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Pay attention to paperwork: It could save you money

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 4:00 p.m.

The detail I most dreaded about the first day of school when my daughter was in her K-12 years was the stack of paperwork that would be found in her bookbag.

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US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

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Reports: Arizona girl said Uzi was too much for her

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder.

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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 1:56 p.m.

An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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Alana Wilson’s dream of winning crown is all her own

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 12:00 p.m.

As the daughter of a former Miss America, it would seem logical that Alana Wilson would be eager to enter the world of pageantry. But even though she was exposed to the competition most of her young life, Miss Wilson never really felt her destiny was to follow her mother on stage.

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Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 9:00 a.m.

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are divided on the question.

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Michigan 5-year-old hurt in dirt bike accident

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Macomb County officials say a 5-year-old boy has been hospitalized after being thrown from a dirt bike driven by his father. A a 27-year-old Macomb Township man was doing jumps with the boy on a mini dirt bike. The sheriff's office says it's investigating and the father will likely be charged.

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Spotlight will be on Lions in Monday night opener

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 7:41 a.m.

Jim Caldwell's first game as coach of the Detroit Lions will be on quite a stage — at home on a Monday night against the New York Giants.

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US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 5:21 a.m.

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader.