History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstr...

Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House. Duggan, the city's f...

Heat wave forecast prompts Chicago public housing checks

Public housing officials in Chicago are planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels as part of a wave of sweltering weather covering a sub...

High levels push canal water into homes near Detroit River

DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Davis pulls on knee-high rubber wading boots each time she leaves and returns to her flooded home on Detroit's eastside, the result of an overflowing canal that abuts several h...

Detroit hurries to board vacant houses after serial slayings

DETROIT (AP) — Stanley Allen mowed the lawn at a vacant house next to his Detroit home as teams of police and city workers scoured nearby empty houses as part of an investigation into a suspected seri...

Groups bringing national reparations debate to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit. ...

Vacant land becoming asset as development returns to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — When Fiat Chrysler began considering where to build its next assembly plant, the automaker didn't have to look far to find land. A short walk from its Jefferson North ...

Chief: Probe finds racially divided Detroit police precinct

DETROIT (AP) — A second white Detroit police officer has been fired for misconduct after his partner posted a racist video online, and an internal audit found that racial insensitivity is a "dirty lit...

Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff

CHICAGO (AP) — A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department after a white officer's fatal shooting of a black teenager said Wednesday that voters likely had the high-pr...

People of color angry, not surprised, by blackface scandal

DETROIT (AP) — In the brightly lit Vintage Barbershop in northwest Detroit, Thomas Carter carefully trimmed the graying hair of a customer as he was asked about photos that depict whites wearing black...

Deep freeze expected to ease, but disruptions persist

CHICAGO (AP) — The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures could still tumble to record lows in some p...

Black workers had long history with fed jobs before shutdown

DETROIT (AP) — For Cheryl Monroe and generations of other African-Americans, federal government jobs have long been a path to the middle class and a way to provide a comfortable life for their familie...

Paying for funerals impossible for many poor families

DETROIT (AP) — Some relatives of people whose cremated remains were found among nearly 300 others in a Detroit funeral home say they would have loved to bury them in marked graves but couldn't afford ...

Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England

DETROIT (AP) — A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging ...

Michigan man held for spying in Russia was frequent visitor

DETROIT (AP) — As a staff sergeant with the Marines in Iraq, Paul Whelan enjoyed fine cigars and showed an affinity for Russia — even spending two weeks of military leave in Moscow and St. Petersburg ...