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The Latest: 13 in guarded condition after train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:54pm

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

NJ train crash raises many familiar safety issues

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:52pm

The investigation into a New Jersey commuter train that hurtled into a station building Thursday raises many familiar issues from other crashes, including whether the tragedy could have been prevented or mitigated if a key safety technology had been in place.

October oil spill milestone: $520 million in seafood claims

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:51pm

The administrator of economic loss claims resulting from the 2010 BP oil spill says he expects about $520 million in seafood industry claims to be paid in the Gulf of Mexico states as early as next month.

Yellen pledges to improve Fed's workplace diversity

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:43pm

Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday she is committed to increasing diversity throughout the Federal Reserve system, including the ranks of senior leadership.

Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:43pm

A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year.

Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:41pm

U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions.

Yosemite chief retiring amid complaints of hostile workplace

Scott Smith and Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:31pm

The head of Yosemite National Park is retiring after employees complained that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct, allegations also raised in other popular national parks, officials said Thursday.

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:11pm

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

Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

Medicare is setting new goals for keeping hospitalized patients safe and reducing readmissions after patients are discharged.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43pm

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43pm

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

Grain mixed, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:42pm

Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Judge cancels contempt hearing for Kansas election official

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

A federal judge has canceled a contempt hearing for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (KOH'-bahk) after he agreed to concessions that will fully register and clearly notify thousands of people that they can vote in November.

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

David Porter and Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

A 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 wires.

Tesla rear-ends bus in Germany, driver blames Autopilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:33pm

Police in northern Germany say that a Tesla driver is blaming the car's Autopilot after crashing into the rear of a bus on a highway.

AP Explains: What does OPEC's tentative deal mean for oil?

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:22pm

OPEC nations have agreed in theory that they need to reduce their production to help boost global oil prices during a meeting in Algeria, but a major disagreement between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran still may derail any cut. What happened to oil prices and why can't OPEC agree to anything more binding?

3Q Fund Review: A welcome return to strong, steady returns

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:22pm

It was a good summer for fund investors, as calm and strong markets around the world lifted most categories to gains from July into September.

Grammy winner Mario Winans pleads guilty in income tax case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:21pm

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Mario Winans has admitted he intentionally failed to file federal income tax returns for several years.

Electrics touted at Paris car show, but await their moment

David McHugh and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:51pm

When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris auto show, where Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors are showing off electric cars they hope are the on-ramp to a profitable future.

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

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:43pm

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.