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  1. Report: Lions 'not optimistic' about reaching deal with Ndamukong Suh

    It looks more and more likely that the Lions will be unable to sign the All-Pro defensive tackle to a long-term contract extension before training camp begins Monday. This, according to an ESPN report Thursday.

  2. Southfield woman who shot lover will surrender after bond is revoked

    Pontiac A Southfield woman convicted of shooting her lover because she was upset with the quality of his sexual performance was expected to surrender to authorities after the Michigan Court of Appeals revoked her bond, her attorney said Thursday

  3. Water shut-off foes deliver petitions and water for Detroit

    Opponents of the water department's controversial shut-off campaign over unpaid bills rallied Thursday outside City Hall, delivering petition signatures and gallons of water to support Detroit families.

  4. Attorney questions evidence handling in porch shooting trial

    Theodore Wafer's defense team went on the offense Thursday raising questions about whether key evidence in the murder case against him had been contaminated and why police waited 10 days to dust the crime scene.

  5. Newest Tiger Joakim Soria insists he isn't picky about his role

    Soria almost certainly will help, if he does not in fact prove to be something of a messiah for the Tigers relief corps, thanks to these numbers from Soria's 35 games with the Rangers this season: 33.1 innings, 42 strikeouts, and a low four walks.

  6. Joakim Soria came to Tigers with strong character references

    Joe Nathan, who had worked with Soria during their days with the Rangers, testified to the general citizenship Soria is reputed to bring to a big league team, a sentiment shared by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

  7. Detroit's 313th birthday party takes flight (sort of) in Campus Martius

    Detroit The 313 butterflies were released from envelopes at noon Thursday at a celebration downtown, a symbol of the city rising on its 313th birthday and bringing in a new era for Detroit.

  8. Thursday's Tigers-Angels live tweets: Ian Kinsler puts Detroit up early

    Thursday marks the start of a four-game series against the powerful Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:

  9. 'Highly unlikely' Joel Hanrahan will pitch for Tigers this season

    He had Tommy John surgery last year, and seemed well on his way to a comeback when the Tigers signed him in May beating out several other interested clubs in the process.

  10. PETA will pay water bills for 10 Detroiters willing to go vegan

    An animal rights group is offering to pay outstanding water bills for 10 Detroit residents on the condition they become vegan for one month.

  11. Man arrested for shooting at car in Home Depot parking lot in Harper Woods

    Harper Woods Police arrested on Thursday afternoon a 37-year-old Detroit man accused of firing multiple shots at a vehicle in a Home Depot parking lot.

  12. Inkster man accused of fatally shooting toddler had been released from jail for good behavior

    The 25-year-old Inkster man accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl execution-style was expected to be in jail at the time of incident on an 11-month sentence, but he only served about 3 months after being released for good behavior, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

    • 8:15 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Algeria jet wreckage discovered in Mali

    Ouagadougo, Burkina Faso An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

  13. Exam for suspect accused of helping man hide wife's body in Detroit house postponed

    Detroit A man accused of helping a husband suspected of killing his wife hide the body appeared in court Thursdayon his latest two charges.

  14. Ohio State fires its marching band director for permitting 'sexualized' culture

    Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that. His halftime shows for what's known to fans as 'The Best ...

  15. Bentivolio returns U.S. Chamber of Commerce award over immigration disagreement

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio on Thursday took the unusual action of returning a special interest group's award he happily accepted earlier this year after ...

  16. Former Michigan OT Taylor Lewan, Titans agree on four-year contract

    The Titans announced the deal Thursday, the day before players report for training camp. The team did not release terms. Lewan reportedly received a four-year ...

  17. 1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

    Darby, Pa. A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people.

  18. Michigan Democratic Party makes complaints over source of Land's campaign funds

    Lansing The Michigan Democratic Party on Thursday lodged two election complaints against Republican Terri Lynn Land, seeking answers to questions related to the ...

