The Associated Press http://michiganradio.org en Supreme Court orders exam of Michigan judge's mental health http://michiganradio.org/post/supreme-court-orders-exam-michigan-judges-mental-health <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered a judge to undergo a mental health exam.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:04:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18442 at http://michiganradio.org Supreme Court orders exam of Michigan judge's mental health Michigan inmate accepts $250 to settle lawsuit http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-inmate-accepts-250-settle-lawsuit <p>JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - The state Corrections Department has agreed to pay $250 to settle a lawsuit by an inmate who said his health was harmed by exposure to mold and bleach.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:58:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18441 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan inmate accepts $250 to settle lawsuit U.S. commerce secretary praises Michigan during forum http://michiganradio.org/post/us-commerce-secretary-praises-michigan-during-forum <p>BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says Michigan is "on a roll."</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:52:33 +0000 The Associated Press 18440 at http://michiganradio.org U.S. commerce secretary praises Michigan during forum GM says it has replaced 491,000 ignition switches http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-says-it-has-replaced-491000-ignition-switches <p>DETROIT - General Motors says it has replaced faulty ignition switches on just under 20 percent of 2.6 million small cars that are being recalled.</p><p>The company has repaired just over 491,000 cars that are covered by the recall announced in February.</p><p>Switch maker Delphi Automotive says it has produced over 1 million parts and expects to have made 2 million by the end of August. GM says it expects all parts to be made by late October.</p><p>Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal tells lawmakers his company has added three lines to speed up production.</p><p>Some car owners have complained it's taking too long for GM to finish repairs.</p><p>The switches can slip into the accessory position and unexpectedly shut off engines. That has caused crashes that killed at least 13 people.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:08:11 +0000 The Associated Press 18416 at http://michiganradio.org GM says it has replaced 491,000 ignition switches Some Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos recalled http://michiganradio.org/post/some-jeep-grand-cherokees-and-dodge-durangos-recalled <p>Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly.</p><p>The recall is for certain 2011 to 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models. Chrysler says it has seen the problem only in lighted sun visor mirrors that have been repaired. But as a precaution, it says the recall applies to all of the vehicles.</p><p>The automaker says it knows of three injuries caused by the lighted mirror.</p><p>Chrysler will contact customers and let them know when they can have the problem fixed.</p><p>The recall will total 895,000 SUVs around the world. About 45,000 are in Canada, 23,000 are in Mexico and 175,000 are outside North America.</p><p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Chrysler says customers with additional questions can call their customer assistance center at 1-800-853-1403.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:33:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18347 at http://michiganradio.org Some Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos recalled Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit http://michiganradio.org/post/music-duo-insane-clown-posse-loses-gang-lawsuit <p>DETROIT - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at scrubbing an FBI report that describes fans of the rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse as a loosely organized gang.</p><p>Detroit federal Judge Robert Cleland says the government isn't responsible for acts by local police agencies that use the 2011 report.</p><p>Fans of Insane Clown Posse are known as Juggalos. The FBI report labels the Juggalos as a "loosely organized hybrid gang," although that description isn't part of the most recent national report on gangs.</p><p>Juggalos say their reputations have suffered because they have jewelry or tattoos with the group's symbol, a man running with a hatchet.</p><p>The lawsuit was dismissed last week. The Insane Clown Posse is Joseph Bruce, known as Violent J, and Joseph Utsler, known as Shaggy 2 Dope.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18290 at http://michiganradio.org Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit Detroit, Flint get $9 million for doctor training http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-flint-get-9-million-doctor-training <p>DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit and Flint areas are getting nearly $9 million to help train new primary care providers.</p><p>Most of the money announced&nbsp;Monday&nbsp;goes to the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority for training in family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. Flint's Hamilton Community Health Network is getting $900,000 for family medicine training.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the money is part of $83.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support primary care residency programs nationwide. Overall, it will help train more than 550 doctors during the 2014-2015 academic year.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:15:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18288 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit, Flint get $9 million for doctor training Michigan test scores up, college readiness slips http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-test-scores-college-readiness-slips <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LANSING, </span>Mich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. (AP) - State officials say high school juniors improved in all subject areas on the Michigan Merit Exam this year, while the average ACT college-entrance exam score rose slightly.</span></p><p>Even so, the percentage of Michigan juniors considered ready for college declined after rising in the previous four years. Officials said that was because of a slight drop in the percentage of students meeting proficiency levels in the math section of the ACT.</p><p>Results released Monday show the biggest improvements on the merit exam were in social studies, where the average score rose from 38.6 to 43.9, and in reading, with a jump from 53.5 to 58.7.