Suspect in officer deaths has history of racial provocations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white officers Wednesday in separate attacks as they sat in their patrol cars, authorities said.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

Some immune-boosting cancer drugs may pose rare heart risks

Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially when used together.

  • Written by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

Pipeline company could face fines; protesters pepper-sprayed

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting dozens with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline's developer.


China carfentanil trade thrives as seizures top 400 in US

SHANGHAI (AP) — Seizures of the deadly chemical carfentanil have exploded across the United States, with more than 400 cases documented in eight states since July alone, The Associated Press has found.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press

Coroner IDs worker killed in Alabama pipeline explosion

HELENA, Ala. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a worker killed when a gasoline pipeline serving the Southeast exploded in central Alabama, sparking a fire that was still burning more than two days later.