Sun, Jul 28, 2013 11:17 AM EDT 1:00
The brakes on the bus carrying teenagers home from a youth camp in northern Michigan failed as the vehicle exited the Indianapolis interstate, causing it to strike a retaining wall and flip on its side. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said he would join Detroit's federal bankruptcy case to defend retirees who risk losing public pensions, arguing that the state's constitution protects their benefits. Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr took Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy last week with the blessing of Gov. Rick Snyder. Orr says he's hearing a lot of "vitriol" but not many counter proposals on how to get the city out of debt. Orr said of creditors, unions and other critics, "Instead of engaging in a war of words, even if you have to do that for public consumption, come to me confidentially with a counter-proposal. I haven't heard that,"