News@noon: Bad times for GM, Cameron and 'Ghostbusters'
Today is Wednesday, July 13, 2016, and a federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady’s attempt to get a new hearing on his “Deflategate” suspension. Brady’s remaining hope now is to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Speaking of legal woes and superstars, video footage of former Michigan State forward Draymond Green being arrested has been revealed. Green was arrested at 2:28 a.m. Sunday by the East Lansing Police Department in connection with an altercation with another man. No injuries were reported and Green made his first public comments yesterday.
"As a public figure, I just can't put myself in certain situations. It's something that I'll learn from and just move on."
Here's what else we are following today:
Not going out without a fight
- Cass Corridor’s makeover from Detroit’s red-light district to trendy Midtown has led to charges of gentrification of the area, but police are dealing with a different type of demographic shift: The old-guard criminals are being squeezed out by the recent influx of residents who patronize newly built trendy bars, restaurants and upscale shops. But these drug dealers who have permeated the neighborhood for years aren’t going down without a fight.
The good kind of hacking
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is becoming the most recent automaker to turn to hackers and other software gurus outside the company to identify potential security issues with their vehicles and software systems. The automaker on Wednesday will begin offering up to $1,500 bounties for the information through a new partnership with Bugcrowd Inc., a crowdsourced security testing company that has about 32,000 users who attempt to identify critical software vulnerabilities for companies.
GM's in trouble
General Motors Co. says a contract dispute and bankruptcy filing by a key supplier could force it to close all North American assembly plants, causing millions of dollars in losses per day. The Detroit automaker relies solely on a small private business, Clark-Cutler-McDermott Co., for 175 acoustic insulation and interior trim parts. The carmaker said parts from the supplier are used in nearly every vehicle it produces in North America.
A big day in British politics
- David Cameron made his final appearance in Parliament as Britain’s leader with dignity and humor Wednesday, turning the usually raucous prime minister’s questions session into a time for praise, thanks, gentle ribbing, cheers — and a sprinkle of criticism.
- He will formally tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II later Wednesday afternoon and hand the post over to his successor, Theresa May.
- And while Cameron will be leaving 10 Downing St., another resident of the famous address won’t be going anywhere. Larry the cat will remain in place, having cemented his position at No. 10 despite widespread doubts about his vermin-hunting abilities.
Enough to free Sanford, not enough for perjury
- Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Tuesday she would not charge a former Detroit police official with perjury, meaning he will not be tried for allegedly lying under oath about evidence that helped put a 14-year-old in prison for a crime he did not commit.
- Worthy said last month she was prompted to request murder charges be dropped against Davontae Sanford, who had spent eight years in prison, after discovering former Deputy Chief James Tolbert had allegedly lied about who drew a diagram of a 2007 quadruple homicide scene on Runyon.
Who ya gonna call? Not these ‘Ghostbusters’
- Film critic Adam Graham saw the movie everyone is talking about, and (sorry) he didn't think it was that great. He writes: "While the new movie isn’t worthy of the vitriol it has received online, it’s also not good enough to shut those haters up. It sits in the middle, wanting to blaze a new trail but haunted by the ghosts of its past." See what else he has to say.
Celebrate Michigan with us
- It may be easier to appreciate the solitary beauty of a snow-covered tree in the summer, when winter feels far away. But Mike Head of Commerce Township saw the beauty even in the frigid moment of a “pseudo-surprise” November snowstorm. His photo was one in the latest batch of finalists for our 2016 Celebrate Michigan photo contest. Check out the finalists that have been chosen so far and send in your best photos for a chance to win.
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