• 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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  • Polish president warns Germany of Putin's 'empire' ambitions

    Polish President Bronis law Komorowski said that Vladimir Putin is trying to build a new Russian empire for Moscow and that the region now had to choose whether it wanted "a Cossack Europe or a democratic one". "Russia has carried out an invasion in Ukraine," the Polish head of state told German public radio, according to excerpts of an interview to be broadcast later on Saturday. Komorowski said Putin was quite open about his ambitions to "rebuild the empire". The Polish president, whose post is largely ceremonial but does give him a say in foreign policy, is an ally of Prime Minister Donald Tusk from the centrist Civic Platform (PO).

  • Man charged with attacking British MP on London street

    A man has been charged with a religiously-motivated "assault by beating" on British MP George Galloway, police said on Saturday. Galloway, who recently declared the northern English city he represents an "Israel-free zone", was attacked on a west London street on Friday night. Police said Neil Masterson, 39, had been charged with "assault by beating which is religiously aggravated" and would appear in court on Monday. "It is thought that the attack is connected to Mr Galloway's support for the Palestinian cause," his Respect Party said in a statement.

  • Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'
    Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.

  • No app will ever look this sexy on the Moto 360
    No app will ever look this sexy on the Moto 360

    Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch is easily the most beautiful device this emerging category has ever seen. In a market cluttered by ugly square watches, Motorola chose a round design and premium materials in an effort to stand apart from the crowd. It worked — quite well, in fact. It actually worked so well that rival device makers Samsung and LG are already copying Motorola’s design. As beautiful as the Moto 360 is, however, it has an annoying flaw that will ensure no apps on the Android Wear-powered smartwatch will ever look as beautiful as the Instagram for Android Wear concept you see in the image above. Graphic designer Aleksandar Nikcevic recently mocked up his vision of what Instagram might look like on

  • Here's what happens when a casino closes down
    Here's what happens when a casino closes down

    When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes: — Secure the ...

  • Russian politician beaten after report on soldier burials

    By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in the regional assembly in the northwestern city of Pskov, said he was attacked on Friday evening near his home. "They attacked me from behind, I did not see any of them," Shlosberg said in a phone interview from his hospital ward. Those people were very good professionals in their nasty business." Shlosberg's paper published the investigation into the funerals of two Pskov-based paratroopers last week.

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
    Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

  • Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says
    Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

    By Alexei Anishchuk LAKE SELIGER Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us." Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a lake near Moscow, the Russian takeover of Crimea in March was essential to save a largely Russian-speaking population from Ukrainian government violence. He said continued fighting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists launched an uprising in April, was the result of a refusal by Kiev to negotiate. Ukraine, and Western governments, accuse Russia of sending troops and armor to back the separatists in a conflict that has already killed over 2,000 people.

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