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  • The crisis in Flint, Michigan has drawn new attention to the dangers of lead exposure in children

    6 Michigan state workers charged in Flint water crisis

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general has charged six more state employees with crimes related to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint. The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2ajtAwQ ) a judge Friday authorized the charges filed by the office of Bill Schuette. He plans to formally announce the charges at a morning news conference. All are charged with misconduct in office, willful neglect of duty and various conspiracy counts. The poor, majority black city of 100,000 used the Flint River […]

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    2 San Diego police officers shot, one killed; suspect in custody

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in a San Diego neighborhood, and a suspect is reportedly in custody. The shooting happened late Thursday night. Both officers were taken to an area hospital, but one has since died. It is with a very sad heart that we announce the death of one of our Officers tonight. Pray for his family pic.twitter.com/3l9PXa1vuW — San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) July 29, 2016 According to the department’s Twitter account, […]

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    FDA: No Miami-area blood donations during Zika investigation

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities want to suspend blood donations in Florida counties investigating four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its website asks blood centers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to immediately stop collecting blood until each unit of blood can be screened for the virus. Florida health officials have said the infections may not be linked to travel outside the […]

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    Powerball’s estimated jackpot hits $478 million

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)  No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million. The next drawing will be Saturday. Nearly three months have passed without a winner of the big prize. The chance of winning the Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.  

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    General Mills expands recall of flour due to E. coli concerns

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 […]

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    General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 […]

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    Texas sheriff: Officer fatally shot at Austin-area home

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A Texas county sheriff says an officer has been shot and killed at his own home just north of Austin. Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said at a news conference that the body of Sgt. Craig Hutchinson was found early Monday in the backyard of his own home in Round Rock, Texas. No arrests have been made. Hamilton says the officer used his law enforcement radio to call for help shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday. […]

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    Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. The sale announced Monday marks the second time in two years that Verizon has snapped up the remains of a fallen internet star as it broadens its digital reach. The nation’s largest wireless carrier paid $4.4 billion for AOL last year. Verizon won the Yahoo bidding after a five-month auction. Yahoo Inc. is parting with […]

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    Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Duke’s announcement came Friday on his website. A registered Republican, he would be seeking an open seat vacated by Republican David Vitter. Duke’s announcement comes as Louisiana is grappling with deep racial tensions after the shooting death of a black man by white police officers and the killing of three law enforcement officers by a black man. A […]

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    Oklahoma woman suffers 3rd-degree burns from pennies left in hot SUV

    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman is recovering from third-degree burns to her thigh caused by hot pennies that spilled in her sport utility vehicle on a scorching summer day. Melissa Sechrist says a cup of spare change spilled onto her seat in Moore, Oklahoma, last week, and the scalding-hot pennies came into contact with her leg. She tried icing the wound, but she went to a hospital over the weekend after the pain didn’t subside. Sechrist tells Oklahoma […]

  • President Barack Obama

    Obama to police: Thanks for serving, ‘we have your backs’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says in an open letter to the nation’s law enforcement officers that the nation will get through the aftermath of recent killings of police officers. He says it will take the “love and empathy of public servants” like those slain, as well as resilience, the grace of loved ones and the goodwill of activists. The White House released the letter Tuesday. It was dated Monday, the day after three law enforcement officers were killed […]

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    Man charged in burning death of Mississippi woman pleads not guilty

    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – A 27-year-old man, who also faces a murder indictment in Louisiana, has pleaded not guilty in the 2014 burning death of a Mississippi woman. Quinton Tellis entered his plea Friday in the death of Jessica Chambers. Panola County District Attorney John Champion said charging Tellis ended a lengthy investigation into the grisly burning death of the 19-year-old, who died in a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital hours after being found near her burned-out vehicle on a road not […]

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