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Black box recorder recovered from wreckage of train crash
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Federal investigators pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the Hoboken station and struggled to extract the second one Friday as they tried to figure out what caused the crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others....

Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he got in trouble for refusing federal orders to move a Ten Commandments monument....

The Latest: Train crash investigation may take 7 to 10 days
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):...

Young mother killed when train crashed had 'genuine heart'
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- The world seemed to stop when Fabiola Bittar de Kroon's former co-worker learned she'd been killed after a New Jersey commuter train crashed through a barrier and into a suburban station, sending debris falling onto her....

Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis but will it matter?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just because Congress has allowed Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over claims it had a role in the terror attacks doesn't mean such a case will ever go before a jury....

Clinton in a landslide _ in endorsements: Does it matter?
NEW YORK (AP) -- "A clear and present danger to our country." ''Xenophobia, racism and misogyny." ''Beneath our national dignity."...

City skyline blinks in nightly ritual to cheer up sick kids
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- For one sparkling minute each night, skyscrapers, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club and police cruisers send a blinking goodnight message to sick kids inside a children's hospital....

'Guac the Vote:' Houston taco trucks seek to register voters
HOUSTON (AP) -- At Tacos Tierra Caliente - a food truck parked in a section of Houston where Spanish is spoken as often as English - $1.50 can buy such street taco staples as pollo (chicken), barbacoa (shredded beef) and lengua (tongue)....

The Latest: 14-year-old boy charged in school shooting
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on a school shooting in South Carolina (all times local):...

14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a school playground, wounding three people....

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