ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor Emile Hirsch began serving 15 days in a Utah jail Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault for putting a female studio executive in a chokehold and body-slamming her at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival
CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team were grieving and regrouping Monday after one of their parachutists died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show. Team members returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for counseling, and the team canceled an appearance at the Kansas City Air Show this weekend. Experts say there are always dangers when free-falling at 120 mph, but they are compounded in stunts involving multiple skydivers.
The death toll from a mid-air collision between an executive jet used by military contractor BAE Systems Inc and a small plane over Southern California on Sunday has risen to five, according to a fire department spokesman. The fiery crash left debris and bodies scattered over more than a mile (1.6 km) and sparked brush fires in the area where the wreckage landed near the U.S border with Mexico, San Diego-based Cal Fire Division Chief Nick Schuler said on Monday. A twin-engine Sabreliner crashed with a single-engine Cessna 172 at around 11 a.m. on Sunday some two miles (3 km) from Brown Field Airport in San Diego County, Schuler said.
HOUSTON (AP) — Dozens of relatives, friends, teachers and classmates converged on a Houston church Monday to share grief, hope and memories of a family of eight, including six children, who were killed at their home earlier this month.