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  1. After Joe Louis Arena, Detroit riverfront site's future up in air

    Now that the Joe Louis Arena is destined for the wrecking ball, the city of Detroit faces the tough task of finding deep-pocket investors to develop what real estate analysts and urban planners say is a problematic riverfront property. The city needs to find a new use for the riverfront land, or Detroit taxpayers will get stuck with an estimated $6 million bill for demolition of The Joe.

  2. Affirmative action ruling jeopardizes Michigan's progress against inequality

    Tuesday's Supreme Court decision preserves this stingy status quo. It affirms the right of the people of Michigan to close doors that once swung open.

    • 9:38 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS

    Analyst: No impact on GM sales from ignition recall

    JP Morgan said today that it expects General Motors sales to rise slightly in April, and says it doesn't think they have been impacted by the ongoing ignition switch recall crisis.

  3. Red Wings not up to speed, look completely overmatched

    This was stifling and humbling, a grizzled team stuffing its young foe back in place. The Bruins clamped down and the Red Wings reacted as if they'd wandered into the wrong rink.

  4. Tea party candidates file to challenge GOP incumbents, fill open seats

    The expansion of the Medicaid health care program for the poor was expected to spark a tea party revolt against GOP legislators who voted for the change last year.

  5. Bruins rattle Red Wings by showing how they got to Stanley Cup Finals

    The Red Wings were blanked Tuesday night in Game 3 just like they were blanked last spring against the Ducks. And as the fans filed out of Joe Louis Arena, blankety-blanking the home team, there were plenty of easy targets.

  6. Tigers expect to overcome front-office miscues covering for Jose Iglesias

    It was necessary to ask Dave Dombrowski during a Monday phone conversation about a player who no longer works for the Tigers. Steve Lombardozzi, specifically. Why, a scribe wondered, did the Tigers general manager insist on including Lombardozzi in last November's fan-delighting deal that sent Doug Fister to the Nationals?

    • 9:26 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Detroit nonprofit that funds startups through dinners may close

    Detroit Soup a nonprofit organization that holds monthly dinners to raise money for startups could soon shut down because of a lack of funding.

    • 11:08 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Michigan's college admissions fight far from over

    As the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's affirmative action ban Tuesday, the University of Michigan's incoming president pledged to make campus diversity a priority. And affirmative action supporters vowed to keep pressing for higher minority enrollment.

    • 9:33 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    South Korea ferry death toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government today to finish the grim task of recovery soon.

  7. Michigan man among 1st in U.S. to get 'bionic eye'

    Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Roger Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a 'bionic eye,' he's regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.

    • 10:30 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Children, faculty cope with accidental death of 9-year-old Canton student

    A devastated school community tries to help students cope with the accidental death of their schoolmate with input from an expert who says telling the truth, with minimum details, is important.

  8. Chinese-owned Fisker hopes to relaunch Karma in 2015

    A plan for Fisker Automotive Inc. is solidifying that would put the company's gas-electric hybrid Karma luxury automobile back on the road in mid-2015, according to its newly appointed interim president.

  9. 'Wine Warriors' has potential to elevate Michigan winemakers

    Local producers are pitching a show about northern Michigan winemakers to TV networks. The show will follow the industry's 'bumpy road from grape to glass' by focusing on three Traverse City vintners and their daily struggles.

  10. Police: Detroit woman found dead in home was stabbed, infant daughter in stable condition

    Detroit The Wayne County Medical Examiner's office has released the name and cause of death of a 31-year-old woman who was found dead in her home Monday ...

    • 11:25 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Affirmative action ruling may push more state votes to limit race considerations

    Affirmative action is a matter of public choice and Michigan has made its decision that's how one legal expert is interpreting Tuesday's decision by the U.S. ...

    • 8:59 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Meet Olympians, get lessons at free SkateFest in Canton

    Skaters can participate in SkateFest at Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Canton Township. The free event includes an expected appearance by 'Stars on Ice' performers ...

  11. Troy teen is first transplant recipient of collaboration between Children's Hospital, Henry Ford hospitals

    Detroit A collaboration between two of the area's largest hospitals has given a Troy teen a new lease on life.

    • 8:55 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

    Dallas Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel.

  12. Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

    New York People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the 'World's Most Beautiful' for 2014.

    • 7:13 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy

    Paris A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.

  13. Letterman gets visit from his successor, Colbert

    New York Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' 'Late Show' next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for ...

    • 6:27 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Material on Australian shore examined in hunt for Malaysian jet

    Canberra, Australia Unidentified material that has washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane, ...

    • 6:49 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Apple's slowing iPhone sales threaten stock after 5% slump

    Apple Inc. is testing Wall Street's patience with its slowing iPhone and iPad sales.

  14. Detroit cops seek help finding man who snatched purse from woman, 83

    Detroit Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a man who snatched the purse of an 83-year-old woman on Sunday.

  15. Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreno features filled pupusas, a national dish

    The titular pupusas the national dish of El Salvador are thick handmade corn tortillas that resemble pita bread more than they do Mexican tortillas, ...

  16. Michigan murderer who escaped prison scheduled for court

    Ionia A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is scheduled for arraignment on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges.

    • 6:42 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Pro-Russian insurgents hold American journalist captive

    Donetsk, Ukraine Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early ...

    • 9:01 PM, Apr. 22, 2014

    Pet of the week: Patsy

    Patsy, a 1-year-old hound/pit bull mix, is a sweet girl.

    • 9:07 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

    Tokyo President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial ...

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