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Derailment affects commuter train service into Washington

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:50pm

CSX says train cars that derailed in the nation's capital over the weekend have largely been put back on the tracks, and workers on Monday finished offloading liquids from two derailed cars.

Vision-impaired retired doctor works with teacher to sculpt

Caleb Stright(greenville) Record-Argus, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:20pm

Over a local career of more than 50 years, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Baker fine-tuned his hands for the delicate work that comes with a scalpel.

4 arrested in slaying of Honduran environmental activist

Freddy Cuevas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:02pm

Honduran authorities arrested four people Monday in the killing of environmental activist Berta Caceres, including an active duty army officer and three men who worked for a hydroelectric project she opposed.

Enbridge predicts $62M in fines, penalties tied to oil spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:01pm

A pipeline company says it expects $62 million in fines and penalties related to a 2010 Michigan oil spill.

WhatsApp is what's out in Brazil, amid judicial battle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 4:01pm

The popular messaging service WhatsApp went down in Brazil on Monday as a state judge ordered it blocked nationwide for 72 hours amid a legal tussle over users' information.

DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:51pm

South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.

Judge: Ailing media mogul to testify in mental capacity case

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:51pm

A judge ruled Monday that an ailing media mogul should give brief sworn testimony in a case involving his mental competency and who has the authority to make medical decisions for him.

Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:51pm

Remo Belli, a musician who pioneered the synthetic drumhead in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, has died in California.

Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help

Maricarmen Rivera, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:42pm

A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.

Bovine TB found in southeastern Indiana beef cattle herd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:31pm

Indiana officials say a beef cattle herd in southeastern Indiana will be destroyed after the disease was found in six steers at a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse.

Advocates: High court signals it won't stop $15 minimum wage

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:30pm

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in for the first time Monday on a $15-an-hour minimum wage, signaling it does not plan to stop the movement that is spreading across the nation, worker advocates say.

Teens to witness mock crash ahead of prom, graduation season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

Students at a North Dakota high school will be witnessing a mock car-crash event as part of a safety campaign that authorities are launching ahead of prom and graduation season.

Sports Authority plans to sell assets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

Sports Authority will sell some or all of its assets rather than trying to reorganize under bankruptcy protection.

Convicted sex offender pleads guilty in ID theft case

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:52pm

A decades-long ordeal ruined a Texas man, but his life might start to get better now that the convicted sex offender in Kansas who stole his identity has pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number.

Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:51pm

Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

The Might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:50pm

It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks.

Deal highlights pay raises, new construction in state budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:31pm

Thousands of state employees will receive pay raises under a state budget Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign Tuesday.

Small Business Owners Should Take Steps to Prevent Employment Claims

Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:31pm

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The Latest: Advocates: Court shuts down $15 wage challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:21pm

The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court turning away a challenge to Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage (all times local):

Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:12pm

Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes.