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  1. Snyder to hold series of town hall meetings ahead of election

    Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder plans to hold a series of town hall meetings across the state this fall, answering question from voters — and his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer is invited to join him.

  2. Detroit civil rights symbol Dunbar Hospital going to highest bidder

    When it opened in 1919, Dunbar Hospital was a symbol of self-determination and achievement for Detroit's first black doctors. Today, it's up for grabs in the Wayne County tax auction.

  3. Jalen Rose: Chris Webber should apologize to Michigan

    Chris Webber is planning a book and documentary about his time at Michigan. But it sounds like he will be doing so without any contributions from other members of the Wolverines' Fab Five.

  4. Live tweets: Detroit council hearing water authority details

    The Detroit City Council is hearing details Wednesday on the formation of a new water authority that would separate responsibilities of water issues between the suburbs and the city.

  5. Food stamp cuts to hit Michigan, 3 other states

    Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed.

  6. Michigan will play Texas in 2024, 2027

    Michigan and Texas will play their first home-and-home football series, the schools announced Wednesday. Texas will play at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024.

  7. Lions sticking with shaky rookie kicker Nate Freese

    A seventh-round pick out of Boston College, Freese missed a 43-yard field goal in a Week 1 win over the New York Giants and two 49-yarders in a Week 2 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

  8. Appeal fails, Michigan running back Ty Isaac won't play this season

    Michigan filed a hardship waiver with the NCAA that would have allowed Issac to play this fall, but after that was rejected, UM filed an appeal.

    • 1:09 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    New lion heads for Detroit's Whitney Building are a sign of times

    The lions are coming back. Starting next week, workmen from Ram Construction will begin hauling 26 lion heads up 19 stories to the top of the David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park. The heads, each 3 feet across, are attached to new cornices, which will restore the ones ripped off in an ill-advised modernization in the 1950s.

  9. For 6 Southfield centenarians, a long life is a life well lived

    Southfield Tuesday, six centenarians who live in a Southfield senior complex were honored by the city for their longevity, experience and service.

    • 1:09 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

    Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.

  10. Land to launch debate talks with Peters

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has chosen an adviser to negotiate at least one televised debate with Democratic Congressman Gary Peters in a race that may help determine whether Democrats maintain control of the chamber.

  11. Live tweets: Obama official lauds retiree deal in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    The first witness Wednesday in the city's historic bankruptcy trial detailed a hard-fought agreement for Detroit's retirees that he acknowledged will be painful, but ultimately, appropriate for the good of revitalizing the city.

  12. Murder-suicide ruled in deaths at Taylor home

    Taylor — Authorities have ruled the deaths of a man and a woman found shot to death Monday night a murder-suicide.

    • 9:32 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

    -independence side saying it had the momentum to win the ballot and the 'no' camp urging voters not to use it as a protest.

  13. Review: Tense 'The Guest' is a killer of a movie

    'The Guest' is a welcome entry to the murder machine film genre. It's not exactly groundbreaking stuff, but director Adam Wingard brings a nice, measured ...

    • 1:20 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq

    Tampa, Fla. — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S.

  14. 'Vulgar' comments about women earn Jameis Winston first-half benching

    Florida State officials say Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston will be benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making 'offensive ...

    • 8:43 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Domestic abuse now at 'epidemic' levels

    Domestic abuse cases rarely make headlines unless you're somebody famous like NFL player Ray Rice, or, as in the case of the recent arrest of Assistant Wayne ...

    • 7:30 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

    Paris — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and ...

  15. Make your recreation healthier with Fresh Air Fit programs

    Michigan's Fresh Air Fit program partners state parks with local fitness instructors to offer health and wellness activities in the great outdoors.

  16. New York man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

    Rochester, N.Y. — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the ...

    • 12:16 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Iraq premier: No foreign ground troops

    Baghdad — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State ...

  17. Ganbei sticks to tasty American-style Chinese with no reservations

    Ganbei is unabashedly American Chinese, serving the dishes that have become popular over the years with a wide spectrum of diners. And there's something ...

    • 8:21 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Clearwater, Fla. — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks ...

  18. Man convicted in Allen Park dismemberment case

    Detroit — A jury has convicted a man accused of killing an Allen Park couple and dumping their body parts into the Detroit River.

    • 1:32 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Pacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona

    Phoenix — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile moved into Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of ...

    • 1:17 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    New York — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary ...

    • 1:08 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Pizza Hut testing 'skinny slice'

    New York — Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

  19. Meijer to pay $2M for selling recalled products

    Washington — Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. will pay $2 million to settle charges that the firm knowingly sold and distributed hundreds of recalled products.

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