• New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 114 others

    By Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - A commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse

  • One dead, 114 hurt as New Jersey train crash causes major damage

    A speeding commuter train that plowed into a New Jersey station during morning rush hour, killing one person and injuring 114, has caused major destruction at the transport hub and gateway to Manhattan. The train entered the Hoboken station "at a high rate of speed" and "crashed through

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  • Cooler weather helps in California blaze fight

    MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather and additional firefighters had fire officials hopeful Thursday that a wildfire threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains would be contained in days.

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  • Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom

    A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted ...

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  • The Latest: Northern California wildfire has burned 8 homes

    MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

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  • NJ train crash raises many familiar safety issues

    The investigation into a New Jersey commuter train that hurtled into a station building Thursday raises many familiar issues from other crashes, including whether the tragedy could have been prevented ...

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  • Officer's lawyer: Jury should hear about auditory exclusion

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired.

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  • Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — An unarmed black man fatally shot by an officer in a San Diego suburb was unjustly killed and the police department and chief prosecutor are trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting, representatives of the man's family

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  • Hurricane Matthew heads toward central Caribbean Sea

    ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — People in the Dutch Caribbean islands reinforced their homes and stocked up on emergency supplies Thursday as Hurricane Matthew took a rare turn through the southern Caribbean ahead of an expected shift to the north.

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  • No self-driving cars yet for Brazil, India: Ghosn

    Autonomous cars will first hit the streets of nations where drivers are "disciplined" and "respect the rules", the Renault-Nissan group boss said. In an unequivocal stab at the "flexible" approaches to mapping and driving rules in countries like Brazil and India, Carlos

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  • New Jersey train station crash kills 1 dead; over 100 hurt

    A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck ...

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  • The Latest: Train engineer identified as 29-year employee

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):

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  • Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday the U.S. will "sharpen our military edge" in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China's rising military might.

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  • Police check if man tried to buy gun before mall shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — Detectives on Thursday were investigating a tip that the man accused of shooting and killing five people in a mall north of Seattle may have tried unsuccessfully to buy a handgun just hours before the slayings.

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  • Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.

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  • VW's Skoda to ponder U.S. production amid market push

    By Andreas Cremer PARIS (Reuters) - Volkswagen's Czech division Skoda said it will assess the possibility of building cars in the United States as it considers selling in the world's second largest auto market where its parent continues to grapple with an emissions scandal. Skoda, Volkswagen

  • U.S. CDC issues Zika travel advisory for 11 Southeast Asian countries

    (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday recommended that pregnant women postpone nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries because of the risk of Zika virus infection, which has been shown to cause severe birth defects. The latest countries singled out by the U.S. Centres for Disease

  • Pentagon chief calls U.S. alliance with Philippines 'ironclad'

    By Yeganeh Torbati SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - The United States has an "ironclad" alliance with the Philippines, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday, countering statements by the southeast Asian nation's president that have thrown bilateral relations into deepening uncertainty

  • US-Russia talks on verge of ending as Aleppo faces catastrophe

    The United States warned Thursday that it is on the brink of ending talks with Russia over the assault on Aleppo, where the United Nations says a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding unlike any witnessed so far in Syria's brutal five-year war. Air strikes pounded Aleppo province while at least

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  • The latest: No timetable for release of shooting video

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):

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  • More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.

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  • Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.

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  • Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark

    A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous ...

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  • NXP Semiconductors explores sale to Qualcomm: sources

    NXP Semiconductors NV is exploring selling itself to Qualcomm Inc in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The deal would help diversify Qualcomm's business and make it a bigger supplier to the automotive industry. An agreement

  • Colombia's ELN rebels release civilian hostage: Red Cross

    Colombia's second-largest rebel force, the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), on Thursday released a civilian captive to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the humanitarian organization said. "A civilian who was in the hands of the National Liberation Army (ELN) was handed over

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