John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90

U.S. 10/27/19, 17:11

Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians toppled by sex harassment allegations in 2017, ...

No Deal: 49,000 auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

Business 09/15/19, 23:20

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses. It ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2022 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that he would "renegotiate" the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not simply rejoin ...

Democratic hopefuls prepare for second round of debates in Detroit

U.S. 07/27/19, 16:05

Twenty hopefuls for the 2020 Democratic nomination have been busy preparing for next week’s second round of televised debates in Detroit. The evening debates, on July 30 and 31, will be hosted and televised by CNN, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The format in Detroit is the same as for the first ...

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94

U.S. 07/02/19, 21:49

Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the ...

Charges dropped against 8 people in Flint water scandal

U.S. 06/13/19, 13:27

Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch.The defendants include Michigan's former health director, Nick Lyon, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was accused of failing to timely alert the public about an outbreak ...

Update: Police say Detroit man tied to deaths, assaults

U.S. 06/10/19, 12:35

The Latest on a possible serial killer in Detroit (all times local):1:32 p.m.Detroit Police Chief James Craig says he believes a man being held in connection with the deaths of three women and charged in the sexual assault of another is responsible for those crimes and others.Detroit City Councilman Scott ...

Man held in Detroit deaths charged with separate assault

U.S. 06/10/19, 11:16

Prosecutors have charged a Detroit man who police call a "person of interest" in the deaths of three women with sexually assaulting a separate woman.Wayne County prosecutors said Monday that 34-year-old Deangelo Martin was charged with criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to murder. The charges stem from the ...

Detroit boarding up vacant homes amid possible serial killer

U.S. 06/07/19, 15:51

Police concerned that a possible serial killer is on the loose in Detroit began inspecting hundreds of vacant homes Friday for more victims, two days after the decomposed body of a third woman was discovered.Mayor Mike Duggan predicted it would take two weeks to check 1,000 properties on Detroit's east ...

Detroit police seek ‘serial murderer’ in deaths of 3 women

U.S. 06/05/19, 12:51

Investigators believe a "serial murderer and rapist" is at large in Detroit after the decomposed body of a third woman was found Wednesday in a vacant house, the police chief said.Chief James Craig said the homicides, which began in March, appear to be related to the sex trade.Two of the ...

Michigan governor signs overhaul to cut high auto premiums

Health 05/30/19, 11:55

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed a "historic" overhaul of Michigan's car insurance system that, beginning in 13 months, will let drivers choose their medical coverage instead of them being required to buy unlimited benefits.Her signature, delivered at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference, capped an intense three-week period ...

Michigan AG will move to shut pipeline in June if no deal

Enviroment 05/29/19, 15:40

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she will move in June to shut a Great Lakes oil pipeline if the governor cannot reach a resolution with operator Enbridge, saying the state is in "great peril" the longer the oil continues to flow under a sensitive waterway.Nessel revealed her timeline ...

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert suffers stroke, remains in hospital

Sports 05/27/19, 21:31

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized and is "resting comfortably" after suffering a stroke.The 57-year-old was taken to a Detroit-area hospital Sunday by a friend after not feeling well, and he had the stroke while getting medical care, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in a statement Monday night.Farner said ...

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