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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rail tank cars that are used to transport most crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of catastrophic train crash and fire under a series of new rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eighteen black women told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at the old Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis are now questioning if their children weren't instead taken from them while alive. A video that went viral last month shows...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, is facing the biggest challenge of her career: deciding whether evidence supports criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney...
WASHINGTON (AP) — New safety rules are coming for oil trains to reduce the risk of fiery crashes. The requirements by U.S. and Canadian officials include stronger tank cars. The rules require tank cars within 5 years to have an outer shell, a thermal lining and thicker steel...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former loyalist to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrived at court Friday to plead guilty to charges related to creating a traffic jam near the George Washington Bridge for political purposes, a person with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press...
8:45 a.m. A person with knowledge of the case says a former political ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to plead guilty for his role in politically motivated traffic tie-ups near the George Washington Bridge in 2013. David Wildstein was an official at the Port...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A court proceeding involving the 2013 traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, an investigation that has loomed over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he considers a presidential run, is set for Friday morning, prosecutors said. An 11 a.m. court hearing...
OSCEOLA, Mo. (AP) — After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Ceiling tiles are going for 25 cents, the room doors for an average of less than $4 each, the patient beds for $250 apiece. Soon, the remnants of the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are more than 4,700 hospitals in the U.S, spread about evenly between urban and rural areas. But that number has been dwindling. More than 100 hospitals have closed since 2010, and the pace has quickened in the past couple of years. Hospitals are...