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NTSB: Too early to know many details of the…

NTSB holds presser on Amtrak derailment in Washington.

Civil engineer: We need positive train control

Oliver McGee, former deputy assistant secretary of transportation, says technology can help prevent certain train derailments.

Virginia police chief retires after criticism…

The Charlottesville police chief who was criticized over the department's response to a violent white nationalist rally this summer is stepping down

Kentucky lawmaker's funeral in church where he…

A Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself after denying allegations of sexually assaulting a teenage girl is being remembered in the same church where he had preached

Sarah Palin's son Track arrested on domestic…

Police arrested the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on charges related to domestic violence for the second time in as many years

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Missing Polish fighter jet found; pilot ejected before crash

Wreckage from a Polish fighter jet that disappeared from radar found near a domestic air base, pilot ejected before crash

The Latest: Witness helps people get out of…

A man who was driving on a highway alongside a train that derailed in Washington state says he and his friend rushed to help the victims

Thief robs shop using golf club

A North Carolina shop assistant was prepared when a thief robbed him with a golf club.

11 Books That Made Tech Billionaire Elon Musk…

Elon Musk is one of the business world's most ambitious and successful leaders. But Musk didn’t get there all by himself. “I read books," he has replied when asked how he got to where he is today.

Real-World Grinch Gets Stuck in Chimney During…

One criminal was charged after getting stuck in a chimney while attempting to rob a California business. Tony Spitz has the details.

Trump judge pick who drew ridicule after hearing withdraws

A Trump judicial nominee whose inability to answer basic legal questions at his confirmation hearing made him the subject of widespread ridicule has withdrawn, the White House says

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Nevada: Fast review needed for case of death…

Nevada's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court for a quick review of a never-before-tried plan for the lethal injection of a condemned inmate because one drug that would be used expires April 1

Hershey to buy Amplify Snack for $1.6 bln

U.S. candy maker Hershey is buying SkinnyPop popcorn producer Amplify Snack Brands for $1.6 billion to get a firmer footing in the healthy snacks market. Elly Park reports.

US stock indexes keep climbing on tax news and…

Stocks continue to climb as investors react to signs the Republican tax plan is likely to pass Congress this week

US charges soldier in Louisiana chemical weapon case

A soldier faces a federal charge in connection with an April explosion that released chlorine gas in a forest next to his Army base in Louisiana

Tavis Smiley: 'PBS Made A Huge Mistake'

The talk show host pushed back against allegations of sexual misconduct during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday.

Twitter suspends white nationalists under new…

Twitter suspends several white nationalists under new rules for hateful and abusive content

Official: At least six people killed in train…

Initial report suggest Amtrak train 501 struck something before derailing near Tacoma, Washington; Jonathan Hunt reports from Los Angeles.

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Report: Amtrak train 501 was going 81.1 mph…

Associated Press sources info to website that maps Amtrak train locations and speeds using data from the railroad's train tracker app.

Atlanta blackout snarls air travel a week before…

The nation's air-travel system is struggling to get back on schedule after a weekend fire and blackout at the Atlanta airport _ the world's busiest _ forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights