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FILE - In this Aug, 10, 2017, file photo, Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, appears in Genesee County District Court in Flint, Mich. Lyon, who is blamed in the death of a Flint-area man who had Legionnaires' disease faces a key hearing starting Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, to determine whether he will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. He's accused of failing to alert the public in a timely manner about a Legionnaires' outbreak in the Flint area in 2014-15. (Terray Sylvester/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
Michigan official faces key hearing in Flint water caseA former Michigan health official says he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease
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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 18, 2010, Dr. Brad Black, director of the Libby's asbestos clinic examines a patience at his clinic in Libby, Mont. The cleanup of the northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure entered a new phase Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, as officials begin crafting ways to keep residents safe over the long term. The five-member Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team was scheduled to meet for the first time after being established by the Montana Legislature earlier this year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer,File)
Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup siteThe cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure is entering a new phase as officials begin crafting ways to keep residents safe over the long term
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
Civil rights commission: Discrimination risk in city finesU.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the use of court fines and fees as revenue sources by municipalities can lead to discrimination and is something the Department of Justice should continue to investigate
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
A plantain field stands under water after the passing of Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. As of Thursday evening, Maria was moving off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The storm was expected to approach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas late Thursday and early Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricityMillions in Puerto Rico face the dispiriting prospect of weeks and even months without electricity
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 14, 2017 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts to his double murder acquittal after the sixth day of jury deliberations at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez's lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017,  the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)
Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, PatsAaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
FILE- In this July 14, 2017 file photo fans watch from behind a net during the third inning of a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies in New York. The New York Yankees do not employ as much netting at Yankee Stadium. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 a young girl in the stands at Yankee Stadium had to be carried out after she was hit by a line drive. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attentionFoul ball that struck girl at Yankees game gets game's attention
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., asks questions during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Warner is writing a bill that would require social media companies to disclose who funded political ads, similar to television broadcasters. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, that the company would require similar disclosures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulationThe Latest: Warner eyes regulation of political ads on social media
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Rescue workers and volunteers search for survivors in the aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the Ninos Heroes neighborhood in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Workers, some wearing helmets, sometimes calling for silence, as they tried to reach survivors. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quakeAttempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings in Mexico are in a third day, as desperation mounts for loved ones who had high hopes for quick rescues
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
A woman walks past an apartment building that collapsed after an earthquake in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has stunned central Mexico, killing more than 200 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
The Latest: Death toll in Mexican quake rises to 273Mexican presidency says earthquake death toll rises to 273, including 137 in the capital
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
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