DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Railroad officials said it was unclear Thursday how much ethanol has leaked into the Mississippi River from a train that derailed a day earlier in eastern Iowa, but that they were working to monitor the environmental impact and offload fuel from the train.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Two people died in a shooting at the University of South Carolina's public health school on Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide, state police said. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry told a news conference the shooting in a room inside the school appeared to involve only the two deceased. He said the shooting took place in a room at the new public health research building at the university's public health school in downtown Columbia, blocks from the state capitol building.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show.