HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - Democratic State Sen. Bert Johnson of Highland Park is running for the Detroit-area congressional seat to be vacated by Gary Peters. Peters is running for U.S. Senate. Johnson announced his campaign for the 14th Congressional District on Monday. He's in his first term as a senator and served two terms as a state representative.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - The father of a 23-year-old Eastern Michigan University student who was drowned in her bathtub one year ago says the family hopes and prays every day that there will be a break in the case. The family of Julia Niswender held a vigil Monday night at the lake house on the school's Ypsilanti campus, with a walk to the vicinity of her near-campus apartment. A second vigil is Tuesday evening in Niswender's hometown of Monroe.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - A limited-edition Wright brothers wristwatch and bicycle will be offered for sale online as well as at Shinola stores in Detroit and New York beginning Tuesday. Each timepiece comes in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity, leather carrying case and hickory watch box. Also included is a leather-bound coffee table book that delves into the background and achievements of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright.
DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government has sold its remaining shares of General Motors and no longer owns part of the automaker. The government lost $10.5 billion on its bailout of GM. But Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the rescue was necessary to save 1 million jobs and stop the American auto industry from collapsing. The government got 60.8 percent of the company in exchange for a $49.5 billion bailout during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009. It recovered $39 billion.
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