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Amtrak told to expand speed control at deadly crash site

May 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia's northbound rails where a speeding train reache... more »»

Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies

May 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant... more »»

3 anti-nuclear activists released from federal prison

May 16, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker were released from prison on Saturday, their lawyer said. more »»

Sweet Briar's keynote speaker slams closing at commencement

May 16, 2015

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — The keynote speaker at what is likely the last commencement exercise at Sweet Briar College in Virginia has criticized the closing of the 114-year-old women's school. more »»

Amtrak told to expand speed control at deadly crash site

May 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia's northbound rails where a speeding train reache... more »»

Amtrak: Will expand speed control system at derail site

May 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak says it will immediately abide by an order by federal regulators to expand use of a speed restriction system in the area of Tuesday's deadly train derailment that kille... more »»

Mom, daughter land in US after Mexico judge returns custody

May 16, 2015

FRESNO, Texas (AP) — The joyful tears shed by a Texas woman and her long-missing daughter after they returned to Houston from Mexico on Saturday signaled the end of an eight-year cross-border... more »»

Hundreds attend funeral for 2nd slain Hattiesburg officer

May 16, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A funeral was held Saturday for one of two Mississippi police officers shot to death a week ago during a traffic stop. more »»

Historic club becomes meeting place for King's fans, friends

May 16, 2015

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Club Ebony was once a hopping juke joint, a place where blues masters B.B. more »»

Amtrak ordered to expand speed control system at derail site

May 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal officials have ordered Amtrak to expand use of a speed restriction system in the area of Tuesday's deadly derailment to northbound trains like the one that went off th... more »»

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

May 16, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. more »»

Anti-Arctic drilling kayaktivists to hold 'Shell No' protest

May 16, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Activists opposed to drilling for oil in the Arctic were gathering Saturday morning under a cloudy sky as they prepared to launch a flotilla of kayaks and other boats on Seattle's... more »»

Nun who kissed Elvis helps answer abbey's prayers

May 16, 2015

BETHLEHEM, Conn. (AP) — Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped save an abbey. more »»

Proposal seeks to dim NYC skyline at night to save energy

May 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Bright lights, big city?

Not so much, if a New York City council member gets his way. more »»

Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

May 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans. more »»

'Sting like a butterfly': Holyfield jabs Romney for charity

May 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring at a charity fight night event in... more »»

AP sources: Dozens of Cubans stranded aboard US vessel

May 16, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. have been stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home. more »»

Bleak finances deflating Sweet Briar's 'pink bubble'

May 16, 2015

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — A visitor to Sweet Briar College would be hard-pressed to find signs of the financial stress that is shuttering the tiny women's school. more »»

Tsarnaev could be 1st terrorist executed in US since 9/11

May 16, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The death sentence jurors imposed on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sets the stage for what could be the nation's first execution of a terrorist in the post-9/11 era,... more »»

 
 

 

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