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Michael Moore returns to his hometown of Flint and looks into the extraordinary capitalist banditry that led to the poisoning of the city’s water supply.

It seems as if we’ve been complaining about Michael Moore preaching to the converted since he turned up to pester Benedict Arnold for betraying the Re(...)

The Berrien County Courthouse is cordoned off as Michigan State Police investigate the crime scene on Monday. Photograph: Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP

A US prisoner trying to escape from a Michigan court wrestled a gun from an officer, killing two bailiffs and injuring two more people before he was (...)

Two bailiffs were shot and killed inside a courthouse in St Joseph in southwest Michigan on Monday and the suspect in the shooting was also killed, Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey has said. File photograph: Google Street View

Two court bailiffs were shot and killed inside a courthouse in St Joseph in southwest Michigan on Monday and the shooter was also killed, Berrien Cou(...)

Residents of Flint, Michigan, including Wendi Browder, have their blood drawn to have free tests run to check for lead poisoning at the Masonic Temple in the city. Photograph: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

In the 1850s, London, the world’s largest city, still didn’t have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you (...)

Michigan National Guard member Zach Burrell helps distribute water to residents in their cars in Flint, Michigan.  Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

When residents of Flint, Michigan, started complaining about the taste, smell and appearance of their drinking water, officials reacted slowly to thei(...)

Reem Akkad, a Syrian-American woman who was born in Michigan and who grew up in the US, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. She is a board member of Syrian American Rescue Network, a non-political and non-religious group of volunteers in southern-eastern Michigan set up to help Syrians settle in the US. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Lujain Breijawi and her cousin Alaa Breijawi, both 24, sit in their rented home in a Detroit suburb in Michigan, as Alaa’s daughter Hind (4) plays beh(...)

Former US president George W Bush speaks at the launch his new book, “41: A Portrait of My Father”, at the George Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

George W Bush, the 43rd president, unveiling his new biography of his father, 41st president, George HW Bush – a book he describes as “a love story” –(...)

Without court protection, Detroit  may be forced to defend a wave of lawsuits in multiple courts over the gap between the city’s revenue and the amount it owes. Photograph: Stephen McGee/The New York Times

Detroit officials will learn today whether Michigan’s largest city can stay in bankruptcy, allowing a federal judge to referee all of its battles with(...)

Penney shares were up 7 per cent to $9.32 in afternoon trading.

JC Penney Co said November sales were encouraging and popular house brands were lifting gross profit margin, suggesting the struggling department stor(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Detroit devilThe posters depict Michigan governor Rick Snyder, with some Halloween-style alterations, during a protest against the (...)

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