Stories tagged: detroit
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Review: Bigelow explores a horrific history in ‘Detroit’
There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It’s fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow’s …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Actor John Boyega wanted to challenge self with ‘Detroit’
In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, the London-born actor says the upcoming film about the 1967 riot features “stories that reflect until today – especially police brutality.”
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
8-year contract to keep auto show at Detroit’s Cobo Center
Officials say an eight-year contract will keep the North American International Auto Show at downtown Detroit’s Cobo Center through 2025.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures during car repair
Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit judge halts deportation of 100-plus Iraqi Christians
A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Michigan man convicted on single hair freed after 41 years
A Detroit man who spent four decades in prison was freed on Thursday after prosecutors agreed that his 1976 murder conviction hinged on the flimsiest of evidence: a single hair.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
GM extends summer shutdown at two car plants as demand falls
General Motors is extending the normal two-week summer shutdown for at least two U.S. car factories because of slumping sedan sales.
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
GM says it has made 130 self-driving Bolts
General Motors says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Murder case dropped after man serves 25 years in prison
Prosecutors dropped all charges Thursday against a Detroit man who accused police of pinning a murder on him by seizing his mother’s gun and switching bullets in a case that …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Trump announces challenge to Obama-era fuel standards
President Donald Trump is set to announce in Michigan plans to re-examine federal requirements that regulate the fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Jack White launches vinyl record plant in Detroit
Detroit-raised rocker Jack White is building on a vision to blend music and manufacturing in a part of his hometown that long inspired him.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
GM to move production of GMC Terrain to Mexico from Canada
General Motors will move production of its revamped GMC Terrain to Mexico from Canada and expand production of the Ontario plant’s Chevrolet Equinox, reflecting the growing popularity of compact sport …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
Chevy Bolt gets top car award; Honda Ridgeline top truck
The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, while the Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honor for top truck.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
Murder charge filed in shooting of Detroit college cop
An ex-convict was charged with murder and other crimes Friday in the death of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while trying to arrest the …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Detroit police: Wayne State University officer shot
A spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department said an officer from a university in the city has been shot.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Detroit sex ring unravels after teen prostitutes escape
To keep his prostitutes from running away, Richard Jackson forced them to become addicted to heroin, court documents say, then became their only way to get a fix.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Automaker plans to close Chrysler Museum in suburban Detroit
Fiat Chrysler plans to permanently close the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in suburban Detroit next month and convert it into office space.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
Mourners remember Detroit officer who died after shooting
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – Mourners are gathering to remember a Detroit police officer who died five days after being shot while chasing a suspect. A funeral for 46-year-old Sgt. …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 11:27 a.m.
Police: Suburban Detroit man called 911 to report he’d killed his family
A man is in police custody after authorities said he asphyxiated his two young children in a car at their Dearborn Heights home, shot and killed his two stepchildren and …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Detroit razes 10,000th vacant house under blight plan
DETROIT – A two-story, wood-frame house on Detroit’s northwest side became the 10,000th vacant structure torn down as part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s massive plan to eliminate blight. An excavator …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
Michigan governor signs $617 million Detroit schools bailout
Michigan’s governor signed a $617 million bailout and restructuring plan for Detroit’s public schools on Tuesday, two years after the state committed money to help end the city’s bankruptcy.
Mon., May 16, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Detroit’s automakers, sensing a threat, embrace mobility
For Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over. Automakers are facing multiple threats to their business from nimble tech firms like Apple and Uber. In response, carmakers are …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
Sick-out closes most Detroit schools for second day
While schools across the nation celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day, hundreds of Detroit Public Schools teachers packed the sidewalks outside the Fisher Building Tuesday to demand guarantees that they will be …
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015
Goodman/Moynihan: Detroit centenarian lived life of activism
Through decades of activism on behalf of the poor, civil rights and the environment, Grace Lee Boggs became a model reformer.
Fri., May 15, 2015
Planned US-Canada bridge to be named after Gordie Howe
A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, 1:48 p.m.
Toyota recalls 342,000 Tacoma pickups
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 342,000 Tacoma midsize pickup trucks because the front seat belts can malfunction.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011, 12:17 p.m.
Unable to pay bill, Mich. city turns off lights
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — As the sun dips below the rooftops each evening, parts of this Detroit enclave turn to pitch black, the only illumination coming from a few streetlights …
Wed., March 1, 1995
With Rock-Solid Roots, Sponge Rolls Out Of Motor City
Back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, Detroit-based rock was a main staple of FM radio. With the combination of shredding guitarist Ted Nugent and soul-filled singer Bob Seger, the …