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A newly constructed home is shown for sale, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Surfside, Fla. U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices up 5.2% in August

Oct. 27, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, showed that home prices climbed 5.2%...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) works in the pocket under pressure by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (97) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Lions lean on calm, cool, collected Stafford to top Falcons

Oct. 26, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford had the ball and Matt Prater knew it was time to start kicking. Good call. Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley gave one of the NFL's best comeback quarterbacks a shot to lead the Detroit Lions to victory, and Stafford took advantage. Stafford stepped up in a...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, Detroit Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, speaks in Detroit. A commission on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. The last time the district was fully in charge was in 2009, before a series of...

Panel restores control of Detroit Public School’s finances to elected school board after 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 1:44 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Panel restores control of Detroit Public School’s finances to elected school board after 11 years of state oversight.
Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters Saturday Oct. 24, 2020 in Tallahassee, Fla. Battleground Florida was again a central focus of the presidential campaign Saturday as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and former President Barack Obama all had high-profile events in the state. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

The Latest: Pence to be in Minnesota on Monday after all

Oct. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning in Minnesota after all on Monday, after a text message from the Trump-Pence campaign indicated the two would be together in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The vice...

Zug Island, a heavily industrialized island at the southern city limits of Detroit is seen, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Detroit. The area in Southwest Detroit has been the subject of numerous air pollution and public health studies. The area has a refinery, a coal-fired power plant, steel mills and other industrial sites. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

Oct. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on either side of an interstate highway and in the shadow of a sprawling oil refinery that belches soot and fumes....

Two-sport standout Tom Yewcic dies at age 88

Oct. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Tom Yewcic, a multisport standout who played one game at catcher for the Detroit Tigers before spending several years as a punter with the Boston Patriots, has died. He was 88. An obituary posted on the website of Keefe Funeral Home in Massachusetts said Yewcic died Tuesday. Yewcic...

Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticket

Oct. 23, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots. Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the...

Lions put Julian Okwara on IR, sign CB Chris Jones

Oct. 21, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions put rookie defensive end Julian Okwara on injured reserve Wednesday and signed free agent cornerback Chris Jones. Okwara limped off the field with a leg injury in Sunday's victory at Jacksonville. The Lions also announced Wednesday that defensive end Austin...

Fiat Chrysler hires 4,100 Detroit residents for new plant

Oct. 21, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has hired about 4,100 Detroit residents, and most if not all of them will be employed at a new auto plant on the city’s east side. The auto giant is obliged to employ at least 3,850 Detroiters at the Mack assembly plant under a development deal with the city for the land...