OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Republican-led Congress appears ready to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but no matter what actions are taken in Washington, the entire 1,179-mile project could be delayed until Nebraska signs off on the route.
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — An elected county official in Maryland who threatened to sue a newspaper for publishing his name dropped that threat Wednesday after his angry Facebook post generated an avalanche of mocking messages on social media.
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Schools in large cities across the Midwest and into the Northeast announced they will close on Thursday to protect children from bitterly cold temperatures as wind chill warnings were issued for most of the eastern half of the United States. The National Weather Service (NWS) warned of an Arctic air blast from Canada continuing to provide subzero temperatures for the U.S. Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday evening and into Thursday. ...
By Andrea Hopkins and Eric Kelsey TORONTO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bill Cosby, the subject of more than a dozen sex abuse allegations over the past three months, will go ahead with three Canadian shows this week, coming as more women leveled accusations against the comedian. Protesters geared up to heckle Cosby and some fans tried to offload their tickets for the three performances in Ontario beginning on Wednesday. Cosby, best-known as Dr. ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who tried to buy an airline ticket using a fake ID was fatally shot Wednesday after returning to his illegally parked car, where he lunged at an airport police officer with a knife during a confrontation, police said.
Fraternities at the University of Virginia can get their parties started again with the blessing of the school's president after a semester of blistering criticism over campus sex assaults. But they'll have to do it without kegs.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of young white men and women who killed a black man in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2011 had periodically roamed the city that spring, attacking African Americans at random, and police never heard about it.