September 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. Miguel Cabrera slams 2 HRs as Tigers roll over Indians

    Miguel Cabrera, with just three home runs since July 1 going into the game, hit two in a 12-1 victory against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

    • 2:48 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Biden to Detroit workers on Labor Day: 'Don't give up'

    Detroit Vice President Joe Biden on Monday rallied Metro area workers and urged them not to give up on a fight for worker equality.

    • 12:52 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Snyder joins thousands in walk across Mackinac Bridge

    St. Ignace, Mich. Tens of thousands of people have taken part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge and they were joined by one robot.

  2. For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

    A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.

  3. Thieves crash into Canton's Emagine Theater, fail to steal ATM

    Canton Thieves smashed a van through the front of the Emagine Theater on Monday trying to steal an ATM, but couldn't dislodge the machine.

  4. Michigan won't reveal its 'plan' for Graham Glasgow, offensive line

    Hoke was skillfully evasive when he answered multiple questions about the complexion of the offensive line for the upcoming game at Notre Dame.

    • 11:46 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Michigan's minimum wage takes first step up

    Mya Hill is getting a small raise today, and it couldn't come at a better time. Hill, 24, is making $7.70 an hour and will receive a 45-cents-an-hour bump when the state's minimum wage of $7.40 increases to $8.15 an hour on Labor Day.

  5. New Haven man loses most of hand in fireworks accident

    New Haven — A man lost most of his hand in a fireworks accident and has been taken to University of Michigan hospital for treatment.

    • 10:16 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    No human cases of West Nile in Michigan yet

    East Lansing — West Nile virus, an annual health threat for more than a decade, so far hasn't been detected in Michigan residents, likely because of a cool summer, an expert says.

  6. Red Wings' Ken Holland stands by plan amid criticism over lack of free-agent signings

    Fresh off signing a new four-year contract to stay with the Wings through his 36th year with the franchise, one of Holland's challenges is persuading people the lack of signings is probably not significant for his redeveloping team in the long run.

  7. Child, 5, hurt after being thrown from motorcycle dad was driving in Macomb Township

    Police expect charges to be filed against a Macomb Township father after his 5-year-old child sustained numerous injuries after being thrown from a motorcycle both were riding.

    • 11:27 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Culture goes on display at festivals

    Hamtramck — Music and diverse crowds flooded the streets on Sunday in communities across Metro Detroit in celebration of the holiday weekend.

  8. Chef helps Lions' Nick Fairley get serious about diet, earn back starting job

    Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley said his demotion to second string this summer opened his eyes to what the team needed from the 2011 first-round pick.

    • 12:53 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Exeter Twp. barn fire kills man, injures girlfriend

    Exeter Township — A man has died in an early Monday morning barn fire.

  9. Michigan's Jabrill Peppers expected to play against Notre Dame

    Freshman defensive back Jabrill Peppers, who missed the second half of the opener against Appalachian State with an ankle injury, is getting treatment and ...

    • 10:39 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Audit: Michigan does good job on child support

    Lansing A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making ...

  10. FBI begins inquiries into nude celebrity photo leaks

    Los Angeles The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, ...

  11. Tigers hurting without Jose Iglesias and his magic mitt

    We knew the loss of shortstop Jose Iglesias would hurt the Tigers this year. By mid-April we saw just how much. By the end of August, the pain seems to be ...

    • 11:27 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

    Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials ...

    • 11:15 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

    Atlantic City, N.J. — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino ...

  12. Cole Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers combine for no-hitter against Braves

    Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare ...

  13. Labor stokes Democratic support for Michigan governor, U.S. Senate races

    Lansing After bruising defeats in 2012, organized labor has rearmed for this fall's electoral battle to try to keep an open U.S. Senate seat in the Democratic column ...

  14. Devin Funchess, Michigan to have foes looking out for No. 1

    It was just one game for the new guy wearing the coveted No. 1 jersey at Michigan, but seven catches and three touchdowns later, it was difficult not to take ...

