Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, listens closely as Genesee District Judge David J. Goggins gives his deci

Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

A judge on Monday ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal.

Kavanaugh, in memo, advised graphic sex questions for Clinton

August 20
In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
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Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday.
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Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy.
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Crowded Wyoming Republican governor's race heads to vote

Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator.
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After more than a century behind bars, the Nabisco animals finally went wild on the recognizable red box. PETA had asked the company to change the design.
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Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

The hacking attempts, tied to the Russian government, target political groups and mirror similar Russian attacks before the 2016 election.
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Surf's up in California, where it's now the official sport

"Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962.
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Sen. Collins, potential swing vote, to meet with Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who's seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation.
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August 20

Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist

In a city with a long tradition of leftist street activism, Robin Bell has become something of a D.C. celebrity.
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August 20

Man admits wife's murder, blames her for daughters' deaths

The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killings and strangled their mother inside the family's suburban Denver home, according to court documents.
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August 20

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.
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August 20

Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
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August 20

Trump plan rolls back Obama's coal emissions standards

The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
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August 20

Trump looks to Brennan for a foil in Russia probe spat

With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit.
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August 20

Poll shows support for charter schools, vouchers is growing

Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.
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August 20

Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for 'misfortune'

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show.
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August 20

Day at the beach turns to panic, tragedy; married couple die

One moment, Matt Tomaszewski was enjoying a sunny day at the beach with his family. The next, he was running to the ocean with his paddleboard to try to save the lives of six swimmers caught in a rip current.
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Animal crackers break out of their cages

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Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

For years, Tesla's board remained almost invisible, staying behind the curtain as superstar Chairman and CEO Elon Musk guided the electric car maker to huge…
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FBI: Chinese man kidnapped after business meeting in LA

The FBI is looking for three suspects who kidnapped a Chinese man after a business meeting in the Los Angeles area last month, but authorities haven't heard from the kidnappers since they demanded a $2 million ransom and the man remains missing, investigators said Monday.
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August 20

Another hearing set to begin in Penn State frat death case

Former members of a Penn State fraternity are due in court for a preliminary hearing on charges related to the February 2017 death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking.