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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Foul-smelling water that came through the tap of David G. Mata Sr.'s house in Flint last year turned his sinks and toilets a brownish-orange color and nearly killed all of his plants. The 68-year-old retiree quickly stopped using it, relying instead on...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials are asking Flint residents to flush the pipes in their homes every day for two weeks to help the Michigan city recover from its lead-tainted water crisis. But not all residents believe the effort will have its intended effect of helping to remove...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Bond Commission is expected to approve a $22 million loan and grant package to help one of the world's largest hedge funds upgrade its facilities in the state. The commission, which is chaired by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is expected at Harvard to participate in a "conversation" about interest rates. Yellen is one of the featured speakers at Harvard's Radcliffe Day, an event that also will feature Fed predecessor and Harvard alumnus Ben...
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A free beach concert by Poison frontman and reality TV star Bret Michaels will help kick off the summer season at the Jersey shore. The concert Friday will be accompanied by quirky rituals in which mayors in various beach towns "unlock" the ocean for...
WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people, possibly including two children, at a mobile home park in upstate New York as an apparent murder-suicide. State police tell The Times-Herald Record ( http://bit.ly/27UBfZ7 ) that the bodies were...
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on finals of the National Spelling Bee (all times local): 11 p.m. The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night,...
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — A young man driving a car linked to the disappearance of a Northern California girl was killed Thursday after leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase and engaging in a shootout, a law enforcement official said. Solano County Sheriff Thomas Ferrara...
HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender. Eleven states...