In this Jan. 12, 2011, photo, former Iowa State coach Johnny Orr gestures to the crowd before an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File_

Iowa State, Michigan coach Johnny Orr dies at 86

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Johnny Orr, the fist-pumping basketball coach who led Michigan to the national title game and Iowa State into national prominence, has died. He was 86. His death was confirmed Tuesday […]


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 […]


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: […]


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

Long-suffering Detroit finally turns to bankruptcy

DETROIT (AP) — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles […]



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