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Survivor marks 6 minutes of strength and silence at rally

Chin high and tears streaming, Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez stood silent in front of thousands gathered for the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C. She continued to stand silently as a few crowd members shouted out support. She remained silent as tentative chants broke out. Her silence continued as those attending also fell quiet, many weeping….

Michigan ends top-seeded Spartans’ 13-game winning streak

NEW YORK

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a dreadful first half and fifth-seeded Michigan moved within a game of its second straight Big Ten Tournament title with a 75-64 victory over top-seeded Michigan State in the conference semifinals Saturday, ending the No. 2 ranked Spartans’ 13-game winning streak. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson also…

The Latest: 8th death reported following powerful Nor’easter

BOSTON

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the nor’easter that’s battering coastal areas from Maryland to Maine (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Authorities are confirming the eighth death in the powerful nor’easter that swept across the Northeast. A 37-year-old Massachusetts man was killed Friday afternoon when a tree fell on his pickup truck. The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office says Saturday that…

Students, Teachers Return to Florida High School

PARKLAND, Fla.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the law enforcement response after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Thousands of students and their parents are returning to a Florida high school to find out what will happen when they return to school on Wednesday. The meeting Sunday with teachers and administrators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…

Toyota, Hyundai Recall Roughly 110,000 Vehicles

NEW YORK

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota and Hyundai are recalling roughly a combined 110,000 trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. In its recall, Hyundai says some of Santa Fe vehicles are at risk for the steering wheel breaking away from the steering column. Roughly 43,900…

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of color to chief executives and other corporate officials as part of being open for business. Experts…

The Latest: Thousands rally for gun control after massacre

PARKLAND, Fla.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Thousands of people are gathering at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, some 25 miles from where 17 people were shot and killed at a high school. Students from the high school where the shooting took place spoke…

Historic auto factory museum seeks descendants of workers

DETROIT

DETROIT (AP) — A museum dedicated to the birthplace of the Model T is seeking descendants of people who worked in the first building operated by Ford Motor Co. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was in Detroit. Piquette Heritage Day will be held on April 8. Organizers say a score of descendants has been found, but they’re seeking more as…

Oakland University plans high ropes course on campus

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Plans call for opening a high ropes adventure course at Oakland University in suburban Detroit. The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports the aerial adventure park, which would be built in trees on the northeast side of campus, could be ready this summer. The Oakland University Board of Trustees recently agreed to move forward with TreeRunner…

The Latest Michigan News from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. Sunday

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne County residents now can use a free mobile app to pay delinquent tax bills. The county treasurer’s office says the app accepts credit cards or checks and also will allow people to make payment plan installments. The app can be downloaded via smartphones. The county has been working with homeowners and landlords to lower the number…