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  1. Prosecutor says victim no threat on porch, but lawyer says homeowner fearful

    Renisha McBride was not a threat to Theodore Wafer, the prosecution argued today during opening statements in the second-degree murder trial. Wafer's defense team, however, countered with a dramatic picture of a homeowner who feared for his life.

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

    Phoenix – This time, there was no bullpen trauma, all because the Tigers finally heated up enough lights on Chase Field's scoreboard to avoid calamity.

  3. Judge: Man accused of slaying Inkster girl, 2, should have been in jail

    A judge was baffled to learn a 25-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl execution-style in front of her father wasn't behind bars at the time of the shooting.

  4. Democrat Schauer admits voting Republican in '12 presidential primary

    Lansing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer admitted today he voted Republican in Michigan's 2012 presidential primary, but declined to say who he voted for.

  5. Movie set may be going up in Detroit's Corktown

    Detroit In front of the towering vacant black building on the eastern edge of Corktown there's now a huge fake ruin — big pieces of destroyed buildings that spill onto Sixth near Most Holy Trinity Church.

  6. 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 involving the poor, the organization's local branch said.

  7. Replicas of Columbus' ships to dock in Wyandotte

    Replicas of the ships used by Christopher Columbus during his transatlantic voyage in 1492, the Pinta and Nina, will be harbored at Bishop Park in Wyandotte in mid-August.

  8. 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.

  9. Lansing groups seek welcome for child immigrants

    Lansing — A coalition of activists and religious leaders in Lansing is calling on the City Council to make the community a welcoming place for child immigrants from Central America.

  10. Tony Dungy: Michael Sam story isn't about my faith

    Former NFL coach Tony Dungy responded to criticism Wednesday that he was being hypocritical by saying he would not have drafted gay football player Michael Sam.

  11. Detroit Land Bank's dilemma: How to handle squatters in foreclosed homes

    A woman living tax-free in a city-owned house drove up in a BMW this month to find eight police officers, two utility workers and an attorney in the front yard.

  12. Bond insurers grow 'more isolated' in opposition to Detroit's 'grand bargain'

    Detroit — Bond insurers say they'll continue fighting the city's plan to dump $7 billion in debt and favor pensioners over financial creditors, but chances are they'll find fewer allies alongside them.

  13. Court date set for challenge to Evans residency

    Detroit — Wayne County executive candidate Warren Evans has a Friday court date scheduled over a challenge to his residency.

  14. 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.

  15. GM calls back 822,000 vehicles in 6 new campaigns

    Washington — General Motors said today it is recalling 822,000 vehicles worldwide in six new recall campaigns. None are related to ignition switch issues, and most are for ...

  16. 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.

  17. Lions training camp position previews: Defensive line

    Despite two lackluster seasons statistically, the Lions' strength on defense will again be up front, and as new coordinator Teryl Austin installs his new ...

  18. Residents of the 313 celebrate Detroit's 313th birthday

    Detroit After she heard the city will celebrate its 313th birthday this week, 6-year-old Anna Panek said: 'That's older than my dad.'

    • 1:30 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM scraps European version of Chevy Volt

    General Motors' money-losing European unit Opel will halt sales of the Detroit-built Opel Ampera in the face of disappointing results.

  19. Michigan State conditioning coach Ken Mannie keeps players strong for long run

    As he enters his 20th season, Mannie has become a leader in his field and now runs an entire department, one that includes far more than a GA nobody could ever ...

    • 5:41 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM expected to take $1.2B in recall-related earnings charge

    Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. will release second-quarter earnings Thursday that each are expected to fall short of last year’s second quarter. As part ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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.

  22. Fans invited to attend free Lions training camp practices July 30-31

    The Lions have announced two more training camp practices free and open to the public – Wednesday, July 30 at Wayne State Stadium and Thursday, July 31 at the ...

  23. Tigers bullpen lets one slip away in loss to Diamondbacks

    The Tigers not only suffered a bad defeat Tuesday night at Chase Field, they dumped at least a full day of managerial second-guesses on manager Brad Ausmus ...

    • 11:35 PM, Jul. 22, 2014

    $8M in tax credits approved for Midtown development

    Plans advanced Tuesday to raze a Woodward Avenue building in Midtown commonly called the 'Hammer and Nail' because of its neon signs showing a hammer striking ...

  24. Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    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 ...

  25. Dodge, Porsche lead J.D. Power vehicle appeal awards

    Dodge and Porsche each scored three segment leading awards in a J.D. Power study released today measuring new vehicle appeal.

  26. Prosecutor: EMU football player died for iPhone, wallet

    Ann Arbor — A prosecutor says Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed was murdered 'for an iPhone and a wallet that were never even used.'

    • 1:37 PM, Jul. 23, 2014

    Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian ...

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