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New Jersey crash highlights delays in railway anti-collision system

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A deadly commuter train crash in Hoboken station in New Jersey renews focus on a mandatory anti-collision system that has been plagued with lengthy, contentious delays.

Investigators seek clues on why New Jersey train failed to stop

NEW YORK Investigators found the black box recorder as they sifted through the twisted wreckage of a commuter train that failed to stop before plowing into a Hoboken, New Jersey, station, killing a woman on the platform and injuring scores of people. | Video

10:08am EDT

U.S. Supreme Court returns to work with glaring vacancy

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday in uncharted territory, with an vacancy on the bench on a presidential Election Day now certain for the first time since Abraham Lincoln won re-election in 1864 at the height of the Civil War.

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Teen suspect in South Carolina schoolyard shooting due in court

CHARLESTON, S.C. A South Carolina judge will decide on Friday whether a teenage boy, suspected of killing his father and wounding two boys and a teacher at an elementary school, should remain in jail.

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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

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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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

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

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