Nebraska regulators have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the controversial and long-delayed project to progress.
Commissioners voted 3-2 in favour of the project, which will link Canada's oil sands to US refineries.
President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had been set to resume, reversing a 2014 Obama-era ban. But late on Friday, President Trump tweeted the change was on hold until he could "review all conservation facts." The move to relax the ban had sparked immediate anger from animal activists.
"Your shameful actions confirm the rumors that you are unfit for office," said French actress and animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot in a letter to President Trump.
A strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing scores. At least 61 people were killed and 300 injured in western Iran, state media said, with four more reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is likely to rise.
Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito of Massachusetts signed a bill Friday, approved one day earlier by the state's Democrat-led Legislature, outlawing so-called bump stocks, accessories that allow semi-automatic firearms to mimic the rapid firing action of machine guns.
The Navy released Nov. 1, a report detailing the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and ACX Crystal off the coast of Japan June 17, and the collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21.