In fight against Zika, Brazil battles neglect, cash crunch

CAMPINA GRANDE, Brazil (AP) — In May, as the first cases of the Zika virus were being detected in Brazil, Rossandra Oliveira stopped receiving a critical tool she needed to do her job: insecticide.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

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