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Flint's mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city's lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million. In the meantime, officials and water experts are hopeful that there is a less...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians face a watershed year as they prepare to decide whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago or end them entirely. While advocates jockey to put both choices before voters this fall, officials overseeing the 746 condemned inmates...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker made a national name for himself among conservatives by redefining Wisconsin's labor landscape, eliminating public unions, wiping out closed shops and erasing local prevailing wages. Now, coming off a short-lived presidential bid, he's...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy inked $74 million in settlements over dozens of permit violations stemming from a radiation leak that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository. The settlements are the...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and the U.S. Department of Energy have inked $74 million in settlements over dozens of permit violations stemming from a radiation leak that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository. The settlements are the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says American airstrikes likely killed two civilians near the Islamic State group's defacto capital of Raqqa, Syria, last July. That's on top of eight other civilian deaths the military acknowledged last week. U.S. Central Command said Friday...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to allow the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method to take effect. The court released the ruling Friday, the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. The...
ATLANTA (AP) — Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs. The American Civil...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community? Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-...