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  1. Gov. Snyder urges renomination of Lt. Gov. Calley

    Novi — Gov. Rick Snyder pushed for the renomination of his lieutenant governor Saturday at the start of the Michigan Republican Party's state convention, the culmination of a contentious battle for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket this fall.

    • Aug. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Metro Detroiters open homes to travelers

    Native Detroiters Nick Lessins and Lydia Esparza, now living in Chicago, returned to the mitten state this week to visit family. But they skipped the hotel. Instead, the couple turned to Airbnb.com, a San Francisco-based website founded in 2008 as a way to connect travelers looking for a place to stay with locals who have extra space.

  2. Thousands expected to attend water event in hopes of getting relief from shutoffs

    Belinda Bradford, a 41-year-old mother of two, hasn't had running water in her home for two months.

    • 11:35 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • MUSIC

    Eminem and Rihanna give fans 'Monster' event

    Detroit Eminem and Rihanna unleashed a 'Monster' on Comerica Park Friday night in front of approximately 45,000 fans at the first of their two blockbuster concerts at the Detroit Tigers' home. With a two-and-a-half hour show that spanned four dozen songs, the duo delivered the sold-out crowd a parade of hits that rarely let up and never turned down.

  3. Flood unleashes torrent of sewage in Metro Detroit

    As Metro Detroit communities grapple with huge costs to homeowners and the environmental consequences of last week's massive storm and floods, state and local officials are taking steps to obtain federal disaster relief.

  4. Lawyer who worked with Coleman Young nominated for post with Detroit health care trust

    Detroit A politically connected lawyer and close associate of former Mayor Coleman Young will help manage a trust overseeing health care benefits for retired Detroit workers if a federal judge approves the city's debt-cutting plan.

  5. Tahir Whitehead serves Lions notice he's in the competition at strong-side linebacker

    When the Lions drafted Kyle Van Noy in the second round in May, it seemed obvious that he or Ashlee Palmer would start at strong-side linebacker in 2014.

  6. Tigers under the gun to shake off blowout defeat in a hurry

    After Friday night's 20-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins — a game in which the Twins' six-run inning second inning was topped by their nine-run sixth — the good thing about baseball is that sometimes you're able to exorcise the memory of nightmare by playing two games the next day.

  7. Ryan Broyles making his mark in Lions receiving corps

    Ryan Broyles is making a good accounting for himself in the exhibition season, adding another consistent game to his portfolio as he's trying to nail down a spot on the final 53-man roster.

  8. Lazybones Smokehouse takes top prize in Big Grill Burger Bash

    Friday night burger and beer lovers gathered at the Royal Oak Farmers Market for the Big Grill Burger Bash to sample and vote on their favorite meaty patties.

  9. Coach Jim Caldwell unsettled by Lions' 15 penalties

    Coach Jim Caldwell noted the Lions' 15 penalties Friday night as an issue during his opening statement after a 13-12 exhibition win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then he fielded four questions about the infractions that cost the Lions 131 yards.

    • 10:36 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Ferguson, Mo. — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

    • 9:52 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    King of the Cruise: Challenger Hellcat or Corvette Stingray?

    At this year's Cruise, I drove the dreamy new Dodge Hellcat and Corvette Stingray. But what if I had to choose? Which is more worthy?

    • 6:12 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Female Jewish scribe painstakingly repairs the Torah

    Orlando Rachel Salston is one of an estimated 50 female Jewish scribes in the world. Females scribes, or soferets, are a rare breed because they must be conservative Jews who follow the strict laws of Judaism, but also belong to an egalitarian congregation that believes in the equality of women and men.

  10. Pistons' Andre Drummond makes Team USA roster for World Cup

    The Pistons' Andre Drummond was one of 12 players selected Friday night to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup.

  11. Forum: Stop Ferguson from happening in Detroit

    Could a slaying of an unarmed black teen by police happen in Detroit? That question, sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, ...

    • 9:49 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Supercharged 2014 Land Rover LR4: muscular enough to conquer any terrain

    The new supercharged Land Rover, a true off-roader with a truck frame and sunroof, is known worldwide as the most rugged vehicle available for civilian use. ...

  12. Emmy meeny, miny, moe

    Watching the Emmy ceremony last year produced a nasty case of whiplash as the evening veered wildly between rewarding the expected winners ('Modern Family,' ...

  13. Overnight sensation is 15 years in the making

    Now that the Chris Pratt hysteria of a few weeks back has somewhat died down, let's try to take an objective look at things.

    • 4:19 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • RELIGION

    'Let go, let God' is path to wisdom

    Trust God to provide wisdom. God will give it to those who request it, the insight and understanding that they need. God can save us from foolish and reckless ...

    • 11:36 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

    Mogadishu, Somalia — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing.

  14. Faith Calendar

    Religious events and activities across Metro Detroit.

  15. Saturday Shorts: Good end to Grosse Pointe barrier

    Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park have reached a good resolution to the barrier the suburb erected on its border to Detroit.

  16. 48 Hours: The best of things to do in Metro Detroit

    See Eminem and Rihanna together at Comerica Park, check out the Highland Fling at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, celebrate the city of Warren's birthday ...

    • 11:35 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — 'streamers,' for the ...

  17. Girl, 12, suspects that her grandpa is dirty old man

    Dear Abby: I am a 12-year-old girl, and my grandpa is 75. I love him very much, but I have noticed lately that he stares at women’s breasts when they are ...

  18. Is the prostate to blame for his slow-to-empty bladder?

    Dear Dr. Roach: I would like your opinion on enlarged prostate. My primary-care doctor sent me for a blood test and said my PSA number was too high, then sent ...

  19. Saturday's TV/radio

    12:30 Little League World Series, International Championship, Seoul vs. Tokyo, ABC

  20. Other writers, on black on black crime, Congress and race relations

    The shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black ...

  21. In defense of public defenders

    What is called 'the' 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, 'public accommodations' and ...

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