Today in One Paragraph
The U.S. State Department said that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server contained “top secret” information. A report from the Commerce Department displayed a sluggish fourth quarter in 2015. Michigan’s governor signed a bill allocating $28 million in additional aid to Flint. And overseas, Iran said it flew a surveillance drone near a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Emailgate Continues. Hillary Clinton’s private server contained at least 22 emails with “top secret” information, according to the State Department. It’s unclear if the information was classified when it was sent or was deemed sensitive after the fact. (Bradley Klapper, Associated Press)
A Rough Fourth Quarter. Economic growth sharply fell in the last three months of 2015, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday. But economists expect that growth will snap back in the first quarter of 2016. (Lucia Mutikani, Reuters)
Developments in Flint. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill authorizing $28 million of the state’s budget to cover more bottled water, health screenings, and other emergency responses. (Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press)
Tension With Iran. Iranian state media reported Friday that it flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and released a video of the encounter. The U.S. Navy said it couldn’t confirm the authenticity of the video, but it had noticed an unarmed Iranian drone fly near a vessel earlier this month. (Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press)