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Flint mayor ousted as recovery, rebuilding trust continue

Nov. 6, 2019 12:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Flint, Michigan, will continue to recover from a lead-contaminated water crisis with a new mayor, who will in turn work to rebuild residents' shattered trust. Former Flint city councilman and current third-term state Rep. Sheldon Neeley on Tuesday defeated incumbent Mayor Karen...

Former city councilman Neeley ousts incumbent Flint mayor

Nov. 5, 2019 11:20 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Voters have elected a new mayor in Flint, Michigan, where recovery from a lead-contaminated water crisis remains a major issue. Former Flint city councilman and current state Rep. Sheldon Neeley on Tuesday defeated incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver. The Genesee County Clerk's Office reports...

Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 4, 2019 6:12 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER IN UKRAINE SCANDAL IS WILLING TO DO The person has offered to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person's lawyer says. 2. WHERE LEAD IN WATER IS WORSE THAN...

Man gets prison for throwing rock that killed Michigan rider

Oct. 30, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a man whose windshield was smashed by a rock on Interstate 75 in Michigan. Kyle Anger was one of five males charged in the death of 32-year-old Ken White, who was killed while riding as a passenger...

Workers at large GM plant in Michigan approve contract

Oct. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Workers at one of the largest General Motors factories have voted to ratify a new contract with the company, an indication that a five-week strike could be coming to an end. United Auto Workers Local 598 at a pickup truck plant in Flint, Michigan, approved the contract Wednesday. The local's...

Shields' brother charged in assault on Habazin's trainer

Oct. 16, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor has filed an assault charge against the brother of boxer Claressa Shields in connection with an attack on the trainer for Ivana Habazin before the weigh-in for their fight. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton issued a statement Wednesday saying 28-year-old Artis J. Mack...

A history of key United Auto Workers strikes against GM

Oct. 16, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A rundown of notable labor events involving the United Auto Workers and General Motors Co. General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal Wednesday: 1936-37: The UAW led "sit-down" strikes at GM plants in Flint, Michigan, and other cities as a protest against...

EPA proposes rewrite of rules on lead contamination in water

Oct. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead. Contrary to regulatory rollbacks...

Claressa Shields calls altercation 'inexcusable'

Oct. 5, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Trash talk at a weigh-in or news conference is nothing new in boxing. This was something different entirely. Claressa Shields' homecoming fight Saturday night was canceled because of an altercation before Friday's weigh-in that left her opponent's trainer hospitalized. Shields called...