LONDON -- In the bowels of the F.W.C. Berston Fieldhouse in Flint, Mich., with old equipment when it was there and makeshift gear when it was not, Claressa Shields worked. There was no promised payoff, no hint that boxing would elevate her to a better life. Yet since age 11 she was there, nearly every day, battering heavy bags until they split, sparring with boys because there were no girls who could go rounds with her.
LONDON -- She hopped, skipped and shook her arms on the way to the ring, a surly look on her face, pure defiance in her eyes, a female Rocky Balboa headed to face Ivan Drago, Swedish edition. The 5-foot-9 Claressa Shields didn't have any business beating the 6-foot-1 Anna Laurell, a two-time world champion with more than a decade of international experience. Most times, Shields said, a big fighter will beat a small fighter.
The mother of Amir Hekmati, an American sentenced to death in Iran for espionage, visited her son last month, sources close to the family said.
Over the past few weeks, cities have continued to remove Occupy Wall Street protesters from their encampments. Occupy has responded to these ejections by changing its focus from public spaces toward private property: foreclosed homes.
A Michigan congressman said Sunday that relatives are trying to blackmail him with decades-old allegations that he sexually abused a young cousin, an accusation he called "false and shameful."
Fifty-six law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2010, the FBI reported Monday. That's up from 48 shot and killed the previous year.
It's been three years, but Ebony Stith still cringes when her daughter Erin asks about their beloved shih tzu. Every time the question arises, Stith patiently explains that Cookie has moved on to a better place -- far, far away. A place called Flint, Michigan.
General Motors is adding a third-shift at its Flint, Mich., assembly plant. The shift addition will allow the company to hire back 750 workers to build its heavy-duty pickups, the company announced Monday.
Camden, New Jersey, has reason to celebrate today. It is no longer ranked as the most dangerous city in America.
CNN's Susan Candiotti talks with a stabbing victim's family after the arrest of a suspected serial killer.
A grand jury in Ohio has indicted suspected serial stabber Elias Abuelazam on charges of attempted murder and assault in an attack on a church janitor in Toledo.
Suspected serial stabber Elias Abuelazam, jailed in Michigan, was arraigned Monday on five new charges, a defense lawyer said.
Suspected serial stabber Elias Abuelazam, jailed in Michigan, is expected to face new charges as early as Monday, a defense lawyer said.
The mayor of Dublin, Georgia, is expected to sign an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits the wearing of saggy pants. Violators face fines up to $200.
You could be fined for wearing your pants too low in Dublin, Georgia. Affiliate WMAZ reports.
The town of Dublin, Georgia, is putting saggy, baggy pants in the category of indecent exposure, with violators facing fines of up to $200.
A September preliminary hearing has been set for stabbing suspect Elias Abuelazam, the man suspected of stabbing 18 victims in three states. Five people were killed in the attacks.
A man suspected in 18 attacks, including five fatal stabbings, has been ordered held without bond in Michigan.
Elias Abuelazam, suspected of stabbing 18 victims in a three-state slashing spree, will be examined by a psychiatrist on Friday because there are concerns that he could harm himself, officials said.
Elias Abuelazam told reporters he "didn't do anything" as he faced charges in a serial killings case.
A serial killing suspect was returned to Flint, Michigan, on Thursday amid tight security from Atlanta, Georgia.
Authorities say Elias Abuelazam will be flown to Michigan to face charges in a serial killings case. WJRT reports.
A 33-year-old Israeli citizen was charged with assault with intent to murder in Michigan Thursday in connection with 18 stabbings that left five people dead across three states, according to a Michigan prosecutor.
Flint, Michigan may have a knife wielding serial killer on its hands. CNN's Jim Acosta talked to a local reporter
Police in Flint, Michigan, are investigating 13 stabbings resulting in five deaths since late May that they believed have been committed by one man.
Police say 20 slayings, including five fatal stabbings, are linked to the same person. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
A Michigan prosecutor said Tuesday that stabbing attacks in his state that killed five people are linked to similar attacks in Virginia and Ohio.
General Motors said Thursday it will not shut down most of its assembly plants this summer, as it usually does, due to sizzling demand.
A Brooklyn, New York, politician is hitting the streets in an effort to bag the sag.
When Ed Boston books a two-star hotel in Flint, Michigan, he expects a reliable property with minimal amenities -- not the dump he ends up in. He asks his online travel agency if he can change hotels, and it says "no." What now?
The title of Michael Moore's latest film, "Capitalism: A Love Story," may be ironic, but there's nothing subtle about the message, right from the opening scenes.
A 33-year-old man fatally shot an anti-abortion activist outside a Michigan high school as parents and students watched.
Authorities have charged an Owosso, Michigan, man with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the Friday shooting deaths of an anti-abortion activist and another man, a prosecutor's office said.
For some banks, the grim reality is that another dose of TARP may be their best shot at salvation.
Firefighters are feeling the pinch during these tough economic times, but are cutbacks putting lives on the line?
Furloughed firefighters. Shuttered fire stations. Fewer rescuers on pump and ladder trucks.
What's a July Fourth celebration without fireworks? Many cities across the United States will find out Saturday.
Jim Graves comes from a Michigan family with deep ties to General Motors.
An adoptive mother has been charged with murdering her 9-year-old quadriplegic daughter, prosecutors in Michigan said Friday.
The body of a 9-year-old quadriplegic girl was found in a storage shed. WJRT's Gabe Gutierrez reports.
Michigan authorities are investigating whether foul play led to the death of a 9-year-old quadriplegic girl whose body was found inside a public storage facility.
The real estate market is so awful that buyers are now scooping up homes for as little as $1,000.
The factory occupation by 200 workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago, Illinois, recalls one of the most storied moments in American history, when thousands of Depression-era workers took over their own workplaces, seeking union recognition and better wages.
Amanda Emery, a junior at the University of Michigan-Flint, was born and raised in a General Motors family.
As the economy continues to look grim, the word "bankruptcy" is on the tips of more and more tongues. While being unable to pay one's creditors is never a good situation for a company or an individual, it may not be the financial kiss of death that you might think. (Just ask Donald Trump, whose casinos have gone bankrupt twice.)
A black mayor tries to ban a street dress code, but runs afoul of the courts. Could class politics be at work?
Republicans say Sen. John McCain and his vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, are mavericks. But in a new ad, Sen. Barack Obama's campaign says not so fast -- they're no maverick reformers.
Youngstown, Ohio, has seen its population shrink by more than half over the past 40 years, leaving behind huge swaths of empty homes, streets and neighborhoods.
"Everybody, listen to me, And return me, my ship. I'm your captain, I'm your captain, Although I'm feeling mighty sick." -- Mark Farner American Poet B. Flint, MI 1948
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Until now, it was harder to get a Blockbuster card than to get into the U.S. from Canada. An explainer on the new border identification requirements
British Airways orders Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners as it refreshes its fleet. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
American John Daly has pulled out of the European Tour event in Munich this week citing personal reasons.
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More than six out of 10 Northwest Airlines flights were late Monday, the airline's first weekday since it was struck by its mechanics union, according to one survey of the struck airline's operations.
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