DuPont to pay $50M over mercury-contaminated Virginia rivers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chemical giant DuPont will pay more than $50 million but admit no fault under a proposed environmental settlement after releasing toxic mercury for decades that made its way into Shenandoah Valley waterways, state and federal officials announced Thursday.

  • Written by SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

US defers Philippine aid decision, criticizes Duterte boasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Thursday it is deferring a decision on a major aid package to the Philippines and is deeply troubled by a boast from the nation's leader that he used to drive around looking for criminals to kill.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press

Ex-Milwaukee officer charged in fatal shooting of black man

Prosecutors charged a Milwaukee police officer Thursday with killing a black man in August, alleging the man had thrown his gun away and was unarmed when the officer fired the fatal shot.

  • Written by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

North Dakota oil spill raises questions about safety

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The discovery of an oil pipeline spill earlier this month in western North Dakota has received heightened attention because of the battle over the Dakota Access oil pipeline being built about 150 miles to the southeast.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press; JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

Flynn investigated by Army for wrongly sharing intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The retired Army general chosen by Donald Trump to be national security adviser was investigated for inappropriately sharing classified information with foreign military officers while he was serving as an intelligence commander in Afghanistan.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press