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Romney Says He’s ‘Fine Being the Underdog’

Romney Says He’s ‘Fine Being the Underdog’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MONROE, Mich.) — Mitt Romney says he is undaunted by polls that show him trailing in Michigan. In fact, the former governor says he’s just fine being “the underdog.”“It’s always a good thing …

Mitt Romney Says He’ll Take on Union Bosses During Hometown Speech

Mitt Romney Says He’ll Take on Union Bosses During Hometown Speech

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — Back in his home state for the first time since November and facing a mounting challenge in the state by GOP rival Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney boasted of his Michigan roots Wednesday evening, pointin…

Santorum Unveils Michigan Ad Accusing Mitt Romney of Mud-Slinging

Santorum Unveils Michigan Ad Accusing Mitt Romney of Mud-Slinging

Win McNamee/Getty Images(BOISE, Idaho) — The Santorum campaign hit Michigan television airwaves Wednesday with a new 30-second ad rebutting some of the negative ads a pro-Romney super PAC is running in the former Massachusetts governor’s home st…

Santorum Campaign Goes on the Air with Ads in Michigan

Santorum Campaign Goes on the Air with Ads in Michigan

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(BOISE, Idaho) –  Despite Mitt Romney’s home field advantage, Rick Santorum looks to be playing hard ball in his rival’s home state of Michigan.The Santorum campaign launched two television ads on Tuesda…

Romney Defends ‘Managed Bankruptcy’ for Auto Firms in Op-Ed

Romney Defends ‘Managed Bankruptcy’ for Auto Firms in Op-Ed

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(PHOENIX) — Mitt Romney renewed his criticism of President Obama’s auto bailout in an op-ed Tuesday, defending his often-criticized stance that “managed bankruptcy” would have been a better way to rescue the …

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/12/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/12/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA: The Miami Heat (21-7) crushed the Atlanta Hawks (18-10), 107-87.
The Los Angeles Lakers (16-12) edged the Toronto Raptors (9-20), 94-92.
The Boston Celtics (15-12) downed the Chicago Bulls (23-7), 95-91.
The Washin…

Grosse Pointe Murder: ‘No Way’ Father Is Guilty, Daughter Says

Grosse Pointe Murder: ‘No Way’ Father Is Guilty, Daughter Says

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Jessie Bashara, the daughter of the Michigan man who is a person of interest in the death of his wife, believes her father is innocent.The father and daughter spoke with ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday about their theories in …

Michigan Republican Chief Predicts a ‘Successful’ Primary for Mitt Romney

Michigan Republican Chief Predicts a ‘Successful’ Primary for Mitt Romney

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(LANSING, Mich.) — Although Mitt Romney suffered a series of defeats at the hands of Rick Santorum in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri Tuesday night, a top Republican in Michigan sees the state as fertile ground for Romney…

Cancer Survivor Suspended from School for Growing Hair for Charity

Cancer Survivor Suspended from School for Growing Hair for Charity

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (file photo)(FLINT, Mich.) — Seventeen-year-old J.T. Gaskins woke up early Monday morning and got ready for school like all of his classmates, but instead of going to his Michigan high school, he settled in for what will be his …

Michigan Man Missing on Japan’s Frigid Mount Fuji

Michigan Man Missing on Japan’s Frigid Mount Fuji

TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Japanese rescue teams searching Mount Fuji for a Michigan businessman have been hampered by deep snow and frigid temperatures.Matt Johnson, 33, was in Japan on business, and reportedly left Saturday for an …

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/17/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/17/12

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NHL: The New York Rangers (29-11-4) shutdown the Nashville Predators (26-16-4), 3-0.The Columbus Blue Jackets (13-27-5) doubled up the Edmonton Oilers (17-24-4), 4-2.The Ottawa Senators (26-16-6) downed t…

Michigan Beats Virginia Tech, 23-20 in OT

Michigan Beats Virginia Tech, 23-20 in OT

JupiterImages/Photos.com(NEW ORLEANS) — In Brady Hoke’s first season as a head coach of the Michigan Wolverines (11-2), he went out a winner in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night.
Wolverines kicker Brendan Gibbons nailed a 37-yard field goal in overtime …

Detroit Cops Issue Warning After Dead Women Linked to Website

Detroit Cops Issue Warning After Dead Women Linked to Website

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DETROIT) — Detroit police warned women on Tuesday against setting up meetings with strangers over the Internet, after three of four murdered women found in the trunks of burning cars have been linked to a nationwide site similar…

Dads Fight ‘Outdated’ Michigan Law Barring Them from Their Children

Dads Fight ‘Outdated’ Michigan Law Barring Them from Their Children

Hemera/Thinkstock(LANSING, Mich.) — To prove he was the legitimate and engaged father to his daughter, Daniel Quinn handed positive DNA test results and a Christmas video of himself and his child to a Michigan judge in 2009, but a 55-year-old state la…

Shooting Breaks Out at Detroit Area Roller Rink

Shooting Breaks Out at Detroit Area Roller Rink

Comstock/Thinkstock(WATERFORD, Mich.) — Several people were shot at a roller rink near Detroit early Friday morning as a private party being held there was coming to an end.The shooting took place at Rolladium in Waterford around 2 a.m., reports ABC N…

Mom Who Put Gifts in Wrong Car Says Someone Tried to Cash In

Mom Who Put Gifts in Wrong Car Says Someone Tried to Cash In

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(YPSILANTI, Mich.) — A Michigan mom who was hoping for a Christmas miracle after she placed $700 worth of gifts in the wrong car was heartbroken when a store informed her that someone had tried to cash in on her mistake.Linda Gip…

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