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The Detroit skyline rises behind the Monument to Joe Louis, also known as "The Fist," Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit’s debt restructuring plan ‘complicated’

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s emergency manager has released what bankruptcy experts say is a “complicated” preliminary plan for restructuring the city’s debt. Now emergency manager Kevyn Orr is hoping to get Detroit’s creditors to give […]

01/31/2014

On Feb. 28, 2013, Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham poses for a photograph with unidentified fan during a media event, in a sports store, on the Champs Elysees Avenue, in Paris.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

‘Selfie,’ ‘twerk’ top school’s annoying word list

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking should take note. Since 1975, Lake Superior State University has announced […]

12/31/2013

Tampa Bay Buccaneers ex-head coach Greg Schiano. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

5 NFL coaches already fired

It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. […]

12/30/2013

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Government sells remaining stake in GM

  DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on its bailout of General Motors, but still says the alternative would have been much worse. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Tuesday that […]

12/09/2013

Detroit city workers and supporters protest outside the federal courthouse in Detroit while awaiting the bankruptcy decision, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Stakes now even higher for Detroit retirees

DETROIT (AP) — Shirley Lightsey’s phone keeps ringing. As head of a group of Detroit retirees, she’s trying to keep up with calls from anxious pensioners who fear their monthly payments are at great risk […]

12/04/2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

A look at the next steps in Detroit’s bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — A judge’s decision to allow Detroit to fix its finances in bankruptcy court raises a flurry of questions about what happens next. Here’s a look at what’s known about the next steps: […]

12/03/2013

Second-grader Rozie Aronov, 7, holds up a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mashup of a menorah and turkey she created at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel. That’s what students at suburban Detroit’s Hillel Day School are doing — creating paper-and-paint mashups of menorahs […]

11/25/2013

Lakers' Kobe Bryant (l) and Clippers' Blake Griffin

Kobe Bryant returns to practice with LA Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – Kobe Bryant has returned to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since he tore his Achilles’ tendon seven months ago. Bryant rejoined practice Saturday with the […]

11/16/2013

Author Mitch Albom (AP Photo)

Mitch Albom hopes latest novel is ‘Heaven’-sent

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — Mitch Albom’s best-selling memoir, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” gave him the literary chops to try his hand at fiction, so it’s fitting that he returns to the book’s central theme — […]

11/12/2013

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan speaks at his election night celebration in Detroit Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Detroit mayor-elect says he resents focus on race

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s mayor-elect says he resents so much being made of his skin color during his campaign to lead the city. Voters chose Mike Duggan Tuesday as the first white mayor in four […]

11/06/2013

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Fashion Group International's 30th annual "Night Of Stars" awards gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Aretha Franklin back on stage at Detroit casino

  DETROIT (AP) — After recovering from an undisclosed illness, Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performance in her hometown of Detroit. The Detroit News says the Queen of Soul will […]

10/31/2013

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Hyundai to recall Genesis cars to fix brakes

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai decided to recall about 27,500 Genesis luxury cars Monday, just a few hours after the U.S. government opened an investigation into problems with their brakes. The automaker said the recall covers […]

10/21/2013

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