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  1. Prosecutor says victim no threat on porch, but lawyer says homeowner fearful

    Renisha McBride was not a threat to Theodore Wafer, the prosecution argued today during opening statements in the second-degree murder trial. Wafer's defense team, however, countered with a dramatic picture of a homeowner who feared for his life.

  2. Miguel Cabrera 3-run blast puts venom in Tigers' win over D-backs

    They got 13 hits Wednesday at Chase Field and beat the Diamondbacks, 11-5, with Miguel Cabrera's three-run, lightning-bolt home run off the left-field foul pole the biggest hit of the day.

    • 9:43 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM calls back 822,000 vehicles in 6 new campaigns

    Washington General Motors said today it is recalling 822,000 vehicles worldwide in six new recall campaigns. None are related to ignition switch issues, and most are for minor problems. The new recalls mean GM has issued a record 60 separate recall campaigns this year affecting 28.77 million vehicles after it revised the count for an earlier recall in June.

  3. Judge: Man accused of slaying Inkster girl, 2, should have been in jail

    A judge was baffled to learn a 25-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl execution-style in front of her father wasn't behind bars at the time of the shooting.

  4. Democrat Schauer admits voting in '12 GOP presidential primary

    Lansing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer admitted today he voted Republican in Michigan's 2012 presidential primary, but declined to say whom he voted for.

  5. Movie set may be going up in Detroit's Corktown

    Detroit In front of the towering vacant black building on the eastern edge of Corktown there's now a huge fake ruin — big pieces of destroyed buildings that spill onto Sixth near Most Holy Trinity Church.

  6. NAACP denounces water shut-offs nationwide, cites Detroit controversy

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution Tuesday during its national convention denouncing public utility shut-offs involving the poor, the organization's local branch said.

  7. Replicas of Columbus' ships to dock in Wyandotte

    Replicas of the ships used by Christopher Columbus during his transatlantic voyage in 1492, the Pinta and Nina, will be harbored at Bishop Park in Wyandotte in mid-August.

  8. Tony Paul's MLB Insider: Tigers should win another AL Central, but there are potential land mines

    I just would caution Tigers fans from being quite so cocky. It's not a given that the Tigers are playoff-bound.

  9. Lions' Ziggy Ansah, Golden Tate, TJ Jones will start camp on PUP list

    Defensive end Ziggy Ansah, and wide receivers Golden Tate and TJ Jones, will not be on the field when Lions' training camp begins Monday.

  10. College athletic commissioners are best at crying wolf

    If you believe that, then you'll believe just about everything else they've told you about this multibillion-dollar business that has been built on the backs of a largely unpaid labor force.

  11. Lansing groups seek welcome for child immigrants

    Lansing — A coalition of activists and religious leaders in Lansing is calling on the City Council to make the community a welcoming place for child immigrants from Central America.

  12. Ronaldo to join Real Madrid for match vs. Manchester United at The Big House Aug. 2

    The Portuguese international will appear along with Real Madrid teammates Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric.

  13. Tony Dungy: Michael Sam story isn't about my faith

    Former NFL coach Tony Dungy responded to criticism Wednesday that he was being hypocritical by saying he would not have drafted gay football player Michael Sam.

  14. 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.

    • 9:39 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM scraps European version of Chevy Volt

    General Motors' money-losing European unit Opel will halt sales of the Detroit-built Opel Ampera in the face of disappointing results.

  15. 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 ...

  16. Court date set for challenge to Evans residency

    Detroit — Wayne County executive candidate Warren Evans has a Friday court date scheduled over a challenge to his residency.

    • 9:49 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Cobo in downtown Detroit getting $3.4M streetscape upgrade

    Detroit — Cobo Center is getting a $3.4 million upgrade to its Washington Boulevard side designed to improve traffic flow and upgrade the streetscape.

  17. Judge halts Saginaw mom's parental rights after boy died of abuse

    Saginaw — A judge has terminated a 31-year-old Saginaw mother's parental rights to her three daughters, whose brother died from physical abuse.

  18. DTE investigating Royal Oak house fire after firefighters discover downed lines

    Royal Oak — An electric wire that fell across a porch may be the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a home Tuesday afternoon.

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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.'

  21. 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 ...

    • 10:03 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM expected to take $1.2B in recall-related earnings charge

    Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. will release second-quarter earnings Thursday that each are expected to fall short of last year’s second quarter. As part ...

  22. Brad Ausmus mixes up Tigers' lineup after meltdown against Diamondbacks

    Rather than resign himself to a lineup that in recent days hasn't been much better than his bullpen, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus changed his batting order ahead ...

  23. Lions rookie QB James Franklin hopes prep time pays off with roster spot

    During the Lions' offseason program, undrafted quarterback James Franklin never had a chance to show what he could do during team drills.

  24. Fans invited to attend free Lions training camp practices July 30-31

    The Lions have announced two more training camp practices free and open to the public – Wednesday, July 30 at Wayne State Stadium and Thursday, July 31 at the ...

  25. 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 ...

    • 11:35 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    $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 ...

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