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Rick Snyder's standing as one of the GOP's most accomplished governors has taken a beating in the lead-contaminated water emergency in Flint, Michigan
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....

A bill headed for Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia.
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....

Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are battling for the crucial backing of black in Hispanic voters Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters....

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
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing an apparently random machete attack on diners at a restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers a few miles away, police said....

The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear
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....

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
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....

The death of a police officer in the line of duty has shaken Fargo, North Dakota's largest city
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....

With a massive gas leak plugged for the first time in nearly four months, an upscale Los Angeles suburb could begin to return to normalcy after schools were closed and 6,400 families were uprooted by the intermittent odor
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....

The Coast Guard is inspecting a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it can sail
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- The Coast Guard is inspecting a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it can sail....

Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of 'The Godfather' author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours
BOSTON (AP) -- Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours....

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Police say two teens have been shot at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, but there is no more danger to the rest of the campus

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

A former transgender inmate who had complained that she didn't get adequate treatment for her gender identity condition has settled a lawsuit against Georgia prison officials

A suburban Atlanta police department is mourning the death of one of its officers, gunned down as he helped other officers serve a 'no knock' warrant in a drug case

Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline's initial path through sensitive national forest areas

Numerous police and fire units descended on a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, and local media are reporting there has been a shooting on campus

Federal officials have charged a suburban Detroit restaurant owner and his wife with harboring immigrants who were in the U.S. without legal permission after five of his employees died in a house fire

Massachusetts State Police say a manhole cover crashed through a vehicle's windshield on a major Boston highway during the morning commute, killing the driver

The Coast Guard is inspecting a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it can sail

Law enforcement officials say search crews recovered two bodies late Thursday after a plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle


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