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  1. Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning

    It's the first day of school for most of Michigan's 1.56 million public school students, who are returning to classrooms where many will face academic changes, new technology and other challenges. This fall, e-books are replacing traditional textbooks for students in Southfield Public Schools, where the district spent $3.5 million in e-books, instructional materials and technology upgrades.

  2. Pivotal trial to begin for Detroit's bankruptcy

    The legality of Detroit's 'grand bargain' the linchpin of the city's plan to dump $7 billion in debt in bankruptcy court will be put to the test in a long-awaited trial set to begin today in federal court.

    • 10:52 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    MSU president Simon: 'We're making progress'

    East Lansing The dean of Big Ten university presidents is showing no signs of slowing down, stepping aside or coasting.

  3. Tiny Bad Axe church reeling from pastor's porn charges

    Bad Axe The Bad Axe Church of Christ, a long-struggling church in the Thumb, is gingerly recovering from a sex scandal that could have destroyed it last year.

  4. Detroit Metro counties feel pinch of salt

    The brutal winter of 2013-14 may be over but it's still having an effect on county road budgets when it comes to the price of salt.

  5. Devin Gardner ready to tackle pressure of leading Michigan offense

    This Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry game was Gardner's coming-out party a year ago, an electric peformance under the lights 376 yards of total offense and five touchdowns. But it was also the crest of the wave for Gardner and the Wolverines.

  6. Lions cornerback Darius Slay has new number, more confidence

    Slay smiles a lot these days. His game is coming into shape, he feels good about the season and he feels prepared. He also exchanged his number 30 jersey for 23, which brings the biggest smile.

    • 11:38 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Students give nutritious school lunches low grades

    Healthier lunches full of leafy greens and whole grains will again be on menus in districts across Michigan when school opens Tuesday. But school officials say it's a tough balancing act.

  7. Detroit area's summer full of weather surprises

    Metro Detroit followed a historically brutal winter with a summer that was noticeably cooler than normal, even if it broke no records.

  8. NFC preview: Don't count on Seahawks repeating as champs

    Detroit News reporter Rod Beard breaks down each NFC team, plus gives his playoff prognostications.

  9. AFC preview: Once again, Broncos will be hard to stop

    Detroit News reporter Rod Beard breaks down each AFC team, plus gives his playoff prognostications.

  10. Annual Art and Apples fest is ranked as one of the best fairs

    Rochester's Art and Apples Festival may not be as well-known in Michigan as the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, but according to a new survey, it's one of the best events in the country for artists.

    • 11:02 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    'Street view' maps reefs and wonders

    It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.

    • 11:45 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine scrap call for full independence in talks

    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

  11. Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Washington A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to 'keep the bums in,' with at least 365 ...

  12. Monroe County veteran's court gives second chance

    Monroe Justin Taft, an Army veteran who fought in the Iraq war, stood before a Monroe judge who sentenced him to a year in jail for assaulting a paramedic.

    • 11:24 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Garden City Schools offer accelerated learning in elementary schools

    Garden City High school might be too late to begin taking Advanced Placement classes. First grade would give students an earlier jump on the competition.

    • 11:22 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    It wasn't so funny, but Mark Ridley is laughing now

    Mark Ridley is a smart individual, but even smart men tend to be stupid when it comes to trivial details like their health and well-being.

  13. Dally in the Alley for a bit of diverse fun

    There are many things that set Detroit's Dally in the Alley street festival apart from other events. Dally has never accepted corporate sponsorships and ...

  14. Detroit Festivals: Labors of love

    Despite sporadic showers, including a Monday night storm that washed out the last couple of acts at the Detroit Jazz Festival, residents flocked to events over ...

  15. Reclaiming John Wayne: The Duke's 10 best

    John Wayne was a great actor. There, I said it. It may get me thrown out of certain intellectual circles, it may cause some to wonder about my politics, but ...

  16. Metro Detroit food and beverage events

    Catcth the grand opening of null in Dexter, turn up the heat at Dakota Inn Rathskeller'a Chili Cook-Off, try lots of tastes from local restaurants and vendors, ...

  17. Expected witnesses in Detroit's bankruptcy trial

    Here is the list of 'will call' witnesses lawyers are expected to testify in the bankruptcy trial that begins Tuesday.

  18. Using mother tongue makes conversation hard for grandparents

    Dear Abby: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native ...

  19. Yalla Eat culinary walking tour set in Dearborn

    Yalla Eat is a guided walking tour that hits markets, bakeries and specialty food stores along Warren Avenue in East Dearborn.

  20. Authors appear at Book Beat

    Authors Charles Baxter and Stuart Dybek will read from and sign copies of their literary collections at Book Beat.

  21. Editorial: Joint authority is ploy to hike taxes

    Hazel Park and Eastpointe are forming an authority that would allow them to seek 14-mill tax increases for fire protection. They should ditch that idea and try ...

  22. Genetics of hereditary hemochromatosis

    Dear Dr. Roach: I have hereditary hemochromatosis. I know that means that I received the HH gene from both parents; however, neither of my parents had HH. As I ...

    • 11:00 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Friends of the Detroit River fall dinner cruise on tap

    The Friends of the Detroit River is sponsoring a Fall Dinner Cruise fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

  23. Tuesday's TV/radio

    7 Boston at N.Y.

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