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Hard-to-count Arab Americans urged to prioritize census

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — At a Michigan gas station, the message is obvious — at least to Arabic speakers: Be counted in the 2020 census. “Provide your community with more/additional op...

University of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claims

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Five former patients have alleged that a late University of Michigan physician sexually abused them during exams, the university says, with one accuser saying Dr. Robert E. And...

Detroit orchestra names Jader Bignamini next music director

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced the selection of Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its next music director. The century-old orchestra said it...

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

LONDON (AP) — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain’s fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn’t ...

Collaboration key to assembling Native American photo trove

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Of the roughly 1,000 images of Native Americans from the 19th through the early 20th century, Eric Hemenway kept returning to one: a lone woman hoeing potatoes in a Michigan ga...

Flint mayor ousted as recovery, rebuilding trust continue

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Flint, Michigan, will continue to recover from a lead-contaminated water crisis with a new mayor, who will in turn work to rebuild residents' shattered trust. ...

US growth of Islam creates need for religious scholars

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The seminary instructor challenges his students: "Brothers and sisters" don't believe in God because your "parents believe in God," but because "you know why God exists....

Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM's birthplace

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The birthplace of General Motors has been on an economic roller-coaster ride for more than a century as the automaker rose, crashed and retooled for changing markets. Now, the city...

20 dead, more wounded after gunman attacks Texas shoppers

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in an El Paso shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season, leaving 20 dead and more than two d...

AP-NORC Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy

DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it's not for lack of faith: He regularly attends a nondenominational Christian church near his home. ...

Don Was leads Detroit revue celebrating Motown milestone

DETROIT (AP) — Don Was is bringing his bass back to Detroit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Motown Records with a stage full of friends. The Detroit-raised performer and produce...

Foodies, faithful flock to Metro Detroit Ramadan festivals

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Shortly before midnight, a buzzing crowd stood patiently in a line that bent around the corner of a community center and stretched far back into the night. After a count...

The Stray Cats in mostly fine form on 1st album in 26 years

Stray Cats, "40" (Surfdog/BMG) After 26 years, the Stray Cats are back with a new album. And the seasoned felines are in mostly fine form. The boys who brought rock...

Expert: Fetal abduction rare yet endures over 30 years

DETROIT (AP) — The grisly act is rare, yet it's common enough to have a name: fetal abduction. The latest case out of Chicago — in which 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lop...

Trump puts deal-making credentials to test with China talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he cranks up the pressure on China in pursuit of a new trade accord, President Donald Trump is putting his deal-making persona on the line and injecting new risk into his bid for ...