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Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

White man seeks forgiveness in attack on Black family's home

Oct. 1, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Michael Frederick Jr. made the remarks after being given a moment to speak...

Man released from prison, cleared in 1994 Detroit homicide

Sep. 30, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man in prison for murder since 1996 was exonerated Wednesday after authorities agreed that his conviction was spoiled by the faulty testimony of an informant and the results of DNA testing. “I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” Lacino Hamilton said. “I am...

FILE - In a Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, then-United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams speaks during a roundtable with reporters in Detroit. Williams, the former president of the United Auto Workers, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but

Ex-UAW president pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme

Sep. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The former president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but “deliberately looked away” and enjoyed the bounty. Dennis Williams is the latest senior...

Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts, left, stands with Candace and Eddie Hall during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at police headquarters in Warren. A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the Hall's home just north of Detroit after the family put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

Man charged in racist vandalism of suburban Detroit home

Sep. 30, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 24-year-old white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation and other counts for firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window, police said Wednesday. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said at a news...

Police say a white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation after firing shots at Black family's Detroit-area home

Sep. 30, 2020 2:20 PM EDT
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a white man has been charged with ethnic intimidation after firing shots at Black family's Detroit-area home.

Fund announced to help create affordable housing in Detroit

Sep. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Banks, philanthropies and nonprofits are working with Detroit to direct $75 million in private money for affordable housing in the city. The Detroit Housing for the Future Fund was announced Tuesday with $48 million in initial commitments, including a combined $25 million from JPMorgan Chase...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020, file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. About 40,000 workers in the airline industry are facing layoffs on Thursday, Oct. 1, unless Congress comes up with another aid package. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

Sep. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United...

County reaches $12.5M deal with insurer over sinkhole

Sep. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit county has reached a $12.5 million settlement over a disastrous sinkhole that ruined three homes and temporarily displaced 20 families during the 2016 holiday season, officials said Tuesday. The money will be paid by an insurance company for three contractors whose...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo a sign rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Westwood, Mass. U.S. home prices rose in April for the eighth straight month, even as sales have stumbled, a sign the coronavirus outbreak has had little impact on real estate values. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 4% in April, the largest gain since December 2018, up from 3.9% in March. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rise 3.9% in July

Sep. 29, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in July as the housing market continued to show strength in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, rose 3.9% in July from a year earlier, up from a 3.5% annual gain in...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, accompanied by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, right, speaks during an address to the state in Lansing, Mich. Michigan reported Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 that Black residents are no longer being disproportionately infected and killed by the coronavirus, after they accounted for a staggering 40% of deaths and 29% of cases in the early days of the pandemic. Gilchrist credits people of color for being more likely to wear masks and follow safety guidelines. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP File)

Michigan says racial disparities of virus have diminished

Sep. 29, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan reported Monday that Black residents are no longer being disproportionately infected and killed by the coronavirus, after they accounted for a staggering 40% of deaths through much of the pandemic. For the last two available weeks of data, African Americans represented 10% of...