| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit, which for years paid its bills with borrowed money, is the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy protection. Here's a look at how the city spiraled into financial ruin and why it's in so much...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of corruption charges and then sent to jail to await his prison sentence in yet another dramatic setback for a man who once was among the nation's youngest big-city leaders....
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:11 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Minutes after former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick left a courtroom some area residents reflected that his corruption conviction may put to rest a tainted period in the city's history.
A federal jury found Kilpatrick guilty on...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Chicago's "rooftop pastor," the Rev. Corey Brooks, said Tuesday he gave $2,000 in church members' donations to disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is on trial on racketeering charges.
Brooks said Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign as...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:37 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan prison officials have ordered ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to wear an electronic tether and live with his mother while they investigate his receipt of an unreported $2,000 gift from a Chicago pastor.
He's on parole for...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The head of the Perse School in Cambridge, England, recently instituted a “10-Second Rule” for minor disciplinary infractions: Students could avoid punishment if they quickly produced a clever explanation for their misbehavior. “...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Some traditions will continue until newspapers stop actually printing, eradicated by progress and technology.
Here is one tradition -- nearly every key newsworthy event in our society is quickly followed by dad getting contacted by his only son.
| Mar 18, 2012
| 3:58 PM
People packed the pews and filled the balconies of Baltimore's historic Bethel A.M.E. church Sunday morning to honor a man they credit with reviving the house of worship — one of the city's most influential — and bringing unabashed passion...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:06 AM
DETROIT (AP) — The annual chore of putting together Detroit’s city budget for the upcoming fiscal year will begin in earnest in the coming days and will be performed by the mayor and City Council, instead of an emergency manager appointed by...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:31 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick repeatedly stuffed his bank account and paid off credit cards with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, the illegal fruit of a crooked politician who took bribes and left taxpayers "holding...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 12:40 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been ordered to pay more each month toward his restitution to the state — a lot more.
Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said Thursday that Kilpatrick now is on the hook for payments of...