  15. LaAdrian Waddle, Tahir Whitehead win battles for spots in Lions' starting lineup

    LaAdrian Waddle said offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn pulled him into his office to tell him he earned the Lions' starting right tackle job Monday.

  16. Mark Dantonio seeks more out of Michigan State's running game

    As impressive as some of Michigan State's offensive numbers were in its season-opening victory over Jacksonville State, a coach always will find something to ...

    • 11:53 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

    Tehran, Iran — Iran's president urged the country's clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by ...

    • 10:00 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Season ripe for Mich. apple growers; another bumper crop expected

    The polar vortex was no match for Michigan's apple trees. The orchards emerged from arctic winter weather largely unscathed, and are celebrating with an ...

  17. Lions' Caldwell explains decision to keep receivers Broyles, Ogletree, Fuller

    The competition for the final wide receiver spots on the Lions' 53-man roster came down to the wire, and coach Jim Caldwell explained Monday why the team chose ...

    • 10:03 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Bacon prices sizzle with demand

    Like his father and grandfather before him, butcher Lou DeRosa lifts thick slabs of bacon from the glass case at Marconda's Meats and wraps them for a waiting ...

  18. Torii Hunter's advice to Steven Moya: Enjoy the call-up, but be ready

    Moya probably won't play much for the Tigers this month, because it's difficult to find a spot for a kid in a pennant race. But at least he won't have to go ...

  19. Macomb, St. Clair counties under severe thunderstorm warning

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Macomb and St. Clair counties, as a storm system with 60-mph wind gusts rolls into ...

  20. New York homeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed

    New York — An intruder stabbed a couple who unwittingly interrupted a burglary at their home, killing the man and injuring his wife, police said Monday.

  21. Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis ...

  22. Look past perks on credit cards

    Store credit cards may offer some tempting perks, like 20 percent off your purchase when you apply for a card at the cash register. But lately, the interest ...

  23. Lions' Kyle Van Noy might miss eight games on short-term IR, Caldwell admits

    In his first regular-season news conference Monday, Caldwell said Van Noy is 'certainly' a candidate for the team's short-term injured reserve slot, which ...

  24. Wisconsin 'hurting' after giving away Saturday night's game to LSU

    Save for the fact Wisconsin was wearing different colors, the Badgers did their best imitation of an early 2000s Michigan State team, dominating a top-level ...

  25. ESPN's GameDay headed to Oregon for Michigan State game

    GameDay will be on live on ESPN from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time Saturday -- that's 6-9 a.m. local time in Eugene.

  26. Twitch pushes video games to come of age as spectator sport

    The online network Twitch attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games —in much the same way ...

    • 12:01 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Efforts expand to make construction viable career choice for more women

    New York — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the ...

  27. MAC notebook: Running game helps Eastern hold off Morgan State

    Against Morgan State, Eastern piled up 292 rushing yards with Bronson Hill (114 yards, 19 carries), Darius Jackson (17-73, touchdown) and Ryan Brumfield (57 ...

  28. Lions' James Ihedigbo still out with undisclosed injury

    Starting strong safety James Ihedigbo missed the Lions' first regular-season practice Monday with an undisclosed injury that has bothered him at least the past ...

    • 4:34 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    NYC West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

    New York — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean ...

    • 12:12 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Filipino troops slip past Syrian rebels in Golan Heights

    Beirut — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, ...

  29. Belfast bomb alert snarls roads on IRA anniversary

    Belfast, Northern Ireland — A security alert over a suspected bomb has shut down the main motorway through Belfast, triggering traffic chaos on the 20th anniversary of the Irish ...

  30. O'Connor: Put the brakes on auto insurers' unfair practices

    Head's up, Funny Money fans: In honor of the end of summer and start of a new school year, here's a pop quiz! Our topic? Your automobile insurance.

