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  • Lawyer: Amtrak engineer doesn't remember fatal derailment

    PHILADELPHIA – The engineer at the controls of the speeding Amtrak train that lurched off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, h ...
    May 14, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Gulf leaders gather to push Obama on Iran

    WASHINGTON – Gulf nation leaders joined President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday to warn of the risks of completing a nuclear deal with Ira ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Train in wreck was going 106 mph

    PHILADELPHIA – The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Demonstrators protest police shooting in Wisconsin capital

    MADISON, Wis. – Demonstrators blocked traffic and chanted as they marched through the streets of Wisconsin's capital city on Wednesday to voice their ...
    May 13, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • House GOP panel proposes Amtrak cuts

    WASHINGTON – A powerful House committee is weighing legislation that would slash funds for Amtrak by 18 percent just hours after a deadly train crash ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • 6 dead, dozens injured in Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA – Daylight on Wednesday revealed the devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead ...
    May 13, 2015 - 8:53 am
  • U.S. retail sales flat-line in April

    WASHINGTON – U.S. shoppers kept their spending in check in April, as modest wage growth over the past year keeps family budgets tight.
    May 13, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • South Korea's spy agency says North Korea executed defense chief

    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his defense chief executed with an anti-aircraft gun for complaining about the young ruler, t ...
    May 13, 2015 - 8:18 am
  • Amtrak train derailment in Phildelphia, 'disastrous mess;' 5 people killed

    PHILADELPHIA – An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing th ...
    May 12, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Another deadly earthquake spreads fear and misery in Nepal

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Thousands of fear-stricken people spent the night out in the open as a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more miser ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science

    WASHINGTON – Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified that hair ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Senate Democrats block action on Obama’s trade agenda

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on a top ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Indonesian police arrest 7 on human trafficking charges

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two Indonesians and five Thais were arrested on charges of human trafficking connected with slavery in the seafood industry, Indo ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Report: Rising share of Hispanics speak proficient English

    LOS ANGELES – A rising share of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at home has been ...
    May 12, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Gas prices still look low for summer even after spring surge

    NEW YORK – Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer t ...
    May 12, 2015 - 12:40 pm
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