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Detroit hosts outdoor concerts in coronavirus
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WWJ News
August 04, 2020 - 11:55 am
As concerns rage about social distancing and other measures to fight a pandemic, Detroit has opened its parks and planned events for congregating while urging people to stay safe.
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, Jim Farley, Jr. executive vice president and president of Global Markets of the Ford Motor Company, is shown in this photo during New York International Auto Show. Farley will lead the storied automaker into the future starting Oct. 1 2020, when current CEO Jim Hackett retires. The company has struggled in recent years and is in the midst of an $11 billion restructuring plan designed to make it leaner and crank out new vehicles to replace what was an aging model lineup. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Associated Press
August 04, 2020 - 11:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Jim Farley will lead Ford Motor Co. into the future as the global auto industry faces a new era of autonomous and electric vehicles. The company named Farley, 58, as its new CEO effective Oct. 1, replacing Jim Hackett, who will retire after three years at the helm. Farley, who has...
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kathy dixon missing
Kathy Dixon (Photo: Michigan State Police)
WWJ News
August 04, 2020 - 9:21 am
Police said she left her home Sunday night.
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AP News
August 04, 2020 - 8:58 am
Honda is recalling over 1.6 million minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix problems that include faulty backup camera displays, malfunctioning dashboard lights and sliding doors that don’t latch properly.
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The MSU Student Union (Photo: Marisa Fusinski/WWJ) FILE
AP News
August 04, 2020 - 8:40 am
A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar.
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Dreamstime
Terri Lee-Sylvester
August 04, 2020 - 8:23 am
Hollywood's big budget productions packed up and left Michigan in 2015 when lawmakers voted to end the state's film incentive program. But, members of Michigan's film industry are not giving up hope that tax credits will return and bring filmmakers back to the state.
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Whitmer, Gretchen
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer holds a news conference (Photo: State Michigan)
Christy Strawser
August 04, 2020 - 8:19 am
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took on that question during a live interview on WWJ Newsradio with Tom Jordan and Roberta Jasina where she acknowledged there continue to be many unknowns in the fight against coronavirus and how it will affect children as school swings back into session.
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RADIO.COM Staff
August 04, 2020 - 6:15 am
Police body camera footage has been leaked in the George Floyd case. Floyd, a black man died in police custody after a now-fired white police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes in Minneapolis, MN on May 25.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Schumer and Pelosi met earlier with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Associated Press
August 03, 2020 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed Monday afternoon in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in the talks. Multiple obstacles remain,...
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chicago gun violence
Jalisa Ford sits on the ground while rubbing the walkway where her 9-year-old son Janari Ricks was fatally shot while playing with friends at the Cabrini Green townhomes Saturday Aug. 1, 2020 in Chicago.(Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
August 03, 2020 - 6:40 pm
Chicago had suffered 440 homicides by the end of July, compared to 290 for the same period last year. And more and more of the victims are children.
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