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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that a Southern California commuter train smashed into at a railroad crossing did "all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help before the crash that injured dozens, his lawyer said. Attorney Ron...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the United States were arrested Wednesday on terrorism charges, including one who spoke of attacking President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island,...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rachel Pedroso had not seen her father since a bloody night at a crowded restaurant in 1992 until she swiveled Wednesday in a Philadelphia courtroom and eyed the graying defendant. "This is my first time seeing him in 23 years," she testified in her father's...
PHOENIX (AP) — The case of convicted murderer Jodi Arias has gone to a jury that will decide if she is sentenced to death or life in prison for killing her boyfriend. The jury got the case Wednesday after a defense lawyer made his final plea for mercy. Arias was convicted in...
ETNA, Maine (AP) — More than 40 vehicles crashed on a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine on Wednesday, injuring at least 17 people, police said. The pileup in Etna, near Bangor, happened around 7:30 a.m. and involved several cars, a school bus and a tractor trailer, state...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself. Sean Hosman's dual roles as advocate for change and repeat visitor at county jails provide a striking case study...
GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — New England's epic snowfalls haven't just made life miserable for humans: animals are suffering, too. Veterinarians with Tufts University's wildlife clinic say subzero temperatures and heavy snows have savaged birds and critters that struggle to survive...
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a tanker truck carrying nearly 9,000 gallons of fuel has caught fire on a major highway in southern New Jersey, spewing thick, black smoke into the sky. The fire broke out shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, when the truck overturned on the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was convicted Monday of desertion for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. The judge at Camp Lejeune, Marine Maj. Nicholas Martz, ruled in a bench trial that Cpl...