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Latrez Cummings stands before Judge James Callahan to hear sentencing, for his role in the mob beating of Steve Utash, at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Mich., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Detroit News,Charles V. Tines)

Judge tells Detroit teen he needed a beating

DETROIT (AP) — A young man who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist needed a father to “beat the hell” out of him as a kid to discourage him from committing such […]

07/17/2014

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

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