"At the state level, political costs for Michigan have been greater than financial costs at this point. Financially strapped Flint was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source for tap water to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 from Detroit's water system to save money.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for the leader of the armed occupation at a national wildlife preserve in Oregon have appealed a judge's decision to keep him in jail, while four holdouts remain holed up in the frozen high desert Monday, nearly a month after the standoff began.
Federal investigators on Monday released thousands of pages about the fatal derailment of an Amtrak passenger train last year in Philadelphia, but the central mystery of what caused the crash remained unexplained. The documents, posted online by the National Transportation Safety Board, include two interviews with the train's engineer, Brandon Bostian, who said he had no recollection of the moments before the accident that killed eight people. "Unfortunately, the last memory I have on the way back is approaching and passing the platforms in North Philadelphia," Bostian, who suffered a concussion, told investigators three days after the crash.
Two Virginia Tech University engineering students appeared in court Monday in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found four days after she apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Police released no more details.