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U.S. lawmakers may change September 11 law after rejecting veto

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts on Thursday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. | Video

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New Jersey train crash in station kills one, injures more than 100

HOBOKEN, N.J. 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. | Video

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U.S. close to suspending Syria talks with Russia as Aleppo battle rages

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT The United States is close to suspending talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, as the Kremlin vowed to press on with an assault on the city of Aleppo.

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

SAN DIEGO 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.

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Deutsche Bank admits 'perception issue' as U.S. shares slide

BERLIN Deutsche Bank admitted on Thursday it had an image problem with investors as fresh concerns over the stability of Germany's largest lender pushed its U.S.-listed shares to a record low.

Goldman feels the heat in Asia as IPO engine slows

HONG KONG Goldman Sachs failed to make it to the upper echelon of Asia's equity market fee earners for the first time in more than a decade, hit by a squeeze in fees that is prompting the U.S. bank to cut back jobs in the region.

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Pentagon chief calls U.S. alliance with Philippines 'ironclad'

SAN DIEGO, Calif. The United States has an "ironclad" alliance with the Philippines, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday, countering statements by the southeast Asian nation's president that have thrown bilateral relations into deepening uncertainty.