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  1. Michigan will give funds up front if Detroit retirees approve deal

    The state will give Detroit's retirement funds its part of an $816 million 'grand bargain' in a lump sum payment to soften pension cuts and shield the Detroit Institute of Arts from creditors, The News has learned.

    • 6:10 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford celebrates Mustang's 50th anniversary on top of Empire State Building

    In New York on Wednesday, Ford unveiled a special edition Mustang to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr. called the Mustang 'the heart and soul' of Ford.

  2. Warren turns down request for anti-religion display at city hall

    A resident's request to put up a display table touting reason over religion in the atrium of city hall has been denied.

    • 12:46 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    University of Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment

    The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions.

    • 2:23 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Michigan jobless rate down for seventh straight month

    Michigan's jobless rate during March dropped by another two-tenths of a percentage point, sinking to 7.5 percent and marking the seventh straight monthly decline in the state unemployment rate.

  3. Toyota unveils 2015 Camry with 'athletic' exterior

    Toyota Motor Corp. is giving the best-selling car in the United States a mid-cycle upgrade and complete exterior redesign.

  4. Detroit, feds talk up to $100M for blight funding

    The White House and the city are in talks in recent days to free up to $100M in federal blight funding that could indirectly soften the blow of pension fund cuts and other financial issues.

  5. New Michigan football radio team will be 'very familiar' to U-M fans

    Athletic director Dave Brandon said Wednesday it was important to have radio announcers with some connection to U-M. Frank Beckmann, the longtime voice of the Wolverines, retired after last season.

  6. 'Bad Boys' documentary captures magical era

    The year was 1989, and despite many wonderful things in Detroit sports the Bad Boy Pistons captured our imaginations more than anybody else. They were brash, controversial and won things the Detroit way: a blue-collar work ethic and an in-your-face style that angered others.

  7. Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson skates Thursday for first time since injury

    Wednesday it was defenseman Jonathan Ericsson saying he will go on the ice Thursday for the first time since having surgery in late March to stabilize a fracture in his finger and repair a partially-torn tendon.

  8. Teen arraigned after high-speed chase through Mount Clemens

    Macomb County authorities have charged a 17-year-old with leading police on a high-speed chase through Mount Clemens early Wednesday morning, police said.

  9. Detroit mayor, council president hail cooperation in first 100 days

    Detroit — The city's two top elected leaders said a collaborative spirit between the two branches of government has been one of the bright spots of the first 100 days of the new term.

  10. Reward offered in year-old death of Detroit Medical Center employee

    A little more than a year after a longtime Detroit Medical Center employee's body was found in a car trunk on the city's west side, Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in his death.

  11. Police nab robbery suspect after car chase from Brownstown to Ferndale

    Police nabbed a suspected serial bank robber Wednesday afternoon in a car chase that started in Brownstown Township and ended in Ferndale.

  12. Wednesday's Tigers-Indians lineups: Anibal Sanchez ready to go after one-day delay

    The Tigers will get their series with the Cleveland Indians under way after Tuesday's game was postponed because of inclement weather. First pitch is schedule ...

  13. MSU's Darqueze Dennard is No. 1 corner in draft, DB guru Edwards says

    Herm Edwards played the position for 10 seasons in the NFL, then coached defensive backs as an NFL assistant for nine years before becoming a head coach for ...

    • 5:57 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM redesigned Cadillac ignition switch in '06

    General Motors Co. redesigned an ignition switch in a pre-production Cadillac in 2006 after it found problems similar to those in 2.6 million now-recalled cars ...

  14. Potential No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney visits with Lions

    The freakishly athletic Clowney is widely considered the best player in the draft and a likely candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Houston Texans, ...

  15. Former Tigers struggling in new locales

    Not all 10 went looking for greener grass — some got traded, others became free agents and weren't brought back. But none is doing anything that would have ...

  16. Pontiac moves toward return to local control

    The city of Pontiac moved a step closer Wednesday toward controlling its own finances.

  17. GM exec says automaker is focused on safety

    General Motors Co. North America President Alan Batey told analysts and investors Wednesday that the company is focused on safety, but wouldn’t say whether the ...

  18. Bracelets, T-shirts honor 'Princess Lacey'; all proceeds go to MSU super fan's family

    One group is selling 'LoveLikeLacey' bracelets, while another is selling 'LoveLikeLacey' T-shirts – with every penny of the proceeds going to the family of 8- ...

  19. Study: Tigers players 13th-best paid in the world

    Tigers players are the 13th-best paid of any sports team in the world, according to a survey by Sporting Intelligence and ESPN the Magazine.

  20. State looking into death at adult care facility in Jenison

    Jenison, Mich. — State officials are looking into the apparent suffocation of a 100-year-old woman found between her mattress and bed rail at a western ...

    • 9:59 AM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    $4M fund to provide litter clean-up, landscaping in Detroit's central business district

    A majority of downtown Detroit property owners have agreed to create a $4 million annual fund to provide supplemental litter clean up, landscaping improvements ...

  21. Forward Marvin Clark signs with Michigan State

    Forward Marvin Clark signed a national letter of intent to play at Michigan State next season, the school announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-7, 219-pounder from ...

  22. Memorial for 'Princess Lacey' is Thursday at Breslin Center

    The Lacey Joy Elizabeth Holsworth Life Celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Breslin Center as a memorial to honor the life of the 8-year-old from St. ...

  23. Smith brothers take family feud out of the basement for Red Wings-Bruins series

    In the basement of their family's home in Mimico, Ont., Brendan and Reilly Smith staged some epic Stanley Cup Playoff series as kids, with the help of their ...

  24. Aretha Franklin suing over fake assault story

    Aretha Franklin says she's filing a $10 million lawsuit against the News Nerd over the 'satirical' story the website posted about a supposed fight she had with ...

  25. Free-agency questions loom for Tigers

    Consider the Tigers and a handful of luminaries who will reach free agency either this autumn or 18 months from now: Victor Martinez, Austin Jackson, Rick ...

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