FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about being poked in the finger. Veronica Robinson explained to 7-year-old Zyontae that it would feel like a mosquito bite.
If you had your car brakes replaced recently, there's a good chance you helped improve water quality without even knowing it. A California law that requires environmentally friendly brake pads is being phased in through the year 2025, but many brake companies are already complying voluntarily.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — After 36 years teaching English at a Roman Catholic school near Puerto Rico's capital, Norma Cardoza planned to retire with a modest pension she trusted she would get from the Archdiocese of San Juan.
The lawsuit asks a Franklin County Circuit Court to block Governor Matt Bevin's order last month to cut funding to colleges and universities by 4.5 percent, or $41 million. Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Democrat, said the cuts violate budget laws and the separation of powers enshrined in the state's constitution. "We strongly disagree" with Beshear's claims, Bevin's spokeswoman, Jessica Ditto, said, adding that his office would respond in court.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina police officer who was charged with a felony for shooting and killing a black driver at the end of a chase took a plea deal Monday and was sentenced to three years of probation.