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Detroit's new debt-cutting plan reduces pension cuts, reflects frantic pace of negotiations

Detroit — The third version of Detroit's debt-cutting plan filed Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court contains details about less severe cuts to pensions than Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr previously proposed. - 8:23 PM

The third version of Detroit's debt-cutting plan filed Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court contains details about less severe cuts to pensions than Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr previously proposed.
  1. Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford sits with Empire State Realty Trust Chairman, President and CEO Anthony E. Malkin in a new 2015 Mustang convertible on top of the observation deck at the Empire State Building in honor of 50 years of the Ford Mustang on Wednesday in New York City. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

    Ford celebrates Mustang's 50th anniversary on top of Empire State Building

    In New York on Wednesday, Ford unveiled a special edition Mustang to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. called the Mustang 'the heart and soul' of Ford.

  1. Warren turns down request for anti-religion display at city hall

    Rick Litwin, left, and his wife, Maria Litwin, center, hug Gail Zograph, right, 50, of Hazel Park, after they pray with her on Thursday morning. Litwin, 47, and Litwin, 45, members of The Tabernacle, asks if they can pray with people at Warren City Hall in the prayer station. (Todd McInturf / The Detroit News)A resident's request to put up a display table touting reason over religion in the atrium of city hall has been denied.

  2. Oakland County authorities address heroin 'epidemic' at forum

    Cathy Weir, happy that her son Dan Sims, 22, was in recovery for heroin abuse, was searching the web for what to do next when she discovered Families Against Narcotics, a support group for families dealing with addiction.

  3. Michigan jobless rate down for seventh straight month

    Michigan's jobless rate during March dropped by another two-tenths of a percentage point, sinking to 7.5 percent and marking the seventh straight monthly decline in the state unemployment rate.

  4. Toyota unveils 2015 Camry with 'athletic' exterior

    2015 Camry (Toyota)Toyota Motor Corp. is giving the best-selling car in the United States a mid-cycle upgrade and complete exterior redesign.

  1. Smith brothers take family feud out of the basement for Red Wings-Bruins series

    In the basement of their family's home in Mimico, Ont., Brendan and Reilly Smith staged some epic Stanley Cup Playoff series as kids, with the help of their older brother…

  1. Free-agency questions loom for Tigers

    Consider the Tigers and a handful of luminaries who will reach free agency either this autumn or 18 months from now: Victor Martinez, Austin Jackson, Rick Porcello and Alex …

  1. Chapter 9 turns page in Detroit, but remains far from closed

    Confirmation Tuesday that leaders of Detroit's retired police and firefighters will accept the city's latest offer on their claim — highlighted by no cuts to pensions and …

  1. Mother of autistic toddler finds neighborhood support as she works on early treatment
  2. After 65 years of serving food, Sindbad's knows what works
  3. Emotions run high as Detroit-area runner preps for Boston Marathon
  4. Trouble rearing ugly head for first-place Tigers
  1. $4M fund to provide litter clean-up, landscaping in Detroit's central business district

    A majority of downtown Detroit property owners have agreed to create a $4 million annual fund to provide supplemental litter clean up, landscaping improvements and new 'hospitality ambassadors' in the central business district.

  1. Acura debuts new TLX luxury sedan in New York

    2015 Acura TLX (Acura)

    Acura on Tuesday unveiled an all-new version of its TLX luxury sedan at the New York International Auto Show.

  1. 283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 459, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. (AP)

    A multi-story ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast …

  1. Homeland Security chief to visit Michigan to talk about customs plazas

    Jeh Johnson. (Charles Dharapak / AP)

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit Michigan in the coming weeks to talk about proposed customs plazas at high-volume trade crossings …

  1. Katey Meisner says her son, Kyle, 3, has been showing stronger development since they took steps to interact with him more. (Marney Rich Keenan / / The Detroit News)

    Mother of autistic toddler finds neighborhood support as she works on early treatment

    Two weeks ago, Katey Meisner of Highland went door to door handing out blue light bulbs and asking her neighbors to light up their front porch in …


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