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US consumer sentiment reaches 6-year high in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident about the economy than at any time since July 2007, a survey found, suggesting consumers will spend more and accelerate growth in the months ahead. The University of […]

07/26/2013

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder addresses reporters during a news conference Friday, July 19, 2013 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Mich. governor front, center in Detroit bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — Seven governors came and went during the decades-long decay of Michigan’s largest city that culminated with a humiliating collapse into financial ruin. It’s the eighth, former business executive and relative political novice […]

07/21/2013

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Aretha cancels hometown show citing treatment

  CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Aretha Franklin has canceled a Detroit-area performance set for July 27, citing ongoing treatment. The show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston initially had been scheduled for June 22, […]

07/13/2013

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Wildlife officials remove arrow from Canada goose

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Michigan have removed an arrow from a Canada goose more than two months after the injured bird was spotted, leaving the once-easily recognized bird to blend in […]

07/11/2013

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Mich. man recognizes mom as bank robbery suspect

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI says a Michigan man who recognized his mother in surveillance photos of a bank robbery called police to turn her in. MLive.com reports the man told police his […]

06/26/2013

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Arborists try to clone John Muir’s Bay area tree

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — More than one hundred years after John Muir helped conserve thousands of acres of California wilderness, arborists are trying to clone a dying tree the naturalist brought to the San Francisco […]

06/20/2013

A guide to the life and mystery of Jimmy Hoffa

DETROIT (AP) — The FBI has spent this week digging up a field in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago. He was last seen […]

06/19/2013

James R. Hoffa headshot, as Brotherhood of Teamsters Union President

Hoffa mystery still fascinates after 4 decades

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The latest possible resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is an overgrown farm field where the normal calm of chirping crickets is being drowned out by a beeping backhoe, […]

06/18/2013

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Scientists: Timber in Lake Michigan centuries old

FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) — A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th Century.

06/18/2013

US Representative of Michigan John Dingell (AP Photo)

Dingell approaches congressional milestone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty seven years ago, Rep. John Dingell, who this week becomes the longest serving member of Congress in history, nearly began his career in tears on the floor of the House. The […]

06/06/2013

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Family unsure why mom killed in Syria was there

DETROIT (AP) — A 33-year-old Michigan mother killed during fighting in Syria became interested in the Middle East after converting to Islam and marrying an Arab immigrant several years ago, relatives said Friday, but her […]

05/31/2013

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Motorcycle injuries worsen with weaker helmet law

WASHINGTON (AP) — An insurance industry study says the average cost of medical claims arising from motorcycle crashes rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to […]

05/30/2013

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