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Sabres find scoring touch in 6-2 win over Wings

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thomas Vanek scored twice and Derek Roy had three assists as part of a four-goal second period in leading the Buffalo Sabres to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Paul Gaustad and Patrick Kaleta had a goal and assist each, and Drew Stafford and Clarke MacArthur also scored for the Sabres (3-0-1), who along with Dallas (1-0-3) are the only NHL teams without a regulation loss this season.

Ryan Miller made 23 saves, including a blocker stop on Valtteri Filppula's penalty shot late in the second period. He hasn't allowed more than two goals in his four starts this season.

Filppula and Tomas Holmstrom scored for the Red Wings (2-3-0), who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

2010 Lancia (Chrysler) Delta Pic: 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Hearst Communications | Hearst Communications | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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U.S.: Delta jet attempted attack Al-Qaida linked

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. authorities believe an incident involving a small explosion aboard a Delta-Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit on Friday was an attempted act of...

EVs and Hybrids Take Center Stage at 2010 NAIAS, Plug-In Supporter President Obama a No Show?

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan is about to get underway and EVs and hybrids will play a key role at the show...

White House: Failed Delta attack Al-Qaida related

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. authorities believe an incident involving a small explosion aboard a Delta-Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit on Friday was an attempted act of...

The crotch bomber's missing passport

The Boulder Reporter | Boulder Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

What Top 10 stories surrounding Northwest flight #253 are being under-reported by the U.S. news media? In my opinion, here are the top two: If ...

List of Vehicles at NAIAS Electric Avenue Exhibit Released

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This years NAIAS in Detroit, Michigan will feature a return of the EcoXperience driving exhibit which allows show goers the chance to drive "green" v...

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Caught Testing

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There is some talk that the upcoming Honda CR-Z hybrid could make its U.S. debut in Detroit this month at the NAIAS, but this has not been confirmed ...

LoJack for Hybrids?

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At one time or another, especially if you live in Detroit (or anywhere in southern California), you will have your car stolen. It happened to me twic...

Remainders: To help Haiti, a lift on the bake sales ban

Gotham Schools | GothamSchools | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The city is lifting its school-bake-sale ban in order to raise money for Haiti. A Weingarten ally, the Detroit union boss, looks at risk of ge...

Airports around the world adjust flight security strategy

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253 to Detroit has led to increased security measures in American airports. To find out what other ...

Ryan Mack's Open Letter to Detroit: Safer Exotic Bars = Faster Economic Recovery

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ryan Mack

There is no dollar value on the safety of the women in the exotic dancing industry.

The Yankees, Unobstructed- October 2

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Who to Fear in the Division SeriesWith either the Detroit Tigers or Minnesota Twins awaiting the Yankees in the Division Series, not making the Americ...

Pilot killed when plane crashes into Ind. field

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ALBANY, Ind. — A single-engine plane crashed into an Indiana field on Wednesday after the pilot, who was seen slumped over, lost consciousness and the aircraft started flying out of control, officials said.

Military officials do not believe the crash was terrorism-related but said the pilot may have had a health problem or have been suffering from a lack of oxygen. After air traffic controllers lost contact with the pilot, F-16s from Indiana National Guard intercepted the plane and followed it for about an hour until it crashed.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Rod Russell said the pilot, who was the only person aboard the plane, died in the crash. No one on the ground was injured in the crash, and no other details were immediately available about the pilot.

David Lykins, 54, of Muncie said he and his nephew were doing construction work when they saw the plane fly in three circles overhead, then tilt on its side with the wings pointed down and crash into trees on the edge of the field.

"I didn't know what to think. I knew whoever was in it didn't have control of it," he said.

GM to shut down Saturn after Penske walks away

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — General Motors Co. said Wednesday it would shut down its Saturn division after an agreement to sell it to Penske Automotive Group Inc. fell apart.

The Bloomfield, Mich. dealership headed by auto racing magnate Roger Penske walked away after it was unable to find a manufacturer to supply vehicles to it after a contract with GM runs out in 2011.

A tentative deal for Saturn was announced on June 5. Penske was to get Saturn's 371 dealers and promised to retain the 13,000 Saturn employees. The proposed price was never disclosed.

GM CEO Fritz Henderson said in statement that Saturn and its dealership network will be phased out.

"This is very disappointing news and comes after months of hard work by hundreds of dedicated employees and Saturn retailers who tried to make the new Saturn a reality," Henderson said in a written statement. Penske's announcement "explained that their decision was not based on interactions with GM or Saturn retailers."

Detroit officers cleared in cavity search case

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — A jury will begin deliberating a lawsuit brought by a man who claims a Detroit police officer put a finger in his rectum during a traffic stop and drug arrest.

Attorneys made their closing arguments Wednesday in the lawsuit brought by 28-year-old Terence Hopkins. Hopkins says Sgt. Michael Osman illegally performed a body cavity search on him during the 2006 traffic stop while Osman's partner, Officer Michael Parish, stood by. Hopkins was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and ecstasy.

Osman has denied the allegations.

