• MSU uniforms provided by Nike (Detroit News courtesy of Nike)

    The Detroit News

    Michigan State unveiled Tuesday morning its special Nike Pro Combat uniforms the football team will sport for the Michigan rivalry game on Oct. 15.

    The uniform, which includes a bronze helmet and black pants, has inscribed in back of the collar the words "Molon Labe," which means "come and take them" in Greek, a classic and defiant expression connected to King Leonidas of Sparta, according to msuspartans.com.

    Also according to msuspartans.com:"The uniform's overall innovation starts at the baselayer, as strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones help minimize distraction and optimize protective coverage. It features customizable protection, incorporating a thin, incredibly strong carbon fiber plate. This symbolically mirrors that of the Spartan shield, which is emblazoned on the right of the baselayer. The Nike Pro Combat Deflex padding, combined with strategically placed

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  • Dick Cheney (AP photo)

    David Shepardson, Detroit News Washington Bureau

    Washington — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he opposed the decision to save General Motors Corp. from collapse in December 2008.

    In a new memoir "In My Time" published Tuesday by Simon & Schuster, Cheney says he disagreed with President George W. Bush's decision to rescue GM with a $13.4 billion bailout in the final days of his term.

    "The president decided that he did not want to pull the plug on General Motors as we were headed out the door," Cheney wrote. "Although I understood the reasoning, I would have preferred that the government not get involved and was disappointed — but not surprised — when the Obama administration significantly increased the government intervention in the automobile industry shortly after taking office."

    Bush wanted "to give the incoming team time to decide on their policy options and therefore came up with a short-term package to keep GM afloat."

    Cheney makes no mention of Bush's decision to also

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  • Eleanor Josaitis, co-founder of Focus:HOPE

    The Detroit News

    Eleanor Josaitis was just another suburban housewife when she felt a calling. Living with her husband and five children in Taylor, she felt moved to build racial harmony in Detroit's segregated communities, and help the poor. So she packed up her family and moved them to Detroit's Sherwood Forest neighborhood after the 1967 riots.

    Soon after, she co-founded Focus: HOPE, one of the city's most vital institutions still working 43 years later to overcome racism, poverty and injustice by helping people find financial independence.

    Josaitis died early Tuesday at Angela Hospice in Livonia after a battle with cancer. She was 79.

    But she leaves a legacy as one of Detroit's civil rights leaders who touched countless lives.

    "Her impact has been limitless not just in terms of the direct services that Focus: HOPE offers, but the inspiration that she has provided to so many folks in this area," said William F. Jones Jr., CEO of

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  • Ukraine premier stays on, envoys agree on crash site route

    By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation on Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion in the east and avert a national default on its debts. The assembly's about-turn on laws it refused to back a week earlier offers relief to Kiev's Western backers, who had feared Ukraine was sliding deeper into political chaos and might renege on an international bailout as it heads into an election period. The first is that Argentina has defaulted, and the second is that Ukraine has not defaulted and never will," Yatseniuk told the chamber, making clear he would stay in office. The political battle has been taking place against the backdrop of a military campaign to win back parts of the Donbass region, which borders Russia, from the pro-Moscow rebels.


    DEAR ABBY: I'm a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swimmer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with developing six-pack abs. I have never had much success with women, and I thought that looking like a movie star might finally get me noticed and make me feel good about myself. As a result, I have become obsessive about my diet. I have dropped 10 pounds, mostly muscle, and my performance in the pool has suffered. ...

  • The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable
    The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable

    When you plug a USB stick into your laptop, you probably aren’t too worried about it completely taking over your computer. However, Ars Technica reports that researchers at Security Research Labs in Berlin are scheduled to unveil a new exploit at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas next week that will allow an infected USB stick to take over your computer and use it to execute malicious code. The researchers have found a way to hack USB sticks so that once you plug them into your computer, it can make your machine “act as a network card that causes connected computers to connect to malicious sites impersonating Google, Facebook or other trusted destinations.” And this technique doesn’t just work with

  • Islamist leader backs fight to take Libya airport
    Islamist leader backs fight to take Libya airport

    CAIRO (AP) — The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in Libya says an attack by militias on the capital's airport is a "legitimate" response to an offensive by a renegade general against Islamists.

  • Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally
    Paris riot police deployed for pro-Israel rally

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of riot police in Paris deployed near the Israeli Embassy Thursday for the first major pro-Israel rally since the start of the latest Gaza war.

  • Divided House abandons vote on border bill
    Divided House abandons vote on border bill

    The House has abandoned a vote on legislation to address the immigration crisis on the border after tea partyers withdrew their support in a dispute over a separate measure on deportations.

  • Kurdish oil cargo unloaded at sea, destination a mystery

    By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. The United Emblem, which is carrying more than 1 million barrels of oil, is one of three tankers loaded with oil from the autonomous Kurdish region, which is trying to sell oil independently. Iraqi Kurdistan is locked in a bitter legal and diplomatic struggle with Baghdad over international oil sales. The Kurdistan Regional Government filed a letter with the Texas court arguing its sales are allowed under the Iraqi constitution.

  • Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773
    Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.

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