Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis and to update infrastructure, including lead water pipes, in the city and across the state.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

Ferguson is defiant again in deal with Justice Department

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Defiance has often defined Ferguson in the 18 months since a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown and provoked an examination of how poor people and minorities are treated in the St. Louis suburb.

  • Written by JIM SALTER, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

2 deputies wounded, suspect dead in shopping center shootout

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — A man opened fire inside a crowded shopping center restaurant during lunchtime Wednesday and wounded a sheriff's deputy, then exchanged gunfire with another deputy outside, authorities said.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Computer as driver? 'Yes' from feds boosts self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, Associated Press JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.

  • Written by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press