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3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate “without fear or favor” the scandal over Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead, seven of 15 defendants have pleaded no […]
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15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint’s water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave them without a criminal record. — Michael Prysby, Stephen Busch, Liane Shekter Smith, Adam […]
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Friday US briefing: Trump escalates feud with Pelosi amid shutdown

How the president’s two years in power have changed key US policies ... North Korean envoy to meet Pompeo ... Democrat takes charge of Flint water crisis investigationGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, North Korea, US, World news, US news, Culture, Asia Pacific, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Trump, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Pelosi, Tim Walker


Flint water crisis: hope for justice as top Democrat vows to review investigation

Critics say there was little accountability when Republicans headed the investigation and its targets have been let off lightly New Democratic leadership in the investigation into the Flint water crisis has sparked hope among activists that a tougher line will be taken on prosecuting officials and compensating victims of the environmental disaster.The move comes after three years of Republicans leading the investigation saw 15 state and city officials face criminal charges or be prosecuted over ...
Tags: US news, Democrats, US politics, Michigan, Flint, Flint Water Crisis


Spitfires Remain Focused on Future at Trade Deadline

The OHL trade deadline has come and gone and the Windsor Spitfires’ plan to focus on the future remains firmly in place. This season’s deadline occurred last Thursday at noon and Spitfires’ general manager Warren Rychel was busy working the phones. Rychel, who has built three Memorial Cup champions since 2008, has never been one to shy away from making deals to help his club. While he made moves to build a winner in 2016-17, last season was all about the rebuild and this deadline was much of the...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, NHL, Ottawa, Windsor, Flint, Morgan, Campbell, Terry Wilson, Bernard, Des Moines, Erie, Bulldogs, OHL, Sarnia, Flint Firebirds


Warren Buffet's Principle (The Little Game, Part 3 of 3)

[Note: Some of you won't like this, and that's cool—we all own our own photography. It just means this post isn't for you, that's all. Don't sweat it—even excellent treatments can't be good for every patient.] For those of you playing along, in Part 1 you wrote down 25 categories that your photography falls into; in Part 2 you prioritized them or ranked their importance to you. Here's the big idea: You should not only concentrate on your Top Five categories, but also actively avoid the other twe...
Tags: Photography, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Buffett, Flint, Michael Johnston, James Clear, Don, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Scott Dinsmore, Photographic aesthetics, Mike Flint


Windsor Spitfires Weekly: New Year, New Faces & New Outlook

A new year and a fresh start could be just what the doctor ordered for the Windsor Spitfires. With 2019 taking control, something has changed with the Spitfires and optimism is starting to peek around the corner. Undeniably, it’s been a rough season in the Rose City. With a record of 18-19-2-1, good for seventh in the Western Conference, expectations haven’t been met and inconsistent hockey has been the story on both sides of the puck. Over the last week, though, there’s a new vibe around the ri...
Tags: Column, Sport, Finland, Vancouver, Hockey, Flint, Campbell, Allen, Erie, OHL, Flint Firebirds, Amico, Saginaw Spirit, Allen Campbell, Rychel, Mississauga Steelheads


Man bound over for trial in Michigan motel room slaying

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman during sex and then stuffing her body under a motel room bed has been bound over for trial. Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Thornton was bound over Monday on charges of first-degree murder and unlawful imprisonment in the strangulation of 28-year-old Jessica Flood, of Flint. Prosecutors say […]
Tags: News, Nation, Michigan, Flint, Mich AP, Aaron Thornton, Jessica Flood of Flint


Another misdemeanor deal in Flint water investigation

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s former drinking water regulator has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in the Flint water investigation. It’s a break for Liane Shekter Smith, who was facing felony charges, including involuntary manslaughter , in an investigation of Flint’s lead-tainted water and a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. Smith pleaded no contest Monday to […]
Tags: News, Nation, Michigan, Smith, Flint, Mich AP, Liane Shekter Smith


The Mormon polygamists who believe Missouri is the 'promised land'

The Ranch is a mystery to those in neighboring towns, but is considered Zion to the about 400 polygamists who live thereAfter church, Flint Laub, his two wives and their 10 children sat down at the kitchen table to eat pizza.The lunch was served in the big house, where Michelle Laub, 32, and her seven children live. Flint’s second wife is Ruth Anne Laub, who is 25 and Michelle’s half-sister. She recently gave birth to her third child. Ruth Anne Laub and her kids live in a second house a few step...
Tags: Utah, Religion, Missouri, Mormonism, Zion, Flint, Michelle, Flint Laub, Michelle Laub, Ruth Anne Laub


Girl, 6, rescued after posting photos of dead father online

MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in southeast Michigan say a 6-year-old girl has been rescued from a home after posting photos on social media of her dead father and unconscious stepmother. Police in Mount Morris Township, just north of Flint, say a relative in Tennessee contacted them after seeing the pictures. Officers went […]
Tags: News, Nation, Tennessee, Michigan, Flint, Mount Morris Township, MORRIS TOWNSHIP Mich AP


Windsor Spitfires Weekly: Propellers Stuck to Start Second-Half

The Christmas break was supposed to mean rest, relaxation and a renewed energy for the Windsor Spitfires. Instead, there was a lot of head scratching as the team struggles to find its way. Before the break, the Spitfires lost four of five games and were outscored 26-15. That’s not a good look for a team and head coach Trevor Letowski and his staff had plenty of work to do. Systems needed to be tweaked, lines set and confidence renewed. However, now after the break, not much has changed. Weekend...
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Officials Avoid Felony Charges By Pleading No Contest In Flint Water Scandal

Stephen Busch and Michael Prysby, state environmental officials, agreed to testify against others in the Flint crisis.
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2 Michigan regulators take plea deals in Flint water case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in exchange for more serious charges being dropped. Michael Prysby and Stephen Busch, employees at the state Department of Environmental Quality, also agreed to testify against others under the terms of their deals. They entered […]
Tags: News, Nation, Michigan, Flint, LANSING Mich AP, State Department of Environmental Quality, Stephen Busch, Michael Prysby


Flint students getting laptops thanks to Musk Foundation

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A donation from tech billionaire Elon Musk will provide laptop computers to middle school students in Flint, Michigan, as the city recovers from a contaminated water crisis. The Elon Musk Foundation is giving about $424,000 for the project helping seventh and eighth grade students. The announcement was made Wednesday at a […]
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Elon Musk has reportedly donated $423,600 to Flint public schools to buy laptops for all of its seventh and eighth-grade students

The Musk Foundation, Elon Musk's philanthropic organization, has donated $423,600 to Flint Community Schools (FCS) — Flint, Michigan's public school district — to purchase laptops for all of the district's seventh and eighth-grade student, MLive reports. The donation was reportedly announced during a school board meeting on Wednesday evening. Flint Community Schools and a representative for Musk did not immediately respond to requests for comment.   The Musk Foundation, Elon Musk's philanthro...
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Top Dem sends 51 letters to Trump administration demanding information

In a preview of the aggressive oversight Democrats plan to unleash in the next Congress, the incoming Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee sent more than 50 letters Wednesday to the Trump administration demanding answers about everything from family separations at the border to the Flint water crisis to security clearances and Cabinet secretary travel.
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Flint pedestrian, 75, hit by car seriously hurt

The 75-year-old woman's injuries are said to be life-threatening.
Tags: News, Flint


Flint Mayor Discuss The Cities Water Three Years After Declaring A State Of Emergency

Steve Inskeep speaks with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, three years after she declared a state of emergency in her city over lead seepage into drinking water.
Tags: News, Flint, Karen Weaver, Steve Inskeep


A Wall Street veteran is teaming up with Victor Cruz and Draymond Green to launch a tech accelerator for startups in an unlikely city — Flint

Robert Wolf, a former top Wall Street executive and fundraiser for former President Barack Obama, is bringing together a group of industry leaders, high-profile athletes, journalists, and entrepreneurs to launch an accelerator for startups. The new accelerator group, named 100K Ventures, will focus on assisting startups in Flint, Michigan, a town that became known for its crisis with lead-contaminated water. Several influential figures, including three-time NBA champion Draymond Green and form...
Tags: US, NFL, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Nba, Philadelphia, Flint Michigan, Flint, Draymond Green, Michael Nutter, Soledad O Brien, Victor Cruz, Ventures, Robert Wolf, UBS Americas


A Wall Street veteran is teaming up with Victor Cruz and Draymond Greek to launch a tech accelerator for startups in an unlikely city — Flint

Robert Wolf, a former top Wall Street executive and fundraiser for former President Barack Obama, is bringing together a group of industry leaders, high-profile athletes, journalists, and entrepreneurs to launch an accelerator for startups. The new accelerator group, named 100K Ventures, will focus on assisting startups in Flint, Michigan, a town that became known for its crisis with lead-contaminated water. Several influential figures, including three-time NBA champion Draymond Green and form...
Tags: US, NFL, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, Nba, Philadelphia, Flint Michigan, Flint, Draymond Green, Michael Nutter, Soledad O Brien, Victor Cruz, Ventures, Robert Wolf, UBS Americas


