South Dakota

Nebraska to decide future of Keystone XL pipeline expansion

<b>(CNN) —</b> After years of heated debate, the future of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline could be decided Monday.<p>Nebraska's Public Service Commission is expected to announce whether the extension pipeline can cross the state, paving the way for completion of the entire Keystone Pipeline system. …

Environment

NTSB cites broken rail in 2015 derailment in South Dakota

LESTERVILLE, S.D. – The National Transportation Safety Board has determined a broken rail probably caused the derailment of a train carrying ethanol two years ago in South Dakota.<p>The NTSB report says BNSF Railway's decision to defer track maintenance and operate trains carrying flammable cargo …

National Transportation Safety Board

Nebraska to decide fate of Keystone XL pipeline Monday

Nebraska regulators will announce their decision on Monday on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project.<p>Just days ago, TransCanada's existing Keystone system spilled 5,000 barrels in South Dakota and pipeline …

Keystone XL

Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

“Evolution Mama” is a sassy song dating back many decades, probably best played on a banjo, maybe with a kazoo in the background. “Evolution mama,” it goes, “don’t you make a monkey out of me.” That certainly captures the sentiments of religious groups and like-minded politicians who believe …

U.S. Politics

Keystone XL approved by Nebraska regulator

Nebraska regulators approve TransCanada's (TRP +1.4%) proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline by a 3-2 vote, clearing the way for the final …

Business

19 Incredible Travel Experiences to Give as Gifts

Intro Deck:<p>This article originally appeared on Travel and Leisure. For more stories like this, visit travelandleisure.com.<p>From clothes to bags to …

Travel

WashingtonPost.com: Clinton Dedicates Memorial, Urges Americans to Emulate FDR

<b>MORE INFO</b><p>Share your memories of Franklin D. Roosevelt.<p>Discover how a congressman's words gave life to the shrine.<p>Transportation and access to the memorial will be difficult.<p>Read about the memorial's Braille captions.<p>Read a profile of the designer.<p>Other memorials on the Mall include the:<br>Jefferson …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Keystone XL Day of Reckoning Comes to Nebraska After a 9-Year Pipeline Fight

After nine years, two presidential decisions, multiple lawsuits and environmental protests, TransCanada Corp. is about to learn whether it will …

Keystone XL

Suspect opens fire with BB gun during botched home invasion

Surveillance video released Monday shows a group of men trying to pull off a home invasion in Queens before shooting the homeowner with a BB gun.<p>The …

Guns

Pennsylvania spruce traveling to Rockefeller Center for Christmas

National<p>Workers survey the scene in northeast South Dakota, after more than 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone Pipeline on Thursday.<p>You …

Keystone Pipeline

Nurses Say AMA Launching 'Turf War' Over Direct Patient Access

Nurses across the U.S. are upset at new American Medical Association policy opposing efforts to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently of a physician’s supervision.<p>The AMA opposes “the continual, nationwide efforts to grant independent practice . . . to non-physician …

Health Care

News Highlights: Top Energy News of the Day

Oil Markets 'Wait-and-See' ahead of OPEC Meeting<p>Oil prices were steady ahead of next week's meeting of global crude producers where an extension of output cuts is set to be discussed.<p>Growing Gas Glut Threatens West Texas Oil Boom<p>Natural gas is gushing out of West Texas, a byproduct of frenzied …

Oil

Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users — sometimes with lethal results

More than two dozen patients were rushed into an emergency room in Macon, Ga., over two days with the same array of life-threatening symptoms, including organ failure and sepsis, flummoxing doctors. But after their breathing tubes were removed, the patients revealed a common thread: All had taken …

News (U.S.)

Jets goalie prospect scores into empty net, celebrates accordingly

After shooting into an empty net, tthe Winnipeg Jets prospect pulled out all of the celebrations to mark his goal that clinched a 7-4 Sioux Falls win …

Winnipeg Jets

GOP Faces Pressure to Slow Tax Bill's Progress in Senate

Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>The Republican leadership in the Senate is full-steam ahead on getting a tax bill passed right after Thanksgiving. But one influential GOP senator, Maine’s Susan Collins, remains skeptical , raising pressure on the …

Politics

‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

<b>PRAIRIE FIRES</b> <b><br>The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder</b><br>By Caroline Fraser<br>Illustrated. 625 pp. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt. $35.<p>Stretched past its capacity by the tumultuous migrations and movements of the 19th century, that orderly term “westward expansion” is ready for a break. Rather than …

Books

DNR invites veterans to find jobs at upcoming employment seminar

Veterans looking for jobs will have a new opportunity with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.At 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3, the DNR will host its …

Keystone XL pipeline gets Nebraska’s approval, clearing a key hurdle in 9-year effort and allowing Trump to claim a win

TransCanada’s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline got the go-ahead from the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday, clearing the last regulatory hurdle in a nine-year effort to build a line needed the carry thick crude oil from Alberta’s tar sands region to refineries on the Texas gulf coast.<p>But …

Environment

Good Morning, News: Charles Manson Dies, Trump Hates America, and More Sexual Misconduct Revelations

<b>GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN!</b> Everybody get your neck to crack around. All you crazy people come on jump around. LET'S GO TO PRESS.<p><b>The mom of the teenager</b> …

Portland, OR

Wall Street Breakfast: Catalonia - Independence Or Not?

<b>Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont</b> has not given a clear answer about the future status of the region, according to a letter sent to the Spanish …

Business

Who will get rich off A.I.?

Good morning! Here’s what’s on our radar at the moment:<p>We’re only just starting to grapple with the true extent of the changes that artificial …

Keystone XL

Couple Meeting Foo Fighters At Record Store And Getting Engaged Will Melt Your Heart

<b>Argus Leader</b> have up a new article on a couple getting engaged at a recent Foo Fighters show in Sioux Falls, Iowa. Below is an excerpt:<p><i>They arrived</i> …

Foo Fighters

Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund looks to dump oil & gas stocks

The global campaign to divest from fossil fuels may have just picked up its most significant ally to date – the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world.<p>Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund has proposed dropping investment for oil and gas companies. The plan, backed by the central bank, …

Oil

Before the Bell: What every Canadian investor needs to know

Equity Markets<p>U.S. stock futures pointed to a weaker start for an abbreviated trading week as questions about tax reform continue. On Bay Street, futures were mostly flat as oil prices turned lower. Overseas, European markets were rattled by the collapse of coalition talks in Germany.<p>"U.S. markets …

Markets

South Dakota university to offer 18-day intensive courses

School says new option will help working students and those in the military.

Education

After Decade of Delays, Keystone XL Nears Approval

Nebraska officials on Monday are set to decide whether to green-light the Keystone XL pipeline, the last major regulatory approval standing in the way of the long-delayed project.<p>TransCanada Corp. first proposed Keystone XL, which would extend the company’s existing Keystone pipeline to carry oil …

News (U.S.)

Oil prices leap on back of major pipeline leak

The combination of a major US pipeline leak of 795,000 litres and additional OPEC production cuts saw oil prices jump more than two per cent after a …

Oil

Bethany Christian Services names new CEO

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- World Vision executive will take the helm of Bethany Christian Services in January after longtime CEO Bill Blacquiere retires.<p>The …

Michigan

Texas legislator who stood up to sexism in 1973 sees some progress

<b>By Jen Fifield</b>, <i>Tribune News Service</i>WASHINGTON — Colleagues warned Senfronia Thompson that speaking out would jeopardize her political future.It was …

Denver

FBI goes door-to-door as search for Tampa serial killer continues

News<p>With a warrant, police can request DNA samples from companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe when it is needed for a a judicial …

Crime