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Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

Apr. 19, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis. Federal Judge Linda Parker didn't determine whether EPA employees were negligent when Flint's water system...

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

Apr. 18, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling "God is great" in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack. Amor Ftouhi's statements...

The Latest: Canadian sentenced to life in US airport attack

Apr. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer has been sentenced to life in prison. Amor...

Flint getting $77.7M loan to help with water improvements

Apr. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint is getting $77.7 million in loan assistance that it was promised in 2017 for infrastructure improvements as it deals with the aftermath of its crisis with lead-tainted water . The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it's providing nearly $140 million in loans to fund...

Attorneys seek 25 years for man in Michigan airport stabbing

Apr. 11, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Montreal man convicted of stabbing a police officer at a Flint, Michigan, airport was in debt and saw the attack as a way to become a martyr while benefiting his wife and children financially through a life insurance policy, his attorneys wrote in a Thursday court filing. Amor Ftouhi's...

Youth basketball coach charged with assaulting referee

Apr. 8, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan youth basketball coach accused of punching a Kentucky referee, knocking him unconscious, has been charged with assault. News outlets cite a statement from the McCracken County sheriff's office in Kentucky that says 40-year-old Keyon Menifield of Flint,...

Flint water crisis takes center stage in new play

Apr. 4, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now the issue is taking center stage in a new play at the University of Michigan. Playwright José Casas spent nearly three years interviewing more than 80 people in order to...

Cases of donated water found in old Flint school

Mar. 26, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Numerous cases of bottled water have been discovered inside a former school in Flint, Michigan. The Flint Journal reports the water was found by two people who were inside an old school next to the former St. Agnes Church. Jimmy Cowell shared his video with the newspaper. He says he was...

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...