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  1. Lions' Reggie Bush: Comments about child discipline taken out of context

    Reggie Bush made headlines Tuesday for comments about how he disciplines his 1-year-old daughter. But the Lions running back said today his remarks on WFAN-AM in New York were taken out of context.

    • 5:33 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Purple cows in downtown Detroit to build awareness for cancer survivors

    Thirteen life-size purple cows have popped up around downtown Detroit to build awareness for cancer survivors and the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball later this month. The cows — painted purple to represent cancer survival — are on display in places such as Hart Plaza, Campus Martius and inside the Renaissance Center.

  2. Detroit City Council split on water authority plan

    Mayor Mike Duggan today pitched the benefits of a proposed regional water authority to the Detroit City Council in an effort to encourage the panel to approve the plan.

    • 9:33 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Holder: Execs accountable for company wrongdoing

    The Justice Department sent a warning to major corporations Wednesday, saying it will seek out individual corporate wrongdoers and not just blame the company.

  3. Tigers must make Joakim Soria closer before title bid blows up

    Joe Nathan's blow-up in the ninth inning, following a weekend of escape acts against the Indians, and too many such incidents in 2014, have made for an uncomfortable but necessary decision by the Tigers.

  4. Jalen Rose: Chris Webber should apologize to Michigan

    Chris Webber is planning a book and documentary about his time at Michigan. But it sounds like he will be doing so without any contributions from other members of the Wolverines' Fab Five.

  5. Lions sticking with shaky rookie kicker Nate Freese

    A seventh-round pick out of Boston College, Freese missed a 43-yard field goal in a Week 1 win over the New York Giants and two 49-yarders in a Week 2 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

  6. Jury of 4 men, 10 women to hear retrial of Detroit police officer's shooting of girl, 7

    Detroit — Opening statements are scheduled to begin Thursday in the second trial of a Detroit police officer accused in the killing of a 7-year-old girl during a police raid being filmed for TV.

  7. Reformed 36th District Court to return to local control

    Detroit The once-troubled 36th District Court will officially return to local control Thursday after a restructuring that balanced the budget and improved customer service.

  8. Michigan will play Texas in 2024, 2027

    Michigan and Texas will play their first home-and-home football series, the schools announced Wednesday. Texas will play at Michigan Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024.

  9. Clinton Township father charged in shooting of son in head

    Clinton Township — A father who is accused of shooting his son in the head was charged Wednesday with felony firearm and assault with the attempt to commit murder.

  10. Tigers' Dave Dombrowski standing by Brad Ausmus' decision at closer

    On Wednesday, general manager Dave Dombrowski stood by his manager, even though it was Dombrowski who had to part with Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson so they could get Joakim Soria.

  11. Appeal fails, Michigan running back Ty Isaac won't play this season

    Michigan filed a hardship waiver with the NCAA that would have allowed Issac to play this fall, but after that was rejected, UM filed an appeal.

  12. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has Lions' number

    Allen Park — They've beaten him up, but they haven't really beaten him.

  13. Snyder to hold series of town hall meetings ahead of election

    Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder plans to hold a series of town hall meetings across the state this fall, answering question from voters — and his Democratic opponent Mark ...

  14. Red Wings to find out if offseason conditioning was up to par

    It was the last day before the Red Wings pulled up stakes and headed to training camp in Traverse City, where general manager Ken Holland and coach Mike ...

  15. Tigers bungle second straight to Twins; lead down to half-game

    Minneapolis — For a Tigers team that has spent most of the season in first place, winning a division title requires a few finishing tasks.

  16. Tigers' J.D. Martinez continues to show power in clutch

    J.D. Martinez caught the pitch squarely. And away it went, on a high arc toward right field. Martinez's right arm stretched upward, triumphantly, even before ...

    • 5:31 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact

    New York — The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones ...

    • 5:20 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    More taxpayer money may be on line for Red Wings arena bonds

    Bonds to build the $450 million new arena for the Detroit Red Wings were approved by the state Wednesday, but Wall Street jitters about the city's bankruptcy ...

  17. Live tweets: Obama official lauds retiree deal in Detroit bankruptcy trial

    The first witness Wednesday in the city's historic bankruptcy trial detailed a hard-fought agreement for Detroit's retirees that he acknowledged will be ...

  18. 3 star high school athletes juggle their love of 2 sports

    He, like West Bloomfield's Trishton Jackson and Baldwin's Brandon Childress, is an elite dual-sport athlete.

  19. Big Ten struggles to generate power in college football's new alignment

    No longer can the Big Ten say, from top to bottom, it is on par with the other Power Five conferences. A 1-10 mark against those teams, along with a 5-3 record ...

  20. U.S. wants to regulate large non-bank auto lending

    Washington — The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed federal oversight of larger auto finance companies for the first time, after it uncovered ...

  21. The Detroit News' NFL predictions: Week 3

    The Detroit News' Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer their predictions for Week 3 of the NFL season.

  22. ZF, TRW merger could mean more Mich. jobs

    A $12.4 billion acquisition of Livonia-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. by German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen could mean more jobs and investments in ...

  23. Children's Hospital of Michigan restricts visits to limit spread of respiratory virus

    Detroit Children's Hospital of Michigan is restricting visits to patients to help curb a rash of viral respiratory infections affecting children in Michigan and across ...

  24. Ticket broker offers fans money back if Tigers lose while Kelly plays or Nathan blows save

    The Ticket Machine out of suburban Lansing has decided to take stand, offering a promotion that could get you into next week's Tigers-White Sox series for free.

  25. 'Vulgar' comments about women earn Jameis Winston first-half benching

    Florida State officials say Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston will be benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making 'offensive ...

