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Derailed Metro-North train was going 82 mph on 30-mph curve: officials

New York Daily News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
The Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx early Sunday, killing four passengers and injuring 75 more, was hurtling down the tracks at a staggering 82 mph - nearly three times the speed limit - when it hit the dangerous curve.

Detroit Braces for Bankruptcy Ruling

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT - A federal judge is expected to rule Tuesday on whether Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection, a crucial step in the city's effort to pay off part of its overwhelming debt and to begin rebuilding its vastly diminished city services.

Iowa brothers drown in icy pond

USA TODAY - ‎4 hours ago‎
PRESCOTT, Iowa -- T.J. and Nate Frey spent the afternoon of an unseasonably warm Saturday playing outside their Prescott home. T.J.

Accused Los Angeles airport shooter to appear in court

Chicago Tribune - ‎10 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The man charged with killing a U.S. airport security officer in a shooting frenzy at Los Angeles International Airport is set to appear in federal court on Wednesday, a spokesman for U.S.

Boston firefighters battle 8-alarm blaze

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
BOSTON (AP) - Firefighters are battling an eight-alarm blaze in a commercial building in Boston. The fire was reported in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday.

Minimum wage vote exposes simmering resentments on Montgomery Council

Washington Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
For three-and-a-half hours last week, the Montgomery County Council worked its way through the complexities of a ground-breaking bill to raise the local minimum wage.

Wash. official: 1 trapped in grain silo collapse

KTVL - ‎3 hours ago‎
ROY, Wash. (AP) -- A fire official says a Washington state farm worker is missing after a grain silo collapsed at a feed mill. South Pierce Fire & Rescue Chief Bob Vellias said Monday night that a Federal Emergency Management Agency engineer was ...

Stolen Victoria Clipper

The Seattle Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Judge sets bail at $200,000 for a convicted sex offender accused of stealing a Victoria Clipper vessel for a birthday joy ride on Sunday.

Facebook Murder: Suspect Is Charged

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
Derek Medina sits next to defense attorney, Mauricio Padilla, during his appearance in court for a hearing in Miami, Florida October 15, 2013.

Dozens of same-sex couples get marriage licenses, get married as new Hawaii ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ethan Wung, left, and Keola Akana are expected to be among the first same-sex couples to be legally married in Hawaii on Dec. 2, when a new law allowing gay couples to marry takes effect.

Man killed in shark attack while fishing in Hawaii

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) -- A man fishing from a kayak off a Hawaiian island has died after being bitten by a shark, authorities said Monday. The incident was the latest in an alarming spate of shark attacks in the state this year.

Trial opens in California homeless man's death

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
A prosecutor says two Southern California police officers escalated a routine encounter with homeless man Kelly Thomas into a bloody beating that caused his death days later.

Alabama Football Fan Accused of Shooting Fellow Fan During Party

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A Cuomo-Christie Proxy War?

Daily Beast - ‎2 minutes ago‎
The New Jersey governor's backing of a GOP challenger to Cuomo in the next New York governor's race is being read for clues about a possible Christie-Cuomo showdown in 2016.

Pension vote tears at political allegiances

Chicago Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
SPRINGFIELD—. - Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday are poised for a landmark vote on fixing the state's financially out-of-whack government worker pension system, testing long-standing political allegiances among both political parties.

Chimps Lawyer Up!

Daily Beast - ‎56 minutes ago‎
The primate objects! In a string of landmark cases to be filed this week, four chimpanzees will fight for the right to retire to sanctuaries.

Cognizant Announces Three-Year Pledge Supporting STEM Education at Texas ...

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 hours ago‎
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, today announced a three year, $150,000 commitment to support ...

New Jersey Town Plans Police Funeral For Boy, 10

NBC New York - ‎12 minutes ago‎
A 9-year-old New Jersey boy battling cancer may have found a breakthrough treatment, thanks to an unorthodox measure involving mice.

Hacker of Koch Industries website sentenced in Kansas

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
Dec 2 (Reuters) - A Wisconsin man was sentenced on Monday to two years probation after he admitted taking part in a cyber attack sponsored by the hacker group Anonymous against Kansas conglomerate Koch Industries in February 2011, federal ...

After a sunny fall day in Oklahoma Tuesday, a wintry mix lies ahead - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Tuesday will be sunny with temperatures in the upper 60s. But a cold front is on the way Wednesday through Friday with chances for freezing rain and snow.
White House News 

Fact Check: Is President Obama's
latest health care promise true?

2016 fever tests Hillary 
Clinton-Barack Obama bond

Alan Gross, former USAID contractor
jailed in Cuba, appeals to Obama
to intervene

Obama pledges up to $5 billion
for global AIDS fund

Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton 
Top Contenders for 2016, 
New Poll Shows

US Calls Netanyahu 'Desperate
and Weak'

Trust divide: Democrats distanced
from Obama after health care

Obama: People do think 
I'm trustworthy

Obama may be a rare ex-president
who stays in Washington
  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius attends an event held in observance of World AIDS Day at the White House in Washington.

