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APNewsBreak: Railroads threatened with lawsuit

APNewsBreak: Railroads threatened with lawsuit

An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation's biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste.

Pennsylvania Boat Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured

Pennsylvania Boat Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured

Officials say a powerboat exploded after refueling at the Erie Yacht Club, killing one person and injuring six others.

Fund spat delays Memphis school start indefinitely

Fund spat delays Memphis school start indefinitely

The school board in Memphis says it will indefinitely delay the start of class because of a dispute over money with the city government.

Mom drives van into Hudson, killing self, 3 kids

Mom drives van into Hudson, killing self, 3 kids

A 10-year-old boy clambered out the window of a minivan and swam to shore after his mother drove into the frigid Hudson River, killing herself and her three other children, officials said. A rel...

Lava from Hawaii volcano eruption sparks wildfire

Lava from Hawaii volcano eruption sparks wildfire

Authorities say lava from a volcano eruption in Hawaii has sparked a wildfire in Volcanoes National Park.

Oil prices drop after disappointing jobs report

Oil prices drop after disappointing jobs report

Oil prices fell to about $88 per barrel Friday after the government reported that the U.S. economy continues to add jobs, although not at the pace many experts hoped for.

Texas wildfire evacuees anxious to return home

Texas wildfire evacuees anxious to return home

After spending nearly a week wondering whether his home had been destroyed in massive wildfires sweeping across Central Texas, George Gaydos got the news Saturday: His house had burned down in t...

A Spiritual Leader Gains Stature, Trailed by a Troubled Past

A Spiritual Leader Gains Stature, Trailed by a Troubled Past

Marc Gafni leads a think tank that promotes a philosophy called integral theory. “We take the best of all the major disciplines of wisdom," he said.

Jerome Powell Is Sworn In as Federal Reserve Chairman

Jerome Powell Is Sworn In as Federal Reserve Chairman

Jerome H. Powell, right, taking the oath of office as chairman of the Federal Reserve on Monday. He was sworn in by the Fed’s vice chairman for supervision, Randal K. Quarles.

Mother of Girl Allegedly Thrown Off Mall Bridge by Grandmother Testifies

Mother of Girl Allegedly Thrown Off Mall Bridge by Grandmother Testifies

A woman whose 2-year-old daughter was thrown to her death from a mall's sixth-floor pedestrian bridge sobbed through angry, agonized testimony Wednesday at the trial of her mother, who's charged with murdering the girl.

US declares Lebanese bank a major money launderer

US declares Lebanese bank a major money launderer

A Lebanese bank was accused by the U.S. government Thursday of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in drug profits for a cocaine smuggling organization with ties to Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese group the U.S. has labeled a terrorist organization.

Economic concerns sink stocks for 4th straight day

Economic concerns sink stocks for 4th straight day

Stocks were lower for a fourth straight day with banks and energy companies leading the decline. Worries about a slowing economy also continued to weigh on the broader market Monday.

Two Judges Exemplify the Choice Trump Faces in a Supreme Court Pick

Two Judges Exemplify the Choice Trump Faces in a Supreme Court Pick

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn in to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in June 2006.

NYPD officer accused of drunken street-grab rape

NYPD officer accused of drunken street-grab rape

A drunken off-duty police officer grabbed a teacher off a residential street, showed her a gun and forced her to a deserted backyard where he raped her, authorities said.


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