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  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...
  • Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price

    Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price
    Call me Goldilocks. Keep your hands to yourself, sailor. This ain't Fleet Week. It's the week I drove the 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid luxury sedan. The MKZ hybrid's fuel economy, technology, features and price are just right. It's the car to beat for...
  • GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders

    GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders
    It's early October, but that's not too soon to say this has been a very good year for General Motors. All six of the new vehicles GM has introduced so far in 2013 made the short list of contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility Awards....
  • ActiveHybrid 3: BMW's grand experiment

    ActiveHybrid 3: BMW's grand experiment
    The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 sport sedan is a little more powerful, a little faster, and a little more fuel-efficient than its nonhybrid cousin, the 335i. It also weighs 231 pounds more and costs about $6,500 more. Is it worth it? It's a close call. The...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count

    Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
  • Al Neuharth dies at 89; newspaper mogul created USA Today

    Al Neuharth, the newspaper mogul who in 1982 made a $1-billion gamble called USA Today that earned derision for its emphasis on brevity, flashy graphics and upbeat stories but endured to become the nation's largest-circulation newspaper, died Friday in...
  • Stanford Ovshinsky dies at 89; inventor founded new field of electronics

    Stanford Ovshinsky was not a household name like Thomas Edison or Albert Einstein, but he was often compared to them, for good reason. He invented the nickel-metal hydride battery, which has powered high-tech items such as cellphones, laptop computers...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Baigent, Elliott Reid, John L. Dotson Jr.

    Michael Baigent Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code' Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...