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Hearing to stop Detroit from shutting off water

DETROIT (AP) - A hearing is scheduled in bankruptcy court on a motion to stop Detroit's water department from shutting off service to residents with unpaid bills. Attorneys for the city and opponents of the shutoffs are expected to present evidence Monday before federal Judge Steven Rhodes. Detroit residents at...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Chrysler recalls Dodge trucks

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler says it's recalling Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota trucks from the 2009-2010 model year because a lack of adhesive may cause the rear axle pinion nut to loosen. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that if that happens, the axle can lock up, and...

2 years 3 months ago

3rd bomb threat in a week for Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - Baseball stadium Comerica Park is the latest Detroit landmark to be the subject of a bomb threat. Police say an anonymous caller issued the threat in a 911 call around 8 p.m. Tuesday as the Tigers were hosting the Los Angeles Angels in front of 34,000 fans....

3 years 1 month ago

President Obama in Detroit today

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will celebrate Labor Day in Detroit today with a speech at a rally before thousands of labor union members. The speech will serve as a dress rehearsal for the jobs address he'll deliver before Congress Thursday night. Today's event is sponsored by the Metropolitan...

3 years 2 months ago

Former Detriot mayor released from jail

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from prison after serving 14 months for violating probation in a 2008 criminal case. A relative escorted Kilpatrick from a state facility in Jackson to a waiting vehicle shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday. The 41-year-old Kilpatrick...

4 years 5 days ago

Ford wants to hire 1,200 in Michigan

Ford Motor Co. will hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan by 2013 if the state approves tax incentives Ford said Monday it will invest $850 million in several Detroit-area plants to build its new six-speed transmissions. Ford plans to hire 900 hourly manufacturing workers and 300 engineers and other salaried...

4 years 1 month ago

Winds push fire through 2 dozen Detroit homes

Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east...

4 years 3 months ago

Feds pull off huge Medicare fraud bust

Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects. Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36...

4 years 4 months ago

Study: Exercise benefits cancer patients

Exercise can benefit some cancer patients during their treatment. Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit created a customized exercise program -- according to a patient's weight, overall health and type of cancer treatment. Those on the exercise regime said their quality of life improved and that they felt...

4 years 7 months ago

City workers being warned to go scentless

Change is in the air for Detroit city workers. City employees will be urged not to wear perfume, cologne or aftershave as a result of a settlement in a federal lawsuit. Officials plan to place warning placards in three city buildings. The signs will warn workers to avoid "wearing scented...

4 years 9 months ago

Infant dies on Colorado-bound plane

A 2-month-old boy has died after he stopped breathing on a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Milwaukee. Milwaukee County sheriff's Sgt. Philip Wentzel said Thursday the infant was with his parents on a flight from Detroit to Denver Wednesday afternoon when he stopped breathing. Wentzel...

4 years 9 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

4 years 9 months ago

3 people die in Detroit house fire

Three people are dead after an early-morning fire swept through a Detroit home whose power had been out for months. A fourth person survived by jumping from an upstairs window. Family members confirmed the deaths and the escape. A message seeking comment was left with the Detroit fire department. Delores...

4 years 9 months ago

More suspected terrorists moved to watch lists

Counterterrorism officials have moved the names of dozens of people onto the terror watch list and the no-fly list after reviewing a massive government database of suspected terrorists. An intelligence official says the government scrubbed thousands of names in its database after an attempted bombing aboard a Detroit-found airliner on...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama to receive prelim report on airline attack

President Barack Obama gets a preliminary report today on the failed Christmas airliner attack and will likely meet with his national security team. Obama has demanded answers about why the U.S. intelligence community never pieced together information that could have prevented a Nigerian charged in the attack from getting on...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama: 'A systemic failure has occurred' in skies

President Barack Obama says he wants a preliminary accounting completed by Thursday into what went wrong that allowed explosives to make it onto a Detroit-bound airliner last week. He says "it's essential we diagnosis the problems quickly." The president said Tuesday "a systemic failure has occurred" that led a "catastrophic...

4 years 10 months ago

Home prices rise in October

Home prices rise for the fifth month in a row in October, but the recovery continues to be uneven with only 11 of the 20 metros tracked showing gains. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday edged up 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted reading of 145.36 in...

4 years 10 months ago

Key security agencies lack permanent leaders

Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off planes and out of the country remain without their top leaders. The Obama administration took more than eight months to nominate anyone to head the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. Those two agencies will be at...

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