Health workers get lead-test help from Flint student nurses

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about being poked in the finger. Veronica Robinson explained to 7-year-old Zyontae that it would feel like a mosquito bite.

  • Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

Brazil congressional committee votes in favor of impeachment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A congressional committee has recommended that the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff move forward, bringing the possible ouster of the embattled leader a step closer.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

Syrian government launches offensive south of city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and their allies launched an offensive Tuesday to retake an important hilltop village south of the city of Aleppo from militants, including al-Qaida's local affiliate, as President Bashar Assad's government was preparing for parliamentary elections the following day.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

Indian police arrest 7 over temple fire that killed 116

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seven people who had fled after an illegal fireworks display set off a fire that killed at least 116 people at the southern Indian temple where they're board members were arrested Tuesday and will face prosecution, police said.

  • Written by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press

Barricaded gunman causes tweet-storm in ritzy neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man barricaded himself in a garage after a stolen-car chase in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood Monday, a Twitter executive who lives on the street live-tweeted the scene.