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  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado: GM sets new benchmarks for fuel economy, towing, looks

    2014 Chevrolet Silverado: GM sets new benchmarks for fuel economy, towing, looks
    It's hard not to feel like a possum about to go SPLAT! when you stand in front of the grille of the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size pickup has that kind of visual, um, impact. Plenty of competing pickups will share the flat possum's pain...
  • Time to cross over, Cadillac

    Time to cross over, Cadillac
    Dozens of promising and intriguing vehicles debuted at the Frankfurt, Germany, auto show in September. One should have been there, but wasn't. Where is Cadillac's small crossover SUV, its sporty and efficient little competitor for new models like the BMW...
  • Ford Fiesta ST takes the pole among sporty subcompacts

    Ford Fiesta ST takes the pole among sporty subcompacts
    With any luck, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST performance subcompact will start a race. Not a street race. That would be wrong, as the Barenaked Ladies might admonish with utmost seriousness. I'm hoping for a race among other automakers to develop their own fast...
  • Porsche Cayman S goes beyond beautiful

    Porsche Cayman S goes beyond beautiful
    I'm never prepared for beauty. My mind can't retain its details, so the full impact surprises me every time I see a perfect sunset, Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night," or Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca." The 2014 Porsche Cayman S packs that sort of visual...
  • Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful

    Lexus IS 250 F Sport is prettier than it is powerful
    For Halloween this year, I'm going as a 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport AWD. The new sedan looks fast and powerful, but the sporty costume makes promises its drivetrain can't keep. The all-wheel drive IS 250 F Sport that I tested had rakish styling and...
  • Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?

    Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?
    DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'

    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick: 'I really, really, really messed up'
    Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who turned Detroit into his personal wallet, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for corruption in the city that has become the modern face of municipal bankruptcy. The city’s chief executive from 2002 to...
  • No, we don't have a right to pry into the private lives of celebrities

    What do we, the public, have the right to know about celebrities? This past week, Prince Fielder, the Tigers' superstar, was defended by a teammate, Torii Hunter, during a radio interview. Hunter suggested that Fielder, who has struggled at the plate,...
  • Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price

    Lincoln MKZ hybrid achieves balance of features, price
    Call me Goldilocks. Keep your hands to yourself, sailor. This ain't Fleet Week. It's the week I drove the 2013 Lincoln MKZ hybrid luxury sedan. The MKZ hybrid's fuel economy, technology, features and price are just right. It's the car to beat for...
  • GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders

    GM's new vehicles dominate short list of award contenders
    It's early October, but that's not too soon to say this has been a very good year for General Motors. All six of the new vehicles GM has introduced so far in 2013 made the short list of contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility Awards....
  • Michigan GOP official charged in police standoff

    Michigan GOP official charged in police standoff
    ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican State Committee member faces charges in Wisconsin over what police say was an armed standoff with officers responding to his suicide threat. Fifty-one-year-old Doug Sedenquist of Escanaba has a Sept....
  • Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam

    Review: 'To the End of June' by Cris Beam
    In news reports of child abuse and foster care gone wrong, it is convenient — perhaps even a matter of mental self-preservation — to categorize the players into good and bad, evildoers and those who will deal with them. The latest unimaginable...