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:43:33 +0000 The Associated Press 18276 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan test scores up, college readiness slips Cherry festival features air shows, orchard tours http://michiganradio.org/post/cherry-festival-features-air-shows-orchard-tours <p>TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - The <a href="http://www.michigan.org/cherryfest/">National Cherry Festival </a>is getting underway in Traverse City, with the opening weekend featuring a return appearance by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and several events linked to the region's growing reputation as a foodie haven.</p><p></p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:21:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18269 at http://michiganradio.org Cherry festival features air shows, orchard tours Michigan man with odd sentence stuck with life in prison http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-man-odd-sentence-stuck-life-prison <p>JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - <a href="http://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=204922">Leon Echols</a> has spent his adult years in Michigan prisons for killing a man when he was 18. He's not eligible for parole until he's in his 80s, but he's been trying to convince authorities that his punishment doesn't fit the crime. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18268 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan man with odd sentence stuck with life in prison Michigan company's legal fight against Obamacare goes on http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-companys-legal-fight-against-obamacare-goes <p>A Michigan company’s legal fight against the Affordable Care Act’s contraception requirement will likely continue, despite <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/30/326926331/companies-can-refuse-to-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says">the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling</a> in a similar case Monday.</p><p></p><p>The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 18211 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan company's legal fight against Obamacare goes on Congressman appeals to Pres. Obama over Detroit water shutoffs http://michiganradio.org/post/congressman-appeals-pres-obama-over-detroit-water-shutoffs <p>DETROIT (AP) - Longtime Detroit Congressman John Conyers has sent letters to President Barack Obama and other officials requesting immediate action and relief regarding water shutoffs in the bankrupt city.</p><p></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:10:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18199 at http://michiganradio.org Congressman appeals to Pres. Obama over Detroit water shutoffs New Michigan budget may affect you in many ways http://michiganradio.org/post/new-michigan-budget-may-affect-you-many-ways <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Schoolchildren and others will be impacted when Michigan's next state budget starts in about three months.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:39:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18198 at http://michiganradio.org New Michigan budget may affect you in many ways Detroit-Windsor tunnel undergoing renovations http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-windsor-tunnel-undergoing-renovations <p>DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will be undergoing renovations during the next few months.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:36:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18197 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit-Windsor tunnel undergoing renovations Businessman Dan Gilbert's real estate arm buys newspaper building http://michiganradio.org/post/businessman-dan-gilberts-real-estate-arm-buys-newspaper-building <p>DETROIT (AP) - Businessman Dan Gilbert's real estate arm says it's bought the home of The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:56:04 +0000 The Associated Press 18196 at http://michiganradio.org Businessman Dan Gilbert's real estate arm buys newspaper building Auction of items at Silverdome nets $500,000 http://michiganradio.org/post/auction-items-silverdome-nets-500000 <p>PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - An auction featuring more than 3,000 leftover items in the Pontiac Silverdome has fetched about $500,000.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:26:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18102 at http://michiganradio.org Auction of items at Silverdome nets $500,000 Snyder signals possible veto of e-cigarette bills http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-signals-possible-veto-e-cigarette-bills <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is signaling he may veto legislation to prevent minors from buying electronic cigarettes because he doesn't think it would go far enough and regulate the vaporizers like traditional tobacco products.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:29:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18103 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder signals possible veto of e-cigarette bills Judge orders break in sailor's child custody case http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-orders-break-sailors-child-custody-case <p><br />ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan judge has called a time-out in a child custody dispute involving a sailor aboard a U.S. submarine.</p><p>Lenawee County Judge Margaret Noe released an order Sunday, delaying some matters until at least Oct. 22.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:22:53 +0000 The Associated Press 18101 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit native Casey Kasem, broadcasting legend dies http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-native-casey-kasem-broadcasting-legend-dies <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82.</p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:24:01 +0000 The Associated Press 18005 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit native Casey Kasem, broadcasting legend dies Columbus Day name change issue removed from agenda http://michiganradio.org/post/columbus-day-name-change-issue-removed-agenda <p>TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A Traverse City commissioner has pulled from Monday's agenda a resolution to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.</p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:26:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18003 at http://michiganradio.org Columbus Day name change issue removed from agenda