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  • 'Vette, Mustang, Cherokee fans, stop complaining already

    'Vette, Mustang, Cherokee fans, stop complaining already
    As new versions of the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Jeep Cherokee draw near, I've got a request for the vehicles' purists: Stop complaining that they're different from the old cars you revere. Close your eyes, count to 10, and get back to me after...
  • Corvette Stingray worthy of the legendary name

    Corvette Stingray worthy of the legendary name
    The way Chevrolet tells it, General Motors design chief Ed Welburn told his team the company "might" revive the Stingray name if they did a great job on the seventh-generation of the Corvette. It's a good story, and every time I heard it, my cynical...
  • Jeep Cherokee promises to be worth wait

    Jeep Cherokee promises to be worth wait
    Jeep customers are likely to love the Cherokee whenever the delayed SUV rolls into dealerships. Forget the hullabaloo about its unconventional grille and headlights, the new Cherokee offers plenty of goodies. The 3.2-liter V6 engine and nine-speed...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Baigent, Elliott Reid, John L. Dotson Jr.

    Michael Baigent Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code' Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
  • $2,000 gift from 'rooftop pastor' to ex-mayor investigated

    $2,000 gift from 'rooftop pastor' to ex-mayor investigated
    Chicago's "rooftop pastor," the Rev. Corey Brooks, said Tuesday he gave $2,000 in church members' donations to disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is on trial on racketeering charges. Brooks said Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign as...
  • Fly-fishing in winter? Northern Michigan river offers zen-like experience

    Anglers know something that tourists don't. You can fly-fish all year round, even in winter. Beyond skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating and winter zip-lining, the latest tourist attraction in northern Michigan is getting in a float boat and having...
  • Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles

    Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73....
  • 9 shot, at least 2 dead in Detroit

    Nine people were shot in a barbershop in east Detroit on Wednesday night, and at least two of them have been confirmed dead, police said. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. at Rockie's Barbershop onĀ East Seven Mile, according to the Detroit Free Press....
  • What's next in the racially charged Renisha McBride shooting case?

    Michigan prosecutors in the Renisha McBride shooting case, which is becoming the latest example of questions about race and guns, are reviewing whether to charge a white man who fatally shot McBride, a black woman who was reportedly seeking help after a...
  • Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam

    Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam
    In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable...
  • News of the Weird: Roach Motel

    News of the Weird: Roach Motel
    At age 20, Kyle Kandilian of Dearborn, Mich., has created a start-up business to fund his college expenses, but it involves a roomful (in the family home) of nearly 200,000 cockroaches. The environmental science major at University of Michigan-Dearborn...