RED BANKS, Miss. — A freight train smashed into a van at a railroad crossing in northwest Mississippi on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and three others critically injured. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said his company’s train hit the van in Red Banks, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. Marshall County … Continue reading RED BANKS, Miss | 2 dead, 3 hurt in Mississippi train-van crash
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is telling a lower court to take another look at a case challenging mandatory fees lawyers pay to a state bar association. The case the justices sent back for further consideration Monday involves North Dakota attorney Arnold Fleck, who sued after learning that bar fees were being used to oppose … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court sends bar fees case back for further look
BISMARCK, N.D. — An air ambulance on its way to pick up a patient crashed not long after taking off from Bismarck, North Dakota, killing all three people on board. A military official involved in the response said the plane might have broken up in midair. The twin-engine Bismarck Air Medical airplane took off about … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | 3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. — A company developing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has supplied adequate information to justify drawing water from an underwater aquifer, State Water Commission officials testified Wednesday. An attorney for area landowners challenging the recommended permit for the Davis Refinery countered that information from developer Meridian Energy … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Sides spar over water permit for refinery near national park
Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, and East Hartford Police Chief Scott M. Sansom announced that DANIEL VAZQUEZ, also known as “Chino,” 21, of East Hartford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of … Continue reading Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, DANIEL VAZQUEZ Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge
DETROIT — Voters in Michigan were deciding Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make theirs the first state in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice. Three other states also had marijuana measures on their ballots. North Dakota voters decided that recreational pot wasn’t for them , … Continue reading DETROIT | Michigan voters weigh bringing legal marijuana to Midwest
NEW YORK — As they weighed in on the Republican-vs.-Democrat power struggle, voters in many states also were considering an array of intriguing ballot measures — ranging from marijuana legalization to boosting the minimum wage to civil rights protections for transgender people. In all, 155 statewide initiatives are on the ballot Tuesday in 37 states. … Continue reading NEW YORK | States to decide marijuana, Medicaid, redistricting measures
WASHINGTON— Gender politics have been a defining issue of this election cycle, beginning back with the mobilization by women against the victory and inauguration of President Donald Trump. But it’s not clear whether the #MeToo movement — and the controversy that sometimes surrounds it — will translate into political success for either party on Tuesday. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Women marched, then ran: will they win in record numbers?