Detroit

  • Meet Jeralean Talley, the world's second oldest person who turns 115 on May 30 May 24, 2014

    A Detroit-area woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday on Friday. Her 115th. Jeralean Talley, who was born May 23, 1899, went fishing last year and still gets around on her own with the help of...
  • GM recalls another 2.6 million vehicles globally May 21, 2014

    Detroit: General Motors Co on Tuesday said that it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million. The four recalls are the latest announced by the largest US automaker, the highest profile of which is the...
  • Detroit Auto Show 2014: 5 things we learned about cars, automakers, next-gen technologies January 18, 2014

    Detroit: A race-worthy Corvette, a sumptuous Mercedes C-Class and other glitzy new models caught the eye at this year's North American International Auto Show, but larger trends in the auto industry were also on display. Ford's aluminum-clad F-150 shows us that automakers are figuring out how to improve fuel economy and...
  • US: 4-year-old girl shoots cousin while playing with gun January 17, 2014

    In yet another shooting incident in the US involving toddlers, a 4-year-old girl shot and killed her cousin of the same age while they were playing with a gun. The shooting happened in Detroit on Thursday when the girl was playing with the boy in a home on the city's west...
  • Performance cars take centre stage at Detroit Auto Show 2014 January 15, 2014

    Detroit: People still want to have fun when they drive. That's the message from automakers unveiling a bevy of performance cars in Detroit this week, such as the Corvette Z06, a trio of BMWs and the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG small SUV. Despite the industry's attention to fuel economy, these cars...
  • US: Judge stops lawsuits against Detroit bankruptcy July 25, 2013

    Detroit: A federal judge agreed with Detroit today and stopped any lawsuits challenging the city's bankruptcy, declaring his courtroom the exclusive venue for legal action in the largest filing by a local government in US history. The decision by US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes was a major victory for Detroit, especially...
  • US: Auto capital of the world Detroit files for bankruptcy July 19, 2013

    Washington: Automaking capital, Detroit became the largest US city ever to move for bankruptcy, with a liability running into $18 billion. "Today I authorised Detroit's emergency manager to seek federal bankruptcy protection for the City of Detroit. This is a difficult, painful step, and it is one I would not...
  • Detroit Electric unveils $135,000 battery-powered sports car April 4, 2013

    Detroit: Detroit Electric, a startup electric-car maker reviving a brand that dates back more than a century, unveiled its first model on Wednesday: a $135,000, battery-powered sports car that is to go into limited production in August. Founded more than five years ago, Detroit Electric enters a still-nascent market that is...
  • 2013 CNBC-TV18 Overdrive awards January 19, 2013

    On this episode we also bring the news of the latest launches from the Detroit Auto Show 2013 and much more. ...
  • New cars debuting at the Detroit auto show January 13, 2013

    The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. 19. Here are some of the new cars and experimental concept vehicles that will debut at the show: - Acura MDX concept - Audi SQ5, R8 and RS5 convertible - Bentley...
  • US mom asks how daughter was shot during hug July 10, 2012

    Detroit: The mother of a Detroit woman shot and killed while dancing with an off-duty police officer questioned on Monday why he would carry a loaded gun at a party in his own backyard. Police said Adaisha Miller was dancing with the officer early Sunday morning when she hugged him from...
  • US: Nigerian underwear bomber gets life in prison February 17, 2012

    Detroit: A Nigerian man on a suicide mission for al Qaeda was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison for attempting to blow up an international flight with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit on Christmas 2009. The mandatory punishment for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the well-educated son...
  • Tata to display concept electric car at Detroit January 7, 2012

    New York: Tata Technologies, the research and engineering arm of the Tata Group, will showcase an electric concept car at the much-watched Detroit Auto Show next week. The company said it has no plans yet to commercially produce the electric mobility concept vehicle 'Emo', which was...
  • Author ejected from plane for bad language June 15, 2011

    New York: A New York children's author who used a curse word in exasperation during a plane delay at a US airport was ejected from the aircraft for disruptive behavior. Robert Sayegh, 37, said Atlantic Southeast Airlines overreacted to his salty language when it summoned police aboard to escort him off...
  • Thieves steal BMW from Detroit auto show November 29, 2011

    Detroit: When carmakers like BMW say they hope people find their next car at auto shows like the one in Detroit this week, this wasn't exactly what they meant. Two thieves drove away in a brand new $94,000 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan on Wednesday night that was left idling outside...
  • Passengers should undergo full body scan: US December 28, 2009

    Washington: US lawmakers have favoured a compulsory full body scan of the passengers of all US-bound international flights so as to avoid any kind of security breach. “I would say right now we do need full-body scan, especially when you have countries like Nigeria, which have inadequate security, and you...
  • US plane attacker out of hospital, held at secret place December 28, 2009

    Washington: Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is being held at an undisclosed location as US investigators work on finding out what prompted the British-educated son of a Nigerian bank executive to attack a US plane on Christmas Day. Abdulmutallab, 23, charged with attempting to set off an explosive device aboard a Northwest...
  • Detroit mosque leader killed in FBI shootout October 29, 2009

    Washington: A Detroit mosque leader accused of heading a Muslim militant group died on Wednesday in a shootout with federal agents conducting raids that led to the arrests of eight suspects. Three additional suspects are wanted on charges including conspiracy, weapons violations and trafficking in stolen goods. There were no terrorism...
  • 7-year-old shoots 4-year-old with mom's gun August 18, 2009

    Flint (Michigan): A four-year-old boy remains in critical condition after police say he was shot by his seven-year-old cousin on Flint's north side. Authorities say the shooting happened just before 10 pm on Sunday, about 55 miles northwest of Detroit. Police told The Flint Journal that the seven-year-old boy found a loaded...
  • Seven teens injured in shooting near US school July 1, 2009

    Chicago: Seven teenagers were injured, three of them critically, when gunmen opened fire at a bus stop near a school in the US city of Detroit, police said on Wednesday. The attackers, with their faces covered, came in a green minivan and got down at the bus station near the Cody...
  • Bra deflects bullet aimed at Detroit woman April 22, 2009

    Detroit: A 57-year-old Detroit woman avoided serious injury when the underwire on her bra deflected a bullet shot at her from next door, police said. The woman, who lives on the West side of Detroit, saw a group of men breaking into a neighbour's house on Tuesday morning. When the...
  • In Pics: The Detroit Auto Show - 2009! January 14, 2009

    Top automotive industry executives gathered at the media preview for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, starting on Sunday. Auto show attendees can experience the latest in technology in a ride-and-drive format on a track built in Michigan Hall. NAIAS organizers have set aside 70,000 sq. ft. of...
  • Missing NRI techie's family suspects he was also killed November 1, 2008

    Hyderabad: The family members of Lakshminivasa Rao , the Indian software programmer who disappeared from his home near Detroit in the US while his wife and two children were found killed, suspect that the crime was committed by some 'outsiders' who may have also killed or kidnapped him. The US...
  • Indian techie suspected of killing family and fleeing November 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The global economic slowdown has claimed yet another victim. This time, an Indian man is suspected of killing his family in Detroit, USA and fleeing. Nerusu Lakshmi Srinivasa Rao, 40, is a software programmer who had lost his job and is suspected to have stabbed his wife and two...