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  • 'Vette, Mustang, Cherokee fans, stop complaining already

    'Vette, Mustang, Cherokee fans, stop complaining already
    As new versions of the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang and Jeep Cherokee draw near, I've got a request for the vehicles' purists: Stop complaining that they're different from the old cars you revere. Close your eyes, count to 10, and get back to me after...
  • Detroit convict's bloody escape ends with pile of new charges

    Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit. Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search...
  • Fiat puts a smile on 500L's face, and yours, too

    Fiat puts a smile on 500L's face, and yours, too
    Fiat's a newcomer to the U.S., but the Italian automaker has been doing several things well since it was founded 114 years ago: Cramming lots of interior space into tiny cars. Wringing spirited performance from small engines. Imbuing affordable...
  • Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful

    Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful
    For Halloween this year, I'm going as a 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD. The new sedan looks fast and powerful, but the sporty costume makes promises its drivetrain can't keep. The all-wheel drive IS 250 F Sport that I tested had rakish styling and...
  • CTS sedan lifts Cadillac to new level

    CTS sedan lifts Cadillac to new level
    Cadillac reaches new heights with the 2014 Cadillac CTS luxury sedan. The 2014 CTS is the third generation of the sport sedan that began Cadillac's renaissance. It has grown longer and more expensive to compete with midsize luxury sedans like the Audi...
  • What's next in the racially charged Renisha McBride shooting case?

    Michigan prosecutors in the Renisha McBride shooting case, which is becoming the latest example of questions about race and guns, are reviewing whether to charge a white man who fatally shot McBride, a black woman who was reportedly seeking help after a...
  • Chevy Corvette has major advantages over Chrysler's Viper

    Chevy Corvette has major advantages over Chrysler's Viper
    It's no shock that sales of Chrysler's new Viper are a fraction of Chevrolet Corvette's. The differences between Viper and 'Vette are profound, and they say a lot about conditions at Chrysler and General Motors when the companies developed America's top...
  • For Michigan football fans only

     
    When is the athletic department going to stop scheduling these supposed creampuff schools for ostensible early-season scrimmage victories when the downside risk is being the "victim" of one of the greatest upsets in college football history? Michigan...
  • Edmunds.com tweaks its car-shopping website

    Edmunds.com tweaks its car-shopping website
    Edmunds.com, a website popular with car shoppers, is preparing a new home page and layout. I was recently directed to the site as a randomly chosen test subject. I hated it. Unlike most guinea pigs, though, I have the number for Edmunds' chief of...
  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
  • An art to solving Detroit's debt

    An art to solving Detroit's debt
    Late last month, the Detroit Free Press ran a major article on a problem that seems unthinkable: the likelihood of the precious artworks in the Detroit Institute of the Arts being sold to help pay the crippling debts of the City of Detroit. "It is an...