  26. Warren driver of semi killed in crash on I-75 in Woodhaven

    Woodhaven — A 66-year-old Warren man is dead after the semi-truck he was driving rolled over on southbound Interstate 75 Wednesday morning.

    • 3:05 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Disappearing workers push Michigan's August jobless rate down to 7.4%

    Michigan's unemployment rate dropped by nearly half a point during August, falling from 7.7 percent to 7.4 percent. The number of unemployed workers dropped by ...

  27. Elderly Sterling Heights man found day after he disappeared

    Sterling Heights — A 71-year-old man who was missing for nearly a day has been found.

  28. Wednesday's NFL roundup: Peterson barred from team activities

    The Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to ...

  29. Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

    West Palm Beach, Fla Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by 'perverse incentives' for ...

  30. Tigers lose to Twins; drop two of three in series

    The Tigers lost 8-4 to the Twins Wednesday to close out the three-game series ahead of a crucial series against the Kansas City Royals.

    • 3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • AUTOS

    NHTSA approves Michigan request to buy foreign-made motorcycles

    Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has approved a request by the state of Michigan to buy 20 foreign-made motorcycles using ...

    • 2:53 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

    Washington — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range ...

  31. Murder-suicide ruled in deaths at Taylor home

    Taylor — Authorities have ruled the deaths of a man and a woman found shot to death Monday night a murder-suicide.

    • 8:21 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Clearwater, Fla. — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks ...

    • 2:47 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    Denver — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at ...

    • 1:59 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Apple said to plan unveiling of newest iPads in mid-October

    Apple Inc. will unveil the next generation of iPad tablets around mid-October, a person with knowledge of the plans said, as the company bolsters its product ...

    • 1:17 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    New York — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary ...

    • 12:40 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Michigan associate professor gets 'genius' grant

    Khaled Mattawa, a translator and poet at the University of Michigan, has won one of the coveted MacArthur 'genius' grants, it was announced Wednesday.

  32. Man convicted in Allen Park dismemberment case

    Detroit — A jury has convicted a man accused of killing an Allen Park couple and dumping their body parts into the Detroit River.

    • 1:08 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Pizza Hut testing 'skinny slice'

    New York — Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

  33. Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

    The Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to ...

    • 8:21 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Pope Francis OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint

    Vatican City — Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual requirement that a ...

  34. Vase and Joni Mitchell photo it appears in are for sale on eBay

    Joni Mitchell fans with some cash burning in their pockets may want to check out an eBay listing put up by the singer's first husband, former Detroiter Chuck ...

  35. Meijer to pay $2M for selling recalled products

    Washington — Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. will pay $2 million to settle charges that the firm knowingly sold and distributed hundreds of recalled products.

  36. Brothers face key hearing in 1989 Michigan slaying

    White Cloud — Two brothers face a key court hearing in the death of a young western Michigan woman who disappeared in 1989.

    • 12:47 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Butterball turkeys trot to trough to add pounds for holidays

    Thanksgiving in the U.S. promises to be more bountiful this year than last as Butterball LLC turkeys stuff themselves with feed to fatten up, boosting supplies ...

    • 12:16 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Iraq premier: No foreign ground troops

    Baghdad — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State ...

  37. Detroit police looking for missing teen

    Detroit — Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 17-year-old boy who went missing more than a month ago from a youth home.

  38. Warren man who had heart attack on plane thanks rescuers

    Detroit Sam Aliotta was flying back from a wedding in Denver with his son and daughter-in-law when his heart stopped. Lucky for Aliotta, two exercise physiologists ...

    • 2:27 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
    • RETAIL

    Kohl's holiday hiring to rise by 15 percent

    New York — Kohl's Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent ...

    • 9:19 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    U.S. consumer prices fall 0.2% in August

    Washington — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all ...

  39. Michigan woman mistakenly listed as dead

    Brownstown Township — A southeastern Michigan woman has proven she is still alive after a government mix-up listed her as dead.

    • 1:47 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    U.S. homebuilder confidence soars in September

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.

    • 9:35 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    Memphis, Tenn. — FedEx plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.

  40. Park Service: Man found dead in Lake Michigan

    Traverse City — The National Park Service says a 76-year-old man has died on Lake Michigan while fishing with a friend.

    • 1:26 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9

    Huntsville, Texas — Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and ...

  41. Records: Prior road rage cases before shooting

    Howell — Records show a man accused in a fatal Michigan road rage shooting and the victim in the case had been involved in prior road rage incidents.

  42. Pregnant Flint woman holds off thief, gives birth

    Flint — Police say a pregnant woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.

  43. Colorado teen accused of stealing car, running over cop

    Grand Junction, Colo. — Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being ...

  44. Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

    Oxford, Ohio — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.

  45. Petoskey quill worker receiving national art honor

    Petoskey — A Native American quill worker from Petoskey is receiving the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.

  46. Michigan woman receives lost 1954 class ring

    Monitor Township — A 1954 high school class ring has been returned to its owner in Michigan nearly 60 years after it went missing.

  47. Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys in New Mexico

    Roswell, N.M. — A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.

    • 10:12 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
  48. Ex-Ohio deputy arrested in colleague's slaying

    Marietta, Ohio — A former sheriff's deputy fatally shot an ex-colleague more than three decades ago because the victim had fired him for inappropriate conduct, ...

    • 8:37 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill some 50

    Beirut — Syrian government airstrikes killed some 50 people in an opposition-held city this week in bombing that apparently sought to target a rebel commander, ...

  49. Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3

    Donetsk, Ukraine — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.

    • 8:29 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Doctors: Foul floodwaters sicken people in Kashmir

    Srinagar, India — Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people ...

    • 7:30 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners

    Paris — About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and ...

    • 7:05 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    U.S. man held for alleged attempt to swim to North Korea

    Seoul, South Korea — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, a South ...

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