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APNewsBreak: Flint water has fallen below federal lead limit

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:23am

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.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer

Kyle Potter., Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:22am

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term.

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.

The Latest: Minnesota governor has prostate cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:14am

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

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.

Judge: Release video in Charlotte police shooting of suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:01am

A North Carolina judge ordered the release of video showing a fatal shooting by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police 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.

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.

Police: Car suspected in fatal hit-and-run of officer found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:36am

Cleveland police say the car that struck and killed an officer on an interstate has been found west of the city and a man is being questioned by authorities.

California governor speech comes amid shifting politics

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:25am

Jerry Brown is coming off a blockbuster year of liberal wins: He secured an extension of landmark climate change legislation, signed off on an increase in California's minimum wage, expanded family leave laws, toughened gun laws, and persuaded voters to both soften sentencing laws and reject a ballot measure that would have threatened two of his legacy projects.

Plea offer made to man who fired shots inside DC pizzeria

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

A man who police said was inspired by false internet rumors to fire an assault weapon inside a Washington pizzeria has been offered a plea deal.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes overwhelmingly to approve Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:21am

Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes overwhelmingly to approve Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations.