Flooding poses potential risk for 1 million private wells
ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural parts of the Midwest could face the risk of contamination from floodwater, posing a health concern that could linger long after the flooding subsides.
Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed to pay $270 million in a deal announced Tuesday with the state of Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped set off the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.
The Latest: Palestinian envoy to UN lashes out at Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The Palestinian ambassador to the U.N.
Spain: FBI was offered stolen data from NKorea embassy raid
MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group that allegedly led a mysterious attack on the North Korean Embassy in February before offering data stolen during the raid to the FBI.
Prosecutors abandon criminal case against Jussie Smollett
CHICAGO (AP) — In an astonishing reversal, prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, abandoning the case barely five weeks after the "Empire" actor was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago.
Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign
JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a tight race for re-election, the Hamas militant group has suddenly emerged as a major vulnerability for the Israeli leader.
After Mueller, questions loom about 2020 election security
ATLANTA (AP) — The collusion question now answered, another one looms ahead of 2020: Will U.S. elections be secure from more Russian interference? The 22-month-long special counsel investigation underscored how vulnerable the U.S.
House fails to override Trump veto of his border emergency
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump's first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved.
The Latest: House fails to override Trump veto on border
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 2 p.m. An effort by House Democrats to override President Donald Trump's first veto has failed.
Pioneering medical drone program takes off in North Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched Tuesday in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care.
Dems not giving up on Russia probe; Trump visits Republicans
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the government's Russia probe even as Democrats demanded the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full report and intensified their focus on policy issues.
Dems cry foul as Trump calls for striking down 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck down, an outcome that could leave millions uninsured and re-ignite a winning political issue for Democrats.
To glam or not to glam soon after giving birth
NEW YORK (AP) — As Danielle Bayard Jackson was putting together her birthing team, she made sure to include a doula, all the details she wanted taken care of during delivery and how bright the lights should be for ambiance.
Ukraine's integration into West dashed by war and corruption
MOSCOW (AP) — Five years into Ukraine's conflict with Russia, Moscow seems to have Ukraine pinned against the ropes. Ukraine's ambition of joining the European Union and NATO is indefinitely stalled.
Back in Israel, PM consults with military on Gaza violence
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned home from Washington on Tuesday, heading straight into military consultations and vowing further action after a night of heavy fire in which Israeli aircraft bombed Gaza targets and Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel.
Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue
NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn't so black-and-white.
Money Madness: AP analysis shows growing gap in NCAA payouts
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Powered by Ja Morant's no-look passes and Dylan Windler's step-back 3s, March Madness has been a bonanza for the Ohio Valley Conference.
Dutch art sleuth recovers Picasso stolen 20 years ago
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch art detective said Tuesday that he has recovered a valuable painting by Pablo Picasso 20 years after it was stolen from a wealthy Saudi's yacht in France.
What Next? UK lawmakers seize control, aim to unblock Brexit
LONDON (AP) — With the date and terms of Britain's departure from the European Union mired in uncertainty, Parliament has seized control of the political process so lawmakers can try to hammer out a way forward.
Ethics body questions ex-EPA chief's $50-a-night condo deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is refusing to certify one of the final financial disclosure reports of ex-Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, citing the cut-rate $50-a-night deal Pruitt had for a luxury Washington condo.
House Democrats to unveil Affordable Care Act rescue package
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House Democrats, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are unveiling broad legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act.
Avenatti hit with Nike extortion claims, other charges
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Michael Avenatti's star was rising as the combative, media-savvy lawyer representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP'S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED The vote to override the president's first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border would stand.
Buttigieg gains with crowds, TV spots and campaign cash
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is riding in the back of a rented minivan to his last event of the day in South Carolina, munching on cold french fries and critiquing his stage performance so far.
Australian party accused of asking US gun lobby for money
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Tuesday accused an influential minor political party of trying to "sell Australia's gun laws to the highest bidders" by asking the U.S.