Detroit moves on from Mayor chaos

A new leader steps up in Detroit; McCain urges Americans to fight; China admits construction errors; and more.

As embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to felony charges in a sex scandal, his temporary successor, city council president Ken Cockrel, Jr., sought to repair community relations.

"This is a very sad day for the City of Detroit, but I think we also have to recognize that it is also a day of hope and renewal," Cockrel said in a speech Thursday night. "With this issue now behind us, we are ready and prepared to move forward to finishing old business, meeting new challenges and addressing the needs of our community as we work and plan for a brighter future."

Kilpatrick will serve four-months in prison and five years probation, and was fined $1 million. In March, he was charged, along with former aide Christine Beatty, with perjury, misconduct, and obstruction of justice. The two were accused of lying under oath about an affair and lying about their roles in the firing of a deputy police chief.


John McCain accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday night, in a speech portraying himself as an agent of change and appealing to Americans to "fight with me."

Meanwhile, Nancy Wilson of Heart responds to the GOP's use of the group's song Barracuda.

For the first time, China admits that poor construction of schools led to the deaths of students during the earthquake on May 12.

Firms fight against online slams and hate Web sites from disgruntled customers.

Britney Spears returns to the MTV Video Music Awards, hoping to repair her reputation.

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