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  1. Compuware to be acquired by private equity investment firm for $2.5B

    Detroit-based Compuware Corp. has entered into an agreement to be sold for $2.5 billion to private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo.

  2. Detroit’s bankruptcy judge weighs action on water shut-offs

    Detroit U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is contemplating whether to issue a temporary restraining order against Detroit and halt the city's controversial shut-offs of delinquent residential water accounts.

    • 11:58 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning

    It's the first day of school for most of Michigan's 1.56 million public school students, who are returning to classrooms where many will face academic changes, new technology and other challenges.

  3. Tiny Bad Axe church reeling from pastor's porn charges

    Bad Axe The Bad Axe Church of Christ, a long-struggling church in the Thumb, is gingerly recovering from a sex scandal that could have destroyed it last year.

    • 10:52 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    MSU president Simon: 'We're making progress'

    East Lansing The dean of Big Ten university presidents is showing no signs of slowing down, stepping aside or coasting.

  4. Devin Gardner ready to tackle pressure of leading Michigan offense

    This Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry game was Gardner's coming-out party a year ago, an electric peformance under the lights — 376 yards of total offense and five touchdowns. But it was also the crest of the wave for Gardner and the Wolverines.

  5. Detroit Metro counties feel pinch of salt

    The brutal winter of 2013-14 may be over but it's still having an effect on county road budgets when it comes to the price of salt.

  6. Lions cornerback Darius Slay has new number, more confidence

    Slay smiles a lot these days. His game is coming into shape, he feels good about the season and he feels prepared. He also exchanged his number 30 jersey for 23, which brings the biggest smile.

  7. 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.

    • 11:38 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Students give nutritious school lunches low grades

    Healthier lunches full of leafy greens and whole grains will again be on menus in districts across Michigan when school opens Tuesday. But school officials say it's a tough balancing act.

  8. Detroit area's summer full of weather surprises

    Metro Detroit followed a historically brutal winter with a summer that was noticeably cooler than normal, even if it broke no records.

  9. NFC preview: Don't count on Seahawks repeating as champs

    Detroit News reporter Rod Beard breaks down each NFC team, plus gives his playoff prognostications.

  10. AFC preview: Once again, Broncos will be hard to stop

    Detroit News reporter Rod Beard breaks down each AFC team, plus gives his playoff prognostications.

    • 9:32 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    6 militants killed in U.S. Somalia strike

    Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said today.

  11. Annual Art and Apples fest is ranked as one of the best fairs

    Rochester's Art and Apples Festival may not be as well-known in Michigan as the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, but according to a new survey, it's one of the best events ...

    • 9:59 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Nashville, Tenn. — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were ...

    • 11:02 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    'Street view' maps reefs and wonders

    It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people ...

  12. Severe storms produce tornadoes, knock out power to thousands in Michigan

    The thunderstorms that swept through the metro area Monday night left up to 15,000 homes and businesses without power, but that number has been reduced to 3, ...

    • 9:22 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Kiev, Ukraine — Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to ...

    • 8:48 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Neal Rubin: Mark Ridley gets serious about his heart attack

    Mark Ridley is a smart individual, but even smart men tend to be stupid when it comes to trivial details like their health and well-being.

  13. Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Washington A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to 'keep the bums in,' with at least 365 ...

  14. Monroe County veteran's court gives second chance

    Monroe Justin Taft, an Army veteran who fought in the Iraq war, stood before a Monroe judge who sentenced him to a year in jail for assaulting a paramedic.

    • 11:24 PM, Sep. 1, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Garden City Schools offer accelerated learning — in elementary schools

    Garden City High school might be too late to begin taking Advanced Placement classes. First grade would give students an earlier jump on the competition.

  15. Dally in the Alley for a bit of diverse fun

    There are many things that set Detroit's Dally in the Alley street festival apart from other events. Dally has never accepted corporate sponsorships and ...

  16. Detroit police find suspicious containers at scene of shooting

    Police responding to an early morning shooting ended up calling in the bomb squad after suspicious containers were found at the scene of the shooting.

  17. Detroit Festivals: Labors of love

    Despite sporadic showers, including a Monday night storm that washed out the last couple of acts at the Detroit Jazz Festival, residents flocked to events over ...

    • 7:18 AM, Sep. 2, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

    Jerusalem — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war ...

  18. Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

    Detroit — A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time ...

  19. Police: Sterling Heights woman tied up in home invasion

    Sterling Heights — Police are investigating a Sterling Heights home invasion that left a 61-year-old woman tied up and her house robbed.

  20. Study: Michigan lacks disaster plans for children

    Lansing — An aid group says Michigan doesn't require a basic safety plan to protect children in school and child care from disasters.

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