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Detroit's giant slide is back. There will probably be fewer bruises this time

Jul. 19, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A giant slide in Detroit reopened Friday, and no one lost a tooth — yet. The slide at Belle Isle state park made headlines, landed on late night TV and even inspired a song after viral videos in 2022 showed riders flying and bouncing down the bumpy ramp. ...

Man cleared of premeditated murder in Detroit synagogue leader's death but could face 2nd trial

Jul. 18, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A jury on Thursday acquitted a man of first-degree premeditated murder in the killing of a Detroit synagogue leader but couldn't reach a verdict on a separate murder charge, setting up a possible retrial in the highly publicized case. Deliberations lasted five days...

Ally Financial: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 17, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — DETROIT (AP) — Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $294 million. On a per-share basis, the Detroit-based company said it had profit of 86 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 97 cents per share. ...

Kathy Willens, pathbreaking Associated Press photographer who captured sports and more, dies at 74

Jul. 16, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Willens, a pathbreaking photojournalist who helped cement women's place behind the lens everywhere from the Super Bowl to war-torn Somalia during her nearly 45-year career at The Associated Press, died Tuesday. She was 74. Willens died at her Brooklyn home of...

Detroit-area county to pay $7 million to family of man killed while jailed for drunken driving

Jul. 16, 2024 10:57 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area county agreed to a $7 million settlement in the death of a man who was severely beaten by another man while in jail for a misdemeanor. Separately, a federal prosecutor announced Monday that the Wayne County jail has agreed to improve how it serves...

Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust

Jul. 13, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

Conservative groups are systematically attempting to challenge the legitimacy of large numbers of voter registrations across the country before the presidential election. The strategy is part of a wider effort raising questions about the integrity of this year's election as former...

Biden's supporters want to 'let Joe be Joe' — but his stumbles are now under a bigger spotlight

Jul. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is on a public and private blitz to shake off concerns about his cognitive capacities. But with public doubts about his fitness to serve unabating, Biden’s every move is now under a withering microscope as any potential stumble risks becoming...

In 'blue wall' push, Biden defiantly says he's 'not going anywhere' as he slams Trump, Project 2025

Jul. 12, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday forcefully defied the growing number of critics in his own party who have called on him to exit the race, pivoting to warnings about a second Donald Trump term and declaring he was “not done yet.” As a raucous Detroit crowd chanted...

An Indiana man gets 14 months after guilty plea to threatening a Michigan election official in 2020

Jul. 10, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An Indiana man has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to making a violent threat against a local election official in Michigan soon after the 2020 election. A federal judge sentenced Andrew Nickels, 38, of Carmel, Indiana, on Tuesday for...

2 dead, more than a dozen others injured in Detroit shooting, Michigan State Police say

Jul. 07, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A shooting early Sunday at a Detroit block party left two people dead and 19 others injured, according to authorities. Michigan State Police said no one was in custody and they were assisting Detroit police with the investigation, according to a post on the social...