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Prosecutors lose again in bid to revive Flint water charges

Dec. 21, 2022 17:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors again lost a key decision Wednesday in another effort to revive charges against Michigan's former health chief who was accused of negligence in certain deaths linked to the Flint water crisis. The state appeals court said a Flint-area judge followed an...

Ex-Michigan health chief asks court to end Flint water saga

Nov. 17, 2022 14:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan's former health director are urging an appeals court to quickly stop an effort to revive criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis of 2014-15. Nick Lyon's defense team made the plea this week in response to a pledge by prosecutors to try...

5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed on Legionnaires' disease

Nov. 14, 2022 13:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people died of Legionnaires' disease over the summer at a New York City nursing home that had been cited repeatedly for improper maintenance of the cooling towers where the Legionella bacteria can spread, The New York Times reported. The outbreak at Amsterdam...