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Former VW Ceo Indicted In Emissions Cheating Case « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal. The four-count indictment unsealed Thursday alleges that the automaker’s top executive at the time knew about the plot. The 70-year-old Winterkorn is charged with three counts of wire fraud and one of conspiring to ...

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Autonomous Vehicle Technology Conference Held In Detroit « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – Leaders in autonomous vehicle technology are meeting this week in Detroit. The AutoSens Conference runs through Thursday at the Michigan Science Center. AutoSens features presentations from experts in robotics, computer vision, automotive electronics, digital imaging and functional safety. AutoSens Advisory Board Chair Patrick Denny says the conference is “one of the most influential meeting places for OEM, ...

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Consumer Reports Won’t Recommend Tesla’s Model 3 « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports says the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling. But testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour in emergency braking tests. The distance was ...

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Dear Black Women founder Florence Noel gives black women an outlet to be themselves

Strobe lights, pumping music, big smiles, laughing, and non-stop sweat-your-hair-out dancing. This is what you’ll find at most parties.  But there’s this and much more at a Dear Black Women party. For starters, the room is full of love and free of judgement. An affirmation mirror stands as a backdrop to the evening. There, women write positive affirmations to themselves ...

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How a local church and its partners saved an essential community resource center in Cody Rouge

Inside St. Suzanne – Our Lady Gate of Heaven, the first thing one notices is the quiet beauty of the sanctuary. The walls are brightly-colored, the floors gleam, and the stained-glass windows shimmer. Built in 1947, the parish established the church and St. Suzanne’s Elementary School next door to serve the growing neighborhood of Cody Rouge. Over the years, the ...

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Ford purchases Michigan Central Station

There’s been so much coverage about the sale of Michigan Central Station to Ford Motor Company, in both local and national outlets, that it’s been difficult keep up. We’ve got you covered with a news roundup about the most important information you need to know.  First, you might want some background on Michigan Central Station, its design and construction, history, ...

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