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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event in Tacoma, Wash., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sanders expands Michigan operations 3 weeks before primary

Feb. 18, 2020 2:00 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced Tuesday that his presidential campaign is expanding operations in Michigan, three weeks before the state's Democratic primary. Sanders, who narrowly won Michigan over Hillary Clinton in 2016, announced the campaign is hiring nine additional...

Panel to parse foreign policy and presidential election

Feb. 18, 2020 9:15 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Former presidential advisers and administration officials are expected to gather in Detroit next week to discuss the foreign policy challenges that will face whomever wins this year's U.S. presidential election. The Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum is scheduled for next Monday at...

Detroit sells vacant rec center to private high school

Feb. 17, 2020 12:53 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit has sold a long-closed recreation center to a private high school. University of Detroit Jesuit is to start renovations this summer on the 20,500-square-foot (1,904-square-meter) Johnson Recreation Center which includes a gym, locker rooms and community meeting rooms,...

Detroit animal control working to increase live release rate

Feb. 17, 2020 9:47 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit’s Animal Care & Control office wants a live release rate next year of at least 90% for animals coming through its shelter. Live release rates include adoptions, animal transfers and returning stray dogs to owners. The average monthly rate by the end of last...

Fisher Building restoration to include surveys of facade

Feb. 17, 2020 9:19 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The façade of the Fisher Building in Detroit’s New Center area will be surveyed as part of the iconic structure’s restoration. Scaffolding is being erected to allow crews to comb over the 325,000 square feet (30,193 square meters) of marble while collecting data for any...

Editorial Roundup:

Feb. 17, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Detroit News. February 13, 2020 Whitmer not above Michigan’s reading law In her response to the State of the Union address last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a favorite catchphrase of Democrats when she said “no one is above the law.” While she was referring to President Donald Trump,...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Wei Jianjun, chairman of Great Wall Motors Ltd., gestures as he speaks during an event celebrating it sales passing the one million mark, at the Great Wall headquarters in Baoding in north China's Hebei province. General Motors decision to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments raised dismay Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 from officials concerned over job losses.  The words behind reads

GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Feb. 17, 2020 7:29 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors decision to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments raised dismay Monday from officials concerned over job losses. The company said in a statement Sunday that it plans to wind...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert speaks at a news conference announcing the 2022 NBA All -Star game, in Cleveland. Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. The 58-year-old entrepreneur returned to his Detroit office early this year. In an interview with Crain's Detroit Business, he said he spends one or two days a week in his office, using a wheelchair and accompanied by a service dog. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Quicken Loans founder Gilbert back to work after stroke

Feb. 16, 2020 2:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert is slowly returning to work eight months after suffering a stroke. Gilbert, 58, returned to his Detroit office early this year. He's there one or two days a week, using a wheelchair and accompanied by a service dog named Cowboy. He also spends...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2013 file photo, plaintiff in the stop and frisk case David Ourlicht, seated left, is comforted by Merault Almonar, standing at right, father of plaintiff Devin Almonar, standing center, during a news conference at the Center for Constitutional Rights, in New York, after . U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy. Standing at left is plaintiff Leroy Downes while attorney Jenn Borchetta listens, seated right. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy

Feb. 16, 2020 1:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk. A police officer accosted Ourlicht, deeming suspicious a bulge in his jacket. Police patted him down, told him to stand against a...

Conviction upheld in case of cop who had officers stain deck

Feb. 16, 2020 9:46 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Detroit police captain who was accused of ordering two officers to wash and stain an outdoor deck at his house. Harold Rochon is now retired. In 2018, he was convicted of misconduct in office and sentenced to 60 days in jail....