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Michigan charges 5 former priests with criminal sexual conduct

Five former Catholic priests have been charged in Michigan with criminal sexual conduct, the state attorney general said Friday, amid a monthslong investigation of alleged clergy sexual abuse in the state. Four of the men were arrested in various locations across the country on Thursday, and Michigan will seek the extradition of a fifth from…MORE

Recent flooding has affected at least 1,000 homes in Oklahoma

Flooding has affected hundreds of homes in rain-weary Oklahoma, an official said, and more severe weather is possible Friday and Saturday in the Sooner State. Officials believe floods have had an impact on at least 1,000 homes in some way, especially in northeastern Oklahoma around the swollen Arkansas River, state Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman…MORE

Disaster relief bill stuck in the House following GOP lawmaker’s objection

A disaster relief bill was prevented from advancing in the US House of Representatives on Friday after Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas objected to passing the bill, meaning the more than $19 billion in aid may not go to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature before June. Lawmakers had hoped to advance the…MORE

A heat wave is scorching the Southeast this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day may be the informal start of summer, but Mother Nature is going to make it feel official across nearly a dozen states this holiday weekend. Temperatures are expected to surpass record highs around the southeastern US as a high pressure ridge brings cloudless, sunny skies and prevents thunderstorm development. New records could be…MORE

Consulting firm McKinsey no longer working with opioid maker Purdue Pharma

Management consulting giant McKinsey & Company will stop doing work for Purdue Pharma, the controversial drug firm that makes the prescription painkiller OxyContin. “Opioid abuse and addiction are having a tragic and devastating impact on our communities. We are no longer advising clients on any opioid-specific business and are continuing to support key stakeholders working…MORE