Ann Arbor’s Clinc launches artificial intelligence products for banks, credit unions

Clinc AI announced this week a new suite of patented conversational artificial intelligence products for credit unions and banks. The company’s conversational AI platform acts as a foundation of the new technology, with the goal to help banks and credit unions deliver a high-touch, high-tech experience for their clients. “We spent the winter talking with…

Metro Detroit weather: Great Thursday, but storm threat approaches

Today’s sunrise was at 5:56 a.m. Our Thursday started off on a great note, and it’ll be a great day ahead with mostly sunny skies and highs rebounding into the low to mid 80s. Humidity will remain low, and we’ll have a south wind moving at 5 to 10 mph. Today’s sunset is at 9:12…

As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some seeking 9/11-style commission

With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still raging about the origin of the virus and the government’s response, a push is underway on Capitol Hill and beyond for a full-blown investigation of the crisis by a national commission like the one that looked into 9/11. It is unclear whether such a…

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Unknown number of Detroiters get absentee ballot applications with wrong return address

The return envelope for the absentee ballot application listed a Texas address instead of the Detroit city clerk’s office.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Beaumont and Spectrum Health plan to merge, forming Michigan’s biggest health system

Two Goliaths in Michigan health care — Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health — announced they plan to unite to forming a new, massive health system.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Michigan State Police to begin statewide crackdown on speeding this weekend

Michigan law enforcement agencies will be stepping up speed enforcement as part of a campaign to reduce traffic crash fatalities.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Allison Schmitt places 2nd in 200m freestyle, heading to fourth Olympics

Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt is headed to her fourth Olympics after holding off Paige Madden by one-hundredth of a second for the runner-up spot behind Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle Wednesday. The 31-year-old Canton Township native finished with a time of 1:56.79, which gives her a likely individual event in Tokyo as well…

EXPLAINER: The significance of China’s new space station

Adding a crew to China’s new orbiting space station is another major advance for the burgeoning space power. Here’s a look at key developments: WHAT’S THE MISSION’S PURPOSE? The three-member crew is due to stay for three months in the station’s main living module, named Tianhe, or Heavenly Harmony. They will be carrying out science…

China launches first three-man crew to new space station

China launched the first three crew members on a mission to its new space station Thursday in its first crewed mission in five years. The astronauts, already wearing their spacesuits, were seen off by the commander of China’s manned space program, other uniformed military personnel and a crowd of children waving flowers and flags and…

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Republicans in Michigan Senate pass bills that would overhaul state voter ID laws

The bills would impose new ID requirements on voters and the votes on them marked the first on a controversial package of election bills by lawmakers.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Ex-Michigan football player: If I could talk to Bo Schembechler now, I’d ask ‘why?’

Jon Vaughn says he was both hurt and helped by legendary coach. His one question: Why didn’t Schembechler stop a doctor from sexually assaulting players?        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Why Casey Mize’s glove had nothing — and everything — to do with foreign substances in MLB

Detroit Tigers rookie Casey Mize had a right to be upset, and like an established veteran, he bluntly spoke his mind. Here’s why he was fired up.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. “What does 70% mean? It means that we can now return to…

US and Mexico seek ways to do more on irregular immigration

In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration is taking a more nuanced approach to immigration than its predecessor, but still asking what more Mexico can do. Mayorkas said Tuesday at the conclusion of two days…

Biden ambassador nominees include envoys to Israel, Mexico

President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled picks for nine ambassadorial postings, tapping career diplomats steeped in foreign policy experience — as well as political allies and aviation hero ”Sully” Sullenberger. The picks include former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as ambassador to Mexico and former Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides as ambassador to Israel. Retired…

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Detroit Mercy embattled women’s basketball coach AnnMarie Gilbert leaves job

Nearly six months after all 14 players refused to play for women’s basketball coach AnnMarie Gilbert, the embattled coach was fired by Detroit Mercy.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Schembechler family: ‘Bo was not aware’ of Robert Anderson’s sexual assaults at Michigan

His second wife issues statement refuting claims Bo Schembechler knew about sexual assaults of players and one of his sons and did nothing.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Records: Sick time use by state employees dropped nearly 19% during pandemic

It appears the reduced use of sick days may only apply to workers who were able to work remotely, from their homes.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

US to transfer federal property for Hawaiian home lands

The U.S. is giving Native Hawaiians surplus land as compensation for acres that were meant for homesteading but used instead by the federal government. The land transfer also attempts to help right wrongs against the Indigenous people of Hawaii, officials said Monday. The 80 acres (32 hectares) in Ewa Beach formerly used for the Pacific…

Hundreds protest Manchin’s opposition to voting law overhaul

Hundreds of demonstrators outraged with Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition to a sweeping overhaul of U.S. election law marched through West Virginia’s capital city on Monday evening. Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, denounced the influential moderate Democratic senator and called for a diverse coalition of working people to apply pressure on Manchin,…

Detroit police: 31-year-old man stabbed by unknown suspects inside Bricktown business

Police are investigating after a 31-year-old man was stabbed by unknown suspects inside a business in Detroit’s Bricktown. Detroit police officers said they saw a large fight in the 600 block of Beaubien Boulevard and when they dispersed the crowd they located the victim. Read: Detroit Police Department adds extra patrols in Greektown under new…

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Whitmer: Michigan to use federal $300 unemployment bonus as back-to-work incentive

The move comes as some critics argue the government needs to stop providing extra unemployment benefits crafted during the COVID-19 pandemic.        Top Featured Tags: – Michigan NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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