News October 14

Dakota Access Pipeline Sen. Bernie Sanders and four other Democratic senators are asking President Barack Obama to halt construction of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline until a full environmental review can be complete, The Associated Press, Reuters, NBC, Mason City Globe Gazette, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Sioux City Journal, Bismarck Tribune, Mother Jones, Grand Forks Herald, The Dickinson Press, Grist, Brainerd Dispatch and WCAX-TV in Burlington reported. Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump will say whether they support the pipeline, Mother Jones reported.

Valeant Prices Valeant Pharmaceuticals came under intense congressional scrutiny around this time last year for gouging prices on two life-saving heart drugs, Nitropress and Isuprel. Now it has caught the ire of Sanders for jacking up the price of a lead-poison treatment it purchased in 2013. When Valeant bought the drug, a package of vials cost $950, but it now costs about $27,000, Business Insider reported.

 World 

Yemen American cruise missile strikes against rebel-held radar sites in Yemen sparked heated verbal exchanges Thursday, as the country’s Houthi rebel leaders condemned the U.S. action and defended their right to sovereignty while denying claims that the group had targeted U.S. vessels in the Red Sea, The Wall Street Journal reported.

National

Two Speeches in Two Hours In back-to-back appearances, in what might be the two most compelling hours of the entire election, Michelle Obama in New Hampshire and Donald Trump in Florida delivered the fiercest, most provocative and hardest-hitting speeches of an election cycle that has been without precedent in hot rhetoric, The Washington Post reported.

Hurricane Matthew Despite the start of state and federal aid after Hurricane Matthew, poor residents in North Carolina shelters faced grim prospects as the water crept higher, The New York Times reported. 

Vermont

Vermont Wind Project To many residents in this tiny town in southern Vermont, the last-minute offer of cash was a blatant attempt to buy their votes. To the developer that offered the money, it was simply a sign of how attentively the company had been listening to voters' concerns, The New York Times reported.