Michigan

11-year-old charged with manslaughter of boy, 3

An 11-year-old Detroit boy has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old, the first such case that a prosecutor could recall involving a person so young. Prosecutors said in the 11-year-old boy had been visiting his father on Monday when he took a handgun from a closet and tossed it out a window. He then retrieved the gun and jumped into a parked vehicle. The 3-year-old got into the car with the boy, who was not identified, and was shot in the face, the prosecutors said.

Pennsylvania

Attorney general charged with leaking grand jury data

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was charged by a county prosecutor with leaking secret grand jury information and then lying about it under oath. Kane, the first Democrat elected to the office as well as the first woman, said she'll fight the charge as politicians including Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf call for her resignation. Kane, 49, was accused of perjury, obstruction of justice, official oppression, false swearing and conspiracy in a case growing out of leaks to a newspaper.

Washington

No. 3 Senate Democrat to oppose Iran nuclear deal

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat and next-in-line party leader, said that he is breaking with President Obama and will oppose the Iran nuclear deal. The deal, struck last month with Tehran and Western powers, would curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from crippling sanctions. Schumer's split with Obama is remarkable for a senior leader in line to replace Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., after he retires at the end of next year.

Syria

U.S., Russia to back chemical attack resolution

The United States and Russia will support a U.N. Security Council resolution to identify the perpetrators of attacks using chlorine and other chemical agents in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said. The agreement to back the resolution was reached Wednesday night in a one-on-one meeting here between Kerry and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister. The measure could be approved by the Security Council in the next few days.

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