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  1. Akerson: 'We all' misread problems in GM's recall crisis

    Washington Former General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson says the automaker's recent ignition switch recall crisis shows that problems with GM's corporate culture were far more serious than executives realized.

  2. Amid scrutiny, Brandon motivated by Michigan's 'unfinished business'

    Dave Brandon took over Michigan athletics during one of the most-tumultuous times in school history. More than four years later, the noise has abated a bit, but it never, ever stops.

  3. Crews work to restore power after storm rips through Metro Detroit

    The thunderstorms are gone but their results remain with an estimated 165,000 homes and businesses without power in Metro Detroit as of Monday morning.

  4. Detroit becomes cause c้l่bre as city moves toward recovery

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has helped fund and promote the Detroit Achievement Academy and the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences. 'Law and Order: SVU' star Mariska Hargitay pushed for legislation and funding to process rape kits. Last week, 'Weeds' star Romany Malco Jr. visited several Detroit nonprofits after asking on his Facebook page for the names of Detroit organizations he should help. Detroit is suddenly seen as a soulful, hip location for the largesse of celebrity VIPs.

  5. Construction work begins on M-1 Rail streetcar project in Detroit

    Detroit Work on the long-anticipated M-1 Rail streetcar line is underway in the city's downtown as a large portion of Woodward Avenue was closed off Monday morning while workers began cutting concrete.

  6. Accountability will be the Lions' mantra this season

    Insulating some players from criticism — something Schwartz and his staff were rightfully accused of doing, most notably with quarterback Matthew Stafford — is another. And when asked if those days are over, Raiola replied frankly Sunday, “Yeah, you could say that.

  7. Lions training camp position previews: Quarterbacks and special teams

    Matthew Stafford has one of the most talented arms in the NFL, but his decision-making and lazy footwork have prevented him from consistently playing to his full potential.

  8. Hot topics will get plenty of attention at Big Ten Kickoff

    The rest of college football's power conferences have had their turn and on Monday the Big Ten gets its shot to promote its 14 teams with its annual media days that culminate Tuesday with the Kickoff Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago.

    • 8:59 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

    Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza today after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

  9. Cash hoarding reflects consumer unease with the economy

    With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years.

  10. Detroit water department to rebid contracts after protest

    Detroit — The city's water department will rebid next month a pair of contracts for sewer line repairs at the direction of Detroit's City Council, following a protest over how the agreements were awarded.

  11. A rental car grace period? Better say your prayers

    The nuns at old St. Mary's taught me that there were two kinds of grace: sanctifying and actual. But I don't think Sister Theresa traveled much, or she would have known there's a third kind of grace: rental car.

  12. Bound for San Diego, Coast Guardsman's mover gets beached in Mo.

    When the driver of the moving van carrying all 15,840 pounds of your earthly possessions gets fired on his way to San Diego and abandons the trailer in some dinky town in Missouri, just shrug and take your family to dinner.

  13. 'Downton Abbey' cast shares some details to hold you over

    American viewers are still a ways off from having the upstairs-downstairs bunch of 'Downton Abbey' over as guests in their homes through the telly, but we have some crumpets of information to hold you over before then.

    • 7:53 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

    Shakhtarsk, Ukraine — Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with ...

  14. Rand Paul hiring top Mich. GOP strategist

    Lansing — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is hiring a top Michigan Republican political strategist to help steer his national political action committee — the precursor of a ...

    • 5:54 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Muslims marking end of holy month with traditional dishes, festivities

    Like other Muslims in Metro Detroit, Irfan Sheikh spent the holy month of Ramadan striving to reach spiritual heights.

    • 7:24 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Exporting U.S. coal also shifts pollution

    Newport News — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy ...

  15. Novi judge calls prosecutor's claims against him 'inaccurate,' 'misleading'

    Pontiac — A Novi judge said a prosecutor's claims against him for allegedly being in contempt of court are false, adding some of the criminal cases in question ...

  16. Four Democrats fight for nomination for 11th District House seat

    Four Democrats are fighting to be their party's candidate for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, whom the Capitol Hill tabloid Roll ...

  17. Live tweets: Testimony to resume today in Dearborn Heights porch shooting case

    Testimony resumes Monday in the second-degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer, who is accused of fatally shooting Detroiter Renisha McBride.

    • 6:50 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    UN rights chief: Downing of Malaysia Flight 17 possible war crime

    Geneva — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

  18. Macomb County voters face millage requests

    Officials from Eastpointe and Mount Clemens are urging residents to support millage issues Aug. 5 that they say could stave off financial crises in the two ...

  19. Police: Suspect held after woman found slain in Dearborn

    Dearborn — Police say a suspect is in custody after a 30-year-old woman was found slain at a home.

  20. Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

    Boone, N.C. — Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in ...

  21. Nissan profit rises on strong sales, cheap yen

    Tokyo — Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.

    • 8:41 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5B

    New York — Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

  22. Father, stepmother of found Detroit boy due in court

    Detroit — The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.

  23. Small plane crash on Florida beach; 2 on ground hit

    Venice, Fla. — A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an ...

  24. Zillow to acquire Trulia for $3.5B

    Zillow Inc. agreed to purchase Trulia Inc. for $3.5 billion in an all-stock deal that is designed to make the combined entity the largest player in online real ...

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