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  1. GM issues six new recalls, calls back 717,000 vehicles in U.S.

    Washington General Motors Co. said today it is recalling 717,950 vehicles in the United States in six new recall campaigns. None are related to ignition switch issues, and most are for minor problems.

  2. Prosecution, defense try to establish threat level at Dearborn Heights porch shooting

    Renisha McBride was not a threat to Theodore Wafer when she showed up at his Dearborn Heights home on the early November morning in question, the prosecution argued Wednesday during opening statements in the highly anticipated second-degree murder trial of the 55-year-old. Wafer's defense team, however, countered with a dramatic picture of a homeowner who feared for his life.

  3. Judge: Man accused of slaying Inkster girl, 2, should've 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 Republican in '12 presidential primary

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

    • 1:35 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Detroit, not Canton Twp., to house U.S.-backed research center

    A $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute will locate in Detroit not Canton Township Mayor Mike Duggan and the University of Michigan announced today.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    • 1:30 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Wednesday's Tigers-Diamondbacks: Kinsler batting third, Cabrera fourth

    Manager Brad Ausmus mixed up his lineup for the Tigers' series finale against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Ian Kinsler is hitting third, Miguel Cabrera fourth and Victor Martinez fifth.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.'

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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.

    • 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 ...

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

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

  16. Unpretentious Rose's Fine Food offers diner fare with unique flair

    Lucy Carnaghi and Molly Mitchell quietly opened the doors of their 30-seat diner, Rose's Fine Food barely two weeks ago, and immediately the swivel stools at ...

    • 1:37 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian ...

  17. 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.

  18. Warren man sues Fouts for refusing anti-religion display at city hall

    Warren A Warren man is suing the city in federal court, saying Mayor James Fouts violated his rights by refusing to allow an anti-religion display table in ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    Taipei, Taiwan A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 ...

    • 11:27 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    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.

  21. Canadian group to protest Detroit water shut-offs

    Detroit A group is planning to bring about 264 gallons of water from Windsor to Detroit to protest thousands of residential service shut-offs by Detroit's ...

  22. Bowling Green picked to win MAC championship at Ford Field

    Bowling Green was picked to win the Mid-American Conference football championship in voting Wednesday by media members who cover conference teams.

  23. Broncos owner giving up control because he has Alzheimer's

    Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease. The 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the club's daily operations, the ...

  24. 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.

  25. 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 ...

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