(Reuters) - The mayor of Flint has declared a state of emergency, acknowledging that switches in the Michigan's city's water sourcing have caused high lead levels in drinking water. The elevated lead levels were caused by the city switching to the Flint River from Detroit's water system as a water source, the city said in a statement. In October, the city switched back to the Detroit system, but lead levels are still "well above" the acceptable federal level in many homes, the city said. The state of emergency, declared by Mayor Karen Weaver at a council meeting on Monday evening, activates the city's emergency support plan, heightens communication and raises awareness within the city, city spokesman Sean Kammer said. The city would be eligible for financial aid from the state and Federal Emergency Management Agency if a state of emergency is declared by the governor or the president, Kammer said. Last month, Flint residents filed a federal lawsuit accusing the city and state of endangering their health by exposing them to dangerous lead levels in their tap water, after switching their supply in April 2014 to save money. Residents complained of various health problems from using the local water, including respiratory disorders and skin lesions, despite officials' assurances that the water was safe. Governor Rick Snyder and former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling were among the defendants in the lawsuit. Walling lost his reelection bid to Weaver last month. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council said last month they also intend to sue if problems are not fixed. Residents are advised to continue using water filters while officials work to develop long term solutions. Flint is located about 70 miles (110 km) northwest of Detroit. (Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Ben Klayman and Frances Kerry)
Kendall Jenner's newest nude snap comes two months after she shared a topless photo of herself lounging poolside
Stars arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 2022 BET Awards celebrating Black...
What may have been Colin Kaepernick’s last shot at a National Football League job didn’t go very well, according to Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. Speaking to urban news site VladTV, Sapp didn’t hold back when Kaepernick’s May workout with the Las Vegas Raiders came up in conversation. The VladTV host mentioned that there were […]
Georgia Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams explains the change in her position on abortion: There is 'no place in that medical decision for ideology or for politicians'
"I understand the sincere concerns. But those are religious concerns, or often concerns driven by personal morality," Abrams said in a CNN interview.
How girls think about their bodies is subjective, but their perception is heavily influenced by a variety of external factors—including their own parents. And, as a result, we may be passing down body image...
- CBS News
Officials have ruled out a stampede and said autopsies would determine if the deaths could be linked to poisoning.
LEBANON, Tenn. — In a race twice delayed by lightning, Chase Elliott stole the thunder from a contingent of Toyota drivers who showed early dominance. After a late caution slowed the action in Sunday‘s Ally 400, Elliott remained on the track and led the field to a restart with four laps left at Nashville Superspeedway. […]
- Good Housekeeping
'The Big Bang Theory' cast member and 'Jeopardy!' cohost Mayim Bialik opened up to actor Justin Long about comments people have told her in public. 'Big Bang Theory' fans showed up for both of them on Instagram.
- Good Housekeeping
Actress, TV personality and 'Food Network' chef Valerie Bertinelli cheekily responded to a TikTok comment on a recent video of hers and fans absolutely loved it.
The impact of Kavanaugh's confirmation on the 2018 elections may reveal how the reversal of Roe v. Wade could impact this year's midterms
40 US House seats flipped to Democratic candidates following Kavanaugh's confirmation, including 27 where GOP candidates were previously leading in the polls.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 35 bills on Friday, including a law allowing local governments to ban smoking on beaches and in parks, and vetoed five, including legislation that would have made it easier for businesses to sue local governments over ordinances.
- USA TODAY Sports - Golfweek
A brutal Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA didn’t end for Lexi Thompson when the last putt dropped.
"When my husband emerges from the camp infirmary with our daughter draped across his arms, I do not recognize her. 'We need a hospital,' I tell him."
Donald Trump Jr. suggested Roe v. Wade was overturned as a direct result of Obama making fun of his father in 2011
Donald Trump Jr. posted a meme suggesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade was a domino effect result of Obama mocking his father.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SUNDAY, 26 JUNE 2022, 18:19 Ukrainian Armed Forces inflicted significant losses on Russian occupying forces on the Bakhmut front and repelled a Russian assault on the Sloviansk front.
Planned Parenthood president slams Liz Cheney over Roe v. Wade tweet: 'This is not about states' rights, this is about power and control
After Friday's Supreme Court decision, Cheney suggested in a tweet that abortion is not illegal, but is now rightfully decided by state legislatures.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
OLHA HLUSHCHENKO - MONDAY, 27 JUNE 2022, 07:07 Ukrainian defenders have repelled assaults and halted the Russian advance near Marinka, as well as on the Bakhmut and Donetsk fronts. Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, information as of 06:00 on 27 June Details: On the Sivershchyna front, Russian forces continue to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border section.
And a fresh tan.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
In the last 24 hours, Ukrainian war planes delivered a series of strikes against Russian troops and armored vehicles near Izyum, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine’s Air Force said in a Telegram post on June 25.
- E! News
Pop star Pink is not just opposed to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, she's also not okay with having fans who support the anti-abortion ruling.