CHICAGO – Johnny Damon hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the eighth inning, Jhonny Peralta homered twice and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 13-8 on Sunday.
Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Raburn also connected for the Tigers, who won for only the third time in 16 road games. Detroit also snapped a string of 10 straight road series losses dating to a two-game sweep at Oakland in May.
Pittsburgh, PA – On a night when heavy rain pelted the Lions and Steelers for nearly a quarter and bolts of lightning led to a 73-minute delay that sent fans scurrying, Ben Roethlisberger found the best place to stay warm and dry.
Health officials are warning people about contracting a form of encephalitis from mosquito bites. The Detroit News reports today that two Kalamazoo County residents have contracted Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease seen in horses but rarely seen in humans.
Israeli police say the suspect in stabbings in three states also was a suspect in a stabbing attack in Israel earlier this year, but charges were never pressed.
A senior police commander says Elias Abuelazam was believed to have stabbed a close acquaintance during an argument in a parked car in central Israel about six months ago. The commander says police dropped the case because the victim refused to cooperate with investigators.
A person familiar with the matter says General Motors Co. is likely to file paperwork next week that describes the plan to sell shares to the public.
The person says the company planned to file on Friday but delayed the move because it made two major announcements on Thursday. GM announced that CEO Edward Whitacre would step down as CEO Sept. 1 and be replaced by board member Daniel Akerson. It also reported a $1.3 billion second-quarter profit.
Two coal plant companies plan to sue the state for delaying or denying permits to expand their operations. The Holland Board of Public Works says the Department of Natural Resources and Environment has taken too long to make a decision on a permit to expand.
Vince Hellwig is with the air quality division of the department. He says the permit process normally takes a couple years, and this permit faced even more hurdles.
Lansing, MI – Two Lansing community organizations are unveiling plans to honor legendary farm workers' advocate Cesar Chavez in the city's Old Town district.
The Old Town Commercial Association and the group Lansing for Cesar Chavez want to create two memorials to the late activist. One is to name part of Grand River Avenue after Chavez. This co-designation would include two sets of street signs.
After a county-level canvassing in a tight Republican U.S. House primary race, Crystal Falls surgeon Dan Benishek has a 15-vote lead over state Sen. Jason Allen of Alanson. Both campaigns agreed today that the canvass shows Benishek as the leader, but Allen has not conceded and a re-count request is possible.