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Russ Gibb, Detroit DJ, teacher and rock promoter, dies at 87

DETROIT (AP) — Russ Gibb, a Detroit-area rock promoter, radio DJ, high school teacher and pop culture provocateur, has died. He was 87. Andy Fradkin, Gibb's friend and former student...

Project exploring migrant deaths in US aims to go global

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of University of Michigan students filled out toe tags this week with information on each of the roughly 3,000 migrants who have died trying to sneak into the U.S. thr...

Andre Williams, who co-wrote 'Shake A Tail Feather,' dies

DETROIT (AP) — Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, has died at 82. Williams' manager and musical...

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque. Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where stran...

R. Kelly case poses challenge: Separating artist from anthem

DETROIT (AP) — When the recordings of the basic track arrived in Detroit from Chicago, Paul Riser Sr. knew it was time to get to work. But the orchestral arranger also knew he had something special to...

Detroit sees training opportunity before expected job boom

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this week announced a $4.5 billion investment that would bring 6,500 new manufacturing jobs to Detroit and its suburbs and, nearly two years before the first n...

Cardinal expects 'significant progress' at sex abuse summit

The Chicago archbishop helping to organize next week's summit of the world's bishops at the Vatican says he expects it to make "significant progress" in responding to the sex abuse scandal that's rive...

In or out of the House, John Dingell was at home on Twitter

DETROIT (AP) — Right up until the end, John Dingell wouldn't go down without a fight — or a tweet. The longest-serving member of Congress in American history, who died on Thursday at...

Midwest awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold

CHICAGO (AP) — Many of the same Midwestern commuters who bundled up like polar explorers this week might soon get by with a light jacket. Forecasts say the region will see a rapid th...

No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool

DETROIT (AP) — This year's North American International Auto Show includes the usual gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays. But something is missing: BMW, Mercedes, Po...

Trade war delaying Chinese automaker's US plans

DETROIT (AP) — Chinese automaker GAC Motor says the U.S.-China trade war has delayed its plans to enter the American market. Company President Yu Jun said Monday at Detroit's North A...

Top auto awards go to Hyundai and Ram

DETROIT (AP) — The Hyundai Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona and the Ram pickup have received North American car, sport utility and truck of the year awards. The awards were announced Monday...

Pope urges US bishops to heal divisions, repair trust

Pope Francis is encouraging U.S. bishops meeting near Chicago to unify as the Catholic church deals with a "crisis of credibility" stemming from the clergy sex abuse scandal. In an e...

US Catholic bishops to pray over clergy sexual abuse scandal

MUNDELEIN, Ill. (AP) — U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops are gathering Wednesday for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spi...

US Catholic bishops to begin prayer retreat on sexual abuse

DETROIT (AP) — U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops are gathering at a seminary near Chicago for a weeklong retreat on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritu...