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  1. Listening devices found at Ford HQ; recently fired engineer investigated

    The FBI searched Ford Motor Co.'s world headquarters while investigating one of the automaker's engineers and seized listening devices, computers and financial records, according to search warrants obtained by The News on Thursday.

  2. Grand Rapids businessman Ellis puts up his own money to challenge Amash

    Grand Rapids-area businessman Brian Ellis has mounted a fierce Republican primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, portraying the maverick congressman's unpredictable voting pattern as 'bizarre' and out of touch with 3rd Congressional District voters.

    • 11:14 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    Fastest growth in health care among lowest-paying professions

    Health care jobs are on the upswing in Metro Detroit, but the fastest growth is among the lowest-paying health care professions, according to a study released Thursday by the Brookings Institution.

  3. It's still up to Brad Ausmus to figure out Tigers' new bullpen mix

    It's about the present, obviously. But also about the presence. And by trading for Rangers closer Joakim Soria, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has given his rookie manager a little — or maybe a lot — of both.

  4. 10 things to watch as Lions camp gets going

    Jim Caldwell's first training camp as the Lions coach is fast approaching, and when the team takes the field Monday in Allen Park, there will plenty on the agenda.

  5. Lions training camp position previews: Receivers and tight ends

    The Lions made it a priority to find pass-catching threats to help quarterback Matthew Stafford, but the addition of free-agent receiver Golden Tate and first-round tight end Eric Ebron will have an impact on more than just the quarterback.

  6. Red Wings defensemen: Shut out in free-agency, Detroit still seeks balance

    There were defensemen on the free-agent market who could have filled the void — Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle and Anton Stralman. But each chose to sign elsewhere.

  7. Michigan State's class continues to grow with Josh Butler, Felton Davis

    Michigan State's recruiting class of 2015 grew by two this week when Highland Springs (Virginia) wide receiver Felton Davis and West Mesquite (Texas) cornerback Josh Butler both committed to the Spartans.

  8. 'Super Nick,' 63, enjoying role as mixed martial arts corner man

    Not only does Shepard train fighters, but he also gets inside the cage and is a hands-on guy who can handle himself just as well as the young kids.

  9. Review: Unlike most shoot-'em-ups, 'Lucy' dabbles in the cosmos

    'Lucy' is part modern mayhem exercise, stuffed with shootings, car chases and the like, and part existential evolution-of-the-mind metaphysical navel-gazer.

    • 5:59 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    Not your parent's dorm — learn what you'll need (and want) on campus

    As back-to-school sales ramp up and you prepare to head to your local Bed Bath & Beyond or Target, dorm shopping list in hand, it's important to do your research first.

  10. Body of woman found in woods in Armada

    Armada — Authorities are investigating a possible homicide of a woman in a wooded area on the border with the Village of Armada.

  11. International Bridge trip kindles memories

    The Michigan Department of Transportation doesn't always work with steel, asphalt and concrete: Sometimes they build using comforting memories and wistful sentiment. Just ask Barb and Arvid Reiter, who recently rode an 18-wheel time machine back to Oct. 31, 1964.

    • 10:22 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    2 social networks paying users for profitable posts

    San Francisco — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.

  12. Society Confidential: Actor Romany Malco helps Detroit youth

    Actor Romany Malco Jr. ('Think Like a Man,' 'Think Like a Man Too,' '40-Year-Old Virgin,' and the Showtime series,

    • 10:21 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    Layoffs shrink as job market firms

    — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller.

  13. 'Honourable Woman' has intrigue, intricacy in Middle East spy story

    The best British spy stories build their world slowly, feeding out clues and hints and question marks, letting the audience glue it all together. 'The ...

  14. Tricks to getting the most from your herb garden

    You don't need a garden to grow herbs. Thyme and oregano thrive in the cracks between the flat stones of my sidewalk. Six hours of sun or more daily is the key ...

  15. Review: Hoffman embraces the tension in spy thriller 'Most Wanted Man'

    An effective mix of modern-world paranoia, cold-blooded betrayal and political chess, 'A Most Wanted Man' also serves as a fine final note to Philip Seymour ...

  16. This tomato pie just too good to wait for

    And while I try to wait out the season and get my tomato fix from my own plants, when I saw this recipe for tomato pie from cookbook author Ian Knaur, I knew I ...

  17. Jewelry designer shining example of entrepreneurship

    Some rhinestone-studded shoes in childhood leads to a Grosse Pointe store run by mother and daughter, plus a star-studded jewelry business on the side.

  18. Review: Great stars shine in a loving and familiar 'And So It Goes'

    Like a number of other films we've seen featuring some of the biggest stars of the 1970s cruising through roles that hardly challenge their skill sets, 'And So ...

  19. Art deco sculpture likely a cold-painted bronze

    Growing up in Northern England, Brenda Mattila remembers her mother using the small sculpture of a woman to prop open the door between the dining and living ...

    • 6:29 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    Welcome Mat: The latest and greatest for your home

    Enjoy a lazy summer day on a hammock, get free Michigan-made art in Berkley, find a custom-made mattress, see this week's garden photo contest winner and more.

  20. To organize and beautify your space, just shelve it

    Everything looks better on a shelf. These vertical problem solvers elevate our personal belongings throughout the home. Even industrial shelving has been ...

  21. For Wayne County Commission

    The News has only endorsed Wayne County Commission candidates in Aug. 5 primary races that are contested. Where uncontested, we withhold endorsing.

  22. Resume flights to Israel

    Airlines are beginning to resume service to Ben Gurion Airport, after the Federal Aviation Authority lifted its ban on flights to Israel's largest airport.

  23. Today's TV/radio

    4 St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, WGN

  24. Tyke hits mom when she takes back cellphone

    Dear Abby: When my friend 'Fran' and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies.

  25. Willem Dafoe talks of Wisconsin, 'A Most Wanted Man' and more

    There are actors with range and then there's Willem Dafoe. The sharp-featured Dafoe has played roles as diverse as Jesus (and the bloodsucking ghoul Nosferatu, ...

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