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New Jersey train station crash kills 1; over 100 hurt
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy....

Mother killed in train crash had recently moved from Brazil
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Fabiola Bittar de Kroon was in a rush to catch the train....

Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral
MIAMI (AP) -- Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business....

More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck....

Family of slain black man wants police to release full video
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- An unarmed black man fatally shot by an officer in a San Diego suburb was unjustly killed and the police department and chief prosecutor are trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting, representatives of the man's family said Thursday in demanding the full video be shown....

US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him....

The Latest: Trump praises Germany's Merkel as 'great' leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans....

White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill....

Officer's lawyer: Jury should hear about auditory exclusion
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired....

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A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
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Officials: Remains of NC teen who disappeared in 2011 found

Mother killed in train crash had recently moved from Brazil

California wildfire destroys 8 homes, injures firefighter

The Latest: Northern California wildfire has burned 8 homes

Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

Neighbor: Veteran engineer in deadly crash 'loves his work'

10 Things to Know for Friday

Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

Man awarded $140,000 for suffering in jail with broken neck