Hyperloop One shows off super-speed propulsion technology

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A low-profile block of aluminum zipped across a short stretch of what looked like railroad tracks Wednesday before crashing into a tuft of sand and sending a small cloud into the clear skies of the desert north of Las Vegas.

  • Written by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

After news that arson caused blast, West faces new questions

DALLAS (AP) — One question has lingered in the Central Texas farming town of West since a fertilizer plant caught fire in 2013 and exploded, killing 15 people and damaging at least $100 million in property: What caused the blaze?

  • Written by REESE DUNKLIN, Associated Press

Hospital: State policy on mentally ill 'misguided'

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts hospital under scrutiny for releasing a man who hours later fatally stabbed two people and injured several others says state policy that governs the way it handles psychiatric patients is "misguided."


Brazil president blasts critics, vows to fight impeachment

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Speaking hours after the Senate voted to impeach her on Thursday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff blasted the process as "fraudulent" and promised to fight what she characterized as an injustice more painful than the torture she endured under a past military dictatorship.

  • Written by JENNY BARCHFIELD, Associated Press MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press