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    • 3:29 PM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS

    New York U.S. Attorney, SEC probe GM recalls

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission and an unnamed state attorney general are investigating General Motors Co.'s handling of recent recalls.

  1. Snyder: Tax surplus could be used for DIA-pension deal

    Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday he's open to using one-time surplus tax dollars for the state's contribution toward a fund to bolster Detroit pensions and settle the city's bankruptcy.

  2. Phone scam seeks payments from Oakland Co. residents for missing jury duty

    The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam in which callers impersonate police and county court employees to solicit payment of phony fees for failing to show up for jury duty.

  3. Tigers far from perfect, but again they do enough to win

    Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs, Max Scherzer struck out 10 and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox, 7-4, Thursday. Cabrera hit a pair of two-out singles for his RBIs.

  4. 33 current, former Detroit employees charged with unemployment fraud

    The state attorney general has charged 33 current and former Detroit city employees with unemployment fraud, alleging they collected $400,000 in improper benefits, Inspector General James Heath said Thursday.

  5. Red Wings for Game 4: Henrik Zetterberg in, Jimmy Howard out

    Henrik Zetterberg was back in the Red Wings lineup for Game 4. But Jimmy Howard was not, Jonas Gustavsson getting the start in net. Howard was announced as having the flu. Zetterberg took part in the pregame skate, much to the delight and euphoria of the sold-out Joe Louis Arena, and had no problems after being cleared by team doctors earlier in the day.

  6. It's about time for Red Wings to turn team over to the kids

    Allow Luke Glendening, Tomas Jurco, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and anybody else left in Grand Rapids to grow as a team. And have them mentored by Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk. The Red Wings have a solid nucleus, and that should be the focus.

  7. Tigers don't put too much stock in defensive blunders

    The message was clear after several defensive miscues threatened to undermine a solid pitching and offensive effort: Don't read too much into things.

  8. 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.

    • 5:16 PM, Apr. 24, 2014

    Wayne State grad among 3 doctors killed in attack at Afghanistan hospital

    A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago who graduated from Wayne State University.

  9. Tigers backup catcher Bryan Holaday draws rave reviews

    It was difficult Thursday to know who Max Scherzer was most pleased by: Scherzer, who had another of his marvelous performances in helping beat the White Sox, 7-4, at Comerica Park; or his catcher, Bryan Holaday, whom Scherzer credited for cool pitch-calling and strategies that helped them split their four-game series with the White Sox.

  10. Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg needs to get up to speed

    Darren Helm knows the feeling. For almost two seasons, Helm has been attempting to overcome some sort of injury. So he understands what Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, out since the Winter Olympics with back issues (and surgery), is going through.

  11. Tony Paul's MLB Insider: Alex Avila's green light on 3-0 was the obvious call

    I don't want to say that if you were against Alex Avila letting it rip at a three balls-no strikes meatball Wednesday night, then you don't know much about baseball. But, man, I sure thought it for a fleeting second or two.

    • 7:03 AM, Apr. 24, 2014

    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 ...

  12. Zetterberg expected to play 'limited minutes' for Red Wings tonight

    The coach says it's a game-time decision. Ask Red Wings players and it's a foregone conclusion they'll have their captain, Henrik Zetterberg, back tonight for ...

  13. Charges filed in death of Detroit woman found with baby

    Detroit A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend whose body was found next to her baby daughter in their Detroit home.

  14. Red Wings-Bruins Game 4 lineups: Todd Bertuzzi adds beef to Detroit attack

    The Red Wings and Bruins play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Thursday at 8 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena (FSD, 97.1-FM). Here's what you need to ...

  15. Controversial call seals Tigers' victory; White Sox haven't filed protest

    Is Thursday's Tigers-White Sox game actually over? It's a long shot, but Major League Baseball could possibly rule it is not if the White Sox decide to file a ...

  16. Tip leads to fugitive's arrest in Oakland County

    The Oakland County Sheriff's Office arrested one of the county's most wanted fugitives Monday following a tip from a citizen.

    • 10:56 PM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • SPORTS

    Thursday's high schools roundup: Notre Dame Prep baseball edges U-D Jesuit in doubleheader sweep

    Pontiac Notre Dame Prep pushed its winning streak to five after escaping Thursday with a pair of one-run victories over host Detroit U-D Jesuit in a Catholic ...

  17. Election crimes alleged in Benton Harbor recall

    Benton Harbor Two people have been charged with election crimes in an effort to gather signatures to recall the Benton Harbor mayor.

  18. For Michigan State's players, there's plenty at steak in spring game

    Mark Dantonio is hoping to see 50,000 fans at Spartan Stadium on Saturday for Michigan State's spring football game, but whether that many show up, one team ...

  19. Cornerback prospect Justin Gilbert on Lions visit: It 'felt like home'

    Gilbert's pre-draft visit to Lions headquarters was delayed a couple weeks due to a canceled flight, but he said Thursday it was worth the wait. 'When I got ...

  20. Gentrification fears grow in Cass Corridor as work starts on affordable apartments

    Detroit Few, if any, Cass Corridor residents have moved out of the gritty neighborhood due to rising rents even as gentrification fears grow, said the head ...

  21. Mikel Leshoure misses two days of Lions minicamp with 'personal issue'

    Although he provided little detail, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday Leshoure's absence was due to a personal issue.

  22. Man gets life in prison in Detroit retirement home deaths

    Detroit A 67-year-old retiree and grandfather was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday in the shooting deaths of two women at a southwest side ...

  23. Schauer's ed plan thin on substance

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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 ...

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