The Latest: Champs-Elysees reopening after gun attack

PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Paris (all times local): ___ 6:45 a.m. Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard is reopen and picking up its usual early morning routine Friday after a gunman opened fire on police, killing one officer and wounding three people before police shot and killed him. Municipal workers in white hygiene suits washed down the sidewalk where Thursday night's attack took place.

South Dakota lawmakers decline to study polygamous sect

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota lawmakers have decided against studying a secretive polygamous sect's outpost in the western part of the state. Republican Rep. Tim Goodwin proposed looking into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' compound near Pringle. Goodwin wanted to look at issues including whether polygamy or sex trafficking are taking place there.

South Dakotan pole vaulter receives medal from 2008 Olympics

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) -- An assistant track coach at the University of South Dakota has been awarded a bronze medal for pole vaulting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after the original winner was disqualified for doping. Derek Miles, a three-time Olympian, placed fourth in the pole vaulting event in 2008. He reached the same height as Denys Yurchenko, but the Ukrainian won the bronze because he made fewer attempts.

Lawmaker seeks study of polygamous sect's South Dakota site

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota lawmaker frustrated with what he views as inaction over a secretive polygamous sect's outpost in his district wants legislators to look into the compound, including why no South Dakota birth or death records have been filed from there over the last decade. Rep.

Native American tribes fear end of federal heating help

WHITE RIVER, S.D. (AP) -- Eva Iyotte was waiting on propane ordered under a federal energy assistance program President Donald Trump has targeted for elimination when she lost power at her home on frozen tribal land in South Dakota. As the January conditions sent temperatures plummeting inside the house, the 63-year-old, her daughter and two grandsons took blankets to their car, where they waited with the heater running until the electricity was restored.

South Dakota man gets $190 fine for snake without leash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A man who was fined for allowing his pet snake to slither freely in a South Dakota park said an animal control officer suggested he use a leash to restrain the reptile. Jerry Kimball said he initially thought the recommendation was a joke because it was April Fool's Day when he was fined $190 and ticketed last week for "animals running at large," told the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/2oMstxK ).

Driver runs out of gas again after stealing squad car

TULARE, S.D. (AP) -- A driver who called for help after running out of gas is accused of stealing a deputy's squad car in South Dakota and leading authorities in a pursuit before once again running out of fuel. Troy James is charged with felony grand theft. Officials say James called for assistance early Monday on Highway 281 near the town of Tulare, saying his car had stopped and he apparently ran out of fuel.

Trump's Keystone XL decision sets up new fight in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- President Donald Trump may have approved a federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, but the fight is far from over in Nebraska, the one state in its path that has yet to approve the project. The pipeline's fate once again rests with the Nebraska Public Service Commission, an independently elected group of four Republicans and one Democrat.