August 1, 2014 at 12:01 am

Detroit voices: How residents feel about their city

This three-day series is based on a poll of Detroiters' attitudes about their city and leadership, commissioned by The Detroit News and funded by the Thompson Foundation. The survey provided a rare, statistically sound measure of public opinion in a city traditionally difficult to accurately poll.

  1. Couple charged with murder in jogger's mauling agree to have dogs destroyed

    A Metamora couple was charged Friday with second-degree murder and possession of a dangerous animal causing the death of a Livonia jogger who was chased down July 23 and killed by two of their animals.

  2. Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo won't play in Michigan Stadium match

    One of the greatest soccer players in the world, Christiano Ronaldo, will not play for Real Madrid against Manchester United Saturday in Michigan Stadium.

    • 3:46 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • MACOMB COUNTY

    Tears flow at funeral for Armada teen; police search nearby lake for evidence

    Police dredged a private lake in a tony Armada subdivision Friday in connection with the killing of a teen just hours after this quiet community said its final goodbye at April Millsap's funeral.

    • 1:05 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Judge: Kilpatrick, frat brother must pay SEC $700K over lavish gifts, trips

    A federal judge ordered the former mayor and his fraternity brother to pay almost $700,000 to the SEC for receiving extravagant gifts from a businessman while serving on the city's pension funds.

  3. Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' revitalizes the space Western

    'Guardians of the Galaxy' is the most successful space western since the first 'Star Wars' trilogy.

  4. Friday's Tigers-Rockies: Rajai Davis leading off, playing center field

    Rajai Davis gets the start for the Tigers in center field and will hit leadoff on Friday night as Detroit opens a three-game interleague series against the Rockies at Comerica Park. Justin Verlander opposes left-hander Franklin Morales.

  5. Four-star receiver Cameron Chambers picks Michigan State

    While Chambers recently said his top-five schools were Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Alabama, some recruiting analysts viewed it as a two-horse race between the Wolverines and Spartans.

  6. Tigers likely want David Price for long haul, at the risk of bloated payroll

    The Tigers understood two realities Thursday when they replaced the Richter scale with the Dombrowski scale as a new means for measuring seismic activity, at least in terms of big-league baseball transactions.

  7. Coaching trio tweaks Matthew Stafford's game

    Coach Jim Caldwell and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi regularly sit in on quarterback meetings, and the two will talk about drills, concepts and techniques they want Cooter to run.

    • 3:57 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • AUTOS INSIDER

    Senate bill: Auto execs who delay deadly recalls could face life in prison

    A senator who led hearings into General Motors' delayed recall linked to at least 13 deaths introduced legislation Friday that would allow for up to life in prison for auto executives who delay callbacks for defects that result in fatalities.

    • 2:30 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Appeals court freezes Detroit bankruptcy appeals

    At the request of Detroit's creditors, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday froze pending appeals related to the city's eligibility for bankruptcy and ability to reduce pensions.

  8. Five keys to blockbuster deal: Added ace gives Tigers playoff edge

    In union with his devotion to power pitchers, Dave Dombrowski's mantra is a conviction that starters who are more like locomotives are the difference in those best 3-of-5 and 4-of-7 matches that define October's playoffs.

  9. Dave Dombrowski: Sacrificing offense for David Price not a significant risk

    Piecing together perhaps the most-intimidating starting rotation in all of baseball did not come without sacrifice for the Tigers. Most notably, they gave up their starting center fielder, Austin Jackson, a guy who was absolutely scorching at the plate at a time when much of the rest of the lineup has struggled.

    • 12:30 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Chrysler's sales rise 19.7%; Ford climbs 9.6%; GM up 9.4%

    Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. all posted July sales gains Friday, led by Chrysler's nearly 20 percent sales rise over July 2013.

  10. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski sends troll-tastic text to A's Billy Beane after David Price trade

    Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski is well-known for trading players. Turns out he can deal one-liners, too.

    • 9:20 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Fiat shareholders vote in favor of Chrysler merger

    Fiat shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of ...

