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Pistons draft Miami's Brown, trade for Creighton's Thomas

Jun. 22, 2018 2:53 AM EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — With their first-round pick gone after the trade for Blake Griffin, the Detroit Pistons tried to make the best of a tough situation on draft night. The Pistons selected Bruce Brown of Miami in the second round Thursday and traded for the rights to second-round pick Khyri Thomas...

Judge tells US: Stop meddling with detained Iraqi nationals

Jun. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered U.S. immigration officers to stop talking to detained Iraqi-Americans about their cases after lawyers claimed staff members were trying to pressure them to agree to deportation. The American Civil Liberties Union says Iraqi natives who were arrested last year have been...

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

Jun. 20, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season. "Our time is now," Casey said. The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a week after hiring him to replace Stan Van Gundy....

Muhammad Ali's Michigan home on the market for $2.9 million

Jun. 20, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — The family of Muhammad Ali has put the late boxing legend's Michigan estate on the market for nearly $2.9 million. The 81-acre property in southwestern Michigan's Berrien Springs features a full-size boxing ring, a private gym, steam room, a main home and a guest house. There...

Automakers improve quality to record level in annual survey

Jun. 20, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems. The annual survey by J.D. Power finds that buyers reported a record-low 93 problems per 100 vehicles during the first three months of...

Ford celebrates purchase of iconic Detroit train station

Jun. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its purchase of Detroit's long vacant train depot that the company plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles. The company's executive chairman, Bill Ford, has used the Michigan Central depot as a backdrop while publicly laying out...

Adient calls off plans to move headquarters to Detroit

Jun. 19, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Auto seating supplier Adient has canceled its plans to move its global headquarters and hundreds of jobs to Detroit. The company has informed Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan of its decision to scrap its relocation plans, according to an announcement Monday. Adient bought a downtown facility in...

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

Jun. 18, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive...

Police: Woman arrested after 3 children left in hot minivan

Jun. 18, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 37-year-old Michigan woman has been arrested after three girls -- ages 6, 3 and 2 -- were left in a locked minivan on what would become the hottest day so far this year. The woman was shopping in Clinton Township when police were called about 9 a.m. Sunday. The van's front...

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Jun. 18, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles and...