Amtrak CEO vows to put safety technology into operation
Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing Tuesday on why technology to slow trains that are going too fast wasn't in place before last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
Funeral set for Thursday for state trooper killed in crash
TRENTON (AP) — Funeral plans for a New Jersey state trooper killed when his cruiser struck a deer have been finalized.
Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.
Secretary Kerry flown to Swiss hospital after bike crash
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in bike crash Sunday, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group.
Biden announces death of son, Beau, of brain cancer
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity.
Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct
A federal grand jury indictment says former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct."
Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
HOUSTON (AP) -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.
Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples to New Jersey
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dea…
Seaside Park approves beach buggies
SEASIDE PARK (AP) — Beach buggies are on their way to a New Jersey shore town.
IRS says thieves stole tax info from 104,000
Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.