Train derailment in Canada forces about 150 people from their homes, as oil and propane continued to burn. The train derailment is the latest in a series of accidents that have raised questions about the safety of transporting oil by rail.
The US is shivering beneath temperatures 15 to 20 degrees below normal for this time of year, with some areas bracing for a minus-50 or worse wind chill factor. Packers may play coldest game ever at Lambeau.
This weekend, those in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest could experience the country's coldest temperatures of the year. The East Coast should see a reprieve over the weekend, but bitter temperatures are expected to return Monday night.
Many economic indicators are doing well. Yet Americans say they lack certainty about the future, perhaps starting with trust in government handling of the economy. The uncertainty gap needs to close.