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Flint crisis may help governor ease GOP doubt on Detroit aid
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Democrats, especially those running for president, have pointed to his administration's mishandling of the city's switch to a cheaper water supply as an example of Republican cost-cutting run amok....

Congress bans import of forced labor products
A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America....

Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage before it can reopen to the public....

Cliven Bundy to remain in jail in 2014 Nevada standoff case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents near his ranch in Nevada....

Ohio company sells classic Etch A Sketch to Toronto toy firm
BRYAN, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for decades has sold the classic toy to a toy firm in Toronto....

Death of officer, 2nd killed in line of duty, shakes Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's largest city has been shaken by the fatal shooting of a decorated police officer, the first death of a Fargo officer in the line of duty in more than 130 years....

Massive gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out....

NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability....

Police: Witnesses' quick info helped find machete attacker
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing a machete attack at an Ohio restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers a few miles away....

Storm that shortened cruise had damaged propulsion system
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- The Coast Guard says the intense winter storm that battered a cruise ship and shortened its voyage also damaged part of the ship's propulsion system....

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