The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts Over $100

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until 12pm CT the next day, and the winner will get to choose an item of their choice from that day’s featured shop.  For the final day of our 12 Days of Christmas, we’re going out with a bang by featuring Huckberry’s Gifts Over $100 Shop. If you...
Tags: Usa, Life, Massachusetts, Travel & leisure, Portugal, Denmark, Gift Guides, Damascus, Giveaway, Rhodes, Promotion, Flint, Kohl, Huckberry, AOM, Astis Glove Handsewn


The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts Made in the USA

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until 12pm CT the next day, and the winner will get to choose an item of their choice from that day’s featured shop.  When you buy something made in the good ol’ USA, you know you’re not only getting a quality item that’s built to last, you’re al...
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Female stars will help HBO Boxing ride off into sunset

Cecilia Braekhus of Norway was one of two to become the first women to fight on HBO when she successfully defended her four welterweight world titles against Kali Reis on May 5 at StubHub Center. On Saturday, Braekhus and Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes will tangle in the main event at StubHub in what will be HBO’s final boxing telecast, assuming it sticks to its proclamation that it is done with the sweet science after this year. Braekhus is grateful. “I’m very happy and excited with this great oppor...
Tags: Hbo, England, Australia, Mexico, New York City, Sports, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Brooklyn, Belgium, Boxing, Norway, Espn, Detroit, KO


Michigan’s medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday. Dr. Eden Wells, a member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Cabinet, is among five people facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection to an outbreak of […]
Tags: News, Michigan, Flint, Rick Snyder, LANSING Mich AP, Nation & World Politics, Eden Wells


The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts $50-$100

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until 12pm CT the next day, and the winner will get to choose an item of their choice from that day’s featured shop.  If you’re looking for that perfect Goldilocks gift — not too expensive, not too cheap — look no further than Huckberry’s $50-$10...
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Flint officials say milestone reached in lead line work

DETROIT (AP) — Flint officials say they are a year ahead of schedule in tackling a court-mandated order to deal with lead service lines as the Michigan city recovers from its contaminated water crisis, but an environmental group disputes it. The city says it’s checked more than 18,000 service lines, and replaced 7,700. Mayor Karen […]
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Thousands of Wisconsinites turn out to protest outgoing Republicans' plan to seize power after electoral defeat

8 years after Scott Walker and his Koch-backed GOP used voter suppression and gerrymandering to steal control over Wisconsin, Wisconsites finally pried his crooked ass out of the governor's chair, but Walker and Co want to blow up the state on their way out. The lame-duck session of the Wisconsin legislature is about to pass a suite of undemocratic and illegal reforms to the state's legislative and regulatory system that will allow them to steal a state supreme court seat (their nominee is ...
Tags: Post, News, Obamacare, Gop, Protests, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Michigan, Flint, Koch, Walker, John Nichols, Wisconsin Capitol, Guillotine Watch, Wipowergrab, Wisconsin Wisconsites


The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts for the Rad Dad

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until 12pm CT the next day, and the winner will get to choose an item of their choice from that day’s featured shop.  It’s easy for dads to get the short end of the Christmas stick. Socks, underwear, neckties, chintzy mugs. Sometimes those things...
Tags: Life, Vancouver, Gift Guides, Dad, Giveaway, Flint, Timex, Gifts For Men, Huckberry, AOM, Todd Snyder, Hori Hori, Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack This Timex, Rad Dad Shop, Leatherman Wave Multitool Leatherman


The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Gifts Under $50

Welcome to AoM’s 12 Days of Christmas! We’ve partnered with Huckberry to bring you 12 straight days of awesome gift guides and giveaways. Each day will feature a different Huckberry shop with 10 gift ideas, as well as a giveaway. The giveaways will run until 12pm CT the next day, and the winner will get to choose an item of their choice from that day’s featured shop.  If you’re trying to do your Christmas shopping without blowing out your budget, you’re likely looking for gifts that come in und...
Tags: Usa, Life, America, Travel & leisure, Ohio, Tsa, Gift Guides, Giveaway, Promotion, Flint, Stanley, Pappy Van Winkle, Dopp, Huckberry, AOM, Bissell Maple Farm