Millions awake to more snow as blizzard barrels to the east

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps, strong winds that threatened to increase through the weekend, and largely empty roads as residents from the South to the Northeast heeded warnings to hunker down inside while a mammoth storm barreled across a large swath of the country.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

Michigan cooperative, confrontational with US on Flint water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's top environmental officer was by turns cooperative and confrontational with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, pledging to work together to ensure the safety of Flint's drinking water but challenging the legality and scope of some federal demands.

  • Written by ROGER SCHNEIDER, Associated Press JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

Flint lead problem could be eased by recoating old pipes

Flint's mayor has floated a shockingly high price tag to fix the Michigan city's lead-contamination problem: $1.5 billion to replace damaged pipes. Gov. Rick Snyder put the figure at $700 million.

  • Written by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press

4 dead after shootings in northern Saskatchewan

TORONTO (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a high school and a second location in an aboriginal community in northern Saskatchewan on Friday, leaving four dead and at least two injured, officials said.

  • Written by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press