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  1. Detroit plan to recoup $239M paid to annuity accounts threatens some pensions

    Nearly 4,800 retired Detroit workers facing baseline pension cuts of 4.5 percent could see their monthly retirement benefits dwindle even further — with a handful of pensions being wiped out altogether — under the city's latest debt-cutting plan.

    • 12:55 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Detroit area Catholics recall John Paul's visits before his canonization

    Eva Fleck lovingly recalls learning that John Paul II had become pope. In her native country, the former Czechoslovakia which was under Communist rule, a Pole being crowned the head of the Catholic Church 'gave us hope,' said Fleck, who lives in Troy. 'Ever since then, I have great devotion to him.'

    • 6:18 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    U.S. colleges look at ways to increase diversity

    Regrouping after the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in public school admissions, diversity advocates are pushing universities to consider other ways to boost minority enrollment.

    • 6:20 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Detroit area casino market may see casualties as revenue slows

    Analysts project the now-fragmented local gaming market could eventually exclude one of the four players that exist today: MGM Grand, MotorCity and Greektown, and Caesars Windsor.

    • 10:05 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Groundbreaking planned Thursday for $17M makeover of Midtown buildings

    A groundbreaking ceremony is planned Thursday for the $17 million renovation of two derelict buildings in Detroit's Midtown area, where demand for housing is growing.

  2. Despite Tigers reliever Phil Coke's struggles, he's 'here to win'

    Watching him pitch in Florida and in Detroit these past two months has been like gazing at a tightrope walker: Phil Coke seems always to be in peril.

  3. Schauer's ed plan thin on substance

    Mark Schauer didn't exactly rock the boat when he presented his education goals last week.

  4. As task gets tougher against Bruins, Red Wings seek the poise to bounce back

    The challenge is daunting, which is usually the type of challenge Mike Babcock enjoys. There's a fine line between hope and false hope, and the Wings are straddling it right now. If this series is to become a battle instead of a belting, we'll know tonight, when the Wings face the Bruins at Joe Louis Arena.

  5. New housing permits see bump in Metro Detroit in 2013, SEMCOG finds

    Housing permits increased across the region last year, according to a recent report from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

  6. Lions' Golden Tate, Matthew Stafford working on communication skills

    Tate is pushing hard to keep the lines of communication open with Stafford even during these early drills. 'He has a lot of talent and I think I have a lot of talent,' Tate said.

    • 6:16 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital this morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.

  7. 'Stars on Ice' tour brings red-hot Olympians Davis and White to the Joe

    Over the past few months we've watched as Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White glided their way to a gold medal and ballroom danced all over primetime television. Sunday, it's Metro Detroit's chance to see the Michigan natives skate in person in 'Stars on Ice.'

    • 10:25 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Going to school in the 2015 Ford Focus ST

    The Focus ST roars onto the track with power-induced torque steer. But at speed it's a gem — rotating easily through long radius corners.

    • 12:38 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Syria accused of 2nd gas attack

    Beirut — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a do

    • 11:34 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Readers' eyes turn to Bookstock, Michigan's largest used book and media sale

    I'm salting the mine. Seeding the clouds. Hiding some particularly shiny needles in a haystack. Michigan's largest used book extravaganza starts Sunday, spread ...

    • 10:18 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    IBM to integrate Chrysler's, Fiat's IT infrastructure

    IBM has won a major contract to integrate the global IT infrastructure for Fiat SpA, Chrysler Group LLC and CNH Industrial NV, each of which is currently ...

    • 5:41 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • TRAVEL

    Detroit cycling grows fast as the city rises on the national bike scene

    The Motor City now is full of bicyclists. Bike-related events are booming, and cyclists enthusiastically tout the city's advantages. The trend is hot enough to ...

    • 12:43 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Papal canonizations expected to draw up to 1 million to Rome

    Vatican City Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of ...

  8. Activist challenges bid to sell ex-fairgrounds to developers

    Lansing The sale of the former state fairgrounds property in Detroit to a development team led by ex-NBA star Magic Johnson would be illegal, claims an activist who ...

    • 6:36 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Los Angeles — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery ...

  9. Man to be sentenced for 2 senior shooting deaths

    Detroit — A judge is expected to order life sentences for a 67-year-old man convicted of killing two women at a Detroit retirement home.

    • 6:32 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    Washington — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under ...

    • 11:53 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Gov candidate Schauer tours W. Bloomfield school, touts more education funding

    — Continuing his challenge to Gov. Rick Snyder's education record, Democrat Mark Schauer visited West Bloomfield High School on Wednesday, pushing his message ...

  10. Success trumps tragedy for violinist playing with DSO

    German violinist Augustin Hadelich was horribly burned at 15, and told he'd never play his instrument again. Then he went on to win the International Violin ...

    • 6:21 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Obama rejects notion that Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger

    Tokyo — As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S.

  11. Affirmative Action ban prompts heated High Court debate

    The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in admissions at Michigan's state-run ...

  12. Marshall Crenshaw, in town for DMAs, reflects on Detroit

    If Marshall Crenshaw sounds a bit bemused about receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Detroit Music Awards on Friday, at age 60, it's actually just ...

    • 6:57 AM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Tokyo — President Barack Obama is accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments and warning Moscow that the United States has another round of ...

  13. Political insider: Snyder says Bolger demand could prolong Chap. 9

    Gov. Rick Snyder isn't embracing a top Republican lawmaker's demand that Detroit unions contribute money to help shore up pensions as part of the city's ...

  14. La Feria Tapas executive chef says mac and chorizo is as big a hit

    Pilar Baron Hidalgo, the executive chef and co-owner of La Feria Tapas Restaurant in Midtown, has particularly fond memories of her mother's recipe for ...

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