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Flint, Michigan, water has fallen below federal lead limit

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:32pm

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: Boy charged with attempted murder in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

The Latest on the shooting at an Ohio school that injured two students (all times local):

California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an aggressive defense on Tuesday of California's liberal policies on immigration, health care and climate change during his State of the State address, vowing to fight the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress if they threaten to roll back state policies.

Police: Anti-Trump activists' plan to block highway thwarted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:24pm

Protesters have twice blocked Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia, but on the night President Donald Trump was inaugurated, police managed to keep them off the highway. A police affidavit suggests how they did it.

Plea offer made to man who fired shots inside DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

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.

Police: Suspect dead after manhunt in southwest Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

Authorities in southwest Idaho say a suspect in a shooting involving a police officer has died following a manhunt Tuesday morning.

Snake catchers from India hunt pythons in Florida Everglades

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

Florida has gone halfway around the world to get help with its python problem.

Lawsuit contends N Carolina sex offender law goes too far

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

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

S. Carolina lawmaker resigns; faces domestic violence charge

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:21pm

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

Man arrested in hit-and-run death of Cleveland officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:11pm

A man has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland patrolman on an interstate.

Hurricane man who kicked baby hears from victim's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:01pm

The family of a baby who was abused at 9-months-old says the boy has suffered serious physical harm since the incident.

Chicago Trump signs that were taken down have gone missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:00pm

Two Chicago street signs honoring President Donald Trump that were pulled down after the then-candidate characterized the city to a "war zone" have gone missing.

GOP Congress grapples with 'alternative facts' from Trump

Erica Werner and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:00pm

Congressional Republicans are discovering that with Donald Trump in the White House, they may be spending a lot of time answering for false claims from their president.

Group declares victory in battle over historic mansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:52am

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.

Video shows massive bull elk stroll through gift shop

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:34am

A new video from Colorado shows a large bull elk hitting up the local gift shop. Unlike some videos where wild animals run amuck in stores and then quickly exit, this particular elk decided to spend 45 minutes browsing the merchandise.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer

Kyle Potter., Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:34am

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

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):

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.

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.