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Bad Blood: Cruz-Bushes tension underscores deeper GOP divide

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 03:38

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: "President of the United States."

How Flint's water problem became toxic

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:56

The issue stems from a money-saving measure for the impoverished Michigan city.

Brockovich: Criminal charges for Flint crisis

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:55

The famed environmentalist talks to Yahoo News about the Michigan city's contaminated water.

Former U.S. Marine, released from Iran, back home in Michigan

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:26

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine recently released from an Iranian prison in a prisoner-swap deal landed in his home state of Michigan on Thursday.

Slick roads wreak havoc in D.C. area

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:54

Snyder emails reveal state's role in evolution of Flint water crisis

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 09:44
In an effort to offer answer mounting questions about who is at fault for the contamination of Flint’s drinking water, Governor Rick Snyder broke with his exemption from Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act and released emails he sent and received regarding Flint during 2014 and 2015.

Putin 'probably approved' Litvinenko killing: UK inquiry

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 02:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" the killing of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London, a British inquiry into his agonising death by radiation poisoning found Thursday. Litvinenko, a prominent Kremlin critic, died three weeks after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium at an upmarket London hotel in 2006. Two Russians, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun, were identified by British police as prime suspects but attempts to extradite the pair have failed.

Political fallout from Flint, Michigan water crisis spreads

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 00:45

Blame is swirling after a switch in the water supply led to elevated levels of lead.

Governors' emails show debate over blame for Flint water

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 15:26

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder's chief of staff told him the "real responsibility" for the city's water issues rested with local government officials, emails released Wednesday showed.

'Ninth planet' may exist in solar system: US scientists

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:38

A previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, US scientists announced on Wednesday. Nicknamed Planet Nine, the object "has a mass about 10 times that of Earth" and follows a "bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the distant solar system," said a statement by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Researchers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown say have not yet observed the object directly.

Kerry, Lavrov try to settle differences over Syrian talks

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 06:57

ZURICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on Wednesday in hopes of resolving differences over who is eligible to join U.N.-mediated peace talks for Syria due to begin next week. Those differences have threatened to delay the start of the negotiations.

East Coast braces for major winter storm, but will the snowpocalypse actually come?

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 06:28

Forecasters are predicting a weekend of heavy snow, high winds and coastal flooding from Virginia to Maine.