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  1. Detroit Land Bank's dilemma: How to handle squatters in foreclosed homes

    A woman living tax-free in a city-owned house drove up in a BMW this month to find eight police officers, two utility workers and an attorney in the front yard.

  2. Live tweets: Opening statements underway in porch shooting trial

    Opening statements are underway in the trial of a 55-year-old Dearborn Heights homeowner charged with fatally shooting a Detroit teen as she stood on his front porch.

    • 8:49 AM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM scraps European version of Chevy Volt

    The head of General Motors' money-losing European unit Opel said Wednesday the automaker will halt sales of the Detroit-built plug-in hybrid Opel Ampera after disappointing sales.

  3. Bond insurers grow 'more isolated' in opposition to Detroit's 'grand bargain'

    Detroit Bond insurers say they'll continue fighting the city's plan to dump $7 billion in debt and favor pensioners over financial creditors, but chances are they'll find fewer allies alongside them.

  4. Tigers bullpen lets one slip away in loss to Diamondbacks

    The Tigers not only suffered a bad defeat Tuesday night at Chase Field, they dumped at least a full day of managerial second-guesses on manager Brad Ausmus after Detroit lost, 5-4, to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

  5. Lions training camp position previews: Defensive line

    Despite two lackluster seasons statistically, the Lions' strength on defense will again be up front, and as new coordinator Teryl Austin installs his new scheme, increased blitzes could lead to improves stats.

  6. Residents of the 313 celebrate Detroit's 313th birthday

    Detroit After she heard the city will celebrate its 313th birthday this week, 6-year-old Anna Panek said: 'That's older than my dad.'

  7. Michigan State conditioning coach Ken Mannie keeps players strong for long run

    As he enters his 20th season, Mannie has become a leader in his field and now runs an entire department, one that includes far more than a GA nobody could ever find. A staff of six work full time for Mannie, three on football. He also has a graduate assistant and two interns.

    • 11:35 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    $8M in tax credits approved for Midtown development

    Plans advanced Tuesday to raze a Woodward Avenue building in Midtown commonly called the 'Hammer and Nail' because of its neon signs showing a hammer striking a nail on top of the 12-story tower.

  8. Dodge, Porsche lead J.D. Power vehicle appeal awards

    Chrysler's Dodge brand and Volkswage's Porsche brand each scored three segment leading awards in a J.D. Power study released today measuring new vehicle appeal.

    • 11:27 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    Celebrate Michigan in photos

    James Glasson's serene photo of sailboats at sunset advances to the finals of The Detroit News' Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest.

    • 9:51 AM, Jul. 23, 2014

    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

    Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region.

  9. Officials say SMART buses' future rides on tax vote

    Detroit The regional bus service SMART is asking voters for a tax increase in three counties and warns that if the millage fails, so does the entire system.

  10. Detroit, Campus Martius celebrate birthdays with Downtown Summerfest

    It's a parade of birthdays! And helping pump up the celebrations will be 313 butterflies, a T-shirt contest, outdoor movies, food, drink, tons of music and, a short distance away, a way-cool pop-up parade.

  11. Plane crashes in bad weather in Taiwan, killing 51

    Taipei, Taiwan A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people ...

    • 8:16 AM, Jul. 23, 2014

    U.S. pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S.

    • 7:26 AM, Jul. 23, 2014

    Women business owners face gender gap, report says

    New York Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts, a congressional ...

  12. Alvin brothers mesmerize at Ferndale's Magic Bag

    In the world of live performance, rife with electronic puffery and worse boredom every so often we get a peek into the way music was once performed, a ...

    • 11:06 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    5 ways to protect yourself from identity theft

    It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and ...

    • 6:41 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    Choosing a kids play system can mean research for adults

    Swing sets are the epitome of casual summertime fun but buying one can feel overwhelming. They can range in price from $200 to $30,000, and most people have ...

  13. 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Kiev, Ukraine Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.

  14. Detroit man found dead on Redford Twp. street

    Redford Township The body of a 24-year-old Detroit man was found in the middle of the street late Tuesday night.

  15. Detroit woman found fatally stabbed in apartment building

    Detroit Police say a neighbor found a woman fatally stabbed Monday night in her Midtown apartment complex.

  16. 2 men face court arraignments in Westland teens' slayings

    Detroit Two men are expected to be arraigned ahead of their trial in the drug-related killing of two suburban teens whose bodies were found in an eastside ...

    • 6:58 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    Phone store will give away school supplies

    The Cellular Connection is hosting its second annual 'School Rocks Backpack Giveaway' to benefit thousands of school children across the country.

  17. Rochester Hills man on jury duty arrested after blades, hunting knife discovered in backpack

    Pontiac A prospective juror was removed from the Oakland Circuit Court building Tuesday morning after several blades including a large hunting knife were ...

  18. Michigan authorities search for missing boater in Genesee County

    Fenton Township Genesee County authorities have closed Lake Fenton to the public as they search for a missing boater.

    • 8:54 AM, Jul. 23, 2014

    Delta 2Q profit rises 17%

    Atlanta Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that second-quarter earnings rose 17 percent, topping analysts' expectations, as passengers flew more miles at ...

  19. Agency finds Michigan plant breached security plan

    Covert Township Federal regulators have determined Palisades Nuclear Plant staff willfully violated the plant's security plan in 2012.

  20. 4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    San Diego Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture ...

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Where to watch the big game in Metro Detroit


  • 1, Cleveland at Minnesota, MLB
  • 2, Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, WGN
  • 3:40, Detroit at Arizona, FSD/97.1
  • 7, San Francisco at Philadelphia, ESPN


  • 8 a.m., Tour de France, NBCSN


  • 7, MLS/Premier League, Tottenham at Toronto, ESPN2
  • 7, Premier League/Serie A, Liverpool vs. Roma, NBCSN
  • 9, MLS/Premier League, Manchester City at Kansas City, ESPN2
  • 10, MLS, Chicago at San Jose, NBCSN
  • 11, MLS/Premier League, Manchester United at Los Angeles, FS1


  • 11:30 a.m., Connecticut at Washington, NBA
  • 10:30, New York at Los Angeles, NBA


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