LGBT law puts North Carolina governor in precarious position

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press

3 officials charged in Flint water crisis; more predicted

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has become a criminal case, with two state regulators and a city employee charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that alarmed the country and brought cries of racism.

  • Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press ED WHITE, Associated Press

Police say shooting on St. Louis campus possibly road rage

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A school employee who was shot in the arm while riding in a car on the Washington University campus told investigators that road rage was behind the incident that led to a 90-minute lockdown Wednesday, suburban St. Louis police said.

  • Written by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Group sues Interior over 'fast track' deep-sea well permits

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group sued the Interior Department on Wednesday for what it called the "fast track" permitting of potentially dangerous oil and natural gas wells in offshore waters. The action came on the sixth anniversary of the nation's largest offshore oil spill.

  • Written by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press