Monthly Archives: June 2018

Kirk Pinho Tells How to Watch the History Channel’s Detroit Special –  Deadline Detroit

A drone view from Sunday’s 9 p.m. cable TV documentary narrated by J.K. Simmons. Local journalist Kirk Pinho stops shy of booing “Detroit: Comeback City,” and not just because he’s well-mannered. “It’s pretty darn honest about the city’s history,” he writes at Crain’s Detroit Business after seeing the History channel special to be shown at 9 p.m. Sunday. “It ...

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MLB Power Rankings « Detroit News Watch

1 Houston Astros 52-27 — After winning 12 in a row, the Astros actually lost twice last week, including one to the lowly Royals at home. This goes to show that even the best teams drop one of three to the worst teams. That’s baseball reality. 2 New York Yankees 50-25 — Before getting swept in Tampa over the weekend, ...

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Are We Ready If An Asteroid Strikes? « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Saturday is International Asteroid Day, commemorating the Earth’s largest recorded asteroid impact while focusing on the real danger of asteroids that could collide with Earth. In 1908, a powerful asteroid struck the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in a remote Siberian forest of Russia. The event leveled trees and destroyed forests across 770 square miles, which is equal to the ...

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Ex-UAW Official Pleads Guilty In Federal Corruption Probe « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – A former United Automobile Workers official has pleaded guilty to accepting illegal payments from Fiat Chrysler. The U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit says Thursday that 64-year-old Keith Mickens is the fifth person convicted as part of federal investigation into corruption involving the union and the automaker. The scheme funneled away millions of dollars meant for a Detroit ...

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Cubs’ Yu Darvish Buys Lavish Post-Game Spread For Both Teams After Rehab Start « Detroit News Watch

Ryan Mayer Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish is working his way back from tendinitis in his right triceps which forced him onto the disabled list earlier this season. Last night, he pitched in a rehab appearance with the club’s Single-A affiliate in South Bend and afterwards, provided a big treat for the players of both teams, which West Michigan ...

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Government Agency Says Goodyear Tires May Have Caused Almost 100 Deaths or Injuries « Detroit News Watch

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motor home tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades. The allegations were revealed in an information-seeking letter dated Tuesday that was sent to Goodyear by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...

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Michigan Democratic Party Group Embraces Reparations for 5 ‘Original Sins’ –  Deadline Detroit

This seems like a policy of leave no word behind. Actually, it makes sense that political activists pushing for greater diversity and inclusion embrace all kinds of phrases to describe themselves. “What does Progressive mean?” asks the headline on a new statement from the Progressive Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party. The answer tops out ...

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