Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press

Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle
By GRANT SCHULTE and JAMES NORD 18 Nov 2017 06:01

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of the system, but officials say state law does not allow pipeline safety to be a factor in their decision....

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault
By MATTHEW BROWN 18 Nov 2017 02:46

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday....

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis
By SOPHIA TAREEN 18 Nov 2017 02:26

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease....

Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- For Nevada's first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble....

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook
By JULIE CARR SMYTH 18 Nov 2017 00:21

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A state Supreme Court justice running for governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook on Friday, saying he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct....

Hawaii psychiatric patient says he's surprised escape worked
By TERENCE CHEA and AUDREY MCAVOY 18 Nov 2017 00:06

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. (AP) -- A man who acknowledges killing a woman nearly 40 years ago said Friday that he is surprised he was able to walk out of a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and make it to California before being captured....

California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD 17 Nov 2017 23:50

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future....

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny
By DANICA COTO 17 Nov 2017 22:32

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The director of Puerto Rico's power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria....

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON 17 Nov 2017 20:54

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Democrat Party chairman resigned Friday after a report of anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made after four of his party's candidates for governor said he should step down....

The Latest: Alabama's GOP governor to vote Moore for Senate
17 Nov 2017 20:25

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local):...

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