Detroit has paid out more than $700,000 to settle similar claims against the officers, including payments of $349,000 each to two men two years ago.

Hopkins is seeking $1 million or more.

Steelers mum about Big Ben's WWE appearance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH — If Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is touching a raw nerve with coach Mike Tomlin by appearing at a wrestling show less than 24 hours after Sunday's game against San Diego, the coach isn't saying.

Tomlin offered only a "no comment" when asked about Roethlisberger serving as the guest host at the televised WWE Raw show Monday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

NFL players commonly make such appearances during a season only during a bye week, but the Steelers play the following Sunday in Detroit.

Roethlisberger is taking his offensive linemen with him, and left tackle Max Starks said Wednesday the players didn't tell the coaches in advance. The Steelers will hold a team meeting Monday, but Tuesday is the players' weekly day off.

"Ben is the captain, he said, `Let's roll,' so that's all right," right tackle Willie Colon said. "I don't plan on being physical. I ain't gonna choke nobody. I do my wrestling on Sunday. I'll be a spectator on Monday."

GM to shut down Saturn after Penske walks away

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — General Motors Co. said Wednesday it would shut down its Saturn division after an agreement to sell it to Penske Automotive Group Inc. fell apart.

The Bloomfield, Mich. dealership headed by Roger Penske walked away after it was unable to find a manufacturer to supply vehicles to it after a contract with GM runs out in 2011. A tentative deal for Saturn was announced on June 5.

GM CEO Fritz Henderson said in statement that Saturn and its dealership network will be phased out.

"This is very disappointing news and comes after months of hard work by hundreds of dedicated employees and Saturn retailers who tried to make the new Saturn a reality," Henderson said in a written statement. Penske's announcement "explained that their decision was not based on interactions with GM or Saturn retailers."

Shares of Penske fell $1.79 or 9.3 percent to $17.39 in after hours trading. They rose $1.32, or 7.4 percent to $19.18 in regular trading Wednesday.

Jason Linkins

Getting The Detroit Story Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

My recent interview with Dale Maharidge provided the occasion to bring up one of my favorite recent pieces of downturn-era media criticism, Vice Magazine's "Something Something Something Detroit", in which Thomas Morton described how the recession had sparked a "gold rush mentality" among journalists, looking to document some desolation on the cheap.

Hyundai Latest To Pull Out Of 2009 Tokyo Motor Show

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA) has decided not to cancel this year's Tokyo Motor Show, despite most of the world's automaker...

Video: Publication to track Detroit's highs, lows

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sept. 24: Richard Stengel of Time joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss the magazine's long-term reporting project in the Motor City. (Other) ...

Can somebody please throw a block?

AP | JOHN McFARLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If your normally reliable fantasy football stars are struggling, you can probably blame somebody who wasn't on any preseason draft board: linemen.

The early season failures of this normally anonymous bunch is getting the notice of fantasy geeks everywhere, especially owners of Aaron Rodgers. He's been sacked an NFL-worst 10 times and hit a bunch more. Kurt Warner was flawless against the terrible Jags, but the week before his line couldn't stop anybody. Numerous others have looked far from comfy in the pocket.

It's not just quarterbacks who've been regularly confronted by unblocked defenders. First-round picks Steve Slaton (51 yards, 2.0 yards per carry) and Matt Forte (84 yards, 2.2 yards a carry) haven't sniffed the end zone. Willie Parker has 66 yards while tiptoeing for 2.4 yards per carry. Kevin Smith was decent last week, bringing his average up to 2.6 yards a pop.

The good news is, this surely can't last. After all, many struggling lines are the same ones that did well last year and their coaches should adjust. By now coaches are figuring out which 350-pounders need more help or need benching, so it seems safe to assume most of them will fix the problems.

As you wonder how much longer Rodgers can remain upright, here are some players to start and some to avoid in Week 3:

Miller sharp, Sabres beat Maple Leafs 3-2

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ryan Miller made 23 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in exhibition play Wednesday night.

Jason Pominville, Jochen Hecht and Cody McCormick scored for Buffalo (3-0-1), which played its second and final home game of the preseason.

Jiri Tlusty scored on a penalty shot and John Mitchell added a goal for Toronto (4-2-0). Joey MacDonald made 28 saves.

Michigan State works to advance perennial wheat

AP | JAMES PRICHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Agricultural researchers are working to create a perennial wheat that wouldn't have to be replanted each year like annual varieties that die after harvest.

Such a variety would help reduce soil erosion while saving growers money, time and labor.

Michigan State University recently won a four-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further the development of the new type of wheat.

Other work has been advanced in recent decades by researchers at The Land Institute in Salina, Kan., and at Washington State University. Both have gotten close to creating marketable products.

But researchers still are working on perennial wheat hybrids that reproduce reliably, provide good yields and are tolerant of pests, heat and drought.

Fashion Week Comes to Detroit, Fictional Vampire-Infested Washington State

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Cut is all over the topic of Things That Should and Shouldn't Be Called Fashion Week today. One the one hand, there's Detroit Fashion Week, whi...