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  1. Michigan farmers fear winter impact on crop yield

    Extreme winter weather combined with a wet and chilly spring have Michigan's fruit, vegetable and flower growers worried about delayed planting seasons and diminished crop yields.

  2. FBI investigating potential bomb threat on Delta flight from Detroit to Denver

    A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Denver reported a bomb threat during landing Friday afternoon, forcing the plane to land in a remote area of the airport.

  3. Fiat Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    Rome — Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors.

  4. Schedule could prevent Tigers from attracting 3 million fans

    Baseball's schedule-maker appears to have issues with the 2014 Tigers. Heading into Friday evening's tussle against the Angels, on a day when the sun mercifully shined and temperatures pushed 60, the Tigers were in the middle of a 10-game homestand that was not exactly in the box office's interests.

  5. Literacy volunteers in Metro Detroit help break down language barriers

    Nearly half of Michigan’s adults — 44 percent — have minimal literacy skills, no greater than those necessary to perform simple, everyday activities, according to the Michigan League for Human Services.

  6. Tigers look to end slide, get Cabrera going vs. Angels

    Detroit — The Tigers are trying to break out of a couple of slumps in Saturday's game against the Angels. They've lost three of their last four overall, but also 10 straight against Los Angeles.

    • 1:29 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • SPORTS
    • GOLF

    Friday's golf roundup: K.J. Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to 5-under 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by former world No. 1 Luke Donald as the second round was suspended because of heavy storms.

    • 1:48 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Katmandu, Nepal — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest

  7. Royal Oak pushes land plans along I-696

    The Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority is taking the next steps in developing a long-vacant site at Interstate 696 and Main Street into residential, office and commercial space.

    • 12:16 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Mokpo, South Korea — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

  8. Metro Detroit Christians continue celebrations leading up to Easter

    Thousands of followers across Metro Detroit are packing church pews, serving others and gathering with loved ones in celebration of the holiest Christian day.

  9. 7 potential alternatives to summer flashy films

    There are seven films that appear promising for this summer's moviegoers.

  10. Japanese eatery aims to be versatile

    Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi is eager to open his new restaurant Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor. The goal: 'We want to make sure people are happy.'

    • 11:42 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Washington — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems in December.

  11. U.S. Presbyterians to meet in Detroit in June

    Detroit — The largest Presbyterian group in the United States is holding its 221st General Assembly in Detroit.

    • 11:40 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Easter celebrations not so sweet; chocolate costs soar

    The world's growing love of chocolate means more expensive treats for the Easter holiday.

  12. '700 Sundays' is funny, nostalgic, 4-hankie sad

    HBO, with whom Billy Crystal had done comedy specials as well as the Comic Relief shows, had long pursued him to tape the show. And in early January, nine ...

  13. A teenage girl's boyish figure is often deceiving to others

    Dear Abby: I'm a 14-year-old girl with a problem. Because of my buzzed short hair, slim hips and flat chest, I frequently get mistaken for a boy.

    • 6:51 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • RELIGION

    An empty tomb is not an empty promise

    'The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault' aired almost three decades ago this week, and at the time, it was the most watched syndicated television show in history.

  14. Detroit Zoo putting on Bunnyville egg-stravaganza

    Royal Oak — The Detroit Zoo is egg-cited to host its annual Bunnyville celebration.

  15. Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Nashport, Ohio — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

  16. 3 dead, 1 hurt in Michigan motorbike crash

    Exeter Township — Authorities say a dirt bike collided with a motorcycle in southeastern Michigan, leaving three dead and a fourth person seriously hurt.

    • 9:04 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Metro Detroit faith calendar

    Your guide to Easter celebrations, conferences and more.

    • 9:44 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GMC gives Sierra truck a carlike feel

    GMC's Sierra 1500 pickup has been completely redesigned for 2014, offering an array of model and engine choices, just like its Chevrolet Silverado sibling.

  17. 'Orphan Black' star works five times as hard as other actors

    Any television drama requires the star to put in long hours. Multiply those long hours by at least five and you have the crushing schedule Tatiana Maslany ...

    • 11:39 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    New York — Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with the Wall Street Journal reporting the device could be due out this year.

  18. Causes of bloodin urine are more than a kidney stone

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am a female, 50 years of age and I smoke less than half a pack of cigarettes a day. I recently found out that I have blood in my urine. It is ...

  19. Comedian Carol Leifer offers serious guide to career success

    Los Angeles Emmy-nominated writer and comedian Carol Leifer offers readers tips gained from the school of hard knocks.

  20. 48 Hours: The best of things to do this weekend

    On this Easter weekend, you can enjoy Chante Moore, Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo, stop by the Detroit Institute of Arts to take in the Detroit Public Schools ...

  21. A fresh spin on recycling

    A 15-point plan designed to increase the dismal residential recycling record in Michigan promises to be an economic and environmental boon.

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