Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday.
Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 7:01pm
A man died of a stab wound that he could have survived if he hadn't waited 18 minutes for an ambulance, the outgoing medical director of the District of Columbia's fire department said in a scathing resignation letter that questioned Mayor Muriel Bowser's efforts to reform the long-troubled agency.
Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 6:23pm
A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.
Police in Southern California have evacuated an elementary school, apartment building and mobile home park after finding a parked van with a man unconscious inside and a note on the windshield saying the vehicle would explode if it was moved.
Sheila Burke, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 6:08pm
A student-testing company's president defended his firm Tuesday after Tennessee's education commissioner said she no longer had confidence in its ability to administer a new academic assessment test online.
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 5:41pm
Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.