Accident or crime? VA worker faces trial in patient's death

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Hospital officials called it an accident when a 70-year-old psychiatric patient was fatally injured in an altercation with a nursing assistant at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in central Louisiana three years ago.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Frustrated GOP lawmakers weigh move to impeach top judges

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas, weary of conflicts with a judiciary that has been pushing for more school spending, are beginning to act on a measure to expand the legal grounds for impeaching judges.

  • Written by JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer

Class action suit filed by residents over Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit stemming from Flint's lead-contaminated water was filed Monday on behalf of the city's residents against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as well as other current and former government officials and corporations.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

From calm to chaos: A reporter's escorted visit to Syria

LATAKIA, Syria (AP) — At first glance, the Mediterranean port of Latakia doesn't look like a city at war. Its streets are jammed with traffic, stylish women chat under palm trees, and idyllic orange groves stretch for miles.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president — and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's disease — has died. She was 94.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press