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Black box recorder recovered from wreckage of train crash

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:12am

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.

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Sept. 11 families can now sue the Saudis, but will it matter?

Larry Neumeister and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:12am

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.

Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:05am

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, pension changes and staffing cuts they say management has proposed.

Ex-AT&T worker accused of selling customers' phone records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:02am

A former AT&T retail sales worker is accused of obtaining customers' cellphone records and selling them to a private investigator — the second such case in Alabama in recent days, federal prosecutors said.

Markets Right Now: Bank stocks lead a rebound on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:51am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Documents show Hanson part of Tulsa, Oklahoma, redevelopment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

Documents from the development authority in Tulsa, Oklahoma, show that the Hanson brothers are involved in the redevelopment of a building in the Brady Arts District.

US closes probe of Jeep automatic braking; no recall sought

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:31am

U.S. safety regulators have closed a yearlong investigation into the Jeep Grand Cherokee's automatic braking system without seeking a recall.

Gabon gets anti-poaching helicopter from South African group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:21am

A South African foundation is providing a helicopter and other anti-poaching equipment to Gabon, whose forest elephants have been heavily targeted by traffickers.

Ex-Hasbro CEO testifies in trial of sport institute founder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:11am

The retired CEO of Hasbro Inc. has testified in the embezzlement and forgery trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sports foundation.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:10am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Banks lead US stock recovery; Costco lifts consumer stocks

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:10am

U.S. stocks are bouncing back Friday morning after a steep loss late the previous day. Banks are recovering from a sharp drop as Deutsche Bank tried to reassure investors about its financial health. Strong earnings from Costco are giving consumer stocks a lift and energy companies are also trading higher.

Virginia's lethal injection costs set to skyrocket to $16.5K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:00am

In the span of a year, the cost for the state of Virginia to obtain lethal injection drugs has leapt from about $525 per execution to $16,500.

Q&A: Will Deutsche Bank become the next Lehman?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:50am

Germany's biggest bank is looking shaky and some investors fear it could collapse and endanger the wider financial system.

New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli to close Dec. 31

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:42am

New York City's iconic Carnegie Deli is closing its flagship location on Dec. 31.

Gerhard Richter painting owned by Clapton going up for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:41am

A painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is slated for auction.

US consumer spending at weakest pace in 5 months

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:41am

U.S. consumers scaled back their spending in August to its weakest pace in five months, reflecting a drop in spending on autos. Income growth also decelerated as wages and salary gains slowed following four strong months.

The Latest: NTSB struggling to extract forward-facing camera

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:32am

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):

US closes probe of Jeep automatic braking; no recall sought

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:31am

U.S. safety regulators have closed a yearlong investigation into the Jeep Grand Cherokee's automatic braking system without seeking a recall.

Many doctors not using site for keeping painkillers in check

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:31am

Ohio doctors are supposed check patients' prescription histories against a state website before recommending prescription painkillers, but an audit has found that some 12,000 physicians appear to be violating the policy aimed at stemming the opioid epidemic.