    Obamacare site clogged by surge of users

  • NYC train derailment airs queries about technology: Cranes lift a derailed Metro-North train car

    NYC train derailment airs queries about technology

  • Chimpanzees at New York University. A non-profit group asked the state of New York on Monday to grant a chimp with the "fundamental right not to be imprisoned."

    Lawsuit seeks to turn chimps into legal persons

  • Cyber Monday shopping: Early results indicated online shopping was up 17. 5 percent compared with the same time last year.

    Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

    Early results indicated online shopping was up 17. 5 percent compared with the same time last year, with mobile devices accounted for more than 29 percent of all online traffic.

  • Court hears case over shutting tribal casino

    Michigan argues that an American Indian tribe opened a casino in 2010 without permission from the United States government.

  • In this Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Dawn Jefferies, right, speaks in Hernando, Miss., about the efforts Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, left, has taken to get the state to recognize her same-sex marriage.

    Miss. judge refuses to grant gay couple's divorce

    A Mississippi lesbian couple could get a divorce in California, where they married, but say they shouldn't be treated differently than straight couples.

  • Supreme Court won't stop New York's Internet taxation: The Supreme Court refused on Monday to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes on purchases on websites like

    Supreme Court won't stop NY's Internet taxation

    The refusal is part of a furious battle among Internet sellers, millions of buyers, aggrieved brick-and-mortar stores and states hungry for billions of dollars in extra tax revenue.

  • In this Nov. 15, 2013 photo, Coachella Valley High School alumnus Richard Ramirez, and student Jasmine Valenzuela, left, hold up images helping to explain the origins of the school's controversial mascot during a special school board meeting in Thermal, Calif.

    A look at controversial mascots in sports

    Arab-Americans recently objected to the hook-nosed, snarling image used to represent a California high school. The controversy over ethnic mascots is hardly new.

  • Obama AIDS fund: President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at a world AIDS Day event, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington.

    Obama reveals $100 million HIV research initiative

    President Obama made an AIDS research announcement Monday at a White House event marking World AIDS Day.

  • Gay weddings in Hawaii: The first couples to take advantage of Hawaii's new law allowing same-sex couples to marry line up for a group picture at the Sheraton Waikiki on Sunday in Honolulu

    Gay weddings become reality in Hawaii with new law

    Hawaii's Legislature legalized gay marriage last month. On Monday, couples began to take advantage of the new law.

  • Cyber Monday: Carol Uyeno

    Americans click for deals on Cyber Monday

    Cyber Monday is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year, with millions of shoppers spending a predicted $2 billion.

  • The wreck of an Amish buggy is loaded onto a truck following an accident on a Mercer County road, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh in this video still from WTAE-TV news.

    2 killed in Amish buggy crash in Pa.

    A third person was seriously injured when a vehicle crashed into the buggy on Saturday, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

  • A shopper pushes a cart at the Best Buy electronics store in Westbury, New York, on Nov. 29, 2013.

    Record crowds over weekend; spending declined

    The National Retail Federation estimated the average shopper spent $407.02 over the weekend, or 3.9 percent less than during the same weekend last year.

  • School mascot controversy: Coachella Valley High School's mascot, Arab

    Calif. 'Arab' sparks debate over ethnic mascots

    The debate over Native American sports mascots has gone on for decades. Coachella Valley High School's controversial "Arab" mascot is a new twist.

  • In this Feb. 3, 2011, photo, the cockpit of Boeings' new 787 Dreamliner is photographed in Houston.

    Pilot use of automation eyed in air crashes

    Looking ahead, some experts foresee an increasing level of automation in planes and in systems used by air traffic controllers to direct planes.

  • Iara Rodriguez

    Puerto Ricans want equality back home

    A loose coalition of civic leaders in Florida is seeking to leverage the state's growing Puerto Rican presence to fight for equality and the right to vote.

  • A tribal smoke shop on the Tonawanda Seneca Nation in New York attracts buyers for tax-free cigarettes.

    US law didn't halt cigarette flow from NY tribes

    As recently as last spring, one group of about 20 website operators on Seneca Nation territory was still delivering 1.7 tons of untaxed cigarettes a week.

  • This Nov. 30, 2013 photo provided by the New Mexico State Police shows a train derailment in Grant County in southern N.M. Authorities say three train operators were killed when this freight train derailed and plunged down a ravine.

    3 railroad workers killed after train derailment in N.M.

    Three men were inside a locomotive when it derailed and fell down a ravine on Saturday in southern New Mexico's Grant County.

  • Train going to fast around curve before derailment in New York: The NTSB revealed speeding was a factor in the seven-car train derailment that killed four people and injured 11 critically on Sunday.

