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LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder is ordering the state to no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony. By David Eggert. SENT: 500 words, photos.


DETROIT — Students accused of sexual misconduct at public universities have the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings, a federal appeals court said in a sweeping decision that will extend to public schools in four states. The court said the University of Michigan violated the rights of a male student by refusing to allow him or a representative to question witnesses in an alleged incident of sexual misconduct at a "Risky Business"-themed fraternity party. By Ed White. SENT: 380 words.



Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 6 percent early Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company's accounting chief left after a month on the job. By Tom Krisher. Developing.



TORONTO — In Michael Moore's new documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," the filmmaker has turned to President Donald Trump and he is very, very worried. Moore's film, which has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, makes extensive comparisons between Trump and Hitler. In an interview, Moore said he feels the U.S. democracy is hanging by a thread. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.


— UPPER PENINSULA FLOODING: The state of Michigan plans to help share the cost of providing matching funds for federal disaster relief to communities in the Upper Peninsula affected by severe flooding in June.

— ARETHA FRANKLIN-AUCTION: More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction.

— ATTORNEY-GENERAL-INDEPENDENT: A former federal prosecutor is on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Michigan attorney general.

— HOMELESS CAMP-STABBING: Police say two people were injured in a stabbing at a homeless camp in southwestern Michigan that's been a focus of recent protests seeking better resources for homeless people.

— COUPLE SLAIN: A son-in-law has been charged with murder in the deaths of a couple in the Grand Rapids area.

— GUN THEFTS-TEENS: Two 16-year-olds and a 23-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the theft of handguns from a property auction company in western Michigan.

— 2001 KILLINGS-NEW TRIAL: A man convicted in a 2001 Detroit double homicide has been released after a judge recently granted him a new trial.

— RICHARD DEVOS-SERVICES: A private funeral service has been scheduled for billionaire Richard DeVos , the co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the NBA's Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.



DETROIT — The New York Jets plan to make 21-year-old rookie Sam Darnold the youngest quarterback to start opener since 1970 AFL-NFL merger on Monday night in Detroit. After the game, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford may pass along some advice because he was a 21-year-old starter as the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. By Larry Lage. SENT: 700 words, photos for weekend use.


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sam Darnold will make NFL history when he jogs onto the field for the New York Jets on Monday night. The rookie will become the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the Super Bowl era — since the 1966 season — at 21 years and 97 days old at kickoff against the Lions in Detroit. Here's a look at how the previous youngest QBs fared in their openers. By Pro football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 700 words, photos.


DETROIT — The St. Louis Cardinals send undefeated rookie Austin Gomber (5-0) to the mound against the Detroit Tigers, whose scheduled starters Daniel Norris (0-3) is winless this season. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.


TEMPE, Ariz. — The Michigan State Spartans face what should be an even stiffer test Saturday night, when they'll play in the desert heat against Arizona State. By John Marshall. SENT: 700 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan desperately needs a confidence-boosting victory. The 21st-ranked Wolverines hope to get that in their home opener Saturday against Western Michigan in a matchup of teams coming off season-opening losses. By Larry Lage. SENT: 650 words, photos.


Purdue coach Jeff Brohm thought his defense looked every bit as bad on tape as it did in person last week. So this week he issued a challenge. On Saturday, the Boilermakers (0-1) welcome Eastern Michigan to Ross-Ade Stadium. By Michael Marot. SENT: 640 words, photos.


There were so many requests for Jeff Long to comment on the future of the Kansas football program after a humiliating loss to Nicholls State that the Jayhawks' new athletic director made the rare but practical decision to issue a statement. It didn't exactly give embattled coach David Beaty a vote of confidence. The next chance to evaluate comes Saturday at Central Michigan. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 700 words, photos.


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