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  1. U-M analysis: Rural health care options more limited in Michigan

    Consumers in Metro Detroit have plenty of insurance options to choose from under the subsidized federal marketplace, with hospitals accepting most of those plans. But access to health care remains limited in rural areas of the state.

  2. Michigan's Congress hopefuls rush to join races

    A flurry of candidates is gathering petition signatures to meet Tuesday's filing deadline for five open seats in Congress — a rare opportunity in Michigan for the politically ambitious.

    • 8:03 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security as race nears

    One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets on Monday. For the 118th edition of the world's oldest annual marathon, security along the course will be tighter than ever.

    • 1:19 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    More Michigan dads volunteer to help at school

    Royal Oak Moms still lead school volunteer efforts, but dads increasingly are becoming more involved with groups like the WATCH D.O.G.S. and the Parent Teachers Association.

  3. Sunny skies, warm temps into 70s today, then thundershowers

    Mark Twain wrote 'Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.'

  4. Rick Porcello's impact growing on Tigers' starry staff

    In some ways, he's as grizzled as a 25-year-old guy can be. Rick Porcello has been around for good times, bad times, big times and small times. Half of being a pitcher is finding your way to the mound, and the other half is staying there.

  5. Bruins take advantage of Red Wings' mistakes

    What the Red Wings knew coming into the series against the best team in the NHL during the regular season is they needed to make few mistakes, get good goaltending, retain their style of game and use their speed in order to prevail. Apparently, after accomplishing that in Game 1, they got a big reminder in Game 2.

  6. Former Pistons executive Scott Perry could be ready for his shot as general manager

    The Pistons have promised a wide-ranging search for their new head of basketball operations, soliciting assistance from near and far, with research firms leading the pursuit.

  7. Four possible Pistons GM candidates with local ties

    The Detroit News' Vincent Goodwill takes a look at four possible Pistons general manager candidates who have ties to Detroit.

    • 6:18 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    South Korean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said today that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed 'unforgivable, murderous behavior,' while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.

  8. 50 isn't too late to fix up finances

    Reaching the age of 50 can be a financial wake-up call.

  9. New Tigers farmhand J.D. Martinez shows off his power at Toledo

    No one had to introduce J.D. Martinez to the Tigers. They had known about him for years, long before he signed a big league contract with the Astros in 2009.

  10. Tigers minor league report: Justin not only Verlander making name for himself in system

    The Detroit News' Lynn Henning takes a look at who's hot and who's not in the Tigers' minor-league system.

  11. Save your refund? That's the REAL no-brainer

    It's no secret that we Americans can be a nation of dim-bulbs when it comes to spending our money, which we so often do in breathtakingly stupid ways. During 2012, for example, we spent $11.8 billion — yes, billion with a 'b' — on bottled water.

  12. Tips for getting 'Frozen' out of your head

    Parents fed up with the soundtrack of 'Frozen,' which seems to be stuck on repeat in their children's brains, may also not want to hear this advice from a ...

    • 6:45 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Sub search for missing Malaysia jet two-thirds complete

    Perth, Australia — As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane ...

    • 9:38 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
    • OBITUARIES

    Firefighter Robert Louis Smith Jr. won multiple awards for bravery, service

    Detroit — Fighting fires and saving lives was not only Robert Louis Smith Jr.'s job, it was also a mission he strongly believed in, his family said.

    • 6:42 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    Washington — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further ...

  13. Pfister, Depp reunite for sci-fi 'Transcendence'

    For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life. Now, he's the one calling the shots.

    • 7:08 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

    New York — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

  14. 'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

    The brash animated series 'The Boondocks' returns to Adult Swim tonight for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but ...

  15. Lindsay Lohan says on reality show she had miscarriage

    Los Angeles — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.

  16. College athletes not alone in game to define work status

    What do exotic dancers, Sleepy's mattress delivery men, graduate assistants, FedEx drivers, cleaning contractors, student interns, carpenters and college ...

    • 7:31 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    Honolulu — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is 'lucky to be alive' and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, ...

  17. High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Washington — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying ...

    • 7:02 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Sherpas consider boycott after Mount Everest disaster

    Katmandu, Nepal — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has ...

  18. Boston Marathon entrants run to honor survivors

    Boston The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, ...

  19. Taking the first step toward retirement planning

    Q. I am 27 and have a bit of money saved that I haven't touched for years. I'd like to grow it, but I'm not sure of the best way.

  20. Birmingham library asks too much of taxpayers

    One of the concerns is cost. The plan is the most expensive drafted over the past few years for the Baldwin library, which serves residents in Birmingham, ...

    • 8:01 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Saginaw County school district $6.6M in debt after shutdown

    Buena Vista Township — Residents of a Michigan community where a school district closed are on the hook for its $6.6 million in debt.

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