Email: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision

Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city's former public works director shows.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press

Yellen: Slower rate hikes if economy disappoints

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of global threats that could hamper growth and compel the Fed to slow the pace of future interest rate hikes.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press

Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.

  • Written by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press