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Kamala Harris proposes bill to invest in safe drinking water

Jul. 22, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation designed to ensure all Americans, particularly those in at-risk communities, have access to safe, affordable drinking water, the latest response to burgeoning water crises across the country. The California Democrat and presidential...

Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Jul. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...

Snyder withdraws from Harvard fellowship amid Flint backlash

Jul. 3, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder withdrew from a senior research fellowship at Harvard University on Wednesday, amid criticism of the Kennedy School of Government for offering him the position despite his administration's role in the Flint water crisis. Snyder, who served eight years...

Ex-FBI agent defends Flint water probe after criticism

Jul. 2, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former FBI agent who was hired to investigate the water scandal in Flint, Michigan, has defended his team's work following criticism by state prosecutors, saying new criminal charges were in the works when he and the others were swept out. Andy Arena, who has busted mobsters and...

Correction: Snyder-Harvard story

Jul. 1, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story June 30 about former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder being named a Harvard fellow, The Associated Press erroneously reported the day of the announcement. It was Friday, not Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below: Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder named Harvard fellow...

Flint hears from prosecutors who dropped water charges

Jun. 29, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal explained their decision in a public forum Friday night, telling frustrated, shocked and saddened residents they must look at hundreds of mobile devices and millions of documents that a previous...

Lawyer for former priest denies new sex abuse allegations

Jun. 28, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Catholic priest facing sexual abuse charges as part of the Michigan attorney general's ongoing investigation into clergy abuse is denying the new allegations. Vincent DeLorenzo, who served several Michigan churches, was charged last month with criminal sexual...

Michigan officials: Testing will uncover more lead in water

Jun. 26, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials on Wednesday began raising public awareness of tougher sampling rules they expect to result in more drinking water systems exceeding limits for lead, a byproduct of new regulations enacted after Flint's crisis. Samples now have to be taken not only from the first...

GM to upgrade assembly plants ahead of new pickup, SUV lines

Jun. 25, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — General Motors Co. has announced it's investing more than $4.2 billion in assembly plants in Indiana, Michigan and Texas to prepare for the launch of its next generation of pickups and SUVs. The company said Tuesday that it's increasing capacity, improving operating efficiencies and...

Shields injured in training, fight with Habazin postponed

Jun. 21, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Claressa Shields' fight against Ivana Habazin has been postponed because Shields injured her knee in training. Shields said in a statement that she'll heal quickly and will be "training harder than ever" soon. The fight was originally scheduled for Aug. 17 on Showtime, and it was to be...