    US: NY Train going too fast at curve before wreck

    The NTSB revealed speeding was a factor in the seven-car train derailment that killed four people and injured 11 critically on Sunday outside New York City.

  • Probe seeks cause of fatal NYC train crash: National Transportation Safety Board officials

    2nd data recorder found in derailed NYC train

    The second data recorder from a NYC commuter train that derailed, killing four and injuring more than 60 others, has been sent to Washington for analysis.

  • Same-sex divorce: Dawn Jefferies and Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham

    In some states, gays fight for the right to divorce

    Gay couples who move to states that don't recognize gay marriage after tying the knot elsewhere face roadblocks if they wish to divorce.

  • Common Core Q&A: Jelani Guzman

    Q&A: What are the Common Core academic standards?

    The new academic standards adopted by most of the nation are aimed at promoting thinking and reasoning, and they're rife with controversy.

  • Legal pot: A Tacoma, Wash., resident smokes marijuana in Seattle.

    Minors to test legal pot buying in Washington state

    As they do with alcohol sales, officials in Washington state plan to use a group of minors to catch pot stores that illegally sell to customers under age 21.

  • Glass exit portals: Security to leave the airport

    Unmanned portals that replaced officers at the security exits of two Northeast airports could be the wave of the future. For now, they're confusing passengers.

  • Alaska plane crash: Wreckage of a plane that crashed Friday, Nov. 29, near Saint Marys, Alaska.

    Mother on crashed plane led searchers to wreckage

    According to Alaska troopers, four of the 10 passengers aboard a plane that crashed near the western Alaska village of Saint Marys have died.

  • Tambry Young, center, and Debrah Zeleznik, right, celebrate after the Hawaii State Senate approved a bill allowing same-sex marriage to be legal in the state of Hawaii.

    Next 5 states to legalize equal marriage

    Now that Illinois and Hawaii have allowed same sex unions, what are the possibilities for which states might be next?

  • Is the military ready: Budget cuts have raised questions about the United States' military readiness.

    Is the US military ready, or should Americans worry?

    Some defense officials and experts warn that budget cuts are hobbling the United States' military. So is the military "ready" or should Americans be worried?

  • A nation of distrusters: Shown is the is a sign posted at Dennis and Darlene Hess's farm stand Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Litiz, Pa.

    Americans have little faith in their fellow citizens

    An AP-GfK poll conducted last month found that Americans are suspicious of each other in everyday encounters. Less than a third expressed a lot of trust in clerks who swipe their credit cards, drivers on the road, or people they meet when traveling.

  • Disputed islands: A group of disputed islands in the East China Sea.

    US airlines give China flight plans over disputed sea

    Two U.S. airlines, American and Delta, say they've started notifying Chinese authorities of flights that will travel through a new disputed air defense zone.

  • Prison fight: A New York Department of Corrections bus passes the sign at the entrance of the Rikers Island jail complex in New York.

    Brawl erupts at Rikers Island jail; 4 guards hurt

    Four guards and several inmates were injured during a late-night brawl at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City.

  • Obama shops at DC bookstore: Barack Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama

    Obama shops Small Business Sat.: What did he buy?

    President Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha shopped at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore on Small Business Saturday.

  • Josh Romney car crash tweet: ​Josh Romney stands at scene of car accident in Salt Lake City on Friday.

    Romney's son criticized for tweet after crash

    Josh Romney tweeted a photo of himself after helping four people involved in a car crash in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thanksgiving night.

  • The senior at Memphis High School suffered two strokes caused by a bleeding mass on his brain and spent three weeks on life support. By the time he awoke this past summer, his 5-foot-7 frame had withered from 160 pounds to 112. He was paralyzed on his right side, unable to walk or talk.

    2 strokes can't keep teen from scoring touchdown

    Kenbriel Hearn, a senior at Memphis High School, suffered two strokes caused by a bleeding mass on his brain and spent three weeks on life support.

  • Young workers struggles ripple through US economy: Workers aged 20 to 34 are vital to the stability of the US economy, but there must be jobs available for them to be able to contribute.

    Young workers' woes impact US economy

    Workers aged 20 to 34 are vital to foot traffic in shopping malls, sales at automobile dealerships and the pace of new homes being built. For all that to happen, however, there must be more jobs for them.

  • U.S. President Obama and his daughters Malia and Sasha appear at the North Portico of the White House to pardon the annual Presidential turkey in Washington

    Obama may stay in Washington when his term is over

    The president's older daughter, Malia, will likely be in college but Sasha will be only a high school sophomore when Barack Obama leaves office.

  • Relative says Ohio Amish girl in chemo case is fine: An Amish horse and buggy

    Relative says Ohio Amish girl in chemo case is fine

    Ohio Amish girl with leukemia continues natural treatments while hiding amid a legal case over whether she'll be forced to resume chemotherapy, relative says



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