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  1. Minimum wage petition drive short of signatures, state board rules

    Michigan voters won't see a $10.10-an-hour minimum wage proposal on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, the state's election board decided Thursday after rejecting proponents' petitions because they contain too many duplicate signatures.

  2. Report: Lions 'not optimistic' about reaching deal with Ndamukong Suh

    It looks more and more likely that the Lions will be unable to sign the All-Pro defensive tackle to a long-term contract extension before training camp begins Monday. This, according to an ESPN report Thursday.

  3. Southfield woman who shot lover will surrender after bond is revoked

    Pontiac — A Southfield woman convicted of shooting her lover because she was upset with the quality of his sexual performance was expected to surrender to authorities after the Michigan Court of Appeals revoked her bond, her attorney said Thursday

  4. Water shut-off foes deliver petitions — and water — for Detroit

    Opponents of the water department's controversial shut-off campaign over unpaid bills rallied Thursday outside City Hall, delivering petition signatures and gallons of water to support Detroit families.

  5. Attorney questions evidence handling in porch shooting trial

    Theodore Wafer's defense team went on the offense Thursday raising questions about whether key evidence in the murder case against him had been contaminated and why police waited 10 days to dust the crime scene.

    • 1:35 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS

    GM: 45 state AGs investigating ignition recalls

    General Motors Co. disclosed Thursday that 45 state attorneys general are investigating the Detroit automaker’s recall of 2.6 million vehicles linked to at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes. Transport Canada, an auto safety agency, also is looking into the callback.

  6. Ohio State fires its marching band director for permitting 'sexualized' culture

    Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that. His halftime shows for what's known to fans as 'The Best Damn Band in the Land' were considered revolutionary.

  7. Joakim Soria is great start, but Tigers need more before trade deadline

    Dave Dombrowski knew he had to get a guy who could close, should Joe Nathan fail to bounce back to his All-Star form. And that's what the Tigers have found in Soria, the former All-Star closer in K.C.

  8. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski after trade: Improving bullpen still 'a major focus'

    Are the Tigers done trading? They don't want to be. They know what their weakness is. Even with the newly acquired Joakim Soria, it's the bullpen.

  9. Detroit's 313th birthday party takes flight (sort of) in Campus Martius

    Detroit The 313 butterflies were released from envelopes at noon Thursday at a celebration downtown, a symbol of the city rising on its 313th birthday and bringing in a new era for Detroit.

  10. Tigers did deal for Joakim Soria that needed to get done

    Frankly, the Tigers could've traded all their prospects plus the Ty Cobb statue in Comerica Park to land Joakim Soria and you wouldn't complain.

  11. Thursday's Tigers-Angels: Lineups and live tweets

    Thursday marks the start of a four-game series against the powerful Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:

  12. GM estimates $400M needed to pay for victims compensation program

    General Motors Co. on Thursday reported net income of $190 million or 11 cents a share, a figure that was significantly reduced by $1.2 billion in recall-related charges and a $400 million special charge it estimates will be needed to pay for a victims compensation program.

  13. 'Highly unlikely' Joel Hanrahan will pitch for Tigers this season

    He had Tommy John surgery last year, and seemed well on his way to a comeback when the Tigers signed him in May — beating out several other interested clubs in the process.

  14. PETA will pay water bills for 10 Detroiters willing to go vegan

    An animal rights group is offering to pay outstanding water bills for 10 Detroit residents on the condition they become vegan for one month.

  15. Red Wings forwards: Health should bring happiness to team, its fans

    Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Luke Glendening all either made their NHL debuts — or earned their first consistent playing time — ...

  16. Report: Five-star basketball player Josh Jackson to transfer from Detroit Consortium

    Jackson, 6-foot-7, averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, four steals and four blocks last season as a sophomore at Consortium. He was named to The ...

  17. Man arrested for shooting at car in Home Depot parking lot in Harper Woods

    Harper Woods Police arrested on Thursday afternoon a 37-year-old Detroit man accused of firing multiple shots at a vehicle in a Home Depot parking lot.

    • 9:35 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • FORD

    Ford's second-quarter earnings up 6.3%

    Dearborn Ford Motor Co. beat analysts' expectations as second-quarter profits rose 6.3 percent to $1.3 billion over the same period a year ago.

  18. Inkster man accused of fatally shooting toddler had been released from jail for good behavior

    The 25-year-old Inkster man accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl execution-style was expected to be in jail at the time of incident on an 11-month ...

  19. Lions training camp position previews: Offensive line

    The Lions' offensive line was one of the biggest question marks entering last season, but after giving up the second fewest sacks, it looks like a point of ...

    • 8:15 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    Algeria jet wreckage discovered in Mali

    Ouagadougo, Burkina Faso — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring ...

  20. Exam for suspect accused of helping man hide wife's body in Detroit house postponed

    Detroit — A man accused of helping a husband suspected of killing his wife hide the body appeared in court Thursdayon his latest two charges.

  21. Welcome to Dysfunction Junction

    Just as Detroit was starting to gain some positive traction for its image, it walked off the dock by bungling an overdue attempt to end the city's pay-if-you- ...

  22. Video: Lions' Joseph Fauria performs touchdown dances throughout history

    Fauria, who became a favorite on the national highlight reels with his varied touchdown dances last season, has now become a historian of end-zone ...

  23. What they're saying: Reactions to the Tigers' trade for Joakim Soria

    Here's a look at what people around the country are saying in the wake of Wednesday night's trade that brought Soria, who can be a closer or setup man, to the ...

  24. Bentivolio returns U.S. Chamber of Commerce award over immigration disagreement

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio on Thursday took the unusual action of returning a special interest group's award he happily accepted earlier this year after ...

  25. Former Michigan OT Taylor Lewan, Titans agree on four-year contract

    The Titans announced the deal Thursday, the day before players report for training camp. The team did not release terms. Lewan reportedly received a four-year ...

  26. 1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting

    Darby, Pa. — A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has killed one worker and injured two other people.

  27. Conyers ramps up as Sheffield presses on

    Detroit — U.S. Rep. John Conyers is campaigning more vigorously than normal for a 26th term, after a political scare a month ago nearly sidetracked his quest ...

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