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US probes complaints of parts flying off of Ford Explorers

Feb. 01, 2023 04:18 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that windshield trim panels can fly off of Ford Explorers while they're traveling at highway speeds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 164 complaints about the trim...

3 rappers missing for days since Detroit gig was scratched

Feb. 01, 2023 04:16 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Three aspiring rappers who met in prison have been missing for 10 days after a Detroit gig suddenly was canceled because of an equipment problem, police said. "We just have a whole lot of unanswered questions that we’re trying to find the answer to,” Cmdr....

Detroit-area man convicted of aiding Islamic State in Syria

Jan. 31, 2023 11:20 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was captured on a Syrian battlefield in 2018 has been convicted on charges of providing support to the Islamic State group and attending one of the group's training camps, prosecutors said. A federal jury convicted Ibraheem Izzy Musaibli, 32,...

GM quarterly profit jumps 16% as sales rebound late in 2022

Jan. 31, 2023 09:56 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Rising factory output led to strong U.S. sales at the end of last year, pushing General Motors' fourth-quarter net income up 16% over the same period a year ago. The Detroit automaker made $1.99 billion from October through December, or an adjusted $2.12 per share,...

Doctor gets nearly 17 years in prison for vast opioid scheme

Jan. 30, 2023 15:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor was sentenced Monday to nearly 17 years in prison and ordered to pay $30 million for leading a scheme to bill Medicare and private insurers for unnecessary painkiller injections and write prescriptions for millions of opioids. Frank Patino's...

Deputy resigns after bodies of woman, 2 sons found frozen

Jan. 30, 2023 14:43 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy sent to search for a Detroit-area mother and her two young sons whose bodies later were found frozen in a field has resigned. The Oakland County sheriff's office said the deputy stepped down Jan. 22, The Detroit News reported Monday. ...

After Tesla price cut, Ford follows suit with Mustang Mach-E

Jan. 30, 2023 11:50 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is cutting prices on its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV by as much as $6,000 just weeks after market leader Tesla took similar steps. The Detroit automaker is increasing production of the Mach-E this year and said it is taking advantage of streamlined costs to...

Barrett Strong, Motown artist known for ‘Money,’ dies at 81

Jan. 29, 2023 21:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Barrett Strong, one of Motown’s founding artists and most gifted songwriters who sang lead on the company’s breakthrough single “Money (That’s What I Want)” and later collaborated with Norman Whitfield on such classics as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “War”...

Free agent Josh Harrison, Phillies reach 1-year deal

Jan. 29, 2023 17:03 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Free agent infielder Josh Harrison and the Philadelphia Phillies have reached agreement on a one-year deal, his MSM Sports agency announced Sunday. The 35-year-old Harrison batted .272 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 119 games for the Chicago White Sox last...

Distrust of police: Black parents, children have 'the talk'

Jan. 28, 2023 17:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — About 50 years ago, Greg Bowens was given “the talk” — sage advice about what young Black people should do and, more importantly, not do when stopped by police in Detroit. But just this month, Tyre Nichols, a Black man, died after police officers in Memphis,...