Documents offer harrowing timeline of frat's deadly night

Helped by surveillance footage, prosecutors painted a harrowing picture of the events inside a Penn State University fraternity in early February that led them to charge 18 members in the death of a pledge.

  • Written by MARK SCOLFORO , Associated Press

Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in April

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that the pipeline jeopardizes its water supply and deserves further environmental review.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON , Associated Press

Abortion foes cheer series of advances, as opponents protest

PHOENIX (AP) — From the U.S. Capitol and the White House to far-flung battlegrounds in Arizona, Iowa and elsewhere, it's been a dramatic fortnight in the debate over access to abortion and birth control. Foes of abortion celebrated a series of advances and claimed new momentum, as abortion rights supporters mounted protests to try to blunt it.

  • Written by DAVID CRARY and CLARICE SILBER , Associated Press

Far fewer refugees entering US despite travel ban setbacks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Somali refugee Mohamoud Saed was elated when he learned that his wife and eight children had completed the lengthy refugee application process that would allow them to join him in the U.S., reuniting the family for the first time in seven years.

  • Written by MEREDITH HOFFMAN , Associated Press