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NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says federal investigators have concluded that an unusual rail design contributed to the death toll in a fiery commuter rail crash that killed six people in a New York City suburb in 2015. The official says about 340 feet of electrified rail...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time. People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don't, new research finds. Researchers surveyed more than...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new communications chief says television cameras can start rolling again in the White House briefing room. Anthony Scaramucci — the Wall Street financier who joined the administration last week — tweeted on Monday that "the TV Cameras...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A dog that Maine's governor tried to rescue from a euthanasia sentence will live. The Kennebec Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/2utrByx ) that a judge on Monday agreed to a deal to send an Alaskan husky named Dakota to a veterinary hospital for training...
HONOLULU (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, fulfilling a deal with prosecutors that required him to reveal the location of his son's body. Peter Kema Sr. must serve a minimum...
A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and overwhelm those looking to take advantage of...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a carjacking suspect died Monday after a shootout with police on a busy stretch of interstate near St. Louis. The incident began around 9 a.m. when a vehicle ran off the road near the intersection Interstate 55 and Interstate 270. When someone...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He was 76. Finley died Sunday of peripheral vascular disease at his home in St. Louis...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of "easily startled" officers. The Star Tribune reports ( http://strib.mn/2tDmGh3 ) one sign was spotted in...