  11. Tigers pay price for 3 Cy Young winners in arms race

    The arms escalation reached stunning heights Thursday as the Tigers pulled off a trade that was ruthless, bold and unconventional.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Lack of streetlights, people walking in streets faulted as Detroit traffic deaths spike

    Detroit A shortage of working streetlights, pedestrians walking in the street instead of using sidewalks and motorists texting while driving are largely responsible ...

    • 11:23 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Detroit narratives don't tell real story

    A Michigan-born friend who lives in New York City now loves to remind me that few cities fascinate the Big Apple and its media more than Detroit, especially ...

  12. Universities don't get a pass on transparency

    Public institutions that receive public money should conduct their business before the public. Period.

  13. Players stunned as deal's drama unfolds before them

    The fact that it came together so quickly — and so abruptly, for the players involved — made for a surreal scene Thursday afternoon, where the Tigers' 7-4 loss ...

  14. Lions and other teams will have to mind their language this season

    Referees can penalize players this season for any language they consider abusive or threatening, whether it's racial slurs, comments about sexual orientation ...

  15. Lions receiver Kevin Ogletree drawing early notice

    Allen Park During training camp this season, Ogletree has raised some eyebrows, getting most of his reps with the first team alongside receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden ...

  16. Report: Lions' Nick Fairley gets 6-month suspended sentence, probation for DUI

    Fairley was given a six-month suspended sentence and one year of probation Thursday for his DUI charge from May 2012, according to WALA-TV in Mobile. Fairley ...

  17. Tyler Higby commitment might be start of big recruiting roll for MSU

    This could be a key stretch in recruiting for Michigan State, and it got off to a good start on Wednesday night when Houston Kinkaid offensive lineman Tyler ...

  18. The Tigers' new rotation, by the numbers

    It would be unfair to call David Price the Tigers' new ace because with three Cy Young starters, it looks like they have a rotation of aces. But he's certainly ...

    • 4:46 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip — Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer ...

  19. DeLaSalle to play football home games at Wayne State

    DeLaSalle, ranked No. 9 in The News' preseason rankings, will host five games at WSU, starting with Clarke Road Secondary Academy (London, Ontario) on Friday, ...

  20. Watching Man U vs. Real Madrid? Here's a guide for the soccer neophyte

    Don't know the nuance of a flat-back four compared to a 3-5-2? Fear not soccer neophyte, we'll let you in on a well-kept secret.

  21. Tigers improve odds of winning World Series

    The Tigers' blockbuster trade to land David Price on Thursday has improved their odds of winning the World Series, according to one online oddsmaker.

  22. Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron James license plate

    State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative 'LeBron James Witness 2.0' plate honoring the Akron native's ...

  23. Manchester United vs. Real Madrid preview: 10 things to watch

    Real Madrid vs. Manchester United, 4 p.m. Saturday, Michigan Stadium, Fox

    • 11:56 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Customs kiosks at Detroit Metro designed to save time, maintain security

    Romulus— It seemed pretty simple to Jack Adams: place his passport into a slot, put his face closer to a kiosk screen and in minutes he's halfway through the customs ...

  24. Designers embellish with flair in unexpected places

    One reason that a more modern aesthetic currently is appealing to a broader segment of consumers is because it's showing a softer side. Even when the dress-up ...

    • 4:30 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • SPORTS
    • GOLF

    Report: Dustin Johnson suspended by PGA Tour for positive cocaine test

    Star player Dustin Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour for cocaine use, according to a report. Golf.com says Johnson has failed three ...

  25. NFL boss Roger Goodell defends two-game suspension for Ravens' Ray Rice

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his 'horrible ...

  26. Nebraska, like Michigan, struggles to sell football tickets to students

    Michigan isn't the only Big Ten school struggling to sell football tickets to students. With less than a month until the season opener, Nebraska still has 1, ...

  27. Legal troubles cloud campaign for 1st District House seat

    Detroit State Rep. Brian Banks hopes Democratic primary voters in the 1st House District will overlook his past and ongoing legal troubles and reward him for perfect ...

  28. Mackinac Center posts form online for teachers who want to resign from union

    The Mackinac Center for Public Policy posted a form Friday on its website for Michigan Education Association members who want to resign their union membership ...

