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AP Source: GM's offer to UAW would add lower-paying jobs

Sep. 19, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said. The offer is a major issue that could get in the way of a deal between...

Pistons sign 17-year NBA veteran with Joe Johnson

Sep. 19, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson. Detroit announced the move Thursday. The 17-year NBA veteran did not play in the league last season. He was recently named MVP of the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league. Johnson averaged 6.8 points in 55 games for Houston and Utah...

Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

Sep. 19, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon has proposed using the site of the former home of the Detroit Lions as a distribution center in a $250 million project that could bring 1,500 jobs. Details of plans for the Pontiac Silverdome site in suburban Detroit were made public Wednesday night. The...

Prosecutor: Man charged in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Sep. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor announced murder charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old man in the slayings of four women in Detroit whose deaths authorities have characterized as the work of a serial killer. Deangelo Martin is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of felony murder...

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

Sep. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 workers have...

The Latest: Man arraigned in killings of 4 women in Detroit

Sep. 18, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the case against a man accused in the killings of four women in Detroit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A 34-year-old man has been arraigned in the slayings of four women whose bodies were found in vacant houses in Detroit. Deangelo Martin's case went before a 36th District Court...

Detroit girl, 2, dies after head stuck in car's power window

Sep. 18, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old Detroit girl has died after getting her head stuck in a power window in a car. Relatives tell TV station WXYZ that Kierre Allen's father yelled, "My baby, my baby," when he discovered her stuck in the window Monday. He had fallen asleep in the car in a driveway....

Prosecutor says a man has been charged in the killings of four women whose bodies were found in vacant houses in Detroit

Sep. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutor says a man has been charged in the killings of four women whose bodies were found in vacant houses in Detroit.

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

Sep. 18, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day. Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary workers, and...

Lions cut Anderson, Johnson after adding Perkins, Driskel

Sep. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released running back C.J. Anderson, quickly cutting ties with a player who helped the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl. Detroit made the relatively surprising move Tuesday night after adding running back Paul Perkins off waivers from the New York...