Local census workers have begun going door-to-door, visiting people who have not returned their census forms.
Workers from the Lansing census office had already canvassed student-rental areas around Michigan State University, hoping to find people before final exams week. Over the weekend, other non-response follow-up work began elsewhere in the seven counties coordinated in Lansing.
DETROIT – A judge has suspended a decision that would have allowed nine members of a Michigan militia to leave jail while they await trial.
U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts on Monday granted a request by the U.S. attorney's office to delay their release. Prosecutors have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to tell the judge whether they will file an appeal. If prosecutors appeal, Roberts wants a detailed explanation of why they think they can succeed.
Chrysler Group LLC says its sales rose 25% in April, the first double-digit increase for the automaker in nearly five years.
The automaker says its minivan sales rose more than 50% over April of last year, helping to lead the increase. It says the sales rise is a sign that the company's turnaround plans are starting to take hold.
Sales also were up 3% from March.
The company also reported triple-digit percentage increases for its Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger midsize cars.
Ford Motor Co. says April sales rose 25% from the same month last year.
Ford says sales of its cars, trucks and SUVs all were higher compared with last April, when the industry was in a severe downturn. But sales fell 9% from March, when the industry saw a boost from big incentive spending led by Toyota.
Sales of the F-Series pickup rose 42% thanks to a new Super Duty truck and gradual recovery in the construction business.
They might be the most easily recognizable four notes in music history: the opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
Conductor Timothy Muffitt spoke with Scott Pohl about the final Masterworks concert of 2010. They began with a look at Ivan Moshchuk, the young pianist who will play a Chopin concerto with the symphony.
Governor Granholm says it's almost too late to approve a proposal to encourage thousands of teachers to retire. Negotiations between the state House and Senate appear rocky, and it's unclear whether the lawmakers will be able to pull a deal together at the last minute.
LANSING, MI – Attorney Geoffrey Fieger says he's not going to make a second run for Michigan governor.
Fieger said on WDIV-TV's Flashpoint program that he had been leaning toward a run for the Democratic nomination. But he said his outspoken nature would make it easy for "professional politicians" to make his personality a distraction from real issues.