  31. Astros fire manager Bo Porter with 59-79 record this season

    The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for 'new direction' and a ...

  32. Don't count on lenders to use new FICO scores

    Lost in the news about how the most-used credit score brand, FICO, has changed its formula for calculating scores was an important fact: It won't matter, at ...

  33. Credit card late payments take 2Q dip

    Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar ...

  34. Mich.-based moving company gives young entrepreneur a lift

    Jonathan Crain had just driven 1,500 miles and was lugging heavy furniture up five flights of stairs when he developed a true appreciation for his moving- ...

  35. Working parents share kids' back-to-school stresses

    Kareem Anguin gripped his daughter's hand and walked her through the bustling hallway to her first-grade classroom at Lincoln-Marti School in Miami.

  36. Monday's Tigers-Indians live tweets: Detroit goes deep, crushes Cleveland

    Don't look now, but the Indians are becoming a factor in the AL Central race again. They entered their four-game series against the Tigers on Monday just 3.5 ...

  37. Key remedies for a rejected insurance claim

    Keep calm and take notes. Stay true to this principle and you can improve your odds of successfully fighting a health insurer's claim rejection.

    • 10:35 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Enlist some help getting acclimated to corporate ranks

    Q: After accepting a position in my company's corporate office, I have found that I'm not very comfortable here. In engineering, where I previously worked, ...

  38. State needs more jobs as economy grows

    Michigan's economy grew for a century on the back of the automotive industry and the manufacturing that supports it. Following the Great Recession, the state's ...

  39. Monday's TV/radio

    1 Philadelphia at Atlanta, ESPN

  40. A tribute to the Job Corps

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson made good on his promise of a 'War on Poverty' with the Economic Opportunity Act.

  41. Workers need higher wages

    Under pressure by a ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and to eventually bring tipped workers up to minimum wage, the Michigan Legislature ...

  42. UAW members should thank right to work

    It is pretty clear that union officials do not like right to work laws. They insist that they can't survive without the power to force employees to pay union ...

  43. Michigan Lottery numbers for Monday, September 1

    These Michigan lottery numbers were drawn Monday:

    • 9:15 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • EEDITION

    In today's e-Edition of The Detroit News

    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to kick off Detroit's Labor Day parade in an effort to energize union members to promote U.S. Rep. Gary Peters to the ...

    • 11:39 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Grosse Pointe lawyer swims 21 miles across Lake St. Clair

    Please, no jokes about sharks and lawyers. Attorney Sarah Colegrove didn't encounter any finny friends in her recent 21-mile swim across Lake St. Clair, ...

  44. Intelligence chiefs warn of Islamic State threat to U.S.

    Washington — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are ...

    • 12:06 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Video: West Bloomfield hopes bubble soccer league pops with players

    Soccer traditionally requires a ball, some cleats and shin pads. In West Bloomfield this fall, players also will need a giant, protective bubble. The Parks and ...

  45. Column: A New Orleans model for Detroit?

    If you aren't familiar with the name Paul Pastorek, chances are you've heard about his work.

    • 11:44 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • MICHIGAN

    Study: 40 percent of Michigan households not meeting needs

    A new study released Sunday finds 40 percent of Michigan households with at least one worker don't make enough money to meet basic survival needs.

    • 11:54 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • METRO DETROIT

    Saginaw veterinarian specializing in second chances is finalist for 'favorite vet'

    Saginaw After nine years of schooling and 11 years working as an associate at a vet's office, Tina Roggenbeck purchased her own office. Now, she is one of 20 ...

  46. Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Los Angeles — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric ...

    • 10:31 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    U.S. airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

    Washington An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under ...

  47. Tigers decide Devon Travis might help them sooner as a center fielder

    What to do with Devon Travis? The Tigers were caught, happily, with a 23-year-old second baseman who has shown at every town and team the Tigers have assigned ...

