US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a new report by U.S. Army engineers.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press

Md. legislature overrides veto on felon voting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill with the help of a lawmaker who was allowed to vote twice: once as a member of the House and again as a senator.

  • Written by BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press

Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the drinking water source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones.

  • Written by ASHLEY LISENBY, Associated Press

What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.

Now the city's mayor, he recalls the Lyric's beauty, but also the way it isolated black people.

  • Written by JAY REEVES, Associated Press