Protest marks public school visit by new education secretary

When U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos tried to enter a Washington D.C. school, two protesters blocked her path, forcing her to return to her car. D.C. police said one man was detained for assaulting a police officer.

Ohio asked 7 states in vain for lethal drug

Court documents: Ohio asked 7 other states for lethal injection drug. The state is appealing a federal judge’s ruling last month rejecting the state’s current three-drug execution method.

Official: 1 missing, 2 injured in Louisiana pipeline blaze

Authorities don’t yet know what caused the fire on the Phillips 66 pipeline in Paradis, but a crew of six workers was cleaning it at the time, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said at a news conference.