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Stephen Grant rejected in effort to be freed

Stephen Grant’s latest effort to rescind his conviction for killing his wife, Tara, in 2007 was rejected Tuesday by a federal judge in Detroit.<p>U.S. …

Nike Welcomes Winter With Epic, Star-Studded ‘Snow Day’ Commercial

After last year's brutal weather, folks in the Boston area might not be screaming "Snow day!" quite as exuberantly upon the arrival of this winter's …

Weather

A troubling trajectory

WHEN Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, it deployed a state-of-the-art global supply chain. Although the pioneering smartphone was designed in …

Economics

Breaking Down What NBA Draft Picks Are Really Worth

As it stands right now, 10 teams in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft won't be picking with the selection they're supposed to.<p>Think about that. A third of the league has completely traded or swapped their first-round draft pick.<p>While this year's highly regarded draft class has a lot to do with …

NBA

McDonald's is putting something other than toys in Happy Meals for a week

One of the joys of childhood was receiving a novelty-themed "Made in China" bit of plastic via a McDonald's drive-through window.<p>But in a bid to degrease their image, McDonalds branches in the United States are planning to give away books instead of toys.<p>Served with their children's Happy Meals, …

McDonald's

Volunteer Firefighters: Answering the Call

<i>The many volunteers who protect our lives and communities all year long deserve our heartfelt thanks this weekend. That's the way it is with these</i> …

Crude Oil Market to Balance Some Time in 2016, Says Saudi Aramco Chairman

Khalid al-Falih says decline in North America’s supplies may accelerate in 2016<p>By<p>Ahmed Al Omran and<p>Ahmed Al Omran<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@ahmed<p>ahmed.alomran<p>Google+<p>ahmed.alomran@wsj.com<p>Summer Said<p>Summer Said<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@summer_said<p>Google+<p>summer.said@wsj.com<p>Crude oil …

Oil

With Corolla move to Mexico, Toyota plans big for Canadian factories

Toyota Motor Corp. will invest hundreds of millions of dollars to replace Corolla production that is being shifted to Mexico and to upgrade its Canadian factories for a new system to assemble vehicles, the president of the company's Canadian manufacturing arm says.<p>The plant that now makes the …

What Michigan's new road funding rules mean for you, your taxes and your roads

LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a series of new road funding laws that will raise taxes by $600 million a year …

Here's why Cespedes re-signed with the Mets

New York made one of its biggest moves of the off-season Friday night, signing free agent Yoenis Cespedes to a three-year, $75 million deal.<p>Cespedes …

Anthony Tolliver Injury: Updates on Pistons PF's Knee and Return

Detroit Pistons power forward Anthony Tolliver was diagnosed with a sprained right knee on Feb. 22 and missed eight games as a result. However, he has been cleared to return to the court.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Tolliver Active vs. Hornets<p>Friday, March 11<p>MLive.com's David Mayo reported Tolliver will …

Basketball

LeBron on a mission to deliver championship to Cleveland