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  • New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 114 others
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    New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 114 others

    By Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse

  • New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 108 others
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    New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 108 others

    By Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse

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    California requires single-stall public bathrooms to be open to all

    Single-stall public restrooms in California will be open to anyone regardless of gender under a bill signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday that is being hailed as an advance of transgender rights. Access to public bathrooms has become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights

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    Ex-Insys sales manager arrested in U.S. fentanyl-kickback case

    Jeffrey Pearlman, 49, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, becoming the latest individual to face prosecution in connection with probes involving Insys' drug Subsys. Prosecutors did not identify Insys by name, but a LinkedIn profile for Pearlman showed

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    Judge dismisses scouts' lawsuit against Major League Baseball

    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Major League Baseball's 30 teams of conspiring not to poach each other's scouts and refusing to pay them overtime. Citing baseball's longstanding antitrust exemption, U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan dismissed class action

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    Man pleads guilty in California kidnapping police first deemed hoax

    A man pleaded guilty on Thursday to kidnapping in connection with a bizarre 2015 abduction case in the San Francisco Bay Area that police initially deemed a hoax, prosecutors said. As part of a plea deal, 39-year-old Matthew Muller admitted to one count of kidnapping in exchange for prosecutors recommending

  • Mother of California man shot by police says he was having breakdown
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    Mother of California man shot by police says he was having breakdown

    By Dan Whitcomb SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The mother of an unarmed black man shot to death in Southern California said on Thursday her son was having a mental breakdown when he was confronted by police and they should have helped him instead of quickly opening fire. Within two minutes of police arriving

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    FCC delays final vote on pay TV box reform

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday it would delay a final vote on a landmark reform of the $20 billion television set-top box market -- a blow to advocates seeking to cut bills for tens of millions of subscribers. The three Democrats on the commission said in a joint statement

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    SEC charges former Puma Biotech employee with insider trading

    A former executive for biopharmaceutical company Puma Biotechnology Inc was charged on Thursday by the top U.S. securities regulator and prosecutors with trading on inside information ahead of a company announcement about its breast cancer drug. Robert Gadimian, former regulatory affairs director for

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    New Jersey crash highlights delays in railway anti-collision system

    Officials said train operator New Jersey Transit has not installed the positive train control (PTC) system in Hoboken or anywhere else on its network. Freight trains can take up to 2 miles to stop. By law, NJ Transit is required to have a system in place by the end of 2018.

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    Huntington Ingalls wins $400 million U.S. defense contract -Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc is being awarded a $400 million contract to perform repairs for nuclear-powered submarines, special mission submersibles, moored training ships and submarine support facilities, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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    'I saw the body': N.J. crash witnesses describe bloody scene

    New Jersey Transit train No. 1614 headed south from Spring Valley, New York, shortly before 7:30 a.m., and for 16 stops it was a typical weekday morning commute for hundreds of passengers. Jaime Weatherhead-Saul, who boarded the train in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, was standing between the first and second

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    CDC concludes probe into flour-linked E.coli outbreak

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday it had concluded an investigation into a multi-state E.coli outbreak linked to flour produced at a General Mills Inc plant in Kansas City, Missouri. The outbreak had affected 63 people across 24 states, the CDC said

  • Kansas, ACLU reach temporary agreement on voter ID
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    Kansas, ACLU reach temporary agreement on voter ID

    (Reuters) - The Kansas Secretary of State and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have reached a temporary agreement over the state's voter registration laws, keeping Kansas' chief elections officer from a contempt of court hearing, according to court documents filed on Thursday. The deal

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    Casino-gaming company IGT to pay fine for retaliating against whistleblower: SEC

    International Game Technology has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for firing an employee for telling the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the casino-gaming company's financial statements might be distorted, the SEC said on Thursday. The employee was removed from significant work assignments

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    California shooting shows slow adoption of police body cameras

    The image does not show clearly if 38-year-old Alfred Olango was holding anything and officials had no police body camera video showing the officers' view of the shooting. Officials voted months ago to purchase body cameras for police in the city of 100,000 residents 15 miles (24 km) northeast of

  • Boy, 6, fighting to survive after South Carolina school shooting
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    Boy, 6, fighting to survive after South Carolina school shooting

    A first grader who was shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father before he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school is "fighting for his life," a fire chief said on Thursday. Jacob Hall, 6, was struck in the leg on Wednesday afternoon during a shooting

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    U.S. backs upgraded wireless emergency alerts after bombing case

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved rules requiring wireless carriers to provide upgraded emergency alerts including more information than currently allowed such as photos and web links, acting after the system was used to help find the suspect in Sept. 17 New York and New

  • Udacity's self-driving car engineering degree lures over 11,000 hopefuls
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    Udacity's self-driving car engineering degree lures over 11,000 hopefuls

    By Alexandria Sage and Paul Lienert SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley online education platform Udacity has already received more than 11,000 applicants for its so-called nanodegree in self-driving car engineering, Udacity president and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun said. The high number

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    Family wants answers over police shooting death in Washington

    The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer wants answers to unresolved questions in the case, which has sparked protests in the U.S. capital, an attorney said on Thursday. Terrence Sterling, 31, of Fort Washington, Maryland, was shot early on Sept. 11 after

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    Watchdog finds flaws in U.S. DEA's payments to sources

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's program for paying confidential sources to assist with narcotics-trafficking investigations is riddled with deficiencies that could open the door to fraud and abuse, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Thursday. The Justice Department

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    Water meeting safety standards after Florida sinkhole leak: Mosaic

    The retention pond of a phosphogypsum stack, a hill of hazardous waste generated by phosphate production, leaked the equivalent of 326 Olympic swimming pools of contaminated water into a Florida aquifer. Samples were collected from wells within three to five miles of Mosaic's facility at Mulberry

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    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear credit card surcharge fee fight

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a challenge to a New York state law barring retailers from imposing surcharges on customers who make purchases with a credit card rather than cash. The court will hear an appeal filed by a group of merchants to a September 2015 ruling by the New York-based

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    California shooting shows police ill-equipped to handle mentally ill

    Alfred Olango, 38, a Ugandan-born immigrant, was shot by one officer even as another, who had been trained to deal with mentally ill people, attempted to subdue him with a Taser, police said. The confrontation in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon came at a time when San Diego County is facing a doubling

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    Man shot dead by Philadelphia police after stabbing two children

    The man, whose identity was not released, stabbed and slashed the throat of his 8-year-old son and also stabbed the boy's 13-year-old friend, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said in a news conference aired on an ABC affiliate.