Ace Hardware denies ban on sales to pipeline protesters

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Ace Hardware chain is denying widely circulated reports that it was refusing to sell camping supplies to protesters demonstrating against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota….

Sheriff: hostages freed, bank robbery suspect in custody

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After a bank robbery suspect put a gun to the back of one hostage's head, SWAT team members resolved at the first chance they had Thursday to storm a north Florida credit union where nearly a dozen people were being held, authorities say….

Truck smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart store killing 3 people

PELLA, Iowa (AP) — A pickup truck smashed through the front doors of an Iowa Wal-Mart store on Thursday, killing three people and scattering merchandise on the floor before it came to a stop at the fresh produce section in what authorities believe was a tragic accident….

The Latest: Witnesses: Truck in store crash was going fast

PELLA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a pickup into a Wal-Mart store in southern Iowa that killed three people (all times local):…

The Latest: Witnesses: Truck in store crash was going fast

PELLA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a pickup into a Wal-Mart store in southern Iowa that killed three people (all times local):…

Veterans’ group criticizes vets joining pipeline protest

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Some military veterans in North Dakota disagree with the 2,000 veterans planning to join a protest opposing the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline….

APNewsBreak: US overhauls public land use planning

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West….

APNewsBreak: US overhauls public land use planning

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West….

Teen boy held on charges he shot sleeping mom, brother

NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is accused of shooting his mother and 8-year-old brother once each in the forehead as they slept and calling 911 to insinuate his father did it, Pennsylvania state police said Thursday….

Parents disarmed their son who brought guns to Utah school

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Police said two fast-acting Utah parents disarmed their own 15-year-old son in the hallway of a Utah middle school Thursday after the troubled teenager brought the family's shotgun and handgun to school and fired at least one round without...