• In a Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo,Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder has released some, but not all, of his government emails related to Flint’s water emergency. The 274 pages cover 2014 and 2015. That includes the 18-month period during which the city switched its water source while under state financial management until it reconnected to Detroit’s system because of lead contamination blamed on state regulatory failures.  Snyder has withheld the emails of others in the executive office along with his own emails from earlier.  (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

    Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose $30 million in state funding to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over the city’s lead-contaminated water supply.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 photo, a worker collects plastic bottles among piles of broken glass, later to be recycled at the Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd. factory in the southern Israeli town of Yeruham. Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd., Israel’s only glass container factory, produces one million containers a day. Some 300,000 bottles a day come out with defects, and the factory grinds them into shards and piles them in a desert lot to be melted into new bottles. The factory is in the middle of the desert, and works round the clock, every day of the year. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    AP PHOTOS: Deep in Israel desert, shimmering glass mountains

    YERUHAM, Israel (AP) — Deep in the heart of Israel’s desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape.

  • FILE-- A no-smoking sign with written in black "in the presence of infants and children including 12-year-olds, and of pregnant women"  is put up in a Naples playground, southern Italy, in this Monday Nov. 19, 2007 file photo. Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman _ or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street _ after new health and environmental laws went into effect Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.  (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta )

    Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young

    ROME (AP) — Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman — or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street — after new health and environmental laws went into effect Tuesday.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over who owns roads on tribal lands

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in a decades-old dispute over who owns roads crossing tribal lands used to access private property adjacent to San Ildefonso Pueblo.

  • Mario Andrada, spokesperson for the Rio Olympic Organizing Committee, speaks next to a screen that reads in Portuguese : "Message about Zika" during a media briefing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Reporters came to hear about ticket sales, venue construction and a reminder that Friday marks six months until the games open. Instead, they got the organizers' medical director Dr. Joao Grangeiro and government health officials assuring the games will be safe; that only pregnant women are in danger from a virus with its epicenter in Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.

  • ‘Operation Game Thief’ rewards total $16,800 for 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state wildlife department says it paid out $16,800 in cash rewards for information leading to arrests for violations of fishing and hunting regulations.

  • Arizona officials say horse tested positive for virus

    PHOENIX (AP) — A horse that had to be euthanized last week at Turf Paradise racetrack as a result of a herpes outbreak tested positive for the virus, officials with the Arizona Department of Agriculture confirmed Monday.

  • A makeshift roadside memorial for rancher LaVoy Finicum stands on a highway north of Burns, Oregon Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Finicum was killed Tuesday night in a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police on a remote road. Four people occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held their position Sunday. They have demanded that they be allowed to leave without being arrested. (AP Photo/Nick K. Geranios)

    Makeshift memorial springs up on Oregon highway for rancher

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — About a dozen people paid their respects Sunday afternoon at a makeshift memorial that has sprung up where rancher Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was shot and killed by police last week on U.S. Highway 395 north of Burns.

  • Donation of fishing poles boosts Detroit River recreation

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has donated nearly 300 fishing poles to help more children get interested in the sport along the Detroit River.

  • Seattle knocks off unbeaten WAC leader Grand Canyon, 59-57

    PHOENIX (AP) — Emmanuel Chibuogwu grabbed an offensive rebound with four seconds left and laid it in to lift Seattle to a 59-57 win over Grand Canyon Saturday night, handing the Antelopes their first loss in Western Athletic Conference play.