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Detroit could be without Black representation in Congress again with top candidate off the ballot

May. 21, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit Democrat will not appear on the ballot after building significant support within the party in his attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar in Michigan's August primary, after election officials determined that he had not submitted enough valid signatures. ...

Detroit officer placed on administrative duties after telling protester to 'go back to Mexico'

May. 21, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police lieutenant has been placed on administrative duties after a shouting match in which he told a pro-Palestinian protester to “go back to Mexico.” The encounter Sunday outside Huntington Place in downtown Detroit where President Joe Biden was giving...

Today in History: May 21, Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross

May. 21, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2024. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. On this date: In 1471,...

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn't

May. 20, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled separating children in schools by race was unconstitutional. On paper, that decision — the fabled Brown v. Board of Education, taught in most every American classroom — still stands. But for decades,...

Ivan Boesky, stock trader convicted in insider trading scandal, dead at 87

May. 20, 2024 14:42 PM EDT

Ivan F. Boesky, the flamboyant stock trader whose cooperation with the government cracked open one of the largest insider trading scandals in the history of Wall Street, has died at the age of 87. A representative at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, owned by Ivan Boesky's daughter,...

Biden tells Morehouse graduates that scenes in Gaza from the Israel-Hamas war break his heart, too

May. 20, 2024 02:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday offered his most direct recognition of U.S. students' anguish over the Israel-Hamas war, telling graduates of historically Black Morehouse College that he heard their voices of protest and that scenes from the conflict in Gaza break his heart, too. ...

The unofficial spokesman for the American muscle car, Tim Kuniskis, is retiring

May. 17, 2024 13:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tim Kuniskis, CEO of the Ram and Dodge brands and the unofficial voice of American muscle cars, is retiring after nearly 32 years with Stellantis. The announcement Friday comes as Stellantis struggles with U.S. sales as it begins the transition from internal...

QB Jared Goff has long-term deal in Detroit and now he wants a Super Bowl title

May. 16, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — After getting long-term security with a $212 million contract extension, Lions quarterback Jared Goff said he has one more thing to accomplish with Detroit. Win the franchise's first Super Bowl. A few minutes after signing the four-year deal...

Man convicted of murder in Detroit teen's death despite body still missing in landfill

May. 16, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who dropped a teenager’s body into a dumpster after dark but insisted he wasn’t responsible for her death was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday, a case that gripped the region in 2022 when police spent months combing a vast landfill for her remains. ...

Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse of teens at now-closed Michigan detention center

May. 14, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

More than a dozen teenagers were sexually abused by staff while living at a state-licensed detention and rehabilitation center in Michigan before it closed in 2021, according to a lawsuit that accuses the operator of gross negligence. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Saginaw County,...