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Musk promises to let Michigan students tour rocket factory

Mar. 22, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Tech billionaire Elon Musk surprised students by showing up at a school assembly in Flint, Michigan, and promising to take some of them for a tour of his Space X rocket factory in California. Musk and Flint Community Schools Superintendent Derrick Lopez also told the crowd of sixth- and...

Judge dismisses water researcher's defamation lawsuit

Mar. 22, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Virginia Tech researcher who helped expose the Flint, Michigan, water crisis can't silence critics with a federal defamation lawsuit. The Roanoke Times reports that U.S. District Court Judge Michael Urbanski dismissed Marc Edwards' $3 million lawsuit against...

The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in Michigan

Mar. 15, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

VERNON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Authorities say four tornadoes touched down in mid-Michigan during a fast-moving storm that swept across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Costello says two tornadoes...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings 'Day of Action' to Flint, Michigan

Mar. 1, 2019 12:51 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Yo-Yo Ma brought both music and a call for social change to Flint, Michigan, on Thursday. The famed cellist performed for more than 100 fans inside a gymnasium at Berston Field House during his visit to the city that is still feeling the effects of a lead-contaminated water crisis. But...

Jaden Smith's foundation bringing clean water to Flint

Mar. 1, 2019 9:01 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jaden Smith's foundation and a church are working to bring cleaner water to Flint, Michigan. The rapper's organization and First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church on Friday announced they'll deploy a mobile water filtration system known as "The Water Box" that reduces lead and other...

Scientific model will help Flint dig up bad water pipes

Feb. 13, 2019 8:30 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The city of Flint has agreed to use a scientific model to determine which homes likely have lead or steel water lines as officials try to comply with a 2017 agreement to replace the pipes following the city's lead water crisis. The updated deal was filed Tuesday but needs a federal...

Judge: Give me weeks for decision in big Flint water case

Feb. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge said Wednesday it will likely take weeks for him to decide whether Michigan's former health director will continue to face involuntary manslaughter charges arising from the Flint water crisis. The issue for Genesee County Judge Joseph Farah is whether to overturn a ruling last...

Michigan governor revamps environmental agency after Flint

Feb. 4, 2019 4:09 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took steps Monday to restructure and rename the state environmental agency that drew criticism for its handling of the Flint water crisis under former Gov. Rick Snyder. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will become the Department of...

Natural gas shortage ends, auto plants to resume production

Jan. 31, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of Michigan auto plants and large commercial buildings that were forced to close or cut operations Thursday due to a natural gas shortage can resume production at midnight. Consumers Energy had asked the plants and other big gas users to curtail work for fear of running out of gas for...