Criminal charges have been filed against six more public safety officials in Michigan in connection with the poisoning of Flint water. Meanwhile, the victims languish awaiting solutions, while political issues prevent an effective level of funding from being approved.
Apple battles the FBI over access to one of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, the World Bank offers funding to those most affected by the Zika virus, the U.S. implements sanctions and shows South Korean support amid rising tensions over North Korea, Flint, MI receives funding from state and federal government for bills and testing, and President Obama signs a disaster declaration for an Alaskan village hit by what may be the most powerful storm ever in the Bering Sea.
Winter Storm Kayla continues to produce blizzard conditions in the upper Midwest and severe thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes across the South, the Flint, MI water crisis continues, California extends its emergency water conservation measures, and a report shows bridges in Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are among nation's worst.
More than 25 schools in New Jersey and schools across at least six other states were the targets of bomb or mass shooting threats, the Denver Fire Chief was attacked and stabbed and the Michigan governor apologizes for the Flint water crisis.