Accident or crime? VA worker faces trial in patient's death

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Hospital officials called it an accident when a 70-year-old psychiatric patient was fatally injured in an altercation with a nursing assistant at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in central Louisiana three years ago.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Frustrated GOP lawmakers weigh move to impeach top judges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas, weary of conflicts with a judiciary that has been pushing for more school spending, are beginning to act on a measure to expand the legal grounds for impeaching judges.

  • Written by JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer

Class action suit filed by residents over Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit stemming from Flint's lead-contaminated water was filed Monday on behalf of the city's residents against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as well as other current and former government officials and corporations.


From calm to chaos: A reporter's escorted visit to Syria

LATAKIA, Syria (AP) — At first glance, the Mediterranean port of Latakia doesn't look like a city at war. Its streets are jammed with traffic, stylish women chat under palm trees, and idyllic orange groves stretch for miles.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press