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Investigators: No signal problems before New Jersey crash

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 5:01pm

Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Source: Agency found NJ Transit violations before crash

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 4:31pm

Federal rail officials found dozens of violations during an audit focusing on New Jersey Transit's safety and operations, months before a commuter train crashed, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 others, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Feds say they won't evict sprawling pipeline protest camp

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 3:53pm

The sprawling encampment that's a living protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has most everything it needs to be self-sustaining — food, firewood, fresh water and shelter. Everything, that is, except permission to be on the federal land in North Dakota.

Big Colorado wind power project wins approval

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 3:01pm

A proposal to build one of the biggest wind electric power projects in Colorado to provide clean energy to the Front Range has won approval from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

Marijuana labs spawn lethal explosions across the country

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 2:24pm

An explosion that destroyed a New York City home and killed a firefighter has drawn attention to marijuana-making methods that are legal in many states — but can also be lethal.

Floods' pain still felt 1 year later in rural South Carolina

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 1:31pm

A world away from South Carolina's booming coastal resorts, hundreds of homes remain unrepaired in the county hardest hit by last year's floods. Now they're getting one last push of help.

Construction underway and planned for World War II Museum

Bill Fuller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 11:01am

With eight projects under construction and 16 more on the drawing board, the National World War II Museum is about to take over 3 ½ square blocks in the city's Central Business District.

Clean-up continues at NY nuclear plant after oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:41am

Clean-up is continuing at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in suburban New York where an undetermined amount of oil spilled into a drainage canal leading to the Hudson River.

Jewish-American ex-sailor, 90, recalls Cyprus internment

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:10am

Seventy years later, Murray Greenfield can still remember the anger he felt when he was locked up with hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors in a British detention camp on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

Construction underway and planned for World War II Museum

Bill Fuller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:41am

With eight projects under construction and 16 more on the drawing board, the National World War II Museum is about to take over 3 ½ square blocks in the city's Central Business District.

Pakistan stops showing Indian movies over Kashmir tensions

Zarar Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:41am

Pakistani cinemas have stopped showing Indian films after India banned Pakistani actors from its movie industry amid soaring tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals over Kashmir, cinema owners said Saturday.

Thousands of Indians declare $9.5 billion in 'black money'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 6:50am

Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax purposes as part of a one-time opportunity to come clean under a government scheme, India's finance minister said Saturday.

Defense ministers discuss defusing South China Sea incidents

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 3:10am

Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, Singapore's defense minister said.

Florida Senate: Underdog struggles against incumbent Rubio

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 12:23am

A Democratic congressman with little name recognition is struggling to stop Florida's GOP Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected as Republicans pour millions into adds attacking the underdog — Patrick Murphy.

Defense ministers discuss defusing South China Sea incidents

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 12:04am

Singapore's defense minister said Friday that countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands.

Consumer demand for Alaska cruises growing again

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:51pm

A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch. And next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup.

NY ranks 2nd worst in business tax climate but improving

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:41pm

New York still ranks second worst among states' business tax climates by the Tax Foundation.

Apple CEO tells Utah tech leaders to dream big

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:33pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was the featured guest of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during a question and answer session with members of the Utah tech community Friday at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Recreational pot shops licensed in Oregon, now set to open

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:01pm

Starting on Saturday, Oregonians can buy marijuana for recreational use at shops intended for that purpose.