Sports
6:00 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Raptors beat Pistons 111-97 to snap 5-game skid

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Andrea Bargnani had 33 points, Amir Johnson scored a career-high 26 and the Toronto Raptors improved their playoff prospects by snapping a five-game losing streak with
a 111-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

Toronto moved within a half-game of the Bulls for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Raptors, who close the season Wednesday at home against New York, will earn a playoff berth if they end the season tied with Chicago, which finishes against Boston and at Charlotte.

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Sports
5:48 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Guillen, Podsednik lead Royals past Tigers 10-5

DETROIT – Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer after his two-out foul popup was dropped by Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 win Monday and
ending the Tigers' four-game winning streak.

Guillen took advantage of Cabrera's error for a go-ahead homer in the fourth inning.

Scott Podsednik had four hits, including a two-run single in the sixth that helped the Royals pull away.

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Sports
5:46 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Red Wings rising: Detroit surged to No. 5 in West

DETROIT – Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says he likes how well his team played in going from being on the bubble of making the NHL playoffs to earning the fifth seed in the Western
Conference.

Babcock also knows just rising in the standings won't help Detroit get past the fourth-seeded Phoenix Coyotes in the first round.

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Sports
5:44 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Lugnuts beat Loons in second game of series

MIDLAND, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Great Lakes Loons, 4-3 last night at Dow Diamond.

It was Lansing's second consecutive win following a season-opening sweep in Dayton.

The Lugnuts and Loons play the finale of their three-game series at 6:05 p.m. tonight.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

GM to expand battery lab outside of Detroit

DETROIT –

General Motors Co. says it will double the size of its suburban Detroit lab that engineers and tests electric vehicle batteries.

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

1 day, 3 states, 8 spots in Midwest militia raids

DETROIT –

Search warrant records show federal agents seized gas masks, hand grenade instructions, guns, knives, a container of potassium chlorate and dozens of other items during a raid at the home of the suspected leader of a Christian militia based in southern Michigan.

The raid at David Stone's trailer home in Lenawee County's Dover Township was one of eight residences searched during a 4 1/2-hour span in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana on the night of March 27.

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In Michigan
5:27 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Governor says she has faith in Fiat-Chrysler deal

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm is visiting Italy and Germany this week. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, she's leading a trade delegation that's trying to lure European manufacturers to Michigan.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Rep. Sheltrown announces he will run for Stupak's seat

LANSING, MI –

A state lawmaker has thrown his hat in the ring in the race for Democrat Bart Stupak's congressional seat. Stupak announced his retirement last week.

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State Representative Joel Sheltrown is the second Democrat to announce he will run for Stupak's seat. Sheltrown is abandoning his campaign for the state Senate to run for Congress. He says he can better serve the interests of Northern Michigan in Washington D.C.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Cox, Snyder won't attend GOP gov. candidate forum

BIRCH RUN, MI –

A forum for Republicans seeking to become Michigan's next governor won't have a complete lineup.

Attorney General Mike Cox and Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder are not attending the Monday evening event in Birch Run. Both candidates cite scheduling conflicts.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, state Sen. Tom George and U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra are the main candidates scheduled to attend the forum sponsored by several Republican groups. Troy businessman David Kniffen also will speak.

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Top Stories
4:06 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

MSU Students meet with Pollan

East Lansing, MI – Author and food industry critic Michael Pollan will speak at the Wharton Center at Michigan State University Monday. Pollan has also scheduled a question and answer forum with MSU students. Some agriculture students are looking forward to a spirited discussion.

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