Water shutoffs to resume in Detroit for unpaid bills

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:21
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Controversial water shutoffs in Detroit will resume on Tuesday after a month-long moratorium to allow delinquent customers to catch up with past due bills, city officials said. The bankrupt city's water authority attracted unwanted international attention earlier this summer when it launched an aggressive effort to cut service to customers who were months behind or owed thousands of dollars. The campaign, intended to deal with a $90 million backlog…
Exclusive: In Ukraine, an armored column appears out of nowhere
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:19
A fighter of the Ukrainian volunteer Dnipro battalion shows the remains of ammunition in front of a crater made by a shell, which he believes was fired from the territory of Russia, near the town of Novoazovsk, eastern Ukraine, August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Maria TsvetkovaA crater made by a shell which, according to a fighter of the Ukrainian volunteer Dnipro battalion was fired from the territory of Russia, is seen near the town of Novoazovsk, eastern…
Victims in fiery Ohio plane crash ID’d as 4 college students
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:05
Aug. 26: The wreckage from a plane that crashed rests on the side of a road in Richmond Heights, Ohio.AP The four people killed in a plane crash near an Ohio regional airport were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The Ohio State Highway Patrol on Tuesday identified the pilot as 20-year-old William Felten of Saginaw, Michigan, and the passengers as 20-year-old Lucas Marcelli of Massillon, Ohio, 18-year-old Abraham Pishevar of Rockville, Maryland,…
Colorado's anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign hit snag when school district declines
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:05
BOULDER, Colo. – A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now a Colorado school system is declining to display a human-size cage used in the campaign. The Boulder Valley School District says it won't participate in the campaign, The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1vIqG6T ). Recreational pot sales to those 21 and older in Colorado became legal this year. ADVERTISEMENT
Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurdish forces; Baghdad bomb kills 12
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:19
Kurdish Peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants in a village on the outskirts of the province of Nineveh near the border province of Dohuk, August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Ari JalalIraqi Kurdish regional President Masoud Barzani (R) shakes hands with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, north of Baghdad, August 26, 2014.
RIDING A WAVE? GOP gains momentum in push for Senate control
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:14
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has worked to reassure fellow Democrats during the August recess that his party would not lose control of the Senate if the election were held now. "They'd have to pick up six seats, it'd be very, very hard for them to do that," Reid told Reno's KTVN earlier this month. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT However, the election is still 10 weeks from Tuesday, and Democrats who once felt the party would…
MISSING STUDENT Fears for NJ man who vanished on hike in Israel
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:14
Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest. Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, police…
US durable goods orders surge 22.6 percent in July but outside transportation, orders dip
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:05
In this photo taken Aug. 21, 2014, Orestes Perez, right, and his niece Yanuska Perez, check a 2013 Ford Fusion SE at a local dealership in Hialeah, Fla. The Commerce Department reports on business orders for durable goods in July on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July. But most of the strength came from…
Ohio water plant supervisor resigns 3 weeks after Toledo's water supply contaminated
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:05
TOLEDO, Ohio – A city official who was in charge of Toledo's water treatment plant has resigned just three weeks after toxins contaminated the water supply for about 400,000 people. Toledo's mayor says he asked for David Leffler's resignation because he no longer had confidence in him. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Leffler was on vacation during the water emergency in early August, but Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins tells the Blade newspaper that the do-not-drink advisory would…
Escape to Hawaii in 23 photos
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:21
It's been 55 years since Hawaii officially became a U.S. state. For the occasion, we're featuring some of the best photos that CNN iReporters have taken of the Aloha State.

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