  29. Jackson County candidate did 33 years for murder, says he has changed

    Jackson Tim O'Neill will be scrapping for votes Tuesday. His own mother wouldn't vote for him. More understandably, neither would the children of the man he killed.

  30. Art therapist: Fiber work relaxing

    Kelly Darke is an art therapist by day and a fiber artist by night. The busy Westland resident creates one-of-a-kind wearable and decorative art made with ...

    • 2:01 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Man tries to swipe Detroit cop's gun at drug house

    Detroit — A police officer found himself battling for his life Friday morning after a suspect found at a known drug house on the city's east side tried to ...

    • 1:56 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Let's Talk Food: A final breakfast bar update, and a goodbye

    Aug. 1 — today — is my last day as Detroit News food editor, as I head off to start my own company part-time and spend more time with my family. Before I go, ...

  31. Coalition ends campaign to get Michigan minimum wage increase on ballot

    Lansing — A group that sought to increase Michigan's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour effectively ended its ballot campaign Friday.

  32. Obama says after 9-11, U.S. 'tortured some folks'

    Washington — The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive ...

    • 11:50 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • COMMUTING

    Mich.'s biggest roundabout to ease traffic flow in Oakland

    It's been in the planning stages for years, but Oakland County's plan to improve safety and traffic flow at the uber congested 14 Mile/Orchard Lake ...

    • 3:31 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Official: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

    New York — The medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's chokehold on a New York City man last month caused his death.

    • 1:56 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    Facebook service inaccessible for some users on desktop, mobile

    Facebook Inc. was inaccessible for some users Friday, most likely due to technical issues, two months after another major service disruption.

  33. Nebraska will wear all-red uniform for homecoming game

    Nebraska revealed a new adidas uniform that the Cornhuskers will wear in their Sept. 27 homecoming game against Illinois.

    • 8:57 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    U.S. employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2%

    Washington — U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs.

  34. Pistachio crust makes best of chicken breast

    This recipe from Bon Appetit combines the nuts with panko for a crusty coating over chicken breasts that have been slathered with mustard and herbs.

  35. Review: Lead actor better than film in 'Get on Up'

    You're better off watching a clip of James Brown on YouTube, and that's the problem with 'Get on Up' as a whole: It just can't match the stature of its subject, ...

    • 4:15 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty

    Washington — President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday that the United States remains deeply concerned that Russia is ramping up ...

  36. Detroit civil rights attorney enters Secretary of State race

    Detroit civil rights attorney Godfrey Dillard on Friday announced his candidacy for secretary of state, ending a short-lived exploratory campaign for the ...

  37. Harley-Davidson recalls 3,300 bikes for ignition switch problem

    Detroit — Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.

  38. Nancy Whiskey bar preps for big fish fry after Long John Silver's ad

    Detroit — A fast-food chain's national television commercial is a fine kettle of fish for a Detroit bar.

    • 1:51 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    Conakry, Guinea — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of ...

  39. Hyundai recalls 420,000 vehicles in three campaigns

    Washington — Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it is recalling about 420,000 vehicles in the United States in three new recall campaigns.

  40. First win has young Ty Dillon thinking about Nationwide championship

    Entering Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, Dillon is right in the thick of the series title hunt after his win last weekend at Indianapolis ...

  41. Derrick Rose admits tension between his camp, Bulls management

    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged tension between members of his inner circle and team management. Rose told the Chicago Sun-Times that he knows ...

    • 7:52 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    1 dead, 1 injured on Detroit's northwest side

    Detroit — One man has died and another is wounded after a shooting on the city's northwest side early Friday morning.

  42. Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight' needs more of the former

    Certainly Woody Allen's weakest film in years, 'Magic in the Moonlight' takes place in wealthy, sun-dappled estates owned by English and American folk in ...

    • 4:13 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Doctors: Wisconsin stabbing suspect, 12, sees fictional beings

    One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand ...

    • 7:23 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Lansing's biggest park reopens after 28 years

    Lansing's largest park, which closed more than a quarter-century ago when industrial waste was discovered, is back open.