  19. Automakers urge NHTSA to delay 'quiet car' rules

    Washington Automakers want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to delay the introduction rules requiring 'quiet cars' to add new alerts to ...

  20. NHTSA: In-vehicle technology to prevent child heatstroke deaths not ready

    Washington The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that in-vehicle technology to prevent parents from leaving kids ...

    • 1:05 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip today, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking ...

    • 4:58 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    State officials order more anchors along oil pipelines in Mackinac Straits

    Two state officials sent formal notice to Enbridge on Thursday that the company is required to install additional anchors for two oil pipelines laid in the ...

    • 11:56 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

    Xixi, Taiwan Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane ...

    • 9:45 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • GENERAL MOTORS

    GM CEO to keynote Detroit forum on 'smart' cars

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra will deliver a keynote speech opening a five-day conference on the future of intelligent transportation in Detroit in September ...

    • 9:37 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • SPORTS
    • GOLF

    Thursday's golf roundup: Wyandotte's Justin Hicks starts strong in Canadian Open

    Petrovic, 47, and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened ...

  21. Detroit police investigate slayings of 2 men in car

    Detroit Detroit police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men found in a car that crashed into a home on the city's west side.

  22. Thursday's NHL roundup: Canadiens, Lars Eller agree on four-year contract

    Eller was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing Friday. He reportedly asked for $3.1 million for next season while the team offered $1.65 million.

  23. US airlines to resume flights to Israel

    New York All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.

  24. Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

    New York Wal-Mart U.S. chief Bill Simon is stepping down after being in the role since June 2010, the company said Thursday.

  25. Dale Jarrett reminisces about starting kissing tradition at the Brickyard

    Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss. His impromptu smooch with the bricks in 1996 has blossomed into a tradition for drivers ...

    • 1:35 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    4 more Michigan cities get Uber ridesharing

    A California company that uses mobile application software to link people needing transportation in Ann Arbor and the Detroit area to drivers is expanding to ...

    • 1:01 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • SCIENCE
  26. Police chase ends in crash in Romulus; 1 dead

    Romulus A police chase ended in a violent crash early Thursday morning, leaving an 18-year-old man dead, authorities said.

  27. Michigan board to consider minimum wage, wolf ballot issues

    Lansing Michigan's elections board will consider whether supporters of a minimum wage increase and wolf hunting collected enough voter signatures for ...

  28. Man found dead in manhole on Detroit's west side likely electrocuted

    Detroit Authorities have yet to identify the body of a man believed to have been electrocuted in a manhole on the city's west side.

  29. Runner dies after attack by 2 bull mastiffs

    Metamora A suburban Detroit man has died following an attack by two bull mastiffs as he ran in a Lapeer County village.

  30. Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

    Cape Charles, Va. A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a ...

  31. Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    Jerusalem Israel's lawmakers on Thursday swore in Reuven Rivlin from the hard-line Likud party as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate ...

  32. Insurers owe nearly $13.2M in refunds in Michigan

    Lansing The federal government says more than 184,000 Michigan health insurance customers will benefit from nearly $13.2 million in refunds because of a ...

  33. Court throws out conviction in 1983 fatal stabbing in Highland Park

    Highland Park The Michigan appeals court has overturned a murder conviction in a Wayne County case that took about 30 years to bring to trial.

  34. Thursday's NBA roundup: Cavaliers sign No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, putting on hold any possible trade

    The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. There has been a lot of talk about Wiggins going ...

    • 1:15 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

    Washington Laurie Dishman told senators through tears that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her ...

  35. Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

    Birmingham, Ala. An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.

  36. University of Michigan bike thefts soar in July

    Ann Arbor Police are investigating a recent increase of bicycle thefts on the University of Michigan's campus.

  37. Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

    Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love after navigating crowds and waiting in line.

    • 2:16 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Michigan has biggest drop in unemployment aid claims in nation

    Washington The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.

  38. Michigan funeral home director sentenced to prison

    Ionia The former director of a Michigan funeral home is heading to jail for up to four years after stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funeral funds.

