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  1. Ford's 'Queen of Innovation' helps shape F-150

    Dearborn If you can catch Alana Strager sitting down, consider yourself lucky. When the energetic 44-year-old single mother isn't working for Ford Motor Co. — she helped design the aluminum bodied F-150 — she spends her time riding Harleys, running triathlons and negotiating Tough Mudder obstacle courses. And she fixes problems.

    • 12:22 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS

    New lawsuit filed over GM ignition switches

    A Texas lawyer on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against General Motors Co. on behalf of 658 people who the law firm alleges either died or were injured due to the automaker's ignition switch defect.

    • 11:43 PM, Jul. 29, 2014

    Northville school district gets high marks in finance

    Northville Northville is among a rare breed of Michigan school districts that can boast balanced budgets, increased reserves and a low debt burden. And it's still attracting new families and gaining new students.

  2. Red Sox, Rockies shaping up as go-to teams as Tigers search for pitching

    The Tigers continue to furiously race against the clock, in search of another arm or two ahead of baseball's 4 p.m. Thursday trade deadline. And, interestingly, they are open to both starting and relief pitching.

  3. Eric Ebron to play rookie season with Lions under mother's watchful eye

    Eric Ebron's fianc้e Brittany Rountree won't be in Michigan this year as she finishes her senior year at North Carolina, but the Lions first-round pick will have a female roommate: his mom.

  4. Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun feels fine in the spotlight

    Calhoun finds himself the center of attention with the season a few short weeks from beginning. As engaging as he is, as much fun as he likes to have, the stage he truly strives to perform on doesn't come with a microphone.

  5. Michigan players think offseason team functions will help forge better record

    During this offseason, there has been a strong focus on leadership training and team bonding. That has taken various forms with speakers to team barbeques and outings.

  6. Munching cousins photo joins the Celebrate Michigan Contest finals

    The eighth annual Detroit News Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest asks you to submit photos of what you love about Michigan, and for many of you, the answer is family time on the beach.

  7. Once-homeless Detroiter joins in for new challenge — soccer

    Darnell Slocum was one of an estimated 25,000 homeless in Detroit. Now, he's off the streets and lives in an apartment. And on Friday, Slocum leaves for New York City to play a sport he didn't care about four months ago — soccer.

  8. Extraordinary 'Boyhood' finds living is in the details

    Most of 'Boyhood,' the transcendent film that opens Friday from director Richard Linklater, has to do with the smaller particles, the everyday moments and scares and joys.

  9. Toyota is top automaker in first half of 2014; GM slips to 3rd

    Washington Toyota Motor Corp. remained the world's largest automaker in the first half of 2014, selling 5.097 million vehicles, up 3.8 percent, the automaker said late Tuesday.

  10. Collaborative experience of a lifetime for Arquette

    Patricia Arquette didn't blink when director Richard Linklater called and said he wanted her to star in a film that would take 12 years to complete.

    • 11:55 PM, Jul. 29, 2014

    Summer camp gives Detroit students a boost in STEM education

    Troy School founder, board president and former NBA star Jalen Rose said he wants to provide students with a private school education in an inner-city school.

  11. 5th District Senate candidates squabble over experience, strategy

    A hotly contested Democratic primary for a state Senate seat encompassing Detroit's west side and surrounding suburbs has become mired in personal attacks and racial overtones.

    • 11:06 PM, Jul. 29, 2014

    Surge in global air traffic carries risk

    New York Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely. Some flights, ...

  12. Richard Linklater finds bits of 'Boyhood' in past films

    'Boyhood' is a wholly unique project, but there are strands of it in Linklater's earlier works, which we discovered when we talked to him about his long and ...

    • 11:07 PM, Jul. 29, 2014

    Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

    Washington — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the ...

  13. Wright & Company is a new downtown dining gem

    Wright & Company may surprise some people, but it won't disappoint. It lives up to or perhaps even exceeds the expectations with its quality and style.

  14. Zoo's Wild Summer Nights Concert Series mixes bands, animals

    A little music amongst the grass and ... the animals are what you get during the Detroit Zoo's Wild Summer Nights Concert Series on Wednesday evenings.

  15. Field of 5 Republicans, 3 Democrats battle for 43rd House District

    The race to fill the northern Oakland County seat of outgoing Republican state Rep. Gail Haines is an intense competition among five Republicans and three ...

    • 7:17 PM, Jul. 29, 2014

    Pet of the week: MacGyver

    MacGyver is a 2-year-old Domestic Short Hair. He is an easy-going and loves to sit in your lap.

  16. Fall TV's likely hits and misses

    We watch so you don't have to, but we also go to the biannual TV critics' press tour in Beverly Hills to spare you the trouble. What matters most are ...

  17. Trinity International Film Festival screens diverse group of movies

    This year's Trinity International Film Festival features more than 40 independent films from 14 countries, including the Netherlands, Spain, Israel and New ...

  18. Family's dirty secret is better left untold

    Dear Abby: My husband's family are hypocrites! They talk about everyone and their problems, yet when something arises in their family, they want it kept hush- ...

  19. Editorial: Assess millage renewals on performance

    Voters in several communities will be asked on Tuesday to renew tax millages. Typically, voter approval is automatic for such requests.

  20. Party to launch West Dearborn art exhibit

    Dearborn's 'pARTY in the Pocket Park' will showcase reproductions of DIA masterpieces and public art around the downtown area.

  21. Artificial sweeteners' link to weight unclear

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am currently dieting and, with that, trying to reduce my sugar intake. I prefer drinks sweetened with aspartame over water most of the time. ...

  22. After Arizona fiasco, back to the future for the death penalty?

    The surreal national debate over the death penalty reached a climax of sorts July 23 in a prison execution chamber in Florence, Ariz.

  23. America should stay out of Iraq civil war

    The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) represents a significant failure of U.S. policy. However, ISIL so far does not pose a significant ...

  24. Court finds Obamcare is flawed

    A federal appeals court recently struck down a major part of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

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