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  1. Suspect killed during bank shootout unidentified; second suspect on run

    It's become a case of bewildering circumstances. A bank robber gets into a heavy gunfight and is killed. But nearly a day later, his identity remains a mystery and no relatives have come forward. And his alleged accomplice, possibly injured, remains on the lam.

  2. Slide-in bridge technology allows a quicker fix

    MDOT shows off the latest in bridge replacement technology, in which a new bridge is constructed next to the old span and then slid into place.

    • 10:44 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Detroit City Distillery opening in Eastern Market

    A craft distillery and tasting room in Detroit's Eastern Market is set to open. The distillery's mission is to produce spirits and cocktails using Michigan ingredients.

    • 10:10 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Right-to-work law has some Metro Detroit teacher pacts in limbo

    The school year hasn't started yet but teachers may already look beleaguered. The reason has nothing to do with organizing classes, assembling lesson plans and learning students' names.

    • 9:51 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • CHRYSLER

    Fiat clears big hurdle in Chrysler tie-up

    Fiat cleared a big hurdle in completing its long-planned merger with Chrysler, saying the number of shareholders seeking to sell their shares didn't surpass a hike that could have delayed the tie-up.

    • 9:47 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Labor Day weekend to bolster solid year for Michigan tourism

    Experts say despite this year's cool spring and summer, 2014 is on track for being a profitable year for Michigan's tourism industry.

  3. Lions competition at receiver remains fierce as cutdown looms

    The competition for the final two or three wide receiver spots on the 53-man roster is as tight as any other position. Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Jeremy Ross are locks, and the rest of the group hopes the Lions keep six receivers instead of five.

  4. Wojo's pigskin picks: Michigan State wants no part of Michigan's stunning upset history

    Now that Michigan State is ruler of the state and ruler of the Big Ten, it's my duty, as arbiter of all that's righteous and ridiculous about college football, to lay out the responsibilities for such a lofty position.

  5. Devin Gardner won't last as Michigan's starting QB if turnovers don't stop

    There could be another Michigan stunner, but it won't happen Saturday. Do not be surprised if starting quarterback Devin Gardner finishes the season on the bench even if he remains healthy if turnovers remain a problem.

  6. Lions' James Ihedigbo skips Buffalo trip for treatment on ailment

    James Ihedigbo sat out the Lions' third exhibition against Jacksonville to rest, but after he skipped the trip to Buffalo Thursday night, coach Jim Caldwell indicated the starting strong safety is dealing with some kind of ailment.

  7. Michigan freshman Jabrill Peppers is already turning heads

    Peppers, who has not been made available to media for interviews this fall, has distinguished himself through preseason camp and worked his way into the starting lineup as a nickel and at punt returner.

  8. Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

    Dakar, Senegal A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

  9. Michigan State's defense: New faces, same goals

    When Michigan State lines up on defense Friday night, there certainly will be a different look, with six starters gone from a year ago. Should a bit of a drop-off be expected? Perhaps. Just don't try to convince the guys still around.

    • 6:46 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • HOMESTYLE

    Homearama design team spotlights luxury, fun, fantasy

    For those who visit the return of Homerama, a spectacle of six brand new multimillion-dollar luxury homes memory points abound. It's like the Disneyland of luxury homes.

  10. As a new TV season approaches, fave shows get ready to sign off

    If we're just about at the beginning of a new TV season, why does it feel so much like things are ending? Maybe because they are: 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'The ...

    • 10:53 PM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • BUSINESS
    • RETAIL

    Cool weather heats up back-to-school sales

    Cooler summer temperatures earlier this summer have heated up back-to-school sales, sending shoppers to stores sooner than in previous years.

  11. Now's the time to seed your lawn, fix damage

    Any bare spot in the lawn larger than 4 inches in diameter should be reseeded before weeds have a chance to sprout. The good news is now is the best time do ...

  12. 1 dead in triple shooting on Detroit's west side

    Police are investigating a triple shooting that has left one dead and two wounded on the city's west side. The two survivors are being uncooperative with ...

  13. Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    New York Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

    • 12:51 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • SPORTS
    • GOLF

    I.K. Kim leads after first round of Portland Classic

    I.K. Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Portland Classic.

  14. Ice Bucket Challenge has us put up or shut up

    I guess it was only a matter of time before the chain reaction of a do-good movement came under attack by naysayers. The otherwise heart-warming Ice Bucket ...

  15. Trendy yarn craft replaces knitting needles with arms

    Earlier this year, Lynette Halalay reached beyond the art of hand-knitting when she embraced what's probably the hottest trend among knitters today: arm- ...

  16. Dog catcher saves life of pooch after house fire

    Southfield Sometimes a dog's best friend is the dog catcher.

  17. Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

    Los Angeles When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner ...

    • 11:14 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    U.S. consumer sentiment improves a bit in August

    Washington U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. The increase largely ...

    • 8:42 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Detroit welcomes national Muslim convention

    In Detroit for the first time, the Islamic Society of North America's 51st annual convention features sessions on topics such as using culture to transmit the ...

    • 11:50 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Chahuites, Mexico Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, ...

  18. Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M

    A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.

    • 8:56 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    U.S. consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

    Washington U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed.

  19. Review: 'Frank' strikes some seriously odd chords

    'Frank' is an odd little rock-and-roll fable likely destined to become a cult hit for late night stoners everywhere. That's because the title character wears a ...

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