  39. 2 hurt, $2M in damage due to blaze at South Lake Tahoe hotel

    South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Fire officials at South Lake Tahoe are investigating the cause of a blaze that did more than $2 million damage to a two-story hotel ...

    • 1:34 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

    New York If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.

  40. Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    Frederick, Okla. Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II ...

  41. US new-home sales plummet in June

    Washington Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.

  42. Gilda's LaughFest to return for 5th year in March

    Grand Rapids Organizers of an annual festival of laughter in western Michigan say the event will return for its fifth year in March.

  43. Prisoner pleads guilty to 2004 Michigan murder

    Grand Rapids A Pennsylvania prisoner has pleaded guilty to a decade-old murder in Michigan.

  44. Tortoise may have helped 12-inch alligator escape in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    Naubinway An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

  45. Pope Francis meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death for faith

    Rome Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman ...

  46. Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Los Angeles President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the ...

  47. DIA to start putting up art in suburbs

    The Detroit Institute of Arts is going to start putting up reproductions of paintings at outdoor sites throughout the area.

  48. Man run over by own truck during road rage in Florida

    Gainesville, Fla. A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup after getting out to bang on ...

    • 7:48 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Iraq: Kurdish politician Massoum named president

    Baghdad Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote.

  49. Ukrainian government moves to ban Communist Party

    Kiev, Ukraine A court in Kiev is holding a hearing on Thursday on the government's request to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine.

  50. Naked thieves take burgers from southwest Florida eatery

    Bonita Springs, Fla. A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery 'dumb, dumber and dumbest.'

    • 12:03 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    PulteGroup 2Q profit climbs 15 percent

    Bloomfield Hills PulteGroup Inc. on Thursday reported profit that rose by 15 percent in its second quarter, and fell short of analysts' expectations.

  51. NAACP denounces water shut-offs nationwide, cites Detroit controversy

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution Tuesday during its national convention denouncing public utility shut-offs ...

  52. Deal for Joakim Soria spells relief for battered Tigers 'pen

    The Tigers have acquired right-handed reliever Joakim Soria from Rangers in exchange for right-handed reliever Corey Knebel and minor-league right-handed Jake ...

  53. Ariz. killer dies 2 hours after execution starts

    Florence, Ariz. A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the ...

    • 9:49 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Cobo in downtown Detroit getting $3.4M streetscape upgrade

    Detroit Cobo Center is getting a $3.4 million upgrade to its Washington Boulevard side designed to improve traffic flow and upgrade the streetscape.

  54. MLB Insider: Tigers should win another AL Central, but there are potential land mines

    I just would caution Tigers fans from being quite so cocky. It's not exactly a given that the Tigers are playoff-bound.

  55. Judge halts Saginaw mom's parental rights after boy died of abuse

    Saginaw A judge has terminated a 31-year-old Saginaw mother's parental rights to her three daughters, whose brother died from physical abuse.

  56. Lions' Ziggy Ansah, Golden Tate, TJ Jones will start camp on PUP list

    Defensive end Ziggy Ansah, and wide receivers Golden Tate and TJ Jones, will not be on the field when Lions' training camp begins Monday.

  57. DTE investigating Royal Oak house fire after firefighters discover downed lines

    Royal Oak An electric wire that fell across a porch may be the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a home Tuesday afternoon.

  58. Miguel Cabrera 3-run blast puts venom in Tigers' win over D-backs

    They got 13 hits Wednesday at Chase Field and beat the Diamondbacks, 11-5, with Miguel Cabrera's three-run, lightning-bolt home run off the left-field foul ...

  59. Brad Ausmus mixes up Tigers' lineup after meltdown against Diamondbacks

    Rather than resign himself to a lineup that in recent days hasn't been much better than his bullpen, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus changed his batting order ahead ...

  60. Lions rookie QB James Franklin hopes prep time pays off with roster spot

    During the Lions' offseason program, undrafted quarterback James Franklin never had a chance to show what he could do during team drills.

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