Sports
6:04 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Rangers top Tigers 8-0, improve to 5-1 since break

DETROIT – Tommy Hunter pitched seven scoreless innings, Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler homered, and the surging Texas Rangers beat the slumping Detroit Tigers 8-0 on Tuesday night.

The AL West-leading Rangers are 5-1 since the All-Star break.
Hunter became the first Ranger to start a season 7-0, pitching only as a starter. He gave up three hits and two walks.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Hoekstra joins Bachmann in House Tea Party Caucus

LANSING, MI –


U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra is joining Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann as a founding member of the House Tea Party Caucus in a move that could help his Michigan
gubernatorial bid.

Hoekstra campaign spokesman John Truscott said Tuesday that a lot of people in the conservative movement "have a great deal of respect for Michele Bachmann."

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Jackson County judge suspended with pay

JACKSON, MI –

The Michigan Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended a Jackson County judge with pay.

District 12 Judge James Justin has been on the bench for more than 30 years. The court's order, released Tuesday, says he's under investigation by the Judicial Tenure Commission. There were no other details.

Justin was not at the courthouse and could not immediately be reached for comment.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Whirlpool to build new HQ in hometown of Benton Harbor

LANSING, MI –

Whirlpool Corporation will build its new world headquarters in downtown Benton Harbor - with support from a state tax break worth more than $19 million.

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In Michigan
5:23 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

US court will take another look at Mich. rape case

LANSING, MI – In a rare decision, an entire federal appeals court will revisit a Michigan case to determine whether the sex life of an alleged rape victim can be fair game for the defense at trial.

In a 2-1 ruling in February, an appeals panel said Lewis Gagne's rights were violated when an Ingham County judge excluded some evidence.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Michigan gubernatorial candidates win endorsements

LANSING, MI –


The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is endorsing both Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat Virg Bernero in the Michigan governor's race.

The nonpartisan environmental group said Tuesday that it's the first time it has ever endorsed a Republican running for governor.

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In Michigan
7:16 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Advisory board says retain Mich. genealogy project

LANSING, MI – An advisory board is recommending that current genealogy collections and resources remain at the Michigan Library and Historical Center.

The report detailed Monday from the Michigan Center for Innovation and Reinvention Board says the program should be maintained with "adequate funding."

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In Michigan
7:13 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Whirlpool project set for state tax incentives

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Economic Growth Authority is expected to approve state tax incentives for a major building and consolidation project by Whirlpool Corp. in southwest Michigan.

The tax incentives for the world's largest appliance maker are on the authority's agenda Tuesday in Lansing.

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Sports
7:11 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Cruz's 2-run homer ends marathon game in 14th

DETROIT – Nelson Cruz's two-run homer in the 14th inning gave the Texas Rangers an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday in a game that was marred by two injuries and finally ended in the rain two minutes before midnight.

Detroit lost its sixth straight game despite two home runs from Miguel Cabrera.

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Sports
7:05 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Lugnuts lose to Snappers again

BELOIT, WI – The Beloit Snappers beat the Lansing Lugnuts early Monday afternoon at Pohlman Field.

Lansing gets a day off today before returning home to Cooley Law School Stadium on Wednesday to begin a stretch of nine home games in 10 days.

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