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  1. Special Operations Transit Police patrol Sunday in Boston. About 4,000 police officers and National Guard soldiers will be at today's marathon. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)

    Boston Marathon security as high as excitement

    There was a tense excitement running through this city as it prepared for the 118th Boston Marathon, with residents waiting to see how much of the event’s traditional carefree spirit would remain after officials implemented security measures to make the 26.2-mile route “the safest place on the planet.”

  1. U-M analysis: Rural health care options more limited in Michigan

    Consumers in Metro Detroit have plenty of insurance options to choose from under the subsidized federal marketplace, with hospitals accepting most of those plans. But access to health care remains limited in rural areas of the state.

  2. Michigan's Congress hopefuls rush to join races

    Michigan's five open Congressional seats out of 16 are the most since 1992. (File photo)A flurry of candidates is gathering petition signatures to meet Tuesday's filing deadline for five open seats in Congress — a rare opportunity in Michigan for the politically ambitious.

  3. More Michigan dads volunteer to help at school

    Chris Lattin puts his arm around daughter Abby, 6, as they play the word game 'sparkle' in her first-grade class at Oakland Elementary School in Royal Oak. Lattin volunteers at least twice a month. (Photos by Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)Moms still lead school volunteer efforts, but dads increasingly are becoming more involved with groups like the WATCH D.O.G.S. and the Parent Teachers Association.

  1. Jimmy Howard, Jakub Kindl, and Brian Lashoff couldn't keep Boston's Reilly Smith from scoring in the first period. (Photos by David Guralnick / Detroit News)

    Bruins take advantage of Red Wings' mistakes

    What the Red Wings knew coming into the series against the best team in the NHL during the regular season is they needed to make few mistakes, get good goaltending, retain their style of game and use their speed in order to prevail. Apparently, after accomplishing that in Game 1, they got a big reminder in Game 2.

  1. Save your refund? That's the REAL no-brainer

    It's no secret that we Americans can be a nation of dim-bulbs when it comes to spending our money, which we so often do in breathtakingly stupid ways. During 2012, for …

  1. U-M race fight riles Gratz

    Jennifer Gratz bristled when reports last week compared her University of Michigan fight with that of a young woman's from Detroit.

  1. Why do you care how much money Matthew Stafford makes?

    Stafford ranked sixth among the magazine's list of the 50 top-paid athletes in the world. His listed salary of $31.5 million was topped only by Floyd Mayweather ($73.5 …

  1. 7 potential alternatives to summer flashy films
  2. Schedule could prevent Tigers from attracting 3 million fans
  3. New GM's talk is getting old
  4. ESPN documentary captures emotions of Pistons' Bad Boys reign
  1. Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

    Visitors take photos of the SC9 concept car from Chinese automaker JAC. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

    Beijing — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing …

  1. Oakland County program teaches autistic teens workplace skills

    James Barbatano of Ann Arbor and Rebecca Blome of West Bloomfield practice CPR on a dummy while Dr. Roy Soto, an anesthesiologist at Royal Oak Beaumont, offers them tips. (Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News)

    For the group of about 20 teens on the autism spectrum, the prospect of saving a life, or maybe one day being part of creating such equipment that …

  1. Fracking splits green groups, workers

    Union hours on large Pennsylvania, above, and West Virginia pipelines rose from 400,000 in 2008 to 5.7 million in 2012. (Keith Srakocic / AP)

    — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and …


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