  43. Hydrangeas dazzle — and look great dried

    Hydrangeas continue to be the darlings of the garden world, and mine are putting on a grand show right now. Happily, the cool weather has extended the life of ...

  44. Tips to prep for a late-summer outdoor party

    If you listen to the weather in the summer, you will likely hear about those pop-up thunderstorms that can occur. But a party on your deck or patio with family ...

  45. 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    New York — Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital.

  46. American Axle reports Q2 earnings of $52.2M

    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. said Friday its second quarter net income was $52.2 million or 67 cents a share, significantly higher than earnings ...

    • 12:36 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    U.P. roadside park that closed due to bears reopens

    Munising — The Michigan Department of Transportation has reopened a roadside park in the Upper Peninsula that has had problems with bears.

    • 7:33 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    18-year-old man fatally stabbed in Ottawa County

    Holland Township — The Ottawa County sheriff's department says an 18-year-old man was fatally stabbed by a teenager on a township street.

    • 11:12 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Gov, Ford woo business leaders in D.C. to invest in Michigan

    Washington Michigan business executives and the state's governor wooed about 50 business leaders and other officials in Washington on Thursday, trying to prod them into ...

  47. Diabetic friend has close call in a lake house

    Dear Abby: My husband and I have a lake house and invited a couple (close friends) to join us for a few days. The husband has cancer and has been taking chemo. ...

  48. UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor

    Los Angeles — UCLA says it will replace the floor of Pauley Pavilion that was flooded by a 20 million-gallon water main leak.

  49. U.S. upgrades probe into 335,000 Honda Accords for inadvertent air bag deployments

    Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading its investigation into 335,000 Honda Accords after nearly 300 reports that the air ...

    • 11:30 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    With $225M Iron Dome bill, U.S. shows it has Israel's back

    Washington — The Senate has approved $225 million to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval is expected before lawmakers begin a summer ...

    • 9:28 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Kellogg's sales hurt as dieters drop Special K

    New York — Kellogg's cereal sales are struggling, in part because Special K is falling out of fashion with dieters.

    • 7:38 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Pope Francis slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunch

    Rome — Maybe Pope Francis is getting tired of the food in the Vatican hotel.

    • 7:31 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Michigan man to have surgery for rare condition

    Burlington — A Michigan man is scheduled for surgery later this month in California on his abnormally large scrotum, the result of a rare condition.

  50. Colorado to begin offering licenses for immigrants

    Denver — Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to get drivers' licenses and identification cards ...

    • 6:55 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • HOMESTYLE

    Welcome Mat: The latest and greatest for your home

    Seltzer Goods offers fun zip pouches, Materials Unlimited in Ypsilanti celebrates 40 years in business, Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills features ...

  51. House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills

    Washington — House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here ...

  52. 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    Pyongyang, North Korea — Two American tourists charged with 'anti-state' crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help ...

    • 9:29 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    U.S. consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

    Washington — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.

  53. Out-of-the-box party spots can fit the bill

    Heading to the nearest banquet hall isn't your only option if a party venue falls through. Luckily, we have some unique local venues that come to the rescue by ...

  54. Painting may be from Cranbrook's Wallace Mitchell

    While Sandy Daugherty purchased a small watercolor at a flea market in Ontario in the 1980s, she wasn't surprised to learn later that there was a possibility ...

  55. Editorial: Pension reform vital to avoiding Chapt. 9

    With Detroit moving through the bankruptcy process, attention is turning to the other Michigan communities in financial distress, and what can be done to keep ...

    • 3:40 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    2-pound Michigan baby undergoes rare heart procedure

    Grand Rapids — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed 'Mighty Girl' by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open ...

  56. Semi crash coats Indianapolis highway in 45K pounds of butter

    Indianapolis — A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy ...

  57. Today's TV/radio

    7 N.Y. Yankees at Boston, MLB

    • 12:14 AM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Society Confidential: Detroit in the Hamptons

    Several Metro Detroiters converged on the Hamptons on the weekend for a variety of celebrations and causes. The main event was Russell Simmons' Rush ...

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