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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. The spending measure also would provide long-delayed money to fight the Zika virus and help Louisiana rebuild from last month's disastrous floods.
Tom Petty, the heartland rocker behind hits such as "American Girl," will be honored at a gala ahead of next year's Grammy Awards, it was announced Wednesday. The Recording Academy, which organizes the music industry's biggest night, named Petty as 2017's Musicares Person of the Year to be feted in a concert before the awards. "Tom burst into our musical consciousness and never let go," Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said in a statement.