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November 18, 2015 - 10:46am
1 week 4 days ago

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline has withdrawn its application for route approval through Nebraska, but a spokesman says the Canadian company reserves the right to reapply.

TransCanada made the announcement Wednesday, a day before it was scheduled to appear before the Nebraska Public Service Commission for a planning conference.

Before President Barack Obama rejected a federal permit for the project, Nebraska had been a...

November 18, 2015 - 10:30am
1 week 3 days ago

DENVER (AP) — The latest in the legal battle over artist Christo's efforts to drape the Arkansas River with fabric (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

Colorado residents fighting the artist Christo's dream of draping the Arkansas River with fabric are asking a federal appeals court to throw out permission for the project.

The Bureau of Land Management signed off on the plan to drape 6 miles of fabric panels along 42 miles of the river,...

November 18, 2015 - 10:24am
1 week 4 days ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A search has turned up nothing threatening on either of the two Air France flights that were diverted last night because of anonymous threats that were phoned in after the planes took off from U.S. airports, bound for Paris.

Air France says one flight that took off from Los Angeles was diverted to Salt Lake City. Another flight from Dulles International Airport outside Washington was diverted to Halifax on Canada's East Coast.


November 18, 2015 - 9:56am
1 week 4 days ago

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Missouri have accused a Texas woman of causing the death of another woman with an illegal cosmetic injection into the victim's buttocks.

St. Louis County prosecutors charged 44-year-old Nitica Deonte Lee of Dallas with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, alleging she recklessly caused Daysha Phillips' death in July by injecting her with a silicone substance.

Authorities said 22-year-old Phillips of Florissant,...

November 18, 2015 - 9:55am
1 week 4 days ago

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Miami-area police officers shot and killed a man who broke the windshield of a patrol car and refused to obey orders.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release that the shooting happened early Wednesday.

The release says an Opa-locka police officer noticed a man acting erratically with an object in his hand outside a convenience store. The officer was following the man in his patrol car, when...

November 18, 2015 - 9:46am
1 week 4 days ago

Stocks are opening higher as investors are encouraged by some corporate deal news.

ConAgra Foods jumped 5 percent early Wednesday after announcing that it would spin off its frozen potatoes business.

The railroad operator Norfolk Southern climbed 6 percent after receiving an unsolicited offer to be bought out by Canadian Pacific.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 64 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,554 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern...

November 18, 2015 - 9:42am
1 week 4 days ago

SEATTLE (AP) — The latest on the deadly windstorm that swept across the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

1 p.m.

An 80-year-old woman spent the night trapped in bed after a tree fell on her home east of Portland during a storm.

The Sandy Fire District says a neighbor went to check on the woman and alerted the agency Wednesday morning. When firefighters arrived, the woman told them she had a few scratches but wasn't hurt....

November 18, 2015 - 9:42am
1 week 4 days ago

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they're investigating after the bodies of two adults and two children were found in the aftermath of a suspicious residential fire.

Police said in a statement that the fire was reported Tuesday evening in Murray. The statement says a woman's body was found first, but after firefighters extinguished the blaze, they found three other bodies in the home.

Police identified those who died as 29-year-old Bulmaro...

November 18, 2015 - 9:38am
1 week 4 days ago

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated cars and trucks from 12 different auto and truck makers as "Priority One" for replacement of Takata air bag inflators. The agency says the vehicles have the highest risk for problems with the inflators, which can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Most of the top priority vehicles are in a high humidity region along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

November 18, 2015 - 9:36am
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A former NYPD officer has pleaded guilty to gunning down his wife in front of the couple's two young children because he thought she was having an affair.

The Daily News reports ( ) that 44-year-old Kevin Canty pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday in the death of his 40-year-old wife, Jessica.

Canty admitted he shot his wife seven times as their 6- and 9-year-old children watched inside their Queens home on...

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