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  1. Michigan community colleges add 4-year degrees into mix

    Advocates say it's a major step in higher education to increase options for students, but add they are still lobbying lawmakers to allow community colleges to grant nursing degrees. That provision was dropped from the bill before it became law.

  2. Wayne County Commission moves closer to putting bus tax on August ballot

    Detroit Voters in many Wayne County communities will likely be asked for a 40 percent increase in tax support for Metro Detroit's suburban bus service in a 1-mill proposal headed for August's primary ballot.

  3. Smith brothers take family feud out of the basement for Red Wings-Bruins series

    In the basement of their family's home in Mimico, Ont., Brendan and Reilly Smith staged some epic Stanley Cup Playoff series as kids, with the help of their older brother, Rory.

  4. Former Tigers struggling in new locales

    Not all 10 went looking for greener grass some got traded, others became free agents and weren't brought back. But none is doing anything that would have improved the Tigers 6-4 record.

  5. Free-agency questions loom for Tigers

    Consider the Tigers and a handful of luminaries who will reach free agency either this autumn or 18 months from now: Victor Martinez, Austin Jackson, Rick Porcello and Alex Avila, even if fans at the moment are not inclined to think of Avila and his batting woes as a matter for renewal.

    • 10:15 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Chapter 9 turns page in Detroit, but remains far from closed

    Confirmation Tuesday that leaders of Detroit's retired police and firefighters will accept the city's latest offer on their claim highlighted by no cuts to pensions and reductions to cost-of-living adjustments eliminated in earlier offers is an encouraging turn in the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy case.

    • 6:12 AM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast today, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters.

  6. Michigan shelters make room for abuse victims' pets

    Howell After three years with a boyfriend she says physically and emotionally abused her, Jody Campbell took her cats and sought safety last fall at LACASA, a shelter for domestic violence survivors.

    • 12:26 AM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • ENTERTAINMENT
    • MUSIC

    Insane Clown Posse attempts to change image, musical footing after FBI probe

    These are transitional times for the grease-painted duo, whose circus of a career stretches 20-plus years. Feeling the pinch of depleted record sales, the group has undergone a reorganization of its business and priorities.

    • 12:51 AM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Mother of autistic toddler finds neighborhood support as she works on early treatment

    Two weeks ago, Katey Meisner of Highland went door to door handing out blue light bulbs and asking her neighbors to light up their front porch in honor of the annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

    • 10:34 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Batch Brewing moving to new Corktown site

    Batch Brewing is hopping to a new building. The 2013 Hatch Detroit startup contest winner had initially planned to open at 1444 Michigan, but building renovations were too complex and costly, so co-owners Stephen Roginson and Jason Williams decided to move to 1400 Porter, also in Corktown.

  7. Good Friday services

    Good Friday services across Metro Detroit.

    • 6:20 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Man pays for health insurance with metal scraps

    Newport News, Va. A wedding cake costs about 14,400 aluminum cans. Jim Ridenhour, a retired Newport News, Va., firefighter, discovered that when he turned to metal scrapping as a way to pay for his daughter's wedding about two years ago.

  8. Eastern Conference playoff preview: Bruins' depth, size will test Red Wings

    Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the first-round matchups in the Eastern Conference playoffs, with predictions on each series.

  9. Western Conference playoff preview: Blackhawks draw Blues first in quest to defend Cup

    Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the first-round matchups in the Western Conference playoffs, with predictions on each series.

  10. Rapper Schoolboy Q finds 'The Secret' to success for 'Oxymoron'

    Chart-topping Los Angeles gangsta rapper Schoolboy Q draws his inspiration from street life, gang warfare and the worldwide best-selling self-help book 'The ...

  11. After 65 years of serving food, Sindbad's knows what works

    The Detroit River space has a straightforward American menu, a friendly welcome and the kind of comfortably unpretentious atmosphere that comes with a family- ...

  12. Marlon Wayans stretches his approach to comedy career beyond spoofs

    'A Haunted House 2' writer and star Marlon Wayans is trying stand-up copy after auditioning for a Richard Pryor biopic and made sure 'House' wasn't just an all- ...

  13. Grapevine

    Earlier this week rumors that Australian rock band AC/DC would retire soon ran rampant via radio and the Internet.

  14. Review: Family is greatest strength of 'Heaven Is for Real'

    Director Randall Wallace shows as he did on 'Secretariat' and 'We Were Soldiers' that the strength of a movie comes from a focus on family.

  15. Editorial: State's improved economy just a start

    While Michigan lost close to one million jobs following the Great Recession and the near collapse of the auto industry, the state is now among the leaders in ...

  16. Classical quartet Il Divo takes on musical theater with Lea Salonga

    Lovers of musical theater will get an ear-full when the all-male singing quartet Il Divo brings 'A Musical Affair' to the Fox Theatre on Saturday.

  17. Today's TV/radio

    12:30 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati or St. Louis

  18. Businessman to donate $2M to Arab museum

    The Arab American National Museum has received a $2 million legacy gift from businessman and philanthropist Russell J. Ebeid.

  19. Snoop discovers boyfriend is cheating

    Dear Abby: I have been in a long-distance relationship with 'Victor' for several years. Recently I began to suspect he was cheating. What raised my suspicion ...

  20. Snyder keeps your tax dollars in the family

    Yesterday was Tax Day. If you are a retiree or middle class worker, the odds are that you've seen an increase in what you pay to the state since Gov. Rick ...

  21. Weekend Planner: Your guide to local events

    Hear Chante Moore at the Easter Jazz Spectacular, catch Toadies singing the 'Rubberneck' album, see the graduate student exhibition at Cranbrook and more.

  22. Possibly cancerous tumor needs examination

    Dear Dr. Roach: Could you please explain what makes a pheochromocytoma cancerous, what the symptoms are, what the protocol for treatment is and where the best ...

  23. Liberal policies harm millennials

    With yet another jobs report coming in below expectations this past week, one thing has become apparent: the Obama administration's policies are not only ...

  24. Politics over people in minimum wage hike

    It's an election year, meaning most politicians will be more interested in good politics rather than good policy.

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