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  1. New-car sales running higher than forecasts

    Consumers are increasingly hitting dealerships this summer to buy or lease a new car, truck or SUV, keeping car sales for 2014 on a rate that is higher than many analysts had expected just a few months ago.

    • 11:55 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • RETAIL

    Meijer out to be more fashion forward

    Most fashion-conscious shoppers don't head to Meijer stores specifically for a pair of palazzo pants, a Boho chic blouse or the necklace that makes the outfit. But the company, founded as a grocery store chain, is hoping to recast its image as a shopping destination where orange is not just produce but also a fashion statement.

  2. Tigers can't profit on Drew Smyly's career-high 11K offering in one-run loss

    Smyly, who is not to be confused with Max Scherzer on the strikeout scale, whiffed a career-high stream of batters Friday and never allowed a hit until the fourth.

  3. Red Wings goalies: Jimmy Howard's mission is to make amends for last season

    Jimmy Howard admits it wasn't a great season. Teams need consistent, elite goaltending to make a sustained run in the playoffs.

  4. Lions training camp position previews: Running backs

    The Lions' use of running backs will look thoroughly different under new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. When Lombardi was in New Orleans, the Saints mixed in three or four backs each game, as well as a fullback

    • 1:38 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    Q&Auto: The motorhead behind the new Challenger Hellcat

    Inside Tim Kuniskis chest beats a Hemi V8. The chemistry between Dodge's CEO and Challenger is undeniable.

    • 1:25 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    Washington The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said

    • 1:31 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours

    Jerusalem Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

  5. 'And So It Goes' pretty well for star Michael Douglas

    Everyone seems shocked when they find out 'And So It Goes' is the first time veteran actors Michael Douglas, 69, and Diane Keaton, 68, have worked together.

  6. 2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

    Philadelphia Police in Philadelphia are still hunting for a pair of carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings.

    • 11:39 AM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • AUTOS INSIDER

    NHTSA closes GM, Toyota defect petition reviews

    Washington The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday it is rejecting petitions demanding recalls of General Motors and Toyota cars.

    • 11:59 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Smugglers' cat and mouse game played out on border

    Mission, Texas Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore.

  7. Snyder has $2.2M cash lead over Schauer

    Lansing Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has a nearly $2.2 million campaign cash advantage over Democratic challenger Mark Schauer heading into the final 100 days of the gubernatorial campaign.

    • 11:27 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing.

    • 11:21 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • DRIVE

    BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans

    With an easier path for existing diesels to emigrate, the luxury world is awash with new models that were previously off-limits to U.S. drivers. The number of ...

    • 6:09 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Upcoming exhibit to carry on Johnny Appleseed legend

    Cincinnati If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you're ...

    • 5:31 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Modern camp meetings build on heritage of faith, family

    Couples have met at Salem. They've raised families at Salem. People have become ministers after visiting Salem. The Salem Camp Meeting in Covington, Ga., has ...

    • Jul. 26, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

    Brussels The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in ...

  8. Kate Mulgrew says 'Orange Is the New Black' part 'leapt' into her

    Kate Mulgrew has had a long and diverse career. Now she's attracting attention with her Emmy-nominated performance as Galina 'Red' Reznikov, the tough Russian- ...

  9. Author Harper Lee says she didn't OK new book about her

    Chicago The reclusive author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that ...

    • Jul. 26, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    China's love and dating scene laid out on stage

    Beijing For many of today's Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear ...

    • 5:51 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
    • RELIGION

    'Let go or be dragged'

    We will face many difficult situations in life, but we must realize we need to accept our limitations and surrender to Christ.

  10. Open House scheduled in Boston-Edison neighborhood

    Detroit An aggressive program by Detroit to find owners for vacant houses continues with an open house in the historic Boston-Edison neighborhood.

    • 12:02 AM, Jul. 26, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift

    America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.

  11. Faith Calendar

    812 Conference 2014 Gathering of college students and other young adults for the purpose of encountering God together. Presented by 812 Young Adult Ministry. ...

  12. Teen is looking for direction after high school graduation

    Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what's going to happen after graduation. For the past three years I've known exactly ...

  13. Raises done right in Oakland

    Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is proposing a general 3 percent increase in employee salaries for fiscal 2015.

  14. Saturday's TV/radio

    1 Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, MLB

  15. Grapevine: 'Expendables 3' springs a leak

    The upcoming old folks action extravaganza 'The Expendables 3' had an unexpected premiere online this week. Also, Jennette McCurdy passes on 'role model' title.

  16. Metro Detroit has a plethora of talent

    Outta' My Mind on a Saturday Moanin''

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