Jan 14, 2016

Automakers' green push in parts lifts use of hemp, citrus peel

Survey the latest at the Detroit Auto Show and you will find fibers from water bottles in car seats, hemp in the dashboards and citrus peel in the tires. Automakers, in a continuing quest to develop lighter and more environmentally-friendly vehicles, are making increased ...

Jan 12, 2016

Honda, Volvo take top awards at Detroit auto show

After a few years of Detroit domination, two foreign automakers have nabbed 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year honors. A panel of about 55 independent automotive journalists selected the Honda Civic and Volvo XC90 on Monday. The winners were unveiled at ...

Detroit's 'Avenue of Fashion' eyes new future

Jan 9, 2016

Detroit's 'Avenue of Fashion' eyes new future

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When it comes to Detroit, much of the attention and investment has gone to downtown, Midtown, Corktown and even Mexicantown. But one area coming back on its own terms and with a little less fanfare belongs to part of “Uptown,” specifically, a stretch of ...

World's oldest person turns 116

May 24, 2015

World's oldest person turns 116

A Detroit-area woman turned 116 on Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. “There’s nothing I can do about it,” said Jeralean Talley of Inkster ahead of her birthday weekend. Talley was to celebrate her birthday twice, including at a party ...

Bankrupt Detroit on the way to recovery

Jan 24, 2015

Bankrupt Detroit on the way to recovery

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I arrived in a power outage, got a $45 parking ticket and drove past dozens of abandoned homes. But as a tourist on my first trip to Detroit, I also sang in the Motown studio, saw the paintings that were nearly sold to pay ...

Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

Jan 13, 2015

Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 17. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles unveiled at the show: — FORD GT: Ford stunned the ...

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Nov 22, 2014

Bills escape snowbound Buffalo

Bills receiver Chris Hogan trudged through hip-high drifts of snow to get to Ralph Wilson Stadium. Tight ends Scott Chandler and Lee Smith shared a ride on a snowmobile. Mush. All that was missing were Sherpas and sled dogs for the Bills to escape ...