SAN FRANCISCO – Frank Gore scored on a 1-yard run and topped the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth straight year, and the San Francisco 49ers moved within one win of avoiding a seventh straight losing season by beating the Detroit Lions 20-6 Sunday.
WASHINGTON – A law enforcement official says the man removed from a Sunday flight to Detroit posed no security risk to the plane.
The official says the passenger was taken into custody after becoming verbally disruptive on landing. Subsequent interviews by investigators determined he was a businessman who became ill during the flight.
The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation and therefore spoke on condition of anonymity.
DETROIT – An attorney for a Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane near Detroit says he's been transferred to a federal prison.
Miriam Siefer says she hasn't had in-depth talk yet with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab since he was charged Saturday. Siefer, the chief federal defender in Detroit, called the charges serious but declined further comment.
She said Sunday he's now at a prison in Milan, about 50 miles away from Detroit, after being released from a hospital where he was treated for burns.
LANSING, MI – Sophomores in Michigan's high schools will soon be able to alter their graduation requirements if they struggle to pass math courses.
The "Personal Curriculum" is a small measure not often discussed in a large package of reforms approved by the state Legislature. That's because it didn't deal with big, controversial issues such as charter schools or the drop-out age.
But state Representative Doug Geiss says he hopes "Personal Curriculum" helps raise the state's graduation rate.
DETROIT – A judge has ruled Detroit must reimburse the Detroit Free Press for most of the newspaper's legal fees in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to the text message scandal involving ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Colombo Jr. ruled Wednesday the paper prevailed in about 80 percent of its requests.
The paper sought about $666,000 in fees and costs, but Colombo said some expenses wouldn't be allowed. Free Press lawyer Herschel Fink plans to meet with the city to recalculate the bill.
LANSING, MI – Students in the Class of 2016 will be the first Michigan graduates required to stay in school until they are 18. Legislators approved a measure in the "Race To The Top" education reform package that would raise the drop-out age from 16 to 18.
Democratic state Representative Doug Geiss sponsored the measure to increase the drop-out age. He's been trying for awhile to push that legislation through, but Senate Republicans have traditionally opposed the measure.
DETROIT – Antti Niemi made 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and his career, and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews also scored for Chicago, which also shut out Detroit 3-0 on Sunday night in Chicago behind Cristobal Huet.
Jimmy Howard stopped 28 shots for Detroit, which has gone 2 hours, 21 minutes without a goal.