The Latest: Michigan AG: Charged officials ‘failed’ families

AP Photo/Paul Sancya LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Michigan’s attorney general says two state employees and a Flint utility worker charged in the Flint lead-tainted water crisis...

5 ex-cops to plead guilty in bridge shootings after Katrina

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five former police officers said in court Wednesday they intend to plead guilty to lesser charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina. If the guilty pleas are accepted by a judge,...

Trump’s lone loss in NY is where he calls home

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump celebrated his overwhelming home-state primary victory in the glitzy Manhattan skyscraper that bears his name, he strode onstage to tune of “New York, New York,” and the Empire State Building even marked the...

LGBT law puts North Carolina governor in precarious position

AP Photo/Gerry Broome RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn’t hurt the state’s ability to attract jobs. It did. When he signed an executive order...

Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US

AP Photo/Gregory Bull NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report. White women lost about five weeks from their predicted lifespan in 2014, compared to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Clean air advocate: California has nation’s dirtiest air

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation’s most polluted. Bakersfield tops the list for having the...

Thousands expected at San Francisco’s 4/20 party

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to descend on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to smoke pot for the annual 4/20 celebration, the unofficial marijuana holiday that some say has its roots in the Bay Area. There will be more police, park rangers,...

Ferguson reform may be swift with federal agreement approval

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reforms are expected to begin quickly in Ferguson now that a federal judge has approved a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. Federal...

University professor mauled by a brown bear while teaching

AP Photo/Rashah McChesney JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Students and teaching assistants have arrived back in Juneau from a remote mountaineering class that was cut short when one of their professors was mauled by a brown bear. They said Tuesday night that they were tired and not...

Appeals ruling threatens key provision of North Carolina law

AP Photo/Steve Helber RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling on transgender bathroom access in public schools threatens a key provision of a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community. The court decision has prompted swift condemnation from...