Volcano eruption in Aleutian Islands sparks aviation alert

 

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation Tuesday after a volcano erupted in the Aleutian Islands that reportedly sent ash thousands of feet into the air. The alert was downgraded hours later.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

McConnell rejects calls for select panel on Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting bipartisan calls for a special committee to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, which American intelligence says was aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Emergency managers charged over Flint's lead-tainted water

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general filed more criminal charges Tuesday in the investigation of lead-tainted water in Flint, targeting two former state-appointed emergency managers who were running the troubled city and played key roles in making changes to the supply that caused the crisis.

  • Written by ED WHITE, Associated Press