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  1. Michigan GOP braces for tea party showdown

    Michigan Republicans are gearing up for a showdown at their state convention Saturday that could unite the GOP for the general election or embarrass Gov. Rick Snyder by exposing deep ideological divisions.

  2. Flood of garbage has Metro Detroit communities, residents talking trash

    Troy Nothing like a week of dealing with stinky, sewage-sopped trash to turn normally civil people ugly. A seemingly endless parade of licensed haulers and private citizens have flowed into the South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority hoping to rid themselves of sewage-tainted and ruined property from last week's flooding, even as another storm bore down on the area Tuesday evening.

  3. Regional Transit Authority reaches agreement to hire head of Ann Arbor authority

    Michael Ford, the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, has reached an agreement to become the Regional Transit Authority's first CEO.

  4. History shows Tigers way ahead on trading prospects

    Detroit Good luck to Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson on their Rangers careers, and the same for Willy Adames on his new life in the Rays system.

  5. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford poised to take the next step

    Most of the changes for Stafford will be mental and fundamental this season as he tries to lead the Lions to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

    • 7:54 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE

    Fall fashion trends from sweaters to Santa Fe

    It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. Here are some tips and trends to help your wardrobe look 'clean and fresh for fall.'

    • 12:11 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Peace remains elusive in Ferguson

    They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

    • 8:27 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Meager raises mark recovery except for rich

    Call it the no-raises recovery: Five years of economic expansion have done almost nothing to boost paychecks for typical American workers while the rich have gotten richer.

  6. Hunt for photo prospects pays off

    Announcing the latest four finalists in The Detroit News' Celebrate Michigan Photo Contest.

  7. Macomb Marine Division shows off newest boat in its fleet

    Harrison Township The Marine Division of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday displayed one of its three new patrol boats bought with a federal grant.

    • 6:39 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Another American hostage's life threatened by Islamic State

    Washington In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

  8. Eminem teams up with Rihanna for another major Detroit concert

    Two superstars. One Monster concert event.

  9. Catholic school teacher accused of having sex with student waives right to preliminary hearing

    A former Catholic school teacher facing up to life in prison for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning in a Madison Heights courtroom.

    • 7:13 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

    Harvey, Ill. Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.

    • 8:44 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
    • TRAVEL

    Vibe of Graceland Too changes after owner's death

    The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.

    • 8:20 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    Google's IPO launched decade of revolutionary big bets

    San Francisco Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

  10. Specialties and homemade inventions give Mimi's Bistro personality

    Bouquets of fresh flowers casually displayed atop the tables and on the counter overlooking the kitchen set the tone at Mimi's Bistro, where the housemade fare ...

  11. More strong weather expected in Metro Detroit today

    The front that brought hail and thunderstorms to southeastern Michigan on Tuesday afternoon has decided to stick around for another day.

    • 6:28 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    California hospital treating patient possibly exposed to Ebola

    A Northern California hospital said it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to Ebola as the worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record continues ...

  12. Fundraisers will aid Growing Hope Center

    Ypsilanti's Growing Hope center is hosting the first installment of its Chefs in the Garden fundraising dinners for 2014.

  13. AWB is still funky after all these years

    They call themselves AWB, but the Scottish funk group that Allen Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre and four of their countrymen launched in the early '70s was known for ...

  14. Courts won't put Socialists on Michigan ballot

    Detroit A federal appeals court has turned down a request to place five Socialist Party candidates on the November ballot.

  15. No charges against officer in U.P. fatal shooting

    Marquette The Marquette County prosecutor says no charges will be brought against a Munising police officer who fatally shot a man following a high-speed ...

  16. Mega Millions jackpot rises to $180M; Michigan players win smaller prizes

    Lansing The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $180 million for the next drawing in the multistate lottery game.

    • 6:48 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Iraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help

    Baghdad Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international ...

  17. NHTSA offers drivers online recall check

    Detroit The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.

  18. Pet of the week: Bradley

    Bradley is a 2-month-old Pit Bull pup who's full of energy and ready to start puppy classes.

  19. Blue set to go up against gray in Jackson Civil War Muster

    The Jackson Civil War Muster will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend. The free event has become the largest and longest-running Civil War re-enactment ...

    • 9:33 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

    Gaza City, Gaza Strip Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a ...

  20. Florida woman wins $4.3M in texting while driving case

    Bunnell, Fla. A Florida woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by her then-boyfriend, who was allegedly texting while driving, has won a $4.3 ...

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