Timeline: The road to the U.K.'s European Union referendum


LONDON (AP) — The British are taking part in a referendum that will decide whether Britain remains part of the European Union or leaves the 28-nation bloc. Here is a timeline of the events that led up to the referendum:


Obama administration decries judge's fracking ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using "21st-century standards" to ensure that oil and gas operations are conducted safely on public lands.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Michigan sues companies that 'botched,' worsened Flint water

FLINT, Michigan (AP) — Michigan's attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against two water engineering companies, saying their negligence caused and exacerbated Flint's lead-tainted water crisis and demanding what could total hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

  • Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press