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Vincent Bright faces sentencing next month after admitting the charge of disinterring his father's remains
Police found the corpse stored in Vincent Bright's home freezer
Darryl See was hit by a Chicago-bound train as he walked along the tracks east of Michigan City
Critics have called for a freeze on public spending for 'irresponsible' research
Kevyn Orr helped organise the successful restructuring of Chrysler, when the venerable car maker was considered all but dead. Now the top bankruptcy lawyer has an even tougher task: to lead Detroit – the city that rose and fell with America’s car industry – back from the brink of ruin.
Police said Ammar Harris was being sought in connection with the deadly shooting
The former Smiths star has had to cancel tour dates due to a bleeding ulcer
Elizabeth Zach finds a deserted old town, lonely lakes and a poignant relic of the Second World War
Florida Governor Rick Scott was embarrassed this week after accidentally giving out the number for a phone sex line telling concerned Floridians that it was a meningitis hotline.
Two pharmacy companies in the Boston area plan to cease operations as a “precautionary move” after an outbreak of meningitis linked to tainted medication killed 12 people.
Missy Franklin never took up Michael Phelps' offer of advice on how to endure the brutal realities of handling an exhausting multi-medal programme. It might have been worthwhile as the 17-year-old last night found herself swum out of the medals in the 200m freestyle.
A romcom that rings true at last
No prizes for guessing who Nicklaus Lewis is named after. His father Randy Lewis, who condemned the 19-year-old to a lifetime of having his first name misspelled, admitted: "Jack was always my hero."
The humiliation of once-proud Detroit, cradle of the American automobile industry and of the sound that became known simply as Motown, seems to know no end as the city has reluctantly and angrily agreed for the first time to share control of its future destiny with the penny-pinchers from far-away Lansing, the state capital.
'It was like a dance where I knew I could lead her, but she could lead me, too'
Disaster narrowly averted in his native state of Michigan, Mitt Romney was last night preparing to take a reinvigorated fight for the Republican presidential nomination to 10 states voting on ‘Super Tuesday’ next week.