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Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.

Watchdog says former governor's tweet broke federal law

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been accused of a violating a law limiting government employees' political activity by voicing support for a South Carolina congressional candidate.

Officials to remove radioactive waste from Idaho facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:04pm

Officials in eastern Idaho say they've started a process to remove 5,700 cubic yards (4,400 cubic meters) of highly radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility.

Woman tells jurors she was raped at Kansas party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:03pm

One of five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a northeast Kansas man told jurors that she was attacked after a party at his home and that he hit her and pulled her hair before raping her.

Foundation to award about $24 million to fight racism in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:55am

One of America's largest philanthropic foundations announced Wednesday that it will award about $24 million in grants to organizations in 13 cities and one state to help fight racism.

The Latest: Arizona fire grows, more evacuations possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:55am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local):

Police make arrest in vandalism at Boston Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

A vandal used a rock to shatter a glass panel on the New England Holocaust Memorial early Wednesday, drawing quick condemnation from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and religious groups.

Boy, 6, found in Oregon car trunk; critically injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

A 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition after he locked himself inside a car trunk on a hot day, police said.

Mother of transgender boy sues school over restroom access

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

The mother of a 16-year-old transgender boy who is being denied access to the boys' restroom at his high school is suing a Florida school board.

Man accused of killing officer faces capital murder charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police officer has been indicted on a capital murder charge.

UN Ambassador Haley says she's 'not moving to Trump Tower'

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is closing the door on the possibility of the ambassador's residence moving to Trump Tower.

GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:36am

Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.

Mississippi man takes Confederate flag fight to high court

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:25am

A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump compliments Irish reporter on her 'nice smile'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

President Donald Trump interrupted a telephone conversation with Ireland's prime minister to compliment an Irish journalist on her "nice smile."

Official: Man, 90, escaped jail in 1970 just by walking away

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

An official says a 90-year-old man indicted on fraud charges spent 40 years on the lam after escaping from a Maryland jail in 1970 simply by walking away.

Bureau of Land Management buys land near Utah national trail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

The Bureau of Land Management has acquired 231 acres (935,000 square meters) from a private property owner near the Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail.

Florida officer threatens to jail black man for jaywalking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

A video going viral on Facebook shows a Florida police officer threatening to jail a young black man for jaywalking.

Kushner lawyer seasoned in navigating Washington scandals

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

Abbe Lowell's clients have included some of the country's most prominent politicians, companies and celebrities.

Family of black man shot by officers sues S. Carolina police

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

The family of a black man killed by police in South Carolina two years ago has sued, saying there is no clear evidence the 24-year-old man had a gun when he was shot by deputies.

Niagara Falls daredevil might have died in plunge with snake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride.