Obama signs emergency order over Flint water

DETROIT (AP) — President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration Saturday that clears the way for federal aid for Flint, Michigan, which is undergoing a drinking water crisis.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

Man dies after taking part in botched French clinical trial

PARIS (AP) — A man died in a French hospital Sunday after taking part in an experimental drug trial for a painkiller, and five other participants remain hospitalized after one of France's most troubling medical incidents.

  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Warehouse worker takes third of $1.6 billion Powerball pot


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A small-town warehouse supervisor turned in one of three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot on Friday, and swiftly announced that he would take his money now, giving up hundreds of millions of dollars in the future.

  • Written by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Top US, Iranian diplomats focus on clinching nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister suggested Saturday that the U.N. atomic agency is close to certifying that his country has met all commitments under its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers, as he began a series of meetings with his European Union and U.S. counterparts on implementing the accord.

  • Written by GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Police say man arrested in US vehicle stolen from refuge

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested a man they said was driving a government vehicle stolen from a wildlife refuge being occupied by an armed group protesting federal land policies as the standoff in Oregon's high desert hit the two-week mark.

  • Written by KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press