Snyder blames bureaucrats, EPA faults state in Flint crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday blamed career bureaucrats in Washington and his own state for the Flint water-contamination crisis, while the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency faulted him and other state officials.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and Washington officials said, days after its leader Kim Jong Un ordered weapons tests linked to its pursuit of a long-range nuclear missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

  • Written by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Obama admin using unpopular raids to curb border crossings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is openly stepping up efforts to find and deport immigrants who were part of the 2014 surge of illegal crossings by unaccompanied children and families.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

With lack of maintenance, DC subway system loses its luster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closure of the subways in the nation's capital in the middle of the workweek to inspect and repair power cables that could otherwise burst into flames was just the latest symptom of a lengthy decline for the Metro system, once a source of regional pride.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press