Benny Napoleon (left) the sheriff of Wayne County, is a leading contender for the mayor’s post in Detroit. Photograph: New York Times

There are 16 candidates vying for a job that is difficult to imagine anyone wanting: mayor of Detroit. The city’s finances are in the hands of a bankr(...)

Kevyn Orr addresses the media, as Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (l) listens, after Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (r) announced Mr Orr as emergency financial manager for the city of Detroit. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

A veteran lawyer who once worked on Chrysler's bankruptcy has been handed what may prove to be his toughest case yet: to bring Detroit back fro(...)