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Government: 3 to be charged in Flint water crisis

Posted 4/20/2016 in National

Michigan's attorney general will announce criminal charges today against two state regulators and a Flint employee, alleging wrongdoing related to the city's lead-tainted water crisis, according to government officials familiar with the investigation.



Senate passes bill that would boost airport security

Posted 4/20/2016 in National

The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.



Trump's rants risk annoying those who may decide nomination

Posted 4/19/2016 in National

Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to change what even defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system.



Should woman go on $10 bill or $20 bill?

Posted 4/19/2016 in National

Should Andrew Jackson, America's seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered?



Scientists: We all lie, but politicians even more so

Posted 4/19/2016 in National

This is the season of lies.



'Hamilton' wins Pulitzer for drama

Posted 4/19/2016 in National

"Hamilton," the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama, honoring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda for a dazzling musical that has captured popular consciousness like few Broadway shows.



Oculus reacts to virtual reality privacy questions

Posted 4/18/2016 in National

An executive from virtual reality company Oculus says consumers shouldn't be concerned about an invasion of their privacy when using the Oculus Rift.



In quake-devastated Ecuador, loss piles up amid the rubble

Posted 4/18/2016 in National

It was supposed to be a family reunion to celebrate a young relative's start of college. But the gathering ended in tragedy when a collapsing building crushed 17-year-old Sayira Quinde, her mother, father and toddler brother in their rusting Chevy Blazer.



US forces deliver aid to Japanese quake-hit areas; 42 dead

Posted 4/18/2016 in National

U.S. airlifts delivered water, bread, ready-to-eat food and other emergency supplies Monday to a remote area of southern Japan stricken by two powerful earthquakes, as local rescuers searched for nine people still reported missing.



Champs back in Boston, but top Americans are resting for Rio

Posted 4/18/2016 in National

With the top American marathoners resting for the Rio Olympics, Neely Spence Gracey could be the best U.S. hope for a podium finish in Boston on today.



Poll: That's rude: More say GOP is discourteous

Posted 4/17/2016 in National

Ask Americans about bad manners in the 2016 presidential campaign and the conversation shifts immediately to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner who has branded his critics, "little," "lyin," "low-energy" and worse.



Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with federal government

Posted 4/17/2016 in National

All that talk of an angry America?



Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items 'Made in the USA'

Posted 4/15/2016 in National

The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if it means those cheaper items are made abroad, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.



Trump campaign manager won't face charges

Posted 4/15/2016 in National

Donald Trump's campaign manager won't be prosecuted for battery after briefly grabbing a female reporter's arm at a campaign event, but prosecutors said Thursday the situation might have been avoided with two simple words: I'm sorry.



Trump's inexperienced supporters hamstring delegate hunt

Posted 4/15/2016 in National

First Steve Barlock figured out how to join the Republican party so he could support Donald Trump in the Colorado GOP caucuses. That was the easy part.



Conservatives drive backlash against LGBT rights

Posted 4/14/2016 in National

Year after year, South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright has watched as gays won more rights through legislation and the courts. And as he sees proposals elsewhere in the U.S. aimed at allowing transgender people to use the bathroom that conforms to their identity, he says plenty of people feel just like he does.



Judge gives Texas 'affluenza' teen nearly 2 years in jail

Posted 4/14/2016 in National

A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck to serve nearly two years in jail, a surprising sanction that far exceeds the several months in jail that prosecutors initially said they would pursue.



CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects

Posted 4/14/2016 in National

Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.



Judge suggests he'll factor in Hastert lies for sentencing

Posted 4/14/2016 in National

Dennis Hastert's lawyers have suggested that what occurred with a 14-year-old in a motel decades ago may not qualify as sexual abuse, while the judge in the former U.S. House speaker's hush-money case signaled Wednesday that he'll factor in Hastert's lies to investigators when he determines a sentence.



Utah deli protests Miss. law with alligator ban

Posted 4/13/2016 in National

A Salt Lake City restaurant is banning food associated with Mississippi to protest the state's new law allowing businesses to refuse service to gay customers.



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