Nebraska panel approves alternative Keystone XL route

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska commission approved an alternative route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state on Monday, removing the last major regulatory obstacle to building the long-delayed $8 billion project.

  • Written by By GRANT SCHULTE , Associated Press

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for what they hope is a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA , Associated Press

Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that the opioid epidemic is "ravaging so many American families and communities." It also appears to be more expensive than previously thought, according to a government analysis released Monday.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation will look into possible civil rights violations by police in the St. Louis area in the two months since protests broke out after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Prosecutor seeks probe of US personnel in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked judges Monday to authorize an investigation of reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by the U.S. military and CIA, crimes against humanity by the Taliban and war crimes by Afghan security forces.

  • Written by By MIKE CORDER , Associated Press