LANSING, Mich. | Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. — Call it Michigan’s pink and blue wave. Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate. It would be a first for either party in Michigan and is part of the … Continue reading LANSING, Mich. | Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

DETROIT | Michigan attorney set to be first Muslim woman in Congress

DETROIT — Rashida Tlaib’s opposition to President Donald Trump began while he was still candidate Trump and before she decided to run for Congress. The 42-year-old attorney, who is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, was booted from a 2016 Trump campaign speech in Detroit for heckling the polarizing Republican. After … Continue reading DETROIT | Michigan attorney set to be first Muslim woman in Congress

SAN FRANCISCO | Tesla CEO’s buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

SAN FRANCISCO— Tesla CEO Elon Musk is seeking relief from the pressures of running a publicly held company with a $72 billion buyout of the electric car maker, but he may be acquiring new headaches with his peculiar handling of the proposed deal. Almost everything about the deal is outlandish, from Musk’s out-of-the-blue disclosure in … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Tesla CEO’s buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

UKIAH, Calif. | 14,000 firefighters, inmates to foreigners, aid California

UKIAH, Calif. — Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state’s largest-ever wildfire but didn’t expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started two weeks ago, fueled by dry … Continue reading UKIAH, Calif. | 14,000 firefighters, inmates to foreigners, aid California

LOS ANGELES | Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

LOS ANGELES — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning announcement was also met with … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

WASHINGTON | No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

WASHINGTON— What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn’t detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. At issue is cardiac … Continue reading WASHINGTON | No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

ARLINGTON, Texas | Colon might not have enough time to pass Marichal again

ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon still has another lofty goal after becoming the top winning pitcher from Latin America. “This year is almost getting close to the end. But there is one thing that I will look for, is Juan Marichal has more innings than me,” Colon said through a translator. “For the Dominicans, I … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Colon might not have enough time to pass Marichal again

SALT LAKE CITY | 3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman

SALT LAKE CITY— A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent. Businessman Eric Eliason is facing an uphill climb in the three-way race to unseat eight-term U.S. Rep. Bob Bishop in a heavily Republican … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | 3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman