U.S. to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Tillerson is the former CEO of Exxon Mobil. Shannon is making the recommendation because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has recused himself from the matter. Tweet Topics Print this story Change text size for the story WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the …

Inmates tunnel out of Mexican prison

Overcrowding, corruption and inmate control of prison areas have been persistent problems in Mexican prisons. Spokesman Luis Alberto Rodriguez said Thursday the inmates had dug a tunnel about 5 yards (meters) deep and 40 yards (meters) long to flee. Report an error One of the inmates shot to death a …

‘Horrendous’ sex assault of teen rocks Maryland town

Both Sanchez Millian and Jose Montano remain behind bars on first-degree rape charges. “Ideally I’d like to see a commitment not to have adults or near-adults in classrooms with young children, and not people about whose backgrounds we know nothing around our children,” Elizabeth Plumb, a parent of a soon-to-be …

Pennsylvania village being sold for $1.5 million

REDUCTION, Pa. — “The Town That Garbage Built” is up for sale. Report an error Tweet Print this story Change text size for the story About 60 people still live in the village, and most say they prefer to stay put. A family that has owned the Village of Reduction …

Putin critic shot dead in Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko said Voronenkov’s killing “clearly shows the handwriting of Russian special services shown repeatedly in various European capitals in the past.” He said he had to leave Russia because of persecution by Russian security agencies and had renounced Russian citizenship. Voronenkov left Russia with his wife, singer Maria …

Australian police arrest man in toddler’s 1970 disappearance

A 63-year-old man who was once considered a person of interest in the 1970 disappearance of Cheryl Grimmer was arrested on Wednesday, New South Wales police Detective Inspector Brad Ainsworth told reporters. Print this story Change text size for the story (Fotolia) Tweet SYDNEY, Australia — Australian police have made …

Indonesian farmers cement feet to protest factory

A legal aid foundation supporting the protesters said Patmi, 48, died of a heart attack early Tuesday. The ongoing protest was overshadowed this week by the death of one of the women involved. Dozens of farmers and activists opposed to the factory have encased their feet in concrete during a …

Terrorism knows no bounds

His killer then turned his sights on Parliament, storming through the doors of the Centre Block where Conservatives and the NDP had just begun their respective caucus meetings. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down Oct. Capt. Frightened MPs barricaded themselves behind doors reinforced with furniture as a wild gunfight in the …