Hopkins begins nation's first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It's a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

No charges for 2 Minneapolis officers in fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November fatal shooting of a black man will not face charges, a Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday.

  • Written by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Obama shortens prison sentences for 61 drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday including more than a third serving life sentences, working to give new energy to calls for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Flint official: State overruled plan for corrosion control

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Shortly before this poverty-stricken city began drawing its drinking water from the Flint River in April 2014 in a cost-cutting move, officials huddled at the municipal water treatment plant, running through a checklist of final preparations.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer