Winners, losers from the first night of the Democratic convention

DEM 2016 Philadelphia-5

A tumultuous first day of the Democratic National Convention is in the books. I watched, tweeted...


The Latest: 6 public workers charged in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges connected to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says the six state employees charged with crimes related to Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis hid the truth from...


Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

Woman Dead in Jail

DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny....


Marine F/A-18 crash kills one; jet broke apart in a dive, witness says

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. A Marine F/A-18C Hornet crashed during a training exercise in the Mojave desert Thursday night, killing the pilot, the Marine Corps announced Friday. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. near 29 Palms, California, according to a Marine Corps release. The cause of the...


Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

Newtown Shooting New School

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they’ll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning and, above all, safe. The old Sandy...


Six Michigan employees charged with misconduct in Flint water crisis

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Six Michigan employees were charged with misconduct in office Friday for their alleged roles in the lead contamination of Flint’s water supply, which has exposed thousands of children to the toxin and left most in the city drinking bottled water for more than two...


2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, in traffic stop

San Diego Officers Shot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A traffic stop led to a gunbattle that killed an anti-gang police officer and seriously wounded another, authorities said Friday. A suspect was shot and taken into custody while authorities searched for others who may have been involved. The slain officer, a husband and father of...


Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state’s governor said Friday. No mosquitoes in the state have tested positive for Zika, but one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties likely contracted the virus...


Stocks slightly higher as oil prices reverse decline

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly higher in midday trading Friday, as investors worked through another mixed batch of corporate earnings, this time from positive results from Google’s parent company Alphabet and Amazon, and disappointing results from oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil. The Bank of...


Menendez loses bid to toss corruption indictment

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Sen. Robert Menendez faces trial on federal corruption allegations after an appeals court said the New Jersey Democrat’s alleged actions on behalf of a campaign donor weren’t protected by the U.S. Constitution. The ruling Friday was a victory for the U.S. Justice Department....


FBI probes another hack tied to Russia

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Russian government hackers have breached the computers of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to individuals familiar with the matter. The intrusion appeared to be carried out by the same Russian intelligence service that hacked the Democratic...

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