Vietnam's southern delta faces worst drought in history

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's southern Mekong Delta, the country's main rice growing region, is experiencing the worst drought and saline intrusion in recent history that has affected more than half a million people, officials said Thursday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DC subway shutdown ends, but systemic problems remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters in the nation's capital were able to return to their regular routines Thursday morning after an unprecedented daylong shutdown of the Washington subway system.

  • Written by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

Governor, EPA chief agree: Michigan agency failed Flint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality repeatedly gave assurances that water from the Flint River was safe, when in reality it had dangerous levels of lead, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Obama nominates Garland to high court, challenging GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging Republicans to drop their adamant refusal to even consider his choice in an election year.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press