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WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama...
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man who admitted being drunk while operating a Zamboni during a high school hockey game was convicted Tuesday after the judge rejected his lawyer's argument that the ice-resurfacing machine didn't meet the definition of a vehicle under city code...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Native American student who sued his California school district because it's refusing to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will ask a judge for an order permitting the sacred item. Christian Titman's lawyers are expected to argue...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four people have died and three are hospitalized after a ski boat capsized on a lake that spans the Utah-Idaho border, a Utah sheriff said Tuesday. Rich County Sheriff Dale Stacey said two adults and five girls were in the water for more than three hours...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and his family are planning a Saturday funeral mass for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden in his hometown of Wilmington. President Barack Obama is planning to deliver a eulogy. The vice president's oldest son died on Saturday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday to two World War I Army soldiers who may have been denied the top military honor in the past due to discrimination. "It's never too late to say thank you," Obama said. Obama posthumously recognized Sgt...
BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect. Dias Kadyrbayev, 21, pleaded...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than two-thirds of American adults with disabilities are "striving to work," according to a national employment survey being released just before the landmark legislation protecting their rights turns 25. In contrast to census data on how many people...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The ACLU and Public Justice Center are asking a federal judge to reopen a lawsuit against the state of Maryland, saying there are squalid conditions at a troubled Baltimore jail. Attorneys filed a motion Tuesday, saying the conditions endanger the health and...