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  1. Roadwork relief defies Metro Detroit's summer rains

    Road construction projects that have inconvenienced commuters in every part of Metro Detroit this summer are all on schedule to meet their deadlines, despite a wetter than normal August, officials said. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced last week that the biggest project of the year, the reconstruction of a seven-mile stretch of Interstate 96 in Livonia and Redford Township, may be completed by the end of this month nearly a month ahead of schedule, weather permitting.

    • 8:10 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Reality saps drama out of Detroit bankruptcy

    A court-appointed financial expert asked to assess whether the city's restructuring plan is 'feasible' concluded Monday that it is, marking another critical turn in Detroit's effort to negotiate successfully the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.

    • 12:06 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    House report blasts NHTSA for failing to spot GM ignition defect

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a series of critical mistakes and had 'ample information' that should have allowed the agency to discover General Motors' ignition switch defect linked to at least 19 deaths and 54 crashes, a congressional report released late Monday found.

    • 11:51 PM, Sep. 15, 2014

    MSU joins alliance to help low-income, 1st-generation students

    Michigan State University will be among 11 public universities across the nation that will be part of a collaborative effort to ensure that low-income and first-generation college students earn degrees, officials will announce Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

  2. Alex Avila's recurring injuries giving Tigers a headache

    He is fatigued as much from talking about endless blows to his head as from the bludgeoning itself, with the latest collision happening during Sunday's game against the Indians at Comerica Park.

  3. Lions rookie kicker Nate Freese needs to find his footing -- and fast

    Freese said Lions coach Jim Caldwell's message to him Monday was simple: 'Keep your head up, keep going forward and keep working hard.' And when asked if he thought he still had the coaching staff's confidence, the rookie replied, 'I think so.'

  4. Against Jordy Nelson, Lions' Darius Slay should find out just how much he's improved

    The Lions have had awful injury luck with their nickel cornerbacks the first two games, but their top two coverage men have started strong, particularly second-year cornerback Darius Slay. Filling the left cornerback role held by Chris Houston the past four years, Slay has allowed seven receptions on 16 targets for 58 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.

  5. Michigan State receiver Tony Lippett thrives in shift to offense

    What he's done in his third full season is become Michigan State's most reliable receiver. In the opener against Jacksonville State, he had a career-high 167 yards and followed that with a career-high 11 receptions against Oregon.

  6. Macomb Community College teams with JPMorgan Chase to push Metro jobs, internships

    Macomb Community College and JPMorgan Chase will announce Tuesday a program to promote economic development and job growth in Metro Detroit.

  7. 1 dead, 1 injured in apparent domestic situation in Redford Twp.

    Redford Township A domestic dispute has reportedly ended with a woman being shot and a man dead from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday morning.

    • 6:21 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    U.S. to assign 3,000 from military to fight Ebola

    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

  8. Rita Moreno reflects on Oscar-winning role in 'West Side Story'

    Rita Moreno played the key role of Anita, and her sizzling performance, the unwilling go-between for the doomed Maria and Tony, earned her an Oscar. She'll be attending three screenings this weekend at the Redford Theatre.

  9. Live tweets: Detroit bankruptcy trial continues after key settlement

    Testimony in the city's historic bankruptcy is slated to resume Tuesday morning, a day after Detroit and its most aggressive creditor announced a comprehensive settlement.

    • 11:48 PM, Sep. 15, 2014

    John Lennon, Warren Zevon the many faces of artist, ad exec Tom Maniaci

    Warren Zevon is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Randy Newman is. If you're Tom Maniaci of Birmingham, that's sort of like Alan Trammell not being in the Baseball Hall of Fame when so many stiffs have plaques.

  10. Cass Tech's Jayru Campbell to be arraigned on probation violation today

    The Detroit Cass Tech standout quarterback arrested Friday just hours after serving jail time for body-slamming a school security officer is scheduled to be ...

    • 6:42 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Parents lose lawsuit over Grosse Pointe school map

    Grosse Pointe Farms A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by parents who say their civil rights are being violated by a map that keeps their children out of Grosse ...

    • 7:06 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Olivet College: No more reports of illnesses

    Olivet Olivet College says it's had no more reports of illnesses after dozens of students reported being sickened last week with symptoms that included ...

  11. Metro Detroit cancer doc wants feds to keep hands off email

    Detroit Lawyers for a Detroit-area cancer specialist are asking a judge to stop prosecutors from using certain emails as evidence at his fraud trial.

  12. Michigan mother pleads guilty in baby's death

    Rogers City A Bismarck Township woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her three-week-old son.

  13. Dime Store opens downtown; Beach Bar makes fall transition

    The hot new restaurant of the week is the Dime Store. Serving breakfast and lunch, this hip spot recently opened in the Chrysler House, formerly known as the ...

  14. More children live to age 5, work still to be done

    Washington More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. ...

    • 8:03 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    Wellington, New Zealand It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt.

    • 6:38 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Scotland took long road to independence vote

    Edinburgh, Scotland On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument.

  15. Our Shepherd Lutheran's Oktoberfest is one of many in Metro Detroit

    Happy Oktoberfest season! Yes, it's OK to wish that in September; this traditional German celebration ramps up in advance of October.

    • 8:38 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Chilling profile of gunman who ambushed Pennsylvania troopers released

    The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp.

  16. GM's Opel scales back Russian production as car market shrinks

    General Motors Co.'s European division Opel is cutting jobs in Russia as the country's car market shrinks amid political turmoil and a weakening currency.

    • 6:51 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Northern California wildfire devastates town

    Weed, Calif. Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming ...

  17. 'Spoiled Rotten' opens at Inner State Gallery

    Detroit's Inner State Gallery, near Eastern Market, will open 'Spoiled Rotten' by Australian artist David 'Meggs' Hooke with a reception Friday night.

    • 7:49 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

    Manila, Philippines The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a half a mile down its slope in an ongoing gentle ...

    • 7:18 AM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th Atlantic City casino to close

    Atlantic City, N.J. Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year.

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