Pipeline operator must fix flaws in oil spill plan

Washington state regulators have ordered the operator of the Trans Mountain pipeline to correct deficiencies in its new oil spill response plan for the 64-mile pipeline that runs in the state
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Old churches, schools used for housing in Michigan

Residents and developers in Michigan are fighting over the use of old churches and schools for housing
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Lawmaker unblocks constituents from his Facebook page

Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, began to lift restrictions on his public Facebook page for people who say they have been blocked from it for more than a year
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Security guard spat on; Detroit business owner charged

A Detroit business owner faces misdemeanor assault and battery after a security guard at the city's popular Eastern Market says he was spat upon
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Iconic rock near Bellingham tells many community stories

For decades, a boulder perched above Interstate 5 about four miles south of the city has served as the community's billboard _ a public spot on the side of the road to paint messages of celebration, love and loss
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20 headstones vandalized in a Vermont cemetery

Police say about 20 headstones were vandalized at a Vermont cemetery
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For Ed Asner, comic-books and autism are family matters

Even at age 88, actor Ed Asner still hangs out at comic-book stores with his kid. They do it to raise money for families with special needs
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The Latest: 124,500 have no power 1 week after hurricane

Emergency management officials say some 124,500 customers are still without power a week after Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle
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APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women's hockey league 'inevitable'

APNewsBreak: NWHL commissioner tells AP that a single North American women's hockey league is 'inevitable'
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US regulators lift strict oversight of Prudential

US regulators remove strict oversight of Prudential, ending restrictions imposed after 2008 financial crisis
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APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women's hockey league 'inevitable'

APNewsBreak: NWHL commissioner tells AP that a single North American women's hockey league is 'inevitable'
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The Latest: Pompeo says US takes Saudi case 'seriously'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says America takes the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi "seriously"
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AP-USDA-Midwest Regional Eggs

AP-USDA-Midwest Regional Eggs
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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace
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Maine psychiatric hospital deemed compliant for Medicare

Maine officials say the state psychiatric hospital was found to be in "substantial compliance" for participation with Medicare after a federal review
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Turkish police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

Turkish crime-scene investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoogi
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Heitkamp: Staffer out after ad that named victims

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says a staff member has left her campaign following a newspaper ad that identified victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape without their permission
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Greek foreign minister resigns over Macedonia deal dispute

The foreign minister of Greece resigns following disagreement with defense minister over Macedonia name change deal
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Early in-person voting has started in North Carolina

North Carolina residents who don't want to wait to vote until Election Day can now cast ballots in person in their home counties
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House fire hospitalizes 3 police officers, 90-year-old woman

A Maryland house fire has sent three police officers and a 90-year-old woman to the hospital
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Inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison still loose

Prison officials say an inmate who broke out of a North Carolina prison is still on the loose
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The Latest: Priest pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

A former priest in the Erie Diocese is admitting that he committed sexual abuse of children, pleading guilty to corruption of minors and child endangerment
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US housing starts sank 5.3 percent in September

US home construction sank 5.3 percent in September amid higher mortgage rates, hurricane
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US airstrike wiped out al-Shabab camp, intel officials say

US airstrike wiped out al-Shabab training camp, killing more than 75: Intelligence officials
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Gaza rocket hits home in Israel, military strikes back

Israel's military says rocket fired from Gaza makes direct hit on Israeli home; military strikes Hamas targets in Gaza
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Ski season ramping up in Colorado with more openings

Ski season is ramping up in Colorado
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The Latest: Pompeo says US takes Saudi case 'seriously'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says America takes the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi "seriously"
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Man falls to death at Mississippi refinery

A contractor working at an oil refinery in southern Mississippi has fallen to his death
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2 Florida ex-officers get prison for framing black teenager

Two former police officers in Florida will serve a year in federal prison for framing a black teenager for burglaries he did not commit
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Netflix shares jump 6 percent on strong subscriber growth

Netflix shares are jumping 6 percent in early trading after the company reported a big increase in subscribers
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