Michigan State names former justice its general counsel

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has named a former state Supreme Court justice, Robert Young, to be its general counsel as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The school’s interim president, John...

Georgians vote in race centered on immigration, education

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican contest centered largely on who loved guns the most and was toughest on immigration, while the Democratic race was a battle of two former legislative colleagues tussling over ethics accusations and their records on education. But in...

The Latest: EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a hearing with EPA chief Scott Pruitt on a widespread contaminant in drinking water (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency is barring The Associated Press, CNN and the environmental-focused news organization E&E...

Milwaukee police to release video of Bucks guard’s arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s mayor is expressing concern about police conduct in the stun-gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown in January. Mayor Tom Barrett says he’s viewed police video of Brown’s arrest over an alleged parking violation. He did not...

South Carolina grocery censors graduation cake inscription

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman isn’t happy a grocery store censored her honor graduate son’s cake, which was supposed to include the Latin phrase “Summa Cum Laude.” Cara Koscinski told The Post and Courier of Charleston she ordered a...

France’s Macron says no plan can help suburbs, jobs will

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said he won’t announce a new plan to fix the country’s poor suburbs but rather work on providing more jobs for young people. Macron noted that the first plan to fight French suburbs’ poverty was launched forty...

Markets Right Now: US stocks open broadly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as the U.S. and China make more progress on defusing their trade tensions. Automakers rose early Tuesday after China lowered tariffs...

Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the...

Ford to invest in Romanian plant to ramp up production

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ford says it plans to invest some 200 million euros ($236 million) and create 1,500 new jobs to build a second vehicle at its plant in Romania. The automaker did not unveil the model when it made the announcement Tuesday about the new model, which...

Pruitt: Dealing with water contaminant a ‘national priority’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt says dealing with a widespread contaminant in drinking water is a “national priority.” Pruitt spoke Tuesday as he opened a hearing on the contaminants, known as perfluoroalkyl and...