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Dental records sought to ID train crash victims...Obama renews threat to veto immigration bill...Senator calls HHS chief 'contemptuous'



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VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are seeking dental records to help identify five men killed in a fiery commuter train crash north of New York City yesterday. They were burned beyond recognition when a Metro-North Railroad train smashed into an SUV on the tracks. The SUV's female driver also was killed.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing opponents of his immigration action of failing to think about the "human consequences." He's repeating his threat to veto a bill passed by the House that would overturn executive actions limiting deportations for millions in the U.S. illegally and giving them the ability to work. Obama spoke at an Oval Office meeting with six young immigrants who would be subject to eventual deportation under the bill.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Republican senator is accusing the Health and Human Services secretary of being "contemptuous" of Congress by sidestepping questions at a Senate Finance Committee hearing today. Sylvia Burwell didn't answer directly when asked repeatedly what she would do if the Supreme Court rules that federal subsidies for millions of Americans' health insurance are illegal. Texas Sen. John Cornyn (KOHR'-nihn) says he'll talk to colleagues about possible next steps.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's new postmaster general says the Postal Service is looking beyond its regular mail and package delivery for new sources of revenue. Megan Brennan says the Postal Service is testing grocery delivery in San Francisco and delivering cases of drinking water to customers in parts of New York City. Brennan is a 29-year veteran of the Postal Service who started her career as a letter carrier in Pennsylvania. She's the first woman to be postmaster general.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews have started tearing down San Francisco's Candlestick Park so houses, a hotel and a shopping center can be built on the site of the former Giants and 49ers stadium. Developers scrapped a plan last month to implode the stadium amid concerns the blast might create health problems for people living nearby. The stadium known for its chilly conditions, whipping winds and fog from San Francisco Bay opened more than 50 years ago. The Beatles held their last live concert there in 1966.

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