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Red Wings beat Ducks 3-1, extend record losing streak to 12

Jan. 15, 2019 11:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks dropped their heads on the bench and looked down at their skates, another defeat seemingly imminent. Gustav Nyquist broke a tie with 4:16 left and Darren Helm scored a little later, lifting the Detroit Red Wings over the Ducks 3-1 on Tuesday night to extend their...

Man playing hide-and-seek found dead in vacant building

Jan. 15, 2019 10:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who apparently fell down an elevator shaft while playing hide-and-seek with friends in a vacant Detroit building. Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office spokesman Keith Owens identified the victim as 21-year-old Jonathan Mazgai of...

Powder horn stolen from Detroit-area museum in 1952 returned

Jan. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An oxen gunpowder container made in 1757 and stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned. The FBI turned the Nowlin Powder Horn over Tuesday during a ceremony at the Dearborn Historical Museum. Authorities tracked the powder horn down in November to an...

Shepard taking over play-by-play for Tigers' TV broadcasts

Jan. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Matt Shepard is taking over as play-by-play announcer of the Detroit Tigers on their Fox Sports Detroit television broadcasts. FSD said Tuesday that Shepard will work alongside analysts Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson. Dan Petry and Craig Monroe will be analysts for pregame and postgame shows....

No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool

Jan. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — At first glance, this year's edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center's massive exhibition space and...

Parents charged after toddler dies from fentanyl poisoning

Jan. 15, 2019 2:28 PM EST

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area couple has been charged in the opioid overdose of their 18-month-old daughter who died on Christmas Day. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith told the Detroit Free Press that an autopsy showed Ava Floyd had ingested up to 15 times the amount of fentanyl...

VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

Jan. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said Tuesday...

Boil-water advisory lifted in Detroit amid auto show

Jan. 15, 2019 9:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Officials have lifted a boil-water advisory for downtown Detroit and nearby areas following a weekend water main break . The affected area included hotels and the Cobo Center, where the annual North American International Auto Show opened Monday for news media from around the world. Drinking...

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans

Jan. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war has delayed but not derailed Chinese automaker GAC Motor's plans to enter the American market, company officials said Monday. Company President Yu Jun, speaking at Detroit's North American International Auto Show, said the dispute is a factor in moving its U.S....

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few

Jan. 14, 2019 4:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of SUVs and high-horsepower sports...