Arts and Entertainment the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan

The scores of old masters held by the Detroit Institute of Arts might have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars at auction

Police gunshot kills girl, 7, in Detroit

A sleeping seven-year-old girl was killed when a Detroit police officer's gun went off during a search for a murder suspect.

James Gurley: Guitarist foil to Janis Joplin in Big Brother and the Holding Company

Best remembered for the two albums they made featuring Janis Joplin in the late 1960s, Big Brother & the Holding Company were one of the great psychedelic groups from San Francisco, alongside the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Their lead guitarist, James Gurley, was Joplin's foil, his wild playing an ideal if shortlived match for her bluesy, soulful vocals. Joplin left the group in December 1968, a few months after the release of Cheap Thrills, their No 1 album containing the hit single "Piece Of My Heart" as well as tour de force versions of "Summertime" and "Ball And Chain", featuring blistering solos by Gurley. Big Brother soldiered on for two more albums but never recaptured the magic of their Joplin-fronted concerts and recordings.

Album: Various Artists, Message from the Tribe: 1972-76 (Universal Sound)

Tribe was a musician-run recording collective in Detroit during the mid-1970s. Big hair, big attitude, big things to say. Big debt to the great Sun Ra.

DVD: Horsemen (18)

It's not so much the four horsemen of the apocalypse as the many shortcomings of the clichéd crime drama, which ride slipshod over The Horsemen's chances of success.

Alex Deane: Demolish the myth that safety, in and of itself, is an absolute good

In arguing against airport body scanners, I've been met with variations on an increasingly prevalent fallacy: "if it makes us a little safer, it's worth it"; "if it saves one life, stops one crime..." What a specious argument that is. It would "save one child" to ban the car, but we don't, because it would be disproportionate and we have to get on with normal life, even if we incur a slightly higher element of risk in doing so. Safety, in and of itself, is not an absolute good.

Abdulmutallab provides 'useful intelligence'

The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is cooperating again with US authorities and has provided "useful intelligence," a law enforcement official said yesterday.

Ford shows next Focus at Detroit Motor Show

Ford is showing the next version of its best-selling Focus at the Detroit Motor Show. The new car, which doesn't go on sale until the beginning of 2011, will be crucial to Ford's continuing recovery.

Detroit banks on an electric future

Visitors to the Detroit motor show are being asked to rock down to "Electric Avenue", a special 37,000 sq ft display on the main show which starts today and highlights one of the themes of this year's event: the dawn of the electric age for motor vehicles.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Licentiousness breeds extremism

The collapse of all restraint in society is pushing some Muslims to the edge of reason

‘Detroit bomber’ pleads not guilty

A not guilty plea was lodged on behalf of the suspected Christmas Day bomber yesterday at the end of a three-minute hearing in federal court in downtown Detroit.

Nigerian man indicted in plot to blow up plane

A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight bound from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day was indicted yesterday on charges including attempted murder and trying to use a weapon of mass destruction to kill nearly 300 people.

Brown pledge after failed plane bombing

The Prime Minister vowed today to learn lessons from the failed Detroit plane bombing.

Leading article: The world must tread carefully in Yemen

What is required is a broad regional counter-terrorism strategy

Brown warns of 'evolving' terrorist threat to UK

PM promises full-body scanners at airports after Christmas Day bomb plot

Detroit flight bomb: the key failings

A series of "systemic" failings in security and intelligence systems allowed alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board the Christmas Day Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

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