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  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide
    He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
  • Robert Stempel dies at 77; former CEO of GM

    Robert Stempel dies at 77; former CEO of GM
    Former General Motors Co. Chief Executive Robert Stempel, an engineer who led the development of the catalytic converter but was ousted in a boardroom coup, died Saturday in Florida. He was 77. The cause of death was unclear, but family friends in...
  • The Craft Beer Chronicles: Coney dogs come to town with beer in tow

     
    Detroit-style Coney Island hot dogs are coming to the Sunset Strip in May, and they’re bringing craft beer with them. Though the name suggests New York origin, coney dogs are actually native to the Wolverine State, first appearing in Michigan during...
  • Dwayne McDuffie dies at 49; comic book and animation writer

    Dwayne McDuffie dies at 49; comic book and animation writer
    Dwayne McDuffie, a highly respected comic book and animation writer who was a co-founder of Milestone Media, a landmark company that created a multicultural comics line that introduced black superheroes such as Hardware and Static, has died. He was 49....
  • On Location: Michigan to Hollywood -- 'Get off my lawn'

     
    Like the Clint Eastwood character in the Detroit-area-set movie "Gran Torino," the new governor of Michigan is telling Hollywood to get off his lawn. Rick Snyder, a Republican who was elected governor of the Great Lakes State on a platform......
  • Timothy Bradley defeats Devon Alexander by unanimous decision

     
    Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 knockouts) defeated Devon Alexander (21-1, 13 knockouts) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., after the junior-welterweight title-unification fight was stopped in the 10th round following...
  • The Obama-Hu state dinner: Who made the guest list cut? No Salahis but a few Republicans sneaked in

     
    Famous names, many of them Asian, show up for the third state dinner hosted at the White House by the Obamas....
  • Monster Mash: 'Spider-Man' opening delayed again; Frank Gehry reveals design for Australian building

     
    More delays: Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will miss its scheduled Jan. 11 opening. The new official opening day is Feb. 7. (Los Angeles Times) Master builder: Frank Gehry has unveiled the design for his first Australian building, to......
  • After one in Detroit: Kings 1, Red Wings 0

     
    The Kings scored the only goal of the first period, despite some flurries by the Red Wings that tested Jonathan Quick. Alexei Ponikarovsky controlled the puck along the left-wing boards and passed back to the point to Matt Greene, one......
  • Final in Detroit: Kings 5, Red Wings 0 [Updated]

     
    At the Red Wings’ morning skate Coach Mike Babcock was asked his opinion of Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who played for him on Canada’s goal medal-winning Olympic team at the Vancouver Games. “He’s just better and smarter than everybody else,”...
  • Readers share their nicknames for Shannon Brown

     
    "Shannon 'Smooth Skillz' Brown" -- Brylle "Jr. Kobe" -- Yekta Ozdemir "Shannowow" -- Magic Phil "Shannon 'Throw It Down' Brown" in honor of Bill Walton." -- rdlee "Shannon 'Downtown' Brown," "Sha-na-saourus, "Shanexcellent," "'Shana-Roo' Brown" --...