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News@noon: That Oscars flub; always a Piston

The Detroit News

Today is Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, and Takata Corp. will be in a Detroit courtroom around 1:30 p.m. today to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay $1 billion in criminal penalties stemming from the company’s fraudulent conduct related to sales of defective air bag inflators.

Federal prosecutors in Detroit reached a settlement with Takata — one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive safety equipment — after a 25-month international investigation into the Tokyo-based company’s faulty air bags that have been linked to at least 17 deaths.

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Well, that happened

Actor Warren Beatty, center, shows the card reading Best Film “Moonlight" after initially announcing "La La Land" in error at the 89th Oscars on Sunday.

Preparing for the speech

'Rip' will always be a Piston

  • Even on the day his Pistons jersey was being retired, Rip Hamilton still was in disbelief. It’s quite the honor, but especially after the way things ended with the Pistons and he signed with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent in the 2011-12 season, Hamilton didn’t think a day like Sunday would come.

Richard Hamilton, (l), and his wife T.J. Lottie and their sons and Pistons owner Tom Gores unveils Hamilton's jersey.

Busch races to victory

  • Kurt Busch used a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500 on Sunday in the opening race of Monster Energy’s new role as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top series. 
  • This was a victory of redemption for Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR two days before the 2015 Daytona 500 for his off-track behavior, and for Monster, which has promised to pump new life into NASCAR’s sagging sport.

Retired cop under fire

  • A retired Detroit police officer has been arrested after reports of numerous shots being fired around his home, where authorities say they have found grenades and other weapons. Authorities say the man, who was on the force for about 20 years and has been retired for eight, was apprehended early this morning. 

Most dangerous bacteria

  • The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. In a press briefing today, the U.N. health agency said its list is meant to promote the development of medicines for the most worrying drug-resistant bacteria, including salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus.

Dr. Mansour Samadpour points out a growth of of salmonella in a petri dish at IEH Laboratories in Lake Forest Park, Wash. The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.

Checking in with the Tigers

  • Columnist Lynn Henning is down in Lakeland with the Tigers for Spring Training, and he's seen behind the curtain. Even though there's plenty of banter and fun, there's also an earnest drive to be better

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