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  1. Detroit civil rights symbol Dunbar Hospital going to highest bidder

    When it opened in 1919, Dunbar Hospital was a symbol of self-determination and achievement for Detroit's first black doctors. Today, it's up for grabs in the Wayne County tax auction.

  2. For 6 Southfield centenarians, a long life is a life well lived

    Southfield Tuesday, six centenarians who live in a Southfield senior complex were honored by the city for their longevity, experience and service.

    • 7:25 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    New lion heads for Detroit's Whitney Building are a sign of times

    Starting next week, workmen from Ram Construction will begin hauling 26 lion heads up 19 stories to the top of the David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park.

  3. Detroit News to launch revamped Web, mobile sites

    Whether you just dabble in digital or read all of The News' platforms every day, you'll notice some big changes starting Thursday.

    • 7:29 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

    Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.

  4. Bankruptcy judge to weigh in on Detroit's water shut-offs

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to order Detroit to halt water shut-offs in the city.

  5. Land to launch debate talks with Peters

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has chosen an adviser to negotiate at least one televised debate with Democratic Congressman Gary Peters in a race that may help determine whether Democrats maintain control of the chamber.

    • 6:53 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Scotland independence campaigns make final appeals before vote

    The battle over Scotland's future in the U.K. entered the final day of campaigning with the pro-independence side saying it had the momentum to win the ballot and the 'no' camp urging voters not to use it as a protest.

  6. Review: Tense 'The Guest' is a killer of a movie

    'The Guest' is a welcome entry to the murder machine film genre. It's not exactly groundbreaking stuff, but director Adam Wingard brings a nice, measured tension to the script before letting all heck break loose.

    • 6:24 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

    Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

    • 7:30 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

    Paris — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S.

    • 10:42 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Domestic abuse now at 'epidemic' levels

    Domestic abuse cases rarely make headlines unless you're somebody famous like NFL player Ray Rice, or, as in the case of the recent arrest of Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Robert Stevens, in a position of power.

  7. Make your recreation healthier with Fresh Air Fit programs

    Michigan's Fresh Air Fit program partners state parks with local fitness instructors to offer health and wellness activities in the great outdoors.

  8. Ganbei sticks to tasty American-style Chinese with no reservations

    Ganbei is unabashedly American Chinese, serving the dishes that have become popular over the years with a wide spectrum of diners. And there's something refreshing about that.

  9. New York man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group

    Rochester, N.Y. — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the ...

    • 7:11 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Clearwater, Fla. — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks ...

  10. Man convicted in Allen Park dismemberment case

    Detroit — A jury has convicted a man accused of killing an Allen Park couple and dumping their body parts into the Detroit River.

  11. Michigan woman mistakenly listed as dead

    Brownstown Township — A southeastern Michigan woman has proven she is still alive after a government mix-up listed her as dead.

  12. Brothers face key hearing in 1989 Michigan slaying

    White Cloud — Two brothers face a key court hearing in the death of a young western Michigan woman who disappeared in 1989.

  13. Park Service: Man found dead in Lake Michigan

    Traverse City — The National Park Service says a 76-year-old man has died on Lake Michigan while fishing with a friend.

  14. Pregnant Flint woman holds off thief, gives birth

    Flint — Police say a pregnant woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

    • 6:20 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

    Phoenix — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second ...

  15. Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

    Minneapolis — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back ...

  16. 25-year-old manages to bring back the Detroit Fringe Festival

    After only three years in Detroit, 25-year-old Emilio Gonzalez took it upon himself to create a new event celebrating his new home's underground theater scene.

  17. 4 contestants on 'Biggest Loser' have Michigan ties

    Former cheerleader Andrea Wilamowski, and former Detroit Lions stars Scott Mitchell and Damien Woody are competing on the show, as is Rondalee Beardslee, a ...

    • 6:51 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    Denver — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at ...

  18. Michigan woman receives lost 1954 class ring

    Monitor Township — A 1954 high school class ring has been returned to its owner in Michigan nearly 60 years after it went missing.

    • 7:05 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    U.S. man held for alleged attempt to swim to North Korea

    Seoul, South Korea — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South ...

  19. The key to being well-liked is to make yourself likable

    Dear Abby: I'm a 15-year-old girl. When I'm with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much.

  20. Review: 'My Old Lady' deftly juggles somber, silly and sweet

    At first, 'My Old Lady' seems to just have a twinkle in its eye, but the film takes on some surprising heft as it moves along.

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