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Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, last of the original Four Tops, is dead at 88

Jul. 22, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Abdul “Duke” Fakir, the last surviving original member of the beloved Motown group the Four Tops that was known for such hits as “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” has died at age 88. Fakir died Monday of heart failure at...

Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, the last surviving original member of the legendary Motown act the Four Tops, has died at 88

Jul. 22, 2024 15:20 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Abdul 'Duke' Fakir, the last surviving original member of the legendary Motown act the Four Tops, has died at 88.

Investigators search for suspect in fatal shooting of Detroit-area officer

Jul. 22, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

MELVINDALE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities investigating the fatal shooting of a Detroit-area police officer searched Monday for a suspect who was shirtless and riding a bike after the weekend confrontation. Melvindale Officer Mohamed Said was killed Sunday while responding to a call...

Detroit's giant slide is back. There will probably be fewer bruises this time

Jul. 19, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A giant slide in Detroit reopened Friday, and no one lost a tooth — yet. The slide at Belle Isle state park made headlines, landed on late night TV and even inspired a song after viral videos in 2022 showed riders flying and bouncing down the bumpy ramp. ...

Man cleared of premeditated murder in Detroit synagogue leader's death but could face 2nd trial

Jul. 18, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A jury on Thursday acquitted a man of first-degree premeditated murder in the killing of a Detroit synagogue leader but couldn't reach a verdict on a separate murder charge, setting up a possible retrial in the highly publicized case. Deliberations lasted five days...

Ally Financial: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — DETROIT (AP) — Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $294 million. On a per-share basis, the Detroit-based company said it had profit of 86 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 97 cents per share. ...

Kathy Willens, pathbreaking Associated Press photographer who captured sports and more, dies at 74

Jul. 16, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Willens, a pathbreaking photojournalist who helped cement women's place behind the lens everywhere from the Super Bowl to war-torn Somalia during her nearly 45-year career at The Associated Press, died Tuesday. She was 74. Willens died at her Brooklyn home of...

Detroit-area county to pay $7 million to family of man killed while jailed for drunken driving

Jul. 16, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area county agreed to a $7 million settlement in the death of a man who was severely beaten by another man while in jail for a misdemeanor. Separately, a federal prosecutor announced Monday that the Wayne County jail has agreed to improve how it serves...

Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust

Jul. 13, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

Conservative groups are systematically attempting to challenge the legitimacy of large numbers of voter registrations across the country before the presidential election. The strategy is part of a wider effort raising questions about the integrity of this year's election as former...

Biden's supporters want to 'let Joe be Joe' — but his stumbles are now under a bigger spotlight

Jul. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is on a public and private blitz to shake off concerns about his cognitive capacities. But with public doubts about his fitness to serve unabating, Biden’s every move is now under a withering microscope as any potential stumble risks becoming...