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  1. Lions are already impact players in the NFL this season

    As always, the Lions used their exhibition games to prepare for the regular season and determine which players would be on the roster. But while they went about their business, the Lions played a role in a few key NFL storylines during their four games this summer. From the debut of Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel to the finale that convinced Buffalo it needed to sign quarterback Kyle Orton, the Lions impacted a few teams during their exhibition slate.

    • 10:31 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    U.S. airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

    Washington An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night.

  2. Column: A New Orleans model for Detroit?

    If you aren't familiar with the name Paul Pastorek, chances are you've heard about his work.

  3. Saginaw veterinarian specializing in second chances among 'America's favorite'

    Saginaw After nine years of schooling and 11 years working as an associate at a vet's office, Tina Roggenbeck purchased her own office. Now, she is one of 20 finalists for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's 'America's Favorite Veterinarian' contest.

  4. Video: West Bloomfield hopes bubble soccer league pops with players

    Soccer traditionally requires a ball, some cleats and shin pads. In West Bloomfield this fall, players also will need a giant, protective bubble.

    • 10:54 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

    Manila, Philippines The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

  5. TV foodie Guy Fieri having an eventful summer

    Last month, Guy Fieri, the tatted-up, spike-haired star of Food Network's 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' opened Guy Fieri's Chophouse at Bally's Atlantic City. Last week, he saw the second-season debut of 'Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off.'

    • 11:03 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
    • SCHOOLS

    Policymakers having buyer's remorse on Common Core

    Columbus, Ohio Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

    • 2:58 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Scots are hot: TV's 'Outlander' sparks local lore, kilt following

    Women on both sides of the Atlantic share a secret: Scots are hot. If a Scotsman wears a kilt and speaks in a heavy Scottish brogue, more's the better.

    • 2:57 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • TRAVEL

    Visiting Stockholm need not cost a lot

    There's no shortage of ways to spend your money in Stockholm, one of Europe's most expensive cities. Luckily, the Swedish capital is an outdoorsy place, meaning there's also a lot of stuff you can do for free.

  6. Toyota supplier takes ISO role to catch German rivals in 3 years

    Toyota Motor Corp.'s biggest supplier said it expects Japanese car and parts makers will catch up with German rivals within three years in setting global standards for key electronic components.

  7. Editorial: Let there be politics

    Michigan voters may already feel as if they're inundated with political advertising preoccupied with nasty personal attacks. But Labor Day marks the traditional start of the campaign season, and they ain't seen nothing yet.

  8. Sunday's TV/radio

    2 Detroit at Chicago White Sox,TBS, FSD/97.1

  9. Things lost in the flood

    Re: The Detroit News' August 27 report,

  10. Kyle Ryan pitches six scoreless innings, Tigers survive bullpen follies to win nightcap

    Kyle Ryan pitched six scoreless innings in his major league debut, and the Detroit Tigers salvaged a split of Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White ...

  11. No history this time, as Michigan flashes old-school power

    The Wolverines didn't erase anything by wiping out Appalachian State 52-14 Saturday, and that wasn't their goal. Their goal was to take all this pent-up ...

  12. Lions make cuts to reach 53-man roster

    Even though most players can feel safe for now, the current roster is by no means permanent. The Lions could add some players who were cut by other teams, and ...

  13. Police in Mich. testing bodycams, but cost and privacy issues raise concern

    As national pressure grows for police to use body cameras more widely, departments across Metro Detroit are studying the feasibility and cost of the miniature ...

  14. Q&Auto: The design guru behind Caddy's curves

    After decades in the wilderness, that Caddy swagger is back. Design Director Bob Boniface and his team are producing tomorrow's classics today.

  15. Max Scherzer stumbles in third inning and Tigers drop doubleheader opener

    Among other moments and events from a season that hasn't always made sense for the Tigers was Saturday's first game of a day-night doubleheader at U.S. ...

  16. Warren mayor wants insurance reform in wake of floods

    Warren Mayor James Fouts is calling for the state Legislature to reform flood insurance after receiving complaints from residents who thought they were covered but ...

  17. Solid running game helps Michigan trample Appalachian State

    The Wolverines were looking for a lot of things that were lacking last season, and they found them against an overmatched team in the season opener at Michigan ...

  18. Mikel Leshoure, Kris Durham among Lions cuts

    The Lions waived running back Mikel Leshoure on Saturday as part of the cuts to trim the roster to 53 players, the most notable of their 22 cuts.

    • 9:51 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • WAYNE COUNTY

    Detroit may sweeten bankruptcy deal with real estate to persuade creditor to settle

    Detroit City attorneys are in private talks this weekend about giving away some of its assets including possibly Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport to settle with ...

  19. Ex-President Jimmy Carter says he still prays for peace in Middle East

    Detroit During a speech at the annual convention for the Islamic Society of North America on Saturday, former President Jimmy Carter said peace between Jews and ...

  20. Royal Oak police searching for bank robber suspect

    Police are seeking a man who robbed a Fifth Third Bank on Woodward Avenue Saturday morning.

    • 2:54 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

    Bonanza, Nicaragua Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally ...

  21. Michigan hopes to pluck Notre Dame one last time before series ends

    Michigan plays at Notre Dame in a prime-time meeting on Saturday in what is the final game between the teams for the foreseeable future. The teams have played ...

  22. Taiwan Jones 'pretty solid' as Michigan State's new man in the middle

    The numbers don't exactly jump off the stat sheet, but that is only one way to judge Taiwan Jones' first start at middle linebacker for Michigan State.

  23. Lions show progress with cuts, but Jim Caldwell remains key to success

    Caldwell and his staff are the wild cards. I have to believe he was holding more things back than previous coach Jim Schwartz did in the exhibition season. We ...

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