Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday at a Senate hearing where Republicans defended the nominee but Democrats attacked his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his financial activities as a member of Congress.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

All 6 dead in helicopter crash in central Italy

CAMPO FELICE, Italy (AP) — A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people aboard in the latest tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche, officials said. 

  • Written by PIETRO DECRISTOFARO, GREGORIO BORGIA and PAOLO SANTALUCIA , Associated Press

Flint, Michigan, water has fallen below federal lead limit

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis.

 

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT , Associated Press

S. Carolina lawmaker resigns; faces domestic violence charge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state lawmaker accused of beating his wife bloody resigned on Tuesday rather than be expelled from the Statehouse after a grand jury indicted him on a felony aggravated domestic violence charge that could put him in prison for up to 20 years.

  • Written by SEANNA ADCOX , Associated Press

Chicago man gets 9 months in celebrity nude photo hack

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in prison for hacking the electronic accounts of 30 celebrities and stealing private information, including nude videos and photos.

 

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS