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Train engineer in a 'daze' before crash

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has given Detroit the green light to cut pensions as a way out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a decision that puts the case in the laps of thousands of retirees who had hoped that the Michigan Constitution would protect them from getting smaller checks in their golden years.

December 04, 2013 | | Nation


No problems found in NYC train brake system

NEW YORK (AP) - Investigators looking into a deadly train derailment said Tuesday that no problems had been found with the train's brake system or track signals along its route and that its engineer was being questioned again.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Odd News

BIRD STEALS CAMERA IN AUSTRALIA, RECORDS JOURNEY: SYDNEY (AP) - A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape. Wildlife rangers in Western Australia's Kimberly region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle's caper. The bird's flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens. Rangers set up the motion-sensor camera along the Margaret River in May ...

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Detroit can use bankruptcy to confront debt

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December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Judge says he broke ethics code

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana judge under fire for commenting that a 14-year-old student rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" said Tuesday that he deserves to be censured but not removed from the bench for the remarks.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Obama’s uncle allowed to stay in U.S.

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, was granted permission to stay in the U.S. on Tuesday.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Worker presumed dead after silo collapse

ROY, Wash. (AP) - A worker was missing and presumed dead after a silo collapsed and spilled 50 tons of corn at a facility that was cited this year for six "serious" safety violations, officials said Tuesday.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Asian nations dominate international test

WASHINGTON (AP) - American students once again lag behind many of their Asian and European peers on a global exam, a continuing trend that often is blamed on child poverty and a diverse population in U.S. schools.

December 03, 2013 | | Nation


Gay weddings become reality in Hawaii with new law

HONOLULU (AP) - Retired professors Rod Powell and Bob Eddinger have been partners in life since they met at the University of Hawaii in 1977. On Monday, they joined in marriage on the first day their home state allowed same-sex couples to form such unions.

December 02, 2013 | | Nation


NYC train was going too fast at curve

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical trouble was unclear, he said.

December 02, 2013 | | Nation


Sister: Deadly shooting was over Alabama loss

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.

December 02, 2013 | | Nation


Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) - It's become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor's insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate residents asking if it's too late to buy a policy to cover any damage.

December 02, 2013 | | Nation


Amazon’s delivery drones: An idea that may not fly

NEW YORK (AP) - Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle.

December 02, 2013 | | Nation


UN in Iraq worried about uptick in bodies found

BAGHDAD (AP) - An alarming number of Iraqis killed "execution-style" last month signaled an increase in targeted killings as the overall death toll in Iraq so far this year rose above 8,000, the U.N. said Sunday. The bodies, usually dumped on the street and mutilated, have heightened fears that the country is sliding back toward all-out warfare between Sunni and Shiite factions.

December 01, 2013 | | Nation


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Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Mom convicted of creating public nuisance with school Facebook post

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico woman has been convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Large graffiti carved at Arches National Park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red ...

April 28, 2016 | | Nation


Trump sweeps, Clinton carries four states

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory Tuesday in five contests across the Northeast and confidently declared himself the ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Ohio man calmly tells 911: ‘I just shot and killed my wife’

CINCINNATI (AP) - A suburban Cincinnati man called 911 and gave his address, and when the dispatcher asked what she could help him with, he replied ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Suit: Cops violated rights of man taking kids for ice cream

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut officers are accused of violating a black man's rights during a traffic stop last year when they frisked him ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Wisconsin prom shooter was aiming at officer when he was hit

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire on students exiting the prom at his former school in northern Wisconsin was aiming a rifle at ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Alabama mayor, wife charged with assault after fight

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) - A city council member in Alabama says the town's mayor punched him in the face at the end of a ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Government finds it lard to enforce ‘living wage’ laws

SEATTLE (AP) - States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Apple reports its first revenue drop since 2003

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple sold more than 51 million iPhones in the first three months of this year - and that's the problem.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Maybe Twitter needs to get used to being small

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn't taken over the world the way Facebook did, at least in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


eBay shares rise as results beat Wall Street 1Q forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - Shares of eBay Inc. rose on Tuesday after the e-commerce company reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Chipotle posts loss after giving away 6M burritos

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle posted its first quarterly loss as a public company Tuesday after it gave away millions of free burritos to win back ...

April 26, 2016 | | Nation


Dubai pushes for driverless cars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants ...

April 25, 2016 | | Nation


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