In Michigan
6:27 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Elsenheimer decides against run for Stupak seat

LANSING, MI –

House GOP Leader Kevin Elsenheimer has decided against running for U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak's seat in Michigan's 1st District.

Elsenheimer spokesman Bill Nowling told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Kewadin Republican has decided that "it's probably not the right move for him."

Stupak announced Friday that he wouldn't run for re-election after 18 years. Republicans hope to pick up the seat, and three GOP candidates and one Democrat already are in the race to represent the sprawling northern Michigan district.

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In Michigan
6:24 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Governor Granholm's name goes to top of potential judge lists

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm's name is finding its way to the top of lists of people speculating who could replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Granholm made speculative lists around this time last year when Justice David Souter announced his retirement plans. That seat was filled by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

MI Supreme Court to hear indigent defense arguments

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear a challenge Wednesday to the state's system for providing attorneys to criminal defendants who can't afford to pay their own lawyers.

As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the arguments will take place as efforts to negotiate a solution on the Legislature have pretty much stalled.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Second Amendment rally at MI Capitol

LANSING, MI –

Hundreds of people gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to rally in support of Second Amendment rights.

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American flags and yellow "don't tread on me" flags peppered the crowd, and many people had firearms slung over their shoulders or resting in hip holsters. Michigan law does not prohibit the open carry of legal firearms.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

MSU ending retiree health benefits for new hires

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State University will no longer offer retiree health care benefits to new faculty and staff hires, beginning July 1.

A news release was issued Tuesday, saying that current MSU faculty and staff will not be impacted by the decision.

"Continued health care cost increases and constrained revenues" are cited for the decision to halt such benefits.

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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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