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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.

    • 10:09 AM, 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.

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    • 7:29 AM, 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.

    • 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.

  8. 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 tension to the script before letting all heck break loose.

    • 10:25 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

    Tampa, Fla. — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama consulted with military officials Wednesday about the U.S.

    • 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 County Prosecutor Robert Stevens, in a position of power.

    • 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 northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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.

    • 10:02 AM, 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 ...

    • 8:16 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Michigan associate professor gets 'genius' grant

    Ann Arbor — An associate professor at the University of Michigan is among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants.'

  13. Semi involved in rollover crash on I-75 in Woodhaven

    Woodhaven — A semi truck was involved in a rollover accident on southbound Interstate 75 Wednesday morning.

    • 11:25 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Crews battle California fire's explosive growth

    Weed, Calif. — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast- ...

  14. Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

    The Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to ...

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

    Pope Francis OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint

    Vatican City — Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual requirement that a ...

  15. Brothers face key hearing in 1989 Michigan slaying

    White Cloud — Two brothers face a key court hearing in the death of a young western Michigan woman who disappeared in 1989.

  16. Detroit police looking for missing teen

    Detroit — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 17-year-old boy who went missing more than a month ago from a youth home.

  17. Michigan woman mistakenly listed as dead

    Brownstown Township — A southeastern Michigan woman has proven she is still alive after a government mix-up listed her as dead.

  18. 25-year-old manages to bring back the Detroit Fringe Festival

    After only three years in Detroit, 25-year-old Emilio Gonzalez took it upon himself to create a new event celebrating his new home's underground theater scene.

    • 10:12 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD
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