-branded appliances, curtailing a business relationship that dates back more than 100 years. In a note sent to its stores last week, Sears said that Whirlpool was making demands that would’ve made it difficult to sell those...
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Russia vetoes extending Syria chemical weapons inspectors 

EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press   UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia on Tuesday vetoed a U.S.-sponsored resolution that would have extended the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, accusing the United States of...
NFL Lynch suspended 1-game
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Marshawn Lynch’s appeal of 1-game suspension denied

JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch’s appeal of his one-game suspension for shoving an official was denied Tuesday and the running back will miss Oakland’s game this week at Buffalo. Appeals officer James Thrash, who was appointed...
MLB World Series 2017, the rivalry
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Astros, Dodgers rivalry continues with former division foes

Astros, Dodgers developed quite a rivalry as division foes NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer Long before they made it to this year’s World Series, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers were plenty familiar with each other. For a quarter-century, they were in the NL West...
Pres. Trump will travel to Vietnam.
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Ghosts of Vietnam stirring as Trump preps for Asia trip

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 50 years, every American president has been forced to grapple, in one way or another, with the quagmire of the Vietnam War. Now it’s Donald Trump’s turn. The ghosts of Vietnam are stirring anew, just as...