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

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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

California shooting shows slow adoption of police body cameras

After El Cajon, California, police shot dead an unarmed black man said to be mentally ill, they released a photo from a bystander's cell phone video, showing the man in a "shooting stance" against the officers.

Sep 29 2016

Boy, 6, fights for his life after South Carolina school shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. 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 and the boy's family said on Thursday. | Video

Sep 29 2016

Kansas, ACLU reach temporary agreement on voter ID

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.

Election 2016, Politics, Sep 29 2016

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. 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.

Sep 29 2016

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.

Sep 29 2016

Judge dismisses scouts' lawsuit against Major League Baseball

NEW YORK 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.

Sports, Sep 29 2016

CDC concludes probe into flour-linked E.coli outbreak

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.

Health Sep 29 2016

Man pleads guilty in California kidnapping police first deemed hoax

SAN FRANCISCO 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.

Sep 29 2016

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

WASHINGTON 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.

Sep 29 2016

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