  48. Slipshod Tigers concoct new ways to derail themselves

    Not surprisingly, Brad Ausmus stayed away from specifics when asked after Sunday's disaster what he might have said to the Tigers. They had just been ...

    • 1:38 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a ...

    • 12:14 AM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit police: Homicide pace lowest in decades

    Detroit Despite three fatal shootings over the weekend, Detroit Police officials say it's possible the year will end with fewer than 300 homicides for the first time ...

  49. Mark Dantonio: Matchup with Oregon 'an opportunity to see where we're at as a program'

    After a 45-7 victory on Friday, all the focus can turn to Oregon as No. 8 Michigan State prepares to travel to Eugene, Oregon, this weekend to face the third- ...

    • 11:53 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • MACOMB COUNTY

    Menards shopper killed when pallet of tiles falls in Chesterfield Township

    Chesterfield Township — Police on Tuesday are expected to offer details about an investigation into the death of a man at a home improvement store after a pallet of ceramic tiles ...

  50. Michigan sorry to see series with Notre Dame come to an end

    Michigan plays at Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; there are no future games scheduled between the longtime rivals. Michigan coach Brady Hoke has not ...

  51. Steven Moya, Kevin Ziomek earn nods as season's best in Tigers farm system

    As usual, that supposedly barren Tigers farm system — an annual overview from the critics — made possible a couple of whopping July trades as the 2014 minor ...

  52. Joan Rivers still in hospital; stars tweet support

    New York — Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office in New York City.

  53. Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

    Los Angeles — Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of ...

    • 10:54 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    Manila, Philippines — The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian ...

  54. Outfielder Steven Moya, catcher James McCann among minor leaguers called up by Tigers

    Even as they deal with the stress of a 2014 playoff chase, which today includes taking on Indians starter Corey Kluber, the Tigers flirted with their future ...

  55. OT Michael Williams, RB George Winn among Lions' practice squad additions

    Peacock, an undrafted rookie from Appalachian State, was the first player to announce he was a part of the group of 10 players whom the team hopes to develop. ...

  56. Titans claim WR Kris Durham after he was cut by Lions

    The Tennessee Titans claimed former Lions wide receiver Kris Durham off waivers on Sunday. Durham was among the Lions' final roster cuts Saturday as they set ...

  57. Michigan State an 11-point underdog vs. Oregon, Notre Dame favored to beat Michigan by 6

    Michigan State's resounding victory in its season opener Friday night earned them some respect from Las Vegas, but not much.

  58. Miguel Cabrera's health leaves a dark cloud over Tigers' pennant push

    Nothing about his situation in 2014 has been clear or clearly explained. What we know is a superstar who has won three consecutive batting championships and ...

    • 2:27 PM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Renowned rock art in Utah is younger than believed

    Salt Lake City — Life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently than what had long been ...

  59. Lions are already impact players in the NFL this season

    As always, the Lions used their exhibition games to prepare for the regular season and determine which players would be on the roster. But while they went ...

  60. 49ers' Ray McDonald faces felony domestic violence charges

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties this past week for players accused of domestic violence. The move followed scrutiny over Baltimore ...

  61. TV foodie Guy Fieri having an eventful summer

    Last month, Guy Fieri, the tatted-up, spike-haired star of Food Network's 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' opened Guy Fieri's Chophouse at Bally's Atlantic City. ...

  62. Sunday's NFL roundup: Chiefs QB Alex Smith reportedly agrees to $68M extension

    Smith and the Chiefs agreed Sunday on a $68 million extension that should keep him in Kansas City through the 2018 season, a person familiar with the contract ...

  63. Sunday's college football roundup: No. 10 Baylor opens new stadium, shuts out SMU

    Before the 10th-ranked Bears beat SMU 45-0 in their first game at McLane Stadium on Sunday night, a 9 1/2-foot bronze statue of Robert Griffin III was unveiled.

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