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DETROIT — U.S. Census Bureau figures show Detroit's poverty rate hasn't improved much, despite a second year of rising incomes. The bureau's American Community Survey says the city's median household income was about $30,300 in 2017, a nearly 6 percent increase from the previous year. The nearly 8 percent increase in 2016 was the first significant increase the bureau recorded in the city since 2000. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



DETROIT — General Motors is recalling 1.2 million big pickup trucks and SUVs mainly in North America because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns. Such a failure increases the risk of a crash. The company says it has 30 reports of crashes with two injuries, but no deaths. SENT: 200 words, photo.


— DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT: Michigan State University says it's lining up a lawyer for trustee George Perles, who's accused of covering up a rape allegation against Larry Nassar in 1992, when Perles was the athletic director and football coach. With AP Photo.

— GENITAL MUTILATION: Federal prosecutors have added three Illinois girls as victims in a criminal case against Detroit-area doctors accused of female genital mutilation. The disclosure was made in an updated indictment against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and others.

— NEW DETROIT SCHOOL: Plans for a so-called cradle-to-career campus at Marygrove College in Detroit as part of an effort to create a hub for urban education are getting $50 million boost from The Kresge Foundation.

— MENTOR PROGRAM-LAWSUIT: A young woman who was sexually abused as a teenager during a mentor program at a fire department in western Michigan is suing the Boy Scouts of America and others involved in the case.

— CHILD-SHOT-DETROIT: A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to up to three decades in prison for wounding a 3-year-old girl in a Detroit gas station shooting. Exel Taylor was issued the 15 to 30 year sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to charges including assault with intent to commit murder.

— POLICE RAID-GIRL KILLED: The Michigan Supreme Court has cleared the way for a trial or settlement in a lawsuit against a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010.

— HIGHWAY WORKER KILLED: A woman has been sentenced to 46 months to 15 years in prison for a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker near downtown Detroit.

— MOTOWN MUSEUM-SINGING COMPETITION: The Motown Museum has launched a singing competition that aims to nurture talent as its namesake label did in Detroit decades ago.

FATAL POLICE CHASE-MICHIGAN: The driver of an auto fleeing police that crashed into an SUV, killing one and injuring four others has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Theresa Marie Gafken was found guilty Wednesday in the death of 48-year-old Kristine Donahue of Chesterfield Township.



The last two Big Ten champions didn't make college football's playoff, in part because of early losses against tough nonconference foes. This year, Michigan State and Michigan have already dropped games, reducing their margins for error and raising again the question of whether playing tough teams out of conference is worth the risk. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


— FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK. SENT: 500 words.





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