The scores of old masters held by the Detroit Institute of Arts might have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars at auction
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Wednesday 17 October 2012
Who is Candy Crowley? The short(ish) answer is she's an US news journalist and CNN's chief political correspondent. The longer answer is she's the journalist chosen to moderate the Presidential Debates and she's in hot water right now over her commitment to doing her job properly.
Thursday 11 October 2012
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.
Thursday 11 October 2012
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.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
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.
Friday 22 June 2012
A romcom that rings true at last
Thursday 21 June 2012
Republican hopeful knows his choice may be as vital as his policies or his charisma. By Rupert Cornwell
Thursday 14 June 2012
I still get a kick out of the look on people's faces when I tell them about my book Follow The Money.
Sunday 10 June 2012
A dimmer Detroit: Mayor prepares to switch off half of his city's streetlights in attempt to save money
Saturday 26 May 2012
The parades of broken streetlights in Detroit – darkened by blown bulbs or by thieves who have made off with the wiring – have long been a symbol of the once-great city's long decline. But as the home of Motown and the Mustang is forced to downsize, its leaders have a solution: eliminate almost half of them for good.
Friday 20 April 2012
President stops off on his campaign trip to consider how far the US has come on its civil rights journey
Wednesday 11 April 2012
A couple of years ago, on an evening that I was regrettably absent from, a few friends of mine ended up partying with Andrew W.K. If you’re familiar with the 32-year-old rock star/celebrated hedonist/motivational speaker, you’ll know that this is a big deal. A very big deal. Because no-one parties quite like Andrew W.K. The man has made it his mission to party; it’s his religion. Why just live, when you can party?
Saturday 07 April 2012
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."
Friday 06 April 2012
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.
Sunday 18 March 2012
'It was like a dance where I knew I could lead her, but she could lead me, too'
Thursday 15 March 2012
In this gruelling Republican primary season, many a battle has been termed make or break, only for hostilities to resume the day after with the balance of forces virtually unchanged. But next Tuesday's contest in Illinois could be the exception.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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