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WARREN, Mich. — A 16-year-old girl died Wednesday after being stabbed twice in the chest by another teenage girl during a fight apparently over a boy at a suburban Detroit high school, police said. Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said the deadly clash between the two "straight-A students" took place in a Fitzgerald High School classroom Wednesday morning. A school resource officer immediately began life-saving procedures, but the victim was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later. Dwyer said the 17-year-old suspect used a steak knife. SENT: 250 words, photos requested. Will be updated.



NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Democrats are counting on an unusual crop of candidates as they try to recapture control of the House and win more leverage against President Donald Trump: people who have never done anything like this before. Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA analyst who is now trying to unseat Rep. Mike Bishop in Michigan's 8th Congressional District, said she didn't even know what the DCCC was before this election cycle. She was stunned by how much money she'd need to compete against an incumbent who's raised millions in his last two elections. By Sara Burnett. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.



DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has commissioned a Detroit company to repurpose graffiti from the Michigan Central Station as the automaker prepares to renovate the long vacant train depot. Ford selected jewelry design company Rebel Nell to create pieces from paint chips that have fallen from the station's walls. The company helps women transitioning from homelessness. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words.



DETROIT — General Motors is recalling more than 240,000 vehicles, mainly in the U.S. and Canada, to fix a problem that could hamper rear brake performance. The recall covers many GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Regal, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Volt, Impala and Bolt vehicles from 2018 and 2019. Also covered is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. SENT: 130 words.


— FARM WORKERS-HOMICIDE: Two siblings who immigration authorities say are in the U.S. illegally have been charged with murder in the death of a co-worker in Michigan. The body of 42-year-old Brica Flores-Rivera was found Sept. 1 in Buel Township, 85 miles north of Detroit.

— NEW DETROIT SCHOOL: Detroit's public school district is planning a so-called cradle to career campus at Marygrove College as part of an effort to create a hub for urban education.

— MICHIGAN-HARVARD-DETROIT PARTNERSHIP: The University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit. The schools announced Wednesday they will work with the city to identify steps to improve low-income residents' livelihoods.

— MICHIGAN FATBERG: Officials in suburban Detroit hope the discovery of a large fatberg in a sewer line will help educate the public about what shouldn't go down the drain. The Macomb County Public Works Office says workers cleared an 11-foot-diameter pipe that was partially clogged by the collection of oils, grease, fat and solid items such as baby wipes.

— TRAVERSE CITY TRIATHLON: A triathlon that will be part of the Ironman 70.3 series has been scheduled for next summer in Traverse City.

— PODIATRIST-FRAUD: A suburban Detroit podiatrist has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison after receiving about $340,000 from Medicare in a fraudulent billing scheme.

— INSPECTOR GENERAL-DETROIT: City Law Department chief of staff Ellen Ha has been sworn in as Detroit's inspector general.



DETROIT — Gerrit Cole takes the mound for the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon as the Detroit Tigers try to avoid suffering a three-game series sweep. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 1:10 p.m. ET.


ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Matt Patricia tried not to send mixed signals as he sought to decipher the cause behind the Detroit Lions' worst loss in a home season opener in franchise history. The first-year Detroit coach said the difference in Monday's 48-17 loss to the New York Jets came down to a simple aspect of football: The Jets made plays and the Lions did not. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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