Special Report: Flawed CDC report left Indiana children vulnerable to lead poisoning
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:18:14 -0400
By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell EAST CHICAGO, Indiana (Reuters) - In this industrial northwest Indiana city, hundreds of families who live in a gated public housing community with prim lawns and a new elementary school next door are searching for new homes. The school, temporarily closed, has been taken over by the Environmental Protection Agency and health officials who offer free blood tests to check residents for lead poisoning. Long after the U.S. lead industry left East Chicago, a toxic legacy remains.
Senate overwhelmingly rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:52:49 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government. The final vote was 97-1 against the veto. Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid was the lone "no" vote. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate, and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats and is a former White House contender, did not vote. ...
FBI Director calls 'stop and frisk' an important tool when used right
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:41:49 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey told a House of Representatives panel on Wednesday that the police tactic known as "stop and frisk" is an important tool when used right.
Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:57:19 -0400
Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday. There were 10,854 air rage incidents ...
Senate poised to move forward on bill averting government shutdown
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:56:26 -0400
By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday was poised to pass legislation funding the federal government from Oct. 1 to Dec. 9, averting a shutdown of agencies this weekend. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the vote on the stop-gap spending bill would begin at 2 p.m. EDT. The breakthrough came after Republicans pledged to support passage by year's end of separate legislation helping the city of Flint, Michigan recover from a long-running water crisis that has exposed children and other residents to lead contamination.
Philly man who stepped outside for smoke shot, killed
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:55:27 -0400
Philadelphia Police say a man who stepped outside of a home to smoke a cigarette in Wissinoming was killed in hail of gunfire.
Man killed after vehicle crashes into house in Mercer County identified
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:54:56 -0400
Family members have identified the man was killed after an SUV crashed into the front of his parents' home in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.
Bridge case witness thought he was still on Christie's team
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:54:22 -0400
A self-described conspirator in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case testified Wednesday that he expected to stay in Republican Gov. Chris Christie's "political future" even after he resigned.
APNewsBreak: Autopsy of woman found dead in freezer amended
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:50:50 -0400
A medical examiner says an exit button inside a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone ...
State health agency spokeswoman resigns over debate tweets
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:47:30 -0400
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) â The lead spokeswoman for North Dakota's Health Department has resigned over acknowledged "inappropriate" comments she accidentally posted on the agency's Twitter account during Monday night's presidential debate.