DETROIT (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the second trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010. Officer Joseph Weekley's first trial ended without a verdict last year. He's charged with involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say he mishandled his gun, causing the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones as she slept on a couch.
DETROIT (AP) - The nation's top transit official has joined business, city and state leaders for a ceremony celebrating the public-private partnership behind Detroit's $140 million streetcar project. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx delivered the keynote at a track signing event at Grand Circus Park. The 3.3-mile M-1 Rail project is designed to link downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. It's scheduled for completion in 2016.
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - Lawyers have given opening statements in the trial of a newlywed accused of killing his Iranian wife after they moved to Michigan's Upper Peninsula so she could seek an advanced engineering degree. Nima Nassiri is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Sanaz (SAH'-na) Nezami.
INDIAN RIVER, Mich. (AP) - Emergency response agencies will participate this week in an exercise simulating a worst-case spill from oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The U.S. Coast Guard's 9th District says the drill will be conducted Wednesday in Indian River. More than 200 participants are expected.
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