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APNewsBreak: Flint water has fallen below federal lead limit

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:33am

Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis.

The Latest: Minnesota governor doesn't link cancer, fainting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:32am

The Latest on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's health (all times local):

Mom who lost 6 children in house fire released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

Fire officials say a woman who lost six of her nine children in a house fire in Baltimore has been released from the hospital.

Ex-teacher up for parole says she took advantage of teens

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

A former Utah English teacher convicted of sexually abusing three students told a parole board member Tuesday that she took advantage of the boys as she dealt with her own low self-esteem.

S. Carolina lawmaker resigns; faces domestic violence charge

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

A South Carolina state lawmaker accused of beating his wife bloody resigned on Tuesday rather than be expelled from the Statehouse after a grand jury indicted him on a felony aggravated domestic violence charge that could put him in prison for up to 20 years.

Group declares victory in battle over historic mansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

The group that owns The Breakers mansion is declaring victory in its long-running battle to build a visitors center on the grounds of the national historic landmark, following a decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Judge: Release video in Charlotte police shooting of suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:25am

A North Carolina judge ordered the release of video showing a fatal shooting of a black man by a white Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer in 2012, the second time a judge has made such a decision since a new state law required a judge's approval to release police video.

The Latest: Trump's voter fraud claim a distraction for GOP

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:24am

The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):

Michigan environmental agency says Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:20am

Michigan environmental agency says Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit.

Police fatally shoot man armed with knives after standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:20am

A man wielding two knives was fatally shot as he approached a police officer following a standoff at a house in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner, the police chief said.

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10-year-old boy drives to store, speeds away in police chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:19am

An erratic, speeding driver who led an Ohio officer on a brief pursuit turned out to be a 10-year-old boy who took his parents' car without permission and drove 11 miles to a nearby city to shop at a convenience store, police said.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will finish his term despite being diagnosed with prostate cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:11am

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will finish his term despite being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Rep. Chris Corley, accused of beating his wife bloody, resigns statehouse seat rather than be expelled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:11am

Rep. Chris Corley, accused of beating his wife bloody, resigns statehouse seat rather than be expelled.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer and will discuss treatment options with doctors next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:11am

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer and will discuss treatment options with doctors next week.

Lawsuit contends N Carolina sex offender law goes too far

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:01am

Convicted sex offenders are pushing back against North Carolina laws they contend deprive them of constitutional rights without protecting children.

Guns on campus: Wyoming lawmakers advance bill

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:01am

Wyoming lawmakers are moving closer to allowing people to carry guns on college campuses and in government meetings.

ACLU seeks copy of proposed changes to US election law

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:52am

The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal court to force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to turn over proposed changes to the nation's voter registration law that the conservative Republican was photographed bringing to a meeting in November with Donald Trump.

The Latest: Officials say at least 9 twisters struck Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:51am

The Latest on deadly storms that struck the South (all times local):

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Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:45am

Cancer death rates are steadily rising in certain parts of the U.S. in grim contrast with the declining death rate across the nation as a whole, an exhaustive new analysis has found.

Chicago Trump signs that were taken down have gone missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:41am

Two Chicago street signs honoring President Donald Trump have gone missing since they were taken down last month.