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  1. Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

    • 2:35 PM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Plan to cut Detroit schools' pay by 10 percent OK'd

    State education officials have approved a plan by Detroit Public Schools to slash pay by 10 percent district wide to help erase the district's $127 million deficit.

  2. Forbes: Lions third-least valuable NFL team at $960M

    The Lions are worth $960 million, Forbes estimates. That's an increase from last year's $900 million valuation but not enough to stop Detroit from dropping from 28th to 30th out of 32 NFL teams.

  3. Flood of garbage has Metro Detroit communities, residents talking trash

    Troy A seemingly endless parade of licensed haulers and private citizens have flowed into the South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority hoping to rid themselves of sewage-tainted and ruined property from last week's flooding, even as another storm bore down on the area Tuesday evening.

  4. 'Top Chef' new season to feature Root Restaurant's chief cook

    Chef James Rigato of Howell, executive chef of the Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake, will be one of 16 cooking experts to compete on the popular Bravo show.

  5. Catholic school teacher accused of having sex with student waives preliminary hearing

    A former Catholic school teacher facing up to life in prison for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning in a Madison Heights courtroom.

  6. Southfield police search for suspects in armed robbery at Northland Mall

    Southfield Police are on the lookout for two men who committed an armed robbery Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Target store at Northland Mall.

  7. Lions DT Nick Fairley says he plans to start in season opener

    Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley said Wednesday he weighs 315 pounds, seven pounds heavier than he's listed on the roster and 20 pounds more than he claimed to weigh in late May.

  8. History shows Tigers way ahead on trading prospects

    Detroit Good luck to Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson on their Rangers careers, and the same for Willy Adames on his new life in the Rays system.

  9. Tigers reportedly a finalist to land Rusney Castillo, but he's not an immediate solution

    The Tigers are finalists in the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes, according to information posted Wednesday on Twitter by Ken Rosenthal of

  10. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford poised to take the next step

    Most of the changes for Stafford will be mental and fundamental this season as he tries to lead the Lions to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

    • 7:54 PM, Aug. 19, 2014

    Fall fashion trends from sweaters to Santa Fe

    It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look 'clean and fresh for fall.'

    • 2:26 PM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with U.S.

    Washington Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

  11. Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

    • 8:27 PM, Aug. 19, 2014

    Meager raises mark recovery except for rich

    Call it the no-raises recovery: Five years of economic expansion have done almost nothing to boost paychecks for typical American workers while the rich have ...

  12. Lions DE Ziggy Ansah might play Friday against Jaguars

    Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah is still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, but the coaches hope he can play in Friday's exhibition against ...

  13. Michigan GOP braces for tea party showdown

    Michigan Republicans are gearing up for a showdown at their state convention Saturday that could unite the GOP for the general election or embarrass Gov. Rick ...

  14. Former Michigan State QB Brian Hoyer gets Browns' starting spot over rookie Johnny Manziel

    Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback after winning his summer competition over Manziel, the hotshot rookie and social media sensation ...

  15. Eminem teams up with Rihanna for another major Detroit concert

    Two superstars. One Monster concert event.

    • 1:22 PM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Harvey, Ill. About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...

  16. Former pitcher Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

    Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind.

    • 8:44 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • TRAVEL

    Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

    The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.

    • 8:20 PM, Aug. 19, 2014

    Google's IPO launched decade of revolutionary big bets

    San Francisco Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

    • 1:18 PM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Security forces, residents clash in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola

    Monrovia, Liberia Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the ...

  17. Specialties and homemade inventions give Mimi's Bistro personality

    Bouquets of fresh flowers casually displayed atop the tables and on the counter overlooking the kitchen set the tone at Mimi's Bistro, where the housemade fare ...

  18. Veterans air complaints at Detroit VA hearing

    Detroit Wearing lapel pins saying 'We Care,' some of Michigan's top Veterans Administration officials took it on the chin Wednesday from veterans who attended a town ...

    • 6:28 AM, Aug. 20, 2014

    California hospital treating patient possibly exposed to Ebola

    A Northern California hospital said it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to Ebola as the worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record continues ...

  19. Fundraisers will aid Growing Hope Center

    Ypsilanti's Growing Hope center is hosting the first installment of its Chefs in the Garden fundraising dinners for 2014.

  20. AWB is still funky after all these years

    They call themselves AWB, but the Scottish funk group that Allen Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre and four of their countrymen launched in the early '70s was known for ...

    • 11:11 AM, Aug. 20, 2014

    Davenport University reveals employment guarantee

    Grand Rapids Davenport University says it plans to offer an employment guarantee for all accounting students.

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