DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to "open up wounds again."
The major U.S. stock indexes moved modestly higher in late-afternoon trading Monday after spending much of the day veering between gains and losses. Materials and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers, while energy stocks fell the most following another steep slump in crude oil prices.
The mayor of Flint, Michigan, which is struggling to cope with dangerous levels of lead in its drinking water, said on Tuesday the city would replace all residents' pipes and was counting on state and federal help to foot the estimated $55 million bill. The city of some 100,000 people was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its source of water from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money. "We're going to restore safe drinking water one house at a time, one child at a time," the city's Democratic mayor, Karen Weaver, told reporters, adding she expected the state's Republican governor, Rick Snyder, to back the move.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July.