LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway says it's using an alternative route for moving hazardous material through parts of South Dakota since federal transportation investigators determined a broken rail probably caused the derailment of a train carrying ethanol two years ago.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina has shot and killed a drunken-driving suspect who authorities said pointed a gun at officers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man freed from Louisiana's death row says his case was corrupted by a biased autopsy and a prosecutor's racism and religious fervor.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say there have been two explosions at a cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College students say three psychology professors facing sexual misconduct allegations created a "hostile academic environment" marked by excessive drinking, favoritism and at times inappropriate behavior.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former police officer in Oklahoma was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year including three that resulted in hung juries.
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon goes into the holiday season with a newly magnified brick-and-mortar presence, giving it more opportunities to sell its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and other gadgets.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A convicted killer in an Ohio prison claims in a federal lawsuit that his civil rights have been violated by the repeated cutting of his dreadlocks.
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge postponed jury selection in the trial surrounding a conspiracy to help Iran evade economic sanctions after the star defendant, an international gold trader who had been trying to broker a diplomatic solution to the case, was a no-show Monday.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are keeping swimmers away from an area where a 6-foot (2-meter) crocodile came ashore.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial surrounding a conspiracy to help Iran evade economic sanctions (all times local):
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say they arrested the driver of an SUV that fled a traffic stop, leaving behind a passenger who fatally shot a rookie police officer in suburban Pittsburgh.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska panel approves alternative Keystone XL route, removes last regulatory hurdle to $8 billion oil pipeline project.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former police officer convicted of fatally shooting his daughter's boyfriend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (all times local):
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — People are still missing following last week's fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community, and investigators have yet to scour most of the burned-out structure because it is too dangerous to enter.
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death in Texas of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent (all times local):
POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — A white Virginia sheriff's deputy has been reassigned after attending a Halloween party in blackface.
SUTTON, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire have arrested a man suspected of firing multiple shots at his girlfriend's car on Interstate 89 hours after they told residents to lock their homes and a school district canceled classes.