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Census notes Asian, Hispanic population growth in Michigan

Jun. 21, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau population estimates show that the Asian and Hispanic populations grew faster in Michigan than nationwide last year. The Detroit News reports the numbers released Thursday show that Michigan's Hispanic population surpassed half a million for the first time, reaching...

Groundbreaking held for auto parts processing center

Jun. 21, 2018 5:33 AM EDT

BURTON, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking has been held by General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales for a $65 million automotive parts processing center near Flint. Detroit-based GM says Wednesday that the ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts warehousing and logistics facility will be on 141 acres (57 hectares) in...

Judge tells US: Stop meddling with detained Iraqi nationals

Jun. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered U.S. immigration officers to stop talking to detained Iraqi-Americans about their cases after lawyers claimed staff members were trying to pressure them to agree to deportation. The American Civil Liberties Union says Iraqi natives who were arrested last year have been...

Casey says Pistons have plenty of talent in place

Jun. 20, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dwane Casey looks at the roster of the Detroit Pistons and sees a core of players capable of a lot more than the team accomplished last season. "Our time is now," Casey said. The Pistons introduced Casey as their new coach Wednesday, over a week after hiring him to replace Stan Van Gundy....

Muhammad Ali's Michigan home on the market for $2.9 million

Jun. 20, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — The family of Muhammad Ali has put the late boxing legend's Michigan estate on the market for nearly $2.9 million. The 81-acre property in southwestern Michigan's Berrien Springs features a full-size boxing ring, a private gym, steam room, a main home and a guest house. There...

Automakers improve quality to record level in annual survey

Jun. 20, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems. The annual survey by J.D. Power finds that buyers reported a record-low 93 problems per 100 vehicles during the first three months of...

City applies mosquito control briquettes to catch basins

Jun. 20, 2018 5:32 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Mosquito control briquettes have been applied to nearly 18,000 catch basins in a Detroit suburb. Warren says it's the first application of the mosquito repellants this year by public works employees. Another application is scheduled for August. Mosquitoes can breed in catch basins,...

Conviction in fence case stands, even if evidence was lost

Jun. 19, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man convicted of sawing and removing metal fence posts at a Detroit baseball field has lost his appeal, even though police lost track of the evidence before trial. Marvin Armstead was accused of sawing 10 posts at Jayne Field so he could use them for his own fencing business. Armstead...

Ford celebrates purchase of iconic Detroit train station

Jun. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its purchase of Detroit's long vacant train depot that the company plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles. The company's executive chairman, Bill Ford, has used the Michigan Central depot as a backdrop while publicly laying out...

Adient calls off plans to move headquarters to Detroit

Jun. 19, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Auto seating supplier Adient has canceled its plans to move its global headquarters and hundreds of jobs to Detroit. The company has informed Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan of its decision to scrap its relocation plans, according to an announcement Monday. Adient bought a downtown facility in...