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Train crashes at New Jersey station; 1 dead, 74 hospitalized

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:14pm

A crowded 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 tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

The Latest: Engineer in train crash is in critical condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:13pm

The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local):

FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:12pm

Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes.

Navy insists speedy warship will be fine after a bumpy start

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:04pm

Five of seven of the U.S. Navy's speedy new warships have had engine problems in the past year and four of them are now considered "test" ships that'll rarely, if ever, be deployed.

Lawsuit: ExxonMobil polluted river, ignored climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:01pm

ExxonMobil is being sued by a Boston-based environmental group that says the company has polluted the Mystic River and failed to consider the potential impacts of climate change.

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:01pm

The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.

Signoff creates savings funds for private California workers

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

Nearly 7 million California workers will be automatically enrolled in a retirement savings account under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday in an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire.

US Treasury head touts trade, security in Mexico visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is making a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in a visit to Mexico.

Stocks turn lower as drugmakers drag health stocks down

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday and giving up most of their gains from the last two days. EpiPen maker Mylan and other drug companies face scrutiny over increases in product prices. Banks are falling as bond yields decrease, and interest rates go with them. High-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies are also slumping.

The Latest: California governor signs worker retirement bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

The Latest on California's private sector retirement bill (all times local):

Wait, worry in Florida as polluted water goes down sinkhole

Tamara Lush and Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:34am

Neighbors of an unplugged sinkhole sending contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste cascading into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful, and fuming that it took three weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.

Cellphones spill into Yellowstone's wilds despite park plan

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:33am

Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth.

Trains returning to schedule in Philadelphia after 3 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:32am

The Philadelphia area's commuter rail service will resume a normal schedule Monday, three months after a third of its coaches were sidelined due to defects in their suspension systems.

AP EXPLAINS: What's at stake as US cedes internet control

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:31am

On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet's core systems — namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings.

Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it

Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:21am

Your car knows more about you than you think.

Redstone push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:11am

Media mogul Sumner Redstone is pushing for a reunion between CBS and Viacom, more than a decade after they went their separate ways.

House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO

Marcy Gordon and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:11am

Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.

Italy's Novamont invests $112 million in biochemical plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:02am

The Italian biochemical company Novamont on Thursday unveiled the first plant in the world to make a chemical compound used in the production of plastics with renewable sources.

Judge orders former real estate mogul to pay creditors $286M

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:01am

A U.S. judge has ordered a former luxury real estate mogul to pay $286 million to the creditors of a Montana club for the ultrarich that he is accused of fleecing for personal gain before driving it into bankruptcy.

Obama saw override coming, but still it stung

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:01am

The White House saw it coming, but still it stung.