Nine charged in Flint water, ex-Gov. Snyder pleads not guilty

Nine charged in Flint water, ex-Gov. Snyder pleads not guilty

The list of former Flint officials charged in the city’s drinking water fiasco grew to nine as Michigan prosecutors unveiled a sweeping package of indictments with charges ranging from misdemeanor neglect of duty on up to manslaughter. The defendants — including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who was first charged the day before — were … Read more

UFC won’t punish fighters for marijuana use in policy change

UFC won't punish fighters for marijuana use in policy change

The UFC will no longer punish fighters for using marijuana in most cases, making a major change to its anti-doping policy. The world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion confirmed Thursday that it will no longer worry about positive tests for carboxy-THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, unless it believes a fighter used it intentionally to … Read more

Tunisia marks revolution’s 10th anniversary in lockdown

Tunisia marks revolution's 10th anniversary in lockdown

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia on Thursday commemorated the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed pro-democracy uprisings, strife and civil war in the region during what became known as the Arab Spring. But there were … Read more

COVID-19 means long-term budget nightmare for NYC

COVID-19 means long-term budget nightmare for NYC

New York City may face a long-term budget nightmare as the coronavirus crisis cuts deeply into key sources of tax revenue, leaving City Hall scrambling to fill a $5.3 billion shortfall next year alone, Mayor de Blasio warned Thursday. Hizzoner made the remarks as he rolled out a $92.3 billion spending proposal for city government … Read more

‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond confirms cancer diagnosis

'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond confirms cancer diagnosis

Dustin Diamond of “Saved by the Bell” fame has confirmed his cancer diagnosis just days after an emergency hospitalization. The 44-year-old actor and his team revealed the disheartening diagnosis via his official Facebook account Thursday evening. “Official Statement from Team Dustin,” it began. “At this time we can confirm that Dustin does have cancer. Dustin … Read more

Jets let Titans’ Arthur Smith leave as coach search drags on

Jets let Titans' Arthur Smith leave as coach search drags on

The Jets are nearly two weeks into their search for a new head coach. When they will find one is anyone’s guess. On Thursday, the Jets completed a second interview with Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. He’s the second candidate they have interviewed in person in New Jersey. They interviewed 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh … Read more