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Published: Sun, December 15, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Khloe Kardashian divorcing Odom

LOS ANGELES

After months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian is ending her four-year marriage to Lamar Odom.

The reality-TV star filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She also wants her last name restored to Kardashian from Kardashian Odom.

The filing comes days after Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge.

The 34-year-old athlete was arrested last August after his Mercedes-Benz SUV was seen weaving on an LA freeway.

The 6-foot-10-inch power forward has been out of the NBA since going unsigned as a free agent after a miserable season last year.

Odom last played for the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2012-13 season, averaging a career-low 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds.

Kardashian, 29, is best known for starring with her sisters Kim and Kourtney, and her mother, Kris Jenner, in the long-running reality TV series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

She also runs an upscale clothing store with her sisters and was featured in the short-lived reality series with Odom, called “Khloe & Lamar.”

Arson engulfs art at Heidelberg Project

DETROIT

On Detroit’s Heidelberg Street, where a local artist turned the shell of a crime-ridden neighborhood into an interactive public-art project, visitors coming to see offbeat displays are noticing something that’s not part of the quirky exhibition: yellow fire tape.

There have been at least eight fires since early May— the latest last Sunday — leading to questions about who might be targeting the installation known as the Heidelberg Project and why they want to burn it down.

Founder and artistic director Tyree Guyton and his compatriots vow to carry on, make more art and overcome the assault on his vision, yet worry threatens the whimsy as the fires snuff out building after building.

Now, piles of rubble alternate with the three remaining house installations within the two-block area on the city’s east side that’s become famous over the years for the exhibition featuring shoes, clocks, vinyl records, stuffed animals and other found or discarded objects.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been investigating along with Detroit authorities. ATF spokesman Donald Dawkins said investigators have interviewed several people but that there is no one yet who officials consider a suspect or person of interest.

Associated Press


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