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

Travel America: Great Lakes ... and the beaches aren't bad

Rolling surf, deep forests ... You name it, Michigan's got it. Donald Hiscock is smitten by the mitten-shaped state

Band jailed for Nazi salute

Three Americans jailed for a month for violating Sweden's hate laws by giving Nazi salutes during a rock concert said prison and hometown notoriety won't change their racist views. Shawn Sugg, 30, of Otter Lake, Michigan, said yesterday: "The prosecutor tried to make me look like some evil guy, but I'm just a singer in the band."

Scraping the sky

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City & Business: A Model-T upbringing

DOWN through the years there has been considerable controversy about the origins of Harrods owner Mohamed al Fayed. In 1985, at the time Mr Fayed became a public figure by outmanoeuvring Lonrho chief "Tiny" Rowland in his bid for the most famous department store in the world, many in the media reported that he was of aristocratic Egyptian stock - a scion of landowners exporting cotton to the Lancashire mills.

FKI disposes of auto group

FKI disposes of auto group

Cannabis campaign: It's official - dope can ease your pain

Drugs derived from marijuana may reduce the plight of cancer and Aids sufferers

US company mounts Kalamazoo rescue

Kalamazoo, the troubled UK computer services company which named itself after a one-horse town in Michigan, has once again turned to the US, this time for a rescue refinancing.

Boy, 14, shoots babysitter then kills himself

Dryden (Reuter) - A 14-year-old American boy apparently shot to death the babysitter he was suspected of abducting. He then killed himself after a car chase near the north-west Ontario town of Dryden, police said on Thursday.

ADP in takeover talks

ADP, the acquisitive US computer group, is believed to be in early takeover discussions with Kalamazoo, the struggling computer services company, which yesterday admitted that rival Lynx had walked away from merger talks.

Father-figures in custody battle

Two men who both thought they were the biological father of a boy have been given visitation rights by a judge in Michigan, United States, despite a blood test proving that neither of the men had fathered the child.

Kalamazoo 'breaches' hit shares

Kalamazoo Computer Group's shares plunged 22p to a three-year low of 77.5p yesterday following a profits warning, resulting from the discovery of "certain breaches" of internal control within the UK business solutions division.

A dig at the reaper

THE UNDERTAKING: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch, Cape pounds 9.99

Death and the poet and the WPC

Robert Hanks the week on radio

Child prodigy Ruth tells why she's all tied up in knots

The mathematical genius who went to Oxford at 12 tries to explain to Charles Arthur where her love of equations has led her since - and why her work will matter a century from now

28 killed as plane crashes in snow storm

Twenty-eight people were believed dead last night after a commuter plane crashed and burst into flames in a snowy field outside Detroit.
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Christian Grey cradles Ana in the Fifty Shades of Grey film
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Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
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Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears