1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — 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 that renewed questions about whether...

White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery...

US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him….

Yosemite chief retiring amid complaints of hostile workplace

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The head of Yosemite National Park is retiring following employee complaints that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct, allegations also raised in other popular national parks, officials said Thursday….

Ex-doctor faces Omaha trial for alleged revenge killings

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It was a mystery that many thought might never be solved: Who savagely stabbed to death the 11-year-old son of two medical doctors and the family's housekeeper in 2008 in one of Omaha's most affluent neighborhoods?…

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….

APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday….

The Latest: 74 hospitalized in Hoboken train crash; 1 dead

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local):…

Ex-student gets probation in Iowa State sex assault case

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University student will avoid prison but be required to register as a sex offender for assaulting an unconscious female student after an on-campus party, a judge ruled Thursday….

McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican is warning that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama's veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have "unintended ramifications" and that...